Trends

My thoughts on 2020...

The next seasons collections are never far from my mind and now with White Gallery now just a few weeks away, it’s pretty much all I can think about!

So what do I think we’ll be seeing on this years runways…

Embroidery

I think we are slowly starting to see a shift from Lace to beautifully embroidered fabrics, not that saying Lace is going anywhere but I feel there’s a calling for more intricate, more delicate designs.

Stelfox Brides’ Darcy is a gorgeous example of this, Darcy is a beautiful fitted gown with bateau neckline amd full length sleeves. With a intricate, geometric lace style embroidery, she is perfect for those of you wanting a traditional style with a modern twist.

Another amazing example of this is the gorgeous Rose Garden by Bowen Dryden. This is one 2020 collection I for one can’t wait to see!

3D Embellishment

This is one I feel, that has been drip fed to us over the last few years and I think it’s something we are definitely going to start seeing more of. They make a beautiful statement in a modern way. One of my favourites in the boutique is Charlotte Balbier’s Hepburn. A gorgeous 50’s style blush ballgown, with delicate 3D ivory flowers across the bodice and scattered down the skirt.

Another favourite of mine is the amazing Sassi Holford’s Maria, a stunning halterneck ballgown with hundreds of tulle bows across the ballgown. She’s such an amazing statement gown!

Colour

We all know how partial I am to a coloured wedding dress and I sure we’ll be seeing more on the catwalks next month. We’ve already seen a lot of blush’s and peaches with blues and greys sneaking in and I think this year will be more of the same. More greys, more blues, more florals.

capes

Another one we all know I love, Capes. I am a die hard veil fan but this is fast becoming my absolute fav! I mean, your wedding day is one where you should feel like your absolute best and who wouldnt feel amazing rocking a cape? I know I would!

House of Mooshki’s Nina is a beautiful lace and tulle ballgown with a detachable lace cape attached to the bodice just under the arms and Charlotte Balbier’s Romy is the ultimate boho princess. A full lace fitted gown with a gorgeous lace cape draped over the shoulders creating a beautiful soft 3/4 length sleeve.

One last one I think we’ll be seeing loads more of this year will be softer, less structured gowns.

Soft

When I say soft, I mean less formal, less structure, less boning, more chiffon, more silk tulle. Softer fabrics, more delicate features, softer colours and so on. Think more boho princess than royal princess. Now dont get me wrong, royal princesses will always have a place in my heart along with a beautifully structured gowns, but you boho queens and your gorgeous gowns are seriously starting to find your way in!

Stelfox bride is our go to bohemian designer, the stunning Matilda is just that stunning, a fabulous backless chiffon gown with full lace sleeves and her beautiful little sister Beau, another chiffon gown, with keyhole back details,

We’re now just a few weeks away from White Gallery and London Bridal Fashion Week, so just a matter of time to see what 2020 has in store for us….

I’ll keep you updated!

All my love

Victoria

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Bridal Style Trends for 2018

Wow, its been a while since I've put pen to paper so to speak, but we're back, and back with the good stuff...

Bridal trends...

You will have seen them on the catwalks at the start of the summer and now we are going to start seeing them on some beautiful real brides! We are now on the cusp of the 2019 collections being revealed and I think we'll be seeing more of the same, some serious sexiness in the shape of plunging necklines, split skirts and sheer panelling, more beautiful blushes and blues and of course some serious sparkle.

So let me talk you through them and how you can achieve them at The Bottom Drawer Bridal!

 

Plunging Necklines...

As the years go on, the necklines appear to get lower and lower. Not a trend for everyone but it doesn't have to be as revealing as you think! Sassi Holford nails this trend beautifully with several gowns from her Twenty 18 Collection, one available with us is Allegra. She is a beautiful silk crepe skirt with train; The cotton lace top features pleated sleeve detail and waist band detail.

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Split Skirts... 

Another beaut from Sassi Holford is the gorgeous Eliza, this sexy number features a centre split and beautiful lace detailed top. Not sure about this trend then don't worry, she is also available without split! 

Sheer...

This is a huge trend for 2018 and I can only imagine it's here to stay for 2019, now when I say Sheer of course there are going to be some sexier than others, but you don't have to go all out if you don't want to! Charlotte Balbier has produced some serious babes for this year with this trend, Sonnett being one of my favs, a Romantic bridal gown with heavily floral appliques on a sheer illusion bodice and a tulle princess skirt.

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Sparkle

So theres always going to be some form of sparkle on these bridal trends, it's never going to go away, but this year, theres sparkle and then theres sparkle... House of Mooshki Phyllis has taken it to a whole new level. 

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Sleeves...

Since Kate Middleton walked down the aisle, everyone has wanted sleeves and I think they are here to stay... Charlotte Balbier has done this beautifully with Tuesday, a elegantly simple chiffon skirted gown, with a lace, bardot style bodice and 3/4 length sleeves.

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Bows

I mean come on, who doesn't love a bow? The bigger the better in my opinion, and no, i'm not about to go all 80's retro on you all. Trick is, keep everything else as simple as possible, Charlotte Balbier has done this perfectly with Jayde. Available in either a gorgeous green and pink floral print or stunning ivory! Still not sure, how about some pockets for a deal breaker?!

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A touch of Black

Who doesn't love an LBD? Not quite what you want for your wedding day I know, but there are ways to add a little of the dark side to your one and only bridal gown! Sassi's Hettie is one of my all time fav's... Not feeling the black? She can always come with an ivory belt with stunning diamanté and pearl detail on the belt and shoulders.

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Off the shoulder

Bardot is a style that is going to be around for some time to come, (although if you dont wear it day to day, your wedding day may not be the day to start!) Perfect for showing off your gorgeous décolletage, you could team it with a beautiful chocker, or maybe a delicate pendant. Charlotte's Sasha is perfect for all you princess brides!

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Something Blue...

Why not have your dress as something blue? Baby blues and Greys were quite prominant on the catwalks for the 2018 collection and I can only see there being more with 2019! House of Mooshki's Elle is a gorgeous blue Satin gown with a delicate silk damask overlay, but for those of you not sure about the print, ALL of Mooshki's gowns can be done in their stunning shade of duck egg blue!

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Capes

Now this has to be one of my favourite trends for 2018, the cape! Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of the veil, but its not for everyone. The cape on the other hand, I feel this is one everyone can get on board with. Charlotte has done this beautifully with Romy from the Bohemian Blush collection but my absolute favourite has to be Nina from House of Mooshki! The cape is on the back of the dress rather than on the shoulders, and is detachable! Is she not just amazing?!

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Finally, A splash of red...

Not where would we be without the shoes.... as we all know, I am obsessed with all things shoe, and even more so when Florence is involved! Not brave enough to add colour to your dress, then go for the shoes, and Florence has the perfect solution!

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So thank you for sticking with me on this post, there was a lot to tell you about! 

What trends are you excited for? I'd love to hear more!

Vx