Posts Tagged: Bridesmaid

Out Of The Blue – Navy High Street Bridesmaid Picks

AISLE STYLE, Bridesmaid

There’s no doubt about it. Navy is one of the most popular choices for weddings when it comes to dressing your ladies – especially for those planning weddings in the Autumn and Winter. It’s a glamorous colour, but also one that is pretty much as flattering as black without the harshness. It works well against complimentary colours, whether they are pastels, bolds or neutrals and that old saying is – perhaps likely to wear this again [more so let’s confess than a beautiful bright coral number!].

So for these high street bridesmaids dress picks I’ve gone for the elegance and sexiness of some long and maxi dresses – perfect for the Old Hollywood Glamour style weddings, but also suitable for modern sophistication. Navy works so well as a minimal block colour but team it with some sparkle or bling and it comes to life with it’s alluring elegance. Chandelier drop earrings, and a silver strappy shoe are all these beautiful gowns need. If it’s got a sexy back, make sure the hair is lifted up off the shoulders to show it off down the aisle!

  MidnightGlamourPleated Glam: Whistles / Lacy Slip: Ghost / Sexy Back: Ted Baker / Strapless: Coast via Asos

My other picks are a little more ‘out of the blue’ shall we say. From the short denim style for more casual festival style weddings to the glitzy sequined flared shape for something a little more city cocktail chic. The more simple the dress in terms of material, the more you can play with accessories so don’t be afraid to head to VV Rouleaux to buy some pretty strips of ribbon to tie for sashes, or add some beading or adornments to the shoulders. You could even have your girls choose a vintage brooch to add that unique touch so for those wanting to play – go plain!



Jersey Sleeve: Phase Eight / Bow Denim: Hobbs NW3 / Flared Sequin: French Connection / Lovely Lace: Adrianna Pappell at House of Fraser

High Street Wonder – Ted Baker Wedding Style Dresses

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

I braved the hoards of tourists at the weekend to go to Harrods for my annual mooch with my Dad. It’s become a bit of a tradition and it’s more just to take in the festivities and buy a few bits than a serious Christmas shopping expedition. We used to get taken here as kids to see Father Christmas and visit the toy departement so although it’s just a department store, it holds many happy childhood memories.
Anyway, I digress – we were meandering through the glitter and silk of Way In when I spotted these rather special little numbers. Being a bride on a budget myself, you should never forget the power of the high street. These two dresses caught my eye from Ted Baker and I think they would make the most gorgeous dress for either a bride or a very lucky bridesmaid. Perfect for someone having a city chic wedding soon, who doesn’t have time to have a dress made, or great for a getaway wedding too. They aren’t the cheapest high street finds, but I guess the price reflects the layers of lace and handsewn appliqué details.

 Ted Baker – Raul Lace Dress – £399 [also available in plum, navy & black]

Ted Baker – Wilz Dress – £999

Would you ever consider being a high street bride?