4 Style Inspirations for the Modern Bride

 Royal wedding fever is in the air and there’s nothing more romantic and fairy-tale-like. The royals certainly have weddings down to a fine art.

Back in the ‘80s when Prince Charles and Lady Diana married, her dress was regarded as a showstopper. It was created by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, and it was a stunning ivory silk taffeta gown with puffed shoulders and a billowing skirt over a crinoline petticoat, using fabric produced by tens of thousands of silkworms in Dorset, all embellished and dazzling with sequins and a staggering 10 000 pearls… followed by a 7,6-m long train!

It may seem over the top, but Princess Diana’s wedding gown inspired women all over the world to have a fairy-tale wedding day, complete with extravagant receptions, fabulously huge dresses, horse-drawn coaches, and even tiaras.

Bridal gowns may have changed dramatically since then, but one thing remains the same – every bride wants a memorable wedding day – and, for her gown to be a showstopper.

Create your fairy-tale wedding with inspiration from these exquisite trends for the modern bride:

  • Black is a big trend in contemporary bridal gowns

It won’t be for everyone and some brides would never even consider incorporating black into a traditional wedding dress. But, accents of black added to a classic white wedding dress can create a stunning look of a classic style with a bold modern trend. If this has piqued your interest, we suggest that you at least try on some bridal gowns along these lines. You may be very pleasantly surprised. Take a look at the Seline dress. Isn’t it simply gorgeous?

  • Illusion fabric goes hand in hand with a fairytale wedding

It’s seductive yet elegant, and the perfect way to show a little skin. Use it on sleeves, bodices or backs for an unforgettable modern twist.

  • Plunging V necklines continue to be a popular choice of modern brides

These bridal gowns are alluring and sophisticated. The trend isn’t for everyone, as it’s definitely risqué, but a clever bridal consultant will help you refine the neckline to make it just right for your personality. Be inspired by our stunning Bolivia dress with its dreamy tulle skirt and super sexy, elegant neckline. You’ll feel like a fairy princess femme fatale in this plunging V neck!

  • Off the shoulder is hugely popular

Wedding gowns in this style are a firm favourite among both daring and demure brides, with the option to cover up a bit with an over-the-shoulder draped shawl or bare all and be brave. The style is classic and is a logical progression from the recent resurgence of one-shoulder wedding gowns. We love off-the-shoulder dresses because they’re romantic, cheeky, and timeless.

We have a lot more to inspire your modern fairy tale. Come see for yourself at Timeless Bridal Couture. Contact us to make your appointment. We look forward to helping you find the perfect dress for you. As our name suggests, not only do our dresses reflect current trends, but they are also timeless in their designs.