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Sexy Wedding of Summer

The cut

On the recent catwalks, many popular styles of bespoke bridal gowns utilise a very different “avant garde” cut than traditional dresses. Whether it is a plunging neckline or shoulders cut in an asymmetrical fashion, there are myriad ways to use the cut of the dress to stunning effect. Another trending look at the moment is the scoop-backed dress, which drops dramatically yet softly down the bride’s back and loops back up over her shoulders. A further take on this is the one-shoulder dress, which scoops down the back and drapes up and back over the front, making it both elegant and daring.

The length

While it is easier to get away with shorter dresses in the summertime, this year, many styles of bespoke bridal gowns are taking up the length to add a touch of sex appeal for the adventurous bride. With traditional bodices but above the knee lengths, the shorter styles really draw attention to the legs while staying subdued enough to satisfy your granny. Conversely, longer, flowing skirts are being paired with lower cut tops or lacy bodices, to help to balance out the risqué with traditional.

The use of lace

As one of the most traditional accessories and materials used in bespoke bridal gowns and even off-the-rack dresses, it is no wonder that lace features highly when designing a more risqué wedding dress. By enabling you to both cover up and show off some skin, a dress can give the illusion of being low cut, cut out or as traditional as you want – with the addition of clever lace, you’ll be tempting but not trampy. A lace bodice fitted to the bride’s body can be paired with a long, flowing skirt and be both alluring and appropriate for a daytime wedding. It’s a careful balance that can be played around with at the time of getting your dress designed. The key is to not be afraid to embrace the lace!