Earlier this year the world watched Meghan Markle walk down the aisle in a magnificent white bridal gown. Of all of the bridal trends that the ‘Meghan effect’ has influenced, we think that the trend towards choosing white is the trend that’s going to stay.
At the Studio we’ve seen a steady increase in brides requesting white over ivory; a trend not seen since the mid 1980’s when ivory started to take over from the traditional white.
Going farther back in time, the white wedding dress first became a popular option in 1840 after the marriage of Queen Victoria to Albert of Saxe-Coburg, when Victoria wore a white gown trimmed with Honiton lace. Illustrations of the wedding were widely published and many brides at the time opted for white in accordance with the Queen’s choice.
Back to the modern day, at Lesley Cutler Bridal Wear in 2017 we started to see a few brides choosing white and it’s easy to understand why. With an unrivaled, almost limitless, choice of lace fabrics, satins and trimmings available in white it makes it an extremely versatile option.
Some of our brides have chosen pure white gowns in silk organza with a matching beaded lace trim for the bodice and the most stunning diamante encrusted belt to finish the waistline. As you can see, it’s a simply fabulous choice.
Silk organza ruffled skirt and white beaded lace bodice with short sleeves
We have also had brides choose a fishtail silhouette and white crystal organza full skirt with elaborate white scalloped embroidery on the bodice and skirt hem. Simply stunning.
With white the possibilities really are endless. The effect of pure white in the summer time is particularly stunning and very effective, so we’re excited to see some of our 2019 brides sparkle in the sunshine in their wonderful white gowns!
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