The second trend I'd like to draw your attention to is…
|Vintage wedding dress complemented by original Victorian lace cape|
2. VINTAGE LACE CAPES AND COATS
In my London studio, brides are definitely moving away from shrugs and boleros this year, and asking for a softer style of lace cover-up - particularly vintage lace capes.
|Original Victorian lace cape and vintage wedding dress|
|1930s lace wedding dress and original lace cape, on gorgeous bride Leah.|
|Leah in beautiful 1930s lace wedding dress and lace cape|
|Original 1940s lace wedding coat, over vintage 1940s wedding dress.|
Long lace coats are also very in-demand right now. This is a more 1940s look - as you can see on the example above and below, with its sensational long lace train.
|1940s lace wedding coat, over vintage 1940s wedding dress.|
|Lace cover-up coat over 1940s vintage wedding dress.|
I do love a challenge, sourcing something to match a client's own personal piece. Mixing and matching eras can work incredibly well, and these beautiful styles can look gorgeous over dresses from any era. I don't think you have to be strict about it!
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Thanks to Robert Lawler for the lovely photography.