Or, as I like to think of it: Blinging up your Bargains!
As more and more high street shops are adding bridal collections to their repertoire, I thought it might be an idea to look at how to accessorise them. So i've spent some time (far too much time actually!) researching, and over the coming weeks will bring you what I consider to be four of the best high street bridal dresses along with some suggestions of jewellery and hair accessories to complement.
The first shop that sprang to mind was Monsoon (www.monsoon.co.uk). I love Monsoon dresses, and have owned a few myself over the years. This is my favourite from their current bridal collection: The Valley Mesh Dress, priced at £225.
I love the vintage feel that this dress has, and the detailing on the shoulders is just gorgeous. Team it with a side headband that has an equally vintage feel to it, such as "Selene" from our Goddess collection, and a pair of bridal earrings that combine sumptious pearls and crystals for a softly sparkling effect.
I haven't included a necklace as i'm not really sure the dress needs one, there is already so much detail around the neckline. However if pushed, I would suggest going with either a pendant or a Y shaped necklace, something that will drop beautifully into that deep V-neckline. The Vintage Glamour bridal necklace below is a good example:
I spent a long time researching shoes for this dress, and actually couldn't find what I was looking for. I wanted something with heavy pearl and diamante beading to echo that shoulder detail, but nothing seemed quite right. So in the end i've gone with these gorgeous peep toes, called "Crush" from Pink by Paradox.
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High street wedding dress: Monsoon (www.monsoon.co.uk)
Bridal Shoes: Pink by Paradox (www.paradoxlondon.com)
Bridal Jewellery and Headband: Starstruck Designs (www.starstruck-designs.co.uk)