Jean Paul Gaultier isn’t one of the bigger names in bridal fashion, but he sent a handful of wedding dresses down the runway at Paris Fashion Week, including these two rather unusual creations. On the left of the above picture, model Gemma Ward looks like she’s channeling early-80s Madonna in her cutaway net skirt (part mini skirt, part maxi) and see-through chiffon blouse. Adopt this look if you must, but I’d really advise stubbing out the cigarette before you head down the aisle!
The other dress shown here is rather more modest, to put it mildly, with the model swathed in acres of tulle. Is this the shape of things to come in bridal fashion, I wonder – and should we be worried if it is?