Corsages have always been very much part of the summer formalwear wardrobe, but they are bigger than ever in bridalwear just now. Of course, we’ve probably got SJP to think for this after she wore that dress in the Sex & the City movie (though it was one of many gorgoues frocks she ultimately didn’t marry in!) but whatever your style, an artfully-placed flower is an attractive and versatile addition to your look.
The best thing about corsages is the amount they add in value to an outfit, meaning you can add one of your own at minimal cost for maximum impact. Read on over the jump for details of the dresses pictured here (all of which come with flowers!) and where you can find your own floral decorations to transform a plainer dress into a stunning summer sensation!
Gowns, from top left clockwise:
♥ Ruffle skirt corsage dress by Caroline Castigliano. Call 020 7636 8212 for details.
♥ Vera Wang Luxe Callalily – Silk organdy strapless mermaid of asymmetrically draped layers.
♥ Full-skirted black and white Stewart Parvin dress from Black Label collection.
Flowers around the web:
As your first port of call, try Accessorise who are big on floral motifs at the moment. If you’re going for a contrast look or having a winter wedding, I really like this large claret-coloured flower that would look stunning against a champagne gown. Loads more colours are available.
Next up, check out the department, and if you want to avoid mass produced decorations, handmade corsages are often particularly lovely and you’ll get more for your money this way. I like this oversized magnolia clip which could be worn as a hair accessory or as part of your outfit, and it’s worth doing a search for similar items.