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What type of Wedding Dress neckline should you choose?

By Debs Cass on July 18th, 2013

For some of us, the idea of the perfect wedding dress can start well before the big question’s been popped (- and possibly before adulthood?). Regardless, when you get down to it it can be a tricky choice what with so many styles and designs out there: As well as choosing the right dress silhouette for you, there’s also the different types of necklines to decide on.

Necklines can be just as important to consider as they can accentuate your best features, or detract away from those areas you’d rather not draw attention to.

Here’s our top ten bridal necklines you can pick your favourite from, depending on what works best for you.

Strapless Neckline

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With no straps attached to the neckline, a strapless dress sits snugly across the bust and under the arms, fastening securely at the back. An elegant look ideal for all shapes, showing off the shoulders and collarbone and accentuating a long neck. Donna Karan Strapless silk-satin gown £3,825: Fluid silk-satin gown with an elegant yet understated silhouette with folds at the bodice and a waterfall back. Lightly boned to provide both support and flexibility, this style also has nude stretch-jersey lining through the body for a seamless under layer. net-a-porter



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Max Mara Bridal 2013

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on February 6th, 2013

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If we were getting married this year, we’d want to be a Max Mara bride. With the 2013 Bridal Collection Project, the Italian label redefines the concept of the wedding dress to make it contemporary and prêt-à-porter, responding to the current need to speed up the preparations. The idea, at first developed with a few special items in selected boutiques, is today much broader: over 30 models from essential dresses to more elaborate – distributed worldwide.

From their website: “The 2013 Collection, from romantic allure and elegant minimalism, is dedicated to the modern and dynamic woman, who has no desire to lose hours for fittings in an atelier. Tones offer a range of whites, from milk-white to ivory, with touches of transparent pastels in a make-up palette. Alongside the dresses, Max Mara offers an entire range of accessories, from shoes to veils, gloves and bijoux flowers.”

Max Mara Bridal 2013

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From Italy with love: Cotin Sposa 2013 bridal collection

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on February 6th, 2013

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We love this floral wedding dress by Italian designer Cotin Sposa. So romantic. This of course got us looking at the rest of the 2013 bridal collection, and there are some good silhouettes to be found. Combine these with the finest laces, handmade embroideries, Swarovski crystals and top notch fabrics, this made in Italy wedding dress doesn’t disappoint. The only gown we’re not sure of is the one with a mint green waistband and hair accessory. Unfortunately Cotin Sposa doesn’t have any retailers in the UK, but check out their website for contact details.

Cotin Sposa Bridal 2013

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Lusan Mandongus 2013 bridal collection

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on February 5th, 2013

Lusan Mandongus 2013 Bridal Collection

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The 2013 collection of Hong Kong based Lusan Mandongus features silhouettes that are romantic and feminine – what you’d expect from a wedding dress really – incorporating vintage glamour cuts and surprising details. The materials used balance the curves of the feminine body to accentuate the sensuality and timeless beauty. Lusan Mandongus uses luxurious and ethereal fabrics such as duchess satin, organza, tulle and silk chiffon interweaving with French lace and crystal appliqués and embroideries. This is craftmanship at its best.



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Phase Eight bridal collection 2013

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on February 1st, 2013

Phase Eight bridal collection 2013

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If you’re looking for a wedding dress that won’t break your wedding budget, take a look at the new 2013 bridal collection by Phase Eight. With delicate lace and the softest of silks combined with beautiful embellishment, these are all available on the high street and will set you back no more that £500. We know right?! Don’t waste time, check out these gorgeous vintage inspired gowns today.



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Ellis Bridals The Romance collection 2013

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on January 31st, 2013

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Established in 1912, Ellis Bridals provides designer gowns at affordable prices. The brand’s hand-crafted and unique designs are a delight to look at, and we hear also to wear. This family run business with roots in London’s East End, this heritage label offers gowns that normally retail under £1,000. View the complete collection here.

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Stunning Art Deco inspired wedding dress collection from Johanna Johnson

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on January 30th, 2013

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Stop everything you’re doing and take a look at the latest collection from Australian bridal designer Johanna Johnson. Called ‘Still is the night, not so my heart’ is a spectacular luxury bridal collection inspired by the elaborate chorus girls from the Ziegfeld Follies whose lavish costumes were the talk of the 1920’s New York. A gorgeous display, you’ll find vintage details and Art Deco influences throughout the collection which has an added softness to its silhouettes. There is a strong focus on accessories, in particular body adornments featuring draped Swarovski chains, elevating some of the cleaner silhouettes to a more detailed level of luxury.

We want it all…

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Hayley Paige bridal collection 2013

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on January 23rd, 2013

The 2013 wedding dress collection by Hayley Paige embraces sweet femininity with a touch of edginess. Balance is found in the combination of textured details such as hand appliquéd lace and flutters of sheer fabric, evoking a feeling of whimsical refinement.

Hayley Paige Bridal 2013

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Kitty and Dulcie wedding dress collection 2013

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on January 22nd, 2013

Bridal gown designers Kitty and Dulcie have released their 2013 wedding dress collection. Named The Country Set collection, all dresses are under £400 and come with an array of beautiful details and cuts. Get ready to ooh and aah over wedding dresses that won’t ruin the budget!

Baroness Pearl - £345

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Sabina Motasem 2013 bridal collection

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on January 21st, 2013

If you’re looking for a wedding dress that is simple yet elegant, cast your eyes on the designs of Sabina Motasem. With a hint of old and new Hollywood glamour, each dress comes with optional designer detail extras, whether it is different sleeve shapes, colour, and beading designs for the waistband or neck panel. This lets you transform the gown which suits your taste and shape into your perfect dress.

Prices start from £950 and all gowns are made in the UK.

Sabina Motasem - Colette

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Victorio & Lucchino 2013 bridal collection

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on January 16th, 2013

The Victorio & Lucchino bride certainly goes her own ways – just look at those elaborate headpieces. Then again, with the Brits loving a good fascinator for weddings, why not let the bride take centre stage? The 2013 bridal collection of the Seville-based duo is full of wild flowers and delicate embellishments. We’re quite impressed with the groom they sent down the aisle catwalk too. We’ll have one of those to go please!

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Etsy finds: 10 fabulous vintage wedding dresses under £300

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on January 16th, 2013

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If you got engaged over the festive holidays, you’ll probably be looking around for wedding dresses. Picking the perfect gown is a daunting task – there are simply so many styles and designers to choose from. Then there is the question of how much it should cost. After all you’ll only be wearing the dress once, so you have to decide if it’s worth allocating a massive chunk of the wedding budget on the wedding dress. A great option for budget savvy brides is to head to Etsy, the home of homemade things and vintage finds. We’ve had a little look at the vintage wedding dresses available, and have found these 10 stunning dresses for less than £300. Let us know what you think of the gowns in the comments.

 



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Tara Keely 2013 bridal collection

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on January 15th, 2013

Like a princess in an enchanted fairytale, the Tara Keely 2013 bridal collection offers a chic style with stunning fabrics and beautiful silhouettes. Beauty is found in the little details, a hint of sparkle on a jewelled belt or alluring lace. Combining glamour with a twist of modern sophistication, these gowns could be part of a dream wedding.



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TK Maxx unveils exclusive range of designer wedding dresses at high street prices

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on January 15th, 2013

Exciting news ladies; TK Maxx – a great a place to find a designer bargain – has today, 15 January 2013, unveiled a new exclusive range of designer bridal gowns at high street prices. This means that cost conscious brides no longer have to lie, cheat and (we hope not) steal to get the designer dress they’d love. TK Maxx buyers scoured the globe for designer dresses worth as much as £1,395 and made them available to you for £199.99.

Evelyn Morton from TK Maxx said: “Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and one where you want to look and feel stunning! Most brides have dreamt of their wedding dress since they were young girls but with the tough economic climate that dream dress is far out of reach. We’re really excited that we are helping savvy brides get their dream designer wedding dress without the hefty price tag.”

Don’t chance it, get down to you local store soon to pick up a bargain of a lifetime.

Ballerina Cross-Back: £269.99, RRP £1,395

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Beautiful cream tulle dress with satin lining. Full skirt with simple wrap-around body and light ruching. Spaghetti straps accentuate the shoulders, crossing at the back for an elegant finish. Very Sarah-Jessica Parker.



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Lazaro bridal collection 2013

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on January 11th, 2013

If you’re planning a winter wedding, these images of the 2013 collection by Lazaro will inspire. Almost as looking through a sheet of ice or frosted window, the stunning dresses stand out from the cold, dramatic background. This season designer Lazaro Perez has blended his signature hand-beading and floral elements with lush textural skirts, corset bodices to create these striking gowns. We particularly like the pale pink / champagne coloured ones!




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