With spring now officially underway, wedding season is now almost upon us – which means it’s that time of year when I start wishing I wasn’t already married, purely so I could buy another amazing dress.
For my own wedding, I went the traditional route, with a floor-length gown: I still love my dress (and still have it, safely stowed away!), but if I were to do it all over again, I’d be very tempted to go for something like the dress above, which is from the ASOS Bridal collection. Knee length wedding dresses have become increasingly popular in recent years, and they tend to be a little more affordable, too – partly due to the fact that you can often find them from high-street retailers like ASOS, or from retro-inspired brands, who normally release one or two knee length wedding dresses (or dresses which could be worn for a wedding) each year. This one, for instance, is by Collectif:
Collectif aren’t actually marketing this as a “wedding dress” specifically – they simply describe it as “occasion wear” – but I think it would be perfect as one, and I particularly love it with the little pillbox hat and birdcage veil!
Finally, at just £40, Lindybop’s ‘Abigail’ dress is a real bargain, and absolutely gorgeous, too. It’s always been a bit of a mystery why you don’t see more wedding dresses with sleeves: I know plenty of brides who aren’t comfortable with the strapless look, or who don’t want their upper arms on show, but wedding dress designers seem reluctant to accommodate that wish for some reason. The tulle, polka dot sleeves on this dress, however, provide a bit of coverage, without looking too frumpy or matronly – and at that price, you can possibly justify an amazing pair of shoes to go with it. I can’t be the only one who’d rather buy a £40 and a pair of Louboutins than a much more expensive dress, can I?