Celebrity weddings are known for their extravagant costs and glamorous styling, but sometimes they get it completely wrong. Sangeeta Laudus from top wedding accessories boutique Olivier Laudus, reveals her three celebrity wedding fashion failures that you shouldn’t emulate.
Last month, I looked at my favourite celebrity weddings of 2012 and how they scored high in the style stakes. This time around I share a few examples of where the styling didn’t quite translate and how by choosing the right accessories, the overall look could have been vastly improved.
Less is more!
Celine Dion married her manager Rene Angelil in 1996. The dress with its lace sleeves and hand-sewn pearls is actually a pretty shape, but I think Celine took the French marquise theme too far with her over-the-top crystal head-dress, which detracts attention from her delicate features and frame.
With an extravagant frock it is best to keep your accessories simple, a decorative hair comb or simple crystal hairpins would have worked much better.
Don’t over co-ordinate
Katie Price’s look for her wedding to Peter Andre is often listed in worst ever celebrity wedding style lists (described as a Barbie-doll style and more cruelly compared to a toilet roll holder). Granted the dress was over the top, but I think where she fell down in the style stakes was because there is simply too much going on. Matching pink tiara, veil and dress (all emblazoned with sparkle) just doesn’t work.
So how could Katie Price have improved this look? I actually loved the colour of her dress, and would have teamed it with a white veil dotted with fewer crystals. And instead of the gipsy wedding style tiara, a simple crystal Alice band or a classic regal style tiara teamed with pretty drop earrings might have helped to tone her look down a tad.
Keep it classy
The detailing on Britney Spear’s Monique L’Huillier lace wedding dress is divine and features a stunning open back, but if only it had been longer or if she had styled her look differently. There is a slightly disheveled feel going on here with the unkempt hair and lack of jewellery.
Wearing a micro mini to your wedding takes lots of courage and needs careful accessorising to pull it off! But short dresses were big news on the catwalk for 2013 and if you have killer pins why not show them off!
What could Britney have done to enhance her look? I adore this lace mini dress from Modern Trousseau. A pair of designer stilettos or strappy silver sandals, a chic updo and vintage-inspired bridal earrings, et voila! A very sexy yet chic modern wedding day look!
Have you been inspired by a recent celebrity wedding or is there a wedding style that you definitely will not be adopting on your big day?
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