Sparkly wedding dresses don’t have to mean fairytale princess. The new collection from renowned designer Eliza Jane Howell shimmers with light and is perfect for a glamorous, grown-up wedding look.
Taking its inspiration from vintage wedding gowns, the collection oozes decadence of a golden age. Silhouettes are slinky, sophisticated with just a hint of sexiness.
Many of the dresses have sleeves or straps – a big trend for wedding dresses in 2014 – giving them an elegant edge, and the fabrics fall gracefully gliding over any lumps and bumps and giving you a perfect bridal shape as you sashay down the aisle.
20s-inspired brides will love the beading of Virginia, the split cap sleeves of Lucille and the drop waist detail of Mary.
Heavily embellished dresses like this don’t need much accessorising. Just add a statement pair of earrings or a jewelled headpiece and you’re ready to go.
For winter brides, a stole or faux fur wrap will add an even more elegant touch. Or if you’re planning a properly formal celebration, why not wear long gloves to complete the vintage look?