The Modern Day Bride
Featuring Halfpenny London
Oh the woes of being a modern day Bride! As if defining your personal style wasn’t hard enough, translating that style as a Bride or Groom is the peak of all style challenges. Image speaks volumes about who a person is, what they want and what is important to them, which is why Bride and Groom style can present such a conundrum.
It’s rare, therefore, to come across a bridal range that caters to the modern day woman, in all her different tastes, values, shapes and sizes, but also pays due diligence to some of the most inspiring fashions from across the decades.
Kate Halfpenny of Halfpenny London does just that and it’s no wonder that the British Bridal industry is all a fluster about her. With multiple features on Love My Dress (Love My Dress), Rock My Wedding (Rock My Wedding) and mentioned in Vogue’s top designers to watch in 2017, we decided to join in sharing the excitement over this innovative designer with our Cheshire Brides.
Here are 5 things that we think are awesome about being a Modern Bride:
1. Style borrowed from everyday life
This is beauty exemplified by Halfpenny’s ‘Standing on Stardust’ collection, with voile blouses over satin, column slips. Boho meets bardot, with a combo of flouncy lace and off the shoulder tops. Strapless dresses are so not over too, just now with a twist. Pair the Rita Skirt and the Loretta Satin Corset and you have a ballerina bride outfit to die for.
2. It’s totally acceptable to wear feathers
We simply adore the Maribou skirt in the most recent Halfpenny AW17 range. Goddess like, unique and surprisingly flattering!
3. The range of shapes
A-line, column, empire, short, ball gown, trumpet, fishtail – you name it and there is a shape of dress/skirt to suit every figure.
4. Past eras gone but certainly not forgotten
Lace and empire line features heavily in the most recent Halfpenny collection, skirts are full, 1920’s inspired fishtail trains are subtle but inspired. With the right dress, the Modern Bride has the power to completely bamboozle their grandmother into thinking they’ve modelled themselves on Grace Kelly, whilst remaining utterly unique and individual.
5. Style with integrity
As a Modern Bride you have permission to be completely autonomous, daring and memorable, whilst retaining an air of classic romance. You can be whatever and whoever you want to be.
See the full Halfpenny London collection here –