I still haven't been wedding dress shopping, much to the dismay of many around me. I was always 'Oh when it's less than a year away' and now it is, Christmas has been my excuse! I am definitely, definitely planning on going in the New Year though. In the meantime, I spend an inordinate amount of time online looking at wedding dresses, scouting out my favourite designers and where their nearest stockists are. I'm also looking for a simple blue bridesmaid dress for my sister. When you think bridal the first thing you think are post bridal boutiques where you need an appointment just to LOOK at the dresses, but more and more high street shops are now doing bridal ranges and it's quite refreshing really. I remember seeing Franky from Love Audrey wearing an absolutely gorgeous Phase Eight dress on her wedding day and she looked absolutely stunning, like a 40s film star. After having a browse myself, I've picked a few dresses from Phase Eight in two different bridal styles.
First up are these beautiful grecian style dresses. The bridesmaid dresses would love amazing with statement necklaces and the wedding dress in the middle is just calling out for a floral crown.
And next are these 50s vintage style prom dresses. These are much more my style (in case you couldn't tell!). I think prom style dresses are so flattering and easy to wear. No tripping up over your long dress and they look fabulous on the dancefloor. And of course one of the benefits of tea style dresses is that the shoes become more of a star of the show that they deserve to me. I am still on the hunt for my perfect wedding shoes but I *may* have found them...I just need to save up enough money for them!
Would you ever consider heading to the high street for bridal wear? Both of these wedding dresses are less than £400 so think of the extra money you could save to spend on bridal shoes!