The Duchess of Cambridge has a handful of designers she favours, of which Temperley London is one. And, while the British label’s new wedding dress collection has something for the bride that admired Kate Middleton’s matrimonial style, they’ve also catered for every other stripe of bride too. The all-white seven-piece collection may seem abbreviated, but it has something for the bohemian, the alternative, the romantic and the classical bride.
A fairytale grown with a swishing tulle skirt dappled in pink posey and embroidered flowers may speak to the bride planning an outdoor ceremony, probably in a picturesque garden or some lush field. While a boatneck column dress with art nouveau embellishment and sheer sleeves has the wanderlust bride in mind. For a more traditional, church services ceremony, the flounce sleeved frock with a beaded bodice could be the answer. At the other end of the spectrum lies two gowns for the alternative wife-to-be that’s been pinning pictures of Madonna to their moodboard. Riffing on the lingerie-as-outerwear trend, Temperley London has worked with a boned bodice, peak-a-boo sheer panelling and lacework to bring the boudoir out of the bedroom.
While wedding trends tend to play little dividends when it comes to picking one’s own dream dress, it seems this label is betting on one in particular: white. When it comes to this day in particular, it seems no matter what colours are ‘in’, what palette is ‘out’ for white will always feel fresh and relevant.