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Three of the best… wedding dresses with straps
Bridal catwalks this season have been embracing a new trend – straps! And, unlike strapless gowns, wedding dresses with straps really can suit figures of all shapes and sizes. They’re also ideal if you want a little extra support and comfort.
There are so many options too. Thin, delicate spaghetti straps are perfect if you want something different from the classic strapless look. Then there are thicker lace illusion straps, which flatter shoulders and add extra coverage to your décolletage. Alternatively, perhaps you’d prefer something in between with scalloped lace edging to add interest and prettiness across the shoulders.
Our expert stylists have been hard at work today. They’ve picked three totally different wedding dresses with straps from our latest collections to inspire you and show what a versatile look this can be…
Sparkle and shine
Show-stopping Federica is the perfect example of a stunning strappy number. Covered from head to toe in sparkling beading, this fit and flare style boasts delicate straps across the shoulders for added support and sparkle.
Take the plunge
The bodice features a sexy plunging neckline but the illusion details across the front alongside the straps help to soften the look, ensuring it’s attractive but not too revealing.
Time for a close up
Look closely and you’ll see just how exquisite the embellishment is, with its mix of sparkling crystals and pearlescent and silver beading.
A figure-hugging fit
At the back the illusion straps really come into their own, providing more interest and detail around the beautiful row of covered buttons. This design also hugs beautifully at the waist to create fabulous curves!
Fit and flare dresses are super flattering as they hug the body and flare out just below the hips, accentuating the waist and giving you a feminine, curvaceous silhouette without restricting your movement. This design also flares out into an amazing train, decorated with more elegant embellishments right to the very end.
Our new Adela design is a great example of an A-line silhouette with thicker illusion straps. The straps are designed to sit perfectly on the tops of the shoulders to flatter the upper arms and offer gentle coverage.
The wide illusion straps are edged in pretty scalloped lace, which also trails seductively across the top of the bodice. Underneath there’s flattering ruched chiffon which continues across the waistline.
Turn around and you’ll reveal more of the pretty straps and romantic ruched chiffon, all held together with thick luxurious ribbon. Shh, it’s our secret, but the gorgeous lacing isn’t just there to look pretty. It also helps ensure that Adela fits like an absolute dream!
A vintage feel
Finally, we love how the ruching trails off to become a beautiful chiffon train. Light as air, this look is perfect for a classic UK celebration but is also lightweight enough for an overseas ceremony on a tropical beach. The choice is yours!
A modern drama
And last, but certainly not least, is fabulous Hemsworth. It’s a stunning sheath design with double spaghetti straps that are one of the stand out features.
This style is made from figure-hugging crepe, embellished with amazing floral lace appliqués that trail seductively across the hips. The pretty but simple straps help to give this design a chic contemporary edge.
An on-trend look
At the back the low illusion details combined with the modern crossover straps ensure this dress really will stand out from the crowd. The floral appliqués also trail attractively down the skirt, highlighting your curves in all the right places.
Lace, lace and more lace…
And then there’s that train! The slinky crepe skirt finishes with a scalloped edge and then more of that beautiful floral lace. It’s a design that manages to capture a little of that 1950s Hollywood glamour while at the same time feeling totally contemporary. Perfect for today’s modern bride.