It's fashion cupboard friday, and this week we visited Katya Katya Shehurina for some seriously cool dress inspiration. Think soft lace gowns teamed with contemporary touches for a truly beautiful bridal style. Watch now, or read Hannah's top tips below!
No dress is the same
'We're very open to letting brides make their dress their own. I think it's important to be able to show your character through your dress - not all brides want to be super traditional!'
Belts are big news
Swarovski crystals, sweet, hand-embroidered messages or initials at the end of the ribbon are just some of the options available to jazz up your waistline. The brand are happy to discuss special requests too.
Dresses should be easy-to-wear and beautiful
'Brides want to have fun on their day, they want to eat, they want to drink, they want to dance! It's so important to feel comfortable in your gown.'
Don't be afraid to mix and match
'Katya's very good at teaming up traditional elements of gowns with slightly modern twists.' Think lace t-shirt style tops with large full circle skirts for a really effective big day style.
Enjoy your experience
The team at Katya Katya Shehurina try to create a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere for brides to be able to discover their dream dress with ease.
Embrace coloured slips
Nude and mocha slips are available, but with candy pink and powder blue to choose from you should definitely bring a pop of colour to your w-day style.
Don't dismiss lace as old-fashioned
'I think that what Katya does is she breathes life into lace. They're quite modern, quite contemporary - refined and romantic.'
Leave a year to look for your dress
'It gives you time to find the dress, for the designers to make the dress, and for you to have it fitted aswell.' Better to be safe than sorry after all!
BUT if you are on a tight timescale...
The brand say buying off the peg is always a possibility and can be discussed with them instore. Last minute brides should check out social media and the website for sample sales. 'One bride snapped up a sample dress recently who was getting married in just four weeks!'
"The fact that you can put together beautiful components to create a style that is exclusively for you is brilliant." -Editor at Large, Peta Hunt
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