My niece got married on April 2 (to tattoo artist extraordinaire Jack Pearce) and her dress really reminded me of how far wedding dresses have come in the past few decades. And of how much more strongly they relate to eveningwear than the white satin crinolines of old… Thank goodness.
She chose sequins in the muted pink that’s proving hugely popular on red carpets at the moment (think Apple’s rose gold and you’ve got the picture). The self-designed dress also came with those other must-haves of the moment, a deep V neckline and a thigh slash.
It’s a colour/texture/neckline/skirt detail combo that’s a major celebrity favourite with the mix of sheen and revel-but-conceal styling guaranteed to make an impact.
For those not enamoured of pink or of sequins (yes, there are a few out there), black or white are the top alternatives with beading, lacing, guipure lace ad subtle transparency all making strong style statements.
Of course, some get it wrong (sorry Halsey, shorts and a push-up bra just don’t work for me). But then it just goes to show how good genes (!) and a serious commitment to yoga mean my niece can look as as red carpet-ready as anyone.