No matter if you’re the bride-to-be or a guest to the event, deciphering what to wear for an engagement party can be tricky business. The upcoming winter season has much to offer when it comes to choosing the right dress – from enlivening colours to creative cutouts perfect for showing off that bombshell figure. Here’s some tips, tricks and ideas to take away the stress and make sure you nail that engagement look!
Flowers and Beads
The standout details in Marchesa’s sister label, Marchesa Notte were in the collection’s necklines which featured thin straps and off-the-shoulder cuts. The designer always had a thing for brocade floral prints that soon resulted in a range of royal evening gowns in shimmering grey and black shades. One of our favourite looks – this would be a perfect choice for a fashion-forward bridesmaid or even for your own engagement party. A bow or choker accessory can add that hint of modernity!
Life is a Flower
Light floral prints mixed with other botanical motifs are deemed the most common print type year in year out. This year is no different with Marchesa’s ocean of flowers embracing femininity with layers of tulle and a plunging neckline to suit. With realistic floral fields and a earthy-toned ensemble, you’re bound to cause some head-turning at the engagement party (and why wouldn’t you?).
With delicate, embellished gowns featuring soft tiers and embroidered florals, the winter collection from Needle & Thread would make the perfect source of gown inspiration for bridesmaids and even brides-to-be themselves. From bluish off-shoulder wonders to embroidered corsets, we guarantee you’ll win in this floral competition of evening dresses and victorian-esque pieces. Accessorise with a pair of stud earrings to really make your outfit pop!
Flowers Grown Wild
Designers such as Needle & Thread pumped up the flower power this season mainly with floral swirls of tulle, glittering crystal outlines and intricate ribbon embroideries. As you’d know by now, floral appliqué has become a staple in bridal design, embroidered this season onto black romantic gowns with a classically feminine quality. Be inspired by the non-traditional with a hint of Victorian affinity for your wintry engagement ensemble.
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