How To Make Your High Street Wedding Dress Unique

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All the inspiration you need to make your high street wedding dress unique!

Over the last few years, high street wedding dresses have become seriously stylish. Not only do these gowns look fabulous, they’re also perfect if you’re on a budget or don’t have the time to wait for an order from a boutique. If you’re shopping on the high street, you can still create your own individual look with a few clever twists and accessories. Take a look at how to create a unique look around a high street dress.

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High street wedding dresses

Firstly, where should you look for a gorgeous gown on the high street? Well, depending on what you’re looking for, you’re spoilt for choice. Department stores such as John Lewis and House of Fraser have a huge selection of wedding worthy dresses from designers such as Coast, Raishma, Adrianna Papell not to mention Phase Eight Bridal. Raishma dresses and are beautifully embellished and Phase Eight Bridal dresses are really on-trend. We love their use of fabrics!

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Image Courtesy of Phase Eight and John Lewis

How To Make Your High Street Wedding Dress Unique | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Raishma

How To Make Your High Street Wedding Dress Unique | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Phase Eight and John Lewis

How To Make Your High Street Wedding Dress Unique | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Phase Eight and John Lewis

 

Don’t miss the Debenhams collection of wedding dresses either. If you’re a boho bride, take a look at Savannah Miller’s designs, the Debut collection or the stunning gowns from Ben De Lisi.

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Image Courtesy of Debenhams

How To Make Your High Street Wedding Dress Unique | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Debenhams

How To Make Your High Street Wedding Dress Unique | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Debenhams

 

Of course, if you’re going to embrace the trend for coloured dresses, the high street really is the place to shop. All the seasonal occasion dresses that you’ll find are well made with a great price tag. If you really want a bargain, look for the end of season sales because even wedding-worthy dresses are often reduced then.

How to create a unique wedding look

Accessorising your high street wedding dress is the best way to create your own unique look. Depending on the style of your gown, a bridal belt of sash is definitely worth considering. These can accentuate your waist, bring a touch of glam to a simple dress and can help you shape your dress without having expensive alterations made. Add a skinny metallic belt for a modern look or a fabric sash complete with a bit of sparkle for a more romantic touch. There are plenty of options on the high street or take a look online – Etsy can put you directly in touch with a maker if you want to customise a design.

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Bridal cover-ups are great at any time of year. A faux fur stole or capelet in cooler months will keep you warm and make sure you look amazing while in summer, a lace jacket or tulle cape can transform your dress. Add or remove your cover-up after your ceremony for a super swift style upgrade. Cover-ups can also be really practical – if you’re saying your vows in church, you might need to be more modest for your ceremony but you can then remove the cover-up for your reception and change your look.

How To Make Your High Street Wedding Dress Unique | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Michelle March Photography

How To Make Your High Street Wedding Dress Unique | CHWV

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Veils are becoming more and more popular and it’s easy to see why. They’re the iconic bridal accessory and there are so many styles available now. From short and sweet birdcage veils to awe-inspiring cathedral length veils, this is the accessory that really transforms your look. If you’ve chosen a heavily embellished dress, opt for a plainer veil that won’t compete with your dress and vice versa – a simple wedding gown looks instantly luxe with a stunning veil.

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Don’t forget your jewellery and again, there’s no need to spend a fortune here for a great look. Online retailers such as Glitzy Secrets can advise you what will work with your high street wedding dress and their prices will definitely make you happy. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re choosing your jewellery:

  • Less is more. You don’t need statement earrings, a necklace, a bracelet and a bridal headpiece, particularly if your gown is beautifully embellished.
  • For dresses with embellished bodices, opt for earrings rather than a necklace.
  • Gowns made from heavy, plain fabrics look fabulous with a statement cuff or bracelet but avoid these if the skirt of your dress is easily damaged.
  • A simple dress can look amazing with a statement necklace. Take your cue from the shape of the neckline and don’t be afraid to add some colour.
  • If you’re wearing your hair up, drop earrings look great while stud earrings are perfect if you’re wearing your hair down.

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Image Courtesy of Kate Anfison

 

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