Royal Wedding

Now that speculation about what the new Duchess of Cambridge was planning to wear on her wedding day has been satisfied nicely, it will be interesting over the next couple of months will be watching the influence of these lavish affairs on the weddings of us mere mortals.  Is anyone hurriedly changing their choice of dress to mimic Princess Catherine?  I do hope so, I do enjoy a bit of irrational bridal behaviour. How much inspiration will the rest of us as guests be drawing on from guests at Westminster Abbey?  Plenty I’ll bet, so with the wedding season officially in full swing, here is our guide to some of the best bridal style.

Hold ups though will certainly be the leg wear of choice for many brides this summer.  Not only does the lovely lace detailing on the welt look pretty and sexy but they will keep you cool all day and night – especially important if like Kate Middleton your dress has lots of layers.   The Trasparenze Athena Bridal Hold Ups are classic and beautiful – what’s more you can team them with a matching garter (also from Trasparenze) which will count as your “something blue”.  Alternatively, we have a range of Falke Hold Ups and stockings in natural shades, or try the Falke Seidenglatt Thigh Highs or the Falke Seidenglatt 15 Stockings which come in a soft white which look complements a range of different white shades.

Following the grand reveal of the lace detailing on Princess Catherine’s gown, you can be certain that lace is going to be a HUGE bridal trend for this and summers to come.  Jonathan Aston’s Sweet Roses Lace Hold Ups come in a lovely shade of ivory which is perfect for brides.  The lace pattern is small and pretty and could be worn as the centrepiece of your outfit or under a floor sweeping gown to give a little something different when you kick up your heels on that first dance.  If you feel more secure with tights you can get a similar look from the Trasparenze Vivyan Tights which come in pure white and a flattering creamy, off-white.

Girls that want to show a little individuality on their wedding day can inject a welcome splash of colour into your outfit with the Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights.  Choose from soft or strong pinks, blues reds and greens and add matching accessories for novel way to break up all that white!

If you have chosen a truly fabulous pair of shoes for your wedding day, you certainly don’t want your hosiery to spoil the look.  Even with a sheer toe, open and peep toe shoes can still give away that you are wearing tights.  We’ve solved this dilemma with our range of open toe tights.  Pretty Polly’s 8D Open Toe Tights give a great natural look to the leg that is really good value for money.  However, the ultimate in bare leg looks comes from the Falke Shelina Toeless Tights.  Stock up these for bridesmaids and the mother of the bride too – they’ll thank you I promise.  They give your legs a lovely healthy look with a slight but very natural looking sheen but they will also allow you to show off those lovely pedicures you had at the hen party!  For a more bridal or “just off on honeymoon” look choose yourself the brand new Falke Shelina Toeless Hold Ups.

For more bridal hosiery and garters don’t forget to check out the bridal section on our website.  Whether you are looking for something demure or different, there are plenty of options that will make you look like a princess on your special day.

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