The Mature Bride
A letter from Maria,
I confess I don’t really like the term ‘Mature Bride’ – all too often it refers to a tiny choice of frumpy, dumpy, two pieces suits in an unflattering shade of beige-y, taupe-y, mushroom-y porridge.
To me, ‘Mature Bride’ means Grown Up Glamour!
It’s a chance to dress a woman who knows what suits her. Someone who follows fashion and knows whats current, but also what works for her. Picking all the best bits and discarding the rest. You might want to cover up, or you might not! It’s all up to you.
Style is absolutely nothing to do with age. It shouldn’t matter whether you deciding to keep your Prince Charming waiting for a few years, or if its second, third or fourth time around – Weddings are the most special day of your life, and you deserve nothing but the very best.
Whether you choose one of my sample dresses and we change some details to make it perfect for you, or we create a brand new Bespoke design, the end result will be the dress of your dreams. Beautifully showing off all your best features and cleverly concealing anything else, you’ll look your very best.
It’s vital that you feel good as well as look good, so if you’re not the kind of woman who ever wears a dress then maybe you shouldn’t wear one on your Wedding Day either?
Being a mature Bride definitely means that the decision is yours, so if you know you’d feel more comfortable and confident in trousers then that’s exactly what you should have.
Pure silk crepe trousers make a gorgeous and flattering alternative and because they will be tailored exactly to fit and flatter you then they can make a stunning contemporary look for your celebrations. Fully lined to minimise creasing, and paired with a gorgeous lace jacket the finished look is feminine and stylish and guaranteed to make you the centre of attention.
You don’t have to choose white! We have an amazing choice of fabrics in a million different shades so a richer cream, or a delicate shade of blush might be a more flattering choice.
How about a gorgeous metallic silver or soft gold?
Lola shown at the top is a rich silver shade of Silk Dupion and looks gorgeous with metallic embroidered lace. I love making every detail count so the bustle detail of the skirt is highlighted with hand placed lace.
If you want to go more unusual then pastel shades are appearing on the Bridal Catwalks now and can look stunning.
Do please take a look through my Client Gallery to see what all my other Brides chose to wear. If you’ve always wanted a red silk velvet dress then maybe this is your chance? That’s what I chose for my second Wedding (right) so if you want one too, lets make that dream come true.
Whatever you want I can create it – a unique design, made perfectly to measure, just for you.
Love Maria xx