Couples-to-be expected to go vintage with wedding attire

This year will see brides and grooms rolling back the years as they take to the aisle sporting a range of vintage attire, says writer Ruth Harrison Roberts.

The fashion and lifestyle expert believes women will draw influence from popular film and TV shows like ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Downton Abbey’, while the men will look to accessorise their simplified suits. 

Outlining her list of wedding trends for the year ahead, Ms Harrison Roberts claimed that “old school glamour” featuring lots of art deco designs and feathering would prove extremely popular among the women as they look to stray away from the norm. Other features to look out for included delicate lace overlays, illusion neck lines and slight hints of lace covering the décolletage.

Meanwhile soon-to-be married men would ditch the top hat and tails in favour of a simple pared down suit. Cited by, Ms Harrison Roberts said this would be more functional than usual attire – perhaps also giving them a little more comfort on the dancefloor of their wedding reception venue.     

“No more are the waistcoats and cravats that coordinate with the bridesmaids, dark shirts in charcoal tones compliment the simplified suit look,” she stated.

Grooms themselves were told to look for a more modern buttonhole with ideas ranging from pinwheels, feathers, herbs, vintage buttons, paper flowers, silver butterflies and badges helping them to personalise their look.