3 Apr

Buying your wedding dress; FAQs for brides to be

White wedding dress in sunny room

For most brides finding your dream wedding dress is the most important step in the early stages of  wedding planning. If you’re about to start looking for a wedding dress then the right information and preparation will save you precious time and money. We’ve dressed many happy brides over the years, and in that time we’ve learnt a few tips that will help you streamline the process. With a little …

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27 Feb

Bridal dress length 101

white wedding dress higher at front

The perfect wedding dress is a combination of all the small details that combine to make a gown both dramatic and gorgeous at the same time. From the colour to the beadwork to the stitching, one detail that plays a big part in how elegant a bride looks is the length of her dress. Choosing between a full monarch length train, the popular tea length or a more playful knee …

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20 Jan

Preparing for Your Wedding Dress Fitting: Everything You Need to Know

white wedding gown cap sleeve

For soon-to-be brides being as prepared as possible will occupy your mind as you make plans and set appointments before the big day. A crucial part of this is your wedding dress. It can bring out the best in your physical features and make you feel like royalty for your special day. In order to get a dress that’s just right for you, the fit has to be perfect; from …

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10 Dec

The Other White: 5 Neutral Colours for your Bridal Gown

Wedding dress with full skirt

White is often the common choice when it comes to choosing a wedding dress. However, for brides who want to go beyond the classic white dress but don’t want to go as far as an actual colour, neutrals are  a great option. If you’re opting for a neutral shade, get creative and bring out the best in your skin tone and look by opting to wear a colour that works …

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30 Sep

10 expert tips for finding your dream wedding dress

Woman walking in Pronovias lace wedding gown

Imagine, walking down the aisle as the most beautiful woman in the room. The details of your dress the fit, the way it flows, the colour, the beadwork and the veil all coming together for the perfect look. Many women dream of their wedding day,  and naturally, want to get everything right. Once the wedding proposal has taken place, it’s time to get planning. If you want to make …

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31 Jul

Our 5 best Runway Bridal Gown Looks for Spring/Summer and How to Replicate Them

The Spring 2020 Bridal Fashion Week held in New York showcased an array of spectacular wedding gowns, from comfort to works of art.  Intricate designs, structured jackets, minimalist looks and pops of colour were all featured on the runway.

As few of us can spare the luxury of a quick rendezvous to the Big Apple (especially when planning a wedding), our extensive Modes bridal collection includes a range …

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11 Jun

A Sleeved or Sleeveless Wedding Dress?

Off the shoulder wedding dress

When deciding whether to wear sleeves, or to go sleeveless on your wedding day, it’s helpful to consider seasonal practicality, the areas you want to show off (and any you want to cover) and balancing the dress style.  

If you’re planning an Autumn/Winter wedding, a sleeved dress provides cover-up and added warmth.  Similarly, sleeves can be chosen for a more formal look, to support a ruffled bustline, cover any skin …

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24 Apr

Top 5 Celebrity Wedding Dresses Of The Past Year

Gwyneth Paltrow wedding dress

Few things are more captivating than a bride confidently making her entrance.  She is typically the source of much anticipation and awe, and for a celebrity, their choice of dress is even more in the spotlight.

From A-line to ball-gown, fit and flare to mermaid styles, overseas trends are moving away from the traditional colour of stark white to ivory, nude, taupe and champagne,

Choosing the perfect wedding dress comes down …

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27 Mar

How to Choose a Veil that Complements not Confuses your Look

Long veil in wind

Want to wear a veil but not sure what to choose to go with your gown? You’re in good company with 80% of brides choosing to wear a veil on their big day.

At Modes we make our veils to order so we can give you personalised assistance to choose the right veil to complement and enhance your dream look.

Not all veil’s suit all gowns, so here’s some ideas to …

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19 Mar

What if I don’t want to Wear a White Wedding Dress?

Coloured wedding gown

We’ve all grown up with the idea of the fairytale white wedding dress, but this is a relatively recent phenomenon. Before World War II it was more common to invest in a gorgeous dress (probably not white) that could be worn again.

While some women flirt with the idea of not going with a white by choosing ivory, cream or a near white golden hue there’s only a few who will …

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