this post brought to you by David’s Bridal.
ciao amici dalla bella Italia! it’s been a few days since our Paris escapades due to sporadic wifi connections. but our european travel tales continue with the gorgeous landscapes of Tuscany as our backdrop.
starting with the royal nuptials of prince harry and meghan markle last weekend it’s safe to say wedding season is in full swing. and i couldn’t be more pleased to partner once again with David’s Bridal. each year so many lovely readers write in asking for specific wedding attire advice. and that’s where the wedding experts come in handy. David’s Bridal has everything you need to complete your head-to-toe look from shoes and handbags to jewelry – even shapewear! plus they have expert in-house alterations to make certain your dress is a perfect fit. David’s Bridal has over 300 locations in the US, Canada and UK – easy for your entire bridal party to shop together or remotely online.
but enquiring minds want to know what’s on trend this year. so here’s the skinny. off the shoulder or cold shoulder, high-low hemlines, elegant coverage – sleeves, coordinating jackets, lace, sophisticated embellishments, and prints. and on-trend colors? wine, plum, and berry, navy, black, neutrals – champagne, grey, metallic (gold, silver).
asymmetrical tiers of lace give this short glitter-lace dress a high-fashion look, while a scalloped v-neck and three-quarter sleeves add classic details. if you are looking for the perfect dress for a destination wedding, ladies, this dress is a dream to pack. it came all the way to italy with me without one wrinkle. it’s lightweight, and the fit is flattering as well as comfortable. take a peek at several more mothers of the bride/groom dresses here.
a few key accessories always make or break your look. don’t worry. David’s Bridal has you covered in that department too. no dress is complete without a few baubles, right? i love the delicate design of this pearl and crystal necklace and matching earrings. wear together for a perfectly accessorized look or separately for something simple and elegant. but a classic carryall is must-have for the big day or any and every upcoming special event. this soft envelope clutch is crafted from shimmering faux-leather and topped with a panel of sparkling crystals.
if a more formal wedding is in your future, this sleeveless illusion A-line gown might be the ticket. it’s traced with dimensional swirls of soutache ribbon for a classic yet elegant look. and it’s navy blue, ladies, a color that’s not only flattering but on trend this year.
a big thank you to David’s Bridal for this sponsored post. and thank you lovely readers for supporting the brands that allow me to bring fresh ideas.
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Belissima! I’ve done the mother-of-the-bride thing, so I know how nerve-wracking it can be to find something lovely. You look wonderful. Enjoy Italy!
Beth, What beautiful choices…romantic, sophisticated, chic. You ALWAYS stay true to your Quintessential Style! Brava.
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