Temperley Bridal evokes a sense of wonder and adventure with every collection it releases, but the sneak peek we can give you of their Spring/Summer 2019 Collection takes it one step further. Playing with the lightest of fabrics, and working with tulle to the point of obssession, every one of their dresses would make you feel like you were walking on air. Nature, and the freedom that comes with escaping the city, is a big theme that is explored by Temperley within these dresses, with floral motifs a common occurrence – however, the most unifying feature is the essential femininity that every gown expresses. With visible boning, sheer panelling and bountiful lace appliqués on show, you will not just feel like a bride – you will feel like a goddess!
One of our favourite aspects of the new collection is the sheer delicacy of the designs. Though they are constructed of many layers of tulle, the skirts of these gowns float weightlessly, giving an ethereal appearance to anyone who wears them. For example, the combination of fabrics in the Eliza dress, such as the positioning of elegant chantilly lace over bordered tulle, is a luxurious touch and the subtle infusion of pink is reminiscent of the floral influence in this collection. The Lucille gown has ample opportunity to come across as sensual with its deep V-neck neckline, and yet this is avoided with the use of a polka-dot overlay which creates a bohemian vibe.
We at Zankyou love Temperley Bridal for their fearless use of colour. Though some gowns, such as the Aubrey dress, are stunning in white, the Toledo dress adds something completely new to the collection with its use of bright, bold primary colours, and champagne silk underlay. Breaking the boundaries of bridal fashion, Temperley here creates a gown that would be befitting of the most stylish alternative wedding – the illusion sleeves really emphasise the theme of being lost in nature, with the floral motifs encompassing the brides’ arms. Though it may be a step too far for more traditional brides, the new 21st century woman looking to break boundaries – but still look feminine and graceful – on her wedding day will surely love this new collection.
No bridal collection would be complete without a ballgown, and Temperley does it so well. The Lucille skirt is a cascade of tulle, with hundreds of layers of fabric stitched together to create this cloud-like effect. The bow back is a quaint, kitsch touch, and the silver floral appliqués really create a sense of elegance. The polka-dot tulle makes a return in the Valentina gown, with its luxurious bodice detailing – the cap sleeves are a beautiful finishing touch, and the beading is subtle instead of overbearing.
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The final dress in our sneak peek at Temperley’s Collection is perhaps the most classical in construction, and yet still defies the bridal traditions. The exposed boning in the bodice is expertly done, and the choice of a plain veil effortlessly captures the elegance of this look. This A-line dress, with subtle beading across the caged tulle skirt, is a standout gown in a rule-breaking collection – and we love it! We can’t wait to see what Temperley Bridal does next…
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