It is always the perfect time to get married, no matter what time of year you choose, and there are always the right dresses out there for the bride and her bridesmaids. But I have to say that if you are tying the knot in 2016 you are in for a bonanza choice of new style gowns from Dessy to choose from! Take this selection of white and black lace bridesmaid dresses, for instance, all from the new Spring 16 collection.
First up is the pretty Dessy Collection 6746 (above) in the appropriately named Starlight with black Fleur lace embroidery overlay. This dress is made of a sheer fabric called mousseline, which, like its culinary counterpart, is light and delicate. The Starlight colour is almost luminescent rather than brilliant white which makes it beautifully easy on the eye. I love the 3/4 length sleeves (which is possibly the most flattering length) and the attractive deep V at the back. The modified circle skirt will give you plenty of swing and its hi-low hemline gives it a youthful, contemporary feel - an absolute winner all round.
These next two dresses both feature the most beautiful, intricate Regency lace with scalloped edging and again the lovely hi-low hemlines.
Regency lace is denoted by its 'Vandyke points', the deeply indented, pointed edging named after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, a 17th-century Flemish painter (and popular portraitist for British royalty and the upper crust), who was known for painting elaborate V-shaped lace collars and scalloped edges on both his male and female sitters. (The pointed vandyke beard was also named after him.) It certainly does ooze class and sophistication, there's no doubt about it!
Above on the left is After Six 6747 in Starlight and Black and on the right is After Six 6748, with the 6747 featuring an open back and optional spaghetti straps. Again, both skirts are modified circles with plenty of movement - perfect for hitting the dance floor later on.
And lastly, I couldn't resist the sweetest little Flower Girl Dress FL4050 with its jewel neckline and Regency lace detail at the waist - simply adorable!
Roll on 2016!