Victoriana Jumpsuit, Phase Eight - Bridal Hair Accessories Styling Advice
I’M A BRIDE WEARING A JUMPSUIT FOR MY WEDDING, WHAT SORT OF HEADPIECE OR FASCINATOR SHOULD I CHOOSE ?
WHAT WILL SUIT THE VICTORIANA JUMPSUIT BY PHASE EIGHT?
Hello and welcome back to the second of my bridal style challenges. This time I’ve selected the Victoriana Jumpsuit by Phase Eight at a bargain price of £199.
I’ve noticed a shift in recent years with many brides opting for affordable high street bridal outfit options and accessorising them with pieces that can be worn again. It’s a regular event, talking with a bride who’s opted to invest in a pair of Jimmy Choo’s or Manolo Blahniks that they can wear repeatedly after the day.
I’ve selected three different ways to accessorise this jumpsuit. In my head this bride would be fashion conscious, stylish and happy to make things personal, rather than conform to a traditional bridal look. She could be any age, its more about the attitude.
This time I’m not going to make the suggestions based on different scenarios as I feel that the difference lies in personal choice rather than the type of wedding. A bride opting for a jumpsuit will already have a unique take on her day, and I’m making the sweeping assumption it’s more likely to be a more urban city vibe.
*** Please note that the headpieces shown in this post may not be a colour match, they are simply examples of styles that would work. Every headpiece is made is made to the clients requirements ***
VICTORIANA BRIDAL JUMPSUIT – PHASE EIGHT
Our best-selling Victoriana “Jumpsuit, redesigned for contemporary brides. Featuring statement frilled sleeves and a flattering waist tie, this smart wedding jumpsuit is finished with a detachable vintage-inspired belt, and an elegant V-back.” Phase Eight
I’ve got to confess that for me this belt just doesn’t work with this outfit, it’s missing the edge and style that the rest of the outfit has and would look far more at home on a conventional waisted bridal gown. I’ve nothing against the belt itself, however I’ve suggested alternatives that I think could change the look.
STYLING OPTION ONE
HEADPIECE – MOHINI – MODERN MUSE COLLECTION
The Mohini pearl headband is definitely for a fashionista bride, someone who is a statement maker and confident in her style. There are a range of colours it can be made in but I’ve based the styling around the gold sample. The velvet colour is selected to tone with the bride’s hair colour and hand stitched in place so that the piece wears seamlessly in the hair. I’ve found two belt options here, each would work well, both have the metallic thing going on but everyone’s tastes are different. These Kurt Geiger sandals are definitely and investment you wouldn’t regret, they won’t date quickly and are wearable time and time again. I think the chunkier heel works well with the solid wide leg trouser.
STYLING OPTION TWO
HEADPIECE – METROPOLIS – DIVA COLLECTION
The Metropolis is all about modern and stylish. There are three Metropolis headpieces to choose from, this one, a simple headband and a larger statement piece, any of which would work equally well. As with the Mohini, the velvet ribbon is altered to suit. This piece is entirely hand beaded so any alterations you wish can be made. In all honesty I couldn’t promise to make it 100% identical though I’d do my best. Metropolis has all the sparkle of “bridal” but design wise is a complete opposite. I think the belt options are far more suited to a modern fresh look, they are wearable again after the wedding, as are the shoes. I think they reflect the colours and tones of the headpiece well but I really chose them as they look comfortable (in so far as high heeled sandals can be).
STYLING OPTION THREE
HEADPIECE – ADELE – JOLI CHAPEAU COLLECTION
I think the Adele provides a chic option, with the veiling adding a nod to identifying the wearer as the bride. It’s not to angular so sits well against the ruffles over the shoulders. This could be made in any colour your wish. You could stick for all ivory but I’d be sorely tempted to use a colour block contrast. I’ve selected a contrasting belt and (with much hesitation as everything inside me is screaming don’t match too much) selected some matching shoes. I’ve selected the shoes as I think they’d be a great option for a tall bride with a shorter groom, I talk to a lot of brides with this concern. I’ve also chosen the sandals as I’d love to see clashing and contrasting highlights. What colours would you choose?
THE OTHER DETAILS
No necklace required with ruffle shoulders, high neck and a headpiece. Possibly a cuff as long as it sits comfortably alongside the belt. Earrings, keep simple and not too big, unless you decide against the whole headpiece thing and then I’d go for it.
These pieces will wear with any hair cut, short of long. If it is longer, I’d recommend an up do to draw the hair away from the face and create an elegant or fresher look. Long hair a high neckline and a headpiece could swamp your face.
Well that’s about it for my second styling post for the bride, which option would you go for?
If you have a dress in mind you’d love to see styled just let me know and I can do a post.
Until next time!