Calling all brides: here's the right way to dress like a royal.
One of the most chic eras in fashion history made its mark on runways the world over this season–from Spring 2016 ready-to-wear, to the latest bridal collections and even on this week's Haute Couture runways, where we spotted fresh takes on the regal-yet-relaxed Edwardian era in Paris. Part Princess of Wales and part Game of Thrones, this trend has enough opulence for the glamour-girl while using fabrics that will leave the romantics obsessed. Here's how to get the look we're loving in small doses or from head to toe.
Loads of gossamer lace, mock necklines, empire waistlines, gilded embroidery and blouson sleeves are telltale signs that you're doing this look justice. Embellishments like ruffles, soft tiers and floral motifs are par for the course when channeling today's version of old-school royalty.
Alexander McQueen Spring 2016; Marchesa Bridal Fall 2016; Elizabeth Fillmore Bridal Fall 2016; Zimmermann Spring 2016; Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2016.
IMAXTREE; MARCHESA; ELIZABETH FILLMORE; IMAXTREE; IMAXTREE
Lace flounces, encrusted minaudieres, brocade, ribbon collars and ruffled crowns take this look to the next level.
Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2016 handbags; Rochas Spring 2016 lace pump; Etro Spring 2016 ribbon choker; YUNOTME silk headband, $300, net-a-porter.com.
Rosy cheeks, dewy skin and dramatic headpieces add a period piece to an otherwise simple look, or up the ante on an already of-the-time ensemble.
Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2016; Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2016; Rodarte Spring 2016.
Glimmers of this look popped up in the season's engagement bling and in fine, aisle-worthy accessories. For the Edwardian-obsessed: look for pieces that have medieval vibes– like intricate metalwork, champagne diamonds or natural motifs like flowers and stars.
Stephen Russell pendant necklace, price upon request, stephenrussell.com; Gabriella Kiss cupid earrings, $520, augustla.com; Colette tiara, price upon request, colettejewelry.com; Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. ring, price upon request, tiffany.com; Kwiat ring, price upon request, kwiat.com.
STEPHEN RUSSELL, AUGUST LA, COLETTE JEWELRY, TIFFANY & CO., KWIAT