Recently I (Emma) had a company black tie ball that I had to attend, so I decided to buy a cute little pink lace gown online.   Unfortunately when my package arrived it wasn’t that gorgeous pink lace dress I had purchased, but a gorgeous WHITE lace dress.   Due to time constraints I had to keep the dress and although stunning it made me feel like I was about to walk down the aisle!

So I thought I’d do a really quick blog post with my top 5 tips on how you can style and wear a white dress without looking like a bride!


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Tip 1

Jewellery-  If you think of your traditional bridal jewellery, it’s usually the very dainty silver/gold sparkly pieces that a bride would wear (usually not all the time).  So think outside the box and if you’re wanting to wear something gold/silver then make it big!  For me I found an amazing pair of big sparkly earrings from Forever New!

Tip 2

Makeup- Again when you think of bridal make up its all about soft, natural tones.  So why not try something a bit dark and sultry?  If that’s not your thing and you’re all about the natural tones then why not try and add a bright lip colour into the mix.  A red colour always goes down a treat!


Tip 3

Shoes- For those of you that have a dress that is made only ankle length (or floor), then add a bright pair of heels to the mix!

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Tip 4

Hair- Styling your hair is always tricky.  For me I’d stay away from the up do’s that could potentially make you look more like a bride.   A half up, half down look or even a side style would look amazing depending on the style of your dress. 

Tip 5

Bag-  I used a bright coloured over the shoulder bag with a gold chain to counter-balance the white lace.  But because you’re wearing white, any bright coloured bag would go down a treat.

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