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Jacket Styles For The Transitional Seasons

Tuesday 27th March 2018
While we’re all accustomed to having a summer of weddings, it’s not unusual for couples to celebrate their wedding during off-peak months when there’s often more flexibility around dates and availabilities. If you haven’t thought beyond the idea of stealing your husband’s suit jacket when it gets cold, then you might want to consider a unique coverup to complete your bridal ensemble. We’ve put together a list of inspiring and unique coverup ideas to keep you warm when it gets a little chilly.
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Fall

There’s something romantic and mystifying about a fall wedding. Perhaps its the ambient notion of comfort or ‘hygge’ that is synonymous with the season – a steaming cup of coffee, a warm blanket and the simple act of pulling your jumper sleeves up past your hands. Weddings during the fall time capture a similar sense of raw beauty. Nothing is traditional or designed to be ‘perfect,’ and that’s exactly what makes it charming. For weddings in the fall, we recommend complementing your wedding dress with a neutral toned cardigan or shawl. Longline cardigans work particularly well with sheath silhouettes and naturally  mirror the shape of the dress, ultimately serving to elongate the wearer’s physique. The added benefit of movement also provides an incredibly gorgeous and unique feature for your images. For dresses that cinch in at the waist and flare out at the hips, opt for a loose-fitted, lightweight cream or white jumper that will correspond with the tone of your dress. If the jumper is able to be pinned or cinched with a belt then loosened ever so slightly, this will create a more billowed effect that will flatter the body for an effortless and relaxed look. Of course, if you consider the wool texture to be more casual than desired, you might want to try something that is more structured or tailored. A blazer is an item that most women consider a wardrobe staple and can be easily applied to a bridal look for a contemporary chic vibe that offers a little va-va-voom. Go for a cropped blazer with an element of surprise – lace fabric, bold hardware, or a cut out back detail – for an elegant statement that you’ll want to wear time and time again. We love this one featured above, by Rime Arodaky from the 2017 collection, that captures the sophisticated aesthetic of the modern, urban bride.

 

Image: One Fab Day, Image: Kimberley Gordon, Image: Blog In The City

 

Spring

A season of vibrance and colour, Spring provides a glorious backdrop for the sharing of vows and an even better atmosphere for a night of dancing and celebrations. Although the weather during an Australian spring is generally warm enough to leave the jacket at home, the tropical climate of our more coastal regions lends itself to a little wet-weather uncertainty. In any case, it’s a good idea to prepare a cover up or jacket option that compliments your dress and overall look – beats an emergency poncho any day! Obviously you don’t need something too heavy or thick – a sheer cape or shoulder wrap is lightweight and accessible whilst adding a touch of regal elegance to your ensemble. For a more dramatic look, we recommend a full-length sheer cape, like the Doris Cape by The Reformation, paired with a simple and minimal gown underneath. Play with proportions and styles that complement the shape of your dress without overpowering or detracting from the dress itself. A cropped cape style jacket or topper can be a great option to add to your dress for a little extra dimension and coverage, especially if you’re channeling a relaxed and contemporary vibe.

 

Image: Zara Flowing Layered Top, Image: Houghton NYC Fall 2016, Image: Image: Rime Arodaky

Tuesday 27th March 2018