The Edit / Textural Engagement Dressing

Photography by Tim Ashton

Engagement parties are the perfect opportunity to be bold and experiment with your bridal style. Set the tone for your wedding day and forego color in a white-on-white palette textural dress that is equal parts fashion forward and playful. Make a statement with unique and eclectic details that catch the eye and create an added tactile quality.

“Multiple textures will distract the eye, instead choose a dress with just one texture type for full impact.”

Dresses dotted in matte sequins or shimmering beads will make for a bold celebratory statement ideal for an evening soiree, or for a more subtle approach, introduce texture with fine details of frayed hems, ruffled accents or delicate embroidery and applique. Much like prints, multiple textures will create a busy and overwhelming look that will distract the eye, instead keep the look restrained by selecting a dress that focuses on just one texture type for full impact.

“Don’t overdo the look by opting for accessories that may be small, but are impactful in finishes rather than size.”

Go the extra mile and style with a pair of statement metallic or adorned white heels that you can wear on your wedding day and beyond. Sweep hair into soft tousled waves and add a textural touch with a delicate headpiece, jewelled hairpin or pair of baroque pearl earrings. Keep in mind to not overdo it by opting for styles that may be small, but are impactful in finishes rather than size to not clash with the dress. Confidence is key to finish off the look so let your hair down and have fun with it.

Photography / Tim Ashton 

Creative Direction & Fashion / Emma Westblade @ The Lane 

Hair & Makeup / Joel Phillips @ Viviens Creative

Model / Laura Kluenter @ Priscillas



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