Marchesa Spring 2016

Prevent nip slips Fashion tape! Stick it to the edges/straps of your gown to prevent gaping. Another trick is to add an embellished cord to hold the straps together.

Add lift Unless your gown has sewn in padding, opt for bras with plunging centres. And if that doesn’t sit low enough, go for silicone stick-ons, although these won’t give as much lifting power.

Legends by romona keveza

Legends by Romona Keveza Spring 2016

For the shy brides Love the trend but too shy to show too much skin? Get your designer to insert a sheer lace panel for a subtly sexy and romantic look.

Keep it classy As they always say, less is more – keep the focus on one revealing detail (the neckline), and keep the rest of your dress more conservative, and elegant.

Jewellery If you’re wearing jewellery, we say let your statement earrings do the talking and leave your decolletage bare. But if you’re intent on wearing a necklace, try a shape that echos the V of your neckline and ends around your collar bone. You can even have a bigger intricate statement necklace to avoid baring too much cleavage.

For more of the latest gowns this season, grab a copy of Female Brides Lookbook Issue 11!

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