Five ideas for a bold and bright ‘something blue’

03 Aug 2018

Looking for an alternative way to incorporate ‘something blue’ into your big day? Take a look at these five ideas for inspiration  

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We’ve all heard the old adage: “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”. While it is custom for your ‘something blue’ to be subtle or even secretive – such as a garter, painted nails or the bouquet – brides nowadays are constantly pushing the boundaries of traditions and opting for bigger and bolder additions to their bridalwear. Colourful dresses, dramatic make-up and show-stopping accessories are now par for the course at any modern wedding. In keeping with today’s bridal trends, here are five ideas for a bright, statement ‘something blue’.  

Your shoes

If you’re wearing a tea-length or ankle-length dress, take the opportunity to go all out with some bold blue shoes that reflect your personality, such as these iridescent glitter heels from Irregular Choice.

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A petticoat

Ideal if you’re wearing a vintage tea-length wedding dress, a blue petticoat will imbue your outfit with a splash of personality. You could even get your bridesmaids to wear similar length gowns with different coloured petticoats to mix it up.

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A decorative bow

Bows are one of 2018’s key bridalwear trends, so a big blue bow is perfect for any fashion-forward bride-to-be. It’ll also add a romantic, fairytale-esque element to your outfit that ensures you look and feel like a princess.

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The dress

Coloured dresses are rising in popularity year on year, and there is a vast selection to choose from. Whether you want a subtle, pastel blue or a deep midnight tone, there is something for every bride.

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Your hair

If you’re feeling particularly bold, you could even dye all or part of your hair in a bright, pastel or deep blue for your big day. For those that want to keep their natural hair colour, a blue veil or other accessory would work wonders too.

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