August 4, 2021 5:44 pm

Wedding Separates by Maire Forkin

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Wedding Separates 2022 Maire Forkin Designs

Wedding Separates by Maire Forkin 

As the number of people permitted to attend weddings will rise to 100 after 5th August, wedding parties have welcomed this decision. Many couples rearranged their weddings several times over the past year and a half. But it is now expected that weddings are going to make a huge comeback in the latter part of 2021 and the early part of 2022. Across the UK and Ireland couples are now actively booking their venues and are making appointments to have wedding dresses, Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom outfits designed for this special day. What is interesting however, is the fact that we are also seeing a shift in the industry in wedding styles… Although experts predict that although weddings are set to continue, it is most likely that they will never quite go back to normal.  Indeed, one of the areas hardest hit with Covid was the wedding industry. It is impacting everything about the way we once viewed the wedding celebrations.

In particular, we are seeing some changes to wedding styling. Trends are now leaning towards wedding separates, something which has certainly developed more during Covid.

Wedding Styling 2022

These new styles are chic and ultra-modern, captivating charm and confidence incorporating many handcrafted touches. With bridal separates you can have two pieces that combine to create a more traditional wedding day look.  Or mix and match for a completely un-traditional and un-expected wedding day style. Features we are seeing include structured, boned bodice or weighty, structures that hugs the upper body before flaring out into an elegant train. A great way to mix and match bridal looks are separate skirts and top. We see these in some cases replacing the traditional full length wedding dresses. Or other styles incorporate a sculptural bodice with small folds detailing for the minimalist brides or we are seeing embroidered corset and full-length skirts in wedding dresses. These unique wedding day looks are chic, sexy and modern.  We can also expect to see more Mother of the Bride separates becoming available.  In some cases they are replacing the traditional full-length black tie outfits and gowns.

What some retailers have learned is that brides want something that either has a unique feel about it. Or a look that is more casual than a conventional bridal gown.

And brides are not necessarily looking for “the one” wedding dress. Instead, they are shopping for all events surrounding the wedding day, such as the engagement party, the registry office, the rehearsal dinner, the big day, the afterparty – and even multiple white pieces for the honeymoon”.

What are Wedding Retailers saying?

Many wedding retailers have seen that there is an upsurge in the demand for the tops and trouser looks for bridal wear… Certainly a “on trend look” in 2021- 2022!  From a simple, chic style with little fuss to a selection of creative designs that makes a bold statement. And we see looks that provide often quite stunning alternative to wearing a wedding dress!

It is not for everyone however, as not everyone wishes to be quite so alternative. This is quite refreshing as it would be a shame to see the traditional wedding dress become a thing of the past. But whatever the wedding attire is chosen for the day, it is still most important to get the perfect look, feel and silhouette correct. Feeling comfortable, chic elegance and looking absolutely wonderful on the day is still most important for every bride.

Get in Touch

Visit Maire at her studio in 30 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. You can view our exclusive collection of Designer Dresses and coats.  For more information on our Contemporary Collection Or to Book A Consultation   

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