French Wedding Style: All The Latest Trends
Zut alors! 2022 wedding season is about to take off, and we always like to have a sneaky peak at the trends across bridal wear, the groomsmen and everything else in between. We’re more than au fait with UK trends, but where better to take inspiration from than France, the chicest country in Europe?
According to the experts at Brides.com, french weddings combine present-day style with traditional customs. What does “traditional customs” mean? Well, it won’t include old traditions like drinking cryptic drinks brought by guests, but it will include beautiful presentations of France’s charming history. This means chic and classic decor, exquisite French food and wine.
When it comes to the bride’s dress, a typical French bride will wear a simple white dress. It may seem surprising to you, but the French bridal style is really uncomplicated, laid-back, but always elegant. You won’t see any flashy gowns in French weddings. Instead, they prefer to have their clothes made of the best fabrics.
French accessories and loungewear brand, Le Colonel, are experts in the wedding sector. With over 200,000 weddings taking place in France every year, they are the leading men’s wedding accessories company in the country, and create pieces for him, for her, and the whole family. The brand has pulled together some tips for us based on French wedding trends – take a look below.
French Wedding Style: The Latest Trends and Tips:
Tip 1: Neutral
If you like neutral, subtle and natural shades, Summer 2022 is made for you. Linen accessories will be the highlight of your outfit. These understated bow ties in soft hues go with absolutely everything. Indeed, Le Colonel’s bow tie and tie selection is much loved by men in France and beyond. François Hollande, the former president’s son got married in Le Colonel, whist TV presenters including Stephen Fry and Joel Dommett have both been spotted donning bow ties from the brand.
Why not pair with one of Samson’s gorgeous men’s suits? Plus, if you’re looking to coordinate everything with your invites too, Cotton Bird has some wonderful options in both neutral and floral designs
Or, why not opt for something bolder in the same fabric for an eye-catching look? A peach bow tie can be worn with any shade of blue, whilst green would look wonderful paired with either brick or burgundy hues.
Tip 2: Vintage
‘Vintage’ is the trend for her this season. Think Liberty silks matched with vintage flowers, tonal colour ways and unique fabrics. This chouli [silk scrunchie] is easy to wear casually with jeans and a tee, and even better with an off-white bridal gown for a touch of unapologetic femininity.
Tip 3: Out there
For the groom and best men who prefer something quirky, why not opt for a floral tie? No better time than at a wedding to put on this chick accessory. When doing so, keep the rest of your suit simple and neutral. You should try to make the colors and patterns of the floral tie are relevant to the season of your wedding.
Tip 4: Unexpected accessories
Want to match the bride’s accessories with the bridal party or flower girl? Or perhaps you’re after a discreet, personal touch? Bracelets from Perles By Bianca are both subtle & special, whilst this colourful phone charm can be personalized, offering the perfect aesthetic thread to the bridal party.
Have you ever worn versatile Lilis? These pieces are a bride or flower girl’s best friend, with the option to wear in five different ways: As a bracelet, a necktie, a hair tie, a belt, or tied loosely to the wearer’s handbag.
French weddings are chic and elegant. Not only in terms of clothing and accessories as we’ve elaborated above. Do you know how a French broom and bride say their vows? This is actually my favorite part of the French wedding style. Instead of the common “I do” we all know very well, the French newlyweds say “Je le veux”. This translates to “I want it”. Isn’t that amazing? Don’t you think these words are filled with much more passion, lust, and poetic love, compared to the boring conformity of “I do”? Let us know in the comments! 🙂
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