Stefania Morland. Picture by SDR/Photo
Dramatic floral headpieces, whimsical dresses with plunging necklines and minimal looks are the hottest looks for brides and the bridal party this spring and summer season. The recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ17)  runways  were full of bridal inspiration. Here is a breakdown of some of the looks we love. 

Sophisticated Whimsy (Scalo) A perfect fit for a sophisticated bride, this structured chiffon dress, above left, with a playful hemline, says modern bride who does not have to conform to any anyone’s opinion but her own. Picture Simon Deiner SDR/Photo 

Off-the-shoulder (Orapeleng Modutle) Spring is approaching, get ready to bare those shoulders, right, for that sassy and elegant look. Picture Simon Deiner SDR/Photo 

Vintage Glamour with a Twist (Quieteria and George) Elegant dresses, above middle, in classic shapes, are flattering for almost all shapes and sizes. Take a bit of a chance with colour as a way to break away from tradition.  Picture Simon Deiner SDR/Photo 

Wearable Art: (Marianne Fassler) Elegant art deco wedding gowns, left, are perfect for a wedding dress with pizazz. Think lavish embellishments and flattering shapes… This is the ultimate in bespoke bridal.  Picture Simon Deiner SDR/Photo 

Avant Garde Crowns and Tiaras (Stefania Morland) This accessory is for the daring and the fashion-forward. Make it a floral or a vintage feathers crown, above right. Or an origami-inspired tiara in a geometric design.   Picture Simon Deiner SDR/Photo