The 2022 Coveteur Wedding Handbook
Unique bridal style that’s editor-approved. In collaboration with De Beers Forevermark.
Few milestones inspire as much excitement and exhaustion as weddings. The good news on the style-front, however, is that the market is absolutely packed with designers and brands who can help bring your wedding-day vision to life (be it a traditional, rustic, or otherworldly romantic affair). But the challenge of pinpointing the most exciting bridal style purveyors remains—below is the Coveteur solution.
We polled our editors and friends for some of the best finds across the board, including dress designers with truly ingenious interpretations and timelessly sublime jewelry by De Beers Forevermark. We’ve compiled them into an abridged, yet mighty, wedding handbook that’ll equip any bride-to-be. Read on for the very best in bridal style.
Odylyne The Ceremony
The ethereal bride will find exactly what she needs to bring her fairytale wedding to life in the Odylyne The Ceremony line. The silhouettes command presence and do not skimp on overtly romantic details, including cascading ruffles, full volume skirts, and dramatically puffed sleeves.
For a bride with a unique point of view, Houghton is a name to know for pieces that can be worn for a courthouse ceremony, a rooftop rager, beachside “I dos,” and many scenarios in between. Best of all, the range of playful dresses and separates come available in an inclusive range of sizes from 00 to 30.
De Beers Forevermark
Jewelry plays such a major role on this day, not only as an accessory but as a symbol of you and your partner’s commitment. For our editors, De Beers Forevermark is the brand behind so many timeless and special designs that capture the importance of this moment—whether you’re just beginning your journey and looking for a sparkling, minimalist ring to say “yes” to, or completing your vows with an eternity band in platinum. Nearly every design offers variety in setting, metal, and carat size, including De Beers Forevermark’s exclusive collection with celebrity stylist, Micaela Erlanger.
New York brand Margaux is a favorite for its bespoke offerings. Bridals can create a customized look easily on the brand’s site that she, and the entire bridal party, will love for their timeless silhouettes and truly comfortable fits.
Yet another New York-based favorite, Loeffler Randall creates go-to footwear for the everyday. However, the label’s bridal offering—which there are a lot of on its site, as well as available through virtual or in-store appointments—is quite impressive. Among the designs are beautifully festive options in the brand’s signature organza bow detail, and heeled sandals in soft shades of gold and blush, as well as classic wedding white. It also doesn’t hurt that the brand’s styles are notoriously comfortable, a tip for practical brides to keep in mind.
The Hair Accessories
Delicate pearls and crystals adorn the headpieces in the Lelet NY collection. Each headband and hair clip feel as regal as a crown but the aesthetic is subtle and sweet—a perfect finishing wedding-look touch.
If you’re looking for a bridal chapeau, New York milliner Gigi Burris is a crowd favorite. Beyond the hats, however, the brand carries head bows, birdcage veils, and a range of unique head and hair accessories that personalized your bridal look.
While not every bride needs to carry a bag on her wedding day, those who choose to may want to explore the sculptural, jewelry-like pieces by Cult Gaia. They serve more than a practical purpose, especially ones that are adorned with pearls, rhinestone rope, or top straps made of golden leaves.
For some of the most unique finishing touches to your wedding ensemble, shop small. Our editors agree that Etsy is packed with independent designers and sellers to discover all sorts of accessories, including embellished belts, elegant gloves, and lacy white tights to style with a nuptials mini dress.
The Get-Ready Gear
For comfy clothes that get the festivities started, even when you’re still finishing up hair and makeup, we love the feathery-detailed looks by Sleeper. Plus, for brides who crave a bit more ethereal ease, the brand’s flowing linen and silk dresses are divine, too.
Fleur Du Mal
Fleur Du Mal is a fan favorite for all things lingerie (bridal or otherwise). And its selection of pajama sets, robes, and slip dresses deliver the same dose of elegance, glamour, sensuality, and—most importantly—ease, for a bride’s getting-ready ensemble.
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