Spotted at the 2012 Melbourne Bride Wedding Expo, was the expanding contemporary fashion brand Living Silk. Living Silk’s quality designs crafted from hand woven silk offer mothers of brides stylish designs with a realistic view to the variable body types among middle-aged women.
Living Silk’s latest line showed off dresses in a range of styles from flattering A-line cuts to longer and slimmer chic high-neck numbers. Modern women are aging more gracefully as they learn more about the health benefits linked with looking after themselves and keeping in shape, and contemporary brands like Living Silk are adjusting their ranges accordingly. Designers are making room in their collections for slim-line tailoring and figure hugging designs, without losing sight of classically flattering shapes like baby doll and A-line dresses.
Courageous colours like pink, red and blue fashioned into a range fun and playful designs, captivated an audience of women preparing for spring weddings, summer receptions, and those simply seeking a burst of colour to brighten up a dark winter’s day. Beware though, a mother should always check in with the bride to ensure her outfit doesn’t clash with the bridal party, particularly when dealing with colours as bold as these!
Skirt and long-sleeved top ensembles, smart and innovative in design, presented women with a versatile low-maintenance option, that covered all bases from a sunny midday ceremony to a cooler nighttime reception. A gorgeous silk silver trench worn open over a smart black dress showcased the prefect winter wedding ensemble – and one that wouldn’t compromise or hide the beautiful dress beneath.
A new boutique is set to open in High Street, Armadale by mid July. Find existing Living Silk boutiques in Balmain, Sydney or Paddington, Brisbane. In the meantime, Melbournians can jump onto the website and benefit from the ‘on appro’ service offered to customers Australia-wide. On appro delivers garments to customers at home, allowing women the flexibility to parade their dresses in front of husbands or fashion savvy girlfriends to get that second opinion we all want and need, with no strings attached. Customers pay the postage to fly the garments across and then pay in full to secure the purchase once they find something they’re happy with.
Love the Bride team X