Filomena silk dress

Planning a wedding, no matter if it’s your first ceremony, your second, or even a vow renewal, is hugely joyful and wonderful experience. For most brides, one of the most important elements of preparing for the big day is choosing the perfect wedding dress. You want a dress that not only speaks to your personal style, but one that feels comfortable and looks beautifully elegant. Some brides may even look for a chic dress that can play a part in their wardrobe for years to come.

At Jasper Conran London, our best-selling silk dresses are a beautiful choice for brides planning a smaller yet sophisticated wedding, with styles that suit both wedding attire and occasion wear. We understand personal style and preferences, crafting stylish dresses that can last for years to come. We can ensure you create the ideal bridal silhouette, with dress and bag combinations that will help you make a statement on your big day.

Filomena silk dress

Our style guide here may help you to find the perfect silk bridal dress, what elements you should look out for when choosing your dress, and how our carefully crafted handbags at Jasper Conran London can both elevate and complement your wedding day look.

Is Silk a Good Fabric for a Wedding Dress?

Filomena silk dress

Silk is a beautiful option for a bridal dress. It has an undeniable sheen that makes any dress stand out, providing classic features and a sophisticated silhouette. Silk is a more elegant fabric choice for a dress, ensuring all eyes are on you for your big day. Silk also has lightweight, breathable properties, providing you with comfort and ease and movement on the day. On most occasions, your wedding dress will be worn all day long, so choosing a material that allows you to feel comfortable throughout the day can alleviate stress and keep you looking your best.

As well as presenting a high-end look, a silk wedding dress presents a versatile design, making it perfect for large wedding and low-key affairs. Silk dresses pose an ease of draping and movement, allowing you to move and dance freely on your wedding day, all the while wearing an alluring dress that doesn’t compromise on practicality and style.

JAsper Conran Silk Dress

At Jasper Conran London, we have a wide collection of silk dresses perfect for any occasion, whether that’s off to the races, graduations, and even your big day. Whether you want a classic white or cream outfit, or you wish to be more non-traditional with a bright array of colours, our effortless, classic designs are bound to complement you and your wardrobe no matter the occasion. You can view our full collection of designer silk dresses here.

Which Silk Dress Style is Best for a Bride?

Filomena silk dress in cream

Which style of bridal dress you choose can depend on several factors, including your style, and the wedding setting. The most traditional option is a classic white gown with shoes and a bag to match. However, some brides choose to go down a more playful option and opt for a colourful wedding dress, or even a shorter, more functional dress for more relaxed weddings, such as second or third ceremonies.

Our Filomena silk full skirt shirt dress is the perfect choice for a second wedding dress, or even a vow renewal; made from a cream silk crepe de chine fabric, the Filomena is the ideal dress for a wedding of any season, with light properties and a classic sheen that enable you to not only feel comfortable on your wedding day, but look your best too. The detachable belt allows any bride to adjust the dress to her preferences. You can match this bridal dress with our Francine leather chain clutch to create a sophisticated ensemble for your second wedding or vow renewal.

Francine leather chain clutch
Celia silk dress

If you wish to take a non-traditional approach to your wedding day, we have a variety of vibrant colours and bright hues ideal for a summer wedding. Our Celia silk dresses are available in eye catching red, yellow and pink, allowing you to make a classic yet bold statement on your wedding day. These colours will also work well for mother of the bride dresses, and can also be worn throughout the years for other formal occasions, such as dinner parties and occasions like the Regatta or Wimbledon.

Although silk is our recommended choice for your second or third wedding dress, other fabrics and designs can work just as well to make your day special. Our statement Blythe full skirt shirt dress is a contemporary choice with a classic twist, and can provide a formal, relaxed silhouette for your wedding. When paired with a small clutch bag such as our Francine leather in black, you can provide yourself with an ensemble that will stand the test of time.

Blythe full skirt shirt dress
Daria Broderie A-line dress

Our Daria Broderie A-line dress is also an exemplary choice for a summer wedding, with its unique print and shorter sleeves for a cooler look. Both dresses would also make the perfect evening dress for any bride, once the main dress has been alternated for a more freely moving outfit for ease dancing and mingling.

The beauty of our white and cream silk dresses at Jasper Conran London is their ability to both catch the eye and be the most flexible designer choice in your wardrobe. Once the big day is over, consider wearing your dress again to special events and occasions; our designs will be staple of your wardrobe for years, with dresses that never go out of style.

What Elements Make the Perfect Second Wedding Dress?

There are certain elements and design choices to look out for when choosing a second wedding dress. You may wish to choose an exquisite, flowing gown that ensures you look effortlessly elegant on your big day, or you can choose a more serene yet designer choice that you don’t have to confine to just your wedding day.

If you would like a wedding dress that combines flexibility with a chic, sophisticated style for your second wedding dress, consider elements such as sleeve and dress length, neck line, colour and style. For more subtle weddings with an intimate feel, shorter wedding dresses with adjustable sleeves can help you move around more freely on your wedding day, and can be paired with a heel that won’t be hidden away. Our Filomena silk full skirt shirt dress in cream is our finest choice at Jasper Conran London, with a soft feel and luxurious properties that make it a great choice for wedding attire. It also comes complete with a button-up design, allowing you to adjust your dress to suit your preferences.

>Filomena silk full skirt shirt dress in cream
Eliza V neck silk dress in pink

Colour is an important aspect of any wedding dress; the most traditional option is white or cream, but some choose an unconventional colour to make their day more unique. Brighter hues that signal the start of spring and summer are favourable, such as our Eliza V neck silk dress in pink. This timeless dress could also be perfect as a mother of the bride dress or a maid of honour.

The style of dress you choose depends on your personal style and comfort; a wrap dress is an elegant, flattering design ideal for formal wedding occasions, whereas a shirt dress is a classic choice with a comfortable feel to help you move freely. No matter which style of dress you choose, our designer silk dresses at Jasper Conran London are bound to incite sophistication and composure on your big day.

Are Silk Dresses Good for Beach Weddings?

Getting married abroad is a popular option; whether you’re choosing to get married in a tropical climate or celebrate your big day in a bustling city, getting married in another country adds a unique touch to your nuptials. Beach weddings provide an illustrious backdrop for your wedding album, and a silk dress is the perfect choice for bridal attire.

Silk dress for wedding

Silk is not only a lightweight fabric that can help you stay cool in the warm weather, but it is also compact when packing, so you won’t have to worry when venturing abroad. Silk dresses such as our Filomena silk full skirt shirt dress are cool, chic designs that can serve you throughout the day and into the evening. It is the perfect beach wedding dress, complete with a removable obi belt for your comfort on your wedding day.

Jasper conran White silk dress

A beachside destination wedding can provide a memorable experience for both the bridal party and the guests, but it can be a warm affair, especially during the summer months. Silk is a breathable fabric with properties that can keep you cool and comfortable in the sun without compromising grace and sophistication. It can easily transform from day to evening wear, providing you with effortless style throughout the day, especially when matched with a designer handbag. Your silk dress could also provide the perfect summer silhouette for evening walks on the beach and evening drinks.

What Bag Can I Pair With my Silk Wedding Dress?

Once you’ve decided on your silk second wedding dress, finding a bag that not only complements your ensemble but serves a practical purpose could complete your bridal look. At Jasper Conran London, we have a vast collection of classic designer handbags that can provide effortless style on your wedding day, but can be used for various formal occasions throughout the years.

For a compact handbag that can hold all of your essentials during your wedding day, our Francine top handle grab bag in cream is designed with elegance and formality in mind, with a sleek finish and gold hardware that exudes sophistication wherever you go. It has plenty of internal space for your phone and make up, and would look perfect with any white wedding dress.

Francine top handle grab bag in cream
Darcey double flap cross body bag in black

If you would like a designer bag that contrasts yet complements your wedding dress, our Darcey double flap cross body bag in black is the perfect size. We recommend removing its detachable strap to be used as a clutch bag on your special day, but the strap can be reattached for a hands-free look that can accompany you to other occasions, such as Ascot or the Regatta. For another flexible choice for your wedding day handbag, our Bee mini grab cross body bag in cream could complete your outfit, with silver hardware and suede lining for a more elegant look.

Our Francine leather chain clutch bag is a popular choice amongst brides looking for their second wedding hand bag. It has a front compartment for extra storage and zip closure for security, with gold detailing on the chain to ensure this bag is your first choice for all special occasions. You can pair this bag with our Filomena silk dress for a bridal look you can wear again and again.

Francine leather chain clutch bag

No matter which silk dress you choose for your wedding day, our Celia chain strap evening bag is a must have for all formal, special occasions. Its glossy finish and golden hardware ensure this bag can match with any outfit, providing you with a look that can carry you from day to evening wear. If you’re getting married abroad, this bag can be your go-to for evening strolls on the beach and nighttime drinks.

Celia chain strap evening bag

All of our designer handbags at Jasper Conran London stand the test of time, and can be used throughout the seasons as a practical accessory that elevates any look. You can view our full collection of designer handbags on our website here.

Elegant Second Wedding Dresses with Jasper Conran London

Your wedding day, no matter whether it is your first, second or third, should be a special occasion made all the more memorable with a sophisticated, dress you can not only wear on your big day, but on all special and formal events to come. If you’re looking for a traditional cream or white silk dress to make statement, or you wish to go non-traditional and add a pop of colour to your wedding attire, our collection of designer silk dresses at Jasper Conran London exude refinement, and can add a chic, classic touch to your wardrobe throughout the year.

To discover more about our dresses, or to browse our full collection, you can visit us on our website here.

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