Style Files

Nobody does fantastical fashion like bridal designers. We asked Andrea Anastasiou, owner of White bridal boutiques in Toronto and Montreal, to choose her top style trends of the season. Here are her notes from the front row.

Groomed for Success

Gone are the days of a basic black tuxedo. Now it’s all about the groom’s individual style. If there’s the time and inclination, opt for bespoke so he can express his sartorial best. Think shades of blue (like navy, indigo and deep marine) in double-breasted velvet or wool. Hooked on a tuxedo? Make a statement with a tone-on-tone print.

Grooms with a classic timepiece

Pair it with: A Classic Timepiece

A Swiss watch is more than a perfect wedding day accessory because he can wear it for a lifetime. IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Black Dial Watch, available at Mayors.

Practical Matters

When a high, spiky heel doesn’t appeal, consider boots or platform runners. A dramatic boot, like an over-the-knee style, can elevate a dress or separates with shorter hems. Switch it up by changing into platform runners for the dancing portion of the evening.

Dramatic boots

Material Girl

Attention destination brides: Choosing the right fabric for your gown is serious business. As a general rule, a little bit of synthetic in your fabric will minimize wrinkling during travel. 

Lace, silk and satin

Lace is always a good idea. It travels like a dream because you can’t tell when it’s wrinkled. Tulle gowns are also forgiving when it comes to taking them along for the long haul. Silk and satin are hard to keep smooth, often wrinkling the moment you pack them.