Shopping for a wedding dress might feel like a blur of chiffon and lace, but with the help of an easy-to-apply-for RCS Personal Loan and advice from some of our favourite local designers, you can make your wedding dress dreams come true.

 

OFF THE SHOULDER

More than just a passing summer fad, it’s the perfect choice for a modern, romantic bride. “Off-the-shoulder designs are this year’s hottest new trend and should remain a winner for months to come,” says Cape Town designer Rose Molteno of Molteno Creations. “When selecting your perfect dress, I advise choosing the area of your body that you wish to highlight and select the trend that coincides." We think showing off your collarbone is just the right amount of sexy, flirty and fun.

 

 

SEPARATES

Olivia Palermo got it SO right when she wore an understated cashmere sweater and tulle skirt over matching shorts on her wedding day. Separates are a surefire way to stand out on your big day and the mom and daughter design team, Blackeyed Susan, are all for non-traditional dress styles. Mom Helena and daughter Melissa love dresses that are in their words, “figure-flattering, sleek, simplistic, feminine. Dresses that not only make sure all eyes are on you but will have you feeling comfortable for the entire celebration and have you dancing the night away.”

 

 

LONG SLEEVES

If you want to feel like a princess without the poofy skirt, then follow in the footsteps of Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton. Flowing dresses with long lace sleeves are elegant and striking and the ideal choice for a more modest bride… or one getting hitched in winter! Say goodbye to tugging on strapless gowns and enjoy being comfortable, graceful and gorgeous. We’re swooning over this long-sleeved beauty by Blackeyed Susan.

 

 

DRAMATIC BACK

Pay attention to the back of your dress and give your guests a treat when you walk down the aisle. Designer Cindy Bam creates glamorous and feminine gowns with delicate lace details and exquisite beading. “My inspiration comes from florals and nature, rendered as 3D appliqués or acting as the lace embroidery on a fitted gown. I understand today’s bride and that she wants to be modern, classic and feminine.” A backless dress can be combined with lace or illusion net to add modesty – the options are endless!

 

 

CHOOSE COLOUR

When unsure of whether to try a bold new look we more often than not look to the Internet for validation that someone cool did it too. Gwen Stefani, Kaley Cuoco and Reese Witherspoon are just a few celebs who rocked colour on their wedding day. Rose Molteno, who designed the pictured dress, confirms it too, “Brides are no longer confined to stark white, these days it's popular to pair ivory lace with muted tones of pink for a fresh, warm look that suits most skin tones well.” 

 

 

FIND YOUR DREAM DRESS WITH AN RCS PERSONAL LOAN

Every girl wants to be the belle of the ball on her wedding day and whether you’re going all out with a princess-style gown or keeping it simple in a silky sheath, an RCS Personal Loan will make choosing the perfect gown easy and stress free. Apply today for a fast cash loan with flexible repayment options.

 

* Image credits: Abigail K Photography, Forever September Photography and Hayley Takes Photos.