While the title of this post might have some seriously festive connotations, ribbon has been a trend we’ve seen coming for a little while now. Sure, it fits this time of year perfectly (especially if your ribbon of choice happens to be a beautiful scarlet velvet!) so winter brides should definitely take note, but this little accessory trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast, and can easily be adapted for Spring/Summer weddings!
Not only that, but this trend seems to universally suit weddings! Whether a super chic bride looking for a simple (also low budget, might I add!) addition to her hair, or if you want to add a certain romanticism to your bridesmaid’s look, or maybe you’re a wedding guest looking to update your outfit a little… Irregardless of role within the wedding, or age, hair colour, length or type, ribbon is a gorgeous adornment and the ways it can be styled are endless!
So, let’s kick things off with this season’s fave (and, incidentally, our’s too!): the black ribbon. For a striking contrast to blonde locks, a more subtle tie for brunettes, and arguably the chicest addition to any hair look, especially for winter weddings we love a nonchalantly tied black ribbon… Looking for something a little softer? Then blush or nude ribbons are a super on-trend choice; especially given 2017’s obsession with Millennial Pink (long may it reign!).
While this delicate shade works across the board, we particularly love it woven loosely through soft bedhead waves… Very Chloé. Pair with an intricate lace gown, or faux fur textures for a gorgeous romantic, feminine bridal look. Of course, any colour goes with this trend! There really are no rules; from deep wintry jewelled velvets, to oversized, muted mismatch tones for summer (we’re in love with the below idea for bridesmaids – so sweet!). The only thing we’d advise avoiding if you don’t wanna look to cheerleader-esq, are bright shades, and the mixing of brights.
It’s also worth noting that while velvets seem to work in anything from a neatly tied skinny ribbon, to a low slung wide bow, non-velvet options seem to stay cool in a thinner style, tied in a more carefree manner… Of course, those all-white-everything lovers can totally work a crisp white ribbon into their bridal look. From crescent style bridal crowns, tied at the back with delicate ribbon, to the super chic Chanel ribbon; there’s something so poetic about a fresh white bow.
We LOVE this look for a sunny summer bride. Summer weddings also open up the option of using a thin scarf in place of ribbon, an elegant, laid-back addition to any loosely styled, low ponytail; perfect for carefree countryside bridal parties.
We love the look of sheer, or imperfectly crinkled scarves to give that truly airy, casual spring/summer vibe. For those of you who love the idea of ribbon but have other plans for your hair, or maybe you’re just not feeling like a hair ribbon will suit your style.. No fear! The ribbon trend reaches far and wide, my loves, so here are a few sweet alternatives we’re kinda obsessed with…
The necktie. Simple, flattering and just as flexible as the hair tie – from deep bands of black (perfect to give some edge to your evening reception look!), to delicate skinny blush neckties; this little accessory adds a certain sass however you style it. Or you could subtly channel the ribbon trend in your footwear.
At every end of the spectrum, from gorgeous tie-up flat mules, or ankle-adorning ribbon stilettos… Whatever style, a nod to the ribbon trend can be found and embraced! This trend’s a funny one, if you’re anything like me, you might’ve been a little wary of it at first… I believe my exact words we ‘too cutesie’, but once I started to explore the idea, as I hope I’ve shown you in this post, the multitudes of styling options can actually make this a seriously chic look, with a real it-girl coolness about it. I’d also highly recommend trying it out on yourself before writing it off – that proved a game changer for my mind!
Just add ribbon, my loves!
Peace + Love