STYLE
22/06/2018 15:23 BST

How Frida Kahlo Is Inspiring Wedding Dresses - For Both Brides And Guests

We’re all in the midst of Frida fever.

Frida Kahlo has inspired the latest wedding collection from cult bridal designer Grace Loves Lace and it appears they’re not the only ones in the midst of Frida fever, as we’ve seen the artist’s influence weaving through high street offerings and wedding guest outfits too.

Grace Loves Lace’s ICON collection consists of 11 gowns inspired by the likes of Kahlo, 90s supermodels, Virginia Woolf and Beyoncé. The standout piece from the range is the Coco an ivory off-the-shoulder floor length gown with tiered skirt, which costs £2,540. 

Grace Loves Lace

The high street also has options for brides inspired by Kahlo. Embroidery is key to the late surrealist’s style. So if you’d like to give a nod to the artist while staying traditional, keep the embroidery subtle and simple like on H&M’s Wrap Dress with embroidery (£79.99, size 4-14).

HM

This Nine by Savannah Miller - Ivory ‘Honesty’ floral embroidered bridal dress from  Debenhams (£160, size 6-24) can be paired with floral accessories. Whereas French Connection’s Cari Sparkle dress (£250, size 6-16) will be great with a floral headband.   

Debenhams

However, if you are a guest and Frida Kahlo is your muse, off shoulder tunics and blouses can be paired with flowing skirts and will easily transfer into your everyday wear post-wedding, such as this Pretty Little Thing cheesecloth blouse (£16, size 4-18).

Pretty Little Thing
Pretty Little Thing cheesecloth blouse (£16, size 4-18).

If you prefer warmer colours, this River Island puff sleeve blouse is for you (£35, size 6-16 available). 

River Island

Or if you’re inspired more by Frida Kahlo’s flowers and the detail she had in her clothes, life and accessories, Anthropologie’s water coloured blouse is the perfect match (£88, size XS-XL).

Anthropologie

The Mexican painter stayed rooted in her culture and was seen regularly in midi and maxi skirts and dresses, which have the perfect amount of movement for dancing at weddings. 

H&M’s bell shaped floral skirt (£34.99, size 4-14 except 12 available) is a nod to the artist.

HM

While this tiered Topshop skirt is a nod to Mexican styles.

Topshop

From the floral embellishment to the feminine lace and tropical colours, this ASOS midi dress (£55, size 4-18): is a win win. 

ASOS

For a modern twist, this River Island halter neck will make you feel like you’re essentially in South America (£65, 8-16 available).

River Island

While this yellow choice from Fashion World is more traditional (Fashion World, £24.50, size 10-30). 

Fashion World