As minimal slips charge up the fashion charts, bridal cover-ups are increasingly necessary to combat the pesky, and let’s face it, changeable Scottish weather. If your gown is a barely-there affair and you don’t want to scare your gran too much, never mind shiver your way up the aisle, Aberdeen designer Isabelle Randall is your girl.
Brought up in Monaco, Norway and the UK, Isabelle has a wide range of influences to draw from. “My label may not be seasonal nor about trends,” she says. “I am driven by a love for clothes and I believe my work is timeless. I design and produce pieces that give people value for money. In a time of disposable fashion, I continue to create clothing with substance.” Case in point: her capsule collection of add-ons, including filmy, beaded capelets and statement lace tops.
Flounce around like a fairy in the scallop-edged Ice White top in embroidered tulle (above, £915), whose hand-beaded slash neckline we’re seriously crushing on, or take a pared-back ivory dress up a notch with the dramatic ebony capelet (below left, £540), a black, corded lace design peppered with sequinned paisley pattern detailing and a dipped back.
And our favourite? The gilded capelet (below right, £470), constructed in exquisite, rich corded lace with a modest, high neckline (ideal when what lies beneath is touch more risqué), cut-away front and three-quarter length, bat-wing sleeves. Just add a flower crown and a braided up-do and voila! You’re an ethereal queen.