brides in cardigans

While diamonds might be a girl’s best party friend, the cardigan is without a doubt the more reliable cry-on-my-shoulder pal that’s always there for you, through the good times and the bad.

These days many brides are often forced to tie the knot in the depths of winter due to budget constraints, but why compromise on your dream strapless dress when the cardigan is there to save the day? Come winter, rain or sunshine, these softly knit pretties can be wrapped around or thrown over your shoulder virtually any time of year.

During spring and autumn, a thinly knit cardi is the ideal back-up for the photo shoot or to combat the chilly night air, whereas thicker cable knit and fur cardigans are simply perfect for wonderful winter. What’s more, the cutesy buttons down the front mean you don’t have wreck the hair and make-up in an effort to keep warm.

When choosing a cardigan, bear in mind that they are available in various seam-lengths – from longer-cut to cropped boleros. Try settling for one that’s cut on or just above the waistline of your dress so that it looks as if the two are “meant to be”; for example, if yours is an empire-style dress, a shortly cropped cardigan should do it justice.

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