Photo: Courtesy of Missoni
Inside our August/September 2015 issue you'll find our "How It Girls Do Bridal" series, where our favorite fashion girls share their been-there-rocked-that advice for looking (and feeling) beautiful on your wedding day. But we're giving you an exclusive sneak peek by spotlighting one of the very stylish ladies every week! Here, designer Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos is dishing her best big-day tips. Steal her bridal style secrets to nail your more important outfit yet.
Get what you really want.
"I saw a photo of a Christian Lacroix couture dress when I was in my teens and decided right then that that's how I wanted to look on my wedding day. In my mind, that's what angels looked like. So when the time came, I pulled out that picture and had the amazing Giambattista Valli work with our seamstresses at Missoni to create a Margherita-fied version of the dress."
This is your day, your dress.
"I was lucky enough to create my own dress, deciding on every single design detail. But, even if you don't have a custom dress, you can still create a signature wedding-day look with personalization — a belt, altering the sleeves, etc. But, when creating your bridal style, the most important thing to remember is to make it feel like you. Don't try to be anyone but yourself."
Bring your veil to your hair trial.
"I loved everything about my wedding look, but, in retrospect, I would have changed the position of where we attached the veil on my head. Make sure you test a few different placements and styles before the big day to make a clear vision and plan with your hairstylist. But, when in doubt, I love the look of a few flowers in a bride's hair to bring everything together."