Real Bride | A Bardot Inspired Cold Shoulder Wedding Dress

  • Bride wearing a cold shoulder wedding dress

 A Magical Indian Wedding at The Orangery Holland Park


Wearing a bespoke cold shoulder wedding dress for her wedding day, Jeena fell in love with the simplicity and elegance of this minimalist design from the moment she laid eys on it.  The Bardot gown is a classic silhouette available to order from the private collection in the bridal studio.  The style of gown truly reflected Jeena’s quiet personality and slim frame and provided a total contrast to the traditional elaborate Lenga that is worn by brides in her culture.




Key features of the gown design included a sweetheart neckline that was modest and not too low.  The cold shoulder Bardot inspired neckline added a modern twist and a high fashion statement that can best be described as bold, yet still soft and elegant in line with her personal style and personality.

Jeena’s gown features an internal corset crafted to provide support for the bust whilst cinching her waist and holding the cold shoulder neckline in place througout the day.  The skirt silhouette is fitted throughout the body ending in a modest church length train

Off the shoulder gowns and cold shoulder bridal gowns are one and the same.  The statement neckline works well with a wide range of dress  styles from classic to boho and is highly effective for elongating the body (making the wearer look both slimmer and taller).  The low cut of the neckline and off the shoulder sleeve design adds a little more cover up without the restrictions of a full sleeve.  The back of the gown is low yet modest and is finished with tiny covered buttons flowing the length of the back to the hips.

groom holds brides hand at fusion wedding


The gown is handcrafted in ‘Truth’, a new eco friendly medium weight sustainable stretch crepe satin fabric with a low sheen satin surface.  The composition of 78% Tri-acetate and 22% Polyester a wonderful handle and drape quality. Tri-acetate is actually made out of chemically treated wood fibres so is a relatively sustainable fibre.


 The Cold Shoulder Wedding Dress Details

real bride wearing a custom made wedding dress

Find more wedding dress inspiration from our past brides here at Cynthia Grafton-Holt Couture. We are so proud to have had the priviledge of knowing and working alongside all of them and sharing their magical moment with you too.


Cynthia Grafton-Holt Couture is a highly respected British Couture wedding dress designer. Her bridal studio is located in North London Wembley,Parkclose to the designer village. The wedding gowns in the atelier are all handmade and crafted in London with Cynthia personally overseeing every aspect of the appointment  from concept to completion.


Steal the Style 

Photography: Jodiclickers   
Venue: The Orangery Holland Park 
Bridal gown:  Cynthia Grafton Holt   

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