Thai Wedding Style
If you’re heading to the Land of Smiles for a wedding, there are plenty of designer malls and boutiques where you can pick up a unique Thai designer in advance of the celebrations.
As well as being an idyllic destination for blissful beach weddings, Thailand is also something of a shoppers’ paradise for guests who haven’t had time to pick up an outfit for the big day.
In fact, Thailand’s vast range of designers and expert tailors means that wedding guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to browsing for sharp wedding ensembles, so it’s a good idea to wait until you arrive before splashing out on an outfit.
Below are a few ideas on where to pick up clothes that will dazzle in the seaside sunset.
If you want an outfit tailored to your own measurements, Thailand is one of the best places in the world to do so. You can select a material and cut, and the tailored fit means you are guaranteed to look your absolute best. Unsurprisingly, some of the Kingdom’s best tailors can be found in Bangkok. Narin Couture is one of the city’s most celebrated shops, with the tailor Narin having trained at Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parissienne in France (also where Yves Saint Laurent learned his trade). If you are having a own suit made, it’s best to do it as soon as you land in Thailand, as it will take up to a week for the best tailors to complete a series of fittings to provide the perfect outfit.
If you fancy mooching around a swish mall for your wedding outfit, Thailand has plenty to choose from. Whether you’re searching for a classic two-piece by Chanel or a striking gown by Dior, Bangkok’s malls have it all. Siam Paragon is one of the best places to go for international designer shops, including Calvin Klein, Gucci and Chanel. Likewise, Emporium (just a few BTS stops away from the Paragon) is home to a glittering array of designer boutiques, from Louise Vuitton to Versace. Phuket and Koh Samui also boast a number of quality fashion outlets so you may well end up coming away with more potential wedding outfits than you bargained for.
An increasing number of Thai fashion designers are making names for themselves on the global stage, and Disaya is one of them. As the designer trained in London, the label showcases an irresistible mix of Thai flair and British tailoring, and Disaya’s creations have been worn by a long list of celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Osbourne and Amy Winehouse. If you’re heading to a wedding, a unique off the shoulder jumpsuit from Disaya’s latest collection is a great choice. Not only is it an elegant outfit, it’s also a great alternative for ladies who want a change from the norm.
A Royal Look
If you’re searching for a wedding outfit with a little regal flavour, Thai designer Kai is your best bet. The leading creative in Thailand’s fashion industry has designed clothing for the Thai royal family, and his signature glittering style has become synonymous with the label. Kai outlets can be found in Bangkok’s Central Chidlom, Siam Paragon and the Emporium, and offer a world of shimmering and intricate patterns, stunning embellishments and spectacular attention to detail that you wouldn’t bat an eye at seeing paraded down the catwalks at London or Paris fashion week.
Stresis is another Thai fashion label that is growing in popularity. Formed by three sisters – if you didn’t already notice, ‘Stresis’ spells ‘Sisters’ backwards – the design house has a glamourous array of collections under its belt. Ensembles of silk, chiffon and satin – all ideal for formal wedding celebrations – are recurring themes in the collections. Vivid colours and explosive prints are also common threads that run though many of the label’s pieces, all of which can be found in Siam Paragon, Emporium and Gayson Plaza.
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