The Classic Bridal Shrug

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Kate Middleton quickly gained fashion-icon status following her royal wedding to Prince William on April 29, 2011. Kate took the world by storm when she complemented her stunning Alexander McQueen bridal gown with a white angora fur bolero. The shrug became the new go-to piece for fashion-forward brides around the globe looking for the perfect finishing touch to their wedding ensemble. Five years later, we believe the bridal shrug has now become a classic item.
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It was such a swift bridal trend that it took some wedding stylist’s by surprise. In a piece for Huffington Post entitled, Kate Middleton’s White Angora Bolero (almost) Ruined My Life, HuffingtonPost Top Wedding Stylist Clare Mukherjee lamented the “onslaught” of requests for shrugs that she received from brides, and how she was slow to embrace this latest wedding trend. She wrote, “ As a regular helper of brides-to-be (and a patriotic Brit who scrutinized every detail of the wedding) at first glance, the bolero seemed rather unnecessary and extraneous.” But on careful examination, she began to see the wisdom of a bridal piece that coordinates seamlessly with the wedding gown. She wrote, “(the shrug) brought a softness and true femininity to her look. It was also a practical move, England in April can be rather cold, and I'm sure the bolero allowed the duchess to relax and be comfortable, and what bride doesn't want that on their wedding night?!”

We couldn’t agree more that a shrug is the perfect marriage femininity and function. But what if you adore the shrug concept, but are looking for an animal-friendly alternative for your wedding? Or, perhaps, you like the elegant look of Kate Middleton, but want something more versatile than a fur shrug as a finishing touch to your wedding gown. Or, maybe, fur isn’t the right fit for your summer wedding fete. Or, quite possibly, you are looking for a shrug that coordinates your wedding party as well.

Fortunately, there are shrug options available for to suit every bride’s style, taste and needs. One in particular, the sharmbaa shrug, is right on trend for wedding season. With it, you can transform any wedding ensemble from day to night, from ceremony to photos to reception. The sharmbaa shrug can be draped around shoulders at the church for a modest look. Then, it can be tucked into a purse for pictures in the garden with a hint of sunlit shoulders. The variations are endless. Wear it as a sleeved garment for cocktails in an air-conditioned chilled atrium. Then, refashion the sharmbaa shrug into a scarf and hit the dance floor in style. What’s so great about the sharmbaa shrug is that invites each woman to collaborate in the creation of its look.

And with it’s elegant design, sophisticated fabrics and ethereal drape, you will be sure that your wedding has the same royal look and style as that of the Duchess of Cambridge herself! Find the sharmbaa collection of lovely shrugs at

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