New Wedding Dress Designers at London Bride Couture
As if we didn’t already love them enough with their rails of Ian Stuart, Paloma Blanca and Tobi Hannah, London Bride Couture now stocks two more of our fave wedding dress designers: Gemy Bridal Couture and Pepe Botella. Here we pick six of the best new bridal gowns from their 2011 collections to lust after – Christmas list, anyone…?
Boy Meets Girl
Just because we live in boyfriend jeans and tees the rest of the time, that doesn’t mean we can’t go girlie on our wedding day. Straight-up-and-downers can fake some serious curves in this fishtail wedding dress, complete with waist-cinching, bust-framing floaty cover-up. But if tomboy is your bag, you needn’t ditch your look completely – make like Heidi Klum with a so-on-trend cropped bob or slick quiff.
Pepe Botella 3267 wedding dress, available at London Bride Couture
Hot Under the Collar
Who knew a cover-up could be so style-defining? This dress is all about that lacy one-shoulder neckline. A mix of old-school fabric and so-now tailoring, it sets the tone for a vintage-meets-modern look. Bring on the period feel with an elaborate veil, or make it modern with a short, angular crop.
Gemy Couture Bridal 2510 wedding dress, available at London Bride Couture
The Art of Romance
If your love story started at the Saatchi – eye contact across an Emin… coffee at The Mess… – make modern art your motto at your gallery reception in this chicly statuesque wedding dress. That artful folded neckline elegantly flatters smaller busts, while the delicate jewelled detail trims the waist – up the luxe factor with crystal chandelier earrings, or keep your big-day look polished with studs and a chignon.
Pepe Botella 3269 wedding dress, available at London Bride Couture
When a Man Loves a Woman
Is it just us who feel sexy in an off-the-shoulder neckline? Almost like we’ve coyly pulled the straps down ourselves… Add a grown-up angle to your pretty wedding-day look in this shoulder-skimming bridal gown with cute flower detail. Tie your wedding hair up and add a floral headpiece for an elegant-meets-boho big-day vibe, or let your locks down and loose for the wedding ceremony, then go for a sultry, tousled reception style.
Gemy Couture Bridal 2104 wedding dress, available at London Bride Couture
The Royal We
We could definitely give Kate Middleton a run for her money in this fashion-forward princess dress. With that bust-lifting sash and super-slim-fit bodice it makes the most of our curves, while the airy tiered skirt is just fairytale enough to be our wedding dreams made real. Sapphire tiara, anyone?
Pepe Botella 258 wedding dress, available at London Bride Couture
The Big Reveal
Can you keep a secret? Keep this bold black wedding dress to yourself and you’ve got one dramatic entrance. Those über-feminine ruffles will slim broader hips, while the thigh-high split steals the spotlight from your tum – just add crystal-encrusted platform heels for a seriously A-list aisle-strut.
Gemy Couture Bridal 2530 wedding dress, available at London Bride Couture
No More Drama
Now that you’ve picked your show-stopping bridal gown, why not add the make-up to match, accessorise with some eye-catching bling, and make sure the finished look is snapped in style…?