When it comes to choosing your wedding dress, visit any bridal boutique and be met by rails of gorgeous creations by various designers. To help you get to grips with the world of wedding gowns, we’ve taken a look at popular wedding dress designers and what you can expect to see from their 2018 collections to help you on the quest to find your dream dress.
The lowdown... Launched in the eighties, Jenny’s distinct signature has contributed to the revolution of the bridal industry. Jenny’s creations frequently grace red carpets around the world, as seen on Taylor Swift, Uma Thurman, Angelina Jolie and Kate Winslet.
The Jenny Packham bride… Longs for a show stopping creation.
This year expect… Ethereal gowns. For her 2018 collection, Jenny drew inspiration from the old-time romance of the circus. The collection features celestial silk tulles, romantically sculptured corsetry, cascading silk chiffon and a surprise of colour.
The lowdown… For four generations, Maggie Sottero has been honing its craft and pioneering technology, like the corset closure, to create designs that capture the imagination and inspire beauty among brides around the world.
The Maggie Sottero bride… Is classic and romantic. She seeks a gown which fuses timeless silhouettes with modern, alluring details, captivating her traditional yet modern desires.
This year expect… Slinky silhouettes, lashings of lace and magical embellishment.
The lowdown… Inspired by the fifties and sixties, Justin Alexander is well known for making the finest vintage wedding dresses. The highest quality materials, details, and exquisite styling make each Justin Alexander bridal wedding gown a true work of art.
The Justin Alexander bride… Has a penchant for vintage and tea-length gowns are often a feature in her wardrobe.
This year expect… Rich fabrics combined with elaborate, hand-crafted beading to make every bride feel confident, sophisticated and glamorous.
The lowdown… World-renowned, Suzanne Neville’s creations are loved by celebrities, including Christine Bleakley, Katherine Jenkins, Tess Daly and Holly Willoughby.
The Suzanne Neville bride… Has a flair for fashion. She seeks a beautifully constructed wedding dress with a touch of romance.
This year expect… Diversity! Suzanne Neville’s Belle Epoque 2018 collection includes an array of silhouettes and delicate detailing is at the forefront. Look just as good from the back as the front as this collection considers the bride from all angles.
The lowdown… The award winning Ian Stuart is known for his glamorous, luxurious creations, loved by brides looking for that ‘wow’ wedding dress.
The Ian Stuart bride… Has a flair for drama and isn’t afraid to stand out from the crowd!
This year expect… A frenzy of embellishment! From floral appliques to full feather skirts, Ian proves that his wedding dresses are never boring!
The lowdown… Vera Wang launched her bridal collection in 1990 to phenomenal success. Her gowns are loved for their fashion-forward aesthetic, as worn by celebrity brides including Victoria Beckham, Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Clinton and Heidi Klum.
The Vera Wang bride… Quite simply, demands luxury.
This year expect… The unexpected! Vera Wang’s 2018 collection offers new take on romanticism. Edgy and miles away from anything else out there at the minute, the wedding dress has been reinvented. Avant-garde architectural details are at the forefront of the collection, contrasted against feminine elements of lace, soft tulle and delicate embroidery.