The London Bridal Show will kick off the trade show calendar, delivering 200 of the very best collections that you will be able to get your hands on first. We spoke to six labels for a sneak peek of what they will have on offer at the show.
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Celebrating a decade in the business this year, Alexia Designs has carved a niche for itself appealing to brides-to-be looking for gowns that are glamorous yet elegant and romantic. Spanning bridal, bridesmaids and prom, Alexia’s collections not only provide amazing quality and a fantastic fit but also offer such a diverse selection of dresses that there is a style to suit every girl without breaking the bank. At The London Bridal Show this spring Alexia will unveil a medley of dreamy and vintage designs in its new collection, constructed using delicate lace, light-as-a-feather tulle and gorgeous hand-beaded embroidery. There are so many stunning pieces to highlight, from style W420, a tulle ball gown with a keyhole cutout, to style W429 with its lacy fishtail and illusion lace back panel. Offering additional services including extra length on gowns, rush cuts and ten-mile exclusivity for bridal, A6 is definitely a stand worth visiting.
You can find contact details for Alexia Designs here.
With more than 30 years of experience in the bridal industry, Bonny Bridal is certainly no newcomer to the business, however with new UK distributors taking over the label last year it has been given a fresh lease of life for 2016. The brand offers an enviable range of gowns appealing to all kinds of customers no matter what their size or shape. In fact, Bonny’s sizing ranges from four to 34 and its plus sized designs have proved hugely popular, with Unforgettable, which offers sizes 18 to 34, is its most successful collection. Prices are also wide-ranging with dresses starting for as little as £500 and topping out at £3,300 for the most luxurious designs. Hoping to build on its stockist base of 30 in the UK and Ireland, Bonny Bridal will showcase its latest collections on stand E6/E8.
You can find contact details for Bonny Bridal here.
Sumptuous satins, sheer organzas and silky crepe satins are among the fabulous fabrics used across Dovita Bridal’s stunning designs. Building on its signature for luxurious textiles and exquisite beadwork, Dovita has focused on patterned materials in its latest collection, which will be unveiled on stand C15 at The London Bridal Show next month. The Turkish label prides itself on providing exceedingly good quality at low prices with prices hovering around the £1,000 mark. Designer Antonio Castagna takes inspiration from his international travels to create modern dresses that radiate with romantic elegance. Dovita Bridal offers astonishingly quick delivery with orders available in two to three weeks and made to measure options are also available
You can find contact details for Dovita Bridal here.
There will be even more products to choose from at the Lacey Bell stand this March, with the bridal accessories firm preparing to debut its wedding dress line at Olympia. Expect an abundance of laces and tulles in fresh white and ivory used across the uniquely designed and stylish gowns. Adding to its already well-established communion dress collection, Lacey Bell will expand its offering with a selection of brand new styles that will help make this special occasion even more memorable. Alongside these new items you will also find the pieces Lacey Bell is best known for with its lace edged and crystal decorated veils, delicate petticoats and chic boleros all sure to be smash hits. Custom-made products are available and bestsellers are kept in stock in its Manchester warehouse, great for last-minute brides wanting pieces quickly.
You can find contact details for Lacey Bell here.
Making its debut at The London Bridal Show, Pearlarose will provide gowns for the budget conscious bride looking for vintage dresses with a twist. Incorporating old English styles with a modern touch, Pearlarose is gearing up to unveil its romantically feminine collection this spring. Boasting an astonishing retail price range of £500 to £650, the collection will feature 1950s-inspired styles and slinky slip gowns using light silky satins and delicate vintage French laces. Being a freshly launched label with just one stockist means that you get the chance to take on one of the newest names on the block before anyone else has had the chance. Head over to stand B5 to see the collection for yourself.
You can find contact details for Pearlarose here.
True Bride has always been known for its short and sassy designs, and with more and more brides opting for shorter length styles, True Bride has celebrated the tea-length revolution with Brighton Belle, an exclusive, retro-inspired bridal collection. In this quirky new range each unique piece is full of character with a touch of retro glam. Furthermore, across its bridal and bridesmaid collections you can expect desirable and classic ‘Downton Abbey’ looks, ethereal and romantic boho vibes and glamorous Hollywood-themed styling as the label continues to appeal to a wide range of brides. The finer details of the latest designs are simply stunning; expect appliqués layered upon laces, decadent bead works, polka dots, collars, keyhole backs and sheer illusion necklines. Get yourself down to E12, you won’t be disappointed.
You can find contact details for True Bride here.