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Looking back at the London catwalk

Peplums, illusion panels and pops of pastels were among the highlights on The London Bridal Show catwalk.

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Collections from eleven brands took to the runway during the exhibition, which ran from 6 to 8 March, to unveil their latest designs to awaiting buyers. Didn’t manage to catch the shows yourself or want a recap of what went on then here you go…

Ladybird

From slim-fitting numbers to grand ball gowns, this Dutch label showcased a strong selection offering both exceptional quality and fit. Peephole backs and boat necks delivered a trend-led approach, meanwhile, for brides after a more modest style, long lace sleeves provided the ultimate ladylike look.

Diane Harbridge

Low backs were the order of the day at Diane Harbridge with daringly low scoops and beautiful beadwork highlighting bare backs. Feathers added an element of flamboyance with feather edged capes layered over glittering lacy fit and flares.

Lillian West

Fluid Chantilly laces, English net, chiffon, jersey, cotton and airy tulles formed the basis of this ethereal and relaxed collection from Lillian West. Many designs exuded a boho air with layered gypsy style dresses, ruffled skirting and casual crops. Perfect for the cool, laid back and romantic bride.

Victoria Kay

Introducing some unique new designs, Victoria Kay showcased some fantastic illusion panels, incredible beadwork, corded laces and flashes of blush. Tea-length gowns made an appearance alongside structured trumpet styles and flattering A-lines.

Casablanca Bridal

Glittering straps, beaded bodices, lace overlays and peep-hole backs were among the superb details across this American label’s latest collection. Embellishments were sparkling and the skirts were big, however the design team has thought carefully and created pieces to suit many tastes with detachable trains and flattering ruching.

Essense of Australia

Romantic fabrics, feminine silhouettes and timeless style were the key ingredients for Essense of Australia’s dresses that took to the catwalk at The London Bridal Show. Taking a modern slant on vintage and classic gowns, highlights included extreme fit and flare dresses, organza skirting and glittering necklines.

Alexia Designs

Peplums and elements of lace provided an exciting take on bridesmaid dresses with hot flashes of fuchsia and pastel pink. Over on the bridal side of things, ball gowns with tulle and chiffon skirting was paired with beaded bodices, while delicate bows kept waists cinched in.

Lilly

Inspired by blue skies, fluffy clouds, pastel coloured sunsets and soft elements, Lilly’s 2017 collection has an aura of airiness. Using tulle, lace and organdy, the designs mix contrasting fabrics with delicate floral lace straps and coloured belts in soft powdery shades to create a seriously dreamlike look.

Tres Chic

This stunning and affordable collection launched into the UK market at The London Bridal Show with a wide-ranging selection of stunning yet affordable designs. The attention to detail in this line is first-rate with pockets, bows, high necks, off the shoulder necklines and beaded trims all helping to create standout dresses.

Tanya Grig

Lace appliques and delicate layering combine in this collection to generate gowns that are the epitome of elegance. The backs of the gowns have been given a special focus using corsetry and lacework, meanwhile high low peplum type overskirts showcased the high quality craftsmanship at this label.

Veromia

From flirty fringing and intricate beadwork to multi-layered laces and hints of sparkle, Veromia sent out a beautiful variety of gowns in the final scene of the show. Multi-award winning collection Sonsie Bridal too unveiled a stunning off the shoulder gown with silver embellishments, perfect for curvy brides that want the ultimate fit.

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