Bridal fashion news and inspiration

All the latest wedding fashion trends for the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride and grooms.

Accurist and jeweller Sarah Alexander announce collaboration

Accurist has teamed with designer label Sarah Alexander from the bridal industry's renowned Ivory & co to offer beautiful watch and jewellery gift sets. A capsule collection includes sets perfect for the bridal party, with gorgeous designs for brides, bridesmaids, mothers-of-the-bride and groom and even beautiful honeymoon sets. As watches and jewellery make up the most popular bridal gifts, now for the first time brides can wear perfectly matching sets and gift their wedding party with unique pieces to wear long after the big day. Both brands are British-designed and use premium quality materials and techniques that rival luxury brands at an accessible price point.

Posted: 13 April 2023

Jeweller Lebrusan Studio launches co-ordinate engraving

Award-winning ethical fine jeweller Lebrusan Studio has launched a coordinate engraving service which allows rings to be inscribed with a location close to the customer's heart - the perfect pick for wedding bands! Having sold 22% more wedding bands in 2022 than the previous year (77% of which were cast in recycled metal) and with requests for engraving all the more popular, this is set to be a very popular choice for 2023!

Posted: 4 April 2023

Bridal designer Sanyukta Shrestha nominated for award

One of the UK's leading sustainable bridal fashion designers, Sanyukta Shrestha was shortlisted for the Visionary Leadership Award by The Good Small Business Awards 2023 in the UK. It's following the recent felicitation by Ahmedabad Design Week in India to honour Shrestha's electrifying contributions to sustainable fashion alongside some of the world's great innovators and visionaries. David Kusuma, the president of the World Design Organisation, says, "This Visionary Leadership Award nomination is another milestone to honour her decade-plus career that celebrates slow fashion and women empowerment." Sanyukta says, "I'm thrilled to be a finalist for the Visionary Leadership Award. I feel this award recognition is a stepping stone towards our vision of sustainable fashion being truly the future of fashion, embracing the balance between people and planet."

Posted: 30 March 2023

9 ways you are damaging your jewellery without realising

It's no secret that we treasure our jewellery. Whether it's a necklace from a friend which celebrates a milestone or an engagement ring that's been passed down the family line, our jewellery carries some of our most precious memories. However, accidents happen and it's a heartbreaking moment when your favourite piece of jewellery gets damaged or worse, broken. To help reduce the likelihood of this happening to you, jewellery experts at Queensmith have pulled together nine common ways you may ruin your jewellery without realising:

Posted: 27 March 2023

Receive a veil with a full-priced dress at Grace Loves Lace

For the remainder of the month of March, brides-to-be are able to receive one of the seven striking veils on offer with any full-price gown purchase at Australian bridal brand Grace Loves Lace. The seven styles are lovingly name Henri, Pearly Long Veil, Lumi, Fleur, Frederike, Truly Madly Deeply, and Shimmy. Shop gowns inspired by the romanticism of Italy with the Memoirs of Her collection, playful styles from the Bisou Bisou range, and in classic Grace Loves Lace fashion, the Coco Loco collection boasts soft stretch-lace which ticks every box.

Posted: 23 March 2023

Charlotte Tilbury partner with David's Bridal for a masterclass

Bridal powerhouse, David's Bridal have partnered with Charlotte Tilbury for an evening to host a Bridal Masterclass at the brand's flagship store at Westfield Stratford on Tuesday 28th March between 5:30 pm and 9 pm. Starting off with welcome drinks in the bridal boutique, the expert make-up team at Charlotte Tilbury will then spend 45 minutes with guests, talking them through all they need to know for an array of bridal beauty looks. A catwalk show featuring the new collections from exclusive designers will then follow. If you're one of the lucky 15 VIBs (very important brides) to book your styling appointment on the night (through the appointments page), you will then be able to try on gowns, shoes and accessories. All bridal gown purchases made on the night will be eligible for discounts - so make sure to get your appointment in!

Posted: 23 March 2023

Kit Heath unveil new Skript collection in time for Mother's Day

Quintessential in Kit Heath design, the latest Skript collection that has launched just in time for Mother's Day captures life's magical moments with its cursive alphabet of pendant charms and necklaces. Also perfect for bridesmaids, customers can choose a letter that holds a special meaning, or personalise a look by wearing the initials of a loved one - a meaningful monogram. The collection has been designed for every woman to create a truly unique piece of jewellery that tells her story.

Posted: 16 March 2023

SilkFred reveals the trendsetting bridesmaid dress shade for summer

With wedding season almost upon us, online fashion destination SilkFred has recently seen a 66% increase in searches for 'bridesmaid dresses' and a staggering 800% increase in the term sage-green bridesmaid dress. SilkFred's head stylist, Megan Watkins reveals why sage green is expected to be a top choice for wedding colour palettes in 2023 and offers expert tips on how to style this seasonal shade. Megan tells us, "Having been an underrated favourite of the fashion in-crowd for the past couple of years, it's safe to say that sage green is finally having its moment. This neutral hue is perfect for earthy and natural wedding colour palettes and serves as a nod to nature and eco-conscious weddings, another trend that is set to be big throughout 2023. Sage green adds a subtle pop of colour, it's minimalist and fits elegantly into classic wedding decor - it can also fit seamlessly into your everyday wardrobe."

Posted: 9 March 2023

David's Bridal unveils Alterations for All service

David's Bridal, the global bridal and occasionwear specialist, recently announced the expansion of its alterations services to include non-David's Bridal merchandise. The new Alterations for All idea is available across its four UK stores in London, Watford, Birmingham and Glasgow. The popular bridal retailer will make its alterations specialists available as a trusted resource to perform alterations for those in need of expert services, at a competitive price, in an expedited timeframe.

Posted: 2 March 2023

River Island launches first Wedding Occasion Collection

This season, high street favourites River Island is getting ready for the ultimate celebration - weddings! Launching today is River Island's first Wedding Occasion Collection that offers a selection of mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses alongside flowergirl dresses and menswear suiting to dress every member of the bridal party. This new collection offers a range of silhouettes in a dreamy colour palette. Soft satin, tulle finishes for flowergirls and embellished details create an elevated feel for bridesmaids whilst coordinating menswear accessories ensure a stylish finish.

Posted: 23 February 2023

The bridal accessory trends of 2023

Watch Exchange London has analysed Google trend data (within the past 3 months), to determine the bridal accessory trends of 2023. Bridal jewellery is all about the ring however, according to Google trend data the search term bridal watches has received a 4.700% uplift. 'There is an uplift in brides opting to wear a classic timepiece on their wedding day, whether that be a family heirloom that is their 'something borrowed', or a 'something new', that is a gift from their spouse. A bridal watch is often the 'showpiece', that is donned to reflect an overall style.

Posted: 17 February 2023

Write your own love story this Valentine's Day with Boux Avenue

Leading lingerie brand Boux Avenue's new Valentine's collection includes the styles Alette, Lexey, Rubie and Lottie. Items include long-line bras, satin cami sets, plunge bras, high-neck bras and matching thongs and briefs, perfect for a romantic night in! Whether you're celebrating Galantine's with your besties, a special night with your partner or are planning some self-care 'me' time, get ready this Valentine's with Boux Avenue, and create your perfect own love story.

Posted: 14 February 2023

Share the love this Valentine's Day with NEXT

Whether you're treating a special somebody or yourself this Valentine's Day, share the love with high street favourites NEXT who have unveiled the perfect gifts to make your day full of love! Get date night ready with a selection of clothing reflecting the latest trends and stylish lingerie to wear underneath. For a spot of self-care, indulge in the wide selection of beauty products available and if you're staying in, get your home romance-ready with the selection of chic homeware.

Posted: 9 February 2023

Fall in love with La Redoute's romantic Valentine's Day lingerie this February

As the most romantic day of the year is just around the corner, La Redoute is offering shoppers a selection of swoon-worthy lingerie and nightwear pieces this Valentine's Day that are stylish, sexy and comfortable! From lacy lingerie that will set hearts racing to cosy loungewear sets perfect for a Galentine's date, La Redoute has a range of underwear and pyjama sets that shoppers will fall head-over-heels for.

Posted: 2 February 2023

Augustine Jewels loves Valentine's Day

Are you looking to propose this Valentine's Day or searching for that perfect gift? Fall head over heels in love with the latest diamond gemstone pieces from London-based jewellers Augustine Jewels. They only work with exquisite, carefully created and ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones to create cherished pieces. Ruby, ruby, ruby, ruby! Augustine Jewels promise to add sparkle, shine and an everlasting smile to Valentines everywhere this February 14th. From the dazzling diamonds set around radiant rubies which will stand the test of time to pretty pastel pieces perfect for not only Valentine's Day but also Mother's Day too, there's something for everyone.

Posted: 26 January 2023

Winter wedding dress dos and don’ts

The the decision to have a wedding in the middle of the winter does have its drawbacks as we know the weather can be predicable, crisp, and very cold. Other than that, there is absolutely no reason at all why you shouldn't focus on the possibilities and begin with planning your winter wedding day. Here, wedding dress couture designer Cynthia Grafton-Holt advises to keep two things in mind. If you plan for a rainy day and it turns out to be dry and sunny with crisp blue skies that is a definite win win situation...

Posted: 25 January 2023

Cocorose London's Trainers captures the hearts of brides-to-be

'Casual is chic' when it comes to wedding day attire, according to feedback at independent British footwear brand, Cocorose London, where the Hoxton Red Heart Trainer, has truly captured the heart of the bridal market. Modern brides are increasingly choosing comfort over tradition for their footwear, inspired by celebrities such as Hailey Bieber, who wore trainers with her Vera Wang dress. An increasing number are refusing to let their special day be ruined by painful, blistered feet. Putting the high-heels aside and choosing comfort over chronic pain, is a trend showing no sign of disappearing for the 2023 wedding season.

Cocorose London's Hoxton Red Heart premium leather, low-top trainers are just the ticket for many brides, who not only wish to stay on their feet, but also want to add a fun and unique twist to their wedding day attire.

Posted: 19 January 2023

Big savings on bridesmaid dresses at Club L London

Calling all nearlyweds-to-be, phones and tables at the ready: Club L London is offering 10% off bridesmaid dresses when you buy four or more with the code NEWYEARBRIDE at checkout! This deal is perfect for couples who may have got engaged over the festive period and have started planning a wedding this year; what's more, the offer is essential for those looking for purse-friendly attire without compromising on style. Whether you want your bridal squad in chic backless satin styles, or colour coordinated in flawlessly curve contouring gowns, there's something for everyone: statement cape jumpsuits, ultra-feminine luxe midi dresses, multiway maxis - the styling options are endless!

Posted: 16 January 2023

Lark & Berry reveal bridal jewellery trend predictions for 2023

Emily Newman, head designer at fine jewellers Lark & Berry has unveiled her bridal jewellery trend predictions for 2023. They include vintage and unusual cuts. She tells us, "I believe that there will be an upturn in the trend for vintage cuts as well as unique shapes of stones. With many lab-grown companies showcasing their technology and creating rings that are made only with diamonds (although that's not feasible for most) we think that customers will be asking for bespoke cuts of stones within not only engagement rings, but all special and bespoke pieces of jewellery."

Posted: 12 January 2023

ROX Diamonds & Thrills reveals how much you should spend on an engagement ring

Are you newly engaged over Christmas and New Year and looking forward to going ring shopping together? Co-founder of ROX Diamonds & Thrills, Kyron Keogh, shares the average amount spent on an engagement ring and debunks the most common engagement ring myths. According to sales data from British luxury jeweller ROX Diamonds & Thrills, the average cost of an engagement ring is about £3,000. Kyron tells us, "On average, our customers spend an average of £3,000 on an engagement ring. When it comes to choosing a ring, there are so many different options, from the design and metal of the band to the cut, colour, clarity, and carat of the diamond."

Posted: 5 January 2023

Boux Avenue's sale is now on with up to 50% off!

Boux Avenue, the UK's leading lingerie brand is the gift that keeps on giving, with some very exciting news - the sale has launched with up to 50% off original price items across all departments including lingerie, accessories, loungewear and nightwear, starting from £5.00! If you ever saw a sign on where to spend your Christmas money this year, this is it! It is time to update your lingerie drawer, whether it's an everyday classic set like the best-selling Mollie (in selected colours), a sexy little something like Jessica, or shine bright like a diamond in Lorena.

Posted: 29 December 2022

House of Fraser unveils the best shapewear picks this party season

Shapewear has seen a huge increase in popularity in recent years, as celebrities and influencers across the globe express their love for figure-hugging undergarments online. In 2022, sales of shapewear at House of Fraser, increased by over 40%, as women flock to purchase everything from tummy control underwear to full body slips. Shapewear is for every type of body and every type of occasion, whether it's to feel sexy in your favourite pair of jeans or to show off your figure in a Christmas party dress. Leading fashion retailer House of Fraser has partnered with Maria Pastor, Personal Shopper and Stylist to answer the nation's burning questions on shapewear and share their product recommendations for every outfit this party season.

Posted: 22 December 2022

Orelia launches first Christmas Cracker Collection

Orelia, the jewellery brand bridging the gap between value and luxury by delivering modern design and great products at a compelling price, introduces a special limited-edition cracker collection for Christmas 2022. It's available in two sizes and four special designs - a must-have stocking filler for the holiday season! The brand chose to commission talented illustrator Anjelica Roselyn to create the bespoke designs, which embody their Christmas collection themes.

Posted: 15 December 2022

Bridal designer Sanyukta walks the red carpet at Fashion Awards 2022

Sustainable bridal designer Sanyukta Shrestha dazzled on the red carpet wearing her vegan black couture dress at the Royal Albert Hall for this year's Fashion Awards where celebrities from around the world attended on Monday. The British Fashion Awards, one of the most anticipated events of the global fashion calendar, celebrates fashion at the intersection of culture and is a global entertainment platform for brands, creatives, designers, artists and tastemakers who come together to celebrate the industry. This year, the event brought supermodels, fashion designers and celebrity muses together to recognise excellence in the fashion industry. The star-studded red carpet was walked by Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino's Pier Paolo Piccioli, Rita Ora, Naomi Campbell, Winnie Harlow, Poppy Delevingne, Erin O'Connor, Ashley Graham, Rosie HW, Tilda Swinton, Maya Jama, and many more A-list celebrities.

Posted: 8 December 2022

FatFace announces partnership with Shelter for fourth winter running

FatFace is proud to announce its partnership with Shelter for a fourth winter running. 10%* of sales from a specially curated range will be given to the charity which is dedicated to fighting the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people and society. If you like to give gifts that not only look good but do good then look no further. With something for all the family including your pets, this year's collection features Hamish the Highland Cow.. Choose from knits or pyjamas, tote bags or tree decorations, and help fight the housing emergency this season.

Posted: 1 December 2022