10 sensational bridal gowns for a summer wedding
16 May 2017
Trying to find your dream dress for a summer wedding? Here are 10 which suitably match the season
1. Phillipa Lepley
Make a summer statement with this traditional yet modern Silk Zibeline wedding dress, with a voluminous skirt fitted at the high hip and accentuating the shape of the waist. Inverted pleats hidden in the side seams and the centre back add further volume, while a scoop neckline emphasises the collar bone. From the edge of the shoulders sits a waisted bodice with a hidden defining corset, contrasted with a low V-back neckline. The dress descends in to an 8ft long, full train to the rear, with a silk zibeline fine roulleau belt hand-tied at the waist.
2. Suzie Turner
Couturier Suzie Turner has been a gifted and highly skilled creator of timeless, luxurious clothing since 1990. The Vow Gown features a silk duchess satin corseted bodice and sweetheart neckline. The dress is hand-embroidered with specially commissioned wedding vows wrapped around the front, waist and back. The pièce de résistance is the skirt which comprises more than 150 metres of hand-ruched silk tulle.
For Grecian goddess vibes, the Raika dress from Pronovias is sure to turn heads. A mermaid-style dress with a two-piece effect, the dress features a stunning illusion bodice which fuses crystal tulle and gemstone embroidery appliqués on the bust and back. Creating an elegant and sensual silhouette, the sleek cut of the dress is demure yet dazzling. Prices start from £3,020.
For stunning high street style, the Klara Embellished Bridal Dress from Monsoon is a floaty and feminine design for the classic bride. Priced at £349, the dress features a full skirt with duchess satin lining and three layers of heavenly tulle. Finished with a touch of sparkle from the crystal, gem and bead embellishments, the dress presents a sweetheart strapless neckline with detachable and adjustable straps along with gorgeous ruching.
5. Savannah Miller
Sister of Sienna Miller, Savannah's hotly anticipated bridal collections are making waves in the industry, offering heavenly designs which are varied and versatile. Available in cream or ivory, the Chloe gown from the SS17 collection is chic and sophisticated with flirty spaghetti straps and a plunging back that does all the talking.
6. Minna Bridal
Perfect for the bohemian bride, the Cindy dress (£1,300) from Minna Bridal's latest collection is a dreamy design where simplicity is key. A sweetheart neckline extended with a sheer embroidered top and feminine skirt are key features of the gown, which looks just as showstopping from the back. Team with a floral crown and minimal boho accessories to perfect the look.
7. Charlie Brear
Bold, glamorous, fearless and seductive are all words that describe the 2018 Charlie Brear Mainline Collection. With a subtle nod to '70s Cher and referencing the film Pretty Woman, taking '80s attitude and grit mixed with sophistication, the mood is fun and relevant to this season’s easy-going Charlie Brear bride. Stand-out pieces of the collection include Avalon, an effortless strapless luxe crepe gown with soft flared bodice overlay and long waist tie; Elua, a tailored dress with graphic dandelion lace sheer sleeves and back panel; and the Keala, a wide-sleeved boxy cropped lace top with optional eyelet lace trim neckline.
8. Catherine Walker & Co
For a striking look, the Catherine Walker & Co’s Orchid wedding gown is cut in champagne silk zibeline draped over ivory French corded lace. The heart shaped bodice gently falls open to a full draped skirt around an orchid flower positioned elegantly on the waist. This is a classically romantic Catherine Walker & Co design, a look much admired by brides looking for the gentle poetry that typifies this couture fashion house.
9. Charlotte Balbier
Charlotte Balbier's floral dresses will always be the ideal choice for a summer wedding. Taken from the Untamed Love collection, the Bloom gown is both bright and beautiful, played out in a pretty palette of lilacs, rich crimson and ivory tones and featuring pocket detailing - a wonderful way to celebrate your individuality as a bride-to-be.
10. Chi Chi London Bridal
Chi Chi London's first ever bridal collection is set to delight brides-to-be looking for the perfect seasonal statement. The collection is full of delicate lace, intricate embroidery, sleek silhouettes, tulle and pep hems - ideal for a summer wedding.