Wedding

Can you keep a secret?

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Can you keep a secret?

I regularly get asked by clients and colleagues ‘can you keep a secret?’  In fact, I spend a lot of time being asked to keep secrets.  Sometimes pretty big secrets, and sometimes relatively small, but all worth keeping nonetheless. It turns out being trustworthy comes up pretty high on the list of required job skills for a good designer or dressmaker and I treat my clients in the same way I do my friends: if you ask me to keep things secret, I do it. For women who regularly seek their friends’ and partner’s opinions on what to wear on even the smallest occasion,...

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Diana: silk crepe backed satin edwardian style wedding dress with lace trim

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Diana: silk crepe backed satin edwardian style wedding dress with lace trim

This Edwardian-inspired ivory wedding dress is a simple and elegant example of how you can wear a period style and still keep things simple and fresh. There is a light lace trim around the neck and sash as well as an embroidered and beaded panel at the front to add a touch of detail and contrast texture. The superweight crepe-backed satin is a lovely fabric to wear, with an excellent drape to it and is most commonly used in 1930s bias cut dresses because of this. Both sides of the fabric can be  shown as they set each other off nicely. The wrap around skirt is a great way to discreetly show...

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Ella: Gold spotted blush georgette strapless dress with matching sash

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Ella: Gold spotted blush georgette strapless dress with matching sash

‘Ella’ This dress is a simple and elegant style with a slim silhouette, that becomes much fuller with movement as the skirt has a generous amount of fabric in it.  The bodice fits neatly under the bust to around the level of the hip bone and a simple sash adds a focal point and some extra texture and moevment. This style would look particularly lovely in a two-tone shot chiffon as it would show off the  colours beautifully. It would be very easy to adapt this style to include straps, sleeves or even simply add a cape or long scarf to make it more suitable for those chillier days....

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Nina: Asymmetrical silk duchess satin wedding dress

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Nina: Asymmetrical silk duchess satin wedding dress

This dress is an asymmetrical dress draped and pleated around the body to show off a woman’s shape without revealing too much. It is made from a deliciously soft duchess satin silk which has a sheen like nothing else and has a lovely body to it so really works with bold sculptural shapes as well as more subtle simple lines. The heavy pleats in the skirt allow for plenty of movement while still maintaining a fairly slim silhouette. The strap over the shoulder is three strands of alternating pearls and crystals and could just as easily be something a bit more dramatic, sparkly or...

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silk taffeta 50s style wedding dress with red petticoat

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silk taffeta 50s style wedding dress with red petticoat

*Description coming soon* To commission your own bespoke dress get in touch

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Silk satin chiffon bespoke wedding dress with swarovski crystal buttons

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Silk satin chiffon bespoke wedding dress with swarovski crystal buttons

This dress was designed around feeling good, in the fabrics against the skin, in the movement of the skirts, the sweep of the train, in the support of the bodice, the understated glamour, the gentle cress of the veil and the feeling good within oneself. The chiffon over layer has a satin finish which gave a lovely depth and sheen to the dress while still maintaining a lightness of movement. The layer beneath is superweight silk crepe backed satin which has a lovely weight and drape to it which meant the skirt was quite substantial without being heavy. The crepe satin beneath the satin...

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