Sophisticated Bride


Effortlessly glamorous – and with timeless sophistication in the cut and detailing – these wedding dresses are for brides who want to steal the show without looking as if they’ve tried too hard

1. Amanda Wakeley Bridal Trends sophis bride
Shimmering gold detailing, on-trend long sleeves and a flattering neckline from Amanda Wakeley

Golden glamour

This wedding dress from Amanda Wakeley incorporates shimmering overlaid gold detailing into bodice, long sleeves and flowing train, while the flattering curved neckline reveals the shoulders – perfect for effortless day-into-evening celebrations.


2. Caroline Castigliano ELOISE (2)
A stunning bejewelled neckline on this Eloise wedding gown from Caroline Castigliano

Bejewelled bride

With a discreet, jewel-trimmed high neck and belt detail, this softly draped sleeveless wedding gown with shape-enhancing bodice is a masterclass in understated chic from London bridal and occasion couturier Caroline Castigliano.


3. Emma Hunt IMG_9004EmmaHuntLondon Hetty copy
Channelling 1960s-style chic, this glamorous satin gown is from Emma Hunt

Cocktail queen

Slim fitting, with long, close-fit sleeves, the Hetty wedding gown from London designer Emma Hunt has more than a touch of 1960s chic, with textural details at the waist and a light-reflecting satin fabric that would carry you from formal ceremony through to cocktail party or grand ball.


4. Aya CoutureBR1812 Zahida
Beautiful texture and an elegant drape from Aya Couture

Contemporary cut

Designed by Malika Hemici, who worked in Paris before opening her own atelier, the Zahida wedding dress from the Belle Epoque collection is a simple and contemporary design with flattering boat neckline and low back with button detailing. The beautifully textured fabric adds a fashion-forward edge and glamour after dark.


5. Sadoni EDANA
Pure simplicity and a Scandinavian design aesthetic from Sadoni, available from Golden Sash Bridal

Pure lines

With a delicate pleat effect on the bodice, this pure white wedding dress from  Norwegian bridalwear company Sadoni, has a pared-back aesthetic that is perfect for brides who want to keep it simple. London stockists include Golden Sash Bridal in Fulham.


6. Suzannne Couture Lace Bustle Back Wedding Shift copy 2 (1)
A hi-lo hemline adds a train effect to this elegant lace wedding shift from Suzannah

Sophisticated shift

Super-sophisticated for a daytime or less formal celebration, Suzannah’s lace bustle-back shift has fine detailing in lace, three-quarter sleeves and a hi-lo hemline to give the illusion of a train while showing off an elegant pair of wedding heels.


7. Jenny Packham TTD119L copy
Sophisticated in pink, this Jenny Packham gown for weddings or occasions is bang on trend

Think Pink

For the bride who wants to do different, this elegant pink gown (one of this season’s coolest bridal colours), is the perfect way to shine, with its elegant deep v-neck, jewel detail and pleat effect along the line of the dress.


Sunray pleats and a gorgeous long lace bodice feature in this flattering bridal gown from Savin London

Simply lace

With a flattering sunray pleat skirt and beautiful long-line lace bodice with slash neck and v-back, the Meghan wedding gown from Savin London combines fashion-forward fabrics with timeless style credentials.


9. Joyce Young Bronte by Joyce Young, Couture Collection, POA
Grown-up glamour for brides, and with a flattering lace shoulder, this gown is from Joyce Young

Easy elegance

A very grown-up take on the classic low-cut wedding gown, Bronte has a flattering lace-panel to create focus around the shoulders and décolletage – the perfect backdrop for some elegant wedding jewels.


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