6 Designers Of Bridal Fashions Perfect For Your Big Day
Selecting a wedding dress can be a stressful experience. Brides are often inundated with hundreds of choices, and there's a lot of pressure to choose something memorable and unique, but thankfully there are some great options out there. In no particular order, here are some designers producing gowns and accessories that are sure to impress and make any bride feel like royalty.
The #1 entry is Caroline Castigliano, a British designer of luxury bridal and evening wear. Dresses from the label can be made to measure, and all are handcrafted in the United Kingdom. Castigliano runs a flagship brick-and-mortar location in London for couture pieces and has several stockists throughout the U.K., Asia, and the U.S. for ready-to-wear items.
In addition to clothing, the company sells a line of handbags, such as the Francine, a carryall made from embossed leather with several interior pockets. For brides looking for a one-stop shop, Castigliano sells accessories to complete the look, such as veils, tiaras, and belts.
Coming in at #2, we have Heidi Elnora, a bridalwear label based in Birmingham, Alabama. The eponymous owner and designer of the company was a contestant on Project Runway and previously worked as an assistant designer to Carters, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.
The company's Build-A-Bride platform allows the betrothed to customize a dress online. Shoppers can choose various silhouettes and add-ons to design an individualized gown. Dresses for flower girls are also available. Heidi Elnora has been featured in the New York Times, Glamour, and on TLC.
Next up, at #3, we present Erica Elizabeth Designs, a maker of wedding headpieces, veils, and accessories. The brand is located in Los Angeles, California. All pieces are handmade to order and have been worn by celebrities like Emma Stone.
The brand also sells Eglantine, a perfume blended with tea rose, gardenia, and blood orange. Erica Elizabeth Designs has a variety of veil styles, such as the Cathedral, which is 120 inches long and made of tulle. Another option is the Duchesse, edged in French Chantilly lace.
The #4 entry is Alexandra Grecco, which produces bridalwear in the Garment District of New York City. The brand sells at a number of retailers around the world, at shops such as Lovely Bride, Magnolia White, and Ceremony Boston.
In addition to dresses, the company sells many accessories like veils, capelets, and belts. It runs trunk shows in various locations, allowing shoppers to view and try additional styles outside of what local boutiques have curated in-store.
Next up, at #5, we have Casablanca Bridal, which designs and produces a line of gowns, veils, and sashes. While it sells ready-to-wear dresses at boutiques worldwide, it can customize items to the buyer's particular preferences since it owns and operates its factory.
A Casablanca-trained customer service representative handles each bride's gown order. Dress styles include the Joanna, which is a princess a-line cut lined with satin. The Reese is a long sleeve lace option, with a fit-and-flare silhouette. A layer of glitter tulle adds additional detail.
Last but not least, at #6, we have Tres Chic Bridal Wear. The company is based in the Netherlands but sells to boutiques across Europe, in cities such as Paris and Helsinki. Tres Chic has several dress collections, including Miss Emily, designed for larger or plus-size brides.
Tres Chic uses lace, tulle, satin, and organza in most of its gowns. Silhouettes range from a-line to mermaid and can include full skirts. The company prides itself on selling dresses at many different price points so that every bride can find something ideal, no matter their budget.