The Best Wedding Dress Designers In The World

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Planning a wedding? These designers will ensure you’re the best dressed bride…

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The decision of what to wear on your big day might not be the most important decision you’ll ever make, but it is definitely one of the most fun. Let us ease the pressure of your planning and introduce you to some of the best wedding dress designers to consider when starting to look around. From classic couture to bohemian bridal, luxe silk to head-to-toe lace, see our edit of the best wedding dress designers out there.

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Jenny Packham

The look: The Coco Chanel of wedding dress design, many brides-to-be have picked out a Jenny Packham dress months (or even years) before they’re proposed to. Glamorous yet elegant, show-stopping yet understated, Packham is the master of flattering bridal design.

Perfect for: With brides including Halle Berry and Kim Sears choosing Jenny Packham for their big days, whether you’re opting for a country or town celebration, Jenny will have a dress that makes you look beautiful.

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Hermione de Paula

Hermione de Paula

The look: British Hermione worked at Dior, Galliano, McQueen and Giles before launching her eponymous bespoke bridal line. Think English country garden floral motifs, heavy on the romance.

Perfect for: An English country wedding in the summertime. Pops of colour fabric petals (from pastel pinks to fuchsia) woven in to add drama are a lovely touch in some of her bolder bespoke creations.

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Elie Saab

Elie Saab

The look: As well as opting for a couture creation (and hopping over to Paris for the atelier appointments and fittings), you can also now get your hands on Elie Saab’s mainline bridal collection in a range of boutiques. Expect lots of lace and breath-taking romance.

Perfect for: Classic country or town grandeur. The designer also has a range of accessories for brides that want to be top-to-toe Elie Saab for their big day.

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Alice Temperley

Alice Temperley

The look: Every bit as romantic and feminine as you’d expect from the beloved British designer, Temperley’s wedding dresses are executed from the finest tulles, silks and laces with signature embroidery in pretty flowers and motifs.

Perfect for: A country manor or bohemian outdoor wedding.

Find out more: and shop bridal at their flagship Mayfair store at 27 Bruton Street W1J 6QN.

Vera Wang Henrietta Dress

Vera Wang

The look: American bridal designer Vera Wang has been at the top of many prospective brides’ dream dress designer list for years. Known for creating stunning traditional gowns with a contemporary edge, Wang’s designs are often instantly recognisable.

Perfect for: Decadent town celebrations.

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Vivienne Westwood Bridal Delicate Bird of Paradise Dress

Vivienne Westwood

The look: Made to measure by London ateliers, Vivienne Westwood’s bridal designs reflect her classic British heritage with a signature edge. Think elegant silk with a thigh split or corseted bodice teamed with a thousand tulle layers on the skirt for a play on volume.

Perfect for: Those that want just a hint of rock ‘n’ roll on their wedding day.

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Phillipa Lepley

Phillipa Lepley

The look: Meticulously crafted by hand, these couture dresses are simple, timeless and elegant. Renowned for giving brides a slimmer waistline, it’s no wonder Phillipa is high on every bride’s wish list.

Perfect for: Country weddings on old English estates or lofty British castles.

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Charlie Brear wedding dress

Charlie Brear

The look: The North London bridal designer’s eponymous label was born out of a vintage dress business (the Vintage Wedding Dress Company) so her creations reflect her love of interesting, playful takes on traditional bridal looks. Her permanent collection of Additions, a range of styling pieces such as skirts, sashes and sleeves designed to help brides create a bespoke look are fantastic.

Perfect for: Bohemian brides looking for a really unique look.

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Sassi Holford

Sassi Holford

The look: Handmade in England, Sassi has the perfect dress for every bride. The long sleeves, high neck and large train are just three things which make this the most elegant wedding dress around.

Perfect for: There’s something for everyone in Sassi’s collections. Her new ready-to-wear collection is worth a glance for those that fancy slipping into something more comfortable to dance the night away.

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Caroline Castigliano wedding dress

Caroline Castigliano

The look: Effortless glamour shines out of Caroline Castigliano’s designs as she’s been at the forefront of luxury bridal and evening-wear for 28 years. Castigliano’s main bridal collection is available at selected stockists worldwide. The ‘Knightsbridge Collection’, as well as couture and bespoke bridal gowns, are offered exclusively at the Knightsbridge store – all gowns are handcrafted in the United Kingdom. The place to go to make an impact from the moment you walk into the room…

Perfect for: Ultra-feminine gowns, clean classic lines with contemporary touches.

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Carolina Herrera Wedding Dress

Carolina Herrera

The look: One of the best wedding dress designers out there, Carolina Herrera’s creations always reflect her vision of the bride today, and off the shoulder is so in right now, even for brides.

Perfect for: The Traditional Bride (with a twist)

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