When it comes to choosing a wedding dress that right for you, your local bridal boutique owner should be your first port of call. They know all the latest styles from each of their designers, and can help you find the perfect match! We asked Maria Ryan of Sentiments Luxury Bridalwear in South Wales what her favourite glamorous wedding dresses were – here are her picks!
I’m often asked by brides which of the gowns at Sentiments are my favourites. As a girl who’s always had expensive tastes (usually way beyond her budget!), if I could have my big day all over again it’s probably no coincidence that some of the latest luxe gowns from Allure Couture and Wtoo from Watters would be at the top of my list!
Allure’s high-end Couture collection for 2015 is truly extraordinary. Allure has always put fit to the fore and their unique corsetry really does work miracles – you don’t need to be a supermodel to look the perfect shape and when brides step in to an Allure gown they’ll often remark that they didn’t realise they had such a good figure! However it’s the sumptuous fabrics, including some really unusual laces, and exquisite beading and detailing that make the Couture collection really stand out, with every gown having a very glamorous and luxurious look for brides who want to sparkle.
Allure’s C302 (£2,245) is an incredible textured lace gown with beading along the neckline and down the deeply-cut back, offering a stunning and very sophisticated take on the traditional lace fishtail. But for brides who want to turn the wow-factor all the way up to 11 there’s C200 (£2,765). This strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline and fit and flare silhouette is adorned from top to tail with delicate lace appliqué and encrusted with Swarovski crystals that shimmer and sparkle with every movement.
As you’d expect of a designer to Hollywood’s A-list, luxe is very much the focus of Vatana Watters. However her latest Wtoo collection makes the luxe look more attainable for brides with a budget of £1,000 – £2,000, whilst still using some of the very finest silk and tulle, and some stunning new colours to complement the exquisite designs.
Wtoo’s Bellavista (£1,450) is perfect for brides looking for a luxurious alternative to the traditional princess gown. It features a lace-detail bodice with illusion neckline and an A-line skirt in polka-dot tulle, finished with a ribbon sash around the waist. Allegra (£1,500) is also very popular with brides looking for something modern and very sophisticated, and features an amazing strapless drop-waist gown with sweetheart neckline and a pleated tulle bodice, with a tightly-ruffled, full ball gown skirt and chapel train.
You can find a wide range of styles from Allure and Wtoo at Sentiments Luxury Bridalwear, alongside other brands including Alfred Sung, Benjamin Roberts, Ellis Bridals, Mia Solano, Phil Collins Bridals and Watters Brides. For more details visit sentimentsbridal.co.uk, or take a look at more Wedding Dresses here!