7 Top British Luxury Wedding Dress Designers

Updated: Sep 14

Finding your perfect dress may not always be as easy at it seems. It can be the most exciting thought, trying on lots of beautiful gowns, but also frustrating if you cannot find ‘the one’. We have 7 designers below who not only have their own unique collections for you to choose from, but many also offer a completely bespoke service so you can design the luxury dress of your dreams to completely match your body type, style and personality.

Phillipa Lepley

Based in Chelsea, London, Phillipa has a truly unique style. As well as being very well known as a bridal designer in the UK for creating stunning gowns, she is also renowned for her corset, cleverly hidden within the dress. Her designs are luxury, contemporary and also classic but with a modern twist.

Phillipa is perfect if you are looking for a bespoke, luxury, timeless piece. There is also the opportunity for Brides to purchase a dress from Philippa with a smaller investment as they hold a sample sale twice a year (currently being held now!)

Phillipa is known for designing and creating dresses for celebrities and influencers, including the 90s star Geri Halliwell!

Images and Website: https://phillipalepley.com/

Sassi Holford

With a royal, romantic, enchanting style, Sassi’s work will really wow you. Based in London and Taunton and with stockists across the world, every dress is handmade in England.

Sassi also occasionally holds sample sales at their store in Chelsea on her collection and also offers a bespoke service.

Sassi has designed many dresses for royalty and celebrities, including Sharon Osbourne!

Images and Website: https://sassiholford.com/

Jenny Packham

Jenny’s dresses are modern, on trend and are a great twist on everyday pieces which you enjoy wearing, such as the use of a frill bardot neckline and, as well as floor length dresses, above the knee dresses such as Margeaux. There is also a hint of 1920’s in some of the styles, such as Siempre with the sleeve length and use of embellishment.

Jenny’s collections are available to view online or in store at their London store.

Celebrities, Hollywood A-listers and royalty regularly wear Jenny’s designs.

Jenny Packham: https://www.jennypackham.com/

Caroline Castigliano

Feminine and romantic, Caroline’s designs are perfect for a contemporary classic style. Caroline has a main collection available exclusively at their store in Knightsbridge and also works with Bride’s to design a bespoke gown.

Caroline’s designs are all handcrafted in the UK, and are all unique. On her website, they talk about creating a gown which is confident and sexy which we just love! Caroline works with different techniques to enhance the female figure.

Images and Website: https://www.carolinecastigliano.com/

Suzanne Neville

We love Suzanne’s style of adding modern features into your bridal gown, turning a classic into something you just haven’t seen before, like feathered style or puffball sleeves and even a halter neck. Why have a white dress when you can go for a blue dress like the example we have shown here; Suzanne even has a whole article on alternatives to white wedding dresses which she shows in her collection, or you can have a coloured gown made bespoke.

Suzanne also has a classics collection available, showing the flexibility in her style to design the dress perfect for you. All of her gowns are British made, and have been worn by various celebrities including Kate Winslet!

With showrooms in London and Cheshire, there are also stockists for Suzanne’s work across the globe.

Images and Website: https://www.suzanneneville.com/

Alice Archer

Alice is fairly new to the bridal gown scene, collaborating with Brown’s Fashion in 2014 but has caught the eye of publications across the world and celebrities who have worn her pieces, including Pippa Middleton!

Alice’s style is like no other, modern, slightly alternative but still with classic elements. Offering a bespoke service, as well as a collection, Alice works from her London studio to create your dream dress.

Images and Website: https://alicearcher.co.uk/

Stephanie Allin

Stephanie’s style can definitely be described as fashionable and on trend, just like this option of a bralet and overskirt or trousers. We just love how different this style is and how Bride’s can now feel comfortable in an outfit on their day, to really show their personality and who they are. The collection also offers classic styles with a contemporary feel.

All of Stephanie’s pieces are handmade in the UK, with the team based in South Wales and stockists in London and across the world. You can also opt for a bespoke service in London or Wales to work with Stephanie to create your dream dress.

Images and Website: https://www.stephanieallin.net/

We offer a dress designer finding service within our full planning package; we will also book the dress appointments for you and are also happy to attend to help choose your perfect dress! For more information on our full planning service, click here.

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