The Designer Wedding Dress

The contemporary bride has a multitude of breathtaking dress designs to choose from, from ‘off the peg’ gowns to spectacular couture creations. Collections by a number of key designers set seasonal trends when it comes to style, fabric and embellishment. Today we’re looking at five of our favourite designers for 2016, all differing in style but with one thing in common… talent!

1. Houghton

Inspired by Katherine Hepburn, Bianca Jagger and Patti Smith, this is the bridal collection of US-based designer Katharine Polk. It’s timeless and easy to wear with dresses that can easily be worn more than once.

Designer Wedding Dress Ideas | Mythe Barn © Houghton
© Houghton

2. Monique Lhuillier

After opening her flagship store in Los Angeles in 2007, Monique Lhuillier has gone from strength to strength. She is known for her red carpet gowns as well as her bridal collection. Elegant and sophisticated, every gown is the epitome of luxury and style.

Designer Wedding Dress Ideas | Mythe Barn © Monique Lhuillier
© Monique Lhuillier

Don’t miss… ‘Garland’ from the Spring 2017 collection:

Designer Wedding Dress Ideas | Mythe Barn © Monique Lhuillier
© Monique Lhuillier

3. Temperley London

We love every design that Alice Temperley puts her hand to, and her bridal collection is no exception. Described as ‘deeply romantic, ethereal and decadent’ and often ‘adorned with intricate embroidery’, she is undoubtedly one of our favourite British designers.

Designer Wedding Dress Ideas | Mythe Barn © Temperley London
© Temperley London

Don’t miss… ‘Georgiana’:

Designer Wedding Dress Ideas | Mythe Barn © Temperley London
© Temperley London

4. Stewart Parvin

Another British designer, Stewart Parvin’s gowns offer an exceptional level of style and craftsmanship. It’s easy to see why he was granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen in 2007. His bridal collection exudes elegance with classic lines.

Designer Wedding Dress Ideas | Mythe Barn © Stewart Parvin
© Stewart Parvin

Don’t miss… ‘New York State of Mind’:

Designer Wedding Dress Ideas | Mythe Barn © Stewart Parvin
© Stewart Parvin

5. Mira Zwillinger

If you love intricate appliqués and beautiful silhouettes, these dresses are for you. Flattering and fabulous, the gowns from these Tel-Aviv based designers, Mira Zwillinger, are now widely available in the UK.

Designer Wedding Dress Ideas | Mythe Barn © Mira Zwillinger
© Mira Zwillinger

Don’t miss…The Stardust Bridal Collection:

Designer Wedding Dress Ideas | Mythe Barn © Mira Zwillinger
© Mira Zwillinger