Weddings do not come often, and for the most it only comes once in a woman’s life!
We all dream of that perfect wedding dress on your wedding day. The best wedding dress designers can make your wedding day dream come true. Here is a list of designers to look out for this year:
10. Galia Lahav
Lahav’s creations leaves everyone in awe. If you’re a sucker for the smaller details, Galia Lahav is the designer for you. She is known for being an absolute perfectionist, so you know the dresses will not be crafted without all the care.
Lahav only uses the best fabrics possible, and spends an average of 120 hours on the neckline alone. The use of her beadwork and embroidery skills make her gowns a masterpiece.
9. Georgina Chapman, Keren Craig
The two women behind the brand ‘Marchesa’ are Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig. Established in 2004, the pair specialise in high-end wedding dresses. Cameron Diaz, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Scarlet Johansson, Penelope Cruz and Blake Lively are noticeable clients to date.
The brand creates airy, ethereal bridal looks using heavy gowns with layered skirts. Their dresses are famous for structured underskirts, endless trains and embroidered lace columns.
8. Atelier Pronovias
The Pronovias brand has nothing more to prove in regard to a long history of creating the best wedding dresses around. For over 50 years, many brides from around the world choose Atelier Pronovias for their big day.
Women have a wide selection of gowns that are made of the most delicate of fabrics. The details are also what will intrigue the bride to be, from the a-line to the ruffles and embellishments.
7. Fernado Garica, Laura Kim
Oscar de la Renta will be a name to your ears if you’re keen on all things fashion. He was a world-renowed designer famous for his elegant collections. In 2016, Fernando Garica and Laura Kim became the co-creative directors of his brand.
Oscar de la Renta’s bridal line is famous for architectural gowns featuring voluminous skirts, hand embroidery and cascading layers. Always elegant, crafted impeccably and exquisitely.
6. Jenny Packham
British fashion designer Jenny Packham is known for her ready-to-wear clothes, but more importantly her wedding dresses. Packham has designed at least eight dresses for Kate Middleton, including the one she wore to the Olympia Gala Concert at the Albert Hall in 2012.
Packham’s wedding dresses are favourites with celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker and Keira Knightley. Her dresses often feature a plunging v-neck, crystal embellishment and sequin detailing.
5. Berta Balilti
Hailing from Israel, Berta Balilti is a superior and famous wedding dress designer. Her brand, Berta Bridal, specialises in evening wear and luxury bridal fashion. Balilti’s gowns look sensual and modern, no use for a conservative bride. Berta Bridal’s wedding dresses are perfect for presenting figure, and often feature cut-outs, sheer fabrics and plunging necklines.
Balilti’s signature for the back of the dress is the use of dramatic details, showcasing the bride’s femininity. Completely glamorous and immensely trendy, Balilti’s bridal gowns are perfect for the special day.
4. Carolina Herrera
‘Classic elegance’ is best used to describe Carolina Herrera’s wedding dresses. You hear ‘bridal gowns’, and everyone will think of the Venezuelan designer and her passion for luxurious fabrics. Herrera loves dramatic detail in her gowns, along with striking silhouettes. Herrera’s wedding dresses are simply majestic.
Located in New York City, Herrera’s dresses are all made of iconic atelier of the brand. Celebrities and high-style brides wear Herrera’s wedding gowns, as well as the red carpet.
3. Reem Acra
The Lebanese fashion designer started her first wedding dress collection in 1997. Acra’s bridal wear is amongst the most popular in the industry, selling worldwide. Angelina Jolie and royal families have been clients to Acra in the past, undoubtedly making her one of the best around.
Acra’s signature would be her beaded gowns with ethereal look. Any modern bride would love her combination of traditional and modern, exquisite style.
2. Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier needs no introduction. Celebrities like Britney Spears, Dakota Johnson, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry back up her popularity, whether it is bridal fashion or not. The Filipino fashion designer’s collections are everywhere once released.
Lhuillier’s wedding dresses are unquestionably unique, and are a work of art. Best described as dreamy and eccentric, always enough for brides to fall in love with. Providing the perfect combination of the old and new, Lhuillier is always at her best. Her wedding dresses ooze glamour and femininity with a sophisticated look.
1. Vera Wang
Vera Wang, once a figure skater, is now one of the most recognised wedding dress designers. For over 10 years, Wang was a senior fashion editor at Vogue, then a design director at Ralph Lauren for two years. After giving the ice and editing roles up, Wang has since focused all her attention on creating the most fashionable wedding dresses.
Wang’s signature is her way of thinking when designing her dresses. The idea is how she imagines the woman’s body will look when wearing the dress. It is no wonder that her creations are so sought-after, and that’s what gives Wang the number one spot to look out for this year.