With the glamour of the New Romantics and flowing Seventies silhouettes aplenty, Charlie Brear transports us to a chic (and highly covetable) bohemian world with her 2016 collection.
Made in the UK from the most beautiful fabrics (think soft tulles, weightless chiffons and luxe satins), the collection offers fashion-forward brides a way to bring some rock'n'roll to big day proceedings. Uber-cool bride Bianca Jagger springs to mind with an oh-so Studio 54 lace jumpsuit with crepe silk lining whilst you can't help but daydream about sashaying down the aisle in the ridiculously elegant bias-cut deep v-neck dress with tie straps in slipper satin. Retro-revival? Yes, please!
For brides who want to create a completely original look, check out Charlie's Additions range. On the mix-and-match separates, the designer comments, 'Starting with a simple crepe, satin or chiffon dress - and layering everything from sequinned overdresses and tiered skirts - allows brides to build and customise a bespoke look that's in keeping with their personal style.' If that doesn't get your creative juices flowing, we don't know what will. Our favourites? The crushed fur jumper with open back and ribbon tie and the ethereal delicacy of a beaded Chantilly overdress.
If you're more a matchy-matchy kinda gal, Charlie's got just the ticket; 'Co-ords have featured in every collection I've designed to date and will continue to do so because they offer an ultra-modern look that's also flattering, feminine and pretty. This season's hero co-ord is the lace cropped top with three-quarter length sleeves and matching overskirt.' Oh, and the best thing about bridal separates? You can wear them again after your wedding (our eyes are on the washed satin racerback vest!).
For more details visit www.charliebrear.com