Great news brides: Stephanie Allin has opened her long-awaited first London boutique, at 17 Chiltern Street. Stocking her beautiful made to measure gowns, the luxuriously feminine store has a wide range of stylish designs to suit every kind of bride. 50s full-skirted dresses with big sashes and satin trims sit alongside cotton and lace boho-belle styles and even slinky, satin, bejewelled dresses for a more glamorous look. Dresses are made in a range of silks and satins with vintage trimmings such as lace, beading and crystals. All styles are made to measure from £1,700, though the average price of dresses is £2,500. Stephanie Allin Couture also stocks a stunning range of sophisticated evening wear perfect for the mother of the bride. Dresses and all-in-one trouser jumpsuits (think 70s Charlie's Angels glamour!) come in a range of silks in muted golds, greens, blues, pinks and blacks with silk corsage details, matching chiffon scarves and fabulous belts throughout. Prices range from £600-900 and can be bought both off the peg and made to measure. For appointments call Stephanie Allin Couture 0207 486 7310

- 22/07/2009