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Bridal fashion news and inspiration

All the latest wedding fashion trends for the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride and grooms.

Phase Eight host Sample Sale on the 22nd and 23rd of February

Occasionwear favourites Phase Eight are set to host a Sample Sale on the 22nd and 23rd of February at Sandown Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9AJ. Prices will start from just £10 and shoppers can expect ready-to-wear and event styles with up to 80% off! On Thursday the 22nd of February, the sale will take place from 10 am until 7 pm with the last entry at 6:30 pm. On Friday the 23rd of February, it will be hosted from 10 am until 3 pm with the last entry from 2:30 pm. It's free to enter and plenty of free parking will be available. Please note, it's a cashless sale and customers should bring their own bags.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 15 February 2024

Fashion experts at Boohoo reveal trends for Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to plan your outfit and make your date night extra special, whether you're with your hot date or your best friends. Fashion experts at Boohoo have analysed Google data to reveal the hottest fashion trends to follow this Valentine's and Galentine's Day and how to style them for this love-filled occasion. To fully embrace Valentine's Day, incorporate heart prints and patterns into your look to make a statement. Wear an oversized heart-print dress that complements your style. This look is a popular choice among fashionistas this season, with UK Google searches for 'heart dress' soaring by 79% in the last 12 months.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 8 February 2024

Get your favourite text messages engraved on jewellery for Valentine’s Day

In a unique celebration of love and the digital age, couples are now turning to the latest trend of engraving their favourite messages on to exquisite personalised jewellery. Some couples are even engraving their first ever Tinder, Bumble and Hinge messages to one another, says the gifting experts at Hurley Burley. Jessie Sampson, creative director & gifting expert for luxury jewellery and accessories company Hurley Burley says, "We love the idea that couples are getting their favourite text messages to one another engraved in jewellery. It's like the modern-day version of keeping love letters in a box. These personalised pieces not only capture the essence of a fleeting moment but also transform it into a timeless keepsake, eternally preserving the sentiments that define their connection."

Posted by Claire Ridley on 1 February 2024

JJ's House introduces Try-On at Home wedding dress service

In a twist on the traditional bridal shopping experience, JJ's House is proud to announce the launch of its innovative 'Try-On at Home' service. Customers can now choose from a wide array of stunning gowns including colourful bridesmaids' dresses, mother-of-the-bride dresses, special occasion wear, junior bridesmaid dresses, flowergirl gowns, maternity bridesmaids' dresses, and exquisite bridal gowns in a variety of sizes. This offering allows brides and their parties to sample up to three dresses in the comfort of their own homes before making a purchase. They can take pictures of themselves surrounded by their closest friends or bridesmaids as they try each one on.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 25 January 2024

Spring clean your wedding attire with the new Propress MINI steamer

Spring clean your wedding attire with this new vintage pink Propress MINI steamer, £130, that's also available in Arctic Grey and Idol Blue. This handheld device is portable and lightweight, perfect for prepping bridal dresses, bridesmaids' gowns and suits on the morning of the wedding. It can also be on hand for touch-ups throughout the day! This handy steamer is a honeymoon suitcase essential for your favourite fashion pieces, including silk garments. It's a versatile choice for couples jetting off for a destination wedding – no ironing board necessary! Why not add this to your wedding gift list? It comes with a travel bag, steam mitt, a three-metre cord and a 130ml detachable water tank. There's also a larger Big Belly 230ml capacity tank available.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 18 January 2024

Austen & Blake’s pink tourmaline range celebrates Mean Girls release

Ready to wear pink ahead of the Mean Girls Musical release this January? Jeweller Austen & Blake's tourmaline range celebrates all things pink ahead of the highly anticipated #meangirlsmusical, which currently has a huge 287.2M views on TikTok. The luxury jewellery experts are also offering a free engraving on selected Austen & Blake rings ordered in-store or via the website for the first month of the film's release - why not mark the occasion with something that pays tribute to the film, or perhaps the initials of who you'll be seeing it with? We love the pink tourmaline halo engagement ring, from £1,088, perfect for proposals!

Posted by Claire Ridley on 11 January 2024

Diamonds Factory offers the biggest discount for January

Leading UK jewellery brand, Diamonds Factory, is offering its biggest discount ever for January with up to 25% off. Dena Huseyin, global e-commerce manager at Diamonds Factory, comments: 'We're pleased to announce our biggest January sale discount since Diamonds Factory was founded in 2008. The January offer, which will be running between the 1st and 31st of January, will allow our customers to enjoy 20% off all our made-to-order products and an extra 25% off quick-delivery products. The discount will be applied across all our products, including our range of exquisite engagement rings and wedding bands and our gemstone collection."

Posted by Claire Ridley on 4 January 2024

Jewellers Beaverbrooks proposes the biggest engagement ring trends of 2024

Whether you're envisioning your dream proposal, or simply staying in the loop with the latest styles, Lorna Haddon, head of diamonds and jewellery at Beaverbrooks, predicts the engagement ring trends that will dominate our Instagram feeds in 2024. She tells us, "Whether you want your engagement ring to be loud and proud, or reserved, there's a diamond shape to suit every personality – and this variety will continue through 2024." Lorna adds, "Pear-shaped engagement rings can be an elegant take on a contemporary look – perfect for those who want a bold, statement ring. The eye-catching stone has a sleek, elongated shape which can be showcased beautifully when placed on an embellished band. Or if timeless elegance is your preference, coupling the pear-shaped stone with a classic plain band is the perfect choice."

Posted by Claire Ridley on 28 December 2023

The Night Store unveils exquisite Christmas Collection

Luxury Nightwear Brand, The Night Store recently unveiled an exquisite Christmas Collection of pyjamas and beautiful nightwear. The Christmas pyjamas are so cosy, that even Mr Claus is jealous! From matching sets that will get the entire family feeling festive to bespoke prints which make the perfect gifts for those hard-to-buy-for friends, there's something for everyone. Renowned for its daring and exquisite designs, The Night Store proudly announces the launch of its latest Christmas collection, ushering in the holiday season with unmatched style and sophistication. The Night Store has become a global sensation, capturing the hearts of fashion enthusiasts with its bold and beautiful nightwear. Renowned for creating viral pyjama sets that sell out worldwide, the brand's Christmas collection promises to be a spectacular addition to its repertoire.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 21 December 2023

Get luxury for less this Christmas with S&R Jewellers

With Christmas almost here, pre-owned luxury watch and jewellery seller, S&R Jewellers, is determined to give customers the best possible prices on their purchase with its new Price Match Guarantee. Not only will customers save significant sums compared to buying new, but they are now guaranteed that the price will not be beaten, and pledge to refund the difference if the same item is found to be on sale at another reputable and qualifying outlet for less. Managing director, Jim Tannahill said: "At S&R Jewellers, we are committed to providing our clients with the very best value for money when it comes to pre-owned luxury watches and jewellery."

Posted by Claire Ridley on 14 December 2023

Jewellers Austen & Blake reveal tips for Christmas proposals

Christmas proposals are a great way to inject even more magic into popping the question but sharing the spotlight with a major holiday comes with some ground rules. According to the engagement experts at Austen & Blake, there are some definite do's and don'ts when it comes to Christmas proposals. They share how to plan a proposal that is guaranteed to end in a very 'marry' Christmas. Do plan in advance, do embrace the holiday spirit and do prepare notes.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 7 December 2023

Scream Pretty unveils Limited Edition Jewellery Advent Calendars 2023

Popular jewellery brand Scream Pretty is delighted to unveil three limited edition luxury jewellery Advent Calendars in time for Christmas 2023. Unlock the magic of the festive season and enhance your ear jewellery collection with Scream Pretty's Advent Calendars. Explore celestial elegance, bold individuality, or classic sophistication – the choice is yours! The retail price for each is £195 with a jewellery value of £400. Each Jewellery Advent Calendar features 12 dazzling treasures hidden behind gold-numbered doors. Each stunning piece has been thoughtfully crafted from sustainably sourced recycled sterling silver or gold-plated recycled sterling silver - the choice is endless!

Posted by Claire Ridley on 30 November 2023

Introducing the Candy Cane Sparkler engagement ring

With the iconic movie Elf celebrating its 20th anniversary, Jewellers Angelic Diamonds has designed an Elf-inspired engagement ring called The Candy Cake Sparkler - nothing says I love you more! This bespoke engagement ring is no better choice for your holiday proposal. You could even "make gingerbread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands" for your proposal! The Candy Cane Sparkler engagement ring, £15,000, features an 18-carat yellow gold band, designed to replicate the shape of Buddy's beloved shoes. The ring features two pear-cut gemstones; a green emerald that reflects the colour of Buddy's elf uniform and a pear-cut diamond to represent a white Christmas.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 23 November 2023

Stacey Solomon collaborates with jeweller Abbott Lyon to launch Doodle Heart

TV personality and social media sensation, Stacey Solomon has teamed up once again with leading British jewellery and accessories brand, Abbott Lyon to launch the new Doodle Heart additions to the already-established Stacey Solomon Stories Collection. The beautiful Doodle Heart pieces sit within Stacey Solomon's Gift Gide, which is filled with meaningful charms and styles, intended to be forever treasured. Stacey has worked hand in hand with Abbott Lyon throughout the entire process contributing to brainstorming sessions and providing hand drawings. New Doodle Heart pieces include the Stacey Stories Doodle Heart Birthstone Necklace (£55) in silver or gold, Stacey Stories Doodle Heart Birthstone Bracelet (£49), and the Stacey Stories Doodle Heart Ring (£49).

Posted by Claire Ridley on 16 November 2023

Live Unlimited London launches exclusive LIMITED Collection for party season

Plus size fashion experts Live Unlimited London recently unveiled their new exclusive LIMITED Collection just in time for the party season. This elevated offering will be a sparkly addition to the successful ready-to-wear collection. Designed with hand-embellished beading, the range encompasses a stylish selection of dresses, on-trend kimonos and chic tunic vests. Live Unlimited are proud to have created a premium winter collection to make customers feel the best version of themselves. The LIMITED collection will be available in sizes 12 to 28, retailing from £79 to £245. The collection will be available online and in selected John Lewis stores.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 9 November 2023

The Intimissimi x Jennifer Lopez This Is Me Now collection has launched

Intimissimi's fine craftsmanship meets the boundless creativity of Jennifer Lopez for the creation of an exclusive new lingerie capsule collection. This partnership began with Lopez starring in Intimissimi's SS23 collection as the global brand ambassador and is now reaching an exciting new phase with the release of the "This Is Me Now" capsule collection, designed with Jennifer Lopez. The collection marks an important second chapter in the creative partnership of the Italian brand and the American icon, who joined forces to blend Intimissimi's dedication to exceptional quality with Jennifer Lopez's distinctive style. The name of the collection draws direct inspiration from Jennifer Lopez's upcoming album, "This Is Me...Now" which delves into her deeply transformative journey of personal development.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 2 November 2023

Gok Wan joins forces with Pour Moi for Own Your Confidence Campaign

The Style Guru, television presenter and star of How To Look Good Naked, Gok Wan, is joining forces with Pour Moi on the continuation of their Own Your Confidence campaign. The collaboration aims to inspire women to embrace their confidence through the transformative power of comfortable, luxurious, and beautiful underwear. From seeking the perfect lingerie set to showcasing your lingerie as outerwear, Pour Moi and Gok have the solution to help women feel their most confident selves. As part of the collaboration, Gok will guide women in discovering their perfect fit, ultimate comfort, and unwavering confidence through a series of engaging videos. The series will explore themes including confidence-boosting tips, bra hacks, Christmas party looks and much more.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 26 October 2023

Raishma Partners with Breast Cancer Now for Fashion Fundraiser

British women's wear and bridal brand Raishma has announced a year-long collaboration with Breast Cancer Now launched with a photoshoot with pop singer Michelle Heaton. Raishma has partnered with the charity to donate 10 per cent of sales from a specially curated collection, which includes day and evening wear. The fundraiser, which will run for 12 months, aims to raise £10,000 for Breast Cancer Now. It was launched with a shoot featuring pop singer and television celebrity, Michelle Heaton. Joining Michelle for the photoshoot by international photographer Sanjay Jogia were five women from around the UK, aged between 34 and 71, all affected by breast cancer.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 26 October 2023

Merci Maman unveil the Pink Collection for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Merci Maman, the personalised jewellery brand, is proud to announce its collaboration with Breast Cancer Now, in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As part of this initiative, Merci Maman has created two stunning pendants, each designed to inspire hope, raise awareness, and contribute to the ongoing fight against breast cancer. The two pendants symbolise strength, resilience, and unity. They are crafted using the finest materials, including 18-carat gold-plated and sterling silver with gemstones, reflecting the brand's commitment to both style and substance. Each pendant carries a distinct design, representing the diverse journeys and experiences of breast cancer survivors and their supporters.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 19 October 2023

Bridal designer Sabina Motasem wins Marie Claire Award

Bridal designer Sabina Motasem wins the 2023 Marie Claire Sustainability Award for the second year in a row. Sabina Motasem, who founded the label in 2006 says, "To say we are completely blown away is an understatement. We're on a mission to prove beautiful design AND regenerative sustainability can seamlessly go together." Sabina has continued to make workwear tops for Smartworks from silky off-cuts and now transforming more waste fabrics into baby clothes for a refugee charity called AFRIL to further reduce the brands carbon footprint and have zero waste. And that's not all – all plastic zips have been removed, care labels are made with GOTS-certified (organic) materials and dress covers are now beautifully home-made with no zips. All old samples get regularly donated to ethical bridal outlet, Brides Do Good too.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 12 October 2023

Georgia May Jagger fronts new campaign for Cutler and Gross

Launching at the end of this month, British luxury eyewear brand Cutler and Gross and British Rock 'n' Roll jewellers, The Great Frog, joined forces to launch their second exclusive eyewear collection. British-American Model, Georgia May Jagger – daughter of Mick Jagger and supermodel, Jerry Hall - fronts the Cutler Campaign, encapsulating the duality of rock and regality that underpins the collection. Shot by British photographer, Gavin Bond at Shotover House in Oxfordshire, the campaign leads the viewer behind closed doors, unlocking the veiled world of Rock Royalty, where heirloom artefacts sit alongside biker leathers and silver chains. The exclusive collection comprises eight sunglasses and five opticals. Each frame is sculpted by hand in Italy and spliced with The Great Frog's Sterling Silver iconography: Dagger, Love and Death, Soaring Eagle, Bones Link, and Lucky Diamond.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 5 October 2023

John Lewis announces 20 new fashion brands

John Lewis plans to turbocharge its fashion offer to be the leading high street name for mid-premium clothing, perfect for wedding guest outfits and honeymoon attire. John Lewis is aiming to become the high street and online destination for customers buying contemporary fashion by bringing in additional cutting-edge designers to its branded offer. The move is part of their strategy to increase the frequency of fashion spend and build its growing market share with a younger demographic - particularly among 30 and 40-year-olds. It builds on the strong fashion sales during the last financial year and demonstrates our ambition to dominate the mid-premium market.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 28 September 2023

Pandora launches Games of Thrones Collection

Pandora is launching a jewellery collection inspired by HBO's Game of Thrones in collaboration with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products. The Game of Thrones x Pandora collaboration brings to life the series' famed world through 12 designs. Each piece is connected to a story or character and explores themes from across the series, such as the Game of Thrones X Pandora Dragon Egg charm that represents the beginning of the dragon story that runs through the entire narrative of the show. Pandora's craftspeople have used techniques such as laser soldering to create striking contrasts on 14k gold-plated pieces, and oxidisation to add depth and darkness to sterling silver designs, reflecting the tales, textures and landscapes of Game of Thrones.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 21 September 2023

Jessica Flinn Fine Jewellery collaborates with Zebedee Model Management

Jessica Flinn Fine Jewellery collaborates with Zebedee Model Management on this new photoshoot that fills the void in diverse representation. Adorned with exquisite gemstone rings designed and crafted by Jessica Flinn Fine Jewellery, the models confidently showcase their unique and beautiful visual distinctions. The initiative is all about self-love and flaunting what makes you unique. Creative designer Jessie, from Jessica Flinn Fine Jewellery, says, "We didn't just want to create pretty pictures, we wanted to show that beauty isn't a mould; it's what makes you, well, you. Our rings shine brighter when paired with individuality." The project is a definite, lively, and vivid declaration of Jessica Flinn Fine Jewellery's dedication to championing diversity and inclusion. By celebrating individuality, inclusivity, and self-love, the brand is shaping a new narrative.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 14 September 2023

Pandora unveils new Oxford Street store and lab-grown diamonds

The world's largest jewellery brand, Pandora has unveiled its new store on London's iconic Oxford Street. Pandora UK ambassador – multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter - Vick Hope opened the store, which is Pandora's third and biggest along the bustling Oxford Street shopping district. Conveniently located opposite Tottenham Court Station's Elizabeth Line entrance, the store has a fresh and modern aesthetic that has been designed to immerse visitors in the world of Pandora's world of charms, bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces. The spacious layout and thoughtfully curated displays showcase Pandora's latest designs - including a dedicated space for its lab-grown diamond collections, as well as classic favourites such as Pandora Moments and Pandora Timeless. The store will also offer jewellery engraving for personalisation on a wide selection of pieces across its collections.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 7 September 2023

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