We might not have Raven Baxter on standby (where our millennials at?), but we can still take a stab at predicting the future – of 2020 bridal, that is. We consulted our very own clairvoyants, a handful of Scotland’s best boutiques, and asked: which designers are worth seeking out in the next 12 months? Who’ll come out on top?
Amy King Bridal and Beauty
“We cannot wait to see what Dando London has in store this year. Each season, its designs keep getting better and better. Its latest range, called Starry Nights, comes from sister line, Passion, and features the most amazing statement dresses, long trains, beading, sparkling fabrics and super-feminine shapes. I don’t know how they will top this to be honest, but somehow they always do! Look out for the dresses arriving in store from January onwards.”
Amy King, Amy King Bridal and Beauty
“Essense of Australia is really on the money at the moment. The new season’s gowns have just landed in store, and the range is so varied, with stunning ballgowns and sleeker silhouettes to look forward to. The designer has something for every bride, no matter the budget. I am truly excited to have ‘Every Body Every Bride’ in store – it’s a new inclusive line from Essense, and we have samples up to size 22 and 24 for our beautiful brides to try on, in all shapes and fabrics.”
Stephanie Sykes, Diane Honeyman
The Bridal Courtyard
“2020 is looking like a sparkling year for bridal gowns. There will be plenty of embellishments, along with waterfall hemlines and off-the-shoulder styles. In terms of the designers to set your sights on, for us, it’s all about Phoenix Gowns and Justin Alexander.
“Both of these labels offer brides such a wide variety of dresses at affordable prices. Phoenix, in particular, is fantastic at giving us the freedom to customise the gowns, which allows you to make your dress feel a little more unique and ‘you’.”
Jennifer Gilbert, The Bridal Courtyard
Pan Pan Bridal
“I think one of the designers to look out for is Rosa Clará, especially its new Bohème collection. We have seen a huge interest in it. The dresses are feminine, romantic and not too structured, with detachable, flowing trains, polka-dot tulle and billowing sleeves, allowing the bride to feel at ease. It’s all in the details: the pearl buttons and lace edging and trims are delicate and exquisite.”
Huda Abdulgader, Pan Pan Bridal