Little Mistress - known for turning catwalk trends into wearable, affordable clothing - has ventured into wedding wear. Discover the new bridal collection
In the last few years, more and more affordable bridal collections have appeared on the high street to much acclaim. Little Mistress has just launched its first capsule bridal collection, so Shopomo sat down with Laura May Fleming, head of product development, to chat about the inspiration behind the range.
Was this range designed with a certain bride in mind?
The main aim of the collection was to make sure the bride feels 100% special when she tries on our dresses, but to do it with a budget in mind.
How did you come to settle on the price point for the collection?
We really wanted to show how you can get added detail without the added price
We really wanted to show how you can get added detail without the added price and we recognised there was a real gap in the market for this.
Could you tell us the inspiration behind the styles in your first bridal collection?
We took inspiration for our new range of gowns from respected and established designers like Berta Brida, Pronovias, Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad and Oscar De La Renta.
What are the most important things a bride should consider when choosing their wedding dress?
Set a budget and make sure you LOVE your dress. It’s one dress you don’t want to regret and you’ll be looking at pictures of yourself in it for years to come!
What trends have you noticed in bridal accessories this year?
On the catwalks for AW17 & SS18 we noticed lots of chokers and embellished head bands.
What new trends or styles do you think we’ll see in bridal design in the next few years?
Looking forward, we think you’ll see tea-length styles, shoulder details and ruffles increase in popularity.
What is your favourite dress from the new Little Mistress bridal collection and why?
Our Scallop Lace Wedding Dress. The back detail and train is beautiful which gives it such a wow factor.
What is your top tip for the bride on her wedding day?
When it comes to your footwear, take into account comfort as well as style. You’ll need your shoes to take you from morning until night – and most importantly, you have to be able to dance in them!
When is the right time to buy your bridesmaids and flower girls dresses?
So you don’t miss out on the best styles for your season, we would recommend you look to buy dresses for your bridal party in December-January for a summer wedding, and in June-July for a winter wedding.
If you could design a wedding dress for anyone, who would it be and why?
Olivia Culpo (winner of Miss USA and Miss Universe 2012). She’s breathtaking and designing a dress for her to wear would be incredible.
See the full Little Mistress bridal collection below…
Cream Maxi Wedding Dress
This is one for the super-chic fashionista, minimal cool is injected with a touch of sparkle in this ultra-contemporary, modern take on bridal styling.
A figure-skimming silhouette in a super-tailored maxi style is subtly detailed with placement beaded embellishment, giving this premium statement a delicate, feminine edge, whilst a square cut-away neckline compliments a fashion-forward statement, perfectly suited to the oh-so on-trend bride.
City chic meets bridal beaut in this stylish column design that will have you walking down the aisle, catwalk style! Perfect for the ultra-cool babe who is ready to fully embrace a figure-hugging style!
Applique Waist Dress
Not a lace and embellishment kind of girl? We’ve got you covered! Look every bit the blushing bride without the sparkle and frills in this delicately detailed and oh-so elegant style. Simply chic and featuring a Grecian-inspired draped design, this little lovely exudes effortless elegance.
Show off your shoulders in this strapless stunner, as a fitted chiffon pleated bodice is beautifully contrasted with a fluid draped skirt, complete with chiffon trail detailing. Subtle floral applique highlights a cinched-in waistline and adds a stunning touch of glam to this elegantly chic style, perfectly suited to the understated bride looking to make a luxe style statement on their big day!
Jewel Waist Wedding Dress
If sparkles are your style saviour, this is the bridal dress for you! Feel every bit the princess bride in this statement show-stopper complete with a diamante embellished belted waistline and a tulle layered full-skirt. A sweetheart neckline and sheer ruched tulle straps form the prettiest of princess-worthy designs in a striking bright white hue.
Layer upon layer of mesh tulle creates a bold prom style silhouette, beautifully flattering for both curvy and straight figures alike, accentuating the waistline and forming a stunning hourglass silhouette. Finally, delicately embellished diamante details up the sparkle on our statement style for the ultimate in girly glam, perfect for the bride-to-be who loves a hint of bling!
Scallop Lace Wedding Dress
Ooze old school Hollywood glamour in our vintage-inspired bridal style and be looking red-carpet ready on your big day!
Subtly sexy and oh-so feminine, traditional fabrications and a figure-hugging silhouette form the ultimate in vintage bombshell designs, perfect for dressing your day classy! A sweetheart bodice and form-fitting body is beautifully complimented with a striking all-over lace overlay complete with eyelash trim neckline and sheer laced sleeves for the most luxurious of bridal-wear statements.
Perfect for the bride-to-be who wants to make a show-stopping statement without the glitz and sparkle, this super-sophisticated style will promise to have you looking effortlessly glam when you take to the aisle! A winning choice for those who want to cover up with just a hint of skin on show!
Pearl Chiffon Wedding Dress
If prom princess is your signature style, this bridal beaut is certain to have you crushing! Ultra-girly and oh-so sparkly, this layered chiffon style is the ultimate in statement-making bridal-wear.
A sweetheart bust-line features delicate ruched detailing for a flattering finish that promises to compliment and accentuate all bust sizes whilst long sleeves and a high neckline are fabricated in a stunning sheer mesh and beautifully adorned with diamante and pearlescent embellished beading, forming the most striking statement and providing a great fashion solution for those brides-to-be who are uncomfortable with baring their arms on their big day!
Cami Lace Wedding Dress
A timeless classic, this laced-up lovely simply oozes traditional bridal chic.
If elegant and sophisticated is your go-to style, this wedding dress promises to steal your heart! A sleek figure-skimming silhouette featuring the most statement-making fully laced train will have all eyes placed firmly on you as you take to the aisle on your big day.
All-over lace is beautifully complimented with floral applique details forming the ultimate in luxe feminine aesthetics whilst delicate thin straps cross over at the back for a chic, fashion-forward edge. Think traditional bridal styling with a glamorous twist for the ultimate in subtly sultry statements, perfect for the bride who covets classically chic details and oh-so-sexy silhouettes!