A small, elegant studio in Shoreham by Sea, near Brighton is where these ethereal antique lace dresses are handmade. They’re created using 100-year-old lace which, historically, was hand-stitched onto Victorian wedding costumes and worn as veils.
The different types of lace originate from Devon, Ireland, Belgium and France. It’s now sourced from the attics of wealthy country house estates and private collections.
The elegant styles of these dreamy dresses include column, slight A line or drop waist.
The lightweight embroidered tulle is supremely comfortable, and all waistlines are easily adjustable. Cap sleeves and cowl necks can be added if required.
The slips (which are sold separately) are vintage, often 1930s bias cut, and are both flattering and demurely glamorous!
Headdresses are handmade using vintage elements, for example tiny iridescent shells and freshwater pearls which were rescued from a disintegrating 20s silk flapper dress. Their delicate look complements the fine needlework of the antique lace.
There is also a selection of carefully chosen vintage and antique veils.
Sizes range from 6 to 12 and prices from £600-£1600. Alterations take around a month to six weeks.
07535 706 970
Hair and makeup: www.bridalhaircompany.co.uk
Model: Teddie Hargrave www.starnow.com/teddiehargrave