Who are your favourite bridal gown designers?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Favourite dress designers
    Maggie Sottero : (33 votes)
    18 %
    Jenny Packham : (29 votes)
    16 %
    Justin Alexander : (17 votes)
    9 %
    Watters : (30 votes)
    16 %
    Mori Lee : (16 votes)
    9 %
    Vera Wang : (17 votes)
    9 %
    Alfred Angelo : (10 votes)
    5 %
    Provonias : (29 votes)
    16 %
    Caroline Castigliano : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My dream dresses were either by Martina Liana or Paloma Blanca.  Both were totally out of budget, but I love their styles.  Get some bridal magazines, they are full of dress ads.  Then go to the designer’s website, and they usually tell you where you can buy them.  Salons usually carry a bunch of different designers, so I recomend finding one that has a lot of the designers you like.  Some may even offer trunk show for one of them.  Good luck!

    Post # 4
    1234 posts
    Bumble bee

    I drool over Claire Pettibone’s dresses. Not a big fan of many other designers- I tend to like specific dresses and not designers. There is one Vera Wang on David’s Bridal I am in love with though.

    Post # 5
    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    ENZOANI! Absolutely unforgettable gowns! I also like Martina liana.

    Post # 6
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra, Romona Keveza, Elizabeth Filmore and Jim Hjelm. 

    Post # 7
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My favourites are Carolina Herrera, Oscar de La Renta, Reem Acra, Vera Wang, Angel Sanchez and Jenny Packham. I also love a few Aussie designers – Toni Maticevski and Seven Khalil in particular. 

    I would probably start by visiting a few bridal salons and trying anything that takes your fancy. Think about the kinds or silhouettes and fabrics and styles you’re usually drawn to, and start there. I would also get inspiration from sites like Style Me Pretty and Oncewed.

    Post # 8
    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I love Justin Alexander gowns. They are beautiful. He does te really pretty tea length one.

    Post # 9
    856 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My favorites are:

    Vera Wang (because I always dreamed of being a Vera bride and my dream came true)

    Melissa Sweet (although I feel that with the closing of Priscilla of Boston, it is harder to find MS.  I’m referring to the original MS line, not the line at David’s. I also wore MS at my wedding)

    Amsale (I fell in love with the feel of Amsale silk on my skin but I had to admit the dress was not flattering on me. Many of Amsale’s dresses are featured in many movies)

    Watters (I feel she’s a little underrated.  Her dresses are well designed and she uses real silk in her regular Watters line.  Prices come in a little lower than your other famous designers. I actually bought the Watters Lasara and decided that it wasn’t the look I wanted.)

    Marisa (I’ve never tried on Marisa because I couldn’t find one to try one. But i’ve seen some beautiful gowns and brides say you get more bang for your buck with Marisa.

    Jim Hjelm (I almost wore  jim Hjelm but I ended up selling it.  I think all JLM lines are beautiful and includes Tara Keely, Lazaro, Alvina Valenta…)

    Monique Lhuillier (I think this one is another Hollywood favorite.  It seems like if a celebrity is not wearing Vera, she’s wearing Monique.  I think her designs are very romantic)

    Romona Keveza (I love the edgier designs.  I fell in love with a black version that Julia Stiles wore to an event)

    Ines de Santo (Pricey but beautiful.  I still remember a Bee’s beautiful blush gown)

    Post # 10
    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I love Marchesa, Reem Acra, Vera Wang and Monique Lhullier but they were wayyyyyy out of budget for me so my gown was a Maggie Sottero that I was extremely happy with and THE most gorgeous gown I’ve ever tried on. Amazing quality, gorgeous designs and budget friendly!

    Post # 11
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Amsale & Elizabeth Dye!

    Post # 12
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    My favorite designer is Oscar De La Renta. But since that was way out of budget, I went with my second favorite designer, Ian Stuart. Ian Stuart gowns are amazing.

    Post # 13
    2786 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Corgi-cariad:  There are several Israeli designers I have feel in love with, namely, Yaki Ravid and Inbal Dror.


    Post # 14
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I’m in love with Stephen Yearick gowns because I really love bling and he knows how to do it haha!

    Post # 15
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I voted for Pronovias, Vera, and ‘other.’

    I love Jim Hjelm and Lazaro gowns. 

    I’m not a fan of the sheath dress thing so that eliminates the designers that mostly do them.

    Post # 16
    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Mori Lee and Jim Hjelm are my top two, followed by Maggie Sottero.

    @gelaine22:  I always hated the sheath style, but that’s what my dress is? I wouldn’t call it a sheath, personally, but I don’t know what else to call it.

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