That's right, Whistles — our favourite high street store for wedding guest dresses, leather jackets and slouchy t-shirts — has FINALLY branched out into wedding dresses. Brides (and grooms and partners), who are planning a day that doesn't rinse the honeymoon budget, can all breathe a sigh of relief as you can officially now buy a beautiful wedding outfit for below the £1000 mark — easily.
In fact, after the rise of the high street wedding dress over the last few years — with Self-Portrait, ASOS and Reformation break into the lucrative bridal market — there's really no need to spend more.
It was only a matter of time before Whistles got involved and the seven piece capsule collection is everything we've been waiting for. Not dissimilar to the styles in their recent collections, the refined lace and neck detailing is very Whistles — only it's in pretty ivory so ideal for a bride on a reasonable budget.
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Team InStyle went down to the SS17 press day to see if they lived up to the hype and (quelle surprise) they so did.
It's not just about ultra-cool aesthetics, there’s a design for all brides and wedding plans. From scalloped edges and stepped hems, to delicate tulle and detachable trains, in high quality fabrics, the styles are exactly what the modern bride is looking for — there’s lace, layers, ruffles, and even a jumpsuit, all with Instagram-worthy detailing.
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Nick Passmore, the creative director at Whistles, said: ‘We’ve had so much interest from customers on wedding attire that we felt the time was rightto launch a contemporary collection of dresses for the modern bride. Whistles Wedding will offer our customer a refined collection from which they can choose something to wear for their big day; from a city wedding right through to a countryside celebration. Timeless and yet ‘of the moment’. The lace jumpsuit is my particular favourite; it will take you seamlessly from ceremony to wedding party. These are precious dresses, suitably special enough to celebrate the big day, yet won’t blow the honeymoon budget.’
Pieces will range from £499-699, and will be available from 14th February 2017 (yes, Val's Day) on the Whistles website and at the flagship store on St. Christopher's Place where customers can make private bridal appointments…