Alberta Ferretti launches bridal collection

Alberta Ferretti launches bridal collection
Alberta Ferretti

Ferretti's frocks are a red carpet favourite and it seems like a natural progression that the designer so famed for her soft, feminine dresses would branch out into bridalware.

Italian designer Alberta Ferretti has launched a collection of wedding dresses that will please anyone with an allergy to pouffy, over-the-top wedding frocks. There are strictly no meringues to see here!

Expect all of Ferretti's signature elegance; there are column dresses aplenty, guaranteed to glide elegantly over curves. Ferretti's attention to detail comes across in the way the soft silks and chiffons are draped, gathered and finished here with a bow, there with a flurry of ostrich feathers. And it's not only floor-skimming white gowns; there's also Feretti's take on a white, wide-legged wedding trouser and two mini-dresses for good measure. Delicate cover-ups are more than just a useful accessory, they're turned into features themselves; our favourite is a wispy, chiffon-sleeved shrug.

Ferretti says of the collection "With this new line dedicated to the Bride, I wanted to interpret, according to my concept of fashion, that special, moment, that is still the most important day for a woman."

Alberta Ferretti, 205-206 Sloane Street, London, SW1 020 7235 2349

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