Britain isn’t all tea and crumpets. It boasts some damn good designers too, like eponymous designer Charlie Brear, who first took the bridal fashion world by storm back in 2013.

For the coming year and her newest range, Charlie presents contemporary bridal wear inspired by two pivotal fashion moments – the late 1970s and New Romanticism. With over 40 pieces in the collection, clever juxtapositions throughout balance femininity and androgyny to create an aesthetic that will appeal to the fashion conscious bride.

“I have always been drawn to the whimsical silhouettes of the 1970s and the glamour of the New Romantics, so wanted to reference both this season. Think Studio 54 meets The Blitz Club! We’ve worked with beautiful fabrics including soft tulles, weightless chiffons, luxe satins, sandwashed silks and lace, and, as usual, everything is made in the UK,” explains Brear.

Key styles include Paita, the minimalist ankle length t-shirt dress in washed satin and Aubrey, the gorgeous lace two piece number. For the bride who prefers more masculine styling, Salire, a lace jumpsuit with crepe silk lining is the perfect antidote.

If you’re keen to scope out this lovely new collection, you can check out a Charlie Brear stockist like Hope and Page in Sydney or Through the White Door in Perth.


CREDITS Bridal gowns Charlie Brear.