Wedding dress shops in London

Find the wedding dress of your dreams with our guide to the capital's best bridal boutiques

Vintage or new? Ready-made or bespoke? Budget or, er, blow-the-budget? When it comes to buying a wedding dress in London –arguably the most important frock of your life– the details and decisions can be daunting. We’ve come to your aid with a helpful pick of the best bridal boutiques and wedding dress designers in London.

Find a bridal shop or showroom in London

  • Doris Designs

    Keep your best friends on side by turning to Doris Designs for perky little bridesmaids dresses. This online boutique delivers puffy petticoats in a rainbow of colours – just the thing for bringing a simple dress to life; or layer up a few at a time for a chichi look.

  • Fur Coat No Knickers

    Kingly Court, 49 Carnaby Street, London, W1F 9PY

    This Kingly Court shop specialises in vintage wedding frocks and has a big selection of 1950s dresses, for those of you whose style is resolutely retro. Any of its range may be tailored or tweaked to match your perfect style, or you can start from scratch with a made-to-order service (£2,000). View the Fur Coat No Knickers listing

  • Kate Edmondson

    If only bespoke will do, seek out the services of west London’s Kate Edmondson. The designer takes appointments in her Acton Vale studio and helps brides-to-be realise the dream: a simple wedding dress. As well as bridal couture, Edmondson also specialises in stunning millinery.

  • Jane Bourvis

    Golborne Road, London, W10 5NL

    Victorian lace, bundles of delicate tulle and intricately embellished dresses decorate the interior of this longstanding couture bridal shop, something of a west London institution. Bespoke designer Jane Bourvis has handcrafted wedding gowns from her Golborne Road shop for ten years and can boast Kate Moss among her clients. View the Jane Bourvis listing

  • Luella's Boudoir

    18 The High Street, SW19 5DX

    You really will find everything you need at Luella’s Boudoir. From a pair of silky white Ell & Cee smalls with ‘The Mrs’ embroidered on the rear, to beautiful wedding dresses by British designers including Lisa Redman and Jacqueline Bryne. The boutique is actually a first floor studio and you’ll need to book a (free) appointment rather than just rocking up. View the Luella's Boudoir listing

  • Peekaboo

    Ganton Street, London, W1F 7QL

    This Soho boutique is a great place to find vintage wedding wear and has long been patronised by guests heading off to a retro celebration. If you’re the bride, you might be interested in the bridal boudoir that opened in the basement in spring 2012. Vintage wedding dresses feature, but there are also all manner of white and cream accessories and shoes, as well as hats, shawls and fabulous jewellery. View the Peekaboo listing

  • The Vintage Wedding Dress Company

    Founded by high profile stylist Charlie Brear, this showroom plays host to an impressive collection of hand-picked vintage wedding dresses. Brear sources the gowns herself, travelling around the world to find unique pieces from the early 1900s right up to the ’70s. Each dress is immaculately restored and can be altered to fit perfectly – a service that’s included in the price. If original vintage sounds too fusty, look to the store’s Decades Collection: a capsule line of new frocks that takes gentle inspiration from antique and retro looks. Decades Collection from £1,850; vintage dresses from £950.

  • Zoe Lem

    Stylist and vintage expert Zoe Lem has spent years studying fashion and recreating key silhouettes from different decades for her own bridal collection. Crucially, her work as a stylist means she can identify the look that works best for each body type, and part of her service involves diagnosing which vintage silhouette will suit her bride. She also designs for bridesmaids.

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