Topshop Wedding Dresses! Richard Nicoll Unveils High Street Collection of Bridal Wear

30 May 2012 by

Hipster brides rejoiced when Topshop revealed they would be launching their very own range of budget bridal wear and, to be honest, even us non-brides-to-be were thrilled too. We were instantly dreaming of casual coolness and soft, chiffon-y frocks for the laidback bride and we weren't far off. Yes, the greatly anticipated Blushing Brides collection has finally been unveiled!

The designer pieces are the handy work of one Richard Nicoll, the Brit-born designer who already has FIVE collaborations with the high street hero under his belt, and his signature style is clear to see in this latest installment. From contrasting sheer and matte fabrics to tailored and floaty shapes, the wedding dress-inspired collection includes four beautiful designs in pure white and pale shell-pink that would be ideal for a beach wedding.

For the feminine and floaty bride, there are layers of sheer organza under delicate geometric lace and lightweight crepe de chine. How gorgeous! But the stand-out piece is the floor-sweeping dress with a silk bodice, georgette underskirt and peplum perfect for the more modern nupitals.

'I loved the idea of doing wedding dresses with Topshop because I wanted to offer a younger, cooler alternative to meringue culture, something special, but not precious, like my friends, something they would wear if they were getting married,' Nicoll says of the collection. 'These pieces are perfect as party dresses too if you're not the marrying kind'.

See, who needs a groom anyway?


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Duncan Weisters (Wed May 30 15:56:29 BST 2012): Not sure many brides are going to pick from this range for the most special day in their life. if you fancy making your own wedding dress, have a look at
Chantelle Marigliano (Thu May 31 06:46:20 BST 2012): I don't know if I am getting old and boring, but is that really a wedding dress or lingerie. How many brides would wear this in church with family around, imagine what your new mother in law would think! I got married in Italy and when the church assistants seen some of female guest in short dresses they came running and handing out scarves to put around there legs and shoulders, if they seen this dress they would probably faint. Oh Mamma Mia Santa.
Marianne Campbell (Thu May 31 10:31:17 BST 2012): I'm not keen on the dresses, though I do like the fact that they are different from most of the bridal stuff around out there. I recently got engaged and I've started to browse dresses and there is very little that is inspiring me. Unfortunately, most brides are not 19, 6ft tall and size 6, and I can't imagine these dresses being very flattering for someone who is average sized (let alone larger!) It will be interesting to see if Topshop Bridal lasts.
Lahcen Kebdi (Thu May 31 11:40:14 BST 2012): I know Chantelle, I was there. The look on their faces when the UK female contingent arrived was priceless! :o)
Claire Hardy (Thu May 31 13:43:53 BST 2012): Awful.