Style that transcends Generations – Vintage Wedding Dresses from Charlie Brear

Today I am thrilled to share the work of Charlie Brear, designer and stockist of stunning Vintage Wedding dresses.

You often find that style transcends generations and the gowns of the past inspire the Brides of today so it gives me great pleasure to share a wee peek into Charlies work.


1920.2 Catroux


Inspired by her love of vintage silhouettes from the 1900s to 1970s, and renowned for her association with Hollywood starlet glamour, Charlie Brear has built an industry following through both her stylistic talent and directional design.

With a cosmopolitan reputation and contemporary aesthetic, Charlie Brear’s exquisite draping, floor sweeping goddess gowns and contrasting urban inspired separates, are both directional and instinctively feminine.


1950.3 Voulaire


Her label originated as The Vintage Wedding Dress Company.

With the increasing success and demand of her-own designs, the brand has evolved into the design house Charlie Brear.


Charlie Brear now designs and produces collections of Ready-to-wear, Bridal, Accessories and Additions (a unique styling collection of separates) in the UK.

The brand’s luxurious and coveted positioning is reinforced in luxury media including Vogue magazine, which has accredited Charlie Brear for her unique visionary approach to Bridalwear.


1910.1 Beaton


VWDC by Charlie Brear is the selected design house for the international, style aware bride.

An abbreviation and evolution from the heritage label – The Vintage Wedding Dress Company, VWDC is Charlie Brear’s own-designed collection.


A colour palette of ivories, champagnes, off-whites and creams are accent-ed with antiqued gold and molten silver beading.

Silhouettes are inspired by Brear’s love of the most revolutionary decades of style from the 1900s to the 1970s.




The collection’s wide spectrum of luxurious fabrics from sandwashed silks, shimmering satins, crepe de chines, gathered silk chiffons to voluminous, satinised organzas and delicately beaded and floral appliquéd laces, show Brear’s contemporary approach to bridal design.

Details  including Ostrich feather trims, soft leather and silken tassels reinforce her directional style.

Brides can create uniquely styled looks and layering with Charlie Brear’s Additions, a collection of under and overskirts, tailored jackets, bejewelled and feather capes, ethereal and structured sleeves, waist-sculpting belts and silk sashes.


Thanks so much to Charlie for sharing just a glimpse into the creative spark behind her collections of Vintage Wedding Dresses…. the style of days gone by truly never go out of fashion.


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UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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