The 2016 Bridal Wear Collection from Charlie Brear

Today I am thrilled  to share the 2016 bridal wear collection from eponymous British label, Charlie Brear.

This stunning contemporary bridal wear colllection was inspired by two pivotal fashion moments – the late 1970s and New Romanticism.


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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.

Charlie Brear, Founder and Designer, says; “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.”


Key styles for 2016 include the minimalist ankle length t-shirt dress in washed satin, the bias cut deep v-neck dress with tie straps in slipper satin [also available in a square neck], the ankle length dress with pleat detail skirt and geometric lace over shimmer fabric, and the sandwashed silk bias cut dress with sheer lace back and batwing sleeves. For the bride who prefers more masculine styling, the lace jumpsuit with crepe silk lining is the perfect antidote.

The collection continues to expand its wide range of versatile Additions, which work perfectly as co-ords or layered to transform a look throughout day and night.


Standout pieces for 2016 include the corded lace cropped top with ¾ length sleeves and matching overskirt, the crushed fur jumper with open back and ribbon tie, the delicately beaded Chantilly overdress, and the washed satin racer back vest – all of which can also be worn after the wedding as ready to wear.

Charlie Brear continues; “Starting with a simple crepe, satin or chiffon dress and layering everything from sequinned overdresses and tiered skirts, allows brides to build and customise a bespoke look that’s in keeping with their personal style.”


Below I share just a few Lookbook images to give you an insight into the Collection…


charlie-brear, 2016-collection, Hollen Capelet with Beaumont

charlie-brear, 2016-collection, bridal wear collection, Catroux

charlie-brear-2016-collection, bridal wear, Aubrey Top - Augustine Skirt - Slip

charlie-brear-2016-collection, bridal wear, Payton, Vernia Skirt

charlie-brear-2016-collection, Salire, Bridal Wear

charlie-brear-2016-collection , Bridal Wear, Caravel with embellishment

charlie-brear-2016-collection, bridal wear, Beaumont/Caledon Overdress/Demi Corello Belt

charlie-brear-2016-collection, bridal wear, Beaumont/Augustine Overdress

charlie-brear-2016-collection, bridal wear, Payton/ Taverton top with embellishment


Fashion forward Brides can achieve beautiful retro styling for their Big Day with these chic bohemian styles.

I love how although an affinity for vintage style resonates throughout her work, Charlie creates pieces that are contemporary  bringing past eras bang up to date.


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