If your wedding-dress search takes you over the border, we suggest you pay Edinburgh’s Pretty Woman a visit. This city-centre boutique combines an impressive selection of the sposa scene’s most important designers with thoughtful, no-nonsense advice from its team of bridal experts who will direct you to the
gown that will have you looking your very best as you sashay down that aisle. Time to book those train tickets north… Lust-worthy Labels: We’re not ones to drop names, but here’s a few you’ll spot on Pretty Woman’s popular rails… Lillian West. Stella York. Justin Alexander. White Kelsey Rose. Ellis Bridals. Sincerity.
The fashion-forward team know their way around a bridal trend with staying power, bringing together a super-chic array of dresses boasting all of the crowd-pleasers: sleek crepe slips, open backs, beaded opulence, tattoo lace, frothy tulle skirts and illusion bodices.
If you’re seeking a style that fits your vibe, looks current, and won’t make you cringe when you bring out the photo album in 20 years’ time, you might just find it here.
What's more, testament to this boutique's enduring desire to offer brides the freshest fashion, Eva Lendel's exciting new Less is More 2021 collection will be gracing the Pretty Woman rails very soon. Proof that simplicity is always trendy.
Make your visit a squad affair by bringing your bride tribe along to view the serene showroom’s exhaustive collection of bridesmaid attire (post-lockdown appointment rules permitting).
With a rainbow of Dessy designs in sizes 2 to 32, as well as many other pretty occasion labels including Veromia and Abbie Jade, you and your faves are bound to reach a couture consensus with the help of the in-store stylists, who’ll advise on mixed styles or matchy-matchy looks that will work for everyone.
Consider those potential dressing-room tantrums diffused!
This boutique has been a beacon of positively for its bride-to-be (and now-marrieds) community throughout the coronavirus confusion, lifting spirits through its Facebook platform, whether it be by hosting virtual trunk shows, running competitions or encouraging past clients to don their gown for the #doitinthedress challenge.
After a year that has seen many couples having to postpone their dream day, support like this really does count.