Charlie Brear, designed and produced in the UK and only stocked in a small selection of handpicked, exclusive boutiques, is the selected design house for the style- aware bride.
This is a stunning range of gowns in luxurious fabrics: sand washed silk, soft tulles, chiffon and lace with accents of exquisite hand beading. Without a doubt this collection represents the ultimate in contemporary cool, femininity and the perfect choice if you’re on the hunt for a super-stylish dress.
What we love: You can be a bride like no other, truly individual.
A seemingly simple crepe, satin or chiffon dress can be layered with anything from sequinned overdresses and tiered skirts to silk sashes to effortlessly create a bespoke look to reflect your unique personality. Combinations of individually stunning pieces, allow endless possibilities to transform a look throughout the day and night.
Prices start from £1300
Our curated collection of gowns
Charlie Brear and Brides of Winchester
Insights from the wonderful Charlie herself
Describe the clientele you design for…
The Charlie Brear brand has attracted a spirited modern bride who wants their wedding dress to be as unique they are. With their beautiful clean line dresses and individual styling additions such as overdresses, skirts, tops, sleeves, and belts, all hand made in London, the UK, the brand attracts those brides who are looking for a sustainable look and pieces they can wear time and time again after their special day.
What is your most popular piece?
Our most popular piece is still the timeless Payton dress. The bias cut dress is as perfect on its own as it is to use as a base to layer our additions on top of, this versatility is why it is our most loved dress from the iconic collection. The Payton is being closely followed by our Seraphine dress from our most recent collection, Desert Dreamers. A classic strapless dress with a deep v neckline and stretch crepe fabric creates a perfect styling look with the opportunity to add sleeves with
our overdresses and tops for more cover.
What advice would you give to brides-to-be?
Our advice would be that your dress choice needs to be true to your style and make you feel comfortable on your big day. Do your research into styles and silhouettes but be open-minded into trying on dresses the stylist recommends to you as you may find different looks will suit you more and may just be the one!
As a designer, what tips do you have for brides to get the most
out of their fittings?
I would advise clients to work with experts when it comes to selecting their gown and for advice throughout their fitting process. Each expert bridal boutique will be able to advise on all elements of the services they and we provide.
What advice do you give to brides to care for their gown?
We always recommend storing your dress in a cloth garment bag and then cover the dress also in another reusable plastic cover for transportation. If storing for a longer period, both with that after your wedding or having to postpone as many of our brides have had to do, we commend wrapping your dress in oil-free tissue paper as this will deter moths and discolouration and in a breathable fabric box. We also advise you to only
dry clean your pieces with specialist bridal dry cleaners. Note from Laura, we have created a unique guide to everything BOW Bridal. Which is presented to you once you have purchased your gown.