Designer Wedding Dress

A Spring Bridal event for Hampshire and UK Brides searching for the perfect designer sample wedding gown. Samples available to purchase from designers Suzanne Neville, Sassi Holford, Charlie Brear, Rosa Clara, Jesus Peiro, Chanticleer, and the wonderful Nicola Anne.

Ladies, block out time in your diaries because we’re hosting an exciting designer event and sample sale for Brides, Mother of the Bride/Grooms and Bridesmaids, and we can’t wait to see you. It’s all happening on Sunday 13th March at the Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall. Last time BOW ran a sample sale tickets sold out within half a day, so don’t delay in booking!

Why should you come to this event?

Because you will find exquisite bridal sample gowns, new collection gowns, mother of the bride outfits and bridesmaid gowns and accessories in one place.
Because you will find sample gowns and bridal separates with tantalising discounts of up to 70%, prices will range from £350 to £900.
Because you can consult with Nicola and Francoise of the hugely popular The Dress Boutique on what to wear to that all important wedding or event in the diary.
Because you want to shop for your gorgeous bridesmaids!

Sample Sale

The event is taking place on Sunday 13th March, from 10am – 5pm
No appointment is necessary, however for health & safety reasons we need you to book via this event page
Due to the exclusive nature of this event and social distancing requirements, tickets are limited to 2 per bride or 2 per designer event attendee
In regards to the bridal sample sale there are limited sizes available – the samples range from a UK 10 to a 14
Many items will be discounted by up to 70% (prices will range from £350 to £900).
The sale is for dresses and separates only, there will be no accessories such as shoes/veils available
You will be able to try on dresses
All items are sold on a ‘first come first served’ basis, with no reservations available.
This event will be very different from our usual format – this will not be our usual luxury appointment experience.
You will be taking your dress away with you on the day, and we are able to recommend alteration experts for you to go to for any adjustments.

Designer Event

Come along to browse the available designs from the brilliant The Dress Boutique
Seek styling advise from Nicola or Francoise about your upcoming event
You can simply view, then book an appointment at the boutique, or have an appointment with the ladies at the designer event
Try on gorgeous outfits in our unique pop up space
For those of you not in the know, together we have over 20 years of experience in the bridal and fashion industries. Typically, BOW gowns range from £1,800 up to £6,000 and The Dress Boutique bridesmaid gowns range from £199 up to £400 and Mother of the Bride/Groom ensembles range from £199 to £450.

“We love meeting brides, and their significant guests so much we wanted to extend how we can help your find dream gowns, samples and outfits to an in-community collaborative space. After all your wedding photo album should stand the test of time and look as good in fifty years time as it does today. There is nothing we love more than designing expertly a fashion experience for each bride, and family member. After all, we are passionate about ensuring you look and feel your beautiful best on these exquisite days. This is why we are working with the brilliant Dress Boutique.” Laura

So we are coming out of Winchester for the first time in a while with a selection of over 30 couture sample wedding dresses, each will be re-priced and available to purchase via this sample sale. All these gowns have previously been used for display purposes and couture appointments yet they are in excellent condition.
We are also thrilled to have Nicola and Francoise with us at the event. After a rather nerve-wracking hunt for a prom dress for her daughter Rose, Nicola decided to open her own specialist boutique for girls and ladies looking for exceptional prom, wedding, event and evening gowns. These wonderful ladies bring with them the opportunity to feel utterly fabulous alongside your darling bride or groom! Nicola will bring with her exclusive designs from Mascara, Eliza & Ethan, Lizabella, Ella Boo and Richard Designs. Contact Nicola on hello@thedressboutique.shop to find out when these appointments are available.

A selection of the gowns available at the wedding dress sample sale

About Brides of Winchester

Founded in Winchester, Hampshire in the autumn of 2010, Brides of Winchester remains a destination boutique for brides searching for gowns personally and knowingly selected for their effortless and unforgettable style, their exceptional and perfect couture design and their exquisite finish.
All BOW gowns allow their owners to demonstrate and joyfully show their personal and graceful bridal style. When it comes to our gowns, we seek out designers with industry gravitas, magical wedding stories and exceptional creative processes we can believe in and support.
We know your gowns are created by these industry professionals with the ultimate care. We select dresses made to impress, satisfy, generate smiles and confidence, and all our collections are made in the United Kingdom. The shortlist we create from each designer’s annual collection selects the best gowns for our modern, design-focused brides requirements.

About The Dress Boutique

The Dress Boutique focuses on making your hunt for your ‘dream dress’ an incredibly special experience. The boutique was opened in 2019 primarily specialising in Prom dresses but we have since realised the need for all types of event dresses, including Mother of the Bride / Groom, wedding guests and day at the races. We have therefore expanded our range significantly and are excited about our new collections. We help you complete outfits with our stunning selection of beautiful bags, hats and fascinators. We really do have something for everyone for any event. We only stock dresses that we love and know that you will too!

Together we are thrilled to create a fantastic opportunity where you can obtain a one-off, couture bridal gown at the same time as selecting bridesmaid’s gowns and Mother of the Bride and Groom ensembles.
Treat yourself to a wonderful, exciting experience, you absolutely will not regret it, we assure you.
See you at an event tailored to help you find your dream gown or outfit ladies,

All our love,
Laura, Tasha, Nicola and Francoise xx