Bridal Style/Ask Boho: A Knee Length Lace Wedding Dress For a Sorrento Wedding…Help!!

Today’s Bridal style feature actual comes in the form of an ‘Ask Boho’ feature, A couple of weeks ago I got an email from one of my readers asking me to help them, this is what the email said.

‘I was wondering if I could pick your brains. I am getting married in Italy and am looking for a light, knee length, lace dress however Am struggling to find any shops or designers that have a good choice. Any ideas or suggestions?
I can only find similar things to what I’m looking for on the American copy websites which really isn’t the route I want to go and am struggling to find a designer and maker. Basically as the wedding is in Sorrento in August it will be about 35 degrees and after a trip last week to plan I decided I would rather get a much lighter dress and actually be smiling on the photos. I would love strapless so I don’t end up with strap lines as the reception is at a beach club which is what I am really struggling with. I am in Epsom in Surrey but close to London I’m originally from Lincolnshire and my parents still live there so places around there would be useful too.
I absolutely love the blog by the way and have so many ideas already to take to Italy so thank you very much.’

So I decided that I would make it my mission to help Helen my lovely reader and see if I could find her dream dress, so todays Post is decided to Helen and showing both you and her what options she has for such a dress.

I have scoured the internet and asked a few friends to help come up with some suggestions, and this is what I found.


Dress Makers

The first thing I thought of was to get a dress made, so here are a few suggestions:


Joanne Fleming (Based in Brighton) www.joanneflemingdesign.com

Joanne is AMAZING, she is a true professional and has some amazing wedding and evening dresses under her belt! She is a truly versatial designer and doesn’t just stick to one style, so would be the perfect person to make Helen’s dress. Based in Brighton she isn’t to far away for a fitting either.

Joanne Fleming



Fur Coat no Knickers www.furcoatnoknickers.co.uk

A relaxed Boutique in London full of gorgeous vintage wedding  dresses that can be customised and fit to your size and taste. They also run a full bespoke service where you could have your very own version of  your dream dress made using fabric of our choice, a mix of styles…….again other perfect option for Helen.

knee length lace dress

(Photo by http://maranovisionart.com/)



The Couture Company http://the-couture-company.co.uk

Based in Birmingham, not London But not to far for Helen to travel. They specialise in designing and making  made to measure bridal gowns, evening wear and corsetry. They cover any sort of Design and love unusual requests and designing the alternative to the norm.

Knee Length Lace Wedding Dress

(Photo by http://stevegerrardphotography.com)



House of Mooshki www.houseofmooshki.com

House of Mooshki are bespoke wedding dress designers specialising in bespoke and custom designed wedding dresses and bridal gowns from vintage inspired through to gothic. Based in Both London and Northumberland.

house of mooshki.



Candy Anthony www.candyanthony.com

If  Helen wants a full on 50s style Dress then Candy Anthony is the person for the job, with a store based in London it is the perfect location for her. Having built the range up with the 50s as complete inspiration these dresses are the first choice for most 50s inspired brides., dresses can be bought off the peg or made to order.

(Photo source)



Other 50s Inspired Dress makers include:


Vivien of Holloway www.vivienofholloway.com

Oh My Honey www.ohmyhoney.co.uk

Look Darling www.lookdarling.com

Honeypie Boutique www.honeypieboutique.co.uk

Petticoats a Plenty www.petticoatsaplenty.com

Sabina Motasem  www.motasem.co.uk



Designers (Ready to Wear)

Justin Alexander – www.justinalexanderbridal.com

Strapless sweetheat neck dress, with lace overlay, knee length (see more Images HERE)

Justin Alexander



Forget me Not Designs – www.forgetmenotdesigns.co.uk

This one is called Seychelle from the paradise Collection (More images HERE)




BHLDN – www.bhldn.com

An amazing collection of dresses on this site, if I ever got married again i would serioulsy consider buying one fo these dresses!

(Full Collection can be seen HERE)




St Pucci  Bridal Spring 2013 – (Full Collection of Dresses can be seen HERE)

knee length lace dress


Enzoani 2012 collection – Giovanna – (Full Collection of Dresses can be seen HERE)

knee length lace dress


True Bride  2012 collection – (Full Collection of Dresses can be seen HERE)

knee length lace dress



Karen Millan www.karenmillen.com

lace knee length dress



Ecrater – www.ecrater.com  (More Photos HERE )

lace knee length dress



In Wedding Dress www.inweddingdress.com  (More Photos HERE)

lace knee length dress



So Helen I hope that has been of some help. Personally I would go for a dress designer and see if they can come up with your dream dress, there are so many options and as you are looking for something quite specific I think that would be your best bet. Good Luck and do let me know how you get on.

If anyone else ahs any suggestions for Helen do feel free to leave links in the comments box below.

Big Boho Love

Kelly x


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    A massive thank you to Kelly, this post is amazing and has given me so many options to chose from! Just when I thought I had hit a wall and was finding the search for a dress a chore, I am now excited again and can’t wait to get to some of the locations…thanks again Kelly x


    Thanks Kelly, really lovely of you to feature us…Helen we design and make to order so we could work on something totally unique and bespoke for your Italian wedding


    Have you checked out Anthony candy? Based in London, collection is mostly short 60s style dresses, all seem reasonabley priced! and I LOVE them! Though maybe too many layers for it to be as cool as your looking for! Also Blue bridal wear based in Wales have a lot of shorter dresses and are made to measure! If all else fails, the web sites of these companies provide beautiful eye candy!! Good luck!


    How weird… I’m getting married in sorrento next year and … my name is Helen too!!!!! X


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