I have to admit, when I first heard that the fabulous
Richard Nicoll was designing a budget bridal collection with Topshop, I was
super excited. When he announced that it was going to be an antidote to the
traditional meringue dresses, I almost jumped for joy. Sure, every girl wants
to feel like a princess on her wedding day but you don’t necessarily want to
look like a 1950s Disney Princess! Times have changed, silhouettes have moved
on. The bride is always the centre of attention at a wedding, she doesn’t need a
dress so big and poufy that she take out five people everytime she turns
around. I was a fan from the start.
Now that I’ve seen the collection, I’m quite underwhelmed.
The dresses are super cool and laidback but just not bridal enough. I know that
may sound like a contradiction of my earlier stance but I do think a bridal
dress needs to look special. The lace tshirt dress for example would look
amazing with a pair of scuffed boots, beach hair and some flower headbands…at a
festival. Maybe I’m being harsh, the campaign shots do look stunning and much
better than the flat product images but they just lack something. What do you
think of the Blushing Brides collection?