We learned about renowned stylist Charlie Brear's Vintage Wedding Dress Company and we fell in love! Her bespoke and gorgeous designs transcend beauty to another level. With years of experience in fashion, including dressing Kate Moss for years, she has created The Vintage Wedding Dress Company, showcasing to her customers a unique and enviable collection of wedding dresses and accessories. In an established career that spans the industry, styling innumerable models, celebrities and bands for music videos, magazine editorial, print and commercial campaigns, she has worked alongside leading fashion designers, styling and producing accessories for Matthew Williamson and selling under her own name at Matches. Charlie continues to privately advise many of her high profile clients while designing her next collection of inspired gowns.
In its central London showroom The Vintage Wedding Dress Company was created for brides who would love to wear something completely original but don't have the time, the energy or the faintest idea where to start. As principal buyer for the company, Charlie sources dresses from London, Paris and across the world; her talent for discovering exquisite pieces is second to none. "I wanted to take the trepidation and hard work out of finding a unique dress to get married in," says Charlie. "It is so hard when searching for a vintage dress to know whether you can restore something to its former glory. I buy individual pieces that I love and as a company we provide a service that does just that." We hold a rare and diverse selection of gorgeous gowns and accessories from the Victorian era right through to the early 1970s, which are all beautifully cleaned and restored and can be tailored for you to a couture finish.
To complement the original vintage pieces the company has recently launched its Decades Collection. Comprising six new vintage-inspired dresses, one from each era from the 1920s through to the 1970s. With an unrivalled knowledge of vintage dresses Charlie has created a beautiful capsule collection of gowns each elegantly designed using the details and accents of decades gone by.
Text AThe team at The Vintage Wedding Dress Company all come from a fashion background and a private appointment service gives our customers the benefit of a professional eye which would normally be reserved for a celebrity clientele.