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Eye Candy: The “8” Bridal Collection

January 7th, 2014 | Julia Braime

The 8 Bridal Collection by Phase Eight

You all know I’m not afraid to champion a true High Street Honey when I find one, but there are high street success stories and then there’s this brand new “8” Bridal collection by Phase Eight, which has completely knocked my socks off.

The 8 Bridal Collection by Phase Eight

When it comes to “the gown” itself, I’m usually resolutely designer all the way.  But, girls, this lady might be for turning.  What do you think Brides Up North, does this stunning new collection make you think about buying (quelle horreur!) off the peg?  I’d love to hear your thoughts. 

And could I get away with the swishy number below at my baby girl’s christening?  No?  Bah.

Images supplied by Phase Eight, visit their website for more details. 

The 8 Bridal Collection by Phase Eight

Phase Eight say:  Our new vintage inspired collection matches exquisite detailing with a contemporary silhouette to offer feminine elegance and delicate charm.

Breathtaking beading and vintage inspired lace designs are expertly fitted with clever inner construction and dreamy tulle skirts for a truly ethereal feel whilst luxurious fabrics, intricate embroidery, floral appliqué and fringing add unique style to each individual shape. 

The 8 Bridal Collection by Phase Eight

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High Street Honey: Phase Eight Wedding Dress Collection 2013

January 23rd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Phase Eight Wedding Dress Collection 2013

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Now you know that I’m a fan of the Great British High Street, particularly for it’s variety, fast fashions and amazing accessory options… but would I recommend buying your actual wedding dress from a high street label?  I’m not sure.  Its a total toss up between affordable, accessible designs and that whole once-in-a-lifetime boutique, bespoke experience.  Honestly?  If you can afford it, I’d generally opt for high end.

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Then these pictures landed in my inbox. I may well be swayed

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Coast and Monsoon are excellent at producing beautiful bridal collections that continue to fly off the pegs, and now I think they have found a major contender in Phase Eight, as they launch their stunning wedding collection (for brides and the bridal party) for 2013. 

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My opinion? Dreamy, daring, sexy and cool.  I’m dying to get down the shops and see how these beauties look in real life.

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Phase Eight Wedding Dress Collection 2013

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Phase Eight Wedding Dress Collection 2013

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Phase Eight say: This season, Phase Eight’s enchanting wedding collection twists romantic, whimsical detailing with a modern silhouette, perfect for every fairytale romance.  Revisit a time when Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn were the style sweethearts of a nation, with vintage inspired full-length wedding dresses in duchesse satin and crepe de chine. Exquisite floral appliqué and pearl beading details adorn the bridal gowns adding a feminine elegance and delicate charm to the clean, fluid silhouettes.

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Wedding accessories are designed to enhance and complement each look, from satin peep toe shoes and dainty clutch bags to pearl encrusted fascinators and silk corsages. Beautifully coordinating feather boleros in pretty neutrals add the perfect finishing touch to your bridal style.

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Phase Eight Wedding Dress Collection 2013

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Phase Eight Wedding Dress Collection 2013

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Phase Eight Wedding Dress Collection 2013

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This season Phase Eight also offers a delectable collection of gorgeous bridesmaid dresses in divine colours and flattering shapes. Fabulously feminine dresses featuring pretty bows and full skirts emanate an air of timeless elegance, whilst breathtaking full length maxi dresses exude luxury and glamour. Whatever bridal theme you have chosen for your special day, Phase Eight will have a dress to please even the fussiest of bridesmaids!

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Phase Eight Wedding Dress Collection 2013

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Phase Eight Wedding Dress Collection 2013

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Phase Eight Wedding Dress Collection 2013

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Phase Eight Wedding Dress Collection 2013

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Simply browse the bridal collection online, and call 0207 471 4422 to have them delivered to your nearest Phase Eight store to try on at your leisure! There is no charge for this service, so the only difficult part is deciding which dress to choose for your big day. Or Brides-to-be can simply order online at www.phase-eight.co.uk. Wedding dresses are available in size 6 to size 20.

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  – Images © 2013 Phase Eight

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High Street Honey: Monsoon Bridal Spring/Summer 2012

April 9th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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So.  We knew that Monsoon was a total bridal high street honey already right?  I mean: perfect shrugs, great bridesmaid options, darling flower girl frocks and the perfect honeymoon flips.  Duh!

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But who knew that their Spring/ Summer 2012 bridal collection would be this good?  If you are looking for a pretty yet relaxed take on bridal style (perhaps with a dash of whimsy?) then Monsoon should be your first stop. 

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The coolest chicks will rock their Wordsworth frock to their secret walled garden wedding, sip Caipharinias in their Blake gown following their oceanfront ceremony or say I do in Claire before throwing on a leather, hopping on the back of the new hubby’s motorbike and heading off into the sunset. 

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What you save on the frock, spend on the party.

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Oh and Etienne?  Get in my wardrobe.  Now!

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Monsoon Claire    Monsoon Claire

Claire £110

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Monsoon Bluebell    Monsoon Bluebell

Bluebell £230

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Monsoon Austen    Monsoon Austen

Austen £225

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Monsoon Wyatt    Monsoon Wyatt

Wyatt £250

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Monsoon Cadogan    Monsoon Cadogan

Cadogan £110

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Monsoon Waterlily    Monsoon Waterlily

Waterlily £200

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Monsoon Wordsworth    Monsoon Wordsworth

Wordsworth £300

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Monsoon Blake    Monsoon Blake

Blake £275

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Monsoon Orwell    Monsoon Orwell

Orwell £240

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Monsoon Etienne    Monsoon Etienne

Etienne £150

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Monsoon Alara    Monsoon Alara

Alara £190

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All prices were correct at the time of publishing

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  – Images © 2012 Monsoon 

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Wham Bam, Thank You Ma’am! More High Street Hotness From Coast’s Fabulous Bridal Collection!

March 15th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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A couple of month’s ago I reported that all things bridal over at high street favourite Coast were looking hot, didn’t I?  Well, those oh so clever high street honeys have been at it again, by adding not one, not two but ten fabulous new wedding ready gowns to their bridal collection.  I really believe that affordable bridal glamour has never looked so good. 

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Here are my top picks. Dive right in, just click the links!

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Coast Persephone 1 

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Persephone £450

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Coast Persephone 2

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Coast Venetia 1

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Venetia £395

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Coast Venetia 2

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Coast Angelique 1

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Angelique £495

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Coast Angelique 2

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Coast Avalana 1

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Avalana £450

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Coast Avalana 2

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Coast Vecaria 1

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Vecaria £295

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Coast Vecaria 2

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Coast Lavinia 1

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Lavinia £550

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Coast Lavinia 2

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Coast Mimosa 1

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Mimosa £450

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Coast Mimosa 2

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See the rest of the collection featured earlier in the year on this wedding blog by clicking here

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  – Images © 2012 Coast

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High Street Honey: OMG. The New Bridal Collection By Coast Is To Die For!

January 28th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Oh my goodness.  It was a fairly standard recce of the internets this week, just seeing what had come into my favourite high street stores by way of bridal beauties, when BAM!  Gold was struck.  And shrieks of excitement were heard (!)

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Coast are fairly consistent when it comes to producing affordable, well cut, wedding-y fashion, but OMG, this season they have hit the nail right on the head. 

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Enough exclamations of wonderment!  See for yourself.  Note the screen siren influences (Monroe and Angelina), and more than a hint of the Princess Catherines (see Cora and Aston)… LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.

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Click the image to go there. 

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Coast Angelina

Angelina

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Coast Cora

Cora

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Coast Darling

Darling

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Coast Aston

Aston

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Coast Hartley

Hartley

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Coast Analie

Analie

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Coast Monroe

Monroe

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Coast Miasara

Miasara

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About time I turned off this laptop.  And perhaps went shopping. 

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  – Images © 2012 Coast

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Wedding Style Edit: Reiss

May 30th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I’ll say it once, and I’ll keep saying it:  for a couture bridal style at high street prices, in my opinion Reiss cannot be beaten.

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Here is my pick of the new season: a whole host of gorgeously cut frocks that would make it through my wedding day style edit.  Perfect for the modern bride…

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All prices were correct at the time of going to press.

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High Street Honey: Monsoon Gets Shorty

May 13th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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What do you know?  Monsoon has gone all flirty, flippy and vintage on us.  Brides Up North adores the new line of shorter bridal gowns.  Perfect for petite brides, a relaxed wedding day or to change into for your evening party, these dresses are chic, affordable and absolutely high street honeys of the finest order. 

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This wedding blogger’s top tip?  Snap one up for your rehearsal dinner with high heels, then recycle on honeymoon with leather flip flops. 

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Here are a selection of Brides Up North’s top picks.

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Want one?  Click the image and go straight there.

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Monsoon Minnie Tunic £85 Monsoon Lussac Lace Dress £95

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Monsoon Luvenia Lace Tunic £110 Monsoon Winsta Flower Dress £180

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Monsoon Owku Bridal Dress £150 Monsoon Coniston Tunic £250

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Monsoon Goa Bridal Dress £160 Monsoon Emberton Lace Dress £160

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Fast but not fleeting bridal style.  Sorted.

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High Street Honey: To Have and To Hold Bridal Collection at Coast

May 6th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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With all the hype and giveaways galore in the run up to the Royal Wedding, there hasn’t been much time for shopping in my schedule.  So imagine this blogger’s delight when I chanced upon Coast’s ah-may-zzzzzing new bridal collection: To Have and To Hold.  Chic, heavenly, affordable, fashion forward too…drool.  Here are some of my favourites.

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Fill your boots brides on a budget, fill your boots.

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Like one?  ‘Course you do!  Click on the image to go straight there.  Helpful.

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Not So Budget Note:  Fancy taking a leaf out of the Duchess of Cambridge’s book and dressing your bridesmaids in ivory too?  Options galore for that too.  Who wouldn’t want to look as good as Pippa Middleton?!

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Coast - Lavinia Maxi Coast - Lavinia Maxi

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Coast - Iris Coast - Iris

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Coast - Veronique Coast - Veronique

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Coast - AngeliqueCoast - Angelique

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Coast - Persephone Maxi  Coast - Persephone Maxi

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Coast - Ida Coast - Ida

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Coast - Lucerne Coast - Lucerne

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Coast - FreyjaCoast - Freyja

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Coast - Mimosa Coast - Mimosa

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Coast - Avalana Coast - Avalana

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High Street Honey: French Connection

February 22nd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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French Connection is always my go to for flirty, affordable quality party frocks.  Perfect for a summer soiree: kit your bridesmaids out in some pretty picks or even rock a little number yourself!

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High Street Honey indeed!

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Want one?  Click the image to go straight to the French Connection website.

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FC Shelby's Summer Maxi Dress

Shelby’s Summer Maxi Dress £155

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FC Penny's Party Silk Dress

Penny’s Party Silk Dress £155

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FC Pick & Mix Dress

Pick & Mix Dress £155

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FC Mine and Yours Dress

Mine and Yours Dress £135

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FC Garden Beads Strapless Dress

Garden Beads Strapless Dress £155

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FC Pandora Petals Ruffle Dress

Pandora Petals Ruffles Dress £125

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FC Caramel Cotton Dress

Caramel Cotton Dress £97

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FC Solar Swirl Dress

Solar Swirl Dress £125

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FC Bex Beads Tunic Dress

Bex Beads Tunic Dress £135

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FC Pick and Mix Beading Dress

Pick and Mix Beading Dress £145

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FC Sugar Candy Dress

Sugar Candy Dress £135

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FC Lark Rise Lace Dress

Lark Rise Lace Dress £165

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