Diary Date

Diary Date: It’s a Caroline Castigliano sample sale!

17th December 2018 | Rachel Hirst

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Tis the season not only for festivities but also for you brides-to-be to secure your dream wedding dress at a fabulous discounted price with a host of boutique and designer sample sales taking place throughout December and January.

And this afternoon its our amazing Sponsor and top British bridalwear designer Caroline Castigliano that is announcing details of her upcoming sample sale at her beautiful Flagship Knightsbridge Boutique in London.

Taking place between the 27th December 2018 and 12th January 2019 – by appointment only – the world-renowned designer will be selling off ex-sample and past season dresses, with exquisite gowns priced from £900 to £2,500.

The ultimate Christmas wish come true, this amazing event will give ladies the opportunity to become a Caroline Castigliano bride while saving up to 70 per cent on their big day attire.

All wedding dresses in the sale are either ex-samples, prototypes, window display dresses or may have been worn for exclusive catwalk shows, though each gown is in great condition and range in sizes, from a high street size 8 to 10.

There is also the added bonus of a private stylist and alterations specialist to assist brides-to-be in finding their perfect dress at a fraction of the price.

Those attending will need to be ready to make a decision on the day and so are advised to try a selection of dresses on before going to the sale in order to narrow down the style of gown that suits, and also to attend with someone whose opinion, they really value (the boutique can only accommodate two guests with each bride).

The following sensational gowns will be included in the sale, giving you lucky ladies an idea of the incredible designs you can expect to view and try on at the event – though please be aware, there will only be one sample of each wedding gown so early bookings are advisable.

To secure your place at this not-to-be-missed event call 0207 590 9120 or request an appointment online here. Appointments are £15.

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Sale steals…

Burgundy – Ethereal details and structure blend to offer a romantic and feminine silhouette in the Burgundy designer bridal gown. Integrating a waisted corset, sweetheart neckline and a full, silk satin faced organza skirt. The strapless bodice is overlayed with a delicate embroidered tulle shrug with an alluring deep V-back allowing brides to achieve ultimate understated glamour.

Four Seasons – Evoke an alluring, glamorous aesthetic with the Four Seasons designer bridal dress. Ultra-feminine opulence is achieved through its luxurious beaded lace camisole top, deep low back and dramatic circular silk organza skirt.

Panache – The Panache gown is an elegant long-sleeved bridal option. The body of the dress is cut in ivory silk crepe to a sweetheart neckline, with a drop-in corset with stretch side-back panels for fit and comfort. The streamlined bodice silhouette tapers to a narrow waist and mermaid skirt. Delicate corded lace overlays the bodice, and over the hips to a raw edge. The long sleeves are crafted from sheer corded lace in a shrug-style silhouette, with an open back a scalloped edge at the front and back shoulder, and the sleeve cuff is a chic detail. The sleeve cuff and centre back feature silk-covered buttons and rouleau loops, which conceal a centre back eyelet fastening. The silk crepe skirt tapers to the knee before flaring into a full hem, with a train.


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Bisou – The Bisou gown is a dramatic floral guipure lace design. A classic strapless sweetheart neckline scoops to a sensual low back, with a fitted waist and hips and elegant fishtail skirt silhouette. A stretch, boned corset is appliqued in intricate, delicate guipure lace, with eyelet fastening concealed under delicate silk-covered buttons and rouleau loops – a Caroline Castigliano signature touch. Flared panels of ivory and mocha organza overlay the lace skirt, adding a dramatic shape to the silhouette.

Baboushka – The Baboushka gown is an elegant fitted option, crafted from weighty silk crepe. The streamlined, boned bodice features a rounded V-neck front and plunging V-neck back, both edged with delicate hand sewn silver crystal and seed beading. A fitted waist is accentuated with a silk satin ribbon waistband, while silk-covered buttons and rouleau loops conceal the centre back eyelet fastenings. The skirt skims over the hips, flaring into a flattering fishtail silhouette, with an elegant train at the back.


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Everlasting – Classic meets contemporary in the Everlasting gown. A hand-beaded lace basque style bodice feature an internal bra construction with underwired cups and steel boning for shape. The lace is hand embroidered with pearl and glass beads, while the strapless sweetheart neckline features a raw lace edging. The fitted waistline is enhanced by a silk Mikado waistband attached the full silk Mikado skirt – given a modern edge and gently curved silhouette via side front and back pleats and side seam inserted pockets. Frilled net petticoats add fullness. The centre back features Caroline Castigliano’s delicate silk covered buttons and rouleau loops, concealing the classic eyelet fastening.

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