Catherine Shaw, Bespoke Wedding Dress Designer, The Overspill,
4 Coopers Yard, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 1TN


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stunning, cheeky,  50's style cocktail wedding dress by Catherine Shaw  

I was asked to design a frivolous and cheeky little cocktail number for a summer bride.

The under dress is made of shot silk which is very fitted. Over this is a lace dress with cleverly cut panels that hug the upper body yet swirl out at the hem. This is embellished with tiny delicate bows of grosgrain ribbon and twinkling, swarovski crystals in lilac and amethyst. The dress was worn on a beautiful hot sunny July day, and the crystals glinted in the sunshine.

A built-in corset was made to clinch in the waist using spiral bones which subtly change the figure yet are comfortable to wear for dancing well into the night.

cheeky little cocktail wedding dress   cocktail wedding dress hem detail - grosgrain ribbon and swarovski crystals