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Bride to Be? Top Designer Dresses of 2018

If you're planning a wedding this year, then the all-important dress will no doubt be on your mind. Whether you fancy full-on traditional or something a little more unusual, nothing looks better than beautiful designer clothing. Yes, you'll pay more for a designer dress, but this is one occasion where the investment may well be worth it - and remember that you can also save your dress forever or have it later adjusted to make a cocktail dress or occasion-wear.

Here's some inspiration to get you started on your perfect wedding dress hunt...

The Cressida from Phase Eight

Head to House of Fraser for this fantastic Phase Eight ivory wedding dress in on-trend lace. The knee-length style is youthful and fun, and the nipped-in waist will create a beautiful silhouette and contrast beautifully with the full skirt. The dress comes with its own sash, but if you wanted to customise your creation, you could always replace it with your own coloured version. See it here - and enjoy it a sale price!

Channel a Little Game of Thrones!

This Safiyaa cream embellished gown with floor-length sweeping sleeves is an absolute show-stopper and reminiscent of the sort of gown a royal queen might wear in a fantasy series! If you're keen to wear something different on your big day and demonstrate your couture style credentials, then check out this beauty from Harvey Nichols.

Simple Silk Perfection with Whistles

This Whistles dress has all the hallmarks of a designer creation - white ruffled silk, perfect shaping, high-end finishing and a classic vision that will allow you to stand out. The wedding dress is very simple, with a full-length skirt and a ruffled v-neck. Without embellishment, it would allow you to go all-out with your jewellery and accessories, or you could keep it perfectly simple and pared-down for a natural look. Because this dress is plain, it could also be professionally dyed if you wanted to wear it again as an evening dress in the future. Find it at Selfridges here >>

Embrace Twenties Chic with the Hope

This dress is truly glamorous and offers all of the style of the 1920s with a narrow column finish, softly draping fabric and stunning embellishments. The bodice gathers down to a heavily sequinned and tailored waist for a long, lean finish that will ensure all eyes are on you! This is a wonderfully unusual wedding dress that would be perfect to wear again for a special evening do. See it here from Phase Eight at House of Fraser

Full-on Glamour with Balmain

Balmain is known for its incredibly glamorous and figure-hugging creations, and this white knit mini dress is no exception. If you want to show off perfect pins and embrace the body-con trend, then this could be the perfect wedding dress for you. It has padded shoulders, pointelle textured detailing, a statement back zip and a high neck, with long sleeves for upper-body coverage and a stretch fabric to hug every curve. It's a bold choice, but if you have an exhibitionist edge, this could be the one for you! Find it at Harvey Nichols.

Which designer dress will inspire you for your big day?

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