Elegant, sophisticated and graceful are only some of the words that come to mind when viewing the latest designer gowns at The Swanky Bride Boutique.

The Kirkburton-based bridal store is brimming with chic couture gowns, which offer brides unexpected twists on traditional dresses.

Swanky Bride Boutique owner, Caroline Maughan, embraces the talents of the industry’s leading designers which show a flair for alternative from the mainstream.
Caroline explains: “I’ve always loved something a bit different when it comes to fashion.
“This is reflected in all the bridal designers’ collections we stock in our boutique.
“I’m thrilled to be the exclusive Yorkshire stockists of Milan designer Eddy K’s Couture collection.”

The collection features unique, glamorous styles for the elegant, fashion-forward bride.
Its designers boast that every dress is meticulously designed with intricate beading, supple tulle and exquisite lace. Caroline continues: “We’ll have a selection of dresses from the Eddy K Couture 2019 Collection in the New Year.

“If you’re a fan of statement backs, the new collection will leave you breathless with its showstopping selection of beaded and illusion styles, including some with jaw-dropping keyhole detail.”
And one of the standout pieces in the collection is this stunning mermaid gown with illusion lace. (Style CT180) pictured.


Finding the best laces and materials is the key to making timeless dresses – Eddy K.

Alongside Eddy K Couture, The Swanky Bride Boutique is stockist to Sassi Holford,
Atelier Mademoiselle and Louise Bentley collections.
And next year could see a colour injection added to the wedding dresses available at The Swanky Bride Boutique.

“I love colour and I’ve been introduced to British designer Bowen Dryden’s collection which are very bold, fashion-led and dramatic gowns. They are completely different to our current offerings. I hope to be able to add this designer in the near future.”

And for brides who’ve just started their wedding planning journey Caroline advises it’s never too early to start looking for your dream dress.
She continues: “I’ve had brides come to me with weeks to go until their wedding day and we’ve still found their dream dress without compromise.

“That said, we advise brides to start looking between six to nine months before their wedding to allow time for typically three fittings, but there can be up to five.”
The Swanky Bride Boutique in North Road, Kirkburton

Does size matter?

“Certain dress shapes can be more flattering to brides’ figures, but I’d never discourage a bride from trying on the dress shape they have in mind,” Caroline says.
“What I would advise on though, is comfort, because wedding dresses aren’t always comfortable and if you aren’t, then it will show on your face and could potentially ruin your big day.
“This also goes for comfortable underwear and shoes.”

“The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” —Hubert de Givenchy

“I’d also advise to try on a range of shapes, so fishtail, princess, fit and flair and A-line in different fabrics and styles,”said Caroline.
“Accessories can also play a transforming role such as veils, belts and shrugs and bridal headwear.
“Lastly if you are planning to lose weight I’d suggest ordering only one size smaller than you are as it’s a lot easier to take in a dress and realistically it’s a big ask and extra pressure you don’t need in the run up to your wedding.”
To book an appointment call The Swanky Bride on 01484 603903.