Her whimsical, bohemian bridal mix-and-match pieces have been worn by Millie Mackintosh on her wedding to Hugo Taylor, Vogue Williams for her London nuptials to Spencer Matthews and Lydia Millen when she wed fellow vlogger Ali Gordon.
As well as being a self-confessed obsessive when it comes to fabrics and embellishment (all pieces are handmade in England) the designer is probably one of the most inclusive wedding dress designers out there, offering bridal options to fit all different shapes and sizes with samples available to try on in her Bloomsbury boutique in sizes 8-22 but they can make all styles in any size required. No bride is ever turned away. Fabrics are responsibly sourced too and off-cuts recycled into design details to avoid waste.
She’s the wedding dress designer who made bridal separates a thing, she’s got a rooster of celebrity clients and she’s all about celebrating every body shape. Of course we’re talking about Kate Halfpenny, the owner and designer behind British bridal brand Halfpenny London.
Back in 2017, Halfpenny London landed on Net-a-Porter giving brides all over the world access to some exclusive pieces in just a few clicks. Of course demand has been huge especially since the pandemic and rise in lockdown weddings which saw many brides-to-be searching for their dream frock online. For Halfpenny, they have become the only bridal designer on NAP to have sold out in every territory globally.
The big hits? The Georgie pleated satin maxi skirt, made from lustrous white satin with an elegant tulip shape and cutaway hem, has sold out a whopping three times already. The chic Dion, with its silhouette-flattering gown fit and thin straps has also been a bestseller. The Turner fringed satin skirt has been another hugely popular choice for brides, often teamed with the Kelly off-the-shoulder stretch-duchesse satin bustier top.
The good news is that they’re all set to be restocked in January in time for 2021 weddings. Top tip – add the styles into a wish list on NAP and you’ll be notified as soon as they’re back.