Lucy Can't Dance Bridal Collection Launch
Lucy Can’t Dance…but oh my god can she make dresses. (This is a joke I’ve already made on my Snapchat story on the night, so apologies if you’ve heard it before – and also, thanks for following lil’ ol’ me on the ‘gram.) A couple of weeks ago, we were lucky enough to attend the launch of Lucy’s brand new bridal collection in Chelmsford, where we saw the dresses up close and personal and got to mooch around with the lovely lady herself. This collection is a sumptuously crafted selection of dresses with the perfect vibes for non-traditional brides: gorgeous laces, delicious dip dyes, and beautiful bohemian back details. And tassels! We are suckers for a good tassel - and Lucy does not disappoint.
This collection is a product of absolute adoration, and in turn we adore it too. We love love loved the fact that Lucy had sought different laces for each design – there was a real mixture of heavy and light laces, with some a more traditional lace and some a more modern, woven pattern. As well as the bright lights of the globe inspiring the collection (a theme which Hire Love totally nailed on the event styling front too!), Lucy’s drawn on loads of her favourite things to make dresses for brides that are truly unique. They’re inspired by free-spirited bohemian brides, chic brides who love a two-piece and to-party, and especially by Lucy’s forever love, vintage clothing. Some of the designs have a gorgeous 1920s vibe to them.
The capsule collection is also the perfect starting (and stopping) point for brides who want to eschew the usual ivory vision and go for something a bit brighter. If you’re looking for wedding dresses with colour, Lucy is your gal! Her hand-dyed skirts are show-stoppers: her collection features a stunning silk aquamarine dip-dyed dress, a gorgeous deep orangey-yellow dipdyed dress, and an amazing subtle forget-me-not blue tulle skirt separate – forget it, you won’t. Lucy’s experiments with colour are a bold and gorgeous explosion onto the wedding scene, and are totally bringing the spice with them.
If you still want to toy with tones but would like to keep the colour palette fairly traditional, Lucy also has the “Heart of Glass” dress – the skirt is is dip dyed a subtle frosty grey and looks gorgeous in motion. The Heart of Glass dress is sublime from start to finish, though, as the bodice is a plunging semi-sheer beauty, with EIGHT HUNDRED flowers hand sewn on to the bodice. How’s that for bloody gorgeous?!
I can confirm that the dresses look as absolutely stunning in real life as they do in the photos – they’re delicate works of art, dreams come true for a modern bride who wants something a bit different. And we couldn’t have experienced them first hand if it weren’t for the amazing team behind the event – The Transition Chelmsford hosted, Alex Condliffe on the keys, Hire Love who turned a blank canvas into a complete tropical paradise, Knot Your Average Bride and Claire Marie Make-up on Bowie-inspired face duty, and Lisa Alger doing hair. It was a fab night out to celebrate a fab collection, and we can’t wait to see some real Lucy Can’t Dance brides. Eeeep!