We are head over heels in LOVE with our new range of Bodice Panels and, judging from your emails and phone calls, you are as well! We knew you would; our customers have got the very best taste which our expert fabric sourcing team are finely tuned into. So we are going to be really self indulgent this week and bring you along with us, as we take a look at some of our Bodice Panel designs. Fabric Heaven, here we come….
Cayenne Bridal Bodice
Put a bit of spice into your gown with this bodice piece, a single applique to grace the front, reverse or both if you're feeling like a bit of double luxury. Tasteful yet exotic embroidery gives way to cascades of dazzling embellishments and, if you prefer the look without the beadwork, then we also offer this style as Lennon.
Phi Phi Bridal Bodice
Don't be put off by the intricacy and delicate appearance of Phi Phi; it’s actually really easy to work with and affix to the wedding dress. Once you step into the glorious ring of dazzling light and class created by this sumptuous bodice panel, nobody is going to have eyes for anything, or anyone, else.
St Martin Bridal Bodice
In the nursery rhyme, “you owe me five farthings” said the bells of St Martins. Well, this premium, luxury bridal bodice may cost somewhat more than five farthings but the sheer quality is like actual magic. This is absolutely brand spanking new to our collection and is already enjoying status as queen of the bridal bodice section. Totally indescribable. Literally. There are no words that do justice to this pinnacle of aesthetic glamour so head over to the product page now and see for yourself. Quick; before we decide to stop selling it and just keep it all for ourselves…
These are just three of the bridal bodices we now have in stock so explore and find your favourite. As with every piece of fabric that we send out, you are guaranteed 100% professional quality from start to finish and, if you aren’t quite sure where to start, simply get in touch with us and let us be your guide. Please; we need another excuse to go and look at the bridal bodices in the warehouse!
Experience our Fabrics: By Appointment Only
To try and share with you the beauty and quality of our bridal lace and other wedding dress material, we use a variety of methods. These include detailed descriptions, HD zoomable photographs and, for some of our newer designs, short videos. Try as we may, there is never going to be a way that is as good as actually seeing and feeling the lace for real and so you are invited to make a very special appointment…
All of our lace and wedding dress material is chosen for its high quality and beauty of design. For our lucky staff here at Platinum Bridal Fabrics, it means they get to spend lots of time closely examining bridal lace and deciding which examples are going to make our collection. We have been busy creating a collection which will be showcased at one of the finest textile merchants in London and YOU are cordially invited to view it, by appointment only, at Bradshaw & Bradshaw in London.
Bradshaw & Bradshaw are agents for some of the very best textile manufacturers around the world and Platinum Bridal Fabrics are extremely excited to have our collection hosted there. Clients enjoy a wide range of choice from such manufacturers as Solstiss, which is the premier lace manufacturer in France. They also carry a range of velvet from Denholme, one of the largest manufacturers in the United Kingdom.
The collection we have put together for Bradshaw & Bradshaw has been carefully selected to represent an accurate cross section of our style here at Platinum Bridal Fabrics and we look forward to adding more to ot in the future. Bridal lace styles are changing all the time and we have a reputation for being right there at the vanguard so we are confident that our collection will be well received.
Bradshaw & Bradshaw can be found at 30 Great Portland Street in Fitzrovia, London W1W 8QT and you can book an appointment to see our collection by calling them on 020 7255 2333. Let us know what you thought by sending us an email or connecting with us on social media channels; we look forward to hearing what you think!
Back to the Future with Vintage Lace
After its heady rise to fashionable status during the 16th century, lace has continued to be highly-prized right up to the present day. Not only used as wedding dress material, the delicate fabric can be found everywhere from haute couture catwalks to small, independent boutiques and everywhere inbetween.
During much of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, all lace was made by hand. The labour-intensive process meant that making an extravagant lace ruff, for example, could take a lacemaker an entire year to complete, using over 40 yards of lace. This made the fabric understandably expensive and so many women began to make their own; the skill of lacemaking was considered an important attribute for a woman.
The industrial revolution saw the development of lace making machines which heralded the oncoming of more affordable lace. Another explosion in popularity occurred because of the new availability of the fabric, causing ever more extravagant and unique designs to be created. The trend continued unabated all over the world, with France becoming and continuing to be one of the main sources of lace in Europe, closely followed by the UK.
Although lace has continued to evolve, a current trend is looking back rather than forward. Vintage lace is being seen more and more as brides decide to opt for a look that brings to mind the glamour, allure and mystery of the past. During the 1930's, the modern idea of a 'white wedding' began to form. The white wedding dress was popularised earlier than this by Queen Victoria but it was from 1930 onwards that manufacturers began to make dresses specifically for brides.
Genuine vintage lace in good condition can often be expensive and difficult to source but Bridal Fabrics offer a range of affordable lace modelled on the beautiful and elegant examples seen in earlier times. Brocade fabric, embellishments and lace applique can all combine perfectly to create a unique new dress with a vintage feel, while hitting all of the fashionable notes of the current era. All of our lace is manufactured to the highest standard and our expert, dedicated team are always available to offer advice, ideas, inspiration and support. If the beauty of vintage lace appeals to your aesthetic, please contact us for more information on how to create the perfect look for your wedding.