Almost 18 months later they are still pulling out all of the reasonably-priced-frock stops with the new “Country Set Collection”, seven lovely gowns that are perfect for any bride on a budget or even as a second dress. (Yes, I did just actually say that…..but you may want a short flirty number for dancing?!)
I love the tongue in cheek styling, makes me want to don something pretty, flounce around the garden and pout seductively whilst perusing the pages of Wuthering Heights…..
Kirsty and Shelley of Kitty and Dulcie: Our First Strictly London Collection was so well received by our brides and we have learnt quickly what our customers want and like and so it was natural to seek our inspiration for the new collection from them. Sleeves were mentioned numerous times as was lace. We wanted to create more fun 50s dresses as our Pearly Queen has been so popular so we designed the Baroness Pearl and Dame Dulcie, both fun and flirty with a glamourous feel and pick up on the lace trend with the arm coverage that our brides wanted. For the rest of the new collection we wanted something new, so the 60s inspired short lace Lady Penelope and the 2 new long dresses bring more choice to our brides.
We continue to be able to offer amazing prices due to cutting out all the middle men but not compromising on quality.
Our 60’s inspired, lace shift dress is boned with a padded bust and has the most delicate, sheer sleeve detailing. This dress can be shortened by a professional seamstress to your desired length and is the perfect gown to twist ‘n shout and wave those gorgeous arms about.
So what are you waiting for? “Shake it on baby now!”
Lady Penelope Gown: £345
Our full length, lace embellished organza, fishtail gown with puddle train has cross over corset detailing, ideal for showing off an hourglass figure. It’s fully boned and has a hidden bra strap and padded bust. The appliqued trim can be removed by a professional seamstress, for easy shortening. We like to think of this ravishing number as mix of Little Mermaid meets Jessica Rabbit.
Go get ‘em girls!
Countess Carmel Gown: £395
Styled with: Flower Child Forehead Band, £185 Flo and Percy
This 50’s inspired strapless gown incorporates a structured, fully boned bodice with delicate beading (inc. hidden bra strap and padded bust), plus a full skirt of ivory satin with diamante embellishment on a drop waistband. We’ve added our gorgeous Cover Me Kate Lace jacket, which can be whipped off to reveal those sexy shoulders for your first dance.
Duchess Dotty: £295
Styled With: Cover Me Kate lace jacket, £35 at Kitty and Dulcie Audrey’s Dream Tiara, £215 Flo and Percy Shoes with added homemade felt flowers, stylist’s own. Handmade bouquet from £85 Lavender Blue Flowers.
Soft, romantic 3/4 length lace sleeves with a dainty V-neck and full-circle skirt made from layers of sheer tulle make this 50’s inspired dress super-stylish yet fun, comfortable and perfect for showing off a pair of killer heels. Fancy an extra hue? We’ve added a pop of colour with our Red Sash and retro motif.
How cool is that!
Baroness Pearl Gown: £345
Styled With: Red Satin Sash with Rockabilly Bird Motif, £30 at Kitty and Dulcie. “I Feel Pretty” Birdcage Veil, £185 Flo and Percy, Shoes – Trinkletina, £69.99 Irregular Choice , Apple Handbag, £65, Helen Rochfort.
Appliqued satin and tulle are a mix made in heaven. The structured bodice shows of shoulders beautifully whilst the flowing tea-length layers of tulle are cut at a shin flattering length.
Fancy showing off more leg? A professional seamstress can shorten this gown. Ultra romantic with all the ingredients of Princess Perfect glamour.
Madame Minnie Gown : £350
Incredibly feminine and elegant, with a mix of soft organza and lace, this gown incorporates uber romantic scalloped neck and shoulder detail. The top is boned and has a padded bust and invisible bra strap.
Can be worn with or without our delicate organza sash (included.). Or how about adding an extra bit of Killer Queen oomph with a waist flattering sash embellished with delicate gems from Flo & Percy.
Queen Kitty Gown – £395
Styled With: Rock Baroque Headband, £195, Rock Baroque Sash, £195 and Cuff £185 all from Flo and Percy
An all over lace, 50’s style wedding gown with a v-shaped, scalloped neckline and elbow length sleeves over a full-circle petticoat and satin underskirt, (the scalloped lace trim can be removed by a professional seamstress for shortening).
This luxurious gown exudes vintage charm – we’re talking major ‘twirl factor.’
Dame Dulcie Gown : £350
I think one would very much like to wander the grounds with some kind of cane item. And perhaps a sexy suitcase?
Let me know which dress is your favourite, I fancy the Lady Penelope for the name alone…
Big Country Set Love