Spotlight on: Maggie Sottero
Maggie Sottero is one of the best-loved bridal designers out there. How do we know that? Well, for one thing, our Facebook fans go crazy when we post a Maggie gown! For another, Maggie Sottero gowns are are almost more ubiquitous than Starbucks; they have retailers all over the world, in almost every city. It's not difficult to see why they'd be popular, either; the label does a really wide range of styles, with top-knotch attention to detail and beautiful embellishment. But the best part is: this gowns are affordable.
Yes, you read correctly: most Maggie Sottero gowns retail at less than $2,000 which, if you've already started your dress shopping, you'll know is a rare price tag. You can, in fact, buy a really beautiful gown by Maggie Sottero for around the $1,000 mark (leaving you with some extra wiggle room when it comes to décor, choosing the right photographer, getting a great band - you know all of these little things matter when you're planning a wedding!).
Style-wise, these babies run the gamut, from sexy, mermaid-hemmed figure-huggers to full-skirted strapless princess gowns (and beyond). We especially love the sleeve options on several Maggie designs (because not everyone has Obama arms, right?) and the beautiful, subtle embellishment that features on several of the brand's latest designs (see below!).
Like House of Mooshki, the bespoke British label, you've got a whole host of options - colours include white, ivory, blush and Champagne, and in terms of fabric you can choose from satins, silks and laces with embellishment such as Swarovski crystals and delicate embroidery. Who said luxury had to be expensive?