Choosing your dream wedding dress is undeniably one of the most exciting parts of getting married and here's where Hampshire and Dorset boutique owners and their teams can help you choose the perfect gown.
Your local Hampshire and Dorset wedding dress boutique will typically stock a range of wedding dresses from both UK and international designers to suit your fashion style and budget. You will also receive expert knowledge and guidance on how to select complementing accessories for your big day including tiaras, veils, shoes and more.
It’s advisable to book a one-to-one appointment with a boutique so that you have time to view the collections on offer and try on any wedding gowns that you think might be the one!
Do take time to research styles that will flatter your figure, however, keep an open mind on suggestions that an advisor may make and benefit from their experience and knowledge of dressing Hampshire and Dorset based brides-to-be.
Here’s some great wedding boutiques and shops in Hampshire and Dorset from places like Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Winchester and Weymouth, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding magazine when contacting wedding dress boutiques.
Chamelon Bride and Mother of the Bride
The Chameleon brand has expanded and now has 3 shops.
For over 39 years, Chameleon has helped real women find their perfect dress for the most special of days.
Chameleon Bride is a laid back luxe wedding dress boutique specialising in modern and romantic bridal gowns from the world’s leading designers such as Eva Lendel, Milla Nova, Enzoani, Madi Lane and Essense of Australia. We have over 250 gowns in sample sizes UK8-UK26. We are the regions leading bridal boutique with our own in-house bar and bridal merch when you say yes to the dress!
We have just expanded our Mother of the Bride/Groom department in to a brand new large boutique where we can now offer even more occasionwear outfits in sizes UK6-Uk26.
Mousetrap Dress Boutique is a luxurious Bridal, Prom, and Eveningwear showroom with one of the largest collections of gowns on the South Coast, based in Havant, Hampshire. Home to nearly 200 Bridal Gowns in a huge range of styles and sizes, ready for you to try on at your convenience.
Sarah Jane Bridal is a beautifully elegant bridal boutique in the heart of Poole, Dorset. Together with a warm and friendly welcome you will enjoy the boutique exclusively by appointment.
Located in Wareham, Dorset having relocated there in January 2022 after 5 years in Southbourne, Stephanie Frances Bridal is a family owned boutique offering a selection of over 100 of the most beautiful dresses available from a variety of designers.
We are passionate about providing a unique and comfortable experience for all of our brides. We pride ourselves on our impeccable customer service and making sure your time with us is relaxing, fun and memorable.
Located in the heart of the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth, Victoria Ann Bridal can boast being the only bridal shop in Weymouth, that can provide something special for every bride, mother of the bride and groom, bridesmaids, flower girls and the young ladies preparing for their prom.
David’s Bridal commences ‘everything must go’ closing down sale
Bridal store chain, David's Bridal has confirmed that all UK stores are launching a closing down sale, with dramatic reductions across wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and more. Following its administration announcement last month, David's Bridal is closing all four of it's UK stores, with all stock discounted. David's Bridal's extensive closing down sale will commence with at least 40% off everything in-store.
Posted: 26 May 2023
A new wedding dress designer has been added to Chameleon Bride's range
Based in Bournemouth, Chameleon is always looking for ways to help offer the most stunning gowns to brides-to-be. That's why the team has added the Ukrainian designer, Milla Nova, to their rails. The staff are honoured to carry this fantastic label as the designer is only stocked in a few handpicked boutiques in the UK.Milla Nova is a female-led business founded by two sisters who have taken the international bridal market by storm. Their designs are fashion-forward yet commercial, edgy and wearable. All the gowns are handmade in their own design houses in Ukraine by talented seamstresses – the quality of the fabrics and construction are superb.
Posted: 8 December 2022
Check out Zaneta Burnett Design's new wedding offer
Situated in Southampton, Zaneta Burnett Design is offering dreamworthy separates for only £600. Bridal separates consist of tops with skirts, trousers or shorts, which can be incorporated into future looks, making the option more environmentally friendly. Less fitting sessions are required as there are no extreme structures or tailoring needed – perfect for those on a tight time frame. The style of attire is practical and comfortable as there would be no long trains, elaborate corsets or heavy layers.
Posted: 24 November 2022
Anya Bridal Couture is celebrating more than 10 years in business
Anya Bridal Couture is celebrating more than a decade of helping brides-to-be find their dream gown. Located in the heart of the beautiful Hampshire countryside, the bridal boutique offers clients a beautiful and private space to search through the racks. With a good variety of gowns available and an expert team who will guide brides throughout the process, the experience will be stress-free and enjoyable. After opening the business more than 11 years ago, the team has worked hard to provide exceptional service.
Posted: 20 October 2022
Tips on keeping your wedding dress safe pre- and post-wedding
While everyone has their own budget for the big day, nobody can deny weddings are an expensive business, with a total average bill hovering around £20,000-£30,000. The dress is likely to account for over £1,000 of this – and could cost much more if it's a designer number.
When asked, 86% of brides-to-be who haven't yet purchased their dress didn't know that it might be protected under their home insurance policy! comparethemarket.com has shared some helpful things to consider ahead of bringing home the special dress.
Posted: 31 July 2022
How to choose the perfect shade of white or cream - Tips from Colour Me Beautiful
When searching for your wedding dress, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's an easy task just deciding between white and cream! However, although wedding dresses have traditionally been white or cream, these colours come in many different shades and you need to ensure that if you're going for white or cream, that you'll be choosing the most flattering shade for you. In order to help you, Cliff Bashforth, MD of style consultants Colour Me Beautiful, has shared his top tips with County Wedding Magazines.
Posted: 15 July 2022
New bridal separates from Southampton retailer
Situated in Southampton, Zaneta Burnett Design is now offering dream-worthy separates for only £600. Bridal separates consist of tops with skirts, trousers or shorts, which can be incorporated into future looks, making the option more environmentally friendly. Less fitting sessions are required as there are no extreme structures or tailoring needed – perfect for those on a tight time frame. The style of attire is practical and comfortable as there would be no long trains, elaborate corsets or heavy layers.
Posted: 9 June 2022
Nicola Peltz’s wedding gown inspires brides-to-be
Analysis of Google search data reveals that online searches for 'square neck wedding dress' exploded 1,556% on the 9th of April, just hours after Nicola Peltz and Brooklyn Beckham married at her family's estate in Palm Beach, Florida. A new finding by fabric experts Dalston Mill Fabrics reveals that online interest for 'square neck wedding dress' skyrocketed sixteen times the average volume in the first few hours after the couple tied the knot, an unprecedented spike in the public searching to mirror the bride's elegant custom-made Valentino gown.
Posted: 11 April 2022
Discover this Bournemouth bridal boutique's new look
Shopping for your dream dress just got even better! Bournemouth bridal boutique Chameleon Bride has had a makeover and now not only has a chic new coastal look, but a whole lot of other goodies too. The boutique has been completely rebranded and as well as fabulous new luxe appeal, it now has its own bar to add to the experience! Owner Anneliese Ward has been at the helm for the past six years and has transformed the business into a destination hotspot for brides- to-be. First opened as a women's clothes shop 38 years ago, since Anneliese took over in October 2016, she has introduced a whole raft of improvements and now has three bridal fitting rooms, including a VIP one, and a mother-of-the-bride shop which was launched last April.
Posted: 29 March 2022
Bridal boutique's makeover in Bournemouth
Shopping for your dream dress just got even better! Bournemouth bridal boutique Chameleon Bride has had a makeover and now not only has a chic new coastal look, but a whole lot of other goodies too. The boutique has been completely rebranded and as well as fabulous new luxe appeal, it now has its own bar to add to the experience! Owner Anneliese Ward has been at the helm for the past six years and has transformed the business into a destination hotspot for brides-to-be.
Posted: 4 March 2022