Blog: Leonie BarrieWedding belles

Leonie Barrie | 20 November 2006

So, Marks & Spencer is to launch its first range of bridalwear next spring. Priced at £120-£150, the wedding gowns are part of a wider collection that includes bridesmaids’ dresses and formal suits for grooms. Brides-to-be can complete their outfits with the chain’s first collection of Truly You bridal lingerie. And there’s more…like the wedding list, cake and flower services.

But why not? Asda blazed the trail with its George label wedding dresses – and you can even pick up engagement and wedding rings in its stores as well. The rise and rise of supermarket chic has already put paid to the notion that shoppers can’t handle buying clothes and food at the same time, and I’m sure the same can be said for wedding dresses. After all, it’s only going to be worn for one day and as long as the bride looks good and feels special, then surely that’s all that matters. And the biggest bonus of kitting out the bridal party this way? There’s more money left over for the honeymoon of course.

M&S unveils GBP59.99 wedding dress


BLOG

Trump and Brexit generate more confusion

Over the past month, Donald Trump and his team failed to offer any clear plan to ensure Americans would "Buy American, Hire American" - while the British government's attempts to clarify the specifics...

BLOG

Bangladesh works to resolve labour activist issues

The Bangladesh government was forced to respond late last week to pressure over its crackdown on labour activists after a number of global brands and retailers, including H&M and Inditex announced pla...

BLOG

US border tax a contentious issue

Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order by President Donald Trump, the US apparel and footwear sector...

BLOG

Primark's sustainable cotton programme takes shape

With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices o...

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?