We’ve had a lot of emails and phone calls in recent months about our sale bridal, bridesmaids and prom gowns. We do appreciate many of you live a long way from London and a trip is not economical for you and of course, we understand you wanting to order from home. Here’s why we don’t sell online.
We reduce our samples to prices specifically to clear quickly, allowing us room for new designs. They will have been on display for a season, and likely tried on a few times at least. Aside from the difficulty with choosing a gown without trying it on, we really want our customers to have viewed the gown, and checked it over for any issues. As sale dresses are non refundable it’s really important to us that you don’t make a purchase you later regret.
Here are a few of our current reduced sale items (click on each image to be taken to more detail)…
See our Bridal Collection webpage for more sale gowns.
Categories: Bridal, Corsets, Designers, Dresses, FairyGothMother, Lou Lou, Lulu and Lush, Mooshki, Phoenix, Skirts, True BrideTags: bridal, fairygothmother, fifties, sixties, Tea dress, tea gown, wedding
If possible, make your first appointment 6-12 months ahead of the wedding. You will have a greater choice if you give us lots of time, though some dresses take just 3 months and rush is possible, this will lessen your choices.
Saturdays are busiest, so book well in advance if you need to travel. We’re also open on Sunday, if you want to avoid Saturday. Evening appointments are also possible, but please let us know in lots of time, please don’t call us the day before and expect us to have available staff.
1950’s tea length wedding dresses come to just above the ankle. Shorter Fifties wedding dresses are also available and most dresses can be made longer or shorter to suit. Coloured petticoats are also available to suit your colour schemes.
Like to make an appointment to see us? Complete our Bridal Appointment Enquiry form.
|Lou Lou are a fabulous UK label that specialise in fifties tea length wedding gowns. The thing we love about Lou Lou wedding dresses is the flexibility. All the dresses come in the usual ivory bridal shades, but many can come in bright and pastel colours too.
How about this tea length satin gown with matching organza overcoat in red satin with black jacket? We have a sample in stock in the red/black for you to try.
Prefer a shorter knee length wedding dress? All of these can be made in other lengths.
|The heavy satin embroidered Lou Lou tea length wedding dress features a flattering cowl neckline. Want a little colour? Match it with coloured petticoats and matching sash. Wrist length gloves finish the retro vintage wedding feel.|
|Want something light and fun? This beautiful Marilyn Monroe influenced ivory tea length wedding dress features a plunge neckline and fitted waist. The full swing skirt is perfect for showing off your petticoats for that first dance.
Lou Lou’s vintage tea length wedding dresses are available, to order, in other colours and fabrics. Pop into the shop to the see swatches.
|Embroidered tulle 1950’s Dior-style tea length wedding dress. Prefer it with sleeves? Not a problem. Need a shorter knee length fifties skirt? We can do that too. Want it in black, or blue or red? You get the idea.|
|Find our Lou Lou retro tea length wedding dresses in stock in our central London boutique, along side FairyGothMother, True Bride, Phoenix and other bridal brands. See the full FairyGothMother Bridal Collection here. Call 0207 377 0370 or email FairyGothMother to book an appointment. Remember to allow at least 5 months for manufacture.|
Whether or not you are having one of our fabulous bridal outfits, then your thoughts have to focus on what you are going to wear under your dress. Do you want to wear a corset, a basque, bustier, torsolette or just a longline bra? You do want to look good all day for your partner!
Perhaps a basque like the one shown above left, which nips in the waist and lifts up the bosom and comes complete with detachable, multi-way straps should you need that extra support. Or alternatively, a longline strapless bra like the one shown above right. The most cleavage without straps. Featuring concealed boning, for a smooth look, and detachable push-up pads. Just perfect for gowns with lower bustlines and lower backs.
Corsets of course, are what FairyGothMother is famous for, and we have a great collection of beautiful corsets like the one above left, to suit you. If you want a slightly lower back, or perhaps the extra support of a halter or straps, we have a style that is probably perfect for you.
And finally, if you are on a tight budget, we also have some bridal corsets, bustiers, basques and long line strapless bras in the Bridal section of the FairyGothMother Last Chance to Buy sale.
Whenever the big day is, we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have in your planning. Just call or email us. Alternatively, if you’d like to visit us in person at our London boutique to discuss an outfit or corset for the big day, we would ask that you contact us to arrange an appointment. Thank you.
London Fashion week is over for another season, and to make room for our new Autumn and Winter collections we have added some fabulous items to our Last Chance to Buy department.
You have the chance to purchase some sumptious Ayten Gasson silk lingerie like the Rebecca bodysuit below for an amazing £60 or her Annabel cami. also below, at just £35.
They are mainly one-off pieces, so if you like, don’t be slow to order, as at these prices we’re sure they’ll go very quickly!
We also have some amazing corset savings in the Last Chance to Buy too. Like the lingerie pieces, many are one-offs, like the pink underbust on the left below…
Our Last Chance to Buy can be accessed under Special Offers on our website navigation bar, or by clicking here and then selecting Lingerie or Corsets for the Category Search.
|To start with we have a real bargain! Our best-selling, high-quality overbust corset, designed by us especially to meet your demands for a perfect hourglass silhouette is now available in Ivory and at just £75! If you are an upcoming bride, this overbust would look gorgeous as part of your wedding outfit in church or on honeymoon!|
|We also have two of our satin underbust corsets on Special, one available in red and the other ivory(see left and right below). You could wear as outerwear, or for a more alluring look when at leisure!|
|Finally, what can we say about our final special for this week. We have sold literally thousands of these frilly knickers over the past couple of years. With enough colours available to wear a different colour every day, and still have two left! There’s also a dark blue available too (not shown in image).
Now’s the time to maybe buy a few, or all, of the colours you like at a very special price of just £6 each. Click on image to order!
Remember, these offers are only available for one week from today!
Buy any corset and get a skirt at half price! Yes, get a skirt of your choice for half price (conditions apply – see below).
Just order your corset and skirt online and we will manually adjust your order total before we charge. All our orders are reviewed before we make any charge.
Limited time offer – offer ends midnight UK time on 12th September, 2011!
Sorry, the offer has now ended.
For Personal Shoppers
Our London boutique has moved to 72 Commercial Street in historic Spitalfields. You can now find us at the corner of Commercial Street and Fashion Street, the latter being the London home of the world renowned fashion school, the Istituto Marangoni. We’re only about 300 yards from our old Lamb Street premises. Nearest underground stations are Aldgate East and Liverpool Street. You can find directions here.
For Online Shoppers
We’d love to see you in our new shop, and give you the chance take up our personal shopper offers, but we know many of you are just too far away. So we have decided to give our online customers a great offer too. We’re calling it Summer Madness…
Our Online Shopper’s offer has ended, but keep checking regularly here and on the website for upcoming offers. Why not subscribe to the FairyGothMother / Lulu and Lush enmail newsletter? A link can be found at the bottom of all our web pages, or subscribe now.
The easiest way to make a corset outfit suitable for the Summer months is to pick a pastel shade. Obviously, it would be risky to go for white or ivory if it’s a wedding you are thinking of, but this pale pink outfit (above) is light without causing drama – always remember not to have a bigger train than the bride! The minute floral sprigs on the corset add a clear seasonal air to the outfit, and as it is cotton lined, and the skirt is silk, the fabrics are light and airy. The relatively demure cut of the corset means you won’t worry the ministers delicate sensibilities, but if you are worried about the bare shoulders and decolletage, add a shrug, stole or scarf to cover up. As with many corsets, this really doesn’t need any jewellery, but a clutch and perhaps a small fascinator would be sensible for the day.
This outfit is easily recognisable as a Dior-esque, New Look silhouette – always a classic for a glamorous event, or anything with a retro theme. The bold florals on the corset (above) bring the seasonal element but are strongly hued enough to manage being paired with black without losing their impact. A halter neck gives the impression of modesty, whilst the full circle skirt over a petticoat will have you twirling with enthusiasm!
If you are going to an event with fans of the 40′s and 50′s, wear the above with seamed hosiery and classic heels. For a more contemporary look – perhaps for a daytime wedding – try bare legs or sheer, skin toned hosiery, and perhapsa more modern heel that picks up on a colour in the corset.
This is the same skirt, this time styled for Ascot! This outfit means you can enter the Royal Enclosure – here in the UK there are some interesting rule about being near royalty, and the end result is modest necklines and big hats. For the Royal Enclosure, you must be wearing shoulder straps of not less than one inch, and you must have a hat, or a “substantial fascinator”. We’re not entirely sure which this is – somewhere in between perhaps!
This outfit (above)is very classic, almost red carpet with the hair down, with a trained skirt and bold contrast panelling, but with the red and black colourway would be bit much for the average daytime Summer Wedding. For the evening though, its a fairly simple and stylish option. Again, if the bare shoulders would upset a more conservative audience, a cover up is always a useful option. One of our ex-staff members is addressing a large group of bankers next week, and will be adding a fairly extensive shrug to her corset outfit!
Alternatively, for a more cocktail party look, pair a pencil skirt with a paler colour of corset. If you wanted to make this more daytime, lose the black hosiery, and add a hair flower. In this case, we kept the skirt in a nice quality of cotton, which is great for warmer times, and tones down the overall level of formality.
Last, but not least, two outfits that are great if you’re off to an evening party and really love your lingerie! A high waisted skirt is a fantastic addition to your wardrobe if you have a slight addiction to lingerie that’s so good you want to show it off. On the left, we’ve paired a Cadolle high waisted satin shapewear skirt (which has a beautiful corset-laced effect back) with an Ayten Gasson silk teddy. Ayten’s styles are perfect for a fun, flirty show and are perfectly respectable over a bra and under a skirt. Her laid back frills both complement and contrast with the sleeker skirt that would look more formal with other styles, and she often shoots her styles in a Summer garden setting.
On the right, we’ve put a Kiss Me Deadly bra with a high waisted cotton skirt and a waterfall style chiffon shrug – as you can see, a shrug really does make an outfit look very different, and with a detailed midi or longline bra and no skin showing, it simply looks like an unusual dress. With the feathers ( is this substantial enough?) and the black and red colour scheme, this would be great for a glamorous evening party – or perhaps a show or dinner club.
Of course, many of you have no doubt done this better than us by now – so why not send in your pictures? Just send them in to us…corsets @ luluandlush.com
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There’s nothing nicer than opening an email from one of our customers and finding they have attached an image of themselves wearing their FairyGothMother / Lulu and Lush outfit.
Some of you may already be aware of our Customer Gallery, but if you are not, why not take a look? We’ve images from customers showing all sorts of outfits, from their pride and joy corset, to their prom outfit, their wedding day ensembles or just having fun all dressed up!
With prom time swiftly approaching, festivals, graduation days and that summer wedding, why not send us an image(s) of yourself in your FairyGothMother / Lulu and Lush finery as we’d love to see. Please send your images to corsets at luluandlush dot com and we’ll add you to our growing Gallery.