High Street vs Couture – Which is Best for You?

Which is best for you?


When choosing your wedding dress you will be spoiled for choice deciding between fabrics such as lace, taffeta, satin and silk and deciding whether to go for A-line, fishtail, ballgown, empire-line and more. And one of the other big decisions to make is whether you are going to go for a gown from the high street, or opt for something couture. We have got some fantastic advice from Debenhams Ireland explaining why a high street gown could be perfect for you, followed by advice from prestigious dress designer Sassi Holford on why a couture gown could be your best choice.

High Street

Choosing a gown from the high street is the perfect option if you are searching for beauty on a budget. In recent years, designs from the high street have really excelled and the use of intricate design and luxurious fabrics has meant the high street is really able to rival more high-end designers.

Debenhams Ireland share their ideas on why a wedding gown from the high street is the perfect option for you:



Gowns from the high street can offer affordable wedding dresses to suit all budgets, at Debenhams our Debut dresses start from just €209.

   Designer Options

Designers at Debenhams mean that designer dresses are available at a fraction of the couture house prices.


With Debenhams stores nationwide and www.debenhams.ie, it‘s easy to access and there is a wide range of size availability for customers, plus no waiting for appointments.


If your wedding budget will allow then having a couture gown is the best way to create a bridal look that is perfect for your body-shape. Working with a seamstress to ensure your dress is a perfect fit will leave you with a gorgeous gown that is ideal for you.

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Pictured designs exclusive to Sassi Holdford London Boutique

Prestigious wedding dress designer Sassi Holford shares her views on why brides should choose a couture-style wedding gown:

   Design Freedom

Having a couture gown gives you complete design freedom, allowing you to be more creative.

   Perfect Cut and Fit of Your Dress

A couture gown will be flawlessly designed to fit and flatter your body, giving you a perfect fit.

   The Ultimate Quality in Construction for Comfort and Confidence

You can leave having the complete confidence that your wedding gown will be made with great attention to detail and be created by a bridalwear expert.

Browse our bridalwear section and find thousands of wedding dress ideas.


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