It’s no secret that I am a Fur Coat No Knickers super fan. Laura and Emma are the purveyors of the friendliest bridal boutique in the country. No joke, these babes are some of the nicest human beings you will ever meet.
For years now they’ve been the go-to store for vintage wedding dresses, and in 2013 they expanded their range to include made to measure designs. All lovingly handmade in Britain, they wanted to be able to help every bride, whatever her shape or size. They love their vintage gowns, but with vintage sizing being stingy at the best of times, it was really hard for them to cater to anyone over a size 12.
“We love vintage dresses but by their nature they are on the small side”, they say. “Although we search for more realistic sizes, there have been occasions where we just can’t help. We hated that. So we set about designing our very own collection that would be every bit as beautiful as the dresses in our shop but available from size 8 to 22. That collection is Flaunt It.”
“The designs are based on vintage dresses that we’ve found and loved over the years, with shapes that are very flattering. They are created from carefully chosen lace, tulle and silk organza which, to our eyes, don’t stand out as being too modern when hanging next to the original dresses.”
“The dresses can all be customised by taking away sleeves, adding different volumes of petticoat, coloured binding, sashes, headpieces and of course by tweaking the fit to the individual, just like we do with our vintage dresses.”
Laura and Emma have been inundated with love for their unique collection since they unleashed it on to the wedding world last year. So much so that they’ve now added six new styles to their already impressive line up.
Their new dresses, still all named after delicious cocktails, are: Swizzle Stick, Sidecar, Martini, Martini Fizz, Beauty Spot (an update of the original design) and Flirtini.
WIN a your wedding dress from FCNK and Flaunt It!
To celebrate their inaugural collection, Fur Coat No Knickers kindly offered one Rock n Roll bride the wedding dress of her dreams (check out the gorgeous Diana who won that contest!) The competition was such a stonking success that I used my expert powers of bloggy persuasion to get them to do the same thing to celebrate this second incarnation!
Laura and Emma want to give one very, very, very lucky bride-to-be the dress of her choice from the Flaunt It collection including all alterations and any accessories!* This is a truly incredible prize which, depending on your choices, is worth at least a couple of thousand pounds!
To enter, simply comment below letting us know which your favourite style is and why. Closing date for entries is midnight Sunday 22nd June 2014 and you must be getting married after January 1st 2015 to be eligible (because your gown and accessories will all be custom made for you!) Please also include your dress size and wedding date in your comment.
The winner must be able to get to their showroom in London Bridge for consultations, champagne (!) and fittings.
So tell me, which dress do you see yourself walking down the aisle in?
This contest is now closed
Ts & Cs
♥ Closing date for entries is midnight (GMT) 22/06/14. Winner will be selected by Kat Williams & Fur Coat No Knickers and will be notified via email.
♥ Only 1 entry per IP address.
♥ Contest is open to residents of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man who are aged 18 or over only.
♥ Winner must be able to visit the Fur Coat No Knickers store in London Bridge, London for fittings. Travel and accommodation are not included in the prize.
♥ Winner’s wedding must be taking place after January 1st 2015. Please include your wedding date with your entry.
♥ The prize is for the dress of your choice from the Flaunt It collection including any customisations, alterations and accessories. *Eligible extra accessories are any petticoat, sash or headpiece you’d like. Shoes and jewellery are not included.
♥ If for any reason the chosen prize item becomes unavailable, Fur Coat No Knickers reserves the right to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value. In this event, we will contact the winner informing them.
♥ Prize may not be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered.
♥ The winner will be contacted by email within a week of the competition draw date.
♥ The competition winner must claim their prize within 28 days of being notified and we reserve the right to select an alternative winner should the prize not be claimed.
♥ Liability cannot be accepted for entries which are lost in transit or not received due to technical difficulties.
♥ Kat Williams’ & Fur Coat No Knickers’ decision and any decision taken by the promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
♥ No purchase necessary.
- Photography: Emma Case Photography
- Dresses: Fur Coat No Knickers