A staple name in boho wedding dress collections, Chic Nostalgia has debuted down the runway their newest series of romantic ivory gowns at the Bridal Market and Harrogate Bridal Show.Aptly named 'Mellow', the 2020 collection is designed based on the phrase "It's soft. It's easy. It's mellow." The Mellow collection marries the head designer Amber He's signature relaxed styling and distinctive details with silky-smooth lacework to create effortlessly charming bohemian gowns. This collection is curated with two main styles of weddings in mind; the garden weddings with dresses designed to contain soft French lace, handmade flowers and fine tulles, and the beach-side weddings which features more Venetian lace and chiffon. Together with the launch of new dresses, the label has also announce from this collection forward, they will be expanding the available ready-to-wear size ranges to join the size inclusive movement. Below we've offered a sneak peek into some of our favourite styles of this collection and exclusive look at the stunning original sketches by Amber He for her 2020 'Mellow' Chic Nostalgia Collection.
A part of the newest size-inclusive designs of this collection, this geometric statement lace is designed to flatter and showcase those beautiful curves and create an elongated hourglass illusion. The flora accents give a touch of feminine softness to the look making it more romantic.
A smart two-in-one favourite of this collection. This one for brides who want both A-line and sheath dresses. Get dramatic with the soft tulle detachable skirt as you float down the aisle but make a bold statement with the geometrically patterned sheath lace dress for a comfortable night of dancing!
Inspired by this unique Mandalun lace, designer Amber He creates this A-line gown to show off the lace features using a slightly contrasting sand lining. For brides who want something different from the standard V-back and peek-a-boo keyhole features, this is a special one to try on.
Let your cheeky inner gypsy out with this low v-neck gown. The soft chiffon makes it a chic dream to wear, but the slit bell sleeves and front thigh slit is not for the faint-hearted. If you are looking for a more daring, modern, minimalist look, this can be a winner.
Think floral, think Gatsby and think a dash of drama! Hand-placed pearls, eyelash edging finishes and bold Florentine lace, this gown is perfect for a bride looking to incorporate vintage moods into her bridal look. The way the unique lace curves around the body will make its wearer have that perfect hourglass figure.
Fun, young and beachy. Designed with gypsy tassels, separate armbands and tied back this gown shows off a playful side to the collection. If brides are looking for a light-hearted dress which helps create a more lengthen illusion, the long train, slim fit and cropped bust trim will offer you this.
Amp up the bohemian factor with shiffi lace, rope garland cover, and fringing on both shoulders and hem. The slightly A-line skirt with jersey lining will give you maximum comfort to move and dance in throughout the day. If comfortable boho is the way to go, then look no further than this dress.
Venture into a soft, romantic blooming woodland fantasy with this full-skirted gown. The dress not only has a subtle sprinkle of silver sparkles throughout but also features dandelions and floral lacework making it a breathtakingly romantic look The clean-edged V front and back neckline give a modern and striking touch to a classically romantic design.
Showcasing Amber He's signature use of soft tulle over-skirt with patterned lace underneath, this modified A-line gown is both classic and unique. This gown is unique in its fine back strap detail attaching to double shoulder straps, giving it a light, yet supportive neckline. For brides who are looking for a romantically classic style of boho wedding dress with a unique back feature, this is a must-try.
Get dramatic, sexy and glamourous with this fit and flare statement dress. Designed with impeccable details of bold lace mixed with light-catching sequin faux fringe that envelopes the body, this is a dress for a bride looking to make an unforgettable statement.
Soft, feminine and a dash of angelic, this full skirt A-line dress is for the boho bride who wants a touch of the classic fairytale princess. The soften floral lace, and sweeping tulle skirt with dust ruffles not only makes it comfortable to wear but give just enough touch of drama.
This dress takes us back to old poetic tales of vintage corsets, wild woodland roses, puffy bells sleeves and magic. This A-line gown has cheeky peek-a-boo features in its bodice and sparkle tulle to bring out the dreaminess of the dress. For those who are looking to strike the perfect balance between bohemian and fairytale while still having a sexy aspect, we highly recommend this one.