30 years ago, Vatana Watters made a few dresses for friends and family, and found herself in demand. By the late 1980s, Watters had become a leading brand in bridal.
Today it is a multi-tiered, global enterprise serving the needs of diverse brides and bridal parties worldwide. Vatana remains the head and the heart of it all, passionately leading the design team in a truly collaborative effort.
Watters bridesmaids are for those who applaud designs, and Wtoo offers a fresh take on bridesmaid’s dresses. Both collections are by Watters Bridal and are handmade to order at their head office in Houston, Dallas, USA.
The Dessy Group was originally known as A & M Rosenthal, established 1939. Originally founded by Margot Rosenthal, but in 1950’s, her daughter Ronnie and Ronnie’s husband Andrew took over the business and added bridesmaid dresses to the Dessy lines. Now known as The Dessy Group, the business continues as a leading manufacturer of bridesmaid dresses, social occasion, flower girls and destination wedding gowns under the labels Dessy Collection, After Six, Alfred Sung, Lela Rose Bridesmaid, Social Bridesmaids, 57 Grand and After Six Wedding.
The Dessy group has a huge range of colours available, and also sell accessories to match for bridesmaids, flower girls and grooms, so mixing and matching bridesmaid’s styles across the bridal party is not an issue when it comes to colours. Please visit the Dessy website to see for yourself, the range of choice and come in to see us, to try on some of the range, including the very popular twist dress.
Designing is our passion and our inspirations are widespread: the subtle palette of the Impressionists, vintage fashion plates, silver screen movie stars and theatrical design not to mention our mothers who introduced us to the sewing machine. We feel that being bridal wear designers allows us to be more creative and imaginative. We love understated glamour and like nothing more than a well cut dress with clean lines and romantic detailing. For us everything is in the detail. We’re very hands-on with every aspect-design, fit, sales and presentation. We really enjoy styling the photo shoots, working alongside the photographer, the hair stylist and the make-up artist until we’ve got the look we want.
Internationally recognized designer, Jenny Yoo, has partnered with The Dessy Group to design a collection of bridesmaid dresses inspired by current fashion trends and the voice of the modern bride. She is known for her understated yet sophisticated aesthetic, and feminine and refined looks. The JY Jenny Yoo bridesmaid collection is perfect for the bridesmaid who are looking for a dress that she can wear not only on the wedding day, but again and again for any special occasion.
One of the UK’s most successful and independent fashion brands with global recognition, Jenny Packham has become the design house of choice when it comes to social dressing. Red carpets the world over are graced with Packham’s designs worn by the most iconic, talented and influential women of our generation including: Taylor Swift, Uma Thurman, Angelina Jolie, Emily Blunt, Kate Winslet, Dita von Teese, Kate Hudson and Oscar winner Adele Adkins. “I am delighted to be launching our Jenny Packham Bridesmaids collection, exclusive to the Dessy Group. Designing bridalwear is one of my greatest pleasures and to extend the signature Jenny Packham style and design aesthetic to create a beautiful, elegant bridesmaids collection inspired by the English country garden, is extremely exciting.” – Jenny Packham
Transform your bridesmaids into beautiful social butterflies for your wonderful wedding celebration by selecting luxuriant dresses from the Social Bridesmaids collection by Dessy. Dessy has been a highlight and delight of bridesmaid fashion for over 60 years, making it no surprise so many brides turn to this reputed company to make their wedding day visions come true. Their Social brand epitomizes chic contemporary elegance with dresses that are renowned for their excellent quality and fabulous fit. Social Bridesmaids offers modern and glamorous bridesmaid styles that are incredibly wearable.
Following the success of the Lela Rose wedding collection, and the much talked about dress designs Lela Rose created for Jenna Bush’s “house party”, it seemed only natural that the Lela Rose Bridesmaid collection would follow. Rose partnered with The Dessy Group for an exclusive bridesmaid line, with gowns and cocktail dresses in an extensive palette. Combining elements from her signature collection such as layered crinkle chiffon and pleated cotton faille, the Lela Rose Bridesmaid dresses focus on designer quality fabrication and detailing, while remaining accessible.