IN THE PRESS
For those who love the dreamiest of dresses, bring forth Needle & Thread. Established in 2013 by Hannah Coffin, this London-based designer has built up a reputation for offering show stopping occasionwear, and it’s easy to see why. Trading in ethereal, swoosh-worthy ready-to-wear, the Needle & Thread collection is anchored in gorgeous dresses with lengths varying from flirtatious mini, to ballerina (midi) and ankles skimming gowns, and these sit alongside voluminous skirts, tops, jackets, and knitwear.
The British-based founder and CEO of Needle & Thread talks Bazaar Arabia through a fashion-filled day..
Known for its romantic ranges of ready-to-wear, from embellished gowns to effortless day dresses, Needle & Thread was founded by womenswear designer Hannah Coffin in 2013. The brand has gone on to successfully expand into bridalwear, childrenswear and accessories, as well as launching a timeless daywear offering, including knitwear and loungewear.
You may not know the name Hannah Coffin just yet, but you certainly should, with her stunning ultra-feminine womenswear brand already a household name. She is of course the incredible CEO and founder behind contemporary British fashion brand, Needle & Thread. Known for its intricately embroidered gowns and ethereal occasionwear, Needle & Thread has become a millennial favourite, with celebrities, influencers and even royalty queuing up to get their hands on Hannah’s designs.
No matter what time of the year you’re planning on tying the knot, or where your wedding ceremony and reception will take place, bridesmaid dresses in a champagne or nude hue add a touch of romanticism and keep things chic and sophisticated.
Thanks to the brand's vast popularity, Needle & Thread has expanded its offering by vast amounts since inception but the aesthetic and ethos has remained steadfast—that's unashamedly frothy and charming, but sustainably-minded and conscious (they are one of the few fashion brands to have been accredited with The Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury)
The princess’s own outfit, however, outshined even the grand setting. She opted for a £460 Needle and Thread favourite, the sequin-embellished Aurora Ballerina Dress in cherry red.
Kate again wore a scarlet sequined design – specifically,Needle & Thread’s Aurora Ballerina Dress– to be photographed in front of a Christmas tree at the palace. (In keeping with the Princess’s more eco-minded fashion choices recently, the gown is a repeat wear)
In a video of the royal which was released this weekend, Kate was seen wearing a sequinned red gown, standing in front of a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Royal fashion fans may recognise her shimmering dress, as she previously wore it during a state reception in January 2020.
The dress is a Needle & Thread number which Kate first wore while she was still known as the Duchess of Cambridge, at an official reception in January 2020.
Needle & Thread is the UK's answer to the boho wedding market. Expect beaded, ruffled perfection, fair prices, and beautiful pastel colour options beyond standard white. Why not consider a dreamy blush pink, like this ankle-grazing gown?
These are the brands that are best known for offering the same styles for various heights and sizes – and we absolutely love to see it.
The Duchess of Cambridge continues her new year sartorial winning streak – pictured at Buckingham Palace last night in a glittering full length red dress by British brand Needle & Thread.
Needle & Thread's intricate embroidery and beautiful tulle shapes have made it a favourite with bridesmaids who want to wear something special, feminine and modern.
Crafted with layer upon layer of frothy tulle, this dress is inspired by 1930s Hollywood glamour.
The brand have just released their brand new Summer collection, and we can totally see the royal rocking all of the beautiful designs. These dresses are perfect for any upcoming weddings this season, and we’ve picked our favourite pieces for you to shop.
For occasion wear that doesn’t cost the earth, Needle & Thread is always top of our list – and their new ‘Wedgewood’ collection is no exception. Expect to find an array of pretty and romantic designs; floaty gowns crafted from layers of tulle make the perfect choice for weddings and events, while prairie-inspired cotton midis are ideal for everyday.
Needle & Thread have long created some of the best affordable wedding dresses, but this new tiered version is next level. Elegant, feminine and balletic, it requires very little accessorising – just a low bun and some simple earrings.
Live out your cottagecore dreams in the Emilana gown by Needle & Thread. Romantic and elegant, delicate floral embellishments adorn every inch of this stunning dress. The artwork was inspired by hand-embroidered French postcards from the 1900s, and with tiered panels, smocked cuff sleeves and a high neckline, it’s pastoral heaven.
Middleton isn’t regularly seen in mid-range brands, but she makes an exception for Needle & Thread. At Buckingham Palace in 2020, she stepped out in an incredible red beaded number which, naturally, sold out instantly.
Who says a wedding dress has to be about pomp and circumstance? Pinto wore British brand Needle & Thread on her wedding day, and considering that they are best known for their intricate embroidery and romantic silhouettes, it was an appropriate choice. Her white dress had ruffle detail around the cuffs, sleeves, and skirt of the dress, that helped add a little romance and sweetness to her look.
Finding bridesmaid dresses that suit everyone in yourweddingparty is by no means an easy task. For the best unapologetically romantic dresses look to Needle & Thread for inspiration.
Another perfectly plausible option for eco-conscious shoppers is to buy from a brand that is committed to sustainable practices, andthere are some fantastic options outthere. Needle & Thread leadingtheway - it is now easier than ever to party with a conscience.
The 46-year-old donned an incredible gown by high end brand Needle & Thread and is known as the'Maybelle Sequin Gown'.The website says of the style, "This statement gown is decorated with intricate, scattered sequins creating the perfect all-over shimmer. Beautifully adorned with delicate tulle frills for a romantic finish. Developed with layers of frothy tulle to create a voluminous silhouette for breath-taking movement." Stunning!
Kate Middleton's go-to brand Needle & Thread has created the dreamiest long-sleeved bridal dress. Sure to stand out, the intricate embroidery is inspired by Victorian floral lace, while the crisp white tulle flows into a romantic pink skirt.
The 42-year-old surprised her fans by taking to Instagram late on Sunday to share a series of photos of herself wearing a dazzling mini dress by Needle & Thread. The brand is adored by fashionable women like Duchess Kate and Rebel looked every inch the princess in her fitted tulle frock, embellished with iridescent sequins and gemstones.
Ever felt that sense of dread when you’ve been invited to a big, beautiful event but suddenly realise you’ll have to find something fabulous to wear? Or maybe you’re a regular at those kinds of gorgeous forays and relish the chance to dress up. Either way, it’s always nice to have a gown or two in your arsenal to pull out on such occasions.