Isla – wedding dress of the month

We wanted to start this week’s blog wishing all our brides a Happy New Year! Congratulations to all those girls who got married over the festive period, we have loved seeing our dresses in your gorgeous winter wedding photos. As every year, we assume that there have been a few sparkly rings hiding under the tree, and I’m not meaning the type that fly out of crackers…to those newly engaged, this blog will enlighten you on the hottest and latest trends of the 2019 bridal world. First up, let me tell you about our wonderful dress – Isla!

The minimalistic dress is back, and it cannot be denied that we have Meghan Markle’s wedding gown to thank for this. For those of you who are looking for a style along these lines, Isla is the one for you. With Christmas out the way means toning down our beloved glitz (don’t worry, we still adore and NEED sparkle in our dresses) however when describing Isla, our focus turns to simple cuts, elegant silhouettes and bateau necklines. The focus on these minimal details is exactly what makes Isla stand out, and the reason why Meghan’s dress had the crowds in awe, leaving us Markle obsessed! Oscar Lili is bringing to Edinburgh our own take on Clare Waight Kellers Givenchy gown.

Firstly, attention must be drawn to the bateau neckline, soft and rounded around your shoulders, delicately emphasizing your collar bones, giving a touch of gracefulness. This shape also allows attention to be drawn to the waistline, having your shoulders and arms covered will sculpt your figure, synching in your waist to become the narrowest part of the dress. Sleeves have always been a classic feature of bridal dresses but now they have become super chic, additionally providing a bit of coverage for those of you getting married in the upcoming (colder) months. Although Isla has full-length sleeves, being from our made to measure collection means we can shorten them to three-quarter length or tailor them to suit any specific requirements.


The shape of the dress is figure flattering and classic, skimming over the body and moving with you, comfortable to wear and ideal to transport if you are travelling afar. We have paired Isla with a delicate beaded belt, however, it does not need one, the option is there if you like.

The essence of minimalism lies in the fabrics and design of the dress. Oscar Lili is formed solely from luxury materials and immaculate cuts. Due to the simplicity of the style, the secret lies in the way the dress is tailored to your body, being able to have your gown made to measure will make sure it creates the impact you deserve on your big day.