Take a browse through our blog to find out more about our bridal wear collections, get some expert styling tips, and feel inspired by our lovely Oscar Lili real brides.
  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride: Harriet

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    “Dear Liliana and the team at La Novia… From the bottom of my heart, thank you for creating the wedding dress of my dreams! I honestly felt a million dollars, every element was so beautifully crafted and was utterly faultless. You were always on hand to provide great styling advice throughout and the amazing range of accessories made everything feel so bespoke and personal. The whole process from start to finish has been a total pleasure and you have been so accommodating with our complicated travel arrangements. A special thank you for creating the bow and belt so quickly, I had so many compliments on the accessories in the evening.”   Thank you to our real Oscar Lili bride Harriet- these kind words make us jump with joy. It was an absolute pleasure to create this magical gown- the Isla made-to measure dress from our Oscar Lili collection. The Isla wedding dress is a timeless classic which oozes luxury and glamour. The gorgeous top has a simple boat neckline and full length sleeve- as this is part of our couture collection the sleeve length can be modified to your choice. To mix styles up a bit, the Isla top has a contrasting open back which brings a modern feel to your look- open backs are all the rage right now!  The skirt of the Isla gown is a fitted shape which will skim around your body beautifully showing off your figure. The panelling on either side of the skirt brings volume and flare- as well as extra leg room for dancing in the evening! The saying ‘it’s all in the details’ applies to this dress, in the form of a gorgeous stream of satin buttons which run down the back of the skirt. The skirt then flows into a glorious train, being a bespoke dress you can opt to have as small or big a train as you wish! Harriet dreamed of adding her own personal touch,so we created a beautiful bespoke detachable bow and belt. Adding such details will mean you will have a completely unique dress to any other bride in the world!  A massive congratulations again to Harriet, we wish you the best in this exciting new chapter in your life!   Professional photos are by Megan Moore (Wild Fern Photography).

  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride: Emma

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    Congratulations to Emma, one of recent Oscar Lili brides! We love to see our dresses in situ, as well as all the different venues, flowers, bridesmaids dresses that come together on the day. Our real brides are the perfect inspiration for those at the beginning of their bridal journey! Emma opted for a bespoke wedding dress and bolero combo- the Natalie dress with the Kelly bolero. This wedding dress is a classic A line shape, fitted at the top with a cinched in waist and free flowing skirt. The Natalie wedding gown has a gorgeous deep V shaped neckline which is also mirrored on the back- balancing the look out perfectly - you can never go wrong with an open back! The top features dainty spaghetti straps to support you, this minimalistic detail also means all attention will be to the neckline and open back. It also means you can play with necklace accessories if you wish!   Want two looks in one? The bolero can be your magical bridal tool, made completely from scratch to match your dress. The Kelly bolero is made from an ornate, modern lace which features botanical and floral details, this fabric is utterly unique and brings a modern twist to traditional lace. Vines, leaves and flowers intertwine all over the bolero, high neck and cap sleeves- if you look closely you can also see the lace edge finishing, it’s all in the small details! Bolero’s can be added onto your dress permanently, or can be added/ taken off throughout the day- this option also means you can wear it again- a spectacular and sustainable look, what more could you want! The voluminous chiffon layered skirt gives the Natalie dress that dramatic edge, finishing in a beautiful puddle train. All you need is your bridesmaids to puff the train out for you every now and then! Congratulations again to Emma and Liam, thank you for sharing your lovely photos, we wish you the best in your newly wedded life!

  • 0 The Power of Accessories

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    • 15-07-2023
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    At Oscar Lili Edinburgh, it’s not just bridal dresses that we stock, we also have a wide ranging collection of accessories including: all types of jewellery, belts, headpieces and veils. We like to cater to all bridal styles whether it be something for the most traditional or boho bride out there! We also have a range of bespoke accessories which can be personalised and changed as you wish! Let’s take a look at the latest pieces available in our Edinburgh store and online via our Etsy shop. First up is this gorgeous romantic  boho gold leaf hair band, embellished with iridescent crystals which add a glint of magical sparkle to the band. The botanical and leafy shapes bring that boho-esque outdoorsy edge, a very popular look in the bridal scene right now. This is just one example in our tiara collection, we have lots of alternatives combining sparkles, pearls, florals and diamantes.  If what you're looking for is the perfect earrings to complete your bridal look, the Oscar Lili team also has you covered. We have recently received the most gorgeous earring sets inspired by floral designs, each with their own unique touch, including pearl, crystal and diamante combinations.  Again, these are just a few examples of the earrings we have available to try and our team is always ready to share their expert styling tips when matching dresses and accessories.  Another wedding accessory which will jazz up any look is the classic bridal belt. Our designers have finished curating a new handmade collection of embellished belts, combining peals, diamantes and different gems to make these beauties. A simple belt can be the perfect addition to spice up your wedding dress or to bring a different element to your evening bridal look. Whether you are looking to find your dream dress or accessory, our bridal stylists here and at our sister boutique La Novia are happy to help every step of the way.  Get in touch at:  

  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride: Claire

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    We are finally in the summer months therefore this is the perfect opportunity to showcase the short sleeve wedding dress, and what a better way to do this than through some real bride inspiration. A huge congratulations to one of our Oscar Lili real brides- Claire!  Claire wore the gorgeous Adele wedding gown, a bespoke piece made especially for her. “I wanted our wedding to be as sustainable as possible (La Novia made my dress to measure to avoid waste, and used sustainable fabric). I am also having the dress shortened to wear again, and am repurposing the excess fabric…”   As a designer, Oscar Lili is paving the way in the world of bridal sustainability. We know that sustainability and the ability to rewear is a high priority for modern brides, and we are proud to take into account the many issues our brides are concerned with when choosing a dress.  Our manufacturing process ensures to keep fabric waste to a minimum, we do this by reusing/ restyling sample dresses and mainly using eco friendly and recycled fabrics to make our wedding gowns. The Adele wedding dress features a gorgeous floral and aztec patterned lace top, which has a deep V neck front and diamond open back which is a unique and hugely flattering look. The back is tied together with an elegant bow which flows down the back of the dress into the gorgeous sweeping A- line skirt. Having an intricate top with the more simple skirt balances the top and bottom perfectly and draws the eyes to the detailing- such as the lace fabric and the sweet satin buttons running down the back of the dress.These photos were shot in Edinburgh, Claire’s hometown- what an elegant backdrop for the beautiful Adele wedding dress!   As the Adele gown is part of our couture collection, it can be styled to suit your bridal vision- long sleeves, high neck, closed back- the options to create something unique are endless. Book your appointment at Oscar Lili now by emailing:   Photographer: Sara Gelencer (  

  • 0 The Liliana Dabic Collection Now Available at Oscar Lili

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    • 09-05-2023
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    The Oscar Lili team has an announcement to make regarding the dresses and collections available at our boutique located in Morningside Edinburgh. For some context, The Oscar Lili collection is our bespoke range of dresses made especially for every individual bide, similarly, we also have our Liliana Dabic couture collection which has primarily been based at our sister boutique- La Novia on Queen Street.  We will now be exclusively stocking all couture dresses at Oscar Lili (including Liliana Dabic gowns - please request prior to your appointment) so if you are looking to have a bespoke gown or bridal separates created from scratch and would like to enjoy the design process in a small intimate setting then the Oscar Lili boutique is for you. If you are looking for a larger selection of dresses and sample sale options then we can also book you in at La Novia. You will be able to browse their extensive range of ready wear collections, some of these designers include: Elysee, Casablanca, Modeca… and of course all our gorgeous accessories to complete your wedding look.  Here are a few examples of the Liliana Dabic couture wedding dresses that will be available to try on here at Oscar Lili (30 Comiston Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5QE). The CHARLIE dress: The KIRRI dress: The NAMI dress: The JOANNA dress:    

  • 0 Oscar Lili x Etsy

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    • 05-05-2023
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    Oscar Lili bridal is delighted to be stocking some of our bridal beauties on the online shop- Etsy. Due to the popularity of Oscar Lili gowns, accessories and boleros we wanted to make them more accessible and readily available outside the Scottish bridal scene. We will show you a sneak peek on here of what to expect, first up let’s dive into Bolero heaven: First up, let’s have a look at the Grace bolero, a floral delight- colourful, unique and definitely a bolero you can wear again and again! This bolero is made with floral pink, purple, and green lace embroidered onto a sheer material, the V neck shape is very flattering and matches perfectly with a variety of dress styles. The wonderful sheer puff ¾ sleeves will elevate any look, the gorgeous stream of satin buttons running down the back being the perfect final touch. Boho brides this is the bolero for you!   The Laura bolero is made in a classic, timeless shape and features a high neck which creates an elegant, sophisticated bridal look. The floral statement lace is utterly unique and brings a contemporary vibe to the bolero- this again is a top you can wear again- summer party outfit sorted! The Laura bolero is made with a ¾  loose fitting sleeve finished off with a lace edging. If lace and florals are not for you, why not be daring and go for a polka dot! The Phillipa bolero is fresh, fun and chic- what more could you want. The mesh, semi sheer material is embroidered with ivory polka dots and a sparkly silver glitter which looks amazing over any plain dress.  We are hugely excited that Oscar Lili has made it to the online bridal world, to check out the full range available, click here:  

  • 0 The Scottish Wedding Show Glasgow

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    • 22-04-2023
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    This weeks blog post is dedicated to the wonderful Scottish Wedding Show that we attended in Glasgow last month! It's such a joy to be given the opportunity to showcase our bridal collections at wedding exhibitions, this is also a perfect chance for us to take inspiration from other bridal designers and scout out the new bridal trends for this year!  In order to showcase the varied range of dresses we stock, we featured a combination of La Novia,  Oscar Lili gowns- our couture collection- as well as dresses from our ready wear collection. Our aim was to give the audience a flavour of the styles we have on offer, as well as highlight some of our more creative and contemporary designs- we try and ensure we have something for every bridal style and wedding, and if we don't, then our excellent bridal team can help curate your dream wedding look from scratch. Let's take a look at some of these gorgeous gowns! First up is the ultimate wow, showstopper gown, if you're looking to make a grand entrance look no further. The Sylvie dress (Le Papillon collection) gorgeously combines lace, sleeves, a stand out shoulder structure and a swooshing A-line skirt to create this classic yet fashion forward look. The intricate detailing on the top of this dress creates a statement itself, the combination of floral lace and sparkle works beautifully together, giving the gown an elegant touch. The high neck, long sleeve and bold shoulders brings vintage tones to the dress- we love the way this gown uses traditional bridal elements but with a modern twist. To balance out the detailed top, we have a swooping,  A-line skirt, which will flow around you all day and evening long.   If sleeves and A-line skirts are not for you- why not try a dress with a cape? The Portia dress (Le Blanc by Casablanca) is the ultimate fashion- forward wedding gown. The fit and flare shape is flattering and very wearable for whatever bridal location/ vibe you're choosing- be it a barn, a beach or a church wedding. The boned bodice and dainty spaghetti straps give the dress gorgeous structure and support, making it a very comfortable dress too! The optional cape accessory brings the ultimate wow factor- it's fresh, contemporary and will most certainly get your guests heads turning! Although, we can't delve into detail about all our featured collection- enjoy and take inspiration from some more fabulous pictures taken from the catwalk!   As mentioned earlier, La Novia and Oscar Lili are proud to bring such a variety of wedding styles to the Scottish bridal scene- thank you once again to the Scottish Wedding Show for having us. We will be back for more shows!

  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride Guide

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    • 29-03-2023
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    Where to start? You are about to purchase one (or the most) important dress you will ever wear, so the key is to be open-minded! For some brides, this is one of the most anticipated days in the wardrobe calendar, so it’s all about making this fun and unique experience as fun as possible! Whether you have known your dream dress since day one, or are completely clueless, our experienced stylist team is here to help. We will share our expertise to find what works best for you and create a wedding dress you will never forget. How much time do I need? Every bride is different, however whether you are good at making snapshot decisions or hesitant when it comes to choosing, 8- 10 months is the ideal. This will give you plenty of time to browse through the styles and get inspired, as well as being close enough to the wedding date to not change your mind! Saying this, Oscar Lili also has super organised brides who get their dress a year/ year and half in advance! Or brides who have spontaneous weddings and need something more quickly- our team will cater to all bridal needs!   When should I say ‘yes’ to the dress? As soon as you know it’s the one!!! But…how do you know it’s the one!!! You want something you feel amazingly special in, that feels comfortable, luxurious and makes you feel on top of the world! It really is that simple…we can assure that when you have found the dream dress you will know. Although opinions are great, we want to highlight that this is YOUR wedding dress, so the final decision is well and truly only yours.   Made to Measure  Oscar Lili is a couture bridal wear collection, meaning your dress is made from scratch just for you. This bespoke service is the epitome of high end tailoring, where the end result will be a unique wedding gown. We stock a wide variety of dress styles- minimalist, ballgown, all over lace- which can be shaped and tweaked to suit your bridal dream.   Oscar Lili Sample Sizes We have a selection of sizes in store ready to be tried on, however being a small boutique it would be impossible for us to have every style in every size, with this said, our collections are made up of a variety of sizes ranging from 6-18. During your fitting, we will do our best to use pins, cinch clips and extra pieces of material to create the most fitted look possible. If you love your gown when it’s not sitting perfectly, imagine what it will look like when it fits like a glove… We hope this quick guide has cleared up any queries brides may have! All information is available through our website here: or alternatively gives us a call on: 07919 380026.

  • 0 The Nienke Dress from Modeca

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    • 22-02-2023
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    This week we are featuring the gorgeous Nienke wedding gown by Modeca. We are in love with Modeca dresses, a bridal designer which originated in The Netherlands over 70 years ago. This Dutch designer has a huge range of styles, suited to fit all types of brides- for those of you dreaming of sleeves, lace and sparkle, the Nienke gown could be the one for you!   This modern long sleeved bridal gown will bring you a sexy and sophisticated look on your wedding day. The plunge V shaped neckline is extremely flattering and provides contrast to the sheer lace back, and long lace sleeves. Special mention must be given to the dramatic, stand out floral lace embroidered onto the sleeves and back of the dress. This is a contemporary, fresh look inspired by traditional lace, the Modeca collection takes inspiration from classic pieces and gives them a modern, fun twist.  The Nienke dress is a sleek fit and flare shape, a very complementary style which is perfect for all weddings! Whether you’re getting married on the beach, a barn or a more traditional venue. The perfect final touch comes in the form of a long lace train, which runs into a gorgeous puddle train- the embroidered botanical lace matches the sleeves, tying the whole look together beautifully. If you look closely, you will also see the sweet satin button finishing, a simple but exquisite detail. If you have been inspired by the Nienke wedding dress, why not come and see the whole Modeca bridal collection? This gown is currently in stock at our sister boutique La Novia and available upon request at Oscar Lili.   

  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride: Makena

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    As we are in full swing of winter, and cold January, the Oscar Lili team thought it would be the perfect idea to provide a bit of exotic, fun, wedding inspiration from one of our real brides who got married in Canada. A huge congratulations to Makena, you looked stunning in our ‘Selena’ couture bridal dress (found at our stockist La Novia) - a bohoesque dream come true!   Thank you Makena for your lovely notes about your day/dress: “My dress made it all the way to Canada!! It was super comfortable and perfect for my lakeside wedding in the country side! Everyone absolutely adored the sleeves. We planned a wedding in 2 months, so it was a real family affair!”   The Selena bridal gown made by Liliana Dabic is an utterly unique dress. The fit and flare style made in a smooth double crepe fabric is a very flattering shape, hugging the body elegantly and finishing in a glorious puddle train. The square neckline creates a gorgeous frame, revealing the collar bones and elongating the neck. This neckline is contrasted with the V shaped back which gives the dress a fun, contemporary feel. The sheer sleeves on the Lilian gown are dainty and delicate, scattered with a lovely botanical pattern, which is rounded off with a cuff- a perfect finishing touch. The bridal gown also has a row of beautiful satin buttons which run down the back of the dress, as the saying goes it’s the little things in life! In terms of accessories, Makena wore the most spectacular flower crown! The combination of pinky, beige and yellow blooms intertwined with leafy greens created the perfect warm colour palette. Extremely fitting for the spectacular Canadian backdrop! We are loving the free-spirited, boho vibes from this made to measure bridal look. Being couture, this design is customisable so you can choose between various sleeve options. If you have been inspired or are looking for something that is a bit more quirky or contemporary- Oscar Lili is the place for you. You can find the Selena dress at the La Novia boutique along with a whole range of Oscar Lili & Liliana Dabic designs. Call on 0131 556 3445 or email to find out more.  Wedding date: September 10, 2022   Dress name/designer: Selena, by Liliana Dabic for Oscar Lili    Photographer: Makena’s sister   Wedding venue: Makena's cottage in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada   Make-up artist: The bride herself   Hairstylist: Makena’s Sister   


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