Meet the Designer
Beverly Lister emerged as a style leader in bridalwear twenty years ago when she presented slim, unadorned gowns for her first collection. The self-taught designer had created a daring new direction for brides’ attire, fusing inspiration from contemporary fashion with the simple glamour of ‘50’s and ‘60’s American styling. The empire line featured strongly and became a signature of Beverly’s collections.
This new look was an immediate success with brides and retailers alike. She won the prestigious British Bridal Award for New Direction in her first year with a design for an empire line gown featuring a fortuny pleated column skirt and simple duchesse satin bodice.
Responding to the demand for a more romantic look, Beverly later launched a range of feminine, lace gowns. Still minimally detailed, the new designs featured her signature wide satin sashes and bows.
Over the years, Beverly’s philosophy has remained unchanged: use first quality fabrics and trimmings, offer shapes that are simple and flattering and keep detailing to a minimum. She believes the most elegant look for a bride is a relaxed one, and so designs all her collections with this in mind, whether slim and flowing, or full and romantic.
All Beverly Lister gowns are designed and handmade in England to the highest standard of fit and finish.