Our award winning design team, established in Sydney, Australia, has again created an extensive selection of innovative designs. Maggie Sottero gowns are crafted from the highest quality fabrics and accented with intricate lace and Swarovski crystal hand-sewn embellishments. Our gowns offer a diverse selection of styles that range from the sophisticated chic to the classic traditional. Maggie Sottero is known for its beautifully constructed gowns, providing the best fit in the industry. These high fashion gowns offer the look and feel of luxury, at amazingly affordable prices.
Don't look anywhere else for excellence in Bridalwear!
Many congratulations to Maggie Sottero Couture for winning the prestigious, international DEBI (Distinguished Excellence in the Bridal Industry) Award. The awards were held recently in Chicago, USA and it is indeed a huge honour for an Australian bridal manufacturer to be chosen out of all of the entries worldwide.
Maggie Sottero Designs are created by a design team headed by Lesley Webster, one of the founders of Abbey Bridal in Australia. The Maggie Sottero label is now famous all over the world, especially in the USA and the UK. Ironically, Maggie Sottero Designs are better known internationally than they are in Australia. In fact, Lesley now spends half her year in the States and the other half back home in Sydney so she can keep up with the demands of her international customers. "Winning the DEBI Award is truly satisfying because the way it is judged is very fair," says Lesley.
"Ballots are sent to retailers who then vote for the company that best represents excellence in the areas of design, manufacturing, style and innovation. The list of international competitors is quite formidable! It was a big surprise when we won... it was beyond my wildest dreams... we're thrilled to bits!"
It just goes to show that our Australian designers are right up there on the international cutting-edge of fashion. In fact, in many areas of the wedding industry we lead the world in creativity, style and originality.
The Maggie Sottero Story: One could be forgiven for thinking Maggie Sottero is an overnight success but it has taken 30 years of hard work and dedication to bring Maggie designs to where they are today. Maggie Sottero is the couture design division of Abbey Bridal in Australia and the great news is that Maggie gowns are very affordable. Lesley Webster, Design Director, has developed a new range of Maggie designs, taking the couture pattern into their factories in order to produce magnificent gowns that look, fit and feel like couture, without the exorbitant price tag.
Maggie Sottero first appeared in the USA in 1997 and is now stocked in over 2000 bridal outlets across the States & Worlwide. The label has become a leader in bridal fashion and has also taken the UK by storm since attending The Harrogate Bridal Show in 1998. Now spreading across the European continent and South America, Maggie Sottero gowns are available in more than 25 countries. Lesley's focus is on modern and innovative design, superb fit and a special emphasis is placed on hand-sewn embellishments. A splash of colour is often used and as much attention is given to the design of the back as the front. "After all, you want to look spectacular from every angle! The back of your gown is often centre-stage during the ceremony so it's a real focus of mine. I particularly like pretty, lace-up backs and rows of tiny, covered buttons" enthuses Lesley.
"When you see a Maggie gown up close you can clearly see why they won the DEBI Award. The designs really do look stunning and would make any bride feel very, very special indeed!" Abbey Bridal is the sole distributor of Maggie Sottero Designs in Australia.