I.INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Bridal Wear: Meeting the Ever-Changing Priorities, Preferences, and Fashion Needs of the New-Age Brides

Growth Drivers in a Nutshell

Table 1: Annual Number of Marriages Worldwide per 1000 People for Major Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

The Colossal Global Wedding Industry and the Growing Significance of Wedding Wear: The Fundamental Growth Driver

Table 2: Global Average Spending on Weddings by Country (2006, 2010, 2013, and 2016E): Average Wedding Spend (in Thousand Euros) for France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, UK and USA (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 3: Global Wedding Spend by Expense Category (2016): Percentage Share Breakdown for Hall & Catering, Wedding Ring, Bridal Attire, Photos & Video, Wedding Gown, DJ Entertainment and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Digital Innovation Transforms the Wedding Industry

Spain, US and China Achieve New Milestones in Bridal Fashion

Spicing Up the Wedding Season

The Changing Romanticism of Bridal Attire

Clothes & Finery Maketh a Bride?

Contemporary Brides Break Loose from the Shackles of “Tradition”

Beauty & Mettle Underplay Conservatism

Wedding Wear Sustains Tradition and Simplicity Not Bowing to Hip Fads

Global Market Outlook

2.COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Bridal Business: Selling Beyond the Bridals

Appeasing the Information Savvy Bride: An All-time Clich? for Soaring Sales

Designer Fortunes and Promotional Strategies Driven by Referrals

Bridal Magazines: A Prime Advertising Medium

Global Designer Brands Eye Emerging Markets

Bridal Jewelry: A Tantalizing Headway to Branding

A Psychographic Profile of Bridal Jewelry Shoppers

Innovation that Goes into Earning that “Fast Buck”

Designers of Bridal Wear Scurry to the Drawing Board

Key Market Participants

Bridal Shops

Bridal Boutiques

Bridal Designers

Popular Wedding Dress Designers and Fashion Houses Worldwide

Adele Wechsler

Alfred Angelo

Alfred Sung

Allure Bridals

Amsale

Anjolique Bridal

Anne Barge

Aria

Anna Campbell

Bonny Bridal

Carolina Herrera

Casablanca Bridal

Camille La Vie

Cosmobella

David’s Bridal Collection

Dere Kiang

Don O’Neill

Eden Bridals

Ella Bridals

Enzoani

Essence-of-Australia

Eugenia

J. Crew

Jacquelin Exclusive

James Clifford Collection

Jasmine Couture

Jim Hjelm

Jordan Bridals’

Jude Waddell

Justin Alexander

JLM Couture, Inc.

Kenneth Pool

Kittychen Couture

Lazaro

Liancarlo

Liz Fields

Maggie Sottero

Marchesa

Monique Lhuillier

Mori Lee

Naeem Khan

Nicole Miller

Oscar De La Renta

Peter Langer

Paloma Blanca

Pronovias

Priscilla of Boston

Pnina Tornai

Reem Acra

Romona Keveza

ROSA CLAR?

Rivini

San Patrick

Sophia Tolli

Sincerity Bridal

Temperley London

Valentino

Vera Wang

Victorio & Lucchino

Watters Brides

Winnie Couture

Yumi Katsura

Zuhair Murad

Innovative Bridal Designers Make the Fashion Industry More Diverse, Competitive and Dynamic

Bo & Luca

Ersa Atelier

Locke Bride

Rime Arodaky

Celestina Agostino

Elise Hameau

Alon Livne White

Laure de Sagazan

Ashi Studio

Anya Fleet

Paolo Sebastian

Maticevski

Lihi Hod

Samuelle Couture

Inbal Dror

Sabrina Dahan

Cortana

Donatelle Godart

One Day

Kaviar Gauche

Houghton

Mira Zwillinger

LEIN

Delpozo

Hermoine de Paula

Viktor & Rolf

Caroline Hayden

Suzanne Harward

Chana Marelus

Odylyne, The Ceremony

Elie Saab

Yolan Cris

Christos Costarellos

3.BRIDAL WEAR DESIGN TRENDS

2017: Popular Bridal Gown Trends

Illusion Backs

Backless Dresses

Bling

Corsets

Detachable Trains

Centre Front Splits

Sleeves

Off-shoulder Dresses

Necklines

Bold Floral

Three-dimensional (3D) Elements

Bows

Capes

Kaftans

Sheer Style

Stunning Florals

Pastel Perfect

Festival Frocks

Tiered Skirts

Off-the Shoulder Silhouettes

Demand Rise for Dresses for Other Occasions

Top Bridal Dress Must Try-on Trends

2016: Popular Bridal Wear Design Trends

2015: Trends in Wedding Dress Market

4.MARKET TRENDS AND DRIVERS

The Millennials Reaching Marriageable Age and their Growing Extravagance Drive Healthy Market Growth

Most Expensive Wedding Dresses Worldwide in Recent Years

Capturing Interest of the Millennial-Bride: The Focal Point for Bridal Wear Designers and Fashion Houses

Global Millennial Population Facts & Figures: Important Opportunity Indicators

Table 4: Global Millennials Population by Region (2016E): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Millennials for North America, Europe, China & Japan, Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 5: Global Millennial Marriages by Region (2016E): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Marriages for North America, Europe, China & Japan, Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 6: Millennial Population as a Percentage (%) of Total Population in Developing Countries: 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 7: Information Sources Used by Millennial Brides (2016E): Usage Percentage for Internet, Family/Friends, Bridal Magazines, Specialist Fair/Events, Books, Store Sales Assistants, Wedding Planners, Television, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Disruptive Effect of Lower Priced Wedding Dresses and New Online Retail Formats: A Boon or a Threat?

The Expensive Bridal Attire Enters the Mass Market

Global Bridal Wear Market and the Disruption Caused by the Rising Number of Non-Bridal Wear Retailers

Traditional Bridal Wear Retailers to Retain Significance

Growing Prominence of Social Media Drive Healthy Gains in Online Wedding Wear Retail

Social Media and e-Commerce in Weddings Continue to Grow

Evolution of the Modern Informed Bride

Plus-Size Bridal Wear Offers Huge Untapped Market Potential

Rising Demand for Wedding Jewelry Benefit Market Expansion

Bridal Jewelry Crosses Western Borders, Gains Wider Acceptance

Jewelry: Essence of the Bride

Brides Succumb to the Charms of Platinum

A Peek into What Makes Platinum So Irresistible

Innovative and Novel Bridal Jewelry Lends Traction to Market Growth

Celebrities and Actresses Continue to Influence Bridal Wear Choice

The Engaged Couple Offers Significant Opportunities for Market Penetration

Reality Television Shows: A Boon or a Bane for the Wedding Wear Retail Market?

Rising Popularity of Stylish yet Comfortable Bridal Footwear Spurs Market Demand

Bridal Flowers/Bouquets: Botanicals Infuse their Sweet Fragrance

Recent Trends in Bridesmaids’ Wear: Getting a Fair Share of the Spotlight

Bridal Salons: A Propitious Niche

Discount Bridal Service: Bridal Salons go Wired

Bridal Accessories: The Crowning Glory of a Bride’s Attire

Lace Rein Supreme as a Popular Material for Accessories

Shimmering Crystals and Twinkling Pearls Shine Bright in Accessories

5.PRODUCT LAUNCHES

Savannah Miller’s Wedding Dress Collection Unveiled

Dorothy Perkins Unveils New Wedding Dresses

Topshop to Introduce Bridal and Bridesmaids Dress Collection

WHISTLES to Unveil the Whistles Wedding Collection

Freya Rose Unveils Award-Winning Bridal Collection

Stoecklein Launches Affordable Lein Wedding Dresses

Elie Saab Unveils Elie Saab Bridal Line

Watters Launches 2016 Bridal Collection

H&M Unveils Four Bridal Styles

6.RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

The Salvation Army Open Bridal Wear Studio

Watters Announce Collaboration with Bella Belle Shoes

Viktor & Rolf’s Bridal Wear Make a Debut with Justin Alexander

PC Jeweller Acquires Azva Bridal Jewellery

7.FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

Alfred Angelo, Inc. (USA)

CUT s.r.l (Italy)

David’s Bridal Inc. (USA)

Elie Saab (Lebanon)

Harrods Ltd. (UK)

Helen Rodrigues (Australia)

JLM Couture Inc. (USA)

Justin Alexander Limited (USA)

Sincerity Bridal (USA)

Macy’s, Inc. (USA)

Madeline Gardner (USA)

Monique Lhuillier (USA)

Naeem Khan (USA)

Paloma Blanca (Canada)

Pronovias Fashion Group (Spain)

Pronuptia de Paris SA. (France)

Sophia Tolli (UK)

Temperley London (UK)

Theia Couture (USA)

Vera Wang (USA)

Watters (USA)

Winnie Couture (USA)

Yumi Katsura International Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Zuhair Murad (Lebanon)

8.GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 9: World Historic Review for Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 10: World 14-Year Perspective for Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

II. MARKET

1.THE UNITED STATES

A. Market Analysis

Growing Use of Bridal Media and Customization of Wedding Ceremonies Drive Healthy Market Growth

Social Media Increasingly Used for Wedding Products and Brands

US Wedding Statistics and Facts: Important Opportunity Indicators

Steadily Increasing Wedding Spend Benefit Market Demand

Table 11: Average Wedding Costs (US$ Thousand) in the United States: 2012-2017E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 12: US Market for Bridal Wear (2016E): Breakdown of Average Wedding Cost (US$) by State (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 13: US Market for Bridal Wear (2016E): Breakdown of Average Spending (US$) on Weddings by Spending Category (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Brides Spend on Multiple Dresses for the Special Day

Table 14: Number of Dresses Chosen by Brides in the US (2016): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Brides Choosing Only One Dress, Two Dresses, Three Dresses, Four Dresses, Five Dresses and Six Dresses (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Growing Number of Millennials Dominate Bridal Wear Trends in the US

Millennials Population Facts & Figures

Table 15: US Millennial Population (In Million) for the Years 2015, 2025, 2035, and 2045 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 16: Number of Birth by Generation Group in the US (In Million): 1946-1965, 1966-1980, 1981-2000, and 2001-2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 17: US Population and Number of Wedding in Millions: 2011-2016E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 18: Popular Bridal Gown Colors in the US (2016): Percentage Share Breakdown for Champagne/Rum; Ivory; Natural White/Diamond/Silk; Pink/Blush; Stark White; and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Bridal Jewelry Sales Soar in the US, Bodes Well for Market Growth

Diamond Rings Remain Bright Spot in the Bridal Jewelry Market

Table 19: Top Designs for Bridal Wedding Rings in the US (2016): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales for Bevel Edge, Carved Design, Comfort Fit, Diamonds, Inlay, Milgrain Edging/Accent, Other Precious Stones, Satin/Brush Finish, and Other Designs (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Underserved Plus-Size Bridal Dress Segment Offers Huge Market Opportunities

Same-Sex Weddings Follow Similar Trends as Heterosexual Weddings

Competitive Scenario

Bridal Wear Marketplace: Extremely Fragmented

Vera Wang Holds Leading Position in the Premium Segment

Discount Stores Grow in Popularity Due to Reasonable Pricing

Table 20: US Bridal Wear Market by Distribution Channel (2016): Percentage Share Breakdown for Consignment/Thrift Stores, Department Stores, Local Boutique or Bridal Salon, National Bridal Chain Stores, Specialty Stores, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Online Shopping of Wedding Dresses Gathers Steam

Table 21: Leading Buying Options in the US for Bridal Wear (2016): Percentage Share Breakdown for Traditional Offline and Online Retailers, Special Order/ Custom Made, and Custom Made from Scratch (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Companies Focus on the Engagement Couple for Revenue Expansion

Retailers Focus on Quality, Design and Suitable Prices for Visibility

Product Launches

Strategic Corporate Development

Select Key Players

B. Market Analytics

Table 22: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 23: US Historic Review for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2.CANADA

A. Market Analysis

Growing Number of Millennial Weddings and Associated Ceremonies Drive Spending on Bridal Wear

Table 24: Canadian Millennial Population (In Million) for the Years 2015, 2025, 2035, and 2045 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Paloma Blanca – A Major Canada- Based Company

B. Market Analytics

Table 25: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 26: Canadian Historic Review for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3.JAPAN

A. Market Analysis

Increasing Number of Couples Opting for Western Styled Weddings Sustain Market Growth

Wedding Apparel Hiring Gain Momentum in Japan

A Peek into Japan’s Transition from Arranged Marriages to the Love Union

Demographic Trends

Japanese & their Changing Ideologies on Marriage in the 21st Century

Yumi Katsura International Co., Ltd. – A Major Japan-Based Company

B. Market Analytics

Table 27: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 28: Japanese Historic Review for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4.EUROPE

A. Market Analysis

Higher Penetration along with Sophisticated Tastes in Bridal Wear Benefit Market Demand

Growth Drivers in Brief

Eastern Europe Offers Significant Growth Potential

B. Market Analytics

Table 29: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, The UK, Spain, Russia, Scandinavia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 30: European Historic Review for Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, The UK, Spain, Russia, Scandinavia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 31: European 14-Year Perspective for Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, The UK, Spain, Russia, Scandinavia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4a.FRANCE

A. Market Analysis

Growing Demand for Comfortable Bridal Attire and Backless Dresses in France

Leading French Bridal Wear Designers in Brief

Pronuptia de Paris SA. – A Major France- Based Company

B. Market Analytics

Table 32: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 33: French Historic Review for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4b.GERMANY

A. Market Analysis

Traditional Wedding Wear and Customs Symbolize German Weddings

B. Market Analytics

Table 34: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 35: German Historic Review for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4c.ITALY

A. Market Analysis

Premium Fabrics, Contemporary Designs, and a Smooth Finish Characterize Italian Wedding Wear

Renowned Italian Wedding Gown Designers in Brief

CUT s.r.l – A Major Italy-Based Company

B. Market Analytics

Table 36: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 37: Italian Historic Review for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4d.THE UNITED KINGDOM

A. Market Analysis

Steady Launch of Affordable Wedding Dresses Sustain Market Demand

Fashion Rules the British Bridal Wear Spending

English Brides Revert Back to Tradition

A Journey through the Maze of Wedding Outfit Styles

Second-hand Gowns and Rings in Vogue

Competitive Landscape

The UK Bridal Wear Market Heads towards a Prolonged Consolidation

Leading UK Luxury Wedding Gown Designers: Snapshot Profiles

Extremely Fragmented for Player Comfort

E-Commerce Retailers Offer New Collections to Revive Market Prospects

Product Launches

Strategic Corporate Development

Select Key Players

B. Market Analytics

Table 38: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 39: UK Historic Review for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4e.SPAIN

A. Market Analysis

Despite Emerging as the Bridal Wear Capital of the World, Economic Woes and Decline in Weddings Hamper Long Term Prospects

Bridal Fashion in Spain Enjoy Huge Economic Significance and is a Major Employer

Bridal Tourism Gain Momentum in Spain, Augurs Well for the Market in the Near Term

Online Sales and Social Media Steadily Penetrate the Spanish Wedding Wear Scene

Marriage: An Expensive Venture in Spain

Pronovias Fashion Group – A Major Spain- Based Company

B. Market Analytics

Table 40: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 41: Spanish Historic Review for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4f.RUSSIA

A. Market Analysis

Rich and Long Traditions and Rituals Drive Growth in Demand for Bridal Wear

B. Market Analytics

Table 42: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 43: Russian Historic Review for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4g.SCANDINAVIA

A. Market Analysis

Bridal Wear in Scandinavia Witness a Turn for the Better

B. Market Analytics

Table 44: Scandinavian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 45: Scandinavian Historic Review for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4h.REST OF EUROPE

A. Market Analysis

Product Launch

Strategic Corporate Development

B. Market Analytics

Table 46: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 47: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5.ASIA-PACIFIC

Market Analysis

Table 48: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - Australia, China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 49: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - Australia, China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 50: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Bridal Wear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Australia, China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5a.AUSTRALIA

A. Market Analysis

Helen Rodrigues – A Major Australia-Based Company

B. Market Analytics

Table 51: Australian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 52: Australian Historic Review for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5b.CHINA

A. Market Analysis

China: The Largest Exporter of Bridal Wear Worldwide Witness Healthy Market Growth

Colossal Wedding Market Provides Lucrative Opportunities to International Bridal Wear Brands

Growing Influence of Western Traditions on Local Weddings

Large Consumer Base of Young Population Offers Huge Untapped Potential

Expanding Middle Class Population Drives Wedding Spend

3D Printed Bridal Dresses to Transform Wedding Fashion in China

Haute Couture Sizzles in Chinese Bridals

China Emerges as a Rapidly Growing Market for Diamond Bridal Jewelry

Wedding Planners Continue to Mushroom in China

B. Market Analytics

Table 53: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 54: Chinese Historic Review for Bridal Wear Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5c.REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC