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Topshop and designer Richard Nicoll are both taking their first trip down the aisle with a capsule bridal range called Tie The Knot!

"I proposed the idea after my spring/summer 2012 show," Nicoll told British Vogue. "I liked the idea of making a modern affordable alternative to meringue culture. The dresses are marketed as bridal but would equally be suitable as bridesmaid or cocktail dresses."

These are definitely "alternative" bridal dresses. A few of the seven pieces are simple shifts, but there are a lot of lingerie-inspired details. With exposed lace, boning and even bra cups some of the pieces look more like the slip you would wear under your wedding dress than the dress itself. In pink and white silk and lace, they have a delicate, feminine elegance that will appeal to a certain kind of bride.

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Pink Lace Tunic £175, White Lace Maxi £350.

Nicoll balked at the idea of him becoming a bridal designer.

"I've added a some red carpet options to my forthcoming resort collection but wedding dresses are not something I plan to launch," Nicoll said. "Of course I'm happy to make them on request but I'm not the new Vera Wang, no!"

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White Silk Dress £75, Pink Lace Dress £200.

The collection is set to launch online at Topshop.com and in London's Oxford Circus, Selfridges and Brompton Road stores on 15th June. In the meantime if you fancy a browse on Topshop, click here.

*Update* The collection has now launched! Shop it here.