We are in the season of weddings and I know you want to look good too, as the Mother of the Bride or Groom. It is important for you to be able to enjoy the day and the lead up, with comfort and ease, knowing you look and feel great. You don’t have to be worrying about your outfit because… WE have put it together, together!
This is exactly what happened the other day. I took a client shopping for a dress for her son’s wedding. She knew she wanted elegance, not too fussy since it is at their farm, and she wanted to be able to move and dance in it. In other words, to look beautiful and still be comfortable.
The first step was covered… we know her colour palette. I know her body type and features. Our saleslady was wonderful and so helpful, however, she kept showing my client styles that SHE liked. Finally, I said, just try it on and let’s see.
One, the fabric was too heavy. A satin that didn’t have movement. Yes, it was elegant but it had a fish tail at the bottom and was too tight on the legs. My client would never be able to dance, twirl and party in this! Two, this dress had a smooth sheen to it. My client has curly hair, somewhat athletic features and the dress didn’t repeat that.
My client knew something wasn’t quite right (the dress did fit) and as soon as I explained the WHY it did not suit her, she got it! In fact, she turned to me and said,” THIS is why I wanted you with me today! I knew you would give me honest opinions and know what would and wouldn’t work.”
Then, VOILA, a dress with shirring on the top that mimicked the texture in her hair, a stunning colour to match her vibrant personality (and blended with the wedding party colours), and best of all she could move in it. It was elegant, simple, she could vary the sleeves to cover her shoulders, the tightness in the bodice made her look slimmer and the crystal embellishment at the waist was a perfect touch. After simple alterations of letting the bodice out a little and hemming the dress, she is set!
I know she is stepping out to fully enjoy the day.
Are you needing to buy a dress for a special occasion? Call me I am happy to guide you through the overwhelm.
I want to give a shout out to the dress shop: EDITH’S 1113 Finch Ave. West, Toronto, opens at 10 am. Our saleslady was Mahnaz, truly a lovely person, and a great help. Mahnaz also was right on when she said that some of the dresses we picked out would be too old looking. She saved us time!
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