Renegade Bride Blog


The "We'll just sew cups in for you" Mistake: Foundation Garment 411

I hear it all too often.  Some bridal consultant tells a bride that, for comfort, they can just sew in some bra cups to the gown in alterations.  This is almost always a mistake. Gowns aren't (usually) engineered to manipulate your body.  While adding a cup might prevent your gown from caving in, that's a poor solution.  If your gown is too big through the bust, it needs to be altered to fit you.  Sewing in cups is the duct tape fix to that problem.   What you want is a garment whose very existence is to give you lift,...

Tailor vs Designer:  Defining

Tailor vs Designer: Defining "Custom Gown" by context

First:  Your Design Itself Tailors are not designers.  They are not interested in a full consultation to delicately discuss your body type, amazing venue, your motif, relationship saga, or educate you on fiber vs weave, when to splurge vs save on which fabrics, how to infuse personal details, or review trends from runway.  They need you to tell them what you want.  On the other hand, I want to hear every bit of what I just listed, and then I'm going to make suggestions based upon my design aesthetic and find the place where our styles overlap and squeals erupt....

How to order a wedding gown from China (that isn't a trainwreck)

How to order a wedding gown from China (that isn't a trainwreck)

So I'm a gown designer-manufacturer. I'll share that disclaimer right up front, but this fact only serves to explain how I know what I'm about to tell you. I offer two services, on two ends of a spectrum. On one end, the way that's done locally, with a ton of fittings, a mockup dress, and an appropriate luxury price point. On the other end... a budget-friendly option made at our factories overseas. If I can do it, you can, too!  Right?  Well...Wrong, I'm sorry to tell you, because what happens if YOU order from them is not the same as when...

Private Label Bridal Design (for awesome stores!)

Private Label Bridal Design (for awesome stores!)

With success expanding our manufacturing, we are now working with bridal and eveningwear retailers to create amazing styles to satisfy their store's unique needs.  You'll find Renegade styles in select boutiques, but the exciting part is our approach.  For the Fall 2017 season (buying now), retailers can opt to have designs created EXCLUSIVELY for their stores.  Renegade stands for infusing your unique spirit into your collection...along with our signature flair for a touch of unconventional charm.  Contact us about filling your merchandise gaps and answering your customers' requests.   Design proposals, Feb 2017

Couture for Lazy Tuesdays

Couture for Lazy Tuesdays

Natalie Harris

Tags leggings, unicornusrex

Friends and family got the inside scoop before the holidays, but YOU may have just noticed our new addition...our original prints on CASUALWEAR!  It's a labor of love creating one of these prints.  This watercolor inspired by our the amazing Maggie of Bramble & Bee took me nearly 22 hours from painting through digital assembly.  I love how it turned out, love it in a handful of different colorways, and couldn't stop with gowns.  I had to find a way to put it on my body for lazy Tuesdays.  Who's going to tell me to keep my couture on a shelf?...

Quirk and sophistication blended flawlessly. 

Whether longhorns or sentimental florals, the inspirations are what make Renegade gowns memorable.  We love to help you make your statement.

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