Renegade Bride Blog — bridal dress tips

The mindset we share with Katherine Hepburn

The mindset we share with Katherine Hepburn
When I watched this video, I found a new hero.  History has long been filled with restrictive apparel as the norm for women.  Luckily, there are infinite options for the modern bride - from corset to slinky slipdress.  Regardless of which style echoes your personality, embrace that there's no rule that says we have to take anything too seriously, nor hold anything too precious.  Prance in those gowns, ladies.  Rock those pantsuits.

Debunking Myths: I can't wear strapless!

Debunking Myths:  I can't wear strapless!

The gals blessed up top think they don't stand a chance.The less endowed think they need a larger bust to "hold it up".Both are wrong. To understand why, let's get into "fashion engineering mode".  There is a legitimate concern at play here.  Your special day is no time to feel self-conscious, of course.  Here's the good news in a nutshell:If your bustline is sized AND supported properly AND the weight of your dress is supported at the waistline...YOU'RE GOOD TO GO!!!!! For the bustier among us, additional structure may even be necessary in the cup itself.  This isn't something you'll...


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

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,...