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Color Theory and a Primer on Dye vs Print

Color Theory and a Primer on Dye vs Print
There's a way to achieve any color combination you have in mind for your gown.  The issue is WHEN to approach the color, and as you might expect, results will be in your favor if you use some intentionality from the beginning.

Pizza Tracker Goals.

Pizza Tracker Goals.
Our theme for 2018 has been improving upon all our systems.  The addition of a Sales and Production Manager (a right hand woman) has been amazing, and we've streamlined so much in our project management.  That's good news for you, but we've got exciting reveals to share with you.  These are new elements that will be a part of your client journey after you place your order!  Let's take a look!

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...


Why mass market retailing means most bridal stores are basic AF

Why mass market retailing means most bridal stores are basic AF

I'm not mad at bridal stores*. You see, it's not their fault.  It's the system.  The goal of a retailer is to purchase the fewest number of inventory styles ("samples") from which to reorder the maximum number of times.  Following?So the worst thing they can do for their bottom line is invest in some dress that only appeals to the "right kind of bride" (ie YOU - rare, special weirdo snowflakes whom I adore).  Why?  Because their hope is that maybe they'll sell it once.  If they're REALLY lucky, they'll be able to sell her the sample, but probably not....


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,...