About Bride Chic
I've found that while brides are searching for new ways to economize these days they still want to keep that 'chic factor' going... As a result, more are opting for the simple budget-consciouswedding dress
then taking it to the dressmaker or designer to get it personally customized. So how is customizing your wedding dress different than a custom made gown?
A custom gown is made from scratch, that is, you and the designer
working with a pattern and raw cuts of fabric to create it from the ground up.
Customizing a ready-made dress
is different. It involves remodeling and/or embellishing one already put together. Once your simple dress is delivered, consider adding a detachable train
to the waist and heirloom lace to the bodice
. Those two details if integrated right would make the dress ideal, distinctively yours. Customized!
Start with a Simple, Unadorned Wedding Dress
Below are a few great wedding dresses that would make ideal candidates for customization. Think about what embellishment you might add... Ruffle
details for a romantic
look, a silk gauze train that floats when a breeze comes by? An overskirt of tulle
, or an embellished bridal belt
? The possibilities are endless!
Customize Your Dress with Lace, Rosettes, a Train, or Tulle
In the last photo, you'll find a few inspirations for customizing your wedding dress. From left to right...
- This lace over blouse
is a beautiful addition to a straplesssheath
style wedding dress. While lace is expensive, with the right designer, a little bit can go a long way!
- This gorgeous shoulder swag of pink rosettes
suddenly turns the strapless bodice into an asymmetrical neckline!
- I customized this white wedding dress, and it was a pleasure! The gown is a simple sheath with criss-cross straps in back. I added a silk organza train dappled in rose petals and silk florals
Have you considered buying a more simple, budget-friendly wedding dress, and then making it your own with lovely embellishments?
If so, let us know in the comment section below!