The Sit Test

A very common mistake when clothes shopping is the failure to perform a Sit Test. Most of us remember to check the three-way mirror, look at all sides of the outfit, and all angles in different lighting.  Too often, shoppers forget to sit down in the outfit prior to purchase.  It is something so simple, […]

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Can I bleach my dress?

Recently, I received this email from a customer wanting to repurpose an existing dress for her wedding. I bought a prom dress from you in 2010, and I loved the way it looked and felt on me. It is 100% polyester, floor length, and beaded with a cinch at the waste. I am now getting […]

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How to be a Great Bride, not a Bridezilla!

Remember this is your big day, not theirs. Do not expect your family and friends to spend their life-savings, an entire year’s vacation time, or post-pone major life events for your Wedding Day. Do not freak out if some one in your family or a friend gets engaged, married, has a baby, divorces, has major surgery, […]

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Night Out Essentials

Before heading out of town or for a special night out, plan ahead and pack a few essentials in case of disaster. Do not let a minor disaster turn into something bigger on your Honeymoon, Bacherlette Party, Prom night, Wedding, Military Ball, or other special night out. A little planning can save your sanity during […]

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Flower Girl Dress Shopping Tips

Flower girl dresses can be expensive!  Some of these darling dresses will cost as much as the grown-up bridesmaid dresses, especially at the big chain bridal shops.  If you know when and where to shop, you can get a real bargain on flower girl dresses. First, it is important to know the best time to […]

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Beach Bridal Budget Advice

Less than a year ago I closed my dress shop, and I am very happy to still provide guidance & assistance with dress buying. Recently, a friend call to tell me that her Daughter is getting married. And, could I offer some advice for the Wedding Gown?  Yes! Background information first, the bride is a […]

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5 Bridesmaid Tips to Survive the Wedding

Over the years, I was a bridesmaid or involved in the wedding in some capacity. These are the top 5 guidelines for a Bridesmaid/Maid of Honor to maintain your friendship with the bride and to keep your sanity through it all. Understand the cost of the wedding before agreeing to be a bridesmaid. It is […]

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Advice 9 Bridesmaids on a Tight Budget

I recently received this plea from a Bride…  “I am a bride to be with 9 bridesmaids and have a budget of $30 a girl. I am hoping to find a royal blue chiffon mid length dress. “ Since there are 9 bridesmaids, this bride will never find 9 dresses in the correct size for […]

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How do I measure myself instructions

How do I measure myself?

The three most important measurements for dress sizing are Bust, Waist, and Hips.  Bust is also important for determining shirt size.  Waist and hip measurements are critical for skirts, pants, and underwear.  Grab a tape measure or string, and following these quick and easy steps to measure yourself. Bust: Measure around your body, under your […]

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