My brilliantly funny friend Steph is The Wardrobe Angel. She has a thriving fashion business and has even been on TV. But this year she has stepped into unknown territory. She has become a bride to be and now has the task of going wedding dress shopping. I asked Steph to write a couple of blog articles for me about how she felt etc not just because she was in an unusual position for herself but also because this was an experience that every bride to be shared. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this funny and insightful start to Steph’s wedding dress search.
Shopping for my wedding dress (Part Four)
People have now begun to ask me:
“as a stylist are you feeling the pressure of finding a dress?”
The simple answer is no. Fashion and style are intensely personal experiences which can be influenced and shaped by the media, magazines and peers but I believe each one of us has an innate sense of style which, when displayed in all its awesomeness, is congruent with who we are, where we are going, and shows what we do.
The dress has to fit certain, non-negotiable, categories:
- It has to fit.
- It can’t show my cleavage. I’m getting married in a church.
- I have to be able to walk, sit, stand and eat in it. I’m not paying for a fancy meal only to be able to manage a few mouthfuls. I intend to chow down come Wedding Day.
- I have to be able to wear it again. Just kidding. Although I might bring it out at fancy dress time, or just wear it when I am cleaning…you, know…to pep up my day. Like Monica and the gals from Friends back in the day….
But aside from that, it’s my decision what I wear. It’s my style.
I have NO IDEA about wedding dress trends, no idea AT ALL and I don’t want to know.
I don’t want an “on-trend” wedding dress simply because everyone else has that one. I want a dress which fits (see point number 1 above and whilst you are there you may want to re-read the other points as well), which I feel awesome in, which when I put it on, I’ll know
YES, this is the dress I’m going to marry Rich in.