Every bride wants her wedding day to be one of the most memorable experiences of her life, and she wants to look her most beautiful for this special occasion. The centerpiece of the wedding for many brides, and the aspect of the big day that often involves the most careful consideration and no small part of the expense, is the wedding dress.
While some brides prefer the experience of shopping for the perfect brand-new dress, many others have dreamed of wearing a dress that is meaningful to them for other reasons. A popular approach for the bride who wants to feel connected to her family history on her wedding day is to repurpose a dress previously worn by her sister, mother or even grandmother. But this almost always requires seeking out dress restyling in Dallas.
No two people are shaped quite alike, even if they are related. Adjusting a vintage wedding dress to fit your body shape is a major reason to have your wedding dress restyled. But there may also be aesthetic considerations to take into account. Styles have changed over time, and while the older dress you’re planning to wear for your wedding may have been very trendy or cutting-edge in a past decade, that same style may no longer be in fashion.
Fortunately, it is possible to transform an outdated wedding dress into something more contemporary and more appropriate for your personal style, while still retaining some of the original elements.
Factors to consider before a dress restyling
While you may have your heart set on wearing a loved one’s dress for your wedding, there are some important considerations you’ll want to take into account before committing to a restyling.
- Know what you love about the dress. There needs to be some element of the original dress that you absolutely love, even if it’s something small. You can restyle the dress around the feature or characteristic you’re in love with, retaining as much or as little of the original as you wish, but the most important thing is that you feel connected to the dress in a way that isn’t purely sentimental.
- Trust your tailor or seamstress. The person charged with restyling your dress is a professional, and should have experience working on wedding dresses. Trust that they have the expertise and the eye to transform the dress so that it’s right for you. You’ll also have to be okay with not fully knowing what the dress might look like. Again, the person working on the dress will know what’s possible and what isn’t.
- Be patient. Restyling a wedding dress takes time, and often quite a bit more of it than you’d be spending on basic alterations. Plan ahead, and be prepared to make multiple visits to the person who’s doing the work. They’ll likely want to schedule fittings several times throughout the process.
J’s Tailor & Cleaners can provide the dress restyling in Dallas that any bride needs to look her best for her wedding day, no matter how much or how little of the old and borrowed she wants to use. Call us today to schedule an appointment—we look forward to seeing you in your transformed dress!