I wanted to share this lovely inspirational article about the importance of body positivity for your big day –
Every bride is beautiful and every body is amazing – regardless of your size or shape. Having worked with women and clothes for a very long time I can tell you no ‘body’ is perfect; even the models who are used to fit and develop clothing for the major brands will hardly ever fit them correctly with all of their body measurements conforming to the specifications set out by the fitting professionals. We are all unique and that is what makes us beautiful. Fashion retailers endeavour to make garments to fit the majority but the reality is that will never be possible, it is highly unlikely that any two people will ever fit the exact proportions set out by a fitting professional. Big or small we all have our imperfections and insecurities, even the fitting models and professional dancers I have worked with have body hang ups; just please remember how beautiful and amazing your body is in all its unique glory!
Your other half loves you for who you are on the inside, as do all of your friends and family.
For quite a few of the brides I have worked with, the bridal boutique experience just hadn’t proved to be the magical exciting day we had anticipated. For me, I am a small size ten so finding good fitting off the peg dress should be easy right? Wrong! I felt like the dresses were wearing me. They felt so alien and I felt like a little girl dressing up in my mums clothes! I have an athletic body shape – wide shoulders and no bust. So the cup was only half full so to speak and I knew that after all of the alterations needed the whole shape of an off the peg design would be compromised and I might never be happy with the final result. There was only one option for me; I decided to make my own dress and I am so glad I did. I felt so comfortable and confident and had the best time; now I feel honoured to be able to give that feeling to other brides on their big day.
At With Love and Lace . . . every bespoke gown is made using a unique pattern carefully drafted to your every measurement to make sure it fits every beautiful muscle, bone or lump and bump of your body. I will work with you to ensure that you feel great in your gown, drawing attention to your favourite areas to make you feel happy and confident . . .
so that the most important thing you will wear on your special day is a huge smile!