Friday 12 August 2016

The Red Dressmaker Dress - Bespoke Mother of the Bride Dress

One of our first customers to the boutique was a very lovely lady looking for something to wear to her daughters wedding. The time scale was short (three weeks!) and as I was saying how "we really need at least six weeks and sorry we can't help on this occasion" the lady said how she really loved Kate Winslet in the dressmaker, a knockout red dress was what she was looking for .... 

"Of course we can make your dress"! 
So we sketched up the design quick sharp and found the perfect lipstick red silk to make a mother of the bride dress that looked fabulous and sexy not frumpy. 

We took inspiration from the dressmaker film dress with a large picture collar and cut the dress to the hourglass with a sash belt and pencil skirt to the knee. A simple bow design headpiece was created from the same silk with pheasant and arrow head feathers as trims to sit elegantly at the back of the head. 

We have so many women visit us looking for the mother of the bride or groom outfit after bad shopping experiences. Sadly preconceptions of women of a 'certain' age have produced a rather ugly conservatism in design from some other shops and has done serious damage to self esteem. 
 To me, women over 50 look incredible and deserve clothes to match. They have such style, elegance and a fabulous beauty we can all look forward too. Just look at Advanced Style. 

Our dress below was worn with hair styled at Karen Christensen and killer red heels. 

To book a free design consultation for a bespoke dress please call or message Or visit our boutique at 8 Sadler Street Wells, Somerset, BA5 2SE
Prices from £600