|Posted on November 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM||comments (1)|
Top Five Tips for the Right Lingerie
Did you know that most women do not wear the proper size bra? Why is this important? It is all about building an appropriate foundation for a great looking garment. The best looking garments are built from the inside out. Therefore, when it comes to looking and feeling your best, it essential to start with choosing the right undergarments for your body type.
1. A New Bra: For ultimate support, make sure you purchase a new bra every six months. Most of us buy a bra maybe ever six years. My bad!!!
2. For special occasions, like your wedding, you should buy NEW lingerie. This idea cannot be stressed enough. Every Bride Deserves a New Bra is what we as tailors lament.
3. Shapewear: This is designed to smooth everything out so that the garment has a smooth canvas on which to be displayed. So make sure it is not too tight by choosing your right size.
4. Get measured by a professional who specializes in selling lingerie, like Lane Bryant or Bryant’s Bloomers in San Marco, Jacksonville, FL. You cannot accurately measure yourself.
5. Know your body type: Choose a lingerie style according to the areas you want to target. Is it your tummy, thighs, bum? For me, for instance, it is posture, and therefore I need more back support.
Clothing can be walking artwork. Choosing the right lingerie under your garments will create a more beautiful YOU.
For an Alterations appointment, call 904-874-3513
If you are local to Jacksonville, please visit Bryant’s Bloomer’s boutique, 2700 Park St., Jacksonville, FL 32205. Phone: 904-388-0849. FB: https://www.facebook.com/Bloomers-1039939852685823/
|Posted on March 6, 2019 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
How Much Does it Cost to Alter this Wedding Dress is a common question that brides ask.
Well, that depends on a few factors if you are a bride who likes to keep track of spending. Those factors include, but not limited to, type of alteration, type of fabric, embellishments and the width and length of the garment. These are a few factors to consider when you are setting a budget for alterations. The most common type of alteration will be the shoulder area, sides in the bodice, waist, hips, and length. The more drastic the change to the garment, the more it will cost.
For instance, if you purchase a size 16 dress that you love and you wear a size 8, you are requiring a tailor to reconstruct (or rebuild) that garment from the top down to the hem. That kind of love will cost you a lot. The type of fabric is another cost factor. Wedding attire often made of flowy fabric like chiffon which is a time-consuming fabric to sew. Therefore, it will cost more to tailor to your specifications. What about the width of the garment? Did you know that the wider the hem, the longer it takes to sew and therefore, more costs?
Nikki's dress was purchased online at LuLu's. Ninety percent (90%) of the time, when a dress is purchased online, it will require some alterations if you plan to look your best for pictures. Remember, pictures last forever these days of the Internet. So it is definately worth it! You can read part 2 if you want to know the value of the alterations for this dress.
Photo compliments of Client/Model: Nikki Turchich, IndigoPinePhotography.com