Author Archives: mrsmole

Starts with a Surprise

Another vintage dress was going to be arriving with the bride and her mother. I was sent the original wedding photo from 1984…remember poofy sleeves and fishing line ruffles? Oh yes, this had them all.Of course, the bride wants to … Continue reading

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Purple Haze

This week, let’s take a break from all those scary complicated dresses. This Alfred Angelo dressĀ for around $300 looks pretty nice. It comes in a dozen colors. But…the big but…can you see how the top edge of the shoulder drops … Continue reading

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Crying Thighs 2

Just over a year ago, I had the challenge to get a volleyball playing bride into her “Crying Thighs” tight-fitting dress. Wedding gown manufactures require salons to measure the bride in the bust and waist and hips but sometimes it … Continue reading

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Horrible Horsehair

When you see this Tara Keely dress you might imagine that you will get this exact dress but something happens between the photoshoot and the actual delivery. See how there are 3 layers of horsehair braid hemmed tulle? Three quite … Continue reading

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Great Grandma Would Be Proud

Back in 1953, brides wore gloves and covered their shoulders with bolero jackets and gave little thought to who would wear their dresses again. This dress was tossed into a dress-up box for the grandchildren to use when they played. … Continue reading

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Halter Girl

This dress by Tadashi Shoji comes with a list of descriptions and one of them is this: Can be shortened; using an experienced bridal tailor is recommended. You will notice that the model has a perfect figure for this body-hugging … Continue reading

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Lumpy Lace

Some brides troll through the racks at David’s Bridal, some troll through racks at Outlet bridal stores or boutiques and try on dresses until they find one that fits close to what they want and need. Then there are brides … Continue reading

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