Brides feel an incredible amount of pressure to look perfect on their wedding day. Social media, Pinterest and even our friends set the bar high for what we “should” look like on our wedding day. Even certain designers in the bridal industry will only cut their samples in set sizes- seriously? Every day we see brides that feel like they need to lose weight or change their body to look “acceptable” in their wedding dress. Let’s get real…we are human and EVERYONE of us have some insecurity of how our body looks, yes everyone. But hear this clearly, as your stylist, I am not going to try to “fix” you. There is nothing wrong with you and I am not going to ask you to change a thing about yourself to look gorgeous in your wedding gown. Nope, not one thing. I understand the insecurity we have about our upper arms, curvy hips and a short torso, but what I also understand is that each of you have 5 other amazing traits to highlight instead of focusing on that one part of your body you don’t like. When I am dressing a bride, I identify immediately what a bride loves about her body, what makes her feel beautiful and finding dresses that best compliment her favorite traits. Do you want to wear your dress or do you want your dress to wear you?
I can’t express to you how amazing I feel when I work with a bride who was terrified to shop for her bridal dress because she thought that she couldn’t feel beautiful in anything. Nothing compares to the look on her face when she finds that she loves her waistline or how her shoulders look in a bateau neckline- maybe that was the first time she had felt confident and beautiful in a long time. I live for those moments with our clients. When brides feel beautiful, they stand taller, they smile brighter- it has nothing to do with how the dress looks, but how amazing it makes her feel.