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Savvy Tips to Customize the Fabrics and Details of Your Sample Wedding Dress

Savvy Tips to Customize the Fabrics and Details of Your Sample Wedding Dress

Each and every bride has a unique vision for their wedding dress, whether they want to a custom design or plan to buy off-the-rack. But who says you can’t have both?

Transforming a sample dress into your dream gown is an exciting process that allows you to infuse your personality and style into a readymade gem. 

However, when it comes to the details and fabrics, the choices you make can have a major impact on the overall customization. That’s what we are focusing on in this blog post! Here are our savvy tips to guide you as you customize the fabrics and details of your sample wedding dress.

Assess the Dress

So you scored a gorgeous sample wedding dress by your favorite designer. Now what? 

Before diving into customization, assess the foundational elements- your canvas, so to speak. Consider the silhouette, neckline, and overall structure to identify features that align with your vision. Knowing the starting point will guide your customization choices.

Exploring Fabrics

Your fabric choices should resonate with your style and complement the existing gown. Whether you envision lace overlays, silk additions, or tulle embellishments, choose fabrics that enhance the overall aesthetic while ensuring comfort.

You’ll also want to consider the setting of your venue and the weather/season. For example, you might prefer a shorter, lightweight gown for a warm beach wedding or added layers for cooler weather.

Lace and Embellishments

Elevate the allure of your sample wedding dress with carefully chosen lace and embellishments. 

With embellishments, a little goes a long way to make a statement. Consider adding lace appliqués, beading, or sequins to specific areas such as the bodice, sleeves, or train. These details can transform a simple gown into a personalized masterpiece.

Play with Color

Experiment with the idea of adding subtle color to your dress. Whether it's a colored sash, hints of pastel embroidery, or a non-traditional hue for the entire gown, introducing color can infuse personality and uniqueness into your bridal look.

Custom Sleeves or Straps

If your sample dress lacks sleeves or straps, consider adding these custom elements for added support or a unique style statement. Options include cap sleeves, off-the-shoulder straps, or delicate spaghetti straps to enhance the overall design.

You can also opt for detachable straps/sleeves that give you the ability to remove them at will for more style options.

Belt or Sash Addition

If you’re in a time crunch or on a budget, this simple customization detail can make a big difference. 

Introduce a belt or sash to cinch the waist and add a touch of glamour. This can define your silhouette, create a focal point, and seamlessly tie together the different elements of your customized gown.

Consult with a Skilled Seamstress

Seek the expertise of a skilled seamstress to execute your customization ideas seamlessly. A professional can guide you on fabric choices, and alterations to ensure that the final result is a harmonious blend of your vision and the dress's existing elements.

When you purchase with One Love, we will provide a list of seamstresses that we recommend for customization and alterations. 

    Courtney L.One Love Bridal Outlet

    Courtney L.

    June 6, 2023


    One Love Bridal Outlet
    1171 Beach Boulevard, Suite 104, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250