So excited about this Essense of Australia Mikado gown! This lovely woman is a bridal size 24 and has a DD cup bust. She already dresses beautifully and embraces her curvaceous figure. I love the asymmetrical pleats on this bodice - they are very flattering to the waist and bust and accentuate her womanly shape while still draping gently. The fabric choice and internal structure means the bride can get away without a bra, so she can keep the spaghetti straps that make this dress so modern and sexy. The skirt has a single sewn pleat on each side, which again allows the fabric to drape gently across the tummy area. Although it’s a simple design, in this case less is definitely more as the structure and simplicity is what makes this dress perfect.
I'm slowly getting all of my Trunk Show brides in for their fittings. I always ask them their thoughts on the Trunk Show experience - overall they have
all loved it and recommend it as a way to find that special something in a dress. It was a very successful weekend for myself and for my brides!
ALTERATION OF THE WEEK
ALTERATION OF THE WEEK
Guess what I did the other night?
This bride ordered her dress from me, however after a few months she started to have second thoughts on the design of the back - it was a nude sheer tulle that buttons at the centre, but looks ’naked’ until the lace at the armhole. To counteract this, I ordered lace pieces to fill the space. I had to pin the lace pieces on while she was wearing the dress to ensure that it fit correctly. This is actually a difficult task, as normally this would be undertaken in reverse with a special transfer paper. I am pleased that I succeeded in placing it perfectly so that it looked like it was meant to be there. Martina Liana 765
Hello brides to be! Today’s alteration is more of a dress redesign than it is about how a dress fits.
Hi Brides-to-be.I love showing you photos of all shapes and sizes…and you would not believe that this bride is a SIZE 18!
Hi Brides-to-be, I am very excited to announce that I am now the local stockist of Martina Lianna bridal couture!.Why am I so excited? Martina Lianna is a label that is designed to allow brides to make changes to their gowns. As an ex- couturier of made-to-measure gowns, the concept of personalising a dress appeals to me. The dresses provide the option to easily change or add sleeves, lift the waist or hip design line, change the fabric in the skirt, and other such exciting modifications. This will be my first collection with Martina and the designer feels that my background will build the foundations of a great partnership.
Alteration of the Week - Esssense of Australia dress D1615. Hi Brides to Be. I try to take photos of a bride’s dress both before and after alterations, so they can clearly see the changes I have made.
Essense of Australia D1932 This bride knew what style she wanted but hadn’t found “The Dress”. As Soon as she put on the Essense of Australia D1932 her mum, sister cried. I said to her when you look this great in a wedding dress I need to take photos. I love the moscato colour and off the shoulder straps . The bride is wearing a size 12
Hi Brides To Be, I know it's hard to envisage a dress if the model's body is a different shape or size to your own. I get a lot of positive feedback from my brides telling me they love how the Plus Size Collection on my website and how the photos I have are shown on a plus size, not a size 8, model. They tell me that if they see that it looks great on the photo that it would look great on them.
Short of me explaining how the dress would fall and what it would look like, I try and do a photo shoot for this reason every time I receive new stock. I hope you find something you like.