Our team prides itself on providing the best customer service and the best quality at the best value around.
We do that by having common sense and treating our clients the way we’d like to be treated. That means we’re always very honest–sometimes to the point where we recommend that perhaps something shouldn’t be altered/tailored. That helps them not only save some money, but it also shows them that we only have their best interests in mind, which also then helps them become lifetime clients when they do need us.
We don’t mean to sound pretentious with this post, so our advance apologies if that’s how we come across but sometimes we see pictures like the one we’ll discuss later and wonder, “What happened to good taste?”
Fashion has been changing, for better or for worse, since its humble beginnings. Trends come and go, but in our opinion, good taste lasts forever.
We recently came across this picture in the feed of a SLC-based bridal shop. We won’t name any names for their sake, but we’d still like to offer some commentary to show you that we mean business and our honesty is only meant to help.
Take a look at the sleeve and note if you see anything wrong.
Did you notice how awfully loose it was? That model looks like she’s wearing a borrowed dress, and no bride deserves to look like that on their Wedding Day.
We wish whoever styled that photo had taken a few minutes to make that sleeve look flawless and tight like a normal gown. But instead, that shop and designer decided to flaunt an ill-fitting sleeve.
(All of which begs the question, if it ignores normal standards, is it even the right bridal shop for you? Will it be honest with you and tell you when a dress isn’t the right one–or will they say that even the bad ones look awesome on you? But we digress.)
Are poorly fitting dresses on trend now? Are brides choosing to keep sleeves that look too big on them? (Hint: No, they’re not.)
That was actually the first time we came across someone proudly photographing such a bad move intentionally. OK, maybe not the first time because some celebs have very bad taste and they don’t care.
But upon seeing this, we were almost embarrassed for that store (for posting the photo) and designer (as this was likely a photo that she provided and that she was happy with).
That sleeve above is just not a bridal sleeve, period. If you’d like a suit for your wedding, granted, you CAN’T wear a tight sleeve. But wedding dresses with sleeves are meant to look like they FIT the bride, like they move with the bride, not like the dress is eating her alive, that she didn’t have an alterations budget, or that she’s borrowing the dress for the day.
Every bride needs to feel (and BE) special on their big day, and sadly, this dress/styling missed the mark.
We don’t keep a running tally of designers who missed the mark and celebrate their intentional (in-our-opinion) mistakes, but we shall keep updating this post with more of those we come across.
If your dress’s sleeves are equally as big or you have anything else you’d like to change on it, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to help save your Big Day! We’ve saved hundreds of brides’ Big Days with our alterations and tailoring powers so your piece will be in the best hands.