Have You Decided to Wear Your Family Gown?
For the bride who values tradition and sentiment, a family gown may be just right. Whether it belongs to your mother, your grandmother, a favorite aunt, or even a close family friend, always make the decision to wear a family gown based on teh meaning the gown has for you and whether the style suits you—not on the way it fits or its condition.
If the gown of your dreams has yellowed or stained, call us! We specialize in restoring antique gowns and vintage bridal gowns to the true color without damage to delicate fabrics or dyes. We remove stains and discoloration that ordinary dry cleaners cannot.
A talented dressmaker can reshape almost any gown to your size. You can also update a gown by changing the neckline or the shape of the skirt or even removing sleeves. Some brides add lace or beading, but brides more often choose to wear a family gown because they like the simplicity of the cut and the beauty of the fabric.
Simply cut, unembellished vintage gowns can look just as elegant as gowns by some of today’s best known designers. And if you wear an heirloom gown, remember to save a special place at the reception, perhaps next to your guest book, for displaying a portrait of the original bride.