Wedding gowns are a bride’s ultimate dress come to life! While there are many options for choosing your gown, brides usually start by asking themselves: Will I have it custom-made? Or will I buy it off the rack? What most people don’t know is that there’s actually a middle option: made-to-measure gowns. With made-to-measure gowns, you get the best of both worlds: Customizing it to some extent, yet still getting a vibe of what your dress will look like from the get-go. Curious as to how it all pans out? Allow us to walk you through the process of getting a made-to-measure gown, showing why it can be the next big thing in bridal fashion.
1. There’s a beautiful collection of ready made dresses.
Off the rack, there are actually a lot of options when it comes to MTM (made-to-measure) gowns. There are varying cuts and styles that cater to different body types, effectively guiding each bride into choosing what looks good on her from the get-go. And of course, the resident stylist of the boutique will definitely help you out!
2. You can fit it and see what it looks like on you right away.
Much like ready-to-wear, MTM gowns are finished dresses and can be visited in person in bridal boutiques. This allows you to fit the gowns right then and there when you see it! It can be helpful in visualizing what the gown will look like on you on the big day, should you want to add more details to it.
3. The gown is made to your custom measurements.
MTM is not simply an altered gown, but rather, you’ll get a brand new one that fits just right, and is made for your body. From here, you can also work with different materials and fabrics, getting a more solid foundation on what you want the base of your gown to look like. Pretty cool, huh?
4. You collaborate with the designer to make the dress truly you.
This is one of the secret charms of MTM gowns: You can request for add-ons! Yup, you read that right. Thinking of adding a cute little sleeve on your gown? What about floral embellishments or beadwork? From the pretty dress designs you just saw off the rack, you can make it uniquely yours as you request changes based on your style. It’ll allow you to be hands on in the process of designing your dream gown, much like a custom-made creation!
5. It’s absolutely convenient.
No more running around to get another tailor to fix your gown, and no more guessing what your gown will look like on you. There is still a sense of personalization in the process, and working with a brand you trust well can help you feel more confident and excited that your gown will definitely turn out the way you want it to be. This can considerably save you some time if you’re on a tight wedding planning schedule too!
All gowns and accessories are from Francis Libiran Bridal and Forever Francis Libiran. Available at the Francis Libiran Bridal store, Greenbelt 5, Makati. You can also reach them at (02) 358-4731.