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How do you choose your gowns?
17 April 2019
With over 170 new gowns in stock, brides often ask me what inspires you when buying your stock, and how do you choose such stunning gowns? My response is “Often I think of the decade it is befitting of, and I always say to myself would Ginger Rogers, Grace Kelly, or Marilyn Monroe have worn it.”
By far my favourite of the three, Ginger Rogers always looked stunning in sheath, column style, or fit and flair gowns that weren’t too figure hugging often with sleeves or a cape. All over sequins/ beading was a theme in many of her gowns with a slight flare to the bottom of the skirt (not so pronounced as a mermaid).
Our Paulette gown by Ronald Joyce channels Ginger Rogers with its all over beading and cape
This Eliza Jane Howell gown we also stock would have looked stunning on her.
When thinking about Grace Lelly I look more for the fuller A-line with illusion/ lace neckline.
This Ronald Joyce Orleans gown we currently have is very elegant and sophisticated with a full skirt.
This Stunning Illusion Neckline from Sofia Bianca by Ronald Joyce is very Grace Kelly with its embellishment to the shoulders and waist.
Finally for Marilyn who needs no introduction having been voted one of the sexiest women of all time these are the gowns that give that Marilyn hour glass silhouette mainly mermaid but sometimes slinkier, softer gowns.
This Benjamin Roberts Feather gown recently arrived and is stunning giving a figure hugging silhouette
This Saoirse gown from Ronald Joyce channels Marilyn’s famous figure with its scalloped illusion neckline and mermaid skirt sinching in at the waist.
This Eliza Jane Howell gown we have is every inch the sexy slinky Marilyn style gown with inricate beaded detailing all over
So there you have it, now you know my decision process. When you come for your consultation when trying on your gowns you can wonder did Fifi think this was a Ginger Rogers, Grace Kelly or Marilyn gown?