Here is some information about trims and helpful tips for you as you search for the right bridal belts, sashes, and head pieces.
Browsing through a bridal magazine or scrolling around through Pinterest is a great way to get a sense of the current trends in bridal. Figuring out how you yourself would look in one of these trends can be challenging. This TWS Bride Guide feature will detail some of the bridal trends we've seen move from the runway into the bridal salon, and into our own studio, and important things to keep in mind as you decide which of these trends is best for you.
Our first TWS Bride Guide feature is lace. Lace has become almost synonymous with wedding dresses, especially white lace. Historically, however, many laces were not made in white, instead made in black for wear during mourning periods. White lace, and white wedding dresses themselves, were popularized not because of an implication of purity, but rather as an indication of wealth. A white dress, particularly one of all lace, would be easily dirtied, and difficult to clean. Wealthy women wore white lace for their weddings during the 18th and 19th century, showing that they could afford to own a dress they would only wear once, and became fully popularized by Queen Victoria's wedding to Prince Albert in 1840 (see more here in this lovely little BBC piece from 2014). Below are some photos and descriptions of common laces found in the bridal universe, but the varieties are endless and these are merely a glimpse of the laces available.
The process of choosing a wedding dress is exciting but challenging. There are many options when it comes to silhouettes, fabrics, details, undergarments, accessories, and more. In order to make sure you have the best experience from dress selection through alterations process and right up to the walk down the aisle, The Williamsburg Seamster will be sharing our insight and favorites here on the TWS Bride Guide. We hope it will serve to be a valuable resource for brides at any stage of the wedding dress process. Check in here and #twsbrideguide on instagram as we explore things like laces and veil lengths, steaming versus pressing, bustiers and backless bras, and more.