I can't be the only gal that loves a wedding dress that is covered in crystals... Right? On your big day, sometimes you just want to shine, shimmer, sparkle, and wear a dress unlike anything else you'll ever wear again in your life. For some people this is a ballgown, for other people this is a show stopping mermaid, and for others it's all about the bling.
Crystal wedding dresses, bling wedding dresses, sparkle wedding dreses, whatever you want to call it; are often times the most challenging to find. Seems silly right, how hard can it be to find a sparkly wedding dress? Well, a few factors come into play when we're purchasing wedding dresses for the store.
1.) What is the quality of the sparkle?
Is it a flat, mirrored bead that lays flat on the gown and doesn't sparkle much?
Or is it a pronged (think of a diamond in a setting) high quality crystal that gets sewn onto the dress one-by-one, to give the effect that you're just glittering in the light.
2.) How tight is the beadwork?
Is it very spaced out and creating a pattern? Or is it very tight and clustered so that per square inch there are hundreds, even thousands of beads all over the dress to give it an amazing sparkle.
3.) Price point.
Does the cost of the gown reflect the quality? Would you spend "xxx" on this dress just because it's sparkly, or does the quality, the workmanship, and the materials reflect the price point?
We weigh all of these options when we purchase our gowns, and we try to stick to gowns that are tightly beaded, use high quality swarovski crystals, that are completely lined, boned, and have construction inside the dress that will make you feel tight and secure. And lastly, we try to purchase gowns that aren't so crazy-priced that you're afraid to try them; but wedding dresses that reflect the workmanship, the quality of materials, and the skill of the person creating your one-of-a-kind wedding dress.
Below is one of our beloved Allure Couture gowns that we just got back in, I've included a few close-ups of the gown to show you the ridiculous amounts of sparkle on this dress. It's one of my personal favorites, and it's a glittery showstopper!
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