It’s just so “you”

Made to order gowns at off-the-rack prices rock

Many brides-to-be have a specific vision of their perfect dress in mind and find they are disappointed by the selection of gowns offered by their local bridal salons. If you’re this type of bride-to-be (i.e. psyched to don a wedding gown but unwilling to compromise and furthermore unwilling to sew your own using a guide like Bridal Gowns: How to Make the Wedding Dress of Your Dreams), consider having a custom gown made for you. It’s less expensive than you might imagine!

For example, designer Jane Wilson-Marquis of Simply Jane recognizes that the vast majority of women who eschew off-the-rack sensibilities can’t afford to pay traditional – and crazy – haute couture prices.

There are five basic themes, or blank canvases as Jane calls them – five stunning classic full-length gowns in silk with overlays of chiffon or organza. Choose the style that best suits your body-shape and if you don’t see yourself in white, choose from a range of over 90 different colors.

Jane’s prices start at a reasonable $450 for the blank canvas style. The simple silk duprene A-line gown above features a silk organza overlay and costs a mere $550. If your tastes run more toward the ornate, Jane’s blank canvasses can be embellished with lace flowers, ruffles, beading, and gathered chiffon or accessorized with matching veils, belts, headpieces, shawls, jackets and coats.

Customization rocks!

5 Responses to “It’s just so “you””

  1. Elena says:

    Hello all! I will continue to visit your site, thanks, because even though I am a man, I love to wear big poufy gowns.

  2. Never teh Bride says:

    Just as an aside, no, I don’t know what that model is looking at.

  3. ….do my toes look ok? Maybe I should have gotten a pedicure before the shoot….

  4. la petite chou chou says:

    No, no. She is beginning to hunch over because she has that wire dress stand sewn to the back of the gown.

  5. La BellaDonna says:

    I believe I recognize that expression. It is the total paralysis that arises from disbelief:

    “Please tell me that the cat did not just barf on my open-toed shoes and the very front of the hem of my dress …”