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Welcome to our wedding fashion webchat with Katja and Jane Taylor who will share their expertise with you - so there's plenty of fashion success on your wedding day!

Want some great fashion advice for your big day? Want to help the mothers of the bride and groom look great too?

If you'd like to ask them a question, simply click "post reply" in this thread and type your question into the box. Their reply will appear in the same thread (but please bear with us if we get busy, your question will be answered as soon as we can!)



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  • _J0__J0_ Posts: 17
    Hi Jane!

  • gindigindi Posts: 1,369
    I apparently need a low backed, strapless balconette bra to wear with my dress. Not super-low, just an inch or so lower than the normal bra strap. In your experience, could you recommend any brands to try? I am going for a fitting at Rigby & Peller on Saturday but if you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it!
  • Hi Katja
  • _J0__J0_ Posts: 17
    Brides normally get their bra's from specialised shops such as R&P, but you could also try M&S maybe as they have wide range of different functional bras.
  • fsm21fsm21 Posts: 471
    Hi, could you please advise what type wedding jewellery would go with my dress as below:



    http://www.suknie-slubne.pl/en/pronovias.php?s=15.laris



    I am thinking of having half-up, half-down do with small beehive (not sure yet) but in any case would only need bracelet and earrings. Would studs or danglies work better with the dress & that type of hairstyle? Also, I wanted to remove my veil and have a head-piece for the evening 'do & was wondering if a comb might be more appropriate than a tiara/headband? Thank you!
  • _J0__J0_ Posts: 17
    Quoted:
    Hi, could you please advise what type wedding jewellery would go with my dress as below:



    http://www.suknie-slubne.pl/en/pronovias.php?s=15.laris



    I am thinking of having half-up, half-down do with small beehive (not sure yet) but in any case would only need bracelet and earrings. Would studs or danglies work better with the dress & that type of hairstyle? Also, I wanted to remove my veil and have a head-piece for the evening 'do & was wondering if a comb might be more appropriate than a tiara/headband? Thank you!


    Hi,

    In my opinion danglies would go nicely with your dress, as long as they are not too long. I would also keep them fairly simple as your dress has got lots of detail in it.

    Katja

    [Modified by: Katja Nuutinen on June 24, 2008 04:15 PM]
  • Hi Fabbride,



    Love the dress! I think with an up style drop earring would work best. Maybe fresh water pearls with a little gold/silver. You could incorporate a few pearls into the headpiece. With a beehive a large comb will be fine, don't forget to add a little hair spray to the area. I make bespoke bridal combs and can make earrings using the same fresh water pearls so they match perfectly!
  • iscindersiscinders Posts: 56
    Hi,

    I am hoping to wear my hair up and would like something to wear in my hair that when I take my veil off it looks pretty. I am struggling to find one that is lovely and won't catch my veil. I was thinking of one to the side of my 'bun' like hair style or on top. Would you be able to point me in the right direction???Sorry if this is confusing maybe this is why I can't find anything!!!



    Thank you

    xx
  • blingbrideblingbride Posts: 24
    Hello!



    I'm wearing a champagne coloured dress for my wedding and my mum wants to wear a hat that doesn't clash with my dress, do you have any ideas? I'm also thinking of changing out of my wedding dress in the evening, and I want to go for something completely different to my wedding dress . . is this a good idea? I'm worried about disappointing my evening guests!



    Thank you X
  • Hi Cinders1



    This is a problem with veils. You need something with curls and smooth edges to stop any tangling! I design my pieces with each bride to create something that will fit their hair style and their reiquments. A comb or a twist would sit well at the back of your hair. What is your dress like?
  • Hi Blingbride



    Maybe your mum should try creams and muted tones. What is she wearing and in what colour? Why not wear a cocktail dress in the evening?
  • _J0__J0_ Posts: 17
    Quoted:
    Hello!



    I'm wearing a champagne coloured dress for my wedding and my mum wants to wear a hat that doesn't clash with my dress, do you have any ideas? I'm also thinking of changing out of my wedding dress in the evening, and I want to go for something completely different to my wedding dress . . is this a good idea? I'm worried about disappointing my evening guests!



    Thank you X


    Hi,

    It is fairly usual to change and have another "party" dress for the later evening. It should not disappoint anyone and you can look apart and bridal even if it wasn't the same dress all day long. If you visit my website http://www.designkatja.com/gallery_1a.html# you can find example of a dress that is all that. Maybe that will give you some ideas!

    Katja
  • fsm21fsm21 Posts: 471
    Katja and Jane - many thanks for your suggestions. Jane - don't want to be too forward about it, but could you give me a ball-park figure for your bespoke service on those items you mentioned please? Thanks!
  • iscindersiscinders Posts: 56
    Hi Jane,



    Tell me about it!!! This is my dress....



    http://www.dlcouture.com/images/344_Cielo.jpg



    Hope that works, it looks blue but it's off white. I'm only having a short veil to the base of my back, just before the back gets busy! I will try to attch a picture of the back with me in it if that helps!!



    Thanks,



    Cinders

    xx
  • Hi Fabbride,



    My combs start at £60 but it really depends on weather you want it made from crystal, fresh water pearls, feathers...

    Please take a look at my website www.janetaylormillinery.com a go to the bridal page to give you some ideas. Or give me a call to discus your thoughts 07949 050708.



    Thanks



    Jane
  • Hi girls...



    I'm having a really plain wedding dress and would like to accessorize a lot (but tastefully), especially with head wear. Any suggestions?



    Also, my mum is refusing to wear a hat but also wants to wear cream - what can she do with her outfit so that she doesn;t blend in too much with my dress?

    DB
  • _J0__J0_ Posts: 17
    Quoted:
    Hi girls...



    I'm having a really plain wedding dress and would like to accessorize a lot (but tastefully), especially with head wear. Any suggestions?



    Also, my mum is refusing to wear a hat but also wants to wear cream - what can she do with her outfit so that she doesn;t blend in too much with my dress?

    DB


    Hi,

    Maybe your mum could accessorize with different colour not to look too bridal. Almost any colour would go with cream. Important things to remember is how it will all look in the photos (you may not want too much of a contrast!) and that you feel ok with your mum's colour choice as well.

    Maybe your mum would consider wearing i.e. cream jacket another colour dress or skirt underneath or choose a fabric with pattern to complement the cream.

    Katja

    [Modified by: Katja Nuutinen on June 24, 2008 04:54 PM]
  • Hi Katja and Jane

    My dress is strapless with a pretty lace up back, and a lace over satin design, with a few sequins/crystals sown into the lace.



    I am not sure what length or style veil to get though. I think I would like one that comes to my waist, but I am short and didn't want it to 'cut me in half' as it were! Or do you think I should get a full lenth one? Also don't know whether to get a one or two-tier veil. Can you help?! Thanks
  • HannabelleukHannabelleuk Posts: 1,134
    I am having a black tie evening wedding and would like the ladies to be in glamourous evening gowns. I am really struggling with my mother as she is a larger lady and there doesn't seem to be anything suitable in the shops ever. Can you suggest a glamourous style that will suit a larger, older lady?
  • kyla1105kyla1105 Posts: 2,395
    hi i want a corset top but have no boobs!!!! i really dont want to look like a little girl on my wedding day . they arent even big enough to get a cleavege with chicken fillets which i wear daily lol!!! just wondering if you have any bigger boob tips for me please? xx
  • vics8vics8 Posts: 1,873
    Hi Jane and Katja,



    I'm getting married on th 20th December this year and both mums are in a bit of a quandry as to what to wear.



    This issues are that we are getting married outdoors (under a gazebo) then having our reception in a marquee. Being so close to christmas h2b and I thought it would be a great excuse to get everyone to dress up, so am having our dress code as black tie/christmas ball.



    Both mums are having difficulty in finding an evening gown that stands out from the norm (don't want to match up with someone else), that's in a colour other than black and finding some kind of jacket/coat and maybe hairpiece to tie everything in.



    Help!!!



    Thank you



    Vicky xxx
  • _J0__J0_ Posts: 17
    Quoted:
    Hi Katja and Jane

    My dress is strapless with a pretty lace up back, and a lace over satin design, with a few sequins/crystals sown into the lace.



    I am not sure what length or style veil to get though. I think I would like one that comes to my waist, but I am short and didn't want it to 'cut me in half' as it were! Or do you think I should get a full lenth one? Also don't know whether to get a one or two-tier veil. Can you help?! Thanks


    Hi,

    It would be good to know what style of hem your dress has. You are correct on the length-if you are shortish, then long veil would be more flattering as you get an illusion of lenght.

    Katja
  • Hi Katja and Jane, I would like to have a different 'evening look' without changing my dress. I plan on changing my necklace (as I've borrowed one for my something borrowed and bought one because it begged me to) and obviously taking my veil off, what else could I do? Put my hair into an updo? Or would that take too long? Thanks!
  • Hi Katja

    Thanks for the advice on longer veils! Here is my dress:



    http://www.essensedesigns.com/files/onepiecefiles/D714.html



    What sort of veil would you put with that?



    Thanks : )
  • Hi Cinders 1



    If you want to keep it traditional maybe a comb with clusters of crystal and freshwater pearls with loops of gold/silver wire would work well. Or i have designed a piece with gold/silver leather leaves that has a quarts rose in the center. As all the pieces are bespoke i can design something with you. This can be set on a comb or band. Please take a look at my bridal page at www.janetaylormillinery.com or give me a call.
  • _J0__J0_ Posts: 17
    Quoted:
    I am having a black tie evening wedding and would like the ladies to be in glamourous evening gowns. I am really struggling with my mother as she is a larger lady and there doesn't seem to be anything suitable in the shops ever. Can you suggest a glamourous style that will suit a larger, older lady?


    Hi,

    Big is beautiful! It is difficult to say exactly what would suit your mum, as it is much to do with the proportions and the style/personality of the person. It may be really difficult to find anything in the shops, as clothes for larger ladies are often "granny". Maybe an option would be to get it made for her. In that way she would really get something that she feels comfortable in, is glamorous and complements her best sides.

    I am happy to give you more advice, so you can find my contact detail on www.designkatja.com.

    Katja
  • _J0__J0_ Posts: 17
    Quoted:
    hi i want a corset top but have no boobs!!!! i really dont want to look like a little girl on my wedding day . they arent even big enough to get a cleavege with chicken fillets which i wear daily lol!!! just wondering if you have any bigger boob tips for me please? xx


    Hi,

    I got plenty of bigger boob tips! The best one, that I use alot, is separate cups that you can sew inside your dress. The ones that I use are really natural shape and does give you fuller looking bust without being too much or fake. If your dress shop haven't got any you can try haberdashery shop or give me a bell and I will send you a pair!

    Katja
  • Hi Hannabelle



    Your mother could go for a plain flattering colour and accessorize with an interesting fascinator/cocktail hat, bag and shoes. I can dye shoes and bag to match the headpiece, if this helps. Take a look at the cocktail and fascaintor section on my website www.janetaylormillinery.com
  • _J0__J0_ Posts: 17
    Quoted:
    Hi Jane and Katja,



    I'm getting married on th 20th December this year and both mums are in a bit of a quandry as to what to wear.



    This issues are that we are getting married outdoors (under a gazebo) then having our reception in a marquee. Being so close to christmas h2b and I thought it would be a great excuse to get everyone to dress up, so am having our dress code as black tie/christmas ball.



    Both mums are having difficulty in finding an evening gown that stands out from the norm (don't want to match up with someone else), that's in a colour other than black and finding some kind of jacket/coat and maybe hairpiece to tie everything in.



    Help!!!



    Thank you



    Vicky xxx




    Hi Vicky,

    Maybe again a bespoke outfit would be an answer to your problems.

    I got a fab piece that would be perfect for the occasion. It has got a full length skirt and a very dressy jacket, so it's warmer than strappy dress and looks fab! Also you can very nice dresses with sleeves as long as it is all thought through well and suits the event and the style of your wedding.

    Katja
  • Hi Vics8



    A cocktail hat or fascinator with a little veiling can make the whloe outfit work. A nice felt base trimmed with feathers, flowers or incorporating the fabric of the dress would look great. I can dye to order, so once they have found there outfits let me know!
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