Does Lace & Liberty design the dresses?
YES! All of our dresses are designed here at our San Francisco studio. Every final dress is made individually for our brides so this way we are very flexible to work with you on personalizing the exact look you have in mind!
Do you only carry bridal separates?
Not at all! We've always envisioned bridal separates to be a way to easily allow you to see different necklines on top paired with different skirt silhouette and fabrics. For your final dress design we can make it into a full gown for you or kept as separate pieces whichever you prefer! Some styles such as mermaid slim fitted designs work best as a full gown and not separates.
How do I personalize a dress design to make it my own?
We start our appointments by having you try on our existing dress designs for inspiration and shapes to see what you like and what's most flattering for you!
From there on, if there's a particular design of ours that you like but don't yet LOVE, we can work with you to customize that particular design so it's perfect for you.
For example some frequent personalizations our brides work on include:
a) changing the shape of the neckline - creating a low v in the back, lifting the front neckline higher for more coverage. b) Adding cap sleeves to a strapless neckline, creating 3/4 sleeves with more lace appliques adorned throughout. c) Creating a colored skirt or colored dress and finding that perfect shade amongst the different fabrics. d) Mixing together the top of one dress with the skirt of another dress for the perfect match.
and MUCH MORE - make it your own :)
Can you work with me on a fully custom dress design?
Yes absolutely! If you already have a dress style in mind that you love we can work with you on creating that perfect design together!
1. Firstly we work with you to narrow down the exact silhouette and dress style that looks the best on you.
2. Then we narrow down fabrics & lace styles that you love. We have so many different lace materials & fabric options at our showroom and we can walk you through the styles that are suitable for the particular look you have in mind. Sometimes a delicate chantilly lace is great for an all over layer to create a beautiful illusion, sometimes we reccommend a corded lace style which will be hand sewn onto the dress to create the exact neckline.
There's so much to consider but we'll take you through the journey one step at a time!
Our designers will create a personal sketch of your dress before proceeding so we're all on the same page on exactly how your final dress will look.
As your dress goes from design to creation at our workshop we will also send along photos of work in progress along the way.