Today I'm here to talk all about toppers, sleeves and customizations to dresses. Are you ready? Other than my fingers feeling half frozen right now I am so ready to talk about this because it's something I'm super excited about and love working with brides on!!! Oh & this blog connects right on up with our Instagram Story today... didn't catch it? Aren't following us? Tsk tsk... I won't hold it against you as long as you change that and go follow now!
So toppers... I'm here to tell you honestly that you do not need to fear the topper. They are your friend not your enemy. Repeat after me... friend... not... enemy... Do not fear them, they are here to help you in a special way. And I am here to help you too by opening your mind to so many new possibilities. Ready to get your mind blown and go shopping with the mindset to experiment, play and try on all the fun things!?! So to get over the fear of the topper we are going to talk myths and then I am going to break them so that you don't ever have to fear a topper again...
MYTH #1: A topper won't look like it belongs with the dress. FALSE. Here are some gorgeous I&B brides who rocked toppers on their wedding day... I would write a whole lot of words here but I think the pictures speak for themselves. These brides look beautiful in their wedding dress and I don't think anybody would ever say that their dress didn't look right.
So I hope I've convinced you so far that you can & should (if you want sleeves) feel free to rock a topper over not just a simple plain wedding dress but also over a lace wedding dress. With the perfect topper you can transform a look completely to fit exactly what you want. But what about customizing the dress...
MYTH #2: Adding a custom sleeve attached to the dress won't look right. FALSE. Similar to myth #1, this myth has to do not with just adding a topper but having a complete customization added to the dress so that the sleeves aren't just a topper but an extension of the dress. We have had several brides who dare to dream of the exact way they want their dress and have ended up working with seamstresses to get that custom look they always dreamt of.
Still not sold on a topper but love love love long sleeves? Do not fear. We have several options for you that are made as long sleeves! Here are just a few available currently!!
Are you ready to come shop long sleeves (& so much more?!) Click below!
Want even more options??!? Well... the best part about Ivory & Beau, besides gorgeous dresses of course, is that we LOVE trunk shows and we have a ton that we schedule every year. Here are some from the upcoming designers that feature gorgeous long sleeves... [Disclaimer: I cannot guarantee that any of these particular styles will be shipped to our shop but if you e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the dress you are crushing over from the designer I will let them know I have a bride interested and we will do our best to try to get it for you. I can't guarantee anything because things happen but we will definitely try especially for you!!]
EVELYN BRIDAL: JAN 11TH - 13TH
BARBARA KAVCHOK (+PLUS-SIZE TOO!): JAN 18TH - 27TH
CHIC NOSTALGIA: FEB 2ND - 3RD
KATHRYN BASS: FEB 9TH - 10TH
See something you love?! And want to try it on?! Be sure to e-mail us at email@example.com with a picture of the style you are loving so we can try to make sure and get it for you! You can also check out more of the designer's styles on their websites to see if it's something you want to shop while we have it for a limited time. If ready to shop now click below! We can't wait to meet you!!! xoxox, n