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Choosing Between Made-to-Measure or Bespoke Wedding Gowns

Choosing a designer for your wedding gown or a ball gown requires savvy shopping. You need to shop around to ensure you find a designer who genuinely creates bespoke clothing rather than made-to-measure clothes.


What’s the difference?


Bespoke refers to a completely original design that uses materials you or the designer pick. It creates a one-of-a-kind pattern only used for your piece of clothing. These articles of clothing the designer and design team sew by hand.


Made-to-measure (MTM) refers to a piece of clothing made to only fit you, but that uses a ready-to-wear pattern the designer already created and has made in the past. They may be made in a factory or by hand.


Little Differences or All-New Design?


Whether you choose bespoke or made-to-measure, decide whether you will obtain a dress that provides an all-original design or something that uses small differences from another person’s dress.


If you don’t mind the small alterations that will make your dress slightly different from another person’s, choose MTM. You’ll get your dress much quicker. You can still change small items like the hem or bow or sometimes the neckline. The dress will still use the highest quality materials.


A couture wedding dress provides a certain cachet that speaks volumes about a woman. Although some may consider it a luxury item, in many cultures, you only marry once, so spending the money on a memorable dress makes more sense.


By commissioning a couture dress or MTM dress, you ensure the dress fits perfectly and that you wear a dress that suits your figure. This can make you look even more beautiful on such a special day. While you can have an off-the-rack dress altered to fit, the tailor is limited by the cut and existing material. They may have to dart a dress to take in the waist. This can alter the original cut of the dress although subtly. Darts to the neckline also take in the bodice so it does not pouch, but it also gathers the material in the chest area of the dress which can alter how it fits in the rest of the torso area.


Let CiCi Li Couture solve your problem with its custom couture service. You can find the ideal bridal gown, bridesmaid dresses, or mother-of-the-bride dresses because we will design it for you. You will wear an original gown or dress that fits you perfectly, designed for your body type. Contact CiCi Li Couture today.


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