Soft Floral Layers for an Outdoor Wedding: Sonja's Graceful Illusion-back Dress

Sonja's gorgeous gown had lace florets on the front and back of the dress, which meant that we couldn't hem the front of the dress traditionally. We instead had to move up the skirt from the waist so that we could keep the beautiful scalloped lace! This was certainly a labor of love but Sonja's sweet nature and peaceful spirit.

We are so happy with Sonja's gorgeous gown! Congrats sweet gal!

BeFitted Bustles: The American Bustle

So you found your dream dress and it is everything you could ever want. It has all the drama and elegance that you've always desired in a gown, including a flowy, gorgeous train that is absolutely breathtaking.

But now you're wondering: how on earth am I going to wear this dress for 8 hours with this huge train behind me all night?

The answer is a bustle! A bustle is a set of buttons, eyes and hooks, or ties that pick up your train off the ground to make your gown a more even-lengthened dress. This means that you can greet your guests, enjoy the reception, and dance the night away without having to worry about stepping on your dress or worse, having someone else step on your dress and risk tearing or damaging it.

A beautiful bustle can refresh the aesthetic of your wedding dress and give you a whole second look and set of pictures during the reception. Take a peak below to see four American style bustles we did this season. American style bustles go over the back of the skirt, as opposed to French bustles that tuck the train under the skirt (stay tuned for a post on some French bustles we've done!)

We can help you get your dress bustled too. At BeFitted, we make bustles easy and simple. We'll even give you a diagram to take with you so that you and your girls don't have to waste precious wedding time figuring out how to get your dress bustled.

You can learn more about our bustle service offering by scheduling a wedding dress fitting using the button below.

Going Sleeveless with a Corset Back: Linda's Dress Redesign

When Linda first came into BeFitted, she put on her beautiful dress, full of smiles and then told us that she wanted us to chop off the sleeves to her dress. We were shocked, but went with her on this journey to create the most beautiful, well-fitting ruffled gown!

We also helped Linda's mom (seen behind her!) fit her dress as well. Congratulations beautiful Linda! You looked just as gorgeous as we knew you would.

Clear Blue Skies and a Destination Wedding: Sharyn's Island Ceremony

Talk about breathtaking weddings. Our lovely Sharyn was married in November in a beautiful island ceremony, just her beau and the officiant.

We helped fit Sharyn's dress head to toe, including aligning the constellation of straps on the backside of her dress. We are so pleased with the final product and couldn't be happier for our sweet girl. Congrats Sharyn!

Timeless Elegance, Fit Like a Glove: Demi's Ivory Beauty

Another gorgeous bride, full of smiles on her big day. This kinds of candid moments fill our hearts. Here is our beautiful gal on her big day!

Demi let us know that comfort and movement were important to her, and you can tell she got everything she wanted by that look on her face :)

Tulle and Beachy Breezes: Emma's Fairytale Dress

Our sweet Emma brought us a gorgeous strapless dress and asked us to help her construct some custom sleeves. We were inspired by the lovely soft tulle of the train and created these convertible straps for her big day! 

Cheers lovely Emma! We love you!

Floral Organza and Literature: Chelsea's Gorgeous Ball Gown

Chelsea's beautiful gown had many stunning layers that put together, added the perfect whimsical touch to this book-themed wedding. Chelsea was such a lovely bride to work with and we are so glad she got to waltz in this dress with the bustle we made for her!

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Illusion Necks and Romantic Tulle: Sarah's Rustic Wedding

Our angelic Sarah recently tied the knot and we helped her take a sample dress and make it perfectly fitted as her own. Illusion mesh can be trick to work with, but we get so much satisfaction seeing those perfectly aligned buttons :)

Congrats beautiful Sarah!

Cascading Ruffles: Keeley's Corset Dress

We just got back these beauties from Keeley's gorgeous pacific-northwest wedding. We transformed Keeley's dress into a corset back for style and comfort, and look how regal she is! 

Congrats sweet Keeley!

Photo Credits: Kim Nowell Photography. Kim is incredibly gifted!!!

We're Experts! Come see us at the Wedding Savvy Summit

This Sunday, our team will be sitting on a Featured Experts Panel on Bridal Attire at the annual Wedding Savvy Summit in Edgewater Maryland. Come see us and get hands-on advice for planning the wedding of your dreams! We'll be there to chat about how to pick the right dress, when to get alterations, and how to care for your dress the day of your wedding and after. We'll also be gifting a limited number of cards that will get you a fully steamed wedding veil or dress!