(Closed) How do you use the word “couture”

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I was in the same boat as you–I think “high end designers” when i think couture. Also “expensive” lol….

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Sooo…what does “high sewing” mean?  And don’t just say “couture”!! =)

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I always thought that true haute couture meant handmade one at a time, not mass produced. Think the dresses that Vera makes for celebrities, or whatever. 

But it’s kind of come to mean “high end” – and, at this point, “we want this to be seen as high end.” Haha!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I think that “couture” is used way to frequently in the world of all things bridal to justify the price tag.  Yes, most gowns are actually sewn for you after you place the order. But I hardly consider a gown that was pieced together by a factory in China (bc that’s where a lot of dresses are actually fabricated) a couture gown.  Expensive?  Yes.  Made to order?  Absolutely. But not couture.  And there’s nothing wrong with that!  I’m ok with a non-couture dress, in fact, that’s definitely what I’m getting!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

To me, couture is something handmade, not mass produced. I think it’s overused. I mean, are ALL of those designers with their couture lines handsewing those beads? Me thinks someone in a factory is sewing them overseas w/ a machine.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I think most places use it as marketing tactic. They call dresses couture when they’re not at all handsewn, just to make them sound more elegant or expensive.

It’s an extremely watered down word, in my mind.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

So, basically, my bridesmaid dresses were “couture” because they were made specifically for my bridesmaids. By mom. lol.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree with Lilyfaith. 

Couturiers have to be certified by the French goverment and there’s only a handful of actual, real couture houses left.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I also thought Couture was a one of a kind dress. Nowadays it’s just used interchangably with “wannabe fashionable” and “expensive”.

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