- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
I went to my first designer day yesterday. It was Charlotte Balbier, who is a UK designer. I had to say it was great.
It drives me crackers that shops will often only have a handful of dresses by one designer in stock, and when you ask them about a different one from the range, they want to charge you £30 ($50) to order a sample in to try on. I have tried on a couple of CB dresses and really liked them and wanted to try on more. I am difficult as I don’t like strapless dresses, and mose shops only have the strapless versions in stock.
The designer day was great. As well as having the entire 2010 collection to try on, the designer was there herself. She was able to pull out dresses for me to try on and was able to actually alter them. She pulled out a lace strapless, and was able to tell me she could make it with straps for me. And not little stitched on straps, but actually make the whole dress with a v neck for me.
It was great. I would so recommend going to trunk shows especially if they have a meet the designer day as well.
As for final decisions, I am torn between two dresses. I LOVE one, Grace. I love the back and the neckline is slightly different, it is more sweetheart with capped sleeves than in this picture. The picture shows last years version which has been updated slightly.
I have read on a few forums that people have had this cut into a shorter tea length dress, which sounds cool!
The other dress that I really liked is so new there aren’t any proper pictures of it, but needless to say its totally different, as it has a lace corseted top with a floaty chiffon skirt. The following pic is from her blog and it is the strapless dress on the left, however, it would have the lace coming up in a v neck. I did feel loads thinner in this, and everybody in the shop LOVED it, but I still keep thinking more of the Grace dress
Has anybody else got positive stories of trunk shows/ designer days?