Sample Bridal Suit for Women

Sample Bridal Suit for Women

I recently attended the Gay Wedding Show in Brighton and in the lead up I decided that I would make the ultimate expression of what is available as options for women who don’t want the traditional white wedding dress and yet, feel equally uncomfortable in a shapeless men’s (butch) style suit. I can, and do make masculine style bespoke suits for women but they are not as in demand as a suit that falls within the spectrum between the fluffy meringue dress and full on butch. Something feminine, formal enough for a wedding, not at all business suit and has that WOW factor – the ultimate bridal suit for women.

I searched Pinterest for ideas of what I wanted to incorporate, I found of a trim here or a feature there and spent a few months mulling the design over. 

Once I settled on a shape I wanted to achieve, I sourced cloths. As I only work with high quality fabrics I didn’t want to resort to the typical bridal dress polyester. I chose two contrasting silks for the under layers, a textured brocade in a silk blend and plain silk satin for the trousers. 

bidal suit for women

Then I worked on the shape, drafting a pattern for the mannequin (Betty) and then making a toile for the jacket from some cheaper cloth in a similar weight. From here I could tweak the fit and play with proportions and hang.

bidal suit for women

bidal suit for women

bidal suit for women

 

In the process I designed a hook up for the train which gives it a bustle feel as well as keeping the hem off the floor. I think if it was for a customer, the jacket could even have a lot of the train cut off post-wedding and make the jacket very usable for other occasions. I quite like the way it looks in navy also.

bidal suit for women

Here is the finished look, Betty was a huge hit at the wedding fair with so many positive comments.

bidal suit for women

bidal suit for women

bidal suit for women

bidal suit for women

bridal suit for women

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