*This giveaway is now closed. And the winner is… (insert drumroll) Krystin Krebs! Congratulations!*
Ever fallen in love with the top from one dress, the sleeves of another, and the skirt from something entirely different? We hear ya!
We love that more and more designers are making it easy for brides to create their own perfect wedding dress, with gorgeous bridal separates.
And one new company is paving the way, when it comes to offering a unique alternative for brides who have their hearts set on separates – but don't know where to start.
Meet Lace & Liberty, an aptly named company set up by Jacqui & Danielle, who not only sell the most beautiful bridal separates, but offer brides the freedom to mix and match their favourite styles with their unique online Dress Builder.
And best of all, they're giving Bridal Musings readers the chance to build, and win, a Lace & Liberty wedding dress of their own! (Pretty exciting, right?)
Lace & Liberty was conceived with the idea of giving brides more choice. Not only in the look and style of their dress, but in how it comes together, and how they can shop for it too.
The Lace & Liberty collection includes a selection of silhouettes for every shape and style. Whether you're a boho bride looking for a flowy tank top and dreamy tulle skirt, or have a chic, classic style and want to pair a simple corset with a full, romantic skirt. While add-on features include lace sleeves, one shoulder details, and glamorous jewelled belts.
And we adore the idea that you could wear something really elegant and structured for your ceremony, then easily switch the skirt for something shorter and looser to dance in, later!
The cool Dress Builder feature on their website allows you to try out different combinations of separates and add-ons, and see how they look together. Brides can also head to the Looks We Love section to shop directly from Lace & Liberty's favourite ensembles.
Lace & Liberty is also incredibly convenient, helping brides with their gowns each step of the way.
Not only can you shop online for your wedding dress risk-free (Lace & Liberty accept returns within 14 days of brides receiving their dress) but you can also have your dream dress made to measure!
Lace & Liberty's founders wanted to cater to brides with every body type. So even if you're choosing a tank top to minimise your full bust and a mermaid skirt to accentuate curvy hips, Lace & Liberty know that in many cases, some tailoring will still be required for the perfect fit.
They can create your separates to your specific measurements, but they also make it as easy as possible to alter once you receive them, with pieces specially designed to allow for easy adjustments.
Best of all, as an online boutique, with lower overheads, Lace & Liberty can deliver great value wedding dresses, all over the world, with gowns starting from as little as $800.
Scroll down to see how you can win your own dream Lace & Liberty wedding dress, and read top tips from Danielle & Jacqui on using the Dress Builder and shopping for your wedding dress online…
Jacqui and Danielle's Guide to Building Your Dress with Lace & Liberty
We played around with the Dress Builder on Lace & Liberty's website – it's lots of fun! And it was so cool to see the results, with the full look all together at the end.
Jacqui and Danielle have put together some tips for getting the best results with the Dress Builder…
1. Explore various silhouettes Try on various silhouettes at bridal shops including ones you may not have imagined yourself in, this will help give you an idea of what style you like best.
2. Get inspired through our lookbook. Head over to our lookbook to get inspiration from our favorite combinations.
3. Play with our Dress Builder. Mix and match various tops, skirts and add ons to view over 100 combinations of different styles to find the one for you.
4. Browse our Bridal Separates. Browse through our “Bridal Separates” collection and see images of front, back and detailed views of each item.
Top Tips for Buying your Wedding Dress Online
Jacqui and Danielle know that shopping online can be daunting – especially if it's for your wedding dress! Read their top tips for helping you scour the internet for the dress of your dreams.
1. What's Your Style?
Online shopping is best suited to brides who have already tried on dresses, know what style they’re looking for but haven’t found the right one at stores (whether due to style, size, price or other factors).
2. Gather as Much Information as Possible
We’ve heard of horror stories of brides buying online only to receive something completely different. Try to gather as much information as possible.
For example, for brides who are unsure of quality, we offer free fabric swatches for you to get to know the dress better and avoid any surprises.
3. Get Measured by a Friend or Tailor
Try to enlist a friend or have your measurements taken at a local tailor or dry cleaner to improve accuracy.
Through our made to measure service, we’ve found that brides who’ve had help with their measurements generally receive a better fitted product.
4. Plan your Schedule
Most bridal attire is made to order, thus do expect a lead time of a few months, however check if the seller can provide a faster timeline if needed. Remember to also allow time for final alterations.
5. Don’t be Afraid to Ask
If you are looking for something specific, don’t be afraid to ask! For example as all our dresses are made to order, we can customize some of our skirts to different colors.
If you are looking for something specific, do check in to see if we can help!
How To Win Your Dream Wedding Dress
Now that you're utterly smitten with Lace & Liberty's gorgeous bridal separates, here's what you need to do to win a dress of your own.
1. Visit the Lace & Liberty website.
2. Share your favourite separates from the site in the comments below.
3. Complete your entry by following the steps in this nifty widget below.
Good luck guys!
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