WHY WE MAKE BRIDESMAID DRESSES
When my sister asked me to be her bridesmaid of honor, I was absolutely thrilled. We were both so excited and planned to go dress shopping together - how much fun to go shopping for both her wedding gown and my bridesmaid dress! We scheduled in a weekend together, I flew over (I was living in Canberra at the time) and we started the adventure.
Oh man, it turned out it was anything but an adventure. It was a process - and it was tough. Nuala had given me no limitations on what I could wear - choose whatever you want - just look amazing ;) I wanted something funky, non-conventional and a little bit of a ball-gown. What I saw was boring, really expensive, and only made to a size 12 (I’m a size 16-18). It really sucked. I didn’t get to try on one single dress that weekend.
I was left feeling pretty flat and Nuala was pretty disappointed too. We spent a lot of time on Pinterest seeing designs that would be amazing but upon further research cost more than the wedding dress! We tried every boutique, shopping mall and wedding shop in town. There was nothing quite right for me.
However, eventually I did find the perfect dress but it wasn’t in a shop, I had to have it custom made. That experience stayed in our mind and translated eventually into Sui Generis Style.
We wanted to create a space where women could embrace the excitement of being a bridesmaid (or any woman going to a special event), and allow them to be as creative as they wanted with their style. For those unsure what to choose, they could select dresses from our shop collection and customize each design to their needs.
We then went to the next step of offering those dresses to fit women of all shapes. We allow customers the ability to mix and match sizing, for example you might have a size 10 top and a size 12 bottom, or to make notes when they order the dress (Hi Sui Generis - can you make sure the sleeve length is 10cm from the shoulder!). You can also mix and match fabrics and silhouettes to suit each bridesmaids' uniqueness.
We continue to work on our website and love to hear feedback from customers - so please don't hesitate to let us know your thoughts and desires! Oh and by the way - here is a shot of us in our dresses :) xox
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