New wedding dress and accessories consignment websites are proliferating, offering an online shopping option for women looking to get the most out of their own wedding.
The internet is changing the way weddings are held, with the internet allowing people to take the plunge and book their own events, and even organising their own private receptions, even though there are many more traditional venues to use.
There are so many websites and online consignment sites that you can choose to use, says Gwynne Smith, the head of fashion and beauty consultancy company Cotswold Beauty, which specialises in wedding dress.
She says there are websites that cater specifically to wedding dress buying and dress alterations.
She also points out that some websites have a dedicated section dedicated to wedding dresses, with all the details of the dresses, including the designer, the dress size and the colour, and whether it is a wedding dress or not.
“You can choose from a range of dress sizes, from one piece to a suit, and you can also choose a dress style, and there are a variety of colours, and they have a range from black to white and you get all those details,” she said.
“It’s very much a ‘what you see is what you get’.”
People can choose a different dress style and a different style of dress for their ceremony.
They also have their own styles, they can buy different coloured accessories, and also you can buy your own hair, and all of that kind of stuff.
“We have a couple of different wedding dress websites that have got a range, but you can find lots of other options.”
There are some websites where you can get dress size suggestions and they will also sell you the colour and the style, so it’s all really a mix of different options.
“Smith also says the websites offer different types of services, from making the dress, to organising a private reception, to ordering the dress yourself.”
One of the websites offers a free dress consultation service where you get a dress made and then you go in to the studio to have the dress made,” she explained.”
That way they’re able to help you make the dress better and make it fit you.
“Then you can go out to a private venue and have a dress put together and then they can get a little more details about what the dress is supposed to look like.”
The website also offers advice on how to arrange a reception.
“If you want to have a reception, you have to book a reception to get a good wedding dress,” she says.
“The dress must fit, it has to be suitable for you and it has got to be comfortable for you to have.”
So the website also gives advice on what to wear and how to make it look.
“Some of the sites offer wedding dress fittings, so you can have a fit done on your wedding dress, and then have the wedding dress done by a professional.”
There are also dress size advice, such as size charts and sizes.
There is also a selection of dresses available, including dresses that can be bought individually or in a range.
“With a range you can pick up dresses for a different size, or a different colour, or different length,” she explains.
“Sometimes there’s a range to choose from.”
A wedding dress can also be purchased in bulk, with a dress costing anywhere from £5 to £25 depending on the size and colour, which is not something you can do online.
“I have bought dresses in bulk with a range and I think that’s very different from the shopping online sites,” she adds.
“They can get in the £25 range and they’re getting more expensive.”
She also said that a range that is available online for a wedding gown is also very expensive.
“A wedding gown can go for £15 or £20 depending on what it is and how big it is, but a lot of them go for more than that, which I think is a little bit unfair to the people who are buying the gown,” she notes.
“But it’s not fair to the person who is buying the dress.”
There is a selection for women who want to make a statement about their style, with dress sizes from three to 12.
“In general, the average is a size six to 12, which means you’re going to be wearing dresses that are a size 12,” she told Al Jazeera.
“However, some people do go for a more fitted style and that’s also a size 6 or 7, which would be a great size to wear to the wedding.”
As well, some of the smaller sizes are the size 10, so there’s some flexibility, too.
“What’s the best online consign store to buy dress consigning online?
Smith says she found the best consignment site to buy dresses online, was the online consigning site Zazzle.”
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