Antique Lace Wedding Dresses and the F Word

Antique lace wedding maxi dress

White Magazine – Kitsch Bitsch antique lace wedding maxi dress

I adore this photo in White wedding magazine this month, not only because it is a Kitsch Bitsch dress, but because they have chosen a model with curves. We applaud you White!

We love brides in all different shapes and sizes. In fact most of our requests for custom wedding dresses are for larger sizes. We cater for ladies who feel ignored by many bridal stores. Ladies who email me and ask apologetically if we can make one of our antique lace dresses in “their size”. YES YES WE CAN! IN MY SHOUTY VOICE! Email me at for a quote.

Recently my 8 year old daughter used the dreaded F word to describe a curvy model in another magazine, “She looks a bit FAT”. I was stunned. I would rather she had used the other F word. It seems she has become so accustomed to seeing only size extra small women in magazines that to her, an Australian size 12 looks fat.

I want everyone who has contributed to the state of the fashion industry to sit in a corner and think about what they have done. Stop telling us how to get slim thighs. Maybe we don’t want slim thighs. MAYBE WE WANT LARGE, STRONG THIGHS WHICH CAN CRUSH BEER CANS AND MEN’S RIBCAGES.

Antique vintage cotton lace midi wedding dress custom made

Kitsch Bitsch antique lace midi wedding dress M $387.00

Almost every bride I measure, regardless of whether they are a size 8 or size 18, tell me of their desire to lose weight before their wedding day. This can make it difficult for us dressmakers, as we must alter the dress when the bride, with newly visible collarbones, turns up on our doorstep a week before their wedding.

Dear brides-to-be, please please eat what you want. Delete your calorie counting app on your iPhone. Enjoy your food. Let food nourish you rather than taste of guilt (I just ate a white chocolate macaroon in case you were wondering where that moaning noise was coming from). Have so much fun you don’t need to think about your weight. You are so much more than a number on a scale.

Lastly, some advice for the groom: My husband is out right now buying me wine and cheese in case you want to know how marriage works.

Custom made vintage antique lace wedding maxi dresses

Kitsch Bitsch custom-made antique lace wedding maxi dress

We can custom-make this lace dress in size 8 to 18. This dress is laced with history. Made from salvaged pieces of antique lace, each dress is unique, just like you. Some of the lace is handmade and over 100 years old. Email us for free lace samples.



22 thoughts on “Antique Lace Wedding Dresses and the F Word

  1. Dee

    Your blog is hilarious, and the dresses you make are so beautiful. In fact, I’m considering getting married again, just so I can wear one (gotta find a fella first though). Thanks for giving me a laugh or three
    Happy Christmas!

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