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Your little portal into the world of FairyGothMother and our in-house brand, Lulu and Lush - if you'd like to find out what we're up to, get sneak previews of our new designs and hear about our fabulous offers before anyone else, this is the place to be!

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Corset Fittings and Ordering Your Corset in our London Corset Shop

Posted by on April 9, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Categories: Bespoke Corsets, Bridal, Burlesque, Corsets, FairyGothMother, Lulu and Lush, Prom, Puimond, Revanche de la Femme, Silk, Valkyrie Corsets

1. The first step to finding your perfect corset is making an appointment to view them and try some on . It is possible to order them online but you will have far more choices if you are able to visit. If you can’t get in to see us then we have a How to Choose your Corset. Deep plunge overbust corset with delicate black French lace overlay
Stunningly gorgeous and popular luxurious overbust corset in a basque style, with a specialist concealed zip, steel boning, modesty panel and back lacing 2. When you come in you will be properly measured and fitted with corsets that suit your body shape and size. We keep a range of shapes and styles in stock for you to try and this is when you can view the fabric swatches and decide on extra options such as straps or matching items like skirts and jackets. (It is also possible to select an off-the-peg option). Payment is due with the order and delivery takes anything from 6-16 weeks depending on the chosen options.
Black taffeta overbust corset with wide collar and lush red ribbon detailing Stunningly gorgeous and popular luxurious overbust corset in a basque style, with a specialist concealed zip, steel boning, modesty panel and back lacing
3. Once the corset, or corset ensemble, comes into stock we will phone and let you know. If you are local, this is the time to come in with the correct shoes, etc.

If you live further away you may prefer to have your new corset shipped direct to you.

Luxurious Bridal corset with sweetheart neckline ( to suit most busts ) and lush lace trims. Finished with delicate flowers and tiny string of mini sequins

Ordering Your Retro Tea Length Fifties Wedding Dress

Posted by on at 3:37 pm

Categories: Bridal, FairyGothMother, Lou Lou, Mooshki, Phoenix, True BrideTags: , , ,

1. The first step to finding your perfect gown is making an appointment to view them. You can request an appointment online. Tea length 50's style tulle dress with black vintage inspired lace applique
Fabulous star tulle Fifties style wedding or prom dress. Shown in black tulle over pearl satin, can also be made in other colours 2. Once you’ve made a decision you will need to return for measurements and finalise all the details. At this point you will need to make payment. In the case of a coloured gown or a less expensive one you will need to make full payment in advance. All other orders require 50% in advance and the balance when the dress or outfit arrives.
3. Once the dress comes into stock we will phone and let you know and the balance is now due. If you are local this is the time to come and view the gown and try it on with the correct shoes and lingerie. If the dress requires alterations we will then book you in with the seamstress. otherwise you get to take the gown home.  Pretty 50's style wedding dress with three quarter length sleeves and embroidered floral lace finished with tiny pearl trims
beautiful retro satin tea length dress with plunge bodice and full skirt 4. If you live further away you may prefer to book your gown viewing and alterations fitting for the same time. Alterations cost extra and are payable directly to your seamstress at the first fitting. You may need up to three fitting appointments depending on the complexity of alterations and you need to allow around 8 weeks for this. Please let us know if you are travelling a long distance and we will try to condense the number of times you need to visit. Alternatively you may prefer to have your alterations done locally and have the dresses shipped to you..

FairyGothMother shop opening times from Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Posted by on December 2, 2013 at 1:34 am

Categories: Christmas, FairyGothMother, Lulu and Lush, News

FairyGothMother / Lulu and Lush shop, London

We are open Tuesday-Sunday 11am to 5pm and closed on Mondays.

On Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays we offer our customers the chance to book a bridal or corset appointment with us between 11am and 5pm with Wednesday evening appointments possible by arrangement too. You can request an appointment online or call us during shop opening times.

Christmas 2013 and New Year 2014 Shop Opening Times

Saturday 21st December 11am-5pm
Sunday 22nd December 11am-5pm
Monday 23rd December CLOSED
Christmas Eve 24th December CLOSED
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day 26th December CLOSED
Friday 27th December CLOSED
Saturday 28th December 11am-5pm
Sunday 29th December 11am-5pm
Monday 30th December CLOSED
New Year’s Eve CLOSED
New Year’s Day CLOSED
Thursday 2nd January 2014 CLOSED
Friday 3rd January CLOSED
Saturday 4th January 11am-5pm
Sunday 5th January 11am-5pm

BLACK FRIDAY Corset Offer

Posted by on November 29, 2013 at 9:08 am

Categories: Christmas, Corsets, FairyGothMother, Special Offers

Black Friday Corset Offer

Have you been drooling over one of our corsets for sometime? Then why not take this opportunity to save 20% of the price!

Online only! 20% off corsets*

To qualify for the discount you must at checkout enter code BFCO in the Comments area. The discount will not show on your order checkout confirmation! Once we have reviewed your order we will deduct 20% of the price of corsets ordered before we charge your card or send you a Paypal payment request.

* Terms and Conditions
  • Offer not valid on Puimond or RDLF corsets (codes starting 70, 39 and PY)
  • Also not valid on reduced corsets on Sale or in our Last Chance to Buy section.
  • Offer ends midnight Sunday 1st December, 2013.

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Why we don’t sell our sale wedding dresses online

Posted by on October 28, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Categories: Bridal, Prom, Special Offers

We’ve had a lot of emails and phone calls in recent months about our sale bridal, bridesmaids and prom gowns. We do appreciate many of you live a long way from London and a trip is not economical for you and of course, we understand you wanting to order from home. Here’s why we don’t sell online.

We reduce our samples to prices specifically to clear quickly, allowing us room for new designs. They will have been on display for a season, and likely tried on a few times at least. Aside from the difficulty with choosing a gown without trying it on, we really want our customers to have viewed the gown, and checked it over for any issues. As sale dresses are non refundable it’s really important to us that you don’t make a purchase you later regret.

Here are a few of our current reduced sale items (click on each image to be taken to more detail)…

Tea length vintage style wedding dress with lace bolero by Lou Lou.

Cute short strapless wedding dress with pleated bodice and laced back. Finished with applique flowers on bodice and skirt. The skirt is supported by layers of sewn in tulle and is fully lined.
Strapless Fifties style tea length wedding dress with with taffeta bodice and sash, full swing tulle skirt with lace appliqués and zip back. This retro style wedding dress in soft butter tones compliments most skin types.

See our Bridal Collection webpage for more sale gowns.

Christmas Corsets – how to choose.

Posted by on October 22, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Categories: Christmas, Corsets, FairyGothMother, Miss Katie, Puimond, Revanche de la Femme, Valkyrie CorsetsTags: , ,

We hear you say, “It’s only October. Really? We have to talk about Christmas already?”. Well it is only a little over 8 weeks until Christmas and as many of our lovely corsets are made to order, we need at least 6 weeks in most cases, so you need to be looking very soon if you need something for that stocking.

Corset Types…

Underbust

Long line underbust corset

These can be longline, as above, that is one that finishes under the bust and cover the hips. They work really well under garments to smooth out all those lumps and bumps and are especially popular under bridal or eveningwear. Shown here in ivory, they are available in a range of colours and fabric to suit the garment you have in mind.

Short mesh underbust corset with satin bone channels.

Or corsets can be shorter, covering less of the middle. They can be worn under garments to cinch the wait, or as above over garments in place of a belt.

Overbust

Long line straight top steel boned overbust corset in luxury satin with matching satin halter ties.

Overbusts also come in longer and short styles, see our more detailed how to choose a corset article on how to choose.

Remember we need to time to create your special Christmas corset, book a fitting appointment soon or email for further details.

Left it too late? We keep a large range of black corsets in under and overbust styles in stock all year round, and a selection of ready to buy corsets in one-off fabrics/colours ready to take home.

Only just over 48 Hours Left – Don’t Miss Out!

Posted by on July 23, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Categories: News, Special Offers

 
Our facebook page now has over 50000 followers
and to celebrate
we’re offering everyone who orders online between now and midnight UK time on the 25th July, 2013 a reduction* of 15% on their purchase.
 
So now’s the time to take advantage of this order to buy the FairyGothMother outfit you have always wanted. Buy that outfit for the Christmas Ball even, it’s only 20 weeks away. Or that little number for the Fresher’s Ball. That’s only a couple of months away! Or you just might fancy one of our gorgeous Swing Dresses for next week!

* Conditions: The discount is not valid on items with product codes starting 39, 70, py nor gift vouchers. If you order these exceptions we will email you with a corrected order total for your decision on whether you wish to continue or not. Remember, we review all orders before charging cards or sending you PayPal requests. Offer ends midnight BST 25 July, 2013. 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing Your Wedding Dress and Making the Most of Your Appointment

Posted by on July 10, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Categories: Bridal, Corsets, Designers, Dresses, FairyGothMother, Lou Lou, Lulu and Lush, Mooshki, Phoenix, Skirts, True BrideTags: , , , , , ,

If possible, make your first appointment 6-12 months ahead of the wedding. You will have a greater choice if you give us lots of time, though some dresses take just 3 months and rush is possible, this will lessen your choices.

Saturdays are busiest, so book well in advance if you need to travel. We’re also open on Sunday, if you want to avoid Saturday. Evening appointments are also possible, but please let us know in lots of time, please don’t call us the day before and expect us to have available staff.

1950’s tea length wedding dresses come to just above the ankle. Shorter Fifties wedding dresses are also available and most dresses can be made longer or shorter to suit. Coloured petticoats are also available to suit your colour schemes.

DO

  • Bring a camera, or use your camera phone. We welcome brides or their friends taking pictures for comparison purposes.
  • Bring someone with you, whether that’s the mother of the bride, maid of honour or a friend. We must limit this to a maximum of three people.
  • Allow an hour to try on your 1950’s tea length wedding dress or corset and skirt combination gown.
  • Have an open mind and try colours and shapes you hadn’t considered. Everything looks different on a body than on the hanger. We specialise in corset wedding dresses and 1950′s tea length wedding dresses.
  • Wear the lingerie you plan to wear on the day if possible. A different bra can have an effect on the fit of the dress and alterations are costly.
  • Bring shoes of the height you plan to wear on the day, even if they aren’t the actual ones you have in mind.

DON’T

  • Have a spray tan within two weeks of your appointment or fittings. Your tan will mark the dresses, and we will have to postpone your appointment if this happens to limit damage to gowns.
  • Try to bring young children, as bridal appointments usually last an hour and this can be boring for little ones.
  • Order your dress until you have lost any weight you are planning. Last minute weight loss, or gain, will mean your dress won’t fit. Ordering the dress in the size you hope to be rarely works.
  • Compare yourself to the magazine models, who are generally tall and size 6 or less. If you are 5ft and a size 16-18 the dress will look different on you. Be realistic.

Like to make an appointment to see us? Complete our Bridal Appointment Enquiry form.

Celebrate Summer with FairyGothMother

Posted by on June 21, 2013 at 10:59 am

Categories: FairyGothMother, Lulu and Lush, Special Offers

To celebrate the first day of summer, take 10% off* your online FairyGothMother order.

FairyGothMother's Summer Celebration

For the next 36 hours, until midnight (BST) on Saturday 22nd June, your order total excluding shipping will be automatically reduced by the 10%* at checkout.

* Conditions: Although your order will show a deduction against all items in your order, please note that the discount cannot be offered on items with product codes starting 39, 70, py nor gift vouchers. In these exceptions we will email you with a corrected order total for your decision on whether you wish to continue or not. Remember, we review all orders before charging cards or sending you PayPal requests.

Mid-Summer savers – Designer Corsets

Posted by on June 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Categories: Corsets, Special Offers, Uncategorized

To make way for our new season of corsets, we have some amazing bargains in Our Last Chance to Buy clearance. As well as our own designs, we have some of the famous names in fashion corsets from around the world… Revanche de la Femme, Velda Lauder, Versatile, Baku/Corset Rouge and more.

Please note that in many cases, the corsets are just singles and are in the colour and size described only. So once they are gone, they are gone. Snap up your bargain now!

We have a hugely reduced Gold Silk dupion, steel boned corset with straps that gives a real waist reduction whilst being designed for stylish comfort! This Revanche de La Femme corset has a special concealed zip (especially designed for the strains of lacing) and back lacing with modesty panel. Image is not of the gold fabric, but shows the style. Originally over ££400 but now under £100!
Last minute wedding? Want something quick and at a bargain price? This Revanche de la Femme corset with concealed zip and gentle shaping makes it ideal for weddings. Pretty centre bow and satin halter ties.
The same corset as above, but this time, in a Dragon brocade (as shown) fabric. Just £125 for this stunning corset! A saving of nearly £300
This Revanche de la Femme designed buskless corset in in rose pink with black lace trim at bust and is laced at the back. Our last one is a 28 inch, suitable for a natural waist of 30-32 inches, and you could get it for the incredible price of under £80.00
We have this stunning overbust corset bustier complete with its stunning bow detail in several colours and fabrics (colours and fabrics available differ from the red shown), and are perfect for that special event when teamed with a long skirt. Save £250 on this designer corset.
Another for that upcoming wedding is this rare Baku/Corset Rouge buskless corset we have in ivory satin or ivory brocade. And with £200 off!
Finally, for this small selection of what is available, we have this pale pink silk dupion corset with fine red lace trims and laced back is by the late Velda Lauder. We have just a handful of her well-loved corsets remaining which were shop displays. The silk is marked in places and threadbare but would be suitable for creative ladies who might want to applique or upcycle. A bargain for a designer name silk corset at just £50!
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