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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..

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.

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.

Introducing Lou Lou tea length bridal gowns at FairyGothMother

Posted by on May 24, 2013 at 6:51 pm

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

Lou Lou are a fabulous UK label that specialise in fifties tea length wedding gowns. The thing we love about Lou Lou wedding dresses is the flexibility. All the dresses come in the usual ivory bridal shades, but many can come in bright and pastel colours too.

How about this tea length satin gown with matching organza overcoat in red satin with black jacket? We have a sample in stock in the red/black for you to try.

Prefer a shorter knee length wedding dress? All of these can be made in other lengths.

The heavy satin embroidered Lou Lou tea length wedding dress features a flattering cowl neckline. Want a little colour? Match it with coloured petticoats and matching sash. Wrist length gloves finish the retro vintage wedding feel.

Want something light and fun? This beautiful Marilyn Monroe influenced ivory tea length wedding dress features a plunge neckline and fitted waist. The full swing skirt is perfect for showing off your petticoats for that first dance.

Lou Lou’s vintage tea length wedding dresses are available, to order, in other colours and fabrics. Pop into the shop to the see swatches.

Embroidered tulle 1950’s Dior-style tea length wedding dress. Prefer it with sleeves? Not a problem. Need a shorter knee length fifties skirt? We can do that too. Want it in black, or blue or red? You get the idea.
Find our Lou Lou retro tea length wedding dresses in stock in our central London boutique, along side FairyGothMother, True Bride, Phoenix and other bridal brands. See the full FairyGothMother Bridal Collection here. Call 0207 377 0370 or email FairyGothMother to book an appointment. Remember to allow at least 5 months for manufacture.

Looking For What To Wear Under Your Bridal Outfit?

Posted by on January 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Categories: Bespoke Corsets, Bridal, Corsets, FairyGothMother

Whether or not you are having one of our fabulous bridal outfits, then your thoughts have to focus on what you are going to wear under your dress. Do you want to wear a corset, a basque, bustier, torsolette or just a longline bra? You do want to look good all day for your partner!

Lace-embellished basque which nips in the waist and lifts up the bosomLongline strapless bra. The most cleavage without straps.

Perhaps a basque like the one shown above left, which nips in the waist and lifts up the bosom and comes complete with detachable, multi-way straps should you need that extra support. Or alternatively, a longline strapless bra like the one shown above right. The most cleavage without straps. Featuring concealed boning, for a smooth look, and detachable push-up pads. Just perfect for gowns with lower bustlines and lower backs.

Strapless torsolette for the fuller figure>Bridal corset in ivory satin with rich ivory lace overlay.

And if you have a fuller figure, then a strapless torsolette, shown above left, with moderate push up effect, low back and a deep décolleté is an option.

Corsets of course, are what FairyGothMother is famous for, and we have a great collection of beautiful corsets like the one above left, to suit you. If you want a slightly lower back, or perhaps the extra support of a halter or straps, we have a style that is probably perfect for you.

And finally, if you are on a tight budget, we also have some bridal corsets, bustiers, basques and long line strapless bras in the Bridal section of the FairyGothMother Last Chance to Buy sale.

Whenever the big day is, we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have in your planning. Just call or email us. Alternatively, if you’d like to visit us in person at our London boutique to discuss an outfit or corset for the big day, we would ask that you contact us to arrange an appointment. Thank you.

Superb Silk Lingerie and Corsets for your Curves

Posted by on September 21, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Categories: Bridal, Corsets, Designers, Dresses, Lingerie, Nightwear, Prom, Satin, Shapewear, Silk, Skirts, Special Offers

London Fashion week is over for another season, and to make room for our new Autumn and Winter collections we have added some fabulous items to our Last Chance to Buy department.

You have the chance to purchase some sumptious Ayten Gasson silk lingerie like the Rebecca bodysuit below for an amazing £60 or her Annabel cami. also below, at just £35.

They are mainly one-off pieces, so if you like, don’t be slow to order, as at these prices we’re sure they’ll go very quickly!

We also have some amazing corset savings in the Last Chance to Buy too. Like the lingerie pieces, many are one-offs, like the pink underbust on the left below…

Our Last Chance to Buy can be accessed under Special Offers on our website navigation bar, or by clicking here and then selecting Lingerie or Corsets for the Category Search.

Very Special Corsets

Posted by on September 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Categories: Bridal, Corsets, FairyGothMother, Lingerie, Lulu and Lush, News, Satin, Special Offers

Our Weekly Specials this week are focused on corsets!

To start with we have a real bargain! Our best-selling, high-quality overbust corset, designed by us especially to meet your demands for a perfect hourglass silhouette is now available in Ivory and at just £75! If you are an upcoming bride, this overbust would look gorgeous as part of your wedding outfit in church or on honeymoon!
 
We also have two of our satin underbust corsets on Special, one available in red and the other ivory(see left and right below). You could wear as outerwear, or for a more alluring look when at leisure!
 
 
Finally, what can we say about our final special for this week. We have sold literally thousands of these frilly knickers over the past couple of years. With enough colours available to wear a different colour every day, and still have two left! There’s also a dark blue available too (not shown in image).
Now’s the time to maybe buy a few, or all, of the colours you like at a very special price of just £6 each. Click on image to order!

Remember, these offers are only available for one week from today!

Special Offer – buy a corset and get a skirt for half price!

Posted by on September 7, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Categories: Bridal, Christmas, Corsets, Events, News, Skirts, Special Offers


FairyGothMother / Lulu and Lush Special Offer
With Summer defintely coming to a close here in the UK, we see our customers turning their attention to buying outfits for Autumn weddings, student fresher balls and even planning for Christmas ones! So if you are looking for a new outfit for a wedding, ball or just something you want, we’ve got a great Special Offer for you.

Buy any corset and get a skirt at half price! Yes, get a skirt of your choice for half price (conditions apply – see below).

Just order your corset and skirt online and we will manually adjust your order total before we charge. All our orders are reviewed before we make any charge.

Limited time offer – offer ends midnight UK time on 12th September, 2011!

Offer Conditions

  • Offer is only available to orders placed online.
  • Offer excludes Sale, Clearance and any other Offer corsets and skirts.
  • Your chosen skirt cannot be more expensive than the corset.

Sorry, the offer has now ended.
 

We’ve Moved. Celebratory Offers for Everyone!

Posted by on July 27, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Categories: Accessories, Bridal, Burlesque, Corsets, Couture, Designers, Dresses, Lingerie, News, Nightwear, Prom, Shirts / Tops, Special Offers, Swimwear

Personal Shopper Offers

For Personal Shoppers

We’ve moved!

Our London boutique has moved to 72 Commercial Street in historic Spitalfields. You can now find us at the corner of Commercial Street and Fashion Street, the latter being the London home of the world renowned fashion school, the Istituto Marangoni. We’re only about 300 yards from our old Lamb Street premises. Nearest underground stations are Aldgate East and Liverpool Street. You can find directions here.
If you can get into visit us we have some exciting opening offers for personal shoppers…

  • A free corset keyring with every purchase (while stocks last).
  • Our in-shop Summer Lingerie and Corsetry Sale.
  • 15% discount on all full-price lingerie when you quote code 15272.
  • Offers valid only in our London shop
Online Special Offer

For Online Shoppers

We’d love to see you in our new shop, and give you the chance take up our personal shopper offers, but we know many of you are just too far away. So we have decided to give our online customers a great offer too. We’re calling it Summer Madness…

  • All orders of £100 or over will receive an automatic 15% discount (Sale, Clearance and Special Offer items do not qualify)
  • Offer is valid for online orders only.
  • OFFER ENDS 31st AUGUST, 2011

Our Online Shopper’s offer has ended, but keep checking regularly here and on the website for upcoming offers. Why not subscribe to the FairyGothMother / Lulu and Lush enmail newsletter? A link can be found at the bottom of all our web pages, or subscribe now.

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