Ladies of Lineage are an awesome boutique located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The lovely Natasha took her time to answer the questions!
How and when did you start Ladies of Lineage?
We began Ladies of Lineage in November 2013 after finding there was a need for an intimate bridal boutique that caters to only the bride. We’re a by appointment showroom, nestled in a quaint neighbourhood called Dilworth in Charlotte, NC. We carry only bridal gowns and accessories and enjoy greeting our brides and their guests with champagne. The brides work with one consultant from the beginning to end and are provided a unique and personal experience.
Describe Ladies of Lineage in four words:
Unique, fun, personable and charismatic.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Helping the brides create a unique look that speaks to their personality and style.
What tips would you offer to brides?
We recommend bringing no more than three guests to your appointment. Every person has a different style and personality and that doesn’t always represent the bride’s style and personality. Bring your three best critics and only those that know you best. Secondly, be open. Style consultants work with bridal gowns every day, trust their knowledge. There are many gowns that don’t look appealing on the hanger but on the body, hug, tuck and, make a bride feel beautiful. Be open to any style, 90% of our brides walk in the door with a vision of “the dress” and find themselves falling in love with styles and textiles that they never imagined loving. We often remind our brides that bridal isn’t something that you try on every day so take a chance, it often pays off. Lastly, but most importantly, remember that bridal gown shopping should be fun, not stressful. Enjoy the moment because just like your wedding day it’s going to fly by and the experience should be one to remember.
What is your favourite wedding trend for 2016?
We love convertible bridal. Brides have the opportunity of changing their look from ceremony to reception without ever changing their dress. Maybe it’s a detachable skirt that takes your ball gown or a-line to a sleek sheath or a fitted look. Perhaps you detach your veil and add a big sparkly sash, something at Ladies of Lineage that we like to call your “party piece.” Whatever the change is, changing your look for the night provides the bride just one more way of showing off her personality and style.
What is your favourite gown from the Lis Simon 2016 collection and why?
OMG, you’re making us choose? One of the reasons we love the Lis Simon collection is that there’s always a variety of styles, silhouettes and textiles. Something for anyone and that’s unheard of by most designers, so kudos Lis Simon. But if we have to choose Hayden has received the most love in our showroom and we have a slight obsession with her. If we had to choose “just one” it would definitely be our sweet Hayden.
What does 2016 have in store for Ladies of Lineage?
It’s funny that you ask. Ladies of Lineage celebrates three years on November 1st and we’re excited to announce that we’re working hard to expand our brand and open Ladies of Lineage Maids and Formals by the end of next year. So there’s much to be excited for and much to look forward to. Make sure to follow us on Instagram, @ladiesoflineage, and Facebook, to keep up with our lovely lineage brides and all of the fun that we have in our showroom.
Website: Ladies of Lineage