Although they begin as bolts of fabric and thread, when a design has been translated from a pattern to a real item, a dress is far more than just a dress. Through the course of a girl’s life, certain dresses can mark milestones along her journey, enabling her to make her rites of passage as she grows older and more mature.
As a little girl begins to become a woman, she may don her first lovely custom design dress by Dress As Ritual for a cultural or religious event. For many girls, this may be the pure white Communion gown or a modest Confirmation dress. In her later teens, a young lady will happily primp and pose in a colorfully elaborate Sweet Sixteen dress or Quinceanera dress, to celebrate her first steps into adulthood. Just as flouncy, elaborate and vibrant is a girl’s prom dress, in eye-catching blues, pinks, and yellows to match the beginning of a girl’s first summer of early adulthood.
Dances and evening events will come and go as a woman grows more mature, passes through college, and whirls through adulthood, but the next truly important dress in her life is perhaps the most impactful of them all – the wedding dress. Women will take painstaking efforts to find – or in the case of Dress As Ritual’s clients – design the most stunning wedding dress, a dress that will bring tears of joy to each guest in attendance. To many, a wedding dress is the symbol of a woman taking on the responsibility and vows of a loving committed relationship, which is perhaps one of the most important rites of passage in her life.
At Dress As Ritual, women can consult with Stacia, a top dress maker in NYC, to create the dress of their dreams for any important milestone in life. From charming sweet sixteen dresses to stunning bridal gowns, Dress As Ritual can take a woman’s image of the perfect dress and bring it to life, helping her to move boldly into the future.