BY MARTIE EMORY
PHOTO BY AE PHOTOGRAPHY
As one of the area’s favorite boutiques, Hip Chics in Clemmons is now also a favorite destination for dressing your bridal party. Broadening the business to include formalattire has been a natural expansion of Hip Chics Owner Kristina Prysiazniuk and her devoted staff’s passion. In a world of online everything and “shopping” that’s a mere click away, the Hip Chics team shares the important reasons you should be shopping in a local boutique — and not online — for your beautiful bridesmaids’ attire!
You’ll be treated to the finest customer service and the unparalleled level of expertise that comes with a boutique experience. Your entire shopping journey will be personable – and a beautiful memory to add to your wedding planning. There’s nothing quite like trying on dresses together with friends and sisters in a fun, relaxed atmosphere!
You can count on expert measurements. Bridesmaids rarely wear the same size, but by shopping at a local boutique, you can see dresses you like on a variety of body types and get an up close look at what is truly most flattering. Every manufacturer has different measuring charts, and every dress has a different cut, so ordering online — with no one to measure your bridesmaids in person — leaves too much to chance! A good sales associate is trained to measure you properly and advise you what styles are best for your figure type.
You will have the opportunity to see the actual fabrics and colors. There’s nothing more exciting — or personal — than feeling the fabric of a dress in person and seeing how it moves and flows. The boutique staff can also offer suggestions on color combinations and the perfect accessories to finish their look — that’s a plus you won’t find with online ordering.
Consistency of color among all dresses. Shopping at a boutique can guarantee your dresses are all cut at the same time to be sure the color runs are identical. (Hint: Yes, shades of your favorite color can vary so much!)
In-house seamstress. Bridesmaid dresses typically require alterations. A hem at the very least — and likely some other adjustments as well. Formal shops typically have in-house seamstresses who are familiar with the special types of alterations that formalwear can require and can keep all the alterations uniform and on time.
Coordinate your bridesmaids dresses and tuxedos all in one place! Located within Hip Chics Prom and Formal Wear is Village Tuxedo, a full-service tuxedo shop. In addition to convenience, this will allow you to be sure your dresses and tuxedos are the perfect complement to each other to make your special day picture-perfect!
You will be helping to strengthen your local economy. Shopping local is always a good idea, and purchasing your wedding party attire from a local boutique means you’re getting the benefit of their expertise, while contributing to a growing business within your own community!
Trust and relationship building. You will have experts to trust from start to finish, and names and faces to call on if an issue arises. You’ll feel like family by the time your attendants arrive for that last fitting!
Visit Hip Chics Prom & Formal Wear and Village Tuxedo located at 2668 Lewisville-Clemmons Road in Clemmons, call 336.602.1714 or visit the website at hipchicsboutique.com. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Follow Hip Chics on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.