There is a great need for an approach to facilitate hair and makeup preparations and choice and buy of accessories, despite the unavailability wedding dresses. The methods of the current invention present a solution though the use of a substantially similar stand-in for the top portion of a wedding gown. This stand-in hereafter will be often called the transportable practice garment.
Embodiment of the current invention is a system for selling a wedding dress that includes also selling a PPG that is substantially similar to the top portion of the dress. Another embodiment of the invention is a system of selling wedding dresses to retailers that includes also selling PPGs that are substantially similar to the top portions of the dresses. Another embodiment of the invention is a system of selling wedding dresses to brides-to-be that includes selling a PPG that is substantially similar to the top portion of the dress. A bride-to-be then can use the PPG as they decide on hair and makeup as well as what jewelry best would coordinate together with her dress style.
Signaled by the familiar notes of Wagner's Bridal Chorus, or a sudden fanfare of Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary, the guests rise and all eyes are focused on the back of the room. This is the moment the fairy story that small girls dream of comes true. It is the beginning of "happily ever after".
Whether they is wearing an elegant and sophisticated silk sheath or an extravagant Cinderella-like ball gown, the moment a bride makes her entrance is often the most moment in her life. This moment does not happen because the bride opened her closet door, throw on the first thing they could find, and pulled her hair back in a scrunch. In most cases, it takes plenty of weeks or even months of preparation.
Why does it take so long to prepare for such a brief moment? Most would agree that it is all about the dress. The bride's first step is not down the aisle, but is in lieu in to a bridal salon. After trying on several gowns, and possibly even shedding a sentimental tear or, the "perfect" dress is finally chosen. Times the dress is picked, that is the beginning. The bride still needs a veil or other hairpiece. They need to settle on shoes. They need to pick the ideal pieces of jewelry to coordinate with the dress. They need to settle on a hairstyle, and most likely have her hair dresser practice the style to make definite that it is "just right." They needs to find undergarments that will make everything lie smoothly without being visible. They may also need to make definite that her makeup will perfectly coordinate with the fabric of the dress, and make definite that they doesn't have any unusual looking tan lines.
Of the issues that plenty of brides encounter after selecting the "perfect" dress is that it may be months before they is actually able to take the dress home. This can make the preparing and purchasing of all of the items that go along with the dress difficult, as the dress can not fundamentally be brought along to coordinate things. It may even be the case that the bride purchases her dress in geographical location while living in another location, possibly not even the same state. In that case while they gather the other items, they would not even be able to "visit" her dress or a sample show room dress to make definite things truly coordinate. In addition, even if the bride can "possess" her dress well before the marriage day, most gowns are impractical to move from shop to shop. It would even be ridiculous to imagine the bride-to-be in her actual bridal gown in the work of a practice hair and make-up session weeks before the marriage, or wearing the gown in a tanning booth. What if the gown got dirty, torn, or even lost, while it was hauled around from place to place?
Therefore, there is a great need for an approach to facilitate hair and makeup preparations and choice and buy of accessories, despite the unavailability of the marriage dress and even if it is available, despite the risk of damage or loss to the marriage dress. The approach would need to be workable soon after the dress was chosen and would need to be consistent with issues of distance.