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You Won’t Always Get What You Came in For (But That's Ok!)

Isn't it funny how sometimes what we envision isn't exactly what we end up with? Often people have seen a certain type of dress online, and they’ve got their heart set on finding something exactly like it – even down to the colour and accessories! Yet what they end up walking away with is totally different from what they expected they’d choose.

At Lily’s Boutique, we’ve had countless experiences where our clients walked in with a specific idea, only to discover that what they truly wanted was something entirely different. And you know what? That's perfectly normal! Fashion is a journey, not just a destination.

Bespoke doesn’t always mean better

One common misconception is the pressure to opt for a bespoke or customised outfit. While it's undoubtedly special to have something tailor-made, it might not always align with your personal style or needs. Embracing the unexpected might lead you to realise that simplicity, in the form of an off-the-rail dress, resonates with you more. It's about what feels right for you, not just what's on trend or considered 'fashionable.'This leads us nicely into our next point!

Wear what *you* like

One interesting aspect we've observed is the influence of others' tastes on our choices. Sometimes, we're so focused on finding what others might like or what's presented as the ideal choice that we forget to prioritise our own preferences.

There's a big difference between wearing something because it looks good versus wearing something that genuinely resonates with you. When you wear something you truly love, you carry yourself with so much confidence, that you radiate it! So hold true to your own tastes and don’t let the (often well intentioned) opinions of others sway you if you’ve found a dress that really speaks to your heart.

What sets the Lily’s Boutique shopping experience apart?

What sets us apart is our dedication to listening to our clients. We take immense pride in guiding you to choose what truly speaks to you. Our aim isn’t to impose what's in vogue or even our own tastes, but to understand your preferences and help you find an outfit that resonates with your unique style and personality.

Trying on different outfits is a bit like trying to find a hidden jewel; until you slip into that dress, you won't truly know how it feels on you. We encourage our clients to experience the magic of trying on various options because, let's face it, sometimes the one that steals your heart isn't the one you had initially in mind. You might not have even liked it on the hanger – we’ve seen that quite a few times! There's a certain joy in discovering the unexpected gem that makes your soul sing the moment you put it on. That's when you know you've found "the one."

We also pride ourselves on offering a diverse range of brands, styles, and sizes to ensure there's something for everyone. Our collection isn’t limited to just what's trending or our personal preferences, instead we carry an impressive variety, even unique gowns like black wedding dresses! This allows our clients to have access to plenty of different dresses to try on so they can discover what they like best on themselves.

The beauty of fashion lies in its unpredictability so try not to be too set in stone about what dress you want. What you walk in expecting might not be what steals your heart, so trust the process, keep an open mind, and be ready to be pleasantly surprised by what resonates with your unique style and preferences.

And remember, we’re here to give you a helping hand every step of the way. From offering our expert opinions and guidance to developing a tailoring plan if required, our friendly team is all about ensuring that you feel beautiful in your dress. After all, everyone deserves to feel her absolute best in their chosen gown!

Contact us today and let us help you find the perfect dress for your prom or wedding.

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