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About

About

Widely recognized as the first and most influential bridal stylist in the world

Julie Sabatino has spent two decades curating wedding looks for an impressive client list that includes celebrities, socialites, and elite power players who count on her impeccable taste, highly-coveted connections, and unparalleled expertise to guide them through the often confusing world of wedding attire.

Julie

There isn’t a top designer she doesn’t have an ironclad relationship with — Oscar de la Renta named a dress after her — but she hasn’t forgotten what it felt like to be bride-to-be with no idea of how to navigate the wedding shopping process. “I can remember feeling overwhelmed by the options and also humiliated and discouraged that none of the samples fit; I had a real crisis of confidence and looked for guidance, but there was no such thing as a bridal stylist in 2001.”

Knowing there had to be a better way, Julie left her job in finance, enrolled in FIT, and launched The Stylish Bride, a full-service bridal styling company dedicated to helping couples navigate the world of wedding wear. Since then, Julie has styled thousands of brides, grooms, and wedding party members while serving as a frequent source for top publications, including Vogue, The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, InStyle, and Brides. Passionate about diversity and inclusion, she developed The Sample Size Solution – a portable product designed to help make sample dresses fit the bride – which has been applauded for its practicality and helping to address body size stigmatization. After years of being urged to share her wedding styling knowledge with the world, Julie wrote her book, Dressed, Styled and Down the Aisle which has been hailed as a “must-read manifesto” by insiders (due Spring 2024).

“At the end of the day, it’s not about how a bride looks, but how she feels. If she doesn’t feel good, it doesn’t matter how gorgeous the dress is; her beauty will not shine through.

“BASED IN NEW YORK BUT IN-DEMAND AROUND THE WORLD, JULIE SABATINO IS THE WEDDING DRESS STYLIST FOR WOMEN IN-THE-KNOW.”

Dianis

Dianis Mercado, known as “D.”, brings over six years of expertise in creating standout red carpet looks for celebrities, models and influencers before joining The Stylish Bride team. Mentored by Julie, she’s now a leading bridal stylist in the industry, renowned for her incredible eye, fresh perspective and infectious energy.

With a background in red carpet styling for NYFW, The Emmys, Victoria’s Secret Pink Carpet and Netflix premieres, it’s no wonder that she often finds inspiration in Vogue, on runways, and of course, at premieres. “An actor or model only has a minute to walk the red carpet, and they need to make an immediate impact. I love to translate this energy to a first look or the moment those doors open and the bride takes her first step down the aisle,” she says.

Understanding that shopping for a wedding dress is an emotional experience, D.’s styling abilities go beyond aesthetics. She prioritizes crafting a fun and stress-free shopping experience for clients, bringing a standout mix of insight, experience and positivity to every interaction, ensuring every client finds a dress they love in an atmosphere that makes them feel joyful and understood.

our wedding day dressers

Experience a service that exceeds the highest expectations with our concierge, white glove approach.

Known around the world as the best in the business, our global dressers set a standard of excellence and have been trained by Julie herself and certified in The Stylish Bride® way. Donning white gloves from start to finish, our team serves as silent guardians, showing meticulous attention to detail at every turn, every time. Our brides are able to relax and savor their moment, safe in the knowledge that we are on hand to tackle any challenge, big or small, ensuring the day unfolds seamlessly. From addressing critical fashion emergencies and expertly steaming the wedding dress, to supporting groomsmen and ensuring their dress looks picture-perfect in every photo, we leave nothing to chance.

Your wedding day should be everything you dream it to be; entrust it to the gloved hands of seasoned experts.

Our Locations

A Global Presence with a Personal Touch.

With teams across the USA, The UK and Europe, our dressers are well-versed in working with brides from a variety of backgrounds and locations. Our dedicated dressers are trained and certified in The Stylish Bride® way, ensuring a personalized and exceptional experience no matter where you are in the world. See the map for our locations.

USA

Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Southern California, South Florida.

Europe

Paris, Milan, London, Dublin, and more to come!

Through the Years

Filter

2001

Got married

2004

The Stylish Bride started

2005

Featured in Elegant Bride

2007

Featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

2008

Had Annie and did the biggest wedding of my career to that point

2010

Had Teddy and went to my first Engage

2012

Launched the Wedding Day Service in NYC & had Bil Donovan create branding illustrations

2014

Gave my 1st Engage presentation

2015

Expanded the Wedding Day Service to Chicago

2018

Opened our first international branch of the Wedding Day Service in London

2019

Oscar de la Renta named a dress after me

2020

Launched The Sample Size Solution

2021

Hired my first full time employee

2022

Hired two more people full time

2023

Expanded our Wedding Day Service offering to Paris and Milan for a total of 10 cities and Launched our Wedding Day Emergency Kit

2024

Dressed, Styled and Down the Aisle is published!

“OUR BRIDES FIND THE WEDDING DAY DRESSERS TRULY INDISPENSABLE, AS DO WE!”

– Marcy Blum

President Marcy Blum Associates

“OUR BRIDES FIND THE WEDDING DAY DRESSERS TRULY INDISPENSABLE, AS DO WE!”

– Marcy Blum

President Marcy Blum Associates

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