Julie is, in one word, “amazing”
Editor-in-Chief, WedLuxe Magazine
Editor-in-Chief, WedLuxe Magazine
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MEET THE EXPERT
Julie Sabatino is the owner of The Stylish Bride, a wedding styling company offering in-person, virtual, and day-of assistance and consultations.
“Brides aren’t looking to their closet first and foremost,” Sabatino tells Brides.
“Look to your closet to find the shapes and silhouettes that work best for your body.” Before heading to the dress shop, Sabatino recommends finding what makes you feel the most confident and equally as important: comfortable. Then, take note of those shapes and translate them into a dress. “When a bride feels comfortable in her dress, that beauty radiates from the inside out,” Sabatino explains.Read Article
Bridesmaid style has come a long way. Gone are the days of everyone wearing the same dress. Today, brides are mixing it up with mismatched bridesmaid dresses, creating truly unique ensembles featuring gorgeous dresses with different styles, fabrics, hemlines, and colors. The trend allows you to highlight each individual woman and ensure she’s wearing a dress that makes her feel great.Read Article
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Except when you call the bridal shop, you’re told that thanks to COVID, they’re booked six months in advance. When you do finally get in and try on the style you have in mind, something isn’t quite right, or worse, it’s very, very wrong. Six dresses in, you find a dress you love only to have your heart drop when you turn over the tag and see that it’s significantly over budget. Suddenly, your Champagne tastes flat, you feel deflated, and you leave the shop wondering if you’ll ever find your dress (Spoiler: you will.)Read Article
With more options in the luxury bridal category, Julie’s services provide personal styling with unique, elevated and even one of a kind product clients could not have access to. The Stylish Bride starts consultation from concept stage of fashion styling all the way to providing ‘White Glove’ (…and pearls!) service on the day of the wedding. If there are events in between such as parties, dinners, rehearsals, etc., Julie’s services cover them all.
For those who are in any distant region, The Stylish Bride has got you covered with a virtual styling service convenient for you to remain on your plush tufted sofa and your laptop. It is clear Julie Sabatino’s aim is to remove the stress and overwhelming burdens common to the nuptial process. The evident success is in the 15-year service, the upscale bridal salon associations and most importantly the testimonials.Read Article
In the last eight years since I founded The Stylish Bride, I’ve helped many brides find their wedding dresses, and I’ve come up with these tips to hopefully help you stay sane and have fun with wedding gown shopping.Read Article
Shopping for your wedding dress is supposed to be a joyous moment that you’ll never forget. But for many brides, trying to squeeze into sample gowns that are several sizes too small can feel more embarrassing than exciting.
It’s something Julie Sabatino has had plenty of experience with as a longtime bridal stylist, so she decided create something that would turn around this all-too-familiar scene for her clients. Earlier this month, she unveiled the Sample Size Solution, a product that’s designed to modify wedding dress samples so that brides of any shape or size can try them on.
According to expert wedding stylist and consultant Julie Sabatino, it’s difficult to pick out a shoe for the wedding — especially in time to wear them to your dress fitting. The key is to get your bridal shoe three to four months before the wedding. “What you need for a wedding shoe is different than a normal shoe,” she explains. “On your wedding day, you’ll be cursing yourself because you’re standing for so long. You need to find a shoe that checks the box of being pretty and can actually wear without crying.”Read Article
“What I do is so much based on a personal relationship and getting to know them really well,” says the 36-year-old Upper West Side resident, who styles 15 weddings a year. “I really love the emotional part of it.”
And when she’s faced with a disappointing dress fitting — or worse, a disappointed mother of the bride?
“The most important thing is to be calm, and make them know you have it under control,” she says.
In hopes of extending her service to brides nationwide, Sabatino recently introduced The New York Experience. The concept: Out-of-town brides come to New York City, and with Sabatino’s help, shop their hearts out. “Everyone wants to go to Vera Wang,” she says, “but there is so much more out there that brides might not know about.” The clients are chauffeured around town, taking in as many stores as they want, and are provided with a gourmet lunch.