Monday November 14, 2011
Backstage with Maggie Sottero in New York City
We were excited to cover the first big New York show of Maggie Sottero in October. Maggie Sottero wedding dresses have a amazing fit and a reasonable price tag. What went out Behind the Scenes? Let’s also take a closer look at the new collection. Here is our exclusive interview with Suzanne Robbins from Maggie Sottero.
Congratulations on your first New York runway show. It was fantastic and was broadcast live on The Knot. How many looks did you present?
Thank you. We presented 39 gowns on the runway during our New York show.
How was it backstage? Crazy? Any drama?
Backstage at a Maggie Sottero show is very efficient. We have a well organized system that works to keep our shows on schedule. Our proficiencies backstage are also attributed to our highly skilled team of dressers. These ladies travel to all our major shows and are extremely quick and capable at keeping things moving under pressure.
Tell us more about your signature laced-up back, why does it look so good on so many women?
We call it the “Maggie Magic”. Our signature corset works in concert with the construction of our gowns to visually slim the bride. A bride wearing a Maggie Sottero gown, once the lace-up back is tightened, will appear two sizes smaller than her actual size.
What is your favorite dress from this season and why?
We have a number of favorites this season. If we had to narrow it down to just one, Chantilly would be our selection. This gown is from our Sottero & Midgley collection. The intricate illusion bodice features a high-collar neckline and delicate cap-sleeves, while asymmetrical pleating and voluminous bustles through the skirt are accented by richly beaded embellishments. (two images attached)
How much should brides to be expect to pay for a Maggie Sottero wedding dress?
Gowns in our collections range from about $700-$2500. On average a bride may expect to spend around $1200-$1500 on a Maggie Sottero or Sottero & Midgley gown.
Most of your dresses are white or ivory. However you do offer other colors, which ones are popular?
We offer a color called Alabaster which is simply stunning. This hue is in the ivory family, with a subtle hint of pink reflected in the undertones. Another color that is extremely popular among Maggie brides is Diamond White. This color is in-between white and ivory. It has a stunning softness that looks gorgeous on nearly all skin tones.
What about accessories? What is popular and part of your line.
We have been pleased with the reaction to our lace cap sleeves, illusion lace bolero jackets and belts. Many brides are excited to customize their gown by adding a ribbon belt jeweled with sparkling Swarovski crystals or embellished with flowers. Brides are also seeking a return to the traditional romance of lace covering their shoulders. Our illusion lace bolero jackets and lace cap sleeves give the bride this desired feminine touch.