Finding a wedding suit for women makes it to the washington post
I was so excited that the Washington Post contacted me about learning about women who wear suits for their wedding day! Today the article ran and they mentioned So You’re EnGAYged (the same-sex and allied wedding blog I run with Lara Swanson). Specifically, the mentioned the suit fitting for Lauren I photographed at Dash’s last spring:
Up until a few years ago, Victor Dash, the owner of Dash’s formalwear in Alexandria, had never had a woman come in for a suit. Now he estimates that he sees one every month or so. “The first one that called asked if I could make her a suit, and I told her I’d never made women’s clothes,” says Dash, who assumed that the customer wanted him to make her a Hillary Clinton-esque pantsuit. “She said, ‘Well, I’m not looking for women’s clothes.’ So then I said, ‘Well, in that case, I’ve done this thousands of times.’ ”
Part of the uptick in Dash’s female clientele might be due to a rave review he received on So You’re EnGAYged, a blog dedicated to same-sex couples planning their weddings. A few months ago, one local woman went to his shop, then wrote about the excursion on the blog. In pictures, she wears a black suit with subtle crimson pinstripes.
As all brides to be, she looks radiant. And handsome.