Q – My mum wants to book a consultation with a local boutique but is incredibly nervous. What can she expect from her first appointment?
"There’s an old Irish proverb, “you’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.” We find the majority of ladies anxiously contemplate finding the perfect outfit and actually find it much easier than they originally thought.
"Here at Baroque Boutique, we like to get a feel for your special day. We begin with a consultation/informal chat over a glass of bubbly, where we will gain an understanding of what your mum is looking for in an outfit. We will use our expertise and experience to tie in your theme and colour scheme while making sure your mum looks and feels her best.
"She should come to the appointment open-minded. She will try on a variety of styles, shapes and colours, even things that weren’t on her radar. It’s important to exclude all possibilities before finding the one.
"Comfort is key. She needs to be able to move freely and feel confident in her outfit, so we advise sitting in preferred styles and having a little dance – after all, the party is where it’s at.
"Be prepared for honest opinions and leave size at the door! The label is irrelevant; different designers vary so much therefore it’s all about how the garment makes her feel."