J. Von Stratton wedding dresses, inspired by glamorous drag queens and burlesque performers #Stuff we love#burlesque#custom dress Posted Feb 5 2016 Ariel findyourafterglow This dress is called Ariel, but it's a little mermaid thing, not a me thing. Photos by Lou Daprile. Model: Tina Tokyo. For those who've been following my adventures on the Lovesick Expo tour this winter, you've probably been like "WTF is up with all those sequined dresses?!" Well, I will tell you what's up with them: J. Von Stratton is up with them, that's what. She's the Seattle-based costume designer and seamstress who has dressed drag legends like Jinkx Monsoon and Bendela Creme, as well as hundreds of hot burlesque dancers all over the country. Related Post Everything you need to know about having your wedding dress custom-made A while back I ranted about how I think brides are best off having their wedding dresses custom made — you'll get a better fit,... Read more Now I'm stoked to announced that J. Von Stratton has a line of wedding dresses, perfectly combining the show queen aesthetics (sequins! mermaid sillouettes! heart-shaped cut-outs!) with wedding-ready realness. Because, I mean, some of us want to get married in floor-length gold sequined dresses, but others of us might want to go a little bit more understated. (Like, you know, white sequins.) Let's put down our boas for a minute and take a peek at the new line, shall we? All of these are customizable and made to order: This is the Ariel dress. It's totally not named after me, but I have been known to wear a very similar model. Ooh, the Doris dress. Loving that fit-and-flare retro-inspired shape, and lookit the little bolero you can get with it: THEN THERE IS THIS MASTERPIECE: Unsurprisingly, this one is called The Tiffany… breakfast, anyone? How are you freaking out over that shoulder detail? The lining can be done in any color you want… this teal is lovely, but imagine a TARDIS blue? Or a bright red? Or a rainbow? Or, or, or! J. Von's got less formal stuff too, like the Sunny Sunday Dress, which I could see as being perfect for bridesmaids or a courthouse elopement. Moral of the story? Let's all play dress up in J. Von Stratton sequined dresses and make out! Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the brand-new From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. To follow her latest work, join join The Afterglow, for exclusive access to essays, videos, online courses, and more. PREVIOUS This unique wedding venue in Seattle will blow your mind with its HUGE video wall NEXT Breakfast, tiffs, and hand-holding: These guys show us how to own writing personal vows Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] Holy moses, The Tiffany..! That shoulder bow! :O Come to mama, gorgeous! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.