YOUR APPOINTMENT // EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

We can’t wait to welcome you into the studio. To make the most out of your appointment, here are some top tips from us…

 

FINDING US

Our studio is at 374 - 378 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT. The nearest tube is Old Street (15 minutes walk) and the nearest overground is Shoreditch Highstreet (10 minutes walk). For food and drink and other fun things to do in the area, read this

 

ACCESS

Upon arrival please ring the top buzzer (with our name on it). We are up one flight of stairs on the first floor - the first door you will get to - you can't miss us. Unfortunately, as we are in a historic period building, there is no step-free access available.

UNDERWEAR

When you’re trying pieces in the studio we recommend wearing nude seamless underwear for the best finish and to help you visualise how your outfit will look on the day. It’s amazing how distracting bumpy lace pants or big seams can be when you’re looking in the mirror! If you plan to wear control wear on the day, it’s always worth bringing it to your appointment so you can see how it works with different styles. Commando, Skims  and Spanx are great places to look if you want to treat yourself to something new. 


BRA OR NO BRA?

If you’re planning to wear a bra on your wedding day, bring it with you and we can talk you through which designs are best suited to bras and also show you small tweaks we can make to certain styles to allow a bra to be worn easily. There are some amazing bra options out there now that allow you to wear backless styles and plunging necklines. Check out The Pantry and Ender Legard who specialise in bridal bra solutions. 


If you’re not going to wear a bra, feel free to bring nipple covers or nothing at all! 


SHOES & ACCESSORIES

We have a range of shoes in the studio for you to try with our pieces, so don’t worry about bringing any. However, if you are very organised and have already bought your wedding shoes or would prefer to wear your own shoes during the appointment, then please bring them along! 


You are also very welcome to bring along any accessories you plan to wear on the day so you can see how these work with our pieces. 


SAMPLE SIZES

We carry a range of sizes in the studio. Our occasionwear is available to try in sizes 6 - 16 and our bridal samples range between sizes 8 - 16. We do not have every bridal style in every size so please check with us before your appointment if there is a specific style and size you are after so we can let you know what we have available. If we do not carry a sample in your exact size, please don’t worry as we can fit a different size to you and run through exactly how it would look in your size. All our bridal styles are made-to-measure so we can make any style in any size (including sizes above and below the sample range we have in store). We also offer a bespoke bridal service, so if you have an idea of what you would like, book in for a bespoke consultation with us. You can find more details of this service here. If you have any questions or concerns around sizing, please contact us at info@theownstudio.com and we will be able to help.


MAKE-UP & FAKE TAN

Our pieces are predominantly ivory and made from delicate luxury fabrics that require specialist cleaning so we’d be really appreciative if you could avoid wearing any instant tan or heavy face/neck make-up so we can keep our samples looking beautiful. Thank you!


If you have any other questions ahead of your appointment, please get in touch. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you soon!