Bernadette Rothlisberger's Profile

About

Hello, we are a family owned business.

We also own a brick and mortar store that we carry our line as well as Lynn Lugo and ARIA Dress (all Made in America). We are adding Alfred Angelo to the family this summer. We have been custom making dresses for 30 years.
We have been Making our 'ONE Dress' convertible dress locally for 11 years now.

My daughter didn't own a store bought dress until she was in high school. I also have 5 boys. My husband has 2 boys of his own as well as a step-daughter. We are a well blended family. We do only have one child left at home. All the other children are all married or on their own. My daughter is in the the Navy. We have 11 grand-children. Needless to say, we are busy people. I do all of the sewing and my hubby does all the book keeping (along with some…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 3
  • Joined July 28, 2011

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4 way stretch, spandex, matte satin, lace, ruffles, satin, silks, cotton, model bamboo stretch, taffeta, anything pretty and feminine

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BLCouture
Convertible, Infinity, wear me again dresses

About

Hello, we are a family owned business.

We also own a brick and mortar store that we carry our line as well as Lynn Lugo and ARIA Dress (all Made in America). We are adding Alfred Angelo to the family this summer. We have been custom making dresses for 30 years.
We have been Making our 'ONE Dress' convertible dress locally for 11 years now.

My daughter didn't own a store bought dress until she was in high school. I also have 5 boys. My husband has 2 boys of his own as well as a step-daughter. We are a well blended family. We do only have one child left at home. All the other children are all married or on their own. My daughter is in the the Navy. We have 11 grand-children. Needless to say, we are busy people. I do all of the sewing and my hubby does all the book keeping (along with some help from our CPA).

We are always available right here on ETSY to answer any of your questions or to take an order.

Every girl deserves her dream wedding.
We make The ONE Dress. The one dress that you can wear many, many, many ways.
The dress is easy care machine wash cold and hang to dry!
What more could your bridesmaids ask for??

There are many designers who make a convertible dress. Many brides ask us what makes our different. Well, we do use milliskin spandex. Our dresses are NOT One size fits most. We do ask for a dress size and height. Our dresses are stretchy (the spandex).
We have 76 colors available year round. We do only run 5 weeks from payment to delivery in most cases. We do cross our straps over in the front for modesty purposes. We include the bandeau with every dress - no extra charge.
We do not upcharge for plus size - who wants to pay more for a dress just for having curves - not me!
We do send an instruction booklet along with the most basic wraps and your imagination can take over from there. If your imagination is not what it used to be there are plenty of tutorials on line if you search 'how to wrap a convetible dress'.

We make newborn, Grandma and everyone in between!
E-mail us with any questions and we will let you know all the details!

'SALE' Dresses are final purchases and are non-returnable. This includes sample sales and end of dye lot sale. Thanks so much.

Long dresses in A-line are 115.00
Short dresses in swing and A-line are $65.00
(Jr. Maids and Girls taller than 48" tall are subject to adult prices).
Girls size (47" tall or shorter) Long dresses in A-line are $85.00
Girls size Short swing or A line dresses are $55.00
Toddler Long (36" tall or shorter) dresses in A-line are $57.50
Toddler Short swing or A line dresses are $45.00
Adult Petticoats are $60.00 (We use Petti-skirtStyle.com for our petti skirt needs.
You may find them for less $$ right here on ETSY.
Bandeaus Bra size x 8-10 inches long are NO CHARGE with purchase of each dress.
The dress is completely wearable without the bandeau.

Shipping is non-refundable on any order. If you order a Sample Dress (for trying on purposes) shipping is on you both ways. If you do happen to return the Sample dress then make an order for a bridal party we can credit your account then. Or we can refund the dress cost immediately upon our receipt of the dress. Thanks so much

OVER TIME - DYE LOTS CHANGE - So if you order a dress in a color then order another months down the road chances are that there will be a slight to noticeable difference in the color. This is out of our control, so if you order a sample dress for a maid or yourself then order the rest of the maids later we will exchange if it is a different dye lot.. Thanks.

Alterations (if necessary): Please send the dresses back to us with a note in the package detailing alterations to be made. We will make the alterations and send the dress back the next business day. We do not reimburse for tailoring or alterations done by your local tailor or seamstress. Alterations are to be expected when ordering on-line. Although we take great care to make the dress to your measurements we have not seen you in person. Thanks so much for understanding.

The lighter colors are see through - we do not line the dresses. Wear nude panties and or a slip. Convo us for a picture of the perfect bra to wear if going backless. A strapless bra is required for all strapless styles. We do provide the bandeau for more coverage.

We also make Wedding Gown ONE Dresses with sweep train with lace overlay in white or ivory - please convo or call us for details.

All dresses are - Made to Order (unless otherwise noted).
Multiple orders receive discounts of $5.00 per dress. If we make a typo in convo's please excuse us and we will not honor the mistake, all the details are here on our about us page.

Prices are subject to change with the rising costs of fabric and shipping. We hope you understand.

Please note that the USPS shipping rates went up on January 1, 2015 and do so during the year.

When ordering dresses please keep in mind that these are custom made to order and we do offer a sample dress so that you can see the quality of the work and fabric. It is not always possible to send a sample dress in your color choice but if we have it we will certainly send it in your color choice. Sample dresses are $65.00 for short and $115.00 for long A-line. Sample dressses need to be returned within two weeks for refund unless prior arrangements are made.

If you are unsure of how a wrap dress works or will look for you or your party we urge you to order a sample dress. The sample dress will not fit everyone or look the same on everyone in your bridal party unless they are all the same size as the sample dress. The sample dress is ordered so that you can see our workmanship.

If you are planning on placing a large order and have not ever tried on a convertible wrap infinty dress please order the sample. You can return the sample for a full refund or a discount off of your order (if you do not decide to keep it for yourself). Shipping is, however, your responsibility both ways.

If you order a sample dress and then order the rest of your parties dresses and the dye lot has changed we will exchange the sample for a new dress in the same dye lot as the other girls. Returns are expected within 2 weeks unless prior arrangements are made. We do have a waiting list for sample dresses.

We do not refund for custom dresses. We make them to the measurements (sizes) sent to us. Once we order fabric - usually right after 1/2 the maids pay we cannot cancel your order. Thank you so much for understanding. We definitely cannot cancel once the dresses are cut.

Cancelled weddings, the dress is see through, the color is brighter or shiner than I expected and color changes do not qualify for refunds under any circumstance. We send fabric samples so that you can see the color for yourself and returning dresses because 'they are see through', or 'shinier than I thought they'd be' is not a valid excuse - wear a slip and or nude panties with the dress.

If you do not order a color swatch we will not accept reutrns for color issues. Some of the lighter colors are see through. We make tube tops to go under the top part and the girls can wear a lightweight slip under the dress as well as nude panties. Convo us for a picture of the best bra to wear with your dress if wanting to leave your back exposed.

We do send a booklet with the 7 most popular wraps and you can google 'how to wrap a convertible dress' and find lots of tutorials on the web.

The dresses are made of a milliskin spandex and do hold 'the girls' up nicely depending on the wrap.

We are a brick and morter business and pay income taxes, gross reciept taxes as well as ETSY fees of 3.5%. If you call in and place an order we pay Merchant fees as well as the other taxes and state tax.

Shipping in USA is $13.00 for one dress and add $6.00 to each dress added to order.

Shipping to Canada will be $42.00 for each dress and add $14.00 for each dress added to single address order.

Shipping to Australia is $42.00 for one dress and add $16.00 for each dress added to single address order.

Please refer to the listing for other shipping charges for other countries not listed above.

WE DO NOT cover customs fees and charges. These are your responsivility. Please call your local post master prior to ordering to find out such fees so there are no surprises when you receive your order.

Please order in US sizing if you are familiar with US clothing or you can email us the measurements in CM and we will conver to US inches for you. Please do not try to convert to US sizing. There are several charts on the internet that claim to be universal. We work with the chart that says USA sizing is one size larger than the comparable ERUO size or AUS size. (i.e. AUS or EURO size 16 will be US 14 and so on). This makes it hard for us to get the right size for you.
USA Sizes run Natural Waist minus 22 iches equals dress size. This is the formula we use.
We do not refund for shipping if the sizing is not correct because you did not send us measurements in CM or inches. We try our best to make it right for you. If the dress is too big you can have your local tailor or seamstress add some elastic to the waist band in the back. If the dress is too small be can exchange it for you. You will be responsible for shipping it back to us and required to pay shipping to get it back.
Thanks so much.

We ship USPS PRIORITY MAIL (2-3 day service in US), elsewhere can range from 6-18 days. We ship all dresses with a tracking service.

We do not cover customs fees and charges in other countries, we only charge for shipping from USA to your country (we do not know when or why other countries charge said fees). These fees will be your responsibility to cover. Thanks

If for some reason actual shipping and handling cost is lower than quoted, we will refund the difference.

We do require name, dress size and height for each girl ordering as we tag each dress as it is made. You can leave these measurements in the 'note to seller' box upon ordering or send us an email if you do not know your dress size. Please have someone experienced measure you if you do not know how to measure for a dress.

If ordering for a bridal party we will order, cut, sew and ship after 1/2 of the bridemaids have paid to insure the same dye lot for all the dresses.

From Payment to Delivery runs approximately 5 weeks in the USA and 8 weeks outside of the USA, most of the time sooner but during peak seasons like holidays and prom (April for us), dresses may take 6-7 weeks in the USA and 10 weeks outside of the USA.

BLCouture is a subdivision of:
B an B Bridal and Tuxedo Inc..
3 Road 1401
LaPlata, NM 87418

1-505-801-4728 for credit card orders and questions.

For your convenience ETSY has a direct check out system in place.

We do accept VISA, Mastercard and Discover (over the phone).
We do not take American Express.

We also take Money Orders and Personal Checks, but, please understand that we will wait for them to clear our bank before processing the order. This generally takes about two weeks to fully clear.

Thank you so much for your interest in BLCouture.

B & B Bridal and the BLCouture Team


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