34 episodes

Welcome to the Dressing Up podcast! Join Sarah Kolis as she shares engaging 💍 tips about all things bridal dresses, wedding/event day advice, a little bit of sewing content, and all the tips and tricks of dressing up.

Sarah talks about lots of bridal and general wedding day content, but not exclusively. Oftentimes, she finds that your wedding day is one of the few days in your life where you truly dress up and feel your most beautiful, and she hopes to encourage women to dress up more and confidently outside their wedding day.

Sarah Kolis is a couture gown designer based in Detroit who serves the whole Midwest area and beyond specializing in complete custom couture bridal gowns, veils, and alterations. Sarah has a meticulous approach to quality service and will shape your garment to fit properly and match your personal shape and style. Working with such special gowns and dresses is truly an honor!

Join Sarah as she interviews experts in this field, learn about her opinion on certain topics, and take a moment to show and enhance our own personal style through the clothes we wear.

Visit https://sarahkolis.com/ to learn more, book of fitting, or inquire about designing the custom couture bridal gown of your dreams.

Connect with Sarah:
Website: https://sarahkolis.com/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/

Dressing Up with Sarah Kolis Sarah Kolis

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Welcome to the Dressing Up podcast! Join Sarah Kolis as she shares engaging 💍 tips about all things bridal dresses, wedding/event day advice, a little bit of sewing content, and all the tips and tricks of dressing up.

Sarah talks about lots of bridal and general wedding day content, but not exclusively. Oftentimes, she finds that your wedding day is one of the few days in your life where you truly dress up and feel your most beautiful, and she hopes to encourage women to dress up more and confidently outside their wedding day.

Sarah Kolis is a couture gown designer based in Detroit who serves the whole Midwest area and beyond specializing in complete custom couture bridal gowns, veils, and alterations. Sarah has a meticulous approach to quality service and will shape your garment to fit properly and match your personal shape and style. Working with such special gowns and dresses is truly an honor!

Join Sarah as she interviews experts in this field, learn about her opinion on certain topics, and take a moment to show and enhance our own personal style through the clothes we wear.

Visit https://sarahkolis.com/ to learn more, book of fitting, or inquire about designing the custom couture bridal gown of your dreams.

Connect with Sarah:
Website: https://sarahkolis.com/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/

    33. Opening a Bridal Shop & Social Media’s Impact on Dress Shopping with Kristy, owner of The White Dress

    33. Opening a Bridal Shop & Social Media’s Impact on Dress Shopping with Kristy, owner of The White Dress

    Kristy, the owner and founder of The White Dress in Michigan joins the podcast today to talk all about Michigan’s bridal scene, why she opened her own bridal shop, as well as social media’s impact on brides while dress shopping!

    Social media is great for brides to see what types of dresses are out there, but oftentimes, this can come with dress overwhelm, dress regrets, and stressful indecisiveness when shopping. Kristy and Sarah discuss this topic during the conversation and advise on the best methods to avoid such stressors and maximize enjoyment of this fabulous once-in-a-lifetime experience!

    A bit about Kristy: Kristy has been dreaming of wedding dresses since she was a little girl.  Never once did she think she would be lucky enough to be surrounded by their beauty on a daily basis.  But after lots of hard work, and a little bit of fate, her dream came true when she opened up The White Dress in 2011 in Brighton, Michigan. Though she loves all aspects of running her boutique, her favorite part is meeting the brides and helping them achieve their dreams. “Seeing the dresses come to life and be loved by another is so rewarding.  And making their dream dress a reality is the best!” Thank you Kristy for sharing your journey with Dressing Up podcast listeners!

    Prom! Kristy also shares with us their all new Prom selection of gowns, each one unique and different, Kristy advises to shop early because when they are gone, they’re gone!

    Website: https://the-white-dress.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewhitedressmi/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thewhitedressmi

    If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to hello@sarahkolis.com

    Connect with Sarah:
    Website: https://sarahkolis.com/
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbh7HlVmyj9N5VsleuySxcQ

    • 37 min
    32. Women in Business & Dressing for Confidence With Sallie Holder, founder of The BRIMM

    32. Women in Business & Dressing for Confidence With Sallie Holder, founder of The BRIMM

    Sallie Holder joins the Dressing Up Podcast to talk all about business and confidence. Sallie is Sarah’s personal business coach, and is what Sarah calls a true “girl boss of all girl bosses”!

    Sallie is the founder of The BRIMM, a coaching program with a goal to help women make more money. Sallie has poured more than 20 years of business knowledge and experience and distilled it into a revolutionary program, The Sales Accelerator (TSA).

    In this episode, we talk about why Sallie works with women and how she helps them, beliefs that may be holding you back from having a successful business, and in true dressing up fashion, her favorite workwear designers as well as how the way you dress can directly correlate with your confidence!
    Interested in learning more about The BRIMM? Connect with Sallie and her team through the links below!

    Connect with Sallie:
    Website: https://growwiththebrimm.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_brimm/

    If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to hello@sarahkolis.com

    Connect with Sarah:
    Website: https://sarahkolis.com/
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbh7HlVmyj9N5VsleuySxcQ

    • 35 min
    31. The New Old Money Aesthetic with Amber Frankhuizen

    31. The New Old Money Aesthetic with Amber Frankhuizen

    Amber Frankhuizen, the host of the Old Money Podcast, joins us today to talk all about the new ways to old money financial practices, old money fashion styles, and timeless trends. We discuss understanding quality, investing in quality, quiet luxury, her style inspirations, and old money tips!
     
    Amber is newly engaged, and also shares with us the process of picking out the perfect old money ring! In addition, she shares about her brief wedding planning, including a fabulous engagement party soon!
     
    Connect with Amber:
    Website: https://oldmoneypodcast.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oldmoneypodcast/

    If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to hello@sarahkolis.com

    Connect with Sarah:
    Website: https://sarahkolis.com/
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbh7HlVmyj9N5VsleuySxcQ

    • 25 min
    30. Common Myths in the Fashion Industry

    30. Common Myths in the Fashion Industry

    In this episode, Sarah Kolis shares 9 common myths she hears often in the bridal and fashion industries, and her personal thoughts on them! Listen while she de-bunks the often misunderstood ‘advice’ of dressing up!

    Sarah also shares exciting updates about her sister’s upcoming wedding, updates on the renovation of her new studio, as well as a new offer she has, an Upgraded Private Luxe Fitting.
    Boombas code: “sarahkolis10” for 10% off!

    If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to hello@sarahkolis.com

    Connect with Sarah:Website: https://sarahkolis.com/Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbh7HlVmyj9N5VsleuySxcQ

    • 23 min
    29. What To Do With Your Wedding Dress After the Big Day: Cleaning, Selling, Donating and Repurposing

    29. What To Do With Your Wedding Dress After the Big Day: Cleaning, Selling, Donating and Repurposing

    Have you thought about what you want to do with your gown after the wedding? In this episode, Sarah shares some ideas and advice on how to best handle your special gown after your big day!

    First of all, Sarah highly recommends that no matter what you decide to do with your dress after the wedding, you should clean it asap! Talk to Sarah (or your seamstress) or your bridal shop, to learn more!

    Tune in to hear Sarah’s favorite ideas for cleaning, selling, donating or repurposing your dress!
    If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to hello@sarahkolis.com

    Connect with Sarah:
    Website: https://sarahkolis.com/
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbh7HlVmyj9N5VsleuySxcQ

    • 15 min
    28. European Travel Recap: Fabric Shopping, Culture, and More

    28. European Travel Recap: Fabric Shopping, Culture, and More

    Sarah Kolis recaps her recent trip to France, Amsterdam, and Brussels in today’s episode, with a quick chat with her husband, Billy. Sarah and Billy had an incredible time traveling through Europe, and are sharing some of the differences that they saw between America and Europe when it comes to fashion, dining experiences, public transportation, and overall culture. They also share their best travel tips!

    Sarah was most excited about fabric shopping in France, and hit some unexpected surprises along the way, listen to learn more!

    She also talks about her 2024 goals for business and life, and takes a look back at 2023. Last year, Sarah tracked all of the clothes that she bought for herself, and is sharing the results!

    If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to hello@sarahkolis.com

    Connect with Sarah:
    Website: https://sarahkolis.com/
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbh7HlVmyj9N5VsleuySxcQ

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

lbergren ,

Best Wedding Podcast

Sarah is a natural and I’ve loved every episode. A must listen if you are a bride to be or in the event industry!

cayjohn3187! ,

Great Bridal Tips!!

Sarah’s podcast has been perfect to learn about the bridal journey! Between dress shopping and alterations, she has shared so many wonderful tips and I’d recommend this podcast to any bride-to-be to prepare herself for the upcoming events!! 10/10!

Ralene ,

Essential Tips for any Bride

I can’t recommend Sarah’s podcast enough for anyone anticipating their wedding. The first time I became aware of Sarah, it was because she did some some beautiful custom alterations on one of my client’s bridal gowns.

As a wedding photographer, my heart sinks when I see a beautiful bride in a gown that didn’t receive proper alterations. The wedding dress is truly the centerpiece of a wedding day, and deserves all the special attention to detail that Sarah offers. Sarah’s wedding planning information is essential for brides!

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