There is certainly no risk, mid-way through the year 2012, to boldly declare that modern society embraces technology. We love it. We can’t seem to get enough of it.
Every single day it seems another product or service, which was once clearly in the domain of “bricks and mortar”, has gone the way of “click and order”. Gone are the days when the delivery of books, clothing or shoes within days of placing an order online is considered revolutionary. Now it seems almost anything can be purchased conveniently online, and received equally as conveniently on one’s doorstep in less than a week.
Of course there still exist items that one could never order online. Some things are just too specialized, too customized, just too darn important, to ever leave to the anonymity of a keyboard and screen. Some things must be experienced, touched and tried on in effort to judge the appearance and fit. Things like, say, a wedding dress–right?
Not so fast.
Brides.com has introduced an online feature whereby a bride-to-be can create a head-to-toe wedding-day look, and never leave the comfort of her home. Called “The Brides Dressing Room”, a woman can upload her own photograph, or use a body model provided, and virtually try on an endless selection of dresses searched by silhouette, price, designer and hemline. The same online feature is available to bridesmaids and the mother of the bride as well.
Once an account is established and a picture (taken against a plain-colored background while wearing form fitting attire such as a bathing suit) is uploaded, the user clicks and drags “fit points” on to the picture. These fit points determine how the dress fits the body. The fit can be adjusted simply by use of the navigation bar. Favorites can be saved to an album and shared (say it all together) on Facebook where “Friends” can weigh in on the selection.
I don’t want to sound old, cynical or in any way anti-technology, however, in my humble opinion; I believe some once-in-a-lifetime purchases deserve a trip, via motor-car or trolley, to the local mercantile.
Luckily, Brides.com believes as I do and has made it as easy as a keystroke to find the nearest store to find the virtual selection in real-life — where one can seek the assistance of a professional in the selection and fit of the most important ensembles of a lifetime.
Who knows, maybe this internet-thingy isn’t so alienating after all.
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