Bridesmaids Gone Rogue

by Bride Chic

Wondering how to ditch the predictable and go with something different? Though solid color or monochromatics can be stunning on bridesmaids, check out what's happening on the bridal front in prints, dots, checks, stripes and florals! One of the best things about incorporating print chic into your bridesmaid scheme is how you can pick up different colors and tie everything together with accessories, including bouquets. A few brave and ingenious brides are even mixing it up having the...

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Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers

by Azure

When I asked myself the question, "Amy, honestly, do you really need another coffee table book on wedding dresses?" the answer was an unequivocal, "Absolutely!" Just released on October 30th, Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers is the ultimate art book out there about everything wedding and chic. It began as the brainchild of Anna Winatour, carefully edited and brought to life by Hamish Bowles and Chloe Malle. This latest version of a discriminating bride's encyclopedia zeros...

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Mix and Match Craze for Bridesmaids: Can Groomsmen Do It Too?

by Azure

Non-uniform bridesmaids are all the rage, but what about the guys? Can they get in on the mix and match trend too? I've seen the good and bad sides of non-uniform groomsmen, and the bad side is pretty ugly... There has to be some element of uniformity, and if all your groom's guys just pick their favorite suit, the end result will be a confusing hodgepodge. To avoid this, make sure all the groomsmen are dressed primarily in the same color family (or in complementary colors). And...

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What NOT to Wear for MOBs and MOGs

by Azure

Few bloggers and fewer brides have dared broach the subject... because the mere thought of a sit-down with the soon-to-be MIL about the do's and don'ts of wedding day fashion makes even the boldest bride recoil. But let’s be honest. You want your mom and soon-to-be MIL looking a certain way at the wedding, just as you want each and every detail to be picture perfect. Some moms love fashion and others don’t have a clue, but every mom prepping to walk her child down the aisle...

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Chanel, Lanvin, Dior: Great Bridal Designers, Then and Now

by Azure

About Bride Chic How do the top design houses of Paris keep their signature look going long after founders like Dior, Chanel and Lanvin have passed on? Pioneers (and now Icons), all three of the above mentioned, have become a brand with head designers like Lagerfeld and Galliano (just fired) carrying on the tradition. Dior is synonymous with reinventing the ball gown and punctuating a women's figure into a perfect hourglass; Chanel, slim silhouettes in easy going jersey silks that...

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Wedding Dress Inspiration: Elie Saab Gowns with Waist-Cinching Belts and Daring Slits

by Azure

It's no secret that I'm pretty much obsessed with bridal designer Elie Saab. His wedding dresses and red carpet gowns never disappoint! So this time of year (when fab designers like Saab are showing their latest RTW collections in New York, Paris and Milan) is a favorite time of year for me! The latest Elie Saab collection is all about daring slits, waist-cinching belts and featherlight fabrics that float graciously as you walk. And if you love the 'mad for metallics' 2011 wedding...

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Bridal Style Inspiration: Whimsical White Dresses by Alexander McQueen

by Azure

Check out all the lovely that strutted down Alexander McQueen's 2011 RTW runway! If I was engaged, planning a winter wedding, and looking for the perfect wedding dress, I'd be beyond inspired by this whimsical collection. The embellishments (feathers, metallic studs, fur, zippers) are to-die-for, and the texture... breathtaking! And because I simply couldn't help myself... I included a few gorgeous looks from YSL and Collette Dinnigan, too. Enjoy!

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New Wedding Dress Designer to Swoon For- Ivy and Aster

by Azure

Ivy & Aster designs drool-worthy wedding dresses, cocktail frocks, and super chic bridal accessories that are fresh, feminine and flirty. There are simple, chic wedding dresses perfect for a beach wedding, and soft, ruffle-adorned gowns perfect for our romantic brides. Ivy & Aster also offers a whole section of LWDs (little white dresses), and these frocks are gorgeous for your wedding reception! And the best is yet to come... because the bridal accessories (including boleros and...

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Custom Wedding Dresses on Etsy- Romantic, Retro, Modern and More!

by Azure

Sure, we've got over 3,500 designer creations in our wedding dresses style gallery, and one could get lost for hours pouring over the whimsical ball gowns, sleek silky mermaids and classic a-lines. But not every girl loves designer fashion, and not every bride dreams of a designer wedding dress by Vera Wang or Monique Lhuillier... That's why we're always on the lookout for the latest and greatest wedding dresses. And we love the unique, handmade finds available on Etsy. Here are 5...

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Lovely 2011 Bridesmaids Dresses from Love by Enzoani!

by Azure

If you want to choose bridesmaids' dresses that your 'maids will actually love, the 2011 dresses from Love by Enzoani are just the ticket! The short cocktail frocks in the Love collection are chic, modern, and figure-flattering. Each dress has an extra special touch, like a jeweled brooch at the waist, beaded detailing on the sleeve, or smart pleating throughout the bodice. I adore the shimmery grey lace number above (style C43)! This dress could work for almost any occasion. And...

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