Would You Pay Thousands to RENT a Designer Wedding Dress?

by Azure

The folks at Nearly Newlywed think you will! Nearly Newlywed is a new website that lets brides-to-be rent gorgeous (and expensive) designer wedding dresses, and sell them back after their I Do's. When I first heard about the concept, I thought it was brilliant! And the website is lovely too. But unless I'm confused on how the pricing works, you could buy (for keeps) several wedding dresses for the price you'd ultimately pay to rent a single dress from Nearly Newlywed. After all,...

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Inspired Down the Aisle: Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Lanvin

by Azure

Alexander McQueen's Resort 2012 collection marks Sarah Burton's first big appearance since the royal wedding. And the gorgeous gowns are opulent, regal and fit for a princess! Just check out the details on the dresses above and below. The intricate metallic beading, curve-creating corset bodice, nature-inspired embroidery... I'm absolutely smitten. Gucci interpreted 'resort' in the most literal sense, and the simple white column gown with gold statement belt is perfect for a beach...

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Bridal Style Inspiration from Valentino

by Azure

We're always looking to designer catwalks for bridal style inspiration. And after checking out Valentino's Resort 2012 collection, we couldn't wait to show off our favorite gowns and frocks! The dresses in Valentino's 2012 collection are light as a feather, floating down the runway with style and grace. I could totally see Kate Middleton rocking any one of these gowns, couldn't you? Feminine details, like 3D floral embroidery and flutter sleeves, adorn luxe silk and chiffon and...

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Top 10 Illusion Neckline Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Illusion necklines add a hint of modern mystery to classic bridal styles! This wedding dress trend is quickly gaining speed and we expect a major up-tick in gauzy-necked gowns gracing white aisles in 2012. If you love this trend, you're in luck! Because we've rounded up 10 of our favorite illusion neckline dresses! From sheer one-shoulder numbers to beaded and embellished styles, you'll find the perfect amount of illusion no matter what you desire. Which gorgeous gown takes...

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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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Sara Rue Says I Do: Amsale Wedding Dress, Makeup by TEMPTU

by Azure

Jenny Craig spokeswoman Sara Rue is officially off the market! Rue planned a romantic and whimsical wedding with a sweet hummingbird and butterfly theme for her May nuptials to Kevin Price. The bride was a vision in the Dahlia wedding dress by Amsale. The dramatic ball gown (in luxe silk taffeta) featured a ruched sweetheart neckline and hand-pleated embroidery. The champagne/cafe hue complimented Rue's red hair and fair complexion. For her wedding shoes, Sara chose the 'Farfalla'...

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Discount Designer Wedding Dresses and Vintage Bridal Baubles

by Azure

The Aisle New York is offering some out-of-this-world deals on designer wedding dresses! Elizabeth Fillmore is a featured bridal designer, and the gowns on sale at TANY are beyond gorgeous! I adore the modified mermaid bateau neck stunner and matching knee-length wedding reception dress featured above and below. The silver swirl pattern embroidered on these dresses is eye catching and ethereal. Adorned with antique lace ribbon, pair these gowns with sparkling vintage bridal...

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3 Red Carpet Gowns Fit for the White Aisle- Cannes 2011

by Azure

Cannes 2011 is in full swing, and some gorgeous gowns have graced the red carpet! Perfectly fit for your white wedding aisle, here are 3 fabulous dresses from Cannes 2011: 1. Fanciful Feathers- Uma Thurman in Versace: Versace's feather-adorned white a-line gown with deep sweetheart neckline is heavenly, and complimented Thurman's long, lean figure. 2. Beaded Bombshell- Salma Hayek in strapless Gucci: Hayek's nude Gucci gown featured a waist-cinching corset bodice beaded to the...

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Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Dress Designer Revealed!

by Azure

After months and months of speculation, The Huffington Post has reported that Sophie Cranston, founder of Libelula, will design Kate Middleton's royal wedding dress! Apparently, the Huff Post's Royal Correspondent Yvonne Yorke has kept this information a secret for four months. Cranston is an up-and-coming, young designer with a romantic and bohemian aesthetic. Her signature vibrant prints and impeccably cut, timeless, flattering silhouettes have garnered Cranston fans from around...

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2012 Rivini Wedding Dresses Inspired by Spring in Central Park

by Azure

Rivini's Spring 2012 bridal collection is drool-worthy, and if you love the bridal belt trend, Rivini might have the wedding dress of your dreams! The Spring 2012 Rivini bridal collection is inspired by springtime in Central Park when trees and flowers are in full bloom. To convey this inspiration, Rita Vinieris (Rivini's creative director) embellished this season's Rivini wedding dresses with loads of romantic floral details. Check out the dress in photo 6 (right). This stunner is...

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