Wedding Dress Necklines: Find Your Most Flattering

by Azure

When it comes to selecting your dream wedding dress, there's a lot to consider... the price, designer, current bridal trends, the style and season of your wedding, the list goes on and on!  But the most important thing is this- that you feel like the most beautiful version of you when you walk down the aisle to meet your groom! To ensure that you look and feel drop dead gorgeous on your wedding day, it's crucial that you consider your body shape, and then choose a dress that flatters...

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Insider Tip: Save Money on Your Bridal Alterations

by Azure

As we mentioned, we went to the National Bridal Market here in Chicago this week. This show is really meant as a way for designers to show their new wedding dresses to the bridal store buyers. I sat in on a fashion show, and heard a little secret that I thought I'd pass along (hey, it's not like it's a friend's secret). As you've probably noticed, a lot of wedding dresses are showing pretty deep v's on their v necklines and on the back of the dress (like the ones pictured here). If...

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Bride Chic: The Big Sleeve Comeback!

by Azure

About Bride Chic With necklines rising it is invariable we'd see the return of a few sleeves this season. Until lately (like the last twenty years or so), bridal fashion was a very restricted zone. With so many rules to follow, modesty was the most crucial. Covering one's self up as much as possible was de riguer, a throwback to 19th century propriety when brides symbolized purity and virginity. Fast forward to the 21st century and brides are celebrating a fashion liberation. Finally...

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Bride Chic: To Have And To Halter

by Azure

About Bride Chic Believe it or not, the halter evolved from 1920s swimwear. Golden Age Hollywood designers popularized the look for evening, dressing stars like Garbo and Harlow. Actually the look was so radical and daring back then, tongues clucked as the etiquette police of the time declared, "no nice lady wore such things out at night". Ladies had different ideas though and wore the back-baring halter anyway. Halters once again made their comeback big time in the 1970s with the...

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