5 Favorite 2012 Wedding Dresses by Lela Rose

by Azure

  Ooo la la is what I thought after seeing the beautiful necklines on Lela Rose's Spring 2012 wedding dresses!   Off-the-shoulder and bateau were Lela's go-to necklines this season, and she pulled it off like a dream. I adore the scoop neck illusion style paired with the off-the-shoulder embellished bodice above, and can't get enough of those dainty 3/4 length sleeves! And how gorge is the barely there scalloped lace on the stunner below? I'm definitely...

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Wedding Dress Necklines: Find Your Most Flattering!

by Azure

Strapless necklines used to be de rigueur for brides-to-be. But in this modern age of brides wearing two dresses, personal style dictating wedding dress choice, and cutting edge designers inspiring new bridal trends all the time, you're not married (pun intended) to a strapless neckline. Depending on your height, shape and favorite assets, you probably already have a 'most-flattering' neckline in mind. I'm tall, athletic but curvy too, and I've found that strapless necklines don't...

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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: 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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