Bride Chic: Clouds of Tulle

by Azure

About Bride Chic What could say bridal more than a cloud of soft tulle? Defined, tulle is a fine mesh netting with a hexagonal pattern that comes in silk, cotton, nylon or acrylic/silk for power netting. Tulle is familiar because its the standard material for bridal veils. But did you know it comes in lighter versions and is used in bouffant skirts? The one pictured above proffers that ballerina look Vera Wang popularized a few years back. While the big tulle skirt is classic, edgier...

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Bride Chic: CHEMISE DRESSING

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About Bride Chic The chemise or shift is actually a relaxed version of the sheath. It falls in a straight line usually cut on the grain of the fabric. The exception was Madeline Vionet's chemise that was pioneered on the bias cut around 1925. The waistline if any is loosely fitted and fits low on the hips a la 1920s style. Two periods of the twentieth century are known for chemise dressing: the 1920s and 60s. Mod London looks incorporated mini versions of chemise more commonly known...

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Calling Chicago Brides, Great Designer Wedding Dress Sale

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Hey Chicago Brides! Are you looking for a great chance to save money on a Caroline De Villa wedding dress? This Saturday and Sunday is the semi-annual sample sale. Call 773-342-0096 for more info, or to RSVP.

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A Couple Great Finds for your Bridal Look from the J.Crew Catalog

by Azure

You can always count on J.Crew to deliver understated, yet beautiful, pieces. While some brides dream about an over-the-top fairytale wedding... Others are looking for a more classic, simple vibe on their big day. If this sounds like you, these finds from J.Crew's latest catalog (exclusively available on J.Crew.com) should be right up your alley!

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Design Your Own Wedding Dress, It’s Child’s Play

by Azure

My five year old definitely has her own sense of style. I recently bought her this great toy that lets you play fashion designer, even if you have the drawing skills of a five year old. It got me thinking, what if they made a toy like that for brides? You could match different hairstyles with different bodices, different skirts, and different shoes and see which combination added up to the perfect wedding dress? Then I realized, they do make it, it’s called scissors and glue, or...

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Bride Chic: Going Floral With Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Bride Chic Florals aren't exactly a new and radical concept in bridal wear but oh la la! They sure are romantic. And what options and diversity a designer has creating when it comes to planting them in collections. Florals can decorate an entire bodice and skirt, adorn a hemline or be a small and suble accent on a belt or shoulder. I'm always intrigued by embossed floral fibers like the Alexis Mabille dress in the last photo. One of my favorite looks is the classic...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Unique Wedding Dresses…

by Azure

...Whimsical & Artsy Gowns For Your Big Day! About It's A Jaime Thing Have you been enjoying adventures in wedding dress shopping? Maybe you feel like you've seen them all. Fear not, the sea of wedding dresses is deep and never ending. If you've already found "the perfect dress", congratulations! However, if you're still on the dress hunt, step outside the box with me and take a look at these stunning and artsy pieces of work. They're most definitely unique and quite...

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Calling Chicago Brides in Search of a Great Deal on a Wedding Dress!

by Azure

Hey Chicago Brides! Here's a great opportunity for you to save money on a Caroline De Villo dress.

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Bride Chic:Wedding Dress Inspiration with a Corseted Twist

by Azure

About Bride Chic If you've been following Bride Chic, you know by now June has been dubbed corset month and we've been around the world checking in with all the designers working this niche. Wrapping up the topic, I saved some of the best for last. Today we'll meet Joan Shum. Though this Long Beach designer doesn't specialize exclusively in corsetry, she certainly has a few stunners in her collection. Inspired by art and costume, she's added these and others to her design repertoire....

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Bride Chic: Elegant Asymmetrical Wedding Dresses

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About Bride Chic The picture above inspired this post. Truly unique, simply stunning . . . . There's something exotic about asymmetrical necklines and we've been seeing a few of them gracing the runways in the past couple years. The beauty of going asymmetrical is, you can ruffle, ruche, dapple with florals, or simply leave the shoulder bare and whatever treatment you choose, it always comes off elegant . . . . If you're a tall, heavier or large boned bride, an asymmetrical...

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