Bridal Style 101: Selecting the Right Silk for Your Wedding Dress by Bride Chic

by Azure

About Bride Chic Finding the right silk for your wedding dress of course depends on matching the silhouette and style you love to the right weave of silk. The first thing you should know is when it comes to bridal wear, silks rule! Made from the cocoons of silkworms, around 2500 B.C. the Chinese discovered and developed the process of weaving it into fabric. Most silk weaves are luxe, opulent and suggest the kind of formality perfect for a wedding dress. Tightly woven silks like...

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Stunning Silhouettes from New York Fashion Week, 2010: Monique Lhuillier

by Azure

You can always count on Monique Lhuillier to knock your fashion socks off! And the collection she debuted at New York Fashion Week did not disappoint! Lhuillier knows the curves of a woman better than most, and it shows in the figure-flattering silhouettes that graced the NYC catwalk. Picture any of these couture creations in white, ivory, or champagne, and you've got yourself a wedding dress to-die-for! There are even some cocktail frocks to inspire your style-savvy...

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Romantic Bridal Style: Allure Of The Ruffle

by Azure

About Bride Chic No way are all ruffles standard. Because there are so many different kinds of ruffles, a whole book could be written in praise of them. As you've probably figured out from the above photo, ruffles can be worn head to toe on your wedding dress, on the bodice, sleeve, skirt or train. And don't forget those accessories! I've seen bridal shoes, purses, gloves, hats and veils layered in ruffles. So today, we celebrate the ruffle! Will you incorporate romantic...

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Bride Chic: State Of The Art Chic- Wedding Dresses Under $1000

by Azure

About Bride Chic What a great time to be a bride! It never ceases to amaze me how many cutting edge, custom wedding dress designs you can find on Etsy, some of them under $1000.00. Yes, Bridal Bliss Designs offers some lollapaloozas in gorgeous fabrics and laces with a median price point around $630.00. My fave is the top photo. The lace is to die for. Which one do you love? And if you're an Etsy fanatic like me, what other Etsy designers are must-knows for brides-to-be? Helpful...

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Question of the Week: Should Destination Brides Only Wear Destination Wedding Dresses?

by Azure

Last week I went to a dinner party and sat next to a girl planning a destination wedding. She was torn because she loved ball gowns, and had always imagined herself getting married in a ball gown wedding dress. But, she felt like it would be completely inappropriate for the beach wedding she was planning. What do you think? Does a destination wedding mean that you should have a less formal wedding dress, or should you always go with your dream wedding dress? What if it were a local...

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Bride Chic: Tips For Winter Wedding Bridal Style During Baseball Season

by Azure

About Bride Chic Winter may not be around the corner just yet but I know all you December and January brides are sure thinking about it as we roast our tushies off in the midst of summer! My first tip to the bride looking toward a winter wedding is this: find a wedding dress with sleeves. I know, I know, strapless still rules even in winter but there are a few designers out there offering gorgeous dresses with mid to long length sleeve variations. A few worth checking out... -...

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The Wait Is Over! New Wedding Dresses From Priscilla Of Boston Have Arrived!

by Azure

This week, the latest wedding dresses from Priscilla of Boston will be unveiled. And we’ve got photos of the drool-worthy creations before anyone else! Priscilla of Boston has several collections, and uses each collection to exude a different bridal style aesthetic, meaning that no single bride will be left out in the cold without her dream wedding dress. There’s the classic Priscilla of Boston line, fashion-forward Melissa Sweet, luxe Platinum, understated Vineyard,...

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Bride Chic: The Blonde Bride And The Perfect Shade Of Wedding Dress White

by Azure

About Bride Chic Platinum blonde, honey blonde, champagne blonde, golden blonde, strawberry blonde... there are about as many shades of blonde as there are shades of white. That's right. And if you've been out looking for THE wedding dress, you know by now that white can be pretty multi-faceted. Below is a brief sampling of the basic shades of white available for your wedding dress and how they look on a blonde skin tone. Keep in mind though there's nothing like actually stepping...

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Bride Chic: The Truth About Bridal Trunk Shows

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About Bride Chic Trunk shows as I've always said are a great way to see a collection. Suppose you’re in love with one particular wedding dress designer’s collection? Unfortunately, due to space and overhead issues, many bridal salons can only stock one or two samples from the collection— not the entire line. Still, you want to actually get a real live look at those 20 other wedding dresses you saw online. In that case, keep a lookout for your favorite designer’s trunk show....

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Bride Chic: Stalking The Bridal Look Books- Elizabeth St. John Couture

by Azure

About Bride Chic While Green is proliferating everywhere on the bridal scene, where can you find eco-friendly and chic all in one wedding dress? Typically green dresses have that tattered Issey Miyaki look which is fine but not for everyone. Enter Elizabeth St. John. Her bridal collection pieces premiered this season and have editors and retailers drooling. She's one of a few designers knowing how to fashion sustainable fabrics into haute couture masterpieces with detailed touches...

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