Bridesmaids Dresses


Bridesmaid or Bridesguard? History Says It All

by Azure

Ever wonder how bridesmaids came to be? Or where the significance and symbolism of the bridal party originated? The answers may surprise you! Bridesmaids have a rich history dating back to ancient Rome, and while the term "bridesguard" is a fairly new one, one of the bridesmaid's main jobs has always been protecting the bride. Ready for a little history lesson? Here are three historic looks at bridesmaids and their duties: Ancient Rome - Bridesmaids escorted the bride to her...

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Bangin Bridesmaid Dresses by Rosa Clara

by Azure

If your bridal party is a stylish crew, they won't settle for just any generic bridesmaid dress! Show your ladies these gems from the 2013 Rosa Clara Cocktail collection, and you'll see their faces light up immediately! From modern color blocked styles (some with handy pockets!) and Grecian-inspired chiffon numbers, to divinely beaded above-the-knee frocks and full-length embellished gowns, no matter what your style or wedding color palette, there is something here perfect for your...

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15 Elegant Dresses for the MOB

by Azure

Chances are you haven't put much thought into what your mom or future MIL will wear to your wedding. Why? Because you're focused on finding your dream wedding dress! And that's perfectly ok! But... I was chatting with my fiance's lovely mother last night, who's prepping for her first appearance as MOG this May, and she expressed what a tough time she had finding a dress that she absolutely loved. And once I did a few Google searches and poked around some MOB/MOG online shops for...

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Whitney Deal Wedding and Bridesmaid Dresses

by Brooklyn Bride

As if Whitney Deal didn't have enough to do! Not only is this lady a talented photographer and blogger, she's also got a wedding & bridesmaids dress line that she started back in 2011. The designs are simply sweet, and would be lovely for any bride. She's released her 2013 collection of bridesmaids and garden party dresses with 2 new styles, Ambrosia and Willow Deux, and they'll be great for any style affair. Take a look at these adorable frocks, then share your thoughts in the...

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Bridal Style Inspiration: Gilded Magic by Zuhair Murad

by Azure

You already know that we're head-over-heels for Zuhair Murad's wedding gowns. So it should come as no surprise that the designer's latest couture collection, hot off the Paris catwalk, left us smitten and swooning hard! And once you take in all the lovely below, we're sure you'll be Zuhair Murad obsessed too! Murad went bold with gold this season, and didn't hold back on the opulent detailing. There are plenty of stunners to inspire your wedding day look, so we rounded up eight...

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Wee Chic: The Little Girl Wedding

by Bride Chic

The 'Little Girl Wedding' is going over big out there lately, especially for spring and outdoor nuptials. Defined, the LGW is a bridal party primarily made up with a line of little girls ranging in ages anywhere from 3-13. Though this seems to be a 'now' trend, did you know it was once tradition in Europe for kids to make up the wedding party almost entirely? They can process through a garden, woods or meadow in tulles, chiffons, cottons and organzas like the ones here so lovingly...

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A Few Things to Remember About Dressing Your Bridesmaids in 2013

by Bride Chic

2013 is lookin' good on the bridesmaid front. Once upon a time bridesmaids dresses were the Mohave Desert of bridal fashion. That was until cutting edge companies like Ivy & Aster, BHLDN and up and coming designers like Leanne Marshall finally filled a gap in an industry screaming for change. Here are a few of my own observations about that change and dressing your bridemaids. These are some of your closest friends--the ladies you've laughed and cried with over the years. So let...

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White Aisle Style Inspiration from Pre-Fall 2013 Designer Collections

by Azure

Come along as we spot the trends to take you from catwalk to white aisle! The Pre-Fall 2013 collections from bridal designers (like Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier) and non-bridal designers alike abound with wedding fashion eye candy, and we share all the lovely with you below! Take a read and Pin your favorite photos, then share the trend you love most in the comments section below! Fun with Patterns Gilded LWDs Statement Sleeves ...

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Feast Your Eyes on 15 Brand New Bridal Stunners from White by Vera Wang

by Azure

It's always exciting to see the latest and greatest from Vera Wang's affordable bridal line for David's Bridal, White by Vera Wang. Because there is no better collection to help you and your bridesmaids get the luxe designer look for less. And while you'll have to wait until the end of December to scoop up the new Spring 2013 White by Vera Wang gems (in-store or online), we're giving you a first look at what's to come! Lots of pretty coming your way... Wedding Gowns ...

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Scoop Up a Monique Lhuillier Gown at 60% Off

by Azure

Our favorite designer flash sale site, Gilt.com, is a treasure trove of luxe splurges you can buy for bargain prices. So when I stumbled upon Gilt's ML Monique Lhuillier sale this week, I knew I had to share! There are 15 gorgeous gowns and frocks to choose from (perfect for bridesmaids, or for a fancy holiday fete), and the discounts are insane! You can buy a $750 silk gown for $299, a $400 sequin cocktail frock for $149, or the timeless LBD below, typically $550, for...

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Stylish Bridesmaid Dress Alternatives and Top Trends for 2013

by Azure

When I told my bridesmaids-to-be that we'd be thinking far outside the box when choosing their dresses for my wedding, a sense of calm and joy filled the room! After all, no one wants to throw down a couple hundred bucks on a dress they don't like, don't feel good in, or won't be able to wear again. And if you have yet to discover UK-based e-retailer ASOS, you're in for a treat! ASOS has thousands of party and evening dresses perfect for bridesmaids (especially if you dare to let...

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Maids of DISHonor

by Azure

For as many bridezillas as exist in the world, there are just as many bad egg bridesmaids who have the power to make nearlyweds' journeys towards the aisle rocky (and sometimes hellish). And I'm sure our wedding vendors and former brides can attest to this. Whether it's b-maids that put the F in flaky, or self-centered ladies who just can't take a backseat to the star of the show (the bride, duh), there are plenty of horror stories to go around. And there is no better medicine...

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Let Your Stylish Bridesmaids Go Bold

by Azure

Once you decide on the right group of bridesmaids, it's time to start hunting for the perfect b-maid dress (or dresses)! And our friends at JLM Couture always deliver the goods! Between Alvina Valenta, Lazaro, Noir by Lazaro, and Jim Hjelm Occasions, all of the beautiful bridesmaid dress bases are covered. From sassy LBDs plenty short to please the girls in your bridal party who like to show a little leg, to long, flowing chiffon gowns in bold shades of red, green, teal, and berry,...

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Picking Your Bridesmaids: 5 Warning Signs She’s Not Ready for the Job

by Azure

Have a friend (or a few) who just can't get it together? Someone that, no matter where they go or how they travel, trouble always follows? I know I do! And despite these pals' disastrous tendencies, I love them all the same! But... if I were engaged, I would think long and hard before popping the "Will you be my bridesmaid?" question to these friends. And I encourage you to do the same. Because the last thing you need on your special day (and throughout the hectic planning process)...

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Color Your Bridesmaids Beautiful with Romona Keveza’s new Luxe Evening Collection

by Azure

From shimmery celery to deep midnight blue, bold bubble gum pink and vivid electric yellow, Romona Keveza knocked our socks off with her colorfully chic Luxe Evening collection, Spring 2013 runway presentation. Keveza drew inspiration from bombshell Bond girls and a jet-setting lifestyle, and the end result was pure magic! If you're thinking beyond the LBD for your trusted bridal party, these gowns and frocks will surely make you swoon. I'm already envisioning mix and match...

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Thank Your Lucky Stars You’re NOT a Bridesmaid in This Wedding

by Azure

Ready to get inside the mind of, quite possibly, the baddest bridezilla to ever walk the earth? Well thanks to Gawker—and a bridesmaid pushed to the brink—now you can. Because an outrageous email sent from the bride to her bridal party has been published... and it's a doozy! And serves as a priceless warning to ladies of the engaged to think before saying I Do to becoming a bridezilla's bridesmaid. So below, we share highlights from the email, and six warning signs that your...

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Good, Bad & Ugly Gifts for the Bachelorette

by Azure

I could go on and on about bachelorette parties, and all the wild, stupid, and awesome things I've seen during brides' last flings before the rings. But today, we're talking gifts for the blushing bachelorette... from the best, to the boring, to the wildly inappropriate. So let's jump right in! The Good - Tasteful is the name of the game. So when choosing a gift for the bridey in your life, keep it classy and get personal. Customized t-shirts, tanks, sweats, and lingerie/lounge...

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7 Boozy Gifts for Libation-Lovin’ Bridesmaids

by The Broke-Ass Bride

If "Bridesmaids" was any indication, liquor and ladies can be a fun (and treacherous!) combination. So why not help your besties imbibe in style with alcohol-related bridesmaids' gifts? Flasks or a bottle of bourbon have long been par-for-the-course groomsmen gifts, but what about the chicas? They like to party too! Sites like Etsy are picking up on this fun factoid and all kinds of shops are popping up with fun favors for the females. Get on it and cheers! For the girls that...

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This Dress Was Made for You and Not Me…

by Bitchless Bride

This bitch is exhausted. This bitch is tired. My feet are numb, and my head is like a big bowl of ramen noodles. And I pretty much hate everybody after being so damn nice for the past three days. You know why? Because this bitch worked ALL Labor Day weekend. Kinda ironic huh? I worked all LABOR Day weekend... But enough about me! I hope that everybody else enjoyed his or her final summer getaway, but if I don't start talking about the most amazing dress I have EVER seen on a mother...

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