Dresses and Fashion


Novia Blanca

by Bride Chic

Last month on Bride Chic we ran a styled shoot called, La Boheme Bride. On location at The Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to work with online jewelry retailer, Joanna Sirak of Novia Blanca who carries absolutely incredible classic and vintage styled pieces. I particularly love the jeweled hair combs that pair up so nicely with 20s-30s vintage gowns and show off the toney hairstyling out there. I can also see versatility with most of these pieces. If you...

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Unbridled

by Bride Chic

You probably won't find the dress directly below at the NY Bridal Market this year or any other year. It's just too unique. Same goes for most of these gems featured today - I made it a point to post as far and away from the traditional designers and zone in on looks you just won't find anywhere else.  I'm addressing not only gowns that are outside the box, but an entire head to toe style that defies all trends happening now as well as seasons past. After all, style is really about...

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Stalking The Look Books: Dreamers and Lovers

by Bride Chic

If you've been following my weekly posts here on OneWed for any length of time you'll find Dreamers and Lovers gowns a perennial favorite of mine. The laces are fabulous with styles that are casual yet with a change of accessories could go formal. Co-founder and designer Yanique Barnes spent her life working in the fashion and design industry--including a 5-year stint at Chanel. She also grew up in Jamaica where her grandmother was a seamstress who made clothing to measure her...

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From Russia With Love

by Bride Chic

Up and coming indies are one of my favorite topics and do I have a pair of swoon-worthy new designers for you! Based in St. Petersburg, Milamira Bridal has turned out some storybook gorgeous gowns as epic as the backdrop of the city in which they were created. Every gown is made by hand in their studio incorporating the finest fabrics, some not necessarily traditional to bridal. For brides who dream of looking somewhere between woodland waif and fairy princesses, these creations are...

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The Sheath

by Bride Chic

I've been wanting to do a post on the sheath silhouette for some time now. Sheaths as you can see can be off the charts stunning on the right bride. A fave of those who work out sheaths are snug fitting, long and columnar and look awesome in heavier fabrics like Duchesse satin and peau de soie. I see more than a few dresses out there that claim to be sheaths that are actually derivations like chemises and evening gowns with flared skirts. Defined, the right and proper classic sheath...

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Beautiful Birdcage Veils

by Lizzy S

Not sure what type of wedding accessory you should have while walking down the aisle? Consider sporting a beautiful birdcage veil! This unique wedding accessory would sure be a fashion statement and a glamorous addition to your wedding gown. Browse through the images below and you will see how great a birdcage veil compliments wedding attire! Don’t forget to pin your faves.

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Unconventional Brides

by Bride Chic

For all you brides out there walking the unbeaten path of wedding fashion searching for a bit of inspiration, today's post is tailored just for you. Last week while doing research for Options: Alternative Bouquets, I ran across a truly awesome Etsy shop for brides definitely planning a wedding and look outside the box. Featuring mostly a fusion of Goth Victorian and Steampunk, Tel Aviv-based jewelry designer, Talila Korolker of Unconventional Brides has zeroed in on an incredible...

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Gorgeous and Breathtaking Brooches

by Lizzy S

Whether you are wearing your hair up or down - a brooch can be added to any wedding hairstyle. Just browse through the beautiful brooches below and you may find yourself inspired to add a little bling to your wedding day hair. I mean they are absolutely stunning! Don't forget to add your faves to your ideabook! 

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Spectacular Vintage

by Bride Chic

The coming of Spring is always a treat especially in the bridal industry when sheer fabrics and florals are everywhere. Spring 2015 bridal accessories from Salt Lake City based designer Dani Hagemeister of Danani are nothing short of absolutely spectacular!  Specializing in head chic from bygone eras, I'm adoring her flapper veils crowned with florals, delicate laces and plumes!  Just the right top-off for a pretty Boho gown...

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Wedding Ensemble

by Bride Chic

Separates, convertibles, two and thrree piece wedding ensembles--call them what you will, the multi-piece bridal outfit is trending on the fashion scene right now. If you're thinking in the direction of a dress in layers or pieces, the after-the-wedding-wearable becomes a tempting option. While some wedding ensembles have that definite blouse and skirt look to them, others you'd swear are one piece gowns. Below are a few wowzers from the indie designers with loads of originality....

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Chic and Beautiful Ring Pillow Alternatives

by Lizzy S

Many brides choose to not stick with the traditional ring bearer pillow. There are now so many options available to brides to choose from! From rustic to romantic or using creative DIY ideas – there is an unlimited amount of designs! Below are a few of my favorites! Don’t forget to pin the one’s you love.

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Keeping it Light: Great Gowns for Destination Weddings

by Bride Chic

My advice for brides who want to get hitched in a far off place is always, keep it light. Designing and creating, I'm always striving to keep silhouettes relatively slim and light as a feather so they can board planes and go on car trips without encumbering the bride with lots of volume and heavy fabrics. I'm talking inside and out here, lighter linings. Below are a few designs perfect for that get away wedding whether on the beach, against the backdrop of a city scape or tucked away...

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Stalking the Look Books: Dana Bolton

by Bride Chic

It's all in the details. British designer Dana Bolton's collections have always been a source of inspiration for me. From the fabrics and laces to the element of pure design, all her pieces are reminiscent of pure couture.  Here are a few of her new Boho designs that I am totally loving...

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Amy-Jo Tatum Pop Up Shop Feb. 7-14

by Bride Chic

This time most Fridays you'll find me pumping a select indie designer or two whose work inspires me enough to share. Every so often like today I'll toot my own horn... And I have a lot to toot about! From Feburary 7th through the 14th a few of my choice designs will be featured in a pop up shop in lovely Savannah Georgia called Ivory and Beau. My love of indie boutiques and designers has been an ongoing topic on my own blog as well as this site for quite some time, so naturally I'm...

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Something Blue on Your Shoe!

by Lizzy S

Having a hard time finding something blue to wear for your wedding? These ideas may inspire you to add a little blue on your shoe for your special day. Whether you are having a wedding on the beach, in a barn or simply indoors, there’s no doubt that some blue adds a burst of color as your walk down the aisle. From heels to flats to sandals - you can add blue to any type of shoe! Browse through the stunning shoes below and pin your favorite ideas to your ideabook! ...

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Unveiled

by Bride Chic

The classic veil may very well be gorgeous and the ultimate accessory in topping off a bride's look, but before making that big decision - let's look at some other options. It's no secret brides have been ditching the veil and going for special touches like cocktail hats, fresh flowers and jewels in their hair. The idea is to bring out the you that feels best--if you’d rather wear a feathered cloche down the aisle and it pairs up nicely with your gown, go for it. Don't forget to pin...

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Timeless & Elegant Juliet Cap Veils

by Lizzy S

A timeless classic every vintage bride should look into is the beautiful Juliet Cap Veil. This veil became extremely popular in the 1920’s and 30’s and now the veil in making a comeback. The piece itself can be worn with any bridal style from romantic to vintage or elegant to simple. Even Super model Kate Moss’s wore a lace cap veil on her wedding day! Look through the stunning veils below and don’t forget to pin your faves!

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Back to Tradition

by Bride Chic

While the bridal gown has gone through some serious redefining the past few years, classic silhouettes have found a special niche. With a few variations, the high collared gown with long sleeves and a full skirt have made a definite comeback. So how do you know if you're a traditional bride? Ask yourself these questions: Is everything you touch in your everyday wardrobe timeless, refined, sophisticated? If so, consider yourself  traditional. If a Hermes scarf and cashmere turtleneck...

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Salute to the European Indie Designers

by Bride Chic

We see and hear about indie designers in the bridal industry all the time. Typically they are the trend-setters and for me they create those outside the box alternative pieces. Today we're looking at European Indies as well as peering ahead to what trend is in store for the New Year. How are these creative newbie’s giving bridal wear a whole new edge? I will let you make your own conclusions.  For me, the answer is found in the incredible fabrics and mix thereof.  Add to that...

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The Liquid Satin Dress

by Bride Chic

Today I want to focus on a totally swoonworthy fabric, perfect for long and sleek bridal gowns. It's called liquid satin.  A client recently asked me to define liquid satin and I clued her in that it is a shiny, bright, clingy, body hugging crepe satin that looks absolutely luscious in evening gown silhouettes. Tune into almost any 1930’s movie and you'll find all kinds of inspiration if your wedding dress is going this direction.  Here's a roundup of some of the best and...

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Elegant and Dreamy Wedding Trains

by Lizzy S

As you are looking for your perfect wedding dress, there is another aspect to consider: the train. Whether you want the length of your train to be long or short, dramatic or simple, there are many sizes and designs to choose from. You can go with a sweep train for comfort and dancing the night away or a cathedral train for your fairytale wedding. Here are a few ideas to inspire you when you are searching for your ideal train. Don't forget to pin your faves!

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The Quest to Find the Perfect Groom’s Gift!

by Lizzy S

For all the brides out there determined to find the perfect gift to give to the man of your dreams on your special day, we have created a blog just for you! Take a look at these adorable presents that your soon-to-be husband will most definitely love! Who knows you might find the perfect gift for your perfect man. Make sure to pin your favorites!

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Winter Whites

by Bride Chic

Lucky you if you're a winter bride! There are so many tuned in designers out there using those heavier weight fabrics like taffeta, satin and dupion to jazz up looks for the chillier weather. But don't forget the snowflake effect of lace draped over summery lightweights like chiffon and organza to create a real snow princess look! Want to go sleeveless inspite of the chill? Warm yourself up via long gloves, a fur shrug or bolero in a heavier fabric. Whether your wedding is in the next...

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Trend Alert! The Shirtwaist Wedding Dress

by Bride Chic

  I haven't written about the shirtwaist dress in ages and it seems as the runways are showing many of these classic gems these days.  Did you know the shirtwaist is a variation of the ball gown silhouette?  It’s actually a more relaxed version of the hourglass, more of a tailored look focusing as much on the detailing of the bodice as the skirt. Generally a shirtwaist will have long shirt-like or billowing sleeves and full gathered skirt.  A shirtwaist dress for a bride...

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