Dresses and Fashion


Get The Look At Any Budget: Capelets & Coverups

by HannahN

Bridal capelets lend a classy and romantic look to any wedding occassion. Whether they dress up an otherwise understated gown or help keep off the chill in a late fall or winter wedding, cover ups are amazing options. Browse below to see how you can get these accessories at four different budget points, and be sure to pin your favorite looks! For the Beautiful and on a Budget Bride (Priced under $75) For the Cost Conscious and Chic Bride (Priced between $75-$150) ...

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Perfect Wedding Flats For Dancing The Night Away!

by HannahN

There is nothing worse than seeing a bride hobbling down the aisle or limping post-dance floor fun due to uncomfortable or too tall heels. If flats or sandals are more your style, or if you are looking for a comfy yet beautiful pair to swap your awesome heels out with during the reception, you will love these gorgeous options! Take a look at these savvy shoes for inspo for your big day and add your favorites to your Bridal Shoe Ideabook! Photo Credit: Wedding Chicks ...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: Vintage Mashup

by Bride Chic

I've been wanting to post about this awesome subject for the longest time. Imagine wearing bits and pieces of bygone eras all in one look  I'm remembering a Prairie Revival dress from the 1970s that I wanted to pair up with a sparkly 1920s headband. I knew it was a look that would work despite the juxtapose . Totally trending and surprisingly chic is mash up vintage.  Take a look below at some incredible mash up formulas. You don't need to study costume to get how this style savvy...

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Stalking The Look Books: Marisol Aparicio

by Bride Chic

As far as indie designers go, the mother/daughter design duo creating  under the name Marisol Aparicio has to be hands down one of my top faves.  Specialing in artisian accessories and some of the most gorgeous dresses I've ever laid eyes on, each piece is hand-crafted and made by someone in the family. Here it is to enjoy, the 2015 pieces of the Marisol Aparicio collection! Be sure to add your favorites to your Ideabooks!  

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Get the Look At Any Budget: Patterned Bridesmaid Dresses

by HannahN

Step out of the box and send your best girls down the aisle in pretty printed frocks! Florals are gorgeous choices for romantic garden or outdoor weddings, and you can either choose the same dress of mix and math the floral colors for a true garden feel. Stripes and dots can go either modern or vintage. If you choose a heavily printed pattern, pick up the accent colors in the dresses in your ceremony and reception decor to tie everything together! Go through the gowns below to see how...

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Dare To Be Distinctive, Bold, and Beautiful in Grace Loves Lace

by HannahN

Grace Loves Lace is all about creating incredible gowns for the unique bride who "throws it all to the wind, chooses and follows through with conviction and zeal, who is reckless in her passion...knows exactly what she wants, and always, always bets everything on love." Umm, yes please! We have had our eye on their bohemian beauties for a while now, and are excited to share some of the pieces from their new 2014-2015 collection. Also, LA brides - Grace Loves Lace will be making their...

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We Are Thrilled to Share OneWed’s Curated Bridal Jewelry Collection on Brilliant Earth!

by HannahN

We absolutely could not say more great things about Brilliant Earth. We love their mission of transforming the jewelry industry by only selling ethically sourced pieces, and their focus on gorgeous vintage and estate jewelry! So, when they asked our editorial team to help curate a vintage bridal jewelry collection, we were so thrilled and honored, and of course said YES! Below is a small excerpt from our full Q&A with them, and a few of the pieces from our curated collection. Check...

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Urban Wedding Chic

by Bride Chic

via Style Me Pretty // Dress by Amsale // Bridesmaid Dresses by Monique Lhuillier It's been a couple years since I've posted about one of my absolute favorite topics, the city chic bride and her wedding. Now seems the appropriate time since fall is the time for city galas and big time events. Some weddings planned for the autumn/winter months go metro which means you'll need to amp up the chi-chi factor some. Whether it’s a big formal bash or small restaurant gathering, the city...

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This Pronovias 2015 Wedding Dress Collection is A Dream Come True!

by HannahN

If you long to glide down the aisle in a gown fit for a princess, you will absolutely love the Pronovias 2015 Dream Collection. This aptly named collection features 11 to die for wedding gowns that include feathers, layers of floaty tulle and organza, lace, and beautiful gemstone embroidery. All of these details work together to create magical gowns that are the definition of feminine glamour! Enjoy browsing through the enchanting collection below, and have your Ideabooks ready for...

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Two Brides: A Medley of Same Sex Celebrations

by Bride Chic

What and how to wear it?  Here's a look at some celebrations of  Pride Brides from real weddings as well as styled shoots that will definitely point you in the right direction and give a little inspiration.  The most important thing about putting together a look for your wedding is for you and your partner to feel comfortable in whatever you're wearing.  It's that simple.  If you both feel prettiest in a dress like the two Kellys or Aimee and Holly, by all means go for the...

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Get the Trend At Any Budget: Mint Green Bridesmaid Dresses

by HannahN

One of our favorite bridesmaid dress hues at the moment is the gorgeous mint spectrum. These colors look great paired with florals or accessories ranging from peach to coral, or with the nice contrast of lavender or yellow shades. For a twist on the popular yellow and gray color scheme, swap out the yellow for mint (or just add it in!) for a fresh look. Browse below for inspiration on mint bridesmaid dresses that fit in to your wedding day budget AND your sense of style, and don't...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: La Boheme

by HannahN

Boho syles paired up with lightweight fabrics go hand in hand with laces, tulles and silk chiffon that make up this trio of ultra feminine gowns.  Recently I had the good fortune to to shoot with Santa Barbara based photographer, Grace Kathryn, who with a great deal of skill and sensitivity captured these Boho gems perfectly .  In this editorial styled by makeup artist and hairstylist, Julie Morgan, the rustic backdrops of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and Our Lady of Mount...

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Traveling With Your Wedding Dress

by Bride Chic

We're living in an era where destination weddings are extremely on trend, almost the rule rather than exception.  Your dress and you in it are the main event of your wedding day. Getting not only your dress and all your accessories from one point to another is something you need to ponder on whether you're navigating across town or half way around the world. Albeit, the process might be easier if you've invested in a dress made out of microfibers (yes silk can be microfiber); you'll...

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Incorporate Sapphire Jewelry as Your Something Blue!

by HannahN

What could be a more classy way to wear your something blue than incorporating sparkling sapphires into your bridal jewelry? With so many gorgeous options out there, from rings to bracelets to stunning earrings, you really can not go wrong by choosing the timeless stone as your something blue. Browse below to see some of our favorite pieces that you could wear on your wedding day, and be sure to add your favorites to your Something Blue Ideabook! Something Blue Sapphire Rings: Be...

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Can’t Get Enough of these Beautiful BHLDN Wedding Dresses!

by HannahN

BHLDN's 2014 collection is one that I absolutely adore. All of the dresses are perfectly beautiful- I still can't choose a favorite! The gowns are so romantic and the detailed embroidery exude femininity, and feature many figure flattering options for many body types. I love the use of nudes and blush tones and floral themed embroidery. BHLDN's use of beads gives an extra touch of glint and detail that make the dresses walking works of art. The collection also includes a few gorgeous...

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Old Hollywood Glam Styled Shoot

by HannahN

This photo-shoot was inspired by a mutual love of Old Hollywood Glamour. The historic Ragland Mansion in Petersburg, Virginia was the backdrop for the shoot. This elegant antebellum Italianate built in the 1850’s later became home to the family of Joseph Cotton the American film, stage and television actor, and is Petersburg’s best kept secret. Hair and makeup styling was inspired by the film actress Rita Hayworth. Dayna Cobb Makeup Design transformed the beautiful model, Kelsey...

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The Era of Novelty Laces

by Bride Chic

Not only are the traditional laces like Alencon and Chantilly now used in cutting edge ways, new inventions in knit and revivals in cotton and crocheted laces are also gaining prominence. Some of it is being used discreetly on no more than a sleeve or yoke while the high drama of donning all over lace from collar to hemline is chic as well.  Here are a few dresses all lacy in some way-- that combine aspects from the finest eras styled with the contemporary bride in mind.

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Get the Trend At Any Budget: Bridal Shoes with Bows

by HannahN

A tale as old as time: a girl and her shoes. Not sure what style to walk down the aisle with? Consider bow adorned heels for a fun and flirty feminine vibe! Bows are very versatile - they can be retro cool on a kitten heel, girly chic with rhinestones on a strappy sandal heel, or fashion forward on a shoe with metallic or blingy elements. We scoured our favorite shoe spots online to bring you tons of great options at four different budget points so that you can get the look no matter...

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Get a Bachelorette Inspired Oval Shaped Ring at Any Budget

by HannahN

The Internet is abuzz after Monday night's finale of The Bachelorette, when Josh got down on one knee and proposed to Andi with an absolutely breathtaking Neil Lane diamond ring (pictured above). The oval shaped double halo ring is said to be the most expensive ring in Bachelor/ette history, with a rumored price tag of at least $100,000! While we have some serious ring envy, we also don't necessarily all have a hit ABC show footing the bill for our bling, so here is how you can get a...

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Adorable Dresses for Your Little Miss

by HannahN

We just can't help but smile when looking at flower girl dresses! Lets be honest, no matter what type of frock your little miss has on, she is going to be adorable! However, we know that you want to find a dress that perfectly complements your wedding style, so we found 16 darling dresses to help get your inspiration flowing. We are loving the tiered skirts and the full tulle skirts that are all over the mini fashionista world right now, and the sweet floral details in both the hair...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: The Floral Wreath

by Bride Chic

Brides who love the idea of  going unveiled can opt to go all out romantic by topping off with a band interwoven with fresh flowers, foliage and in some cases ribbons. Florists can put these together either with fresh, artificial, or dried flowers.  I wore a wreath of dried flowers on my wedding day with a swirl of tulle veil.  The look is incredibly romantic.  Below is a medley of some of my own faves that I hope can inspire you along in creating your bridal look! Take a look and...

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Get The Trend at Any Budget: Off The Shoulder Wedding Gowns

by HannahN

A big trend for Spring 2015 bridal gowns is graceful and feminine off the shoulder necklines. While the runway fashions are absolutely stunning, we know that the prices associated with the lovely designer creations are not necessarily attainable for the average bride, so we are happy to showcase how you can get the look no matter what your budget is! For the Beautiful and on a Budget Bride (Price range under $600) This beaded empire waist wedding dress from TD Bridal features a...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: Beautiful Dots

by Bride Chic

There's something just so stunning about dots on tulle, cotton, chiffon or just about any lightweight fabric that ripples in the breeze.  Have you noticed dots have regained popularity recently?  As a heavier weave, dotted Swiss is typically cotton. On fine mesh or tulle it is commonly known as Point d'esprit. I have to say though it's not only wedding dresses that have my heart with this summery fabric, dots are also really lovely as veils and netting for hats. What is your...

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Romantic and Ethereal Wedding Gowns from Saja Wedding

by HannahN

Saja Wedding's current bridal collection is compiled of romantic gowns draped in silk organza, chiffon, and silk satin. The delicate details such as the flutter sleeves and hand beading are perfectly feminine and give the dresses a dreamy feel. If illusion necklines and straps are your style, this collection is perfect for you, as many of the gowns incorporate sheer sleeves that showcase the neckline and collarbones of the bride beautifully. We love how whimsical and ethereal this...

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