Dresses and Fashion


Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: The Floral Wreath

by HannahN

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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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: Shirr Beauties

by HannahN

You find shirring everywhere these days. Gathers, pleats, ruching and rows of stitching all make up different forms of shirring--an application process used a lot in evening and bridal wear.  Shirring can be out of the same fabric as the rest of the dress or something separate, usually lighter fabrics placed over lace that shirr nicely like tulle, chiffon and silk gauze.  This creates a kind of gossamer effect that's especially pretty when seen close up. Check out the shirring on...

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Stunning Shoe Inspiration from Freya Rose

by HannahN

  Freya Rose is known for its stunning, hand-made shoes that are truly walking works of art. In addition to how gorgeous these shoes are visually, it gets even better! Many of these heels have a comfortable secret weapon: an ergonomically perfected memory foam insole designed to ensure that you can dance the night away on your special day! The hand made craftsmanship and intricate details incorporate luxurious materials such as Swarovski crystals, French Chantilly lace, freshwater...

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Beautiful Bridesmaid Dresses Online from Review Australia

by HannahN

  TThese beautiful and affordable bridesmaid dresses from Review Australia continue the online clothing retailers' reputation for designing vintage inspired fashion with a modern twist. The stunning gowns in their wedding collection are the epitome of femininity, and offer the perfect combination of flirty fun and flattering styles that are sure to blow away your guests.  With the variety of selection that this collection offers, every bridesmaid can find a dress to adore on your...

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Vintage Inspired Veils

by Bride Chic

I found these lovely vintage-inspired veils on a group board on Pinterest. I in turn of course asked the curator of the board if I could join the pinning.  Nikki Mc Lendon of Rose Red Bridal Designs hails from from Anchorage, Alaska. She handcrafts veils and various head chic as well as sashes and bridesmaid accessories. I was blown away by the simplicity and purity of these particular tulle veils with beautiful laces and the finest materials! My faves are the drop veils or ...

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Fall in Love with the Bohemian ‘Romantique’ Collection by Claire Pettibone

by HannahN

Graceful and ethereal, Claire Pettibone's new Romantique collection is compiled of understated elegant gowns all under $3,000! Claire Pettibone just celebrated 20 years of being in business and marriage, and her experience and passion for the industry truly shines in this beautiful line of bohemian and poetic gowns. The collection features a mixture of flowy gowns, feminine off-shoulder sleeves, delicate embroidered lace designs, and her signature stunning backs. The sleeveless and...

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A Country Western Wedding

by Bride Chic

Howdy! Believe it or not you don't have to live in Wyoming to have a celebration the likes of any of these pics. Any country setting will do...all you need is a ranch, farm or meadow to kick up your heels and wing ding it country style. And check it out: Nearly any wedding dress properly accessorized can look cowgirly chic. A western bride with b-maids in cowboy boots and short dresses sure is hot right now. Add in some rustic elements like a weathered barn, pip berries and a few...

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Be the Best Dressed Guest in these Delightful Dresses

by Bride Chic

You just got the invite, now what? Count the times you've seen guests go into a panic when they have no idea what to wear. No worries!   Whether you're attending your bestie's seaside nuptials or a wedding at The Ritz during the holidays you can easily check out all your options for showing up and looking beautiful. Unless the invite specifies casual, semi-formal or formal you’ll have to either ask or figure it out on your own. Venue and the bride’s gown are big rule of thumb...

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Wear it Again with Reversible Bridesmaid Dresses from Durga Kali

by Bride Chic

More exciting news on the bridesmaid fashion front!  What if I told you about a dress you could wear 4-ways?  A bridesmaid's frock is probably the last dress you'd imagine had that kind of versatility, right?  Durga Kali has solved the common problem every bridesmaid faces--what to do with the dress after the wedding. This is a 4 in-1 dress collection that actually allows bridesmaids to don the same look to 4 different functions offering more mileage out of her formal attire....

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Understated Elegance by Amsale

by HannahN

  Amsale's stunning Spring 2015 bridesmaid collection features timeless and elegant dresses that prove simple means anything but boring! The gorgeous gowns come in beautiful hues such as blush pink, graphite, guava, and slate, and have lovely lace and unexpected back features that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Scroll below for the whole collection and be sure to pin your favorites!

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The Contemporary Chic Conceptions of Maison des Talons

by Claire

Maison des Talons brings a stylish, sleek look to your big day with distinctive shoes made to stand out. With architecture-like designs and unique colors, these shoes are sure to make a statement. Maison des Talons released their first bridal line in April, and the two golden pairs of heels that make up the collection are adorned with Swarovski crystals to make a bride sparkle. But we love the entire 2014 collection, and know that whether you're looking for your something blue or just...

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The Romantic Creations of Modern Trousseau

by Claire

Evoking dreams of classic couture and modern chic, Modern Trousseau's Spring 2015 collection is in a class of it's own. Although a smaller collection than most, each gown has an assortment of customizations to choose from, making your gown uniquely you. Plus, the collection has a small number of veils to match the gowns and they are truly spectacular. Enjoy the floor-length lace beauties and silk stunners below and then comment with your top picks!

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Country Gardens: Inspiration for a Wedding in the Wine Country

by Bride Chic

One of the best things about my job as a bridal gown designer is working with creative wedding professionals. This styled shoot was one of the most incredible I've done so far. Each and every vendor on this project contributed a unique set of talents creating today's mix of remarkable eye candy. Brainchild of florist and event designer Victoria Marshall, the fusing of flowers and greenery amid acres of carefully cultivated gardens in the wine country has to be one of the best themes...

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Bridesmaids Dresses Fit For Grecian Goddesses

by Claire

LHC Couture's comfortable, chic, and affordable bridesmaids dresses are a perfect fit for your gorgeous girls! Your bridesmaids will feel like a Grecian goddess with the delicately draping and beautifully flattering designs. Made from a soft jersey material, these gowns come in a variety of styles (although we love the floor-length collection) and you can even create a custom dress.  Share this post with your girls, and then find that heavenly look on LHC Couture!  Photographer...

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Fashionable Stunners from Hougton Bride

by Claire

If you're into the high fashion bridal look, Houghton Bride's 2015 collection is made for you. From a-line gowns to trousers to baby doll dresses, this spring/summer collection has it all - and then some. A few of these looks are definitely made more for the runway than the white aisle, but others are truly stunning and perfect for the NYC bride. And of course, this collection is exactly on trend including a pocket dress, cropped tops, and high low hems. We're not sure if the last...

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29 Jewelry Finds to Love for Your Big Day

by Claire

We've collected 29 of Ashley Schenkein's best bridal jewelry designs for your viewing pleasure! Whether you're going for a simple gold piece, or if you need to find the perfect gem to match your wedding palette, these finds have got you covered. We're positive this collection will help you discover that elegant necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings you've always dreamed of. Plus, scroll through to uncover a couple engagement rings we had to throw in the mix since they are so...

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The Fine Art of Wearing Ruffles

by Bride Chic

You have to admit the greatest thing about a wedding dress is all those design elements we don't get to flaunt in daily life, and the ruffle taken to wedding dress level is certainly one of the best examples. Ruched is the trendy style on the block, but there are multiple ways to wear ruffles on your big day. Add those skirts rolled into florals and you can start to see that ruffles can be worn head to toe on a bodice, sleeve, skirt or train. Plus, ruffled touches on shoes, purses,...

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Prime Time Brides

by Bride Chic

Two factors propelled me in dreaming up this week's post: I caught a glimpse of Siri's Blue Ridge Coverlet from her latest collection, and a recent model of mine mentioned her mother wanted to model for me. This got me thinking about the kind of dress a prime time bride would wear, meaning someone over thirty who doesn't necessarily want to to look Boho or storybook-princess-sweet on her wedding day.  Because I create so many out-of-the-ordinary gowns, I've  attracted my share of ...

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Wear Ugly Dresses

by Claire

The Reformation believes in designing the most trendy, affordable, guilt-free dresses so that you can make your wedding however you want it to be. Their bridal collection, which launched this March, is full of offbeat, sustainable styles you may not normally see at the altar but definitley wish you had. Plus, the bridesmaids dresses are so fashionable your girls will want to wear them at every occasion possible! Find your reformation below and share with your bridesmaids: ...

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Glamorous Couture Favorites for Fall 2014

by Claire

Jean-Ralph Thurin has been designing wedding gowns with worldly sophistication since 2007, and these stunners 7 years later don't disappoint. Some of the best couture gowns of 2014 come from Jean-Ralph's impressive fall collection, including a couple unique knee and tea-length dresses for the offbeat bride. In every one of his creations, Jean-Ralph's focus on quality, uniqueness and design is unparalleled. But don't take it from us - explore each unique style below and Ideabook your...

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