Dresses and Fashion


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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Pretty Maids All in a Row

by Bride Chic

Of all the latest print trends for bridesmaids - from dots and stripes to checkers and plaids - florals have to be my all time favorite. For me they say "garden wedding" all over. You can be bold and experiment with flower bridesmaids dresses by mixing patterns with solids, or even combining two to three patterns in your bridal party.  Keep in mind that the same guidelines apply for choosing florals as solids: remember to consider the skin tones and overall body shape of your...

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Ring Eye Candy with a Little Something Different

by Claire

Indulge in some spectacular ring eye candy this #WeddingWednesday! Anna Sheffield offers bling that ranges from traditional, to trendy, to offbeat so that you are sure to be inspired no matter your style. Whether you are looking for an engagement ring, wedding band, or the perfect pair, this collection has a little bit of everything - even black diamonds and serpent designs. Scroll through to find the ring that's right for you, and then share with friends!      ...

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20 Euphoric Gowns from Eugenia

by Claire

Crystal beaded appliques, lace detailing, keyhole backs, stunning necklines...need I go on? Eugenia Couture's 2014 collection is one of the most varied and innovative collections this year. From Grecian to traditional to on-trend sheath gowns, these dresses are sure to fit any bride's style and wow guests on the big day. Not to mention that Eugenia employs zero-waste practices, meaning every scrap of fabric is used rather than discarded during the design process. What more is there to...

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Something for the Boys!

by Bride Chic

Today's post is all about the love of your life - your groom! Most guys are right there shopping, planning and creating the wedding day with their fiance (you), so what better way to reward them than with a little groom style inspiration? And now you can with all the new and different groom's wear out there he is sure to love! Here's a roundup of a few choice picks off Etsy for the groom in your life. Plus, don't miss the adorable boy's bow ties slipped in for some ring...

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NYC Bridal Market Trends for 2015

by Bride Chic

Now that the top designers have shown their stuff at NYC Bridal Market, what's the news for Spring 2015? I have to admit there are a few surprises. While not rampant down the runways, I particularly love the minimalist styles appearing for 2015. These designs feature pared down silhouettes like the sheath and slip dress in pure, luxe, and even shiny fabrics. The Great Gatsby-inspired embellishments aren't dissappearing however, and Grecian/Diva dresses with draped, billowing...

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A Girl’s Best Friend: Winnie Couture’s Diamond Label!

by Claire

Winnie Couture's Diamond Label is an exquisite collection of the most luxurious materials, Swarovski crystal appliques, and couture stylings. Priced between $3,600 and $7,000, these gowns are not cheap, but their beauty is incomparable. Each dress is dazzling with lace or crystal details and gracefully layered fabrics. Let the gowns speak for themselves: scroll through and comment below with your favorites! 

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Wee Chic Wedding

by Bride Chic

With the emergence of spring, flower girls are quite apropos; in all their adorability, I'd say these angels are the closest thing to spring's symbolism of new beginnings. If you're thinking in the direction of the 'little girl wedding' - something that's definitely trending these days - who better to turn to than Disney? Alfred Angelo has continued the Disney Blossoms collection of dresses in organza, tulle and satin. For those of you considering adding some ‘wee chic’ to your...

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Bridal Sandals that are Changing the World!

by Claire

Alright socially-conscious brides, have we got the shoes for you! All the way from Uganda, Africa we bring you Sseko Designs' new fair trade, ethical fashion sandals for the boho bride. Sseko Designs began as a way to generate income for Ugandan women hoping to attend University, and now the organization provides opportunites for women from all walks of life to pursue their dreams. Not only are these bridal shoes changing the world, but they are also chic, charming, and perfect for a...

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Flattering Classics from Blue Willow Bridal

by Claire

Blue Willow Bridal by Anne Barge is a stunning collection of simple, sophisticated wedding dresses for classy brides. Defined by understated elegance and accented with beading and lace details, Blue Willow Bridal is a brilliant, if understated, designer. With Grecian and vintage themes, these gowns are perfect for brides looking for that traditional yet flattering style. Each gown is draped in just a way as to accent your figure perfectly, and make you feel beautiful on your big day!...

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Small Veils for Fashionistas

by Bride Chic

Though nothing says 'bride' more than a long, flowing veil, you have to admit small veils have that certain cachet that belongs to the fashion savvy bride. From shorter poufs, fly-aways, and birdcages, the smaller veil is practical, chic and easy to manage. You can wear one from ceremony to reception without a change. Below are just a few that caught my eye. Are you planning to wear a short veil? Comment below to tell us what kind you love!

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A Vineyard Wedding for the Vintage Bride

by Claire

Prepare to be inspired, vintage brides, since we have an amazing styled shoot for you to fawn over! JSF DESIGN INC styled a fantastic wedding in a Santa Barbara vineyard complete with a crystal chandelier, gorgeous florals, and a stunning bride. The bride's dresses, accessories and makeup will knock you off your feet they are so beautiful. This styled shoot's visionary details are sure to spark your own vintage creativity, so make sure to Ideabook your favorite inspiration for...

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Weddington Way: The Easy Way to Garb Your Girls!

by Claire

Weddington Way is one of our favorite online bridesmaids dress retailers because of how easy it is find the perfect dresses! Simply choose a style, find your color (you can even order a free color swatch) and then order from anywhere in the country. Plus, if you order over $150 worth, you get free shipping! It really doesn't get any easier to coordinate all your girls, even if you aren't all in one place. Get inspired by these gorgeous photos of their top dresses, and then share with...

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