Dresses and Fashion


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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Beyond Ruffles and Lace

by Claire

Della Giovanna's first ever bridal line launched this year for Fall 2014 with innovative bridal looks that turn tradition upside down. Using studs and leather in her designs, Michelle Della Giovanna creates edgy styles with echoes of New York City for contemporary, offbeat brides. Plus, Michelle is pioneering the bridal industry in other ways: she is one of the first designers to release a "bridal separates" line. Each one of the gowns below is made up of a corset and skirt...

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10 Gowns That Say Spring Perfect!

by Bride Chic

These few weeks right before Easter mark the inevitable "Spring has Sprung" cliche, but what a perfect time for weddings! What I love so much about spring is the new life it represents in the beautifully changing landscape. Spring bridal styles blend in seamlessly with this backdrop using floral head wreaths and flower applique on wedding gowns. Here are some of my fave spring looks. Can you find yours? Comment below with your top picks!  

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Bridal Shoe Beauties

by Claire

Still looking for those perfect shoes to carry you down the aisle? We've got you covered with a top shoe stop you'll love for everything from heels, to flats, to customizeable clips! Hey Lady has a huge variety of shoes to match every bride's style, and you can add a pretty little bow shoe clip for a unique touch. Check out some of our favorites below to get inspired, and then share your favorites with your bridesmaids!   

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Modern Sophistication from Alana Aoun

by Claire

With the highest level of fashion and sophisticated refinement, Alana Aoun crafts her designer gowns to push the envelope of traditional wedding dress concepts. Based in Sidney, Australia, Alana can take a simple a-line wedding gown, add gold applique, and create a grecian-inspired masterpiece. Her unique fabric combinations and embroidery choices result in strikingly modern gowns that will grace any bride in contemporary beauty. Explore the spring 2014 collection below and Ideabook...

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The Free-Spirited Stylings of Maggie May Bridal

by Claire

Maggie May Bridal's 2014 Lookbook is romantic, whimsical, and dreamy. These gowns are perfect for the bride Maggie May describes as "a daydreamer, a free-spirited individual. She is young at heart & will always love the feel of her bare feet on the ground. A joyful, kind-hearted lover of nature, with a spiritual connection to her ancestors and past.
" Does this resonante in your free-spirited soul? If so, let Maggie May capture your imagination with the many romantic, vintage...

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Offbeat, Nature-Inspired Bridal Jewelry

by Claire

Want to add that sophisticated accent to your big day but just can't find the right trinket to do the trick? We recently discovered Noa Sharon Designs on Etsy and were blown away by the creativity in each and every piece of jewelry. From hammered rose gold rings to sterling silver link earrings to bright gems set in a gold necklace, Noa Sharon adds a unique touch to every metal she works with. These handmade, nature-inspired designs are completely customizable, and some are true...

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Sexy Wedding Dresses with Attitude

by Claire

All the way from Beirut, Lebanon we bring you 30 stylish wedding gowns with fabulous flair. Gemy Maalouf is known for their glamorous and sexy bridal designs packed with attitude. From daring open backs, to high slits, to two-piece mermaids, each and every one of these gowns is exquisite and innovative. Gemy Maalouf's dresses push the boundaries of traditional bridal silhouettes to create out-of-this-world gowns you won't find anywhere else. Dare to explore all 30 stunners below and...

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