Dresses and Fashion


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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27 Non-Diamond Engagement Rings that Sparkle Just as Bright

by Azure

Not every wanna be bride-to-be dreams about a sparkling diamond engagement ring. Some ladies would prefer something a little bit different. If this sounds like you, then you have come to the right place! Because today we show off the prettiest non-diamond engagement rings available on Etsy! Each ring style is unique, brilliant, and easier on the budget than a traditional diamond ring. Take a peek... White Sapphire Moissanite Morganite Emerald Peridot ...

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Honeymoon Style: Beachwear Beauties + Loungewear Lovelies

by Claire

Looking for something a little more casual and comfy for the honeymoon? We've got just the thing: Beautiful Bottoms has super cute loungewear for chilling in the honeymoon suite or at home again with the hubby. Or, if you're on a tropical honeymoon, this silky beachwear will protect you from the sun and keep you looking sexy! Get excited about these bright summer styles and Pin your favorites!    

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18 Winnie Couture Gowns for the Glamorous Blushing Bride

by Claire

Winnie Couture's Blush Label gowns are sure to stun your guests and wow your groom. Designed by a husband-wife team, Winnie Couture has grandiose, feminine dresses in high demand across the world, and we can see why: the gorgeous silhouettes and intricate Swarovski-beaded bodices are unmatched.  But Winnie Couture is not for the faint of heart when it comes to your wedding budget; these gowns are high-end and lavish, so be prepared. However, if you are willing to spend for it, the...

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10 Accessory Finds for Spring

by Bride Chic

Spring has sprung! Time to check out some fantastic fashion paraphernalia that will jazz up your bridal look and pull it all together. From shoes to headpieces, browse below for some of the best accessories hitting the bridal market this spring!

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Bridesmaids’ Style Guide: Elegant Sophistication from Monique Lhuillier

by Claire

Treat your bridesmaids right with chic Monique Lhuillier bridesmaids dresses! These gowns are made beautiful with graceful draping, sophisticated length, and elegant styling that your bridesmaids will be happy to buy and even more excited to wear. Not to mention three of these styles were worn by Catherine's own bridesmaids in the Bachelor Wedding! With so many colors, styles, and transforming dress options, these gowns are sure to fit your wedding color palette and look...

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Val Stefani’s Swoon-Worthy Dresses of 2014

by Claire

From the Moonlight Couture fashion house we bring you Val Stefani: a feminine, elegant, and timeless couture bridal line we love! Val Stefani's 2014 collection features delicate beading, intricate lace, and cascading ruffles all made with the most luxurious of fabrics. Plus, this collection includes a bold pop of something blue that you don't want to miss! Val Stefani's hand crafted gowns are sure to make you swoon, so Pin your top picks below and save for later! ...

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Mod Cloth Goes Bridal

by Bride Chic

With so many companies and designers going bridal lately - Nordstrom, J. Crew, Anthropologie (aka BHLDN) and Ruche just to name just a few - Mod Cloth has finally hopped aboard the wedding train too! I'm just surprised it didn't happen sooner.  From about $100 to $300, you can get a chic wedding dress, short or long, perfect for the more casual or backyard wedding. Each dress is pictured in a gallery where you can add wraps, shoes, jewelry, and even lingerie to complete your look....

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20 Heavenly Gowns from Angel Rivera

by Claire

It almost seems as if Angel Rivera had divine inspiration for his 2014 couture collection. The gowns in this collection are truly heavenly, with intrigueing appliques, unique layering, and touchable fabrics. From fit-and-flare, to princess, to mermaid, to ballgown, Angel Rivera's styles are fit for any bride and fate may have it that you find "the one" in this collection! Some of our favorites? Reina, a modern gown sure to grab your attention, Juno, with sophisticated and modern...

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Bohemian Beauties from Made with Love

by Claire

There's a new indie designer on the block that's making waves in the bridal industry and is definitely one to watch. Although only in business since April 2013, Made with Love is an online boutique based in the Gold Coast and Sydney, Australia with gorgeous bohemian gowns and bridal accessories to die for! Founder and designer Carla started the company because she couldn't find "the one" when she was dress shopping for her own wedding, and the result is unique, individualized wedding...

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Old World Artistry Wedding Gowns by Sarah Janks

by Claire

Sarah Jank's Fall 2014 Collection is vintage, glamour and elegance all wrapped into one. With gold, a-line gowns featuring deep scoop necks or the delicate lace-embroidered overlays Sarah includes on many of her dresses, this fall collection inspires an old world feel with beautiful modern styling. Sarah Jank's designs are a step above the norm and will take your breath away. See the entire collection here, and share you faves in the comment section below!    

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Lingerie Lovelies for Your Valentine!

by Claire

This Valentine's Day we're sharing lovely lingerie for every bride! Whether you are going for hipster, classy or risque, this post has something you (and your man!) will love. From Beloved Intimates and Macy's, this lingerie eye candy is the best of the best. However you are celebrating this day of love, scroll through to find your faves and get inspired for your wedding night!  

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Shimmering, Glittering Gowns from Moonlight Couture

by Claire

Moonlight Couture's Spring 2014 Collection shines bright amidst the many wedding gowns offered this season. With my particular love for mermaid, sweetheart neckline dresses, Moonlight Couture's collection could not be more gorgeous. Moonlight's designers incorporate amazing Swarovski crystal embroidery on many of the gowns, as well as impeccable lace, organza, and silk fabrics. With price points ranging from $1,450 to $3,330 and unique detailing on each and every piece, there is a...

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2014 Looks for the Alternative Bride

by Bride Chic

What do indie designers have in store for 2014? Offbeat dresses and head chic you will adore! If you're looking for that dress or accessory with a twist of cutting edge, a hint of costume or vintage chic, stop by Etsy rather than the bi-yearly NY Bridal Markets. Artisans  found on this mega site for the creative have the freedom as well as time to explore more inspiring options simply because they produce smaller lines. Below are some trends emerging on Etsy that I just love. Comment...

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The Best of the Indies

by Bride Chic

If you're looking for a wedding dress with special handcrafting as well as a certain panache the mainstream designers forgot, chances are you're perusing Etsy and discovering fabulous indie designers. An indie-designed dress has special touches you won't find elsewhere, innovative designs, and great finishing techniques. Etsy isn't the only place to find these beauties either; boutiques are springing up around the country exclusively featuring indie designers. Below you'll find the...

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15 Wedding Dresses for a Traditional Ceremony

by Azure

For brides-to-be planning traditional ceremonies in their places of worship, finding the perfect wedding dress has its difficulties. A sky high slit or deep plunging neckline with bare shoulders probably won't fly. So we did some work and rounded up the most stunning gowns for chapel, church, synagogue, and other religious ceremonies. Take a peek and see what we came up with... Aren't these dresses divine? It's amazing what sheer lace can do to transform a dress from daring to...

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Menswear Monday, Men’s Wearhouse Edition

by Claire

#MM is a favorite on Twitter, but today we are bringing it to the blog to share some Men’s Wearhouse eye candy perfect for your groom! These super handsome suits are the perfect way to give your guy the attention he deserves on the big day! Scroll through to find the perfect stylin’ tux for your man, and Ideabook your favorites!     

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