Wedding Dresses


Budget Idea for Dresses: Think Prom

by Azure

As a mom, I hate that kids’ clothes look so adult these days. As a short shopper on a budget, I love it! It’s one of the few benefits of being short, kids’ clothes and shoes cost less than adult clothes and shoes. I’ve found a few places where the smallest adult size and largest kid size are identical, except for pricing. Even if they aren’t short, your bridesmaids can take advantage of a similar “youth discount.” Instead of looking for bridesmaids’ dresses in bridal...

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Priscilla of Boston Bridal Party Dresses: Go Bright or Go Bold

by Azure

How fabulous are these cocktail dresses from Priscilla of Boston? Maybe its just me, but when I saw the frocks above, I literally wanted to take a bite out of the papaya-, nectar- and clementine-coloreddresses. The vibrant, tropical colors took me to a place far, far away- laying on the beach under a palm tree with a pina colada in my hand. And with short and breezy styles dominating the bunch, these are perfect for your destination wedding- pick one up for your rehearsal dinner...

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Wedding Attire: What to Wear When You’re the Guest

by Azure

If you think choosing a wedding dress is hard, try figuring out what to wear when you're the guest! In this week's column The Wedding Maven gives some guidance on decoding dress codes. If you have a question about wedding planning, traditions, or etiquette? Ask the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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Bride Chic: Kiddie Couture- Dressing All Your Little Attendants

by Azure

About Bride Chic What could be sweeter than adding a flock of kids to your wedding? Either making the trek down the aisle or weaving in and out of festivities, kids add a bright and energetic tone to any wedding. In Europe, kids make up the wedding party almost entirely. Remember Lady Diana's wedding to Prince Charles in 1981? Her eldest attendant was a junior bridesmaid. The rest were taffeta-clad flower girls and pages dressed in the traditional costume of the English Court....

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Always a Blogsmaid: 5 Tips to Say Yes to the Dress

by Azure

About Always a Blogsmaid Recently, a client of mine was in a dilemma: she was absolutely stuck when it came to a dress. She had seen a few that she liked, and was leaning towards one a bit more then the other, but she was literally stuck. Not everyone knows immediately if a dress is right for them, and, especially if you look good in a few, it can be a difficult decision. We met up to peruse photos and I offered up a few tips that I find work, and I thought I'd share them with you! 1....

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Save on Vera Wang on Weddings!

by Azure

We all love Vera Wang, and we all love to save money. But saving money on Vera... A seriously killer combination! To help all of our Savvy Scoop readers get a little Vera in their lives, take advantage of Complimentary Shipping with any purchase on VeraWang.com Use Promo Code: freeship09. VeraWangonWeddings offers so many beautiful, fantastic items- from Maid to Order bridesmaid dresses, to sexy lingerie for your wedding night or honeymoon, to gorgeous keepsake gifts for your...

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Bridesmaids or Designers?  With Coco Myles, They’ll Be Both!

by Azure

If you ask your bridesmaids what they want from the designer who outfits them for your wedding, here are a few of the top responses you can expect… 1) A dress they can wear again 2) Styles and designs to flatter every body type 3) Vibrant colors in comfortable fabrics What if I told you that you could get all of this and more for your maids, all for under $200? I came across the Coco Myles website the other day, and was blown away (in a good way!). If you haven’t heard of...

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A Green Idea for Taking Care of Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

If you’re using an heirloom wedding dress, or you’d like your future daughter to have the option of doing so, you need to have your dress properly cleaned and stored. The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists is an organization of dry cleaners that specializes in restoring and preserving wedding dresses. As you know, we like to keep things as green as possible here at onewed, but regular dry cleaning is anything but environmentally friendly. That’s why we’re glad The...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Special Mother’s Day Edition!

by Azure

Mother knows best... Usually. This week Wedding Maven Marta Segal Block helps out a mom whose daughter who is definitely not having a white wedding and a mom who didn't quite make the wedding album. Read the full article about Mother's Day Advice. Next week, we're opening it back up to the whole family. If you've got a burning bridal question, write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com.

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Vintage-Inspired Wedding Gown: Timeless and Elegant

by Azure

Special Feature from Debbie Welcher ofChatfields Bridal Boutique Whether watching the stars on the red carpet or enjoying AMC’s Hit show Mad Men, we continue to be fascinated with Old Hollywood 50’s inspired glamour and elegance. The timeless beauty of these fashions is still relevant and popular almost 60 years later. Classic beauties like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly or Jacqueline Kennedy remind us why the 1950’s fashion is timeless. The internet is abuzz with search...

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Hot off the Runway: Modern Trouseau- Fall 2010 Collection

by Azure

Hey Savvy Brides! We know you're busy planning the wedding of your dreams, so we wanted to bring the fabulous New York runways to you! Enjoy gawking at these gorgeous wedding dresses from Modern Trouseau'sFall 2010 Collection- straight off the runway for your viewing pleasure!

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Bride Chic: Bridal Fashion Couture Report- New York Spring 2010

by Azure

About Bride Chic 2010. I know it sounds pretty futuristic but it's the reality we're looking right at. Actually, New York is showing us designers are time traveling through the 20th century bringing back trends that never made it to the once-upon-a-time bridal scene. We're seeing still more color and interesting textures this season. A stunning collection in optical white, Oscar de la Renta is showing short chic cocktail dresses paired up with gloves and big white pouf cocktail hats...

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Bride Chic: A Celebration of Bridal Fashion and Photography

by Azure

We are so excited to have a first look at Amy-Jo Tatum's photo shoot, with wedding photographer Stephanie Williams, featuring five gorgeous bridal gowns from her Dioresque collection! About Bride Chic If there is such a thing as visual poetry it is in these images. All are from a recent photo shoot I had with Orange County wedding photographer Stephanie Williams. We shot five of my gowns in various locations around San Juan Capistrano, California--including the mission. While I'm...

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Liven up your cocktail dress with wedding dress designer Alexis Georgio!

by Azure

While attending the National Bridal Market Chicago a few weeks back, I was lucky enough to catch designer Alexis Georgio’s latest in the runway show on March 29th. During the show, Georgio (known for his elegant, couture evening, special occasion, and bridal gowns) debuted his fun and sassy Cocktail Leggings. These beautiful beaded leggings look adorable with a short cocktail frock! Pair them with that sassy dress you bought especially for your bachelorette party, or surprise...

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Bubbly Bride: Wedding Dress Dramatic Backs

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When looking for a dress you hear a lot about the fabric type and shape of the dress. You hear about sweetheart necklines and A-line skirts. At the end of the day the part of the dress that your guests have spent the most time looking at is the back! Designers are realizing the desire for dramatic and eye-catching wedding dress backs, and creating artistic masterpieces! While you are standing in the front of the church, or slow dancing to your first song, your...

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Bride Chic: THE INTERCHANGABLE WEDDING GOWN

by Azure

About Bride Chic Wouldn't going straight from a wedding ceremony to the bash of your life be a radical transition? Few brides can do this without making some changes. Generally the most common adjustments are from head and hemline. After the ceremony, a bride usually removes the longest layer of veil or doffs it entirely save the headpiece. The train that looked so awesome on the walk down the aisle is bustled for dancing and moving about. Lately brides are taking time out between...

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I see success written in the stars for designer Junko Yoshioka

by Azure

We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac. The zodiac is well worth flirting with. ~D.H. Lawrence Judging from her Spring 2010 collection, Junko Yoshioka has no qualms about flirting with the zodiac! While Carolina Herrera drew inspiration from famous artists and beautiful works of art, Yoshioka created "a unique collection of 12 astrologically inspired couture gowns." Can you match any of these stunning gowns with the sign that inspired its design?

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Designer Anne Bowen goes bridal!

by Azure

How many times have you been watching the Oscars, SAGs, or Grammy's and absolutely died over one of the evening gowns floating down the red carpet? For me, its been one time too many! Enter designer Anne Bowen. Known for her stylized evening wear, use of luxurious textures and fabrics, and simple, fresh, no-frills drama design aesthetic, Bowen is the latest eveningwear designer to apply her luxury red carpet sensibility to a range of wedding dresses, with prices starting at...

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Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2010 Collection: van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, oh my!

by Azure

This past weekend at New York's Bridal Market, Carolina Herrera wowed fashionistas and artistas alike when she unveiled her Spring 2010 Collection. Each gown that floated down the runway was a true piece of art, from the Henri Matisse dress inspired by the famed artist's paper cutouts, to the Georges-Pierre Seurat gown which used pointillism as its starting point with a polka-dotted theme. Oh, and I can't forget to mention the fabulous hat the model donned, which was straight out...

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“New York Fashion Week: Front Row To Priscilla of Boston Spring 2010!”

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Hot Trends, Interviews & Dresses Galore... New York Fashion Week is in full swing! If you're not in New York to see the new styles hit the runway, fear not ~ the Priscilla of Boston Group Runway Shows can be watched on video, as they streamed live this year for the very first time! I was so thrilled to attend the fabulous show...even if it was from that "VIP" seat in front of my computer - ha! Hey, it's all good. I still got to see some of the hottest...

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2009 Wedding Dress Trends: Floral Details

by Azure

I've been wanting to post about 2009 wedding dress trends for some time now, but there are so many fabulous looks this season that I didn't know where to start! I decided to bite the bullet today and share with you some of my favorite dresses with eye-catching floral embellishments. This feminine and sophisticated trend took the Spring '09 catwalks by storm, as some designers added subtle, delicate rosettes to inconspicuous places, while others went bold with massive corsages at the...

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Tips for Buying or Selling a Pre-Owned Wedding Dress

by Azure

Special Feature from Josie Daga, of PreOwned Wedding Dresses.com Tips for Buyers: • Research the gown’s retail price online and in bridal boutiques. Knowing the market value will help you in your negotiations. • Whenever possible, try on the gown at a local store so you can see how it fits your figure. • Ask detailed questions: when and where the gown was purchased, the fabric, detailing, alterations, flaws, cleaning, and storage. If the gown is over two years old, ask...

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Wedding Accessories and Veils, Just as Nice the Second time

by Azure

I wanted to wait until after April Fool’s day to post this, because it’s almost too good to be true. Preownedweddingdresses.com now has a section for pre-owned veils and other accessories, including some stand out jewelry you might be interested in long after the wedding day. Even if you already have the perfect dress and accessories, make sure to bookmark this page. When your wedding day is over, you might want to give your dress or veil a second life. Will you be selling...

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Calling all New York Nearlyweds!

by Azure

If you are in the NYC area tomorrow (April 2nd), don’t miss the opening of Modern Trousseau’s New York showroom! During this 5-day event, Modern Trousseau will unveil the 2009 Spring Collection, so boogie on down to 7th Ave. and be one of the first to feast your eyes on these gorgeous gowns!

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