Wedding Dresses


Bride Chic: The Best Tressed Bride

by Azure

About Bride Chic Want an edge to topping off your wedding day look? There's a focus on inventive hairdressing lately whether you decide to ditch the veil or not. Once you've chosen your wedding dress, your head is the next most crucial detail to dressing the part. Because not every bride feels right doing the veil thing, some are opting for smaller bridal headpieces, even hats. For those of you wanting to skip the cake top template of wedding hairstyles all together and try...

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TWO knockout wedding day looks without the 2nd dress!

by Azure

Get the second wedding reception look without buying a second wedding dress!   There's no denying the two wedding dress trend!  Kate Middleton wore two, Kim Kardashian wore three, and 2012 brides are thinking that more is more.  But purchasing two gorgeous gowns can be expensive... and here at onewed, we do not condone breaking the wedding budget to buy that second dress.  So how can a bride showcase two unique looks (one for the ceremony, one for the reception) without...

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Wedding Dress Designer Spotlight: Alyne

by Azure

We’re always on the lookout for great new wedding dress designers to add to our gallery. I recently fell head over heels in love with these gorgeous dresses from Alyne. Each one is different, but they all share a classic glamour and simplicity that I find irresistible. I also love the simple names that somehow evoke classic style icons and exactly the type of modern girl who would love the dress. Don’t forget to check in with our wedding dress gallery and see what else is...

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Bride Chic: Is Renting Your Wedding Dress The Way To Go?

by Azure

About Bride Chic I thought this void in the market would be filled by some good old Yankee ingenuity but it hasn’t been. Do a search on wedding dress rental and just see what comes up. I found you can rent a gown these days, but shops offering this service are scattered thin. Most designers including those of the stylish one-off Etsy variety aren't even open to taking the plunge. So I asked salon owners a couple pertinent questions. The first one: Would you consider renting some of...

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Eye On Bridal Fashion: Black Accents, Sophisticated Style

by Azure

One of the major bridal fashion trends that carried over from 2009, and came out swingin' in 2010- White, cream, and ivory wedding dresses with black accents. I can't pinpoint exactly what it is about this trend that makes me swoon... but there is just something so chic and sophisticated about a little pop of black, totally unexpected, against the neutral background of the wedding dress. It's very Old World aristocracy meets Parisian Haute Couture if you ask me! As more and more...

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Eye On Bridal Fashion: Let’s Welcome The Little White Dress!

by Azure

Brides-to-be planning a wedding for 2010 or 2011- you are in luck! Because the Little Black Dress (aka LBD) has transformed itself in a major way... And the new LBD is now the LWD, or Little White Dress! How perfect is this if you are on the hunt for a second dress for your wedding reception?? Take a look at some of my favorite LWDs, all from the fab new site, RentTheRunway. On RentTheRunway, you can rent a designer dress especially for your special occasion! So, that to-die-for...

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Bride Chic: Spring Kid Chic For Flower Girls And Other Pint-Sized Wedding Guests

by Azure

About Bride Chic For all of you looking for little girl dresses in 100% silks and cottons, check out these oooh la-la adorable creations from Wooden Soldier, an online fashion place for kids. One of my clients- God bless her- introduced me to this site. As a company that started out small, Wooden Soldier is dedicated to the principles on which their business was founded: quality, personal service, and unique merchandise... I was surprised to find such incredible kid chic (they offer...

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Off-The-Chart Free Wedding Giveaway: The Winning Bride-to-Be Enjoying Her Swag!

by Azure

The lucky winner of our Off-the-Chart free wedding giveaway has begun to collect and enjoy her bounty! Carla's bridal shower was a few weeks back, and she put her 6 flower bouquets from Weddings by FlowerPetal to great use. Carla chose the beautiful Delphinium Dreamsfloral arrangements, which featured a dramatic mix of purple and blue delphiniums. Once the party was over, Carla gifted each of her wonderful bridesmaids with a Delphinium Dreams centerpiece. What lovely bridesmaids'...

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Insider Tip: Save Money on Your Bridal Alterations

by Azure

As we mentioned, we went to the National Bridal Market here in Chicago this week. This show is really meant as a way for designers to show their new wedding dresses to the bridal store buyers. I sat in on a fashion show, and heard a little secret that I thought I'd pass along (hey, it's not like it's a friend's secret). As you've probably noticed, a lot of wedding dresses are showing pretty deep v's on their v necklines and on the back of the dress (like the ones pictured here). If...

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Bridal Fashion Style Watch: All The Latest Wedding Dress Trends!

by Azure

Chicago's National Bridal Market was a great experience. It's always fun to see the latest and greatest wedding dresses from some of our favorite designers. This year's market was interesting, as there were a few undeniable bridal style trends that were popping up everywhere. Here's the inside scoop on what you can expect in 2010 and beyond... 1. Bright White Wedding Dresses Persevere No More: I was struck by the lack of bright white, diamond white, blinding white wedding dresses. ...

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Question of the Week: Where Would You Like to Buy a Wedding Dress?

by Azure

You've probably heard the news that White House Black Market and Urban Outfitters are joining J.Crew in being fashionable retailers offering a bridal line. It got me wondering, what store do you see as your wedding style? If you could get any store that you shop at (or dream about shopping at) to make a bridal line, which store would it be and why? Feel free to be creative, maybe it's not even a clothing store, but a different kind of designer. Helpful Links Wedding...

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Doing The Bridal Style Research So You Don’t Have To!

by Azure

We are off to Chicago's National Bridal Market... to scope out all the latest trends, hot bridal accessories, and more! It’s a tough job, but somebody has got to do it! All so that our lovely savvy scoopers can be in the know on what’s hot and what’s not for 2010 weddings. Will ruffles, lace, and other romantic details continue to adorn the newest wedding dresses? Are one-shoulder asymmetrical styles still holding their ground? What wedding dress silhouettes, necklines and...

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Bride Chic: Stalking The Look Books- David Fielden

by Azure

About Bride Chic David Fielden's Spring/Summer 2010 collection has a little bit of everything. Short dresses, sheaths, Erte-inspired blousons, and yes, a couple of those grand style ball gowns. Now, I will have to admit, if you're a purist who loves those clean lines, this is your go-to guy for a wedding dress. While his creations are not all free of embelishments, that of which he chooses to embellish with is precious, minimal and will make for some dramatic grand-entrancing... What...

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Wedding Dress Designer Spotlight: Elie Saab

by Azure

The 2010 Oscars helped to put designer Elie Saab on my radar in a big way! Rachel McAdams' multicolor Elie Saab Haute Couture gown was probably my favorite from the red carpet, and Elie Saab's wedding dresses definitely don't disappoint. Summed up, Saab's wedding dresses are classic, sophisticated, romantic and feminine. Take a look at some of my favorites! And don't forget to check out the rest of the fab designers in our wedding dress gallery! What other designers stand out in...

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Wedding Dresses To Die For: Go Flirty With A Baby Doll Silhouette!

by Azure

Depending on who you ask or where you look, you’ll find different names and descriptions for the various wedding dress silhouettes. I still remember when I first mastered what an "A-line" dress was... And then all of a sudden, I started seeing modified A-line, what looked like A-line but was called something else, and everything in between. Needless to say, my head was spinning! Enter, our fab designer wedding dress gallery! You'll notice that you can search for your dream...

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Get Creative With Your Bridal Style: Wedding Fashion Finds From Bebe!

by Azure

When you think "wedding fashion, bridal style, bridesmaids’ dresses and accessories", I’ll bet bebe rarely comes to mind. But, after seeing their new items for Spring, I am stoked to share some chic dresses and accessories that may be perfect for your wedding! And the best part- none of these items will break the bank! If you are planning a low-key beach wedding or destination wedding, how fab is the white stretch jersey Grecian dress with asymmetric neckline? For less than...

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More Great Color Ideas from Dessy

by Azure

Happy Monday! Do you love color? The Dessy Pantone color fan guide is a beautiful, portable way to communicate your wedding colors and ensure perfect harmony for your wedding look. Chromatically arranged by color family, each color in the color-on-paper fan deck is numerically referenced and named to assist quick color decisions. Designed for portable use, the PANTONE WEDDING™ color guide is ideal for shopping for wedding fashions, and coordinating colors with your wedding...

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Bride Chic: Glam Up Your Bridal Look With Gloves

by Azure

About Bride Chic Brides are enjoying the revival of gloves. So much so they're scouring vintage stores everywhere for real deal 'kid' versions, harder and harder to find these days because they're just not making 'em like they used to. In doing research for this piece, it seems the 20th century was the Golden Age of the Glove. That goes for all lengths, designs and materials. How gloves work with fashion nowadays depends on the look you want to create. You're going to follow some...

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Return To Romance, A Ruffle Revolution: Fall 2010 Valentino Collection

by Azure

On the red carpet, fashion catwalk, and the white aisle, ruffles seem to be making a comeback. ...and I’m lovin’ it! One of our Top Trends for 2010 is Return to Romance, and ruffles- on your wedding dress, reception décor, bridal shoes, and more- are the perfect romantic touch. And we’re not the only ones digging the ruffle revolution. Valentino’s Fall 2010 collection is chockfull of girly, frilly ruffles! Remember when Bride Chic told us about the new brand of City Hall...

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Calling Chicago Brides & Newlyweds: Fight Cancer with Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

Is your wedding gown hanging in the closet or taking up space underneath your bed? Find a home for your beloved gown and support a worthy cause at the same time! Throughout the month of March, whiteCHICAGO is dedicating the month to collecting gowns for donation to Brides Against Breast Cancer. For the “dress drive,”WhiteXchange and Brides Against Breast Cancer are in need of contemporary style gowns, slips and veils that are less than 7 years old. Also, a copy of a tag or a...

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Question of the Week: What Did You Think of Zoe Saldana’s Oscar Dress?

by Azure

We've got a lot of Oscar talk around here this week. Really though, I've just got one question that I can't stop asking people, what did you think of Zoe Saldana's Givenchy dress? Do you appreciate it when stars try something a little different, or is it just too much? Is your wedding dress style going to be surprising? Would you rather be talked about in something a little "out there" or play it safe and be ignored? Helpful Links Designer Wedding Dresses

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Recycled Bride: Six Spectacular Etsy Wedding Dresses

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Sustainable Bridal Style from Etsy's Hottest Designers Buying on Etsy is a great way to support small businesses and craftspeople. And lately, Etsy sellers have been producing beautiful, unique, and fashion-forward wedding dresses that rival those of top bridal designers. Here are six of my new favorites, with something for every budget and style. 1. The Wentworth Street Gown from The Wedding Collection is made by former Project Runway contesant Carol Hannah,...

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Celebrity Style To Inspire Your Bridal Look: 2010 Oscars!

by Azure

The red carpet at the 2010 Oscars was full of surprises! Glitz, Glam, and Sparkle Galore! Gold-toned gowns were a popular choice at last night’s Academy Awards. Sandra Bullock’s gold beaded Marchesa dress was very fitting; note the similarity to the Oscar statue she walked away with after winning Best Actress! Cameron Diaz went for the gilded look as well, in a beautiful a-lineOscar de la Renta dress. Miley Cyrus went gold and glittery wearing one of my favorite designers,...

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Cynthia Rowley Weds Dessy With Exclusive Bridesmaid Dress Collection!

by Azure

Get excited, ladies! Because Cynthia Rowley designs will soon be within reach for you and your bridesmaids! Cynthia Rowley is a top American fashion designer, and she's tied the knot with The Dessy Group to introduce her very first bridesmaid dress collection! This exclusive collection is inspired by Rowley's acclaimed runway looks, and she'll take your bridesmaids from day, to evening, to post-reception and beyond! You can expect flirty tulle skirts, drop-waist silhouettes, and...

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