Wedding Dresses


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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Bride Chic: White Silks And Lace For A Bombshell Bridal Look

by Azure

About Bride Chic Last week we explored how laces are being used for Spring 2010. This week we're going to be looking at how lace and silk combined can produce some bombshell looks on your wedding day. In the photo below, Venise lace is used to border the fascinator headpiece with net pouf veil. The wedding dress is silk dupioni with a silk chiffon back sash treatment... Feminine and perky can-can look (photo 3): Layers of crinoline petticoat under yards of silk tulle make this...

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Celebrity Weddings: Bachelor Jason Mesnick Marries Molly Malaney On Saturday!

by Azure

Former Bachelor, Jason Mesnick, wed first runner up, Molly Malaney this weekend at the luxury oceanside Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA! Despite the skies opening up to torrential downpours, the February 26th wedding was said to be spectacular. And we'll all have the chance to see for ourselves, as cameras rolled for the ABC wedding special that will air on March 8th. A few of the fab details from The Bachelor wedding... - Molly wore a gorgeous strapless Monique...

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Cue The Drum Roll: January Dessy Style Board Challenge Winner!

by Azure

I am thrilled to unveil the winning Dessy-Pantone Style Board for our January Dessy Style Board Challenge! This lovely inspiration board was submitted by Lesley C., and she chose a beautiful jewel-toned wedding color palette of Ribbon Red, Wild Berry, and classic Black. Because of Lesley's eye for style and design, she's scored $500 from The Dessy Group!!! Love this board? Get the look with the Dessy products below... - For the ladies: Dessy Bridesmaid Style 2749 (shown in ivory)...

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Bride Chic: 2010 Wedding Dresses Lace Update

by Azure

About Bride Chic Here it is 2010 and designers continue to create new and magnificent looks with lace. Alencon and Chantilly are the most traditional and some designers like Christos and Priscilla of Boston have kept the classic thing going. On the other side of the coin, designers are using these same laces in inovative ways adding in all the new knits, cottons and crocheted laces resurfacing. Some laces we're seeing are no more than an applied touch on a hem or cuff. Sporting an...

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Find The Perfect Destination Wedding Dress: And Try It Before You Buy It!

by Azure

Planning a beach or destination wedding, and still on the hunt for the perfect wedding dress? Then you'll love this new program from Dessy, where you can try before you buy! For Dessy's Sandals Destination Wedding Dresses, they've launched a convenient and innovative Sample-on-Loan program. Here's how it works- 1. Browse the Sandals Destination Wedding Dress collection and pick your faves. 2. Order the sample-on-loan dresses of your top picks, in your size, and they'll be sent...

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New York Fashion Week Recap: From Catwalk To White Aisle

by Azure

New York Fashion Week is always a treat! It gives fantastic insight into upcoming fashion trends and hues that'll be hot! The designers' newest collections are also great for inspiring your bridal look. While using your imagination is key (since white is not the primary color floating down the runway), I adore fashion week since it helps brides decide what type of dress is best-suited for them and for their bridesmaids. There were some standout silhouettes this season. Use your...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Custom Dress From Coco Myles!

by Azure

What a great week this was! We launched our Ultimate Proposal Contest, and our Coco Myles Savvy Steal was a huge success! But there can only be one winner, and the lucky winner of the custom dress from Coco Myles is... Brianna Fowler! Congratulations, Brianna! I can't wait to see the gorgeous Coco Myles dress you create! Don't forget to send us a picture! Please email savvyscoop@onewed.com to claim your prize! Have a wonderful weekend, one and all! *Disclosure: custom dress...

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Bride Chic: Stalking The Look Books- Peter Langner

by Azure

About Bride Chic If there ever was a purist when it comes to design, I'd have to say Peter Langner is the finest. Just look at these wedding dresses molded and almost sculpted perfectly to the body. Before he got his own thing going, he actually worked under greats like Ungaro, Lacroix, and Mark Bohan for Dior. He premiered his wedding dress collection in Rome in 1991. I knew he studied architecture as it's apparent in his work. Langner designs in the tradition of Italian Couture,...

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