Posts Tagged ‘bridal gowns/wedding gowns’

November 22nd, 2011

Couture Garters

Yes, I know garters are thrown across the dance floor by the groom to a bachelor guest, but shouldn’t they still be pretty? Long gone are the days when the only option is the version of bad lace and an equally ugly light blue ribbon with a plastic heart in the middle. You know the ones I’m referring to, I know you do!

Today, there are pretty garter options and Florrie Mitton makes some beauties.

all from Florrie Mitton
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November 7th, 2011

2012 Bridal Gown Trends from the Little White Dress Shop

Cate and the rest of the staff over at Little White Dress Shop in Denver are abuzz about all things related to 2012 gowns. They recently returned from seeing it all live on the runway and shared the trends they saw in a recent newsletter. I thought it would be fun to pass them along and gather your thoughts. Here goes…

Top 2012 Bridal Fashion Trends

  • Hints of colorWhile ivory remains
    the color of choice for most all bridal gown designers, some colored
    embroidery, fabric, lace or ribbons added here or there is delightful
    in upcoming 2012 bridal gown styles.
  • LaceKate Middleton’s wedding gown has
    influenced the 2012 collections!
  • SashesWhat began as THE
    accessory in 2011, continues in full force in 2012!
  • Matching Veils!  Check out the MUST
    HAVE gowns with their very own MUST HAVE matching veil arriving at LWD in
    January/February!
  • Jackets, portrait collars, one strap options, wrapsThese ”accessories”
    are becoming key pieces in the 2012 collections.
  • Hi-low skirtsNot yet an official
    “trend” for 2012 bridal styles, but definately introduced and VERY
    well done in Claire Pettibone’s new 2012 collection, so it’s a new trend
    to watch.

What do you think? Do you have a favorite trend?

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May 5th, 2011

Royal Wedding Trends :: The dresses, all in white

I will second the adoration I’ve heard and read so many others express for Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. In my opinion, it was beautiful, but not overdone; classy and fresh; young, but still appropriate for the inherent conservative nature of a royal wedding; and, she seemed to be genuinely comfortable in it.

Her evening dress was equally as beautiful. I loved the little white angora shrug and just a hint of sparkle in the belt. It was reminiscent of the dress she wore for the ceremony, but more party worthy.

All in all, she hit the mark. As ABC News shared of their interview with Tim Gunn, the coach for Project Runway contestants read:

Gunn had nothing but praise for the newly named duchess of Cambridge, and her wedding dress. In describing her look, Gunn kept repeating the word “ravishing.” When asked to expand on this, he said, “Simply, she took my breath away.”

We’d be missing something not to note the beautiful, modern, streamlined look that was created across the wedding party with all the girls dressed in white. Although it’s common practice in the UK, wedding guests or members of a wedding party dressed in white is traditionally a no-no in the US. But, that may be changing.

A wedding party dressed in white can be appropriate for summer or winter and can lend itself toward almost any setting, especially a beautiful Colorado mountain wedding location where color just seems to detract from the landscape’s beauty.

It’s modern, it’s unique and hopefully, it will be trend that hops across the pond!

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