Category Archives: Fashion

Off the Beaten Path: The Avant-Garde Wedding Gown

When I think about “avant-garde” I think unwearable, but today I wanted to highlight some fabulous avant-garde (and very wearable) wedding gowns. Avant-garde doesn’t always need to be so artsy that it’s no longer fashionable; it should define the right balance between art and fashion… at least when it comes to wedding gowns!

So today a few options from some of our favorite and new designers! These gowns are all artistic in their own way, from the floral organza patterns of the first two by Aire Barcelona and Amsale, to the bold tulle patten by Marchesa in the third picture. The always edgy St Pucchi delivers as usual with our forth dress; and finally the structured patterns and textures by Tara LaTour in the fifth gown proves that rigid structure but mixed fabrics can create any type of looking including avant-garde!

 

Credits: Amsale, Aire Barcelona, Marchesa via The Cinderella Project, St Pucchi, Wedding Chicks

Trend Alert: Mix and Match Bridesmaids Dresses

We love trend alert posts because these are always up and coming and fun wedding ideas or fashion trends! Since I seem to always find myself bored of the “typical” bridesmaids dresses (and because our trend alert on the bridesmaids skirt was so popular last week), we figured it’s time for another refreshing bridesmaids trend… this time it’s a mix and match approach to dressing your maids with many multi-colored dresses!

This is honestly one of my favorite ideas as far as how to make your wedding style unique. We’ve all seen the standard dress choices with the same color and style for all 20 of your bridesmaids, but really… this can be boring!! Pictures surprisingly seem to come out SO much better when your party is dressed in variations of different dresses, colors or styles altogether. If you aren’t comfortable with the mix and match bridesmaids dress approach, you can always tone it down by picking the same color but different style dresses. This way you have some variation but everyone looks like they are at least wearing something that fits into your bridal party! I personally think an all out mix and match makes the perfect impression but whatever you decide, mixing and matching will give depth to your bridesmaids dress choices and (imagine this), the maids may even like their dresses!

 

Credits: Ruffled Blog, The Wedding Post, PeopleStyle Me Pretty, Style Me PrettyStyle Me Pretty

Trend Alert: The Bridesmaids Skirt

Yes I said it… the bridesmaids skirt (not to be confused with the bridesmaids dress)! Please.. if you aren’t already sick of seeing the same bridesmaids dresses over and over again on instant replay, snap out of it! There are so many more fun, unique and bold options out there when it comes to dressing the maids, so do yourself (and them a favor) and pick some pretty dresses (I mean skirts)…

So what is the bridesmaids skirt exactly? Well, for the creative and crafty brides among us, they’ve already found new and exciting ways to spice up the normal wedding wardrobe and ditch the satin, chiffon and overall blandness that comes with most mainstream bridesmaids dresses. The answer is the skirt! Simply a pretty skirt paired with a top is all we’re talking about here. It’s stylish and affordable and will undoubtedly have your guests talking about what a fun twist on the tradition this is! Now since I know more than anyone that it’s always hard to break tradition, I’m hoping these fun finds will inspire even the most doubtful brides!

 

Credits: Project Wedding, Jarvie Digitial Photography via Belle the Magazine, Belle the MagazineRuffled Blog, Wedding Chicks

Shades of Pink

For me, when I think bridesmaids, I think pink! Personally I have my pink preferences (blush over bright) but for most, any shade of pink as far as the bridesmaids dresses go seems to work. So for those of you brides-to-be struggling with the dress color, today I wanted to remind you why pink is so perfect!

Firstly, depending on the shade, it can go with any season. Winter? Yes please! Think I’m kidding.. nope not this time. I actually think that a very light blush pink (like in the first photo below) is perfect for a winter wedding. Please, we see enough of the eggplants and silvers that a little color for your winter wedding day isn’t going to kill anyone! Of course we know that pink works for the rest of the year; the magentas and corals are perfect for a spring or summer wedding and the light colors are better for the latter half of the year.  You probably don’t want coral at your New Year’s Eve wedding.. you’ll have your guests wanting to transport themselves to an island instead of your reception.

Back to the point, why I love pink.. Aside from being right for any season, it’s practically perfect to pair with other colors. Maybe it won’t match with any color that you choose, but it certainly works with a lot of them. Moving on, pink is typically a non-controversial pick. With multiple girls in your party, you don’t want them hating the dresses you’ve picked (I know it’s your wedding day but these are your friends remember!) Pink is easy on the eyes and most girls like some shade of it. So when picking between pink and oh say lime green, I assure you the majority of the maids are going with pink. And finally, the right pink and the right dress can be reused! Tell me you’ve been a bridesmaid and been able to reuse your dress? Probably not because no one seems to pick normal dresses these days, but girls, it’s time! Pick one that everyone loves and you’ll see your maids wearing it at the next wedding they go to!

 

 

Credits: Style Me PrettyLoverly, Fa5hion Queen, Elizabeth Anne DesignsOnce Wed, Pinterest, Style Me Pretty,

Trend Alert: The Long Wedding Train

The bridal train is one of those things that may go in and out with fashion trends (and whatever is the latest wedding fad), but it’s also possibly the single most timeless wedding accessory and it will of course be here to stay. Surviving all of the “in the moment” trends (no train, a short train, a short dress, the list goes on) it has proved that it is here to stay on the bridal front and that this is one accessory the traditional bride should not go without!

Okay, so you don’t have to go with a train as long as Princess Diana’s famous one (25 feet!) but the train really can complete your overall looking giving an air of elegance, class and beauty! The material here doesn’t really even matter, whether it’s lace, tulle, satin, you name it, as long as it matches with the overall look of your dress, it will work! Here are a few of our favorite picks ranging in style, fabric, and silhouette, but each one is ultra-trendy and not to be forgotten on your wedding day!

 

Credits: Tumblr, Alma Novia, KHNUHRH BlogPinterest, Lizza Love via PinterestPinterest