Bridal trends over the past few seasons have been veering away from conservative and adding more non-traditional details, ranging from shorter hemlines, color-infused details to tiers of ruffles and rosettes. One look that’s still going strong is old school, red-carpet glamour with a mix of over-the-top runway. Think movie sirens like Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich and Liz Taylor with a lil’ Dior thrown in for fall wedding dresses. Luxurious fabrics, faux-fur and gathered trains with embellished crystals scream classic vintage movies. Warm, dusty colors such as pale pink, salmon and lavender have been very dominant for bridesmaid dresses this spring. For the Melissa Sweet line, red made quite a statement for an alternative to a fairer color palette. One can assume that this line is referencing the Carolina Herrera Spring 2010 collection of retro hats and feathers, since these straw fedoras as a bridesmaid accessory are amazing!
wedding dress shopping
March 10, 2010
From our friends at thefind.com:
The wedding season is fast approaching and brides to-be are on the search for the perfect dress, shoes and accessories. Some brides-to-be spend months searching for the perfect dress. Carrie Bradshaw’s entire wedding plan was thrown into a tailspin because of her over-the-top Vivienne Westwood dress. I was lucky – the second dress I tried on I chose and purchased on the spot. It was a “Saketini” gown made famous by San Francisco couturier, Colleen Quen. Today there are many options whether you are having a grand vineyard estate wedding in Napa Valley or a simple civil ceremony at City Hall. There are styles to suit everyone from the classic bride to the bohemian and fashionista alike.
Perfectly suited for a civil ceremony or glamourous penthouse affair, this fitted ivory ribbed-crepe dress is classic with a twist detail at the shoulder. The short sleeve RM by Roland Mouret Aphrodite twist-detail dress ($1,545 at Net-a-Porter) features a low back, a slim fitting skirt and split at the back. Most women either love or hate veils. If you are the type to wear a veil, Lanvin makes an exquisite glass pearl-embellished tulle veil ($1,070 at Net-a-Porter). Pricey, yes, but you can save it as a family heirloom for your daughters. The Blanche veil attaches with a silver-tone hair comb and is embellished with 100% Swarovski glass beads. Exquisite! With a the fitted and short skirt on the Mouret dress you’ll want to have a pair of very special shoes on your feet. How about these satin Christian Louboutin Miss ChaCha satin platform sling backs? They are available for $945.00 at Barneys New York. As you glide around the dance floor or pose for photos, wouldn’t it be lovely to have this Lanvin Silk-satin Drawstring Pochette ($770 at Net-a-Porter) on your arm? Grace your ears with a pair of Ben-Amun Crystal Framed Pearl Drop Earrings ($188 at Max and Chloe). These shimmering drop pearl earrings feature two lustrous pearls and are surrounded by Austrian crystals. Before you walk down the aisle spritz on Christian Dior’s Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Bouquet ($88.00 at YesStyle). Containing the essence of the original Miss Dior fragrance is has notes of mandarin orange, peony and musk, you will start life with your new husband smelling sublime.
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