Category: Wedding Dresses
Greetings sweet readers,
I wanted to share this amazing gown by the uber talented Tara LaTour. Her interview last year was so exciting, and I recently asked her to pick her fav gown. Here is her pic… and I couldn’t agree more.
“This dress is called Harper. I love this dress because….
I love the color interpretation of this dress. Usually ombre is thought of as going from light to dark. But in this dress we built the color from dark to light, giving it a different look than your typical ombre.
This gown is the ultimate word in romanticism. This gown features around 600 raw edges flower that have all been hand sewn. A labor of love.
This dress is very special for me because it named after my niece. She was born on the day I started making this dress. I think extra love went into the dress because it was one of the happiest times EVER!
This is the first gown of mine that received a national editorial in Brides magazine. It is featured in this months issue along side designers who I have admitted for so long. Gives a new meaning and significance to this dress.”
Thanks Tara! I cant wait to see what you have up your sleeve next.
Greetings sweet readers,
So, you are going dress shopping. Most likely you have in tow: your mom, some besties and a book filled with glossy magazine pages showing images of dresses you just have to try on. Or maybe you show up empty-handed with no clue what you want. Well today I wanted to help shed some light on (in the words of Stacy and Clinton from “What not to Wear”) dressing the body you have… aka Not Living in Wedding Dream Land. Just because it’s once in a lifetime dress doesn’t mean the basic principles of fit and design should be ignored in favor of choosing ‘your favorite’. The way a dress looks on you (not the hanger) should always be paramount when selecting The One.
There are 6 basic body types. Honestly, I really don’t like putting people in “categories”; it feels kinda wrong. But we will for the sake of this post. It’s ok if your body is a mixture of two body types; mine is. David’s Bridal has a great feature on their website called “Figure Flattery” They do a great job of breaking it down so you can find the best wedding dress for your figure! BTW, did you know that Vera has a line called White by Vera Wang at David’s Bridal! EEKK! The dresses are everything you’d expect from Vera, but easier on the budget.
If you find yourself lacking in the waist department (like me) then you are a apple shape. Its important to cinch in your waist and give it definition. Here are my picks for you:
For a Pear-shape avoid styles that hugs the hips…. Unless you’re J.Lo – then go for it. For the rest of us here are my picks to camo a well endowed bottom half.
Lets talk about full-figures and girls with ample bosom. Now the biggest thing if you fall into this category is to emphasize the assets. One tip: if you have a large chest please, pretty please don’t get a strapless gown with a straight across neckline. It will make your girls look as if they are out to conquer the world (likely without you). Instead look for (if you must have a strapless gown) sweetheart necklines or a slight dip.
For all you tall gals My best tip is be sure that the gown waist, sleeves (if you have them), and hemline are the appropriate length. Otherwise you will end up looking like you borrowed the gown from your much shorter sister. Invest in a good tailor, its worth it!
Last, but certainly not least, are petites. I think this is a great category to be in if you remember one thing. Don’t let the dress and its details overwhelm you. They should be small, because, well you are. If you are in this category think small intricate details and clean lines. Here are my picks for you.
Ok now I want to go try on dresses for my wedding re-do! Ladies head over to David’s Bridal and check out White by Vera Wang. How can you go wrong!
I have been swooning over this dress for a few weeks now and wanted to share. Named ‘The Battery’, this amazing wedding gown is part of Lela Rose‘s Spring 2012 Collection. I love the neckline. My favorite part has to be the back though. Totally STUNNING.
Greetings sweet readers,
Continuing with this week’s theme (because I’m obsessed and you should be too): lacy gorgeousness. I wanted to take a moment and show you some eye candy courtesy of Claire Pettibone. I love how her designs have a vintage feel but there is always something unexpected in the form of a pop of color, intricate sleeve, ribbons, and always jaw dropping back detail!
You have the chance to try on these amazing gowns and meet the designer at the Flagship store. Clear. Your. Calenders!
Claire Pettibone’s whole collection can be seen here. Information on how to RSVP to the trunk show here. The amazing photos were taken by Elizabeth Messina, check out her blog or website for some breathtaking images.
Photography: Elizabeth Messina
This dress makes my heart skip a beat. Monique Lhuillier’s Waltz gown in blush silk gauze is pure sweetness…
To see the back of this dress (even more amazing) and the rest of this unbelievably romantic collection, click here and go to the Bridal Spring 2012 section. Or go see them in person this weekend at the Melrose CA Bridal Salon’s Trunk Show. For an appointment call 323.655.1088.
Sigh, so lovely don’t you think?
I have a fun week planned for next week, stop by for some inspiration.