Archive for ‘wedding dresses’

November 22, 2011

#16 – All Things Bridal – The Finer Details

by z.lynn

A wonderful bridal gown trend that continues to enamour me is the use of various textures!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!!

Whether it’s ruching, flowers, bows [within reason ;-)], poufs, pickups, lace – I love them all! My own gown, that I wore 2 years ago last month, was the wildly popular Rhianna Royale by Maggie Sottero!!

I’m still so in love with it that I can’t see myself parting with it – ever!!

Whatever you decide, have fun with textures. This trend won’t be going away for awhile…

Until next time…

Z

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Muah!

September 29, 2011

#13 – All Things Bridal – Know your vocabulary!

by z.lynn

What type of fabric is this dress made in? What kind of neckline is this? What type of dress is this?

Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart via http://firstview.com/

There are many designers and many salons and many dresses, but the basics remain the same. Terminology, that is. Not to say that you must know everything there is to know about dresses. However, understanding how to communicate your desires is helpful in finding the dress of your dreams. Here are a few terms that you will want to be acquainted with:

Dress types:

Mermaid  or ‘ fit and flare’, Empire, Ballgown…

Veils:

Cathedral, Fingertip, Birdcage…

Necklines:

Sweetheart, Halter…

Fabrics: 

Taffeta, Organza, Silk, oh my!

Check out these articles for more important terminology:

http://weddingfashionfiles.com/2009/07/17/wedding-dress-vocab-101/

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/weddings/wedding-dress-terms.htm

http://wedding.theknot.com/bridal-fashion/wedding-dress-shopping/articles/wedding-gown-neckline-glossary.aspx

Happy Dress Shopping!

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