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Lace Four Ways by Allure Bridals

Posted by Kim on Oct 10, 2013

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Lace, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways! Lace is a classic and feminine fabric for wedding dresses, of course, but it’s also extremely versatile. Many of Allure Bridals‘ gowns feature lace used in unique and gorgeous ways – and whether you’re a super-romantic bride, a glamour girl, a modern sophisticate or a total romantic, there’s an Allure lace gown for you. Check out a few of our favorite lace wedding dresses from Allure Bridals.

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Romantic: Head-to-toe lace with classic sleeves is pure wedding romance. We love the slim silhouette and the illusion neckline – so Kate Middleton, and perfect for a springtime garden wedding.

Modern: This gown combines on-trend details (hello, peplum!) with a totally flattering style. The beaded belt highlights the narrowest part of the natural waist, and the v-neckline is so slimming.

Glam: Va-va-voom! The sweetheart neckline and fit-to-flare silhouette are totally sexy, but the stunning lace fabrication keeps things ultra-feminine, too.

Vintage: This slinky style has an Old Hollywood vibe that’s ideal for a Great Gatsby-inspired wedding that’s so hot right now.

And don’t forget your bridesmaids! One of the biggest trends from last season’s bridal market is lace bridesmaid dresses. And no matter what your wedding style is, you’ll find a lace bridesmaid look from Allure Bridesmaids that works perfectly.

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Elegant: Hosting a formal wedding? Your ‘maids will look black-tie ready with this gown, which combines a classic illusion neckline with a modern peplum detail.

Versatile: If you’re looking for a dress that would look great on a variety of figures, this v-neck, knee-length style is both stylish and flattering.

Retro: We love the A-line skirt on this dress for a little 1950s flair! Plus, the illusion neckline and cap sleeves provide a little extra coverage.

Sophisticated: This dress is so chic – your bridesmaids will totally want to wear it after the wedding to a cocktail party or out on the town!

 

Choosing a Dress For Your Wedding Season

Posted by Kim on May 20, 2013

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When you’re shopping for a wedding gown, you obviously should choose a style that fits and flatters your figure, but it’s also so important to think about the season when your wedding will take place. You’re going to be in your gown for the whole day, so you certainly want to feel comfortable and confident. We selected an ideal gown for each season from Allure Bridals and shared some of our top tips for finding a seasonally-appropriate wedding dress.

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Spring: We love the look of lace for a spring wedding – it’s so romantic, and the floral motif feels so apropos when everything is in bloom. Allure Couture Style C265 (pictured top, left), features lace throughout, a crystal sash for some added glam, and - 0ur favorite detail – a tiered, ruffled skirt that moves beautifully in the springtime breeze.

Summer: When it’s hot outside, think lightweight fabrics, like chiffon, which will keep you cool and comfortable. Allure Bridals’ Style 9057 (top, right) is ideal for a summer wedding – and we love how versatile it is. It’s ethereal and airy silhouette would look gorgeous at an outdoor wedding on the beach, but it’s sparkly embroidery and beading keeps it formal enough for a ballroom wedding.

Fall: For fall, we often hear the words “rustic” and “natural” when it comes to gowns, but we think that vintage glamour fits the season just as well. Allure Couture’s C264 (bottom, left) features leaf-and-vine-themed beaded embroidery (so ideal!) and a flattering v-neckline. Plus, the English net fabrication keeps this slip dress lightweight enough for those warmer early-fall days.

Winter: Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you need to wear a gown with sleeves (you can always don a fur wrap for outdoor photos – so chic!). We love how the silvery crystal and pearl beading on Allure Couture’s Style C271 (bottom right) resembles falling snow. And the illusion neckline provides a bit more coverage than a strapless gown.

How does your gown fit your wedding season? Tell us in the comments!

Wedding Dress Predictions for Blake Lively

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 27, 2012

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Dress Designers (from left to right): Allure Bridals and Justin Alexander

Every detail of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ Sept. 9 wedding has been kept a secret, except for the venue and dress. Here’s what we know: According to Martha Stewart Weddings, Lively wore an off-white Marchesa dress with a silk tulle bodice adorned with crystal and rose gold embroidery. From these details, the dresses pictured above could be a cross between what she walked down the aisle in. It’s too bad that we have to wait for exclusive pictures from Martha Stewart Weddings until December, but for now why not take a look at our dress gallery for inspiration.

Chicago Bridal Market Recap: Allure Bridal

Posted by Jeffra on Oct 11, 2011

Chicago Bridal Market was filled with beautiful trends for Spring 2012. Allure Bridals wow’ed us with romantic gowns complete with intricate detail. From vintage lace to ruched satin bodices. Here are a few of our favorites:Chi bridal market 185 682x1024, wedding dress ideas and trends

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We are excited to be attending New York Bridal Market this coming weekend, October 14-17th! Make sure to check back for updates on Spring 2012 Bridal Trends and Gowns from all of your favorite designers, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date! In the meantime, visit our wedding dress photo gallery for more bridal gown inspiration.

{All photos were taken by Heather Talbert Photography. Please do not use photos without permission.}

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