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Lace Four Ways by Allure Bridals

Posted by Kim on Oct 10, 2013

Post Sponsored by Allure Bridals

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!

 

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Well, it’s that time of year again! In just a few short days, we’ll be heading up to New York City to see the newest designer wedding dresses at Bridal Market. So to get ready for the biggest event in bridal fashion, we thought it would be wise to take a look back at our favorite wedding dresses from last season – the styles that really wowed us. Two of our editors’ personal faves are pictured above: a pink textured rosette A-line gown by Olia Zavozina, and a romantic long-sleeved gown with a plunging neckline and body-hugging silhouette by Berta. Both of these gorgeous gowns were photographed at Pier 94, the hub of New York Bridal Market. Be sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram to get inside scoop on what’s new in bridal fashion. See you on the runway!

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!

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If you’re shopping for a wedding dress or are just a bridal fashion fanatic (like us!), get excited – New York International Bridal Week starts tomorrow and we’ll be there! We can’t wait to check out the newest wedding dresses and share them with you. The WeddingWire team will be live on social media starting on April 19th, so be sure to like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to make sure you’re up-to-date and viewing the newest styles as they step off the runway. And watch this space, and our Fashion Ideas page, for constant updates, photos from the latest runway shows, and exciting trend reports throughout the week.

And – bonus! – we want to help you shop! Describe your dream wedding gown to us in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter. We’ll select a few requests and play “personal shopper” – sharing photos of brand-new dresses you might like to help get you inspired. Happy dress hunting!

 

Would You Sell Your Dress Before The Wedding?

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 26, 2012

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Have you ever wondered what you can do with your once-worn gown after the big day? A tactic that’s become popular among budget-conscious brides these days is selling their designer dress before their wedding. On various wedding web sites, brides can inform potential buyers when their never-worn wedding gowns will be available at a discounted price.

“The economy is still not where we’d all like it to be,” Tracy DiNunzio, CEO and founder of RecycledBride.com said in a Today article. “If you find your dream gown and you know it’s a little bit out of your budget, you can guarantee you’ll make some of your money back even before you wear it.”

What do you think? Let us know in the poll below.

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