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Hot Fashion on the Top Wedding Dress Trends for 2009 and 2010

    Hot Fashion on the Top Wedding Dress Trends for 2009 and 2010
    Sleek Silhouettes
    Slim is the silhouette of choice for the modern wedding dress - as sheaths, trumpets, and column wedding dresses ruled the runways. Don´t fret if you´ve always dreamed of donning a billowy ball gown, however, as this traditional style never goes out of style.

    Colorful Details
    Modern brides are experimenting with color to tie their ensembles into the color scheme. Adding a splash of color to the basic white gown remains popular through colorful sashes and appliqué details, or more dramatically through two-toned wedding gowns with a colored bodice against a white or off-white skirt.

    High Hemlines
    Not afraid to show a little leg, today´s brides are embracing the tea-length and mini shift dresses that have become de rigueur in nearly every wedding dress designer´s latest collections. The trend makes sense for destination weddings calling for laid back attire and brides opting to don a second dress for dancing the night away at the reception.

    Tiered Skirts
    Whether chiffon, tulle, organza, or even feathers – layers of fabric are the newest major detail designers are playing with to create soft, yet dramatic gowns. This flowing style is perfect for the bride who is a romantic at heart.

    Floaty Fabrics
    Dresses weighted down by heavy crepes, matte satins and silks are lightening up to fabrics like taffeta and organza. These airy fabrics are easy to layer and more comfortable for a gown worn for up to 10 hours. And for brides having a summer wedding, donning a lighter fabric will ensure they´re glowing – not sweaty and red-faced - on their wedding day.

    One Shoulder
    This asymmetrical look is a hot fashion trend that has crossed over into the bridal world to update the basic strapless gown. Carrying a simple, no fuss vibe, the one shoulder gown is a great option for a destination wedding. Bonus points for those blessed with toned limbs, as this neckline shows off the upper arms and shoulders.

    Practical Pockets
    Having graced gowns for a few seasons, pockets remain hot in 2009. The style lends a casual vibe for relaxed events, and – perhaps best of all – it´s practical too, allowing brides to keep essentials like lip gloss or tissues on hand throughout the day.
    Source URL: http://weddingspace.blogspot.com/2009_08_01_archive.html
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SUNDAY INSPIRATION . . . .

ONE OF A KIND DETAIL

Traditional and Modern Indian Bridal Dresses

    Wedding is the dream every girl sees since her childhood. It is the first special occasion of her life. She dreams a lot for this day. From needle to the big thing everything she wants perfect. And the most haunting thing is wedding dress.
    What to wear is a big question puzzling her mind always. Before settling on anything it’s required to know all information regarding it. Similarly before deciding on wedding dress it’s important to know everything about it. India has changed a lot in decades, thus its dressing patterns also. Wedding dress patterns has also taken a great toll in years. No more red color saree with embellishment on it is considered staple for brides. Many new options in bridal trousseau have muster up. Bridal saris have started coming in many new styles, colors and designs. Bridal lehenga choli is another option for them.
    There is great difference in between traditional and modern dresses. To make wedding memorable it is required to understand both and then choose the one. Proper knowledge will help in making wedding a special event. Here is given a clear picture of traditional and modern bridal dresses with what colors and designs in fad in each.

    Traditional Wedding Dresses
    Traditional wedding dress of brides is decorated with heavy work of embroidery and embellishments. Even brides love dressing so because it is the only one occasion when they can adorn them as much they want. It also makes them look beautiful and colorful. To look feminine is highest on their list. Previously brides love to wear dark color dresses like maroon, dark red etc. But today light colors like pink, cream etc are in.
    Today metallic colors in traditional style wears are also much in fashion. Silver and rust brown are some of them. For spring and summer sky blue, sea green and other docile colors will do the best. Net and cobwebby fabrics are also in vogue.

    Modern Wedding Dresses
    The main time consuming work in wedding is to select bridal dress. It takes lot of time because it is big day of bride’s life and she does not want to take any chance in it. Also to look the best is her heartfelt desire. Bridal ensemble plays an important part on wedding day.
    Designer bridal dresses are great talk of modern time. They are so influencing in looking and possess caliber to win everyone’s heart. Even designer wedding dresses can combine the traditional and modern look both. They are largely liked by today’s brides and are much mod also. Many Indian brides are seen encompassing them in their bridal ensemble. The image they project is of beautiful and elegant bride.Source URL: http://weddingspace.blogspot.com/2009_08_01_archive.html
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THE PETITE BRIDE


    Recently I was out shopping for fabric and surprised at how many huge floral and big prints are out there. For brides over 5'8, these work fine but what about the so-called average and petite bride? Here's an example of the kind of email I get from the concerned shorter bride : I'm very small boned. Most gowns I’ve tried on are for women that are 5’6’’. This means whenever I get in front of the mirror I’m swimming in the dress. Almost any sleeve, belt, print or lace looks magnified on me. What are my options?

    One of the most important things for the vertically challenged to remember is scale. If you’re petite and in shape, you can wear just about any gown as long as you scale down to the right proportion. Also thinking vertically (up, up, up) it will be easier to figure out which treatments suit you best. For instance, choose a bodice and neckline that draw the eye up to your decolletage. Here’s some more to consider:

    GO FOR

    * a gown with a panel or seam(s) running up the front. The unbroken lines give you height.

    *Empire waists are one of your best options considering you go floor length. You want to keep that vertical line going.

    * A V or U-neck, it gives the impression of a longer neck.

    *Modified Mermaid. The to-the-floor sash on this gown below draws the eye up.
    Gown by Amy-Jo Tatum
    Smoot Photo
    *A mermaid. If you’re slim and petite consider this style. It’s fitted like an evening gown up top and has all the bounce and swirl of a ball gown below.

    *An A-line. Think of it as your very own scaled down version of a ball gown.

    *Sheath and evening gown silhouettes, long and columnar; they will flatter you.

    * Length over volume in your skirt

    *Sleeves that are long and straight.

    * Best proportion is a floor length gown with veil or train of the same length.

    *Prints and laces as well as any motifs should be scaled down and worn on the upper portions of the body. Busy designs below the waist (even small ones) draw all eyes downward.

    *Soft and sheer fabrics like crepe and chiffon that drape to the body.

    PASS UP:

    *any ball gown. The volume in the skirts will consume you.

    *heavy, elaborate fabrics like brocade or any print or design that is large.

    *Wide belts, sashes and cummerbunds interrupt the vertical lines you want to create. If you do wear a sash or belt go thin (1-1 ½ inches) and as close to the shade of your gown as you can get.

    *any design with big puffy sleeves or shoulder pads.

    *Any train longer than a sweep.







    AmandaWakely
    Sheath and evening gown silhouettes, long and columnar will flatter you.


    Bruce Oldfield

    Fitted like an evening gown up top, this mermaid has all the bounce and swirl of a ball gown below.


    Caroline Parkes
    Think of the A-line as your very own scaled down version of a ball gown.


    Ben di Lisi

    Empire waists are one of your best options considering you go floor length. You want to keep that vertical line going.


    Spose di Gio

    Sleeves that are long and straight flatter you

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JASPER CONRAN: NOT JUST FOR BRIDES

CLAIRE PETTIBONE GETS ACCESSORIZED



    I'm a true fan of Claire Pettibone's work and her imaginative use of all those light, whispy laces like Chantilly and peau d'ange. The Forget me not dress here is a beautiful charmeuse under tulle. Simply stunning. It's beautifully accessorized here with gold and champagne tones . . .


    $270 - net-a-porter.com. 18-karat gold-plated gypsy chandelier earrings with moonstone embellishment. Isharya earrings are ovoid, have concentric circle detail and a hook fastening suitable for pierced ears.


    Forget Me Not
    Blush bias cut silk charmeuse gown with lace bodice and tulle overskirt trimmed with scattered flowers and leaves with lace edged sweep train.
    $2,500 - clairepettibone.com


    $794 - mercedeh-shoes.com MARIO BOLOGNA - Sandals : 1710182 SETA - BEIGE - 793.88$ : Mercedeh-







    J Furmani Metallic Gold Pleated Designer Clutch Bag
    $35 - shoes.com
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LATE SUMMER BEACH CHIC



    We're on the last lap of summer out here in California where Beach Wedding season can go from early March and as late as November if its a good year. Whether you re planning a destination wedding in the tropics or coast wedding in California, Mexico or somewhere else exotic, check out these beach-worthy gowns and accessories. Chanel on the beach? Who'da thought?



    In one of my very favorite fabrics, point d'esprit
    this halter gown by Amsale has the halter neckline so synonymous with beach wear and summer chic.



    Angel Sanchez

    White silk satin and organza tulle gown with whisper gray lining, taffeta ribbon and crystal embroidery.



    Angel Sanchez





    echo design





    iridescent head wrap/scarf by echo design. Jewelry by Stephen Dweck.







    Youlin

    Gold silk satin and beaded lace gown by Youlin.









    Helen Kaminski

    Raffia braided clutch with hand-cut glass crystals.

    Anne Barge



    A beautiful opalescent strapless chiffon with gathered skirt. Pink and silver striped chiffon wrap by elizabethfillett.com





    Eric Javits

    The white picture hat--a classic; this one by Eric Javits donning a thin gold chain. Great for keeping the sun off. The earrings are gold mother of pearl and blue topaz by Simon Alcantara .




    Sposa by St. Pucchi

    White pleated silk organza halter gown with dropped waist, Alençon bodice and court train



    j. Mendel





    J. Mendel

    Tri-tone white, nude and blush hand-draped silk mousseline gown with pleated tulle skirt.


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RARE AND BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIND

    Silk chiffon gown with asymmetrical drape of tulle and taffeta florals hand studded with crystals and sequins.

    Every now and then I come across a find somewhere out there I simply have to share. This is an authentic vintage gown available from The Frock.com. If you love 20th century design, this site has the creme de la creme of vintage fashion. I found this under the bridal section, no designer mentioned but the era is definitely 30s. The sections are also broken down into eras, handy, if you're a fan of a particular time gone by.
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SAAB STORY

MEMORIES OF GREEN

CHEMISE DRESSING

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    Nataya






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    Posh Girl Vintage

    The chemise or shift is actually a relaxed version of the sheath. It falls in a straight line usually cut on the grain of the fabric. The exception was Madeline Vionet's chemise that was pioneered on the bias cut around 1925. The waistline if any is loosely fitted and fits low on the hips a la 1920s style. Two periods of the twentieth century are known for chemise dressing: the 1920s and 60s. Mod London looks incorporated mini versions of chemise more commonly known as the shift. The first super model Twiggy wore shift dresses in ads for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. She worked with designer, Mary Quant as both were and still are synonymous for breaking ground with the Mod look of the swinging 1960s..
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    Twiggy's claim to fame was her long, lean body lines that played up this simple silhouette to its best advantage. A perfect choice for a wedding dress, the chemise or shift can be long or short
    and offers an ideal background for ornamental touches such as embroidery and intricate beadwork. Below are some stunning updated versions.

    Nataya

    the outnet.com




    Chloe




    Amy-Jo Tatum

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