Top Wedding Dresses - Popular 1920s Style Dresses

Friday, November 7, 2014
The top fashions for this falls wedding season are very diverse. As you all should know styles from the 1920's era was all made of similar things. Typical wedding dresses were either fabric or lace along with all over beading or just beading on the sash or veil. Now the patterns were traditionally flower patterns throughout the whole dress. The lengths also vary because in the early 1920's the long trumpet dresses and were used at floor length.
Towards the mid 1920's and the ending the shorter tea lengths and ankle lengths were more popular. So using dresses from the Davids bridal website David's Bridal here are styles that will be very popular this fall for the 1920's look.
Enter the style codes at the website to view photos of the dresses described below.

1. Style number: YP9983 
This dress is the more of the mid 20's kind. Strapless contemporary lace style dress with floral patterns along the entire dress. The gown is slightly beaded with pearls and is tea length. It has a beautiful dress colored satin sash to add to the waist. For this dress accessories can be small simple pearl studs for earrings and a 16 inch pearl necklace. For add on a satin clutch in dress or sash color will look great. A Harlow style satin peep toe shoe will add the glam but keep the class in the dress I suggest no more then 3.5 inches you don't want to be uncomfortable or too tall. A comb for your head piece typically a medium white flower with some pearls or stones added to it will look great and highlight your face. For the veil a short 25 blush veil will be great so it does not take away from the head piece and looks good. The dress will cost from 500.00-600.00 depending your size.

2. Style number: S8551 

This is a classic style dress its a strapless trumpet gown made of lace fabric. It is a floral pattern and is all over beaded with an empire waist and a sweep train. Accessorizing with a wristlet of you color choice will be a great accessory. Silver chandelier earrings with a pearl and a silver 16 inch chain with multiple pearls circling around it. For shoes Gail style is great a strappy satin shoe with 2.5 inch heel and adjustable ankle strap trimmed with rhinestones. A one tier chapel length veil catches the eye and highlights the dress. A more affordable dress at the price of 400.00.

3. Style number: T9612 

A timeless style dress made of lace fabric. V neck trumpet gown with capped sleeves and allover beading. A floral pattern with empire waist and a chapel train about four feet down below the waist. The back has a deep v down towards the middle of your back. For accessories a 16 inch crystal necklace with single pearl and chandelier crystal earrings with single pearl to sparkle. A sliver crystal and pearl mix bracelet with adjustable latch. Jada style 3 inch satin peep toe shoes in a shade or two darker then your wedding dress to pop. A one tier cathedral length veil beaded edges add a bit more to the look or a simple satin trim. The pricing is from 800.00-850.00 depending on sizes.
4. Style number: ES9895 
A more mid 1920's flapper look. this modern style strapless dress is tea length and made with satin and organza fabrics. Satin bands around the dress and 3d floral appliques with crystals. Accessories that go great are a silk clutch or wristlet. A silver chain with small rhinestones and single pearl with pearl studs. A silver rhinestone cuff bracelet with circling pearls. Knox style silk 3.5 inch peep toe shoes ruch knot or bow front with cut away side goes great with glam of the dress. To top off a Russian net facial blusher veil. Price ranges from 400.00-450.00 depending on sizes.

5. Style number: CWG324 

Best for last this is the top elegant style traditional early 1920's gown. A strapless tulle fit and flare gown made of lace fabrics. Very detailed lace appliques and a sweep train. The dress comes with a coordinating long sleeve lace jacket for coverage making it very elegant 1920's style. Accessories like petite rhinestone studs and rhinestone chain with 7 stones bring the shine to the older fashion and add to the glam. Daisies style ivory lace shoe with 3 inch heel and cut away side. A satin clutch with knot or bow is perfect for this dress. As for the veil only a long chapel length veil will work with satin or metallic trim and to finish off the perfect look with a head piece a rhinestone mid tiara does the trick. This dress is much more expensive then the rest at 1,150.00

You can see these dresses at Davidsbridal.com I suggest you check out the accessories section along with the veils if you want to add your own customization to your gown. Just remember the best thing to look for for this falls popular looks are lace and satin fabrics,tea length and trumpet gowns and peep toe shoes are always in. Any tips you need on choosing a dress or anything for your wedding you can also visit a-weddingday.com/checklist.html. Thanks, kelsey Rodriguez.

Appropriate and Stylish Plus Size Fashion

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Learn the Do's and Don't's of Dressing Your Plus Size Body
Every woman wants to look her best. Studying fashion magazines and trendy catalogs can give her a great idea of new styles to try out. But, for the plus size woman, looking at these new fashions can give her a sense of loss and frustration.
The overweight population is growing, and thus, more trendy and stylish plus size fashions are being brought to the market. However, following the latest trends may not be the best idea for a plus size woman. Every woman is the best judge of what looks best on her body, but there are some things to be careful of if you are plus sized.
Clothing with many drapes, ruffles, and layers may not be your best bet. These things enlarge a plus size silhouette, something that should be avoided. Plus size clothing should not hang on your body. You should try styles that flatter your body shape. There are many more choices today than tent-like dresses and unflattering stretchy polyester pants. A lot of flounces and ruffles might have the unfortunate effect of making a plus size woman look clownish.
Another thing to avoid is very tight clothing. Plus size woman have bulges and rolls that they do not want to show off to the world. While tight clothing may reduce your silhouette, it will do nothing to smooth it. Stretchy fabrics can be very comfortable and forgiving in plus size fashion. They will reduce sag and bag on pants' knees, blouses and shirts, and dresses. Skin-tight clothing may look messy and unprofessional.
Plus size fashion has many options these days. You can find something to suit any body type. Most plus size women are either an apple, round in the middle with thinner legs, or a pear, smaller upper body with large hips and thighs. In order to dress in the most flattering fashion, it is important not to accentuate your trouble spot.
Apple shaped plus size women should not wear shirts that gather tightly at the bottom. This plus sized fashion will only accentuate her larger upper half. Pear shaped plus size women should not wear tight tops with overly full skirts. This will accentuate her larger lower half.
Reducing the overall body silhouette is an important consideration, as is disguising a plus size body's trouble spots. Plus size fashion has come a long way. However, to dress attractively and appropriately, women must understand which fashions are right for her body type and personal style. Melanie L. Marten.

Spring Flower Girl Dresses

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sunny Fashion Little Girls' Dress White Pearl 

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While flower girls look adorable in any dress, the latest styles today range anywhere from tutus to slip dresses. While planning for my April wedding, I've come across some great new trends for dressing the youngest of my entourage.
Traditionally, the flower girl was dressed to match the bride - in white or ivory. Here are three modern takes on spring flower girl dresses:
What better way to celebrate your spring wedding than by replicating the wonderful pink hues of the season? The "Cotton Candy" dress by Little Flowers by Odssey features an over-sized tiered pink back sash/bustle over a lighter cotton candy colored silk ball gown.
What little girl doesn't want to look like a princess out of a storybook? Well, Princess Blossoms by Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings has unveiled their line of flowergirl dresses inspired by the Disney Princesses. There are styles to mimic Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, and Jasmine. One of my favorites, the Cinderella dress, features two rows of blue piping at the waist and a bow and flower at the center back. Constructed in organza and satins, Disney's Princess Blossoms dresses are indisputably charming.
Lastly, there's an update on the traditional satin waist ribbon to match your accent colors. This dress from Sweet Beginnings highlights a satin ribbon with attached flowers flowing down the back. These sweet flowered accents help her live up to her title.
   Whatever style you are searching for, with all the latest trends in the next year, you are sure to find the perfect frock to make your flower girl feel like an important part of the wedding procession. Jennifer Martino Trosclair.

Tips for Selling Your Wedding Dress

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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   Your wedding dress is one of the biggest expenses related to getting married. However, once your wedding is over you really don't have much use for the dress. While you can preserve it or pass it on to your kids, many wedding dresses end up in storage where they are never looked at again.
If you don't have room to store your wedding dress or if you need extra money, then consider selling your dress. By selling your dress you are not only going to earn a little extra money, but you will also be helping another bride get a great dress at a great price and you will be helping protect the environment by recycling your dress.

Tip #1 - Clean and Mend Your Wedding Dress
Before you put your wedding dress up for sale have it professionally cleaned. Then you will want to go over the dress and mend any tears, loose beads and stray threads. If you don't have experience in tailoring or sewing then you can have your dry cleaner handle the process. Most wedding dresses will need very little attention beyond dry cleaning.
Tip #2 - Find a Great Box for Your Wedding Dress
In order to display your wedding dress for sale you will want to find a great box to keep it in. This box needs to look crisp and clean. A white box works well. You can line this box with white tissue paper. You want to avoid adding any paper product to the storage box that has color dyes, as these can bleed onto the dress.

Tip #3 - Photograph Your Wedding Dress
In order to get the best bids on your wedding dress you need to photograph it from several angles. If possible put the dress on a mannequin form or on a person. Then photograph it from the front and from the back. Then take several close up shots of the details found on the dress. Upload these photographs to your computer.

Tip #4 - Write Your Ad
Whether you are selling your wedding dress on an auction site like eBay, or whether you are selling the dress through a classified ad you need catchy ad copy. You will want to provide specific details about your dress in the ad such as its size, color, style, bust measurement, waist measurement, hip measurement and length.
You can also talk about who designed the dress, where you bought the dress and how much it retailed for. Also mention what you have done to clean, preserve and restore the dress.

Tip #5 - Answer Questions Quickly

When you get a query about your wedding dress you need to respond to it quickly. This will help keep your bidders or potential buyers interested in the dress and will ensure a sale. When answering questions from potential buyers be very specific and back up your answers with photographs, when appropriate. Eisla R. Sebastian. 

Vintage Dresses for Your Wardrobe

Friday, October 3, 2014
Vintage style clothing is making its comeback. Whether you fancy the '50s or 6'0s, there is no shortage on what you can find to add to your wardrobe. With summer creeping up quickly, dresses are going to be a huge hit! The good news for these vintage style dresses is even if your not exactly "thin", you can still rock them! The older clothing styles catered more to women of all sizes rather than to the slimmer modern woman that designers today cater to. Check out these five dresses, you will be sure to find at least one you cannot live without!

Light Blue Flirty Cotton Swing Dress: This classic replica of a typical 5'0s swing party dress is amazing! Sizes are available from extra small through 2 extra large. The powdery blue color makes the dress super feminine looking and great to wear out on a summer day. Complete with a thicker strapped halter tie, this dress has a ruched elastic design for the sides to make it a perfect fit for women of all sizes. The bodice itself is done in a shelf style with pleats to complete the classic 50's look. Whether you have a summer wedding to attend or you are just out for the day, choosing this dress will not disappoint you!

Natalie Dress In Pink With Black Trim: This is one heck of a sexy dress! It can be purchased at Pinupgirlclothing and sizes are available from extra small through 2 extra large. This all pink dress with black trim and accents will show off your amazing curves by fitting snugly to your form. Capped sleeves, vintage inspired gathered neckline with a black bow tie to enhance cleavage, and a sexy back slit, how could you go wrong? This dress is versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. If you're looking for a dress with some sex appeal, this is the one for you!

Vintage Rockabilly Party Dress: This is a cute feminine dress from the 50's era! Sizes are available from small through extra large. Color choices are teal, gold, and fushsia pink. This is the absolute perfect summer dress. It is on the shorter side, hitting just above the knee in length. Complete with two layers, the outer layer is a mesh covering. Neckline is a V shaped line and the dress itself is sleeveless. This is perfect for hanging out around town, hitting the local nightlife spots, or even a summer wedding. If your looking for something really feminine this is the choice for you!

Cherry Valence Dress: This is a gorgeous vintage inspired cherry print dress! It can be purchased at ModCloth and sizes available in small through extra large. This flirty dress has a sweetheart bustline and a halter tie around the neck for a great cleavage look. The dress is 100 percent cotton, which will keep you cool during the summer heat. The cherry print against the white cloth on the dress makes it a fashion hit! This is a dress for many occasions and a perfect one to buy if you want something that will keep you sexy and cool throughout the summer!


World's Fair Dress: This chic dress is for a fancier look! It can be purchased at ModCloth and sizes available from a 2 through a 12. This black on white pinstriped dress has a beautiful style to it. Shoulder straps and bustline are black, accenting the dress perfectly. The adorned scalloped bib is a beautiful touch to the dress, adding a bit of spice to something vintage. This dress is perfect for a black and white event, going to the opera or theater, or just a fancy evening out! Ideeas presented by Tiffany Bailey.

Wedding Dresses: Why Are so Many of Them so Ugly?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

This may come as a total shock to you, but there are a lot of hideous wedding dresses. I expected to see a bunch of them when I went on my first wedding dress shopping trip, but, as an admitted shop-a-holic with a pretty decisive "style", I didn't expect to find the whole process so difficult. Not to obnoxiously reference that TV show, but you know that episode of Sex and the City when Carrie is engaged to Rub-Mah-Belly-Baby-Aidan and she and Miranda try wedding dresses on and she gets a crazy case of the hives? Well, my reaction to putting on my first bridal gown was not that extreme, but I did get a bit of the clammy palms, cold sweat, and "holy crap"-need to swallow hard.

As I think I've mentioned before in this column, I haven't spent much time thinking about how I wanted my wedding to be "someday". When I was a teen and my wildest fantasties consisted of falling in love with Stone from Pearl Jam and riding off into the rock 'n' roll sunset, I still didn't really think about weddings. And despite my love of clothes and fashion and pairing wacky things like red Michael Jackson-esque jackets with violet shoes, I've never put much thought into what i would want to wear on the day I got married.

So when I stepped into the bridal store and started thumbing through the racks, I couldn't stop making a "blech" face. So much poof! So much crinoline! So much tulle! And beading! And rouching! And doohickey-ing! And rosettes! One dress we saw has a bejeweled corset that much have weighed ten pounds, with a skirt with so much poof it made Scarlett O'Hara's look like pencil skirts, covered in gigantic satin rosettes. It was barftastic. I should have tried it on.


What I did try on was pretty, mostly. I discovered hot wedding dresses floated my boat the most, which I guess shouldn't be so surprising considering my day job. Beading, even on the most "refined" Vera Wang dresses, felt and looked cheap and tacky. Lace could be very beautiful-who knew I was a lace girl? Low-backed was better than low-cut, while stretchy satin did no favors for me in the thigh dimple and VPL departments.

My hands got clammy when I tried on my favorite dress of the day-trust me, no matter how Bridezilla-since-birth that you may be, as many wedding album clippings you may have snipped, seeing yourself in a bridal gown is BIZARRE. It's like looking at a totally different version of yourself that you've never seen before or met before. I wondered if my feef would feel the same when he saw me in something like it on our wedding day. Then I kind of realized maybe that's what's exciting about getting married-you're still the same person obviously, but you're also becoming someone just a little different too. Something about the dress is sort of signifying of that.

The Curvy Girl's Guide to Summer Dresses

Saturday, September 20, 2014
I consider myself a curvy girl and I have figured out a few simple ways to find summer dresses that fit and flatter my figure. Here are a few tips and pieces of advice that can help any curvy lady out in the summer.

If you have curvy hips
I am tall and curvy so sometimes I have a hard time finding flattering dresses. For a curvy girl the empire waist is your best friend, especially if you're a pear shape like me. The reason that the empire waist line is best is because it highlights your smallest area, the section of your torso just under your bust line.
If you want to make your full chest more proportional
A V-neck on a wrap dress will flatter your chest better than any other style. The wrap function allows you to control how much cleavage you show and also has a similar effect to the figure as the empire waist-line does.

If you have great legs
You should show them off in a cute Mod-style dress. They are a bit loose and short so they show you're legs but don't cling to you. I really like the ones that show little or none of my chest because when you have on something short, you should tone down everything else. You want to look classy and sassy, not floozy.
Other slimming tricks that accentuate your best features
Wearing a thick belt at your waist or above it makes your waist look smaller and your figure more proportional.

Trapeze or bubble dresses are also a good choice, if you want to down play a large chest or thick hips. They're also really chic. I have one that is about knee-length and it is adorable. Square-neck collars are especially flattering.
Avoid ruffles, especially around your chest. If it is at the bottom of your dress, it's probably okay though.

Make sure you get pieces that fit. I see so many attractive women wearing too-tight outfits. It looks awful. I even noticed that on a recent episode of How I met Your Mother, JLo was a guest star and she had arm fat hanging out of her dress. JLo is not fat, but the dress was too snug and it made her look heavier than she is.
Heels are great
They lengthen your legs and make you look more put-together. You can wear them with anything but especially with semi-plain dresses or casual looking frocks. They really do help most outfits for curvy ladies, hopes Sarah Townsend.

Top 5 Black Prom Dresses

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time is winding down and in just a few short months many teens will be attending prom. Probably the most important thing for girls attending prom (other than finding a date) is finding the perfect prom dress that no one else at prom will have. When choosing a prom dress there are many different colors and styles so choosing that perfect dress can be quite overwhelming. If you have yet to choose out that one of a kind dress or are just not sure what to get then why not go with a classic.


Some may feel that there is nothing unique about getting a black prom dress, but they are wrong because a black dress is very elegant and formal looking, plus it is hard to make a black dress look bad on you. So if this prom you decide that a black dress is right for you then check out these following dresses.

Gotta Dance Dress - $265 - dresses.com 
The Gotta Dance black prom dress is a strapless, knee length dress made from 100% polyester. The boned bustier and flowing skirt are accented with a rhinestone belt to give it just a bit of bling. It is fully lined and has a hidden back zipper. The Gotta Dance dress is available in sizes 2 to 14.

Dresses.com also offers a necklace and earring set for and additional cost. The dress is made once it is ordered so shipping time right now is 7-10 days from the time you order. Shipping is roughly $15 - $20 depending on location and express shipping can be purchased for an additional $20. If you live in California expect to pay $21.86 in sales tax. If you are interested in the Gotta Dance black prom dress then you can view it here dresses.com/order/1111.html.



Mori Lee Prom Dress - $215 - promgirl.net 
If you are looking for a full length black prom dress then you might want to check out the Mori Lee prom dress. It has bugle beaded bands along the halter and empire of this gown. It also has a high side front slit and low cut back neckline.

This elegant dress is available in sizes 0 to 16. This dress is already made so once you order it (given it remains in stock) it will be shipped to you the next business day. Actual shipping time and cost depends on location and shipping method. If you would like to learn more about the Mori Lee black prom dress you can do so at this link promgirl.net/prdrmolee722.html.

Sherri Hill Dress - $550 - tiza.com 
This Sex in the City inspired dress will wow everyone at prom and will definitely be one of a kind. This ball gown of tiered lace features features tiny rows of French lace and has a nude lining to contrast the black. The waist sash comes together in back to form a large bow. This black prom dress is available in sizes 0 to 16. Tiza.com ships via UPS and standard shipping is 3 to 5 days.



In stock orders will be shipped within 24 hours of being ordered. If the item you order cannot be delivered by your desired wear date then you will be contacted by a Tiza.com customer service representative. This is a specialty store so if you want the Sherri Hill black prom dress then order soon. For additional details and photos of this dress follow the web address.

Jovani Prom Dress - $640 - edressmeprom.com 
Is a full length, elegant, black evening gown what you are looking for this prom? If you aren't on a tight budget then the Stunning Black Jovani Prom Dress may be right up your alley. This dress has a sweetheart neckline, is strapless, has a ruched bodice with jeweled bow, and is available in sizes 2, 4, and 6.

E Dress Me Prom ships via UPS and standard shipping time is 4 to 8 days. If you live in New York then you will have to pay sales tax. For a complete description of the Jovani black prom dress go to edressmeprom.com/prom15565.html.

Splendid Strapless Prom Dress - $450 - onlygowns.com 
The Splendid Strapless Prom Dress is a black poly chiffon with satin gown. It boasts a ruched effect on the bodice with frills on the bottom and embroidery on the top. This strapless dress is available in sizes 2 to 22 and buyers can also choose a custom size.



Shipping is via DHL and prices will be calculated on location and weight. Express shipping can be purchased for between $25 and $35. For additional information on this black prom gown or to order it go to onlygowns.com/purchase/productdetail.asp?cgmain=120&cgsub=117&prodid=1031#tab3.


Casual Wedding Dresses: Dare to Be Different - Dress, Shoes Ballet Flat, Handle Bag

Saturday, September 13, 2014
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