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Nearly Newlywed

April 27, 2012

With the amount of discounted websites & flash sales, it pays to be an internet savvy bride to be. Nearly Newlywed offers designer dresses, think Monique Lhuillier & Oscar de la Renta, at discounted prices. We’ve all seen discounted dresses before, but Nearly Newlywed is a place where we can buy, alter, send back or keep the dress. Nearly Newlywed keeps in minds that even though brides are saying forever to their groom, they might not be saying forever to their dress. Some dresses for sale also have a guarantee for buy back, which means Nearly Newlywed will buy back your dress (up to 8 months after your big day) for 30% of the final sale price. If that wasn’t enough, you can also make up a Pinterest board & have Nearly Newlywed help you find the perfect dress! Get shopping.

Bridal Fashion

Tuesday’s Trendwatch – Define your Silhouette {part 2)

March 6, 2012

Last week’s Tuesday’s Trendwatch we began talking about defining your gown silhouette.  Hinting that your wedding dress selection experience will be less stressful  if you come into the situation completed prepared as possible.  Doing a little research ahead of time on designers, styles, fabrics and silhouettes that would define your shape and taste.  It’s best to know these terms going into the experience so that you can narrow down your selection as much as possible in the get-go.  Last week, we discussed dress silhouettes – this week, we will touch on neckline silhouettes.

Straight:  Simple and Classic.  This style is a clean line across your chest and is very common on strapless gowns.

Sweetheart:  Common as well on strapless gown where the sweetheart dips in the middle creating slightly rounded lines.  Think of it as cutting out the top of a paper heart.

V-Neck:  Simple and Demure.  A plunge halfway to your naval.  Usually seen with straps or sleeveless but most commonly seen on halter top style.

Scoopneck:  Usually always seen with straps where there are no hard edges – just a gentle round line that is created from shoulder to shoulder.

Boatneck:  High on the chest and cuts across from shoulder to shoulder with a slight dip in the middle.

Portrait:  This style is similar to a scoopneck but the fabric inches closer to your neck at the top and ends in a sweetheart shape at the bust.  This neckline is usually seen with capsleeves.

Gown images: Vera Wang
Bridal Fashion

Tuesday’s Trendwatch – Define your Silhouette

February 28, 2012

Over the next two weeks we will be re-posting a series we did last year that helps YOU understand the differences in the bridal gown shillouettes.  With Bridal Season in full swing we, here at WedCandy, think its very important that you truly understand the differences in shillouettes before you go in and have the magical moment of finding your perfect gown.  If you have any questions at all or if you have already chosen your perfect gown – let us know – reach out – comment below.  We always love to hear from you and your experiences.

It can be an overwhelming experience, but a VERY exciting one when the day is finally upon you to shop for your wedding dress.  Its best to always come into the experience prepared – this means do a little research ahead of time.  Study designers, study fabrics, but most of all study sillouettes.  Understanding different silhouette’s will help your wedding dress selection be a less stressful event because you will know where to narrow your focus.  The 1000s of gowns can be easily narrowed down when you understand the different gown silhouettes and what you feel will flatter your figure and your taste.  So, lets make this a little easier….below we defined it for you, so print this out and add it to your Wedding Planner {that we know you have!} and make notes, add cut out pictures and list your favorite designers.

Goddess:  The newcomer on the scene that many designers use to describe a gown that is very loose and flows from just under the bustline.  This shape is relative to an empire waist and the fabrics are usually very breezy and made of chiffon.

Sheath:  Simple and Clean.  This dress usually has a fitted shape from top to bottom.  The dress might be cut on the bias, ruched or covered in lace so there is no distinct flare or separate skirt.

Mermaid:  Very traditional silhouette for the bride that wants to draw attention to her shape and flattering figure.  The skirt is fitted to the knees and then flares out to the floor.

Trumpet:  This style is for the bride who wants to accentuate her shape but without being too restrictive.  The skirt hugs the hips and then begins to flow into an A-line shape around the mid-thigh.

A-Line:  This is one of the most universally flattering cuts.  This classic style angles out directly below the waist where a modified A-line may graze the top of the hips.

Ball Gown:  This style can be described in one word “Cinderella”.  Typically big, dramatic and supported by crinoline that allows the skirt to poof out before it falls to the floor.

Gown images: Monique Lhuillier 

Bridal Fashion

Tuesday’s Trendwatch – Simple Lines

January 24, 2012

Simple and clean lines can have such a glamorous feel. Giving off an effortless essence that can seem like old Hollywood glam. I am loving what many of the designers are doing with their collections. The designs can seem so simple – but the fabrics seem so rich which can create such an impact on the actual designs. There is so much that you can so with a simple and elegant gown. You can accessorize it with statement jewelry or some magnificant hair piece. Or create your own effortless look at take one of these gowns to your beachside-beachblown hair-barefoot wedding.

I am especially loving what J.Crew has debuted in their latest collection. Gorgeous fabrics anmd details in each dress – giving it each its own perfect touch. Pearlized back buttons closures or boning in the bodice and even detailed draping – each can give off such a glamorous look and feel. I say, throw on a little red lipstick and some fabulous shoes and you are ready to walk down that aisle with ease.

Images – J. Crew Bridal Collection