Rent the Runway, the site that literally rents out current season designer fashions, is launching a bridal dress shop next week. That means women like me, who don’t necessarily want to keep their bridal gown or spend thousands of dollars on one, will be able to rent a dress for their big day. As wedding season gets into full-swing, this is amazing news for the bride trying to plan a wedding on a budget. The groom gets to rent his tux; why shouldn’t the bride have that same opportunity? Let’s hope Rent the Runway also has a section for bridesmaids. [Racked] Keep reading »
Looks like Jason Wu is giving Vera Wang a run for her money. The Michelle Obama-preferred designer is entering the bridal market with a line of wedding dresses for Net-A-Porter. Says Wu: “The capsule collection includes wonderful options for a bride, but also has a relaxed attitude with pieces that can be worn to other occasions.” We’re loving the sketches, which look fun and young while staying classic. As for price, the dresses will retail from $795 to $4,000. Which, as far as wedding gowns go, isn’t exorbitant. [Fashion Foie Gras] Keep reading »
If you’re getting married and have a bit of skill when it comes to DIY style projects, then head to your closest drugstore and stock up on toilet paper. Because for the sixth year running, it’s time to get crafty with TP as part of the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest! Forget running, nail-scratching, and hair-pulling with other bridezillas in order to win a lower priced dress–this is the answer to your wedding day white gown dreams. Simply create a dress only using toilet paper, tape, glue, and a needle and thread, and enter the contest for a chance to win $1,000 to spend on the dress of your dreams. Get to designing and submit your photos to TPdresscontest@gmail.com! And please, please be sure to share your genius designs with us. A few more examples, after the jump! [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
Even though I have no plans to get hitched myself at the moment, wedding dresses are very much on my mind right now. Our blogger Nina is presently searching for one, as is my dear friend Courtney, and another pal is actively not searching yet because she’s too intimidated by the entire process. Another, erm, “acquaintance” who has settled on a fiancé but not a gown is Chelsea Clinton, whom Hillary said (in a recent CNN interview) wasn’t quite there yet.
Why is the search so damn frustrating? Maybe the problem is with the bridal gown market in general. Here’s one solution. Keep reading »
While this $501,640 dress isn’t the most expensive wedding gown we’ve met, it’s certainly up there. Besides yards and yards of platinum-colored tulle, the dress includes 10 feet of platinum chain, 33 carats of diamonds, 145.84 carats of aquamarine, white keshi pearls, and a white south sea pearl pendant. The dress is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between Tutera, who hosts “My Fair Wedding,” and jewelry designer Erica Courtney. Call us cheap, but we don’t get it. Who needs platinum chain on a piece of clothing they’re going to wear one time? Especially one that’s not even cute. [Luxist] Keep reading »
Ha! And you thought bridal fashion season was over! This time Oscar de la Renta debuts a whimsical collection of doo-dad covered frocks for everyone from the bride in a turban to a bride in the sticks. Enjoy! Keep reading »