I am attending a wedding at the end of the month in D.C. I am having a lot of trouble finding a reasonably priced petite dress to wear. This time of the year a lot of dress have stripes, polka dots, flowers, or are neon. The wedding ceremony starts at 3pm, so I need something that will transition from day to night. I am open to color suggestions. I only ask that they not be black or white. Budget-wise I’d like to keep it $100 and below. Please help! –Christa
When I initially went searching for a dress for you, I bookmarked a bunch of dresses that are striped, brightly colored, or floral print, because apparently I have a really bad short term memory and they were all really cute. Then I went back and looked at your email, and I realized this is indeed a tough season to be looking for a simpler style of dress.
But this fashion mission isn’t impossible, and I did find a few options that I think would work really well for this wedding (and other events throughout the year!). Read on for all the details about these four lovely frocks… Keep reading »
Wedding traditions have changed a lot over the years, and many of the hard and fast dos and don’ts of wedding style have fallen by the wayside. It’s great that brides, grooms, and guests have more freedom over what they wear these days, but in a way, all these updated rules and non-rules have also made things more confusing. After the jump, we answer all your pressing questions about cleavage, pantyhose, the definition of “black tie,” and what color shoes to pair with those pesky navy blue bridesmaid dresses… Keep reading »
It’s wedding season, and whatever. While everyone else is off pledging eternal devotion, or crying whilst watching others do so, I embrace the opportunity to (pointlessly) browse the prettiest, most ornate wedding dresses money can buy, waxing quixotic for the day a Pinault puts a ring on my finger — or even just knocks me up! (Right, Linda?) Hell, I’d even take a Sarkozy. Lest I go on too long and reveal too much about my
gold-digging ways desire for a comfortable lifestyle, check out these 15 wedding dresses vastly beyond my means. For now.
Bebe, a store known mostly for Kardashian-style nightclub dresses, is branching out into an unexpected new market: wedding dresses. Designed by Rami Kashou, the collection is available online and in select flagship stores, and while a few of the pieces definitely have that “Bebe look” (the bridal mini dress on the left, for example), most of the gowns are fairly traditional and some are downright elegant. Prices range from around $300 to $2500, and if Facebook enthusiasm is any indication, the line is poised to be a hit: within 48 hours, over 17,000 people had liked Bebe Bridal. So, what do you think? Would you buy your wedding dress at Bebe? [Racked]
Over the weekend Sofia Coppola married longtime boyfriend and baby daddy Thomas Mars, frontman of the band Phoenix. But rather than go for the traditional white wedding thing, Coppola said “I do” in a lavender Azzedine Alaïa gown, custom-made by the designer. What do you think of her non-traditional look? Would you — or did you — get married in a colorful dress? [People] Keep reading »
You wanted a wedding dress you could wipe your butt with, right? That’s what we imagine Susan Brennan from Orchard Lake, Michigan, must have been thinking, because she’s the winner of the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Challenge, an annual contest aimed at creating the best wedding confection out of, you guessed it, rolls and rolls of two-ply tissue. For her creativity, Brennan took home $1,000, which we hope she puts towards purchasing an actual, non-toilet paper wedding dress. Yeah, but what’s more intriguing is the line from the press release about third place winner Cynthia Richards, whose toilet paper dress was “inspired by her business partner’s dream.” What is her business partners dream? Toilet paper clothing? Really? Eek. Keep reading »
“We’ve both been married before. We’re enjoying our commitment to each other. We want to take our time … We might elope if it gets to that point … I will be part of designing my own wedding gown.”
—Jessica Simpson talks to Women’s Wear Daily about her wedding plans with former football player Eric Johnson. I’m secretly hoping these two get hitched in a Vegas wedding chapel and that Jessica wears one of her prom dresses for the occasion. [People] Keep reading »
Designers are already clamoring to get the attention of Prince William’s fiancee, Kate Middleton, and why shouldn’t they? Get your dress into a royal wedding and you become an iconic designer, business booms, and you’re set for life (or at least a while). Monique Lhuillier, one of the biggest names in luxury wedding gowns, has contributed a princess-worthy gown idea that’s sure to catch Kate’s eye. A handful of other British and international designers have also imagined creations for People—check out a couple of our faves for some midday daydreaming, after the jump! [People] Keep reading »
The best part about being a bride is getting to strut around in the prettiest, priciest, most ridonkulously drop-dead gorgeous white dress in the universe! Oh yeah, and that whole life partner thing is cool, too. But seriously, the wedding dress is probs the one thing making me want to get married. After watching “Say Yes To The Dress” with my brother (yeah, he’s sensitive like that) and my sister-in-law, it’s clear that finding a man to commit is probably easier than finding that perfect dress to spend your special day in.
That’s why my heart broke when I heard that Eva’s Bridal Shop in Chicago burned to the ground, leaving so many brides dress-less for their weddings. (Bridesmaid dresses were lost too, but that might actually be a blessing from what I’ve seen.) Keep reading »
Vera Wang’s sketch for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding dress brings the magic—even on paper! [WWD] Keep reading »