Posts tagged "wedding dresses"

Black Wedding Dresses, Six Ways

I wrote earlier this week about my total opposition to white wedding dresses and everything they stand for. Instead, I’ll be wearing a two-piece black dress to my wedding. Black dresses are versatile and re-wearable, always an excellent addition to your wardrobe, and blessedly more affordable than most traditional white wedding gowns. Flip through…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 23, 2015

Study: Wedding Traditions Are Changing Sloooowly

Weddings may be full of age-old "rules," but according to a new poll, views on strong-held nuptial traditions are slowly changing. A new Harris Poll surveyed 2,300 Americans this April to find out where they stand on old-school ideas about how heterosexual weddings are supposed to go down. Marriages might be…
By: Claire Hannum / June 6, 2014

Style 911: Help Me Find A Petite Dress For An Afternoon Wedding!

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…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 13, 2013

Style 911: All Your Wedding Fashion Questions, Answered!

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…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 28, 2012

Wedding Dress Porn: 15 Amazing & Absurdly Expensive Wedding Gowns

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…
By: Rachel Krause / June 27, 2012

Would You Buy Your Wedding Dress At Bebe?

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…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 27, 2012

Kim Kardashian & 15 Other Celeb Brides Who Wore Vera Wang

I don't know much about weddings, but one thing I do know, to quote Anthony, Charlotte's main gay on "Sex and the City," is that when it comes to the dress, "you go Wang." And if anyone is going to have the best of the best on their wedding day, it's Kim Kardashian. Whe…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2011

Sofia Coppola’s Purple Wedding Wonder

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…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2011

Today In Gimmicks: The Toilet Paper Dress

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 roll…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 10, 2011

Jessica Simpson Considering Eloping, Designing Her Own Wedding Dress

"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…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 29, 2011

Designers Start Their Engines For Kate Middleton Wedding Gown Race

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,…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 23, 2010

Chicago Wedding Dress Crisis Averted Thanks To Twitter

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…
By: Simcha / November 23, 2010

Chelsea’s Wedding Dress In The Making

Vera Wang's sketch for Chelsea Clinton's wedding dress brings the magic—even on paper! [WWD]…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 2, 2010

Model Lara Stone Changed Into A Short Dress For Her Wedding Reception — Would You?

The ever-gorgeous Lara Stone married comedian David Walliams in London over the weekend. While full-length photos of her custom-made, £30,000 Givenchy gown haven't yet circulated, shots of her and new hubby David heading to the reception are all over the place, and Lara's looking fly in a short gold Givenchy dress. Apparently the…
By: Lily Q / May 17, 2010

John Galliano To Dress Katy Perry For Her Big Day?

Katy Perry and her dashing beau, Russell Brand, will become Mr. and Mrs. Brand shortly, but there are a few details to figure out before they walk down the aisle. The bride is still iffy on the location, but there's one aspect to her big celebration that she's obviously spent some time thinking…
By: Bianca Posterli / May 11, 2010

Would You Watch Your Wedding Dress Disappear?

Most women would never dream of throwing away their wedding dress. Brides search for weeks, sometimes even months, to find that perfect white gown, and end up spending hundreds, even thousands of dollars on an item they'll wear for just one day (then store in their closets for years to come). But now with the…
By: Bianca Posterli / May 10, 2010

Finding A Use For TP Outside Of The Bathroom

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,…
By: Bianca Posterli / April 7, 2010

We Knew Wedding Dresses Were Expensive, But Half A Mil?

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…
By: Catherine Strawn / September 25, 2009

Style 911: Can I Wear Black To My Own Wedding?

"I've been reading The Frisky for a month or so (religiously!) and I thought this would be the place to get my questions answered. (You guys always seem to have the answers.) I'm getting married on Oct 31st of this year and want to know if it's acceptable to wear a black wedding dress. I…
By: Erin Flaherty / September 3, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Katie Grand Supports Wedding Dresses That Aren’t White

"I wore an Azzedine Alaïa brown snakeskin dress, which he tortured me for about two months to get into, but at least it’s something I can wear again. I didn’t want some stupid white dress; it seems like such a waste." -- Kate Grand, editor-in-chief of Love and stylist who has worked…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 19, 2009
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