Wedding Dress

  • Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue


    The old British saying goes, "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe." For the past three weeks, simply bridal have brought their readers ideas on how to incorporate the old, the new, and the borrowed into your weddings plans. Since "a sixpence in your shoe" is pretty straight forward, last but not least, they have brought  you "something blue"! 

    Did you know, that the color blue is associated with purity and fidelity? It also used to be worn in order to ward off the “evil eye” that would make new brides infertile. Nowadays though, this may be one of the easiest of the four "somethings" to incorporate. There are endless options of blue wedding products in the market. Many brides choose to incorporate a shade of blue into their color palate, using either blue bridesmaid dresses or decorations at the reception. 


    For those brides who aren't keen on having blue as visible on the big day, here are some of our favorite alternatives. While some of these may be hidden under your skirts, others are small enough that they can have meaning for you without taking over your color scheme. Either way, these items will ensure you have all that traditional good luck!


    “Something blue” may be one of the easiest to incorporate, with endless options of things to color blue!  For those who aren't keen on having blue bridesmaid dresses or decorations, the simply bridal infographic contains favorite alternatives, including jewelry, ribbons and bouquets!  


    SimplyBridal.com is an online retailer for quality wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and wedding accessories. In addition to providing quality bridal products, we also create bridal resources such as infographics and downloadables.

  • Ring Earrings or Necklace? Finding the Perfect Jewelry for Your Bridesmaids

    Today's blog post comes from Anna Knight, a lead contributor to SimplyBridal. SimplyBridal.com is a Los Angeles-based online retailer for quality wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and wedding accessories. 

    SimplyBridal's dresses have been featured on Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, and Rock n Roll Bride. In addition to providing quality bridal products, they also create infographics and downloadable's that have been on shown Huffington Post Weddings and Visual.ly. SimplyBridal ship to North America, Western Europe, and parts of Asia.



    The days of giving your bridesmaids matching jewelry are long gone. Now brides are giving out jewelry to match their bridesmaids’ personalities and their dresses. Giving them jewelry in this manner will allow them to appreciate the gesture even more because you thought about each one of their likes and dislikes before giving them their gifts.


    Statement Ring

    A statement ring is perfect for the bridesmaid that likes to make a statement in an unexpected manner. This ring works well with expressive bridesmaids. By expressive we mean, she puts her whole body, especially her hands, to work whenever she is telling a story. So giving her a statement ring will really give her something to talk about.

    Earrings

    Every bride has that one friend that can wear a pair of earrings like nobody’s business. Now, think about what her favorite pair of earrings are and give her a set that resembles them. If you’re still stumped as to what kind of earrings are best for her, then look no further than her hairstyle. Does she have short hair, long hair or does she wear it pulled back? There’s nothing like beautiful, face-framing earrings for short hair and we love it when diamond studs peek out from a long curtain of hair.


    Necklace


    Necklaces are perfect for bridesmaids that like to wear simple clothes but use necklaces to dress up their outfits. We think necklaces are the most versatile piece of jewelry because you can use them to dress up an outfit and the same necklace can be paired with an evening gown or jeans and a t-shirt. This is the safest bet if you aren’t sure what type of jewelry to purchase for a bridesmaid.

    Ladies love jewelry and we love it even more when is has been selected specifically for us. Give your bridesmaids jewelry to tell them “Thank You.” Trust us, when we say they won’t lament that the days of matching gifts are long gone.




  • Haley Evans: Wedding Dress Trends of 2013

    What does a bride think of first when she thinks of her wedding day (after the ring)? Her beautiful gown, of course! Wedding dresses, like any fashion, go through trends year after year – what was popular a few years ago is completely out of style today! Here are the top predication's for wedding dress trends in 2013!
    Last season, we saw a lot of distinctive skirts. We saw designers focusing on hemlines and creating skirts with two tiers. It’s an exaggerated form of peplum detail and its super flattering—the top tier is a great way to camouflage wider hips. This is a trend we expect to see fade away in 2013. 
    Another trend from 2012 that won’t be carrying on into the New Year is the off the shoulder neckline. This year, we will be seeing a lot of ultra-sexy illusion necklines. With this style, a sheer layer of fabric covers the skin, so you get a strapless look with some added coverage. A lot of designers have even been adding jewels and embellishments to give off a glamorous look. 

    This year, non-traditionally colored wedding dresses are going to be more popular than ever. Subtle colors like blush and apricot are always popular, but this year we are even seeing some more daring hues! Vera Wang’s new spring collection is full of beautiful red wedding gowns and many designers are opting for colors like mint and lilac over the standard white.   
    Something we are seeing a lot of is keyhole backs which are sophisticated yet versatile. Most keyhole back styles were encircled with lace detailing, but the illusion effect is just as gorgeous. Countless designers have realized the popularity of this style and are incorporating them into their gowns.  
    What trends are you looking forward to in 2013? Are there any old styles that you can’t wait to see fade away? Leave us your comments below!     

    Haley Evans, WPICC
    From Menus to Venues Wedding and Event Planning
    email: info@frommenustovenues.com




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