One of our many beautiful wedding dresses featured in a professional bridal photoshoot by Wild & Grace.


A summery of the new 2015 Spring Wedding Dress Trends from the New York Bridal Week.


*  New wedding colours - different hues of blues, greys and also mint green

*  Off-the-shoulder gowns -  different variations of the off-the-shoulder neckline

* Oversized bows and lots of ruffles

*  Capes of various lengths and styles

*  Convertible skirts in tulle

*  Lace sleeves

*  Gorgeous pearl and detail embellishments on gowns



Monique LHuillier 2015





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  • Short skirts - tea length to quite high above the knee

Pictured Reem Acra, Marchesa, Monique LHuillier


  • Dramatic and amazing backs featuring embellishments  such as lace detailing, buttons.


  • Appliques and different textures on many different silhouettes.


  • Peplum is also returning from last season and crossing over to 2014, but creating a more romantic look using lace and tulle for the peplum design.


  • Different styles of capes and wraps are so in!

  • 1920s glamour - the hottest trend for 2014, all inspired and by the most anticipated move of the year " The Great Gatsby ".




The New York International Bridal Fashion Week just finished about a week ago, where the world's top bridal gown designers show cased their gowns for the Autumn 2013 bridal season.
The Top Trends for Autumn 2013 are:
  • Princess, flowing & ruffled skirts
  • Bold head pieces  - floral and vintage inspired
  • Flower inspired gowns like roses and irises
  • Illusion and off-the shoulder necklines
  • 2 dresses in one (carrying over from the Spring season)
  • Long sleeves including different styles of shaped sleeves
  • Art deco details
  • Tea-length gowns
  • Peplum (carrying over from the Spring season)
  • Colours; white, gold, blush, rose and mint greens, pink


October 2012
To assist you in choosing the style of bridal gown that is suitable for your body shape we have put together a brief guide for you on what to look for in a gown.
Bridal Gown for the Inverted triangle shape (up-side-down cone).

If your bust is larger than your hip, which means you have broad shoulders and narrower hips, you’re an inverted triangle. As a bride, you will want to work with your best asset (your bust) and minimize your broad shoulders while creating a stronger definition of your waist.
Look for dresses that has V-neckline, Halter, one-shoulder, scoop or sweet heart necklines, ruching in the mdiddle that emphasize your waist, slight dropped waist line, Aline or Ball gown silhouette.
An elongated bodice will draw the eye downwards and in this way lengthen your upper bodice.
Famous people with inverted triangle shape (cone): Catherine Zeta Jones




Bridal Gowns for the hour glass-shaped body

The “hour glass” figure, is defined by a narrow waist and somewhat equal bust and hips. Girls with more of a slim hour glass figure can pretty much wear any style of dress. For fuller-figured hour glass figures, choose a dress that is form-fitting and allow your natural curves to be seen. Ruching is great as it draws the eye away from problem areas. Sweetheart neckline is very appealing for women with larger bust.
A gown with a dropped waist line helps to elongate the torso.
Fuller hour glass figures should try to avoid full or ruffled gowns, as they may accentuate problem areas and may make the frame appear larger on top as well as the bottom.
The Styles that will flatter your figure include:

Sheath, A-Line, Ball Gown, Dropped Waistline, Mermaid Neckline for an Hourglass Figure: One-Shoulder, V-neck, Strapless, Scoop

Famous people with hour-glass shaped body; Salma Hayek, Jessica Simpson


Bridal Gown for the Pear Shape

Often the widest part of the body is below the waist (such as big thighs) and around hips, which many of us wish to conceal. You want to draw attention way from the hips and emphasize the top of your torso and shoulders.
An A-line skirt is great as it hides flaws and is very flattering to your body as it gradually flares out in an A formation from the natural waist to the floor, highlighting the narrowness of your midsection and floating away from the hips and thighs.
Try different necklines to elongate the upper body and draw attention to your neck and shoulders such as V-neckline, strapless or spaghetti-shoulder straps which will show case a more slender upper body.

Famous people that are pear shaped ; Kristina Aguilera, Beyonce, J-LO




August 2012



 A few weeks ago we did a series of few small posts on our Facebook page on what to wear under your wedding gown to achieve a stunning sexy and sleek figure. Here you can read them again. These are of course some suggestions and do not replace the recommendation given by your bridal lingerie consultant.


To show off your inner goddess, why not an empire line gown with a long, flowing skirt. You can wear high-waisted control pants to minimise your tummy and avoid the 'maternity' look that an empire line can create, together with a full-coverage bra.


Nipple covers prevent any embarrassing bumps while toeless tights let you wear strappy sandals. The options are endless for any style of gown and of course we should not forget the usefullness and the popularity of the torsolette.




For a sleek silhouette like a fitted gown, you can wear a strapless bra with removable inserts in the bra cup, which gives you the option of increasing or decreasing your bust size, wear with seamless shaper pants/briefs to slim and smooth the waist, tummy and thighs, while preventing lines showing through a bias-cut gown.



For a strapless gown, to show off shoulders, decolletage and emphasise/or create a narrow waist, you can wear a strapless bodysuit with reinforced side panels to create an extra-slim waist, or a strapless bra, with support briefs and a waist cincher for a shapely hour-glass figure.



 29 July 2012






Month of April saw many important and well-known bridal designers showing their 2013 Bridal Collections.


5 trends that dominated the Spring 2013 Bridal Runways were:


  • Colour
  • Portrait backs
  • Peplums
  • Lace nouveau
  • Convertible gowns


Trend: Colour

Colour is in style!  Rather than going for the traditional white the bride now has the option of colour, with gowns showing bold colours, luscious reds, hues of blues, and of course – the soft bridal blushes. For a bride the trick is to find a colour that's flattering to her skin tone.



Trend: Portrait Backs

Last season's sexy, open back is again the focus of attention with delicate embroidery, sheer fabrics and lace. Gowns showing bare skin with sheer panels of tulle and keyhole designs are more popular than ever.






Trend: Peplums

These are the waist defining peplums which offers wedding gowns with a dose of haute couture styling using both structured and softly draped shapes.

Brides do not need to fear the added volume at the hip—peplums of the right proportion are great for defining a waist on both boyish and curvy figures.


Trend: Lace Nouveau

Inspired by the Royal Wedding, we see more gowns mixed with a combination of tradition but with more soft sexy silhouettes.   In general, the silhouette still emphasized is coverage.


Trend: Convertible /The Peel Away Gown

Designer’s gift to the Bride!  These are gowns that use removable skirts, trains, and capes to transform your ceremony dress into a distinct and memorable gown for the reception. Think of people like Kim Kardashian.  


In many ways the gown works as an outfit that you can just peel away. A fabulous idea!  That makes it easy for the Bride to move around and mingle later at the reception.


And if you are not sure which of 2013 trends are right for you? Well, have them all with a convertible gown that has a removable skirt, train, and capes!




April 2012 Source: Internet 


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