After The Party, Is The After Party

If you’re anything like us, you LOVE a good after party. When it comes to searching for and styling your wedding related attire, we know you don’t mind searching for just one more outfit, do you? Yea, we didn’t think so! It’s time to slip out of our dream gown and into something a bit easier to dance around in!

 

After months and months of planning, it finally happened. You’re OFFICIALLY a Mrs and just had the best night of your life. You’re exhausted, but completely high on love and you never want the night to end. Most venues have a cut off time of 10 pm, but let’s get real the party is usually just starting! This is a great time to continue the celebration and really get to enjoy yourself with your close friends and family, after one long and hectic day. Take this time to really be true to YOU. That means get funky, comfy and whip out that custom bridal jacket that we know you had made with your new name on it! All the hard stuff is over with, so enjoy every moment, laugh, tear (and probably spilled beer) that happens. We decided to round up some amazing after party outfits for our brides that want to make every second of their wedding day memorable. Whether it be to your suit, the lounge at your hotel or the hot new bar down the road, chances are everyone will end up getting together after the dj packs up and heads out. Lucky for you, you’ll have the perfect outfit to hit them with, one last time.

 

The Little White Dress

This mini dress is perfect to throw on as soon as you get out from under all that tulle! Toss on your new leather Mrs jacket with a pair of Converse and get this party started!

 

The Slip Dress

Staying in your suite for the night? Get out of your gown and into this simple silk dress. We can bet your hubby will be counting the minutes until he can get you to slip right on out of it!

 

It’s A Wrap!

The night is almost over, so get comfy in this boho wrap dress. You’ll be able to hide all of that cake and champagne you’ve been indulging in, with no problem (or shame for that matter)!

 

The Little Lace Dress

Another one for you to toss your leather or denim jacket over! Pair with over the knee boots and you’re ready to go!

 

The Power Suit

Your man wore one down the aisle and now it’s your turn! Rock that corset you’ve been wearing under your dress all day, as your top for the rest of the night. No one will expect this one, so be ready for all the “YAAAAS GIRL” cat calls your bridesmaids will be yelling.

 

The PARTY Dress

Don’t be surprised if this dress gets you lots of attention. When you walk into the lounge wearing this little number, everyone will know you’re planning on ending the night strong!

 

The “I Can’t Stop Wearing Gowns” Gown

Girl, it’s your day! If you want to put on another gown, then do it! This version is sure to be comfier than your wedding gown, so float around your after party like the goddess you are.

 

Whether you decide to stay in or finish your night out on the town, we think you’ll love these options! Let us know what your after-party outfit of choice would be, down below!

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Amazon Coming In Clutch

Oh, Amazon. You’re always there for us when we need you. From tablecloths and runners to photo booth props and flameless candles, we know we can always count on our favorite delivery service for the random things we need at the last minute. After thinking about everyone’s  favorite app, we started wondering, “What other wedding day items can we find on Amazonelse could we find to use on the big day?” We decided to do a little experiment and see if the almighty Amazon could stand up to our test: Affordable Bridal Clutches. You may (or may not) be surprised by our final decision. Keep reading…

 

From minimalist to glam, we pretty much found something for everyone. And the best part? They’re all under $40 (you can thank us at the end of this post)! Take a look at the little gems we found that will help complete your bridal vision and won’t put a dent in your wallet.:

 

These perfectly timeless options are something you won’t ever have to worry about going out of style. We love the classic woven satin and added tassle to keep things fun!

 

These amazing clutches give a vintage feel, without paying that vintage price tag.  The gorgeous rhinestone detailing on all of these bags will pair perfectly with any boho bride without being too over the top.

 

If your wedding is all about being clean and modern, you’ll love these options:

 

Who doesn’t love mixing metals? We sure do! This rose gold clutch with yellow gold trim is neat and modern and we’re all about it. Mix your wedding jewelry metals to really pull this accessory into the whole outfit!

 

The transparent acrylic body on this baby is a perfect match for the simplistic, chic bride. The gold trim with removable chain keeps the bag feeling classic and special. We also put this at the top of the list for Most Likely To Be Reused, after the wedding has come and gone!

 

Looking for a show stopper? We found a couple of super fun options to wrap up our list, for you brides that like to make a statement. Be careful though, you might be trying to find an excuse to use these before the wedding.:

 

This bag SCREAMS Old Hollywood glam. Pair it with your flirty, slinky gown and a red lip and we can bet everyone will be talking about your look long after the wedding!

 

Where are all of our fun, bright brides?! This adorable floral box bag has us dreaming of a spring wedding with pops of pink! How perfect would this be to break in at your bridal shower?! Told you these would be hard not to use…

 

Honestly, we still can’t believe the price point on these bridal clutches! Not to mention their unique features that people will NEVER suspect you purchased from Amazon! Brb, we’re ordering all of them right now. Which one will you be adding to your cart?!

 

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Mentioning the “Unmentionables”: Bridal Lingerie

One thing that many brides don’t think much about, is the garments they’ll be wearing UNDER their most dreamt about outfit. Now you might ask, “why do I need to think about another “outfit” when I’ve got the most important one picked out?”. Well, the answer is, because this itty bitty outfit just may be the ONLY thing you’ll be wearing on not just one, but TWO occasions. Hear us out:

 

It seems like Bridal Boudoir photo shoots are a MUST these days, whether you want to document your engagement and tuck the pictures away or make a special and unforgettable photo album for your husband-to-be. No matter how you choose to use them, they’re a GREAT way to see just how beautiful you are! As women, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to look a certain way, so the lingerie we wear at our boudoir shoot and on our wedding day should make us feel like a sultry goddess to match the smallest outfit we’ll probably ever own!

 

Without the perfect undergarments, we might not reach our sexiest potential and that’s just unacceptable on such a big day! Starting the best day of your life with a seductive little number on under your dress will help give you the confidence you deserve to feel all day long. There’s something very empowering about having a little secret on underneath all of that fabric! Since It’s something you’ll be wearing into the late night, you should LOVE it even if you’re the only one (of two people) that will see it. Just like the wedding decor and dress are a reflection of your personality, your lingerie should also follow suit (birthday suit* that is). If your dress gives a boho vibe, brands like Free People will most definitely be calling your name! Agent Provocateur is KNOWN for their edgy, jaw-dropping styles, so they’ll have some pieces that will be sure to release your inner temptress in the boudoir (and not to mention leave your man speechless). Ever think about rhinestone lingerie? I bet you will now! Maybe your style is sweet and sassy like the line by Dita Von Teese, a woman who knows a thing or two about sexy lingerie. Whichever your preference may be, we’ve got you (and your little tush) covered!

 

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Now that you’ve seen a few of our favorite “unmentionables” ranging from modest to va-va-voom, let us know what you think your bridal lingerie style would be!

 

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes, Not all Brides Wear Veils

Sometimes you put on an awesome outfit and just KNOW you nailed it. Other times it feels SO close, but not quite there. Wanna know our ultimate kryptonite and answer to this problem? Accessories. They can take any dress from drab to fab in 2.5 seconds (you know, like when Randy puts the final touches on a bride before she says “Yes To The Dress”). The veil cape is the trendiest take on the most timeless bridal accessory there ever was. From pearls or crystals to embroidery and appliqué, a cape just might be the icing on the (wedding) cake for the most important outfit you’ll ever wear!

 

Whether your dream wedding gown is simplistic or elaborate, there really is a cape for everyone. A fashion-forward bride who loves to WOW a crowd is a perfect candidate to strut down the aisle in an ornate, fully embellished cape. Not used to all that attention? A less dramatic option with delicate lace detailing works perfectly for a church ceremony. Cover up at the altar while still rocking that low back, then toss the cape to the side when you walk into the reception as Mr & Mrs for the first time! If you’re having an outdoor wedding, this might seem like the most sensible reason to jump on the train. Grab your feather embellished cape once the sun goes down and stay warm while still looking exceptionally stylish!

 

No matter what type of bride you classify yourself as the veil cape is just another way to express your personality and make your dress even more unique. Below are a few of our favorite picks to top off your look!

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As you can see, the options are truly endless! Subtle or over the top, there’s something powerful about a bride in her cape! Let us know in the comments below what style you’d be brave enough to step out onto the aisle in!

 

 

 

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What to wear to a winter wedding!

There’s nothing like a wedding invitation to get us ladies excited to dress up, but if the wedding falls on one of these cold winter months, finding a dress that’s both sexy and sensible can be tricky. Not to worry, we have some of our own tricks up our dress sleeves to help you out!

 

Fabric:

We love to see guests who use fabrics to WOW on the reception dance floor. Try an interesting fabric like crushed velvet or a dress with shimmer and shine.

 

Length:

Midi and maxi dresses are gorgeous and practical for winter weddings. You can also play with sleeve length– we love a long sleeve dress that uses texture to keep it fun and modern.

 

Cut:

You can’t go wrong with a nice plunging neckline to offset the modesty of sleeves and long skirts. We also like a classy wrap dress– the wrap style layers over itself which play well in the season.

 

Color:

You can pull off a lot of different colors in the winter but we always love to see guests wearing deeper tones or statement colors like gold or silver.

 

We’ve compiled some of our favorite winter wedding guest looks that will have you feeling fabulous without freezing. Check them out and let us know if you’ll be rockin’ something like this at the next wedding!

 

 

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A BTS Fav: Long Sleeve Wedding Gowns

A BTS Fav–long sleeve wedding gowns.

Gone are the days of puffy, shiny 80’s sleeves, say hello to long sleeve wedding gowns for the modern bride! This time around, designers are giving us beautiful, ever-so-romantic long sleeve styles complete with amazing detail and dazzling cuts and shapes. We’ve recently seen modern variations of this classic style on royalty such as Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton all the way to celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Ciara.

 

We always thought of long sleeve gowns for winter weddings but this style can easily be pulled off all year around. We are obsessed with the opportunity the sleeves lend for immaculate detail. They are so on point with current fashion trends and it doesn’t hurt that the sleeve can hide any upper body insecurities you may have on your big day.

 

Check out some of our top picks for this bridal season’s long sleeve gowns! Let us know which is your fav in the comments. 

 

 

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Bridal Socks & Wedding Heels

Socks and Heels. Two things you never thought would go together are now the most fashionable tandem we’ve seen in 2018. Per usual, that trend is making its way into bridal. That trend, ladies is socks and heels. Now, if you want to wear a cute t-strap but don’t have a pedicure, not a problem!

Before we get into the bridal fashion details, we want to touch on brands we’ve seen do it and do it well. Gucci, you never disappoint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now incorporating this trend into bridal. We love, love the idea of socks incorporated into your wedding heel–especially for the risk-taking bride. How could this be under fashionable stilettos? Even better, how great would some cute socks be for a bridesmaid gift for your ladies to wear while getting ready for the big day. Check out these bridal socks and let us know in the comments if you’d partake in this trend. If you’re wondering if we would, the answer is yes!

 

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White Runway

Behind every bride lies a great bridesmaid, and we believe those bridesmaids should look great too. Although we find beauty in just about every bridesmaid dress, our own personal style really reflects a sleek, simply stated kind of vibe. Yes, the bride is the star of the show, but your besties will thank you when they’re standing up on your day looking fabulous beside you. We like bridesmaid dresses that emulate what’s going on in the non-bridal fashion world–dresses that are fun, flirty, and a little bit different than your typical dress.

For this shoot, we had the absolute pleasure of partnering with White Runway to showcase our BTS style through bridesmaid attire. White Runway has a huge selection of dresses that will fit just about anyone’s style but we had the pleasure and privilege of choosing our favorites for this incredible styled shoot.

Take a look at this beautiful photos and let us know which dress is your favorite in the comments.

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Designer Spotlight: Rita Vinieris

Fashion, particularly bridal fashion, is our favorite. It’s also a huge component of the wedding–one not to be looked over. So much thought and effort go into choosing your wedding gown. You go to boutique after boutique and save gowns after gown on Pinterest with your exact vibe. Shopping for bridal is nothing like shopping for an outfit at Top Shop or Zara. You don’t always know where exactly to go to search for the gown that is perfect for you. You don’t know what designer designs gowns in line with the vibe you’re looking for. This is why we have a designer spotlight, where we highlight some of our favorite designers. This week, we’re highlighting Rita Vinieris. Rita Vinieris is a Canadian designer, known for luxury bridal. Can we just say we’re obsessed?  These gowns are absolutely to die for. Not to mention, her presentation at Bridal Fashion week was one of our favorites. Take a look at some of our favorite modern looks from Rivini Spring 2019.

 

Rivini, Spring 19

Rivini, Spring 19. We’re obsessed with this line because of the modern elements. While bridal is typically traditional, we’re seeing more and more brides lean toward the modern route. In our opinion, when you go the modern route as it relates to bridal, you keep that “bridal vibe” but still safely step outside of the box. These gowns, jumpsuits, or suites are statement pieces that will have your guests remembering your outfit for days to come. Here are some of our more modern favs from this line. Let us know what you think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let us know your thoughts on this modern twist to bridal in the comments below!

NYBFW Trends

We’re still on a Fashion High from last week at New York Bridal Fashion Week and excited to share one of our favorite trends for F/W 2019. One trend we’re excited to share with you is a trend we mentioned previously in our blog and that is statement veils.

We’re seeing a transition in veils. What used to be used as a compliment to a dress, is now becoming a statement of its own. What we’ve noticed on many runways were beading and floral. Yes, girl, beading and floral on top of a veil! The beautiful placement of these pearls and orchids on these veils is absolutely to die for. While this trend was prevalent in many shows we attended, it was the highlight of Reem Acra. Take a look at how these statement veils rocked the runway and let us know in the comments which is your favorite.