Thursday, December 30, 2010

Real Wedding

The Bride: Julie German
The Bridesmaid Dresses: Wtoo Style 418
Fabric/Color:  Chiffon/Midnight

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Years Dresses 40% Off

Stop in this week to save 40% off all of our ready-to-wear dresses including dresses for New Years! We've got some fabulous cocktail dresses for New Years or even the holiday parties that you still need to attend. Don't miss out on this one last sale of the year. Our hours this week are:
Tuesday, Noon-6pm
Wednesday, Noon-6pm
Thursday, Noon-7pm
Friday & Saturday, CLOSED
Sunday, Noon-4pm

Here are just a few of the dresses on sale!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Bridal gown necklines: How to decide?

Bridal designers are creating more versatile bridal fashion than ever before, but with so many fabulous options, where does one begin? We’ve decided to make it a little easier for you by helping you find the perfect neckline for your body type. Here are a few of the most popular styles:

The One –Shoulder:
Easily one of the hottest bridal trends in recent years and it is easy to see why! This look is fun and flirty, yet modern and elegant at the same time and is perfect for the bride who wants to show off her toned arms and shoulders without showing too much of anything else. While this style is flattering on most body types, it is not always the best choice for those with a broader back or shoulder line.

The Bateau:
  Also known as the boatneck or the Sabrina neckline, which was named after the lovely Audrey Hepburn, this almost straight neckline streams across the collarbone typically along the front and the back. This look is perfect for smaller-chested woman and those with a pear shape, as it will add proportion to your upper half. Gotta love that!

The Sweetheart:
As the name implies, the sweetheart creates a curved neckline which resembles the top of a heart. This neckline is shown in a variety of degrees, with some featuring a very subtle curve to others draping deep down the front. This look is also flattering on most body types, especially those with a fuller chest or an hourglass figure and is a definite favorite among brides.

The V-Neck:
  The V-Neckline features two lines forming from your shoulder that flow downward to meet at the center of your chest, creating the letter V. Depending on the depth of the V-neck, this can work on all body types in one variation or another, but is best suited for those with a fuller top.

The Straight Strapless:
  By far one of the most common bridal necklines, this look is perfect for those who want to show off a collarbones or a fabulous piece of jewelry. While this look may show a bit more skin, it actually offers wonderful coverage and works well on most body types.

Still unsure about what neckline is best for you?
The best way to figure that out is by trying them on. These are just a few of the many neckline possibilities out there. We've got them all and then some so come on in and we'll help you find the perfect one!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Issue of Chicago Social Brides Magazine

The new issue of Chicago Social Brides Magazine is now out! It is the ultimate luxury resource for Chicago brides featuring couture bridal gowns, wedding hotspots, trends in bridal fashion and coverage of extravagant weddings. It is such a fun publication to drool over and it is available digitally! Check it out here and make sure to see our features on page 211 and 214.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Real Wedding

The Bride: Karrie Cannistra
The Bridesmaid Dresses: Wtoo Style 519
Fabric/Color: Crinkle Chiffon/Black
Junior Bridesmaid Dress: WaWa Style 40125
Photography: TJ Uttke Photography

Friday, December 17, 2010

Just in . . .

This gorgeous ball gown from The Steven Birnbaum Collection just arrived. It features a silk satin skirt with cotton lace bodice. And it has pockets too! So cute and feminine!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Real Wedding

The Bride: Jessica Janoska
The Bridesmaid Dresses: Bari Jay Style 903
Fabric/Color: Vienna Satin/Celadon
Photos by: Pamela Strohl

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Just in . . .

The dresses just keep rolling in! Here are a few more bridesmaid dresses that arrived this week. Soooo cute!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Bridesmaid Dress Remix

Brides are always looking for dresses that their bridesmaids can wear again, and we are here to show you that there are so many amazing options out there! With a little inspiration and creativity you can turn any bridesmaid dress into your hottest new summer look.

This week we styled Watters & Watters style 6322, featured in a silk crinkle chiffon in the color Nile.

Destination Wedding

Summer Vacation

Not only is chiffon perfect for your beachside wedding, it is also perfect for your summer wardrobe. This lightweight, flowy fabric will keep your ladies cool and comfortable without looking overly formal.

With its twisted straps, flowy cowl neck and modern styled racer back,  this dress by Watters is perfect for the girl looking to show off her inner goddess. Alone or paired with simple accessories,  you will look elegant and effortless at the same.  Here we paired a simple coral and  teal drop necklace with a white boho tote bag and flat gladiator sandals for the perfect summer vacation style.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Just in . . .

Our spring 2011 collection has begun to arrive and this week we received a selection of dresses from the Wtoo Collection. They are really fun and easy to wear styles...and at really great price points too!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Just in . . .

The Caroline Dress from the Robert Bullock Bride Collection arrived today! It is a gorgeous ruched organza, slimmer fit a-line gown with a sweetheart neckline and satin streamers in the back. So pretty!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Real Wedding

The Bride: Toni Inzeo
The Bridesmaid Dresses: After Six Style 6576
Fabric/Color: Chiffon & Matte Satin/African Violet