Monday, December 31, 2012

Just in . . .

Bari Jay bridesmaids dresses have been some of our best sellers.We just received three new dresses from the collection, all with elegant draping and shirring that Bari Jay does best and available in many flattering colors.

Bari Jay #125 is a floor-length chiffon gown with a dropped waist, shirred bodice, and illusion shoulder. This gown adds instant elegance to any bridal party and works for both summer and winter weddings. Also makes a wonderful mother of occasion gown.
Bari Jay #125 in Shadow
back view

Bari Jay #230 is a cocktail length bridesmaid dress with a criss-cross waistband. Its one shoulder style is perfect for the bride who wants her bridesmaids to look as fabulous as possible on the big day.
Bari Jay #230 in Misty Blue
back view

Bari Jay #332 has a gorgeous sweetheart neckline and shirred bodice. It is classically elegant as well as modern and stylish. Its current shape also means that bridesmaids can (really) wear it again to a summer event or party.
Bari Jay #332 in Eggplant
back view

Friday, December 28, 2012

Just in . . .

We are happy to announce two new arrivals from the Watters bridesmaid collection. From coral chiffon to black lace, these two styles couldn't be more different. However both have a classic elegance that make the wearer stand out in the crowd.

Watters #3218 is a floor length, a-line dress in black lace. The delicate details like the open back and grosgrain ribbon keep this dress young and fun, making it perfect for both a black-tie bridesmaid or a stylish mother of the bride/groom. It is available in 5 different lace colors too!

Watters #3532 is a cocktail length, strapless dress in coral crinkle chiffon. It has a slight hi-lo hemline, giving it a modern, fresh, and flirty feel. This dress would make the bridesmaid of any summer wedding look breezy and elegant.

Watters #3218 (back view)

Watters #3218 in Black Lace
Watters #3532 in Crinkle Chiffon

Watters #3532 (back view)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Just in . . .

The Belize gown by Watters has just arrived! This soft lace, strapless gown with a delicate puddle train is pictured here with a java ribbon belt. Lace covered buttons trail all the way down to the dresses beautiful skirt seam detail. Want to add a little color to the gown? The lace overlays a silky charmeuse lining of which you can choose different colors. We suggest the topaz lining for a subtle champagne effect.

If you are looking for a dress that is simple in its elegance & easy to wear, schedule an appointment today to try on this fabulous gown.

The Belize dress by Watters
The Belize Dress by Watters (back view)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays from Miss Ruby Boutique

Miss Ruby Boutique wants to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season! We are so grateful to be able to help hundreds of brides and bridemaids find their perfect wedding day looks and we cannot wait for all of the wonderful people and experiences that 2013 will bring our way! From all of us here at Miss Ruby, have a safe holiday season full of light, laughter, and love!

Photo Credit

Monday, December 24, 2012

Make Your Wedding Lovely with Lace

Lace has been a wedding trend for years and years, but were finding all kinds of unique ways to incorporate lace into wedding styling. From adorable dresses to nude nails and everything in between, check out these fresh ways to make lace look lovely at your wedding.

We love the layers of lace on the Firra dress by Robert Bullock

Lace Bridesmaids dresses (like these ones from Watters & Watters) are a new trend

Use the excess lace from your bridal gown to wrap your bouquet!
Picture courtesy of Anna Simonak

Incorporate lace into the table setting at your reception.
See more from this wedding here.

How cute are these bridal booties?!?

Bring lace into unexpected places, like this intricate wedding cake.
Photo courtesy of Jaytasi Photography

Mix up your usual French manicure with a pop of lace on your ring finger.

We carry lace-edge veils by Jennifer Leigh Veils, just like the one pictured here.

This sweet dotted lace belt by Jaxie would make a great addition to any dress.

Miss Ruby Boutique now carries lace boleros similar to the one pictured here.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Inspiration: A Cute and Quirky Wedding

There are brides of all shapes, sizes, and styles. If the word "conventional" is not in your vocabulary and you  want a wedding that is more fun than frilly, this is the inspiration board for you! Make your wedding as unique as your personality by showing your sense of humor in unexpected places, providing guests with endless entertainment, and showing your serious side through cute, meaningful details.

Check out these details that can make your big day both non-traditional and unforgettable. Then let us know in the Comments how you made your wedding stand out from the crowd.

The Audrey Dress by Steven Birnbaum is classic and cute!

This boat-neck bridesmaid dress by Jim Hjelm will make your bridesmaids look simply stunning!
We are in love with these quirky photobooth props from IttyBittyWedding!

The cute owl couple makes a cake topper everyone will remember.

These graphic and fun invitations are from Deneae Hazlett's Etsy.

Check out these breathtaking cakes from the team at Charm City Cakes here.
Let the guy's show their style in matching converse sneakers!

A simple cardigan in a bright color is a sweet accessory for any dress.
Photo from blushingbrideblog

We're loving this adorable flower girl and ring-bearer! Look at his cute hat!!
More from this classic wedding here.
Keep Calm and Marry On! From wrenbirdarts

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Perfect Mother-of-Occasion Dress for Everyone

Just like the bride and bridemaids, all eyes are going to be on the moms at the wedding too! Whether she is the mother of the groom or the mother of the bride, the momentous occasion of adding a son or daughter to the family is one she should look amazing at.

Whatever style your mom is going for we've got it!  Check out some of our favorites and then set aside a special mother-daughter day to make sure she looks as magnificent as you on the big day!

For the mom who is super stylish:
The Anne Bancroft dress by Siri is a perfect choice for the always stylish mother. The off-the-shoulder neckline and slim fit look great on a gorgeous figure. Pair this with pearls and fancy shoes for the perfect wedding day outfit.
Siri's Anne Bancroft Dress in Gold
For the Mom who is all business, all the time:
These separates by Watters are a new take on a classic suiting look. The jacket and pencil skirt (both in dupioni silk) are luxurious and fabulous, with ruffles in all the right places. If your mother is more comfortable in a suit than a long evening gown, this is the style for her.
Watters #6499 in Cashmere. Skirt can also be ordered in floor-length.
For the Mom who is one of the girls:
For the mother who shared closets with her daughter and was in on all of the latest gossip, this skirt and top by Watters is the perfect ensemble. The lace top and flattering a-line skirt are right on trend, and can also match bridesmaids dresses from the Watters collection so she can fit right in with the rest of your favorite girls.
Watters Hyacinth top and Mum Skirt in Navy and Black.
For the Mom with modest elegance:
The Loretta Young dress by Siri is the perfect choice for the mother who is more modest in her elegance. The a-line style and long sleeves are perfect for a more elegant, classic look, and the style of this dress mirrors the look of old Hollywood glamour.
Siri's Loretta Young Dress in Chocolate and Hazelnut. Also available in floor length.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Rina diMontella Trunk Show has begun

We're excited to announce that the dresses for our Rina diMontella Trunk Show have arrived! Rina's dresses feature streamlined silhouettes in luxurious fabrics with elaborate beading and embroidery. The dresses we have in store range from simple sheaths to dramatic mermaids, so every bride can find something that suits her perfectly!

Check out this preview of the trunk show gowns, and then make an appointment to see the full collection!



Rina #604

Rina #608

Rina #609

Rina #611

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Just in . . .

We have some brand new additions to our After Six bridesmaids collection! These dresses were just put out on the Miss Ruby floor and are ready for you and your bridesmaids to fall in love with.

Appointment times are filling up fast for the holiday season, so schedule an appointment to check out all of our dresses from the After Six collection!

After Six 6668 in Honeysuckle
After Six 6669 in Majestic
After Six 6672 in Cappuccino

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tips for Picking Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses

Odds are, if you have a wedding party with two or more bridesmaids, they are not going to be shaped the same, look the same, or possibly have anything in common other than the bride. So how do you pick a dress that's going to look good on all of them? Here is some expert advice on selecting bridesmaids dresses that will make everyone happy:

Select dresses that are flattering on every figure. Like most of the bridal parties we see, sizes and shapes can be very different for each girl. In cases like these we always recommend going with a cut or style of dress that will make every girl look good and feel great about herself.

Thick straps and ruching
near the midsection are
very figure flattering.
Watters #620
We've found that this dress flatters all figures.
Bari Jay #555
Sleeves are a good option for a bridesmaid
who is self-conscious about her arms.
Watters #2251

Choose a color that is complimentary. Similar to the last tip, you want to pick a color that looks amazing on every girl. Neutrals (navy, black, grey) tend to look good on everyone, and almost every dress we sell comes in these colors. If you are looking for brighter colors, warm corals are in style and very flattering.

Having your girls pick their own LBD
will make sure they all feel confident
on the big day!
Alfred Sung D440
Although it isn't technically a
neutral, practically all of our dresses
come in Navy blue.
Alfred Sung D538
If you are worried neutral is too boring,
incorporate pops of color to match your wedding colors!
Jim Hjelm #5254

Let your girls have a say. You may have no idea about some of your bridesmaids insecurities or hesitations. It can be fun to have a day where everyone can get together and make a decision about the dresses they will be wearing. Letting every girl pick their own style of dress lets them show their personalities while still looking uniform.

Mismatched styles and colors give the bridesmaid's look a unique twist.
Photo courtesy of The Short And The Sweet Of It
We are loving the idea of bridesmaids picking different styles, patterns, and textures
but still sticking to a similar color palette.
Photo courtesy of: Pretty Little Weddings

Finally, don't be afraid to be decisive. Letting all of your girls pick their own styles on their own time can be a nice gesture, but can sometimes get overwhelming. Don't be afraid to encourage them to make a decision, place their order by a certain day, or wear the same dress. Ultimately, these girls will probably do anything and wear anything for your special day, so remember to let your own opinions be heard.