Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Picking the Perfect Undergarments

Finding your bridal gown is one thing - finding the perfect undergarments are another! Brides continually ask us, "What should I wear under my gown?" so we have compiled a list of bras, bustiers, and other underpinnings that solve the most common dress questions. 

Backless Bridal Gowns

For bridal gowns with low backs, we first and foremost recommend having cups sewn in by a qualified seamstress. That way, the support you need will literally be built right in. If you are looking for other options, however, there are plenty of bras and undergarments made specifically for backless bridal gowns. 

Adhesive, backless bras are a great option, as they are easy to find at most local retailers
For bustier gals, a low-back bustier provides much better support. 

Plunge Necklines

2018's hottest bridal trend are gowns with dramatic necklines, like the Wtoo Bridal Gowns pictured above. While these are beautiful styles, brides are often stumped as to what to wear underneath for support. 

Just like with backless gowns, bra cups can always be added by a seamstress in alterations. If you prefer to go a more traditional route, however, there are also options specifically designed for gowns with dramatic necklines. Strapless bras with dipped necklines are easy to find at specialty retailers. Or, opt for individual adhesive cups for support. 

Sleek & Fitted

Sleek and fitted gowns pose their own undergarment dilemma - even if they can easily be worn with a strapless bra, they tend to show every lump, bump, and panty line. For gowns that are sleek and simple, we always recommend wearing slimming or no-show undergarments that match your skin tone. We also recommend Spanx to girls of ALL shapes and sizes for the perfect, no line look. 

The best place to find all of these undergarments in the Milwaukee area?
Shop Allure Intimate Apparel!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Meet Madalyn - Milwaukee's Bespoke Lingerie Designer

Miss Ruby Boutique is so excited to open our doors to Madalyn Joy Designs on February 16 - 18th. Whether you are looking for the perfect bridal robe for getting ready, a gorgeous boudoir outfit, or just a little something for a late-Valentine's celebration, Miss Ruby Boutique's Madalyn Joy Designs Trunk Show is a must!

Madalyn Joy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Dean's High Honors in May 2016. She received a Bachelor of Science in Textile and Apparel Design. She has interned with Paul Andrew and Donna Karan at New York Fashion Week and spent the summer of 2015 as the Fabric Research and Development intern at Global Brands Group located in the Empire State Building in New York City. Madalyn launched her own fashion design blog, Designed By Madalyn Joy, in November 2016.  

Upon graduation Madalyn decided to pursue her own designs and works as a fashion designer creating bespoke items for her own brand, Madalyn Joy Designs. She opened a studio space in Port Washington, WI where she works on her bespoke lingerie and meets with clients for appointments and fittings. She absolutely loves working one on one with her clients and enjoys working on the entire design process from start to finish. Madalyn Joy Designs debuted the "Flora and Fauna" collection in September at Milwaukee Fashion Week and had the distinct honor of winning the Fashion Designer of the Year 2017 Award. Designs from the collection were recently chosen to be featured in the Runway 27 fashion show at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City.

During our special Trunk Show event, we'll have an amazing selection of robes and bespoke undergarments that brides can try on and take home with them! We can't to show our Miss Ruby Brides all the beautiful that Madalyn Joy is bringing with her to our boutique!

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Dusty Blue Bridesmaids

Our favorite color trend for 2018 is definitely dusty blue. This versatile, interesting, and moody color creates the perfect palette for nearly any wedding! Don't know which shade of Dusty Blue is perfect for your upcoming wedding? Take a look at our favorite colors and choose the one that matches the rest of your wedding. 

French Blue

A light, dusty blue hue by Theia Bridesmaids

Pairs With: 
Peach, Ivory, Sage Green, and Lavender for a whimsical yet sophisticated color palette

Our Picks: 


This rich, dusty blue shade from Dessy Bridesmaids is extremely versatile and right on trend for 2018

Pairs With: 
Mauve, Marsala, and Charcoal Gray for an updated Fall color palette 

Our Picks: 


A darker take on Dusty Blue, with steely undertones this color is the perfect alternative to Navy Blue

Pairs With: 
Coral, Blush, and Greenery for a crisp, updated, and unexpected color palette

Our Picks: 

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New Arrival - Ti Adora Bridal

This Just In

Style #7702 by Ti Adora Bridal has just arrived in store! With sheer sleeves and a soft tulle skirt, this dress is the definition of bohemian elegance. A sweetheart illusion neckline and open back make this dress perfectly on-trend for Summer weddings!

- For Miss Ruby Brides Only -

Friday, January 5, 2018

Stylist Approved Bridesmaids Looks

Our stylists are an amazing group - every day they are helping brides create Pinterest perfect palettes for their bridesmaids. 

We asked them to get creative and create their favorite mismatched looks from our collection of dresses from Dessy Bridesmaids. 
Feel free to bring their ideas (or your own inspirational photos) to your bridesmaids dress appointment!

Sara's Pick

- Why It Works -
"Grey is a great color for bridesmaids, but play it too 'safe' and it can be a little boring. I recently had a bride who played around with different tones and textures of grey and it looked amazing!" 

- Perfect For - 
"This look is so versatile because I could see it in many different venues. With lighter colors, it works for outdoor weddings. Heavy on the darker shades makes it perfect for a black tie wedding downtown."

- Colors Seen Here - 
Gunmetal // Oyster // Mocha // Stormy // Taupe

Adrianna's Pick

- Why It Works - 
"I'm doing dusty blue for my wedding colors, so I'm probably a little biased but I love how this color looks. Adding in the right shades of gray that have blue undertones ties the look together."

- Perfect For - 
"This color is perfect for a Summer wedding. It's light, airy, and fun without being too girly." 

- Colors Seen Here - 
Platinum // Cloudy // Mist // Silverstone 

Hillary's Pick

- Why It Works - 
"I've loved floral bridesmaids dresses forever, so I'm glad designers are adding florals to their collections just in time for my wedding! Pairing florals with beautiful solid colors makes them pop even more." 

- Perfect For - 
"I could see these dresses in any relaxed boho wedding. They look accidentally mismatched, making the style feel totally effortless." 

- Colors Seen Here - 
Lavender Garden // Oyster // Blush Garden // Dusty Rose // Spring Fling // Sienna

Braylee's Pick

- Why It Works - 
"I've always liked to do things stand out. I've never seen a bride do these colors together in real life, this palette is for chic and unconventional brides only!" 

- Perfect For - 
"Theres something very rich and harvest-y about these colors. This palette is perfect for brides who want to have a fall wedding, but don't want to do burgundy dresses like everyone else" 

- Colors Seen Here - 
Desert Rose // Stormy // Mocha // Venetian Gold // Taupe // French Truffle

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