Jewelry Hollywood Prefers To Wear

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Often, celebrities strut the red carpet for movie premieres and other events in jewelry that costs several thousand dollars from brands such as Gucci, Louboutin, Prada and others. Now however, there is a trend of affordable items with no shortage of luxury.

This is encouraging for people who are interested in looking like they’re a celebrity without breaking the bank.

Bring Glitz To Your Fingers

Musician Kat Deluna recently showed her devotion for the Chelsea Taylor jewelry brand when she attended a digital book launch in Manhattan. The cocktail ring featured a leopard print pattern and was also accented with Swarovski crystals. Although it certainly looked glamorous, its retail price was only $191, so it’s certainly well within the reach of many fashion enthusiasts, and you can become inspired by Kat’s fashion choices, too.

Celebrity Jewelry Reproductions

If you can’t afford to buy directly from the manufacturer, Search to see if you can find a home based jewelry business that may specialize in making faithful reproductions of iconic celebrity pieces.

For example, when Prince William became engaged to Kate Middleton, he gave her a lovely deep blue ring with a very large stone. Within weeks of their engagement, several companies were offering imitations of the jewelry so that people could pay tribute to the couple in their own way.

Bracelet Ideas

Also, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” television star Teresa Guidice habitually loves dazzling baubles, but surprisingly she recently walked the red carpet in a $40 bracelet from a company called Original Designs. The company specializes in reasonably priced accessories sterling silver in gold, stainless steel, and even crystal.

Some of the pieces are a hundred dollars or less, making easy to freshen up your own jewelry collection while feeling like a celebrity in your own way.

Suggestions for Necklaces

Socialite and reality television star Tinsley Mortimer has been spotted wearing necklaces designed by Patricia Brown. The jewelry company has also caught the eye of other celebrities, but offers a full range of reasonably priced suggestions ranging from the understated to the extremely glamorous.

Be Your Own Person

It’s also worthwhile to check through the offerings of a home based jewelry business to see if they have any pieces that carefully straddle the line between what a celebrity has worn, and something that appeals to your own personality. Dressing like a celebrity can indeed be fun and rewarding, but it’s not a reason to sacrifice your own personal style.

Designer Clothing and Accessory Rentals

If you want to look like a star for an evening but don’t want the financial commitment, consider signing up for a clothing rental website. The website Bag, Borrow or Steal is just one such option, and it allows you to rent attire and jewelry for a weekly, monthly or seasonal fee. This is a great idea if you’re the type of person who never wants to get caught wearing the same thing twice, or if you’ve always had a flair for creative expression through the items that you wear. Some of these types of rental clubs also offer free shipping and even include a complimentary cleaning after you’ve returned the item to the warehouse. Think of it like Netflix, but for jewelry and clothing. Regardless of your budget or fashion aspirations, you can find jewelry that helps you look great and brings out your inner celebrity, as well

Planning to start your own business? Visit Home Based Jewelry Business which specializes in Home Jewelry Business.

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Paula Abdul’s collection is all about the glamorous, for the woman who wants to stop the show! She really goes after the elegant looks of pave settings in some of her jewelry, but then has the hip rocker glam pieces that have an edgy style. Her signature style is glamor,old Hollywood style that is in your face beautiful!

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Chain Tassel Necklace From Lele Sadoughi Jewelry

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Sundial Necklace From Lele Sadoughi Jewelry

Egyptian Jewelry From Lele Sadoughi

Lele Sadoughi Jewelry is a brand focused on upscale costume jewelry.   The lines inspiration comes from travel, art and is set with genuine stones, and hand-painted enamels.   The designer of the line Lisa “Lele” Sadoughi started the J.Crew jewelry line in 2006 and has also was director of design at Tory Burch.  Although her pieces look quite expensive, they are quite affordable.

“We all must wear a top, pants, and shoes, but we never need to wear jewels,” designer Lisa “Lele” Sadoughi tells Style.com. “We want to wear jewels, so why not make it memorable?”

Her Spring offerings reinterpretations of the Egyptian revival in the 1920’s using bold colors and strong geometric shapes. “I looked back into the beginning of costume jewelry in the 1920’s, when we started to make jewels that were art-inspired, and not necessarily reproductions of precious gems,” she explained during a market appointment. “I am fascinated with the Egyptian revival in the Art Deco period, when King Tut’s tomb was discovered.”

Lele’s pieces, through her many design house collaborations, have been featured in InStyle, Marie Claire, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Dallas Magazine among many others.

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An Antique Amethyst Cameo Diamond Cabochon Ruby And Gold Pendant Necklace $9,600

The Van Cleef & Arpels diamond necklace was bought when Elizabeth Taylor became a grandmother at the age of 39. Richard Burton gave her the necklace and said, “Wow! You are so beautiful; nobody is going to believe you’re a grandmother.‟

The Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction was the most valuable private collection ever offered at an auction, and also became the most valuable sale of jewelry in auction history! The Elizabeth Taylor diamond is the most famous of her jewelry. A ring set with a diamond that weighs approximately 33.19 carats. The five-day auction at Christie’s, fetched an incredible sum of 153 million dollars. Over 190 pieces of jewelry were auctioned at the Elizabeth Taylor’s collection at Christies, and in the end everything was sold! The rest of the collection you can see more jewelery in detail at Christies.

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Heidi Daus is best known for her extravagant use of Austrian crystal pave and the beautiful color combinations. She produces some of the most interesting and sensational pieces that can can be seen on the red carpet, but affordable enough for the average woman.  Heidi credits her grandmother and mother for exposing her to jewelry and objects of art from all over the world since she was a little girl.  Her designs are a mixture of baroque antiquities and deco delights, fantasy, and fashion.  With widespread appeal, one might see Heidi’s jewelry around the world, in some twenty countries.

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Robert Procop Angelina Jolie  Jewelry

Celebrities are rarely content these days just being on the stage or the silver screen. Whether it’s creating a line of food products, like the iconic Paul Newman, perfumes, like Elizabeth Taylor, museum-quality paintings like Tony Bennett, or anything else from furniture to fashion, celebs seem to seek a variety of outlets for their creative urges going far beyond just being entertainers. Jewelry is one of those outlets and it should be no surprise that individuals who spend a hefty chunk of their personal fortunes accessorizing and creating a “Look” with stunning jewelry, would have some definite ideas about what jewelry people should be wearing.

Actress Angelina Jolie has become as well- known for her many philanthropic contributions, including her role as a United Nations Ambassador, as she has for her achievements in films. Adding to her accomplishments, she has now co-created her own line of jewelry as a joint project with jeweler Robert Procop. As might be expected, all proceeds from the sales of the pieces will be donated to the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, Jolie’s foundation in partnership with her husband, Brad Pitt. The foundation benefits children who are the victims of violent national conflict or natural disasters.

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Couture collection of Jean Paul Gaultier at De Young Museum in San Francisco Seen on Lady and Mr Bear Blog

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Fourth generation jeweler Charles Winston grew up in the jewelry industry starting at the age of 17 in his fathers business. He started by learning to grade and sort loose diamonds for quality and color. Eventually Charles was promoted to work in the department that designed and fabricated some of the most fabulous jewelry. Developing a eye for quality and style, years later he formed his own jewelry manufacturing company, producing quality jewelry at an affordable price point. Looking at his jewelry, you can easily mistake his lines for quality jewelry in the thousands. His line is certainly a find!

“I remember watching people as they stared into the showroom windows, nose pressed against the glass. Even then, I would think to myself about how nice it would be if all women could afford to wear these elegant creations of fine jewelry.” – Charles Winston

10 Of The Most Famous Jewelry Pieces And Gems From Movies And Films

Hope-DiamondIn this photograph, lucky Edwardian lady Evalyn Walsh McLean is wearing the ‘original’ “Heart of the Ocean” – the blue Hope diamond. She was the last private owner of the stunning jewel. The Hope diamond was never on Titanic, but Evalyn did own it in 1912, having purchased it a year earlier. So, Titanic and the blue diamond necklace are connected through the same time period, if not exactly the same location. The Hope diamond today. Except for the shape, it looks exactly like the “Heart of the Ocean” necklace used in the 1997 Titanic film.

 

Characters, stories, and places aren’t the only things that gain notoriety when featured in popular movies–gems and jewels seen in some of these films are often quite memorable as well. Listed here are 10 of the best gems and jewelry pieces made famous by the big screen.

The Heart of the Ocean Pendant, Titanic

Inspired by a real sapphire pendant believed to have been aboard the Titanic when it sunk, “The Heart of the Ocean” is one of the most famous pieces of jewelry when it comes to Hollywood blockbusters. In James Cameron’s Titanic, this stunning pendant can be seen adorning the likes of Kate Winslet, the actress who plays Rose. Because of the movie’s huge success, countless replicas of “The Heart of the Ocean” pendant were made for Titanic fans across the globe.

Bella’s Charm Bracelet, Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)

Fans of the Twilight movies swooned over the lovely charm bracelet given to Bella Swan by Jacob Black at her graduation party. Not long after Bella accepted the delicate chain that featured a single, hand-carved wolf charm, another jewel was added to it–a sparkling crystal heart from Edward Cullen.

Ruby and Diamond Necklace, Pretty Woman

The ruby and diamond necklace presented to Vivian, played by actress Julia Roberts in the movie Pretty Woman, is another piece of jewelry made famous in the movies. When the rich businessman Edward Lewis, played by Richard Gere, presents Vivian with the stunning gift, he snaps the lid of the necklace box closed just as she reaches in to examine it. The light-hearted laughter that follows made this particular scene in the movie just as famous as the necklace itself.

Audrey Hepburn’s Pearls, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn’s classic style is a timeless one that women of all ages try to imitate–and the image that’s conjured up most frequently is her famous look that can be seen in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Since the movie’s debut in the 1960’s, her multi-strand pearl necklace and her little black dress have become staple pieces in many women’s wardrobes.

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Spring And Summer Bridal Color Trends

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When you have your wedding, you want your bridesmaids to look fashionable and wonderful. Nothing can mess up this big day, and besides you, everyone will be looking at the bridesmaids. Here are some of the top trends for bridesmaid dresses in 2012. Everyone will be able to find something great here, and it will make the whole day just that much more memorable.

Choice

If you have friends with different body types and styles, then the choice bridesmaid scheme is the best. Instead of telling everyone to wear a certain dress, the bride just chooses a color scheme. For example, light green. From here, all the bridesmaids choose dresses that fit the color scheme, but they get to decide on how the dress itself looks.

This is very popular because it allows every bridesmaid to show herself off, and it makes the bridal party more diverse. Not only that, but it allows your friends to really have control over their dress, which generally turns out great.

Vintage

The vintage style has been going strong for many years, and 2012 is not an exception. Vintage dresses, like flapper and Prohibition-style, are still all the rage and everyone seems to love them. These dresses tend to have a more sensual style, which is perfect for showing off the bridesmaid’s body. Just try one out; there is a good chance you will like a vintage dress.

You can get either a vintage imitation dress or a dress that really was from the 20s or 30s. Both are acceptable, though the latter will probably be better.

Lace

Lace has been omnipresent in wedding dresses and bridesmaid’s gowns since the latest Alexander McQueen collection. While this has usually been just for the bride, bridesmaids can now enjoy these dresses without feeling too flashy. These dresses are irresistible, and everyone should try it out at least once.

Black

Black has always been more of a funeral color, but it is actually becoming rather popular for the 2012 year. These bridesmaid’s gowns are most popular for formal winter and fall weddings, but they can also be used in warmer months. It’s a chic and fashionable choice that everyone will remember. Not only that, but black’s ability to slim the body is going to make everyone feel just that much better.

Color Blocking

This is a relatively new trend, and it involves bridesmaids choosing dresses that have several different blocks of color. This can create a beautiful arrangement of colors in the wedding, but make sure everyone plays it safe. Having a huge number of colors can be very distracting. Make sure everyone chooses three colors at most. To make everything easier, it is best to ensure that everyone wears the same colors or chooses from the same palette.

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Bright and Vibrant

To contrast the black dresses, bright and vibrant is also very popular for the 2012 year. This isn’t just bright purple or green. This is for explosive colors like emerald and tangerine. These are the most popular during spring and summer weddings, but they can be used all year round. Nothing lights up a room like these dresses.

Floral Dresses

This may seem a bit of a stretch, but floral dresses are now becoming very popular at formal weddings. These colorful dresses will make your bridesmaids look beautiful, but there is one thing you have to be careful of. While floral dresses are becoming popular, they need to be made from high-quality materials. The thing that really separates how formal these dresses can be isn’t the cut or color, but the material itself.

Getting an average floral dress for a formal wedding can be a huge faux pas that can be hard to live down. Make sure you get the right dress, otherwise there may be some big problems at the wedding.

Author bio:

Stacy Dewald is an avid fashion blogger and writes for Digital Photo Printing.

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Io donna 11th May 2013

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Town & Country January 2011

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Harpers Bazaar U.S. March 2012 Hailey Clauson

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Hye Park Shinsegae Spring 2009

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Picking Out Wedding Jewelry

Your wedding is a monumental event in your life, and from deciding on the perfect place to get married to hiring a DJ or band to entertain at your wedding reception, there are many decisions that need to be made in order to prepare for your special day. For many brides-to-be, a big part of the planning process includes choosing the right gown–and if you’ve checked that off your list, you’ll want to find the perfect gems and jewels to go along with it. Highlighted for you here are some tips to help you choose bridal jewelry that will truly accent the dress of your dreams.

Let the Dress Be Your Guide

The color, neckline, and detailing in your dress are specifics to keep in mind when looking for bridal jewelry. If you’ve decided on a white dress, for example, you might want to opt for silver, white-gold, or platinum jewelry. Pearls might also be a good choice if your gown is an all-white one. If you’re gown is an ivory one, then yellow gold would be the best metal to go with.

Like color, the neckline of your dress is a good guide when it comes to choosing bridal jewelry–namely necklaces. A strapless, sweetheart, or off-the-shoulder neckline should be accented with necklaces that are no longer than 18″. Chokers and y-drop pendants go well with these necklines, but nearly any style will do providing the jewelry adds to the look and doesn’t take away from it. Halter, Elizabethan, or asymmetrical necklines are usually better off without necklaces–bracelets, rings, or hair accessories would be better suited instead.

The detailing in your dress should also be considered when you’re choosing your jewelry. If your dress features lots of interesting detailing such as beading, lace, or other type design work, choose simple pieces like small stud earrings that won’t clash or take away from it. If your dress is more of a classic design, jewelry with a little flair such as chandelier earrings or a large, elegant pendant might add the perfect dazzling touches to your overall look.

Choose Complimentary Gemstones

Not all wedding gowns are white or off-white these days– but if yours is, don’t be afraid to spice it up with some jewelry that flashes a hint of color. Gemstones are the perfect choice for doing just that because they open you up to so many more options, unlike jewelry that’s just silver or gold. If you want to use jewelry with colored gemstones, pick a stone that has some special meaning or significance to you–a birthstone, for example. Gemstones don’t have to perfectly match beading or other detailing in your dress, but they should at least compliment the dress to avoid a look that’s too “busy.”

Incorporate Heirloom Jewelry

If there are pieces of jewelry that have been passed down from generation to generation in your family, why not incorporate them into your big day? Heirloom jewelry is a great way to honor relatives that are near and dear to your heart, and you’ll feel proud wearing those pieces on such an important day. Just remember that if you decide to wear an heirloom piece, make sure any modern jewelry you choose to wear with it is similar in style so that everything looks harmonious when all is said and done.

Be True to Yourself

Perhaps the most important thing to consider when choosing bridal jewelry for your wedding day is your personal sense of style. Pick pieces that you feel comfortable wearing and ones that showcase your personality. If you prefer simple, classic pieces–that’s exactly what you should look for. If you want your jewelry to make a statement, larger or flashier pieces might be more your thing. Whatever your personal style may be, jewelry that you feel comfortable wearing will make you feel your best on your wedding day.

The bridal jewelry you choose to wear when you get married is something that you will treasure for many years to come, so take your time finding the right pieces. Jewelry that enhances your look will make you feel like royalty when your special day finally arrives.

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Louis Vuitton – Spring 2012

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18th century Rococo pastels were the color scheme of the Spring 2012 Collection of Louis Vuitton. Feathers, cut-outs, pastels, and a lot more whimsy than the previous collections. This collection can give you a lot of inspiration for a spring wedding. White gowns with delicate cut outs with white and blue feathers made these gowns just spectacular. Consider pastel chiffon for your bridesmaids gowns. Printed table cloths, bright pink and lighter tangerine can look very pristine and demure.

Pastels colors have been one of the leading bridal trends of the year. Many brides are thinking about multiple dresses in several pastel shades for their bridesmaids, as well as re-thinking their own dress with pink, and lavender. Think about changing the traditional pure white color to a light shade of pink or yellow.

A little hint of color takes the romance level up a few notches. It is great for a bride to step out of those traditional expectations, and fashion something different.

Try different color shades from soft purple to peachy pink, and don’t be afraid of experimenting with accessories. Consider going a bit more dramatic with your silk shoes and nails. If you are looking at a soft pink gown, consider an electric pink for your pumps. Pump up the volume in the unexpected.

Cutout Pastel Gowns- For Bridesmaids Or Mother Of The Bride or Groom

Cutout Pastel Gowns- For Bridesmaids Or Mother Of The Bride or Groom

 

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Katie Ermilio wedding dress in Fuchsia

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Zooey Deschanel  J. Mendel Dress

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This Dior on Jessica Alba

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Michelle Dockery  Prada

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Choosing The Right Wedding Gown For Your Body Type

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Every bride wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day, and it all begins with getting the perfect bridal gown. However, finding the right dress isn’t so much about buying a dress that exemplifies the latest trends. It is far better for brides to seek out dresses that complement their body type. Doing so ensures a beautiful wedding for every bride.

Brides with an hourglass shape are truly fortunate. They possess curves in just the right places and in the right proportions. With a small waist and larger bust and hips, theirs is a figure that is singularly feminine. A romantic sweetheart neckline is the ideal way to display the bust to its best advantage. Hourglass brides also look well in trumpet and mermaid gowns. On the other hand, it is probably best for these ladies to skip the empire waist and ball gown silhouettes, as these styles can make the bride’s figure appear disproportionate.

Ladies who have a voluptuous, full figure can look smashing in a ball gown. These styles are capable of camouflaging a multitude of trouble spots. Otherwise, an A-line silhouette is almost universally flattering. It lightly skims the body and, again, hides trouble spots with ease. Empire waist gowns can be especially lovely on this body type. Look for any of these styles in a heavier fabric, like satin, that provides stiffer structure. This way, the fabric enhances the bride’s natural curves. Avoid sheath styles and anything with spaghetti straps. These are unlikely to be flattering choices for this body type.

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Finding the Right Dress Style for Your Body Type

Every bride wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day, and it all begins with getting the perfect bridal gown. However, finding the right dress isn’t so much about buying a dress that exemplifies the latest trends. It is far better for brides to seek out dresses that complement their body type. Doing so ensures a beautiful wedding for every bride.

Brides with an hourglass shape are truly fortunate. They possess curves in just the right places and in the right proportions. With a small waist and larger bust and hips, theirs is a figure that is singularly feminine. A romantic sweetheart neckline is the ideal way to display the bust to its best advantage. Hourglass brides also look well in trumpet and mermaid gowns. On the other hand, it is probably best for these ladies to skip the empire waist and ball gown silhouettes, as these styles can make the bride’s figure appear disproportionate.

Ladies who have a voluptuous, full figure can look smashing in a ball gown. These styles are capable of camouflaging a multitude of trouble spots. Otherwise, an A-line silhouette is almost universally flattering. It lightly skims the body and, again, hides trouble spots with ease. Empire waist gowns can be especially lovely on this body type. Look for any of these styles in a heavier fabric, like satin, that provides stiffer structure. This way, the fabric enhances the bride’s natural curves. Avoid sheath styles and anything with spaghetti straps. These are unlikely to be flattering choices for this body type.

The pear shaped bride generally wishes to find ways to enhance her upper body while downplaying the more generous curves her lower body possesses. A strapless ball gown may be the ideal way to accomplish both goals. The empire waist gown is another likely silhouette. Its narrowest portion will fit snugly at the bride’s smallest curves, and it flows gently outward, which ably disguises a heavier bottom. A sheath dress is definitely a style to avoid, as are the fit and flare mermaid and trumpet silhouettes. These only draw attention to the parts this bride most wants to hide.

Slender brides, whether they are short or tall, have quite a bit of latitude as far as gown choice. However, many of these ladies worry about their lack of bust or are concerned about having bony collarbones or shoulder blades. Ball gowns are almost universally flattering on this body type, as they give the bride’s figure much needed dimension. Sheaths are also highly recommended. Few other brides can pull off these figure-hugging styles with such panache. Brides wanting to enhance a smaller bust might consider a bodice with ruching, which creates definition. These ladies may want to avoid halter style gowns and gowns that have off the shoulder necklines, as these may only enhance protruding bones.

Petite brides have a different set of dilemmas than other ladies. They are more susceptible to the “being worn by the dress” perception. For this reason, it makes sense to keep the gown of choice simple. Decide against a lot of ornate detail or an elaborate gown with many layers. It’s easy for a petite bride to look like she’s being swallowed whole by such a dress. Sheaths and A-line silhouettes generally work well for this body type. Look for a waistline that is above the bride’s natural waist. This gives the illusion of length. Any embellishments should be delicate and on the bodice to keep eyes looking upward.

Brides who have an athletic build are sometimes sensitive about having broad shoulders. Try a gown that has a wide set V-neckline. This is a slimming silhouette that still lets the bride express her essential femininity. Look for gowns that balance out proportions, and stay away from gowns with fabric that is too filmy. Keeping these ideas in mind can help the athletic bride look her best on this important day.

Choosing a bridal gown can be difficult, but if the bride understands her body type the job becomes much easier. Finding a gown that flatters each bride’s unique figure is the first step to having a magical wedding day.

The pear shaped bride generally wishes to find ways to enhance her upper body while downplaying the more generous curves her lower body possesses. A strapless ball gown may be the ideal way to accomplish both goals. The empire waist gown is another likely silhouette. Its narrowest portion will fit snugly at the bride’s smallest curves, and it flows gently outward, which ably disguises a heavier bottom. A sheath dress is definitely a style to avoid, as are the fit and flare mermaid and trumpet silhouettes. These only draw attention to the parts this bride most wants to hide.

Slender brides, whether they are short or tall, have quite a bit of latitude as far as gown choice. However, many of these ladies worry about their lack of bust or are concerned about having bony collarbones or shoulder blades. Ball gowns are almost universally flattering on this body type, as they give the bride’s figure much needed dimension. Sheaths are also highly recommended. Few other brides can pull off these figure-hugging styles with such panache. Brides wanting to enhance a smaller bust might consider a bodice with ruching, which creates definition. These ladies may want to avoid halter style gowns and gowns that have off the shoulder necklines, as these may only enhance protruding bones.

Petite brides have a different set of dilemmas than other ladies. They are more susceptible to the “being worn by the dress” perception. For this reason, it makes sense to keep the gown of choice simple. Decide against a lot of ornate detail or an elaborate gown with many layers. It’s easy for a petite bride to look like she’s being swallowed whole by such a dress. Sheaths and A-line silhouettes generally work well for this body type. Look for a waistline that is above the bride’s natural waist. This gives the illusion of length. Any embellishments should be delicate and on the bodice to keep eyes looking upward.

Brides who have an athletic build are sometimes sensitive about having broad shoulders. Try a gown that has a wide set V-neckline. This is a slimming silhouette that still lets the bride express her essential femininity. Look for gowns that balance out proportions, and stay away from gowns with fabric that is too filmy. Keeping these ideas in mind can help the athletic bride look her best on this important day.

Choosing a bridal gown can be difficult, but if the bride understands her body type the job becomes much easier. Finding a gown that flatters each bride’s unique figure is the first step to having a magical wedding day.

Author Bio Denise Hill is an avid blogger for NetQin.

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Destination Wedding Dresses For A Vacation Style Wedding

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Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam December 2011 – Mackenzie Hamilton

Harper’s BAZAAR in Vietnam featured a number of stunning photos of Mackenzie Hamilton in some very complex ornate gowns.  As weddings are becoming more personalized there is no reason why any bride needs to stick to a traditional wedding, yet alone be restricted to any sort of fashion restrictions.  Here we see lots of texture, from feathers to a complex floral jacket.  In additional photos, she is wearing a coat that looks to be hand stitched with detailed cording.  A couture coat paired with a simple streamlined white gown would be a terrific choice for a bride who is planning an intimate ceremony.  Not only is this look extremely elegant, but it is refined for the bride who doesn’t want to wear a ball gown.

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Grecian Bridal Looks

Temperley London Dress

Temperley London Dress

Grecian style wedding dresses have been popular for years, ever since Elizabeth Taylor stared in Cleopatra with Richard Burton and Rex Harrison. The main style of this gown features high-waists and pleated and light weight material. This look is great style for both young and older brides.

Layered drapes and soft pleats add a stunning sense of femininity and there are styles for even the fullest figures. Front draping is ideal for hiding the fatter tummy and large hips. Large amounts of thinner material lightly float over the stomach zone the areas you would would rather hide. The Grecian style gown is also perfect for pregnant brides, ensuring that they will look in fashion on their special day.

Chiffon gowns are perfect for summer weddings: you will feel fresh and comfortable throughout the day and evening. Chiffon is perfect for a beach wedding, or any destination wedding. If you are planning a destination wedding then a Greek style gown is definitely for you since it packs away effortlessly in your baggage. This simple design is centered around almost no embellishments. The look is minimal. This fabric is very soft and light.

Alicia Keys

This beautiful white gown that Alicia Keys is wearing is pleated in some areas and gathered and stitched in other areas. This gown certainly looks like a Grecian inspired gown.

Designer Elie Tahari

Designer Elie Tahari

Pronovias Gown

Pronovias Gown

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Feather Designer Wedding Dresses- Gemma Ward by Vogue India October 2007

Feather Designer Wedding Dresses- Gemma Ward by Vogue India October 2007

Add detail to your wedding gown by adding white feathers which can be sewn into a particular direction such as the gown Gemma Ward is wearing in this photograph. Adding depth adds so much interest.

This antique silver v neck gown by Terani Couture 11202GL is very ornate and could be transformed into a Wedding gown

Jovani also has a stunning full-length silver and white gown that could be altered with feathers to produce the look that Gemma is wearing.

Jovani also has another silver gown with a v neckline that could be identical to Gemmas gown with some additional feathers.