Tis’ the season of giving, so what better than to receive a gift of glorious, glamorous, sparkle-n-shine inspiration to help spread plenty of holiday cheer this season? Whether you’re planning a holiday party, or sprinkling on the final sugary details to your winter wedding, we hope to help inspire you to make every little detail an absolute delight!
Bling in the holidays with a few of our favorites from the winter blog wonderlands aplenty…
Think 'Pretty in Pink' Cheer!
The Perfect Party Dress is a MUST!
And don't forget a mistletoe-ready mane!
Ring in the Bling!
Prance like a Party-Perfect Princess!
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and VIXEN...
Badgley Mischka Lexington is currently making a “Guest Appearance” at Little White Dress Bridal Shop until November 27th!
Badgley Mischka "Lexington" (front)
In order to experience the oh-so-stunning Lexington gown first-hand (it’s already received TONS of oohs and ahhs from brides visiting our shop!), Badgley Mischka sent us a brand new sample for us to have in store…but it’s only here until November 27th.
Lexington has a strapless, beautifully beaded, natural-waist bodice, with full A-line skirt accented by asymmetrical silk organza ruffles and Chantilly lace. The train is chapel length, and the bodice back features a flattering low scoop.
Badgley Mischka's "Lexington" (back)
To “meet” this most stunning “guest” yourself, stop in anytime before 11/28 – or give us a call at 303.814.8972.
A graduate of St. Martin’s College of Art in London, British designer Jenny Packham is known for her glitzy evening wear. A favorite among celebrities and socialites – and previously NEVER before available to Colorado brides - Packham favors dramatic silhouettes and elegant details in her beloved designs.
On such a spooktacular day, we can’t help but fondly remember all of the frightfully fun and creative Halloween brides we’ve had throughout the years! And, like the eyes of a Jack-o-Lantern, we’re all lit up with excitement and energy (could have been all the candy we’ve eaten) by the gorgeous Halloween wedding inspiration pictures popping up around the web today.
Below, a few of our favorites…
A Ghoulishly Glamorous Wedding Storyboard
Even Tom Burton Would Love THIS Halloween Bride & Groom
A Haunted Halloween Venue...Be Careful Where You Roam...
Spooktacular Sweets are a MUST!
The Mysterious Murder Mansion Venue...Will You Be There When The Lights Go Out?
Gorgeous & Glam Halloween Photo Props - We LOVE These!
This month, NYC is buzzing with bridal bliss as the city hosts New York International Bridal Week and Couture – THE biggest buying hotspots, where retailers and designers come together to celebrate and reflect on the successes of previous years, while building anxious anticipation for the must-have wedding trends-to-come in 2012! There are runway shows and intimate cocktail parties with strolling models overflowing with champagne and the ever-present “oohs” and “ahhs” that accompany a typical fashion-fueled event in NYC.
So, as we prepare to ourselves for the loads of eye candy we’re already guaranteed to be sweet on – layers of lace, tousles of tulle, aisles of organza, seas of satin and so much more – we fondly reflect on some impressionable trends of the past century…
Bridal in the 1940's
1940′s: A common trend of this decade was the sheath dress, thinner waists and cap sleeves.
Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, kick-starting new Bridal Trends in the 1950's
1950′s: The emergence of ballgown-esque dresses with shorter hemlines, quite similar to the poodle skirts that were popular for everyday wear, along with defined necklines, cap sleeves, very intentional sharp angle cuts in the fabric, and a smaller waistline.
Carolina Herrera's 1968 Bride Style
1960′s: Enter the revived empire wedding dress, a high-waisted dress, gathered near or just under the bust with a long, loose skirt, which skims the body – especially flattering to pear-shaped women.
Bridal in the 1970's
Margaux Hemingway's 1975 Wedding
1970′s: Two major trends marked this decade: an off-the-shoulder shawl or high neckline (as pictured above, many times used to make spaghetti-strapped dresses more modest) or Grecian-inspired gowns.
Donna Karan herself captures Bridal Style of 1980's
1980′s: Three words: Big Hair, Big Shoulders, Big Day. :)
Carolyn Bessette's Bride Style in the 1990's
1990′s: Big and bold are two words that come to mind. Elements of the late 80′s – noteably big shoulders, puffy sleeves and bows – stayed for a few years, embellished with excessive embroidery and beading, before brides started asking for more free-flowing, fluid materials, sexier and streamlined looks, plunging V-necks, strapless necklines and sleeveless gowns that showcased bare arms.
Color is IN in the 2000's
Portia de Rossi stunned the guests in a pink blush ballgown during her vows to Ellen DeGeneres
Gwen Stefani WOWed in a pink, hand-dyed gown
2000′s: Color! In many ways, adding color is reflective of the new millennium trend toward individuality. Also, silhouette becomes a focal point with the introduction of the ‘Fit & Flare’ gown.
2010 is a Bridal Style Decade Remix!
2010 Bridal Style - Destination Diva
2010′s:Don’t call it a comeback! This is when we see past styles from every decade emerge with sexier, slinkier silhouettes, belted waistlines, tea-length and asymmetrical necklines and waistlines.