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Their 2009 collection offers elegant gowns of extremely high quality, which will certainly give you the ‘wow’ from your guests that every bride dreams of.
The collection features dresses tailored in a variety of materials, lace features on a number of the designs mirroring the continued love of vintage this season. I have picked out some of my favourites from the collection.
Dress 9027 is a graceful halter neck gown, with small beautifully crafted buttons, running down the back of the dress, which finishes in a flowing skirt. Other than the buttons at the back, the gown is completely unadorned but this simplicity allows each bride to personalise their look with accessories of their choice.
Staying with clean designs, gown 9053 offers the bride an empire style dress, with a strapless neckline and slim ribbon of material on which a diamante brooch is fixed just under the bust. The skirt falls elegantly to the floor with a train at the back.
If you love lace dresses, number 9098 is particularly pretty, it features a full lace halter neck dress, together with layers of net making up the train at the back of the gown.
But my personal favourite is gown 9076, which has high slash neckline but a deep plunging ‘V’ at the back, it is decorated with a sash at the waist again with an unadorned skirt, which finishes in a small train.
…usually something you’d ask your other half to do at the weekend? Not anymore!
Check out this kooky new film from Wilkinson Sword featuring a bunch of glamorous girls getting busy mowing their lawns, trimming their bushes and having a general ‘tidy up’ in their gardens…!
This film has been released to celebrate the launch of the NEW Quattro for Women Bikini razor,, which also helps women have a bit of a ‘tidy up’, thanks to its unique capabilities to both trim and shave the bikini area. This 2-in-1 beauty innovation boasts a waterproof trimmer at one end and a high tech, four-blade razor at the other.
Click on the link below to see how much fun it can be to have a spruce up when things get a little rough around the edges. It may inspire you to ’mow your lawn ‘, and it will definitely leave you humming the catchy theme song.
Enjoy! And look out for the cat, who also gets a bit of attention…..
The gorgeous shoe and handbag designers Gina, run competitions for the registered users of their site every 3 months. This time they are giving their users the chance to win a pair of shoes or handbag worth £450.
They’ve just launched their Spring/Summer 09 collection and they also have a Bridal range to tempt you. So there will be plenty to choose from should you win.
All you have to do is go to http://www.gina.com , click on the Competitions tab and answer the question. Remember you have to be a registered user, but registering is easy and will only take you a couple of minutes.
P.S. If one of our readers wins, please let us know what you choose!
When you turn that age where everyone is getting married, you start to notice that most gals turn out to look like the typical cookie-cutter bride in her white ball gown. If you’re the type of girl who wants to stand out and show your individuality on your special day, follow these tips:
White is definitely not flattering for all skin tones (especially women with light skin) and it is not the most complimentary color for darker skin tones. The white wedding dress was meant to symbolize virginity and purity, but now that times have changed, dresses should reflect our newfound strength and power with vibrant, bold colors. Choose lively yellows and shocking reds, or if you want to take it down a notch, look for less vibrant colors like maroon and navy blue.
There are many veil alternatives on the market today, so no need to go traditional on this one ladies. Place baby’s breath flowers in your up do to create a breathtaking, natural look. For a more romantic look, invest in one medium sized colored silk flower of your choice, I recommend a rose paired with small white flowers, and place it to the side of your swept up hair. If you are a free spirited gal, try placing a large daisy in your hair. Whatever kind of girl you are, there’s always a flower that matches your personality. If you do want to go more towards the traditional side, I recommend buying a veil, sans netting, that drips with ruby and silver balls or crystals.
Accessorize to the Max
If you’ve decided to go the more traditional route with yur dress, then it’s time to glam yourself up with some accessories. A cost effective way to look even more stunning is purchasing a dainty velvet ribbon to tie neatly around your neck; you’ll surely create a statement with this look. Depending on what type of dress you have, buying a long pearl necklace would also look amazing, and add some drama to your ensemble. This look goes especially well with a plain wedding dress that does not flair out at the bottom- think simple. For funkier brides, try a diamond upper arm bracelet to look fabulous.
If you have chosen to stick with the standard white wedding dress, then spice it up a bit with some colorful shoes. Who wants to wear white from head to toe. A lot of bridal shoes can be dyed any color you like, so you can be as creative as you want.
No matter what route you decide to take (traditional or non) it’s important to feel like an enhanced version of yourself on your special day. So, if that means going bold, then by all means go daring, you deserve it.
Shirley is the President/CEO of AmericanBridal.com. Her company is a major leader in the wedding favors industry and her website contains many useful resources for brides planning their wedding.
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In particular, I can’t help but picture a bride in this dress having to swim her way to the Altar with her Little Mermaid tail. I have to say I have no love for what I refer to as The Curtain Mermaid gown.
Don’t hold back, tell us what you really think! I have to say that I largely agree here. Brides appear ‘all wrapped up’, in the 2010 collection previews I have seen so far, with miles of wrapped tulle, chiffon and satin appearing in dresses from all designers. It may not be difficult to get a budget version of these designer gowns. I recommend checking out the Toilet Paper Wedding Gown contest and then grabbing a few hundred rolls of Andrex!
What do you think about the new ‘wrap’ gowns?
We all know how stylish the French are, well now you can have some of the French style at your own wedding.
Stephanie Staub is a French designer of extremely pretty flower girl dresses and page boy outfits. Her Summer 2009 flower girl collection had some really attractive designs, made from beautiful fabrics. You can choose from embroidered or plain taffeta both in a range of colours.
Stephanie has given us a lot to choose from but I have managed to narrow my favourites down to five:
Firstly “Marie” a pretty blue and white dress with a blue sash which crosses over attractively at the back.
Second there’s “Purple Isobel”, a white dress with pink and purple flowers and rather sweet “flounce” sleeves.
Next, “Camille” a cream taffeta dress, decorated with different coloured dragonflies.
Then, “Blue Anais” a white dress with blue flowers, whose skirt is made up of two layers, the bottom one is longer than the top and is a co-ordinating blue, giving a two tone effect.
Lastly, “Alexandra”, I know we are now meant to be in Spring but I couldn’t help mentioning “Alexandra” for those of you who maybe looking for dresses for a Winter wedding. Alexandra is made out of a gorgeous “night blue” taffeta with long sleeves, trimmed with white fur. The bottom of the skirt is also trimmed with white fur. The colour of the dress, along with the adorable white fur trim, make this dress my favourite.
But which one will you choose, decide at http://www.littleeglantine.com