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3 WEDDING DRESS STYLES FOR SHORT BRIDES (PLUS STYLING TIPS!)
BRIDAL GURU / Oct 07, 2021

Wedding gowns can be extravagant. They can be big. They can be bold. And they should be—you want to make a statement on your wedding day, after all.

That last bit is important. You want to make a statement, which means your wedding dress should still play a supporting role.

If you're a short bride, you may be worried about "drowning" in your dress, and the only dress style that'll look good is a short, basic dress.

Girl, don't you worry—there are many options for small frames. While you should be conscientious of not overwhelming your figure with lots of fabric, you can still rock a long wedding dress.

So today, we're going to discuss two long wedding dress styles that look fabulous on short brides:

  1. Mermaid: A mermaid silhouette is defined by a slim, tapered, curve-hugging skirt that follows the line of the hips and thighs, flaring out from the knee or below the knee. Keeping the fabric close to the body, and having a flared skirt with moderate volume, accentuates rather than engulfs your curves. 

  1. A-line: An A-line silhouette gradually widens towards the hem, mimicking the shape of a capital letter A. While the waist doesn't have to be cinched at the waist, this is most common. Similar to mermaid-style gowns, A-line dresses feature skirts that don't overtake short frames.

Ready to scope out some gowns? Without further ado, here are three mermaid and A-line wedding dresses perfect for short brides.

1. Mermaid Silhouette with Mesh Fabric


For short brides, mermaid gowns with mesh fabric are a match made in heaven.

Sticking close to the body, the mermaid silhouette accentuates your frame rather than hide it. But you can still add dimension—with mesh!

Because mesh is sheer, you avoid drowning your curves. You can even add an overlay skirt to pump up the volume.

As you can see, you don't have to go simple. Mesh allows you to showcase intricate embroidery and embellishments.

With a long skirt, we recommend thin sleeves or a strapless dress to balance out your look.

Styling Tip: Throw your hair up in a bun to elongate your neck. Some shoulder-grazing earrings can also help lengthen your look.

v-neck wedding dress

Get the look: Spaghetti Strap V-Neck Mermaid Long Dress

2. A-Line with Pleated Satin Fabric


Another fabric we love for short brides is satin. It offers a fluid drape over the body—which means it hugs and conforms to your shape.

A pleated skirt is a total bonus. These vertical folds create long lines from the waist—making your legs look longer than they are!

Again, to balance out a fabric-heavy bottom, we recommend showing off your shoulders. Off-the-shoulder sleeves, paired with a sweetheart neckline, are oh-so-trendy right now, and for a good reason—they accentuate all the right curves!

Styling tip: A sweetheart neckline offers the perfect canvas for a bold necklace—but sometimes, it's just as bold to keep your collarbone bare. Whether you leave your hair completely down, in a half-do, or an updo, be sure to add some loose waves to capture a whimsical look.

sweetheart neckline

Get the look: Pleated Waistline Sweethearted Cut-Away Shoulder Satin A-Line Dress

3. A-line with a High Slit 


If you're a short bride who wants a dress with a bit more volume, then this is the wedding dress style for you.

Again, we see thin straps and mesh for this A-line dress, but it features a more voluminous skirt. To ensure your legs don't get lost entirely, look for a skirt with a high slit.

In addition to pumping up the sexy, showing off your leg also elongates your body—in the same way that a short dress does. So I can have a full skirt and lengthen my frame? Absolutely! (Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too with this wedding dress style.)

If you're also looking to elongate the torso, a V-neckline works wonders, especially with thin straps.

Styling tip: If you want more dimension, add a simple mesh veil to your look as well. For jewelry, pearls would be just the right feminine touch!

high-slit wedding dress

Get the look: Embroidered Sheer Bodice V-Neck Wedding Gown /w Tail

Looking For More Wedding Gown Inspo?


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5 DATE NIGHT LOOKS FOR FALL
DRESS TRENDS / Oct 05, 2021

Fall is upon us. To us, it’s the most versatile season for your wardrobe. One day, you could be rocking a skirt. The next you’re wearing a cozy knit sweater. Layers are your best friend!

But with so many options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed—especially when you’re dressing for a date.

If you have a date night fast approaching, don’t pull apart your entire closet just yet. To get inspired, here are five date night looks fit for fall.

1. Long skirt paired with a sweater


If you feel like you can’t part with your summer skirts just yet, don’t fret—simply throw on a cozy sweater and you’ve got the perfect date night look for fall.

Long skirts provide more coverage against those cold and breezy evenings. But if it’s a warmer night, a short skirt will do, too! Pair it with some boots to keep the ankles warm.

The fall season opens up a lot of options for colors too. You could wear light, warm colors—such as yellow, orange, white, and brown. Or you could rock a darker color scheme. But since we tend to wear dark clothes during the winter, we encourage you to wear your brighter colors on those sunny fall days.

girl in white sweater and yellow skirt

Perfect for: Dinners, outdoor walks, shows and events, picnics, wineries, art galleries

2. Jeans and a leather jacket


Ah, jeans and a leather jacket—a classic combo for date night, and the perfect amount of coverage for fall.

Black leather jackets are many women’s go-to, but we’re loving brown for the earlier fall months. Plus, the color pairs so well with blue jeans. Choose a cropped jacket to accentuate your waistline.

High-waisted skinny jeans would work really well here. Again, you’re calling attention to a natural hourglass shape—which is exactly what we want to achieve on date night!

We love that this look is versatile. You could keep it casual and wear some sneakers. Or, you could dress it up with some boots or heels.

girl in jeans and jacket

Perfect for: Concerts, movies, bars, arcades, sports games, outdoor walks

3. Jean jacket, dress, and festival hat


A knee-length dress paired with a jean jacket and festival hat is oh-so-classic for fall—and for good reason. While many of us love rocking dresses on date night, it can get chilly! A jean jacket is just what we need when the sun goes down.

And the festival hat? It immediately adds character to your look. If you have a bold personality, let it shine through using accessories. A funky purse would be another option.

We also recommend taking the time to pick out the perfect shoes. Because your legs are bare, you could choose chunky block heels, canvas sneakers, derby shoes, gladiator sandals—there are so many options to make a statement!

Since your hair will likely be down, we suggest skipping jewelry for this date night look. But bold red or pink lips would look stunning.

girl sitting on a park bench

Perfect for: Bike rides, breweries, outdoor walks, dinner, outdoor concerts and fairs

4. Short dress and knee-high boots


The fall season doesn’t mean date nights are dull and drabby. For a night out on the town, wear your favorite dress or skirt and pair it with knee-high boots.

If it’s a cooler evening and you’ll be outside, opt for a long sleeve shirt or dress. Or, pair the look with a trench coat. (It’s practical and looks super sexy. Va-va-voom!)

Most of us don’t wear knee-high boots every day. We recommend investing in a nice pair of black boots—so when you do want to wear them, they can match any outfit.

This look is all about sex appeal, so push the limits with your hair and makeup. A high, textured ponytail will make you feel like a rockstar. And a bold smokey eye? Move over Rihanna.

girl in plaid coat and boots

Perfect for: Concerts, Late-night cocktails, dancing

5. Long-sleeve dress with heels 


Got a fancy fall date night on the horizon? Then grab your heels ladies, it’s time for a show-stopping dress.

We’re all about long-sleeve dresses for formal events. They keep you warm, so they’re practical, but they also look fabulous.

What would be the perfect long-sleeve dress according to us, you ask? Mesh sleeves and sequins—hands down! For a glamorous event, sparkles are always a good idea. And mesh fabric is super trendy this season.

Pair the look with some heels. If you anticipate that you’ll be outside, wear a peacoat. They’re fashionable but will also keep you nice and toasty.

Don’t fret about hair and makeup. With a dazzling dress like this one, you can sweep your hair to the side, throw on some lipstick, and be ready to go!

Feeling fancy? Take a look at these cocktail dresses for more inspo.

girl wearing date night dress

Get the look: Long Sleeve Bodycon Short Dress Accented with Jewel and Sequin

Perfect for: Cocktail parties, Christmas and New Year’s events, galas

WHAT TO WEAR UNDER YOUR WEDDING DRESS: UNDERGARMENTS 101
BRIDAL GURU / Oct 04, 2021

Your wedding day look is all about the execution. While your wedding gown takes center stage, there are many other important things to consider: hair and makeup, shoes, jewelry, and undergarments.

Undergarments aren't supposed to be seen. But if you choose the wrong one, it could wind up visible and impact your look. Nobody wants that!

So that's why we're here today. We're exploring the less glamorous side of putting together a wedding look—what to wear under your wedding dress—so you can look absolutely flawless on your big day.

You'll see that most of our advice revolves around one thing: the cut of your dress. So it's vital to pick your wedding dress before buying what you'll wear underneath it. Got your gown? Let's get started.

Color


Most wedding dresses are relatively light in color—white, cream, champagne, etc.

So when choosing what to wear underneath, it's essential to pick the right shade. The key is finding undergarments that are as close to your natural skin tone as possible. Many lingerie companies only offer one shade of "nude" underwear—and let's be real—one color does not fit all.

While you should keep an eye out for that marketing ploy, more and more companies are emerging that cater to different skin tones. So just do some research, and you'll find the right nude for you.

Bras (and Alternatives)


Because there's so much variety in wedding gown bodices, your bra options are also endless. But what should you wear under your wedding gown? We may be able to help you whittle down the choices.

If your dress is strapless and has a built-in corset, you've got a few options:

  • No bra: With the corset, you have all the support you need!
  • Pasties: These are small, lightly padded stickers that go over your nipples. They add coverage, though, not support. 
  • Stick-on silicone cups: Like pasties, they provide coverage and add natural padding. 

If your dress has a low back, you could try: 

  • Tape strips: Okay, first of all, please don't mix this up with regular tape. These are meant to be worn under your gown. They provide coverage and moderate support. 
  • Longline bra: These look just like regular strapless bras, but instead of stopping under the cups, the material continues down the waist (kind of like a corset)—allowing them to have a low-back cut.

If your dress has straps: 

  • Regular bra: If your dress has straps and a regular back, you can totally wear a regular bra. Just make sure the straps are thinner than your gown's. 

wedding dress with intricate neckline

Editor’s Note: Thick straps, thin straps, no straps—you can rock anything you like with the right undergarments. Get this wedding look: Embroidered Bodice Sweethearted Glitter Mesh Wedding Gown.

Underwear


You've invested so much time and effort in your wedding look. Please don't let your panty line steal the show!

In addition to picking the right shade, it's also crucial to choose the proper cut and fit.

Our two cents? Go for a pair of seamless panties. They're more forgiving and don't hug your hips as much as those with elastic waists and side seams. If your wedding gown is very fitted, you may want to wear a seamless thong to eliminate any chances of showing a panty line. You could also consider high-waisted underwear if your gown is fitted and has a natural waistline. This will smooth out your lower abdomen.

Many lingerie companies don't allow returns, so for an event like your wedding, it's worth buying two sizes and trying them both on.

Oh—and while you probably know this, skip anything with prints or texture. If your gown has a delicate fabric like silk or satin, it will show through.

Shapewear


Shapewear is the unsung hero in most wedding outfits. It contours and smoothes out lumps and bumps so that your gown can drape perfectly on your body.

In addition to making you look stunning, shapewear can also add comfort. Gowns are hot, and they don't offer much breathability. Because most shapewear incorporates sweat-wicking technology, you can be kept cool and dry. (Well, it depends on how much late-night dancing you do.)

Again, think about the silhouette and cut of your dress when shopping for shapewear. If it's tight around your waistline and legs, you may want to consider shapewear that also covers the upper thigh. If your dress flows at the waist, then hey—maybe you don't need it!

If you're interested in exploring shapewear, Spanx is the go-to in this category, and for a good reason. They have a cut for every shape and silhouette—so whatever gown you're wearing, you'll be able to find something to match.

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neckline wedding dress on a mannequin

Prepping for your wedding day can be overwhelming. While you may have a better idea of what to wear under your wedding dress, you may still have 101 more things to figure out. (You’re not alone!)

Instead of spending hours sifting through different blogs, you can find everything you need right here. Here are a few blogs we think you may be interested in:


CHARM YOUR WAY TO THE CROWN WITH THESE CUTE HOMECOMING DRESSES
PARTY QUEEN / Sep 30, 2021

There are only a few days in a woman’s life where they can dress like a royal. Among these special events is homecoming. (Although, we’d like to start a petition for wearing ball gowns any and every day we want.)

While you don’t have to dial up the glam on homecoming, we totally encourage it. And if you’re reading this, you probably think so too!

So let’s find you a cute homecoming dress that’s fit for a queen (accessorizing with crowns is recommended!).

1. Cinderella-inspired


Whenever we see blue gowns with full skirts, we think of Cinderella. And if you’re trying to channel your inner princess for homecoming, then her look is the perfect inspiration.

While homecoming dresses are typically short, you can still pull off Cinderella’s look as long as the skirt flares out. An A-line or babydoll silhouette are both great options.

In terms of fabric, we love tulle for homecoming dresses. It adds volume and bounce to your skirt. (And for this look, that’s important.)

What’s a royal outfit without some sparkling bling? Find a homecoming dress that dons jewels and embellishments. For a blue dress, we recommend silver accents.

With a cute homecoming dress like this one, your accessories can be quite simple.

If your dress is strapless, throw your hair up and wear some shoulder-grazing earrings. If your dress has straps, style your hair in a loosely-curled half-do and keep the jewelry minimal.

smoky blue homecoming dress

Get the look: Sequin and Glitter Embellished Sheer Bodice V-Neck Short Dress

2. Modern-day royalty


Looking for a cute, but elegant, homecoming dress? Then you should check out dresses that feature cap sleeves. They fly under the radar, but are incredibly unique and feminine—especially if they’re embroidered.

The British Royals, including Kate Middleton, have been seen rocking these chic sleeves. So for a special event like homecoming, they’re absolutely fitting.

Tulle, lace, sequins, beads—these fabrics and embellishments are great for adding femininity to your look. Pale shades of pink, blue, and yellow, are all cute options for colors.

Worried that a dress “fit for the British Royals” means it’ll be conservative? Don’t forget, most homecoming dresses are short. So throw on a pair of heels to show off your legs and dial up the sexy!

blush homecoming dress

Get the look: Embroidered Bodice Boat Neck Cap Sleeve Tulle Short Dress w/ Rolled Hem

3. Glitter and gold


Jewels, sequins, glitter, and gold, are all quintessential features of royal outfits—which is exactly what you need for your cute homecoming dress. 

If you choose a gold dress, keep the embellishments gold as well so it’s not overly flashy. If you want to break up the monochromatic look, pair your dress with a black clutch. Or, you could add a subtle pop of red to your lips and nails.

When it comes to silhouettes, A-line is a go-to of course. But if you want to differentiate your dress from others’, we recommend exploring those with a sweetheart neckline. Showing off your shoulders accentuates an hourglass shape. Plus, a bare collarbone allows you to show off your favorite necklace. (Again, bring on the bling!)

With a gold or champagne-colored dress, we always suggest nude heels—this creates the illusion of longer legs. (And who could say no to that?)

champagne homecoming dress

Get the look: Jewel and Sequin Embellished Glitter Mesh Short Dress

4. Bold and bedazzled


Royals can break the rules too. If you’ve got a bold personality that pushes the boundaries, then we have a cute homecoming dress for you too!

Instead of pale shades and shimmery metals, go for a bold color like purple or red.

Explore other fiery features—like a corset bodice.

And who said jewels need to stay on the crown? We love seeing homecoming dresses with bedazzled waistlines—it’s so captivating! Plus, it cinches and accentuates the waistline. (Pro tip: Jump on any opportunity to create an hourglass shape.)

If you choose a dress with a jeweled belt, then we recommend adding some similar earrings or a necklace to tie the look together. All that sparkle will surely catch some eyes.

Add a smokey eye if you wish, but keep the lip neutral. Let the color of your gown steal the show.

purple homecoming dress

Get the look: Strapless Sweetheart Short Dress with Pleated Bodice and Jewel Embellished Waistline

Looking for more homecoming dress inspo?


Finding a cute homecoming dress can be overwhelming. There are just so many options! If you still need some more inspiration, we’ve got you covered in these blog posts:

WEDDING DRESS FAILS: QUICK STYLE FIXES
PARTY QUEEN / Sep 23, 2021

What’s your worst fear for your wedding?

Your wedding cake toppling over? Aunt Marge drinking one too many wines? A wedding dress malfunction?

On your wedding day, you’ll be on cloud nine. But that can quickly change with a wedding dress-related disaster. A rip, snag, or stain, could quickly ruin the look you were dreaming of for months.

But not to fear. In this blog post, we’re covering four common wedding dress fails and how to fix them

If you prepare for the worst, you’re guaranteed to look your best. Grab a pen and paper, let’s get started.

1. A Broken Bustle


A wedding dress bustle is a way to gather up a train and make it even with your hemline so that your dress doesn’t drag on the floor. This can be accomplished via ribbons, buttons, hooks, or by sewing your gown.

So it’s got an important job, to say the least. However, it’s common for bustles to break down towards the end of the night after lots of dancing and partying.

It’s good to be proactive and choose a dress with a secure bustle. Typically, ribbons hold better than buttons. You can also ask the seamstress to reinforce the bustle with monofilament. This will protect your dress better from snags and kicked-up heels.

BUT, in the case that your bustle does break, keep large safety pins or a sewing kit on hand. A simple needle and thread could save the day!

2. A Stuck Zipper


A stuck zipper is a wedding dress fail that will automatically trigger panic mode. But take a deep breath, ask for help, and most of the time, it’ll be just fine.

First, if your zipper gets stuck, check to make sure there’s no fabric stuck in it as well. The last thing you want to do is tear your dress on top of breaking a zipper!

If there is some fabric stuck, gently use your fingers to ease it free.

Then, take a clear wax stick like Zipper-Ease (or even a white crayon), and wax the zipper to help ease it up and down.

If the zipper is straight-up broken, that’s where a sewing kit will come in handy again. There have certainly been times where brides have been sewn into their dresses! It’s not ideal, but nobody will even notice!

3. A Stained Dress


Stains—ah, this one’s a classic.

Wedding dresses are typically shades of white and cream—which means they are incredibly prone to stains.

Unfortunately, these stains don’t have to be big to be noticeable. The tiniest smudge of foundation or lipstick on a white dress will stand out. Be proactive and put your dress on before getting ready!

For minor stains, a Tide-to-Go pen or Shout wipe should work fine. But suppose you want to cover all your grounds (Hey, you never know who will bump into you with a glass of red wine). In that case, we recommend investing in a heavy-duty stain remover kit that includes different targeted solvents to treat various stains.

Speaking of red wine, we have a surprising little hack for you. Pouring a bit of white wine on top of a red wine stain can help pull it out. (But make sure to get the dress dry cleaned after the wedding.)

Or, if you can find a piece of chalk that’s the same shade as your dress, you can use that to cover up the stain. It’s a bandaid solution, but it’ll do!

4. Damaged or Dirty Hem


The bottom of your dress can take a beating. Even if you aren’t planning on wandering outside, your hem will drag across the floor all day and become dirty.

So to avoid this wedding dress fail the best you can, apply a stain protector to your hem before the wedding. But make sure it’s compatible with your fabric and don’t apply too much—or it’ll be visible on the dress.

Towards the end of the night, if you see some dirt on the hem of your dress, simply brush it away with a clean, white terry-cloth towel. White chalk will work wonders here too.

Your hem is also susceptible to getting stepped on or snagging. If your hem rips, a needle and thread should be able to patch it up. Or, if you have embellishments on hand, you can sew those on to hide the tear.

But hey, if you can’t fix it—don’t sweat. It’s a sign that you thoroughly enjoyed your wedding day and that’s most important.

Still Looking for a Wedding Dress?


woman wearing a dress with other women zipping her up

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And don’t forget, after the wedding, make sure to preserve your wedding dress properly so you can keep it as a family heirloom for years to come.

FIRST DATE OUTFIT IDEAS: 4 DRESSES WITH JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SEXY
FASHION TRENDS / Sep 16, 2021

First dates are special. For all you know, you could be meeting someone that you'll spend the rest of your life with!

So you probably want to make a good first impression. You want to make sure your hair is washed and clean. You want your breath to be minty-fresh. And you want to rock a sexy outfit.

If you're looking for some first date outfit ideas, you've come to the right place. We've got four first date dresses that show off just the right amount of sexy. Wearing one of these, you'll not just make a good first impression—you'll make a lasting one.

1. Sequin bodycon dress

On a first date, we want to make a statement.

If your first date is a night in town, a sequin bodycon dress would be perfect. Think concerts, shows, bars, lounges, and more.

Here's why we love this outfit:

First, bodycon dresses are the go-to silhouette for a sexy date night outfit. It shows off all your beautiful curves.

A short length will also let you show a little leg. Add some pumps to your look, and you'll have legs for days!

But hey, being sexy isn't all about looks. Sequins suggest that you love to have a good time. A fun, vibrant personality will win anyone over.

Don't take your hair and makeup too seriously, either. Add some volume to your hair and a bright eye or lip to keep all eyes on you!

blue sequined date night dress

Get the look: Sequin Embellished Bodycon Short Dress

2. Two-piece dress


Perhaps your first date doesn't entail rockin' at a concert or sippin' cocktails at a lounge. Instead, maybe you're meeting up during the day to sit on a swanky patio and nibble on tapas. That's okay—we have the perfect first date outfit for you too.

A two-piece dress adds just the right amount of spice to a daytime first date.

Its peek-a-boo waistline is just the silhouette to catch your date's attention, yet it's still modest enough for a lunch date or an afternoon garden party.

Some embroidery outlining the dress' silhouette is another subtle way to draw the gaze to your hourglass figure.

If you want to pump up the sexy more, go for a red dress. This fiery shade will undoubtedly turn up the heat!

two piece date night dress

Get the look: Two-Piece Embroidered Pencil Skirt Dress

3. Corset short dress


Dinner and drinks are classic first date ideas. If that's what you're doing, then opt for a bodycon dress with a corset bodice.

Corsets are classically sexy. When combined with lace, glitter, and mesh, it's even sexier!

Yes, corsets are tight—but not like in those Victorian movies. For these dresses, it's mostly for show. Make sure to adjust the back, so it's comfortable!

The back of the dress is stunning, so show it off! Throw your hair up in a high ponytail or bun. That'll also show off your beautiful facial features.

To balance out your date night outfit, choose a dress that has a modest neckline. (You know what they say: Business in the front, party in the back.)

back details of date night dress

Get the look:Deep Illusion V-Neck Corset-Tie Short Dress

4. Flowy dress with plunging neckline


Not all first dates require a body-hugging bodycon dress—especially if your first date involves dancing! For dates like those, we recommend going for something that flows at the waistline—so you can really let loose.

Now, a loose silhouette doesn't mean that you can't show off your curves. Find a dress with a plunging neckline to crank up the heat. A first date that's sexy and comfortable? Sign us up!

Want to add some personality to your outfit? Pick a dress that has an eye-catching design. Add some silver or gold. Or—why not both?

If your first date involves some moving and shaking, don't forget to put your hair up. Use some hairspray to keep your flyaways at bay.

Get your dancing shoes ready and you're all set!

black deep v-neck date night dress

Get the look: Silver Glitter-Print Black Halter Short Dress

Need more inspo for your first date?


Today, we highlighted four short dresses. But if you need first date outfit ideas that feature longer dresses, we recommend taking a look at these long gowns—fit for the red carpet.

Picked out your outfit but need some tips on looking and feeling your best? Take a look at these articles:


Enjoy your first date! Remember, breathe. And more importantly, have fun!

FOUR REASONS YOU SHOULD GO FOR TWO PIECE HOMECOMING DRESSES
PARTY QUEEN / Sep 10, 2021

Matching two-piece sets are all the rage this year—from sweatsuits to homecoming dresses.

Yes, you read that right. Two-piece short homecoming dresses are on trend this season but unconventional enough to turn heads. Talk about the best of both worlds. If you're a gal looking to make a statement, you should definitely rock one at homecoming.

Need some more convincing? Well, then stick around. Here are four reasons why you should choose a two-piece homecoming dress.

1. They accentuate the waist


Why do so many homecoming dresses have belts? It's not to hold anything up. Rather, they help accentuate the waist.

Two-piece homecoming dresses do the same thing. The peek-a-boo waistline draws attention to the hourglass shape, providing a slimmer appearance.

If you want to really create a slimming effect, we encourage you to choose a skirt that's high-waisted and flares out at the waist. So instead of going for body-hugging or flowy fabrics, opt for material with more structure, like tulle.

While we're on the topic, if you want tips for lengthening the body, we recommend choosing a top that bares the shoulders and wearing your hair up—this elongates the neck.

While homecoming dresses already show off the legs, you can increase the illusion of long legs with nude heels.

2. You can mix and match textures and colors


Many homecoming dresses are the same color and texture—and for some, that's a bit of a drag. For example, while many love how simple yet sexy black homecoming dresses are, others worry that they're a bit dull.

It's important to jazz up these monochromatic looks. If you choose a two-piece black homecoming dress, then you have lots of opportunities to do so.

For starters, you could play around with different textures. The skirt could feature ruffles and tulle, while the top could be mesh with sequins.

black two-piece dress

Hey, since it's a two-piece, you could skip the whole monochromatic look altogether and mix colors too! A cream crop top paired with a navy skirt would be fit for a modern-day princess.

3. They help dial up the sexy


Showing off a bit of skin always cranks up the heat. While homecoming dresses typically bare some leg, a short two-piece dress kicks up the spice.

If you want to really show off your figure, we recommend trying on a two-piece bodycon dress, which has a form-fitting silhouette. You'll be sure to turn heads!

To balance out your look, we recommend picking a top with a modest neckline and a skirt that hits the middle of the thigh. This way, you turn heads for all the right reasons.

two piece burgundy embroidered homecoming dress

Get the look: Two-Piece Embroidered Pencil Skirt Dress

4. You can add feminine touches


We love that two-piece homecoming dresses are oh-so-versatile. On the one hand, they can be bold and sexy. On the other hand, they can be simple and feminine.

If this sounds more your vibe, keep an eye out for dresses that feature pretty embellishments, such as jewels, floral embroidery, beads, and pearls.

To keep this look fit for a princess, wear matching accessories. If your dress features flowers, consider wearing a floral headpiece. If your dress dons pearls, pair the look with cute pearl jewelry.

Keep your hair and makeup simple to complete this whimsical homecoming look. (Cinderella—is that you?)

blue two-piece homecoming dress

Get the look: Full Beaded Bodice & Lace Skirt Two-Piece Short Dress

Other alternatives for homecoming


You may be super interested in a two-piece dress but are having trouble finding the right one. Don't sweat—here are some other options:

  • An illusion two-piece dress: Many homecoming dresses create the illusion of a two-piece dress with mesh—providing all the benefits of a two-piece silhouette. Try on one. Trust us, they're just as fierce!

pink cut-out homecoming dress

Get the look: Strapless Sweetheart Bead and Sequin Embellished Tulle Short Dress with Sheer Waistline

Thick, belted dress: A major reason why two-piece dresses are so appealing is that they accentuate the waist. So if you can't find a two-piece homecoming dress, we recommend going old school and finding a dress that has a big, bold belt. Hello, waistline!

silver homecoming dress

Get the look: Strapless Sweetheart Beaded Tulle Short Dress with Pleated Satin Waistband

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HOW TO ROCK BLACK HOMECOMING DRESSES
PARTY QUEEN / Aug 25, 2021

Homecoming will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to start searching for the perfect dress. Silhouettes, necklines, colors—where do you begin?!

Today we’re making a case for black homecoming dresses. Black is a color that’s powerful, elegant, and sexy. But on a day like homecoming, some may worry that it’s a bit safe and—we’ll just come out and say it—boring.

If you’re gravitating towards a black homecoming dress, but still want to make a statement, you’ve come to the right place. Here are four ways to spice it up!

1. Pump up the volume 

Believe it or not, you could wear an all-black outfit and still turn heads. One way to do that is by picking a dress with an eye-catching, voluminous silhouette.

For example, you could choose a dress with dramatic puff sleeves or ones that drape off the shoulder.

Or, you could opt for a fit-and-flare silhouette, which is when a dress has a tight bodice but flares at the waist. To take this silhouette to the next level, go for a full ballerina-like skirt. (FYI—tulle is a great material for adding volume.)

If you go this route, we recommend taking advantage of this flattering silhouette and accentuating the waistline with a thin belt—embrace those curves, ladies!

short black homecoming dress

Get the look: Sleeveless Short Dress with Lace Bodice and Sheer Waistline

2. Embrace different textures

Now, if you want to rock an all-black homecoming outfit, but want to go for a body-hugging silhouette, then we recommend choosing a dress with some texture.

Texture comes in many forms. You could rock a dress with black beads, sequins, glitter, jewels, mesh, embroidery—you name it!

If you see a dress that mixes textures and fabric, try it on! Since you’re going for a monochromatic ensemble, this is the perfect way to add some spice.

Want some hair and makeup inspo? Pull your hair up and add a smokey eye and you’ve got yourself one fierce look.

one shoulder black homecoming dress

Get the look: One Shoulder Sequin Bodycon Short Dress

3. Add gold or silver sparkle

Nothing goes better with black than silver and gold. It’s a match made in fashion heaven.

You have many opportunities to incorporate these precious metals in your black homecoming look.

First, you could rock some chic gold or silver jewelry. If your homecoming dress has a low-cut neckline, such as a sweetheart neckline, show off a statement necklace. If your neckline is higher, we recommend pulling your hair up, away from your face, and donning some dramatic shoulder-grazing earrings.

If you’re really looking to dial up the glam, we encourage you to wear a sparkly headpiece! (When else can you wear one?!)

You’ll also find many black homecoming dresses with gold or silver embellishments—sequins, embroidery, jewels, etc. We love seeing dresses that showcase intricate designs.

This kind of dress deserves all the attention—so we recommend keeping your hair and makeup simple. A loosely curled half-do, paired with some mascara and lip gloss, is all you need!

black homecoming dress with sweetheart neckline

Get the look: Sweethearted A-line Tulle Short Dress with Corset Back

4. Add a pop of color

If you really want to stand out in a black homecoming dress, then you have to add a pop of color! That will really attract the gaze.

You could add some color to the dress itself. For example, a bright belt would be a great way to break up an all-black look, while creating an hourglass shape. (We love multi-purpose accessories!)

Or, you could bring a bright-colored purse. Red, blue, pink, or purple would be a great choice.

Because homecoming dresses are short, your shoes will be front and center. Why not choose a bold shoe?

To truly capture this look, we recommend sticking to one color—otherwise, it will become too distracting. The goal is to compliment the dress, not overcome it.

pink metallic pumps

5. Wear a two-piece dress

Another way to break up an all-black outfit is by literally breaking it up into a two-piece dress.

By showing a little bit of skin at the waistline, you break up the color but also accentuate the waistline—just like what a belt does.

A black two-piece homecoming dress is both classic and edgy—perfect for those with bold personalities. You’ll be standing out for all the right reasons.

Feel free to build on this unique look and add some statement earrings or bracelets. Now that’s how you rock a black homecoming dress!

two piece black tulle homecoming dress

Get the look: Two-Piece Strap-Back Tulle Short Dress

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6 TIMELESS QUINCEANERA DRESSES TO INSPIRE YOUR INNER PRINCESS
PARTY QUEEN / Aug 13, 2021

The quinceanera is a big moment in any Latina woman's life. Your 15th birthday is not just a celebration of your birth—it's also a celebration of entering womanhood.

If you're celebrating your quinceanera, all eyes are on you, which means you need to find a dress that will turn heads.

Typically, girls wear ball gowns to their quinceanera—tight bodices and full skirts. Many will accessorize with a tiara. Sound like something a princess would wear? You're not too far off.

Yes, quinceanera gowns are fit for royalty. To help inspire your inner princess, here are six dazzling quinceanera dresses.

1. Sparkly Pink Ball Gown with Jewel Embellishments

To start the list off, we're going classic: a sparkly pink quinceanera ball gown.

No other color screams "princess" quite like pink. Many view this as a calming color associated with love, kindness, femininity, and romance. (I think I just described the persona of every Disney princess.)

Since this is your quinceanera, after all, we encourage you to embrace this special time and dial up the glam.

Rhinestone and jewel embellishments, sequin embroidery, or glittery fabric are all ways to glam-ify your dress.

Or, wear some royal accessories—such as a tiara or crown. Don't ever ask yourself, "Is this too much?" You can rock it all!

pink quinceanera dress

Get the look: Jewel Embellished Sweetheart Neckline Glitter Netting Quinceanera Dress

2. Blush Ball Gown with Long Sleeves

While we love the off-the-shoulder sleeve trend, we can't help but call attention to long-sleeve quinceanera gowns. They are absolutely timeless.

Whether you're looking for a dress with more coverage or it's simply a fashion statement, this style is fit for a princess.

For balance, we recommend a mesh sleeve—creating a bit of a peek-a-boo appearance. This material also allows you to showcase some stunning embroidery.

We recommend pulling your hair up and accessorizing it with earrings if you go for a long-sleeve dress. A bare collarbone will elongate the neck and keep all eyes on the details of your dress.

blush quinceanera dress

Get the look: Mesh Long Sleeve Embroidery Embellished V-Neck Ball Gown 

3. Peach Ball Gown with Ruffled Skirt

Peach is a pastel color that we're loving this season—and it's perfect for a quinceanera dress. (Is anyone else getting Princess Belle vibes?) It's feminine and warm. Plus, if you have darker skin or simply a tan, it'll really make your skin glow.

Do you know what would also make you glow? A bedazzled bodice. Take advantage of this opportunity to don some major sparkle.

While most quinceanera gowns have full skirts, we love seeing ruffles because it adds even more dimension! That means an even more dramatic hourglass shape. Va-va-voom!

If you choose a peach gown, a red lip will look absolutely stunning. Keep the rest of your makeup neutral but don't forget to add some highlighter on your cheekbones, shoulders, and collarbone to amplify your glow.

peach quinceanera dress

Get the look: Rhinestone Embellished Sweetheart Ball Gown

4. Ball Gown with Floral Embroidery

Like the color pink, flowers are the epitome of femininity. Immediately they add a delicate, whimsical touch to any outfit.

Whether it's for a quinceanera celebration today—or fifty years down the road—floral embroidery is a timeless addition to any quinceanera gown. It would look lovely on your sleeves, the bodice, or the skirt. (Or, how about all three?!) There are really no rules here—just go for embroidery that you love.

For a subtle touch, choose an embroidered gown that's all one color. If you'd like to draw attention to the beautiful handiwork, pick a dress where the embroidery is a different color.

While we're on the topic of flowers—a headpiece is another way to add some to your look. Tie your hair up in a tight bun to truly let them blossom.

blush quinceanera dress

Get the look: ​​Embroidery Embellished Glitter-Mesh Cut-Away Shoulder Quinceanera Dress

5.  Red Ball Gown with Gold Embroidery

Speaking of embroidery—a red ball gown with gold embroidery is just the statement you should make on your quinceanera.

Red dresses are fiery. Gold dresses are regal. Together, they capture the queen that you are.

Because red is such a bright color, we recommend choosing a dress that exposes your arms and shoulders to create balance.

Plus, this allows you to show off some bling. Since gold is front and center for this look, we encourage you to add gold accessories. (Yes, that includes a gold crown!)

red quinceanera dress

Get the look: Embroidered Mesh Strap Satin Quinceanera Dress w/ Mesh Tail 

6.  Blue Ball Gown with a Cape Sleeve 

Alright, Cinderella, are you ready for the ball? We couldn't help but recommend a blue ball gown—it's what quinceanera dreams are made of!

Lace and embroidery are go-to's for any quinceanera dress. But if you really want to dial up the royal glam, add a cape sleeve to your look.

A mesh cape adds coverage while also showing off your arms and shoulders. Because a cape sleeve accentuates a deep-v neckline, this dress is perfect for wearing a statement necklace.

Put your hair up in a loose bun and add a simple tiara or headpiece to balance out your outfit. Complete the look with a shimmery silver eyelid.

baby blue quinceanera dress

Get the look: V-Neck Glitter Mesh Ball Gown w/ Cape Sleeve

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5 HOTTEST MODERN-DAY ALTERNATIVES TO THE CINDERELLA BALL GOWN
FASHION TRENDS / Aug 12, 2021

Every woman wants to feel like a princess. So when there’s an occasion to dress like one, we’re all for it—am I right?

And who else to gather inspo from than Cinderella? Those full, voluptuous skirts are called a ball gown skirt for a reason!

But we understand that the Disney movie was created in 1950—a little dated, don’t you think?

Cinderella

So to help you channel your inner modern-day princess, we’ve compiled five hot alternatives to the classic Cinderella ball gown—suitable for any big occasion.

Let’s go to the ball!

1. For Your Wedding

We love that the Cinderella ball gown is a flattering silhouette—a tight bodice and a full flowing skirt look good on all shapes and sizes. As we all want to look amazing on our wedding day, this is the perfect occasion to rock a Cinderella-style wedding dress.

How can you achieve the look?

Off-she-shoulder sleeves are one of the key features of Cinderella’s gown—a must-have if you want to capture the look classically.

But to modernize your bodice, consider different fabrics and textures, such as lace, mesh and sequins. Or, crank up the heat with an illusion deep-v neckline.

Pair your look with some shoulder-grazing earrings to keep it classic. To jazz it up, add a bold choker necklace or bracelet.

off-shoulder wedding dress

Get the look: Embroidered Bodice Cut-Away Shoulder Glitter Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Sequin Mesh Lining

Not the bride? No problem. Take a look at our Bridesmaid Collection to find your royal outfit.

2. For Your Prom

If there’s a night where you can dress like a Disney princess, it’s definitely prom night. Long dresses are the norm for prom attire, so a modern-day Cinderella ball gown is nothing out of the ordinary.

As you know, Cinderella’s famous ball gown is a baby blue color and any off-the-shoulder gown that features that hue will give off a serious Cinderella vibe.

To put a modern twist on this classic look, you could opt for a different shade of blue. If you really want to stand out, we recommend trying on a turquoise dress—that’ll really turn heads!

The original Cinderella dress also had puff sleeves, which date back to the Renaissance era! To modernize your look, you can still stick to a bold sleeve—but we recommend something a bit more structured.

And again, you can’t go wrong with a bold pair of shoulder-grazing earrings. Pin your hair up to really let them shine.

aqua prom dress

Get the look: Illusion V-Neck Cut-Away Shoulder Long Dress w/ Beaded Waist Band

3. For Your Quinceanera 

The quinceanera is an important milestone for any Latina woman! Part birthday party, part rite of passage, it symbolizes a girl’s entrance into womanhood on her 15th birthday. (Um, are we talking future queen status?)

Cinderella’s blue ball gown could totally be worn at a quinceanera today. A tight bodice and big, full skirt is a classic quinceanera silhouette.

But unlike Cinderella, you could choose a gown with a sweetheart neckline. Sweetheart necklines offer the perfect balance between sexy and elegance—in other words, they’re fit for a royal.

Speaking of royal—don’t be afraid to rock a dress with some serious sparkle, such as jewels, sequins, and glitter.

If you want to wear a necklace with your quinceanera look, we recommend a choker necklace—like how Cinderella accessorized her ball gown. Wear your hair up to keep all eyes on that piece of jewelry.

blue quinceanera dress

Get the look: Embroidered Bodice Sweethearted Full Glittered Quinceanera Dress

4. For Your Homecoming 

Sure, homecoming dresses are typically shorter in length, but that doesn’t mean you can’t channel your inner Cinderella. In fact, it’s the perfect event for modernizing the Cinderella ball gown.

To capture a look reminiscent of the Disney princess, we recommend sticking to a baby blue color and off-the-shoulder sleeves. From there, the world is your oyster.

A fit-and-flare dress will mimic the silhouette of the ball gown, but feel free to go wild with different fabrics and textures!

For example, you can choose a bodice with gold or silver embroidery.

Or, for extra whimsical vibes, find a dress with a tulle skirt.

Because your shoes are front and center, now’s the time to pick a statement shoe that would rival Cinderella’s glass slippers!

short homecoming dress

Get the look: Jewel Embellished Embroidery Tulle Short Dress

5. For a Gala 

Galas are the modern-day ball—so of course you need a Cinderella ball gown!

So far, we’ve encouraged you to choose a gown that features off-the-shoulder sleeves—but we understand that’s not to everyone’s taste.

Here’s how you can still achieve Cinderella’s look: simple spaghetti strap sleeves paired with a sweetheart neckline. With bare shoulders and an open neckline, you still achieve the same romantic look.

Another way to modernize your gala outfit is to dial down the skirt. A long, a-line skirt made of a luxurious fabric, like silk, will still capture the elegance you’re looking for.

Pair your gown with a silver or gold clutch and you’re ready for the ball!

blue long gala dress

Get the look: Spaghetti Strap Sweetheart A-Line Long Dress

WEDDING DRESS CODES: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR GUESTS
BRIDAL GURU / Aug 04, 2021

Decoding the wedding dress code isn't easy. If you haven't been to many weddings, knowing what is and isn't acceptable attire is already a challenge. If you have been to your fair share of weddings, then you know that the dress code can vary at each—from black tie to casual. (And even if it hasn't in your experience, who wants to wear the same outfit to every wedding?)

There's no need to frantically rummage through your closet or run off on a shopping spree. Today, we're decoding wedding dress codes for guests, so you know how to create the perfect look—and arrive at the party stress-free.  

Black Tie Dress Code

Black tie events are formal and typically held at night, so evening wear is the most appropriate attire. 

Black tie attire is pretty straightforward for men. It means a dark tuxedo, a white dress shirt, and a coordinating bow tie. Dress shoes, like oxfords, are suitable. 

Women have a bit more options in terms of what to wear. With that said, a black tie event isn't the time to try the latest bold trends.

First, we recommend sticking to a floor-length gown—or if at the very least—a knee-length cocktail dress. Go for classic, feminine silhouettes. Think neutral colors or rich jewel tones, as well as decadent fabrics. And complete the look with sophisticated jewelry, a clutch, and heels. 

Remember—the goal is to choose an elegant outfit. 

What about hair and makeup? Typically, women wear their hair up in a sleek updo. If you choose to keep your hair down, make sure that it's styled. A smokey eye or a bold lip also works well with black tie looks. 

long gown for black tie event

Editor’s Pick: Deep Illusion V-Neck Sequin Long Dress w/ V-Back

Black Tie Optional (Formal) 

If you open up your wedding invitation and it says black tie optional, you can breathe a sigh of relief—it's totally cool to tone your outfit down a notch.

The main difference here is for men's attire. Rather than having to wear a tuxedo and bowtie, they can opt for a suit and tie.

For ladies, it means there's less pressure to wear a floor-length gown. While it's certainly welcomed, you can also choose to rock that chic new cocktail dress—and still feel dressed for the occasion. 

Although in terms of accessories, we still encourage sophisticated jewelry and heels for formal attire. 

Again, your hair should look styled, but you can get away with a half-do or leaving your hair down. 

semi-formal dress

Editor’s Pick: Lace Embellished Bodice Chiffon Short Dress

Cocktail Attire (Semi Formal)

Not all weddings require a black tie dress code. In fact, lately, weddings have become a lot more casual—especially since the pandemic. 

On the spectrum of wedding dress codes, cocktail attire sits between formal and casual. 

Men can wear suits with or without ties. Women, as you've probably guessed, usually wear cocktail dresses. 

However, when it comes to semi-formal events, there’s no need to play it safe. Feel free to explore bolder necklines, silhouettes and cuts, and embellishments. 

Dressy separates are also an option. A pantsuit or two-piece dress is absolutely suitable for semi-formal weddings. 

When it comes to your footwear, you can experiment with different colors and designs. Now's also the time to rock a statement piece of jewelry. And hey, why not consider unique hairstyles as well? We personally love the fishtail braid trend!

Casual Attire

Casual intimate events, like garden weddings, are a big trend this year. That means a casual dress code!

Dressing for these occasions is super relaxed. 

At its most formal, men could wear sport coats. Button-down shirts and trousers (like chinos and khakis) are usually fine. At its least formal, polos and shorts are even acceptable. 

Two-piece sets, skirts, or dresses are all appropriate attire for women. No need to go super glam here—a sundress would totally work. You can even get comfortable and wear sandals or flats. 

Hair and makeup can be neutral, and your accessorizing can be minimalist. With casual dress codes, it's all about comfort—so style your outfit in a way that works for you. 

casual party dres

Editor’s Pick: Sweetheart Neckline A-Line Short Dress w/ Pocket

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THE ANATOMY OF GWEN STEFANI'S WEDDING DRESS
BRIDAL GURU / Aug 04, 2021

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton wedding photos courtesy of Jeremy Bustos/People.com

On July 3, 2021, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton got hitched. Weeks later, there's something that everyone's still talking about: Gwen Stefani's wedding dress. (Well, technically wedding dresses, there were two! One for the ceremony, and one for the reception.) Both were custom-made by none other than Vera Wang—a designer known for her unique wedding gowns. And she managed to capture Gwen's bold personality right to a tee.

If you're an edgy bride-to-be, you've come to the right place. Gwen Stefani's two wedding outfits are the perfect inspo for your wedding day look. Get your notepad ready, and let's get started!

Gwen Stefani’s Wedding Dress for the Ceremony 


Gwen Stefani in wedding dress

Gwen Stefani's wedding dress for the ceremony was a custom lily-white silk georgette gown. (Georgette is a type of crêpe fabric typically made from pure silk but can also be made from synthetic fibers like rayon, viscose, and polyester.) It's sheer, lightweight, and has a dull, matte finish. And let me just say, it drapes beautifully. 

The gown featured a fitted bodice with a cut-away back, plunging sweetheart neckline, and a high-low hand tumbled tulle skirt. 

Here's where Gwen Stefani really personalizes her look: her veil.

For the ceremony, she donned a white chapel-length veil, which featured the hand-embroidered names of Stefani, Shelton, and her three sons. Because her hair was under the veil, she kept it simple with a sleek bun. 

How can you recreate this look? 

  • Sweetheart necklines are all the rage right now. We love this neckline because it's so effective at elongating the neck. It can be paired with sleeves, straps, or without, but if you want to score Gwen Stefani's wedding dress look, we recommend going strapless. (Bonus points: exposed shoulders also help create an hourglass figure.) 

  • A fitted bodice—paired with a free-flowing skirt—is a common silhouette for wedding dresses and super flattering on most body shapes because it cinches the waist. Don't hesitate to get it tailored so you can get the perfect fit!

  • Long veils are available (and customizable)—you just need to ask! For Gwen's look, rock a veil with some beautiful embroidery and keep your hair sleek and simple.
Beads Embellished Sheer Bodice Mesh Wedding Gown

Editor’s Pick: Embroidered Bodice Sweethearted Glitter Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Spaghetti Strap

Gwen Stefani’s Wedding Dress for the Reception


gwen stefani's reception dress

Gwen Stefani's wedding dress for the reception was again made of lily-white silk crepe. But this time, it's a strapless sweetheart minidress. You'll see that Vera Wang cranked up the heat with this one!

It starts with a corset-like bustier bodice, which creates a fun, sexy vibe. As Gwen Stefani describes her look on Instagram: "You need a party dress when u get to marry Blake Shelton."

The tumbled tulle skirt is short, ruffled, and features floral embroidery around the waist of the dress. Wang's team also hand-sewed two love birds on the dress to symbolize the couple. For this look, Gwen's veil is shorter, adorned with floral appliqués and a white bow. 

Stefani's edgy personality shines through with her footwear choice (which she wore with both wedding dresses): a pair of white sky-high stiletto cowboy boots by Le Silla. She came prepared to dance the night away with Shelton—that's for sure!

Gwen accessorized with gold bangle bracelets, sparkling earrings, and a cross necklace to complete her unique wedding reception look. 

How can you recreate this look? 

  • Corset bodices are a hot bridal trend right now. If you're looking to stray from tradition, keep an eye out for corset bodices. Oftentimes, you can find ones with beautiful embroidery—both sexy and feminine!

  • Bold footwear is another way to stand out from other brides. If you think plain white pumps are boring, we encourage you to go for something that better reflects your style—especially if your dress is a short length. Anything goes—perhaps you go for something bedazzled or a completely different color. Show them off (and your legs)! 

  • Add meaningful accessories. Maybe you won't spend extra cash on getting custom hand-sewn embroidery. Still, we encourage you to take a page out of Gwen's book and personalize your wedding look—whether it's a favorite piece of jewelry or a family heirloom. 

Beads Embellished Sheer Bodice Mesh Wedding Gown

Editor’s Pick: Beads Embellished Sheer Bodice Mesh Wedding Gown

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RED HOMECOMING DRESSES: A GUIDE TO ROCKING THIS FIERY SHADE
PARTY QUEEN / Jul 27, 2021

Homecoming is fast approaching—have you picked out your dress yet? 

When buying a homecoming dress, there are many things to consider, such as length, material, silhouette, and color. 

Some of you may have your eyes on a red homecoming dress—a bold choice! Red is one of the most visible colors in the color spectrum; its striking shade can instantly grab people's attention. It can be a tricky color to pull off. But if styled right, you'll be turning heads for all the right reasons. 

So that's why we're here today. With these five styling tips, you'll be well on your way to rocking this fiery shade on homecoming.

1. Add some gold or silver sparkle 

We love red homecoming dresses because they go well with any bling—silver or gold!

We're not just talking about jewelry and accessories. Because homecoming dresses are typically short in length (naturally making them more semi-formal), you can dial up the glam with a dress that features silver and gold embellishments. To really let these sparkling metals shine through, opt for a dark red homecoming dress.

Sequins, jewels, lace, beads, and more—your options are endless. If you want a lot of sparkle, go for a dress that features a fully bedazzled bodice. If you're looking for something more subtle, a red dress with a gold or silver belt would be perfect.

burgundy homecoming dress

Get the look: Tulle Short Dress Accented with Lace


2. Add some texture 

If adding some sparkle to your red homecoming dress is a little too bold for your taste, we recommend considering a textured dress or a darker shade. (This dark red short homecoming dress with sequins is calling your name!)

Adding texture, rather than a pop of color or sparkle, offers the perfect balance you're looking for—more oomph than a dress featuring just one material, but less flashy than an embellished one. 

Tulle, mesh, beads, and sequins are all materials and embellishments that can jazz up your red homecoming dress. 

blush homecoming dress

Get the look: Embroidered Bodice Boat Neck Cap Sleeve Tulle Short Dress w/ Rolled Hem

3. Pair with black, gold, silver or nude shoes

Because homecoming dresses are short, your feet will be front and center. In addition to getting a fabulous pedicure, you'll want to rock an eye-catching pair of shoes. 

Wearing the same color shoe as your dress is a thing of the past. To rock a red homecoming dress, we recommend choosing a black, gold, silver, or nude pair,

For those who gravitate towards sparkle, go for gold or silver. If you'd like something a bit simpler, both black and nude would look great. For shorter gals, we recommend trying a pair of nude heels—those will really lengthen your legs!

While strappy heeled sandals seem to be the go-to for homecoming, wear what's comfortable to you—you'll be dancing the night away after all! A block heel is an excellent alternative if you want some height but also stability. 

chiffon homecoming dress

Get the look: Embroidered Bodice Chiffon Short Dress

4. Wear a belt

We love homecoming dresses that feature belts—and they work well here for two reasons. 

First, it helps break up the monochromatic look. Some people worry that wearing only one color will make an outfit boring. Or, with a bold color like red, you may feel like there’s just too much color. This is entirely subjective, but if that thought crossed your mind, then try adding a belt! Thin or thick, it will do the trick. 

Plus, belts accentuate your hourglass shape—who could say no to some extra curves? 

red satin homecoming dress

Get the look: Jewel Accented Waistline Satin Short Dress w/ Strap Back

5. Choose jewelry based on your neckline 

Because your homecoming dress is fiery red, you're already bound to attract some eyes. There's no need to wear a lot of jewelry to complete your look—less is certainly more. 

With that said, it is homecoming, after all. Take this opportunity to wear one or two of your finest pieces of jewelry! Here's how you can narrow down the options: choose your jewelry based on the neckline of your homecoming dress. 

If it features a high neckline, we typically suggest pulling your hair up or away from your face—which means a pair of shoulder-grazing earrings would be perfect!

If your dress has a low v-neck, wear your hair down and rock your favorite necklace. 

red homecoming dress

Get the look: Lace Bodice A-Line Short Dress w/ Jeweled Waist Band

Need more inspo for your red homecoming dress? 

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5 STYLE TIPS FOR SHORT HOMECOMING DRESSES
PARTY QUEEN / Jul 20, 2021

Homecoming will be here before you know it—do you have the perfect dress picked out?

Homecoming is a semi-formal occasion. Therefore, homecoming dresses are typically shorter in length. (Save the longer gowns for prom!) But beyond that, there are many styles to choose from. So where do you start? Right here, of course!

When shopping for your short homecoming dress, consider these five style tips to find one that’s right for you. Ready to turn heads?

1. Fit-and-flare dress silhouette


The fit-and-flare dress is a classic choice for homecoming. The silhouette—a fitted bodice flowing into a subtle flare below the hips—is incredibly versatile and flatters many body types. Plus, it’s comfortable for dancing. No wonder we see so many short fit-and-flare dresses at homecoming!

We love that they come in just about every style and iteration you can imagine. With sleeves or without. Embellished or minimalist. With an exaggerated flare or a softer one. Traditional or modern. There are no rules with this silhouette!

Style tip: When shopping for your own homecoming dress, make sure to try it on and aim for a length just above the knee—the perfect length for a semi-formal occasion like homecoming.

white short homecoming dress

Get the look: Short V-Neck Homecoming Dress with Jeweled Bodice

2. High Neckline


Because a short homecoming dress will show more leg than a prom dress, you may want to consider a dress that has a high neckline—this can help balance out your look.

Our personal favorite? A high-neck halter dress. Exposing the shoulders is a great way to create an hourglass shape.

Style tip: If you buy a dress with a high neckline, we recommend throwing up your hair in a loose bun or a half updo. Keep some loosely curled strands out to frame your face. Effortlessly chic!

champagne short homecoming dress

Get the look: High-Neck Embroidered Halter Chiffon Short Dress

3. Simple Hair and Makeup


Speaking of your homecoming hairstyle, we encourage you to keep things simple—and save the intricate updos for prom.

In fact, many girls choose to keep their hair down and naturally styled. If you’d like to pull your hair away from your face and shoulders (say, if you choose a higher neckline) then a half updo or pinning your hair are great styling options.

A natural face has been on trend for a while and it’s perfectly suitable for homecoming. Some mascara, bronzer, and highlighter are all you need for bright eyes and a subtle glow.

However, at the end of the day, you should style your look the way you want to! If you’d like to rock some bolder makeup—we totally encourage you to. With that said, we recommend choosing a bolder eye or bolder lip, not both.

Style Tip: There will be lots of dancing at homecoming, make sure to use some hairspray to lock your strands into place!

v-neck short homecoming dress

Get the look: Deep V-Neck Satin Short Dress w/ Pockets

4. Add Embellishments


To dress up your homecoming look, we recommend choosing a dress that features embellishments, or adding some sparkle through your accessories.

Why not? When else can you get away with it?

There are many different types of embellishments: glitter, sequins, bows, jewels, embroidery, and more.

Style tip: If you choose a fit-and-flare dress, a satin or bedazzled waistband is the perfect way to add some glam, while accentuating your figure.

When accessorizing, you can add sparkle through jewelry, your purse, or even your footwear! A dazzling shoe is a great way to tie together your homecoming look.

tulle short homecoming dress

Get the look: Tulle Short Dress with Jewel Embellished Bodice and Satin Waistband

5. Add Final Touches


To complete your look, you can go several routes: an eye-catching shoe, a bold purse, or a feminine hairpiece, to name a few.

What’s the homecoming shoe of choice? Strappy heels. Just like a short homecoming dress, a strappy heel offers the perfect balance for a semi-formal occasion. As we already mentioned, we encourage you to channel your inner Cinderella and pick a heel with some sparkle.

If heels aren’t comfortable for you, no problem! Choose a flat or block heel to give you more stability on the dance floor.

When shopping for your homecoming dress, don’t forget to consider your purse. You’ll need something to carry your things! It’s the worst when you’re scrambling to get ready for an event and realize you have nothing that matches your outfit.

Styling Tip: Go for a bold clutch! It can be patterned or a totally different color than your dress if you’d like. Turn this staple into a statement piece.

sweetheart neckline short homecoming dress

Get the look: Beads Accented Sweetheart Neck Glitter Mesh Short Dress

Ready to stylize your short homecoming dress?

Alright ladies, are you ready to shop and stylize your short homecoming dress? We have a feeling you now have some ideas for creating the perfect look!

If you’re looking for more homecoming inspo, take a look at this blog post: Turn Heads with These 6 Homecoming Dresses Fit for a Queen

DECODING THE DRESS CODE: WHAT IS COCKTAIL ATTIRE?
PARTY QUEEN / Jun 29, 2021

Dressing up for an occasion is always exciting, but figuring out what to wear can be tricky. There seems to be a different dress code for every event! So today, we're helping you decode: cocktail attire.

What is cocktail attire?

Since a cocktail party isn't super formal, there's no need to bust out your ball gown—but cocktail attire does allow for some sparkle and glam. Typically, women will wear a short or mid-length dress, but skirts and pantsuits are also appropriate.

From there, the world is your oyster. To get you inspired, we'll be discussing five cocktail dresses and how to accessorize them. By the end of this article, you'll not only know what cocktail attire is but also how to dress to impress for your next event.

Off-The-Shoulder Embellished Dress

off the shoulder cocktail dress

Off-the-shoulder dresses are all the rage right now—and a short or mid-length one would be perfect cocktail attire. Show off those shoulders, ladies!

At cocktail parties, we see a lot of sparkle—sequins, jewels, gold, silver. Embrace your inner queen! As you can see below, this cocktail dress is super textured and bedazzled—it's sure to catch the light and score some looks.

Neutral colors, such as gold, silver, black, and nude, are common colors for cocktail dresses.

Pair this dress with a clutch and strappy heeled sandals. Simple, yet stunning.

Get the look: Jewel and Sequin Embellished Glitter Mesh Short Dress

One-shoulder Bodycon Dress

One Shoulder Sequin Bodycon cocktail dress

Speaking of exposed shoulders, a one-shoulder dress is totally fit for cocktail attire. For an extra sultry look, opt for a bodycon dress with a sweetheart neckline and show off your lovely curves! Va-va-voom.

Sequins all over? Yes, please! We love that the cocktail dress below is covered in black sequins—it's eye-catching but not too flashy. Look up "cocktail dress" in the dictionary, and you'll see this: subtle glam.

If you pick a black dress, of course black heels would work—but we encourage you to get a little bold and choose a silver or gold pair of heels. Complete the look with a chic updo.

Get the look: One Shoulder Sequin Bodycon Short Dress

Two-Piece Dress

two-piece cocktail dress

Are you a gal that loves to be different? Then you have to take a look at this two-piece cocktail dress that showcases beautiful floral embroidery.

Want to show off your figure? Go for a pencil skirt and embrace that hourglass figure! Don't worry, a higher neckline—as you see below—will balance the cropped top.

If you choose a dark color, we encourage you to add some glitter to your shoe choice. Gold, silver, bedazzled—any will do.

To keep this look fun and unique, rock a fishtail braid. They're so beautiful and surprisingly simple to do—everyone will ask you how you did it!

Get the look: Two-Piece Embroidered Pencil Skirt Dress

Long-Sleeve Bodycon Dress

Long Sleeve Bodycon cocktail Dress

Another body-hugging dress that's great for cocktail attire is the long-sleeve bodycon dress.

These long-sleeve beauties are perfect for cocktail parties in the fall and wintertime—you can show off your legs while keeping warm. (Pro tip!)

As you can see below, you can totally play around with different fabrics and textures. We love the mesh sleeves here—and the sequin embroidery laid on top.

Because the dress is such a showstopper, feel free to keep the accessories minimal. Pairing it with silver or gold shoes is a fabulous way to bring the look together.

Get the look: Long Sleeve Bodycon Short Dress Accented with Jewel and Sequin

Cut-Away Shoulder Crepe Dress

Cut-Away Shoulder cocktail dress

From the dress to the accessories, this has cocktail attire written all over it. A form-fitting dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves is a classy choice for your next cocktail party.

Like on the dress below, subtle glitter captures the glam that is typical for cocktail attire—but it's not too distracting. (Skip the neon yellow this event)

Anytime you pair a dress with nude heels, you elongate the legs. For a short cocktail dress like this one, it's the perfect opportunity to do so.

Lastly, but certainly not least, we encourage you to rock a cocktail hat or headpiece, because. when else can you?! Trust us, you'll feel like royalty when you put it on. (Move over Meghan Markle.)

Get the look: Cut-Away Shoulder Glitter Crepe Bodycon Dress

Got another upcoming occasion?

Decoding dress codes doesn't start here—and it certainly doesn't end here either. There are many events where you'll need to create the perfect look: weddings, galas, prom, quinceanera, homecoming, and more. So take a look at our blog—we've got you covered!

TURN HEADS WITH THESE 6 HOMECOMING DRESSES FIT FOR A QUEEN
PARTY QUEEN / Jun 28, 2021

Although we’re just entering summer, there’s one thing on many girls’ minds right now: What am I going to wear to homecoming?

There will be glitz. There will be glam. But which homecoming dress is for you?

Most girls opt for short homecoming dresses to mid-length dresses—and save the long ones for prom. But that doesn’t mean they have to be any less glamorous.

Whether you scored the title of Homecoming Queen or you’re rocking the invisible crown you know you deserve, here are six homecoming dresses fit for a queen—aka. you!

1. Steal the Show in Red and Gold

burgundy homecoming dress

Red is the color of power, passion, strength, and energy. For those of you who want to stand out and rock a homecoming dress with confidence, we encourage you to wear red!

To up the glamour, find a dress with lace details and a tulle skirt. And if you really want to capture the crowd, go for gold details—like the look above. The dress has intricate gold lace on the bodice and hem of the skirt, and is paired with gold heeled sandals and shoulder-grazing earrings. The outcome? A regal homecoming dress that deserves the crown!

Get the look:Tulle Short Dress Accented with Gold Lace

2. Shimmer and Shine in Sequins

rose gold dress

Want an eye-catching homecoming dress? Then you must have sequins! A jewel accented waistline too? Sign me up!

We also love that this dress is free-flowing and features an illusion V-neck, so you can dance without worrying about anything falling out of place.

Keep your hair loose and lightly curled to rock this dress effortlessly. And add some nude pumps or heeled sandals to give yourself legs for days!

Get the dress: Jewel Accented Waistline Illusion Deep V-Neck Sequin Short Dress

3. Twirl in a Tulle Dress

young girl in short white dress

As you can see, most homecoming dresses cinch at the waist and then flow loosely against the legs—so you dance the night away (comfortably).

What do we love about the dress above? All the details—you don’t have to choose one.

This dress features tulle, lace, silver sequins, an illusion sweetheart neckline, and an open back—talk about a showstopper! To get the whole look, no need to go overboard with accessories, makeup, or hair. A pair of silver heels will do.

Get the dress: Open Back Rolled Hem Short Tulle Dress with Lace Detailing

4. Glow in Gems and Jewels

coral homecoming dress

Calling all royalty! Homecoming is your day to shine—so why not do just that by rocking a homecoming dress embellished with gems and jewels?

To keep your look modern, check out the sweetheart dress above. The corset-style bodice is decorated with jewels and sequins, which pairs beautifully with its ruffle skirt. Talk about the perfect combination of edgy and regal!

No need to stress about the rest of your homecoming look. Keep your hair down naturally, rock minimal makeup, and skip the accessories. All eyes will be on your dress.

Get the dress: Organza Short Dress with Corset Style Bodice and Ruffle Skirt

5. Stand Out in a High-Low Dress

fuchsia homecoming dress

As we mentioned, most girls opt for short or mid-length homecoming dresses—but that doesn’t mean all do!

For those of you who want to stand out from the others and do something a little different, a high-low homecoming dress is for you.

A high-low dress is exactly as it sounds: short in the front and long in the back. We love that the dress above still captures classic homecoming details, though—such as jewel detailing and a free-flowing tulle skirt.

We encourage you to sweep your hair to the side to celebrate the angles at play here.

Get the dress: Strapless Sweetheart High-Low Tulle Dress with Jewel Detailing

6. Shine in a One-Shoulder Dress

one-shoulder homecoming dress

Want to look effortlessly chic? Well, then you need to get your hands on a one-shoulder dress! They capture the same amount of glam as a strapless dress—with half the effort (literally).

One-shoulder dresses are perfect for homecoming. You can shimmy the night away and show off your shoulders without having to pull up and adjust your dress constantly. (Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too).

Love the look above? Look for a bright dress that has a jeweled-embellished bodice. And to score the model’s hair and makeup, choose a bold eyeshadow that matches the dress color and pull your hair into a half-do. Va-va-voom!

Get the dress: One Shoulder Rolled Hem Short Dress with Jewel Embellished Bodice

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SUMMER QUINCEAÑERA DRESS TO HEAT UP THE CELEBRATION
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Jun 24, 2021

A quinceañera party is a perfect time for a proud young Latina woman to razzle and dazzle.

When a beauty turns 15, it's her time to shine and show off all her moves in front of friends and family. This day marks a special milestone and rite of passage into womanhood, as well as an introduction into courtship. Think debutante ball.

While some of the marriage eligibility customs are no longer maintained in our modern age, two things are guaranteed at a quinceañera celebration; glamour and dance!

Aside from community, there is nothing more important at the party than grooving and looking fuego in a big beautiful gown!

Traditional Quinceañera Dresses

Traditionally a quinceañera dress is white or pale in color to symbolize purity. As with most traditions, both styles and messaging have evolved.

These days extravagant quinceañera dresses come in all shapes and colors, even bold ones. Mexican gowns, for example, often sport white and bright red/blue patterns in styles inspired by ranch, or 'charro' fashion.

Summer Quinceañera Dresses

Summer celebrations may call for something breezy and beautiful, because no one wants to be actually glowing with heat at their quinceañera party - only with happiness. We’ve got a couple of quinceanera dress inspo perfect for a summer celebration. Bring on the fiesta and the cameras, because these dresses aren't playin'; they'll have all eyes on the belle of the ball!

Poised Princess

champagne Quinceañera dress

This Elizabeth K dress brings the dazzle, while still erring on the side of traditional. Its sparkle draws the eye directly to the objective target: the honorable quinceañera herself. Classically beautiful and perfect for a poised princess.

Bold and Beautiful

red ball gown

Now this is a statement piece. It says "I'm growing into a bold and confident young woman", and who can do anything but admire that? The details are intricate and sophisticated, the colors traditionally Mexican inspired. It's a memorable piece if ever there was one.

Cool and Confidently Chic

cinderalla-inspired gown

Cinderella who? This is a literal fairytale gown, there’s just no two ways about it. What sweetheart wouldn't die for this sweetheart neckline? Anyone in this dress automatically wins the admiration of all onlookers.

Fiercely Feminine

muted pink gown

Exuding a bridal vibe, This feminine number will have potential dates envisioning their entire futures with the beauty wearing it. The embroideries and jewels are delicate embellishments that act as vehicles to present the femininity and maturity of the featured quinceañera.

The Black Swan

black quinceanera gown

Speaking of tradition, this isn't that. With every important fashion movement, comes a counter-movement, arguably at the heart of fashion itself.

This black embellished quinceañera dress is for the young ladies, and feminine folk alike, who are paving their own path through adolescence into adulthood. It says 'feminine, but not dainty' - 'strong but not intimidating. Black will always be dripping with sophistication and class.

Royal Blue for a Big Debut

royal blue quinceañera gown

This super elegant number surely fits a royal. The complex embroidery on top balances out the calming, smooth blue below, making this piece so regal. All eyes on her, all night.

Girl on Fire

burgundy quinceanera dress

Take a moment to swoon. This Elizabeth K dress brings the fuego for real. Gorgeous flamey ruffles draw attention like a matador commanding their subject. The gold ties the whole piece together like a work of art.

Summer Snow Queen

white quinceañera gown

This saintly white quinceañera dress is whimsical and polished all at once. With a dash of wind, and a spicy spin, Miss Quinceañera would definitely look like a queen as she waltz the night away.

Gorgeous Green

green quinceanera dress

When it comes to unique green quinceañera dresses, this one has it all. The color is definitely distinct, making our quinceanera princess stand out.

Eye Candy

pink ball gown

For the most feminine of 15-year-olds, baby pinks and ruffles are the dream. This gown almost looks… appetizing. Cotton candy swirls and rose-y rolls make for a soft and sensory statement. The pastel glam carries over to the top with jewel highlights and contours. Sometimes quinceañera fairy tales do come true.

Tips for Accessorizing Your Quinceañera Dress

Common accessories to compliment the lavish quinceañera dress include:

  • ● Crowns or tiaras
  • ● Hairpieces (clips or flowers)
  • ● Jewelry
  • ● A bouquet
  • ● Shawls or bolero
  • ● Hand bags/clutches

Only one or two other style details should be glamorous, aside from the gown, otherwise the look can get too busy. The purpose of accessories is to compliment the main attraction, which is the dress, not distract from it.

Colors of additional items should compliment the dress color (either the same within the complementary palette). If makeup color options match both the dress and eye/skin/hair tones, it can be colorful, but if there is conflict then neutral colors are a safer bet.

Shawls are beautiful sheer add-ons that can come in handy as the evening cools down after sunset. They also add an air of sophistication and modesty to the look.

Flowers, especially roses, are traditionally worn in the hair of latina femmes for a beautifully feminine kahlo-effect. Sparkly crowns and clips are also popular and adds flair, though jewelry and hair accessories should be balanced for the most polished, sophisticated look.

The quinceañera herself is the star of the show, but the dress is her vehicle to express and celebrate herself, all she's been through, and all that's ahead. The dress carries culture, tradition, and individual style to the fiesta de quince años. For that one day, it all has to be perfect.

ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL WEDDING DRESSES FOR ROCKSTAR BRIDES
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 23, 2021

You may have heard this fashion advice once or twice before: if you don’t feel like yourself in an outfit, don’t buy it! The same goes for wedding dresses. Especially wedding dresses! It’s your big day, and you want to feel like your confident self on your special day. So be unique and authentic in your own style, and don’t let old traditions stand in your way. These days it’s praised to be yourself in every part of your life, and that includes your wedding day.

Top Trending Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Ideas.

If long, white, or veiled is just not you, let’s check out some styles that put a twist to traditional wedding dresses. The possibilities are endless, and you can definitely add a touch of your personality to whatever outfit you end up choosing.

A Two-Piece Set

two piece dress

A two-piece wedding dress is a fun and fabulous way to switch up from the usual bridal look. This mermaid two-piece beauty, for example, includes a lovely jeweled crop top with a long skirt bottom. Now, this can go in many directions to suit your needs.

Feeling more outside the box? You can even mix and match your two pieces! You can have an outstanding crop top style with a plain skirt or switch it around with a basic crop top and an out-of-the-box type of skirt. It can be long, short, a tutu, or split kind of skirt. Whichever suits your personality and makes you stand out on your wedding day!

A Wedding Jumpsuit

wedding jumpsuit

If you’re not a dress or skirt type of person, a white jumpsuit might just be the perfect fit for you. You can get all kinds of designs when it comes to jumpsuits, short or long. They can be flashy and have very original styles. Choose whatever matches your personality best. If you’re not comfortable in a dress, a jumpsuit will surely keep you comfortable and allow you to move, dance, and entertain your guests all night long.

Short Wedding Dresses

young girl in short white dress

Another cute alternative is a short wedding dress. Short gowns are another way to stand out on your wedding day. You can go for a sleek, simple short dress or go all out with a puffy tea-length dress. There are even some with feathers, fringe, and glitter.

With a shorter dress, you’ll also have an option to show off some wedding accessories like shoes, and of course your legs.

For example, if you want to go for a total rocker bride look, you can throw on a funky leather jacket that match your short wedding dress. Maybe add feathers to your hair or even a unique headpiece. Adding these small details can help you go from bride to all-around queen!

Anything But White

woman in pink dress

Who says you can only say “I do” in white? In this day and age, colors are totally acceptable. People will definitely be turning heads to watch you walk down the aisle. Take this gorgeous pink gown for example.

Here are a few other color choices that are trending currently for the all-out brides who want something different:

  • ● Blush Pink
  • ● Scarlet Red
  • ● Bright Yellow
  • ● Bright Boho
  • ● Colorful Watercolour Designs
  • ● Sheer Panels
  • ● Black and Nudes
  • ● Rose Gold
  • ● Gold
  • ● Two-Toned
  • ● Coral Colour
  • ● Navy Blue
  • ● Greens
  • ● Pastels

These are just to name a few. Adding color to your wedding gown can really bring out your personality and make you stand out in a crowd.

It’s now easy to set yourself apart from the other brides, and if you want to rock and roll your way to the aisle, you can definitely do so, in style! The key is being true to your style and finding a gorgeous piece to complement it!

Browse our bridal collection for more wedding dress ideas and find other fashion pieces for special occasions.

5 WAYS TO ROCK THE SWEETHEART NECKLINE ON YOUR WEDDING
PARTY QUEEN / Jun 23, 2021

A sweetheart neckline is as feminine and romantic as it sounds—it has a high back, low-cut front, and is shaped like the top of a heart. For an occasion like your wedding, it’s absolutely fitting.

What’s extra sweet about a sweetheart neckline? It’s one of the most versatile, flattering necklines around. It can work to enhance (and create the illusion of) curves. Plus, it elongates the neck and torso, adding balance to the overall silhouette.

A sweetheart wedding dress can have sleeves, straps, or no straps at all. Yes, you really have all the options!

That’s also true for how you style and accessorize it. While versatility is great—it can also be overwhelming to whittle down the options to create your perfect look.

We know you’ll look stunning in a sweetheart wedding gown no matter what. But to help you create a look that’s true to you, here are five ways to rock the neckline on your big day.

1. A strapless dress with a statement necklace - for the bold bride

bride in dress with sweetheart neckline

Calling all the bold brides out there—this look is for you.

You’re the kinda gal who doesn’t want to hide behind any jewelry or a bold lip. It’s just you and a slinky silhouette.

Want to further accentuate an hourglass figure? Bare your shoulders with a strapless or off-the-shoulder gown.

Throwing your hair up in a low, messy bun exudes confidence. But if you want to choose a bold accessory, some dazzling teardrop earrings would look stunning.

Get the look: Sweetheart Embroidered Mesh Mermaid Wedding Gown.

2. An off-the-shoulder gown with tousled tresses - for the laid-back bride

young bride

Love the sweetheart neckline but looking for a laidback feel? This one’s for you.

Instead of a glamorous updo, keep your hair down in loose curls. Or, feel free to pin one side or put it in an updo for a little bit more structure.

Wedding gowns with off-the-shoulder sleeves are all the rage right now. Why? They capture so many looks at once—sexy, romantic, feminine, carefree, you name it. No need to add any necklace here if you don’t want to. You can totally rock the feminine neckline as it is!

But come on, it is your wedding day after all—add some sparkle to your look with some shoulder-grazing earrings.

Get the look: Sweetheart Embroidered Mesh Wedding Gown /w Tail

3. A long-sleeve gown with a tiara - for the glamorous bride

bride in long sleeved dress

For those who are taking this opportunity to dress like a queen (No shame, we’re with you!)—this look has your name written all over it.

What makes it look so regal?

First, the sleeves on this off-the-shoulder gown mimic long, white gloves that a princess would wear. (Anyone else seeing Anne Hathaway in the Princess Diaries?)

But the clear giveaway is obviously the tiara—the model pulls her hair back and adorns her updo with a stunning sparkly headpiece.

If you decide to go for the decorative sleeves and a glamorous tiara, skip the earrings and necklace. A bare neckline will provide balance to your look.

Get the look: Cut-Away Shoulder Sheer Sleeve Embroidered Sweetheart Mesh Wedding Gown

4. A spaghetti strap dress with a floral headpiece - for the boho bride

bride in spaghetti strap dress

Yes, the sweetheart neckline can also be rocked by the free-spirited bride. How exactly can you make it airy and whimsical?

Spaghetti straps are a great way to dial down the glamour. If you’re having a rustic, low-key wedding, a gown like this would be perfect!

For your hair, you have plenty of options. You can do a simple bun, rock a half updo or a low braid, or wear your hair completely down and untamed.

If you decide to pull your hair into an updo, add some more boho flair with a floral or botanical headband. While the model wears a rhinestone one, you could get away with a real flower crown for this look.

Get the look: 3D Floral Embroidery Sweetheart Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Detachable Spaghetti Strap

5. A sleeveless gown with an illusion sweetheart neckline - for the elegant bride

illusion sweetheart wedding dress

Love the idea of a sweetheart wedding gown but apprehensive about a deep neckline? Well, there are ways around that—you can find a gown that creates the illusion of one.

How? The designers add a see-through fabric, like mesh, to the top of the bodice to add some coverage. Don’t worry, you still get the same benefits of a sweetheart neckline—like accentuated curves and an elongated neck.

But because you technically have some fabric covering your chest, skip a necklace. Instead, pull your hair up, and opt for chic earrings or a hair clip.

Get the look: Cut-Out Back Embroidered Mesh Mermaid Wedding Gown

Want more wedding dress tips and inspo?


4 TIPS TO PRESERVING YOUR WEDDING DRESS
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 23, 2021

A lot of women ask us about wedding dress preservation. Why? A wedding dress isn't just any ol' dress—it bears so many beautiful memories and emotions. For that reason, it’s no surprise that many brides want to keep and preserve them as a family heirloom. It represents the day when two families merge into one.

But wedding dresses are intricately designed, and therefore, incredibly delicate. You probably know that you can't just throw it in the washing machine after your big night. But did you know you shouldn't store it in plastic and hang it up in your closet either?

If you don’t preserve your dress properly, the material will deteriorate quite quickly. Common signs are yellowing of the fabric, mold and mildew growth, permanent fabric creasing, brown oxidation spots.

It doesn't sound pretty, does it? It doesn't look pretty either. The photo below compares two silk veils—one preserved and one not.

discolored lace

To keep your dress radiating the love, happiness, and laughter from your wedding day, here are four wedding dress preservation tips:

1. Clean your wedding dress right away

Some brides wait weeks before cleaning their wedding dress, and that's a big no-no. Why? The longer you wait, the longer the stains have to set in, making them harder to remove.br>

So if you're off on your honeymoon the next day, enlist a family member or friend to get it to the dry cleaner the next day. Remember, the sooner, the better!

2. Go to a specialized wedding dress cleaner

Did you know there could be invisible stains on your wedding dress? White wine and other substances may dry clear, but they contain sugars that will caramelize over time.

Specialized wedding dress cleaners are trained to find these invisible stains. They also know how to preserve the dress—which is an additional service.

We recommend doing a bit of research on who you work with—so your dress is in good hands.

For example, ask them what cleaning solution they use or what their wedding dress cleaning and preservation process is. They should be using a virgin solvent rather than a recycled solvent. Recycled ones are typically used for ordinary dry cleaning—but they contain impurities that can redeposit onto clothing and leave your wedding dress with a...not-so-nice smell. With that said, you should also take a look at your gown's label for specific directions and cleaning solutions it can handle. And whatever it says—listen to it!

3. Preserve your wedding dress in an airtight acid-free box

When we say airtight, we mean it. Typically, a preserved dress is stored in a 100% acid-free box where the oxygen has been sucked out and replaced with nitrogen. This prevents oxidation (aging, discoloration, etc.) which can happen to clothes that have been stored for several years. The dress should also be wrapped in 100% acid-free tissue paper for additional protection.

Wedding gown specialists recommend you never break the seal. If you do, you'll need to preserve and seal it back up again.

If you choose not to store it in a box, please don't store your dress in a regular, zip-up plastic bag! Plastic like that holds moisture and can potentially discolor a wedding dress. The exception is acid-free plastic (which the preservation boxes are made from).

We know you're also pretty tempted to hang your gown in your closet, so it's there to admire whenever you please. But experts strongly recommend removing it from a hanger, which can cause the heavy dresses to become misshapen. If you want to preserve it for generations to come, it's best to store it properly.

4. Store your wedding dress in a cool, dark place

Wedding dress preservation and hot, humid temperatures do not go hand-in-hand. Storing your dress in direct sunlight is another surefire way to discolor and damage your gown. So once it's cleaned and preserved, put it in a cool, dark, dry place.

Keep in mind that some environments vary in temperature from season to season, such as attics and basements. This atmospheric change from warm to cold could create condensation and could spoil all your hard work preserving it!

And if you choose to clean and preserve your wedding dress at home...

Some of our previous wedding dress preservation tips assume that you're getting professional cleaning done. If you choose to clean and preserve your wedding gown at home, here are some quick DIY tips for you:

  • - Always use white cotton gloves when handling the dress
  • - Spot test the fabric to make sure your cleaner won't harm it
  • - Use a soft-bristled brush—a toothbrush will do!
  • - Never, ever use bleach—the material is much too delicate and could be irreversibly damaged
  • - Wrap the clean, dry dress in acid-free tissue paper
  • - Place layers of acid-free tissue paper between the folds of the dress to avoid permanent creasing
  • - Place the dress in an acid-free container with silica desiccant packets for humidity control
  • - Store in a cool, dry, dark place

More wedding-related tips!

We love that you're planning ahead to make sure your wedding dress preserves beautifully. If your wedding is approaching and you'd like some more expert tips—for you, your mom, or bridesmaids—we've got you covered!

MEGHAN MARKLE'S WEDDING DRESSES: HOW TO SCORE THE ROYAL LOOK ON YOUR BIG DAY
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 16, 2021

Minimalist, but elegant. Timeless, yet modern. Sexy, and refined.

Meghan Markle is known for bringing two worlds together—one that is real and relatable and another that is lavish and glamorous. Her wedding looks were no different. They captured that beautiful balance perfectly. It's no wonder that women worldwide still turn to Meghan Markle for inspiration as they create their own wedding look. Her looks weren't over the top. From the dresses to her hair and makeup, she kept things simple. The outcome? Two royal looks that were simply stunning. And today, we're breaking them down for you—so you can look and feel like a princess when you walk down the aisle, too.

1. Meghan Markle's Wedding Dresses

  meghan markle's givenchy wedding dress

Givenchy Wedding Dress

Meghan Markle donned two wedding dresses—one for the ceremony and one for the reception. For the ceremony, she wore a stunning Givenchy gown that epitomizes timeless, minimal elegance. How can you score the look and feel of this dress—without paying the £100,000+ price tag?

A bateau (or boat) neckline: This is a straight neckline that stretches across the collarbone to each shoulder.

Three-quarter length sleeves: The length of these sleeves may vary on each person because they are three-quarters of your arm or halfway between your elbow and wrist.

Silk material: Silk is smooth, light, and luxurious, with a natural shine. It also feels incredibly soft on the skin!

woman in silk wedding dress

Editor’s Pick:

We can’t take our eyes off this mikado silk dress. No frills, no lace, but it looks absolutely stunning (and regal) nevertheless. We especially love the jewel embellishment that adds an oomph to the dress’ understated elegance. If you can find a dress that features this trifecta, you're well on your way to scoring Meghan's first look.  

meghan markle's stella mcartney wedding dress

Stella McCartney Wedding Dress

As we mentioned, one reason why Meghan Markle is so well-liked is that she's relatable. She, too, wanted a second look that would take her into the evening comfortably. This Stella McCartney halter-neck sheath gown did just that. What makes this gown so notable?

A halter neckline: Instead of two straps, a single strap runs from the front of the garment around the back of the neck, exposing the shoulders and generally leaving the upper back uncovered.

Silk crepe: Crepe describes a weaving method that leaves a distinctively crisp and crimped appearance.

blonde woman in a halter mermaid wedding dress

Editor’s Pick: This Elizabeth K dress has it all—a halter neckline to show off the shoulders, a cinched waist to give that hourglass shape, and stunning floral embroidery to add texture to the dress (and another touch of femininity).

Sheath silhouette: A sheath dress is a fitted, straight-cut dress that nips at the waist. This style of dress is super flattering because the exposed shoulders and sheath fit create an hourglass shape. Get it in a silk crepe material, and you've nailed the second look!

2. Meghan Markle’s Wedding Accessories 

While Meghan's dresses were elegantly simple, her accessories upped the glamour. When it comes to your royal look, we encourage you to embrace your femininity and wear accessories fit for a queen. Use Meghan's lineup as inspo:

Veil: You don't need a 16.5-foot veil to score Meghan's royal look. What do we love most about hers? The intricate floral embroidery on the ends. While these flowers are distinctive flora of all 53 Commonwealth countries, we think you could get away with something a tad simpler.

Bandeau tiara: What's a royal look without a tiara?! Meghan wore the famed Queen Mary bandeau tiara made of diamonds and platinum. What's a bandeau tiara? A headband-style ornament of low profile, usually without a graduation in height from one side to the other, and is often worn on the forehead.

Court shoes (or pumps): Meghan opted for classic court shoes from the same brand that created her first wedding dress—Givenchy. A court shoe is a British term to describe a type of shoe worn in the royal courts by the wealthy upper class or royals. What does it look like? A classic pump. Find one in silk satin, and nobody will know your pair from hers. 

3. Meghan Markle’s Wedding Hair and Makeup

meghan markle waving on her wedding day

While some folks were up in arms about Meghan's loose hair strands, we think that her hair and makeup radiates effortlessly chic. Long before the wedding, she's pushed to be authentic—and her wedding day was no exception. We love that her hair and makeup are something you can totally recreate for yourself on your wedding day:

A low, messy bun: Meghan's bun was low and securely pinned to the nape of her neck towards the right. Her hair was parted right down the middle, with a few face-framing strands loosely curled to soften the look.

A natural base: When it came to Meghan's skin, she kept things light and natural—allowing her freckles to come through. She noted that she wanted to avoid a bunch of contouring and strobing. But to add glow and a slight flush, her makeup artist used a luminizer and a coral cream blush.

A smokey, doe-eyed look: Meghan's makeup artist wanted to draw attention to her eyes while keeping things natural. So instead of black or gray eyeshadow, he used shades of warm brown. To make eyes look like they're "fluttering" when she glanced up at Harry, he customized and shaped some of the outer lashes to give her that doe-eyed look.

5 BEST WEDDING DRESS STYLES FOR AN INTIMATE GATHERING (PLUS ACCESORIZING TIPS!)
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 16, 2021

COVID-19 paused a lot of things—business, travel, events, and more. But it didn’t press pause on love. Many couples are moving forward with their weddings, albeit the guestlist is probably smaller than initially planned. Accordingly, 2021 brides are looking for wedding dress style inspo that suits a smaller intimate wedding—something that’s not a ball gown but will still steal the show.

Whether it is due to the pandemic or you’re a low-key kind of gal, here are five wedding dress types perfectly suited for an intimate wedding.

1. The Mini


Planning a wedding on a hot summer day with just a few close friends and family? Mini wedding dress styles will totally suit the occasion (and keep you cool!). This type of dress is for the fun-loving brides whose main priority is to have fun.

The fit and cut: Much like the tea-length style, the mini wedding dress often cinches at the waist and flows out at the skirt. Because the length is above the knee, we recommend choosing a higher-cut neckline to create balance.

The material: Satin, cotton, tulle, lace—the mini is found rocking various materials—and patterns. Find something that’s comfortable for you!

Accessorizing tip: Since you’re showing off the legs, find a pair of eye-catching heels to show them off! If you choose a high neckline, we recommend throwing your hair up and rocking some fun, bold earrings. (Perhaps, something blue?)

2. The Slip


Are you a woman who has always wanted a minimalist wedding? Then the slip dress may be just the wedding dress style for you! A slip dress is designed to resemble an underslip or petticoat. Don’t worry, it’s not as risque as it sounds—and is certainly suitable for a low-key garden or backyard wedding.

The fit and cut: Slip dresses typically have a streamlined, slightly loose-fitting silhouette with spaghetti straps. Lengths vary from above the knee to maxi length. To “up” the sexy, many brides opt for a low back. However, if you want to make this slip style more refined and elegant, look for midi or maxi length or those with a cowl neckline.

The material: We often see slip dresses in silk or satin. For outdoor sunny weddings, these luminous materials shimmer beautifully.

Accessorizing tip: If you want to add some glamour to this dress style, pin your hair up in a loose updo and wear some shoulder-dusting earrings.

bride in form-fitting wedding dress

Editor’s Pick: This Gloria dress is the perfect mash-up between simple and elegant. It borrows the silhouette and cut of the classic slip dress, but dials up the glamour with the embroidery and tulle. And don’t forget the accessories! With her hair up, eyes go straight to her dazzling necklace.

3. The Two-Piece


The two-piece is perfect for the bride who’s looking to break tradition. The versatility of this wedding dress style allows you to be as sexy or conservative as you want! Similarly, this type of wedding dress pairs well with both outdoor venues and urban venues, such as restaurants or hotels.

The fit and cut: The “two-piece” can mean many things—from crop tops paired with waist-high skirts to pantsuits.

The material: Like the fit, the two-piece style is versatile and allows for a lot of mixing and matching! Pair a lace or beaded crop top with a long tulle skirt for a fun, unique look!

Accessorizing tip: This untraditional style allows you to explore bolder footwear—think straps, embellishments, and different colors. Try something different—you can get away with it!

4. The Boho


Calling all free spirits! Bohemian-style wedding dresses are perfect for rustic, outdoor weddings held outside—such as those at the beach or on a farm. (Can I say, very COVID-19 friendly?) Although they come in various styles, all boho dresses are airy with a feminine twist. Sound like your vibe?

The fit and cut: Boho dresses are long and loose, with light, flowing fabrics—allowing for plenty of movement.

The material: Crochet and lace are standard fabrics for the bohemian style—oh, so romantic!

Accessorizing tip: When it comes to hair accessories, choose a whimsical headpiece that features flowers, lace, or pearls over a veil.

bride in boho wedding dress

Editor’s Pick: This GLS by Gloria number is a quintessential boho-style dress: feminine, airy and free-flowing. You can wear your hair down, and your makeup dewy and natural to complete the look. Add some glamour by adding a pair of statement earrings.

5. The Tea-Length


audrey hepburn as a bride in Funny Face Source: thecelebritydresses.com

Do you consider yourself a modern bride craving a casual look—with a touch of classic? Then the tea-length wedding dress is for you. Think Audrey Hepburn—no, really! Her dress in the movie Funny Face made this retro style very popular today. It’s perfect for a garden wedding or even a civil ceremony.

The fit and cut: What exactly does “tea-length” mean? Below the knee, but above the ankle—about three to four inches. Tea-length wedding dresses often feature a full skirt and a nipped waist, creating that hourglass figure we all want on our wedding day.

The material: Many of these dresses will feature lace or tulle. This wedding dress style is also all about feminine detailing, using lace, embroidery, and bows.

Accessorizing tip: Want to bring in a bit more tradition? Consider adding a tea-length veil as Audrey Hepburn did. A pretty pair of flats would also pair well with this style. (Skip the sore feet? Sign me up!)

DO’S AND DON’TS ON YOUR PROM NIGHT
PARTY QUEEN / Feb 04, 2020

As the most anticipated night of the year approaches (yes, your prom night!), millions of things must be going through your mind. What are you wearing? Who will you dance with? How should you behave? What do you need to prepare yourself?

We can only tell you that it’s a night of your life that you’ll never forget and that you should enjoy it like nothing else before. And for this, we bring you a list of do’s and don’ts to really live to the fullest every moment of this unique and unrepeatable party.

Do plan your look in advance




First things first: start looking for your prom dress months in advance. The more the date approaches, the fewer options you will find, as hundreds of girls will be looking for their ideal prom dress. Don't leave it for the last moment, as it will be harder to find the perfect dress for you.

Also, choose your shoes with time and if they are new, we recommend that you wear them several times before prom night to make them more comfortable for your feet. It's also a good idea to take a pair of flats shoes to change when you get tired of your heels.

Finally, do a makeup and hair test before the big day, so if you don't like how you look, you can change your hairstyle and makeup tones until you find the perfect ones. Don't forget to make your nails too; they are also part of your look.

Don’t starve yourself all-day




Due to the excitement and the rush of getting ready, you might forget to eat. Don’t do it! By the time the night comes, you will feel bad, you won’t have energy and you could even faint.

Be sure to eat fresh and healthy foods that fill you with energy, that don’t swell you, and that makes your skin glow in a beautiful and natural way.

Do stay hydrated




Staying hydrated is as important as looking beautiful. It will make you feel better during the party and if you sweat for all the dancing, everything will be under control and you won’t suffer from dehydration the next day. So, drink lots of water throughout the day and also throughout the night.

Don’t go for the drama




For one thing or another, prom night often has fights between friends, couples breakups, and girls crying in the bathroom. Don’t let the drama catch you; remember that you are there to have fun and that should be your only goal. Ignore the comments of others, and dedicate yourself to celebrate and have fun with your favorite people.

Do dance!




It’s a night that will never happen again, so dance! It doesn't matter if you're good at dancing or not, just get carried away by the music and have fun with your friends.

Don’t make the mistake of sitting down all night because you think it isn’t cool to be on the dance floor with everyone else. If you do, you will regret not having danced your heart out.

Don’t forget to fully charge your phone




Be sure to fully charge your phone at home so you can take photos and share the most important moments of the night on social media.

Do pack a touch-up kit




Prepare an emergency kit just in case you need to touch up your makeup or hair. Don't forget your lipstick, face powder, hairpins, and even your deodorant. It also could happen something to your outfit and you might need safety pins or some fashion tape.

BEST TIPS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PROM NIGHT
PARTY QUEEN / Jan 20, 2020

The most important night of the year is coming, your prom! Are you ready to look spectacular and enjoy it to the fullest?

You don’t get to graduate every day, so it’s a very special moment and as such, it deserves a very special look. But, among so many options of what to wear and how to get ready, you may be confused, so here we have some tips that will help you to prepare for prom night in an easy and relaxing way.

Stay true to yourself and your style




There are tons of prom dress options. But to know which one will make you look stunning, the best advice we can give you is to stay true to yourself and your style.

For a more classic look, opt for a gala dress with glamorous and high-gloss fabrics; for a more daring look, a tight dress with cut out details might be the one.

Of course, don’t forget to give your personal touch to your look with shoes of fun color and your favorite accessories.

Enjoy your prom without stress




Enjoy a stress-free prom night, releasing the pressure with some organizational and self-care preparations.

For example, we recommend that you do several tests with your dress, shoes and makeup to make sure you like the final look you will have that night, and in case you don't like something, have time to make any changes. Don’t leave this for the last moment.

Avoid new beauty treatments




Like any girl, you want to look amazing for your prom, so you are likely to be tempted to try new beauty or facial treatments in the days before the party. Don’t do it! All skins react differently to new treatments and products, and you don't know if it will be your case, so it’s better that you do nothing out of the ordinary in the two weeks prior to your prom night.

Stick to your usual beauty routine.

Have a good rest the night before




Sleep is one of the keys to having a healthy mind and body. If you sleep an additional few hours the night before the party, you will feel great and you will look radiant.

You can also choose to practice yoga and meditation the days before the party to clear your mind and be ready for all the emotions you will live that unforgettable night.

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CLOSET WITH THESE TIPS
FASHION TRENDS / Dec 27, 2019
How many times have you thought you have nothing to wear, despite having a closet full of clothes? We women all suffer when looking for what to wear from our closet. We don't know how to take advantage of the things we have and we always end up wearing the same clothes. For this to stop happening, we give you some tips that will help you to create outfits that you like, that make you feel comfortable and make you look good any day.

Tip # 1: Know your body type

The most important thing when choosing what to wear is knowing your body type. All girls have different bodies and not all the clothes work well for everybody. It’s essential that you know your body type and the clothes that favor it. Make sure you have only the clothes that fit your shape in your closet. Our article “How to choose a dress according to your body shape?” can help you a lot on this first point.

Tip # 2: Get out of your comfort zone

It’s so easy to always wear jeans and t-shirts, but there’s a whole world of beautiful and comfortable clothes out there. Get out of your comfort zone and dare to try new styles that highlight your figure in a positive way. It's all about trying different things and discovering the versatility of clothes.

Tip # 3: Have fun with the colors

Don’t be afraid of colors. We know that it’s very easy to only use black or neutral colors, but bright colors can be a great ally for a different and spectacular look. Give a touch of color to your closet and play with combinations that you would never have thought of wearing. You’ll have plenty of fun in the way and might discover a whole new style for you.

Tip # 4: Variety of shoes

You don't need to have lots of pairs of shoes in your closet. But, what you do need is a variety of styles. Not everything in life is tennis and flats, as there are many other models that are equally comfortable and will give a different touch to your outfits.

Tip # 5: Have different accessories

Accessories help to improve and change any look in moments. Make sure you have different accessories in your closet, from necklaces and rings to belts, sunglasses, and hats. With several accessories at hand, you can make the same outfit look completely different, or go from being boring to being the hit of the place.

Tip # 6: Invest in the fashion basics

It’s always good to have the fashion basics in the closet: a white t-shirt, black pants, traditional cut jeans, black blazer, and the famous little black dress. Also, invest in a good party dress that you can wear on special occasions. Some events may arise at the last minute and you will appreciate having a good choice of dress to wear.
SHINE WITH THE PERFECT QUINCEAÑERA LOOK!
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Dec 16, 2019

Quinceañera dresses have evolved. The trend is increasingly going towards sumptuous designs with various layers of fabric, mixing colors and textures, as well as beautiful embroidery with rhinestones.

These dresses should be contrasted with delicate makeup and a simple hairstyle to result in a perfect quinceañera look. You don’t want to look overloaded or without harmony between your dress and your personal style, so here we share some tips for you to shine like never before with a beautiful and desirable quinceañera look.

Makeup and hairstyle




You are probably eager to try dozens of makeup products, but believe us, you will have a lifetime to do so. Enjoy your youth, you are about to turn 15, your skin is radiant and your natural beauty is charming.

Use makeup only to accentuate your features, but not to completely cover your face. We recommend to accent your eyes with eyeliner and mascara and use lipstick in a light shade. And that’s it. The more natural your makeup, then you will look prettier and have better contrast with your amazing quinceañera dress.

As for the hair, ask for a simple hairstyle with little hairspray so that your hair looks as natural as possible.

Accessories




Accessories are a great ally to give a boost to any party look, but this time you will wear a striking dress. Find simple accessories that complement you, but that they don’t attract too much attention.

The idea is to have a natural balance between accessories, dress, makeup, and all the elements of your personal style for that day.

Shoes




In addition to what we mentioned above, you should think about the shoes you will wear on your special day.

If you want to wear heels, be sure to walk with them and your dress several times before the big day. This will help you to dominate the height of your shoes and the length of your dress.

If you prefer to be more comfortable and dance nonstop, then opt for flat or low-heeled shoes to be up and down all night.

There you go, it’s time to shine with a perfect quinceañera look!

60-SECOND HACKS TO LOOK BETTER INSTANTLY
BEAUTY TIPS / Nov 29, 2019
There are days when we simply don’t have the time to get ready or we are tired and the naked eye perceives it. If this happens to you frequently, we have some wonderful tricks that won’t take you more than 60 seconds to do and will make you look better in a flash.

Rub an ice cube on your face

After your regular facial cleansing routine, gently rub an ice cube over the entire skin of your face. This will help your pores close and tighten. Ice will also help your facial skin to reduce any inflammation and look fresher and revitalized.

Give yourself a quick neck massage

Stress causes the neck muscles to tighten, provoking blood flow to block. By giving yourself a quick neck massage, you’ll be allowing your blood flow to improve, which will help you to de-stress and think better. This also prevents the release of the hormone cortisol that inhibits the production of collagen, which is essential for skin tone and firmness. After the massage, you will feel a general relief and your face will look fresher.

Exercise for 60 seconds

Physical activity promotes proper blood circulation and increases oxygen levels that help speed up the metabolism. You will also get a delicate natural blush on your cheeks. An exercise that you can do in 60 seconds no matter where you are is to run in the same place or do as many jumping jacks you can in a minute.

Dry brush your body

A fast and easy way to exfoliate the skin of the body is by dry brushing it. To do this, you need a body brush, but make sure it’s for dry brushing as the bristles should be a bit stiffer than usual. Dry brushing your skin helps increase circulation and stimulate lymphatic drainage, which eliminates toxins, resulting in better-looking skin and a healthier system in general.

Apply eye luminizer

Take a bit of luminizer with the tip of your finger and gently tap the inner corner of your eye. The warmth of your finger will make the product melt properly on your skin and make you look instantly more awake.

Add color to your lips, eyes and cheeks with your lipstick

If you didn’t have time to put on makeup, but you feel that you need some color, simply apply a bit of your favorite lipstick on your eyelids, cheeks and lips. It’s the most practical and easy way to look makeup-sharp in a snap.
LOOK AMAZING ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
BRIDAL GURU / Nov 15, 2019

The wedding day is one of the happiest moments in many women's lives. The dearest friends, family, and other loved ones are gathered together to celebrate the beautiful union of two people who love each other and want to make a life as a couple. Of course, that day, all eyes are focused on the bride, so she will surely want to look her best.

If you're a happy bride-to-be and want to look amazing on your wedding day, we have some proven tips that will help you get the most out of your bridal look.

Choose the ideal dress for your body type




The wedding dress is the main element of your wedding look.

No matter what style you prefer, the most important thing is that you choose a dress that fits your body type. This way, you can accentuate your natural figure and highlight your best attributes, while those little things that you don’t like so much can go unnoticed.

Exercise




At least 5 or 6 months before your wedding, begin to exercise.

It’s not necessary to hit the gym every day for 2 hours. Doing some physical activity at least 4 days a week will be very beneficial for you. Beyond losing weight, which you're probably not even looking for, exercise will help your body tone and look better in your wedding dress, as well as being one of the best ways to relieve stress.

Sleep well the night before your wedding




A good night's sleep has the power to repair us on many levels.

Sleep well the night before your wedding to wake up renewed, full of energy and with perfectly rested skin.

Arrive at your makeup and hair appointments with extra time




The unexpected always comes at the worst moments, so we recommend arriving at your makeup and hair appointments at least 15 minutes earlier than scheduled.

You never know what can happen, and it's better to have plenty of time for your look to be as you really want than to be in a rush. It's your wedding day, you must give yourself enough time to get ready for the big event.

Bring with you touch-ups




Before the wedding begins, give your mom, sister, or best friend a bag with items you may need to touch up your look. Lipstick, makeup, hairpins, hook pins, deodorant, tissues, etc.

This way, at any time you want, you can take a break and go to the bathroom to give a touch to your makeup and hair, or fix any damage in your dress.

6 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR LOOKS
PARTY QUEEN / Oct 30, 2019

Beyond thinking that it’s something superficial, feeling good about our appearance can make us more self-confident, be in a better mood, and feel happier in general. Looking at how we look is something we naturally have as humans, so it’s not a bad thing to look for ways to make the most out of our looks.

Keep reading, as in this article we will talk about 6 ways to enhance your appearance and always look amazing.

Exercise before going out




Exercise is one of the best gifts we can give our bodies. Not only does it strengthen us, but it helps us get rid of stress and gives a healthy glow to our skin.

It is highly recommended to exercise regularly, but the next time you have an important party or event, exercise a couple of hours before. You will notice that your skin looks more radiant and you will look amazing in your dress.

Pay attention to your body posture




Standing and sitting with our backs straight automatically makes us look more stylized and even thinner. Besides, it is healthy for the spine, so taking care of your posture will benefit you inside and out.

Take care of your mouth




Our mouth says a lot about ourselves. There’s nothing more pleasant than having a healthy and clean mouth. Therefore, learn to brush your teeth properly and do it three times a day. Floss every night and get professional cleanings at least twice a year.

In addition to clean, white teeth, soft lips are also very attractive. You can exfoliate them with sugar and honey or brushing them with a toothbrush to get rid of dead skin. Do it once a week and you will see the difference.

Invest in skin products




Skincare products are an excellent investment. To make them work in your favor, you must know first your skin type and, based on it, buy the products.

The essential products you must have are a daily sunscreen, a gel or soap to wash your face every night, and a daytime moisturizer.

Wear clothes that fit




There’s nothing worse for our looks than wearing clothes that don’t fit. The body changes with age and is something we must accept. A big mistake is wanting to wear the same size we did 10 years ago.

Wear the size you really are, neither smaller nor bigger. Your body will look comfortable and natural.

Eat healthy




And finally... eat healthy. We only have one body in this life and it is a sacred temple. The best way to treat it is to feed it with good and clean food that will fill it with energy and provide the necessary nutrients to have a healthy life.

Once in a while, it’s nice to enjoy junk food and high-calorie drinks. But let it only be from time to time and make a habit of eating healthy foods.

TIPS TO ROCK YOUR NEXT PARTY LOOK!
PARTY QUEEN / Oct 11, 2019
When we get invited to a party, one of the first things that come to mind is that we want to look fabulous, right? Of course, the main component of any party look is the dress we will wear, but, once chosen, some tips can help us take our look from good to spectacular. You don't have your dress yet and you don't know how to choose it? Our articles “Find the ideal party dress for you according to your personality” and “How to choose a dress according to your body shape?” will make your choice easier. Take note of the following tips, choose one, mix them around, and look like a star at your next party.

Wear a bold accessory

It’s no secret that accessories are essential to complete any outfit. But, to take your look to another level, you can choose to wear a bold accessory. What do we mean by bold? A pair of oversized earrings, a funky necklace, or a statement bag with a lavish design. If your dress is already dramatic and eye-catching, then better skip this tip because you might look overloaded. But if it's a plain, one-color dress, definitely think about giving it a fun touch with a bold accessory.

Color your lips with a powerful shade

One of the easiest and fastest tricks to boost any party look is to wear a powerful lipstick. Think glowing red, fuchsia, or bright pink. Well-painted lips will make your face stand out without having to wear too much makeup. So, if you are not a girl who loves to wear too much mascara or eye shadows, with a powerful color lipstick, it will be more than enough to steal glances.

Accessorize your hair

Take your bun or updo from dreary to fabulous with a jeweled hairpin. You can also go for a glittery headband or, if you want a unique touch, thinking about a feather hair extension will definitely give you an unexpected, but super fun look.

The most important: be confident

It won’t matter the dress, the accessories, your lips or hair if you don’t have confidence in yourself. This is the most important part to look really fabulous. So, whatever your style, be yourself. If you feel confident and comfortable with what you’re wearing, you will transmit it to everyone and you will truly shine at any party. Are you ready to rock your party look?
5 FASHION TRENDS FOR FALL 2019
FASHION TRENDS / Oct 01, 2019

Are you a girl who loves being in the latest fashion trend? If you missed the most important fashion shows, here are 5 trends that will take over all wardrobes this fall.

Colors, coats, handbags, belts, and hats. A bit of everything so you can put together an out-of-a-magazine look this fall season.

Belt over jacket




One of the great trends for autumn is belts. But, this season they come in a very peculiar way: on top of the jacket. That's right, if you have a coat or jacket that you love, spice it up by placing a belt over it. It can be thin, thick, simple, or super flashy, that’s up to you. But the idea is to put it over your jacket.

Super long coats




A nice coat should always be part of any wardrobe. But, this fall, super long coats are the ones that will dominate the streets. In addition to their extra length, they must be thick and made of heavy wool to provide extra warmth during the cold season.

Color: mauve




Every season has its own color trends and this fall gives us a big surprise with a color that we usually see more in spring: mauve. This purple hue is super versatile, looks beautiful in all skin tones and you can easily combine it with other colors. Say goodbye to the classic autumn terracotta tones and make room for mauve.

Statement hats




Say goodbye to beanies and berets; it's time for statement hats made of thick materials to match with season sweaters and coats. A hat is an excellent accessory to a casual look. If your wardrobe is not that big, a couple of hats will help you give a different touch to the same outfit.

Tiny handbags




This fall, the smaller your handbag, the better. So forget about carrying lots of things, go back to basics, because in your tiny super trendy purse you won’t be able to take more stuff than the strictly essential.

STRAPLESS AND OFF-THE-SHOULDER DRESSES!
DRESS TRENDS / Sep 26, 2019
Dresses that let shoulders out have always been among the favorites of all the girls. According to the most important fashion runway shows we have seen during the year, in 2020 to show the shoulders will be in trend more than ever. It’s good news because strapless and off-the-shoulder never go out of style, so you can wear for a long time all the dresses and clothes with this kind of neckline. Get inspired by these dress models to show off your shoulders to the fullest in the following seasons.

The always fun strapless

Admit it, wearing a strapless dress is so fun! It immediately takes a few years off and allows us to show off our skin in style. This neckline goes well with all types of bodies, no matter if you are thin or curvy, tall or short. A strapless dress makes all women look fabulous. As we mentioned, strapless dresses never go out of style and look good with updos and loose hairstyles. So if it's common that you don't know how to match your hairstyle with your dress, with strapless, you won't have that problem.

The charming off-the-shoulder

Off-the-shoulder dresses have a unique, flirty charm. Strapless necklines have totally uncovered the shoulders area and above the bust. Off-the-shoulder is a style that does have a fabric in the area, but it falls in a certain way that allows the shoulders to be exposed in a charming way.

Classic style

Showing the shoulders has no age limit, so no matter how old you are, it will always be a good option to show off some skin. This style of dress is more classic than the ones we have shown above, so it is perfect for formal events and for women who don’t like to show too much. A little shoulder will make you feel sexy without leaving elegance behind.
WEDDING DRESS TRENDS FOR 2020
BRIDAL GURU / Sep 19, 2019

For your big day, if there’s something important, it’s your wedding dress. So, you will have to give yourself the task of finding the dress that is perfect for you, the one that will make your attributes stand out and feel truly fabulous.

Fortunately, the world of bridal fashion is quite big and you’ll find tons of options to choose from. If you’re a pretty fashionable girl, then keep reading because here we will present to you three wedding dress trends for 2020 that we’ve seen in the best bridal runways.

Are you ready to find your ideal wedding dress for 2020?

Halter wedding dress




Halter is a style that clearly seeks to show off the back, and a beautiful wedding dress that shows in a sexy, but delicate way, the back makes any bride look sublime.

Halter dresses are also extremely comfortable, as there’s no risk of the straps being lowered, or of showing more skin than you want to show.

Combine your halter wedding dress with bright color shoes and you will look completely fabulous.

Bohemian wedding dress




The bohemian style will continue on-trend during 2020.

What we love about this style is that it can be extremely relaxed, or it can be elegant. It will only depend on the style and vibe you’re having at your wedding.

The perfect companion of a boho wedding dress? A braided hairstyle decorated with natural flowers.

Lace wedding dress




Lace is one of the favorite fabrics in wedding dresses and in 2020 it will continue to be. It is elegant, feminine, and versatile. It looks great both in day and night events, in all types of bodies and personalities.

So, if you like lace, go a bit crazy with it and enjoy a captivating wedding dress with lace from head to toe.

PLAIN DRESSES: SIMPLE AND SEXY
PARTY QUEEN / Sep 04, 2019

It is said that less is more, and this also applies in fashion. Sometimes, the most elegant, beautiful, and sexy dresses are the simplest.

You don’t need to be covered with rhinestones or wear a dress with an extravagant fabric full of eye-catching details to look good. Plain dresses are on a trend more than ever and are a "must" of any wardrobe.

Fall in love with your plain dresses.

They are elegant




Plain dresses are extremely elegant.

Take for example the dress that Meghan Markle wore on her wedding day. It was absolutely beautiful and turned the fashion world upside down for its simplicity. You don’t need more to look simply fabulous. A minimalist, straight, plain dress with no adornment of any kind will do the trick.

They look good in all kinds of events




If you don't have a clue about the dress code of the event you are attending, with a simple plain dress, you can't fail.

This type of dress is one of the most versatile since it looks good both in day and night events, elegant celebrations, or parties with a more relaxed vibe.

Plain dresses are the ultimate party dresses!

They are the perfect match for oversized accessories




If you’re all about oversized accessories, then a plain dress is your best choice.

With on-trend block colors, plain dresses allow accessories to make a statement. So, say hello to oversized earrings and create an impact look for your next party.

Are these enough reasons to love plain dresses? Don’t stay out of this trend and include in your wardrobe an elegant, but fun plain dress. Whether you choose pastel shades or vibrant tones, we assure you that you’ll look fabulous no matter where you go.

CHAMPAGNE: THE COLOR EVERY GIRL SHOULD BE WEARING
FASHION TRENDS / Aug 21, 2019

Some colors become trendy in a particular fashion season, while others are timeless and make any girl look fabulous.

This is the case of champagne, a color whose tone lies between ivory and cream and evokes clarity and purity with an obvious elegant touch.

If champagne is not a color you have on your radar when buying a dress, we'll give you three reasons to love it and want it immediately in your closet.

Reason #1: It's versatile




Champagne is one of the most versatile colors that exist. It goes well for day events, but also night parties. It's a tone that can be used in serious celebrations or in gathering with a more relaxed vibe.

It's a neutral color that you can easily combine with more vivid tones to create a more striking and fun look. If on the contrary, you want to portray a serious appearance, then you can maintain its implicit sobriety by combining it with colors like brown and gray in light tones.

Reason #2: It’s elegant




Probably the first color that comes to your mind when thinking of elegance is black, but in reality, champagne is even more sophisticated. Besides, thanks to its versatility, you can use it in a first-class morning event (which is not recommended with the color black) or for a gala party at night.

If you have never used champagne as a fashion color and an elegant event is approaching, give it a try. We promise you will love how it looks.

Reason #3: It fits all skin tones




Last but not least, champagne is a color that goes well with any skin tone.

It doesn't matter if you have light, brown, or dark skin, champagne will delicately highlight your natural skin color, without contrasting too much or resulting in an exaggerated look. Neutral colors are very benevolent and always a good bet.

Are you convinced to give champagne a chance? Do it, you'll look fabulous in it.

FIND THE IDEAL PARTY DRESS FOR YOU
PARTY QUEEN / Aug 16, 2019
Are you looking for a party dress? You've probably seen tons of options, but maybe some of them don't convince you, or you don't know if you'll look good wearing them. While looking for dresses that match your body shape is essential; choosing an option that also suits your personality will make you feel completely happy, beautiful, and self-confident. Of course, we know that there can be many types of personalities, but to make this article more practical, we will focus on three: outgoing, reserved, and relaxed. Keep reading and find the ideal party dress for you according to your personality.

Outgoing

Take advantage of your outgoing personality to wear whatever party dress you like. You’re not shy nor do you care about having all eyes on you, so use this in your favor when choosing how to dress. Get a dress with sequins, fun and that goes with your personality. If you’re outgoing, it’s very likely that you are also very active, so keep an eye on comfort. There’s nothing better than wearing a cute and fun dress, but it should be comfortable enough for you to dance and walk up and down throughout the party.

Reserved

Being serious and not wanting to get much attention doesn’t mean you can’t look amazing at a party. We recommend choosing a dress in a classic color, nothing very bright or with an exotic tone. Sparkle and flashy details are probably not much to your liking, so opt for a plain dress or with a little lace to give it a nice touch. Being a reserved girl doesn’t mean you need to hide all of your skin. If you like your shoulders, you can choose a dress with bare shoulders, but whose neckline doesn’t show more than you feel comfortable showing.

Relaxed

The relaxed personality is right in between outgoing and reserved personalities. You are a simple girl who has no problem to be dancing all night or to be sitting in a more serious atmosphere. We recommend choosing a simple dress, but with something that makes it stand out. It can be a fun halter neckline, a bright detail, or use a color or fabric that is out of the ordinary. The idea is that you feel good and comfortable to enjoy the party to the fullest.
CHOOSE YOUR DREAM WEDDING DRESS
BRIDAL GURU / Aug 10, 2019
The time has come for you to choose your wedding dress. We don’t want to put any pressure on you, but the eyes of all your wedding attendees will indeed be on you, so we can imagine that you’ll want to look more beautiful than ever on the big day. There are dozens of wedding dress styles and the ideal dress for you is the one that best suits your personality and your body shape, as well as the place and particular vibe you want to imprint in your wedding. To make your choice easier and to help you to find the wedding dress of your dreams, we will suggest 5 gorgeous wedding dress styles.

Classic princess style

Let's start with the classic wedding dress, whose silhouette is princess style. This type of dress goes very well for all kinds of bodies, and it's ideal for day and night weddings. It's a timeless, romantic, and very comfortable style.

Romantic

If you like the romantic style, but you don't want the classic princess silhouette, you can go for a mermaid dress with lace details. You can give a sexy touch to your wedding look by choosing a dress with bare shoulders and a sweetheart neckline.

Modern

Modern style wedding dresses are based on clean lines and simplicity. They stay away from heavy fabrics and elaborated designs to welcome beautiful minimalism. This wedding dress style is ideal for elegant weddings and beach weddings.

Boho-chic

For some years now, the boho-chic style took over the wedding universe. This style is characterized by integrating natural, rustic, and ethnic elements. In the case of boho chic wedding dresses, these have an influence of hippie echoes and break with traditional wedding dresses with soft and vaporous fabrics. If you’re having a boho-chic celebration, you can break the mold and play with the materials, silhouette and length of your wedding dress.

Glam

Glam is one of the most elegant styles. Glam wedding dresses are full of spark and eye-catching details. Usually, they are skin-tight dresses that have a dramatic element that completely captures all the attention. Which of these wedding dress styles is for you?
TIPS FOR A FASHIONABLE LOOK ON A BUDGET
FASHION TRENDS / Aug 04, 2019
It’s common to believe that to dress well you need a lot of money. Fortunately, this isn’t true. By buying the right clothes, having some key accessories, and pulling out some clever tricks, you can always look sharp without going bankrupt. Do you want to know the best tips to dress well on a budget? Keep reading to find out!

The core basics of any wardrobe

5 basic pieces are essential in a girl's wardrobe: a pair of jeans that fit just right, a white shirt, a plain skirt, a dark blazer, and the classic "little black dress". If you have these 5 pieces, and of good quality, you can be sure that you'll get out of any fashion emergency. Combining these pieces, you can go to virtually any type of event: a romantic dinner, a work meeting, a picnic with your friends, a wedding, etc. Make sure you always have these clothes in good condition.

Accessories: essential for any outfit

Accessories can completely change any outfit. They will help you give your personal touch and fill your look with life. A necklace or set of striking earrings, an unconventional belt, a headband, or a statement bag will make any simple outfit look amazing. You don’t need to have hundreds of accessories. You just need a good piece of each thing and that´ll be enough to play with different combinations with your clothes.

Timeless and neutral color shoes

Make sure you have a good pair of the following shoes in your closet: flats, heels, sandals, and tennis shoes. That’s it. With this variety, it’s more than enough for all possible outfits that you can use. If you don’t want to be buying shoes frequently, get timeless styles and neutral tones that combine with any color, such as black, nude, and camel.

Say yes to sales

Whenever you see a store with sales, get inside and see what you find. Maybe you’re looking to renew some of your basic clothes or need a party dress. You never know the hidden jewels you can find on sale, so take the time to scan all the stores. Maybe you can find a piece that will become the new favorite in your closet.

Always keep in mind

The key to looking sharp for less is to keep all your clothes and accessories in good condition and have basic and timeless pieces. You don't need to have thousands of things in your closet, with the right ones you will always look great.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE BEST QUINCEAÑERA DRESS FOR YOU
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Jul 26, 2019

Are you about to celebrate your quinceañera party? We bet you want to look fantastic!

That day is very special because the celebration is all about you and the transition from girlhood to womanhood. Your family, best friends and loved ones will be present there that day.

Among all the elements that you should consider for your quinceañera party, the most important is your dress. Many other decisions depend on it, such as the shoes, hairstyles, and type of jewelry you’ll be wearing. It can also influence the decoration of the venue and the style of the invitations.

As we know it’s an important decision, we want to share some tips for choosing the best quinceañera dress for you.

Choose the silhouette you like best




Although most quinceañera dresses are characterized by having a princess-style silhouette, there are also less sumptuous options.

Simply choose the silhouette you like best, it's your moment and all eyes will be on you, so if you want to be a princess, be it.

If you like to break with the conventional style, then choose a less voluptuous quinceañera dress and that doesn’t stick with the classic silhouette; for example, a high-low skirt dress. It's up to you.

Choose the color of the dress according to your skin tone




Some colors go better according to our skin tone.

If your skin is dark, perhaps you’ve realized that practically all colors look good on you. However, brighter tones such as yellow, fuchsia, green, or electric blue make you look spectacular. On the other hand, if you prefer to make a nice contrast, then go for pastel colors or white tones.

If you are olive-skinned, avoid beige tones as they don’t favor you so much. Choose eye-catching colors like violet, orange, vermilion red, salmon, or yellow.

If your skin is white, the first thing you should do is get away from light tones. Your skin looks beautiful with dark and saturated colors like turquoise, burgundy, red, emerald green, or even gold.

Choose the dress according to your body type




All bodies are different and there are dress styles that favor us more than others.

If you are a short girl, a waist-cut dress looks beautiful on you, as they help stylize your silhouette, making visually longer the lower part of your body.

If you are thin, wide skirt dresses or with ruffles will help you give more volume to your figure. If, on the contrary, you are of robust complexion, an empire-cut dress that marks your waist will be very flattering for you.

If you have a large bust, round-neck and sweetheart necklines will make you feel quite comfortable and look great; avoid halter necklines. If you have a smaller bust size, then choose a corset that fits your waist.

Now, you’re ready to go and find your dream quinceañera dress! Remember that the most important thing is that you feel comfortable with your dress so you can enjoy your party non-stop.

5 TIPS FOR FINDING YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
FASHION TRENDS / Jul 13, 2019

All women look to have a personal style. We always think that others are better dressed than us, that they have a more elaborate style, or that they have a special gift for choosing clothes that make them look fantastic.

But in reality, our style evolves with us throughout life, so it's normal to be in a constant search. Changing styles is quite good because it means that we change over time; that we mature and see the world differently. Our needs evolve constantly, and that allows us to stay creative.

No matter what stage of life you are in, these tips will help you find and define your personal style of the moment.

Tip # 1: Choose the story you want to tell with your clothes




It is said that looks can be deceiving. We have the great advantage of being able to tell all the stories we want with our clothes. Elegant, sexy, glamorous, rockstar... we can decide it with the way we dress.

Of course, the best thing is to dress according to our personality, the idea we make of ourselves, and the one we want to transmit.

Think about it for a moment: what do you want to say about yourself through your clothes? That you're a happy person? That you're an introvert or an extrovert? That you like simplicity? Everything is possible and 'you're free to dress according to your wishes. Also, you can decide to be all these people on different days; there are no rules.

So, imagine the person you want to be and define what clothes you could wear to be that person.

Tip # 2: Create your basic kit




It's convenient always to have basic clothes in your closet. A white shirt, jeans, a comfortable skirt, and the classic "little black dress" are some of the essential pieces.

So, you must define the basis of your wardrobe, that is, the clothes you can't live without. This basic kit is the key to your personal style and it can give you an idea of what you like to wear the most. For example, maybe for your jeans are essential, while for your best friend can be skirts or dresses.

Make a list of the clothes you have used the most in the last year and write why. This will make your favorite items jump before your eyes, and it'll be easier to see what your current style is and decide whether you like it or not.

Tip # 3: Does your fashion style adapt to your lifestyle?




You have a vague idea of your ideal style and the story you want to tell, but, does this story really fit your lifestyle? Is it an ideal style for your day to day or, on the contrary, it has nothing to do with your daily life?

Maybe you’re a busy person who runs all day; then you need to give priority to have comfortable clothes, instead of an elegant outfit difficult to wear with the daily hustle. Please note that having comfortable clothes doesn’t mean slobby, you can look chic and stylish without sacrificing comfort.

Always try to give more importance to clothing that fits your lifestyle. If you have trouble defining your style, this is a great way to find it. Besides, you can always come up with ways to improve your outfits if you feel the need or desire to do so.

Tip # 4: Buy the right clothes




You'll have less difficulty defining your style if you buy the right clothes. That is, those pieces that you would like to use always and that adapt to your lifestyle and the story you want to tell. And yet, making purchase mistakes is also a good long-term way of knowing what you want or rather what you no longer want.

Don't feel guilty if you regret having bought that green jumpsuit you never wore (because you don't wear jumpsuits, nor do you like green, but it was so beautiful that you couldn't resist). Mistakes are also necessary for life.

On the other hand, it's common to have the idea that we need to have a lot of money to look elegant and well-dressed. This is a mistake. Style can't be bought, so it doesn't matter how much you spend on clothes.

 

Tip # 5: Get inspired and stay creative




Your style doesn’t define you for your whole life. You have the right to make it evolve and adapt it. Fashion is a great playground, so you have to have fun with it.

Even if you feel comfortable with your current style, never stop inspiring yourself. With social media, it’s very easy to find inspiration that will encourage you to try a new trend, a color you never thought to use, or to dare to wear a type of clothing that until now you have never used.

In fashion, never say never.

WHAT TO WEAR FOR A GALA?
DRESS TRENDS / Jun 24, 2019
Gala dinners are the events with the strictest dress code. If you were invited to one, don’t panic, getting dressed for a gala can be quite fun, because it’s something that doesn’t happen so frequently. First of all, remember that gala parties are always at night, so your whole look must be thought for nighttime. Also, it’s important to know the dress code for the gala you are attending since it can be black tie, black tie optional, or semiformal. Take note of the following tips to know how to dress for a gala party, and take advantage of the event to pamper yourself with a dreamy dress.

Black tie gala

For a black-tie gala, men should wear tuxedos and women should wear long and very formal gowns. This is the occasion when you can wear a dress with a princess-like silhouette. Your overall look should be very elegant and glamorous. If you don’t know what color of the dress to choose, black and dark colors never fail for gala parties.

Black tie optional gala

Black tie optional galas are a bit less elegant. Men can choose to wear a suit instead of a tuxedo and women should wear long dresses, but not so dramatic ones. Choose a dress whose shape highlights your silhouette and don’t forget that it is an evening event, so say yes to all the sparkle that you want.

Semiformal gala

The third dress code option is semiformal, which is usually for parties with a more relaxed atmosphere. For a semiformal gala you can choose a midi dress or even a cocktail dress. If you prefer to go with a long dress, it's ok, but make sure it's a simpler dress than the one you would wear for a formal gala.

Shoes

For an entire gala look, choose high-heels with rhinestones, sequins, and glitter. If your dress is black, go for black shoes, but if it’s of another color, gold or silver heels can be an excellent option.

Coat

As galas are always at night, you should consider taking something to keep you warm. If the party is in wintertime, think of an elegant coat. If the gala is on the beach or in a warm-weather place, you can wear a silk pashmina to cover your shoulders. Follow these tips and look spectacular at the next gala party you go to. Remember, the key element of your look is the dress, so take your time to choose the right one for you.
THE ULTIMATE STYLE GUIDE FOR THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 15, 2019

The mother of the bride plays a key role in the wedding. She is one of the main characters and the bride's favorite partner in crime.

For this reason, we create this style guide exclusively for the mother of the bride. If your daughter is getting married, take note to have a classy and impactful look.

Dress style




There are dozens of dress styles to choose from. To make your decision a little easier, a good idea is that you compliment the bride. That is, if her wedding dress will have lace, yours should too. If it is of vaporous fabrics, then choose one with those types of fabrics too.

Communicate with your daughter so you can both decide the dress style you want for that big day.

Once you’ve chosen the style of the dress, you can think about the color.

Color of the dress




The color of the dress depends mainly on whether it'll be a day or night wedding.

If it's a daytime wedding, you can go for bright colors like yellow, mint, and coral. Just make sure you're not going with the same color as the bridesmaids.

If the wedding will be at night, then a dark-colored dress is the most elegant option. While black is the first color that comes to mind for an evening event, shades like gray, aubergine, burgundy, and navy blue look incredible and elegant too. If you're more of an extrovert, choose a red dress, which, with the right accessories, will make you look lovely.

If you want to go for a more classic and timeless look, you can choose a neutral color. Shades such as beige, mauve, champagne, silver, and rosewood work well both day and night.

Shoes




The shoes are the main complement of any dress. On this special occasion where you will be standing for a long time greeting guests or dancing on the dancefloor, it’s better to prioritize comfort over design. Look for a pair of beautiful shoes that are comfortable enough to wear for a long time.

Choose a neutral tone so that you can use those shoes with many other colors of dresses.

Accessories




Accessories are essential for any look, and their style must depend entirely on the dress.

If you choose a simple dress, your accessories can have a more prominent role in your overall look and be flashy with large earrings or a necklace with an eye-catching colorful jewel. But if your dress already has rhinestones and other details, the best is to keep the accessories simple. For example, classic pearls are discreet and elegant.

Hair and makeup




After checking out of your list for all of the above, it's time for hair and makeup. Once again, the time of day in which the wedding takes place is key.

If it's a day wedding, choose soft and natural makeup, with pink and peach tones that'll give a delicate touch of color to your face.

On the contrary, weddings at night allow more intense makeup with smokey eyes and bright red lips.

As for the hairstyle, an updo is always a good idea: it's timeless, elegant, and lasts longer than the loose hairstyles.

Now you're ready to be a stunning mother of the bride!

GET THE PERFECT LOOK FOR A COCKTAIL PARTY
PARTY QUEEN / Jun 10, 2019

If you’re about to go to a cocktail party, you will want to look amazing.

Cocktail parties are so much fun as they have all the elements that a good event should have, but without being very formal. It’s a good opportunity to pamper yourself by buying a beautiful cocktail dress, doing a different hairstyle, and going a bit wild with makeup.

Are you ready to get a perfect look for your next cocktail party? Here are some tips to make it happen.

Cocktail dress




Cocktail dresses are characterized by being short. There are many styles and designs to choose from, so simply follow your instinct and personal taste. If the party is exclusively at night, you can choose dark colors but with a lot of sparkles and sequins. If the event starts during the day, then choose pastel colors.

The idea is that you choose a cocktail dress in which you feel comfortable but beautiful and that the style fits perfectly with your personality.

Remember that the shoes complement the look, especially in cocktail dresses, as they are seen all the time. Choose comfortable shoes with which you can dance and have fun without feeling pain in your feet. As for the color, the easiest is to wear the same tone of your dress or a neutral color like nude or silver.

Hairstyle for a cocktail party




The overall look for a cocktail party should be fun and glittery but at the same time with not that much of an effort. Elegance is for more formal events like prom or weddings. This night is to show your personal style in a chic way.

Thus, don’t go for an overly elaborate hairstyle. If you want to go with your hair up, do it, but make it a simple and clean bun. You can also choose to go with your hair down, but style it with some beachy waves. An ideal hairstyle is half up, which you can upgrade by curling your hair, making a braid, or adding a headband.

Perfect makeup for a cocktail party




A cocktail party is ideal for showing off colorful lips and impact lashes.

Don’t be afraid of intense colors, welcome the different shades of red and purple to give a fun, chic, and irresistible touch to your lips.

As for your eyelashes, they can truly change the look on your face in an instant, so be very generous with the amount of mascara that you apply —you will see how your look automatically sparkles.

For your cheeks, go for a blush with a delicate pink tone or make them glow with a bronzer.

Now you’re ready to party! Dress, hairstyle, and makeup! The important thing in a cocktail party look is to keep things feminine and fun.

QUINCEAÑERA IN SIGHT! GET READY FOR THAT SPECIAL DAY
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Jun 01, 2019

Your quinceañera party is coming. How exciting it is to celebrate this great moment in your life with your loved ones!

You already have the venue, informed your guests of the date and time of the big event, and planned the dance you’re presenting with your court of honor.  Now it's time to focus on your look!

Here are some tips for a memorable quinceañera.

The most important element: the dress!




Quinceañera dresses are characterized by having a charming princess air, so enjoy the moment and make yours that beautiful fantasy silhouette. Choose your favorite color or dare to use a tone that you've never used, but that you've always wanted to. This is your night, and with your quinceañera dress, everything is possible!

Remember that in dresses, there are different types of necklines: halter, sweetheart, straight with spaghetti straps, strapless, etc. Choose the one that best suits your personality and that'll be very comfortable to dance and have nonstop fun.

Shoes




Remember that you’re going to dance a lot, so it’s better to use very comfortable shoes. We recommend that you buy them well in advance and use them at home whenever you can. With use, shoes become looser and more comfortable. Either way, it’s always a good idea to have a change of footwear during the event –you can change your party shoes for your favorite sneakers or flats. You’ll also need them for the shoe changing ceremony!

As for the color, the most natural thing would be to choose the same tone of your dress but to give an interesting contrast, you can pick them of an opposite color. If you are wearing a light tone dress, choose dark shoes and vice versa.

Hair and makeup




You don’t want to have a mess in your hair by midnight, right? For that reason, it’s better that you choose a hairstyle that lasts long and that resists all the dance and jumping that you’ll be doing, in addition to all the hugs you’ll receive. To give a special touch to your hair, you can add a delicate tiara or crown.

Your quinceañera makeup must be very subtle. Whether you do it yourself or a professional does it, focus on highlighting your eyes and just give a touch of color to your lips.

We recommend that you do at least two hair and makeup tests before the big day, so you'll know how you'll look and won’t get any surprises.

Pamper yourself before the party




It’s a very special day where all your family and friends will be together. It’s normal to feel a little nervous, so the best thing is to pamper yourself before the party doing things that make you very happy. Either eat ice cream, take a walk in the park with your pet, or laugh out loud with your best friend. This will help you relax and to be ready for your big quinceañera party.

That day you’ll be experiencing a lot of adrenaline, so it’s easy to forget to eat. Please don’t do it, as it could affect your mood and condition during the celebration.

Are you ready to be the cutest and happiest quinceañera in the world?

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BRIDESMAID DRESS
BRIDAL GURU / May 23, 2019

Bridesmaids play a significant role in the wedding. They are the women the bride trusts the most, with whom she has shared some of her best moments and those who have always been there for her, in both good and bad times. For any bride, her wedding is one of the most important days in her life, so having these special women close is very meaningful.

The choice of bridesmaid dresses can be simple if you consider a few essential points. At GLS, we want to share with you some tips that will make the decision-making process easier.

Place, time, and date of the wedding




The first thing to consider is the place where the event will take place. Of course, it’s not the same to choose a dress for a beach wedding than for one in the city; for a day or night party; and for hot or cold seasons.

For daytime weddings, simpler dresses and soft colors are usually worn. On the beach and hot places, you should think a lot about the fabric is light and airy, and even take into consideration the neckline and length of the dress.

Evening weddings tend to be more elegant, with dresses in more intense colors and details such as beads and crystals. If it’s going to be a winter wedding, consider looking for thicker fabrics.

Style of the wedding




Once knowing the place, time, and season, you should be aware of the style of the wedding, which is determined by the couple. Maybe it's going to be a winter wedding in the city, but with a very relaxed vibe; or perhaps it'll be an event on the beach, but extremely elegant. So this is also important for choosing the bridesmaid dresses.

The personal style of each bridesmaid




Some brides prefer that all their bridesmaids wear exactly the same dress. But others only want their ladies to wear the same color and fabric, and that each one of them brings their personal style to the dress. If this is the case, then by knowing the two previous points, each bridesmaid can choose the style that pleases her most. Maybe the halter neckline is more comfortable for one of them, or another loves the two-piece dresses trend. Options are endless!

Styles to accent the best of each body




The reason why there are different shapes and necklines in dresses is to accent the best of each body.

For example, for thinner bodies, A-line and mermaid shape dresses are very flattering; while more curvy silhouettes look wonderful in empire waist and two-piece dresses.

Girls with small busts can enhance their upper body with sweetheart and asymmetric necklines. Ladies with larger bust sizes will feel very comfortable with a strapless or high neckline.

PROM DRESS STYLES, WHICH ONE IS FOR YOU?
PARTY QUEEN / May 16, 2019

One of the most important moments for any girl is just around the corner: prom night! And, of course, you'll want to look wonderful and for that, the essential element in your look is the dress.

There’s a wide variety of prom dress styles, so for some girls, the choice can be stressful, but don’t worry! We've created a basic guide on the different prom dress styles and the attributes that each one of them highlights the most. This way it’ll be much easier to choose the dress that will make you shine all night.

First of all, let’s talk about shapes...



Mermaid




The mermaid shape is beautiful, fun and elegant. It accents the waistline and hips, so it’s ideal for girls that are not that curvy and want to highlight these parts of their bodies.

A-line 




A-line dresses are full of princess-style charm. They are also very flattering for slender girls as they help add dimension around the hips and give volume to the lower part of the body.

Empire waist




An empire waist dress is always in style. It’s an elegant option for any body size and shape that gives a delicate accent to the bust.

Straight




A simple straight dress can be the most elegant of all. If you don’t like to be surrounded by much fabric and just want to go all the way simple, a straight line dress will be ideal for you.

Two-piece




Two-piece dresses are on fire! They are fun and an instant eye-catcher. They can be very flattering for short and petite girls, but also for tall misses.

Now, let’s go with necklines



V-neck




The v-neck is one of the most popular necklines in dresses. It’s flattering for all types of body shapes.

Sweetheart




A sweetheart neckline will always draw attention to the chest area. It’s sexy but sweet at the same time. It helps enhance the bust, so it’s a good option for girls that have a smaller bust size.

Strapless




An all-time favorite… There’s a reason why strapless is one of the most popular necklines: it is elegant, fun, chic, and looks great on all girls! You can’t go wrong with a strapless dress.

Off the shoulder




Under the same premise of strapless, this style shows off both shoulders and the neck area, but it does have straps that go just beneath them creating a beautiful neckline.

High neck




High neck style is great for girls with a large bust as it disguises it. It’s timeless, elegant, and comfortable.

One shoulder or asymmetric




This neckline always gives a modern and fun touch. It helps add dimension to the shape of the body, so it’s especially good for skinny girls.

What about fabrics and details?


Of course, the fabric choice has a lot to do with the preference of each girl. However, it is important to mention that heavy fabrics give more volume to the body than those that are vaporous.

As for details, don’t be shy, if you like sparkle, go all the way with beads and all kinds of crystals that give a super chic and elegant look to prom dresses.

If you’re more of a simple-style gal, then opt for a plain dress that will make you shine in a sleek way.

Are you ready for one of the best nights of your life? Enjoy your prom to the fullest with the ideal dress for you.