oscar inspired wedding dresses

3rd April, 2012 - Posted by Lia - No Comments

The Oscars have arrived and bid us adieu, yet the 2012 Oscar trends remain. The world comes together to see the fashion, the glitz, the glamour. Here are three trends that have been inspired by the Golden Globes all around the globe for a bride’s dream gown.



Image Courtesy of newsfashiontrend.com


Grecian Goddess: Celebrities were spotted on this special night in one shouldered, metallic fabric floor length gowns. This embodied an air of elegance, couture, and sexiness all in one. The shimmery fabric and the one shoulder look is a popular one for all wedding seasons this year– it’s the perfectly balanced gown for a bride looking to stay in tune to the trends.

Peplum: This is a style similar to a tunic, with a greater amount of material on the top and a lengthened silhouette on the bottom. This is really a flattering style for any size bride and it’s similar style was seen on big name celebs like Tina Fey and Angelina Jolie.

Off the Shoulder: The off the shoulder dress is one that exudes pure elegance and luxury; this style has a varied style on the bottom; from a ball room bottom, A-line skirt, or mermaid type look. Regardless, it exposes the shoulders and all of their elegance while remaining modest and elegant.

What Oscar look are you sporting?



chameleon dress to the rescue, bridesmaids rejoice!

13th February, 2011 - Posted by Lia - No Comments

Tired of the traditional bridesmaid dress?  Perhaps you are looking for a style that goes beyond the plain cookie cutter taffeta dress.  A bridesmaid option that we are just head over heels for is the convertible bridal dress. Convertible dresses and gowns debuted at NYC and London Fashion week this year for the Spring/Summer 2011 collection and are making an appearance at bridal boutiques near you.

One of the greatest aspects of these dresses is the versatility. Most of us have bridesmaids who are all of different shapes and sizes; beautiful nonetheless, but all different body types. With a dress like this, you don’t have to worry about that ! There are nearly15 different ways to wear a convertible bridesmaid dress (depending on the label), meaning there will be a way to wear the gown that will compliment each of your bridesmaids.

When planning a wedding, brides are always looking for ways to make their special day more original and out of the box. A convertible dress such as this is a fun twist to add to your bridal party. Your bridesmaids can wear the dress as a halter, one shoulder, strapless, or half sleeve, and more. Each bridesmaid can wear the same color convertible dress, or switch it up to match your wedding colors. The material varies form satin or  to your traditional taffeta dress. It’s an excellent way to compliment each bridesmaid, while still having  a bridal party that is breathtaking and looks great standing next to you!

Another perk of choosing a convertible bridesmaids gown is the affordability. Perhaps some of your bridesmaids can’t afford an expensive gown, while some can.  Diminish the awkwardness of price ranges and affordability by choosing one gown that everyone can afford. Different designers and companies offer these dresses for different prices, but they range between $85-$150, while others can have a more hefty price tag of over $200, depending on the label and material. 

Allow your bridesmaids to maintain their style, let them feel comfortable, and find a style that works for them as they choose a way to wear their gown.  It’s a great way for your bridal party to all feel good about themselves, while still looking great standing next to you on your wedding day. Another perk? The classic bridal line” you can wear this bridesmaids dress again after the wedding!” You sure can! With 15 different ways to wear it, they can wear this dress again and again! A local Canadian company that specializes in the chameleon dress is Isadora Clothing. Dresses can be viewed and ordered on www.etsy.com, simply search for the chameleon dress.


alternatives to the traditional white gown…

21st October, 2010 - Posted by Lia - No Comments

The original custom of wearing a white wedding gown was to signify the purity of the bride. If a woman was married before, was widowed or divorced, then she was not supposed to wear a white gown at her next wedding. As with many customs and traditions, things change or are forgotten.

The white wedding gown is still fashionable for weddings, but no longer holds traditional values. Today women are putting tradition behind them, and opting for fashionable replacements for the white wedding gown.

Many couples are looking for a wedding that will stand out among the rest. They are getting married in parks, on the beach, on bridges, on cruises, and many other out of the way places. Some even go as far as parachuting out of a plane or bungee jumping off a bridge. The point being, don’t be afraid to experiment. This is your special day. Make it fun and memorable. Maybe you will want a medieval gown, or a simple silk shift. You might even want to mix a few different traditional things together like an old, lace gown with a pastel veil and red rosettes. You may want something simple or something extravagant. 

Choose bold colors like bright red, green or blue if you really want to stand out. Combinations of different colors and lengths are also becoming very popular. You may decide you want a red wedding gown with white rosettes, or a white wedding gown with red rosettes. You may even think of something in a short skirt or a pants suit in white satin.

Wedding gown styles are now left up your individual tastes, unless you decide to go traditional because of your families or faith. People are getting married in shorts and tee shirts, matching ensembles, short skirted suits, and original hand made gowns. Many couples choose to follow current trends,  others just want their individualism to stand out.

A wedding is a special occasion, one that will be remembered for a life time. You should choose what you want as your wedding apparel, after all, it is your special day and you will want memories that you will enjoy and talk about long afterward.