Looking for bridal party dresses that are different in style but complement each other in color or detail? Enter sister dresses! In this video, David’s Bridal Bridesmaid Buyer Beth Drake explains the sister dress trend while giving a sneak preview in the newest color for fall—Rosewood.
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Summer Wedding Looks
by Nicole Brewer
Whether you’re in a wedding or on the guest list, you want to look and feel your best. This summer it’s all about the dress! We saw lots of fresh colors, feminine fabrics, romantic prints and sexy silhouettes on the red carpet this season. No matter your shape and size, start your dress shopping now to find styles with the right details to fit your personality and your budget.
Pretty in Print
This strapless, chiffon dress is both fun and festive, with a sexy maxi length that doubles as comfortable and elegant.
Sweet & Feminine
In soft ivory and gold, this whimsical cocktail dress with its sweetheart neckline has all the feminine touches of summer’s hottest trends–the ruching cinches at the waist and the full tulle skirt is flirty on the dance floor.
Stretch satin has a flair for sophistication. This plunging V-neck and subtle, tiered peplum on the skirt makes this silhouette work on many different body types.
Although you may buy a dress or two with specific summer weddings in mind, consider the wear-again potential! I wore my favorite David’s Bridal gown to a wedding on the New Jersey shore and got more compliments than I can count. I’ve already decided to wear it again at the end of the summer to another wedding, different bride & groom and of course, an entirely different guest list!
Tips for Finding the Perfect Bridesmaid Dress Your Entire Party will Love
by Carmen Ordonez
Wedding gown—check. Finding a venue—check. Finding the perfect bridesmaid dress your entire party will love…now that can get a bit tricky. You’ve suddenly become a stylist and a bride! But not to fret, here are some easy tips to ensure the bridesmaid dresses you pick will not end up never seeing the light of day again.
Consider Different Body Types
One of the most important things to consider is the size and shapes of your bridesmaids. Sure you love that clingy silk dress, but is it going to look great on everyone in your bridal party? Instead look for universally flattering styles such as an empire waist dress or an A-line cut. This long halter empire beaded dress from David’s Bridal is a perfect example of a figure flattering dress. Plus, the halter neckline is ultra chic and will provide support for those with a larger bust. It’s also available in sizes ranging from 2-26.
One Color, More Than One Style
Nowadays, more brides are opting for picking a color and a length (either short or long) and then letting their bridesmaids choose the style. This is a great option. Not only will you be able to keep the color consistent, but also every bridesmaid will be able to wear a style they love.
A Wear-Again Dress
Save your bridesmaids some money and keep a smile on their face by picking a dress they could wear again. David’s Bridal has several “wear-again” styles like this short satin dress with a contrasting black waistband. How great would this look at a cocktail party too?
Katrina’s Favorite Looks from the 2012 Met Ball
by Katrina Mitzeliotis
The Met Ball is literally like the Oscars of fashion, practically trumping all of awards season combined with the glamorous avant-garde dresses and major star power. I had the opportunity to go, and it was so refreshing to see so much variety on the red carpet! If you want to emulate some of the major trends I saw that night, check out my favorite David’s Bridal picks below.
Peplum detailing on skirts and dresses was a major trend for spring and summer on the runway, and it also ruled the red carpet at the Met Ball, with both Eva Mendes and January Jones showing off the trend. I love the detailing on this strapless dress—in fact, it’s almost the same color as January’s dress, (but is definitely more wearable)!
So many stars opted to flaunt their assets with a plunging neckline, making it a major trend at the Met Ball. From Dianna Agron to Debra Messing and Camilla Belle, stars showed off the trend in all shapes, sizes and silhouettes. If you want to recreate the look, I recommend wearing a halter dress, like the gorgeous gown below.
Talk about bringing sexy back! From Rihanna to Cameron Diaz, so many stars looked stunning. Their bare backs left such a dramatic yet chic impression. You too can achieve the same result by wearing a dress like this to your next affair.
From Emma Stone’s embellished gown to Hailee Stienfeld and Sarah Jessica Parker, the stars exhibited that florals are a fitting choice for formalwear at any age! Whether you go for a gorgeous gown or a flirty frock, the trend is such a nice way to show off a different look at your next occasion, like this vibrant gown.
Carmen’s Visit to David’s Bridal—Vote for your Favorite Look!
by Carmen Ordonez
One of my good friends is getting married in just a few weeks– I can’t wait! I stopped by David’s Bridal to start looking for my dress, as I am going to be in part of the ceremony, and there were so many options. Here are four of my favorite dresses. Tweet me your favorite look @vivafashion and the dress with the most votes will be the one I wear to the wedding!
The first look I tried on was this yellow strapless dress with ruching details—I love the feminine feel to the dress. This summer we’re seeing tons of pastels, so this light yellow is right on trend and perfect for a summer wedding.
I usually like to wear short dresses for summer weddings, but as soon as I saw this long dress on the rack, I immediately gravitated towards it. The layers give it a nice breezy and romantic feel. It also cinches at the waist, which is something I always look for in dresses to avoid looking boxy.
David’s Bridal is filled with fashionable wear-again styles and as soon as I tried on this dress, I just pictured myself being able to wear it to so many occasions. And, did you notice it has pockets? Double-win in my book.
For the last look, I decided to go with this one-shouldered party dress, which is a little more conservative (since it’s a church wedding), but yet still trendy.
Picture-Perfect Spring Prints
by Nicole Brewer
When you’re dress shopping this season, you’re bound to see strong prints like psychedelic explosions, tribal motifs and wild animal prints, but it’s the simple graphics and flower power that are sure to stand out. With bright candy colors, cool pastels and warm earth tones, you’re sure to find a print palette that speaks to your personality and penchant for playful fashion that’s downright fun to wear.
The blue version of my new favorite floral breathes new life into the petal print. This strapless silhouette transitions seamlessly from the office (with a cute cardigan sweater) to the cocktail party.
What better way to liven up neutrals than with a print accessory? These fashion shoes are sure to put a smile on your face and brighten those not-so-sunny days.
Not ready to wear florals or buy into prints you may not like next season? No worries. Simply tote a pretty print bag or this charming clutch. Wear it easily with all white, or dare to pair it with another rich, solid hue.
Nicole’s Spring Fashion Fling with David’s Bridal
by Nicole Brewer
What better way to welcome warm weather than by showing a little leg! This spring, enjoy your fashion freedom by having fun with shorter skirts and flirty hemlines and even short suits.
Short Skirts & Dresses
Pleated or pencil, short skirts are synonymous with spring. This season, pleated full skirts are just as popular as the fitted slim-cut options, and can often be built-in to your favorite dress!
Playful prints and futuristic graphics make wearing short dresses like this easy.
Fashion freedom means you’re free to choose just how short you want to go. If above the knee is not your thing, go for a plethora of below the knee lengths for your own version of lady-like chic.
I tried on this beauty at David’s Bridal Manhattan store and completely fell in love! Though I normally steer clear of pastels, I’m ready to break my own rules this spring. My biggest dilemma—which sweet hue to choose!
The runway trend this season is the return of the short suit. Worn together, this outfit looks perfectly coordinated. You can also separate the suit components and pair with different accessories like these peep-toe floral pumps that scream “spring.”
Happy spring shopping!
This spring, fashion is all about balance: blending classic shapes with modern fabrics and pairing soft lines with a little edge. To create your signature style this season, first take inventory of your closet. Spend some time to try on your clothes and determine which warm weather looks you must keep, which pieces need to be updated and which pieces need to be tossed out for good!
As you update your closet, keep in mind my top five must-haves of the season.
A great shift dress is a piece that’s simply regarded as a forever-fashion. In basic black, bold prints or fresh colors with sheen, this simple shift can take you anywhere you need to go.
In smart neutrals or daring colors, fitted with ruched sleeves, or more relaxed “boyfriend” styles, a tailored blazer can be worn in so many ways. Dress up jeans with wild wedges or pair with skirts and trousers for looks well-suited for work.
Layered under jackets or able to stand alone, the crisp white shirt is every woman’s style staple. Plus, you can never have too many.
Whether you’re petite, tall or curvy, the straight-cut jean flatters your figure in style. Go for a bright candy color and layer with a blazer and white shirt or attention-grabbing graphic tee.
Something in Tangerine Tango, the season’s most popular color!
Spring into warmer weather in exotic orange shades like rich coral, pretty papaya and majestic mango. Turn heads at any special event in this tangerine long formal dress.
If you’re not ready to wear bright hot hues from head to toe, go for peachy cosmetics and even nail polish in citrus brights! Another option is to rock a bright-colored accessory like a knockout neon handbag, an 80′s inspired skinny belt or a funky, futuristic shoe.
Let the spring cleaning begin!
While florals are always a popular spring staple, they’re definitely big this season, turning up on everything from jackets and pants to shoes and dresses. I love all of the creative ways (and different styles) that are now available. Whether your individual look is more boho chic, classic or girly, there’s definitely a way you can make the pretty spring trend work for you.
There’s something about a floral dress, a belt and a cardigan that’s so easy to throw on once the weather starts to get warmer—in fact, it’s my go-to look for work! Taylor Swift shows off this look frequently, and it goes so well with her feminine style. I am loving this floral printed David’s Bridal dress—I’d rock it with a black cardigan or a cropped leather jacket.
The pretty pattern isn’t only reserved for dresses anymore. Just recently, stylish mom Jessica Alba turned up rocking floral trousers while stylish stars like Blake Lively and Nicole Richie have been seen in bold floral blazers and open jackets. While you may not think these are easy trends to pull off, I definitely urge you to experiment with it and have some fun. In fact, I already incorporated a floral blazer into my wardrobe, showing it off during Fashion Week a few weeks ago!
Me in a floral blazer at New York Fashion Week
If your everyday look is more simple and chic, then I think you would love the unexpected pop of color from these floral shoes. They are super feminine and would look amazing with a LWD (little white dress).
Another place we always see florals and floral detailing is on the red carpet. Whether on a maxi, mini or glam gown, there are so many different silhouettes and styles making this look work on practically everyone, from Mila Kunis to Christina Hendricks.
The floral trend loved by so many celebrities is even transcending into bridal. In the new movie The Vow, Rachel McAdams’ character dons a pink floral dress during her wedding ceremony. This spring and summer, brides can turn heads as they walk down the aisle in this colorful fit-and-flair wedding gown.
Latin Curves: Finding a cocktail dress that clings in all the right places
by Carmen Ordonez
Finding a dress that hugs our Latina curves in all the right places can sometimes be challenging. But with some simple tips and learning what styles work with our body types, dress shopping can be cinch. Here are a few tips on picking the perfect cocktail dress to flatter your curves.
Pear-Shaped: If you’re pear shaped (smaller on the top and bigger on the bottom) look for dresses in an A-Line cut, like this one from David’s Bridal. This type of style is great for balancing your frame and helps define your waist. Avoid styles that cling to your hips.
Hourglass: If you have an hourglass figure, look for dresses that will play up your small waist without adding bulk. Dresses with a defined waistline like this one is a great option. Avoid dresses with too much fabric or that have a boxy-style.
Plus-Size: If you’re a plus-sized look for dresses with an empire waist, which can help hide any problem areas. I love the color and one-shouldered look of this dress. Also, the beading underneath the bust will help draw the attention upwards. Overall, look for fabrics that will drape on your body, and not cling to it.