Friday, February 19, 2010

Orange bridesmaid dress match up!

I see orange! Couldn't resist this pretty bridesmaid dress from Jim Hjelm. The fabric is silk shantung -- so lovely! via

And just what do you wear to match to match this pretty dress? These gorgeous beige high heels from Stuart Weitzman via Zappos:

Finally, wear a pretty turquoise necklace from Kohls, and your ensemble is done! If you prefer a more muted color, try coral or white, too!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Wedding dresses for the plus-size bride

Let's face it! Not everyone is a teeny size 2. So when it comes to finding wedding gowns for the plus-size bride, I tried to find the most flattering styles out there. Remember that when shopping around for any kind of dress especially if you are a voluptous and curvy gal, that it's best to search for styles that will match your body type. Even petite brides have this challenge because most gowns out there are made for the 5'4 and up crowd.

Stay away also from the ball gown, sheath, and mermaid style dresses because these aren't for most people unless you have the body of Nicole Kidman. I even think that if you are going to look at dresses, looking at non-bridal styles in white might also be another option. You can even opt for an ecru or champagne gown. You may be surprised to find that the perfect gown isn't a wedding gown per se! Nevertheless, here are some of my favorite finds from Alfred Angelo that I hope will help you find your dream dress:

Taffeta Hug the Shoulder neckline with a Chapel Train

Satin, Crystal Beading & Sequins with Semi-Cathedral Train

Net over Satin, Embroidered Lace with Hi -Low Hemline - I love this one because it looks sexy enough but you don't feel like a balloon.