From cocktail dresses to Formal Dresses: Get Glamourous for The Wedding You're Going To!
Bridal magazines and Bridal blogs are always up to the minute on the hottest trends in wedding gowns. But when it comes to "Guest of" dresses, there are not as many places to turn to find out what the latest trends are. The good news: from a summer dresses to cocktail dresses to formal dresses , there’s bound to be a dress here that will be perfect for you!
Sheer Bliss: One of biggest trends we’re seeing is a lot of sheer fabric. On some dresses it might be cutouts or a panel, on others it’s the illusion of sheer with appliques sewn over or the sheer draping over a skirt. sexy dresses (that don't reveal too much!) are very in this wedding season.
Return to Glamour: We’re definitely seeing a return to glamour on the runway. And we're seeing women attending weddings embracing that look!
You haven't found any formal dresses you love ........why not VM collections?
Jovani Evenings might make those in bridesmaid dresses jealous!
From Mon Cheri, this dress can be worn at the wedding amoung summer dresses and cocktail dresses.
Breezy Dresses with Movement: A big theme in the hottest magazines is dresses that move so elegantly. These dresses have a romantic feel that women love so this trend will translate perfectly to ladies looking for a dress to wear to a wedding.
If you're attracted to sexy dresses or summer dresses, this dress from JS collections is for you.
Stand out in this flowy number from Jovani!
Another winner from JS Collection, you'll fit in among formal dresses and cocktail dresses.
So in love with this Joavni dress! Would look amazing with rhinestone accessories!
We want you to know all about the hottest trends for Prom dresses for 2013! What could be more fun than a short Prom dress? They are definitely one of the biggest trends for Prom 2013. Short dresses accent beautiful legs and also let your Prom shoes be a co-star to your Prom dress!
Think wearing a short Prom dress means you’ll be under dressed for your big night? No so fast! You’ve got to check out the Prom dresses we hand picked, right here!
Fun and Flirty
Though a lot of people think short dresses belong in a category of Sweet 16 dresses, party dresses or Homecoming dresses, we love the trend of girls breaking the norm and wearing them to Prom.
Sherri Hill Prom dresses never disappoint! We love all the intricate fabrication on the top! It also comes in Blush, Coral, Ivory, Light Blue, Lilac and Aqua and Turquoise.
From Jovani Prom comes this mini ball gown style. We think it’s one of the most beautiful prom dresses we’ve seen!
Look at these Sherri Hill Prom dresses! How will you choose from the 13 colors its offered in? We think we might just be in love with the Purple, Hot Pink and Nude!
What an entrance you’ll make in this Tony Bowls Prom dress. We love how much movement this dress has! Perfect for the dance floor!
Sherri Hill Prom dresses are some of our favorites. We love this slinky number that looks like it came right off the Hollywood Red Carpet. Try not to get noticed in this!
Jovani Prom dresses are always a favorite for their glamorous design and this short black prom dress is no exception. Shine bright like a diamond! Also comes in Light Blue!
Even More Choices
Still not sure a short Prom dress is for you? We’ve got a great compromise! Try one of the other hottest trends for Prom 2013, the High-Lo prom dress.
The tulle underlay of this Jovani Prom dress gives this gorgeous prom dress a flirtiness we love. But it’s the intricate beading up top that’s going to set you apart from the rest! (Jovani Prom 6760) Comes in Hot Orange and Navy, too!
Everything Maggie Sottero does is always so chic! In this Maggie Sottero Flirt prom dress she combines two things that are hot for Prom 2013: short black prom dresses and sequin dresses! The best part, the tulle skirt is detachable!
Whether you’re looking for a red dress, white dress, black dress or every color in between, try a short dress this Prom season. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
The beginning of the new year is our favorite time of the year because that’s when all the latest wedding gown designs from the hottest designers like Mori Lee, Allure Bridal, Enzoani, Maggie Sottero, Alfred Angelo and more arrive at Bridal stores all across the country, just waiting to be matched with their Bride To Be.
There are so many new, incredible trends that we’re doing a five part series on them! Today, we want to talk about one of our favorite trends for 2013 - the big ball gown-style wedding gown. It’s worth noting that this trend has definitely been influenced by one of our favorite Brides in recent years, Kate Middleton. She looked so elegant, romantic and just like a Princess - who wouldn’t want to look just like her at their wedding?
Here are some of our favorite big ball gown-style wedding gowns for 2013:
Allure Couture Bridal C240
This wedding gown by Allure Couture Bridals features a fashion forward bodice with its intricate beading. Its paired beautifully with the rich satin of the skirt.
Maggie Sottero A3583
Beaded floral embellishments gives this Maggie Sottero wedding gown a shimmery sparkle.
Sophia Tolli Bridal Y11332
What a gorgeous wedding gown from Sophia Tolli. You will forever be able to look back on your wedding day photos and see an elegant, timeless wedding gown.
The soft tulle that makes up the skirt of this Allure Bridals wedding gown lends itself to such an ethereal, fairytale feel.
Allure Bridal 8901 Julietta Bridal by Mori Lee 3118
Ruffled organza on this Julietta Bridal by Mori Lee wedding gown makes it thoroughly romantic but its beaded belt gives it a modern feel. It’s one of our favorite plus sized dresses!
Prom season is in full swing and that makes us put all of our focus on the hottest trends for Prom of 2013. One of the biggest trends is sparkle! So many girls will love this trend, from the girl who loves all eyes on her as she walks into a room to the girl that just wants a hint of bling on an otherwise sophisticated dress.
BRING ON THE SHINE!
This first dress from Sherri Hill Prom is for the girl that loves lots of glittery sequins. We love that it comes in so many gorgeous hues, from Aqua to Pink to Nude and more. This dress is so figure flattering! Another example of a dress with lots of dazzling shine is this dress from Tony Bowls
This dress is both sexy and sophisticated and only the uber confident girl need apply!
TRENDY GIRL For the girl who's hot for trends, you'll love this dress from Sherri Hill which combines not only the sparkle trend, but also another hot trend this year, the Hi-Low Prom dress. So glamorous!
LESS IS MORE! If you're a girl who wants just a small amount of beading, this Night Moves Prom gown will be perfect for you! The silhouette is so fashion forward with its gorgeous draping and and one shoulder design. From LaFemme comes this sexy Prom gown with a small about of stone detailing accenting on the bodice. This ups the sexiness factor on an already hot dress. If you're a bling girl, stock up on lots of gorgeous accessories to set off your already daring dress! You simply can't sparkle enough this Prom season 2013!
Stay tuned for another blog post highlighting the hottest trends of 2013!
Alfred Angelo has wowed the kid in all of us girls with their collection of adaptations of dresses from the Disney princess movies. From Ariel to Jasmine, Snow White to Cinderella, there is a dress for each and every little girl who always dreamed of being a true princess!!!
For the lovers of Beauty and the Beast, Belle is a dazzling gown. With elaborate beading, rhinestones and pearls on the top and layers of organza with gorgeous pick-ups and draping on the bottom, this dress is sure to make you the Belle of the Ball.
The Disney Collection is available at Party Dress Express! View the whole collection here!
2013 Bridal gown fashions try to offer today's bride so many different looks , here are a few of our favorites:
This beautiful Allure style#9008 is so perfect for the destination wedding. The high low hem allows you to freely walk the beach whike from the back this gown still offers you a look of the traditional bridal gown. You will show off your figure in this strapless fitted gown. This style also features a stunning sweetheart neckline. This lace appliqued gown is available in white and Ivory or a combination of Ivory/cafe. Sizes on this dress range from 2-32.
This next style also ideal for a destination wedding as well as a traditional venue. This is Casablanca style#2100 in taffeta fabric with ruched bodice. The neckline on this dress is a slight sweetheart neckline. The bottom of this dress has so much interest with the pick-ups on this skirt accented with rosettes and a bow. The back of the dress is lined with bottoms and loops over a zipper to give it a finished look of a trational bridal gown. This gown has an inside hook and eye panel to give you the perfect fit. You will have your choice of colors with this gown in white/silver,ivory/silver or diamond white/silver.
Today's bride wants to let her personality show through her dress choice, how unique will you feel in this blush color opal organza bridal gown named Divina accented with a rhinestone belt or dare to be bold and add a black belt . A more traditional look of this same gown is available in the colors of white or ivory from Maggie Sottero.
You will make a statement with this beautiful ruched gown that will hug your curves in this tight fitting bridal gown. The fitted look releases itself to a flowing mermaid skirt flowing in layers of organza.
Another beautiful look from Sophia Tolli is this gorgeous strapless bridal gown with a plunging
sweetheart neckline. The sweetheart neckline is framed with a combination of pearls and crystals. Corded lace accompanied with crystal beads embellish the entire bodice of this beautiful bridal gown. The asymmetrical shirt is layered in organza that floats with movement throughout the chapel length train. This gown is available in sizes 0-28 in white or ivory.
It seems that the 2013 season of Bridal gowns promise to continue to offer beautiful sweetheart neckline for brides to choose from with lots of flowing organza and lace emblished with pearls and crystals that will sparkle and make you feel like a princess on your very special day.
Peplum bridesmaid dresses are a hot new trend this year. A style that was very popular in the 1950's is now back in full force. Designers for bridesmaid and wedding dresses have incorporated the peplum to their collection not only for its fashion forward trend but also because of its bold and flattering choice for girls.
This style is all about structure, and not to mention appropriate for any age group. We know how hard it is to get all bridesmaids to agree on one style dress, especially when being body conscious. Maybe the idea of having your girls in different styles or colors is not something you are intrested in. Having your bridesmaids in peplum style dresses will fit and flatter any girl in your bridal party. For a girl who may want to distract from her midsection a peplum accentuates and camouflages at the same time, However be careful to choose a style with a minimal peplum.
A great example of one is After Six Style#6597 this dress is layered and gathered to the side waist to minimize your midsection and flatter your figure. If your looking to accentuate or create the illusion of an hourglass shape, pretty maids style#22528 continues all around your hips or a peplum that is double layered is also perfect for that. Maybe your just looking to compliment your feminine figure, well don't worry because any style peplum will do just that.
We love Eden Bridesmaids Style#7350 this dress sits above the knee in length. This dress is made out of taffeta with a strapless natural waist bodice and a ruched scooped neckline. The skirt is a narrow A-line accented with a soft peplum at the natural waistline finished with a soft fabric bow.
So happy shopping! and have fun with the style of dress that you choose for your wedding day! because no matter what style you choose, your bridesmaids will look fabulous in any of the above styles, just like they stepped off the runway!
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Looking for a short reception dress to match your beautiful wedding gown? Or maybe you are more of a convertible dress kind of bride?
While the dramatic mermaid and ball gown silhouettes are so popular today, some brides are questioning how these beautiful gowns will translate from ceremony to reception. "Will I be able to dance or even sit comfortably in this" and "Will this dress be too heavy all night" are two common questions fashionista brides ask themselves, but don't worry! You can still wear a dramatic gown without being restricted at your reception because of the now trending short reception dress
Many designers are now stocking more short, reception and going away style gowns than ever before. With the new trends in restrictive, high fashion gowns, it makes sense that designers provide reception options. And again, do not worry! They are not your typical cocktail dresses in white. These reception dresses are immaculately created, with beautiful necklines,
high-low hems, lace, sashes, bead work, buttons and embroidery... all details that scream bridal gown. Check out these beautiful reception styles such as Mori Lee 6721, a fun, flirty high low hem dress. There is also Impression 11575, a beautifully structured, sophisticated design.
Many designers have even taken their dress collections to a another level - convertible dresses! This is a great way to be sure the transition from ceremony to reception is fluid. These designs have a short dress at the base with some form of skirt attached at either the natural waist or at the bottom of the short base dress. Designers like Allure Bridals and Mori Lee have executed this style beautifully.
Allure's style 8700 features a rouched mermaid silhouette with a detachable skirt at the bottom. This gown is stunning for the ceremony and pictures. Then, when it comes time for eating and dancing, the cocktail length gown is a stunning statement piece full of functionality and style!
Mori Lee by Madeline Gardener has a beautiful ball gown from their collection featuring this convertible option. Style 6608 consists of a base dress that is short and simple, a strapless lace number with a rouched taffeta sash. The convertible bottom is a full, taffeta skirt lined with crinoline. Another added feature to this gown - it is very light and airy! An elegant and well designed gown overall!
So what do you think brides? Reception dresses are definitely on trend for 2013, are you going to be wearing one at your wedding?
As we speed through the summer months, and fall quickly approaches school will be back in session before you know it. This means your homecoming dance will be right around the corner, it is never too early to begin shopping for your homecoming dress. Homecoming only happens once a year, so you want to make the most of it.
The most important thing about homecoming is your dress. There are so many styles of homecoming dresses to choose from and we at Party Dress Express are here to make sure you are dressed your best for this night to remember. So, what dress trends are in? Check out these 5 fabulous frocks!
Sequins, sequins and more sequins: This is the biggest trend of the homecoming season and will be bigger come prom time. Sparkle and shine in a full sequin homecoming dress from La Femme. This strapless sequined dress shown in fuchsia is style # 15863. This mini dress is perfect for the girl who wants all eyes to be on her.
Fitted Silhouettes: A sleek form fitted dress will sure get you noticed at your homecoming dance. This season it’s all about showing off those curves. This fitted matte satin dress from Faviana # 7069 will definitely do the trick. The notched neckline and bead detail adds to the elegance of this form fitted dress.
Sleeves: Whether it’s a full sleeve or a cap sleeve, one sleeve or two sleeves are definitely making their way back into the dress world. What better trend to choose when shopping for your homecoming dress than a dress with sleeves. While your legs are bare why not cover up those arms. This one sleeve jersey knit dress from Jovani style # 171313 would be perfect for homecoming. The funky print features tons of fall colors. Perfect for the season, can you say winning?
Traditional: A fitted bodice and poufy skirt is the definition of most girls dream homecoming dress, and don’t you worry they are still a big trend. This wonderfully designed dress from Dave and Johnny # 6596 is perfect for the girl who wants a traditional homecoming dress. The glittering shoulder strap continues half way down the bodice until coming to a stop to form the flared layered skirt. This dress is shown in Navy but also available in red and turquoise.
Lace: Lace is all the rage this homecoming season. A lace homecoming dress can either be girly or edgy depending on how you carry it. Stars like Kristen Stewart have fallen in love with lace. This feminine, sweetheart neckline dress from Alyce style # 4273 is perfect for the girl who wants to be ultra girly on this special night!
What trend will you wear to your homecoming?
Every bride-to-be knows the bridal expert David Tutera! His amazing wedding planning and styling talents on his show My Fair Wedding inspire weddings around the world. It is no secret that he was awarded “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner” by Life & Style Magazine. Now David Tutera’s special touch is at every bride-to-be’s finger tips. He has teamed up with Mon Cheri Bridals to offer stylish brides modern wedding gowns for their special day. Check out one of our favorites!
This jaw-dropping gown is called Aaliyah. The strapless sweetheart neckline elegantly hugs the body for a dropped waist silhouette flowing down to a ball gown skirt. This wedding dress is anything but the ordinary! The bodice has flattering ruching that looks gorgeous on any waistline and a corset back closure. What makes Aaliyah so unique is the multi-tiered crystal pleated organza ruffles with just enough beads for glitz and glamour. All details are hand beaded and held to the highest standard. The gown is available in both white and ivory and sizes range from 0-28. This dress is for the woman who loves being the center of attention and is not afraid to make a shocking entrance. We love this gown because David Tutera and Mon Cheri made sure their design was sophisticated, fun, flirty, and chic.