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Why crystal jewelry is so important

Crystal jewelry is a popular fashion accessory, and has been for years. It’s the type of special accessory that you see everyone sport; from kings and queens to artists and musicians. It the accessory of the people?

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There are two basic reasons as to why crystal jewelry is so popular among the masses. First off, it is rather inexpensive. Nowadays, you can find beautiful, handcrafted crystal jewelry on the web for under 5 dollars! Second off, crystal jewelry is so customizable. There is a seemingly endless amount of combinations and styles ranging from simple to complex, each beholding an elegance in its own right. Crystal jewelry’s versatility is what makes it uniquely special.

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The Wild Side of Bridal Accessories

In the normally reserved area of wedding accessories, bridal hair bridal side comb accessories are making waves. Look at current bridal magazines you will see quite a change in hair accessories–fewer veils and all kinds of new hair accessories. Currently, prices fro these new bridal combs and accessories are often greatly inflated because demand is high and supply is low.

Bridal side combs are one hot item in this category. See the image above as an example. These combs although different from the traditional veil or tiara, are very elegant and brides can easily adapt to this look.

On the other hand, some of the other hair accessories require brides with more daring tastes. Celebrities are driving some of these looks. Bridal shops are reporting a high demand for the hair accessory worn by Kim Kardashian for her wedding.

The sudden popularity of these bridal hair accessories makes it almost mandatory that we stock some to meet not only bridal demand, but also for proms that will surely follow this rising trend. Find most of them under bridal combs and hair accessories, but others are also under rhinestone hair accessories. This should be profitable for you especially while supply is low.

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From coast to coast there are small fashion businesses that are thriving in spite of the mountain of obstacles that seem to be in the way.  One challenge new entrepreneur entering fashion face is competition from major retailers with deep pockets.  The previous two blogs examined niche markets that provide safe-haven where big box companies don’t go.  But there is another safe haven where small business shares the market with the majors.  These are the areas of fashion where consumers simply trust small business over the majors to supply the fashion item.  What does that mean?  Well an example can best answer the question. 

 

CHURCH HATS

There is a very large market of ladies searching for church hats that opens every spring.  Yes, fall is another time for dress hats for church, but spring is more important because it contains the two largest days of the year for church hats—Easter and Mothers Day.  All the major department stores and many of the other big box companies will have a selection of dress hats to meet the demand, but the selection is not extensive, it is not on target with fresh millinery designs, and there is plenty of duplication of styles.  In addition, there is no dedicated area to dress hats that tells a story consumers trust. 

 

What about small business?  This is where the church ladies go to select new hats for spring and fall.  Why?  First, small businesses that concentrate on church hats make this an important part of their inventory.  The shopkeeper is aware of changing styles and colors for the season, not to mention their expert help to customers in choosing the right hat for their personality and stature.  They also have such familiarity with headwear that showing customers how to wear a hat is almost natural. 

 

Then there is the unique factor.  One thing women searching for church hats don’t want to happen is to show up on Sunday morning and others are wearing the same hat.  Small millinery businesses have wide selection, but very little duplication of hats in the same style and color.

 

I don’t believe anyone has ever officially done the statistics, but I feel it is almost certain that the church hats retailed over a season are 80% or higher from small business.  

 

WEDDING ACCESSORIES

What day is more important in a woman’s life than their wedding day?  For that reason everything must be perfect.  This day will be frozen in the wedding album for generations to come so brides want traditional elegance.  While some majors venture into the specialized business of bridal accessories, the wedding party mainly trusts the expert advice of professionals in small business. 

 

Will the bride wear a tiara, a veil, or simply a hair ornament?  They trust small business experts to help make these decisions. 

 

Should the bride wear gloves?  If so, what length and what design?  And what about the bridesmaids?   There are endless options here from no gloves to wrist length, over the elbow, and opera length.  Brides feel much more confident when they have the input of that small business professional that has accessorized hundreds of weddings and has insight on what looks best for each individual occasion. 

 

Jewelry is another area that calls for important decisions. Brides planning a wedding have their hands full with all the details of making the occasion perfect.  Accessorizing the gown is one more decision to be made and it is an important one.  Here they often feel comfortable with the advice of an expert.  After all, the choices will appear in nearly every picture in the wedding album for all posterity.  Some gowns look good with necklace sets.  Should it be pearl or rhinestone?  Others call for earrings only. In addition there is the bridesmaid jewelry.  When that expert in small business makes a recommendation, a lot of weight comes off the shoulders of the bride.  They feel reassured because a professional with a history of experience provides input they trust. 

 

Evening bags are another accessory tailored to each bridal occasion.  Bridal bags for the bride and evening bags for bridesmaids is an option.  Actually, for bridesmaids the evening bags are often given as gifts.  But does the individual wedding call for evening bags?  The small business expert not only helps make the decision, but normally they are the only one selection to provide the bridal bag for the bride and colors for bridesmaids.  Overall, bridal couples trust small business when it comes to an event as important as the wedding day. 

 

FASCINATORS & FAST INNOVATION IN FASHION

Fascinators were on the rise before the royal wedding, but after that event hit world-wide television, the chart of popularity went straight up.  This is a new addition to headwear and who do consumers trust for the latest innovations in fashion?—Small business of course, usually boutiques. 

 

Fascinators will be covered in depth in the next blog, but here they are only used as an example of the fast reaction small business has to innovation.  When small business sees new fashion items making a sudden rise in popularity, they get with suppliers and have it in the store within a week or two.  Big box companies don’t operate like that.  Their purchasing was done months ahead of time and buyers have layers of bureaucracy before innovative items hit the floor.  So for the really “new” in fashion, consumers trust small business. 

 

Fascinators are an excellent example of fashion items that rise suddenly because they are so cyclical.  For centuries they have made a sudden appearance on the fashion scene and then completely disappeared, retuning again for a new generation that views them as entirely new. 

 

A famous picture of Marie Antoinette wearing a fascinator makes the point.  When high hairdos are in style hats can’t be worn so fascinators are the only choice in headwear.  Over the last few hundred years, fascinators came and went with hair styles.  Most recently, cocktail hats and fascinators became an important fashion statement in the sixties.  But today’s generation doesn’t remember that so they appear to be entirely new.  The important point is fashion items that suddenly rise to popularity consumer expect to find in small fashion businesses and that is where they look. 

 

This is only a sampling of the fashion items that consumers depend on small business to supply.  How often is small business overlooked or underestimated when we think of the overall retail picture.  They are there and many are thriving because they provide endless products in niche markets that the majors miss and even more important, because the expertise and personal service of small fashion businesses simply cannot be duplicated by the majors in many markets. 

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Accessories Magazine reviews trends shaping fashion jewelry and accessories each season based on the fashion shows that preview the coming season.  Major fashion stories result from sorting all the tangents of designers crossing the runways.  The last blog covered the first two for fall and this blog covers the next two—a dual that seems to contradict each other as fashion statements.  Accessories Magazine’s Survival Mode borders on grunge while Ice Queen has a classy majestic look.     

ARCTIC SURVIVAL TREND

As different as the trends seem, both find inspiration in the dominant mood of the times—economic uncertainty.  Survival mode finds an obvious connection.  First impression is the rugged attire of inhabitants of the arctic tundra.  Earth tone colors with patches of fur deliver a nomadic appearance.  Inspiration is global with Scandinavian prints, African crafts, English tweeds, and Alpine flairs all contributing. 

Jewelry combines natural materials with metals for a close-to-earth feeling.  Wood and raw gemstones blended with metals create fashion jewelry that delivers the story.  Look for burnished metals in cuffs and bangles as well as braided leather in jewelry. 

Trapper hats are a natural fit for these trends well as any headwear that is fur trimmed.  Other hats include wide brim wool fedoras, crocheted caps, and wool buckets. 

WINTER WHITE FASHION TREND MAKES LUXURIOUS STATEMENT

If the previous trend reflects a rugged response to economic times, this fashion story that Accessories Magazine calls Ice Queen uses a fantasy world to cope with financial stress.  Opulence abounds in this trend characterized by shades of opal and winter white.   Fur and cashmere add to the extravagance of the fantasy. 

Fashion jewelry accessorizes the look with iridescent crystals, unconventional designs of pearls, and opalescent Lucite.  Rhinestone or crystal mixed with frosted beads and pearls as bracelets or necklace sets.  Jewelry with shades white, cream, and ivory fit into this theme with wintery snow and ice inspiration. 

Headwear accessories include bobby pins with enameled flowers, lace and crocheted headbands or caps, and headwear with sequins, especially iridescent sequins.  Winter white in nearly any hat can accompany the look. 

This fashion story is easy to accessorize because the jewelry that delivers the sparkle for the trend also provides holiday jewelry that will soon be in demand.  Actually, fashion jewelry in crystals, rhinestone, and faux pearls should have a permanent location in shops because of the endless line up of events that call for dressy accessories. 

The following blog includes the fashion story for December delivery as well as holiday trends

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 If we look back to the 1980s, we see faux pearl bridal jewelry as the dominant wedding day jewelry for the walk down the aisle.  Since then rhinestone has seen quite a drop in price and as it became more affordable, it increased in popularity for brides.  While this happened, faux pearl jewelry became scarcer.  Well, some manufacturers recognized the void in the market and reintroduced traditional looks in faux pearl jewelry, which is quickly catching on again.  

FAUX PEARL BRIDAL JEWELRY

 

 The traditional faux pearl jewelry is plastic pearl pearlized with a quality coating that provides nearly the same luster as the real thing.  The most familiar bridal sets in faux pearl are a single strand of pearls with a drop in the center, matched with earrings that usually copy the drop.  Length is usually adjustable and numerous choices in design are available with the drop changing the look. Is there any more popular design than a pendant of faux pearl surrounded by small crystals? 

HAND-KNOTTED FAUX PEARL NECKLACES

 

 Hand-knotted pearls carry bridal jewelry to an even more realistic look.  Each faux pearl is separated by a knot the same way genuine pearls are strung.  Usually these are single strands of pearl that provide simple elegance indistinguishable from the real thing. 

GLASS PEARL BRIDAL JEWELRY

 

 

 Glass pearls offer a quality option with weight that clearly separates the bridal jewelry from plastic pearl.  Glass pearl provides the same luster and is often provides pearl jewelry ideal for the mother of the bride.  Glass pearl necklace sets also make wonderful church accessories or necklace sets for special events like teas or dining out. 

ABS PEARL JEWELRY

 ABS pearl was practically an unknown that is gaining popularity today.  Still, consumers may see pearl advertised as ABS, but have no idea what it is.  The letters stand for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, which is sometimes called ABS polymer.  It is a thermoplastic with impact resistance and a flawless shiny finish.  ABS is capable of injection molding, which enables the production of beads that many say are very close to the finish of real pearls. We are receiving ABS pearl soon to be available to our customer base. 

FRESHWATER PEARLS

 

 Freshwater pearl is genuine pearl that usually has irregular shapes and various colors.  They are often farmed using freshwater mussels with each mussel producing 24 to 32 freshwater pearls at a time.  That makes freshwater pearls far more abundant for jewelry making than cultivated pearls.  Bridal jewelry in freshwater pearl adds perceivable value to the accessories for the wedding day, but cost is also higher, which can be a burden with all the expense a modern day wedding calls for. 

BRIDAL EARRINGS

 

 Most of the time, bridal jewelry brings to mind the necklace and earring sets worn on the wedding day.  But sometimes the bridal gown does not accommodate a necklace so earrings provide the jewelry for the special day.  Brides that choose faux pearl earrings usually prefer modest size and a realistic look for the wedding day jewelry.  Classic post earrings or modest drop earrings provide elegance in moderate to understated size.  Earrings with domed faux pearl in crystal-laden frames are the utmost in classic design and please today’s brides with a timeless look. 

BRIDAL BRACELETS

 

 Finally, bridal bracelets are all the more important in the 21st century when bracelets are dominating the runways and show up in every fashion magazine.  In bridal jewelry bracelets need the utmost of elegance and what delivers it better than pearl. 

Every type of pearl we have covered contributes to this category.  Faux pearl in designs that include rhinestone are very popular and these can be single strand or five strands wide. 

Glass pearl, freshwater pearl, and ABS pearl can all provide glamorous bracelets for the special day.  Bracelets are also wonderful bridesmaid gifts so this part of your formal accessories can generate multiple sales. 

Prepare for a resurgence of faux pearl bridal jewelry by mixing the design in your wedding accessories.  Thumb through a bridal magazine and you will see the renaissance of faux pearl bridal jewelry.

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With expense escalating in weddings, retailers that can help control costs in a fragile economy are much appreciated.  Last blog covered wedding jewelry and this one looks at bridal accessories that are needed, but often harder to find. 

The average cost of a wedding today is $24,066 according to www.costofwedding.com.  As a retailer, anything you do to help the wedding couple save money while maintaining the elegance is going to be appreciated by the couple.  Not to mention the help this can be for your business’s summer sales. 

BRIDAL GLOVES

Wedding gloves can be optional, but is there any accessory that adds as much elegance as this one?  They certainly elevate the formal walk down the aisle, but finding bridal gloves that are affordable can be a challenge.  Another challenge is variety so the bride can choose appropriate gloves for her taste and the gown. 

You can save the day with a selection of gloves that will usually go unmatched by competition.  Gloves can be fingerless or fingers in and come in wrist length, under the elbow (8 button), over the elbow (12 button), or opera length (16 button). 

Satin gloves are most popular and matte is second.  Satin has more sheen while matte lacks the sheen.  The gown determines which to choose. Both come in all lengths and the brides usually choose white or ivory, while colors provide matches for bridesmaid gowns. 

Lace gloves are seeing a resurgence in popularity.  Choices of color and length are also available in lace.  Actually, lace gloves dominated the bridal glove business in 1980s and slowly gave way to satin as the most popular wedding gloves.  While lace gloves are gradually regaining popularity, satin is still the clear leader.

 

Special designs that combine satin with open embroidery work reach the utmost in elegance.  Styles and lengths vary plus some are fingerless and others fingers in.  Fingerless can be very practical when eating wedding cake or enjoying hors d’ourves.

TIARAS

Bridal pictures lock in the look of the wedding day for all posterity, so the bride goes to great effort to perfect every aspect, including the hair.  Tiaras add a big boost to elegance here.  We can glance through a wedding magazine like Brides and see hair ornaments in flowers, feathers, ribbon and lace, and headbands.  But the safest and most elegant choice is tiaras. 

Rhinestone and pearl combinations make perhaps the most stunning bridal tiaras.  The wedding tiara of Princess Di captured international attention as the hallmark in wedding day elegance.  Of course, the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara that she wore didn’t have any rhinestones in it, but the combination of diamonds with pearls caught on and influences wedding tiaras to this day, making rhinestone and faux pearl a leading choice of brides. 

Handcrafted tiaras with pearl beading are also a popular choice and work well with veils.  The faux pearl tiaras are shapeable so provide a comfortable fit that can be pinned to stay in place.  Depending on the dress, white or ivory are available. 

Rhinestone tiaras, especially with a low profile, add sparkling elegance for the bride’s walk down the aisle.   Like wedding day jewelry, the preferred choice is clear rhinestones in silver plated settings.  Rhinestone tiaras and headbands are the predominant hair ornaments shown in bridal magazines.  Since many brides start planning by glancing through these publications, keeping a selection of rhinestone tiaras is very important. 

Next blog will conclude the review of wedding accessories for June brides—opportunities to build summer sales while helping wedding couples that are on a budget.

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SALES OF BRIDAL GOWNS and accessories held fairly strong in the first half of the year, racking up a record far better than general street fashion.  Still, the recession has had an effect on this usually robust market segment, as seen at many top runway shows internationally.  Basically, bridal wear has gotten simpler.  Very lavish, expensive gowns have given way to more modestly designed dresses.  Much of the luxury-look fashion characteristic of bridal wear has been taken over by accessories. 

 

   –Beautiful pearl and crystal gloves, stunning statement necklaces, highly embellished handbags, and bracelets studded with (usually faux) gemstones are giving today’s bride all the glitz and glamour she needs!

 

 

A key example of this trend could be seen at the latest Barcelona runway show by the well-known Spanish manufacturer Pronovias, as the company put forth its newest bridal collections for 2010.

      —Several fashion reporters referred to the dresses as “conservative” or “sober,” both of which were actually true. 

 

At the same time, however, the collection was still a statement of fabulous, fashion forward creations. Beautiful ivory creations were plentiful, and the modern look of straighter, simpler lines came through strongly.  This was a different, but beautiful, exposition. 

 

                                          Slimmer, Pared Down Shapes

 

Overall, the silhouettes were slimmer, shapes were essentially pared down.  There was admittedly an absence of glitz, reflecting the quieter look spreading across the entire fashion field. Traditional beading was replaced by fabric used as design, as one retailer put it, not embellishment.

 

                                                     Older Brides

 

Huge, big bridal skirts were generally absent.  “The caught up ball skirt are fine for the early to mid 20 year olds, but we have more demand for slimmer silhouettes for destination weddings and outdoor bridal events,” said  Karen Jones, owner of Gowns by Design in Pennsylvania.

 “We’re seeing a lot of older, over-30 brides,” she added, “and they’re beyond the big skirts.”

 

There were more than 250 designs in the collection.  A poufy, hitched-up ballgown was particularly handsome, but seen more as a classic than a new, demanded style. A number of skinny, body conscious dresses with heavy draping, and other trendy features such as ruching, ruffles, and strapless necklines were style leaders.  

 

The influence of First Lady Michelle Obama’s inaugural dress was present in several very beautiful one-shoulder gowns.

 

MORE THAN EVER, BRIDAL DESIGN GAIN SOMETHING AND SOMETHING FROM RICH AND CLASSIC ACCESSORIES.  HERE ARE SOME TO CONSIDER:

 

 

 

  • Classic faux pearl bridal bracelets with sparkling crystals are stunning wedding day jewelry pieces.

 

                                                Valentino Brilliance

 

EMPIRE BRIDAL STYLING IS HOT!  Plus, the classic design is invariably being decorated with plenty of bows, lace, and fabric flowers to emphasize a standing feminine mystique, especially now, in the wake of less elaborate bridal gowns. The lush beading, pearls, crystals and embroideries of former, richer seasons, however, are gone. But, as we said before, that doesn’t mean these dresses lack for design magnificence.

 

    –For example, look at this stunning dress by Valentino:  It features small cap sleeves and a boat neckline, a straight skirt and a conservative, Queenly train. It is elegant!  A strapless bridal dress from Costura had a deep pink ribbon under the boson, with a straight skirt and filmy chiffon over-skirt. Again, elegant! 

 

Most of the models wore their hair pulled tightly back in fashionable buns with small but ornate bridal hair accessories.

 

One Danish retailer said that she was buying more than usual because a number of competing stores in her community had closed their doors as a result of the economic turndown.  However, she said:

            “Customers with money still exist – there are just less of them.”

Among her purchases were several slim and straight bridal styles.

 

                                                  Sales Are Up

 

Pronovias reports an increase in bridal sales of about $ 7 million (at the current exchange rate) over a year ago. And, these figures are more or less the same at other international bridal sources. Keith Lurie, Pronovias’ national sales manager for the United States and Canada said, “Crisis or no, girls are still getting married and more of them are wearing my gowns.”

 

STILL, SIMPLER DRESSES RARELY STAND ON THEIR OWN.  MOST DEMAND MORE INTRICATE, ELEGANT ACCESSORIES TO ESTABLISH THE OVERALL BRIDAL LOOK. THE GOOD NEWS IS: YOU CAN FIND THESE PRODUCTS AT REMARKABLE PRICES!  LOOK AT THESE:

 

  • Ivory faux pearl necklace in gold plating with crystal studded four-leaf clover design. Matching earrings are also available.

 

 

 

 

  • Glass hand-knotted pearl necklace and earrings set has the weight and feel of costly, real pearls.
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—Rich, luxurious, elaborate:  That’s the formula for exciting bridal accessories this year even as bridal dresses experience some price revisions.  Look for lots of bows, silk rosettes, beads and gemstones as well as tulle and embroideries to give accessories a command performance at bridal runway shows.

 

 

IS THE BRIDAL MARKET – long thought of as recession-proof – suffering from the global economic downturn?  Poll bridal manufacturers and you still don’t get a definitive answer.  Some say business is just fine.  But the majority do admit that the recession is having some effect on business, specifically on the way brides think and buy. 

 

Among the changes:  Bridal couples are buying closer to the wedding day.  Many are tightening up on their overall wedding budgets.  And, there’s been a jump up in the number of destination-weddings being planned, apparently for cost-savings reasons.

 

At the same time, many top designers report sales of their dresses are still brisk, especially among upscale customers.  But there still are changes being made, particularly at the source or manufacturing level.  For example, many bridal dress companies are branching out, offering bridesmaid dresses coordinated with their bridalwear. That multiplies sales almost immediately. Also, prices have frequently been adjusted to appeal to a more frugal customer. 

 

FRUGALITY IS STRONG AT THE RETAIL LEVEL AS WELL. BUT YOU CAN ATTRACT THOSE MONEY-SAVING BRIDES TO YOUR STORE BY OFFERING TOP QUALITY ACCESSORIES AT REASONABLE PRICES:

  • Bridal gloves give elegance and finish to the bridal outfit.  Consider these beautiful satin and lace sheet fingerless gloves with rich embroidery and faux pearl embellishment.

 

 

  • This luxurious satin wedding clutch bag will give any ensemble a Park Avenue look.  The flap features a satin-covered ring that gathers the fabric with fashionable flair.  In white for the bride and colors for the bridesmaids.

 

                                            Marketing Ideas

 

SOME COMPANIES ARE experimenting with special services to attract customers. And many are adding expensive embellishments and elegant touches to the bridal dresses to warrant prices that frequently rise into the thousands of dollars.

 

J. Crew, the retail outlet that has been flying high on publicity generated by Michelle Obama (who wears Crew clothes), is not only selling bridal dresses in its stores (until now, they were sold online only), but it is offering such perks as complementary expert consultations on wedding dresses, bridal party outfits, and honeymoon clothes. 

 

 

WITH THE ECONOMY IN ITS PRESENT CONDITION, Designer Caroline Herrera says the Bridal Industry is confronted by a major challenge.  “You have to be creative and be sure you show something special,” she asserts.

 

Many designers are further romancing their collections to give them extra “buy-me” power.  For example, Herrera’s latest bridal presentation was titled “a homage to classic painters,” and included fashions featured in the art of Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Gustav Klimt, among others. 

And, designer Junko Yoshioka has teamed up with astrologer Susan Miller, creating a grouping of bridal dresses inspired by astrological signs.

 

                                            Short Bridal Dresses?

 

WITH ALL THE BROUHAHA about price, elegance still holds sway in the Bridal Field.  Donnie Brown, the star-setter from TV’s reality show, “Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?” even thinks the spurt of recent activity in shorter wedding dresses will peter out, claiming that:               

                              “Most brides want something formal.” 

 

Brown says, however, that ballerina styles are gaining in popularity, and sheaths are always in style for women “with perfect figures.” As for those short bridal dresses, Brown admits they have their place. 

        Many brides are choosing to wear shorter bridal dresses for engagement parties, as well as for after-the-wedding reception wear. The big plus here is that it increases the total bridal sale!

 

JEWELRY IS THE ULTIMATE IN BRIDAL FORMALITY!  WHAT IS BETTER THAN SPECTACULAR CRYSTAL AT REASONABLE PRICES? 

  • This remarkable wedding set features a white 5mm faux pearl necklace supporting a pear-shaped pearl drop falling off a diamond-shaped top with embedded sparkling crystals. Matching earrings with stunning pearl drops.

 

 

  • Clear Austrian crystal and white pearl necklace set has adjustable length and matching long drop earrings. Trendy yet timeless!

                                       

                                                     Elegant Styles

 

STYLISTICALLY, BRIDAL DRESSES are certainly not suffering from design cut-backs.  As designer Vera Wang declared, “The same amount of thought goes into every line I do.  I do that out of respect to the fashion industry.”  And, as one bridal event planner noted, “Beauty isn’t about something that comes with a price tag first.”

 

New looks in the bridal field include more dramatic styles — the kind that evoke “Oooooh!” from wedding attendees. Skirts are very full, in a traditional bridal manner.  Tulle is abundant.  Delicate overlays often give a delicate, almost dreamlike impression.  Huge bows are among the major embellishments, seen on the shoulder, at the waist, and elsewhere. 

 

A NEW USE OF COLOR is also hot in the bridal field now.  While dresses tend to remain bridal white, there is interesting use of color to give greater dimension and add to the formal mood.  A lovely empire-waisted white lace dress by Oscar de la Renta features a pale pink silk satin underskirt.  And a very formal large-skirted dress with elegant train by Platinum is accessorized with a pale peach satiny bag.

 

In a stunning outfit by Vera Wang, mounds of white tulle overlay a pale peach bridal dress skirt, while shoulder interest is heightened by bows of white and matching peach. 

 

Accessories also play into the color exposition.  White and black necklaces are particularly handsome with the new bridal dresses, especially riveting when worn with strapless dresses or the very popular small shoulder strap dresses such as one by Monique Lhuillier and Reem Acra. 

 

YOU CAN MAKE COLOR WORK FOR YOU IN ASSEMBLING AN EXCITING BRIDAL COLLECTION WITHOUT A HIGH PRICE TAG:

 

 

 

 

  • Gorgeous wedding earrings with Romanoff elegance feature dramatic colored stone (such as faux emerald) set in gold plated frames with long, slender ivory pearl drops. Wow!
Comments (0) Posted by Mary McGarry on Monday, May 4th, 2009