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    July 18th, 2013Alanna NelsonDresses, Our Fashion Choice

    Romantic, casual and intimate often describe beach weddings. More couples are choosing a destination beach wedding in the Caribbean or at nearby beaches than ever before.

    Buy Beach Wedding Dresses at PromGirl

    From the web site of Ocean Isle Inn, North Carolina

    Before you begin the wedding dress search, decide if you would prefer a short or long wedding dress (be sure to let your tailor know whether or not you want the hem of your long wedding dress touching the ground). Will you come down the aisle barefoot, sandals or in flip flops? Once these decisions are made, choosing a beach wedding dress is easy at PromGirl.

    Buy strapless white beach wedding dress at PromGrilLa Femme’s strapless white gown with beaded accents would flow beautifully down the “aisle.” The curved empire waist is romantic and an easy transition from the beach to the reception.  Simple but with a touch of sparkle, this wedding dress keeps you the focus of the ceremony.

    One Shoulder Beach Wedding Dress at PromGirl






    An off white one shoulder wedding dress would look marvelous with a wedding themes of neutral colors. Understated sophistication and elegance appears in the ruched bodice, flowing skirt and beaded embellishments at the waist and shoulder.

    Shop for ivory beach wedding dress at PromGirl
    Bare your shoulders on the beach with this gorgeous ivory satin halter wedding dress. The pleated and ruched bodice reminds me of ripples in the sand while the billowing skirt moves like waves. This wedding dress echoes the sea: dramatic yet romantic.

    Faviana high low beach wedding dress from PromGirlFaviana makes a great high low white dress that is perfect for a modern beach wedding. The handkerchief hem high low skirt is detachable, revealing a strapless beaded mini dress. A beaded buckle disguises the easy to remove closure. So chic!

    Shop strapless origami white beach wedding dresses at PromGirl


    Worried about flowers wilting on the beach? Then choose this one shoulder wedding dress from Faviana. Three dimensional flowers rise up from the ruched sweetheart neckline and over the shoulder, letting you choose an alternative bouquet or just walking down the aisle arm in arm with your parents.

    Many of the styles I’ve featured today are available in a rainbow of colors, allowing for the possibility of coordinating the attendants’ dresses with yours.

    Here’s to perfect weather and fair winds for your beach wedding!

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    July 12th, 2013Alanna NelsonDresses, Our Fashion Choice

    Even though the medical establishment advises us to keep out of the sun, who can resist soaking up that much needed Vitamin D? A bit of sun evens out any complexion, giving almost everyone (except those ultra fair beauties) great summer glow.  Now you just need  a dress to show it off!

    Shail K strapless sequin short semi formal dress at PromGirl For a summer semi formal occasion, a white sequin dress by Shail K highlights your tan, don’t you think? That careful tanning without straps pays off when you choose this strapless dress. It’s simple, classic and sexy. And if you prefer the trendy nude color, this dress is also available in a medium beige that looks barely there.  Wow!


    blue pleated halter keyhole dress from PromGirl




    What about this royal blue pleated dress to show off tan shoulders? Its keyhole front opening gives the bodice a feminine touch, and the multi layer gathered skirt swishes as you move through the room.  Pair it with a jacket or cardi for work, then slip it off and bare your shoulders after 5, perhaps?

    Sexy Black Open Back Dress from PromGirl

    Or, you can make a strong statement and show off your spine with an open back dress. This black dress has a variety of bright accent color choices in addition to the magenta pictured here. Form fitting, you’d show off your curves as well as your tan in this short dress.




    Sherri Hill cap sleeve rhinestone bandage dress

    Last but definitely not least, I’m looking for a party where I can wear this rhinestone embellished dress from Sherri Hill. A bandage dress with cap sleeves, this semi formal dress has a dramatic open triangle on back. I love the opulence of this gorgeous black dress whether I’m tan or not!

    Stay safe in the sun and have fun!


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    July 8th, 2013Alanna NelsonDresses, Our Fashion Choice

    Before you return the RSVP, are you already thinking about what you’ll wear to that wedding? The couple, the setting and the season are all considerations in the chase for the perfect dress for that wedding.  But what fun we have in the hunt!

    PromGirl makes it easy to track down different styles and price points with their dresses for wedding guests.  Let’s try these scenarios….

    red body conscious wedding guest party dress at PromGirl Wedding #1: Ceremony at 5 pm, followed by cocktails, dinner and dancing. This  body conscious sleeveless dress would be the perfect target!  Gentle pleats and gathers means the jersey drapes and doesn’t cling.  With the embellished shoulder straps, this party dress lets you enjoy the music and dance the night away. Choose red, charcoal, teal or magenta.  You just need to decide on great dancing shoes, jewelry and perhaps a wrap or bolero if you think the house of worship is conservative.

    Night Moves strapless sweetheart wedding party dress at PromGirlWedding #2: An outdoor wedding and reception in a beautiful garden could be the perfect setting for Night Moves’ strapless print dress.  Tiny pleats add drama to the plunging sweetheart neckline, and the beaded empire waist band brings all of the colors together.  If I were styling this dress, I’d choose a fascinator or hat to add to the drama.

    Buy Morgan Co grey Long formal evening gown for wedding at prom girlWedding #3: An evening wedding is the perfect opportunity to wear this wrap bodice dress with an embellished collar. Celebrate in a sophisticated setting with a charcoal dress. It’s the new black, but there’s no wedding taboos on grey.  With the swish of the long skirt, the beads on the collar, you don’t need much to look stunning at these night time nuptials.

    Where’s your next wedding?  How will you decide which dress to wear?

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    July 5th, 2013Alanna NelsonDresses, Our Fashion Choice

    Queen Victoria’s white wedding dress was landmark in 1840.

    white wedding dresses at PromGirl

    Queen Victoria, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1847

    She chose white to showcase hand made English lace (thereby promoting a local industry). Creating a truly white fabric was an expensive process at that time, but it created perfect background to the lace.  In Victoria’s day, wealthy and influential families often chose wedding gowns embellished with gold or silver thread for their brides. Until World War II, most people married in their best or “Sunday” clothes.  Even Victoria modified her wedding dress through the years to reflect changing trends.

    What goes around, comes around, they say.  Choosing a wedding dress that can be worn at other occasions is a growing trend. Whether for fashion, frugality, or the fun of wearing your wedding dress on your anniversary, check out these white dresses.

    White One Shoulder Wedding Dress by Terani at PromGirl

    For the bride whose wedding plans include fashion forward, sophisticated details, this one shoulder white formal dress by Terani would be a perfect choice.  An overskirt gracefully drapes over the mini dress, highlighting your legs. An asymmetric open back continues the visual interest, highlighted by broken glass beading that embellishes the shoulder strap and skirt. Terani blends the timeless with targeted fashion trends in this dress available not just in white, but in red, black and aqua.  This dress looks great at the alter or at a gala or formal occasion.

    La Femme strapless beaded wedding dress at PromGirlFor the bride who loves the strapless dress, La Femme’s sequin open back dress captures charm and fashion. The sweetheart neckline and angled empire waistline create a flowing long dress. Can you imagine an outdoor or destination wedding with the bride dressed in this?  Gorgeous. LaFemme sells this dress in a rainbow of colors, so your wedding dress doesn’t have to be white, either.

    White lace sleeveless cocktail dress at PromGirlWhite on white creates a classic wedding look in a short lace dress.  A keyhole back and decorative zipper give it the modern edge, but here is a dress you could easily wear for your “Sunday best” after the wedding day.  The sweetheart neckline and shorter lining add to the intrigue. If it worked for Queen Victoria, it can work for any bride.

    For the whole story behind Queen Victoria’s dress, read the excellent blog post at Dreamstress.

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