Off-The-Shoulder Gown for a Mother-of-the Bride

This mother of the bride outfit idea features an off-the-shoulder gown, with stunning beaded back. It wows from every angle!

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Dress: Beaded Back Off the Shoulder Gown from Nordstrom  | Earrings: Crystal Drop Earrings by Givenchy also love these Pear Drop Earrings by Nadri | Bracelet: Pavé Wrist Cuff  | Nail Polish: Mini Glazen Nail Lacquer in Rose Quartz   | Sandals:  Selena Strappy Sandal | Clutch: Fefee Satin Knotted Bow Clutch |   Lipstick:  ‘K.I.S.S.I.N.G’ Lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury in Nude Kate 

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Jenny Packham Bridesmaid Dresses

Hooray! Jenny Packham bridesmaid dresses now exist! That’s right, the acclaimed bridal designer has launched a new line of bridesmaid dresses, and we’re pretty sure your bridal party will be begging to wear these gowns!

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Jenny Packham’s New Collection of Bridesmaid Dresses!

Exciting news for those of you who share our love of all things Jenny Packham! The celebrated bridal designer has launched a line of bridesmaid dresses. This new line is a natural extension of her acclaimed wedding dress collections — which have been featured here many times.

This new bridesmaid collection is available exclusively at Dessy. The new Jenny Packham bridesmaid collection is being released with 9 stunning styles in a large range of colors – some styles available in more than 100 colors – all of them beautiful!

It has long been a dream of ours to wear a Jenny Packham gown, but sometimes the couture price points  of Jenny Packham’s dresses are prohibitive for mere mortals! However, this new bridesmaid dress collection makes Packham’s desginer style reasonable and ready-to-wear for wedding parties, with price points starting at around the $250 dollar range.

We particularly love the jeweled neckline of style JP1005,  the soft tulle of style JP1003, the romantic floral print of style JP1003,  and the modern ease of the ruffled neckline and hem of style JP1006.

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Berta Wedding Dresses: Seville Collection for Fall 2018

Your look into the world of new Berta wedding dresses for Fall 2018!

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New Berta Wedding Dresses for Fall 2018

It’s a new year, and there are so many great wedding dress collections to share! I can think of no finer way to welcome you into 2018 than by showing you the latest from one of the most sought-after bridal collections for modern days: Berta! Today, I’m thrilled to give you a glimpse at the latest in their collection for Fall Winter 2018 – the much-anticipated Seville Collection!

If you and your partner became engaged over the holidays, the wedding dresses you can choose from in this Berta bridal collection for coming year are decadent!

Berta Wedding Dresses

Even if you are just now starting on your dress search, you may well have already come to learn of, and lust after, the legendary Berta Bridal gowns! Sexy, daring, sheer, and at the height of style, each Berta wedding dress is a work of art. Berta designs are known for their opulence and an amazing juxtaposition of ornate detail, skin revealing silhouettes, and expanses of sheer fabrics. Berta is worn by celebrities, and brides who are eager to choose an unforgettable gown! Perhaps what is most remarkable about this label, is that Berta offers a couture aesthetic and quality, at price points that in the same realm of most high-end retail label bridal gowns.

Berta Bridal 2018 Collection

The Fall/Winter 2018 Seville collection from Berta, is shown here, against images of the culture, art, and architecture of its namesake in Spain. The inspiration for the collection not only reflects the Berta artistry, but also the process of creating the layers of detail in each gown.

The Seville Collection is described as being “unlike any other, celebrating the design and craftsmanship capabilities to their max, with all dresses made from the finest materials.” The design house goes on to share that the Seville collection reflects,”The glamorous theme of sparkle and shine mixed with classic, timeless silhouettes creates a beautiful versatility. It’s unique to find such vintage styles with new and exciting fabrications. Each and every style is a mix of many different fabrics and embellishment, which is couture in all aspects. It’s a rigorous and long process but worth every minute.”

We’ve selected a few glimpses of some of the Berta gowns that caught our eye, but be sure to visit Berta to see the entire Seville Collection as well as the other collections from this groundbreaking bridal design house.

The Seville Collection from Berta

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New Wedding Dresses by Hayley Paige for Spring 2018

The Hayley Paige Spring 2018 Bridal Collection

We’re so excited to show you the newest wedding dresses by Hayley Paige for Spring 2018!

Andi by Hayley Paige

Style 6800 is Andi: A tulle bridal ball gown in ivory mikado, with a spaghetti strap bodice and deep sweetheart neckline. Andi features an ivory net side cut out, cascading tulle skirt with banding at the hem.

From the first time we shared Hayley Paige wedding dresses with our readers, we knew we’d have lots of Hayley Paige fans in our readership. It’s easy to see why anyone would love these gowns, and we’ve come to look forward to seeing what sort of fantasy wedding dresses Hayley Paige will present each season!

The Spring 2018 Hayley Paige Collection is full of the Hayley Paige signature style, with textures, glimmering details from all angles and voluminous skirts.

To us, Hayley Paige gowns are the fairy tale embodiment of what a wedding dress spun from the stars might look like! Meet a few of our favorite gowns by Hayley Paige, and see the entire collection, or find a bridal boutique near you at Hayley Paige from JLM Couture.

Hayley Paige Wedding Dresses

Mercury by Hayley Paige

Style 6810 is Mercury. This striking gown is a favorite of ours! An amazing cascading bridal ball gown with textural embroidery and horsehair trim. Mercury features a high jewel neckline and open keyhole back.  Read More

Ultra Violet Bridesmaid Dress

Ultra Violet Bridesmaid Dresses and Style Ideas

This bridesmaid outfit idea shows off the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 as imagined for wedding party attire – here’s a bit of inspiration for Ultra Violet Bridesmaid Dresses! 

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Dress: Social Bridesmaids Style 8181 in Ultra Violet from Dessy  See all the Ultra Violet Dresses Dessy offers | Earrings:  ‘On the Rocks’ Teardrop Earrings from Nordstrom  | Bracelet:  Siren’ Teardrop Bracelet by Monica Vinader from Nordstrom |  Bouquet:  Silk wedding bouquet by BlueOrchidCreations on Etsy | Invitation: “Mulberry” – Customizable Wedding Invitations in Purple by Lindsay Megahed from Minted  | Sandals: ‘Kacey’ Sandals by Pelle Moda from Nordstrom  | Tie for Groomsmen: ‘Textured Tracks’ Silk Tie from Nordstrom

Ultra Violet Is the 2018 Color of the Year

As a you may have heard, earlier this week Pantone announced their much-awaited pick for color of the year for 2018: Ultra Violet 18-3838.

Historically, the color of the year not only speaks to fashion and design trends, but also to the perceived mood and message that the color brings to society in general. Ultra Violet, and purple in general is a color of royalty, which makes it a perfect fit with the Royal wedding we’re expecting in May 2018. According to Pantone, Ultra Violet also symbolizes,  ‘the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now.’ In addition to being a color associated with creativity. Pantone also suggests: “The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world.’

Sounds like this color is multi-faceted; peaceful, innovative, and inspirational!

Ultra Violet in Weddings

The color of the year and Pantone colors in general are also always big for wedding inspiration! The wedding world has welcomed Ultra Violet with a  few mixed reviews, mainly because another purple – Radiant Orchid – was heavily featured quite recently. But as time has shown, wedding pros will soon find ways of working the color into weddings in ingenious ways that are sure to make you see all the possibilities in this indigo-meets-purple color!

Where to Find an Ultra Violet Bridesmaid Dress

While ultra violet was a little hard for me to find in some of the  purple dresses in stock in department stores for the current season, Dessy Bridesmaids, always specializes in having a full rainbow of hues for bridesmaid dresses, (at last count they offer over 120 colors in some styles!) They certainly do not disappoint when it comes to Ultra Violet bridesmaid dresses – because Dessy always features Pantone color matches, so they offer Ultra Violet dresses in several designer bridesmaid dress lines, and in every silhouette, size, neckline, and fabric  in the exact color Pantone recommends. Ultra Violet  bridesmaid dresses are easy to find when you take a look at their amazing selection.  Today’s featured bridesmaid outfit inspiration is a dress from Dessy’s collection, Social Bridesmaids Style 8181 in a beautiful wrap style! See all of Dessy’s Ultra Violet Pantone wedding accessories and bridesmaid dresses.

What Colors Go with Ultra Violet?

Whether you make ultra violet a focal point of your wedding, or use it as an accent color, it actually has quite a range of hues that it looks great with! It’s a vibrant color that can stand up to other bright shades, or it can take an even more sophisticated style when paired with metallics.

For starters, ultra violet looks great with greens like lime green and sage. It looks elegant with navy blue, gold, gunmetal, bronze. One can also pair it for contrast against hot pink and yellow. For a subtle wash of color, use it or balanced with light blue, lavender, pale orchid, and pale pink —  as seen in the invitation and floral arrangement we’re showing in this collage.  Ultra violet also looks marvelous with iridescent shades like opal and other multifaceted rainbow colors. like those found in moonstone gemstones or prismatic crystals that have this same violet tinge. For that reason, it would be a great shade to use in any season, and especially in celestial or starry night themed weddings

ultra violet wedding invitations

This invitation: “Mulberry” – Customizable Wedding Invitations in Purple by Lindsay Megahed from Minted has some great colors to pull from for ultra violet wedding inspiration!

How to Use Ultra Violet in Your Wedding Bouquet

Ultra Violet is also a great color in florals.  Many purple flowers like irises, some shades of hydrangeas, orchids, and stock are available in this vibrant purple shade. Whether you coordinate with Ultra Violet or use it as contrast, I think you’ll be loving this color by the time 2018 gets into full swing!

If you’re looking for bridesmaid dresses in Ultra Violet, check out the selection of styles from Dessy. Also take a look coordinating ties they offer! You won’t be disappointed!

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Purple Bridesmaid Dresses

Purple Dresses for the Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom

Bridesmaid Dresses by Color

Wedding Dresses by Anne Barge for Fall 2018

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Wedding Dresses by Anne Barge for Fall 2018

The Anne Barge Collection is always favorite with brides looking for unfettered luxury combined with modern classics, and the wedding dresses Anne Barge is showing for Fall 2018, certainly deliver on that aesthetic. The Anne Barge bridal collection is always a debut we look forward to seeing and sharing! In fact, bride-of-the spotlight – Meghan Markle – wore the Anne Barge Versailles gown in her role on ‘Suits’. Will she choose an Anne Barge gown or something similar for her May 2018 wedding? Knowing that she loves clean lines and elegant styles, these 2018 Anne Barge wedding dresses would certainly be in the running!

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Alyssa and Adele Wedding Dresses from Anna Campbell

Alyssa and Adele Anna Campbell Wedding Dresses 2018

Two Dresses from the Anna Campbell Eternal Heart Collection

The Eternal Heart Collection by Anna Campbell, is a glorious celebration of the bridal designer’s ten year anniversary. There are many stunning bridal gowns in the collection, which we look forward to sharing soon here on Dress for the Wedding. The two dresses we’ll show you today are a delightful preview of the entire collection to come!

The Eternal Heart collection is sure to delight those who have come to love Anna Campbell’s signature design elements of sophisticated and sexy silhouettes, eye-catching beading, and beautifully ornate back and shoulder details. If you have not yet discovered the magic of Anna Campbell wedding dressses, this collection will ensure that you will be smitten, and will want to see more.

Anna Campbell Wedding Dresses: Alyssa and Adele

Today, we have a special feature of two bridal gowns from this collection that perfectly highlight the very essence of Anna Campbell’s dreamy styles.  Australian wedding photographer, Chloe from White Images, captured the gowns in this shoot on the Amalfi Coast. The elements of the this sett perfectly accent the romantic spirit of these two new Eternal Heart collection dresses: Alyssa and Adele. We think you’ll find both dreamy gowns to be romantic and full of charm. Be transported to Italy’s southern coast, as you explore the all the elements of these stunning gowns in this inspired shoot.

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High-Low Ball Gown

Hi Low Ball Gown

This post about high low ball gown uses commission links. Dress: High Low Taffeta Ball Gown with Beaded Illusion Bodice | Earrings: flying colors pavé drop earrings by kate spade new york | Bracelet:  Crystal Halo Bracelet by Nadri | Lipstick: Couture Color Rouge Dior Lipstick  | Clutch :  Confetti Glitter Minaudière | Shoes:  Frisk Embellished Sandal by Pelle Moda | Nail Polish: Iconic Color Nail Polish

Black Taffeta Evening Gown

If you are seeking a style for a winter ball, a black tie winter wedding, or a formal holiday party, a high-low hem ball gown may be just the look! The shorter hem in the front makes dancing a breeze, while the longer hem in the back makes for a sweeping train, and an overall formal style! A full-ball gown skirt will never go out of style for formal events, but the multi-level hem makes the look a little more modern. The silhouette, rich fabric, and bit of embellishment makes this gown a must-have for your next formal invitation.

Formal High-Low Hem Gown for Winter Events

This black taffeta high-low ball gown is embellished with a silver beaded overlay, which keeps it formal but not somber. The silver beading also makes it pair perfectly with sparkling silver pave accessories! The pave earrings, bejeweled sandals, and crystal bracelet all pick up on the embellished bodice and waistline. A classic deep burgundy red lip and red nails will add even more to this dramatic, but classic gown! It’s by Adrianna Papell, a designer we love to recommend for formal evening gowns!

We love this formal ball gown look for formal wedding guests, party-goers, or mothers-of-the-bride or mothers-of-the-groom. Where would you wear this ball gown?

More Party Dress Ideas

For more formal attire ideas like this, check out our winter mother of the bride dresses, black dresses, holiday party dresses, and winter wedding guest dresses!