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Darling Dresses that are a Definite ‘Do’ for Summer Weddings

May 19, 2014

Oh, the beauty of a summer wedding! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and everything seems right with the world. That is, of course, assuming that you aren’t wearing something a bit too heavy and are ready to pass out from heat exhaustion!

The simple truth is, for everything we love about summer, in many areas of the country some days are just too hot and humid. If you can spend those days in a swimming pool, lake or ocean, you’re going to be a happy camper. But if a wedding falls on one of those days, it might be a bit trickier to keep cool. Three things we encourage in situations such as this to help you enjoy the day to its fullest are: Drink plenty of water; Bring a fan; Dress for the weather.

As for the water and the fan, you won’t find those here at DimitraDesigns.com. But the summer formal dresses? Those we have! And here are a few beautiful styles to consider that combine sophistication with breathability…

Bari Jay 853 Chiffon Dress: Not only does this dress offer breezy, beautiful, ethereal elegance, it’s actually two dresses in one! Yes, that chic chiffon overlay can be completely removed to reveal a form-fitting cocktail dress underneath. Not only does this allow you to switch up your look, wearing this dress different ways for different occasions, but it also gives you control over coverage. While it’s a lightweight design either way, if the temperature really kicks up you can take off the overdress if you wish.

Night Moves 7068 Cocktail Dress: We don’t only love Night Moves dresses because they remind us of that classic song by Bob Seger, we also love how fun and flirty they are! This flowing, flippy design is no exception, with a top embellished with the prettiest little flowers, each accented with clear beading. This dress is what summer is all about – it’s lovely in its lightness, fabulous in its fresh look and feel.

Breezy, Breathtaking, Beautiful Bridesmaid Dresses for Summer: Part Three!

Apr 30, 2014

Welcome to the final installment in our short but sweet highlight of some of our favorite bridesmaid dresses for spring and summer 2014. If you haven’t checked out our previous two posts, please do! We’ve already featured 4 of our favorite summer bridesmaids dresses, and they are sure to make deciding on just one tricky. But as more stylish dresses are added to our inventory, we couldn’t resist showcasing two more head-turners that are a hot choice for hot weather. Plus, everyone loves a trilogy, right?!

Without further ado, here are a couple more captivating designs to consider selecting for a few of your favorite ladies…

Allure Short Bridesmaid Dress 1309: Your gorgeous girls will be radiant in ruffles! This bridesmaid dress is as fresh and summery as they get, and is available in more than 50 colors. The A-line skirt keeps it beautifully breathable, while the ruched bodice adds formal femininity. A halter neckline makes this a great choice for bridesmaids with larger or smaller busts, both of which can make strapless dresses tricky to keep up. Instead of worrying about accidentally flashing your guests, your bridesmaids can focus on having fun and celebrating this important step in your life!

Mori Lee Lace Bridesmaid Dress 31011: Available in 26 stunning color combinations, this lace bridesmaid dress by Mori Lee is a little bit vintage, a little bit modern. Elegant lace dresses are all the rage right now, and this sweet and sassy stunner goes a long way toward showing why. What we also love about this dress is that it makes a great pick for women with various styles, so it will be just as flattering on your petite, preppy friend as it on your tall, tattooed bestie. Everyone looks lovely in lace!

Breezy, Breathtaking, Beautiful Bridesmaid Dresses for Summer: Part Two!

Apr 28, 2014

In our last blog post we discussed why it’s so important to choose season-appropriate bridesmaid dresses for summer and spring. In short – if a bridesmaid catches a chill in the fall or winter, she can always reach for a shawl. But if her dress has her uncomfortably sweating on a hot day, there’s not much she can do about it! We highlighted two of our favorite summer bridesmaid dresses for 2014, but there are so many marvelous styles to choose from, we simply couldn’t stop there. We hope you’ll check out our previous post if you haven’t yet – perhaps one of those dresses will be perfect! But if they aren’t, here are 2 more that definitely deserve consideration…

Alfred Angelo Bridesmaid Dress 7138: This dress already had our attention with its unexpected one shoulder design, but once we realized that single strap was decorated with roses, we were in love! What we love most about this dress is that it’s a wonderful choice for bridesmaids of all ages. It is fun and trendy enough that teens will look terrific, but it also looks lovely on women whose teen years are well behind them! The pleated bust works well with smaller and larger chests, and the empire waistband ensures that you can have your cake and eat it too, without worrying you’ll be uncomfortable. Choose from 60 spectacular colors, and an array of sizes, including 0 – 30W, and juniors sizes 8 – 14.

Alfred Sung Cocktail Bridesmaid Dress D640: If modern, chic and stylishly sleek are musts, we think we have the dress for you! This peau de soie cocktail dress shows how eye-catching a simple design can be when it’s executed perfectly. Clean lines make for a flawless finish, and the unexpected addition of pockets has us absolutely head-over-heels. Vintage inspired, but decidedly modern, this Alfred Sung design takes the best from the past and brings it to the present, and will surely be worn again by all your bridesmaids in the future!

Breezy, Breathtaking, Beautiful Bridesmaid Dresses for Summer!

Apr 25, 2014

If you have your heart set on a sleeveless bridesmaid dress for fall or winter, a shawl can always be added to keep shoulders warm. However, when deciding which dresses to choose for spring and summer, it is more important to consider the weather than it is for cooler months. After all – if you’re cold, it’s easy to wrap yourself in something to battle the chill. But if your dress makes you too hot, there isn’t much you can do about it other than pray for a breeze or stand in front of a fan!

While it is important to choose bridesmaid dresses for summer weddings that complement your taste and the overall look you’re aiming for, it’s imperative to consider the comfort of your bridesmaids as well. After all, their day will be almost as long as yours, starting early at the salon, and ending late on the dance floor. You don’t want them to be unnecessarily warm because you chose a heavy dress, especially when there are so many lovely, lightweight designs to consider!

Today we’ll be highlighting 2 of our favorite bridesmaid dresses for Summer 2014. Be sure to click through to check them out in greater detail, and check back for our next post, which will feature even more options!

Pretty Maids Short Bridesmaid Dress 22531: With a sweetheart neckline and flowy chiffon overlay, this flirty, flattering dress couldn’t be more charming! The layered look makes this dress flattering for women of all shapes and sizes, with a ruched band at the empire waist drawing the eye to one of the thinnest areas of the body. This dress is an absolute dream when in motion, making it as fun to wear as it is feminine and spirited!

After Six Short Bridesmaid Dress 6689: Keeping cool while looking oh-so-pretty was never so elegantly easy! This sleeveless style is on trend and youthful, with a satin bow that offers a defined waist without compromising on the perfect amount of volume elsewhere. This design is flattering for many body types and heights, and is an especially popular pick for brides whose maids want some coverage for their chest, or don’t want to be tugging at their dress all day to keep it up. This cocktail bridesmaid dress is also a favorite because it is one they will really, truly be able to wear again for countless occasions, from evenings out to summer parties!

Angelina Faccenda – The Perfect Bridesmaid Dress for any Season

Dec 6, 2013

Finding the perfect bridesmaid dress is important, as it helps to characterize the entire wedding. The bridesmaid dresses should be a reflection on the bride’s dress as well as the overall theme of the wedding. At Dimitra Designs, we have a large selection of Angelina Faccenda by Mori Lee bridesmaid dresses that come in an array of unique styles and colors. 

Some of the top features include: classic colors, contemporary looks, various necklines, and various lengths.

  • There is a stunning floor length bridesmaid dress that has a flowing skirt as well as beaded straps.
  • The chic floor length dress is in black chiffon bridesmaid dress and is ideal for a black and white wedding. When the bride is wearing a halter neckline, the bridesmaid dresses can be chosen to complement the look.
  • For brides that want a shorter dress, bridesmaids can have one as well with the chic fitted bridesmaid dress of Angelina Faccenda by Mori Lee. This one has a halter neckline as well as a short fitted skirt, complete with pockets.
  • Another option is the sophisticated floor length bridesmaid dress that has an asymmetrical bodice along with a wide waist band.

You can see the entire collection of Angelina Faccenda by Mori Lee bridesmaid dresses at PageantDesigns.com.

 

What Are Your Bridesmaids Wearing?

Mar 22, 2012

Just as you want to wear the perfect dress as you profess your “I do’s,” you also want the ladies standing alongside you to look beautiful too. This year it’s all about bright colors, beads, and short bridesmaid dresses.

Black – You cannot go wrong with black. Brides are choosing black to flatter the many shapes and sizes of their bridesmaids and for the elegant look it brings to the altar.

White – Believe it or not, many brides love the all white look for their bridesmaids. Maid of Honor Pippa Middleton made this color famous again!

A coral, strapless dress is a chic bridesmaid option!

Bright Colors – It’s all about the rainbow. From coral to raspberry sorbet; teal to lime green, brides are going all out with their color palette when it comes to dresses.

Short – Straying away from the long dress, short bridesmaid dresses are picking shorter styles for the wedding party. The trend of spry tanning shows of toned legs and gives the party a less formal appearance.

Strapless – For all the spring and summer brides, strapless is in. Make sure your bridesmaids dresses fit properly so they do not need to keep pulling up!

Depending on the body structure of your bridesmaids, you may want to choose a safe and chic option. It is helpful to have an idea of what you’re looking for and in what color before you begin your dress shopping excursions with the group of woman!

 

Pick Your Perfect Wedding Color Scheme with Mori Lee Bridesmaids Dresses

Dec 30, 2011

When planning a wedding it is important to have your signature color in mind. Whether the focal color originates from your flowers, favors, or the bridal party’s attire, it is important to make sure your color scheme flows elegantly just as you will down the aisle.

Perhaps your favorite flowers are lilacs, but finding the right color for your bridesmaid’s dresses to blend with the lilacs proposes a challenge. Mori Lee Bridesmaids dresses offer a wide variety of colors and styles to be the perfect match to any wedding color scheme or might even change your mind about what colors you may have already had in mind.

You may be one of many brides who just cannot decide which color will match your wedding affair best, so you may want to try combining colors. If you are having trouble deciding on just one color, we’ve listed ten color combos that you can mix and match with dresses and bouquets that go beautifully together.

1. Lavender + Soft Pink

2. Turquoise + Bright Orange

3. Light Pink + Bright Pink

4. Pale Green + Deep Brown

5. Brown + Orange + Green

6. Bright Pink + Cranberry Red

7. Purple + Blue

8. Pale Pink + Deep Brown

9. Light Orange + Purple

10. Creamy White + Green

You can find these dual colored Mori Lee Bridesmaids dresses here at DimitraDesigns.com. What color or colors will you choose for your wedding?

 

Dreaming of Midgley and Sottero Adorae Inspired Flower Arrangements

Dec 15, 2011

It’s not just the brides, some dresses get us really excited! If you’ve had a chance to glimpse the latest creations from Maggie Sottero bridal dresses, you’ve seen the Midgley and Sottero Adorae dresses line, then you know what we’re talking about! You can’t help but look at these dresses and start re-imagining your entire wedding. The best part of many of Midgley and Sottero Adorae dresses? The floral inspiration! When you make your own wedding flower arrangements, you can save from 50-75% – leaving you free to spend that money elsewhere.

The one shoulder Ivory Narelle Lousie Midgley and Sottero Adorae dress strap is made of flowers and Swarovski crystals. For this dress, decorate the ceremony hall not in bunches of flowers, but long vertical flowers hanging down the length of the wall or from trellises.

The Mermaid light gold wedding dress Suzette from Midgley and Sottero Adorae features an oversized floral satin band. With a dress as unique as this, feel inspired to decorate with out of season floral arrangements and exotic flowers.

If you’re looking for more imaginative and practical ‘do it yourself’ flower arrangement ideas, be sure to check out DoItYourSelfWeddingFlowerGuide.com. There Angie Zimmerman offers lots of flower tips as well as wedding ideas for your own arrangements, as well as a very handy book, the Do-It-Yourself Wedding Flower Guide.

How to Get Them in Your Pick of Pretty Maids Bridesmaid Dresses

Nov 14, 2011

How are your favorite bridesmaids going to feel when you stick them in your favorite color? Well they may not say it out loud, but the resentment is still there! While the big compromises are with your soon-to-be, theses gals you love so much and have asked to be a part of your big day deserve a little compromise as well. Sometimes you fall right in love with a set of bridesmaids dresses – like when you find the Pretty Maids Bridesmaid dresses that match your wedding dress perfectly!

You can however sway them over to your opinion – using these tricks.

  • Compromise – if there’s a style of dress that you’re dead set on, let them pick their own shades. Mixing up your bridesmaid dress colors are all the rage now too! If you’re amorous about a certain shade, let them help you pick the exact cut and style – maybe they can each have their own so everyone is happy!
  • Explain – let them know why you want you want this exact dress. Don’t just say you want it because it’ll make you look best. Try saying, “I have this picture in my mind of us looking like royalty together, when we pair these dresses with my bridal dress it matches all my dreams perfectly!”

Use your bride to be powers for good – and get the Pretty Maids Bridesmaid dresses that are in your sights! What sort of compromises do you make with your bridesmaids?

How to Get Long Distance Wedding Dress Advice from Bridesmaids

Oct 20, 2011

When you can’t be with the ones that you love, well it doesn’t mean they can’t still be your bridesmaids! While many best friends move apart, emotionally you’ll always remain just as close of friends as ever. All of the bridesmaid’s duties such as providing hands on advice on the wedding dress, helping with decorations and making favors seem like impossible tasks once you realize the time and distance separating your bridesmaids!

So how can you still get that old school connection with your bridesmaids?
- Set up regular Skype or Oovoo dates to see each other online. You’ll be able to stay on the line, without having that cramp in your neck that comes from holding a phone under shoulder the whole time. Also, you’ll be able to show her your wedding dress from all angles and have her help accessorize all over the video chat!
- Use texting to your benefit. Have a question, text your friends! Many brides admit to texting photos of the many wedding dresses they try on to friends in order to get their opinion.
- Create a Facebook group for all of your bridesmaids, and make polls so they can all vote letting you know their favorite picks!

Bridesmaids are going to be there for you during the entire wedding planning process, no matter what! How do you plan on getting your bridesmaids help?