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The Best Bridal Gown Style for Your Body Shape: Part 1

Feb 14, 2013

As you walk down the aisle you’ll want to look and feel your best, wearing your dream wedding dress. At Dimitra Designs Bridal Emporium you’ll find we carry a wide variety of wedding gown styles, and our expert bridal consultants are more than happy to assist you in finding the perfect dress for your wedding. There are many ways to tell what style bridal gown suits your body shape and size, but here are just a few tips for choosing the best bridal gown for your body shape.

Bateau Wedding Dresses

  • A bateau style wedding dress features a wide neckline that follows the shape of your collarbone.
  • If you want to accentuate your neck then a bateau neckline wedding dress is the perfect option!
  • At Dimitra Designs Bridal Emporium we have a large selection of elegant bateau bridal gowns from various Enzoani bridal gown collections.

Mermaid Wedding Dresses

  • This style wedding dress is also referred to as trumpet-style or fit and flare bridal gowns.
  • Mermaid wedding dresses look absolutely stunning on women with a slim body shape, and can be used to highlight a bride’s curves.
  • Whether you’re looking for a mermaid wedding dress with a  ruffled skirt or one that’s elegantly covered in lace, you’ll find the perfect mermaid style bridal gown among our many options.

You can see all of our beautiful wedding dress options at, and make sure to check back with us next week when we’ll discuss some of our other bridal gown styles and tips.


Top 13 Bridal Dress Trends for 2013

Dec 20, 2012

Planning your wedding for 2013? You need to make sure you’re keeping up with the 2013 bridal dress trends! Here are some of the hottest trends of designer bridal dresses spotted at this year’s fashion shows:

  1. Sheer Overlays – These sheer pieces of fabric flowing over the bottom layer of your dress will add volume and an elegant beauty to your wedding gown.
  2. Illusion Necklines – Usually a sheer piece of fabric adorned with jewels or lace, an illusion neckline is the perfect way to add intrigue and modesty to your wedding dress.
  3. Sleeves – Long delicately designed sleeves are modest and sexy.
  4. Portrait backs – Wedding dresses with a portrait back will create an illusion on your back, using cut out fabrics or fabric designs.
  5. Lace Overlays – A simple white dress with lace delicately placed atop is a classic bridal dress.
  6. Hint of color – Whether it’s pastel flowers or lace adorned on your gown, most designer bridal dresses featured pastel colored accents for the 2013 bridal dress season.
  7. Sequins – Dress up your bridal gown with sequins. Not just a few, sequins everywhere is what is in style in 2013!
  8. Bold Headpieces – Flower crowns or elegant jeweled headdresses are definitely hot right now!
  9. Bare backs – Dare to go bare with a dress that features a plunging back that shows off your entire back.
  10. Peplums – Resembling a skirt over a skirt, this is definitely a must for 2013 brides!
  11. Transforming dresses – Go from princess to party girl from the church to the reception all in the same dress!
  12. Shoulder wraps – Elegant shawls made of lace, tulle or faux fur are the perfect accents for your wedding dress.
  13. High Neck – These dresses feature elegant designs that climb up your neck.

Look out for these hot trends as you’re deciding which designer bridal dresses are perfect for you this season. has all the hottest and latest trends for 2013! Let us know which one is your favorite!


Pinspiration For Your Wedding Dress

Dec 7, 2012

Who doesn’t love Pinterest? It’s one of the most popular social networks right now, and everyday there are thousands of wedding dresses being pinned, just waiting to inspire you to create your dream wedding board! Whether you’re searching for that perfect wedding dress or just admiring the beauty of a wedding gown, you’ll find what you are looking for on Pinterest. We decided to take a look around and see what’s hot in wedding dresses right now. Here are our top 5 Pinterest pin picks!

1. This Justin Alexander wedding dress features a mermaid silhouette adorned with dimensional lace appliqués and topped with a strapless sweetheart shaped neck. An absolute couture and fabulous gown! Take your loved one’s breath away at the altar.

2. This strapless modified A-line gown with soft sweetheart neckline by Enzoani Blue is love at first sight.

3. Show off your everlasting beauty and get your Scarlett O’Hara on with this beautiful Casablanca 1900 wedding dress.

4. The epitome of timeless glamour and in vogue couture, you’ll feel like a princess in this beautiful wedding gown by Sophia Tolli Vinicia!

5. This Enzoani Blue wedding dress screams fairy tale wedding. The A-line silhouette is accented by a beautiful tulle overlay and tons of lace! This gown is couture and romantic! We love this dress!

What are some of your favorite pin-worthy dresses? Visit to find the hottest wedding dress pinspiration!


Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette Q & A

Apr 30, 2012

There are certain parts of a wedding that are traditional and expected, such as the wedding reception, bachelorette and bachelor parties, and the engagement party, but perhaps one of the least talked about events is the rehearsal dinner. is here to answer all of your rehearsal dinner questions from cocktail dresses to invite lists!

Q: When is the rehearsal dinner usually held?

A: The rehearsal dinner is typically held the night before the wedding ceremony. Although, it’s referred to as a dinner, you can choose to hold a lunch or even a brunch.

Q: Who hosts the rehearsal dinner?

A: It’s customary for the groom’s parents to host the rehearsal dinner.

Q: What should I wear to a rehearsal dinner?

A: Since the rehearsal dinner comes after the wedding ceremony rehearsal, the people who attend the rehearsal dinner usually dress up. Men should wear a suit and women should wear a rehearsal dinner cocktail dress.

Q: Who is invited to a rehearsal dinner?

A: The wedding party, the bride and groom’s parents, any people who are reading during the ceremony, and spouses or dates should be invited to the rehearsal dinner.

Q: Is the rehearsal dinner a full meal, or is it more of a snack?

A: The rehearsal dinner menu can be anything you’d like or anything that suits your budget. There’s no set menu.

Do you have a question about rehearsal dinner etiquette? Let us know with a comment. Whether it’s picking out the perfect rehearsal dinner dress or who to invite, Dimitra Designs will help you with all of your rehearsal dinner questions and problems.


The 2012 Alma Novia Wedding Gown Collection

Apr 27, 2012

We love our collection of Alma Novia dresses. These sleek, elegant and sophisticated gowns will surely make every bride look like a princess on her wedding day. With so many of these beautiful dresses to pick from, we decided to pick of some of our favorites to share with you.

Platinum Wedding Dress Alma Novia Saboya – The beautifully detailed neckline is complete with lace and beading that will shimmer when walking down the aisle. Our favorite part of this dress is the removable lace jacket that covers the upper body, allowing the bride to look elegant at the ceremony and have fun at the reception.

Enchanting Alma Novia Wedding Dress Sabor – This dress has a mermaid style with a soft ruffled skirt and a long train. The dress is topped off with a beautiful star flower appliqué at the hip, which adds the perfect touch.

Tiered A-Line Skirt Bridal Gown Sena – Stunning V-neckline with beaded empire waist detail, which flows into tiers down to the floor with a chapel style train. Add a tiara and people may actually mistake you for a princess.

Strapless Ball Bridal Gown Suspiro – A soft strapless top and beaded belt sits on top of a one of kind skirt, complete with lace appliqué designs on the overlaying piece of the bottom skirt. This dress will surely give the effect floating down the aisle to your soon-to-be husband.

Couture Bride Alma Novia Salomon – Stay simple and elegant all at once with this gorgeous V-neckline dress. Perfect for destination weddings or a Hollywood theme wedding. You will definitely hold everyone’s attention in this dress!

These are just some of our many favorite Alma Novia dresses that we have in stock. We have so many more dresses to share with you, take a look for yourself at For a surely elegant gown, you can’t go wrong with Alma Novia wedding dresses. Let us know which one is your favorite!


Choose the Right Wedding Dress Style for Your Wedding

Apr 18, 2012

You’re about to take the most important step of your entire life, marriage. With your impending nuptials comes the most important fashion decision you will ever make, choosing a wedding dress. Be prepared, and make sure you choose the right wedding dress for you.

You'll feel like a princess on your wedding day, wearing a ball gown wedding dress.

When you’re shopping for a wedding dress you need to know what type of dress you’re looking for. There are a few style options – the A-line, empire, column, ball gown, and mermaid.

Mermaid Wedding Dresses: This type of dress hugs the body, and fans out at the bottom around the calves. Since it’s so slim-fitting we recommend this style wedding dress for slender brides.

A-Line Wedding Dresses: An A-line dress adds height to the person wearing it, and it will also make you look slimmer.

Empire Wedding Dresses: This style dress draws attention to the neckline, and works best for brides who want to distract attention from their bust.

Column Wedding Dresses: If you want a wedding dress that will hug your curves and make you look taller, then a column styled wedding dress is just the dress for you.

Ball Gown Wedding Dresses: It’s your big day, and you’ll want to be the belle of the ball. What better way to do that then by wearing a ball gown wedding dress. This style dress usually has a full skirt and a slim fitting top.

When you shop Dimitra Designs you’ll find all of these wedding dress styles by popular designers, such as Alfred Angelo Bridal, Justin Alexander, and many more!


Love Is Blooming With 2012 Wedding Trends

Apr 6, 2012

Don’t you just love this time of year? The chill is slowly disappearing from the air, and the flowers are starting to blossom and bloom. Weddings are wonderful any time of year, but there’s something about a spring wedding that radiates romance. Maybe it’s the soft colors or maybe it’s the new flowers breathing life into the world. Whatever it is, you’ll be thrilled with this spring’s hottest wedding trends.

- As you plan your wedding think carefully about the colors you choose. Soft, romantic colors are so in this season. Think about using soft pinks, lavender, sea green, sky blue, etc.

- This spring’s wedding dress trends include fairytale type wedding dresses with layers of tulle, and sequin designs.

- Your love is in bloom, as it is in nature, so it’s perfectly understandable why this season’s wedding table fashions are all about decorating with beautiful flowers. For evening weddings and receptions, line tables with candles.

- As in the past, DIY wedding trends are big things spring. From favors to your wedding dress, there are many different DIY wedding ideas for your big day.

- Some of the flowers often used in spring weddings include, daisies, tulips, roses, and peonies.

What are some of your favorite spring wedding trends? Let us know with a comment, and check back with Dimitra Designs to keep up with the latest wedding news, trends, and information.


What Does Spring Bring? Off the Shoulder Gowns!

Mar 15, 2012

Shoulder-bearing styles are back and better than ever! Off the shoulder wedding gowns can be deemed classic or modern and designers are rapidly choosing to resurrect this chic style that was made popular in the 1950s.

Benefits of the shoulder-bearing option:

Hide trouble spots: This type of gown is ideal for the bride who is self conscience of her upper arm. This hides the trouble area, yet keeps the shoulder exposed.

Accentuates the collar bone: Women love to accentuate their collar bone, which is simple with alluring off the shoulder wedding gowns.

Choose your length: With this style you can choose what length is best for you. Maybe you want floor length, tea length, or a short dress; whichever you prefer, you can still show off your shoulders you worked hard to tone!

Flattering to most figures: It’s often hard to find a neckline that flatters a thin or a fuller figured bride. This neckline falls right below the shoulders, flattering either a small or large bust.

Elegant ff the shoulder gown.

You want to be comfortable on your wedding day. Off the shoulder gowns are a perfect choice for brides who don’t want to worry about their dress sliding down or who know they are going to do a lot of dancing! This elegant style will have your man swooning and your guests gazing at your stunning silhouette.


Short And Sweet: Confessions of a Short Gown Bride

Mar 9, 2012

short bridal dress

Short dresses show off your toned legs!

Let’s face it; a long A-line gown isn’t for everyone. Luckily, there are wedding dresses out there for every type of bride! Maybe you have your heart set on a princess-like or a chic vintage design. Either way, this year’s trend of short weddings dresses will have you feeling feminine and free! Not sure if a short dress is right for you? We have a few reasons why brides opt for the shorter style.

Reasons brides choose short wedding dresses:

Love to dance: Brides want to enjoy the dance floor too. Sometimes it’s easier to get your groove on when you don’t have extra material restricting your movement!

Flaunt your legs: Many brides intensely hit the gym in the months leading up to their wedding. Why not show of your toned gams you worked so hard to achieve?

Make a fashion statement: Short wedding dresses come in just about every style. Whether you like lace or satin, you’ll make a fashion statement with the knee-length choice.

Dare to be different: Not all brides can pull off the non-traditional type of dress. If you have a daring personality that often strays from the norm, a short dress may be perfect for you!

Still can’t decide? There’s even a removable skirt wedding dress for the bride that can’t make up her mind! No matter which type of dress you choose, it will be stunning and uniquely you!


Countdown to the Oscars: Sizzling Style Predictions!

Feb 24, 2012

Glitz, glamour, and fashion flops are sure to overflow the red carpet this year at the Oscars. Many women choose to watch the award ceremony simply for the exquisite fashions, and we’re right there with you on that one!

Dress Inspirations for Oscars 2012:

Pinks. This lighthearted shade is expected to dazzle the paparazzi. Brighter pinks add a youthful and exciting look to traditional dresses, while pale pinks are forever chic.

Teals. Turquoise and teal shades provide an exotic twist on blue. These shades create a feminine appeal that enhances skin tone and looks amazing among celebs with darker hair.

Bridal Worthy Vintage Gowns. Actresses are expected to choose elegant dress twists with white, ivory, and beige tones. These looks are inspired by vintage bridal trends of the season similar to designs like Jacquelin Exclusive wedding dresses.

Sequins. Colorful, yet tiny beading and sequins are predicted to dazzle form fitting looks.

Lace. Intricate details such as lace are expected to grace long, A-line dresses.

It’s always exciting to see the hair, makeup, and dresses worn by style icons. It’s often helpful for brides to receive hair up-do inspirations or makeup ideas for their big day when they watch award shows. You’re able to judge what looks pretty and what doesn’t on your favorite stars in order to find the look that’s best for you!