Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ah-may-zing Bridesmaids


It’s not just the father of bride who is feeling the pinch as weddings become more elaborate with long weekend affair, bridesmaids are shouldering larger costs as well. For some die-hard wedding fans, it’s all worth it to spend extravagant hen parties, spa weekend etc., but for the more budget-minded maids in the wedding party, it can bring a lot of stress to what’s supposed to be a happy occasion.


You can make your bridesmaid happy by using dresses that can be worn long after the wedding is over


Find refreshing bridesmaid dress ideas –we are loving the pencil skirt idea & bright coloured sash.  So fun, flirty and classy! 

In terms of choosing ah-may-zing fashion-forward bridesmaids’ outfit (no fuddy duddy ones) it’s tricky when you have to keep the budget low. I totally understand to have the pressure of choosing fabulous bridesmaids dress within what you can afford and selecting the dress for your best girlfriends that they can feel good about. Simple rule of thumb, always keep your options open and prepare to get creative! You may have to compromise on some points depending on your budget, but you can still pull off a fabulous look for your bridesmaid.

Ok next thing you have to do is, to narrow down your dress choices and search for the best place to purchase with the most value to you. You can go for custom-made or ready made dresses available in the market now. Once you've established a comfortable figure, have an idea of a time frame for your purchase - for example, if your wedding is in June, plan to purchase your bridesmaids’ dresses at least two months beforehand in April, allowing time for fitting preparations.


And when your lovely bridesmaids get to wear amazing shoes like these it’s even better.


{Aqua and yellow bridesmaids photos by Sweet Monday Photography bridesmaids’ dresses}


Be creative with your colours selection, loving this colour combination – brilliant!

Keep your bridesmaids' body types in mind and remember that one style rarely suits everyone equally well. If you aren't set on having your bridesmaids match, offer them a selection of silhouettes  to choose from, so that each can wear what suits her figure best. Look for colours you like and think would look good on all of your friends (consider their complexions and hair colours). Brighter colours are generally more flattering, while pastel hues might look great on girls with fair complexions, but can be too distracting on friends with a darker complexion.

Best to keep in mind to purchase dresses which are in the ‘spirit’ of your overall wedding theme. If you are planning a more formal event (not a beach wedding), your bridesmaids dresses should reflect that formality. Don’t forget to keep the setting of your ceremony in mind too, you will need to decide on hem lengths of your bridesmaids’ dresses.


This one is crucial – be kind! Avoid buying dress that  your bridesmaid absolutely wouldn't be caught dead in ever again. Think about what your maids could do with the dresses after the wedding (sweater sets and skirts, little black dresses, and dark-coloured slip dresses are all totally reusable). If you really want those designer bridesmaids' dresses that cost more than US$300+, see if you can get a seamstress to copy the design. Often the cost you will find just half of the designer gowns. And finally ladies, after all the crucial work (making decision and getting it on time), don’t forget to rock that dress!

**For more info on bridesmaid dresses, feel free to contact us.

Hugs & smootchessss,






love BD Floridita



A subtly sexy bandeau dress with a dramatic sweetheart neckline. The dress features enclosed boning in the bodice and adjustable belt detail on the waist for an ultimately flattering fit. The delicate asymmetric frill detail at the front creates a soft and feminine look.

Colours: Purple & Navy Blue

Size: UK6-UK18

Material: 35% Polyamide, 4% Elastane, 61% Acetate

Length underarm to hem: 84cm








love BD Allure



A beautifully detailed silk chiffon dress, the floor-sweeping Allure dress is truly something special. The dress has a ruched bodice with enclosed boning and the removable delicate corsage at the waist adds an element of femininity. It comes with a detachable waist band ribbon tie and shoulder straps, and is fully lined.

Colours: Turquoise, Blue, Jade & Crimson

Size: UK6-UK18

Material: 100% Silk Chiffon

Length underarm to hem: 128cm










love BD Natasha



The Natasha dress has beautiful fold over detail at the bust, and directional ruching that cascades down the skirt for an elegant effect. The dress is tailored in at the waist and skims out over the hips for a subtly sexy silhouette.

Colour: Coral Red

Size: UK6-UK18

Material: 2% Elastane, 41% Modal, 57% Viscose

Length underarm to hem: 81cm









love BD Goddess

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This elegant jersey maxi has a halter neck with pleated bodice falling to a striking full length silhouette. Cinches in at the waist with a silk tie.

Colour: Blue

Size: UK6-UK18

Material: 25% Polyester, 67% Acetate, 8% Elastane

Length underarm to hem: 128cm













love BD Felicia



An elegant and graceful dress, perfect for any special occasion. The bodice has enclosed boning for a seamless silhouette and sleek gold belt to cinch you in at the waist. The asymmetric drape detail on the skirt adds focus to the dress and balances out your curves. Fully lined for ultimate comfort, the dress has a concealed side zip fastening and comes with detachable straps.


Colours: Red, Jade, Yellow & Blue

Size: UK6-UK18

Material: 100% Polyester

Length underarm to hem: 82cm











love BD Elite



A simply stunning jersey one shoulder maxi dress with rouched bodice and shoulder detail, this is a classic piece for your wardrobe. Fully lined with concealed side zip.

Colours: Red, Blue & Black

Size: UK6-UK18

Material: 25% Polyamide, 67% Acetate, 8% Elastane

Length underarm to hem: 128cm










love BD Symphony



A strapless and feminine on the knee gown with a ruched bodice and enclosed boning. The asymmetric drape detail at the front adds a graceful element to this sumptuous dress. The Symphony dress has a discreet side zip and comes with detachable straps.

Colours: Jade, Violet, Turquoise, Pink, Red & Navy Blue

Size: UK6-UK18

Material: 100% Silk Chiffon

Length underarm to hem: 83cm










love BD Daniela



A romantic floor-sweeping maxi dress with lace coated bead embellishment at the neckline. It has intricate pleat detailing at the bust for a flattering and feminine look. Cinched in at the empire line with an adjustable waist-tie this dress creates slimming and lengthening effect. The dress flows elegantly due to the weight of the material and the chiffon shoulder straps cross at the back for added grace.

Colour: Navy Blue

Size: UK6-UK18

Material: 25% Polyester, 67% Acetate, 8% Elastane

Length underarm to hem: 128cm










love BD Monroe



A breath-taking dress with a glamorous, vintage appeal featuring delicate mesh detail at the neck adorned with ornate handcut embroidered flowers and a subtle V back. With a twist detail at the bust and subtle satin waistband, this dress is the epitome of feminine romance. The skirt is triple lined with a tulle underskirt which creates a gorgeous A line shape. Applique florals cluster around the hemline of the skirt which adds focus to the gown and creates a truly elegant aesthetic.

Colour: Ivory

Size: UK6

Material: 100% Silk Georgette

Length: 83cm








love BD Shanice



Refresh your dress portfolio with this impeccably cut duchess satin lace dress. It has mesh detail at the neck with elegant lace adorning the bust. The dress features capped sleeves, a subtly sexy V back and is nipped in at the waist with darts.

Colour: Violet

Size: UK6-UK18

Material: 100% Polyester Satin

Length: 82cm











love BD Inica



Make an entrance in this sophisticated maxi Duchess satin maxi dress. It has softly structured detail on the bust which tapers into an elegant drape. This dress is tailored in at the waist to flatter your curves and the fishtail skirt exudes dramatic glamour. The dress is fully lined for ultimate comfort and comes with detachable shoulder straps.

Colours: Purple & Beige

Size: UK6-UK18

Material: 35% Polyamide, 4% Elastane, 61% Acetate

Length: 126cm