April
18
2014

Hot Bridal Trend… Sheer or Lace Back Wedding Gowns

We’ve had a tremendous number of brides ask for wedding gowns with sheer or lace backs lately.  Its been strapless, strapless, and more strapless bridal gowns for more than a decade, but now the tables are turning.  Here are a few examples of what’s hot in wedding gowns…

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Robert Bullock “Roma” at Le Dress Boutique

 

And this Keyhole back style has been very popular…

Mikaella 1750 at  Le Dress Boutique

Mikaella 1750 at
Le Dress Boutique

This Watters wedding gown has a sheer, illusion back with lace trim at the edges, and buttons…

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Watters Too “Callisto”

So when shopping for a wedding gown in Atlanta or elsewhere, try one of these new trends.  We wish you a wonder bridal gowns shopping experience!

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Le Dress Boutique is Atlanta’s most unique bridal shop.  We offer samples, overstocks, new, and consignment wedding gowns at HUGE discounts.  We sell off-the-rack.  ALL of our wedding gowns are featured on our website at LeDressBoutique.com

 

April
14
2014

Mother of the Bride Or Groom – Fashion Etiquette…

Your daughter or son has announced their engagement, date, and wedding venue. Uh Oh – what should the mother of the bride or mother of the groom wear?  Here are a few important questions we always ask when helping a mother select an appropriate dress:

  • When is the wedding?
  • What is the venue for the wedding?
  • What time of day is the wedding?
  • Is the wedding to be formal?

Here are a few rules of thumb…

The mother of the bride gets to choose her dress and the formality BEFORE the mother of the groom.  The mother of the groom should follow suit with the length and formality.  Bridesmaids dress length do not necessarily dictate the length of the mother’s dresses.

If the wedding is 5 PM or later, typically a long gown is called for unless the wedding is casual (farm or beach).

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Teri Jon mother-of-the-bride gown from Le Dress Boutique in Atlanta

For morning or early afternoon weddings, a nice cocktail dress or cocktail suit is called for.

Elegant cocktail ensemble by VM Collection style 70312

Elegant cocktail ensemble by VM Collection style 70312

For a beach or outdoor, warm weather wedding, stay away from heavy fabrics like satin or silk Mikado.  Chiffon is a great fabric choice…

Tadashi Shoji Silk Chiffon with Lace Cap Sleeves at Le Dress Boutique

Tadashi Shoji Silk Chiffon with Lace Cap Sleeves at Le Dress Boutique

 

An for an elegant formal wedding, you might wear this elegant mother of the bride gown…

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Anne Barge 618, chocolate Alencon lace over a nude lining at Le Dress Boutique in Atlanta.

And one last thing to keep in mind…  You won’t be in any pictures with the bridesmaids, so don’t worry too much about what they are wearing.  Never wear the same exact color as the bridesmaids – you’ll look like a senior bridesmaid!

 

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Le Dress Boutique in Atlanta offers Sample, Overstock, and Consignment Mother of the Bride, Wedding, and Social Occasion Dresses at discounts of 35-80% off.  404-842-1955.   Much of the inventory is on the website with pictures, sizes, and prices.

 

 

April
7
2014

Getting Over A Broken Engagement…

It doesn’t matter who breaks off a wedding engagement – its DEVASTATING.  Its a broken promise, its a lost dream, and its disappointing.  And worst of all, it means having to start over. 

Getting over a broken wedding engagement starts with some comfort food!

Getting over a broken wedding engagement starts with some comfort food!

Here are a few tips for getting over a broken engagement…

  • Have yourself a good cry, eat whatever you want, and surround yourself with your most supportive friends.
  • Take a trip!  Somewhere you never went with your ex-fiance.
  • Volunteer – helping others in need will help you feel good again.
  • Take time to learn from the experience.  What was the fundamental issue?  What could you do differently next time?
  • They say “when one door closes, another opens.”  Its true!  Give it some time.

When you are ready, get rid of the wedding gown.  It is a symbol of what you hoped would be the most important day of your life.  And to hang on to it means you are still dwelling on that day and the vision in your head.   When you find happiness again, and the right man, you will want a new dress for your most important day.

These tips have been brought to you by Linda Morado, the owner of Le Dress Boutique, Luxury Wedding Dress Consignment in Atlanta.  I too broke an engagement just 3 weeks before my wedding.  I did learn from my experience and went on to marry a wonderful man just a few years later.  I consign and sell wedding gowns from broken hearted brides all the time.  Many of then return in just a couple of years to pick out a gown for their wedding to the RIGHT GUY.  photo

Best wishes – you will find happiness again!

Linda Morado

Recovered, Broken Hearted Bride

For more info on selling your wedding gown, Click Here

March
20
2014

Corset style prom gowns are hot in Atlanta…

This prom season our most popular style prom gowns have had a corset or bustier style bodice.  We love the bold beads on the bust line and the boning that gives each dress its corset look.  We just received a shipment of 18 of the brand new consignments from an overstocked prom boutique.  These prom gowns (many are Jovani) typically retail in Atlanta for $575-$700, but we have them for about $350 at Le Dress Boutique, Luxury Consignment in Atlanta’s Sandy Springs area.  Call 404-842-1955.

View much of our prom inventory by clicking HERE

We are celebrating our 5th Anniversary!

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March
6
2014

Wedding gown with the 1920′s Vintage look…

Love the look of the Gatsby era, Roaring 20′s for your wedding?  At Le Dress Boutique, Luxury Consignment in Atlanta, we do too!  We just received two Badgley Mischka sample wedding gowns on consignment that deliver that Vintage, 1920′s look…

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Badgley Mischka Pisces wedding gown in Blush silk.

We also received a “Virgo” wedding gown by Badgley Mischka Bride, which has a sheer back and english net, draped over silk with fabulous bead work on the shoulders and at the waist.  She is also a slender gown for an understated, vintage style feel.

Both of these wedding gown will achieve your vintage look at a great price.  Since they are luxury consignment wedding gowns, you can snag them for about 50-55% off original retail prices.  We feel that smart brides NEVER pay full price.  See all the current bridal inventory at www.Le DressBoutique.com.  We are in Atlanta (Sandy Springs) and ask that all brides make an appointment.  Happy Bridal Gown Shopping!

Le Dress Boutique can be reached at 4040-842-1955.