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Bridal Gown Fashions

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Choosing the right Armenian Wedding dress for the bride is one of the biggest and most important parts of planning any wedding. It can also be one of the most nerve-wracking. Obviously, a bride wants to honor the traditions of her family and her culture when she selects her gown. But she also wants it to be something that really reflects her as a person.

Here are some of the top fashion concepts that are popular for brides today. This is by no means and exhaustive list, but it should be enough to get you started!

  1. The Classic A-line Dress. These wedding gowns are designed for a concept of traditional elegance. The A-line dress works with almost every body type. It usually has a defined waist and torso that branches out into a medium to very full skirt at the hips. These dresses say ‘I am a lady’.
  2. The Ball Gown. This is the princess wedding dress, make no mistake! These are usually the most lavish of wedding gowns. The feature a very full skirt, and often a formal train. Detail work is usually included on the skirt, train, and bodice. They also typically come with the largest of the bridal gown price tags, but they make a very impressive show. These are for the bride who wants to make a truly grand entrance.
  3. The Sexy Wedding Dress. There is a trend towards sexier bridal gowns today. Woman are more and more wanting to show off their curves and feel like all eyes are one them as they walk down the aisle. Depending on the families and the culture, a sexy wedding dress may not be the best choice. However, if this is what the bride wants, there are dresses that show the belly through see-through fabrics, exceedingly low backs, deep v-necks, and curve embracing silhouettes that can be fitted perfectly for a very desirable bride.
  4. The Mermaid Silhouette. This is one of the most popular wedding gown styles. The mermaid dress hugs the body from the top all the way to the knees, or sometimes ankles, where it flairs out dramatically, looking like the fins of a sea-woman. These dresses say drama and class all at the same time. There are for bride’s who want to be noticed as a lady of elegance with just a little bit of mischief. Not everyone can wear this shape of a dress however, so it’s best to make sure it really fits well before buying this kind of gown.
  5. Custom Wedding Gowns. Though a custom made wedding gown is often the most expensive way to go, there are several advantages. First, you are certain to get a gown the fits the bride’s shape beautifully. Second, if the family has a tradition of including certain features in the gown, or passing it down to future generations, a custom made gown lends itself easily to these customs.

The biggest thing to focus on when choosing a bridal gown in different Armenian Weddings is that it needs to be a gown that really makes a statement about the bride, her personality, and her sense of self.
You should also checkout Armenian wedding directory to find the best wedding gown designers. There are so many beautiful choices that you don’t want to miss.

Which Men’s Shoes Are Ideal for Weddings?

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Choosing wedding shoes shouldn’t be an effort. Regardless of where you are, you want to look good, be respectable, have fun and be comfortable at the same time.

A large selection of modern men’s shoes are available for weddings. You can choose from a variety of contemporary and traditional designs to find men’s wedding shoes that will make the perfect accompaniment to the rest of your wedding attire. If you’re going to have a black tie wedding, the best option is to wear a tuxedo and the most stylish black dress shoes you can find. Just make sure that you polish your shoes before the wedding.

Choosing shoes should be easy depending on where the wedding will be. When having a beach wedding, dress shoes will not be a wise choice as you will be standing on hot sand and most probably walk in the water. Wearing flip-flops will be better or a beach sandal would be ideal for walking on the beach. Tasselled loafers would be a great choice for a casual wedding or for a wedding on a resort or farm.

When choosing men’s shoes:

  • Try to pick a shoe that matches or is darker than your pants.
  • Although it is a safe bet, socks do not need to match your shoes. Instead, think of your socks as you would a tie – an item that can bring the whole outfit together.
  • If you’re going to wear a belt, try to match your shoes to it, unless of course, your belt is multi-coloured or striped.

With dress pants, try to wear the same type of shoe that you might wear with a suit. Shinier materials usually indicate a formal men’s shoe, as do less bulky heels and soles.

You can colour match your men’s shoes to your clothing.

  • Black shoes work well with navy, grey or black pants.
  • Brown shoes are best suited to tan, brown, beige, green or other darker earth tones.
  • Burgundy shoes work well with khaki, lighter browns, blue and grey.
  • Tan shoes look great with lighter earth tones, blue, beige, lighter tan or white.
  • White shoes are ideal for the beach or an all-white themed wedding.
  • Sneakers are ideal for a Vegas themed wedding, thereby making a statement in style. It is also comfortable, wild, crazy and funky.

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