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Bridesmaid Dresses-Spring Edition

Spring is here, and with it come blooming flowers, floral prints, and beautiful color schemes to complement the season weddings! Picking the theme of your wedding along with the colors, might be one of the hardest decisions you will have to make during the planning process. But once those are picked, the fun and memorable steps come about- wedding dress and bridesmaid dress shopping! Follow along to learn about some of this year’s most popular bridesmaid dresses for the spring.

Floral Prints

Spring is a blooming season, where you’ll see some of the most beautiful and vibrant flowers blossom. Let your creativity flourish when it comes to picking your bridesmaids dresses. There is no rule in the wedding book stating that solid colored dresses are the only style allowed. Be bold and consider floral prints. They are a fresh alternative to the more common styles, and would match perfectly with a rustic themed wedding.

Flutter Sleeves

Flutter Sleeves bring softness and elegance to a dress complementing a spring wedding beautifully. This style looks great on a satin dress with pastel colors. The spring time is most known through light pastel tones, flowy textiles, and florals, making a flutter sleeve dress a great touch to your florescent wedding.

Soft Colors

Soft colors in the spring are a popular choice for bridesmaid dresses. From a pastel pink to a light green or dark mauve color, the options are endless! The choices are many, and any one that you choose will sure brighten up your bridal party.

Wedding planning is a wonderful part of your big day, along with dress shopping. From bold floral prints to elegant flutter-sleeved dresses and a myriad of spring colors, your bridal party and wedding will flourish during the spring. For beautiful spring styles look no further than All About the Gown by Judy, Inc. we carry gorgeous bridesmaids dresses at affordable prices.

Dress to Impress: Pageant Edition

The world of pageantry has been making its mark around the world for over a hundred years. In its peak, the Miss America contest had over eight and a half million viewers tuning in to watch the pageantry unfold. As the years have passed, the level of competition in pageants has grown substantially and the popular dress styles worn by contestants have undoubtedly evolved a considerable amount. In this blog we will explore recent popular pageant dress colors, styles, and more!

Dress Color

If you are shopping for a pageant dress, chances are you’ve wondered which color dress will help you stand out and best help you win. While many people believe that the dress color will have no impact on the results, a few small studies may suggest otherwise. When comparing the dresses worn by crowned winners in top pageants around the world, a pattern in dress colors can be observed. By a landslide, the dress color most worn by pageant winners is white. Trailing behind white dresses are blue and yellow ones, with multicolored dresses coming in a solid last place. While the color of your pageant dress should not be your one and only priority when shopping for your dress, it is worth taking into account.

Dress Style

When the first Miss America contests were held in the early twenty’s, all of the evening looks were adorned with some type of elaborate headwear such as feathered hats and beaded turbans. The styles of formal wear worn in these contests have greatly evolved over the century, and the dress styles paraded on stage today could not be more different. In recent years, winning gowns have been less form-fitting than they have been in previous years, with extravagant trains being a popular dress style. When it comes to winning pageant dresses, trendy styles are a great choice for contestants looking to stand out and inspire the future of the competition. At the end of the day it’s most important that you feel confident and comfortable in whatever dress you choose.

Body Type

There is a perfect dress out there to help flatter every body type. Body types that are more slender can be beautifully displayed in bright colored form fitting dresses. Satin, lace, and velvet are great materials for any body type, but are especially beneficial for helping to concealing any flaws. Darker tones will work to make you appear slimmer, and contestants who would like to appear taller should stick to a solid color dress or one that’s off the shoulder.

Your dress should complement your dazzling features just as they are. Any embellishments or eye catching details on your dress should work to help bring attention to your face and your best areas. Stay away from distracting patterns and decorations near areas you tend to have problems or insecurities with.

Conclusion

When you envision your dream pageant dress, the words elegance, class, and beauty should come to mind. It’s important to never lose sight of the fact that you should always be the star of the show, not your gown. The gown you ultimately choose should help you shine with your own glow. At All About the Gown by Judy, Inc. we understand that you want a dress that will accentuate your beauty, help you steal the hearts of the judges, and make you feel like a million bucks. Visit our shop for help finding the perfect pageant dress for your upcoming contest! 

The Perfect Suit or Tux: Finding the Best Fit for You

When it comes to wedding day attire, it seems that men are left in the dark when it comes to their outfit. The blushing bride gets all the tips and tricks for a beautiful fitting gown, but what about her husband-to-be? The groom needs to look just as put-together as the bride, which is why a properly fitted suit or tuxedo is important. Below are a few basic suggestions on how suit pants and jackets should fit your body.

The Pants

A properly fitted pair of pants will make you look sharp, slim, and tailored. If your pant legs bunch up around the ankle and over your shoes, a much needed fitting is in order. Make sure the cuff of the pants sits on top of your shoes in the front. The back of the cuff can hang just a little bit longer than the front, but make sure it is not dragging on the ground or covering the entire back side of the shoe. It is important to wear pants that are made for your height. Items directly off the rack may not be the right length for your needs. It is also recommended to take note of your backside when you have the pants on. Make sure they lightly graze and hug your behind, but aren’t too tight or too baggy.

The Jacket

It’s all about creating the perfect balance when it comes to the jacket. If you are under 5’9”, your jacket should end mid-crotch. If you are taller than this, it can vary from the mid to lower crotch area. During your fitting, an alterations specialist will be able to determine the perfect length for your body type. The shoulder seams should come to an end where your shoulders end for a smooth finish. When it comes to your sleeve length, a modern rule of thumb is to make sure it is about a quarter of the way above your hand when you bend your wrist upwards. When you have the top button closed, it should fit comfortably around your mid-section without being too tight or too loose. If the jacket seems to form an ‘X’ shape when closed, that means it is pulling more on the bottom and it is too tight of a fit.

Conclusion

Hopefully these few simple tips will help you find the best fitting tuxedo or suit for any special occasion. If you are still looking for a great outfit, the experts at All About The Gown By Judy, Inc. has wide selection of tuxedos to help you look sharp on your wedding day!

What Happens During a VIP Bridal Appointment?

All-inclusive bridal packages can be a real treat for you and your bridal crew, with exclusive shopping opportunities and lots of champagne to go around. You can make your time shopping for a wedding dress a memorable experience, especially if you decide to bring your family and friends along for the occasion. If you’re interested in what a VIP bridal package offers, keep reading to find out more!

Private Shopping

Shopping with other brides is normal, since bridal stores are only open during certain business hours. However, with the VIP package, the store will be opened exclusively for you to shop. The benefits of having an empty bridal shop is less distractions and more opportunities to focus on what you want. Your private consultant will also be there to accompany you and answer any questions.

Personal Stylist

With a personal stylist by your side, you can let them know what styles and shapes you’re interested in. From mermaid and ball gown dresses to elegant trumpet and tea length gowns, they’ll be able to help you narrow down your choices. They can also cater to the needs of your guests, allowing for a comfortable and enjoyable time while you shop.

Champagne and Snacks

One of the bonuses of planning a VIP appointment is the champagne and treats included in the package. Sip from a luxurious champagne glass with your bridesmaids as you explore the store to find the perfect dress. You can also ask the store if they provide snacks too, since your party might get hungry from the extensive shopping activities.

Discounts

Discounts may be applicable only during your appointment time, which could mean a reduced price on your dress or other accessories. Be sure to call the store before your appointment to see if there are any deals or promotions included in the VIP package. Your personal stylist will also let you know if there’s any discounts on dresses in your price range.

Conclusion

If you are a bride looking to create a magical experience for yourself and your entourage, we can help you plan this amazing experience at All About the Gown by Judy, Inc. For more information on our VIP appointments, visit our website today!

Old Wedding Traditions That Are Making A Comeback

There are a lot of traditions to keep track of when it comes to a wedding. What is even more surprising to realize is that there are many amazing traditions and cute gestures that have been around for hundreds of years that aren’t even used as much anymore. Keep reading if you want to learn about some incredible and sweet customs that are definitely making a comeback!

Tying the Knot

When it comes to common wedding jargon, most of us have probably heard the phrase “tying the knot” at some point, but what a lot of people don’t know, is that it comes from an actual tradition that was extremely important back in the day. Originating in Ireland and Scotland hundreds of years ago, the tradition calls for the officiant of a wedding to tie the couple’s hands together with a piece of colorful ribbon or string that symbolizes the eternal bond of their marriage. We’re not sure about you, but that is one of the more adorable pieces of symbolism we have ever seen.

Wedding Bells

Another sweet saying that refers to the big day is somebody hearing “wedding bells”, which sure enough, has a long and literal history of its own. Bells ringing at the end of a ceremony symbolized the rejection of any negativity from a new marriage and blessed them with a long, fruitful union. Oftentimes it was less of the wedding bells and more of a small hand-held bell that was rung at the end of the ceremony, which was then gifted to the newlyweds. If there was ever any tension between the new husband and wife, one of them would ring the bell to serve as a reminder of their commitment and caring for each other.

Decorating the Car

This is probably the most common of the old traditions in terms of how much it is still used today. Decorating the car of the newlyweds is a relatively simple gesture, but is still fun to explain nonetheless. Starting in Germany many years ago, ribbon and bright bows would be fastened to the proclaimed “getaway car” for the new couple, which was the way guests could follow them to the reception and make sure they didn’t sneak away to the honeymoon. The wedding guests would honk their horn all the way from the wedding to the reception to get the festive mood of the party going before they even got there, making it the loudest and most adorable sentiment ever.

Money Dances

The money dance is a relatively straight forward tradition, because it is exactly what the name implies. Varying from country to country in terms of the exact way it is carried out, the purpose of the dance is to wish the bride and groom good luck with a small gift of cash in exchange for a dance. Any guest that wants to dance with the couple will walk up and put their offering in a silk bag or even pin it to the bride or grooms clothes! After the dance is over, the newlyweds frequently have quite the impressive sum of money to start off their new union the right way!

Conclusion

Not sure about you, but seeing all of these adorable wedding traditions and their true meaning makes us over at All About the Gown by Judy want to just melt! If you are getting ready for your big day and looking for that all-important wedding dress, trust that you are in safe hands with us because your happiness is our number one priority.

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