Category Archives: Wedding

Wedding Wednesday: Be Our Guest! Pt. 1

No matter how many weddings you’ve attended, there’s no doubt that it feels great to be involved in someone’s special day! And there’s no doubt that whenever you get that invitation in the mail that your mind starts racing—who will be my date, what gift should I give the couple, what am I going to wear?? If you’re still searching for that perfect outfit for this summer’s beach or church weddings, then this week’s post is just for you!

As always, check out our LightInTheBox Weddings & Events Collection for my fashionable options!

Church

If you’re attending a church wedding this summer you’ll want a more structured look; cocktail dresses are perfect for this occasion! You can try a bit more of a glam look, with sequins or metallic detail, but remember to dress appropriately for church. And be sure to avoid wearing white, black or anything too bright—you wouldn’t want to upstage the bride!

Beach

Most beach weddings are a little more informal, so maxi dresses or casual cocktail dresses are both great choices for this occasion. Floral detail, flowing chiffon or a unique print are all great choices—just make sure to keep it simple! And choose a fabric that will be comfortable in the heat!

Wedding Wednesday: New Arrivals—Bridesmaid Edition!

Happy Wednesday ladies! After a few weeks of system problems, we’re back in action on the blogosphere and we couldn’t be happier about it. In celebration, we’ll be showing you the latest dresses in the hottest colors for…drum roll please…your bridesmaids! So if you’re still having trouble deciding on the perfect color and style for your bridesmaids’ dresses, then look no further!

With spring here full force and summer being just around the corner, it’s time to amp up your wedding color! Lots of brides are choosing bright, vibrant colors for their BMs to wear. And there are so many fun colors to choose from–electric blue, fire engine red, deep grape, flirty fuchsia, sweet daffodil…the list could go on.

Don’t feel like you have to choose such a vivid color though; pastel hues are climbing in popularity too! A great way to make your girlfriends stand out in such a subtle tone is to choose an unexpected color for their dresses. Mocha, mint, lavender or even champagne & ivory (this color is all the rage these days) are all perfect choices.

From sweet to sexy and every color in between our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection has it all!

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Wedding Wednesday: Put On Your Dancing Shoes!

Happy Wednesday, ladies! If you’re like me then you are in serious need of a midweek pick-me-up, and I’ve got the perfect thing to help…wedding shoes! No woman can turn down a good pair of pumps or an excuse to put on her dancing shoes! In this week’s post you’ll see lots of amazing shoe options for your big day!

Spring 2012 is in full swing and summer is right around the corner, so let your feet breathe! Peep toe pumps and strappy sandals are perfect for this hot weather and LightInTheBox.com has a ton to choose from! We’ve got all the hot colors too—anywhere from traditional white and ivory, to classic gold or silver or even funky hues like green or purple! And if you’re still looking for that perfect “something blue”, why not try blue shoes? That’s a huge trend right now and modern brides are really taking it to the next level!

A few of our favorite bridal shoe trends are really making a comeback this year— floral detail, bows and rhinestones are all the rage for summertime! If your bridal shoes have a hint of color or a flash of sparkle, you are definitely on trend!

Our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection has such a wide variety of styles to choose from, you can’t really go wrong!

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Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Gown Tips Pt. 3

Welcome to the final installation of our Wedding Gown Tips report! Over the past few weeks you’ve seen lots of different wedding gown options for all different body types, and this week is no different! Here you’ll see some fab gowns for tall, petite and full figured ladies.

There are a lot of factors you should consider when shopping for that perfect wedding gown. Price, current bridal trends, your personal style and the season of your wedding are all things you should be thinking about! But one of the most important factors to consider is your body type. Picking a dress that flatters your unique silhouette is the best way to guarantee that you will look amazing on your wedding day.

If your specific body type isn’t featured in this week’s post, check out our Wedding Gown Tips Part 1 and Part 2 for more options. And, as always, our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection has more gowns than even we know what to do with!

Full Figured

If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Just avoid anything too clingy or too loose, they can both add pounds! These style dresses will show off your womanly curves and be flattering at the same time:

V-necks, scoop necks, sweetheart necklines, ball gowns, empire with a high waist (just under your bust line)

Tall

You should find a gown that accentuates your statuesque height! Make sure you pick a dress with a defined waist. Go for dresses with the following characteristics:

Deep v-necks, halter tops, open back, sheath silhouettes, mermaid/trumpet gowns, ball gowns

Petite

Smaller brides should stick with simple gowns; too much embellishments or appliqués will overwhelm your look. You should also go for a style that creates length. Try these styles to look your best:

Sweetheart necklines, halter tops, empire waists, a-line gowns, soft sheath/column (think Grecian goddess!)

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Gown Tips Pt.2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Wedding Gown Tips! It’s every future bride’s dream to wow her husband-to-be as she walks down the aisle towards him. But not every bride knows exactly what she should be looking for in a gown. In this week’s post, you’ll see some great wedding gowns that are sure to make jaws drop!

To ensure that you not only feel, but look amazing on your big day, you need to keep in mind what body shape you have and choose a dress that flatters your silhouette. Here you’ll see dresses for apple-shaped, hourglass or straight body types that will ensure you look incredible on your big day!

Regardless of body type, each woman has her own style. So if these gowns aren’t quite what you’re looking for, shop around in our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection to see more fantastic options!

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Apple Shaped

If you’re apple-shaped, go for a dress that draws the eye upward toward the bodice or neckline. Be sure to avoid ball gowns or sheath silhouettes! Try these styles:

Asymmetric necklines, deep v-neck, scoop neck, a-line or empire waists

Hourglass

Similar to pear-shaped bodies, you should accentuate the smallest point on your waist. Be sure to show off your curves, but stay away from fabrics that are too clingy or tight! These will look fab on you:

Off-the-shoulder, a-line, mermaid/trumpet, sweetheart necklines or dropped waist (to elongate the torso)

Straight/Rectangle

If you have a straight body type (athletic builds or broad shoulders), you’ll want to choose a dress that will lengthen your torso & disguise your shoulders. These styles will flatter you:

Bateau necklines, spaghetti straps, sheath/column, ball gown, mermaid/trumpet, a-lines, empire waists

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Gown Tips Pt. 1

We all know how stressful the hunt for the perfect wedding gown can be…but it should also be fun. Trying on dress after dress and not finding “the one” would be frustrating for anyone, so make sure you go into your dress shopping trip knowing what to look for! Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring pointers on how to find the right gown for your body type.

This week we will highlight three very different body types, for ladies with a large bust, small bust or pear shaped bodies. You’ll see gown styles that you should embrace and things you should avoid!

Obviously, the most important feature your wedding gown should have is the ability to make you feel like the most beautiful bride in the world when you walk down the aisle to marry the man of your dreams! And looking great and feeling great usually go hand-in-hand!

If your specific body type isn’t listed here, don’t worry! Check back in the next few weeks for more. And, as always, take a look at our LightInTheBox Weddings & Events section for other options!

Large Bust

If you have a large chest, you should pick a dress that has one or more of the following features:

Scoop neck, full coverage v-neck (not too low-cut!), halter neckline, off-the-shoulder neckline, or a strapless gown with boning in the bodice (for support).

Small Bust

If you’re a bit smaller on top, no worries! Go for one of these styles:

Strapless with ruched bodice (to add volume), halter neckline, bateau neckline, one shoulder dresses or empire silhouette dresses.

Pear Shaped

You’ll want to turn the focus away from your hips and onto the narrowest part of your midsection or more towards your neckline. Avoid sheath silhouettes, trumpet/mermaid gowns and fabric that is too clingy or too flowing. Choose from one of the following:

Strapless dresses, v-neck, scoop neck, spaghetti straps, off-the-shoulder dresses, a-line gowns or ball gowns.

Wedding Wednesday: Sassy Simplicity

A wedding and the reception that follows is a celebration—it should be fun and enjoyable for everyone! But wanting to have the most fun wedding around can sometimes break the bank! Not every bride wants to have an over-the-top wedding that is outside of her budget…and that’s where we come in. This week’s post will highlight some amazing picks that are perfectly sassy and simple (and great prices too!).

Wearing a simple wedding gown does not mean that your gown has to be plain! You can still wear your favorite dress style and you can still have embellishments—in fact, both of these options are perfect for a sassy look! The key here is to make sure that everything is well balanced and not too elaborate. Remember, less is more! The same rules apply to bridesmaids as well. If you’re having them wear a fun, vivid color then keep the dress style more modest. But if they’ll be wearing a neutral color then feel free to pick a funky dress for them!

Each dress featured here has that perfect balance of sassy and simple! Take a look around our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection for more options.

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Short

Kick up the sass level at your simple wedding by wearing a short dress! Adding a belt or crystal detailing can make it unique and the length allows you to show off a killer pair of heels!

Long

Stick with one fabric and minimal embellishments and your simple, floor length gown is a go! Adding ruffles or beading can really take it to the next level.

Bridesmaid

Who said bright dresses couldn’t be simple?? Take a minimal design and sass it up by choosing interesting fabrics or vivid colors!

Wedding Wednesday: Spring Color Inspiration


As we all know, spring is a time of renewal. Flowers are blooming, trees begin to sprout leaves and new life is all around. One of the biggest changes a person can go through is getting married, so why not mimic the changing season in your wedding ensemble! In this week’s post you’ll see some fresh spring colors that will look great on your big day!

With new seasons come new colors, and springtime boasts some of the most beautiful colors of all! So why not find some wedding inspiration from the colors outside your window? One of the hottest wedding color trends right now is mint, red and blush. Brides have been using these colors everywhere—bridesmaids dresses, flower bouquets, shoes, and even desserts!

Take a look at our favorite mint, red and blush bridesmaid dresses that might inspire your own spring wedding! You can find more in our LightInTheBox Weddings & Events section.

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Wedding Wednesday: Celebrity Inspired Dresses


If there’s one thing we can all agree on about the Academy Awards from last weekend, it’s that this year’s red carpet fashions are simply stunning. Hollywood’s A-listers really know how to wow the at-home audience and the red carpet styles we saw were dramatic, striking and dazzling. This week’s post is dedicated to some of our hottest evening gowns that are inspired by celebrity style!

Red carpet gowns are usually daring and always chic, and the looks we saw on the red carpet at the 2012 Oscars didn’t disappoint—they were universally gorgeous! While certain silhouettes, colors or styles might look better on the fit and toned body of a celebrity, there’s no denying that each gown was beautiful and charming in its own way. And we got the special treat of seeing the hottest fashion trends in one place—vivid colors, long trains, plunging necklines and sequins!

Here are some of my absolute favorites from our Celebrity Dresses section, which one made the top of your list?

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Wedding Wednesday: A Pop of Color

One of the fastest growing trends in the bridal community is quite a colorful one! Brides have found themselves bored with the usual white or ivory colored wedding gowns and are seeking more youthful looks for themselves. This week’s post will show off some great choices for the bride who wants to add a pop of color to her life!

If you’re not comfortable with an entire gown in a non-traditional hue, there are several other ways you can add some color to your wedding day ensemble! The next step down would be to rock a dress with colored inserts or embroidery, but you could also opt for a colored sash or embellishments. But even if you choose to wear a simple dress, you can still spice up your outfit with colorful accessories! The possibilities are endless—you could choose funky-hued shoes, a bright handbag or vibrant jewelry. You could even try multicolored fingernails!

Here you’ll find some of my favorite colorful choices, but you can check out our LightInTheBox Weddings & Events collection for more inspiration!

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