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Wedding Wednesday: Lovely Reception Dresses

We’ve all heard horror stories about a bride who ripped her bodice, spilled red wine all over herself or sweated so much she stained her gown—and we don’t want to be that bride! But if you’re the kind of girl who’s had her heart set on an extravagant wedding dress since childhood, chances are you probably never considered just how restrictive and uncomfortable it can be to wear a gown all day long! So in this week’s post, you’ll see some lovely dresses that are comfy gown alternatives for your reception!

A growing trend among modern brides is to ditch the big gown after the ceremony & photos and change into an outfit that’s much more manageable. A quick wardrobe change can make a world of difference to a bride who wants to dance all night and doesn’t want to worry about ruining her wedding gown or being uncomfortable. And there are so many styles to choose from—anywhere from sexy and sweet to flirty and funky. In short, having a reception dress is practical, comfortable and fun!

Check out our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection to see more fabulous reception dresses!

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Wedding Wednesday: Find Your Style

It’s hump day and we all know what that means…another Wedding Wednesday installment! If you’re still trying to figure out what kind of wedding style you’re going for, look no further. This week’s post will feature some fabulous wedding gowns for the bride who might be tight on cash but has plenty of style!

Whether you’re looking for a gown with a glamorous feel, vintage style, or a flirty twist our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection has them!


If you’re going glam, don’t be shy! Glam brides love wearing voluminous ball gowns, lots of tulle and sparkly embellishments—anything to make you stand out on your big day!


A vintage bride should look for simple gowns with clean lines—you won’t find any ball gowns here! Try a sheath or trumpet silhouette that has delicate lace or embroidery.


If you’re looking for a flirty gown, then there’s no doubt you have a creative side to you! Show your creativity by choosing a gown with funky detailing, full ruffles or a short, flirty skirt.

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: 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)


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


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


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)


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