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Your Wedding: 3 Styles For Each Season

As we mentioned before, the time of year your wedding falls in is quite a big thing to consider when you’re picking your dress. It really wouldn’t do, for example, to be shivering in a breezy, knee-length affair in the middle of winter… sweating unattractively through your make-up in summer.

It seems to us that the question of “wedding date and wedding dress – which comes first?” is something of a chick and egg argument. Regardless of whether or not you’ve picked your wedding date yet, or whether or not you’ve already got a style of dress in mind, taking a look at what styles best suit each season can’t hurt, right?

Spring

Think flowers! The spring season has traditionally always been considered a romantic time for weddings – it’s the season for new beginnings, and what is more romantic than beginning a new life together surrounded by budding flowers?

We believe that spring is one of the more dreamy seasons, so take a look at fuller skirted gowns. As the weather warms, you’ll also be able to handle sleeveless dresses. Patterned lace and soft ruffles made from lighter fabrics such as chiffon and organza will be a good touch.

Summer

This is the perfect season for outdoors weddings – think beach, garden, or backyard weddings! There’ll be lots of green, lots of bright colors, and sunlight to reflect your joy and happiness during this momentous occasion.

Since it’s going to be warm, we would recommend shorter dresses, light fabrics, and maybe little cheeky touches here and there. You should go for something soft and breezy, and be careful to avoid decorations that may appear too “heavy” for the season such as overly ornate ruffles.

Autumn

Another great season for outdoor weddings. It’s festive, but still manages to have a somewhat “mellow” feel. Usually favorite for those who are looking for warm and intimate weddings, as autumn the season for getting together with family and close friends.

Cream or off-white dresses will really match with the colors of the season. This season is quite flexible – both long or short wedding dresses are ideal. However, fall weather is a little tricky, and liable to change at any minute, so perhaps you should look for dresses that match well with a wrap.

Winter

This season is magical! Just imagine all the snow, the sparkle, the perfect whiteness… It’s definitely one of the dreamy seasons, and absolutely perfect for indoor weddings.

We recommend taking a look at gowns with dramatic sweeps and maybe even a long train. Lace and shimmering beading or decorations would really work well – think of a winter ball! If you’re looking to wear a long-sleeved wedding gown, then this is also the season for you.

To see some tips on picking dress styles based on your personality (and more wedding eyecandy), head over to this blog post.

Your Wedding: Finding A Dress That Suits Your Personality

Let your personality shine through on your big day! Continuing from Your Wedding: A Starting Point, we’ve compiled a list of personality types to help you with ideas for your future wedding dress.

Trendy

The trendy bride has an intuitive fashion sense that allows them to sense trends almost even before they start, impressing those around them with their strong sense for style and flair.

We Recommend: Trumpet/Mermaid cut wedding dresses, though you may also find yourself drawn towards asymmetrical or ball gown styles.

Styles to take a look at:

Satin Sheath/Column Floor Length Satin Trumpet/Mermaid One Shoulder Chapel Train Trumpet/Mermaid One Shoulder  Chapel Train with Floral Decor

Elegant

The elegant bride has style and taste, but prefers to make her statement subtly, without as much glitter and flash as the trendy bride. They tend to exude a sense of calm and grace that can be sensed by those around them.

We Recommend: Sheath/Column style dresses are a great choice. You’ll also love wedding dresses with an empire waistline for their simple lines.

Styles to take a look at:

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Traditional

The traditional bride is generally slightly more modest and conservative than their other bride counterparts, less impulsive, and much more likely to take their time considering their options before finally making a decision.

We Recommend: A-Line wedding dresses with their classic cut will definitely appeal to you. We suggest taking a look at styles that rely on more subtle decorations (such as beading) to attract the eye.

Styles to take a look at:

Fun Loving

The fun loving bride is lively, impulsive, and maybe a little bit flirty. They enjoy a good joke, love to laugh, and try to live their life to the fullest.

We Recommend: Short, knee-length dresses best reflect your easygoing nature, as well as providing you with the ability to move about freely.

Styles to take a look at:

Independent

The independent bride is generally more rebellious, sticking out in a crowd not because they do so on purpose, but simply because they are rarely bothered by others’ opinions and believe strongly in their own opinions and feelings.

We Recommend: Something a little less conventional. You’ll probably enjoy the use of color to express your individuality. We also suggest that you take a peek at some asymmetrical or knee-length wedding dresses.

Styles to take a look at:

Dreamy

The dreamy bride usually has their head in the clouds, and is likely to be an idealist. Fairytales and stores of knights in shining armor are their lifeblood, and they’d often see the world through rose tinted glasses.

We Recommend: Ball gown wedding dresses are perfect for you. The style, frequently seen in fairytales, reflects the way you feel about the wedding – it’s going to be one dreamy, perfect event.

Styles to take a look at:

Your Wedding: The Starting Point – 5 Things To Consider When Picking Your Dress

Getting married should always be an exciting adventure, but many brides-to-be often find themselves faced with a myriad of uncertainties and questions once the glow of their upcoming marriage has receded a little and reality has come crashing back in. There are a multitude of decisions to make, a thousand details to oversee, and the prospect of marriage begins to look a little overwhelming.

“Now what?”

Finding a good starting point is important. Planning a wedding is very similar to planning any other large event – find the main theme, and work outwards. For weddings, you should begin your planning process by directing your thoughts towards your ideal wedding dress. Once you’ve found your dress, or at the very least, have a good idea of what you want for your dress, everything else should start falling into place.

Are You Ready For Your Wedding?

Deciding On Your Wedding Dress

Considering how central your wedding dress will be to the rest of your wedding plans, picking the right one for you is extremely important. There are a few things think about when you start looking for your dress:

1) What are your personal tastes?
Your personal dress style will affect the style of your wedding dress a lot. If you are a naturally flashy type of gal, your wedding gown will likely reflect that. On the other hand, if you have a more down-to-earth personality, you might find yourself drawn towards simpler wedding dresses. Be true to yourself and your own tastes when picking your dress to make sure you end up with the perfect match!

2) When is your wedding?
The time of year plays an important role in choosing the type of wedding you will have. For example, depending on where you are in the world, winter weddings are more likely to be indoors, while summer is a great season for outdoor weddings. You will also want to take into account the weather during the season of your wedding. Getting a long-sleeved, heavy wedding dress for summer wedding in a tropical country could well make your wedding one of the most uncomfortable days of your life.

3) What type of wedding do you have in mind?
Outdoors? Indoors? In a church? Something less traditional? You must have some vague ideas of where your wedding should be, even if they are not yet crystal clear in your head. Your wedding dress should suit the type of mood you have in mind for your wedding. An elaborate ball gown could work beautifully with a formal wedding, but be overly ornate for a casual outdoor wedding.

4) What is your budget?
Most brides to be often have a limit to their wedding budget. While we may all wish to have a bottomless spending account from which to plan our weddings, this is unfortunately not always the case. Taking your budget into consideration when looking for your wedding dress may save you a bit of heartbreak later. Look for dresses within (or just a little bit above) your budget, but don’t give up on your ideal wedding dress. Nowadays, there are plenty of websites that offer copycat dresses of celebrity or designer styles.

5) What are the styles of the season?
We’ve placed this particular consideration last, as it’s likely to be the most unimportant of all. Your wedding dress should be unique to you, and following the “Styles of the Season” may not be the best way to find the dress that is really clicks. But having said that, take a look through the season’s styles – it’s a great place to start, and who knows, your dress might be there!

While we’re not saying that finding the right dress is the ultimate solution to fixing all your wedding planning problems, it will definitely help you get started in the right direction. So, ladies, what sort of dress do you have in mind?

Christmas Shopping Tips (Part 4): Four Suggestions For Lovers

Who doesn’t need free suggestions? Not me -what about you?

In the middle of the busiest but also one of the happiest period of the year – the holiday season, I thought it might be the right time to talk about… love. I’m not some kind of  love doctor though, I just wanted to get your attention. Springwill be here before you know it, so why not get in early.

Four Suggestions For Lovers:

4 Suggestions for a Lovers

1) Wedding Dresses from our 2009 Fall Collectionunder US$190! Genuine model created by our designers.

2) Heart-shaped Digital Picture Frame: Keep all your best shared memories in your “heart”.

3) Silver Rings, pearls, bracelets etc… all waiting for you in our Jewelry category

4) An absolutely necessary Wedding accessory: White Veil – under US$15!

I hope these suggestions give you some ideas.

– Gael

Lightinthebox.com’s Social Media Channels

That’s right, Lightinthebox try to bring you new way to get information and deals through the new media. If you are reading this post, you probably already half convinced that we are going more and more social. Read this to be sure you have the big picture:

Blog: Trend, tech or fashion? Funny, useful or entertaining? Lightinthebox editors give you an alternate view of our products lines related to current trends, deliver tips and insight of the company.
Facebook: Our dynamic and growing online community (more than 300 Friends) welcome you.
Lightinthebox Facebook Fan Page: The Facebook friendly visual interface gives you the possibility to browse among our brief photo catalogue, and watch video. Become a fan to stay tuned! Get real time news from our new Arrivals & Deals and quickly share the best of it with your own community on Facebook, in a glance.
Friend Gael Inthebox: You have a question about our products or services, you want to share news or submit your own idea to improve something, Friend Gael Inthebox and drop him a line.
Tips: don’t forget to click on “Live Feeds > Pages” to read the last news from our Fan Page.
Twitter: The 140 characters micro-blogging service offer the perfect format to bring you short news from what’s going on on Lightinthebox.com. We have 3 accounts deserving 3 different purpose:
Follow @lightinthebox: the main stream! Follow him to get news about us (latest blog entry, corporate news, next promotion campaign, etc.)
Youtube: a video worth sometime a 1000 words description. So we stop the blah and we offer you videos of new products and some exclusive corporate insight (btw: have you seen our last Fall collection of Wedding Dresses on video – No? Watch it here!).
Subscribe to our Lightinthebox Youtube account and receive notifications of our latest video.
BlogTrend, tech or fashion? Funny, useful or entertaining? Lightinthebox editors give you an alternate view of our products lines related to current trends, deliver tips and insight of the company.FacebookOur dynamic and growing online community (more than 300 Friends) welcome you.Lightinthebox Facebook Fan Page: The Facebook friendly visual interface gives you the possibility to browse among our brief photo catalogue, and watch video. Become a fan to stay tuned! Get real time news from our new Arrivals & Deals and quickly share the best of it with your own community on Facebook, in a glance.Gael Inthebox: You have a question about our products or services, you want to share news or submit your own idea to improve something, Friend Gael Inthebox and drop him a line.Tips: don’t forget to click on “Live Feeds > Pages” to read the last news from our Fan Page.TwitterThe 140 characters micro-blogging service offer the perfect format to bring you short news from what’s going on on Lightinthebox.com. We have 3 accounts deserving 3 different purpose:@lightinthebox: the main stream! Follow him to get news about us (latest blog entry, corporate news, next promotion campaign, etc.)@LITB_Deals: interested mainly by hot deals? With more than 50.000 products displayed on our website, daily tweets about current deals can be the best way to save you time. Daily Deals and shopping ideas suggestions for everyone.@LITB_Sales: the news feed for professional. Free Shipping, Wholersale Deals, Packaged Offers Clearance and more. Retailers, eBay Sellers, Wholesalers this is definitely the account you need to follow!Youtube: a video worth sometime a 1000 words description. So we stop the blah and we offer you video of new products and corporate insight (btw: have you see our last Fall collection of wedding dresses on video… no? Watch it here)
Subscribe to our Lightinthebox Youtube account and receive notification of our latest video.

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The above picture is Lightinthebox’s first “social coupon”, a special kind of coupon prepared for our followers on the social channels — LITBblog, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. All the “social coupons” will expire in only one week. If you want to get updated, just follow us.

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Lightinthebox.com is going social with new ways to get News and Deals through our new media outlets. Read on to be sure you get the big picture:

LITBblog: What you’re reading now is a post on LITBblog. Lightinthebox.com editors give you an alternate view of our products lines related to current trends, delivery tips and insight into our company.

Lightinthebox's official blog

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Facebook: Our dynamic and growing online community (more than 300 Friends) welcomes you.

  • Lightinthebox Facebook Fan Page: The Facebook friendly visual interface gives you the possibility to browse among our brief photo catalogue, and watch video. Become a fan to stay plugged in! Get real time news from our new Arrivals & Deals and quickly share the best of it with your own community on Facebook.

Lightinthebox's Fan Page on Facebook

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Twitter: The 140 characters micro-blogging service offers the perfect format to bring you short news about what’s going on, on Lightinthebox.com.

  • Follow @lightinthebox:  Follow to get news about us (latest blog entries, corporate news, new promotion campaigns, etc.)

Lightinthebox Twitter account

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Youtube: They say a picture is worth a thousand words so how much is a video worth? We get rid of the ambient noise and offer you videos of new products and exclusive corporate insight (btw: have you seen video of our Wedding Dresses from last Fall collection  - No? Watch it here!).

  • Subscribe to our Lightinthebox Youtube channel and receive notifications for our latest video.

Lightinthebox's Youtube account

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See you soon on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube…

– Gael

Christmas Shopping Tip (Part 1): 4 suggestions for a Geek

Who doesn’t need free suggestions? Not me -what about you?

You know something crazy? The number of products we are offering on Lightinthebox.com: more than 50,000 products in total! I wonder everyday how you guys get through this maze and buy what you were looking for.

If you were looking for dresses and you’ve landed on our website for that, you have probably found your way around. But if you need – right now – to find a  gadget for your geeky brother, that’s another story, right? That’s why I came up with this short series of articles to give you some suggestions for all the different types of people we have to buy for.

4 Suggestions for a Geek:

Gifts for Geek

Gifts for Geek

First thing’s first, visual presentation. Take a look at our selection: a pot pourri* of our Best Sales and New Arrivals.

1) The USB Mini Fridge – stay cool in every situation.

Plug it into your USB port and keep your next drink cool – only $15! (also available in black)

2) Console Games Accessories – you got games.
Xbox, Playstation, PSP… we love them all! Tons of accessories to enhance your gaming experience.

3) New USB Optical Mousehasta la vista wrist problem
To experience a totally new way of browsing on your computer – under $8!

4) The i68+ – no need to spend hundreds of bucks.
Cool designed quad-band Cellphone (unlocked worldwide) with Wifi, Java and more – under $90! Yes, not the same features as some famous branded phones but definitely a good bargain for what you get.

Hope these tips will give you a brief insight into our Computers, Gadgets and Cellphones categories. Feel free to post a comment if you need help, our in-house geeks will be happy to help you out!

Next Shopping Tip? 4 suggestions for a Fashion Girl. Guys pay attention!

– *Pardon my French. Gael.