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7 Reasons Your Dress *Might* Need a Sash

When you’ve finally found The Dress, you might be ready to pick out your veil (or alternative), shoes, or even a dress sash. But does your dress even need a sash? Generally, a dress is perfect as is — but a sash can sometimes add a little glam or sparkle to a dress. A sash is never a requirement — but whether or not to wear one really depends on the dress you choose and how the sash will complement your overall look. Today we’re sharing seven reasons why your dress might need a sash.

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On to the inspiration and, might I add, some of the loveliest sashes we’ve seen yet! Will you be wearing one?

Does Your Dress Need a Sash?

Here are reasons why your dress might need a sash:

1. You found one you really, really love — and you just couldn’t say no.

I get it. A late night shopping online or browsing Pinterest caused you to find a sash you just couldn’t turn down.

millinery flower sash

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2. Your dress is elegant, but simple — and you crave a little bling.

A sash is the best way to add a little sparkle and shine to your dress. Pearls, rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, or colorful blooms are just a few ways brides choose to add a dose of pretty, personal style.

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Sometimes you just need some rhinestones…

gorgeous sparkly sash

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Flowy Chiffon Wedding Dress

It’s time for another gorgeous wedding dress to inspire you! I adore everything about this flowy chiffon wedding dress and its sweet v-shaped neckline. We spotted it over at Mila Mira Bridal and thought you might like it, too. Chiffon is one of my favorite fabrics, especially for spring and summer weddings: it’s so soft and airy for hot weather, and styled perfectly for a free-spirited bohemian wedding.

I’m curious to know — what do you think of this style? What does YOUR dream dress look like?

Flowy Chiffon Wedding Dress

This dress features a ruched chiffon bodice and hand sewn corded lace appliqué. I adore the low back style — a huge trend this season.

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by mila mira bridal

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gown by mila mira bridal | photos by ksenia milushkina photography

xo
-E.

Modern & Romantic Chiffon Wedding Gown

I loved everything about my wedding gown, right down to the very last stitch. But when I see a wedding gown like this, it makes me wonder how anyone can pick the perfect gown anymore. How can you decide when there are so many incredible + awe-inspiring options? I guess it comes down to this — wait for the one that steals your breath. The one you keep thinking about over, and over. The one that, when tried on, just feels right. I guess those rules never go out of style.

Today we’re sharing an utterly romantic chiffon wedding gown from Truvelle. This gown is perfect for a spring or summer wedding (perhaps mountainside?) paired with a one of these and a handful of boho accents. But that’s just me. Take a look and see why I’m so nuts over it…

Romantic Chiffon Wedding Gown

For starters, this wedding gown features a sweetheart neckline and a low back. The skirt is made from a whopping ten yards of hand-draped chiffon. The bodice is made of French lace; while the back dips into a lace up. I love, love, love the back. Take a look at this beautiful gown:

Romantic Chiffon Wedding Gown | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/romantic-chiffon-wedding-gown

by truvelle

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Romantic Chiffon Wedding Gown | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/romantic-chiffon-wedding-gown

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Ahh, so stunning. Also, I felt it worth noting that this dress also has a fully boned top for structure and support, which means many brides can skip the bra on this one.

You can find out more about this dress and see the other dreamy designs over at Truvelle.

Tell us:

What do you think of this gown?

xo
-E.

8 Stunning Low Back Wedding Dresses (+ Lingerie Tips)

Love low back wedding dresses? Wondering what to wear underneath low back wedding dresses? You’ll find it all right here! Be sure to subscribe, though, or you’ll miss out on future advice posts like this one.

Low back wedding dresses are one of my favorite styles right now. Wedding dresses used to be all about the front (the neckline, the fit, the embellishments and the details) but now the back also makes a fashion statement. We’ve received a handful of Ask Emmaline questions about low back wedding dresses, so we knew it was a great time to share some of our favorite dresses with you today. But there’s one question that brides always have when it comes to this style: what am I supposed to wear under low back wedding dresses? We’ll show you the answer right here, too, with handpicked lingerie from Dominique Intimates. Enjoy!

Low Back Wedding Dresses

1. Chantilly Lace Wedding Gown

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by saint isabel

2. Low Back Bohemian Lace Gown

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by grace loves lace

3. Chiffon Low Back Wedding Dress

by leanimal

4. Sweetheart Neckline Low Back Gown

by saint isabel

5. Deep V Lacy Gown

by truvelle

6. Fitted Low Back Dress

by cicada bridal

7. Halter Neckline Backless Gown

by pure magnolia couture

8. Low Back Wedding Dress with Long Lace Sleeves

low back wedding gown

by gibson bespoke

What to Wear Under Low Back Wedding Dresses

Once you’ve found the perfect wedding dress, whether it’s a low back, halter, strapless, one-shoulder, sweetheart, or other neckline style, it’s essential to wear the proper lingerie. A wedding gown needs to have a flattering and seamless fit. Your lingerie should fit the very same way! We’ve teamed up with Dominique Intimates to share some of their elegant bridal lingerie options with you today. There are a few from their collection we love for low back wedding dresses, since they offer a seamless, low-as-you-can-go back plus tons of support. Here are some of our favorites from their boutique.

by dominique intimates

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You can see these styles and more here.

But wait… my gown is completely backless!

If your gown is so low even a bra won’t work, try these.

xo
-E.

This is a sponsored post by Dominique.

Petal Flower Girl Dress

When we showed you these shoes yesterday, we couldn’t help but follow up with a spring flower girl dress, too. AND THEN WE SAW THIS! We loved it instantly because it’s like your flower girl is dressed as a flower with this unique petal-like neckline. Take a look at this new petal flower girl dress from Beane and Co and tell us what you think!

Petal Flower Girl Dress

That flower crown is cute, too! We’re not sure the exact maker of this crown, but we talked about similar flower crowns earlier this week.

You can see this dress and more here. I wanted to note that it’s made to order, which means colors and sizing are completely customizable.

xo
-E.

The Loveliest Sheer Neckline Wedding Dress, Ever.

Need fresh dress inspiration, as in the loveliest sheer neckline wedding dress ever? I know that’s a tall order, but we’ve found it! This dress is handmade by Grace Loves Lace and is an ideal style for the bohemian bride. It features an invisible mesh neckline, stretch French lace bodice, hand cut appliquéd lace, and a sheer lace back. We adore the tulle wraps that fall from the back and cross-cross to tie around your waist; it’s such a unique touch! You can leave the tulle wraps loose to make a train, too, if you prefer (or for just the ceremony). Don’t just take our word for it… take a look for yourself!

Sheer Neckline Wedding Dress

Sheer Neckline Wedding Dress | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/sheer-neckline-wedding-dress/
by grace loves lace

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For reference, this dress style is Loren. You can see more about it here.

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xo
-E.

Blush Wedding Dress Sash from Floral Jewellery

We’ve been seeing a lot of blush wedding finds lately, but this dress sash is one of our favorites! We spotted it over at Floral Jewellery where Vaida is crafting up floral pretties like this one. And while I used to not be one for a dress sash (I always thought it took away from the gown), it’s finds like these that have really changed my mind! Take a look, it’s stunning!

Blush Wedding Dress Sash

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You can see more sashes like this one at Floral Jewellery.

xo
-E.

7 Reception Dress Tips Every Bride Should Know

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Are you changing into a reception dress after the ceremony? Or perhaps at the end of the night, right before your grand exit? You’ve come to the right place! A reception dress isn’t a requirement, but there are a few tips to consider before you pick the perfect one. Here are seven essential reception dress tips PLUS a few hand-picked dresses from Etsy we know you’ll love as much as we do. Enjoy!

short wedding reception dress | Reception Dress Tips Every Bride Should Know | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/reception-dress-tips/

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Reception Dress Tips

1. Go short!

When you’re picking the perfect reception dress, look to length. Most reception dresses are short and white (or ivory) in color. You’re the Bride all night, so you’ll want to look like one!


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2. Don’t spend too much.

A reception dress shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Most reception dresses cost anywhere from $100 to $300, but it really depends on what you’re comfortable spending. There’s no right or wrong here, as long as you love the dress you pick!

3. Get the most out of your reception dress.

We recommend buying your reception dress well ahead of time so you can wear it to other wedding events, like your bridal shower or bachelorette bash. It’s one thing to wear your wedding gown one time, but having two dresses you’ll never wear again? Not necessary. :)


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4. Don’t change too early.

Make sure you enjoy your bridal gown as long as possible. When you’re ready to change, you’ll know it– you’ll be ready to get into something comfortable and go all out on the dance floor. We recommend you wait until then. If you change into your reception dress too early, you’ll miss out on some crucial gown time. After all, you won’t be able to wear it again, so enjoy it!

short wedding reception dress | Reception Dress Tips Every Bride Should Know | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/reception-dress-tips/

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5. Get photos taken with both.

If you’re planning a sparkler exit or plan to dance the night away, be sure your photographer gets some extra pics of your reception dress in action.

short wedding reception dress | Reception Dress Tips Every Bride Should Know | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/reception-dress-tips/

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6. Make sure it’s comfortable.

A reception dress is designed to be comfortable! Don’t get one that is going to be too tight or that is hard to dance in. Also, don’t forget comfy flats.


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7. A reception dress is not a requirement.

If you prefer to wear your wedding dress all night long (I did!), then don’t worry about a reception dress. It’s really the bride’s preference and is not a requirement.

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