Category: rhinestones

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.

brooch dress sash

by the storied sash

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

by angee w.

pearl sash with ribbon

by angee w.

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.

by simply weddings

Sometimes you just need some rhinestones…

gorgeous sparkly sash

by enrich by millie

Giveaway: $100 for Rhinestone Wedding Brooches & More!

Are you a bride-to-be who loves sparkly, shimmery things? Who doesn’t, am I right? I love sparkly details just like the next girl, so I was so excited when we heard about this amazing giveaway opportunity. Our friends Natalie and Christine over at Totally Dazzled sell the prettiest rhinestone buckles, brooches, and buttons; they know people who love sparkles as much as they do will find exactly what they want at their store. We couldn’t agree more! That’s why they want to give YOU $100 credit towards rhinestone wedding brooches and more from their collection.

Their unique collection of hand-picked rhinestone wedding brooches, clips, buckles, buttons, and more can be used for a ton of wedding DIY projects, from brooch bouquets (incorporate brooches into your fresh flower stems) to place cards (add a rhinestone clip to ordinary place cards for dazzling decor), just to name a few. So, get ready to spoil yourself: read on to be inspired by our favorite finds below and then scroll down for your chance to win!

Rhinestone Wedding Brooches, Clips & More


➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 1/16/15-1/22/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: $100 Shopping Spree towards anything at Totally Dazzled
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Shipping included to U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $100 store credit | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

rhinestone wedding brooches giveaway

Good Luck!


Stunning Cuff Bracelets from Cloe Noel

When you want a piece of jewelry that will make a statement, consider a cuff bracelet. Cuff bracelets are a unique style of bracelet set on a wide band for an ultra-bold impact. Typically, cuff bracelets are made with rhinestones and Swarovski crystals which add even more pop and pizazz to your bridal look. A cuff bracelet is the finishing touch; when wearing one, be sure to accent with coordinating pieces that are less dramatic. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite stunners from the Cloe Noel collection. Take a closer look…

Cuff Bracelets from Cloe Noel

art deco cuff bracelet

blue crystal cuff bracelet
pink cuff bracelets with rhinestones

You can find these cuff bracelets at Cloe Noel and in The Marketplace.


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Ask Emmaline: Where to Measure for a Garter

With this monogrammed garter giveaway going on this week (ending soon!), we thought it was the perfect time to share the latest Ask Emmaline question with you. Vanessa, asks, “I am ordering a garter online and it asks for my size. Since I can’t see it in person, I want to know where to size properly. I know it (obviously) goes on my thigh area, but do you have any tips on where to measure for a garter? Thanks!” Great question! This is a common one asked by brides, and with online ordering so readily available, it’s no wonder you want the perfect fit when it arrives. Read on to find out where to measure for a garter so you don’t order the wrong one…

where to measure for a garter

melinda rose design

Where to Measure for a Garter

A garter is worn approximately three to six inches above the knee. Use a soft tape measure and wrap it around your thigh where you’d like to wear the garter. Make sure you hold tape measure tight to your skin, but with a little give for the elastic. You can use body tape to keep the garter in place if you’re concerned about it slipping on the big day.

Hope it helps!

We’ve hand-picked some garters to inspire you from The Marketplace. Which one is your favorite?

bridal lace garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from

nestina accessories

bridal garter fleur de lis via Where to Measure for a Garter from

etta august

blue and hot pink garter

naked orchid garters

ivory lace garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from

pearl and co

garter with rhinestones lace via Where to Measure for a Garter from

southern ever after

ivory garter with flowers via Where to Measure for a Garter from

the blooming fig tree

something blue rhinestones garter

gracefully girly

rustic burlap heart garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from


burlap linen amber stone garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from


rhinestone garters via Where to Measure for a Garter from

vio gemini

something blue garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from

january rose boutique

blush lace wedding garter set via Where to Measure for a Garter from

nana rose designs

Want to see more? Click to see more bridal garters. Also, don’t forget to enter the garter giveaway before it ends!

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