It's February! You all know what that means, right? Yes, it's the month of one of my all time favorite holidays (Valentine's Day) but it is also the start of WEDDING SEASON! For those of us in the industry, whether it be hair stylists, makeup artists, wedding planners, photographers, wedding planners, florists, etc. we all know that now is the time that Brides start piecing together their most perfect day.
Loverly recently reached out to me telling me about a brand-spanking new launch with Eva Franco, which if you didn't know, designs some of the most sassy, truly unique, feminine-without-being-cheesy dresses. This Eva Franco for Loverly line is all about Brides and Bridesmaids and is SO fresh and unexpected with some of the dreamiest fabrics and textures I have ever laid my brown eyes on! I thought it would be a perfect time to share this line with my readers since so many of you will be asked to participate in weddings this season! So hop on over to Loveryly to start putting together the wedding of your dreams, and while you're there, make sure you take a gander at this GORGEOUS collection! I was asked a few questions which I will answer below! Hope you enjoy my picks!
I was asked to tell you guys which dress (or dresses) I would choose for my Bridesmaids and why...
(Left to right)
Auriela Dress (in navy) | This to me is the bridesmaid dress that every gal wants to wear. It's sweetheart neckline, nipped-in waist and length would look great on any body type but what I reallllly love (other than the color which is a fave) is the fantastic lacy-textured bustier style bodice! It's just the tiniest bit of sexy without going overboard!
Jax & Paloma Set (in white) | Okay, now for my most unconventional pick and quite possibly, my personal favorite: the Jax & Paloma. I'm in LOVE with the idea of a two-piece for a casual wedding, an outdoor wedding or a wedding where the Bride has a bit of a tongue-in-cheek sense of style (a.k.a. my kinda gal!) This crop-top of course wouldn't work for all body types, so don't go making this decision for your girls if you have any that are a bit insecure of their mid-section. Also, dare I say I may be one of the only women on the planet who kind of digs the thought of bridesmaids in white? I KNOW I KNOW it goes against everything the rules tell us, but if there is a Bride out there who is super confident and wants to buck tradition, this would be suuuuuuch a funky, cool, and fresh idea that I promise NO ONE else will be doing! And I always love that.
Cecilia Dress (in dusty rose) | This typically isn't a dress style I'm drawn to, but there is something really special about this one that I couldn't take my eyes off of. For one, it is incredibly feminine. I absolutely adore the dainty cap sleeves and the oversize bow on the chest just screams "Parisian" to me! Oui Oui! The lace is so girly and timeless and in this dusty rose shade, so charming!
I was also asked which stood out to me the most. This one was a bit tough for me to drill down to just one because there were so many but if I had to choose one, here's my choice...
Maura Jumpsuit (in navy) | I love a good jumpsuit. The reasons are aplenty, but to me, they represent everything that is chic, strong yet feminine, and fashionable. I can't say that I've ever seen a wedding where the Bridesmaids are wearing jumpsuits, but I'll tell ya right now, the thought of it is so different that it just makes me weak in the knees! Maybe it's the Annie Hall lover in me, but I would just DIE over how cool the photos would be where there are sexy jumpsuit-clad Bridesmaids hooking arms with the Groomsmen! *le swoon!* Talk about making a statement! Bonus points for being able to wear this gorgeous outfit again AND for the fact that it has pockets (a personal must!)
Okay lastly, I couldn't help but grab a few more faves for specific wedding-related festivities...here's what I got for ya!
Rehearsal Dinner outfit:
"Getting Away" or "Off to the Honeymoon":
Morning After Brunch
Alright, that should be enough to get the wheels spinning for you! If you are a Bride or a Bridesmaid, get thee to Loverly STAT! My days of wedding planning are sadly behind me, but that doesn't mean I can't live vicariously through you dolls! Which dresses would you choose?