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7 Alternatives to the Standard Bridesmaid Dress

When it comes to bridesmaid dresses, you want to choose something that’s practical, pretty, and won’t make your bridesmaids cringe at the sight of it. While we’ve all seen the standard chiffon tea length (insert color here) bridesmaid gown, why not go with something a little out of the ordinary? We’ve rounded up 7 alternative dress styles that your bridesmaids will actually want to wear again!

1. How pretty would this mint floral cocktail dress look on your bridesmaids? This look is perfect for a Spring wedding.

2. Don’t worry, this lace number comes in other colors, so your girls won’t be outshining you dressed in white.

3. Pretty in pink– this fitted number is a great style on all shapes and sizes.

4. If you’re planning a Summer garden wedding, this dress will fit perfectly with the theme.

5. Midnight blue is one of those colors that looks great on everyone, so why not choose this bridesmaid dress to fit in with your nighttime wedding?

6. While most bridesmaid dresses tend to err on the shorter side, if you’re planning a black tie wedding, this body-hugging floor-length gown will be sure to turn heads.

7. For any bride that loves a good beaded dress!

10 Beautiful Mother of the Bride Dresses

While it’s true that a wedding is technically all about celebrating the bride and groom,  when it’s your daughter who is getting married, the wedding becomes The Big Day for you, too. You’re marrying off your child, throwing a party for your closest family and friends, and will likely be in many of the photos from the day. Which means you’ll want to look your best.

If you’re unsure what to wear to your daughter’s wedding, we’ve pulled some of our favorite options for every style to help you find “the one.”

Your Style is: Elegant & Sophisticated
Your style could best be described as chic and timeless. You prefer to avoid trends, and opt instead for classic pieces and silhouettes.

A streamlined silhouette and a deep red hue make for a dazzling, but understated combination.

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A classic long black dress, without and bedazzled details or ornate embroidery, never goes out of style.

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Your Style is: Fashion-Forward
You’re not afraid to try a trend, and enjoy interpreting the latest looks and newest styles for your wardrobe.

Lace is a huge trend in the bridal industry right now, but in a gorgeous ruby hue, there’s no chance you’ll be mistaken for the bride in this dress.

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A one-shoulder dress with asymmetrical beading is unconventional enough to demand attention, but sophisticated enough for even the most formal of weddings.

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Your Style is: Glamorous & Bold
You love an excuse to get dressed up, and when you do, you go all out. You think details like beading or shimmering fabrics aren’t just an option, but a requirement.

A beaded overlay elevates a this navy dress from simple to stunning.

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This long sleeve stunner is worthy of a once in a lifetime occasion.

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A bright blue hue is perfect for a mid-summer wedding.

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Your Style is: Simple & Understated

You like sleek silhouettes, minimal embellishments, and classic colors, and prefer your look to be no-fuss and comfortable.

This scoop-neck sheath and matching jacket is easy and elegant. (Not a fan of the rose color? It comes in black, too). Either way, it’s the perfect canvas for statement jewelry.

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This peacock blue dress is embellished with tonal beads, which add flourish without being over-the-top.

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Though this color may be a little bold for you, this lovely dress comes in a variety of neutral shades, too, like pale gold, black, ivory, and nutmeg.

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The Best Ball Gown Prom Dresses for 2015

There are only a few times in your life when a ball gown will be an appropriate outfit choice, and prom just happens to be one of them. So if you’re considering donning a dress that will make you feel like a princess on prom night, we say go for it. Full, flouncy gowns are equal parts feminine and fun, and since they’re such a classic look, we get in dozens of gorgeous styles each year so there is always plenty to choose from.

To show just how stunning the style can be, here are 10 of the best ball gown prom dresses for 2015.

1. Jovani 92663. A beaded bodice, royal blue color, and slightly drop-waist style makes this dress a downright showstopper.

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2. Tarik Ediz 92183. For a true princess moment, look no farther than this beautiful ball gown, which features paillette detailing on the corset top, and a full tulle skirt.

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3. Tony Bowls 113513. Love the way this dress looks in the photo? In person, its sequins are downright jaw dropping. The neutral champagne color ensures that the look is still sophisticates, too.

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4.  Jovani 6401. This sweet style reminds us of Cinderella’s dress.

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5. Mac Duggal Prom 64640H. We couldn’t take our eyes off of the aqua green color of this dress, which pops against the silver sequined bodice.

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6. Tony Bowls 115561. True, white ball gowns might traditionally be equated with weddings, but in this case, the butterfly detailing at the bottom of the dress keep the style youthful and fun.

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7. Disney Forever Enchanted Prom 35581. If you prefer a dress on the darker side, this gothic-style gown might be just the dress for you.

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8. Sherri Hill 32085. This sunny yellow dress incorporates on of 2015’s hottest trends, the crop top, into the traditional ball gown look.

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9. Sherri Hill 21334.  This dress proves that you don’t have to show skin to be the best-dressed girl at prom. In this case, a high neckline and full skirt create a modest, but utterly glamorous look.

 

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Which dress is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section, below.

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10 Must Have New Year’s Eve Dresses

Right next to your Prom dress on the list of important dresses definitely has to be your New Year’s dress. After all, they say how you spend your New Years is how you’ll spend your year—so why not spend it in style. We’ve picked 10 of our top favorite dresses for every occasion, so whether you’re off to a dinner date with your BF or ringing in the New Year with the party of the century, we’ve got you covered. Now all you’ll have to worry about is who your midnight kiss will be!

 

1. For the Dinner Date Girl:

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(Dress 1: Sherri Hill 21187, Dress 2: La Femme Short Cocktail 21300)

Whether you’re looking for a va va voom strapless dress or a lace bodycon, either of these will be dinner date show stoppers.

2. For the Sequin Gal:

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(Dress 1: Sherri Hill 4800, Dress 2: La Femme Short Cocktail 16905)

New Year’s practically calls for some sort of sequins, so why not sparkle it up with an all-over sequined dress.

3. For the Party Girl

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(Dress 1: Sherri Hill 4304, Dress 2: Sherri Hill 2814)

Whether you’re attending a themed gala or are throwing a party with your BFF’s either of these to die for gowns will fit the occasion.

4. The Sophisticated Gal

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(Dress 1: Shail K. 3551, Dress 2: La Femme 21085)

If your party plans are a little more on the black tie side, why not channel your inner glam girl in one of these looks.

5. For the Girly Girl

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(Dress 1: Jovani Short and Cocktail 78650, Dress 2: Sherri Hill 21198)

New Years is the perfect occasion to opt for a fun and girly dress, so let your look err on the side of playful in either of these floral themed numbers!

 

 

Dressing One of Boston’s Best Ballerina’s for a Black Tie Gala Event

Recently, Glitterati had the pleasure of working with three generations of accomplished women in a family memory that they’ll cherish forever. Here, one of our employees recounts the fun day of dress shopping they had together.

“Serena Sovdsnes is a 17 year old ballerina with the world class Boston ballet, one of the youngest ever. She will be attending the Boston ballet gala in February. Originally from Ohio both mom and her grandmother accompanied her.

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They were so surprised to find the quality and enormous selection offered at Glitterati. Serena Sovdsnes is a 5’9” lovely strawberry blonde, who, as you can imagine looked lovely in everything ~ her dance training was apparent as her posture and how she held herself. She brought elegance to each gown. She was giddy with the fun of all of the beautiful gowns. And, this, a reaction from someone who, at her early age, wore some of the most beautiful costumes in the world.

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It was heartwarming to see the love and pride in the eyes of her mother and grandmother. Her mom had recounted, humbly, that she remembered the feeling when she wore the title of Miss Ohio, years ago. And grandmother recounted how she spent 3 paychecks for her prom dress and was angry that the boy she had her heart set on, had not asked her to attend prom with him. She realized later in life that he didn’t have the money but was too embarrassed to say so. ~ But he did capture her heart and they had a happy marriage for 60 years until he passed away within the last year. With all this in mind Glitterati was touched to be part of these three women’s lives, grabbing the opportunity to be together in this special rite of passage. Such lovely people, past present and future.”