Monday, February 14, 2011


This is bad news for brides-to-be everywhere, kids.  Anthropologie has launched an online bridal shop, complete with wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, cocktail dresses, accessories, shoes, etc, etc.  Why is this bad news?  Because it is going to kill my wallet and I'm not even getting married.  It's genius, really.  Take the romatic-boho chic of Anthropologie and capitalize on it in wedding form and you have a guaranteed money maker.  Here are some of my favorite pieces (but let's be honest, I love all of them):

Tiered Tulip Gown, $2,400 at I love this wedding dress.  It's so different from what you usually see, but not so different that you could never actually wear it as a wedding dress.  The lettuce edge to the layers adds a hint of femininity without going overboard, the slit in the front shows a bit of ankle without being too sexy, and the black sash at the waist adds just the right amount of structure and edge.  It's modern, it's romantic, and it's just a bit quirky.

Starburst Pleated Shift, $200 at This is so '20s screen siren, in a modern take (also, does that model look a bit like Camilla Belle or is that just me?).  The black becomes fun instead of standard with the high sheen fabric, the subtle pleating gives the simple shape some visual interest, and the wrapped, jeweled belt adds this old school glamour twist.  I want to wear this dress in a smokey speakeasy with tons of black liner and basically just be awesome.

Savoy Dress, $220 at I have a dress like this from Rodarte for Target, with the same neckline with the illusion/sheer fabric and the sweetheart cut.  It's such a fun dress because you aren't showing too much skin, but you're still flashing a little something-something.  The length is flattering but wedding appropriate, and the sweetness of the little bow balances out the vampiness of the lipstick red perfectly.

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