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Style Guides

Defining one's style is a lifelong endeavor. But in the context of weddings, you're on a much shorter timeline. It's also a much more daunting task; it's no exaggeration that The Dress is the most important piece of clothing you'll ever wear.

This is why scores of resources are now available. Guides on wedding style-from what you wear to how you design-are at your fingertips. You can hire experts or punch in a search online. You can also read our Style Guides, right here at Simply Bridal.

This section offers style guides in many different categories, and new guides will appear frequently. Each guide includes ideas, tips and inspiration. We define "style" loosely, meaning you may find guides on wedding dresses one week, and guides on shoes or hairstyles the next. We'll include advice on decor, too.

Bookmark this section, visit us often. Our style guides are here to help you determine what bridal aesthetic is right for you.

  • Be the New Girl!

    By Natalie T. December 26, 2011

    Zooey Deschanel's new series The New Girl has us glued to the screen. We love her character Jess's...

  • Wedding Boots

    By Natalie T. December 5, 2011

    One style that we're loving is the influx of boots at weddings. They look so fun and fabulous! We...

  • 5 Articles about Wedding Beverages

    By Anna K. November 28, 2011

    When we polled the guys at the office, they unanimously agreed that their favorite part of the...

  • Scented Weddings

    By Natalie T. November 23, 2011

    I think that November and December weddings are full of festive cheer. Don't you? This blog post...

  • Coffee Ideas for your Wedding

    By Natalie T. November 21, 2011

    It's become popular to have a coffee bar at the tail end of the wedding. Coffee and doughnuts is...

  • 5 Fall-Inspired Centerpieces

    By Natalie T. November 16, 2011

    Autumn is traditionally festive because of a bountiful harvest. Back when our forefathers were...

  • Wedding Shoe Styles

    By Sara D. October 5, 2011

    The style of your bridal shoe relies less on fashion and more on your personal preference. It...

  • The Wedding Sash

    By Sara D. October 3, 2011

    A wedding sash can be a beautiful accent to a wedding dress and even a bridesmaids or a flower...

  • His and Hers Wedding Style

    By Natalie T. September 26, 2011

    His and hers is a decorating style that allows both the bride and groom's interests to shine...

  • Coloring your Hair

    By Natalie T. September 21, 2011

    Most professional stylists recommend staying within two shades of your natural color, you don't...

  • The Bohemian Bride

    By Sara D. September 19, 2011

    A bohemian bride is the contrasted answer to the layered skirts and tight corsets that was made...

  • Tiaras for Your Wedding

    By Natalie T. September 7, 2011

    Perhaps it's growing up with Disney princesses that makes tiaras seem so desirable and a little...

  • The Halter Wedding Dress

    By Natalie T. August 22, 2011

    A halter dress features straps that go around the neck and shows off the back. If you do some...

  • What is a Silhouette?

    By Natalie T. August 17, 2011

    When you start looking for a wedding dress, you’ll discover that the vocabulary is a little...

  • Bridal Fabric

    By Natalie T. August 10, 2011

    While some fabrics like cotton or wool are named for the materials they’re made of, others...

  • Not Your Grandfather’s Boutonnière

    By Natalie T. August 8, 2011

    When your mom got married, most brides were veiled and wearing long white wedding gowns. Nowadays,...

  • Find Your Color

    By Jean Donnelly August 5, 2011

    Turns out, a bridal gown is not a black-and-white issue, as white comes in many colors. From...

  • Find Your Fabric

    By Jean Donnelly August 3, 2011

    What does tulle mean anyway? Organza, huh? Not all women are familiar with the exquisite...

  • Flatter Your Figure

    By Jean Donnelly August 1, 2011

    It happens everyday. A bride-to-be finds a suburb wedding dress. But as soon as she whips out the...

  • Celebrity Weddings

    By Kai Ma July 25, 2011

    Online culture and celebrity worship has resulted in a worldwide fascination of what famous people...

  • Something Blue

    By Kai Ma July 18, 2011

    Most are familiar with this bridal adage. But where did it come from? During the Victorian era,...

  • Bridal Tresses

    By Kai Ma July 11, 2011

    Hair is considered, among some circles, an art form. It is the ultimate accessory, as well as an...

  • Types of Brides

    By Kai Ma July 4, 2011

    An earthy bride is romantic, ethereal and natural. This look works wonderfully for springtime...