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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.

  • Wedding Shoe Styles

    By Sara Doerrier October 05, 2011

    The style of your bridal shoe relies less on fashion and more on your personal preference. It reflects the look you want to create within the...

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  • The Wedding Sash

    By Sara Doerrier October 3, 2011

    A wedding sash can be a beautiful accent to a wedding dress and even a bridesmaids or a flower girl's dress. They add an upscale and

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  • His and Hers Wedding Style

    By Natalie Tsang September 26, 2011

    His and hers is a decorating style that allows both the bride and groom's interests to shine through the wedding. This is fantastic if you two...

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  • The Bohemian Bride

    By Sara Doerrier October 05, 2011

    A bohemian bride is the contrasted answer to the layered skirts and tight corsets that was made popular in the Victorian era. This offbeat,...

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  • Tiaras for Your Wedding

    By Natalie Tsang September 7, 2011

    Perhaps it's growing up with Disney princesses that makes tiaras seem so desirable and a little weird. On the one hand, they are omnipresent in...

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  • Kim Kardashian's Fairytale Wedding: Get the Look

    By Sara Doerrier September 5, 2011

    By far one of the most expensive (and anticipated - behind the Royals, of course) weddings of the year was uber-celebrity Kim Kardashian's...

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  • Wedding Sleeves

    By Sara Doerrier August 29, 2011

    A growing wedding gown trend is the adaptation of sleeves. Whether the sleeves are short and capped or long and laced, these pieces of fabric can...

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  • Bridal Headpieces: What's Right For You?

    By Sara Doerrier August 26, 2011

    Bridal headpieces are one of the final touches that will perfect your overall look. The particular headpiece that you choose depends on personal...

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  • How Will Your Dress Feel At the End of the Night?

    By Natalie Tsang August 26, 2011

    Unless you change for the reception, you'll be in your wedding dress for eight, ten, or twelve hours. You may adore your wedding dress, but after...

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  • The Halter Wedding Dress

    By Natalie Tsang August 22, 2011

    A halter dress features straps that go around the neck and shows off the back. If you do some digging in your closet, you will likely find a...

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  • What is a Silhouette

    By Natalie Tsang August 17, 2011

    When you start looking for a wedding dress, you'll discover that the vocabulary is a little overwhelming. If you feel a bit confused about all...

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  • Bridal Fabric

    By Natalie Tsang August 10, 2011

    While some fabrics like cotton or wool are named for the materials they're made of, others like satin, organza, and taffeta are defined by how...

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  • 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 brilliant white, to antique white and silver-tinged...

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  • Find Your Fabric

    By Jean Donnelly August 3, 2011

    What does tulle mean anyway? Organza, huh? Not all women are familiar with the exquisite intricacies of bridal fabric, but we're here to help....

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  • 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 credit card-or worse, makes the payment-she...

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  • 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, brides would carry several tokens related to...

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  • 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 extension of one's identity. In the context of...

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  • Types of Brides

    By Kai Ma July 11, 2011

    An earthy bride is romantic, ethereal and natural. This look works wonderfully for springtime nuptials or for women who prefer simplicity, not...

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