short bridesmaid dress

Twirl Lexington Dress of the Week 7-30-10

My favorite dress this week is Amsale G361T.  It's a strapless, floor length bridesmaid dress with a slight sweep train.  There's also crinoline under the skirt which helps the dress hold it's shape, but could be removed if desired.  This dress is for the more formal evening wedding. The dress is elegant and has a traditional feel to it without looking like the stereotypical bridesmaid dress. 

What's really great about this dress is the ruching on the bodice.  It sweeps across the body and cinches at the left side of the waist.  This will emphasize and even create the smallest part of the waist making everyone who wears it look smaller than they actually are.  The fabric is tissue taffeta which feels very smooth and rich.  Another characteristic of tissue taffeta is that it has a lot of dimension to it and light will give it a nice sheen.

The dress is available in 17 sophisticated colors.  It also comes in a short style (G704T) if you're looking for something a little easier to move around in.  You can accessorize this dress with a brooch where the ruching cinches at the waist.  Amsale also offers a wrap in the same fabric and colors for fall and winter weddings when the weather is cooler or for more conservative ladies who desire more coverage.

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Twirl Lexington Dress of the Week 7/16/10


My favorite dress this week is actually a line of bridesmaid dresses.  The designer Chloe & Reese has a bridesmaid line called Ardour and it is, in a word, fabulous!  It was specifically designed with the bride and/or or her bridal party in mind.  It's fun and flirty; perfect for the bride who is looking for something unique for either her girls or herself. 

The dress is short.  The bodice is form-fitting with several necklines available including: strapless, scoop neck, v-neck, and one shoulder.  The skirt starts at the natural waistline and is gathered to form a full party skirt that hits 2-3 inches above the knee.  Available in many colors, the fabric is a tightly woven silk faille that holds it's shape very well and really makes the dress.

The best thing about this dress is the fact that it gives you so many options to accessorize, and what girl doesn't like her accessories?  It looks great with some fun & funky shoes (flat or high heel) and/or a brightly printed clutch.  You could also pair it up with some custom jewelry, which could also be the gifts for bridesmaids; I would recommend a slightly chunky, colorful, 15-20 inch necklace.

The dress is very versatile, working for both modern and vintage weddings, and is basic enough to be worn again and again.  It is a distinct look that can work outside of a wedding as well.  For example, Vanessa Minnillo wore this dress to the Kentucky Derby this year.  Ardour has just come out with this dress in both short and long bridal gowns.  Whether the dress is for an engagement party, bridal shower/luncheon, or the bridesmaids, it is a dress that will capture everyone's attention.

Jewelry provided by Sally F. Billings of sallyb.  Clutch provided by Elizabeth J. Sexton of b.jolley.  Both available at Twirl Lexington.

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Lexington's Dress of the Week

"Classic with a Fun & Flirty Side"

My favorite for this week is Alfred Sung D465.  It's a new bridesmaid style for Fall 2010 and I'm absolutely in love with it!  The dress is perfect for just about everyone and your bridesmaids would most definitely wear it again.  It's structured with a band just above the natural waistline so it will create a lovely hourglass figure.  Plus there's a bow center-front on the waistband and a ruffle around the neckline so everyone can get in touch with their girly side while still being sophisticated.  

The bodice works for any bust size: There's plenty of dress there to hold in a larger cup size and the ruffles can be tacked to provide more coverage.  For women with a smaller chest (like me) the deep V and ruffles help to accentuate what they have.  Oh, and you can wear a regular bra instead of suffering through a strapless all day!  The skirt is what I like to call a modified pencil.  There's slight pleating in the middle where is connects to the waistband which will camouflage anything one might be unhappy about with their hips and tummy.  Also, there's a slit in the back of the skirt that will allow your girls to be able to walk and dance with ease :)

The dress comes in short or long, two fabrics: peau de soie or dupioni, and in many different colors so it will work for a wedding in any season.  It's also very affordable coming in under $200.  We've only had it in for two days and everyone that has seen it loves it!

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