It’s the beginning of the new year and every season is wedding season. We’re excited to meet all the brides that are ready to look for their perfect dress. We’d love to have you come in and help find that perfect dress to share happy memories in on your big day. But for now here are 6 trends that are on the rise for this year that we think will give you inspiration for your dream dress. We hope you say YES!

All Over Sparkle

We all want to shine bright like a diamond and what better way than to have a dress dripping in sparkle. Your wedding dress can have beading, sequins, pearl detailing, metallic coloring, shimmer or a combination of these. Brides can even add some sparkle to a lace dress to give it more pop when walking down the isle or having the first dance. You can go from over the top to subtle! But no worries this trend will guarantee all eyes on you. This 2019 wedding trend is perfect for those who want to feel extra special on their special day.

Tip: You don’t need to search the world for the perfect accessories because you are your own accessory!

Pockets! Pockets! Pockets!

Surprise all your guests when you pull your vows out of your POCKETS! With this wedding trend, you can have and hold any of your wedding day essentials. Who says your wedding dress can’t be beautiful and functional? Not only can you hide your phone in those pockets, but you can put your hands in them! This is perfect for those brides who don’t know where to put their hands when taking wedding photos. To keep the pockets hidden, they are sewed into the side seam of the skirt. With the growing number of brides looking for this today, we look forward to seeing how designers incorporate this new trend into more dresses.

Capes

For the bride that is more whimsical and theatrical, adding a cape will do wonders for your big day look. With a cape, it’s perfect for those who want to be modest. With lots of different styles out you’re bound to find one that matches your style. You’re able to change the length for drama or material for your desired movement, such as fur, lace, or feathers. Another fun addition to capes is adding decorations like a string of diamonds that drapes over you shoulders for something flashier. Capes have become much more versatile over the years. Some can be built in for the wedding or just an accessory for photos. It can be ideal for fall or winter weddings! Those who live here in Washington State know it can get chilly and you don’t want to cover up that dress with a coat. We don’t have a doubt that a cape can make you feel powerful.

Illusion Bodice

The illusion bodices have been on the rise for the past couple years; giving the average women a way to show both skin while staying more conservative. You’re able to change the material based off how much you are wanting to show. You can have your dress semi-sheer along the neckline or lower down onto the skirt. Another fun thing about illusion bodices is you can use lace to soften the look or tulle for a more city inspired look. For those who are willing to embrace this trend, Samila Boutique will do everything we can to make you feel comfortable in fitting you into the dress of your dreams! Ask about our nude liners.

Clean and Minimal

Last year we had the biggest event of the year: the Royal wedding! Meghan Markle walked down the isle in a simple and elegant Givenchy wedding dress. Making a new “simple is better” trend for 2019. Now we can’t wait to see you embrace this look. Lots of brides want big, bold and flashy but the new Dutchess has shined a new light on minimal. These clean cut dresses have extraordinary craftsmanship that you won’t be able to take your eyes off of. A nice silk or satin (glossy or matte) material with clean lines will bring you a delicate trendy surprise and a blank canvas for accessorizing. We, at Samila Boutique, will find you a dress fit for a royal Wedding.

3D Lace

We all love lace—it’s delicate and romantic. For years, countless women have been looking for ways to modernize this timeless look. Brides can look ethereal with 3D lace! Giving a 3D element to lace adds an extra pop that will make the bride feel like a fairy. Flowers made of chiffon or tulle can give brides that fantasy like movement that they only dreamed of while walking down the isle. Having this 3D element can help define the waistline and adds gorgeous texture. Make an appointment at our boutique and come feel this lace for yourself.

Soft A-Line

A-line is a very classic cut and it’s never going out of style. It’s a flattering look—it’s fitted at the top and flares out naturally at the waist. The trend this year has shifted to a soft A-line, where there is less chemise in the skirt. This style fits closer to the body and can be very flattering. The look is delicate and will look amazing on every body type.

Detachable Skirts

What I told you that you can have one wedding dress, but two amazing looks. Detachable skirts allow you to have a unique, custom dress that will surprise all our guests. You can have the dramatic skirt for your ceremony and/or first dance and then take it off to reveal a different look for your reception. This is also perfect for brides who can’t decide between what style and shape they want. You don’t have to decide between a ball gown or mermaid, you can have both! This is a great, affordable option for brides on a budget.

We have most of these designers in our bridal showroom and we’ll happily assist you in finding the dress of your dreams!

It’s Spring time and Prom season is here! If you weren’t aware then you are now. Prom is the event of the year when you’re a senior in high school. It’s the event that everyone looks forward to as they hit that last year of high school, other than graduation. It’s a significant event in almost every teen movie out there. It’s a tradition that has been a part of American culture since the late 19th century and it’s been adopted by other countries throughout the years. That’s a long time. When you think about it, your parents probably went to prom. Of course when you hear about your parents’ prom, you want to see their old prom pictures. Specifically, you want to see your mom’s prom dress.

We are in the generation where Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat exist and we’re able to see exactly when trends start and end at the tip of our fingers. For people existing in the 1990’s, they weren’t able to know what was fashionable as soon as it started. So we’re lucky to have our phones to figure out what to wear for prom. It’s crazy how prom dress styles have evolved over the years. This is a recap of what women use to wear at prom.

1930s

The 30s was when prom started becoming popular with the middle class. During this decade, girls wore sleek, floor length, modest dresses.  There was an emphasis on the natural waist with seams starting just below the bust.

1940s

The 40s silhouette is thought to be the sexy, pin up look of an open neck and a pencil skirt. But most of the fashion consisted of a modest top, fitted waist and knee length A-line skirt. That look was also present at prom, but with a longer gown and puffed sleeves. The tops of dresses started evolving into more structured lines to give girls a more hourglass shape.  Dresses and gowns were simple and shiny back then and would be more on the casual side. But you would find girls who wanted to be more daring by showing their shoulders. Towards the end of the 40s, girls started wearing fuller skirts.

1950s

In the 50s, you would most likely see big, full skirts—more specifically tulle skirts were popular. The fuller the better. Dresses during this decade were either tea length or floor length. Having ruffles on the skirt was a nice option that gave girls a nice pop. The bodice of the dresses became more curve hugging and shoulder baring. Having a tiny looking waist was the look of the decade.

1960s

Entering this new decade, you would see a big shift in style. Dresses then, had higher waistlines and slimmer skirts. The style of tops also changed, dresses moved towards spaghetti straps and boatnecks. Later in the decade girls were into the empire waist. Though in the mid 60s and into the 70s, there was dip in the popularity of prom and that might have been due to the cultural and political issues at the time, such as the Vietnam War and the anti-establishment movement.

1970s

The 70s was known as the age of flower power disco. Fashion during this time was so diverse and experimental. Prominently we saw more loose, flowy dresses. But we still saw the slim skirt from the 60s. Most dresses had long bell sleeves or they were off the shoulder. But then the movie Carrie came out and we saw a slight shift to a clean-lined strappy dress with a flowy skirt.

1980s

During this decade, we saw the rebirth of prom. We also saw bold styles, colors, and silhouettes. It was the decade of the power dresser but also of punks. I would say Madonna was a big influencer of the 80s. Girls during this time were spotted with a nice big bow and poof! The sleeves and skirts were so poofy. And surprisingly ruffles made a comeback. This is reminiscent of the 50s. We also saw them embrace metallic. Now imagine all those three elements together, I would say that they define the 80s.

1990s

The 90s was the time of grunge (which is still popular now). Unfortunately, that style didn’t apply to prom dresses like I thought it would. We still saw the same metallic sheen from the 80s. But off the shoulder came back and sweetheart necklines became popular. The waistline of the dresses dropped though and dresses became sleek and slim. We saw the “Carrie” look come back. Later in the 90s slip dresses became very popular and it’s a style that I still see girls wear causally. The dresses did range from floor length to mini dresses.

2000s

Prom hit its peak in the early 2000s and hello! —we were graced with amazing prom-centric teen movies, like Mean Girls, A Cinderella Story, and She’s All That. We saw higher necklines, like halter tops, begin to become very trendy. Beaded dresses with sparkly embellishments and bright colors were well known parts of the early 2000s.

2010s

In the 2010s we saw a total shift of style. We can thank social media for that. With the rise of social media, the need to be talked about rised as well. Celebrities started being more daring on the red carpet for attention and we can see girls wanting to mimic those same looks. In the past few years, We’ve seen a lot of two piece looks that show off the midriff, high slits, and cutouts, and bodycon. Check out our 2019 Prom Trends Lookbook for more styles.

The 2020s can now either be consistent with the styles today or it could go in a completely different direction. No matter what happens, even if we look back and cringe, hopefully every girl feels beautiful in whatever dress they choose then. But for now maybe we can draw inspiration from past decades for a more unique look. Perhaps the 50s style will come back?

Contributor: Ann Dinh

We always see such stunning wedding photos and just pray that our wedding photographer gets those jaw dropping pictures too! We decided to put together some photos together that are must haves for you photographer to take on your big day!

Getting ready
Getting ready wedding photos with your bridesmaids 4 / http://www.deerpearlflowers.com/getting-ready-wedding-photography-ideas/:
18 Must Have Family Wedding Photos ❤ See more: <a href="http://www.weddingforward.com/family-wedding-photos/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><noscript><img class=
Hi! My name is Jeanne Pittman and I am a Younique Presenter. Please visit my Pinterest board at www.pinterest.com.... If there are any questions that you may have for me email me at eyeslashout@yahoo... or visit my website at eyeslashout.com:

Oh my goodness this photo is so amazing and a tear jerker for sure! This is the beautiful moment the groom sees his stunning bride walk down the isle, a fleeting moment captured forever. Have you ever considered wether or not the groom wants to unveil the bride? That raises the question, veil or no veil.

Father bride/ Mother bride

Father/Daughter...I know my dad will be like this.:
Father of the bride with bride
Photo: Jennifer Childress Photography:
Mother of the bride with bride

A beautiful moment captured. A milestone in our lives and our parents lives! These are the images that are timeless and we look back on. Who wouldn’t want to capture it?

Under veil
Love the couples' expressions in this photo.:
Incredible Wedding Photos of Couples That Go Above & Beyond - Veiled:

THIS! We know every fashion and beauty blogger that’s been married has had this super cute photo taken and boy is it a kodak moment! We’ve had so many photographers tell us they love long veils for pictures!

At first sight
Here she comes! You can practically feel the love and excitement in this pre first look wedding photo.:
first look photos - photo by Alex Lasota http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-for-two-middle-school-sweethearts:

A more recent trend people have been incorporating into their big day is the “first look”. After the bride and groom are ready they reveal themselves to each other in a super beautiful intimate moment. The pure emotion captured ( and tears) are a precious moment so capture it!

First dance
First Dance Wedding Shots / http://www.deerpearlflowers.com/first-dance-wedding-shots/:
"It's you and me and all the other people, and I don't know why I can't keep my eyes off of you.":

Who doesn’t get a first dance photo???! A cute tradition full of joy. Get  a picture from every angle to capture the day!

Arrival
elegant bride // photo by Valentina Glidden // http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-orange-county-wedding:
I want a picture like this when I get married :):

The anticipation and excitement for the big day finally being here is written all over a brides face!

What are your favorite photos from weddings? Are any of the ones on our list your faves as well? If you are a previous Samila bride we would love to see your wedding photos!

To veil or not to veil, that’s the question on every brides mind isn’t it? We all know veils are a staple tradition for a bride, some say its from the ancient Greeks or Romans who thought it would ward off evil spirits, or the more commonly known tradition, the Bride and Groom not seeing each other before the wedding. Either way brides now days are choosing to forgo this tradition, should you?

 

Ultimately the decision is personal preference. We put together a mini checklist to help with your decision.

 

Tradition or Modern?

DELPHINE | Ultra soft chapel length veil:  Picture ideas- Justin won't be in a suit he will be wearing white linen shirt with khaki pants or tan linen pants whatever is the least hottest lol super simple & Paxx will match him:

Are you a bride who is going along with traditions for your wedding or taking a modern approach? Most brides go for the tradition “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”, but are starting to create their own traditions for their weddings and making them more personalized per family.

 

Does it go with my dress?

Elvie gold mother of pearl floral wedding hair vine - Guide to wedding veils | Britten Weddings:

Sometimes a veil just “makes” the dress, it feels right and puts it all together, and sometimes it just doesn’t. If you’re trying on dresses we suggest trying on a veil or two at different lengths and types to determine if it feels right or not.

 

If yes, what type?

One tier, Fingertip or Chapel length veil with Paloma Re-embroidered Lace edging…:  Live in Montreal and looking for vintage rentals and handmade items to compliment your wedding venues? please visit http://lamarieeboheme.com:

Ok so not everyone is going to want to rock a cathedral length veil, but you haven’t decided if you want one at all. Try on a few styles and lengths and see if any of them speak out to you. Some styles suit some dresses better than others, your stylist who is assisting you will know what styles work best for each type of dress so ask them for some help if you can’t decide.

 

All night long?

Wedding reception games and unique ideas to keep guests happy! - Wedding Party I like the send-off with paper airplanes idea:

Another way to have both options is to have is to have your veil attached to a removable hairpiece that won’t make your hairstyle fall a part so that you can have the veil for the ceremony and pictures, then let your hair ( or veil in this case) down for the reception! It’s a win win!

Don’t feel bad if grandma wants you to wear one but you don’t. It’s your big day and you celebrate that however you want! We have a beautifully hand picked selection of elegant veils for our brides and stylists who are here to help you choose the dress of your dreams and perhaps veil too!

You said yest to your dress!…what do you wear under your wedding dress? Well we know we wear underwear etc but does it matter what you wear? The answer is yes, very much yes. Undergarments can make or break a look and fit of a dress, smooth out any lumps and bumps and hold things in place when you have low backs or fronts etc. we put together some info for you ladies depending on what style you decide to rock on your big day!

 

Strapless

Strapless dresses are always so beautiful! BUT what are you going to do bra wise??? Ok no, going without isn’t usually an option..is it? Most dresses have some sort of “cups” built into the dress already, but lets be real, that offer no support. You have a few options 1. If the dress has a lace up back then having the dress altered to put in more fitting cups into the dress is an options as you can lace up the dress pretty snug without everything moving during your day. 2. You could invest in a corset like undergarment that will hold everything in place and support your chest without making the “shelf” look.

 Strapless Beach Wedding Dress by Casablanca Bridal 2016 / http://www.deerpearlflowers.com/beach-wedding-dresses-with-gorgeous-details/2/:

 

Main Image - Felina '8276' Strapless Underwire Bustier

source: Nordstrom 

 

Backless / Low back / Keyhole

Ok so backless dresses are one of my FAVES! They add a beautiful elegance and sexiness at the same time without showing it all. So you have this stunning dress but normal bras or even strapless bras don’t work, so what do you do? Sticky bras! Yes sticky bras is an official word >.> . The adhesive bras are great for giving a little shape without having to wear a full bra. Keep in mind these don’t work like a fully strapped bra with the same support, more so for a little bit of a “pick me up” to give a little lift. There are also these awesome shapeware body suits that have clear plastic straps if you are looking for a little more support and don’t mind the straps.

Bryce and Rachel's elegant and understated wedding, featuring our exquisite Inca gown.:  You’ll look classic and divine in this sheath Chiffon wedding dress. This wedding gown highlights fine Diamante detailing on its waist, shoulder straps, and in the keyhole head-turning back. The back zips up supporting sparkling crystal buttons and the adapted bodice boasts soft ruching. It’s the perfect wedding dress you need for a little price and a great look! http://www.cutedresses.co/product/v-neck-shoulder-straps-soft-ruching-chiffon-wedding-gown/:

Main Image - Nordstrom Lingerie Seamless Push-Up NuBra Backless shapewear for backless wedding dresses. - awesome idea:

source: Nordstrom

 

Plunging necklines

Oh so risque! Who doesn’t love these sexy dresses? This one is pretty easy, there are these awesome bras that are designed for the plugggnneee. They look kinda funny but trust me they work wonders! If you have a smaller chest and like being free these over sized nipple pastie bra things are perfect!

Beach Wedding Dress by Berta Spring 2016 Bridal / http://www.deerpearlflowers.com/beach-wedding-dresses-with-gorgeous-details/:  Lurelly Bridal - Belle Lookbook Sexy Plunge Neckline Wedding Dresses:

Main Image - Nordstrom Lingerie Convertible Plunge Bra Main Image - Nordstrom Lingerie Le Lusion Adhesive Soft Cups

source: Nordstrom, Nordstrom

 

Halter / One Shoulder

For our brides who are rocking a halter dress we have you covered! Like any halter top or dress the same rules apply really. You can go free and not wear a bra if you alter your dress to have proper inserts or we suggest (yep you guested it ) the sticky bra! If you haven’t guessed already we love this! Its suuuuppeerrr useful for so many styles AND reusable!

Want to look immensely delicate and romantic on your wedding day? Then all you need is to look for lace wedding dresses. Whether the complete dress is made of lace or just small part, it’s a excellent look that never goes out of style. Check out how to look gorgeous with your perfect lace wedding … Continue reading Lace Wedding Dresses – Vintage And Sophisticated:  lihi hod bridal 2016 dolce vita champagne off white ivory sleeveless wedding dress halter neck lace bodice skirt pockets zoom:

Main Image - Nordstrom Lingerie Ultra Light NuBra

 

Mermaid / Trumpet

For these stunners you want to be wearing something that fits super snug around the hips and tumny area.

24 Mermaid Wedding Dresses From Top World Designers ❤ See more: http://www.weddingforward.com/mermaid-wedding-dresses/ #wedding #dresses #mermaid:  christina wu brides spring 2017 bridal sleeveless illusion straps vneck fully lace embellished trumpet wedding dress (15625) bv train romantic elegant:

 Maidenform Shapewear Easy-Up Firm Control Strapless Slip 2304 - Women's

source: unknown, Kohls

 

A Line / Ballgown

Ahh the beautiful A line dress and the dress to end all dresses, the ballgown. The dresses we dream of as little girls! One thing im pretty sure we never dreamed about is what do you wear underneath them? Well lucky for you its pretty simple and we have covered these ones already, woot woot! So for these, depending on the back of the dress you can get away with a strapless body shaper OR if you have a lace up back, you can just go bare! Yup thats right bare it all! ( not really but you get what I mean). Lace up dresses are great because thet hold you in oh so nice and snug so you don’t have to worry about a bra, but if you still are concerned about any lumps and bumps then a body shaper is the way to go. This helps smooth out any bumps and does make lacing up easier. They are also great if you have a strapless or keyhole back as well!

D2085 A-line wedding dress with illusion lace by Essense of Australia! Shop @ Belfiorebridal.com:  Stunning Atelier Pronovias Wedding Dresses - MODwedding:
Maidenform Firm Control Bodybriefer Easy Up Strapless Body Shaper 1256

source: Kohls

 

Sheath / Column Dress

These timeless dresses are to die for! For the chic bride who doesn’t want all the poof and frills this is a perfect match! For these you want to wear a slip underneith

Limor Rosen 2016 Wedding Dresses — “Treasure” Bridal Collection | Wedding Inspirasi | "Sarina" -- Beaded Lace Column/Sheath Wedding Gown Showcasing A Sleeveless Blouson Bodice With V Neckline & Spaghetti Straps××××:  Long sleeved lace dress:

SPANX Light Control Colorblock Slip FS2515 SPANX Firm Control Two-Timing Reversible Half Slip 10045R

source: Macy’s, Macy’s

 

We hope this helps with the big mystery on what to wear underneath your dress for your big day! make your appointment today to find your dream dress with us at Samilas Boutique! (425) 558 5714

So you’re having a destination wedding! Congrats! I bet you can’t wait to be having the best day ever surrounded by the most important and loving people! But….how…..how do you get your stunning dress to your stunning destination? don’t worry we have this covered! We have a few options here to keep your mind at ease.

FIRST!

how to pack your dress

Image result for wedding dress box Image result for wedding dress bag

If you plan on shipping your dress, you need to make sure that its packed properly to avoid any issues on your big day. Fold your dress into the box in the shape of a “Z” to avoid harsh wrinkles, or use a large enough box that you only need to fold it once at the bottom of the bodice. Layer the dress with acid free tissue in between each layer with the bodice on top and more tissue paper on the top of that. If you plan on bringing you dress on a plane or by car then we suggest a garment bag, usually you would receive one when you pick up your dress from the store.

 

Dont forget!

And finally, this rose gold and crystal comb can accent your curls or updo in a feminine and sophisticate way.:  This hair comb is a charming piece to frame your hairdo and attach the flyaway veil.:

Bring all your accessories and tid bits to go with your outfit with you on your carry on, yes your carry on. These include things like your veil (if you have one), shoes, jewelry etc.

 

Shipping your dress

Image result for wedding dress box

As we mentioned earlier, if you wish to ship your dress (Or box it for carry on instead of a garment bag) you can take advantage of all-in-one kits like this one from The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists. You of course can ship it yourself using Fedex or UPS, but be sure to get insurance ( for as much as you can) and double check with the services that they deliver to your destination and what days and times, you wouldn’t want them to deliver it on the wrong day or not ship to that location! Make sure to have your box labelled “Wedding Dress”, yes people who work in mail rooms are human and will take care if they know whats inside.

 

Taking it on your flight

Image result for wedding dress on plane Image result for wedding dress plane

Ok so you don’t want to ship it, that’s totally fine! You can actually bring your dress with you on your flight ( no you don’t have to buy another ticket and put it in a seat, or wear it), this is a good idea of you want to make sure nothing happens to it or just want to keep it close to you. You have a few options here, we don’t recommend checking in your dress, because well….we have all seen our luggage after a long flight and they look like they have been a part of fight club. so what are you options when flying? Well you can box it up and bring it as carry on and put it in the over head compartments. You can also bring it in a garment bag on your flight, yes you can do that! Call ahead and make sure you can do so with your airline (most of them are totally fine with it) and ask how you go about doing so, some airlines are a little different, but most of them you just ask a flight attendant to hang it up in the onboard closet ( yes they have those for flight attendant personal items) when you get to the gate and they are more than happy to oblige, but we do suggest calling ahead to make sure 🙂

 

Drive it

Image result for wedding car

Ok so you arn’t going to Hawaii for your wedding, but it is a little bit away from where its located now :/ The safest way for you to get your dress to your destination is to literally drive it. Im not joking here people! If you plan on driving to your destination then why not bring the dress with you buy car? If you have the ability I suggest putting down the back seats and laying your dress down, so the dress gets minimal creasing on the trip over. If not we suggest hanging the dress from the back hook on the bar above the door and laying the rest of the dress across the back seats. both of these scenarios we advise putting the dress into a garment bag to protect the dress from the sun, dirt or any potential damage.

 

I hope this helps and gives you ladies some ideas on how to bring your dress with you when you ave a destination wedding! We got you girl! Also CONGRATS! Come and say haaayy to our lovely girls at Samila Boutique and make your appointment today! (425) 558 5714