Madison James, style MJ457: Elegance defines this floral lace detailed, one-shoulder gown. The bride will project a statuesque profile, an elevated sense of style and a flair for the dramatic when she glides down the aisle in this impeccable wedding dress. Available colors: Nude/Ivory; Sand/Ivory. Available sizes: 0-30.
Necklines and Hairstyles Need To Be Complementary
It’s common for brides to have spent years imagining their favorite wedding hairstyle when picturing their big day. Over time, this creates a deep level of expectation — which can be problematic. Many women forget (or simply don’t know) that the neckline of their wedding dress should play a key role in determining their hairstyle. Here at NYB&G, we’ve seen plenty of hair plans change on a dime based on the bride’s wedding dress choice. If you’re just learning about the correlation between necklines and their matching hairstyles, the following post will help:
A one-shoulder wedding dress draws attention to your shoulders, so you don’t want a flowing hairstyle that will obscure this flattering silhouette. A side-swept updo will balance out an asymmetrical neckline and won’t get in the way of shoulder details. For a more bohemian vibe, try a side-swept fishtail braid. Read more at The Knot
Maggie Sottero, style Amanda: Capture the light with Swarovski crystals and beaded lace. This romantic A-line wedding dress features an illusion back and dreamy tulle skirt. Available colors: Ivory over Blush/Pewter Accent (pictured above); White, Ivory/Pewter Accent. Available sizes: 0-28.
What’s A Gal To Do About Her ‘Do?
It can be tricky when a bride-to-be has her heart set on a certain hairstyle for her wedding, only to discover that it doesn’t necessarily flatter her dream dress. New York Bride & Groom understands that while it can be helpful to plan out even the tiniest details in advance, sometime, changes will still be made last minute. Check out this great advice and inspiration below:
The easiest way to ensure that your bridal hair works in tandem with your wedding dress is to go by neckline.
Here, we’ve rounded up several hairstyles that perfectly suit today’s most popular necklines, including scoop, off-the-shoulder, and high neck. It’s important to note that some necklines will give you more creative freedom than others. “Some dresses demand a certain hairstyle, others, like the strapless dress, do not,” says Saviano. Click through to discover the hairstyles that work best with your particular wedding dress—they just might change your entire vision of your bridal ‘do.
Strapless: Loosely Braided
For Temur, a strapless dress is all about flaunting your shoulders. This textural fishtail braid keeps hair swept back and out of the way without feeling like an updo.
This ballerina-inspired topknot gets the romantic treatment, thanks to subtle volume at the crown—and it looks even lovelier when paired with a strapless sweetheart neckline.
A half-up, half-down style will keep your hair both out of your face and show off your gown’s neckline. Dress up the signature style with a braid and sprigs of baby’s breath.
The boat neck, also known as a bateau neck, is best paired with an updo, says Saviano. “When your hair is down, it can almost make the dress look narrow, and when it is open like this it will really look beautiful when the hair is up,” she explains. We agree. The horizontal neckline — meant to show off your neck, collarbone, and shoulder points — begs for hair to be kept up and away. Read more at Martha Stewart Weddings
Essense Designs, style d2420: If you’re looking to meld boho chic with romantic whimsy, this is the gown. Double straps combine with a soft cotton lace bodice and organic lace trim for an eye-catching multi-strap design. Available colors: Ivory Lace, Soft Organza and Tulle over Ivory Gown; Ivory Lace, Soft Organza and Stone Tulle over Moscato Gown; White Lace, Soft Organza and Tulle over White Gown.
Book Your Hair Consultation Early
Remember to stay open-minded about your hair while you’re looking for your wedding dress. Meet with your hair stylist early in the planning stages and select the designs you like in several varieties. Lock in the final look once you’ve found your gown.
For inspiration, here are more beautiful hairstyles to consider for your big day:
Celebrate your inner goddess-girl with effortless flowing locks that can be worn unadorned or paired with an accessory.
For high style, a perfectly coifed, elegant topknot is sure to wow.
Updos get an uber-romantic upgrade when worn slightly undone. Read more at Bridal Guide
Our no-appointment policy makes wedding dress shopping at New York Bride & Groom easy, fun and relaxed. Just the way shopping should be. Be sure to check out our separate tuxedo rental department while you’re here taking care of your bridesmaids’ dresses at the same time. We also offer a stunning array of accessories to help you put the finishing touches on your day. We look forward to assisting you soon.
After Six, style 6646: This one-shoulder bridesmaid gown offers a draped bodice and flowing skirt. 100% poly ensures a wrinkle free trip down the aisle. Center back zipper. Available in a multitude of colors. Available sizes 00-30W and 00-30W extra length.
Spring Into Your Bridal Shopping with New York Bride & Groom Charlotte
The hottest bridesmaid dresses are yours to discover at NYB&G. Our salon has an expansive selection, so try on different styles, fabrics, detailing and lengths to keep your options open. Experiment with a variety of necklines to determine which look is most flattering and most comfortable. Or, consider the trend of allowing your bridesmaids to choose their own unique styles to complement their diverse personalities. We love the following bridesmaid dress tips:
Dare to Be Different
Despite what Aunt Suzy insists, your pals don’t have to sport all one cut or color. Let each bridesmaid exude her own personal style: after all, you hand-picked each and every girl for a reason!
Who says your entourage has to be understated? Sequins, beads, and studs can add sparkle and texture to your ceremony without being too flashy, as long as you keep dress shapes simple and necklines demure. Bonus: No major jewelry required.
Go to Any Length
Mixing hemline heights lets everyone choose what works best on her body. Plus, it makes the gang look more interesting as a whole. Change it up within the group, or keep the ’maids in short frocks and let your MOH stand out in a longer number—or vice versa. Discover more great bridesmaid fashion tips compliments of Martha Stewart Weddings.
Dessy Bridesmaids, style 2993: Calling all sparkle lovers! This full-length sequin bridesmaid dress will captivate and delight. Enjoy the higher, bateau neckline that finishes with a V-detail and spaghetti strap along the open back. This flared gown is closed with a central back zipper. Available in numerous shimmery colors. Available sizes: 00-30W and 00-30W extra length.
Regardless of what you and your bridesmaids envision for your 2018 wedding, New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte has everything you need to succeed. Check out every option you can think of from high-low hemlines, strapless to halter, fluttery sleeves to illusion netting and back interest bridesmaid dresses. Our dedicated and friendly team of experienced Bridal Consultants would love to hear your specific wishlist. Bring in any pictures if you have a certain theme in mind. We are happy to pull a variety of gowns for you and your ladies to try. Inspired designs, popular pricing and magical selection is yours at NYB&G.
Alfred Sung, style D741FP: Gorgeous florals steal the show with this halter-style neckline. Show off your favorite shoes, complements of the hi-low hem. The open back of this Sateen Twill dress is adorned with criss-cross spaghetti strap detailing. Available colors: Blush Bouquet, White Bouquet or Bohemian Print. Available sizes: 00-30W and 00-16 extra length.
Whether you want a dress to help create the illusion of curves, or flaunt the curves you have, a halter-neck bridesmaid dress is a universally flattering style your girls will love.
Floor-length gowns take on a sexier edge with a thigh-high slit this season. A side slit (or double slit for the truly daring) shows just the right amount of skin.
Take a cue from ready-to-wear trends and go for a one-shoulder dress. This versatile silhouette works for every wedding style and dress code. The Knot has many more bridesmaid tips to consider.
We look forward to seeing you and your entire wedding party soon. Our no-appointment policy makes shopping at NYB&G easy, fun and relaxed. Just the way shopping should be. Be sure to check out our separate tuxedo rental department while you’re here taking care of your bridesmaids’ dresses. We also offer a stunning array of accessories to help you put the finishing touches on your day. We look forward to assisting you soon.
Justin Alexander, Be You Collection, style 8933: Drama is showcased in all the right places in this satin fit and flare beauty. Celebrate your sparkle with an embellished belt for the twinkle you crave. Ultra femininity is abundant with the sweetheart neckline. Unleash your inner mermaid with the apron skirt complete with organza and tulle, for the perfect chapel length train. Available colors: Ivory/Silver.
Our hats are off to Justin Alexander’s latest bridal collection (which is being promoted by full-figured supermodel Iskra Lawrence). Curvy gowns, complete with intricate detailing and flawless construction are yours to behold at New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte. From decadent trains to elegant necklines, this collection reinforces the beauty that every woman deserves to feel. Read more below:
Our latest campaign, Be You, featuring model and influencer Iskra Lawrence, celebrates all women regardless of their style or shape. Every bride deserves to feel confident and beautiful from her first bridal salon visit, all the way down the aisle. Visit Justin Alexander to hear more exciting details.
Justin Alexander, Be You Collection, style 8936: Long-sleeve luxury complements this elaborate fit and flare silhouette. Lined with Jersey all the way through, you will feel equally comfortable and sexy. The sheer illusion back features an eye-catching, beaded motif. Cascading buttons flow from top to chapel length bottom. Available colors: Ivory/Silver/Nude.
Discover Wedding Dresses Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Known for our magical mix of inspired designs and popular pricing, brides are always happily surprised by the selection of gorgeous wedding gowns we carry in their bridal budget. Visit New York Bride & Groom, the premier wedding salon in the Charlotte metro area, without ever booking an appointment and prepare to be amazed. Read more about why we adore Justin Alexander below:
The Details: Justin Alexander brings a mix of shapes and textures this season: Tons of tiers, delicate Chantilly lace, sequined tulle, jewelled collars and structured Dupion silk add texture and dimension to a range of trumpets, A-lines and ball gowns. What stands out this year? The use of bold black accents like belts, chokers, hats and 3-D florals, to offset feminine ivory fabrics. Read more from The Knot
Justin Alexander, Be You Collection, style 8953: Show off your plunging neckline with this vintage inspired wedding dress. The lace appliqués have been divinely hand placed to float effortlessly across this English Net, Tulle, Lace and Satin chapel-length dress. Available colors: Ivory/Ivory, White/White and Misty Rose/Sand/Ivory (pictured above).
Radiate Confidence On Your Wedding Day
At NYB&G, we welcome brides of all shapes and sizes to our salon. Our devoted team can help you navigate the variety of silhouettes available to find the perfect dress for your Big Day. We look forward to seeing you and your bridal party looking absolutely perfect, just the way you are.
If you’re looking for a pre-shopping confidence boost regarding your figure, let these fabulous women give you inspiration:
Mae West is famously quoted as saying, ‘Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.’ How’s that for an empowering affirmation? This sultry screen siren oozed confidence and sex appeal, and we truly adore her. And on the topic of dieting? West says, ‘I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.’ Not a bad attitude!
Adele stepped onto the scene making no apologies for who she is, both inside and out. Her undeniable beauty is hard to ignore, but her confidence is what makes her even more attractive. On the topic of her weight, she says, ‘I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.’ Check out more fabulous quotes by some of history’s leading ladies, compliments of Marie Claire
If you are seeking sensational bridesmaid dress options for your best ladies, New York Bride & Groom has everything you need to pull your wedding ensemble together. With over 15,000 square feet of designer wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses and even a separate tuxedo department, rest assured that we are your one-stop wedding shop.
Jim Hjelm Occasions, style 5703: To get an idea of the beautiful garments we offer, look no further than our featured dress (pictured above). This mauve, English net, A-line bridesmaid gown features a silver metallic-lace bodice, sheer-draped shoulder, natural waist, and a gathered skirt.
We just love it when practicality and style come together in the hottest trends, which definitely includes one-strap dresses this season. While strapless gowns are timeless, they are not always ideal for bustier brides or bridesmaids. Opting for a single shoulder strap can do wonders for everyone who wants to get down on the dance floor without worrying about a wardrobe malfunction. NYB&G has a wide selection of gorgeous one-shoulder bridesmaid gowns to choose from. Such as the beauty below:
Social Bridesmaids, style 8178: This figure-flattering full-length, one-shoulder matte chiffon dress (pictured right) is available with matching or contrasting trim at the neckline. An off-center front slit in the luxurious trumpet skirt adds an element of sophistication.
Here are some 2017 bridesmaid dress trends, courtesy of Bridal Guide:
Go monochromatic with a plum jewel tone and pair it with a lighter shade of bouquets.
If you want a dramatic color but you don’t want to commit to a dark shade, try gunmetal for an elegant option.
Navy is the new black. It’s classic but with a pop of color in the shoes, it’s beyond fabulous!
Black dresses are purely chic, but do try pops of color on your bouquet to make a bold statement. See more at Bridal Guide
D’Zage Bridesmaids, style 8075: This chiffon gown (pictured right) features a sweetheart neckline, one gathered shoulder strap, ruched bodice and a cummerbund. Asymmetrical pleats and cascading ruffle adorn the skirt.
These trend tips are from Inspired By This:
Lace is no longer just for the bride! Bridesmaids want in on the detail too, so expect to see more lace bridesmaid dress styles with lace detail. A lace neckline or pretty keyhole back is a bridesmaid detail that looks oh ultra pretty, but doesn’t take away from the bride.
Expect to see a lot of neutral bridesmaid dresses this year – A lot! Think sand, silver, taupe, and everything in between. In elegant silhouettes, neutral dresses are a beautiful bet that will never go out of style. Read more at Inspired By This
Jim Hjelm Occasions, style 5709: Every bridesmaid will look stunning in this burgundy English net, A-line gown (pictured above) with pleated bodice, V-neckline, natural waist and gathered skirt.
Long, straight bridesmaid dresses in soft fabrics are wedding staples, but if you want a break from tradition, why not try a dress with a tiered skirt? They add just the right amount of drama and are perfect for dancing the night away.
Tea-length dresses (or dresses with a hemline that falls just below the knee or brushes the lower calf) are having a serious moment. This semiformal length gives off fun, retro vibes but still feels sophisticated. Opt for airy fabrics like tulle or chiffon for a tutu-inspired effect.
Whether the dress is simple or embellished, a fun flutter sleeve adds a vintage twist. Choose gowns in soft floral patterns, muted colors or feminine metallics to complement this romantic silhouette. Additional info at The Knot
NYB&G: Always On Trend
Our experienced Bridal Consultants are continually researching the latest and greatest looks to ensure that you end up with the perfect wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses. Keeping on top of the trends every season is just one more reason why we are the premier bridal salon in the Charlotte metro area. Stop by without an appointment (we never require them) and browse our gorgeous selection. We’ll be here ready to assist you.