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Mermaid Forever – Masako Formals’ 7 favorite mermaid weding gowns

The mermaid gown is one of the most classic bridal silhouettes, and while trends may come and go, the mermaid gown is forever.

There’s no one way to do a mermaid, but here’s a rundown of our 7 favorite mermaid bridal gowns – one for each of the seas!

7. Classic ruched organza mermaid gown by  Lillian West

A glamorous gown with fun movement through the skirt, this Lillian West Fall 2016 gown is a blank canvas for the mermaid bride.

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6. “Chrysanthemum” by Casablanca Bridal

Chantilly lace with lace illusion back, this gown is a beautiful, delicate, light-weight contemporary take on the traditional lace mermaid wedding dress.

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5. “Begonia” by Sophia Tolli

Many consider bridal designer Sophia Tolli to be the queen of the mermaid gown, and Begonia is one of the dresses that earned her that title. With a lightly beaded lace bodice, a detachable rhinestone belt, and a scalloped lace hemline, this dress is perfection from top to bottom.

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4. Modern lace mermaid gown by Justin Alexander

A modern interpretation of classic lace like only Justin Alexander can, this gown shimmers subtly from a layer of opal sequence laid under the lace applique.

 

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3. “Avery” by Palazzo Bridal by Jane White

The minimalist mermaid gown with immaculate design and construction, this silk crepe wedding dress can by styled up or left simple to celebrate less is more. Available with or without front slit.

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2. “Tulip” by Karen Willis Holmes

While not a traditional mermaid silhouette with exaggerated flair at the thigh, we included this gown because it exudes the mermaid spirit – the beaded white sequence in the bodice  evokes fish scales, and the skirt flairs into a flowing chiffon. We love this modern interpretation of the mermaid gown!

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1.”Aprilia” by Sophia Tolli

With embellished lace, a gorgeous illusion back, and a multi-layered organza skirt, Aprilia has all the elements of glamorous mermaid wedding gown.

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Rembo Styling at NY Bridal Week

The whimsical, bohemian world of Rembo Styling was alive and well at NY Bridal Week. With some of the most unique lace and delicate construction on display, their Fall 2016 line showcases incredible low backs and creative plays on fabric pairing and detailing.

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Photo Collage of Casablanca Bridal Fall 2016 collection on the runway at New York International Bridal Week.

Masako Formals at New York International Bridal Week

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It’s nearly that time again — New York International Bridal Week April 16-18, 2016. Follow Masako Formals on Da Bridal Blog, Facebook, and Instagram for images and updates on the world’s best bridal designers’ Fall 2016 collections.

Masako Formals on Living808 to discuss 2016 bridal trends

We are always so stoked to talk about our wedding dresses on Living808 (mostly because we get to see the fabulous Trini ♥)

Check out our short segment highlighting bridal trends and Masako Formals’ upcoming trunk shows for Rembo Styling (Feb 19-21) and Jenny Yoo Collection (Mar 18-20) (and also featuring a few amazing gowns by Casablanca Bridal, Chic Nostalgia, and KAREN WILLIS HOLMES).

 

 

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Jenny Yoo Trademark Bridesmaids Dresses

Jenny Yoo is a world-renowned bridal designer, and her bridesmaids dresses are equally inspiring. Introducing Masako Formals favorite bridesmaids dress line based on quality, color selection, and convertibility for flattering options on any size or shape. See her entire bridesmaid collection here. (Great options for mother of the bride too!)

 

Rembo-Styling Trunk Show, Honolulu Feb 19-21, 2016

The boho-chic wedding dresses of European design team Rembo-Styling will debut in Hawaii, February 19-21, 2016 at Masako Formals bridal shop in Honolulu.

The trunk show is a unique opportunity to see the entire Spring 2016 collection of Rembo-Styling, with special discounts and promotional offers.

To reserve your appointment to view the collection call 808-593-0680 with your preferred date and time or email mf@masakoformals.com subject: Rembo Trunk Show.

Some samples photos below. For more info on Rembo-Styling see our post The Dreamy Dresses of Rembo-Styling or visit their website.

 

Christmas Couture

This year we stepped outside the box and had fun making this “Couture Christmas Tree” topped with a dress form. Our stylist took apart an old wedding dress and sewed a new dress for the tree – the bust line of the dress is lined with rose petals, because the rose has been the symbol of Masako Formals since we opened 1977. We hope you enjoy our expression of the season’s spirit. Mele Kalikimaka!

#ALOHACOUTURE / Honolulu Fashion Week steps up to new heights in its second year

This year’s Honolulu Fashion Week, Nov 20-22 at the Hawaii Convention Center, has already grown in exciting ways since their first ever event last year.

The opening show highlighted designers Live Aloha and Kini Zamora (featured below) — both delivering fun, fresh shows that showcased the vibrancy of Hawaii’s budding fashion scene. Kudos to all the local designers who showcased at the event, and to the underground designers who have yet to emerge! (Photos courtesy of Honolulu Magazine)