We love going to New York fashion week and seeing what’s new from the world’s top designers. But just as much, we love discovering small artisan designers that are reinventing style, often in their homes, at their fingertips and straight from the heart.
ellelikesrap is a Boston native who lives, works, and creates locally, with global inspiration. You can commission pieces from her – a great way to customize your thank you presents for your bridal party?
This is what happens when a fashion designer makes wedding dresses.
When you are looking for the dress it’s helpful for be able to describe what you like and what you don’t. Here’s a list of common wedding dress silhouettes.
A LINE – the most classic dress silhouette – fitted along the bust and then lets out at the natural waistline.
BALLGOWN – a version of the A Line, the ball gown lets out at the natural waistline or above the hips with a full-volume skirt, often created by layers of tulle.
EMPIRE – a dress fitted only at the bust, letting out into the skirt just below the bust.
SHEATH – a dress fitted through the hips and then lets out straight to the floor with little volume.
MERMAID – a dress fitted through the bust, waist, hips, and thighs, letting out just above, at, or below the knee.
TRUMPET – similar to but slightly more relaxed than the mermaid, the trumpet is fitted through bust, waist, and hips, until the skirt flares out along the high or mid thigh.
TEA LENGTH – a shortened ballgown dress that ends below the knee/ mid-calf.
HIGH-LOW – can refer to any silhouette dress where the front of the skirt is higher than the back.
We were so stoked to film with Living808 and KHON2 today for our upcoming spot on bridal styling and trends that will air on Friday, April 10 at 8:30am. Our local stylist Zoe Pili gives a breakdown on 2015 bridal trends in Hawaii. Big thanks to Trini and the amazing crew at KHON2, to our fabulous models Mariko, Ana, Natasha, and Kandrie, and to our hair and makeup artist Hitomi.
Watch the video here. Wedding dress trends and tips of 2015
Veil veil veils!
Planning for the shoot
Hitomi prepares Natasha’s makeup
Kandrie watches from behind the cameras
Trini and Zoe prepare the shoot
Kandrie, Ana, Natasha, and Mariko!
Hitomi gives Kandrie a touch up before shooting