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03 Feb 2015

 

Panache Bridal (Costa Mesa) will be holding an in-store event this weekend, so if you're in the Costa Mesa, CA, area, call them to book your appointment and see some of our dresses from our Spring 2015 collection.

Panache Bridal
Feb. 6th  - Feb. 8th, 2015
3077 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, California, 92626
USA
714-540-7800
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Panache Bridal has a great selection of Paloma Blanca wedding dresses, including these styles from our Spring 2015 collection:

Paloma Blanca Style 4558

Paloma Blanca Style 4561

Paloma Blanca Style 4563

These favourites from our previous collections will also be available:

Paloma Blanca Style 4512

Paloma Blanca Style 4363

All of our upcoming In-Store Events can be found on our Events page.

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30 Jan 2015

 

The fashion and bridal industry are ever changing. As we're in the studio shooting our next collection, our Spring 2015 Collection is rolling out into stores worldwide.

Although we can't give away too much from our current shoot until it's released, we're pleased to share our behind-the-scenes video from our Spring 2015 Collection in the meantime.

Have you tried any of these dresses on yet? Let us know what you love about them.

 

 


28 Jan 2015

 

Previously we talked about Pear shaped brides; smaller top, larger bottom.  The Apple shape is the complete opposite.  The physical characteristics of this shape could be broader shoulders, fuller bust, more slender thighs and bottom and a less defined waist. An Apple, may also be a split size; having their bust and waist a different size then their hips. So, unlike our Pear sisters, you may be buying that pair of jeans to fit your waist circumference rather then your hips and bottom.

When you're gown shopping, there are a few things that an Apple shaped bride may want to keep in mind.

Choose a gown that will give definition to your waist. A style that cinches in your waist will create a more balanced proportion. A wide ribbon at the waist, or a slightly dropped waist ed style are great options. Try a style with asymmetrical pleating or rushing, it does wonders for creating a defined waist.

 Apple

 Apple

 Apple

Think about necklines that will draw attention upward while flattering your bustline. V neck, and plunging are great options. However if you already have broad shoulders you may want to steer away from necklines that will make you look wider, like off the shoulder designs.

 Apple

Avoid column type dresses or trumpet and mermaid styles with exaggerated flare outs from the knee. This will emphasize a less defined waist.  

The Apple shaped may prove to be a little more challenging when gown shopping, but definitely not impossible.  Choosing the right silouhette and proper gown fitting will ensure a flattering fit to your gorgeous Apple shape.

Which tips have you found to be the most helpful? Stay tuned next week when we'll be sharing another body shape and how to shop for your perfect wedding gown!


23 Jan 2015

 

January is one of our favourite times in the wedding world – couples are getting engaged, excited brides are shopping for their wedding gown, and it’s when all of the colour and style predictions for the coming year begin to surface.

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on colour, recently announced their choice for colour of the year: Marsala. "Whether in a flat or textured material, or with a matte or gloss finish, this highly varietal shade combines dramatically with neutrals, including warmer taupes and grays. Because of its burnished undertones, sultry Marsala is highly compatible with amber, umber and golden yellows, greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range."

How will you incorporate this shade into your wedding colour scheme?

 Marsala

 Marsala

 Marsala

 Marsala

 Marsala

 Marsala

Photos courtesy of Pinterest.


22 Jan 2015

 

Let’s talk about pears...Pear Shaped Brides, that is.

The term “pear shaped” does come from the shape of an actual pear.  If you go to the supermarket and pick up a pear, you will see that the top portion of the fruit is smaller than the bottom portion.  Relating this now to the human body, pear shaped women have larger hips, thighs and bottoms, but their upper body is usually quite petite.  A pear shape bride may be a split size, meaning that their bust, hips and possibly even waist, are all different sizes.  At times, this makes it difficult to find clothing that fits well in all the right spots.  Jeans are the best example; you have to purchase jeans that fit the largest area, your bottom half, but this leaves you with a gap at your waist. If this has happened to you, congratulations, you might be a pear!

When shopping for a gown, there are a couple things that a Pear Shaped Bride might want to keep in mind:

Choose a gown with detail around the neckline. This draws the attention to your upper body.

 Pear     

If your bottom half is an area that you would rather deemphasize, choose a gown where the skirt skims over your hips and thighs.  An Aline gown is your best option.

 Pear

 Pear

Ball gowns and empire cuts are also great choices.

 Pear

To balance your shape, consider a gown with wider straps, cap sleeves, bolero, or a fuller skirt. This will emphasize your small waist and create an hourglass silhouette.

 Pear

For those of you who are quite happy to flaunt your bottom assets, choose a gown that is more fitted around your hips. Just keep in mind that because you may be a different size at your hips then your bust you may need some alterations to be done. Ask your retailer about split sizing.

 Pear

With these options and tips, shopping for your pear shape should be a little easier and a lot more fun.  Which tips have you found to be the most helpful?

Stay tuned next week when we'll be sharing another body shape and how to shop for your perfect wedding gown!