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    • What are Wedding Dress Silhouettes

      Wedding Dress Styles and Silhouettes Ready to say yes to the dress but not sure where to start? We’ve outlined the most common bridal gown silhouettes so you can find the perfect wedding dress style for your bridal vision! A-Line Wedding Dresses A-Line wedding dresses are the epitome of classic beauty! A-Line gowns include a fitted, structured bodice and a flowy, easy-to-wear skirt that flares out gradually. It’s a very popular style as it complements brides’ proportions and flatters the figure with a romantic, feminine cut. Who it is flattering on: A-Line wedding dresses are praised for their ability to look good on everybody. From athletic builds to pear-shaped brides, A-Line silhouettes are gorgeous on every bride. Brides who aren’t sure of which gown style to choose often start by trying on a classic A-Line wedding gown and go from there. Ensure your dress fits perfectly by having it altered by a skilled seamstress. What style of wedding: The ever-flattering A-Line style is very versatile and works with every wedding theme. Dress it up for a black-tie wedding with a fingertip-length veil or a sparkly, jeweled belt. Achieve the bridal vision of your boho dreams by pairing your A-Line gown with sandals. Whether you’re opting for a rooftop soireé or a backyard big day, this silhouette could be your perfect fit. Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dresses Fit-and-flare wedding dresses hug the body in all the right places! The top of the gown is fitted until the skirt flares just below the hips, which helps accentuate a brides’ waist. Fit-and-flare gowns are a hybrid of the A-Line and Mermaid silhouettes; this style accentuates the waist and still allows for dramatic flair. Who it is flattering on: Fit and flare wedding gowns are often selected by brides with pear and hourglass builds, as the shape highlights your curves. The shape also adds length in the torso, which can help petite brides look taller. What style of wedding: Choose a fit-and-flare wedding dress silhouette if you’re planning an ultra-romantic wedding. Fit-and-flare gowns will float down the aisle of a rustic vineyard or an elegant art museum! The modern shape pairs well with any season and multiple accessories, so you can be sure that your fit-and-flare gown will complement any wedding day vision. A lace jacket or fur shawl will glam up your fit-and-flare gown but a flower crown can make it the perfect beach option. Mermaid and Trumpet Wedding Dresses Mermaid or trumpet wedding gowns are undoubtedly the sexiest silhouette a bride can wear. This style amplifies all of your curves in all the right places. Frequently accented with a sexy sweetheart neckline, mermaid wedding dresses feature an elongated bodice that highlights the hips and flares out at the knee. Who it is flattering on: Any bride who chooses a mermaid or trumpet wedding dress will achieve that sultry, uber-romantic effect. Hourglass shaped brides love the way this silhouette adds a dash of drama and totally flatters the figure. Straight and narrow brides, rest assured, the shape of this style will create enviable curves as well! What style of wedding: When brides think of mermaid or trumpet silhouettes, their minds often picture a beach wedding. While this makes sense (and they are the perfect pick for summer nuptials) add lace sleeves and you have the most beautiful gown for a fall or winter wedding. Ballgown Wedding Dresses Two words: princess dress! Ballgowns are referred to as the most popular wedding dress silhouette thanks to their whimsical, romantic essence. They offer a traditional, classic shape that is the epitome of a quintessential wedding day look. Who it is flattering on: Ballgowns feature a fitted bodice, sometimes complete with a corset back, and a full, layered skirt that flares out dramatically. These wedding gowns cinch the waist in the most sophisticated way. The timeless silhouette is perfect for brides looking for that added drama on their wedding day. What style of wedding: Ballgowns are perfect for their namesake: a classic, elevated-glam ballroom reception. Layers of fabric give off a Cinderella-esque, appear to float down the aisle and always make a statement. Envision this silhouette waltzing across the dance floor in a vintage boutique hotel ballroom. Short Wedding Dresses Who said brides had to wear floor-length frocks? Short wedding dresses are the perfect option for brides who want to dance the night away. Short hemlines are usually tea-length or mid-thigh. Short gowns achieve an elegant look without the burden of feeling too formal. Who it is flattering on: Short bridal gowns allow you to show off your legs and the most fun accessory: your shoes! Short gowns are great for the bride who wants to wear something fun and simple. What style of wedding: Short wedding dresses are so versatile and bring fun to any wedding. Whether you’re exchanging I do’s in a casual city hall ceremony, a tropical oceanside reception, or a fun Sunday morning soireé, this is a fabulous silhouette that will make a modern statement. Sheath Wedding Dresses Sheath wedding dresses are the embodiment of simple sophistication. This contemporary style is equal parts sexy and polished. Thanks to the straight lines and modern style, sheath wedding dresses have a flattering lengthening effect. Who it is flattering on: Because sheath gowns are so sleek, they look great on a multitude of body shapes. The column cut follows your body’s natural shape, fitting similarly to a slip dress. Petite brides can rest assured in this wedding dress silhouette, as they’re usually minimalistic and chic without overwhelming you with tons of fabric. What style of wedding: Sheath bridal gowns are elegant enough to fit any theme! The column silhouette is perfect for small and simple, beachy boho, sexy, classic or vintage weddings. You can elevate your style and complement your big day style with vintage pearls, a glam headpiece or a romantic cathedral length veil. Find Your Perfect Wedding Dress Style The best way to decide if a wedding dress style is the perfect fit for your bridal vision, is to make an appointment at Blu Ivory and try them on. Once you’ve made an appointment, bring a list of your favorite styles, necklines, sleeves and dream dress to help steer the stylist, but keep an open mind. Oftentimes, THE dress is one you never would have thought of! Request an appointment here > Sources: Essence of Australia

    • 6 Tips For a Summer Wedding

      So you’re planning your wedding and you want the big day to take place sometime during the summer. That’s fantastic! Summer is the perfect time to get married, with the gorgeous weather, beautiful foliage and available venue options. To help you prepare for your wedding day, here are six tips that are sure to make the day go by smoothly. Have a Backup Plan Summer weather isn’t always reliable. You could have planned a gorgeous outdoor garden ceremony, but a sudden rainstorm blows those plans away instantly. To make sure you and your guests aren’t stranded without a ceremony to go to, have a backup plan set up. Have an alternate ceremony space prepared in case the weather isn’t on your side. Serve Summery Food On a hot summer day, consider serving foods that aren’t too hot or heavy to avoid turning your guests into hot messes. Instead, offer cooler options like fruits, summer salads, grilled foods, ice cream and other refreshing choices. Prepare Your Guests Make sure your guests have the necessary tools available to keep them nice and cool throughout the day. This could include providing fans, mini bottles of bug spray and sunscreen before the ceremony to keep everyone as comfortable as possible. For beach weddings, you can even provide flip flops to prevent any shoes from getting sandy. Don’t Bundle Up Consider the day’s possible forecast and your location when picking out your wedding dress. You don’t want to be covered head to toe during a summer wedding on the beach in 30+ degree heat. While the temperature will change throughout the day, make sure you and your wedding party are dressed comfortably. Avoid Leaving Food Out This is an easy thing to forget, but it’s an extremely important thing to remember. While your caterers will be busy preparing and monitoring the food throughout the day, make sure you don’t go back for food that you left somewhere hours ago. Don’t Forget Your Makeup Bag Whether you’re getting married in the dead of winter or the peak of summer, you should always carry a makeup bag with you, one that contains mascara and lipstick at the very least. For summer brides that are getting married outdoors, you can expect some of your makeup to sweat off partway through the day. Make sure you’re always looking your best by carrying your essentials with you. At Blu Ivory Bridal, our Toronto bridal store is committed to helping you and your guests have the best experience shopping for wedding gowns. We carry a wide assortment of wedding dresses for every bride, and with spacious fitting rooms and a comfortable environment, what more could you ask for? Give us a call or visit our website to book a bridal consultation today!

    • Destination Wedding: How to Travel with Your Wedding Dress

      A destination wedding is romantic, fun and provides for a nice change from a traditional setting. Planning this type of wedding is very exciting and one of the most important aspects is knowing how to travel properly with your wedding dress as this is one of the biggest elements of a wedding. You don’t want to run into any problems or have your dress arrive in terrible condition, so knowing how to transport your gown will save you from a very big headache. If you know in advance that you will be having a destination wedding, it will help you select the right dress in terms of fabric and weight of the dress, which needs to be relative to the weather. Select fabrics like tulle, crepe, and chiffon which do not wrinkle a lot and travel easily unlike heavier fabrics like taffeta that will make your life difficult. You should definitely choose the wedding gown you’ve always wanted, but make sure you choose wisely so that the dress travels well and arrives in perfect condition. Next, you’ll need to figure out how you’re getting to the destination so that you can plan accordingly. If you’re driving there, the vehicle must have the proper amount of space for the wedding dress whether you are laying it down flat in the backseat or storing it in the trunk. If you plan on flying to your destination, it’s best to contact the airline directly so they can provide you with details and instructions regarding their way of transporting wedding dresses. Ask if you can carry it onto the plane with you so that there’s zero chance of it getting lost or if they have a section where you can hang it. You may even be able to store it in the overhead, but regardless of which option you and the airline agree upon, it’s always best to know this information beforehand so that you can pack your wedding dress properly. A high-quality garment bag is ideal because it won’t tear and will protect your dress from dirt. If sections of the dress are beaded or consist of lace, it’s a good idea to wrap these sections of the dress in white tissue paper so they don’t get caught on any other fabric. This is especially important if your veil is travelling in the same garment bag. Lastly, coordinate with the hotel so that your wedding dress can be handled and hung properly as soon as you arrive. Most hotels will have cleaning services available and your dress and veil can be steamed for you so that you’re ready for your big day. Whether you’re having a traditional wedding or a destination one, Blu Ivory Bridal in Toronto has the perfect dress for you. Their stunning selection of wedding gowns includes styles for everyone, so if you’re looking for a bridal store that has exactly what you need, visit Blu Ivory Bridal today!

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    • Events | Wedding Dress Stores Toronto | Blü Ivory

      Events Trunk Shows ​ What is a Trunk Show: Trunk shows are particularly popular in the bridal industry. During trunk show dates, brides can view a larger selection of a specific bridal designer's newest collection than what is normally carried in a bridal salon. Often designers will offer discounts on the trunk show dates. Boxing Week Sale! December 26th - January 2nd Shop Sample Sale Happy Holidays! Boxing Week Sale Special promotions apply from Dec 26th to Jan 2nd. ​ Wedding Dresses Samples Purchase a wedding dress sample on these dates and receive savings on top of the discounted prices. Contact us for help with sizing. Click here to start shopping > ​ Accessories All accessories are on Sale. Shipping is always free and returns are 15 days. Click here to start shopping > ​ Bridesmaids Dresses Bridesmaids dresses are mostly $50, Click here to start shopping > Shop Accessories Black Friday November 27-29 Learn More Save online on accessories and special promotions on wedding dresses, contact us through email, chat or by phone and we will let you know the offer for the wedding dress you are interested in. Discover

    • Blu Ivory Bridal Stores | Wedding Dresses Toronto

      Open for service online ​ Due to the Toronto lockdown our store is closed for in store appointments, starting Monday, November 23rd. We will continue to be open for curb-side pick up, general inquires and Online appointments. Shop Online ​ Covid-19 Updates Offering Virtual Appointments Learn More Wedding Dresses View Look Book Sample Sale Shop Now Accessories Shop Now Blu & Ivory View Blog bluivorybridal 4 min What are Wedding Dress Silhouettes Write a comment bluivorybridal 2 min 3 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Veil Write a comment bluivorybridal 2 min Tips When Shopping for a Plus-Sized Wedding Dress Write a comment bluivorybridal 2 min Tips for the Perfect Winter Wedding Dress Write a comment Make an experience to remember Request Appointment I had my first experience trying on wedding dresses here and it was amazing! Lauren was so welcoming and friendly... Kristen W. Oct 2 2021 Instagram Follow @bluivorybridal Join our bride tribe Subscribe for Updates & Special Offers Thanks for submitting! Subscribe

    • Contact | Bridal Stores Toronto | Blü Ivory

      Contact Visit Our boutique in Toronto Request an Appointment 1282 St.Clair Avenue West Toronto Ontario M6E 1C1 Canada Tel: 416-656-8000 Lets get started, ask us any question. First Name Last Name Email Leave us a message... Submit Thanks for submitting!

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