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Silk, organza, tulle, satin… There are so many types of fabric used in wedding dresses, it can quickly become confusing. Add in the differences between natural fibers, synthetic fibers, and blends of the two, and your head can start spinning.

Knowing a bit about wedding dress fabrics can be a huge help as you start trying on dresses. For instance, silks and satins will give a smoother result while tulles and organzas can be used for texture.

Many dresses will combine two or more types of fabric to achieve a particular design, such as a sleek bodice and full skirt. It’s also worth noting what material is used in any lining, as this is what will be up against your skin all day.

While you can do some research about fabric types online, the best way to learn about them is to visit a bridal shop and get a real feel for them. At Amanda-Lina’s our experts can help guide you through the different fabrics, along with their pros and cons. To find out more, get in touch today!

Last week we talked about the great styles that this year’s celebrity brides have been wearing. One of the most popular looks is Keira Knightley’s short dress. Brides are eager to wear the look for their big day.

Keira wore a short sleeveless tulle dress in a pale blush. While there’s a lot of speculation about whether she’d worn the dress before, there’s a pretty much unanimous agreement that she looked fabulous.

Short Wedding Dress

Short dresses are perfect for summer ceremonies, and are a great choice if, like Keira, you’re having a relaxed wedding. They can be flirty, fun, and ideal for a party.

There are plenty of short wedding gown styles available, too. Full skirts give a slightly formal party dress touch to many looks. They look great paired with most accessories.

To find the perfect short wedding dress for your big day, give us a call or come by our Ontario boutique!

In the past week, both Keira Knightley and Shenae Grimes have gotten married, and both celebrity brides have chosen unique wedding dress styles.

Keira Knightley and James Righton

For Keira’s very small wedding — only 11 guests joined her and new husband James Righton for the ceremony — she wore what appeared to be the same Rodarte dress that she had previously worn to a 2008 BAFTA party. The dress, a strapless blush tulle dress with a ballerina look to it, was paired with a Chanel jacket and ballet flats.

Shenae Grimes and Josh Beech

Shenae’s gown was chosen specifically for her wedding to Josh Beech, but went for an unexpected look. The actress wore a black dress from Vera Wang’s Fall 2012 collection. The dress wasn’t completely black, though, with a blush touch at the front.

What do you think of the unique wedding looks these celebrity brides have chosen? Do you want to find a gown that’s special for your wedding day? If you’re planning a wedding in Ontario, come by Amanda-Lina’s to see all the dress styles — including short dresses and colored dresses — we have to offer!

When you think about your wedding day look, it includes more than just your dress. You probably know what you want your hair to look like for your big day, too. When you try on dresses, it’s important to keep your wedding day hairstyle in mind.

Different hairstyles will change how a dress looks on you. While you might not like the look of a strapless gown with your hair pulled back, you might love it when you let your hair down.

Strapless wedding dress on brunette

If you’re planning on a drastic color change for your wedding day, it’s worth doing a trial run of it for trying on wedding dresses. Some brides opt for a wig in their wedding day color if they aren’t ready to make the change just yet. You might find that as a brunette you look better in ivory, but as a blonde a white gown suits your tone.

Just as it’s important to think about what undergarments and shoes you’ll wear on your wedding day, keeping your basic wedding hairstyle in mind can really make an impact on what wedding dress you choose.

Of course, the best way to find the perfect wedding dress is to shop at the right bridal boutique. Amanda-Lina’s Sposa Boutique has been helping Ontario brides find the perfect dress for years, so give us a call to start your search!