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When it comes to picking out your wedding dress, you know it has to be perfect. You need to be sure that you are picking out something that you will absolutely love and be happy about. As for your bridesmaids, you need to find a dress for them that will complement the one that you have chosen. This is why we are pleased to announce that we are now carrying the new bridesmaid collection from Simone Carvalli.

If there’s any designer that brings out a sophisticated and chic look to wedding dresses, it would definitely be Simone Carvalli. With attention of using only luxurious fabrics, precision in needlework and sewing technology, there is no wonder why this world-renowned designer has been able to come up with only the finest designs that create romantic silhouettes and stunning gowns.

On the latest Haute Couture Collection, each creation embodies the sophisticated nature that makes every design stand out: a detailed Swarovski crystal beading pattern and the use of luxurious silk fabrication mixed with the unbeatable classic style. For the new creation, however, Simone Carvalli introduces the addition of chic short wedding dresses perfect for today’s modern brides.

Make sure to check out some of the latest bridesmaid dresses from the designer when you visit our store. If you have a fine taste for a dress made out of the finest quality and architectural precision, Simone Carvalli is the perfect match!

Nowadays, there are plenty of bridal shows that take place regularly. As a bride, you may question whether or not you should be attending one when you’re planning your wedding. If this is something that you have been wondering, here are some reasons why you should attend bridal shows:

• You get some freebies
• You get to try samples
• You can find all of your wedding vendors in one place
• You get discounts when you purchase a product or service
• You get to meet potential wedding vendors
• You get to see new trends in the wedding industry

With the reasons mentioned, nothing should stop you from attending a bridal show; especially if you are currently planning your wedding.

We will be joining the National Bride Show on January 24-26, 2014. We will be on booth 1125, so please visit us! During the event, we will be offering huge discounts on our bridal gowns. You can get to try on some of our dresses and purchase them on the spot with a discount of up to 70% off. Apart from dresses, we will also be selling tiaras and other bridal accessories.

Here is a list of some of the dresses we will be featuring during the event:
• Sottero and Midgley
• Sophia Tolli
• Maggie Sottero
• Paloma Blanca
• Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner
• Essense of Australia
• Pronovias Barcelona
• Jasmine
• Martina Liana
• Demetrios
• Enzoani
• Casablanca Bridal
• Ronald Joyce
• Victoria Jane
• Private Label by G
• Kenneth Winston
• Plus many more private brands

Here are more details on the event:

January 24, Friday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
January 25, Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
January 26, Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Direct Energy Centre
Exhibition Place – Hall D
100 Princes’ Blvd.
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

You can register online to get free admission by clicking on this link. Otherwise, you will have to pay a $15 charge at the door. To pre-purchase your tickets for $12, you can click here as well.

 Kylie Erica Mar wearing Mac Duggal Prom Dress on the red carpet

As award season progresses, fierce fashion and brilliant taste is what gets noticed! There were so many beautiful gowns worn on the Critics’ Choice Awards’ red carpet, but our personal favorite had to be Kylie Erica Mar in an iconic Mac Duggal Prom Dress.

Kylie is the host of Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition and wore Mac Duggal Style 82019. She looked totally amazing in this Illusion Prom Dress! It’s a form-fitting jersey prom gown with a plunging neckline and open back. We love the sheer illusion cutouts that run along the sides and the open back which makes for a totally red carpet look! Without a doubt, Kylie Erica Mar looks super fabulous in this gown.

You can totally see all those amazing details in this very sexy dress! We love it and Kylie really rocks this look! It’s a very hot style this yearand can easily become your prom dress.

Mac Duggal Newsletter. January 17, 2014

When it comes to picking out a bridesmaid dress, there are always a number of things to consider. Your bridesmaids want to look their best during your wedding day. For this reason, you have to provide them with options that they will be happy about. By knowing how to pick out the best bridesmaid dresses, you will get to provide your friends with dresses that they will be interested in. Here are some of the things you need to consider about your bridesmaid dresses:

One of the first things that you have to consider about your bridesmaid’s dresses is how it will fit them. You need to make sure that your guests are with you when you shop for their dresses so that they can know how well the dress fits. At the same time, if there are necessary adjustments to be done, they can have it fixed right away.

Even though you already have some ideas on which color of bridesmaid dresses you want your friends to wear, you need to see to it that it also goes with their skin tone. A good rule about this is to opt for colors that will go well with just any skin complexion. Another choice would be to go for a selection of varying hues for the dresses that your bridesmaids will wear. This way, they can find a color that fits them perfectly.

Lastly, you need to make sure that the style you choose will be enjoyed by your bridesmaids. Even if you have decided to go with just one style, you need to find the design that they will be happy to wear on your wedding day. An alternative is to give your bridesmaids freedom to choose what particular style they would like to wear for their dress.

By following these tips, you can find bridesmaid dresses that your friends will love to wear! You can also go through our Impression Bridesmaid Collection 2014 that’s currently happening in our store. With over 60 shades to choose from, you’ll find one that will be perfect for your wedding!

Maggie Sottero will be holding a trunk show on her 2014 Spring/Summer Collection at Amanda-Lina’s on January 9-12, 2014. If you’re a bride who’s still looking for the perfect wedding dress, this is your opportunity to find one! And apart from just finding a dress, you can get some tips from either Maggie Sottero or a company representative.

If this is your first time to attend a trunk show, it is good to have an idea on what these shows are and how you can benefit from them. In a nutshell, a bridal trunk show can be compared to a mini fashion show. It is when a specific collection of wedding gowns created by a designer travel from one bridal boutique to another. More often than not, the dresses are accompanied by the designer or company representative. By attending one, you can get help in fitting one of the dresses from the collection.

Advantages of Attending Maggie Sottero’s 2014 Spring/Summer Trunk Show:

You get to preview the dresses before they hit the boutiques. If you are a fan of Maggie Sottero, you can be the first to get your hands on the dress that she has designed. Since these dresses are unavailable to the public yet, you can be the first to own a piece.
You get a unique wedding dress. One of the best reasons why you should attend the show is that you get to have a unique wedding dress.
You get a discount. While the dresses are not on sale, there are some bridal boutiques that offer discounts when the dress is purchased on that day.
You have a chance to talk to the designer. If you’re lucky, you get to meet Maggie Sottero and even get a few tips from her!

About Maggie Sottero

When it comes to wedding gowns, Maggie Sottero is a name that many brides trust. With innovative designs and intelligent styling, it is no longer a surprise why she has been inducted into the ‘Distinctive Excellence in the Bridal Industry’ (DEBI) hall of fame in 2010.

Having started in 1997, her designs come with hand-sewn embellishments featuring luxurious fabrics and Swarovski crystals. With pieces that produce a slenderizing fit on a bride’s body, it is no longer a surprise why these are called as the “Maggie Magic.”

If you are interested to have a wedding dress by Maggie Sottero, make sure that you don’t miss this once in a lifetime event! Call us today to learn more about the trunk show!