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Sheerly Stunning

Sometimes the best fashion statements are the ones that we borrow from the past.  The currently trendy illusion neckline is a look that was popular in the 1950’s and now seems to be sticking.  Created using a sheer fabric, often organza or tulle, the illusion neckline shows skin without being overtly and brings to mind a classic, antique feel.

This vintage style has been updated by bridal designers to fit the needs of the modern brides while still maintaining the elegance of its original incarnations.  The look has been adapted to suit a number of gown silhouettes including v-necks, one-shouldered looks, or even three-quarter sleeved gowns.  Some more provocative gowns even include sheer backs, carrying over the illusion style.

While many brides opt for the traditional unadorned illusion neckline, there are also plenty of options for those with a more contemporary aesthetic.  For a touch of whimsy, the Christos collection offers a v-neck style with polka dots coating the sheer straps.  On the sexier side, Monique Lhuillier created a figure-hugging off-the-shoulder gown with sheer, ruched three-quarter length sleeves.

So whether you’re interested into paying homage to antiquity or adding a fresh twist of modernity, take a look at the options that are out there and see if an illusion neckline could be the perfect detail for you.

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Victoria’s Secret goes BRIDAL…

When you think of lace, a number of things come to mind.  Two of those things very well may be lingerie and wedding dresses.   Combining these two lace-inspired categories, Victoria’s Secret has just launched a collection of bridal lingerie called Sexy Little Bride.  From shapewear to apparel, from accessories to underthings, Sexy Little Bride has something to offer every bride.  Below, you’ll find some stand-out pieces from the new collection.  All images are courtesy of Victoria’s Secret’s website.

 

Fun and flirty, these ruffled hiphugger panties are adorned with cute phrases such as "Just Married."

For a little "something blue" on your honeymoon, this garter slip accented with Tiffany blue details makes a great choice.

This firm control slip will smooth out your silhouette when it's time to don that figure-hugging wedding dress.

A cute bridal hoodie makes the perfect outfit for your bachelorette party.

Elegant, delicate, and utterly feminine, this scalloped babydoll and complementing wrap is the perfect wedding night ensemble.

Quirky item such as these eye masks for sleeping make up the accessories segment of the Sexy Little Bride collection.