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ChiChi Styles, The Source for Designer Bridesmaid Dresses [Sponsored]

Today, I am excited to introduce you to ChiChi Styles, the only place for today’s stylish and savvy bridesmaids! When ordering your designer bridesmaid dress from ChiChi Styles, you will be sure that not only are you are getting the lowest possible price for an absolutely authentic dress, but a wonderful experience as well. An added bonus, the ChiChi styles website is packed with amazing features that every bride and bridesmaid will love!
A few things I love about ChiChi Styles: They are also a brick-and-mortar couture boutique, in Michigan, Chicago, and Indiana, so they work with brides face to face all day long. This gives them exceptional experience in fitting bridesmaid dresses from each specific designer. They have compiled this expertise into amazing online fit guides, perfect for a bridal party spread out across the country. Because of their special order tracking technology, ChiChi Styles allows each bridesmaid to order her dress online with her own billing and shipping information. All of the bridal party orders are held until the bridesmaid or bride with “master access” submits the order. This means the order is submitted as a whole, to ensure that all dresses are cut from the same bolt or dye lot of fabric, for a perfect match!

There are so many reasons why you will adore ChiChi Styles, but here are just some of their best features:

  • Gimmick Free Pricing // Any lower price probably means you are receiving a knockoff. They don’t price high and then discount low, instead, they simply offer the lowest price possible for any given designer, typically saving you $50-100 per dress!
  • Authentic // They aren’t shy when showing off their purchase orders with each designer. Not to mention, they sell dresses from all sorts of top designers, like Lela Rose and Monique Lhuillier.
  • Master Order Access // With the Master Order Access system, someone with “Master Status” can keep tabs on the rest of the girls. This allows her to watch each bridesmaid place her order in real time, and then submit the bundled dress order to the designer when everyone is all set. This even provides extra assurance that each girl ordered the correct dress!

  • Real Time ETAs (see above image) // They don’t give you a vague delivery window, like 12-14 weeks. Every Friday and Tuesday they give brides real time ETAs from the designers so you know the exact time when you can expect the dresses at your door.
  • Videobase, Coming Soon! // They will be producing youtube videos highlighting new arrivals, common FAQs, and styling tips to help bridesmaids all over the country.
  • Knowledgebase // Loads of helpful articles, even specific to styles, that answer the biggest questions you will have when it comes to ordering dresses.
  • Real Weddings // Tons of inspiration for real brides from real brides.

A big thank you to ChiChi Styles for sponsoring this post and to you, readers, for supporting the sponsors that make Modernly Wed possible!

Photographs by Kelly Braman Photography

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Sponsored Post: Truly Collection by Zac Posen for David’s Bridal

Renowned American fashion designer, Zac Posen, has teamed up with David’s Bridal to launch ‘Truly‘, a gorgeous collection of affordable bridal gowns and accessories. I love that the gowns feature signature Zac Posen structured shapes, romantic silhouettes, and lovely fabrics, all within an attainable price point. The collection includes seven bridal gowns, with a cut to flatter every figure, ranging from curve hugging fit and flare to princess worthy ballgowns. Five complementary cocktail dresses are perfect choices for stylish bridesmaids or even as a rehearsal dress for the bride-to-be. Throughout the collection, crisp corsets are juxtaposed by soft tulle and lace to create a wonderful, glamorous look in keeping with Zac Posen’s strong feminine aesthetic. The gowns also feature impeccable detailing including sheer lace paneling, geometric seaming, and crystal embellishments.

In addition to bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, the collection also features stunning jewelry and headpieces. You can choose from a crystal blusher veil or sparkling headbands paired with bold statement earrings and a ultra-glamorous bracelet to complete your bridal ensemble. In fact, the accessories might be my favorite part of the collection. As you have probably noticed, I am drawn to big statement jewelry and these pieces are wonderfully attention grabbing!

As pictured above, my two top favorites from the entire collection are the Short Lace Dress with Leaf Embellishment ($195) and the Stretch Crystal Leaf Headband ($145). Both pieces have an essence of femininity and elegance while remaining simple and modern. I think this cocktail dress would make a lovely rehearsal dinner choice or an elegant bridal dress for an elopement! You can view and order the entire Truly collection by Zac Posen for David’s Bridal online. Be sure to watch the introductory video below to get a sampling of all the lovely, feminine detailing within the Truly collection.

This post has been sponsored by David’s Bridal, but concerns our own opinion

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Honeymoon Must Haves: Lisa Curran Swimwear

Today, I am thrilled to introduce you to stylish, quality swimwear and resort wear from Lisa Curran! Lisa Curran’s gorgeous 2014 Collection contains styles to suit the girly-girl along with the modern, playful woman; so many amazing choices for your upcoming honeymoon or beach vacation. Thoughtful details make this collection modern, bohemian and feminine all in one. From tiny string bikinis to chic one pieces, Lisa Curran has the perfect swimsuit for every woman!

Most people are very self-conscious in a swimsuit, so I strive to make women exude confidence in one of my designs. I know how to fit any woman in a swimsuit, and that is the philosophy behind the collection.

-Lisa Curran, designer

In addition to beautiful swimwear, Lisa Curran also offers a full line of chic resort wear. These pieces include quality details, such as hand embroidery and hand crochet, worked into stunning cover ups and beach dresses.

What makes Lisa Curran swimwear different?

  • Italian fabrics that mold and shape the body
  • Heavier elastics, extra linings and high Lycra count fabrics create a perfect fit that lasts
  • Italian trims
  • Hand selected prints

Anyone can design a bikini or one-piece that looks great in a photo shoot. But to design and produce a swimsuit that fits and is flattering is the challenge. I have been doing this for 13 years. And with experience, I can do both.

-Lisa Curran, designer

Lisa Curran has been featured in top publications including InStyle, Self, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Shape, Fitness, Glamour and many more. The collection has also been featured in the NY Times Styles section as the #1 fitting one-piece, as well as E News, Extra, CNBC, The Today Show and CBS.

Thank you to Lisa Curran for sponsoring this post and a big thank you to my readers for supporting the wonderful sponsors that make Modernly Wed possible!

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