Dress Like a Middleton on Your Wedding Day!

On the off chance you haven’t had access to Wifi for two whole days…Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippa, got married this weekend at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, England! A big congratulations to her and the royal family! As expected, her wedding dress set new bridal goals for all of us. Her classically beautiful lace gown was  designed by Giles Deacon.

“I was thrilled to work with Pippa on her wedding dress,” Giles Deacon said, “The dress is constructed with a cap sleeve, high neckline and features a corseted bodice with draping to the front and a heart-shaped detail at the back.”

Let Lotus Bridal help you recreate this look so you can feel like royalty on your big day!

We chose a Le Papillon gown that mimics Pippa’s, not only by the lace overlay, but also in that it has a similar cap sleeve and a natural waistline. What is great about a natural waistline is that it accentuates the smallest part of your body helping you look and feel your thinnest. You can take this ensemble one step further by adding a petticoat under the gown to give you an Aline shape. Pair this dress with a cathedral veil and diamond headpiece and TAH DAH! You got the royal look!

Lotus Bridal has everything you need to complete your vision including accessories, shoes, veils, and bridal party dresses. Call today to schedule your appointment.

 

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2014 Red Carpet Looks for Less

The hottest Red Carpet trends at the Golden Globes this year were varied and exciting! Red, White, and Black were the common color themes. Fabulously delicate belts were huge as well. But the most common theme was details on dresses and jewelry taking cues from the ’60s and the ’70s. The vintage theme is everywhere!

Take a look at some evening gowns and wedding gowns featured at Lotus Bridal that are similar to the styles seen on the red carpet this year! Call 718-332-4385 to book an appointment!

This beautiful gown displays a delicate thread design with beading and an illusion neckline.

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San Patrick also displays this beautiful illusion back in the Halsey.

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This interesting theme of a v-neck, A-line gown with a decorative pattern can be found in some of our gowns. 
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Sequins was another theme on the red carpet this year. This trend can be found in many of our evening gowns!

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Holiday Sample Sale at Lotus Bridal!!

Don’t forget about our fantastic Annual Holiday Sample Sale for 2013! The perfect oppurtunity to get a second couture gown or an originally out of budget gown at an amazing price. We’re discounting many of our sample gowns and accessories from 40% to 90% Off!!! Gowns will be priced starting at $99, Bridesmaids and Evenings will start at $49 and all in stock accessories, veils, headpieces, shoes will be discounted up to 90% off!!! The sale will run from Wednesday December 11th to Sunday December 15th. Hours are Wednesday from 1-9pm and Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11-6pm.

Appointments are recommended.  During the sample sale dressing rooms may be shared and space for guests are limited to a maximum of 2 per bride.  All items are sold in AS IS condition and must be paid for in full and picked up. 

Designers Included in the sale are:  MAGGIE SOTTERO, ALLURE BRIDALS, ALLURE COUTURE, EVE OF MILADY, JUSTIN ALEXANDER, ENZOANI, ENZOANI BLUE, SAN PATRICK, SOTTERO AND MIDGLEY, CASABLANCA, ROSA CLARA, AIRE BY BARCELONA, FLIRT BY MAGGIE SOTTERO, JOVANI, LOVE BY ENZOANI, ITS MY PARTY BY PRONOVIAS, BENJAMIN ADAMS, BADGLEY MISHKA, and many more!

Please call us at 718-332-4385 to make an appointment or visit us at www.LotusBridal.com for more information.

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Annual Blow Out Sample Sale at Lotus Bridal!

We are excited to announce that the dates are set for our Annual Blow Out Sample Sale which will run from Wednesday, December 11th to Sunday, December 15th!  We’re discounting many of our sample gowns and accessories from 40% to 90% Off!!!  This is a great opportunity to get an amazing deal on that gown that was originally out of budget or if you were looking to purchase a 2nd gown!  Wedding Gowns will be priced starting at $99, Bridesmaids and Evenings Gowns will start at $49 and all in stock accessories, veils, headpieces, shoes will be discounted up to 90% off!!!

Appointments are recommended.  During the sample sale dressing rooms may be shared and space for guests are limited to a maximum of 2 per bride.  All items are sold in AS IS condition and must be paid for in full and picked up.

Hours are Monday from 1-9pm and Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11-6pm.

Designers Included in the sale are:  MAGGIE SOTTERO, ALLURE BRIDALS, ALLURE COUTURE, EVE OF MILADY, JUSTIN ALEXANDER, ENZOANI, ENZOANI BLUE, SAN PATRICK, SOTTERO AND MIDGLEY, CASABLANCA, ROSA CLARA, AIRE BY BARCELONA, FLIRT BY MAGGIE SOTTERO, JOVANI, LOVE BY ENZOANI, ITS MY PARTY BY PRONOVIAS, BENJAMIN ADAMS, BADGLEY MISHKA, and many more!

Please call us at 718-332-4385 to make an appointment or visit us at www.LotusBridal.com for more information.

Here is a sneak peek of some of the sample gowns:

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Luxe for Less: 2013 Grammy Awards

The red carpet at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards was a bit more modest than usual, thanks to the strict dress code memo sent out to all the attendees. But luckily for us, there were still some beautiful gowns to be seen! Check out some of our favorite styles below, and how you can get the look for less at Lotus Bridal.

Taylor Swift has really been stepping up her fashion game lately, and Sunday night was no exception. We loved her white gown from J. Mendel.

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The Grecian look is super hot in bridal fashion. Look at this stunning gown from designer San Patrick, just one of the many similar styles available at Lotus Bridal:

Another beautiful gown was worn by actress Kat Dennings. She wore a periwinkle Vivianne Westwood gown with a funky asymmetrical neckline.

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Asymmetrical necklines can add a bit of excitement to bridal gowns as well! For example, look at the Juliette by Maggie Sottero, available at Lotus Bridal.

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TV host Nancy O’Dell wore a short bronze gown to the Grammys.

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We love that keyhole! Your bridesmaids can wear a similar style, like this gown from designer Wtoo, available at Lotus Bridal.

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One major trend from this year’s red carpet was v-neck gowns! Look at Nicole Kidman, Natasha Bedingfield, and Miranda Lambert below:nicolenatashamiranda

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If you’re interested in v-neck gowns for either yourself or your bridesmaids, take a look at these two beautiful dresses, both available at Lotus Bridal.

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And let’s not forget one of the highlights of the night, Justin Timberlake’s return to music! He certainly brought sexy back in his Tom Ford suit & tie (ha!).

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In fact, there were a lot of well dressed men on Sunday night! Here are a few other gents who stood out.

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And in case you didn’t know, Lotus Bridal also has tux rentals! So if your man wants to look like LL Cool J., Neil Patrick Harris, or Chris Brown, we can help! Here are a few similar looks that your man can wear on the big day.

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Tell us, who do you think was Best Dressed at the Grammys?

Luxe Look for Less: Golden Globes 2013 Edition

The Golden Globes were held Sunday night in Los Angeles, and there was plenty of gorgeous fashion to drool over! Here we’re highlighting some of our favorite red carpet looks, and showing you how you can get the look for less at Lotus Bridal.

Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to super sexy, envelope-pushing fashion (anyone remember that Versace dress she wore to the Grammy’s?!), and Sunday night was no exception. She wore a stunning Zuhair Murad nude number with white lace appliques placed strategically throughout the gown.

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That dress just SCREAMS J.Lo! And while something that sheer may not be entirely appropriate for a wedding, you can get a similar feel through many of the gowns available here at Lotus Bridal. For example…

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The Bronwyn by Maggie Sottero has beautiful ivory lace over a light gold satin slip. And while there’s not QUITE as much skin being shown off in this gown as in J.Lo’s, the open back keeps it sexy and fun. If you wanted a gown with long sleeves like J.Lo’s, our wonderful seamstress here would have no problems adding sleeves to this beautiful gown.

2013’s Miss Golden Globes Francesca Eastwood wore a beautiful lace gown on the red carpet.

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It’s a beautiful dress, and it bears quite the resemblance to one of our gorgeous wedding gowns by designer Enzoani:

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The Diana is made of beautiful ivory Alencon lace and comes with a detachable dove grey belt. The belt is also available in ivory.

One big trend we spotted from Sunday’s red carpet were blush toned mermaid gowns! Hayden Panettiere, Amy Adams, and Megan Fox all knocked this look out of the park! Check out their beautiful gowns below:

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Knockout: The actress, who gave birth to son Noah four months ago, opted for a form-fitting nude dress complete with embroidered detailing

Blush toned gowns are becoming very popular in bridal fashion too! Check out this beautiful gown from designer Maggie Sottero:

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The Divina also comes in ivory or white, if you prefer a more traditional color.

Another hot trend on this year’s red carpet were dresses with thigh-high slits! Check out Heidi Klum, Eva Longoria, and Halle Berry below:

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For a similar look, check out this gown from Maggie Sottero:

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The Delanie is made of soft crystal chiffon with Swarovski crystal straps. That thigh high slit will help you flaunt your gorgeous legs.

Those were just a few of our favorite looks from this year’s Golden Globes. Tell us, who was your pick for Best Dressed?

Luxe for Less – Inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Inspired by October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are some fabulous blush pink wedding gowns that are all the rage in Hollywood!

As we all know, Anne Hathaway was recently married in a ivory and pink gown last month, and news just broke that Jessica Biel married Justin Timberlake in a pink gown last week! (side note: Lotus employee Allison is devastated because she was certain that SHE would marry JT.)  Here’s a look at some other stars who looked pretty in pink.

Reese Witherspoon wore a pale pink gown for her wedding to Jim Toth this spring.

Portia De Rossi wore a blush tulle ballgown for her wedding to Ellen Degeneres in 2008.

Rocker Gwen Stefani wore a pink ombre gown when she married Gavin Rossdale in 2002.

When the gorgeous Channing Tatum married Jenna Dewan, girls around the world wept.  But her beautiful blush gown made us happy!

Are you loving this trend as much as we are?  Many of the gowns at Lotus Bridal are available in other colors  besides white and ivory.   Check out these beauties below!

The Divina by Maggie Sottero comes in white, ivory, or this beautiful blush color!

The Gloria by Enzoani comes in this gorgeous emerald color, rose or ivory.

This beautiful ballgown by Allure comes in champagne, white and ivory.

Here’s another beauty by Allure featuring a classic shape with a hint of bling at the waistline.  Shown in pearl, it is also available in white and ivory.

Corinne by Maggie Sottero has gorgeous beaded black embroidery adoring this fit and flare champagne tulle gown.  This stunning gown is also available in all white or all ivory.

And coming Spring 2013, Lotus Bridal is anticipating the arrival of additional gorgeous gowns with a pop of color!  Give us a call at 718-332-4385 today to set up your appointment!