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Now, Imagine That Exit With A Cape!

The Jovani 98460 Evening Dress is a two-piece ensemble, inclusive of a detachable cape sleeve that creates a keyhole at the back. Intricate beading gilds the mesh topper, decked with a bateau neckline and scalloped edges. Satin spans the trumpet silhouette, tapered with princess seaming from the strapless sweetheart neckline down to the flared hemline, spilling over the floor with a sweep train.
Feel like modern royalty with the Angela and Alison A51090 prom dress, with its luxurious layers of gossamer fabric and ornate beadwork. The beaded bodice features a jewel neckline, where the sheer cape is attached as it cascades into a watteau train. Embellished at the sheer midriff, this A-line gown then finishes with a fully shirred skirt taking off the natural waist.

For all you gothic cape-wearing girls who grew up, capes are back in big friggin’ way. We’ve seen capes rocked on Game of Thrones, and by Kim Kardashian, and now we all want in on the cape trend.

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Intricate beadwork on mesh accents the two-piece sheath silhouette of Tarik Ediz Couture 92636 Evening Dress, coating the illusion back while embellishing the matching cape shawl. Taking off with a jewel neckline, this crepe ensemble skims the body through the thighs before finishing into a slightly flared skirt that extends with a sweep train.

There is just
something about a cape that creates a commanding, if not royal look. From evil queens to super heroes, the cape is synonymous with leadership and magnanimity. For homecoming queens, brides, Oscar winners, and anyone who wants to get noticed, this timeless accessory will guarantee that all eyes are on you.

A cape is a stunning addition to an outdoor ceremony or on your walk out to the transportation that will whisk you away to your honeymoon. As functional as they are beautiful, capes also serve you by giving you a little extra coverage, and warmth, covering the back of the arm. Such a precarious problem spot, perhaps the cape was invented for this purpose, who knows, either way, we’re totally enchanted and in love with the fairy tale feel a cape brings.

To Grandmother’s House We Go!

This WTOO 17902 Ellie cape showcases a sheer bateau neckline, with lace appliques adorning the illusion back accented with pearl button closures. Soft net cascades from the short illusion sleeves into a chapel train.
Silky satin drapes the sheath silhouette of Tarik Ediz 92583 Prom Dress, edged with a scalloped lace cape sleeve bordering the back to back V-neckline. Ruched panels cinch the bodice, framing the mesh decolletage. Tapered through the thighs, the full-length skirt then glides over the floor with a brush train.

There are lots of different ways to rock a cape, from short capes, to majestic capes that sweep the floor with a generous train. Caplets, capes with armholes, off-the-shoulder, midi capes, full length, bridal capes, and sheer capes are all glamorous options.

This little capelet makes a stunning addition to any wedding gown. Dotted with crystals, it falls to elbow length.

A sheer cape creates an ethereal air, giving a bride a luminous glow, while a  cute little caplet incorporates a bit of vintage inspired charm. Detachable capes are versatile and give you two looks in one, making them beautiful reception dress choices.

And now to quote Kimmy Schmidt, since we’ve been binging on Netflix:

“Now, imagine that exit with a cape!”  And don’t forget to give your cape a good fezgifcapelouncy flick of the wrist on your way out, to shake off the dust of this abysmal evening.

Yassss Queen!

Here are some of our favorite caped gowns, capelets, and sheer bridal capes of the season. Click on the pictures for more info. All gowns and capes available at

Celebrate in style with the grandiose detailing on the floral trumpet silhouette of Janique JQ3329 mother of the bride dress. Iridescent beadwork trickles along the strapless sweetheart bust, leading the figure hugging silhouette that tapers down the thighs before flaring toward the floor. Enjoy a totally different look with the illusion cape, adorned with matching beads and edged with floral lace appliques all around the hi-low hemline.
Appliqued lace crowns the sheath silhouette of Janique C1168 Prom Dress, encompassing the yoke and upper back which cradles the jewel neckline. A long cape wraps around the shoulders as it flows luxuriously onto the floor, complementing the straight skirt that showcases each feminine curve.


Coordinating Your Bridesmaids’ Gowns With Your Wedding Dress

Tips to make the bridal party match the bride

How you pair your bridesmaids dresses to your wedding dress is very important, as this can make or break the overall impact of the wedding scene. This makes bridesmaids dress shopping just as challenging as shopping for your wedding gown. The right bridesmaids dresses will complement your bridal gown and enhance its beauty. It will also look good on the different women wearing it.

The fashion teams at Best for Bride ( and Madame Bridal ( have teamed up to bring your their take and some tips on how to choose bridesmaids dresses that will coordinate nicely your wedding gown.

Match the formality of the occasion 

You will naturally pick a wedding dress that is suitable for the style of your wedding. Your bridesmaids dresses should also match the formality of your dress. The details do not have to match, however, it is essential that their dress is just as formal or casual as your gown for the entire bridal party to look co-ordinated. Therefore, if your dress is a formal ball gown, choose floor-length gowns for your girls. If you will be wearing a simple sheath dress for your outdoor wedding, pair it with fun and flirty bridesmaid dresses in airy, light fabric.

Pay attention to the fabric choice

Fabric choice has huge impact on the overall effect of your dress. For your bridesmaids dresses, choose fabric finishes that complement your own, for example, if your dress is muted, don’t put your girls in shiny dresses. Pair structured wedding dresses with bridesmaids dresses that have neat lines and definite shape. Wedding dresses with lace look good with textured or layered bridesmaid dresses. Soft and light wedding dresses go well with chiffon bridesmaids dresses and style elements like ruffles. 963-4

Find a unifying factor

Choose a focal element to unify your wedding dress with the rest of the group. This is an easy and effective way to match the bridal party to the bride without trying too hard. The common factor could be the neckline, embellishments, color or dress silhouette. You can also consider accessories like shoes, bouquets and jewelry to create a cohesive look for the entire group.

Choose a silhouette or neckline that complements your dress

The silhouette of your dress is another focal point to base your bridesmaids dress choices on.

Different dress silhouettes look good on different body types. Account for this factor when choosing the same silhouette for all your girls. A good option is to go with variations of the same shape, like an A-line and a modified A-line, these look quite similar and help to keep the effect uniform. Another aspect that can tie a group together is the neckline. Choose from strapless and sleeveless choices that match your gown neckline for a cohesive effect.

Author Bio:

Best for Bride is a leading wedding dress chain operating from four locations in Canada. They carry designer wedding dress collections as well as dresses for the entire bridal party. Best for Bride also has an online shopping option for brides from all over the world.

Madame Bridal is a brick and mortar store in West Palm Beach, Florida, and also serving the entire world through their website. As a family owned business, they have been making wedding and prom dress dreams come true for over thirty years.

Mori Lee 2876 Wedding Dress

Bride Got Back

Mori Lee Julietta Corset Back Wedding Dress with ribbon lacing.
Mori Lee Julietta Corset Back Wedding Dress with ribbon lacing.

If you haven’t given much thought to the back of your wedding gown, you ought to. While walking down the aisle, and standing at the alter, the back of your gown will be making the biggest first impression to your guests. While saying your vows, the back of your dress is what people will be seeing for the majority of the ceremony.

If you are purchasing gowns online it is imperative to see the back before you buy. Most reputable websites have multiple views of their gowns, don’t forget to click on them. There’s nothing worse than getting a dress only to find the back isn’t what you were expecting.

An open back can work with you, or against you. At your fitting take advantage of three-way mirrors or have someone snap a picture of you in your gown from the back. Taking the picture yourself with your arm up could give you an unrealistic view and for this experiment you’ll need to see what others are seeing. Don’t forget to also consider your hairstyle and what kind of veil you’ll be wearing, so that the back of your gown is compatible.

When it comes to back styles, there are so many choices it can be dizzying. Here’s the breakdown of the different styles that are out there, what the industry terms are, so you know how to refine your search.

Full Coverage – Covered completely from the shoulder to the waist. Modest wedding dresses will usually have a full coverage back.

Keyhole Back – A small cutout, usually teardrop shaped and placed below the nape of the neck and sometimes the back waist.

Cutout Back – Covered with the exception of a large opening, usual circular or heart shaped. Great for showing a little skin and creating drama without bearing the full back.

Open Back – Open to the waist or sometimes lower. Perfect for showing off that lower back tattoo you got in college. Often found on halter neck gowns.

Scoop Back – Rounded along the bottom, like a scoop neckline. Some scoop backs can scoop daringly low, past the small of the back, making them very eye-catching but bit of a challenge to wear.

Illusion Back – Covered with sheer fabric and beadwork or crystals, creating the “illusion” of gemstones floating on skin.

Corset or Lace-Up Back – Laces closed with a ribbon, sometimes with a panel beneath and sometimes not. A corset back will give your bodice a precision fit and is surprisingly forgiving.

Button Back – Fastens closed with a long row of tiny covered buttons. Both beautiful and traditional, most modern button backs are faux, with a zipper hidden beneath.

The folks at Mori Lee know this and have put special thought into the design of the backs of their wedding gowns. That is why Mori Lee wedding gowns are made to be gorgeous from every angle.

Details like jeweled criss-crossing straps, and long rows of satin covered buttons will mesmerize your wedding guests and va va voom mermaid silhouettes will hug your curves and steal the show.

Here are some our favorite backs from Mori Lee’s newest wedding dress collections, Blu, Julietta, and Voyage. Click on the photo to see front views, and other angles.

Mori Lee Voyage Scoop Back wedding dress with jewel encrusted criss-cross straps
Mori Lee Voyage Scoop Back wedding dress with jeweled criss-cross straps
Mori Lee 2889 Illusion Back wedding dress with lace and buttons
Mori Lee 2889 Illusion Back wedding dress with lace and buttons
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Mori Lee Voyage 6837 Wedding Dress V-back with covered buttons.
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Mori Lee Blu 5469 Cutout Back Wedding Dress in Floral Lace
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Mori Lee 2876 Beaded Illusion Back Wedding Dress