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The Ultimate Couple Wear Guide!

It’s the time of the year again, to show the world how much you’re in love. This is a day for all couples to proudly declare their love. You don’t have to worry about people judging your lovey dovey outfits/ accessories. Here are some ideas on how to show everyone, “I’m taken!”.

Match with Colours

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Colours are not only visually appealing, but also have special meanings. Choose a colour that is bright and sunny to make the two of you stand out from the crowd. Blue is the colour of the sky and sea, symbolizing faith, trust and loyalty. Orange represents enthusiasm, happiness and creativity. Red gives off feelings of passion, energy and warmth. Yellow is associated with cheerfulness, energy and joy. If your man doesn’t mind, challenge yourself with pink! Pink is a delicate colour that is sweet, romantic and tender. Colours can evoke a wide range of emotions, choose a colour that best represents your love for one another!

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Denim Lovers

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Go for the classic, versatile denim look and draw attention from people without much effort. You and your other half can choose to go full denim by wearing your favourite denim shirts along with pants of contrasting colours. If this is too cheesy, why not have the lady opt for a denim dress or dungarees, and the guy with a casual shirt topped off with a denim outerwear? For more reserved couples, you can simply embellish your outfits with a hint of denim in it. The guys can wear a denim cap to match with the ladies’ denim shorts.

Alternate Styled Wear

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An all-time favourite way of matching couple outfits without seeming like you are showing off to the whole world is to go alternate with matching hues or designs. Two of you can decide on one design or hue and style your outfits with that. For example, the guy can wear a striped or checkered shirt, and the lady can match that with a striped or checkered shoes in shades of the same hue.

Subtle Matching Look

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Accessories are ideal for giving that perfect finishing touch to an outfit. Choose matching accessories such as rings, belts, watches or handphone covers to give a tinge of romance without being too high profile. Accessories are great understated add-ons to your outfits to express the unspoken attraction between the two of you. Couple rings are a symbol of eternity and signify everlasting love for each other. A couple watch can bring out a stylish and elegant look that will complement any outfit.

A relationship is a long journey that needs endurance. Show your partner that you will be there to share times of happiness and sadness. Choose to match your footwear to bring out your faith in this love. Guys can go for maroon sneakers, while ladies can match that with scarlet heels. Opt for footwear of different shades of the same hue for a non-tacky look.

 

Fashion: BHLDN

Long been every bohemian bride’s favourite label, BHLDN (by Anthropologie) has released the stunning photos from their Fall 2015 lookbook. As always, you can expect ethereal and romantic pieces that would induce a heartfelt sigh from your inner girl. That said, we do feel a greater dose of sex appeal with the generous use of illusion details in this collection! BHLDN’s Fall 2015 lookbook also features a couple of vintage-inspired dresses that take a leaf from the opulence of the 1930s. Check out the beautiful collection below!

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We are absolutely loving this dress with its subtle illusion front and feathered sweetheart neckline, which give a nice twist to a pretty “standard” look.

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Here’s another bohemian favourite updated with an illusion front detail, which lends that extra touch of sexiness to the overall look.

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We love how these two dresses reflect a more grown up look with a touch of glamour. Styled with a messy low chignon, we can totally see these two dresses taking centrestage in a classy evening banquet!

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Body chains were one of the hottest trends to come off last season’s runway. We say this dress which features a delicate low back coupled with gorgeous chain jewellery is definitely a hit.

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We’re loving how this short dress channels an easy charm even with its elaborate beadwork. Additional points for the spot-on styling with the simple tousled curls as well!

All photos from Huffington Post.

11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest

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The winning design from this year’s Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest is a refreshing masculine-feminine wedding gown that draws its inspiration from tuxedo menswear.

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(Photos from TODAY Style)

This is the 11th year the Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest has happened in New York, and it just gets better. Apart from the usual spectacular pleats and applique that contestants fashion from plain old toilet paper, this year’s winning design is a refreshing masculine-feminine gown that takes its inspiration from tuxedo menswear. Notably, this is the first time that the contest has tied up with Manhattan bridal store Kleinfled and the winning design will be made into a ready-to-wear wedding dress that will be available on the racks of the popular bridal boutique.

On her win, designer Donna Pope Vincler said, “It’s quite an experience to work on something. And then my daughter was the model and that means a lot of me, and my mom taught me how to sew when I was very young, so it’s like the three of us. And the design on the dress has three pedals, like an appliqué and that kind of stands for the three of us, the three generations.”

Vincler took three months to create her winning look and used a total of 22 rolls of toilet paper in the process (and lots of tape and glue). Contestants are not allowed to use any fabrics or closures (including Velcro) in their garment.

“It’s amazing how strong glue and toilet paper can be. Actually, after I made it I was hitting on it like a drum because you can play it. It’s like, it’s very sturdy. And it’s just all toilet paper, sort of like if you were going to papier mache something. And so, I don’t even know how many layers I just did it till I thought it would stay together,” Vincler shared.

We think Vincler totally deserved her win as her design proved to be right on trend and definitely stood out in the crowd of traditional wedding gowns. We can definitely see sassy brides rocking this look on the aisle!

What did you think of this year’s toilet paper wedding dress designs? Let us know!

Read more at Yahoo.

Lady Gaga’s Wedding Dress Sketches

With Lady Gaga now officially engaged to Taylor Kinney following his Valentine’s Day proposal, WWD has now invited as many as 36 top designers to come up with sketches for what they envision will be the superstar’s show-stopping wedding dress. From absolutely outrageous to understated pieces that place emphasis on elegance and romance, the array of dresses available to Lady Gaga will definitely be the subject of any woman’s envy.

While Lady Gaga has yet to make up her mind on what dress she will be wearing, she has declared that her dress will be “all about my man”. Well, knowing Lady Gaga’s impeccable style, we’re sure the results would be great whichever dress she picks.

Check out some of our favourite sketches below! To view all the sketches, head over to Gaga Media. (All photos taken from Gaga Media.)

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We’re loving how Karl Lagerfeld has thoughtfully come up with two different styles for the fashion chameleon — a Victorian-esque dramatic white gown for a media bash wedding, and a gender-bending suit (definitely fashion-forward!) for a very private wedding.Alexander Wang for Balenciaga
This silver Alexander Wang for Balenciaga piece may seem a tad understated for Lady Gaga but exudes a sense of low-key elegance and extravagance. The asymmetrical train adds some interest and movement to the look.Bibhu Mohapatra
The blue and golden palette from this Bibhu Mohapatra creation screams chic winter wedding to us and is one of our favourite sketches in the lot. We’re loving how the voluminous skirt with slits promises to be a show-stopper when the bride walks, and we’re loving how the designer has injected details such as asymmetrical sleeves to cater to Lady Gaga’s adventurous taste, while keeping the entire look elegant.

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We’re intrigued by how this Dennis Bao creation manages to appear covered up and exposed at the same time. The designer has cleverly played with volume and fabric transparencies in this look which channels stately and edgy all at once.Donna Karan
This Atelier DKNY dress, with its dramatic layered pleated skirt and gold accents, screams superstar wedding when we look at it. Apart from the dress, we also love the styling with a cathedral veil and come-hither eyes.   Misha Nonoo
Compared to the other pieces, this Misha Nonoo piece channels an easy and almost casual vibe. However, we love the innovation pairing of a bandeau tube with a halter-neck wedding dress, and of course, the absolutely dramatic wide-brimmed hat which is a brilliant play on proportions. As they all say, less is more.Monique Lhuillier
It is easy to see why Monique Lhuillier is one of the most popular bridal designers around with this dress. Featuring a glorious trumpet cut, luxurious beadwork and a dramatic pleated skirt, this dress is glamorous while keeping true to the essence of what a wedding is about: romance.

Fashion: Jenny Packham Spring 2016 Collection

Enjoying a fresh surge of popularity as Kate Middleton’s go-to designer, Jenny Packham channels “into the woods” with her latest Spring 2016 bridal collection.

Bohemian brides will love the designer’s latest collection, inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which features plenty of flattering and easy-to-move-in dresses (yay for real brides!) cut in flowing silhouettes. With a colour palette of cream, champagne, silver and the occasional blue thrown in, the dresses would look right at home at a rustic wedding. While the easy charm of these dresses might toe the line of appearing too casual, Jenny Packham does a good job of upping the glamour quotient with exquisite metallic beading in intricate patterns that are absolutely breathtaking.

Check out the pictures of the collection below!

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While this dress is simple with its embellished bodice, the cape adds a special touch to the look and gives beautiful motion when the bride moves in the dress. 

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Jenny Packham’s Spring 2016 bridal collection is full of beautiful fitted silhouettes. What we loved is how she cut the dresses in lightweight fabrics, which give an ethereal and romantic touch even as the dresses hug the body’s curves. Coupled with exquisite beadwork, these dresses are definitely divine.

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These pieces are perfect examples of the intricate metallic beadwork that is one of the wow factors of this Spring 2016 bridal collection.

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These two champagne dresses look seemingly simple, but we all know that the most simple things are usually the hardest ones to accomplish. We love the clever touch of ombre on the hem in the first dress which instantly gives the simple V-check dress more dimension. As for the second dress, a swath of feathers elevates a boring nude off-shoulder gown into something that is hip and current.

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Keeping to the tone of the entire collection, these two short dresses would be perfect for ROM and garden weddings.

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