Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress with Aisle Style

Choosing the Right Wedding Dress for You | Watch Carmen StyleEvery little girl dreams about her wedding day and finding that perfect dress. For the budget conscious bride finding that perfect wedding dress can be a daunting task. Thanks to the website Aisle Style,, a bride can find a reasonable priced gown without having to sacrifice in terms of style or quality. From a bride looking for that fairy-tale ball gown to one looking for a wedding dress with a modern twist Aisle Style offers a wide-array of wedding dresses in all shapes, sizes and cuts. Below are some of my favorite dresses that they have to offer.

Choosing the Right Wedding Dress for You | Watch Carmen Style

The Classic Ballgown

A wedding is one of the few times in any woman’s life that she gets to dress like a fairy tale princess.  This exquisite ball gown featuring a bateau neckline and beautiful lace details definitely feels worthy of any fairy tale. With its lace sleeves this wedding dress would be perfect for any upcoming Fall or Winter wedding.

Choosing the Right Wedding Dress for You | Watch Carmen Style

Choosing the Right Wedding Dress for You | Watch Carmen Style

The Mermaid / Trumpet Dress

If you’re looking to play up your curves, then this mermaid style wedding dress is the one for you! When considering what type of wedding dress to buy, it’s important to consider the back of the wedding dress. Remember that you will be walking down an aisle and facing the minister during the wedding ceremony; therefore, your back will be on display for a large portion of the service. A dress with a beautiful keyhole back, like this one, will give your guests an unexpected detail to look at and admire during the service.

Choosing the Right Wedding Dress for You | Watch Carmen Style!

Choosing the Right Wedding Dress for You | Watch Carmen StyleThe Charming A-Line

One of the most universally flattering silhouettes has got to be an a-line wedding dress.  An a-line gently flares out away from the hips hiding any curves that you may not want to show.  To me this one-shoulder a-line gown with crystal and bead detailing around the waist and shoulder is one of the most elegant gowns that they have featured on the site.

Choosing the Right Wedding Dress for You | Watch Carmen Style

Choosing the Right Wedding Dress for You | Watch Carmen Style
The Simple A-Line

Now this is a simple, yet sexy wedding dress.  For women with very little curves, this is the dress for you.  The ruching gives curves were there may not have been any before. Plus the corseting on the back adds some fun visual  interest.

 I hope this post gave you some insight into what style of dress may work best for you. Aisle Style is a great wedding site that provides beautiful and affordable wedding dresses for any type of wedding.  They can tailor any of their wedding dress to your measurements and ship worldwide.


This is a sponsored post for Aisle Style.

Photographs:  Aisle Style.

August Book Club: Three Fantastic Fashion History Books

Fashion History Books

 Introducing a New Blog Series:  The Monthly Book Club

As you can already tell, I love fashion and expressing myself through my own personal style.  But what you probably don’t know is that I love learning about fashion almost as much as I love wearing it.  Learning about the history, marketing or psychology behind why a particular trend or style has become popular has always fascinated me.  That’s why I’m starting a new monthly blog series featuring some of my favorite  fashion and style books.  Think of this series as a monthly book club for fashion and style enthusiasts.  For our August book club, I’m featuring three fashion history books that cover everything from a general guide on the history of fashion to the contemporary effects of fashion marketing.

August Picks

The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever
By: Terri Agins | Pages 285 | Price: 14.95 | Rating: 4 of 5

Written by Terri Agins, a fashion journalist for the Wall Street Journal, The End of Fashion provides an in-depth analysis on how marketing has changed the fashion industry from being driven by an elite group of French socialites to being dominated by mass market clothing chains.  It’s an interesting read full of fun anecdotes, but does get a bit long-winded.

Women From The Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us
By:  Rachelle Bergstein | Pgs 284 | Price: 24.99 | Rating 3 of 5

This book is part fashion history and part social commentary on both shoe designers and their influence on the footwear that we wear today. Women From The Ankle Down is a celebration of footwear and of the women who love to wear them.  I only gave this book three out of five stars because I felt the writing was a little choppy and the book didn’t have the best flow.

Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet
By Tim Gunn with Ada Calhoun | Pgs 312 | Price: 16.00 | Rating 5 of 5

I would consider this book to be a fashion history book in the classic sense. The text was filled with great pictures which helped to illustrate clothing and people being discussed.  I also liked how the chapters were divided up by garment type which allowed for an in depth history on the various articles of clothing that we wear today. For anyone looking for a good basis in fashion history, then I would definitely recommend this book.

I hope everyone enjoys this new blog series and comes away with a greater appreciation for the history behind the clothing that we wear.