All About Wedding Dress Shopping With Blush Bridal & Formal

Posted July 05, 2018

It’s no secret that we love Blush Bridal & Formal.

We have an official partnership with Blush Bridal & Formal—a wedding, prom, and formal dress shop—that prioritizes our wedding garment care services for Blush customers. Why? Dresses and gowns bought from Blush are high-quality and ultra-fashionable, and they deserve special treatment. We eliminate any imperfections caused by storage or travel, and make sure the fabric is primed to fall flawlessly, so your dress is runway-ready for the big event. We also take care of it immediately afterward to make sure any stains are removed, and it’s preserved to retain its value. Incorporating this service is just one way Blush goes above-and-beyond to make sure customers have a once-in-a-lifetime experience at their stores.

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Topics: Wedding, Behind-the-Scenes, Fashion and style

5 Rules of Dressing You Need to Know

Posted June 07, 2018

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The 5 Wedding Trends You Need To Know Now

Posted March 08, 2018

Planning a Wedding? Lucky You!

There's never been a better time to plan a wedding. From colored wedding dresses to themed food bars, your options are unlimited. Brides and grooms are planning customized weddings filled with personality that provide a memorable experience for their guests. But even though weddings are more unique than ever, unmistakable trends are emerging. Incorporate some or all of them to plan your ultimate celebration. Here are the top 5 wedding trends you need to know to plan your wedding ceremony in 2018 and beyond. 

1) Texture

We love textiles and unique fabrics, so the textured wedding trend is making our hearts skip a beat. Texture is showing up all throughout weddings—from amazingly detailed wedding dresses, table cloths, and backdrops, to decorative elements like macrame. A textured wedding dress is a great way to keep a traditional white dress, yet boldly express your personality. For inspiration, check out our Textured Wedding Elements Pinterest board. 


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Topics: Wedding, Fashion and style

5 Gorgeous Wedding Dress Trends for 2018 [Video]

Posted July 14, 2017

There has never been a better time to get married, fashion-wise. Whether you love traditional wedding dress styles or prefer edgier looks (like pants!), bridal fashion for 2018 has something stunning for everyone. 

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Topics: Fashion and style, Wedding

5 Summer Wardrobe Essentials For Women

Posted June 05, 2017

Cool and Classic Summer Basics

We're having a slow start to summer here in Maine. But June is here (whether it feels like it or not) so it's time to think about summer wardrobes. Freshen up your basics and stay cool this summer with our top 5 summer wardrobe essentials for 2017 (courtesy of Pinterest). 

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Topics: Fashion and style

Trend Alert: Embroidery

Posted May 11, 2017

If you follow fashion trends, you know embroidery is everywhere in 2017.

This ancient stitching technique has been used to embellish fabric since the Cro-Magnon era—which is why it may have seemed old fashioned until recently. Its most recent heydey was the 1960s as a hallmark of hippie fashion, but embroidery is back in a big way.  And while some pieces still have that casual hippie vibe, embroidery is popping up on everything from evening gowns to office-appropriate button downs. Check out some of our favorite looks from Pinterest below. For more, visit our embroidery board

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Topics: Fashion and style

Prom Dress Style and Care Tips

Posted May 05, 2017

Five Prom Dress Trends for 2017

Prom season is one of the most exciting times of the year if you love formal fashion. We raided Pinterest to find the biggest prom dress trends for 2017. Here are some of our favorites! For more, check out our Prom Dress Inspiration  board. If you live around Portland, some of the best shops for formal wear are His & Hers by Andrea's Bridal, Blush Bridal & Formal Wear, and Style Me Portland. Have fun choosing the perfect dress for Prom 2017! 

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Topics: Fashion and style

St. Patrick's Day Wedding Inspiration

Posted March 15, 2017

St. Patrick's Day might be the luckiest day of the year to get married. 

St. Patrick's Day, or the Feast of St. Patrick, is a cultural and religious event that celebrates the Irish culture with music, food, drinks and a whole lot of GREEN.  Thinking of getting married on St. Pat's? We raise a glass to you! From green wedding dresses to green shoes, to lucky horseshoe cake toppers to shamrock suspenders, we searched Pinterest for awesome green inspiration for any wedding style. Because after all...

"There are only two kinds of people in the world—the Irish and people who wish they were."

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Topics: Wedding, Fashion and style

5 Style Resolutions for 2017

Posted December 31, 2016

Evyerone's hoping that 2017 will be a great year. Or at least better than 2016, which was generally considered awful. You can't control world affairs, but you can control your closet! Start your year off the right way with these 5 style resolutions for 2017. 

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Topics: Fashion and style

Why Dress up For Work?

Posted July 01, 2016

If you're wearing a t-shirt and jeans at the office, you're definitely not alone.

Your coworkers are probably dressed similarly. And you're part of a national trend, spearheaded by the tech industry and epitomized by the hoodie-wearing CEO. More and more workplaces offer a relaxed casual working environment that is homey and egalitarian. And yes, it is possible to achieve success and wealth while wearing sweatpants. But is it probable? Or are those hoodie-wearing CEOs just modern-day unicorns?

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Topics: Fashion and style

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