When you start shopping for a wedding dress, you'll probably be introduced to a whole new lexicon of terms for specialty fabrics, gown shapes and embellishments. The exotic world of wedding dress design can be fascinating, fun and -- confusing. This compendium of dress and textile terms will be a handy reference as you start sourcing the most important garment you may ever wear.
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As the song says, "Here comes the bride, all dressed in white." But why? Sure, there's a tradition attached to it as with so many other wedding customs. Sometimes, however, traditions were made to be broken.
Got a fashion-conscious fiancÃƒÂ©? He might not be too crazy about resigning his groomsmen to basic black tuxes. And why should the bridesmaids get to have all the fun? Use color, textiles and unexpected accessories to outfit the XY side of the wedding party.