The Sad Wedding Dresses of Game of Thrones' Most Miserable Brides

On the latest episode of HBO’s T&A tour de force Game of Thrones, we once again saw poor Sansa Stark unhappily enter a marriage over which she has zero control, this time to violent psychopath Ramsay Bolton. Bummer, but look at that dress! Perfect for a woodsy winter wedding, no? » 5/20/15 2:45pm 5/20/15 2:45pm

Who Would Even Wear These Wedding Gowns?: A Taxonomy of Brides

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Far more fun than gawking at the gowns for bridal fashion week is imagining what kind of person would wear them. Shows like Bridezillas and Say Yes to the Dress have magnified our curiosity in bridal archetypes, and the very specific, very crucial ways a bridal gown reflects its wearer. If your personal style is the… » 4/29/15 11:50am 4/29/15 11:50am

A Bridal Consultant Is Here to Answer Your Burning Questions

Kpoene’ Kofi-Nicklin is the Creative Director of Mignonette Bridal, which was named a Finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards (Marthaaaaaaaa). Kpoene’ also serves as a design mentor for the Chicago History Museum’s FashioNext teen design program. She’ll be joining us today for a live chat to answer all the… » 4/27/15 2:18pm 4/27/15 2:18pm

Oh, Look, It's a Bridal Collection That's Actually Interesting

Bridal Fashion Week has just wrapped up and yes, there are trends: cutouts, plunging necklines, crop tops (shudder). Per usual, 99% of the dresses are very prettyprettypretty. Little, however, is unexpected: same gorgeous shit, different season. Enter Houghton’s Spring 2016 collection. » 4/22/15 2:10pm 4/22/15 2:10pm

These Are The Assholes Who Ruined Your Wedding Dress Shopping

I really should have known better. My own wedding dress shopping experience was an excruciating nightmare — why I thought that culling through nearly 700 comments on the subject of wedding dress shopping horror stories was a thing I should do is utterly beyond me. I cried, you guys. I actually literally cried… » 1/29/15 3:00pm 1/29/15 3:00pm

All It Takes Is One Shitty Person to Ruin Wedding Dress Shopping

Welcome to Pop The Question, a weekly space to dissect every aspect of wedding madness. Each Tuesday, we'll ask a question (sometimes there might even be a poll!), you'll share answers and stories, and then we'll bring you the best of the bunch on Thursdays. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fly into a total rage over… » 1/27/15 2:40pm 1/27/15 2:40pm

Half the Brides You Know Are About to Buy a Short Wedding Dress

Because there are only so many ways you can reinterpret the basic white ballgown and we've tried 'em all in the three decades since Princess Di got married, short dresses are becoming the latest and greatest wedding trend. My God, it's a historic first! A wedding trend that actually saves you time, money and energy! » 12/02/14 3:00pm 12/02/14 3:00pm

For the Bride Who Has Everything, a 400-Pound Wedding Dress

Not too long ago, we delved into the tragicomic stagecraft of purchasing one's wedding dress, an emotional hunt that can potentially drag on for week after angsty week. But for the bride-to-be who's still spelunking through salons to no avail, great news: a "visionary artist and designer and bead sculptor" has created… » 11/24/14 3:48pm 11/24/14 3:48pm

The Exquisite Hell of Shopping for a Wedding Dress

The dress. Oh, sweet Jesus, the dress. For some brides, it's no big deal. It's just a dress. For others, it's the most important fashion moment of their lives. Either way, the process of finding your wedding gown sucks pomander balls. If your dress quest was super chill and easy, I'm happy to hear that — but this… » 11/07/14 3:50pm 11/07/14 3:50pm

Is Wedding-Drunk America Ready for Rented Bridal Gowns?

Women once married in their finest—then wore the dress as their Sunday best for several years afterward. But styles have changed so drastically in the last 20 years that most brides won't even wear their mom's wedding gown. Plus, they cost a fortune. Consequently, it appears America may be ready to embrace the rented… » 7/29/14 6:15pm 7/29/14 6:15pm

Ogle Oodles of Tulle at This Exhibit on the History of Wedding Dresses

Over the last couple of centuries, wedding dresses have mutated, Godzilla-like, from a gown worn while saying vows to the centerpiece of a huge industry. If you're curious how that happened—and, more importantly, keen to gawk at some really luxe examples of the form—there's a new museum exhibit devoted to the topic. » 4/30/14 1:20pm 4/30/14 1:20pm

Single British Women Start Planning Their Wedding As Zygotes

Maybe a lot of us, particularly when friends start getting married, idly consider what they would or wouldn't like at their wedding — but mostly wouldn't. That is a horrible color. Oh my God, those flowers smell like jizz trees. And AEROSMITH? I'd rather have my wedding song be that parrot singing "Let The Bodies Hit… » 7/06/13 1:00pm 7/06/13 1:00pm

Jennifer Aniston Turned Down Justin Theroux's Marriage Proposal,…

Jennifer Aniston continues attempting in vain to make everyone feel OK about her awesome, independent, filthy-rich yet somehow still pretty likeable perma-playtime sad, unwedded, spurned, childless existence in an interview with GQ Spain: "'A perfect life?' I think that's sort of cliché, isn't it?. Like, if you want… » 7/06/12 9:00am 7/06/12 9:00am