Wedding Gown Add-Ons

How to make your gown truly YOU!

I’ll never forget the day I saw it; the episode of “Say Yes to the Dress” when another bride bought my wedding dress (yes, I bought at Kleinfeld because I got married a million years ago, pre-Flair having its AMAZING bridal collection). How can this be?? That dress is MINE! I looked so fabulous that surely they just retired that dress after me, right?! Once my hysterics died down, I realized that it really wasn’t that big of a deal. Of course other brides are going to wear my dress; if they don’t, that might say more about my fashion sense than anything else. Besides that, the way I styled it was totally different than the TV bride, making our dresses look more like cousins than twins. Crisis averted. If you’re having similar feelings, have no fear, there are tons of bridal embellishments and add-ons that can truly make your dress YOURS! Check them out:

A topper – Bridal tops are a MAJOR trend in the wedding world right now! Pop one on and instantly change your look, making it fresh, modern, and (if you need it) more covered up. They’re perfect for a ceremony that requires more modesty, or just a little pop of extra style all day/night long!

Yes, that's a lace topper! Works perfectly and seamlessly with the dress, right? Amy Kuschel's "Audrey" top totally has us swooning!

Yes, that’s a lace topper! Works perfectly and seamlessly with the dress, right? Amy Kuschel’s “Audrey” top totally has us swooning!

A petticoat – It may sound like a thing of the past that Jane Eyre was forced to wear, but actually petticoats are still totally relevant and current in today’s bridal fashions! They are an affordable, easy way to add some volume to the skirt of your wedding gown, and you’d be surprised how different they can make it look!
Detachable straps – We know, we know; the bridal world is still predominantly strapless. It’s getting better, we swear, but in the meantime, accessories designers are taking notice and adding removable straps to their repertoire! So, no need to avoid strapless styles when you head out on your gown search!

No need for a necklace when you add AB Ellie's STUNNING, sparkly "Josephine" straps to your strapless gown!

No need for a necklace when you add AB Ellie’s STUNNING, sparkly “Josephine” straps to your strapless gown!

Buttons – Almost all of our bridal gown designers have the option of adding buttons down the back of their gowns. Don’t worry, though, most don’t actually require you to button them up. Slide up your zipper and the buttons hug over the seam, creating an elegant, photo-worthy look!

Of course, these options are in addition to the always fabulous and classic options of jewelry, belts/sashes, and veils! Flair is happy to help you explore any of these add-ons; let us know if there’s one that speaks to you!

Amy Kuschel Bridal

Girls, get ready for some Disco and Deco deliciousness!

As any “Project Runway” addict like myself knows, every fashion collection needs to have a cohesive theme. It’s not enough to just make pretty pieces (although that’s a great start); for a collection to really be, well, a collection, all of the items need to make sense together. The designers we have at Flair do an amazing job at that, and we’re constantly amazed at their creativity and strong sense of personal style. While no two collections are alike, at the same time they always possess that signature look that each designer has become known for. One collection that we really love this year is “Deco to Disco” by Amy Kuschel. Let’s face it, since “The Great Gatsby” all of us girls have had a bit of an obsession with fashion from the past, and Amy has tapped right into that! The great thing, though, is that she has also managed to make this collection look totally fresh and modern. With chic, minimal shapes, lush fabrics, and perfectly proportioned embellishments, all of the dresses in this collection are fun, flirty, and full of style! Check out a few of our faves below and then give us a ring to see them in person at our “Deco to Disco” designer event next weekend!

Oh hello, hottie Harlow!

Oh hello, hottie Harlow!

Hey Boston dress, we love you because of a) your name, duh b) your good looks and c) your charity! A portion of the proceeds of this gown goes towards an LGBT charity!

Hey Boston dress, we love you because of a) your name, duh b) your good looks and c) your charity! A portion of the proceeds of this gown goes towards an LGBT charity!

Garbo, you're gorgeous!!

Garbo, you’re gorgeous!!

Say hello to Harlem! Isn't she chic and sleek!

Say hello to Harlem! Isn’t she chic and sleek!

We think Daisy Buchanan would approve of and love the Charleston gown!

We think Daisy Buchanan would approve of and love the Charleston gown!

Amy Kuschel Wedding Dresses

Get to know this dynamic designer!

Ahead of our exciting designer event this weekend, we wanted to take some time to help you get to know amazing Flair friend and designer, Amy Kuschel, a little bit better. Amy will always have a special place in our heart. When Flair decided to expand our bridal gown selection about 4 years ago, she was the first new designer we added to our collection. It was a little scary; at that time we were known mostly for our bridesmaids’ collection, so we weren’t sure how our customers would respond to us dipping our toe further into the bridal pond. We just couldn’t resist Amy’s stunning, modern and romantic gowns though, and we knew you would love them just as much as we did (and still do)! Cut to a few years later and our bridal gown business is booming and Amy’s gowns are thriving at Flair, and with good reason! They are thoughtfully designed, artfully created and beautifully finished. Amy’s extensive fashion background helps to ensure that. With a degree from FIT, years of experience in ready to wear design (prior to the start of her bridal label) and a keen eye for fit and trends, every dress that Amy creates is sure to fit, flatter and wow! On top of that, Amy is committed to using only the finest fabrics, trims, beads and baubles on her dresses. She manages to do all that while maintaining an affordable price point and keeping her production facilities in the USA. Pretty amazing, right? We’re telling you, this collection (and its designer) has it all! Need proof? Prepare to drool over the Amy Kuschel gowns below and give us a call if you want to experience her beauties in person 🙂

Amy Kuschel shows us that sleeves can be modern and sexy, as seen on stunning Jules!

Amy Kuschel shows us that sleeves can be modern and sexy, as seen on stunning Jules!

Looking for a short dress, or a dress to change into for your reception? Amy has you covered with her adorable Jackie Lady Stardust dress!

Looking for a short dress, or a dress to change into for your reception? Amy has you covered with her adorable Jackie Lady Stardust dress!

Looking for something timeless, yet unique? Look no further than Lennon! A classic silhouette in that subtle shade of pink; a homerun!

Looking for something timeless, yet unique? Look no further than Lennon! A classic silhouette in that subtle shade of pink; a homerun!

Looking for a little more coverage? Tulip is a Flair all star - it was one of the first styles we bought and it is still going strong. So flattering!

Looking for a little more coverage? Tulip is a Flair all star – it was one of the first styles we bought and it is still going strong. So flattering!

See what we mean? There’s a little something for everyone at Amy Kuschel! We can’t sing her praises enough and can’t wait to see her gorgeous gowns on all of YOU 🙂