Archive for the ‘Bridal Accessories’ Category

Track Suits are Still in Fashion and They’ve Gotten Even Better!

Friday, August 15th, 2014

From Bethenny to Brittany, Jessica to Jennifer and even Jay Z and P Diddy, the tracksuit remains a comfy,  fashion go-to look for tooling around town or even jet-setting across the globe.

Velour sweats, known for their soft, supple, figure-hugging look, have long been a must-have  favorite adored by both celebrities and fashionistas alike!  Add sparkling rhinestone wording or custom embroidery to the jacket or across the derrière and heads are bound to turn no matter where your travels take you!

Even though that iconic velour tracksuit designer closed its U.S. doors in June, never fear, a fabulous selection of velour sweat suit bling is right here!”   We have long been thrilled to offer classy yet casual velour looks for our brides and their teams and other discriminating guys and gals who desire a high-quality product!   


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Great solo or as awesome his and hers outfits, have fun with our gorgeous array of rhinestone colors, embroidery thread and fonts and create a one-of-a-kind, exquisite look to call your own right here!

Gold – Making a Champagne Comeback?

Friday, July 11th, 2014

We all know style trends are cyclical and while silver, platinum and white gold have been the front-runners for so many years, traditional gold is making a comeback with a contemporary twist!  

Still considered an elegant classic, symbolizing both romance and antiquity, designers are pairing gold with other metallics for some exquisite looks!   We’re also seeing champagne hues of gold gracing everything from clothing, jewelry and accessories to venues and tablescapes!   From soft champagne to  deep, rich amber, here are just a few beauties from our treasure chest for inspiration!    10424365_798085793559541_7062003633214063062_n
















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How to Select Fabulous Bridesmaid Gifts They’ll Love! and Your Holiday Gift!

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Choosing a great bridesmaid gift is one of the most important things you can do to show your team that they mean the world to you!  When cost isn’t an issue, it’s easy to throw caution to the wind and shower your gals with a bountiful bundle of goodies! More often though, budget is a big factor in the final decision, which  requires weighing certain pros and cons,  and selecting a fabulous gift  that doesn’t drain your bank account but will really show your gals you’ve thought carefully of them!

Brides love giving pampering feminine items such as matching robes and “getting-ready” attire, spa wear and other personalized accessories!  Generally, these gifts are met with Ooooos and Ahhhhs!   After all, what gal doesn’t love silky satin and rhinestones or an embroidered shirt?

Beware!  This isn’t always a safe assumption!  Continue reading to find out why…

It’s All About Them!  Yes, it is “your wedding” but in this case, take your own desires out of the picture!  What you might want to buy for yourself is not necessarily what each of your gals would want to have.  Hopefully, you know them well enough to make this determination.

Sometimes, however, you will have a bridesmaid added to your entourage by way of a future in-law or well-meaning relative.  Get to know this bridesmaid or do a little homework by asking their relatives or friends to tell you a bit more about her.  Added bonus…Do a little of both and you might have found a great new friend!

Consider the Individual!  However popular, there is no rule that says you have to purchase the same item for everyone!  While this is a sure way to avoid gift envy and if clothing, is great for group photo ops and outings, there is something else to consider.  If Sally is not fond of preppy looks then a classic, monogrammed oxford shirt will likely be worn once and end up forever tucked away in a drawer. Preppy Jane, of course, will get a lot of use from hers!   Mixing it up can be just as fun!

Personalization!  Adding custom wording to any garment or accessory is a fabulous finishing touch!  But while sparkling rhinestones spelling out “Bridesmaid” or “Maid-of-Honor” are great for those big-day events, would it be better to have items personalized with a gal’s name?  A fabulous tote might be a much-appreciated gift, but will she carry it to the office a year from now with the words “Jen’s Bridal Entourage” embroidered on the side?

On the other hand, if you know your gals are highly sentimental and they’ll be your besties forever, they might appreciate a wedding keepsake!

How Much to Spend?  Yes, you do want to spend fairly equally for each gal, but even when buying the same or similar items, look for ways to show you thought of them.   Personalize with color or style!

Be Realistic!  Do look for ways to give gifts that will keep on giving!  On the flip side, don’t drive yourself nuts because by now, the wedding planning process has likely taught you that there will be times when you can’t please everyone!

The Best Choice!   Weigh the benefits of giving everyone some version of the same thing  against recognizing the unique tastes and personal style that each of your gals is likely to have and you’ll be sure to strike a wise balance between the two!

Here are just a few of some of our most popular bridesmaid gift items!  There are, quite literally, so many color and style options for endless one-of-a-kind looks!   Shop our entire bridesmaid gift collection here at Advantage Bridal.

Happy Fourth of July!   Here’s Our Holiday Gift to You!  

Take 10% Off of Your Order of $100 or More!  Hurry!  Offer Expires Saturday, July 5th!   Use Discount Code 10off100714

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Choose Wedding Colors Like a Designer Pro!

Friday, June 20th, 2014

If you want to stay on top of what is and will be the hottest, trending fashion colors then, like the pros, you need look no further than Pantone.

For over two decades, as the international authority on color, Pantone has driven everything color in the fashion industry from home interiors and commercial design to make-up, clothing and accessories!

Discover what is happening here with Pantone’s spring color line at events like New York Fashion Week and from most every industry’s top design experts.   Contemporary flair with traditionally-inspired hues! 


Since announcing that Radiant Orchid is
“Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year”
we’ve had an overwhelming interest
from our brides to see this gorgeous color
in one of our collections!  

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Advantage Bridal was pleased to work with our
fabric designers to add to our line
gorgeous satin robe in this enchanting purple shade! 


Placid Blue Coming Soon to Advantage Bridal!

The trends continue and Pantone’s 2014 February color,
Placid Blue,  is also in high demand.   It’s easy to see why…

pantone-placid-blue-mdnThis is a soft, silky color that invokes peaceful serenity
and is by itself an inspiration!

It will look absolutely stunning on every skin tone
and we are excited to soon be adding this color
to our custom satin robe collection! 


Planning a fall or winter wedding?
Looking for venue and decorating ideas?  

 Here is a “Sneak Peek” at what is on Pantone’s
fall and winter horizon!  

Keep an eye on our custom satin robe collection here
for the latest apparel and color arrivals! 

Why Ballet Flats are the Best of Both Worlds!

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Ballet flats are becoming an overwhelmingly popular and practical option for wedding footwear.   Brides and their entourage gals want to look beautiful from head to toe but they also want to be comfortable! 

Not just for your flower girl! Ballet slippers are a gorgeous option as your go-to shoe to wear for the entire day! Alternatively, they are a fabulous second pair to slip into while you are “getting-ready” and later on the dance floor at your reception or when things wind down a bit.   Here are a few important tips to consider when choosing ballet flats! 

Safety first!   Many ballet flats have soft, suede bottoms but for those with other types of soles, once you are sure you won’t be returning them (many stores don’t accept bridal returns, especially if the bottoms are marred) scuff slippery bottoms by running them over a concrete step or rub with sandpaper. 

Think Comfort!  While ballet flats are known to be kind to your feet and most have some sort of padding, consider wearing a comfort insole for added cushioning or a support insert for those with high arches. 

Test Drive!   Break them in well before your wedding day!  Wear them around the house where they won’t get dirty and make sure they feel good on your feet!

Don’t Come Up Short!   …or long.  Remember your hemline!  If you choose shoes with different heights for your big day, be sure to give your seamstress a heads-up! 

Lastly, don’t feel that just because you choose to wear flats, your shoes will be anything less than gorgeous!   Fabulous designer options offer everything from understated to over-the-top looks in a shoe style that ensures your comfort.  Truly the best of both worlds!

Here are a few looks for inspiration for you and your entire team!  



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FG Green


FG Pink background, flower applique


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Flat with black rose


Flat with Pearl and Rhinestone Brooch


Pink with Fuchsia flower


                                                                                          For more bridal flat looks, shop our collections here at Advantage Bridal! 



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His and Hers Newlywed Looks

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Folks love newlyweds!  Whether you find yourselves at an exotic honeymoon destination or around the corner at a hometown grocery store, there are bound to be people who will joyously beam at and often celebrate a new bride and groom in their midst!

Your new status as husband and wife will not only bring congratulations but inspire others to perhaps reminisce about their own happy wedding memories or even rekindle an old love!    So share your newlywed bliss wherever your travels take you and don’t be surprised at how much joy you both bring to others simply because they know you said “I Do.”   

Here are a few popular ways our brides and grooms are getting the word out!   See them all here at Advantage Bridal!  


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The Hottest Color Trend in 2014 is…

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Virtually every fashion house and trend expert is reporting on pink in 2014 as the must-have, seen everywhere color!   From Vogue to New York Fashion Week, clothing and accessories to interior design, event themes and even architecture, no matter whether it’s soft or rose, fuchsia or hot, anything pink is definitely taking the lead in 2014!   

Pink is a fabulous chameleon color!  As a design element, there is a shade that will flatter every skin tone and a gorgeous palette of  hues that will express a wide range of moods and emotions! 

Always easy on the eyes, pink is guaranteed to transform whatever it touches and looks simply chic with so many other colors!  For brides, that means endless possibilities for pink dresses, flowers, shoes, trousseau items, venue colors and themes!  We’ll share just a few of our favorite looks that might help you to start to “Think Pink!” 


 Kristie Ann Couture Custom Designer Pumps


Kristie Ann Couture Flower Girl Ballet Flats

One of Our Many Gorgeous Pink Lace and Shabby Chic Garters!


The Ultimate “Getting Ready” Shirt 


Custom Rhinestone Designer Bikini


Soft Pink Designer Satin – Oh So Pretty and Heavenly to Wear! 

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A Bolder Fuchsia – So Vibrant next to Bridal White!  




A Bit of Pink Sparkle to Bling Up Your Bridal Look!  



A Look for You Both to Love!   



A Great Pink Look to Share with Your Team!  



What Little Princess Doesn’t Love Pink?   


Last but Never Least, a Pink Near and Dear to Our Hearts!    




Come and shop our entire collection of fabulous apparel and accessories at Advantage Bridal!

Why A Great Tote is as Essential as Your Favorite Designer Purse!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

A tote is one of the most well-used accessories in many a gal’s wardrobe today!  Often different in design and function, yet just as essential as your go-to purse,  a well-made, attractive tote is quite literally a must-have for today’s fashionista on the go! 

The world of style has recognized the importance of this carry-all as more than just  a trend and has met the demand with gorgeous colors and designs to express your personal style and creative yet useful features!

To be fully functional, a tote must be constructed to withstand daily loading and unloading of what is often quite a bit of personal essentials!  A durable tote is in all its glory when it is filled to the very brim!  The ideal design is one in which all items can be easily accessed in a roomy compartment through a generous, yet secure opening at the top of the bag. A good tote requires little to no cleaning to maintain a fresh, attractive appearance.

So grab your folding umbrella, change of shoes, jacket, notebooks, water bottle and even an evening look to take you from the office to a night out!  Fill one of our many,  custom-made totes that are the ultimate in carryalls for the discriminating tote shopper!  

With so many custom colors, patterns and design options, our totes make fabulous one-of-a-kind gifts for anyone or any occasion!    We’ve shared just a taste below from our extensive collection for your browsing pleasure!  

Understated and elegant, this single monogram look with rhinestone accents is a favorite!

Aloha!  This monogrammed reversible hibiscus flower tote will have you thinking “tropical” in no time!

Wherever this carryall goes, the biggest, brightest bling on this custom sparkler will have
everyone celebrating your happiest news!  

Your entourage will love their own bling to tote their essentials around town!    Customize with any title! 

Our quilted tote is a long-time favorite!   So many design options to make this one they’ll love!



This utterly elegant monogram style is one that will bring Ooooos and Ahhhhhs!


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and the gal sporting this fun tote will have everyone asking
“Where can I get mine?”

The brightest, most brilliant rhinestones available make these monogrammed totes superstars!

The Circle Monogram is a timeless classic and we’ve updated
the look 
with gorgeous embroidery and tote color options!  

This damask look has gotten a total, trendy makeover with
hot color combinations and striking embroidered accents!  

Who can resist taking a walk on the wild side?
This tote  just roars ” fabulous”
with every splash of embroidery color in any font you choose!   

Shop our entire line here and start creating the custom tote of your dreams or the absolutely perfect gift for that special gal,
Mom, Grandmom, teacher, work pal or
your entire crew of BFFs!


Why Bother With Bachelorette Party Bling?

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Whether it’s a special night out with your entourage or a weekend away in Vegas with your team, every bachelorette event is all about being in the spotlight, making a grand entrance wherever you go and keeping the bride and her gals on “center stage!”

There is nothing like sparkling, shimmering, radiant, dazzling bling to get things into high gear and keep all eyes where they should be…on the bride and her party squad!    Make sure the guest of honor’s final days as a single gal are celebrated in fabulous style with attention-getting rhinestone glamour!

No matter your choice,  sexy lace racerback tank, a babydoll or classic tee or a lace or satin sash, our custom rhinestone bling collection starts with high-quality fabrics and materials!   Our rhinestones are the best and brightest available and come in a gorgeous array of colors! 

Each custom finished product is the result of personalized attention to every detail, one garment at a time, bringing you the finest quality available.   Not only will you have an amazing look to take out on the town, but a gorgeous keepsake to relive all the fun memories  and wear again and again! 


Let Everyone Know She’s in the House! 

From Our Exclusive “Taking the Plunge” Collection

Sashes Are for Royalty!   Dress Like A Princess! 

Vegas Royalty!  

Set the Stage for an Epic Party! 

Wine Anyone?

Cocktails Perhaps?


Sexy Lace Racerbacks  Always Turn Heads! 

Racerbacks and Big Bling! 

Add A Sash and Watch What Happens!

With hundreds of design options, you are sure to create that one-of-a-kind look for a bachelorette party to remember and a keepsake that will always bring a smile to the gal who wears it!     

Prom Garters! The Must-Have Accessory!

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The history of the wedding garter which dates back for centuries is fairly common knowledge for most brides these days and having endured the test of time, remains a very popular bridal accessory and focus for a familiar reception ritual.  Even if a bride chooses not to have a garter removed in front of an audience of enthusiastic well-wishers, most love this alluring piece of antiquity worn discretely under a gown for their groom to discover after the festivities have died down.

In as much the pomp and circumstance of weddings, the spectacle of a gorgeous gown and sparkling jewelry are the fairy tale dreams of so many young gals, it is no surprise to see that some bridal traditions have found their way to other special occasions that are very much romanticized as rites-of-passage by young women today.    

That is why we continue to see the trend of prom grandeur simply exploding!  This time of year, even before a gal knows who will escort her to this fabulous affair, the venue, gown and accessories are very much a focus of relentless searching and endless discussion!

Along with a stunning gown and gorgeous hair and makeup, the seemingly insignificant garter has become another “must-have” for the fully appointed prom goer and as with its bridal cousin, has become a keepsake as a reminder of happy memories and a magical night.  She may choose to give it to her date or, akin to the wedding reception tradition, participate in a “garter dance” as part of the prom festivities.

Whether she chooses a wild animal pattern, shimmering opulence or perhaps a silk garter in her school colors, gals heading to the prom these days are sure to wear a little something special accenting their perfect look!  Following this fabulous trend, our prom garter collection just gets more colorful and exciting with each season and we’d like to share a taste of some of our most popular looks! 


Sparkling Bling and Fun Tuxedo Style Bow

Shimmer and Sparkle 

Lovely Organza and Shimmering Sequins

Every Gorgeous Color In the Rainbow with a Rhinestone Center

A Little Dazzle and and Lot of Wild!

Satin, Organza and Rhinestones…Oh My! 

Camo in So Many Colors and Styles! 

So Many Dots!   So Many Colors!  

Take a Walk on the Wild Side! 

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