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Guest Contribution : Picking the Perfect Pearls for your Dress

Whilst weddings are a momentous and joyous occasion, one that you have probably envisaged since you were a little girl, the run-up can be stressful, time-consuming, even all-consuming!  Whilst there is enormous amounts of preparations, organisation, guest politics, who to invite, who’s vegetarian? coeliac? gluten-free? – you get the point! – Relieve some of the pressure with these stunning jewels which are guaranteed to pull your wedding attire together and ensure your day goes smoothly (well in the looks department at least!)

Yes it is a given that the wedding dress plays a huge factor in the bride’s overall look but coming in a close second is her choice of jewellery as this can either make or break a look.  Whilst there is a whole treasure trove of choice, one of the most popular of all jewels are still pearls.

Pearls have retained their status as the go-to wedding jewel as they have a perennial elegance that never looks dated.  Pearls can be worn with modern dresses or more traditional designs.  These lustrous, highly versatile beauties are one of the few gemstones which appeal to all generations.

Most brides are interested in achieving a highly sophisticated look which oozes understated glamour and this is easily achievable with pearl jewellery.

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If you are opting for a traditional dress with a fitted and bodice with a flowing, ball gown-esque skirt then a classic pearl necklace is the perfect option to create harmony throughout your look and pull everything together.  Choose a bridal pearl necklace from Winterson made with the finest cultured saltwater Akoya pearls for a look that exudes luxury, glamour and ultimately sophistication.  These pearls, traditionally cultured in Japan, should be round, with a sharp lustre and pinky white colour. Sitting just below the collarbone, the length of this necklace will bring the focus to your face whilst creating a demure and ethereal aura around you.

 

 ModernModern

If you have decided on a more modern, slinky and ‘bodycon’ dress, then I would suggest a simple pearl pendant.  A luxurious white South Sea pearl and diamond pendant necklace will perfectly balance out your wedding look but will not detract from the dress.  With a silky lustre which radiates beauty, there is little wonder why pearls are the wedding jewel of choice.  This exquisite piece (featured below) also features a dazzling diamond set above the pearl to add to the luxury of this pendant.  This piece will not only see through your wedding day in style, but will also become a firm favourite in your jewellery wardrobe.

 

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For the romantic, slightly quirky, bohemian bride, choose freshwater coin pearls.  These type of pearls have a distinctive, slightly irregular and jaunty, baroque shape.  Each pearl is unique thus creating a carefree, laidback look rather than a more traditional, polished style.  If this is the look you are trying to pull off then this White Freshwater Coin Pearl Bracelet would look stunning on the wrist of any lace-clad, billowy-sleeved bride.

Author Bio: Rebecca is a lover of the finer things in life and frequently writes about her musings and findings.  All images are courtesy of Winterson.

 

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FALLING IN LOVE WITH : MISSTAKEN

Hiya Poutlings

With crazy schedules, we don’t always have enough time in order to do enough retail therapy in order to make your soul feel soothed. In times like these, this is when the internet prevails. Whether its window shopping you’re looking at or actual shopping, you can pretty much find what you’re looking for…

www.misstaken.co.za

The problem is that, a lot of the time shipping is expensive as a lot of the stores are based overseas, and I’m so happy that ever so slowly, our local online data base of stores is growing… the gem of a store I found recently is MISSTAKEN a new(ish) online boutique which totally swoon worthy. They offer party dresses, evening gowns and gorgeous lingerie.

Here are some of my “window”/screen shopping favourites!

ONE SHOULDER EVENING DRESS : R1,550

ONE SHOULDER EVENING DRESS : R1,550

SHORT PARTY DRESS : R950

SHORT PARTY DRESS : R950

Draped Bra Chiffon Set : R370

Draped Bra Chiffon Set : R370

LONG EVENING DRESS : R1,650

LONG EVENING DRESS : R1,650

STRAPLESS ANIMAL PRINT DRESS : R1,150

STRAPLESS ANIMAL PRINT DRESS : R1,150

SHORT COCKTAIL DRESS : R850

SHORT COCKTAIL DRESS : R850

SHORT TUBE DRESS : R1,250

SHORT TUBE DRESS : R1,250

WHITE RIBBON DETAIL CORSET : R550

WHITE RIBBON DETAIL CORSET : R550

SHORT COCKTAIL DRESS : R1,250

SHORT COCKTAIL DRESS : R1,250

LONG EVENING DRESS R2,250

LONG EVENING DRESS R2,250

LEOPARD PRINT DRESS : R1,250

LEOPARD PRINT DRESS : R1,250

SHORT CHIFFON EVENING DRESS : R895

EMPIRE FLORAL PRINT DRESS : R995

EMPIRE FLORAL PRINT DRESS : R995

STRAPLESS BALLGOWN : R5,850

STRAPLESS BALLGOWN : R5,850

What are you waiting for? Stop by misstaken.co.za and let us know about your favourites – they have loads of choice, and obviously I can’t feature all of them on this post 🙂

Happy Shopping, ladies!

x missfitz

PS. If you order any of their gorgeous goodies in the month of May you can receive a 25% discount!

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with this store/brand or have been paid to post this review.

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FALLING IN LOVE WITH : DZINE COUTURE

Hiya Poutlings!

With the likes of Pintrest and Facebook Pages sharing images from all over the world it is sometimes really hard to keep track of the things that are available to the average girl looking for a dress be it for a matric dance, a wedding, a cocktail party or a gala event.

I have been watching DZINE COUTURE for a while now, and all I can say is that every single item they have I absolutely LOVE. The elegance of the evening dresses, or the exquisite designer dresses.

Check out some of my favourites!

available at www.dzinecouture.co.za "This delightful cocktail dress is definitely one of the popular designs. The strapless sweetheart neckline is encrusted with intricate beading, followed by a lightly gathered full chiffon skirt with open back."

available at http://www.dzinecouture.co.za
“This delightful cocktail dress is definitely one of the popular designs. The strapless sweetheart neckline is encrusted with intricate beading, followed by a lightly gathered full chiffon skirt with open back.”

Available at www.dzinecouture.co.za This dazzling sheath gown using a metallic finish, features spaghetti straps that weave their way from the bodice, then cross over one another for a chic finish on your otherwise exposed back. A stunning sweep train completes this head turning design.

Available colours: Black, Fuchsia, Gold, Green, Royal, Silver.

Available at http://www.dzinecouture.co.za
“This dazzling sheath gown using a metallic finish, features spaghetti straps that weave their way from the bodice, then cross over one another for a chic finish on your otherwise exposed back. A stunning sweep train completes this head turning design.”

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available at http://www.dzinecouture.com
“The vibrant patterns and bold colours add excitement to this gorgeously flowing dress, which includes many soft, delicate layers. Its wrap-style bodice features sparkling trim along its simple neckline. A subtle empire waistline ensures a perfectly snug fit.”

available at www.dzinecouture.comThe striking illusion bodice of this evening gown is topped off by a sweetheart neckline that`s bolstered by clusters of chic floral appliques. Additional appliques wend their way down the midsection. The fitted, dropped waistline gives way to a gauzy, flared skirt.

available at http://www.dzinecouture.com
“The striking illusion bodice of this evening gown is topped off by a sweetheart neckline that`s bolstered by clusters of chic floral appliques. Additional appliques wend their way down the midsection. The fitted, dropped waistline gives way to a gauzy, flared skirt.”

available at www.dzinecouture.co.za"This stylish strapless cocktail dress is made of ruched netted fabric with a jewel encrusted front for an uber sassy look."

available at http://www.dzinecouture.co.za
“This stylish strapless cocktail dress is made of ruched netted fabric with a jewel encrusted front for an uber sassy look.”

available at www.dzinecouture.co.za"A strapless, sweetheart neckline frames the corset style, sparkling bodice of this stunning cocktail dress. A flirty spray of shimmery tulle creates the short skirt. This festive and fun dress is sure to make a statement."

available at http://www.dzinecouture.co.za
“A strapless, sweetheart neckline frames the corset style, sparkling bodice of this stunning cocktail dress. A flirty spray of shimmery tulle creates the short skirt. This festive and fun dress is sure to make a statement.”

available at www.dzinecouture.co.za"The layers of translucent material on this elegantly flowing dress fall softly to the floor, featuring a subtle hi-lo hem. They`re decked out with dreamy patterns that include animal-print designs. The ruched sweetheart bodice is punctuated by a glittering adornment that injects a little extra flair."

available at http://www.dzinecouture.co.za
“The layers of translucent material on this elegantly flowing dress fall softly to the floor, featuring a subtle hi-lo hem. They`re decked out with dreamy patterns that include animal-print designs. The ruched sweetheart bodice is punctuated by a glittering adornment that injects a little extra flair.”

available at www.dzinecouture.co.za"The elegance and suave of this strapless evening gown is in a league of its own. The shape and form of this glamorous design features a fitted silhouette and full lower skirt with rosette detailing. Accessorise this dress with straight black gloves and a rhinestone bracelet for a polished look."

available at http://www.dzinecouture.co.za
“The elegance and suave of this strapless evening gown is in a league of its own. The shape and form of this glamorous design features a fitted silhouette and full lower skirt with rosette detailing. Accessorise this dress with straight black gloves and a rhinestone bracelet for a polished look.”

and my personal favourite…

available at www.dzinecouture.co.za"You will never want the evening to end when youre wearing this extremely hot evening dress. Its short skirt is accentuated by a long outer layer of silky material. The ruched bodice boasts delicate floral embellishments that culminate in an utterly unique shoulder strap."

available at http://www.dzinecouture.co.za
“You will never want the evening to end when youre wearing this extremely hot evening dress. Its short skirt is accentuated by a long outer layer of silky material. The ruched bodice boasts delicate floral embellishments that culminate in an utterly unique shoulder strap.”

Be sure to check out Dzine Couture on their website and Facebook page.

*missfitz

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