Fashion tips with Haili Z: Bridal couture, weekend soiree

By Haili Z
Jan. 14, 2012 at midnight
Updated Jan. 14, 2012 at 7:15 p.m.

LEFT AND FAR LEFT: Palazzo by Jane Hamidi is available at Casa De Novia

LEFT AND FAR LEFT: Palazzo by Jane Hamidi is available at Casa De Novia

By Haili PueEditor's Note: We introduce our newest columnist today. Haili Pue is a Houston-based fashion columnist, personal shopper and personal stylist. She is a Texas A&M University graduate with a bachelor of science in journalism and communications, where she started the first weekly fashion column in The Battalion and published fashion columns in Maroon Weekly. She now keeps her finger on the pulse of fashion. Her column will appear weekly in the Your Life section.

You are cordially invited to browse some of the best designers for bridal dresses.

Houston has some of the best to offer. So in your search, why not make a weekend soiree out of it?

Plan a lunch in between stops as dress shopping can work up an appetite.

As a personal stylist to local brides, here is an exclusive look into finding the perfect wedding dress for your big day and upcoming events to start off your wedding dress venture as trunk shows from world renowned designers take over the spring.

You're not only on a search for the dress but also to find something that absolutely pops and is flattering to your body type, allowing you to show the best of your features.

Start by trying on different wedding dress styles - sweetheart neckline, halter dress, strapless, A-line, full skirt, empire waist, mermaid or a v-neck.

What you picture in your mind as the perfect dress may not be the cut or shape that looks most flattering to your body type.

The wedding dress comes first and foremost - unless the veil or accessories are being borrowed from another source, do not purchase them first. You want to make sure the veil and accessories work with the wedding dress you've selected.

Casa de Novia Bridal Couture is the perfect place to start in Houston, and is relatively close in location to shopping centers where you can take a break to grab a bite to eat.

Casa de Novia Bridal Couture trunk shows for the spring are as follows:• Feb. 2-4 - Best of Vera Wang

• Feb. 24-25 - Reem Acra

• March 1-3 - Elizabeth Fillmore

• March 22-24 - Monique Lhuiller

• May 10-12 - Vera Wang


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