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Sale Back Shoulder Measurement
Back Shoulder Measurement

This is the measurement from shoulder blade to shoulder blade. It is also called the Center Back.

Backpiece
Backpiece

A somewhat generic headpiece term used to describe any headpiece that attaches to the hair at the back. It is often a bow or cluster of flowers.

Ballerina
Ballerina
A very full skirt ending just above the ankle. It is especially effective in Tulle.  
Allure Wedding Dresses
Allure Bridals
Amelie Wedding Dresses
Amelie Bridal
Alyce Wedding Dresses
Alyce Designs
Angelina Faccenda Wedding Dresses
Angelina Faccenda
Ballet Veil
Ballet Veil

This term describes a tier of veiling that is approximately 60" in length. It comes to about your knees. It is sometimes referred to as a Ballet or Princess length. 

After Six Bridesmaid Dresses
After Six
Bari Jay Bridesmaid Dresses
Bari Jay
Alfred Sung Bridesmaid Dresses
Alfred Sung
Bill Levkoff Collection Bridesmaid Dresses
Bill Levkoff
Ball Gown
Ball Gown

The ball gown is a classic shape with a fitted bodice and very full skirt that brushes the floor. The pick-up skirt is a modern interpretation of this silhouette. 

Bonny Wedding Dresses
Bonny Bridal
Christina Wu Wedding Dresses
Christina Wu
Casablanca Wedding Dresses
Casablanca Bridal
Davinci Wedding Dresses
Davinci Bridal
Basque
Basque

A fitted bodice with a dropped waist that dips in the center. This style visually elongates the waist and narrows the hips.  

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The Dessy Group
Eternity Wedding Dresses
Eternity
Dere Kiang Wedding Dresses
Dere Kiang

Forever Yours Wedding Dresses
Forever Yours
Bateau
Bateau

French for "boat," this neckline opens from one inch of each shoulder with only a light curve. Similar to a Sabrina Neck. A variation is the Portrait Neckline.

Impressions Wedding Dresses
Impression Bridal

Mia Solano Wedding Dresses
Mia Solano
Jordan Bridesmaid Dresses
Jordan Fashions
Mori Lee Wedding Dresses
Mori Lee
Battenberg
Battenberg

Large cutout lace pattern of delicate floral or geometric designs.

Eden Wedding Dresses
Eden

Raylia Wedding Dresses
Raylia Designs
Private Label Wedding Dresses
Private Label
Watters and Watters Bridesmaid Dresses
Watter & Watters
Beading
Beading

Pearls, crystals, sequins, bugle beads and/or rhinestones that create patterns on a simple background for added sparkle.  

  Bell Sleeve
Bell Sleeve

A fitted sleeve that flares between the elbow and the wrist.

Bertha Collar
Bertha Collar

A decorative collar which is attached to the neckline. It ranges in length from 9 to 18 inches. It is often trimmed in lace. 

Bias Cut
Bias Cut

If you look closely at most fabrics, you can see they are woven on a grid pattern (the warp and weft). Fabric is usually cut straight across these vertical or horizontal lines. A cut is made on the bias when it is made at a diagonal to the warp and weft. Typically, fabric cut on the bias moves and drapes very well.

Bishop Sleeve
Bishop Sleeve

The sleeve is alternately full and gathered from shoulder to wrist. Typically where it is gathered there will be a thin ribbon stitched. A full sleeve set into a normal armhole and gathered on a band. 

Blemish
Blemish

A jewelry term referring to any flaw on the outside of a stone, like nicks, scratches or chips. 

Blue-White
Blue-White

A jewelry term referring specifically to diamonds that glow under ultraviolet light. 

Blusher Veil
Blusher Veil

A single tier of veiling used to cover the face before the ceremony, then removed or flipped back. Also called shoulder length veil.  

Bolero
Bolero

Cropped jacket that remains open in the front. May not necessarily close shut. 

Bouffant
Bouffant Slip

The fullest skirt available. It makes your waist look very small. The bouffant is especially effective in Tulle or Duchesse.

Brilliance
Brilliance

The white light reflected back from a diamond.

Brocade
Brocade

A heavier fabric woven with a rich raised design to create a tone-on-tone pattern. Often the pattern is a floral or ribbon design. A lighter weight alternative to brocade is damask. This is sometimes referred to as Jacquard.

Brush Train
Brush Train

Shortest train. It just sweeps or brushes the floor. Very effective on a slim fitting gown. 

Bubble Shaped Veil
Bubble Shaped Veil

A veil designed in a "bubble" or fountain shape to create a voluminous look. 

Bugle Beads
Bugle Beads

Long, tubular shaped glass beads.

Bun Holder / Bun Wrap
Bun Holder/Wrap

A medium to small circular headpiece that wraps around a bun. Often decorated with beads or lace.

Bust Measurement
Bust Measurement

Take the tape around your back and bring it across your nipple line (typically the fullest part of the breast). Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides.

Bustier
Bustier

A bodice style which has no straps or sleeves. Many religious sites do not allow them and you will need to buy a coordinating jacket for your service. Also known as a Strapless or Corset.

Bustle
Bustle

Very common in Victorian and Edwardian times, bustles are a pulling up and fastening of fabric at the back of a dress where the bodice meets the skirt. Many wedding gowns' trains may be bustled, pulled up, so they are out of the way at the reception. See also, French Bustle.

Butterfly
Butterfly Bow

At the back, large bow (hence, "butt bow") or fabric flowers where the bodice meets the skirt. Often the bustle is formed just below.

Butterfly Sleeve
Butterfly Sleeve

Very similar to a Bell Sleeve, but the ends of the sleeves are actually connected behind the back.

 

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