This weekend, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding in Venice, Italy was one for the books. Not only did Amal manage to snap up one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood, but she did it with pre- and post-ceremony outfits that rival the looks at fashion week.

We’re guessing it took a small army to carry her wardrobe bags. Amal wore a black and white Dolce & Gabanna dress for the first round of canal boating on Friday, an all-over lace Giambattista Valli couture dress for another casual boating trip, a stunning Alexander McQueen red gown for a Friday night dinner, and a simple and super-chic Stella McCartney trouser suit for the civil ceremony. Yep, that’s a lot of designer fashion.

If her wedding dress is anything like the aforementioned looks, it’s going to be epic. The one thing we do know? It was designed by Oscar de la Renta. Cue the anticipation.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 29, 2014

The wedding invite has been haphazardly stuck to the fridge for weeks now. But that call for cocktail or black-tie attire? You know you’ve been completely ignoring it. And now it’s officially time to prepare. So relax and read on – we’re going to tell you how to nail it.


Cocktail: When the dress code requests cocktail attire, you have some room for creativity. Opt for a dark suit (think navy or charcoal), then have some fun with your shirt-and-tie combination. Try a solid color or a subtle pinstriped dress shirt with a punchy silk tie in a paisley or diagonal-stripe print.

Black Tie: This sounds intimidating, but embrace the ease of what is essentially a fancy-wedding uniform. Grab a black tuxedo – with silk lapels and a trim fit for a slimming, modern vibe – then add a crisp white dress shirt, black tie or bow tie, and shined-up black dress shoes. Voilà, done. 

Ready to get dressed? Our Best (Dressed) Man: Style for Late-Summer Weddings Boutique opened Thursday, August 7, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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August 7, 2014

Here comes the bride. Twenty-eight-year-old beauty and fashion mogul Olivia Palermo tied the knot this weekend with her beau, Johannes Huebl, the German model (not bad) she’s been dating since 2008. The ceremony? Small and intimate. The dress? Nonexistent.

Olivia Palermo's Wedding Attire

Image via Vogue

That’s right. After months of debate – will she wear Cavalli? Valentino? – Palermo landed on a Carolina Herrera “dress” that was, in fact, not a dress at all. Just a light cashmere sweater and tulle skirt over simple shorts. A bold choice, yet would you expect anything less of the trendsetter?

Her “something blue”? The same Manolos Carrie Bradshaw married Mr. Big in during the Sex and the City movie. Turns out the flick is an old favorite of Palermo’s. (No runaway bride for Johannes, fortunately.)

For more wedding details and pictures, head to Vogue.

By Natasha Iwanow, Copy Intern

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June 30, 2014

Could it be? Did Jennifer Lawrence and boyfriend Nicholas Hoult secretly elope and not tell anyone besides Martha Stewart? Sadly, no. But the Hunger Games star is featured on the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.

JLaw’s brother, Blaine, got married this past October, and Martha Stewart Weddings caught the nuptials on camera. Dressed in flowing ivory J.Crew gowns, the actress and ten other bridesmaids surround her new sister-in-law on the magazine’s cover.  Just don’t scan the page too fast, or you might miss her looking – dare I say it – normal.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 8, 2014

Trending in 2014? Engagements. We’re only a week into March, and there are already too many aisle-bound starlets to count.

1. Forget Full HouseMary-Kate Olsen is all grown up – and we can’t wait to see what the boho princess brings to the alter (aside from Ashley as the MOH).

2. Marnie may be a mess on this season of Girls, but we have a feeling Allison Williams will be the picture of perfection come her big day.

3. Christina Aguilera is a style chameleon (“Dirrty,” anyone?). So, the only thing we can confidently predict about her big day is that it will be totally over the top. 

4. With Ashton Kutcher as the groom, there’s no way Mila Kunis's wedding won’t be a blast.

5. We can’t wait to stalk Us Weekly for photos from Emma Roberts and Evan Peters’s ceremony – even if it is just to see what Aunt Julia is wearing.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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March 4, 2014

Our Style. I do! Boutique opens Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 11AM ET.

June 22, 2011


We love “I do’s” with a point of view. Right now, we’re concentrating on three different – and equally stunning – wedding styles. And we looked to wedding guru Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty for expert advice on how to take each style to the next level.

Top photo, credit: Sarah Yates
If the two of you have always been known to march to the beat of your own drum, then why wouldn’t you bring that unique style into your wedding day? It could be vintage, modern, or something totally wild. This is the no-rules, anything-goes, off-the-beaten-path guide to wedding planning. What makes you guys tick? (Not just as individuals, but as a couple.) Jot down a few things. If you try to incorporate everything that makes you awesome you might get a little overwhelmed. Instead, pick a couple of the most important elements and incorporate those into everything from the food to the favors.

Maybe you are super down-to-earth and love all things boho chic. Unorthodox flowers and super yummy food might be the way to go. And if you’re super crafty and creative then get down and dirty with loads of DIY details. This is your moment to get as crazy and kooky as you want! Don’t forget to let your wedding party be themselves, too, by showcasing their killer signature styles.
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April 26, 2011


Hanky Panky

We know that great style starts with a luxe foundation, so we’re giving one (very) lucky winner $1,000 of “I do” underpinnings from Hanky Panky. What exactly is up for grabs? A $250 gift certificate to Hanky Panky, plus a trousseau with $750 worth of chic, lacy goodies (perfect for the big day – and every day after).

Need to make it yours? Enter here

Our STYLE. I do! Unveil Your Style Boutique opens April 27, 2011 at 11AM ET.

April 21, 2011


Style. I Do!

Let us count the reasons we love weddings: the flowers, the cake, and (hello!) the dress. And then there are the reasons we don’t: ambiguous dress codes, cookie-cutter Mother-of-the-Bride ensembles, and the inevitable etiquette conundrum. So we turned to Abby Larson, founder and editor of Style Me Pretty, to take on our Facebook fans’ toughest wedding questions, all in preparation for our Style. I Do! wedding Boutique. Here, you’ll find everything wedding – from bridal gowns to guest’s gifts. So save the date (January 20), and in the meantime, read up on this expert advice.

What to wear to a January 29th wedding in cold, snowy Maine? — Jacqueline C.
The #1 priority is something warm! But you may have more options than you think. Our New England-er advice is to layer. What might start off as a chilly trip to the church might end up as a fun night on the dance floor, so you definitely want an outfit that’s flexible.

Consider a dress that’s a little heavier material than your average flowy cocktail dress – maybe even something with sleeves. Pair it with a great pair of tights and you’ll be one happy camper. We LOVE this look for a snowy soirée. We’ve seen tons of tights on SMP lately – one of those trends that we hope is here to stay. Consider adding a cute sweater or tweed jacket and you’ll be layering in luxe style.
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January 14, 2011

Fall Fashion

One of Rue La La’s very own stylists, Maureen, dishes on how to wear this season’s must-haves.

Q. How can I look fun and flirty but not silly at age 40?  – Julie C.
A. Just because you’re 40 doesn’t mean you can’t be cute and flirty! But when you reach a certain age, some of the sexier trends can look like you’re trying too hard, so err on the side of caution when dipping into trends like leopard or leather shorts. Why not try a fitted, skinny cigarette pant paired with a pretty, tucked-in blouse? That look can be very flirty yet sophisticated. Or, try a rich jewel-tone feminine skirt with a cashmere top. And heels always add a touch of fun and confidence to any outfit.
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October 15, 2010