Engaged gals, raise your hand! (Preferably that shiny left one.) If you still haven’t said “I do” to a wedding gown, we’ve got the perfect opportunity lined up for you! It involves shopping, bubbly, brunch, and giving back. What could be better?
BvB photos: Dyan Kethley Photography
Here’s the scoop: On May 16, our friends at BvB Dallas—the powder-puff playing young-professionals organization formerly known as Blondes vs. Brunettes Dallas—are hosting a fashion show and auction featuring gorgeous gowns donated by Stanley Korshak! All of the designer dresses (we’re talking runway favorites Romona Keveza, Angel Sanchez, Carolina Herrera, and more) are sample sizes from the 2014 season. In addition to snagging current confections for a fraction of a couture price tag, we love that brides-to-be attending this event can turn the purchase of their dream gown into an opportunity to give back in a big way—all of the proceeds from the BvB Dallas Bridal Blitz will be donated to fund Alzheimer’s research and care.
Because we asked very nicely, BvB Dallas gave us an exclusive look at three of the styles up for grabs. Take a peek below and note how the looks line up with the most recent trends spotted on the Spring 2016 runway, then see more by following +BvBDallas on Cyber-Dust! Additional styles will be debuted on the app leading up to the event next weekend.
LOOK 1: TRADITIONAL WITH A TWIST
Featuring a full A-line skirt adorned with sumptuous detailing, this frock combines a traditional silhouette with striking embellishments. The high illusion neckline and barely-there sleeves were a continued favorite for designers during Bridal Fashion Week.
Jenny Packham Spring 2016 gown via Recent Bridal
LOOK 2: MODERN AND GLAMOROUS
This strapless-with-flair style remains completely current. We love the mod-glam vibe and slight gathering of this BvB auction gown!
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2016 gown via Brides
LOOK 3: UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE
Will a clean, classic fit-and-flare silhouette with serious curve appeal ever go out of style? For at least the next decade or so, our vote is “no.” We’re drawn to the simplicity of this look and the flattering sweetheart neckline.
Nicole Miller Spring 2016 gown via Recent Bridal
Planning to attend? Put this information on your calendar and get ready to shop with a purpose. We’ll see you there!
What: BvB Dallas Bridal Blitz, a fashion show and auction featuring designer gowns donated by Stanley Korshak
When: Saturday, May 16 beginning at 9 a.m. for “First Look” attendees. The general public will be admitted at 10 a.m., and the gown auction will begin around 2:45 p.m.
Where: 6500 Cedar Springs (We love this venue! See why here.)
Why: BvB is dedicated to tackling Alzheimer’s! Fact: Their past seven powder-puff games have raised a combined total of $1.8 million for Alzheimer’s research.
Details: To partake in bubbly, bites, and a little early-bird shopping, be sure to purchase a “First Look” ticket! This VIP access pass allows you to enter the event at 9 a.m., an hour earlier than the general public, and you’ll also receive a goodie bag, spa robe, and reserved seating for the fashion show. Purchase tickets by clicking here.