The Rules of Wedding Guest Attire

May 21, 2015 in

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Summer is the season for many things: barbecue, warm weather, long days at the beach, and, of course, weddings. Whether you’re invited to one wedding or several, TGS narrows down what you should (and should never) wear to celebrate someone’s big day. (Bonus–all the wedding “dos” are available at TGS Suite 355!)



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Do: Add Feminine Details

Rather than trying to find the most unique or detailed gown (and risk competing with the bride), look for a frock that incorporates subtle, feminine details instead. When shopping, look for ruffles, lace edging, peplums or ribbons. A simple silhouette paired with sweet details looks instantly polished and ladylike. Accessorize with a simple necklace or chunky bracelet for an effortlessly chic look. When it comes to the details, we love this Kirribilla “ALI” dress in Poppy. This multi-functional frock looks great whether you’re attending a garden wedding or classy cocktail hour.


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Do: Go Bold

From New York Fashion Week to the streets of every city, bold, bright hues are having a major fashion moment. Take your cue from the fashion elite and pair a bright, eye catching dress with a pair of nude heels and minimal, color blocked accessories to be runway ready in no time. If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, we suggest this Kirribilla “Kat” dress. It’s minimalist silhouette and subtle, feminine details highlight (rather than compete with) it’s bright color.


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Do: Keep It Classic

Unless the dress code specifically says “No black”, you can’t go wrong with wearing a classic black dress to a wedding. Simple, chic, and with infinite potential to be dressed up or down, it’s no secret why the LBD is still a wardrobe staple in 2015. If you’re looking to rock this timeless look, we recommend the Ivy and Aster “Calla” dress. With a simple silhouette and chiffon overlay, this gown will never go out of style.


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Do: Be a Peach

Blush seems to be the color of the season, and we certainly aren’t complaining! This soft hue is both romantic and classic, making it the perfect wedding look. If we had to choose just one blush dress, we’d pick this Siri “Dahlia” number in Peach.


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Do: Wear Comfortable Shoes

Though sparkling stilettos may look killer in pictures, but the truth is they won’t hold up very well against hours of dancing, standing and mingling. Do your feet a favor and opt for a pair of bedazzled flats instead. We love these Benjamin Adams “Renee” flats for a comfortable yet glamorous look.

For every wedding look “do”, there’s an equal amount of wedding look “don’ts”. We list a few of the most important below.


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Don’t: Wear White

It seems like a no-brainer, but a surprisingly large number of people think it is acceptable to wear a white dress to a wedding…when they’re not the bride. When invited to a wedding, follow this major wedding guest attire rule: no white, no cream, no off white, no eggshell, and no ivory. If it’s a shade that could be confused with white, don’t bother.

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Image Source: Nastygal

Don’t: Bare It All

This is a wedding. No matter how good your figure looks in a body-con dress, they aren’t wedding appropriate. Neither are dresses with excessive cleavage, too short hemlines, or cut-outs and see through panels. Dress yourself in a gown that’s figure flattering, not figure flaunting.


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Don’t: Be Over Embellished

This is especially important for daytime or garden weddings, where the time of day and venue dictate more subtle attire. Statement jewelry or a knock-out pair of shoes can add style and interest to your look without the glitz.

The Everlasting Sample Sale: A Sale Everyday In Suite 355!

May 20, 2015 in




Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News


Our weekend Sample Sale was so successful, we’ve decided to make it permanent! The Gown Shop Suite 355 will now be open during regular business hours 11-7 PM (Tues-Thurs) and 10-5 PM (Fri-Sat) for SAMPLE SALES everyday! Walk-ins welcome.** Peruse our selection of cocktail dresses, jewelry and accessories to transform your look, bridesmaids dresses and our stunning sample wedding gowns, all in one location.

TGS Social includes a wide range of luxury ready-to-wear designers, including Kirribilla, Ivy & Aster, Donna Morgan and more. In addition to housing some gorgeous frocks, TGS Social also contains our selection of Bourbon and Boweties bangles! We’re proud to be the only Michigan retailer to carry these gorgeous Southern made charms.

Stop in to Suite 355 for a truly glamorous and unique shopping experience. We promise you’ll find at least one (or several!) gowns to love.

**New bridal appointments and private bridesmaids/mothers appointments must be scheduled in advance (734.834.GOWN).

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Walk-In Sample Sale ::: All gowns under $2000

May 15, 2015 in

Take an additional 15% off already reduced prices on designer bridal gowns!

All social/cocktail dresses are $50-$200!

It’s a SAMPLE SALE like none other ::: Walk-In’s are welcome on Friday & Saturday from 10am-5pm in our SOCIAL space, Suite 355 for all bridal gown samples, accessories, and cocktail dresses!

View some here!