Trend Report: the bold choker necklace

The choker [or very fitted necklace the sits snugly around ones neck like a turtle neck] is by far this season's boldest statement piece of jewelry! Pairing well with low or plunging necklines the choker first made a fashion appearance around the time of English Queen [and notorious bold woman!] Anne Boleyn (remember the pearl "B" necklace worn by Natalie Portman playing Anne Boleyn in "The Other Boleyn Sister"). The choker was immensely popular in the late 19th century partly due to England's Alexandra, Princess of Wales [precursor to Diana!] who wore thick rows of pearls and velvet, setting quite the trend. 

Here we showcase the Isabella Choker by Justine M Couture.

The classic way to secure a choker is with a ribbon at the back, adding a delicate flutter of feminine satin to counter the boldness of the neckline at the front.

Wedding Trends: Big flowers make for a big impact on your wedding decor

You know we love dramatic style for weddings so here's a gorgeous decor idea for you from The Bleu Dahlia! We love great big gorgeous colorful flowers and think you'll love these too!

The Bleu Dahlia is a boutique design studio specializing in floral design for weddings and events, paper flower art and custom in-house laser cutting. And if you want to match your great big beautiful floral decor be sure to wear a Justine M Couture hair flower (or outfit your maids in them) at your wedding!

Bridal Fashion Trends for 2016: Feathers!

Now here is another trend after our own hearts: feathers!! The allure... the drama...the early Hollywood Screen Stars knew you just cannot get any more dramatic than feather accents! Check out this fabulous gown by Vera Wang with black ostrich.

Oh and did we mention Justine M Couture has the most gorgeous ostrich feather trimmed veil; the Swan Lake?

A big thank you to This Modern Romance for the above stunning image of the Justine M Couture Swan Lake veil.

Vera knows there's no better way to stop traffic than with feathers and we couldn't agree more!

Bridal Fashion Trends for 2016: Blush Gowns

We love keeping up with all the gown designer trends coming down the runway! Here's one of our most favorite styles for the fashionable bride to watch for in 2016 - the romantic blush toned, highly embellished bridal gowns by designer Jenny Packham! 

And of course, a few thoughts on how to pair this beautiful trend with the perfect Justine M Couture accessories!

We think there are two ways to go with this type of strong gown design; equally bold or subtle. We would suggest something simple in design yet similar in sparkle like our Eddie Headband [this is one of the bold options!].

The Eddie Headband, above, is unique and feminine yet can hold its own and has that strong Edwardian flavor [hello Downton Abbey!] that pairs perfectly with this beaded gown. Another bold option is the Amalie Headband below, this elegant hair accessory is truly fit for a queen! 

Or we also love the Iris Headband, below, for a more subtle option. It's so important that your accessories accent and support your gown not fight with it. Either way we just love this gown thank you Jenny Packham!

Check out this ultra hip California wedding trend!

We've noticed that different regions around the USA have very different styles. But there's no mistaking where this trend came from! As you know Photo Booths took the wedding world by storm a few years ago but check out this totally So Cal style of a 1966 Volkswagon Bus converted into a Photo Booth by The Photo Bus!

We think hipsters and beach bunnies alike would just love to have this at their wedding [dude]!

And in case you were wondering yes Justine M Couture does have styles that would pair perfectly with an eclectic, retro vibe, check out the Constance headband worn '60's style.

See our California Retailers here for a store near you!

2016 Bridal Trend Watch: plunging necklines

One of the most dramatic bridal fashion trends of 2016 has got to be the (pleasantly shocking for bridal) deep plunging neck line. 

A daring and breathtakingly bold gown by Designer   Julie Vino

A daring and breathtakingly bold gown by Designer Julie Vino

Vera Wang   shows off a dramatic low neckline in her 2016 collection  

Vera Wang shows off a dramatic low neckline in her 2016 collection  

This show stopping, cleavage-bearing trend, being shown by the hottest bridal designers, is the perfect setting for dramatic necklaces!

Reem Acra   shows off a plunging neckline from their collection  

Reem Acra shows off a plunging neckline from their collection  

Our own version of the deep neckline style, showing the Justine M Couture  Basilica Multipurpose Piece

Our own version of the deep neckline style, showing the Justine M Couture Basilica Multipurpose Piece

Are you daring enough to try this new trend? We'd love to know! 

The triumphant return of the [very] dramatic veil

One of the hottest bridal style trends for this year is heavily embroidered and embellish veils.

The Armonde Veil from The Avant Garde Collection

The Armonde Veil from The Avant Garde Collection

The Paisley Veil from Embellished Collection

The Paisley Veil from Embellished Collection

For a few decades the veil was nowhere to be seen at weddings and now it is back in full style and with no holds barred!

The Amy Veil from the Lace Collection

The Amy Veil from the Lace Collection

Today's bride wears a veil for different reasons than her sister of centuries ago- no need to hide behind a wall of fabric before seeing your groom for the first time! Today's veil is a celebration of design and style for any wedding.

Want to see what's popular with brides right now? Check out the best selling Justine M Couture Veils section