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The Guy’s Guide to Engagement Ring Gemstones

emerald and diamond ring

Thinking of popping the questions but not sure which gemstone will make your beloved’s eyes pop? Read on to learn about diamonds and gemstones–which ones are birthstones, their colors, and their meanings! This quick guide should get you started on your quest for the perfect ring! Go get ’em, Tiger! Hey, John! HELP! Engagement season … Read more

Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Part 6: 2011 to 2024

orange bridesmaid's dress

In this last chapter, let’s look at what has trended for bridesmaids’ dresses as well as the predictions for next year’s trends. If you are a bride or a bridesmaid, read this series to determine which styles and colors appeal to you…and which don’t. Knowing this makes it easier for you to identify what you … Read more

Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Part 5: 2000 to 2010

bride and her bridesmaids in shades of pink

AHA! We finally made it to this century! While brides still select the color scheme, let’s see how much freedom brides give their bridesmaids to wear what they want within that color scheme. Read on to find out more style trends! We started in 625 B.C. During the Roman Empire, bridesmaids were part of the … Read more

Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Part 4: 1950-2000.

retro Barbie fashions

When America economically prospers, hemlines are raised! In the Roaring 20’s and the Baby Boom of the 1950s, America experienced a booming economy and shorter skirts. Think glamorous Barbie in the late 1950s and you catch the vibe. Read on to find out more! Although the Barbie doll didn’t debut at the American International Toy … Read more

Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Part 3: 1905-1945

Edwardian groom and bride

When King Edward succeeded his mother, Queen Victoria, bridal fashions changed rapidly. In fact, in the first half of the 1900s, bridesmaids dresses changed more times than in the entire 1800s! Read on to find out more! In Part 2, we followed the all white dresses trend which slowly changed to bridesmaids’ dresses in colors. … Read more