Bling defined is any crystal or jewel sewn onto your gown--sometimes incorporating intricate embroidery.  How can you tell the exquisite bling from the paste?  Like a lot of things, you know it when you see it.  But you do have to see it.  If you are contemplating a gown or dress with bling, please get a look at it before ordering.  Realize that given the right photographer and Photoshop skill, schlock gowns can look so magnificent, Grace Kelly might be tempted to order one sight unseen.  In real time, there is no substitute for fine workmanship.  Below are the top three designers in the industry specializing in bling . . .
Reem Acra’s bridal gowns are known for luxurious silk satin fabrics, bead work with tiny seed pearls, Saworski crystals, and gold bullion needlework. She began her career in the bridal industry as an embroiderer, and launched her own bridal gown company in 1995.
Designer Amsale says, "Twenty years after the wedding, I want a bride to be able to look at her pictures and be as happy with the way she looked as she was on her wedding day."  Using gorgeous satin fabrics sculpted into time honored silhouettes, Amsale adds exquisite patterns of bead work to the mix.  
A division of Amsale, Kenneth Pool gowns are full of embroidery paired up with, luxe fabrics and remarkable bead work. Amsale's contribution to this line carries on the legacy of the label, celebrating brides who want to make a grand entrance . . . .

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