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The Knot book of wedding gowns
Roney, Carley.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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TT633 .R66 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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What's the real difference between an $800 gown and an $8000 gown? Is Dupioni better than Duchesse? When do you need a crinoline, and what is a crumb catcher? From the creator of the #1 online wedding resource, The Knot Book of Wedding Gowns provides the answers to these questions and thousands more. The perfect gift for a bride-to-be, this lavishly illustrated book--more than 250 color photographs and illustrations--tells her everything she needs to know about the single most expensiveand important piece of clothing she will ever own. The only fully comprehensive book on the subject, The Knot Book of Wedding Gowns dissects the construction of the dress; profiles the numerous styles; defines and illustrates hundreds of varieties of fabrics, laces, embellishments, and accessories; and provides straightforward counsel on which cuts work best with which fabrics, and what styles look best on which body types. In addition, informative sections explain how and where to search for adress, how to pull everything together to achieve the perfect look, and how to care for the masterpiece when the wedding is over. Fascinating bits of history throughout unveil the traditions and significance of this most important piece of clothing.

For that all-important decision of a lifetime, The Knot Book of Wedding Gowns is the ultimate book on the ultimate dress.

Author Notes

Carley Roney is founder and editor in chief of The Knot ( and AOL keyword: knot), the world's most popular and complete wedding Web site. She fields the questions and concerns of more than one million couples a month.

(Bowker Author Biography) Carley Roney is the founder and editor in chief of "The Knot", the world's most popular wedding Web site. She lives in New York.

(Bowker Author Biography)