Thursday, December 03, 2009

The International Side of Coco Myles

Being that bridesmaids dresses are our business, we've taken the time to research how the whole bridesmaid dress tradition came into being. Surprisingly, it originated from a need to fake out evil spirits so that they wouldn't know which woman in the bridal party was the bride. Apparently, both the bride and her maids dressed identically back in the day. The tradition of wearing the same color dress remains today (at least for the bridal party) and is still very much part of weddings in the English speaking world. Thus, we particularly love it when we supply a bridal party that's a bit off the beaten parth.

We were thrilled when we heard from Jacqueline, who had worn one of our dresses in an earlier wedding in Prague. [Jacqueline is easily our most international customer!]. She told us she was getting married in Germany, where the same-color bridesmaid dress tradition was not so prevalent and that her bridesmaids were not too keen on all wearing the same color dress. Fortunately, once all the dresses were in-hand, the bridesmaids were thrilled with the result --- as were we. We love the above photos which show off, rather nicely we might add, some of our Pink Georgette dresses. From left to right (in the lower photo) are the following dresses: Bradgelina, Scoop Neck Top/A-Line Skirt with Royalty Beading, Hail the Queen, and Graceful.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Daily Dose of Style Podcasts About Coco Myles

Really great podcast about us on Daily Dose of Style. Totally appreciate their taking the time to review the site and the specifics about our mix-and-match sizing and length alterations.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ivory Georgette Bridesmaids Dresses . . . Sweet, Simple and Beautiful

As mentioned in previous posts, we've definitely seen a trend towards bridesmaids going with black bridesmaids dresses, but, as the above photograph demonstrates, going the opposite route and using ivory colored bridesmaids dresses also works beautifully. Our great thanks to our friend Shar for sharing this photo of her bridesmaids in our ivory georgette dresses! We know some folks may be hesitant to go this route out of fear that ivory colored dresses may be too close in color to the bride's traditional white dress, but if the bride should decide to do something a little different, as Shar did with her dress, then we think it's an excellent choice.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Coco Myles' Color Sourcing Solutions

When Krystle first contacted us she asked if we'd send some swatches of our yellow satin and charmeuse colors. Unfortunately, neither of the colors was what Krystle had in mind for her wedding. We did some color sourcing and sent her some samples for her and her bridesmaids to review. Eventually they chose one of the satins we had sent and Krystle Gold Satin was born!

Above is a photo of the bride and her happy bridal party wearing their gorgeous Krystle Gold bridesmaids dresses. The featured dresses are three Blueberry Celebrity Inspired Gowns, a Strapless/ Asymmetrical Skirt, and a Strapless/Straight Skirt. Krystle also wrote us a very nice testimonial which is now featured on the Testimonial section of our site. Nothing makes us happier!

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Vibrancy of Charmeuse

We constantly get questions about which fabric is best for bridesmaids dresses. We send swatches free of charge but we still have customers ask us about the difference between our charmeuse and satin. We tell them that the satin is heavier and a bit more forgiving since it's blended with a touch of Lycra. Our charmeuse is lighter and generally more vibrant in terms of color. We think the above photo demonstrates just how vibrant that color can be (please click on the photo so you can see it in all its glory)! These dresses were all made from our Wine Charmeuse and we think they look incredible. We also love that the photo shows such a large variety of our top and bottom styles, including our Jr. Bridesmaid dress and our Pickup Skirt (which is an incredibly popular bottom style right now).

Our heartfelt thanks to the bride, Karrie, for being kind enough to share the photo with us. Also, hats off to Artisan Photography for taking such a beautiful photo! You can read Karrie's kind words about, and review of, Coco Myles in the Testimonials section of our website.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Coco Myles . . . Pleasing Brides and Their Moms!

Besides the bride, the person you want to please the most if the mother of the bride, or the MOH as she's known in the SMS world. In fact, we can only imagine the how joyful it must be for the mother of the bride to know that her little girl and her bridesmaids are thrilled with how the day turns out. It's particularly heartwarming when we receive a kind note from a mother of the bride letting us know how happy she was with our bridesmaids dresses. We thank Kay for her kind note below and for sending us the above photo -- which again demonstrates how black is the new black!

I know this is late.... but we had the most beautiful wedding thanks to Coco Myles. You were a dream to work with - as we had sizes 4-24 in the wedding. Our dresses were of fine quality and quick service was a plus. I think we had the best wedding in the world - but most moms think that too.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Black is Still the New Black

We're hoping it's not a sign of these dire economic times that we're still finding bridesmaids' dresses in black to be so popular, especially since our dresses are pretty affordable even in this tough climate.

In any event, you can't argue with how wonderfully formal and elegant the black dresses are, especially when they're paired with one of our colorful sashes. We thank Heather and Frances for sending us photos from their weddings. We think these photos also show how well different styles -- in both tops and bottoms -- can work in a bridal party.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Coco Myles in In Touch Magazine

Well, we didn't win The Today Show Wedding Giveaway. Though biased, we thought we had the nicest dress. We're chalking our loss up to being paired with the funky, plaid madras groomsmen pants. One of the nice things about being a finalist is that Bobbi Thomas, the Today Show's stylist, wrote a very nice piece about the Coco Myles Reese dress in In Touch magazine. Click the image above to check it out.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Coco Myles Bridesmaids Dress Featured on The Today Show's Wedding Giveaway

We are truly honored to have been selected to participate in The Today Show's Wedding Giveaway. We're competing against three other dresses and hope to be chosen by the public as having the best bridesmaid dress for Leigh's bridal party. Any and all votes for Coco Myles are appreciated! Vote #4!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Coco Myles Dresses Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders

Here's the first of two segments featuring Miami Dolphin cheerleaders modeling Coco Myles dresses.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

African-American Brides Blog

Great write up about us at!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Aloha - Coco Myles

Great blog post about us on the Hawaii Bride and Groom website. Hopefully, they'll put it in the print edition as well.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Destination Weddings - Coco Myles

Coco Myles got a great write up in the most recent issue of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons. There really is nothing better than our being featured in the popular bridal mags since we know how the brides devour them. Click on the above image to read the article.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

D Magazine Checks Out Coco Myles

Here's a nice blog post about us in "D Magazine" offering bridal advice for the Dallas bride.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Follow-Up Piece in Sacramento

Here is a link to our follow-up segment on Fox40 Sacramento. The dress they ordered (Strapless Top/Pickup Skirt in Red Satin) came in and they were impressed. We only they would've paid more attention to our posted specs and ordered the size 4. All in all, a great clip though!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Black is the New Black

We're proud of all the different fabric and color combinations we offer. We know that color coordination is usually the bride's biggest concern when it comes to her bridesmaids dresses. That being said, we also think there's something stunningly elegant about black bridesmaids dresses. Our friend, Erin, was generous enough to share the above photo which shows her bridesmaids in all different styles of Coco Myles black satin dresses. Beautiful photo!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Perfect 5-Star Rating for Coco Myles at Project Wedding

Just discovered that Coco Myles has a perfect 5-Star rating at Project Wedding, which dedicates a section of their site to vendor reviews. Here's the link to the reviews. Despite the perfect reviews, we're still looking for ways to be even better. We're shooting for 6 stars next time. :)

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Coco Myles on The 10! Show in Philadelphia

Had a great time on The 10! Show yesterday in Philadelphia. Very kind and helpful crew over there.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Coco Myles on Action News in Philadelphia

Here's a link to a recent feature about Coco Myles on Philadelphia's ABC affiliate, Action 6 News. The segment starts off with some news about the Conficker virus, which has absolutely nothing to do with us! :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009 Declares Coco Myles a "Must-Go-To" Website

Gotta love when the online version of the largest bridal magazine in the United States calls you a "must-go-to-site for purchasing dresses for a wedding . . . ." Check out the entire blog entry here.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Canadian Blogs Dig Coco Myles

We just got a couple of really great blog write-ups about us over the past few days. We're wondering if it's a merely a coincidence that they're both written by folks in Canada. While we love the blog posts, sometimes the best thing is to read the comments. It always makes us smile to read something along the lines of the "how cool" "wow, didn't know they existed." On the other hand, it makes us realize that we need to do a better job of getting people to know we're out there and the unique solution we have to the whole bridesmaid dress purchasing decision. The blog posts are from The Professional Bridesmaid and Canadian Bride

Monday, March 02, 2009

Press Release - Bride's Choice Award '09

Here's a link to our latest press release announcing Coco Myles being named a winner of WeddingWire's Brides Choice Award '09.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Fierce Bridesmaid Dresses for the Bride's Best Ladies

When customers contact us about making bridesmaid dresses for their friends and family they often want to make sure that the dresses will be "beautiful", "gorgeous", and, yes, sometimes, "sexy". Now one word that doesn't cross our path all that often is "fierce'. We know what it represents (yes, we also watch "Project Runway") -- full tilt, a lot of heart, smokin'. Now that's a lot of pressure -- making fierce dresses, that is. But once Chantal made this request, we were confident we could do it and we think the pictures provide some pretty credible evidence of this. The orange and violet charmeuse dresses are so vibrant.

More than the beauty of the dresses, we're struck by how naturally happy the bride and her bridesmaids are in the photos. You can tell that no one had to be asked to smile -- these are happy ladies enjoying life! Great photos by Julian Mackler!

Friday, February 27, 2009

"Maid to Order" - Pretty Catchy

Just discovered this lastest postive review for Coco Myles. It's in a blog called I Do for Brides, which, in and of itself is a pretty clever phrase. Besides receiving the nice review, the thing that struck us the most was the title of the post -- "Maid to Order". We wish we had thought of it!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cuckoo for Coco Myles

We discovered this cool blog post about us this morning from D Magazine which serves the Dallas, TX area.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

WeddingWire Names Coco Myles a "Bride's Choice Awards '09" Winner

We are thrilled to learn that Coco Myles has been named a "Bride's Choice Awards '09" winner by The best part about this award is that it's based on the reviews and comments of actual brides -- sort of like the People's Choice Awards for wedding vendors. We're honored by the award! Here's a link.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Bridezilla!? What Bridezilla?

We first mte Naomi after she requested some swatches from us. She liked what we sent her and she then asked us to proceed with making some dresses for her bridesmaids -- which we were only too happy to do. Each dress contains an asymmetrical bottom and the bridesmaids got to choose the top that was best suited for them. Between the time the orders were submitted to the time the dresses were finished, there were a few reqeusts to change some sizing. We could change the sizing, but time was of the essence. Fortuantely, we were able to assure Naomi that all would be okay. Based on some emails we knew she wasn't quite sure we'd live up to our representations. Well, we did. And based on the photo accompanying this post, we did a rather nice job making these very attractive lades into elegant, well-dressed, and beautiful bridesmaids. Naomi even thanked us after for bearing with her Bridezilla qualities. We honestly did not catch that from her. We thought she was just real organized and efficient in getting things done -- a trait we can appreciate. And they all lived happily ever after!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My Real Wedding from The Knot and The Nest.

My dress was a Casablanca, with a white and champagne color combination. My bird cage veil was exactly as I pictured it. The bridesmaids wore custom purple dresses by Coco Myles (awesome company!). They each wore a traditional Irish sash to match the kilts.

Tags: Fashion purple
Photo: Timachine Photography

Friday, January 23, 2009

In the works . . .

We're looking forward to adding a few new items to our site. We'll be adding a little bit of everything. A few new tops, a bottom, some Celebrity Inspired gowns, and branded bridal jewelry.

The first things that'll be added are our new Sweetheart Strapless Top and Bubble Skirt for our Custom Couture line. Here are some photos:

We've made the Sweetheart Strapless Top for some customers in the past upon special request. After a few of these requests, we decided we should just to add it to our line. We think the Bubble Skirt is a really fashionable item right now and that it'll look great for bridal parties -- or as a sporty cocktail dress.

We thought the following dresses from the recent Golden Globes awards were great and we're in the process of creating some inspired versions:

Kate Winslet
Miley Cyrus
Salma Hayek

Finally, we're looking forward to adding some great bridal jewelry to our site. We thought we'd add some pieces that'll work really well as either bridesmaids gifts and/or items to wear during the ceremony.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bridal Gowns Too

While our focus is on the whole bridesmaid thing, we get a special thrill when the bride decides to use us for her wedding dress. We take the responsibility of making great bridesmaids dresses very seriously -- it is our customers' weddings after all. However, there's a special sense of satisfaction when we find out that the bride herself wore one of our gowns during her big day. We always get a little extra excited it when we see orders for white satin dresses. A big thank you to Katelyn for sharing her photo with us.