The Bachelor and Those Model Outfits and Floral Dresses


The 23rd season of The Bachelor is on and we're excited to see how love unfolds. This season features the handsome bachelor, Colton Underwood, who first arrived on the scene back in Season 14. 

We're even more excited Brianna Barnes, is one of the bachelorettes. She's been one of our models off and on over the years and is super kind. Wishing you all the best on the show, Bri!


Sharing a few of of our favorite looks on Bri over the years:

Charlotte Off the Shoulder Dress in Spell: This feminine dress features delicate petaled sleeves and a comfortable smocked bodice. It's pretty and versatile for bridesmaid dresses, summer dresses, or an every day sundress.



Cay Tunic: Our Cay Off the Shoulder Tunic Dress in Mustique showcases an off the shoulder neckline, side pockets, and an easy to wear length that's comfortable and stylish. From 100% yarn dyed cotton, this piece can be worn for every day as a casual dress paired with accessories.



Bella Kimono Robe: Perfect for getting ready, the Knee Length Kimono Robe in Bella's Le Quotidien (Wildflower) is a romantic floral robe hand-painted and hand-colored in exclusive prints and soft pastel hues. Featuring a structured yet delicate silhouette, this kimono robe includes an adjustable inner tie and a detachable sash. Tons of uses for it too... as wedding robes, bridesmaid robes, and even as beach or pool cover ups for those sunny days. Multi-functional? Yes please.



Spell Kimono Robe:  The prettiest, most feminine robe, it gifts beautifully as floral bridesmaid robes or bridal robes for wedding day prep and long after. As seen at BHLDN, our knee length bridesmaid robes and bridal robes are made from 100% high quality ultra soft rayon that's crafted to last many wears and washes. (It's also a popular choice a a maternity robe.)




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Top Two Maternity Dresses


We're excited for each and every one of you that have recently embarked on this journey toward mommyhood!

Our bridesmaid dresses also multi-task as maternity dresses. Sounds weird and crazy, but completely true. Whether you're looking for maternity dresses, maternity robes or maternity pajamas, our pieces are crafted to be versatile for multiple points in a woman's life.

Our two favorite maternity dress styles? Honor and Charlotte.



Our Honor Dresses are a popular and pretty choice as maternity dresses. The off the shoulder dress features stunning hand-embroidery, maxi dress styling, a comfortable smocked bodice and delicate petaled sleeves for a feminine look. The sleeves are also removable, so you can have two different looks in one dress! So if you want to change up your look for different occasions, then this is the dress for you.

Available in several pastel hues, this embroidered dress is romantic and enchanting for maternity pictures, special events, and even every day. Created with high-quality craftsmanship and beautiful construction, the Honor Dress is meant to be worn long after the maternity phase.

Shop our Honor Dresses here.



This is Aimee looking gorgeous by the beach in our Charlotte Dress. It showcases a delicate sweetheart neckline, a comfortable smocked bodice an petaled should straps that are also removable. On high quality, ultra soft rayon and exclusive hand-curated prints, this maternity dress is multi-functional and charming. It's also perfect as a beach or pool cover up and every day sundress after maternity too! 

Shop our Charlotte Dresses here.

Honor Dresses and Charlotte Dresses for maternity. Which one is your favorite?

We wish you all the happiness and joy of being a new mom!

Shop our maternity dress collection here. 

Shop our maternity robes here.

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The What and Why of Slow Fashion


Who's into slow fashion? Talking about it today how we're into the movement.



What is Slow Fashion? 

 Slow fashion is about the creation and purchase of quality garments, made from sustainable processes, that last longer as opposed to fast fashion wherein garments are purchased and disposed of frequently.  The goal is a more environmentally friendly return.

The term, "Slow Fashion", was first introduced by Kate Fletcher of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion. Shortly after the slow food movement, Fletcher saw a similar need for the fashion industry to also take a sustainability based approach. This marked the beginning era of slow fashion and its movement that grows each day, through every new piece of sustainable clothing.



Why is Slow Fashion Important?

It's important because it makes a positive impact on our planet and people. Without slow fashion, there would be more waste and clothing in landfills that harm our environment in ways that may be irrevocable. In a world that's already endangered by the amount of carbon footprint that's left by people and other unsustainable sources, slow fashion is a step in the right direction to preserve the planet that we live in. 

The amazing part is that more and more people are realizing this. They are noticing the positive impact that slow fashion brings and they're embracing it. From buying clothing that's made exclusively from sustainable fiber and natural dyes or buying locally sourced garments, the influence of slow fashion has already made a huge impact and it's not stopping or slowing down.



Our Commitment to Slow Fashion and Sustainability

As a company, we are joining the slow fashion movement and all that it stands for. We are committed to our environment and sustainability, by creating more sustainable clothing for our clients. From bridesmaid dresses to maternity dresses and bridal party robes, we aim to create beautiful and high quality pieces to be worn for many years and can be multi-functional and cross-functional and worn for another purpose. We aim to create beautiful pieces that become a staple in a woman's wardrobe.

We've been doing this since day one and it's an honor knowing our clients cherish their bridesmaid dress or bridal robe long after the wedding or special event.



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Shop online at www.PlumPrettySugar.com

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Bridesmaid Gifting

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Pretty pastels we love from Maddie and Joel's wedding in the Yarra Valley, Australia. Our Plum Pretty Sugar Shortie Set in Persimmon Hears Her Wish blends perfectly with delicate accessories and invitations.

Shop this Set { here }.

Photo by Guy Evans Photography.



Here's a close up of our Shortie Set in Persimmon Hears Her Wish. These bridesmaid pjs are made on whisper soft and high quality rayon with an extra soft elastic waistband. This two-piece set includes comfy floral shorts and a borrowed from the boy's button-front shirt. Lovely as a bridesmaid gift or bridesmaid proposal gift, your girls will definitely be wearing their bridal party pjs for many years to come.

Shop the Shortie Set in Persimmon Hears Her Wish here.


Another bridesmaid gift they'll love, this pretty piece is the Ruffled Cami and Shortie Set in Romantic Soul. Pretty florals abound this pretty two-piece set with a soft touch of feminine ruffles. This bridesmaid pj set is totally pretty.

One of our favorite perks about this bridesmaid set is that it can be worn outdoors as separates. The cami top looks great when paired with your favorite pair of jeans or pants. Even the shorts can be worn as a beach or pool cover up for those sunny days. So many ways to wear these and it never gets old.

Shop the Ruffled Cami and Shortie Set in Romantic Soul here.


For those that feel chilly and prefer something a little warmer, we've got the perfect set for you and your bridesmaids. Meet the Long Sleeve PJ Set in Boheme. Showcasing beautiful blue and pink hues, these bridesmaid pajamas will warm you right up and have you lounging pretty. The lounge pants even comes with pockets, piping at the edges, and a drawstring waist for an easy and comfy fit. 

Shop the Long Sleeve PJ Set in Boheme here.


Pretty in pink with exclusive florals... That's the Flounce Lounge Set in Heartbreaker. Effortlessly feminine and versatile, this two-piece set can be worn together or separately for a new look. In fact, the Flounce pants work with just about everything! A tank, tee, or shirt, you can wear this piece however you like and it'll be a pretty complement to your outfit. It makes the perfect gift as women's pajama sets, bridal party pjs or as a bridesmaid robe alternative for wedding day prep. 

Shop the Flounce Lounge Set in Heartbreaker here.



Featuring a flattering V neck tank and cute shorties, the Halo Set in Tang Bang is another thoughtful bridesmaid gift option for your tribe. More on the breezy side but still 100% comfy, this pj set includes adjustable spaghetti straps for a fit that best suits you. Meant to be worn for many wears and in many different ways, these bridesmaid pajama sets are definitely a wardrobe staple.

Shop the Halo Set in Tang Bang here.


More perfect gifting ideas take a peek here, here, and here

Bridesmaids in our Persimmon Hears Her Wish print, peek { here }. 



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Top Five White Bridal Robes

For those that just got engaged during the Holiday season... many congrats! We know you're on the hunt  a white bridal robe to wear for your wedding. We've got you covered with our list of top 5 white bridal robes. Here's the lineup:

1. Flutter Robe. Lambkin.
2. Hibiscus Sweetheart Robe. Lambkin Dot.
3. Sweetheart Robe. Lambkin.
4. Spirit Robe (Sheer).
5. Spirit Robe (Opaque).



Flutter Robe. Lambkin. 

White with a little bit of ruffle. This wedding robe or bridesmaid robe features a fluttery and delicate ruffle edging along the sleeves and bottom edge of the robe. A feminine look and a robe to be kept long after the wedding.  (The bridal robe also comes with a petite sash that wraps around and keeps the robe enclosed in a comfy way that best suits you.)

Shop the Flutter Robe in Lambkin here.




Hibiscus Sweetheart Robe. Lambkin Dot.

Another popular and memorable bridal robe for the list... the Hibiscus Sweetheart Robe in Lambkin Dot. Effortlessly feminine, this bridal robe features beautiful dolman sleeves with fringe and trim details on an ultra-soft rayon and spandex blend. Its detachable sash excludes belt loops, giving you the flexibility to change your look from fitted or low slung styles. 

It's also styles easily as a beach or pool cover up, or even as outerwear atop of your favorite outfit.

Shop our Hibiscus Sweetheart Robe in Lambkin Dot here.



Sweetheart Robe. Lambkin.

As seen at Nordstrom, the Sweetheart Robe is crafted from high-quality fabric meant to be washed and worn again and again. This beautiful, lace-edged white bridal robe makes for a pretty bridal shower gift that will last long after the wedding and is wearable for many different occasions. It can also be mixed and matched with bridesmaid robes for those picture perfect moments during wedding day prep!

Shop our Sweetheart Robe in Lambkin here.


Spirit Robe (Sheer).

This sheer white robe is a little bit sexy and a whole lot feminine. Made from 100% sheer silk chiffon embroidery, this special piece plays long into honeymoon and beyond.

Shop our Spirit Robe (Sheer) here.


Spirit Robe (Opaque). 

For those that like a little more modesty and just as much femininity, the opaque version of the Spirit Robe is a great choice. This pretty lace robe can be worn with a slip underneath or nothing at all. It's totally your preference and it's the perfect gift as a wedding robe or maternity robe that will be worn and loved for a long time.

Shop our Spirit Robe (Opaque) here.


Looking for bridesmaid robes too? Check them out here.
 

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2019 Trends: Bridesmaid Dresses, Bridesmaid Robes and More


Our Founder and CEO, Charlotte Hale, shares her list of up and coming 2019 wedding industry trends. From multi-tasking bridesmaid dresses to new sustainability practices, read on to find out what we're expecting to see in 2019.


Trend #1: Small Details After the Wedding

Keepsake items, like eye masks or cosmetic bags, are a fond memory of a beautiful wedding meant to be used long after. Several of our newlywed clients had our sleep masks delivered to their wedding guests' rooms after the wedding as a personal thank you and/or 'sleep well' note. It's small details and thoughtful gifts like this we anticipate seeing more of in 2019.


Trend #2: Goodbye to Rigid and Single Color Palettes

We predict less constraint on a single color palette for bridesmaid and wedding colors. When it comes to weddings in 2019, there wont be a specific colors or only solid colored bridesmaid dresses! Instead, we're antiicpating brides opting for a complimentary color palette that includes thoughtful hues, patterns and tones for their bridesmaid dresses and bridesmaid robes.


Trend #3: Simple Ruffles

A little ruffle can go a long way. Think of Mandy Moore's Rodarte dress she wore recently for her wedding. Femininity meets minimalism, we're anticipating more bridal dresses, bridesmaid dresses, even getting ready bridesmaid robes and bridesmaid pjs in simple, easy ruffles. 


Trend #4: Asymmetrical

Another feminine look for 2019... the asymmetrical neckline. It flatters many and is modern and trend-forward without being over the top. Like our Lottie Dresses, created in a beautifully flattering silhouette and a bodice that shows off the waist and shoulder in the most perfect way. It's a stunning combination of femininity and trend.


Trend #5: Small Bespoke and Customization Details

Rather than a monogram or "bride" words on a bridesmaid robe or bridesmaid shirt, we're anticipating more brides opting for smaller bespoke and customization details. Still just as special and custom, like an emoji embroidery for a irresistibly clever touch. For example, you can choose to place it on a bridesmaid dress lining or on the front of a bridesmaid shirt pocket where it won't be missed and/or as a surprise. We recommend picking an emoji that best expresses your friendship or wedding theme.


Trend #6: Versatility

Being able to wear a piece of clothing in multiple ways is going to be a huge thing this year. That's what we mean by versatility. We're talking about bridesmaid robes that can multi-task as beach or pool cover ups. Or bridesmaid dresses that can also be worn as maternity dresses or a casual sundress. Creating different ways to wear your favorite pieces, results in less clothing in landfills which makes it environmentally friendly too. The real trick is to make sure you're investing in quality pieces that will last long after the wedding.


Trend #7: Casualization of Bridesmaid Dresses

Less formal and more wearability after the wedding. The casualization of bridesmaid dresses is here and it matters. Bridesmaid dresses that can go from weddings to casual outings or events brings true value to bridesmaid dresses. Gone are the days where bridesmaid dresses can only be worn once - it's the year to invest in something beautiful that will last for many years, occasions, and even just for every day wear.


Trend #8: Sustainability + Give Back

Wedding outfits and outerwear don't just look good, but also do good too. For example, buying bridesmaid pjs where a part of proceeds will be donated to womens shelters. We anticpaite clients and brides making their purchases count for more than just buying an item... caring truly about how they can help others at the same time.

And in case you didn't know, we're focused and committed to domsetic violence and helping women in need. We've partnered with anti-domestic violence and environmental sustainability organizations to share proceeds, offer product donations and provide resources to those in need in the near future. 

Also, Plum Pretty Sugar is embarking on a journey to positively impact the environment and the lives of those affected by relationship abuse - and we hope you'll join us.

Trend #9: Options for Getting Ready Pieces

Bridesmaid pajamas, bridesmaid sleep shirts and bridesmaid rompers as getting ready outfits? Yes, that's actually a thing. More brides and their tribes are picking these comfy pieces instead of the traditional floral bridesmaid robe. That's not to say that bridal party robes are any less significant, they're still considered to be a gold standard for so many.

Shop online at Plum Pretty Sugar to find your favorite pieces for 2019


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10 Years and Our First Ever Blog Post Then


10 years of Plum Pretty Sugar means tons and tons of stories... milestones and some just big failures we cried and learned from. We'll be sharing them here mixed in with posts about bridesmaid dresses and bridesmaid robes, our new sustainable journey and activism with domestic violence and everything in between. 


Here's the first: 

We're talking our very first blog post... 10 years ago! It was written by our Founder, Charlotte Hale, and focuses on India and the abuse she saw there when she originally began sourcing fabric for bridesmaids robes and bridesmaid pajamas and the brand in general. It's remarkable that 10 years later we are full circle and focused squarely on womens abuse in 2019. The blog post focuses on womens empowerment and hot pink saris that women wore to show their fight and their will to stop abuse.

It's a beautiful post, the format very different, but the sentiment 100% Charlotte and the voice of this brand.

While we no longer source fabric in India, except for a few bridal robes, bridesmaids robes and bridesmaid dresses in our Flash Sale, India and the people we met there and worked with over the years, have an important role in helping us grow the brand. Kind, resourceful and understanding of our seemingly minute by minute changes, we have enormous gratitude for them. 



You guys know the business is very different today. We're focused on quality, on versatility, on creating beautiful curated garments that last long after a wedding or special event. Whether its a bridesmaid dresses or bridesmaid robes or a bridal robe or a maternity robe or a maternity dress.. we're focused and were excited.

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