Gowns For All of the Women In Your Wedding

Posted on September 4th, 2015 by Mori Lee

Amazing bridal designs are what Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner is most widely known for, but  have you checked out all of our other fabulous collections? Making sure that every guest attending your wedding looks stunning is what we do best! From your bridesmaids, to future Mother in Law, we have the perfect dress for all of your leading ladies

Wedding Dresses

Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner is synonymous with beautiful wedding dresses.  With over 60 years of experience under our well-designed belts, we really know everything that there is to know about finding the best wedding dress designs to enhance your best features.  Every bride will be able to find what she is looking for in our large variety of styles and fabrics.  Modern, classic, elegant, flirty, simple, extravagant…Mori Lee has the perfect gown for every future Mrs.

Mori Lee Bridal, www.morilee.com


Bridesmaid Dresses

Our collections of incredible bridesmaid dresses offer numerous ways to dress your girls. With over 80 color options and a variety of fabric choices, you will be sure to find the perfect match to compliment your beautiful gown. Another wonderful thing about our bridesmaid dress lines is that they mix-and-match perfectly!

Mori Lee Bridal, bridesmaids dresses, www.morilee.com

Mother’s Dresses

We also carry a large variety of gowns for a very special woman in your life… Mom.  She will be glowing on your wedding day, watching her beautiful child begin the exciting journey into married life.  We have the perfect gowns to complement that glow.  Our diverse collection of mother’s designs are the perfect mix of sophisticated and elegant.  

Mori Lee, evening gowns, www.morilee.com

Party Dresses & Evening Gowns

We even have exquisite dresses to outfit your wedding guests.  Whether your reception is casual, semi-formal, or black-tie, your guests will look picture-perfect in our gorgeous gowns.  When they hear you raving about the amazing wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses that you found through Mori Lee Bridal, they will want to get in on the action.  Any woman will feel extra beautiful in our stunning dresses.

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All of our gorgeous designs can be found on our website.  Start out by finding your dream wedding dress, outfit all of your lovely bridesmaids and mother, then tell all of your wedding guests about the fabulous fashions we have available for them!  Your wedding photos will be filled with the best dressed group of women you’ve ever seen.


Providing dream dresses to brides for over 60 years.


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The Mori Lee Blog Is Back!

Posted on August 26th, 2015 by Mori Lee

It’s been a couple of months since our last blog, but starting today you can expect to see a new post from your favorite wedding dress designers every week.  We will be writing about everything you would like to know related to wedding fashions.  We will not only cover topics about our beautiful brides.  Everyone in the wedding party will be featured at some point, including the guests.  Mori Lee Bridal has something for everyone at the wedding to make them feel gorgeous.


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Mori Lee designs dresses that offer women comfort and confidence, which allows them to feel pretty, both inside and out.  The cornerstone of our brand is quality, affordability, and the desire to make every bride feel beautiful and special.  We have been doing this for over 60 years, and we plan on keeping it up for many years to come.

Madeline Gardner, the creative force behind Mori Lee for over 25 years, designs each gown to capture the essence of today’s modern bride.  She sincerely loves what she does, and it shows through in each and every gown she creates.

Hopefully you are already following us on your favorite social media sites.  You can learn a lot about us, plus find out what’s new when you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram.  We love to hear from you!  It’s a great way for us to know what you like and what you would like to know more about.  If you need some wedding inspiration, we also have some wonderful boards on Pinterest.  Links to all of our social media are at the bottom of this blog.


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Mori Lee Bridal is an expert at stylish wedding dresses, outfitting magnificent brides along with all of their lovely bridesmaids.  No matter what your age, size, or style, you will find a Mori Lee designer gown perfect for you. Head on over to our website to see all of our marvelous dresses, and we look forward to meeting you right here again next week!


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Golden Globes Inspired Looks

Posted on May 16th, 2015 by admin

If we learned one thing from the recent Golden Globes, it’s that old Hollywood glamour is definitely back! Rich saturated colors, detailed beadwork, and metallic nudes are just some of the major trends that were spotted on the red carpet, and trends we absolutely loved!


Starlet’s like Heidi Klum, Allison Williams, and Viola Davis all went with rich reds while Leslie Mann and Naomi Watts opted for a beautiful bright yellow. While some may shy away from wearing bold hues, we say go for it! Vibrant colors instantly brighten up any complexion, and they are a sure fire way to make a statement. Our Bridesmaids style 715 and Paparazzi style 97087 are both great options to achieve a similar look.


From exquisite embroidery to chunky beadwork, it was all about the details. Emma Stone’s heavily beaded bodice was at the top of our favorite’s list. A perfect example of how a jumpsuit could go from simple, to red carpet worthy with just the right amount of beadwork. Get Emma’s look with our Paparazzi style 97069!

Metallic Nudes

Nudes are always a perfect choice that work on virtually anyone, but add some metallic sparkle and you have total perfection! Actresses like Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, and Kate Beckinsale opted for more neutral hues, but vamped it up with lots of metallic beading. The end result is an ultra chic look that is glamorous, yet very wearable. Our VM style 71118 and Paparazzi style 97147 are both great options that will have you looking red carpet worthy in no time.

No matter what trends you choose to try this season, remember there is something out there for everyone. Find colors and silhouettes that work for you and wear what makes you feel beautiful. As the great Oscar de la Renta once said, “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.”

Can’t wait to see what Oscar night will bring!

Mother Of Bride Gowns

Posted on February 14th, 2015 by admin

Your daughter or son has finally found their perfect match. Now, all you have to do is find the perfect gown to wear to the wedding. But with all of the options out there, from colors and cuts to length and style, this decision may seem just as overwhelming as planning the wedding itself. So how do you find a dress that will make you look glamorous, without going over-the-top? Follow these five tips to have guests gushing, “Is that the bride’s sister? She’s gorgeous.”

• Play up your best assets. If you often get compliments on your toned arms, choose a dress that’s sleeveless, such as this black stretch mesh dress. On the other-hand, downplay other areas of your body you may not want to be as exposed. If you aren’t as comfortable showing off leg, for example, choose a floor-length gown. The best accessory any woman can wear is confidence so choose a dress that makes you feel that way.
• Choose a dress that’s age appropriate. While you want to look young and vibrant (who doesn’t?), you don’t want to look like you went shopping in the junior’s department. So choose one asset you want to show off, and make sure you have enough coverage everywhere else.
• Don’t be afraid of color, but use it wisely. Avoid loud colors, such as red or hot pink, and go for something more subtle yet stunning, like deep eggplant or silver. A gown with a little sparkle can also add a touch of glamour to your ensemble, but avoid head-to-toe sequins. Even if the wedding is in December, you don’t want to look like a Christmas tree ornament.
• Follow wedding blogs for MOB/MOG trends. These can help you get a gauge of what you like and what you don’t before heading out to the stores, and they can also help you choose a dress that’s up-to-date with the times. The Knot’s Blog is a good place to start. One rule every Mother of the Bride should strongly adhere to: No shoulder pads. Your shoulders are fine just where they are. We promise.
• Ask the bride and the other mother for input. If the bride wants you to be a part of the wedding processional, she may also want you to dress in their wedding colors. If the bride doesn’t have a preference, talk to the other mom and ask what she planned to wear as a courtesy. But remember, MOBs always get first choice.

Ready to start your search? Check out our Squidoo post, “Sleek, Stylish Mother of the Bride and Groom Dresses.”

Bridesmaid Dress Trends:

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by admin

While a wedding is all about the bride (and maybe the groom, too), when it’s your turn to stand at the altar, you’ll also be sharing the spotlight with a handful of your very favorite ladies. These are the girls that knew you when you had braces in high school, and were kind enough to destroy all photographic evidence. They’re also the girls who celebrated your victories and mourned your losses with you. So when they stand by you once again on your wedding day, you also want them to look – and feel – like the beautiful women they are. But how can you choose one bridesmaid’s dress style that will flatter all of them? Easy, don’t choose just one. We’ll give you the lowdown on why many brides are now mixing it up – from different cuts to different colors – for a trendy new take on the traditional matching bridesmaid’s dress.

Individualized Style
More often than not, your bridesmaids are likely going to be very different shapes and sizes, from voluptuous to pencil thin. And, of course, they also each have their own unique personality. Choose a different bridesmaid’s dress for each girl that flatters both their body type and their unique style. Give the fun and flirty girl a dress with ruffles, like this black, strapless bridesmaid dress. Find a conservative, knee-length A-line dress for your conservative friend who enjoys art galleries and independent films. If you do go this route though, make sure there is at least one aspect of the dresses that is consistent throughout, whether it’s matching accessories or matching colors. You want some form of uniformity to make sure they still look like they’re an important part of the party – not just another guest at the wedding.

Playing With Color
Another trend that brides are falling in love with is choosing bridesmaids’ dresses in colors that are complementary to one another, but not the same. If your wedding ceremony is being held on the beach, play with different shades of blue, neutral and gray, such as this chiffon bridesmaid dress. If you’re getting married in a garden, consider pale pinks and creams. You can even take it one step further and use the same base color, but assign slightly different shades to each girl. So if you decide to go with purple, the bridesmaid standing farthest away from you would wear the darkest shade of purple, like plum or violet, and each bridesmaid next to her would wear a slightly lighter shade of purple than the girl before her, leading up to you – the bride – in white.

No matter what bridesmaid’s dress you choose, make sure to pick a day to get together with all of your girls to try them on before making your final decision. While, ultimately, the decision is yours to make, it’s always nice to let the other girls weigh in on their top picks and ideas as well. Then maybe when it’s their turn – they’ll return the favor.

Counterfeit Wedding Dress Woes

Posted on November 15th, 2011 by admin

A Mori Lee wedding gown is a one-of-a-kind original, made with a careful eye toward quality and overall aesthetic. Not only are there counterfeit wedding dresses being sold online, but copyrighted images from the Mori Lee site are being used without our consent to falsely imply that the dresses purchased from these sites would look, feel, or be of similar quality to our originals. This is not true. To help protect brides, we have compiled a list of currently identified sites that have been noted as selling a counterfeit wedding dress of one or more of Mori Lee’s designs.

Please view the list here:

Online Sellers of Counterfeit Mori Lee Wedding Gowns

Don’t be tempted by the promises of these sites. We understand that the economic times are turning many brides to carefully look at their options, but be warned that these sites are not trustworthy. Good Morning America even did a segment specifically on the options available to brides to save money. They ordered from a sampling of online sites (one wedding gown and two bridesmaid dresses) and found all to be lacking, sometimes horrifically so (an unfinished wedding gown with pins holding it together).

The six minute segment from Good Morning America can be viewed here:

Say Yes to the Dress! Tips and Tricks to Save Money on Your Dream Wedding Dress

You can search for your local authorized Mori Lee retailer here:

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You can view a schedule of trunk shows here:

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Always a Bridesmaid, Never a…Cocktail Dress?

Posted on January 28th, 2011 by admin

It used to be a joke that bridesmaids dresses had to be unattractive in order to help downplay the bride’s friends in favor of the bride’s beauty. But nowadays, most brides want their besties to feel great, stylish, and beautiful, too. Here at Mori Lee we design all our bridesmaid dresses to be stunning in there own right and useful dresses that can be reused long after the wedding.

For instance, Style 293 : is a stylish halter that’s sure to be a summer hit. Maxi dresses returned to the fashion scene during the summer of 2010 and halters are classic. Choose this dress in a bright shade and expect maximum fashion impact into the future.

Style 282 http://www.morilee.com/bridesmaids/bridesmaids/282

is a one-shouldered dress perfect for both afternoon and evening weddings. The asymmetrical styling and longer length put any bridesmaid in step for the wedding and perhaps a future evening out at the symphony or theater.

One of the most versatile dresses in our line is Style 386 http://www.morilee.com/bridesmaids/bridesmaids/386, which, after the wedding, would be great for date apparel, a girls night out, or a formal business engagement.

Because every bride and wedding are different, we offer a lot of unique styles and moods. Style 940 , for instance, shown on the page in black and white, is so elegant that we wouldn’t be surprised to see it go anywhere from a black tie prom to a White House State Dinner, if you get invited!

Have a party planned at a fancy restaurant? The understated elegance that event would require can be found in Style 297. http://www.morilee.com/bridesmaids/bridesmaids/297

So whether you’re looking for a bridesmaid dress your ladies can re-use or just a beautiful formal dress for yourself, check out our flexible, stylish bridesmaid dresses that can go the distance.

Wedding Color Schemes: How to Pick the Right Color Combination for Your Big Day

Posted on January 6th, 2011 by admin

One of the biggest wedding planning decisions you face may be choosing the color scheme. It’s a decision that has to be made before a lot of the others like bridesmaids dresses, flowers and other selections can be made. At Mori Lee, we’ve got a few tips on how to do that.

First off, what’s your favorite color?

The colors used in a wedding should reflect the bride’s taste and they’ll be something you remember all of your life as you look at the photos and mementos of the start of your lives together. Carefully consider your favorite color and imagine your wedding taking shape around it.

  • Is a specific color important to you, or would you prefer to base your wedding around a seasonal color? It’s entirely up to you, but sometimes seasonal colors are helpful in making the wedding seem attuned to events around you. Choosing seasonal colors can also be more cost effective, particularly in terms of floral arrangements.
  • Once you’ve chosen a main color, you may want a second color to use in accents or other areas. What is helpful here is to know about complementary colors. Complementary colors are colors that, when mixed together, make grey. The colors are opposites, like yellow and purple, red and green, orange and blue, and black and white. If you look around, these are color schemes that are frequently put together because they can be extremely pleasing to the eye. But “eyeballing” the exact complementary color to go with your favorite shade of turquoise can be difficult.

So here’s a tip that will make it very easy for you:

Check out Sherwin-Williams color generator that helps find complementary colors. Once you’ve chosen your favorite color, the rest is easy. The tool takes all the guess work out of it for you. While you’re on the website, take a good look at that color-generator because you can also see how the colors look together in a room and the mood they create. The colors you choose will help you set the mood of your wedding celebration.

To carry the color through into your dress:

Mori Lee offers color-accented dresses, like Style 2176, which is a dazzling halter empire-style gown available in 28 different colors.

  • You can also go monochromatic, which would be different shades and variations on the same color or analogous, which means the colors lie together on the color wheel, such as blue, blue-green and green.
  • And don’t forget to take the flowers into consideration. If you love a particular flower, you may want to choose colors found in those flowers, in nature. That would an “organic decision” in more ways than one.

Color is an important part of your wedding dress and decor decisions. It’s also one of the first big decisions you’ll face. Mori Lee is happy to help you along the way by offering the best array of beautiful dresses in classic styles and colors that you’ll be happy to look back on in the years to come.