Find Your Dream Off-The-Rack Wedding Dress with These Amazing Tips

It’s time to show some excitement and thrill! Amanda Lina’s is once again here with its fabulous off-the-rack sale featuring the best collection by some of the best designers such as Allure, Madison James, Enzoani, Casablanca, Essense of Australia, Stella York, Martina Liana, Pronovias, Eve of Milady, Maggie Sottero, Rebecca Ingram, Sottero and Midgley, MoriLee, Randy Fenoli, Mikaella, Paloma Blanca and Amanda-Lina’s Exclusives. Featuring the best bridal collection, join us on December 6th or 7th for our annual sample sale by appointment only. Find your designer wedding dress on sale for up to 80% off (starting at $499.00). Shop early for the best selection!

We are excited to help you find the bridal dresses of your dreams in Toronto and make your special day a fantastic one. During this sale, all the brides-to-be will have a unique opportunity to try on the wedding dresses before making the final pick. After wearing a gown designed by some of the top-class designers, a bride will truly look like a princess on her big day.

Whether you’re working with a tight timeline, looking for a stunning bridal gown, or glancing through to find a more budget-friendly dress, buying your bridal dress off the rack can be a smart option. To help you have a simple shopping experience here are some tips on how to find your instant dream dress.

Know Your Options

Stores like Amanda-Lina’s are great standbys for off-the-rack dress shopping.  We try to expect what type of dress brides who are buying off the rack might want. To help facilitate the shopping process and save you time, we recommend researching and showcasing photos of dress styles you like on our site to help with your appointment.

Talk to a Bridal Consultant

Buying off the rack might mean a difference in the selection, but not a difference in the services. Brides who want to buy off the rack still need to make an appointment and work with a dedicated consultant to help them pick the right bridal gown. Even in these sales we give time to our clients and types, our fashion consultants are there to assist you and suggest you the best.

Create a Tailoring Schedule

You might be considering shopping off the rack as you might not have enough time before your wedding dress. But that doesn’t mean you should wait until the last minute. “Brides still need to build  in a fitting schedule. If you want adjustments in your dress, you should start that process as early as possible.

What is an Off-The-Rack Wedding Dress?

Shopping off-the-rack means choosing your dream dress from a selection of premade gowns, however, it can also involve purchasing a dress from a sample sale. It’s important to note that buying an off-the-rack wedding dress may mean you’re buying a floor sample, however you will be pleased to find that the majority of our wedding dresses are in very good condition. Oftentimes, off-the-rack wedding dresses also are available in limited sizes and is available at a great discount.


Brides in search of a luxury off-the-rack gown will find plenty of stunning options at Amanda-Lina’s. Here we have a great selection of designer wedding dresses and separates from names like Allure, Madison James, Enzoani, Casablanca, Essense of Australia, Stella York, Martina Liana, Pronovias, Eve of Milady, Maggie Sottero, Rebecca Ingram, Sottero and Midgley, MoriLee, Randy Fenoli, Mikaella, Paloma Blanca and many more.

The Perfect Bride’s Guide to Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

When planning a wedding you will go through a huge variety of dresses to find your perfect one.  With so many pretty choices out there, you might wonder which dress is the right one for you. Before you decide on a dress that you’re not completely sure about, consider these points that might make your decision-making process a lot easier.

1. What’s your Wedding Location?

If you’re getting married at a cathedral, you will be expected to dress up soberly without baring too much skin. On the other hand, a long-sleeve dress with full coverage will not fare well in a beach wedding.

2.  Wedding style

Is your wedding going to be held indoors or outdoors? Is it going to be an intimate or grand reception with a lot of people involved? Questions like these play a significant role in determining the kind of dress you should wear. It’s your wedding day and you have the right to wear anything you want, but make sure that a dramatic ball gown won’t fit in an intimate al fresco wedding.

3. Budget

Financial constraints play a crucial role. An extravagant wedding gown with hand-embroidered beads and crystals will not be anytime cheap. If your budget is high, keep on reading as we have some great tips on cutting the cost of your wedding dress.

4. The Fit of Your Dress

Another important point one needs to keep in mind when choosing a wedding dress is the gown’s fit. On your special day, you would want your dress to flatter your figure and be all comfortable. If you are not comfortable in your dress, it will be completely visible in your photos, and you will likely be uncomfortable throughout your wedding day. When trying on dresses, make sure that you can easily move around and sit down.

5. Body type

Last but not least is the type of your body. A mermaid-style dress might look astonishing on your favorite celebrity, but it might not look good on you or might not make you comfortable. Some styles might look amazing on someone else but would not look perfect on you. So, keep your mind open and be ready to accept suggestions. Before going for your appointment, share your ideas with the fashion consultants and they will get back to you with the best options.

Last but not least, stay updated with the latest trends in the fashion and wedding industry. Most importantly, you need to know what you want and what you are comfortable in. You can steal some looks from the best wedding collection by Mikaella at Amanda-Lina’s from 18th-20th November. Once you’ve embraced your personality and channeled your inner confidence, you will look beautiful in any kind of dress. Schedule your appointment now!

Top 5 Wedding Dresses for Today’s Bride

For brides who love stylish, unique, and, extraordinary things, modern wedding dresses are the best choice. Modern weddings are flexible enough for brides to sport different types of wedding gown silhouettes, from ball gowns to fit-and-flares. It’s all about looking elegant and decent.

What Makes a Wedding Dress Elegant?

Clean lines, modern silhouettes, and chic details together give a wedding dress an elegant and sophisticated look. Making it a perfect pick for the bride to wear on her special day. If you want a modern, minimal and elegant look, you will want to look for simple fabric where the detail is focused on the cut and silhouette. Simple doesn’t always mean missing out on the details like lace, embroidery, or beads. Modern brides who want added detail in their elegant bridal dresses can find a design with a curve-hugging silhouette with pearl, lace, or beads placed evenly all around.

Here are some interesting tips to keep in mind, when picking a modern wedding dress for your big day:

To pick up the best style, do your research on what is fresh, trendy, and in the latest fashion. Let your bridal consultant know in advance what you are looking for so they can pull the right modern styles for you to try on during your appointment.

One of the key points of a modern wedding dress is the fabric and materials used to make it. Often the base of the dress is made from luxe materials like Mikado, silk satin, or crepe. Look for these fabrics to create a curve-hugging effect that will flatter you and make you look extraordinarily beautiful in all the right ways!

Since modern wedding gowns are often attractive and slightly different from traditional bridal styles, you may be doubtful if a gown in the bridal doesn’t seem like your style. While a contemporary dress can sometimes look simple on the hanger, once you put it on it can look beautiful. Keep an open mind with your consultant and choose a gown that you admire. 

Modern Wedding Dresses

Whether it’s for a glamorous event or a sophisticated wedding at a local art gallery, we’ve compiled here a variety of styles designed for the modern bride:

Simple Modern Wedding Dress

A modern fit-and-flare gown by Paloma Blanca is a dazzling yet simple style. Adorned with dainty spaghetti straps, romantic side cut-outs, and a lace-trimmed scalloped train, this contemporary wedding gown is completely worth it all. The linear beadwork and lace highlight your ultra-flattering figure to give you a more sophisticated yet alluring bridal look.

Modern Ball Gown Wedding Dress  

It’s rightly said, a ball gown wedding dress can be modern too! The dazzling ball gowns by Paloma Blanca are ideal for the bride who outlines their style as a modern goddess! This gown has a sleek, strapless silhouette with a perfect neckline. The elusive lace back and custom bow add a romantic touch to a clean, couture bridal look.

Modern Long-Sleeve Wedding Dress

Long sleeves are in demand right now, so jump on the trend with the eye-catching Paloma Blanca long-sleeved bridal gowns. Dramatic and baggy sleeves with cuff buttons add a bit of tinge to the simple sheath wedding dress. This all-in-demand gown features a subtle V-shaped back and a dainty tie-back detail.

Modern Beach Wedding Dress

This latest A-line silhouette is sure to appeal to bridal aesthetics from elegant to modern.The large-scale floral embroidered bodice will beautifully catch the light of all. With the delicate layers of sparkling tulle that flare out of the skirt, we cannot think of a more perfect gown for a modern beach wedding!

Modern Plus Size Wedding Dress

This perfect, all-modern, and dazzling gown does not need anything more to take everyone’s breath away making your big day all the more memorable. Available in plus sizes, Paloma Blanca gowns combine the likes of classic and contemporary with a royal, off-the-shoulder banded neckline that is both flattering and elegant. With soft buttons trailing down the back, this modern wedding dress would look astounding at an elegant estate wedding.

How Can I Make My Wedding Dress Look More Modern for the Ceremony?

For a simple bridal style, sleek and delicate jewelry like a simple pearl necklace or earrings add a modern touch. If you’re looking to make a dramatic statement, consider a trendy veil for a perfect bridal look. If your dress has a sexy side slit, pick up a perfect pair of heels. Along with this, you can also go for an embroidered clutch giving your whole attire a perfect look.

When it comes to modern wedding hairstyles, there are plenty of styles to wear your hair down or tie it in a bun. Sophisticated styles like high buns or a fashionable ponytail make an excellent finishing touch for a contemporary bridal look. Did one of these modern wedding dresses catch your eye? Then visit us from 18th-20th November at Amanda-Lina’s store to pick one of your favorite bridal dresses from Paloma Blanca. Schedule your Appointment now!