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The Great Gatsby look for Mothers of the Bride and Groom!!!

This weekend the much anticipated movie The Great Gatsby will finally  be released. No doubt the movie is going to inspire women to want to wear the “Great Gatsby” look and Mothers of the Bride and Groom are no exception!!! Please check out these Damianou dresses for the “Great Gatsby” look!!!

~Blake Fintz

 

 

Veni Infantino debuting in the USA!!!

Blake & Company is thrilled to be representing the Veni Infantino collection in our NYC showroom!!!! Well know in Europe since the 1980’s this collection of Mother of the Bride and special occasion dresses and gowns is the epitome of elegance and sophistication. The quality is amazing, lots of color options and all styles are being cut up to a size 26. Please stop by the showroom to see the entire line.

Blake Fintz

 

 

Mother of the Bride Dress Tips for the Wholesale Special Occasion Dress Business

Damianou Mother of the Bride DressThe Mother of the Bride has one focus when choosing a mother of the bride dress to wear to her daughter’s wedding – to look the best that she can look.  A radiant Mother of the Bride dress can make all of the difference.  The mother of the bride dress is the second most important dress at the wedding.

Mother of the bride dress shopping doesn’t have to be stressful.   It is vital to assist your clients with some sensible advice to help them shop for mother of the bride dresses that fit their personal style.

First, it is essential for the mother of the bride to accept her body for what it is.  It is a smart idea to speak with the mother of the bride openly about her body.  In this conversation it is necessary to find out which body parts to stand out and which ones to leave hidden.  In the attempt to accentuate the positives, expectations need to be realistic.  Realistic mother of the bride’s expectations make it easier to find a special occasion dress that suits her body type.

Petite mothers of the bride can greatly improve their look by selecting a special occasion dress that makes the torso or legs look longer.  Also a petite mother of the bride will do best to select a mother of the bride dress that is fitted rather than one with a lot of excess fabric.

Plus size mothers of the bride should be directed towards darker color special occasion dresses.  Plus size mothers of the bride should also try exposing some leg as it will give many women a slimmer appearance.

To be certain that your clients look their best at the special occasions of this season, be sure to see what Blake and Company’s NYC wholesale dress showroom has to offer.  We invite you to visit us at 530 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10018 or give us a call at 212-869-5959.  Our wholesale dress sales representatives would love for you to come see the amazing lines of Mother of the Bride dresses that we have on display.

Special Occasion Dresses: Petite, Woman’s and Plus Sizes Explained

Special Occasion Dresses NYCIn a previous Blake and Company special occasion dress blog entry, the difference between junior size special occasion dresses and missy (misses) size special occasion dresses was explained.  The focus of this special occasion blog entry is the petite special occasion dress size, petite plus, explain the meaning of “woman’s size” and plus size special occasion dress size.

As New York City’s premier representative of Mother of the Bride and special occasion dress collections, Blake and Company carries a large selection of mother of the bride dresses and special occasion dresses in a variety of sizes.

Remember that when it comes to special occasion dresses – fit is everything.  It is important to select a special occasion dress size that is right for you, based first on the body shape that the clothes are designed to fit.

Petite Special Occasion Dresses
Petite special occasion dresses are cut for shorter body.  Women between 5ft to 5ft 4in are good candidates for the petite special occasion dress size.  To clarify, petite doesn’t mean thin.  The petite size special occasion dress only refers to height.  Petite size special occasion dresses can be junior cut in sizes from 1P to 13P or in misses sizes from 2P to 14P.  Special occasion dresses and mother of the bride dresses can also come in Petite plus, which is 16P to 26P.  Petite plus size special occasion dresses are for women who are both short and full figured.

Women’s Size Special Occasion Dresses
The term “women’s size” refers to a sizing method of the past.  Most clothing is sold in misses sizes.  However, if the size tag of a special occasion dress has a W, then it is a true “woman’s size”.  Women’s sizes are meant for more mature women and are often cut with more room to move.  Consequently, these styles tend to be mature, do not fit as closely to the body and are generally not as flattering.   Today’s over 50 women are generally still fashionable and want to wear more flattering special occasion dresses and mother of the bride dresses.  As a result, the true woman’s size and style ranges are becoming less favorable.

Plus Size Special Occasion Dresses
Plus size special occasion dresses and plus size mother of the bride dresses are cut for a full figured woman with a larger than D-cup bust size.   Plus size special occasion dresses cover dresses from sizes 16 to 28 or 16W to 28W.  Plus sizes are sized as 1X-5X.  The fundamental difference between plus size special occasion dresses and misses size is the extra room for bust sizes and armholes.  In addition, the hip area is wider and more accommodating.

On a final note, it is important to remember that sizes vary between special occasion dress designers.  The best advice is to ignore the dress size numbers and try your best to get the best fit. 

To be certain that your clients look their best at the special occasions of this season, be sure to see what our dress designers have to offer.  We invite you to visit our wholesale dress New York Showroom, located at 530 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10018 or give us a call at 212-869-5959.  Our wholesale dress sales representatives would love for you to come see the amazing lines of dresses that we have on display.

7 Tips to Help the Mother of the Bride Look Slimmer

Wholesale Mother of the Bride dress vendors need to think like their clients in order to make the most of their mother of the bride dress sales.  For the most part, women want to look slimmer.  Mother of the bride dresses are no exception.  Mothers of the bride are going to get an awful lot of attention, so it is important that the mother of the bride looks her best.

Plus Size Mother of the Bride DresssHere are 7 Tips to Help the Mother of the Bride Look Slim:

1. Mothers of the bride who are pear-shaped, should not choose tight fitting special occasion dresses or loose fitting dresses.  This can be tricky, but fit is very important.  Be sure that a mother of the bride dress fits well.

2. Don’t wear an oversized dress to cover up problem areas.  Excess fabric in a mother of the bride dress will just make the client look larger.

3. A simple tip for the mother of the bride is to include a sheer blouse worn over a matching opaque tank top.  This can have a great effect on slimming the mother of the bride’s appearance.

4. For the mother of the bride looking to make the upper body look slim, it is a good idea to go for the boat neck neckline. 

5. Does a mother of the bride who wears her hair up away from the shoulders make the appearance slimmer?  You bet!  A high ponytail that keeps the hair at a distance from the shoulders is sure to make the face look slimmer.

6. Pinstripes?  Yup – as long as they are vertical.  Vertical pinstripes can help the mother of the bride dress make the wearer appear slimmer.

7. The most important tip to make the mother of the bride look best in her dress is to accentuate the feature that they are proud of.  If you’ve got it flaunt it.  True that you want to hide the trouble spots, but also don’t forget to show off the body parts that work for the individual.

A wide selection of mother of the bride dresses are currently on display at Blake and Company’s New York City Wholesale Dress Showroom, where you will find plenty of great deals on beautiful wholesale dresses!  Come and see our mother of the bride and mother of the groom dress collections for yourself!

To be certain that your clients look their best at the special occasions of this season, be sure to see what our dress designers have to offer.  We invite you to visit our wholesale dress New York Showroom, located at 530 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10018 or give us a call at 212-869-5959.  Our wholesale dress sales representatives would love for you to come see the amazing lines of dresses that we have on display.

Wholesale Mother of the Bride Tips to Help Your Mother of the Bride Clients Look Their Best

Petite Mother of the Bride DressThe Mother of the Bride has one goal when selecting a mother of the bride dress to wear to her daughter’s wedding – to look her best.  However, sometimes there is also another goal – to look better than the Mother of the Groom – and especially the ex-husband’s new wife.  A stunning Mother of the Bride dress can make all of the difference, because let’s face it – after the bride’s dress, the mother of the bride dress will be the next dress that everyone will be looking at.

Shopping for mother of the bride dresses doesn’t have to be stressful.   It is important to help your clients with some friendly advice to help them shop for mother of the bride dresses that are certain to turn heads.

To start things off, it is important to convince the mother of the bride to accept her body for what it is.  It is a good idea to speak with the mother of the bride candidly about her body to find out which parts to accentuate and which ones to make conspicuous.  When attempting to accentuate the positives, expectations should be realistic as real women don’t all look like Hollywood actresses and runway models.  Once the mother of the bride’s expectations are realistic, it should be easy to help her choose a special occasion dress that suits her body type.

Petite mothers of the bride can do wonders for their look when selecting a special occasion dress that makes the torso or legs look longer.  Additionally, have a petite mother of the bride select a mother of the bride dress is fitted without much excess fabric.

Plus size mothers of the bride should be directed towards darker colors.  Plus size mothers of the bride should also expose some leg as that strategy tends to give many women a slimmer appearance.

To be certain that your clients look their best at the special occasions of this season, be sure to see what Blake and Company’s NYC wholesale dress showroom has to offer.  We invite you to visit us at 530 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10018 or give us a call at 212-869-5959.  Our wholesale dress sales representatives would love for you to come see the amazing lines of Mother of the Bride dresses that we have on display.

Tips for the Wholesale Mother of the Bride Dress Vendors to Stay on Top This Wedding Season

Wholesale Mother of the Bride DressesIn order to succeed in business, it is essential to put yourself in the clients’ shoes or in this situation – put yourself into the clients’ dressWholesale dress vendors should be planning wholesale mother of the bride and special occasion dress sales on what the mother of the bride or mother of the groom is thinking.  It goes without saying that clients want to look their best on their child’s wedding day / bar/bat mitzvah day – but what else in on their minds?  For the most part, traditional guidelines are still in tact when it comes to choosing an appropriate special occasion dress for mothers of the bride or groom, however, there are still plenty of options.

One important tip for dress wholesalers is that they consider that most mothers of the bride and groom are guided by bride’s ideas about style.  So, in essence, it is important for dress wholesalers to be sure that they always have a variety of traditional mother of the bride dresses and more modern dress choices.  Mother of the bride dress wholesalers should stay updated with regard to the latest wedding color schemes in order to stock mother of the bride dresses in all of the seasonal colors.

Wholesale special occasion dress vendors should also understand that Mothers of the bride and groom dresses don’t necessarily have to match the bridesmaids dresses.  Instead mother of the bride dresses should complement the wedding party’s attire.  Mother of the bride dress wholesalers should think out of the box when it comes to colors – as the only color that is off-limits is white.  (It also might be a good idea to stay away from neons too..)

Wholesale mother of the bride dress vendors should keep a selection of solid patterned special occasion dresses as well as dresses with intricate patterns.  It is also important to carry dresses in every size from missy to plus size mother of the bride dresses and special occasion dresses.

Blake and Company’s New York Wholesale Dress showroom has plenty of great deals on beautiful wholesale dresses!  Come and see our mother of the bride and mother of the groom dress collections for yourself!

To be certain that your clients look their best at the special occasions of this season, be sure to see what our dress designers have to offer.  We invite you to visit our wholesale dress New York Showroom, located at 530 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10018 or give us a call at 212-869-5959.  Our wholesale dress sales representatives would love for you to come see the amazing lines of dresses that we have on display.

Latest Trends in Wholesale Mother of the Bride Dresses and Special Occasion Gowns and Dresses

Wholesale mother of the bride dress vendors should make themselves aware of the fashions that are expected to make a splash this season.  Not too long ago, most mother of the bride dresses used to be beige in color.  However, today pastels and even navy blue mothers of the bride or groom dresses have joined the list of acceptable colors.  Today’s special occasion dresses and gowns offer even more ways for mothers of the bride to express themselves.  Other colors that have become great options for mothers of the bride or groom are purples, greens and earth tones.

Eco-Friendly DressA removable jacket can do wonders for a mother of the bride dress. Mothers of the bride or groom can remove their jackets for a whole new look.  Mother of the bride dresses are also delving into various sleeve lengths.

Mothers of the bride who wear plus size dresses should select tiered skirts as they can be flattering to a woman who is going for a slimmer look.

Whether its missy or plus size or every size in between, floor length mothers of the bride or groom dresses are out of fashion this season.  Instead, clients can choose from a variety of hemlines that have been appearing in the latest mothers of the bride or groom fashions.  Cocktail-length mothers of the bride dresses, knee-length mothers of the bride dresses, and handkerchief hemmed mothers of the bride dresses are all great choices this season.  For a client who is feeling more daring, the hi-lo dress lengths featuring a high hemline in the front and a long one in the back is a superb selection.

Another trend in the mother of the bride wholesale dress industry is eco-friendly fabrics.  As of late, more and more brides are opting for environmentally-friendly weddings.  It is an excellent idea for dress wholesalers to offer the options of environmentally-friendly fabrics when it comes to mothers of the bride or groom dresses.  Some materials that are a eco-friendly option include organic cotton and silk because they are made with all natural fibers.

Blake and Company’s New York Wholesale Dress showroom has plenty of great deals on beautiful wholesale dresses!  Come and see our mother of the bride and mother of the groom dress collections for yourself!

To be certain that your clients look their best at the special occasions of this season, be sure to see what our dress designers have to offer.  We invite you to visit our wholesale dress New York Showroom, located at 530 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10018 or give us a call at 212-869-5959.  Our wholesale dress sales representatives would love for you to come see the amazing lines of dresses that we have on display.

Wholesale Mother of the Bride Plus Size Dress Tips for Looking Slim!

Mother of the bride dress shopping should be a time for mother and daughter to relish in their time spent.  Finding the right mother of the bride dress can be stressful.  It seems that the main goal of a mother of the bride dress is for the mother of the bride not to look old.  The next goal for most mother of the bride dresses is for the mother of the bride to not look fat.

Plus size mother of the bride dressesThe key to choosing the right mother of the bride dress is that it should find the right balance between modern and age-appropriate while being flattering to the mother of the bride’s body type.

For a mother of the bride who wears a plus size dress, it is a good idea to wear dark colors instead of light colored dresses.  Some good options are navy, charcoal, chocolate and wine colored gowns. 

It is also a good idea to steer clear of horizontal striped mother of the bride dresses.  Horizontal stripes tend to call attention to a person’s width.  Thin vertical stripes on a mother of the bride dress can subtract ten pounds.

Mother of the bride dresses can make you look thinner if the trim matches the dress.  High contrast is not a good idea for the mother of the bride aiming to look thinner.

It is also a good idea for a mother of the bride dress to show some leg off.  Since the legs are generally the thinner parts of the body, it is a good idea to accentuate them.  Opaque black tights can also keep the legs looking even thinner in a mother of the bride dress.

A solid color mother of the bride dress is more advisable than a busy print.  By adding an accent high on the body by wearing a brooch or necklace, the mother of the bride can give a slimmer appearance.

A wide selection of mother of the bride dresses are currently on display at Blake and Company’s New York City Wholesale Dress Showroom, where you will find plenty of great deals on beautiful wholesale dresses!  Come and see our mother of the bride and mother of the groom dress collections for yourself!

To be certain that your clients look their best at the special occasions of this season, be sure to see what our dress designers have to offer.  We invite you to visit our wholesale dress New York Showroom, located at 530 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10018 or give us a call at 212-869-5959.  Our wholesale dress sales representatives would love for you to come see the amazing lines of dresses that we have on display.