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Wholesale Dress Industry Gets Ready for Autumn Weddings and Mothers of the Bride and Groom Dresses

Sia Sia Mother of the Bride

Regardless of a woman’s age, all women want to dress to look her best – especially when it comes to formal occasions.  Fall special occasions and autumn weddings are right around the corner.  Wholesale dress sales representatives must be fully stocked with the latest supply of dresses before the droves of clients begin to arrive.  It won’t be long before several mother of the brides and mother of the grooms will be searching for the right dresses for their daughters’ and sons’ weddings!  The latest wholesale dress collections are designed with every body type in mind as well as a variety of dress styles to suit even the pickiest of clients.  It is important to do your best to outfit your clients in dresses that compliment their bodies.  After all, it seems like most women have at least one part of their body that they are self-conscious about and hopefully at more than one body part that they would like to accentuate.  It is important to convey to your clients that “real” women don’t always look like models, and they should be encouraged not to feel pressured to choose a dress that is expected of them – but rather they should be given the freedom to choose a dress that makes them feel special.

Blake and Company’s New York Wholesale Dress showroom has plenty of amazing 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.

Mother of the Bride / Mother of the Groom / Wedding Dress Wholesale History

Daymor mother of the bride wholesale dress

Did you ever stop to think about where the wedding dress came from and the story surrounding it?  How long do you think women have been wearing the traditional white wedding dresses that we know of today?  For that matter, when did mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses come into fashion?  Did you know that the traditional wedding dress of today has been in production for less than 100 years?

While it is true that brides have always wanted to look special on their wedding day, the wedding dress carried more importance than it does today.  The wedding dress had more to do with social status and political connections.  In the past, a wedding dress was directly linked to how a couple was seen socially.  More elaborate materials meant greater status.  Also, white was not the most common color choice.  Color and design depended on the latest fashions of that particular time.

Brides who came from families with low socio-economic status would wear the nicest dress that they owned or would borrow something from within the family.  Middle class brides would be able to have a dress custom made for the wedding.  More elaborate creations were chosen by the wealthy upper class.

The white wedding dress became popular at the start of the 1900’s .  Most wedding gowns were custom made by individual dress makers.  There were no wedding dress wholesalers or mother of the bride dress wholesalers around at that time.  In the 1940’s brides began to delve into the traditional Victorian trend for wedding apparel that is closest to the brides’ dresses of today.  It was at this time that department stores like Macy’s began carrying bridal gowns, mother of the bride dresses and other special occasion dresses.  Once department stores began carrying mother of the bride dresses and special occasion dresses, it was only a matter of time before the wholesale dress industry saw an opportunity and ran with it.

Today, the finest mother of the bride and mother of the groom wholesale dresses can be found at Blake and CompanyBlake and Company specializes in wholesale mother of the bride dresses that offer many options to the customer.

Blake and Company’s New York Wholesale Dress showroom has plenty of great deals on beautiful dresses.  Come and see our collections of Daymor, Damianou, Ideas by Barbara, SIA SIA, Scaravelli, J.S.S. Knitwear, Ann Balon and VM by Mori Lee.  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 Dresses on Sale at Blake and Company’s New York Wholesale Dress Showroom

Vm by Mori Lee Wholesale Dresses

Looking for budget-friendly ideas that won’t make a dent in your pocketbook?  Here’s an idea that you may have overlooked. You can make big savings on wholesale clothing purchases – especially on mother of the bride and special occasion dresses on sale now at Blake and Company.

You can have access to the same quality and at times even better selections than retail outlets offer when shopping for clothes from dress wholesalers.

It goes without saying that when you purchase in quantity you save money.  Shopping for wholesale dresses can be less expensive when you purchase from a wholesaler like Blake and Company who has a large selection of the latest dress designs for mother of the bride, mother of the groom and special occasion dresses and gowns.

Blake and Company’s New York Wholesale Dress showroom has plenty of great deals on beautiful dresses.  Come and see our collections of Daymor, Damianou, Ideas by Barbara, SIA SIA, Scaravelli, J.S.S. Knitwear, Ann Balon and VM by Mori Lee.  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.

Mother of the Bride, Hillary Clinton’s Dress Makes a Statement

Mother of the Bride, Hillary Clinton, wore a gorgeous Italian gown with floral detailing by Oscar de la Renta for her daughter Chelsea’s wedding.  The Mother of the Bride design was modern and unique in its shoulder coverage.  Hillary Clinton showed that a Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom need not wear the usual black, navy or champagne as she selected a bright raspberry hue.  Mother of the Brides and Mother of the Grooms should be able to feel confident in pinks, purples and even tasteful reds.

Mother of the Bride Hillary Clinton bid farewell to her standard Washington DC styled pantsuits and donned this glamorous Mother of the Bride gown instead. Secretary of State Clinton’s magenta princess-style gown came complete with an exquisite floral design.

Mother of the Bride Blake and Company

Inspired by Hillary’s gown, Brides.com has a pictorial featuring a stunning Mother of the Bride dress designed courtesy of Ideas by Barbara.  This Mother of the Bride dress is sure to be a hit from New York City to Capitol Hill and everywhere in between!

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.

Mother of the Bride Dress Advice for the Fashion Conscious Mother of the Bride

Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom

It’s safe to say that every mother of the bride wants to look her best at her daughter’s wedding.  A stunning Mother of the Bride dress is very important because as the mother of the bride, everyone will be looking at what you are wearing.

Shopping for mother of the bride dresses can be a bit stressful. Read on to find out some advice to help you shop for mother of the bride dresses that are sure to impress.

First, it is important for the mother of the bride to accept her body for what it is and to work with it.  While accentuating the positives, be sure to remember that real women don’t all look like models on magazine covers.  It’s not fair to compare yourself to a runway model – instead wear something that suits you and your body type.

It is a good idea for a mother of the bride to consciously select the physical features she would like to bring attention to and which she would prefer to downplay.

Petite mothers of the bride should choose a dress that makes the torso or legs look longer.  It is a good idea to choose a mother of the bride dress that has clean lines without a lot of excess fabric.

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.

Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom Dresses at Blake and Company

Blake and Company NYC wholesale dress showroom

So, you’re planning a wedding?  After choosing a wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses – brides usually start working on booking a venue, flowers, wedding music, photography, etc… but there is still more to do in the way of dresses – don’t forget the Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom.  If a bride leaves it up to the Mother of the Bride and the Mother of the Groom to choose their own dresses, there may be potential problems.

It is doubtful that any Mother of the Bride would be crazy enough to actually wear white – nobody should wear white except for the bride – there are still plenty of things to consider when choosing a Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom dress.

As mentioned in a previous Blake and Company blog entry, the main thing to remember is that a Mother of the Bride and a Mother of the Groom need to blend in.  Colors and designs should be chosen with this cardinal rule in mind.

Mother of the Bride dresses from the wholesale dress showroom of Blake and Company offer designs that keep in step with the whole notion that the Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom should blend in.  However, there is a difference between blending in and fading out.  It is important that a Mother of the Bride dress doesn’t upstage or clash with the wedding gown, the bridal party of the Mother of the Groom.  But, its also important that the Mother of the Bride dress has a look of elegance, style and sophistication.

Our New York showroom is the place to find all of the latest styles of: 

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.

What Color Should the Mother of the Groom Wear?

 

Mother of the Groom DressesWhen choosing a mother of the bride or mother of the groom dress, one should consider the color.  Do you think that it is a good idea for the mother of the groom to wear the same color as the mother of the bride so that they match?

As a rule of thumb, it is a good idea to wear something that coordinates with the wedding colors. However, it is important for the mother of the groom to blend in.  Therefore, it is not a good idea for the mother of the groom to match the same color of the mother of the bride.  Instead it is a better idea for the mother of the groom to wear a complementary color to the mother of the bride; but not the same color.

In addition, a mother of the groom must think about how the wedding photos will look.  Does the mother of the groom want to stand out? – hopefully not…

It is a good idea if everyone wears colors within the same hues or colors that are considered complementary. For example, it is not a good choice for a mother of the groom to wear a dark color dress to the wedding if the wedding colors are light or if the mother of the bride is wearing a light colored dress. 

Also, if the wedding colors contain deep fall shades, it is best not for the mother of the groom to blend in rather than dress is a pastel color.

When thinking about dressing a mother of the bride or mother of the groom, it is important to keep one word in mind – blend.  If a mother of the groom does not coordinate with the wedding colors, then it will be the first thing that everyone notices in the wedding pictures and it would probably get the mother of the groom off to a bad start with her son’s new wife.

Blake and Company is New York’s premiere showroom for Mother of the Bride and special occasion dress collections.

Our New York showroom is the place to find all of the latest styles of: 

We invite you to visit our wholesale New York dress 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 wholesale designer occasion dresses that we have on display.

Celebrity Wedding Watch: Russell Brand and Katy Perry to Wed in Fall 2010

Wholesale dress showrooms take note!  Russell Brand and Katy Perry are getting married this year!  This is the celebrity wedding most people would like an invitation to.  Just in case your clients are invited – be sure that you have the latest formal dresses on hand.

Mother of the Bride Dresses

Katy Perry and Russell Brand snuggling up to eachother.

If you were the mother of the bride, what designer would you pick?  Katy’s mom, Mary Hudson once dated Jimi Hendrix – but today she is more conservative – especially when it comes to her daughter’s music. 

Mother of the Bride Dresses

Maybe in her younger years, Hudson would’ve preferred something sexy from VM by Mori Lee.  But, now the Mother of the Bride would probably go for something a little more conservative.  She could definitely pull off a classic look in an Ideas by Barbara dress.

Daymor Couture’s timeless style would also be a great choice as would a gown from the Damianou collection.  One of SIA SIA’s pantsuits would be a wise decision or an Italian made Ann Balon dress would also fit the bill.

A tasteful, yet elegant Scaravelli dress would look splendid as would a timeless knit suit by JSS Knitwear.

Whatever decision Mary Hudson makes, one thing is for sure – to be certain that your clients look their best at the special occasions of this season, be sure to see what Blake and Company has to offer.  We invite you to visit our wholesale New York dress 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.

VM by Mori Lee Dresses Are On Display at Blake and Company’s New York Wholesale Dress Showroom

Vm by Mori Lee Wholesale Dresses

With a variety of looks ranging from classic elegance to sexy drama the VM by Mori Lee collection has something for everyone.  VM by Mori Lee has quickly made their mark as one of the top dress designers of cutting edge fashions in the world.  VM by Mori Lee focuses on the latest trends and fashions. VM by Mori Lee taffeta, satin, lace gowns and short dresses are perfect for the young Mother of the Bride or guest at the Wedding.

Each VM by Mori Lee piece is designed with the client in mind.  VM by Mori Lee breathes a breath of fresh air into the boring occasion dress scene.

The VM by Mori Lee collections can be found at the most luxurious boutiques and dress shops.  Blake and Company’s showroom located in New York City is proud to present the VM by Mori Lee collection of Mother of the Bride/Groom dresses for the wedding, cocktail dresses and evening gowns.  VM by Mori Lee is sure to satisfy all of your formal wear and special occasions needs.

VM by Mori Lee features stylish and sexy outfits for Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom, stylish wedding guests, cruises, cocktail parties and all other special occasions.

VM by Mori Lee special occasion wear, and Mother of the Bride dresses are available in both Missy and Plus sizes.

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

Welcome to the Blake and Company Blog

Welcome to the Blake and Company Blog!

For over ten years, Blake & Company has been New York’s premier sales representative of Mother of the Bride and special occasion dress collections. Our showroom offers a wide variety of fashions from modern to traditional styles.  Blake & Company features a multi-line showroom that serves a worldwide network of retail stores.

It is here that you be kept up to date on our wholesale mother of the bride and special occasion collections.

New York City Wholesale Dresses Showroom Blake and Company

Our New York showroom is the place to find all of the latest styles of: 

Blake and Company is New York’s premiere showroom for Mother of the Bride and special occasion dress collections.

  • New York Showroom for Daymor dresses
    Elegant attire for Mothers of the Bride and Groom, the second time Bride and the fashion conscious guest.
  • New York Showroom for Damianou dresses
    Damianou is perfect for the Mother of the Bride or Groom that seeks originality.
  • New York Showroom for Scaravelli dresses
    This custom line satisfies the Mother of the Bride that doesn’t want to look like a Mother of the Bride.
  • New York Showroom for Ideas by Barbara dresses
    Dressing Mothers of the Bride and Groom as well as mothers of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
  • New York Showroom for VM by Mori Lee dresses
    Taffeta, satin, lace gowns and short dresses are perfect for the young Mother of the Bride or guest at the Wedding.
  • New York Showroom for JSS Knitwear collection
    Colorful and made in the USA with both missy and plus sizes available.
  • New York Showroom for Ann Balon dresses
    Created from soft luxurious floating fabrics and exquisite Italian laces, tailored and hand finished in Italy.
  • New York Showroom for Sia Sia dresses
    Using fluid fabrics like chiffon and matte jersey this line works very well for day into evening.