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New York Bridal Market at Blake & Company!

New York Bridal Market starts next Saturday October 15th. We are very excited to be showing the Spring 2012 collections from
Daymor
VM by Mori Lee
Damianou
Ideas by Barbara
Sia Sia
Scaravelli
JSS Knitwear
The lines look beautiful. offer a wide variety of looks and are priced very well. Please be sure to stop by the showroom if you are coming in for the market

~Blake Fintz

VM by Mori Lee 2012 Collection has arrived!!!!

We have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the VM by Mori Lee Spring Collection and it is finally here in the showroom!!!!!!! All of our stores are going to LOVE it. Beautiful elegant gowns, dresses and jackets in nice soft chiffon but, our FAVS are the short dresses. Perfect for morning Mother of the Bride or Groom, Bar Mitzvah Mothers and also guest of the Wedding. The prices are great and all styles are being cut up to a 26. There is something for everyone in this line. Did I mention how GORGEOUS the catalog is???? We can’t wait for you all to see it.

Blake Fintz

VM by Mori Lee for Blake & Company

VM by Mori Lee for Blake & Company

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 Tips and Quiz

 

Mother of the Bride DressHere are some tips for your clients who are looking for mother of bride dresses.  First, answer this simple multiple choice question:

Should a mother of the bride wear a dress that will:

A)    flatter her figure
B)    compliment her personality
C)    please her daughter at the wedding
D)    all of the above

If you chose D) all of the above, then you are correct.

It is important to remember that the bride is the star of the show, but that doesn’t mean that the mother of the bride shouldn’t look her best.  With a well-suited mother of bride dress from Daymor , Damianou , Scaravelli , Ideas by Barbara , VM by Mori Lee , JSS Knitwear , Ann Balon , or Sia Sia the bride will be so proud to introduce her mother.

When sharing the spotlight on her wedding day, which of the following should a mother of the bride avoid doing:

A) Competing with her daughter.
B) Picking out a mother of bride dress that makes her look too thin, fat short or tall
C) Showing way too much cleavage or leg.
D) all of the above.

If you chose D) all of the above, you are correct once again!

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.

Mother of the Bride Meets Mother of Technology

Dresses of the future are here and the future is now!  The perfect marriage of technology of fashion is upon us!  What everyone in the world of dress design has been waiting for has finally arrived – a dress that doubles as a cell phone is scheduled to hit the market next year.

Dresses Wholesale Showroom NYC

The phone dress is still being tested by telecommunications companies and they are projected to be released in the Spring of 2011

The M-dress, as it is called is CuteCircuit’s latest high-tech, high-fashion hybrid!  The person wearing the dress can take calls by simply lifting her wrist to her ear. The phone’s SIM card easily plugs into the label and the antenna is pre-sewn into the dress’ hem.

How many times have you been at a social event and haven’t been able to receive an important call because your cellular phone is in your purse?  Now, you can party with the confidence to know that you won’t miss a phone call at the next special occasion because your dress is also a mobile phone!

We haven’t received word that any of the top occasion dress designers such as Damianou, Daymor, Ideas by Barbara, SIA SIA, Scaravelli, JSS Knitwear, Ann Balon or VM by Mori Lee have any plans to install cellular phones, GPS, laptops or DVD players into their occasion dresses just yet… But if they do, you can be sure that Blake and Company will be the first to carry them in our New York City Wholesale Dress Showroom

The phone dress is still being tested by telecommunications companies and they are projected to be released in the Spring of 2011.

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.