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It is so amazing how many people check in on Facebook everyday! It has become just like checking your email. The Blake & Company Facebook page is alway updated with news from the showroom. We post the hottest new reorder styles and let you know about new Mother of the Bride and special occasion collections that we will be representing. What we love the most about Facebook is hearing what you have to say. We want to hear about what your clients are asking for and how we can help you do more business with our lines. Please “like” our Blake & Company’s Facebook page.

Blake and Company: The Official NYC Sales Representatives for VM by Mori Lee Mother of the Bride and Special Occasion Gowns and Dresses

VM by Mori Lee is setting the bar for the special occasion dress industry in New York City.  VM by Mori Lee’s new special occasion dress line is scorching hot!  VM by Mori Lee proves that you don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks.  Their special occasion dress collection in not only innovative – but affordable as well.  VM by Mori Lee’s new fall special occasion dress collection has a buzz as insiders are predicting a huge season.

VM by Mori Lee has hit a homerun with their fall special occasion dress collection with their varied dress lengths.  VM by Mori Lee also designed their special occasion dresses with optional evening jackets – and the dresses look absolutely stunning both with and without the jackets.

VM by Mori Lee Special Occasion DressesGrays, blues and blacks highlight the fall collection of special occasion dresses.  You have to see them in person as the pictures don’t do them justice.  Special occasion dress insiders are invited to Blake and Company’s New York City Special Occasion dress showroom to see this collection up close.  We also carry other special occasion dress collections that are literally going to knock your socks off.

Blake and Company is the official sales representatives for VM by Mori Lee Mother of the Bride and special occasion gowns and dresses.

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.

Expensive Celebrity Weddings: Look Like a Million Bucks Without Spending a Million Bucks! Visit Blake and Company’s New York Wholesale Special Occasion Dress Showroom

Special Occasion Dress Showroom NYExpensive weddings mean plenty of special occasion dresses and a mother of the bride dress that is extraordinary.  One of the most expensive weddings in years took place in 2010 in New York as Chelsea Clinton and Mark Mezvinsky exchanged wedding vows.  Mother of the Bride Hillary Clinton was decked out in a gorgeous mother of the bride dress that was featured in a previous Blake and Company special occasion dress blog entry.

The Chelsea Clinton wedding cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 million.  When you consider that the average US wedding costs approximately just 10% of that at $30,000 just imagine the number of special occasion dresses on hand.  Aside from Hillary’s mother of the bride dress you can bet that there were many celebrities and dignitaries on hand for the festivities. 

Guests wore special occasion dresses by the dozens!  However, there was only one mother of the bride dress.  You can bet that Hillary did everything in her power to get a special occasion dress that would help her look her best.

If you want your special occasion dress clients looking their best, be sure to visit Blake and Company’s New York special occasion dress and mother of the bride dress showroom.

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 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.

Ten Tips to Make Sure You Look Your Best in 2011

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Special Occasion Dresses WholesaleTen Tips to Make Sure You Look Your Best in 2011

Special occasion dress designers and mother of the bride dress designers all have the same goal – to create dresses that make women look their best.

Knowing that women have different body types and different taste makes this a difficult task.

These ten tips listed below will help women who want to look their best in 2011.

1. Special occasion dresses need to fit a woman’s body.  Mother of the bride dresses that are oversized or tight fitting are not a wise choice.  It is essential to wear a special occasion dress that is a perfect fit.

2. When it comes to accessories – don’t overdo it.  Accessories are best when they compliment the special occasion dress – not overshadow the dress.  Mother of the bride dresses worn with a simple sterling silver necklace may not be flashy – but is more likely to make the special occasion dress stand out.

3. Comfort is important.  Women should not go out of their comfort zones.  It is best to wear a special occasion dress that you feel reflects your style.  The most trendy special occasion dress may be stunning, but if the person wearing it doesn’t feel comfortable, the results will be disappointing.

4. Belts – to wear a belt or to not wear a belt?  Wearing a belt depends on one thing and one thing only – women with thin waists should wear a belt with their special occasion dress.  Women without thin waists should not wear belts as it will make them look even larger.

5. Scarves and shawls are in!  A scarf or shawl can add a touch of elegance to a special occasion dress.  It is important to keep the accessory simple as not to outshine the special occasion dress.

6. Accessorize your special occasion dress with shoes, bags, watches, belts, jewelry and scarves.  A special occasion dress can really pop if accessorized properly.

7. When it comes to special occasion dresses – women should put their necks on the line.  Women with short necks should not wear a special occasion dress with a high collared neck.  Longer necklines are ideal for women with longer necks.

8. Thin women can wear shorter cut special occasion dresses than those who have wider waists.  Women with wide waist lines should opt for longer hemlines when it comes to special occasion dresses.

9. Special occasion dresses shouldn’t be too short or too long.  It is important to have your special occasion dress professionally tailored to fit your specific body measurements.

10. When it comes to special occasion dresses, light colored tops and dark colored bottoms are best for women with larger lower bodies.  Women with larger upper bodies are wise to choose special occasion dresses that feature tops that are simple and clean with soft, flowing fabrics.

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 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, 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.