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Our New Addition Sara Mique

Blake & Company is so happy to announce that we are the New York showroom representing Sara Mique. Sara Mique is a beautiful hand dyed french lace and silk collection. The line is perfect for Mother of the Bride and Groom or a fashionable guest. We would love to show you Sara Mique the next time you are in New York City.

~Blake Fintz

Blake & Company Saboroma’s Wholesale Showroom

Blake and Company is now the New York City wholesale showroom representing Saboroma. This collection of gowns and dresses has something for everyone. The fabrics range from chiffons and satins to beautiful stretch crepe most styles and embellished beautifully. We can’t wait to show you this collection the next time you are in NYC.

~Blake Fintz

 

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Sonia Pena Coming to America!!!!

We are thrilled to announce the Blake & Company will be representing the beautiful Sonia Pena collection. This incredible Spanish line has been in business for 40 years and is now going to be available in the USA!!! Sonia Pena is very committed to the market here in the USA. They are opening a warehouse in Houston and will be doing all the shipping from there. Please stop by the showroom to see this beautiful collection.

~Blake Fintz

 

Ten Tips to Make Sure You Look Your Best in 2011

Special Occasion Dress and Mother of the Bride Dress Blog

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.

Mother of the Bride Dress and Special Occasion Dress Tips NYC

Daymor NYC Mother of the Bride DressA previous Blake & Company wholesale special occasion dress blog entry listed 3 tips for the daring special occasion dress consumer.  These tips are not for amateur special occasion dress wearers with little imagination.  These tips are only to be attempted by women who are brave mother of the bride dress consumers.  Only special occasion dress fashionistas will be able to pull off these tips that are guaranteed to make you look just fabulous!

Tip #4: Breezy, ruffled special occasion dresses are usually thought of as summer wear, however if you are feeling particularly brave – try this look in the fall or winter and the results can be fantastic if you can pull it off.

Tip #5: Belts are a hot accessory this season.  You don’t have to be a fashionista to wear a belt.  But – to truly show your style – a true fashionista will spruce up a special occasion outfit with not one – but two belts!  That’s right, it sounds risky – but the payoff might just be worth it!

Tip #6: The ’70s are back!  Try a high-waisted set of flare pants to make your special occasion outfit stand out!  This look can be good for the casual, daytime look, and can also be used as a cocktail outfit for a more formal evening event.

Tip #7:  Sequins, sequins, sequins!  Sequins are definitely in!  For special occasion dress clients who want to shine (and I meant that literally) sequins are the answer!  Sequins add an edge to an otherwise boring special occasion dress.  If you are feeling extra brave – go for a draped black dress made from lace accessorized with sequins.

More tips coming soon…

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.

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.