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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.

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.

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 Humor

Mother of the Bride wedding humor is upon us as the Bridal Couture Event of the Year is about to hit New York City.  Be sure to visit Blake and Company’s wholesale mother of the bride and special occasion dress showroom.

Here’s the joke:

Mother of the Bride NYA beautiful young bride was excited as her wedding day was fast approaching.  She was flying high and nothing was going to burst her bubble – especially not her parents’ nasty divorce.

Her mother had discovered the perfect mother of the bride dress to wear for the special occasion.  Her mother was going to be the best dressed mother of the bride in the history of mother of the bride dresses!

However, a week before the wedding, the bride found out that her father’s hot new young wife had purchased the same exact dress as her mother.

What would you do?  Well, the young bride calmly explained the whole situation and politely asked her father’s new young wife to pick out a different special occasion dress.

The young wife refused to get a different dress and demanded that the mother of the bride change her dress instead.

The bride didn’t know what to do, so she turned to her mother for advice.  Her mother told her not to worry about it, that she would just choose another dress.

Her daughter was thrilled and together they went shopping for a new dress and they found one that was gorgeous!

After purchasing the dress, which was kind of expensive, the daughter asked her mother if she needed the receipt to return the original dress.  The mother told the daughter that she decided to keep both dresses.

The daughter was surprised and asked the mom what occasion would she be able to wear such a fancy dress to.

The mother just smiled and told her that she had the perfect occasion to wear the original dress to – the rehearsal dinner, the night before the wedding!

It seems that the mother of the bride got the last laugh.

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, JSS 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!  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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.