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What’s Under YOUR Wedding Dress?

Don’t let your legs be last

Paris Texture Tights

The perfect man….
The perfect dress…
The perfect flowers…
The perfect cake…
The perfect legwear…WHAT?!!

Yes, the perfect legwear!

Planning a wedding takes time, patience and remembering every detail. Finding “the one” dress is almost as important as finding
“the one” husband. The dress includes not only the beautiful dress and veil, but everything else “under the dress” such as the shoes, garter and undergarments, and stockings. The entire “package” is a personal expression of the bride’s personality so it’s an opportunity to be playful, fun and surprising.

I recently spoke with Michael Nolte, a well-known bridal consultant, motivational speaker, and designer with two bridal salons in Kansas City. Michael has been designing bridal gowns for over 25 years and has contracted to style over 1000 weddings since 1980. When I asked him what the ladies are wearing on their legs under their dress, he smiled and said that the current style is “au natural” with a simple garter. We are all familiar with the ceremony of the groom lifting the dress, exposing the leg and removing the garter. Brides are spending beaucoup bucks on their shoes so Michael thinks doing something special with legwear is a unique opportunity to add even more fun under the dress while showing some of the bride’s fun personality. There are so many beautiful and fun stockings, tights and thigh highs available.

Yes, beautiful legs are a natural solution but here are some fresh new options to make your wedding as unique as you are!

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Socks and Sandals-Seriously?

Victorian_Lace_showNO! Socks and sandals are not serious. They are a fun, refreshing opportunity to add some fresh fashion options to your wardrobe this spring and summer. It is OK to wear socks with your sandals or your favorite pumps. There is a lot of chatter out there about whether this look is out or in this year or if it is even an acceptable choice.  It certainly takes the right attitude, right shoes and the right socks. The combination is not new. We actually are borrowing and updating a popular look from the 50’s when women wore socks with their sandals and sneakers every day.

Last year we saw this look on the runway and it continues again this year particularly supporting some of the 2011 trends we are seeing such as color blocking, lace, and just personal choices from the feet up.

Take a look at some of the fashions that include socks this spring and summer.

This one is from Trendencias.

Blue socks and red shoes

Here is another from the Glamour’s Young and Posh blogger network.

White lace socks with white shoes

Love this photo from the Copper Etiquette blog

Row of shoes and socks

So, the sun is finally out and we begin to get our legs and feet ready to see the light of day.  We run to the salon to get pedicures, shave our legs, slather on the self tanning lotions, and change out our wardrobe for the fun skirts, shorts, and capris that we hope fit this year.  Just consider the option of sandals and socks and have fun.

Go ahead and try it–seriously!

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FASHION TRENDS 2011 – WWDMagic Show, WWIN & ATS

For the past few years we have participated in the WWIN(Women’s Wear in Nevada) fashion shows in Las Vegas.  Whether you are a vendor, a buyer, or checking out the fashion trends, the show provides a great opportunity for vendors and buyers interested in the latest trends to get together to see, sell, and discuss the latest trends.

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LACE IT UP!

When we think of lace we usually associate it with our most intimate apparel such as lingerie or nightwear. No longer do we hide this girly accent! Lace is now a delightful fashion focus that is fully exposed whether on a dress, scarf, skirt, or legwear.

Lace Inspiration

Lace it up!!

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