62nd Primetime Emmy Awards

The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were on Sunday, and it saddens me to say that over all I was left feeling completely underwhelmed by the fashion I saw.  It used to be that you could watch the Emmys and be inspired left and right by almost every gown that came down the  Red Carpet, now, not so much.  It’s not to say that in the past the dresses were ALL good, but, the dramatic fashion forward gowns usually overruled the mundane or horrifying.  This year it felt as if everyone remembered the Emmys one or two days before the event, and ran  for whatever evening gown they could find on short notice, even if it was not extremely flattering or interesting.  It’s true there was some beautiful fashion, but they were few and far between; more on the good fashion later.

First, let’s do a quick style rundown.

What was popular this year?  Sparkles, sequins, and more sparkles!  In fact,  it seemed to be sparkles first, fit second.  Brides, when you’re searching for your perfect bridal gown do NOT take your fashion hints  from the 62nd Emmy Awards.  A perfectly fitting and flattering dress in a classic fabric will look 1000 times better on you than a flashy ill-fitting bridal gown.

Total number of glitter covered gowns I counted: 12

Another major style walking down the runway was the one-shoulder gown.  One-shoulder evening gowns can be very flattering, and give an added interest to a simple silhouette.  There is no denying that one-shoulder dresses are a very now.  Of course, it used to be that the red carpet gowns would be a window into tomorrow’s looks, rather than a reflection of current trends, but that certainly doesn’t diminish their fashion factor.

Total number of one-shoulder gowns I counted: 17

The next fashion trend I preface with a warning:  Do NOT try this at home.  Cut out dresses were scattered across Red Carpet this year, for reasons that are beyond me

I cannot name one person where this style has made their figure look better than it would have if they had worn a whole dress.  Even if you happen to be a size 0, in my humble opinion you will still look skinnier if you leave the holes for your Swiss cheese.

Total number of cut out style dresses I counted: 4 too many

As with any award show, the next day almost everyone will dole out their awards and opinions for best and worst dressed.  However, this year’s Emmy Awards warranted a little more than just best and worst in my book.

The award for the best Saloon Girl dress:  Cristina Hendrix

The award for the most ordinary dress:  Kim Kardashian

Honestly, it even looks similar to Rose Byrne’s dress from the same night.

The award for the most beautiful dress:  Lea Michelle  (Even though in my opinion this style it has been done before).

The award for the most terrifying/made me want to cry dress:  Anna Paquin

The award for the most baffling dress:  Lauren Grahm.

Lauren, I love you, you have a beautiful figure and generally a great fashion sense, what happened?

The award for the dress most flattering for the figure: Kelly Osbourne

And finally, the award for the most interesting style and best dressed overall: Tina Fey

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Buyer Beware of Internet Schemes

We know how important your wedding day is to you.  It is supposed to be the day where you feel the most beautiful.  Imagine for a moment that you fell in love with a Liz Fields bridal gown.  As an internet savvy woman, you have searched for your gown online and discovered it selling for a price that is unmatched at any retail store location you have visited.  You know that this seems too good to be true but you order the dress quickly before the website changes their price and you lose the opportunity.  Now your wedding day is approaching and you receive your bridal gown in the mail.  In great excitement, you open that box, only to discover in horror that it is not the dress in the picture and is of a much lower quality.  You have not received a Liz Fields wedding dress but rather a cheap knock-off and you have just been scammed!

Several of our Authorized Retail locations do offer online sales through their websites, however, it is difficult to know from the home page who is an Authorized Retailer and who is selling cheap knock-offs and illegally using the “Liz Fields” name.  Please take the extra time to click on the “Contact Us” portion of the retailer’s website and call to find out if they are actually authorized to sell Liz Fields, and what the name is of their actual store.  Just because you find a Liz Fields wedding dress online does not automatically make it a knock-off.  Check with our Store Locator to see if they are truly selling Liz Fields gowns.  This way, you can protect yourself from an unnecessary wedding day nightmare.  If you still remain unsure if the dress you are about to order is a true Liz Fields dress, please feel free to contact us.  We read all of our emails and we will be happy to steer you in the right direction.

Also, please keep in mind that when you go to a boutique, you might pay a little more for your gown, but you are getting service and attention that you will not receive when you purchase online.  Using a store for fittings and then ordering online is exactly why stores around the country keep closing their doors.  When visiting a storefront retail location in your area you are not only giving revenue back to your community, but you are also ensuring that you get a proper fitting gown, and that it arrives correct and on-time.  You are also opening yourself up to options you may not know about when you just visit an online store.  This is a joyous time for you and our Authorized Retailers are wonderful, ready to share your joy, and knowledgeable enough to make your day as wonderful as it can be.

Discover the Lo-Ve-La charm at a boutique near you.

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Inspiration Series: STYLE #9007

 

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Bridal gown style #9007

“The Rockin’ Radio Gal”

To say that Mandy is outgoing would never begin to cover it. She is loud, boisterous, opinionated, cheerful, and she is the voice that you are most likely to hear in the morning if you turn on the radio in her city.  Mandy was born to be a radio personality. For her it’s like talking to her friends on the phone for hours, except that she gets to share it with thousands more people.  When Mandy is not on air you can probably find her in the corner music store in the local artist section.  She loves being one of the first people to discover a band.  The added bonus is being able to yell “I told you so” on air to her fans, after her unknowns become the next big thing. 

For Mandy’s wedding day it is important that all eyes be on her.  She makes sure no one changes stations when she is on air, so they certainly had better not be looking away on her wedding day!  Mandy knew she had found the dress that would do just that when she saw Liz Fields original, style 9007.  Its pleating and beadwork were beautiful and flattering to her figure, but the element that put her over the top was the asymmetric full skirt. With a wedding dress like this Mandy knows she won’t have any trouble holding everyone’s attention when her day comes.

 

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