Liz Fields Featured on Weddingdresses.com: A Fashionista Should Not Compromise Style For Money

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Liz Fields was born and raised in the Fashion district of New York. Her collection manages to offer stylish and hip wedding dresses starting at $650. Bridesmaids are also affordable at $150-$200. You don’t need to look like everybody else if you really can’t afford a Couture price-point. You can have it all with Liz Fields!

Detachable soft ballgown skirt

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Bridal gown Style #9101

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Bridal gown Style #9110

Liz Fields Bridesmaid Dress Style #352

Liz Fields Bridesmaid Dress Style #372

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5 Tips to Beat the Rainy Wedding Day Blues

Ladies, I know that when you are imagining your wedding day you are probably picturing a beautiful sunny day with birds chirping, I know I am.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature often has other plans.

I happened to be staying at a hotel near the shore a few weeks ago.  The hotel was booked solid with weddings.  Little girls in adorable pink dresses, and bridesmaids carrying bouquets were running all over the place.  The previous day had been the perfect day to get married, not too hot, not too cold.  Sunday however, was pouring.  I saw a bride on her way to her ceremony looking completely stressed out.  I have to assume the rain was at least partially contributing to her stress.  Honestly I almost ran into her while getting off the elevator because her photographer had chosen the lobby as the ideal spot to do their photo shoot, not the best plan.

If you do end up with some rain on your wedding day, don’t fret, with some extra planning and a different outlook on things no one can rain on your parade.

  1. If you are planning to have any of your wedding ceremony or celebration outside, pick a venue that has a good rainy day plan.  Make sure you like your venue and photo locations for your rain plan almost as much as your outdoor choices.
  2. Pack a second pair of shoes that match your bridal gown.  Ask your bridesmaids do the same.  This way if any of you step in the mud or a puddle you are not stuck with the evidence all day.
  3. If you know a few weeks before that the chances of rain are looking good, try to find some cute umbrellas that coordinate with your wedding dress.  This could make for a nice outdoor photo opportunity without leaving you soaking wet and cold.
  4. Rainy days actually make for some very interesting photographs.  Ask your photographer for their rain ideas beforehand.  Imagine for a moment your beautiful bridal gown reflected in a puddle next to you, while you are holding your cute umbrella (which you already had on standby) then, maybe throw in some bold colored rain boots for some extra drama! 
  5. Schedule an extra 10 minutes to your commute during your wedding day if rain is in the forecast.  We all know commuting to work in the rain takes longer; there is no need to worry that you are going to be late for your own wedding as well.

 

Our Spring 2011 Bridal and Bridesmaid styles are now available to preview on the Liz Fields website.

Coming to an authorized Liz Fields retailer near you this winter!

 

 

 

Liz Fields Runway Show Recap from the CurvySocialite.com

Tamara Walker, freelance writer, publicist, and writer/creator of the blog The Curvy Socialite, attended our Liz Fields runway show at Nolcha Fashion week, last Monday.  Below is the article she wrote about the event.  Thank you, Tamara, for the beautiful recap of our runway show!

Liz Fields Bridal Gown Style#9102- Photo Courtesy of Seth London

 

FASHION WEEK RECAP: Liz Fields Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Show

September 18, 2010 by nyprdiva

Besides Mercedes Benz/IMG, there are other groups that hosted Fashion Week in New York this season—including NOLCHA. Started by Kerry Bannigan, a Brit with a passion for fashion and business, NOLCHA is one of the “leading business platforms for independent fashion designers and retailers” by providing educational and event resources and thus “making business easy for the fashion minded.” In the short time that NOLCHA has been around, the company has done great things for brands that may not have had the opportunity to showcase themselves to the world. So each season, when the invitation for NOLCHA Fashion Week (which ran September 13th- 16th), I make it a point to attend some of their events. This season, I was introduced to the lovely bridal and evening wear collection of Liz Fields.

Named after the designer, Liz Fields is a luxury, special occasion (weddings, black-tie, red carpet, and more) brand that last year with launched with their Spring 2010 collection. The brand’s mission is to “create gowns that women fall in love with.”  With their Spring 2011 collection, they definitely achieved that goal.

The show had almost an ethereal feel to it with the models walking barefoot (odd at first, but when you continued watching the show, it fit perfectly) on a rose petal- covered runway. Featuring the traditional hues of Spring and Summer (teals, pinks, whites, creams and yellow), the collection featured pieces that were very much about the minute details (pearl beadings, gem appliqués, floral additions, etc) as well as the overall look. Liz took into account every aspect of the dress ensuring that the woman lucky enough to wear it would look absolutely gorgeous.

 
Liz Fields& Kerry Bannigan

 

Here are a few pieces that were on display before the show….

And one of the models post-show…..

Read the whole article at:  http://curvysocialite.wordpress.com/2010/09/18/fashion-week-recap-liz-fields-springsummer-2011-fashion-show/

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Tips to make your bridesmaid dresses wearable

There is an ugly rumor going around in the bridal industry that brides are picking “ugly” dresses for their bridesmaids to wear on purpose so that they will look better.  I certainly do not believe that is er necessary.  First, let’s look at the most obvious, if your bridesmaids look bad, all of your photos will look bad too!  Secondly, if you find a truly beautiful bridal gown, like say Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields style 9001, there is no danger in anybody shining brighter than you will no need to diminish anyone else in the process.

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Style #9001

On Project Runway last week they even had an episode where they challenge was to take an old “ugly” bridesmaid dress and turn it into something wearable and trendy.  Honestly, the first thing I noticed about many of the bridesmaid dresses was that they didn’t fit the ladies wearing them correctly.

 

 

Always leave room in your budget for quality alterations after you receive your dresses.  If you bridesmaids are the ones covering the cost of their gowns, ask them how much they are willing to spend so that they are not stuck with an over budget dress, and no money left to make it fit correctly.  Some salons will even include that as part of their service. 

The second problem with the bridesmaid dresses on Project Runway last week was that some of the colors were just awful on the girls!  I understand if you love hot pink more than life itself but if none of your bridesmaids looks good in hot pink, maybe you could use that color somewhere else in the decorations, or the bouquets, and then pick a less dominating color for the bridesmaid dresses.  At Liz Fields, we offer to send fabric swatches to our authorized retailers for you and your bridal party too use when picking a color.  These swatches can be very helpful in the planning process.

My final suggestion is to let you bridesmaids have some say in the style.  Experts agree that brides should go shopping for their bridesmaid dresses for the first time on their own.  Take a pad of paper with you and write down what elements you like, and would like to have featured in the dresses for your bridesmaids.  The next time you go shopping take your bridesmaids with you, and share with them what you are looking for.  If the most important thing to you is that, all of your bridesmaids are wearing cap sleeves, maybe you could compromise, and they could each wear a different style dress in the same color, as long as they all have cap sleeves.

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With Liz Fields, being a bridesmaid is no longer a curse…it’s a blessing!

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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Inspiration Series: STYLE #9013

 
 

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Bridal gown style #9013

“The Romantic”

 

Iris was always the maker of other people’s dreams. In school, she was the one who set her friends up on dates.  She would wait at home curled up with a good love story waiting for the phone call telling her how romantic their nights had been.  She would happily listen knowing that she had been right.  

After graduation, Iris knew that she was meant to be a wedding planner because she loved helping other people have their perfect night.  It wasn’t until an old friendship blossomed into a romance that she realized it was time for her to have a perfect night of her own.  

For her dress, Iris wanted to go classical and romantic, and she choose a Liz Fields original, style 9013.  This strapless tulle bridal gown, with beaded and embroidered lace appliqués, and a hem treated with lace appliqués makes her feel like a character out of one of her books.  Iris is excited that she gets to be the one with the romantic wedding story to tell everyone now.

 

 

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Wedding Style Tips For Hot Summer Days

It is currently 103° outside!  Just thinking about how hot it is makes me feel overheated!

I can’t help but think that on a day like today I would hate being a bride wearing a huge wedding dress with a long train.  Even if the dress is sleeveless, +100° weather is not the time to mess around!

If you are considering having your wedding on a lovely summer day, here are some styles I recommend to stay cool in while still looking gorgeous.

The dresses shown are from our Liz Fields Destination Bridal collection, and with their light chiffon and charmeuse fabrics you will feel as great as you look!

Meanwhile, don’t forget about your girls.  If your bridesmaids are dropping like flies in the heat it might just put a damper on your wedding!  I’m joking, but as someone who was a Maid of Honor just a few years ago, little things like heat can be very distracting, and you don’t want anything distracting from your day.

This style is perfect if you want your bridesmaids dresses to have a formal look during the ceremony, but a ready-to-dance look at the reception.

Liz Fields Bridesmaid Style 309

Keep cool, and remember that the national weather service recommends that you say in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Your (Overheated) Guest Blogger – Ariel 

And The Winners Are…

Hello Everyone, I am sad to say that our Fashion Origami contests have come to a close!  It has been so much fun!

First, I would like to introduce our guest judges, Carolyn and Kate.  Carolyn and Kate are sisters, and you may recall Carolyn is my 8-year-old friend who originally inspired this entire origami series.

For those who haven’t been following from the beginning here is a summary of the contests

Our Contest :  At Liz Fields we are going to make one origami garment each day and post them here. Whoever has the best collection at the end of 60 days, wins! Think of it as Project Runway meets Julie & Julia.

Your Contest:  We would love you play along with us!  Send us your own fashion origami creations and at the end of 60 days one lucky contestant will win a Liz Fields original hairpiece featured in our Fall 2010 photo shoot!  This is a great unique accessory to wear on your wedding day!

Now it is my pleasure to congratulate Anna, from Chicago, Illinois, on her origami wedding dress submission.  Great job Anna, we will be contacting you soon!

I am also pleased to announce the winner of our own Liz Fieldsorigami contest.  The winner is, Roxan!

Here is what Carolyn and Kate had to say about their decision.

“We chose this because we love how she made the wedding dress with the tiers and we loved the purple shoes with the matching bag.  Very cool!” 

A big thank you to all of our participants, I hope you had as much fun making your origami pieces as we did!  Of course thank you to Carolyn and Kate for being great guest judges!

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Fashion Origami Competition- Day 57 The Final Roundup

It is day 57 of our Fashion Origami Contest, which means this Friday we will be announcing a winner of both of our Liz Fields competitions. If you have not submitted your design yet, you still have until Thursday night to send your images to LizFields@LizFields.com 

Before I show everyone’s final collections and submissions, I would like to share a cute and topic appropriate  DIY project I came upon this morning. 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

In case you were wondering how our little contest could ever apply to your wedding inspiration, take a look at this adorable origami heart, perfect for wedding invitations or even a love note to your sweetie.  Read the whole article at eartdrinkchic. 

Back to our contests, here are the submissions that you sent to us! 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

Names and locations of contestants from left to right:  

  1. Sylvia – New Jersey 
  2. Jennifer- Massachusetts 
  3. Anna- Chicago 
  4. Jennifer – California 
  5. Maria- Florida 
  6. Rachel- New York 
  7. Elise- Minnesota 

Our special guest judges will be looking over each entry and picking a winner on Friday. 

They are all so unique I’m sure it will be a tough decision.  I especially enjoy the origami bridal gown photographed on top of  Bride and Bloom magazine.  Incidentally, if you happen to pick up the latest issue of Bride and Bloom magazine you will find our bridesmaid dresses and bridal gowns as part of their showcase! 

Now, on to our own DIY adventures! 

Origami collection by Liz: 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Origami Collection by Roxan: 

 

 

  Notice her original wedding dress origami pattern! 

Origami Collection by Ariel: 

   

  

  

  

  

  

Some valiant attempts at origami hats by Pam and Andrew: 

 

 

Leave a note with your votes for favorite design! 

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Who is wearing Liz Fields: Meghan Conlon!

By Guest Blogger Ariel Hahn

At Liz Fields, our mission is to design wedding dresses and social occasion dresses for real women to fall in love with.  So often, we never know who is wearing our dresses as we usually only deal with the boutiques and salons who sell our dresses.  Every once in a while however, a story comes along that reminds us our mission is working.

The first special women we would like to introduce you to was brought to us by Bel Fiore Bridal, in Marietta, GA.  Meghan Conlon is actually one of the friendly faces you would see if you were to go shopping at Bel Fiore Bridal.  

Meghan’s now fiancé proposed to her last June at sunset on the beautiful beach of Marco Island, FL., how romantic!  They are going to be married on the beach this September.

Meghan and Austan

We are truly honored and excited that someone who works around bridesmaids dresses all day long has chosen one of Liz Fields original dresses as her style for the bridal party! 

Here is the bridesmaids dress Meghan chose:

Liz Fields Social Occasion Dress Style #240 in Moss

Congratulations Meghan!!

If you have a story or wedding that you would like to be included in our “Who is Wearing Liz Fields” series, email us at lizfields@lizfields.com

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