Be An Amazing Bridesmaid

Custom Wedding Dresses

It’s important to offer a bride the right amount of love and support on her big day. Sometimes bridesmaids can get carried away with great expectations or selfish motives, which make it hard for the bride to enjoy her wedding. While mistakes are often unintentional, here are some tips to help you be the best bridesmaid you can be on your friend’s wedding day.

Wedding Planning

Lend a helping hand when it comes to wedding planning and arrangements. Rather than step in on the actual wedding day, make yourself available to help the bride throughout the entire process. You’ll be surprised at how much offering your support throughout the planning experience will be of service to the bride and her groom. Knowing she has someone to rely on and take the weight off of her shoulders will be a very gratifying relief. The best way to determine what the bride needs help with is to ask. Whether she needs you to host the bridal shower, or help with the seating arrangements, you can rest assured that there will be plenty for you to help out with if you offer. Both the bride and the groom will be appreciative of your kind efforts.

Stay Positive

Brides can easily become overwhelmed and have plenty of “moments”. Rather than feeding into her emotions, it’s important as a bridesmaid for you to remain calm and positive. If the bride is overly emotional or stressed out, don’t criticize or become annoyed. She most-likely has a lot on her mind and it’s your job to keep her grounded and offer positive feedback and words of encouragement. It’s important to help out where you can with the physical arrangements, but being there for moral and emotional support is just as, if not more important. Keep a positive outlook will eventually wear off on the bride and help her to overcome any hiccups she may experience throughout the wedding planning process and up until the nuptials.

Be Happy About the Bridesmaid Dress

The bride is by no means required to ask you for your input when choosing a bridesmaid dress, but if she does make sure to keep your opinions objective. Base your feedback and factors such as affordability and how flattering it is to your body rather than on personal style. Whether the bride picks a wonderful dress (in your opinion) or not, it is your job to seem appreciative and wear the custom bridesmaid dress with a smile on your face. If you love it, show how thankful you are and if not, go out of your way to make sure you don’t say anything that might hurt the bride’s feelings. After all, you’ll only be wearing the dress for one day.

How to Chose a Bridesmaid Dress

Custom Bridesmaid Dresses

Once you’ve chosen your wedding dress, the last thing you feel like doing is taking the time to pick out a bridesmaid dress that suits and looks good on all of your friends. Oftentimes, it’s hard getting everyone to agree on one look, but you can simplify the process by following a few simple tips. Avoid a headache and reduce the stress of wedding planning by narrowing down your bridesmaid dress options and choosing a beautiful look that everyone will enjoy. Bridesmaids are responsible for paying for their dresses, so keep in mind their feelings but know that at the end of the day, the decision is up to you. If you have a wedding theme, the colors should be relatively easy to pick. Finding dresses that match your theme will help you narrow down your search.

Always keep in mind the weather when choosing your bridesmaid dresses. You want your bridesmaids to look great and be comfortable as well. If you are having a summer wedding, opt for lightweight fabrics and summery colors. If you want your bridesmaids to wear different colors, let them chose their favorites and tie the look together by using a consistent bouquet. Everyone’s body is different, and if the body types of your bridesmaid vary significantly you may want to consider buying dresses that flatter every form and share unifying aspects. These dresses will not be exactly the same on each bridesmaid but they will flatter each individual form in order to make everyone look beautiful and feel comfortable.

A lot of brides make the mistake of trying to find a dress that will outlast the wedding in order to get the most out of it. However, don’t base your decision off of trying to make the dress wearable for more than one occasion. A bridesmaid dress should revolve 100% around the special occasion and not be thought of as something that your bridesmaids will be able to wear after your big day. Throughout the process, make sure that you don’t lose sight of your sense of humor. Your bridesmaids might be full of surprises and it’s important not to get stressed out as your wedding day approaches. Remember that whether there’s an unexpected pregnancy, or extreme diet or weight loss, dresses can be tailored to fit the new shape of the bridesmaid. If you are planning winter wedding, make sure you’ve picked out a matching shawl or cover up to keep your friends warm for outdoor photos.

If you are planning your wedding, please visit our website for a huge variety of bridesmaid dress ideas. We have dresses for every wedding and are sure that you will find something that you love.

Wedding Day Makeup

When planning your wedding day most brides think about their wedding dress first, then maybe what accessories they will wear, and then what bridesmaid dresses their party will wear.  However during wedding planning it is also important to think about what you would like your wedding day makeup to look like!  Here are a few wedding makeup trends to help you draw inspiration from.  

‘The Color Smoky Eye’

 A smoky eye no longer means shades of grey, black with a silver highlight!

For a more modern look use shades of purple, green and blue to create a ‘bridal appropriate’ smoky eye. This is a more unconventional look that could be daring for a lot of brides but done in a subtle matter with the correct shades will make your eyes pop!

‘The Bold Lip’

Sometimes Women make the mistake of playing up more than one feature at a time. You do not want to look like you’ve decided to put on all the makeup you own at once! Chose you best feature that you want to accentuate and work on that.
A bold red or pink lip is a romantic choice that is a simple way of tying your look together if you don’t want to pile on the makeup.

‘The Golden Eye’

This is a new trend that has shown up on the 2013 Runway’s, a goddess golden eye! Sweep a shade of deep gold with a copper brown in the crease to highlight your eyes and achieve a sexy, dewy complexion. This is perfect for darker skin tones!

Airbrush Makeup!

To get your foundation to last all day consider using airbrush foundation! This gives a flawless finish that will cover all imperfections and discoloration. If you don’t feel the need to purchase your own airbrush foundation, go to your local makeup counter and get it professionally applied!

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Get the Look: Taylor Swift

Are you inspired by Taylor’s dress from the CMT Artists of the Year event?

Try Liz Fields bridesmaid’s dress style#225!  This short, strapless chiffon/charmeuse dress is the perfect style for any special occasion, and is the perfect way to wear Taylor’s signature color Red.  Plus the embellishment on the neckline and the shirred fly-away panel on the skirt give an ultra-feminine touch.

Liz Fields wedding dress style#9204 is the perfect dress to achieve Taylor Swift’s goddess look from the 45th Annual CMA Awards! The modified sweetheart neckline and asymmetrical raw edged layer creates a soft feeling that ties together the entire look. The vintage embellished waistband adds that extra sparkle that every women wishes to achieve on their special day.

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Picking the Perfect Bridesmaid Dress

There is nothing worse than being the bridesmaid who puts on an act of loving to wear that dreadful, tacky bridesmaids dress that the bride swore would be the most flattering dress because it obviously would look good on every body type.

Here are some tips for the bride to make sure their bridesmaids are the perfect complement on their big day:

Consider your environment

Much like your wedding dress, you want to make sure the bridesmaids’ dresses are cohesive with your theme and venue. When going for an outdoor wedding, choose something casual that still looks put together without taking away from the scenery.

Let the spotlight be on you

Don’t be afraid to act like a little bit of a diva! Today is your day and even though you want your wedding party to feel comfortable, stay away from dresses with a lot of embellishments or details.

Cover up!

Any cleavage should be put away and left to the imagination.  Every bridesmaid will have a different body type, it is important to consider these factors especially when choosing a strapless or low V-neck line. This is up to each individual bride, but major tattoos or piercings can go along with taking away from the bride’s attention. If the dress does not cover any tattoos that you wish to not be shown in your photos there are always options such as airbrush makeup, which is a temporary concealer that can be removed with soap and water.

Try Letting Your Bridesmaids Wear Different Style Dresses

This has become more of a trend lately where the bride allows the bridesmaids to pick out their own dresses that can either be different styles, lengths, or colors. This would be most appropriate for a more casual wedding or if you’re on a budget!

Still not comfortable going that casual? Stick to the same color scheme but with different necklines and lengths.

 

GET THE LOOK: ANNE HATHAWAY

Anne Hathaway is known not only for being Hollywood’s sweetheart, but also for her elegant fashion-forward style. Get her Red Capet look with Liz Fields Bridesmaid Dress 443!

 

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Get The Look: Paula Patton

This year polka dots have been a major fashion trend.  If you want to glow in this flirty style the way actress Paula Patton did, try Liz Fields Bridesmaid Dress style 445!

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Prom Trends From Liz Fields

 

Liz Fields Prom

It is the last week in August and some of you may be noticing a slight chill in the air as you walk outside in the morning.  For many, high school will be starting next week, and you know what that means… prom is right around the corner! Well maybe not “right around”, but it is certainly not too early to start planning what you want to wear!

Of course, I’m excited about prom season because this will be the year we premier our Liz Fields prom collection!  I hope you will love it as much as I loved creating it.

What I want to share with you today is some of the inspiration behind our prom line, and the trends that we at Liz Fields predicted for the prom 2012 season.

  • Bold colors, such as bright purples, turquoises, and shades of red.
  • In contrast, we noticed that white dresses were going to be another trend, possibly influenced by Pippa Middleton wearing a white dress to her sister Kate Middleton’s wedding.  On a side note, if you are looking for a dress inspired by Pippa Middelton’s fashion , take a look at Liz Fields bridesmaid dress style 400.
  • Showing a little skin is a prom trend that is continuing on to Spring 2012.  This could be anything from a flirty slit on the skirt, to a cut-out on the back of the dress.
  • Sequined dresses have been around for a long time, going in and out of style. This year you will be seeing the sequins used to create a larger pattern on the dress, in addition to the all-around shimmer that is classically known.

 

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Spring is Here!

Its official my friends, spring is here! It may not feel like it where you live, but don’t worry, it will before you know it.

The first thing I think of when I hear spring is color! In September, WWD predicted the top-10 Pantone colors for the upcoming spring 2011 season. Amongst them were colors such as: Coral Rose, Beeswax, and Silver Cloud.

At the same time, our Liz Fields style #300 was featured in Us Weekly Magazine In the “Hollywood Trend Watch – Look of the week/Look for Less” section. Us Weekly felt that our social occasion dress served as the perfect alternative to that of Odette Yustman’s Mousseline gown!  We were of course honored at the comparison, but also concerned, as we did not yet have that color option available. Well, now we are proud to announce that we do!

Left: Liz Fields style #300 in the “Look of the week/Look for Less” section of Us Weekly.
Right: Liz Fields Bridesmaid dress Style #300 in Tangerine Chiffon

In addition to adding Tangerine to our vast selection of color options for bridesmaid and social occasion dresses, we have also added Orange, Magenta, and Charcoal, (colors that have a distinct resemblance to those predicted to be hot by WWD all those months ago). We have also added two additional print fabrics to our collection as well!

Liz Fields Spring 2011 NEW Colors

 

Liz Fields Spring 2011 NEW Prints

You can get swatches of any of these new colors by visiting a Liz Fields retailer.

Now, I want to know your opinion, are there any colors you wish we offered that we do not already represent?  Weigh in below or send me a note on my Facebook page.

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful… but Liz Fields Trunk shows are so delightful

The holidays may be over, but the cold weather is not even close to being gone.  If you are like me, you may be wondering why it is that humans don’t hibernate through the cold winter days.  Well just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean your fun has to be, it’s never too early, or too cold, to start searching for the wedding dress of your dreams! 

Liz Fields has a record number of trunk shows scheduled over the next three months that we are all very excited about over here!  It would almost be hard NOT to live close enough to attend one of these exclusive Liz Fields events.  Don’t miss your chance to view our Spring 2011 Bridal and Bridesmaid lines.  

   

    

   

    

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

Always remember if you don’t see your town listed, you can also request a Liz Fields trunk show