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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Who is wearing Liz Fields: Mimi Weingart!

Mimi Weingart first contacted us at the end of May, desperately in search of Liz Fields bridesmaid dress style 237 which she had fallen in love with and wanted to wear to a wedding.  We were able to locate a Liz Fields authorized retailer in her area and got the dress to her just in time for the event.  However, the more I corresponded with  Mimi the more I realized that she had a story worth sharing with everyone. Please enjoy this edition of “Who is wearing Liz Fields” as told by Mimi.        

 

Mimi in Liz Fields Style 237

"I did nothing to the garment but take up the hem. It fit me like a glove.”

  

“Culmination to Victory” 

By Mimi Weingart 

You’re born a girl. You have girl dreams. They are good dreams not illusions as pessimists claim. Cartoonists of the world have created a billion dollar industry putting girl dreams onto paper, film and video and yet when a live and flesh girl wishes on a star this is called silly. Oh. Well. I guess that makes me a “silly” too because Cinderella is my hero. People laugh when I confess such but then I explain. Cinderella has made Faith her servant and that’s pretty powerful stuff. Think about it. She continues to believe and trust in the unseen things even when the worst is upon her. So irresistible is her faith that those unseen things can’t help but to bear fruit to her hearts deepest desires. 

Don’t we all wish we could cultivate such fortitude? And while doing so, shouldn’t we dress the part? When I donned my Liz Fields dress it was the first time in my life I had worn such a bold vivacious color. After a series of personal grievances staged breathlessly back to back over a period of 8 years – a failed marriage, a child diagnosed with autism, the death of a beloved grandparent, I found solace in Hagen Daz and potato chips paying a dear price for it. My physical and spiritual health suffered with each pant size gained apexing in excess of 70 pounds. My choice of clothing, all blacks, grays and a neutral cream here and there, reflected my desire to blend in unnoticed, desperate to hide my tiredness. I had lost faith in those unseen things. I no longer wished on stars. What a un-Cindy thing to do. 

Recently, my 5 year old daughter Delilah, popped in a Cinderella tape her babysitter had borrowed from the Library and a flood of memories of who and what I used to be came rushing back to me. I watched Cinderella with my beautiful daughter 3 times in a row, seeing with eyes anew and becoming renourished and recommitted with every play. I decided to go back to working my Cinderella plan exactly as I thought I should as a child when my dreams came from an unadulterated place. I continually tweaked as I exercised new muscles, slowing putting all my ducks in a row, breaking new ground while keeping older proven ground fresh. It became effortless this new staying committed to my seemingly insurmountable weight loss endeavor because spiritual well being came first. The new size 8 is side benefit as far as I’m concerned allowing me to wear the colors not the style of garments per se I’ve always desired to wear with confidence.  

I’m still working my plan but I can see graduation on the horizon. I now sneak a wish on stars again. I think celebration of my metamorphoses will be a blood rose red stunner. Don’t recall if there is a corresponding Princess to such a hue but tell Liz Fields that she should most certainly make one up.  

"This is a picture of my daughter Delilah. She's the light of my life!"

 

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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   

   

 

Dress Guide for the Holidays: Style Tips from Wedding Dress Designer, Liz Fields

I know that deciding what to wear during the holidays can be daunting.  Here is a little style guide that I have put together for the holiday season.  I hope that you find it helpful, but, most of all, don’t forget to have fun!  You will look great no matter what you are wearing!

 

The Occasion- The holiday dinner where you meet HIS parents for the first time

Liz Fields Bridesmaid & Social Dress Style #350

The explanation – It is important not to seem overly sexy but still show off your beautiful self.  This strapless social occasion dress is perfect for the stressful, make-it-or-break-it event.  The square-neckline is flattering without showing off too much skin.  The added wrap-around bow detail could even give the subliminal message that you are the perfect gift for their son!

The Occasion- Evening get-together with your family (be it Christmas Eve,  Hanukkah, Kwanza, or a reunion)

Liz Fields Bridesmaid & Social Dress Style #365

The explanation – Having a family dinner can feel like navigating a minefield, depending on your personal family dynamic.  You want to look your best to keep any ‘loving criticisms’ to a minimum.  At the same time, you may not want to dress too obviously sexy because like the “meeting his parents challenge,” it might not go over the way you intended.  In this case, social occasion dress , style 365 will fit the bill. The v-neck will look stunning on you, while the pencil skirt will remind your family that you are the good daughter!

The Occasion –  Girls night out

 Liz Fields Bridesmaid & Social Dress Style #255

The explanation – It’s time to have some fun with the girls, and maybe even exchange some of those presents.  Now that you don’t have to worry about what you need to keep covered up,  feel free to let loose with this special occasion dress.  The wrapped details in the bodice are figure flattering, so all of your friends will be jealous of how great you look (even if you don’t want to admit you were trying)! 

The Occasion – New Year’s Eve

Liz Fields Bridesmaid & Social Dress Style #370

The explanation – Whether you are spending the night alone with your special someone or going to a big party, this a time to make sure you look and feel your best. The Chinese see red as the color of happiness and wealth so why not add a little red detail as a good luck charm for the new year to come (it will look sexy too).  This V-neck, halter-top social occasion dress will do just that.

Now, don’t forget that after the Holidays wind down, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  This day is especially important if you learn that the man in your life is planning on proposing.  With that in mind, you might want to start giving some thought to what you’ll be wearing on that special night!  Personally, I would go with something cute, short, flirty, and of course red.  Perhaps something like this  red  formal dress, Style #362.  

Liz Fields Bridesmaid & Social Dress Style #362

Of course, after he proposes, you know exactly where to head to pick out the perfect wedding gown!

Happy Holidays!

Liz Fields

Liz Fields exhibits Wedding Dresses at Bride Chic: Bergen County Brides Event

Hello friends, I hope the beginning of the holiday season is going well for everyone!

I spent my Thursday night getting to know some really special people that I wanted to tell you about.

I was invited to show our wedding dresses at the Bride Chic: Bergen County Brides Cocktail Party, which was to benefit Wish Upon A Wedding - New Jersey.  This was an exclusive, one vendor per category event, so of course I was very happy to have been asked to attend.

The Bride Chic event, presented by the Women’s Club of Ridgewood New Jersey, was held in a beautiful, historic Colonial building.  I heard a few brides enquiring about the space for themselves.

Not only was this a great opportunity to showcase our Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields wedding dress collections, but it was great fun as well!  How could it not be with delicious food, wine tasting, and of course prizes!  Oh and did I mention that  the event was emceed by Lisa Page, DJ of 92.3 and that Megin DeCarlo, of ‘My Big Friggin Wedding’ spent the night giving tips to brides-to-be!?

My new friend Nestor Cristancho, photographed this posh event, and was kind enough to share some images of our bridal gowns  for you to enjoy!

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields wedding dress style #9053

 Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields wedding dress style #9003

  

Photography Courtesy of

Nestor Cristancho
Photographer
www.nestorcd.com

What should Kate Middleton wear at her wedding to Prince William?

Unless you have been living under a rock this morning, you have already heard that Kate Middleton and Prince William are engaged! I wish them all the happiness in the world and look forward to hearing more about their wedding plans in the months to come.  Of course, what I am most interested to hear about is what will she wear!?  

So Kate, on the chance that you come across this blog, I wanted to share my top 4 picks for the Liz Fields wedding dresses that I think would look the most amazing on you (because a girl’s gotta have choices).

1. The modern one-shoulder trend is at its peak right now; and with its silky organza draped bodice, beaded appliqué, and ruffle tulle embroidered skirt it would be hard not to feel like royalty in this gown, even if your name isn’t Kate Middleton.  

 

Liz Fields Bridal Gown Style 9100

2. Kate appears to be all about elegant sophistication, and an ease of style, luckily that’s exactly what Liz Fields bridal gowns are about as well!  In this dress, Kate can show off her figure with the fit and flare silhouette, and wow the on-looking crowds with the original 3-D accenting chiffon flower details. 

Liz Fields Bridal Gown Style 9105

3. Of course as the future Princess of England, you can’t go wrong with the classic ballgown silhouette!   This ballgown screams “Princess” with features such as a sweetheart neckline, a beaded corset bodice with hand-tufted skirt over a layer of embroidered lace, silky organza flowers, and rosettes throughout the gown.  

 

Liz Fields Bridal Gown Style 9108

4.  My final pick is more on the trendy side than the other three, but I have faith that Kate could pull it off without a hitch!  This bridal gown features a Square neckline, and pleated bodice with a show-stopping 3-D abstract floral embroidered skirt.  The Colored sash at waist enhances the silhouette and adds that extra pop of color.  With this bridal gown, Kate could either stick with the trendy black or choose a more traditional all white gown.   

Liz Fields Bridal Gown Style 9112

So those are my top choices, but I would love to know what yours are!  Visit www.lizfields.com and pick your favorite wedding dress for Kate to wear and leave a comment, there is nothing more fun than playing dress-up with a princess!

Thank You to Our Friends at The Wedding Chapel!

Last month was my second visit to our good friends, The Wedding Chapel, in Crystal MN, where we recently had a Liz Fields trunk show!

I always have such an amazing time when I am there, as everyone is just so warm and welcoming!

Well, last week I received such a sweet card from them in the mail I simply had to share it with all of you!

 

Thank you so much everyone, I love it!

If you would like to see pictures from this trip, drop by the Liz Fields Facebook page!

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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Top 5 Spooky Wedding Dresses To Appear In the Movies

Halloween is almost here and I’m sure you’ve been wondering, “How can I use a wedding dress as my Halloween costume?” …what only me?  Maybe it’s just because of the abundance of bridal gowns I’m surrounded by every day, haha.

Semi-seriously though, the “trash the dress” photo sessions appear to be very trendy right now.  Why not use your wedding dress (which you already know you look amazing in) one last time as a Halloween costume?  Many photographers may even include a “trash the dress” session as part of their wedding photo packages.  If your wedding is being held in the fall, making your session Halloween themed is a great nod towards the season.

In any case, I’ve come up with a list of the best wedding dresses to appear in a scary or Halloween themed movie.  For those of you who still have not chosen a costume, perhaps this will serve as inspiration.  Or maybe it will simply inspire you to rent one of these spooky flicks for your weekend.  In any case, enjoy and Happy Halloween!

1.      The Bride of Frankenstein

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate.

In This Photo: Frankenstein’s Bride

2.      Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barbershop down in London, which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.  

 
 

In This Photo: Mrs. Lovett, Singing “By the Sea” and imagining her wedding.

3.      Addams Family Values

A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.

 
 

In This Photo: Debbie walking down the aisle to Uncle Fester

4.      Bride of Chucky 

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts, two eloping high-school graduates.

In This Photo: Chucky and Tiffany

5.      Corpse bride

 When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

In This Photo: The Corpse Bride assuming she is married