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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A Wedding Dress That Will Flatter Your Body Shape!

When choosing a wedding dress you want to make sure it is the correct silhouette for your body shape that will look flattering in person and in pictures!

Pear Shaped:

Chose an A-Line wedding dress that gradually flares out from the waist downward to make your mid section appear narrow. You want to make the focus your upper half by wearing a one shoulder, strapless, v-neck or scoop neckline.

We recommend:

Liz Fields Style #9233
This strapless ball gown style dress with a full skirt is the perfect dress to accentuate your tiny waist!  The  jewel encrusted waistband brings even more attention to your top half and minimizes your waist.

Busty:

Many women believe if you have a larger bust you are unable to wear any type of strapless style, this is untrue! It is all about choosing the right type of strapless neckline for your bust. Look for a style with a scoop neckline or just any type of slight dip along the neckline. This will still showcase your cleavage but in a classy, appropriate way. Avoid a straight across neckline or any type of fabric with a sheen to it such as organza or silk which will actually make your bust appear even larger.

We recommend:

Liz Fields Style #8369
This sweetheart neckline made out of crisp Taffeta is the perfect fabric and neckline that will flatter a larger bust.

 

Tall:

For taller women look for a simple silhouette that will emphasize your natural shape. A good way of doing this is having a lower waistline and a floor sweeping hem!

We recommend:

Liz Fields Style #9229
This mermaid style wedding dress is great for taller women with long torso’s. The silhouette is still simple but the jewel embellishment adds a little interest to make the bride feel extra special.

 

Petite:

Smaller body frames want to look for a modified A-line wedding dress that lays above your natural waistline that will make you appear longer. There is no specific type of fabric to look for you can either chose a simple material or one with sheen however you want to keep the attention towards your top half. Avoid any big details such as an over-sized bow which will make you look disproportionate.

We recommend:

Liz Fields Style #9232

This empire waist gown with a silver embellished detail at the bust is the perfect waistline to make you appear long and lean! The chiffon cascade detail in the front is the right amount of detail to add height without being overwhelming.

To find an authorized Liz Fields retailer near you please the store locator section of our website.

 

A Wedding Day Hairstyle for Every Hair Type

When choosing a hairstyle for your wedding day there are different factors to take into consideration such as your hair type and what it will look like at the end of the night, and if it will compliment the style of wedding dress you have chosen.

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SHORT HAIR

It is hard for a bride with a short style to make your hair look different from your everyday, ordinary do.  Here are some suggestions to add a touch of glamour.

* Curl

If your hair has a little length, but is still not long enough to do an up-do,
try doing loose, wavy curls.  This will add softness, and make you feel like
your look is put together and complete.


* Embellish

If you have naturally straight hair that is resistant to curling or is just
too short, put on a detailed headband or elegant hair pin. This is your
chance to accessorize your wedding dress in a different way than just
wearing extravagant jewelry or shoes.

MEDIUM LENGTH HAIR

This is the easiest hair length for special occasions because it is not too long and heavy for up do’s but is still enough to create a style.

* Braid

Braiding can give your hair texture and dimension. You can either use
them to create an edgier look or a simple ‘goddess’ effect. This would be
good for a younger bride with darker hair who is having a non-formal
ceremony and reception

* Chignon

A low textured chignon (a fancy name for a bun!) that is set off to the
side is a romantic style that looks good on all hair colors and face shapes.
The key to this style is for it to look natural and unpolished. You want to
curl your hair beforehand and have loose curls flowing freely. This works
best for people that have angles towards the front of their hair or longer
bangs.

LONG HAIR

With this hair length you have the most options to choose from when it comes to hair styles. It’s your chance to be creative and different!

* High Ponytail

A pulled back ponytail is a way to focus on your top half and is good if
you are wearing statement jewelry. To make it fancy add a little volume
at the crown of your head but be careful not to tease too much! Look at
your ponytail from different angles in order to find the right height.
Then you can chose to either curl the remainder of your hair or leave
it straight.

* Half-up

This timeless style will always look good on all long hair! Create loose,
tousled waves with a little volume at the crown. Then pull back the top
half of your hair, leaving a few front pieces to frame your face. To make
it more complete, twist the two sides towards each other and add a
sparkly accessory to cover the pins!

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Summer Wedding Tips to Beat the Heat

With the summer heat beating down at over 90 degrees even at 5:30 in the evening, it may be hard to imagine planning a wedding during the summer months.  There are certainly many things to consider, such as cost, and vendor availability, as the summer is the most popular time to get married.  If you do decide to plan your wedding day for a summer month, here are some tips to beat the heat:

1.  Wear light fabrics and make sure you have your wedding party do the same.  The only thing worse than picking an uncomfortably dress for your summer wedding day is picking out bridesmaid dresses that are not season appropriate.  You do not want 4 heat-frustrated ex-friends on your hands!  Try Liz Fields bridesmaid dress style #430 for a light feminine style.


2.  Consider an evening wedding when things will have cooled off considerably.  With some good timing and luck, you might even get a beautiful sunset as the backdrop for your vows!

3.  If you are planning to have your wedding outside, plan for a location where there is breeze, like the ocean.  Most guests will not mind the hot weather if they have an ocean breeze on their faces and a beautiful view.

4.  Embrace the summer as part of your wedding theme by handing out fans as favors for your guests as the walk in.  This is a wedding favor they will use over and over and remember your special day.

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With Love: Guest Blog

by guest blogger, Bella Gente Bridal, in Tampa FL

We asked our friends and Liz Fields authorized retailer, Bella Gente Bridal, what they would want to tell their brides if they could tell them anything, this was their response.

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Eight years ago, is when I can pinpoint where my madness as a lover of anything and everything non-profit started. A recent trip to the beautiful West Coast allowed me to become the sponsor of a little Guatemalan girl, my heart swells with every glace at her picture. Trust me when I say that if I had it my way, it would have been a one-way ticket that was initially purchased, and I would currently be protesting deforestation in South America with Green Peace and saving the orangutans! I’ve always been one of those girls who thought all drinking glasses in the world to be half full, and throw the gender classification out the window darling, ‘cause rose colored glasses would be the perfect finish to every outfit! I admit that I am somewhat naïve, and maybe there will always be people out there who don’t want what’s best for you, but I just smile and ignore them now. I entered college as a fresh faced youngster, delicate to the new world around me. I put my heart and faith into every class project, every student organization, and every open door life decided to throw my way. What I was not prepared for, was the overwhelming sting I felt after realizing those others with the same textbooks as me, the same collegiate sweatshirt as me, did not share my cheerful views. I lost a couple “friends”, even a boyfriend to my eternal optimist bent. They didn’t want to deal with me- found it exhausting to be around someone who couldn’t be realistic, normal.

For a while, I found me questioning myself. I know you brides will undoubtedly do the same throughout your wedding planning. Well, please let me save you the year I lost to questioning myself and hoping to fit into a category acceptable of others… the answer is simple, don’t do it! Now, more than ever, this is the time to know yourself- to be confident in who you are.  What you’re really looking for, is a style aesthetic reflective of that amazing person. Look through a couple old photo albums and you’ll find the answer. One of my favorite Beatles’ songs, All You Need is Love, says it all- because on your most important day, love is all that matters. From the heart-stopping love found in those beautiful green eyes standing next to you at the altar, to the unconditional love pouring out from your parents in the front row, love is ubiquitous on this day. I didn’t know a year ago that life would lead me to this bridal consultant position, but as I reflect back on the brides that this job has brought into my life, I cannot deny the feeling of love I’ve found from these amazing girls. Besides, I get to help them live out their childhood dreams about a certain white gown every day, and they don’t look at me crazy when my enthusiasm hits its peak- they scream for joy over the layers of lace and chiffon with me!

Speaking of happy people, I recently stumbled upon what may be the most innovative and heartfelt non-profit project I’ve ever had the pleasure of encountering, The World Needs More Love Letters. Hannah Brencher decided to leave love letters to strangers who looked like they could use a boost on her daily train in NYC, and has since brought over 2,000 love letters throughout the globe. Truly inspirational, it has inspired one of my own. Only the third I’ve ever written (I don’t count those intricately folded and overly colored with markers from the 6th grade)…This is my love letter to all of my brides- former, current, and those I have yet to meet or may never will.

Dear Bride,

You with the superiorly organized wedding notebook divided into sections for color palates, floral arrangements, and wedding cost estimations; yes, you hurling into the elevator with three bridal magazines in hand as you make your way to the next venue location… you are a woman of innate strength and beauty, whether you realize it or not. In this hectic, modern world we live in, you still manage to find time out of your day to coordinate seating arrangements and seamlessly arrange caterer tastings over the phone while answering work emails. Trust me when I say that you girls never cease to amaze me with how much you have it together. Perhaps what is even more important is the trust that you have given me, a stranger you’ve only met a few minutes ago to find the wedding dress of your dreams.  Thank you for your faith in me.  What starts as a bond over wedding day attire, almost always blossoms into a real friendship.  The same kind of love you would see from your bridesmaids standing alongside you in your wedding portraits, it is a friendly love that wishes you nothing but the best and the brightest future possible after the wedding.

I usually ask my brides during the initial consultation for the background on their fiancés, and I cannot express to you how it touches me when I can feel the palpable love between two people that I barely know. One of whom, I’ve never even met! Perhaps it is a way to fill that currently empty position in my own heart, but nevertheless, you add to your bridal consultant’s happiness and you probably didn’t even know it. No matter how many tasks you need help with or how many people you may have to ask for their opinions, never lose who you are. Your wedding is a celebration of you and your fiancé’s love for each other. Don’t let the potential fights over budgets, guest lists, and the need for perfection take away from that. Celebrate life and celebrate your loving relationship every day. Even if the wedding photographer you’ve been eyeing for months ends up unavailable, and it is impossible to afford that gorgeous Marchesa gown that just walked the runway, it is not the end of the world. There are dozens, if not hundreds of people cheering for you to make it to nuptials day- people who you may not know would even care, but we do. We all want you to have the wedding of your dreams, and we are not expecting you to end up on the pages of Platinum Weddings. You are in the pages of the hearts of your beloved family and friends, in the hearts of the bridal boutiques who are proudly showing off your p

ictures to new brides, and in the heart of the very designer of your own wedding dress.  Yes, details are important, but remember what led you here in the first place.  Don’t feel pressured to compete with anyone else, you are individually beautiful and your gown (and wedding) will naturally reflect that. Keep your head up, and I promise you will definitely get through it!

No matter how tired you are at the end of the day, don’t forget all that you have accomplished. Just like lace, you may be extremely vulnerable and even the smallest tear will cause major setbacks to the overall design, but the beauty lies in the fragility of it. Intricate beading and treads weave throughout the fabric, holding it together- just like the many people you have supporting you in your corner. You will be absolutely gorgeous on your wedding day, period. I’ve been blessed to meet my vegetarian soul mate, my bubbly style sister, my hot yoga companion, and a brilliant Ph.D student to name a few- all of whom inspire me so much every time they walk through the doors. They’ve shown me that love can be cultivated from the least expected places, and that it is more than okay to don my bright pink shades daily. I am grateful that I get to share in a part of your special days. I love you all- maybe it is the flower child in me, but I highly doubt it.

With Much Love,

A.

Bridal Consultant

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Thank you to “A” and Bella Gente Bridal for sharing your expertise on the Liz Fields blog.  We loved having you!  For more bridal gown inspiration and tips be sure to check out Bella Gente’s blog here!

 

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!