Maternal America Strapless Cocktail Dress This sophisticated cocktail maternity dress has a flattering empire bustline.
Gingham weave, also, is not too open. The more open the weave the easier the threads can be displaced when the garment is laundered affecting the quality of the item. Click here to view our 'Drawn Work Lace Dresses'. Click here to visit our 'how to make drawn-work lace tutorial'. We are legal emigrants to the USA, from Colombia, and proud of both our adopted country and the heritage we bring with us from our land of birth.
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The cummerbund was first introduced by military officers as an alternative to a waistcoat, and later expanded to civilian use. The modern use of the cummerbund is an alternative to the semi-formal dress code. The cummerbund is essentially a wide band around the waist, made using fabrics of many colors. Although, initially the cummerbund had the pleats face up, the contemporary use is with the pleats down as its use is purely aesthetic.
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How to Sew Corded Pintucks. If you are allergic to cigarette smoke, you need not worry about one of our dresses smelling like cigarette smoke. Clothes sewn with love. Cindy Evans Costume Designer. Our Newest Additions From time to time, we will post here the newest items we have added. Click here to visit our 'Our Newest Additions'. The dress arrived safely yesterday! It is absolutely beautiful - and fits her perfectly too!
It's exactly what we were hoping for - thank you so very much! You do incredible work. Missy in Louisville, Kentucky. When you pay this much for a dress for an 8 year old, obviously the expectations are high to start. Still you managed to greatly exceed my expectations, the dress is absolutely beautiful and the workmanship is impeccable. I got size M. The material I thought was thin, actually it was not. It is very comfortable. If it is cold in the morning, I will wear legging.
I ordered size XXL and it fits like it was made for me. I ordered Wine color and it looks as shown on Amazon. It is plenty long enough to wear with leggings without any issues. It isn't sweater weight but since I live in Texas it will be fine to wear in Winter. I plan to keep this purchase. I would consider ordering again in other colors. This is my honest review and I didn't receive anything in return.
Only 1 left in stock - order soon. This is a really pretty top. I ordered 2 sizes up to wear as a tunic or dress. You MUST wash before wearing. I ordered to my mom a size Small. Her arm length is 20" inch. I am 5'4" and weigh lbs. Due to the goofy sizes on amazon, I ordered a L in the royal blue. It was too large but absolutely Beautiful!! I returned the large and reorder the royal in a medium. It fits great and is so pretty! The size chart is correct on this blouse.
I bought this shirt for Easter Sunday. I don't normally buy clothes online because it is a big risk of it not fitting me properly. I took a chance on this beautiful blouse. It is lined, the quality was fabulous and it looked so elegant on. Not only was it true to the description that was offered on the site, It was truly what I was looking for and it was reasonably priced as well.
You and Rachel have me thinking about this sweater thing. I know I will wear it for years, so maybe I will bite the bullet and get one this winter! That was such an interesting article! Thank you for the great inspiration. I am really interested in what you were wearing when you were pregnant.
I mean did you go for something cheap considering you would wear it for so little? Do you prefer waxing or shaving or some other kind of getting rid of unwanted hair? When I was pregnant I definitely considered cost, but mostly I just had a few clothes. By the time the baby came, I was definitely tired of my clothes, but during those last 4 to 5 months of maternity I got by with a couple of pants, a skirt, and about 6 tops. I have been going thru a revamp as of late.
I work so early in the morning in a radio studio where nobody sees me that it was really easy for me to slip into sweats and a t-shirt. Last month I went thru and purged my closet of most of those frumpy things and put my casual dressy clothing front and center. So I have added a few really nice classic pieces!
I bunch up some of the fabric in one hand and squeeze it for close to one minute. Release it and look at the result — lots of wrinkles is a big warning. I prefer cotton, but I hate to iron, so we have a firm rule to remove things immediately from the dryer and spread out or hang clothes that require it. For cotton knit skirts, tops, and dresses, or for woven cottons like denim or canvas, I fold them very neatly and smooth out wrinkles with my hands. I always do the scrunch test in shops — not just to spot fabric that will pack well, but also to check the quality.
I am a nurse and used to wear scrubs everyday. Now I work in an office environment and very much enjoy getting dressed in nice clothes for work. It extends into my days off, too because I am more comfortable with wearing nicer outfits. I actually enjoy putting together new outfits each day and accessorizing with scarves and necklaces.
One thing I recently did was organize my jewelry into an over the door hanger like this one, a simple cork board on the wall to display my necklaces, and added a few hooks behind the door for my scarves. Her hair was pulled back into a low chignon and she was wearing a simple white button-up, collared blouse. It occurred to me how timeless she looked — the photo could have been taken at any time in the second half of the century.
That was the moment when my personal style came into focus, and it is much like yours, Rachel. I favor solid colors, especially in nice knit tops, and classic lines. I like to add a piece like a jacket or scarf when I want extra polish, and in the summer when it is too hot, I wear more dresses. For dressier occasions, I lean toward a vintage forties-ish look or Chanel-style suits. I wrote a post about the same subject some days ago see the link at the bottom of this post.
Now that my kids are getting older no throwing up anymore, no dirty shoes ruining your skirt: I always try to wear a matching necklace and when leaving the house I add a bracelet after all I make most of my jewelry myself. I panic when thinking about my wardrobe. I always over-think and analyze everything and go shopping before special occassions. This has not been good on my budget and I often go from looking very put together to very messy.
Thanks so much for the encouragement! I will look at it as an investment and not vanity — even though it is so pretty. To Co-Op or not to Co-Op. Oh, that is a good question! I would like to say classic, with a touch of whimsy. I know I buy too much and I love your theory of buying a smaller number of more expensive, but wearable and timeless pieces. Time to go through my closet…again! Love your style Rachel, wish I could replicate it, but I get all goofy when I go shopping and start buying random things.
Dying to see how the renovations are going, give us a peek soon, okay? Rachel, your posts on outfits and clothes are so timely for me right now. I love your style guides! I have found the book The One Hundred to be helpful in guiding me to classic pieces and giving me ideas of how to use one article of clothing for different looks. Looking forward to your shopping guide! My husband always mentions that he likes when I wear t-shirts, but I hate wearing them; I feel frumpy.
Jeans with a tank top to layer and a comfortable blouse, combined with jewelry or a scarf. I used to spend a lot of time combining outfits, but now I just make sure that the colors complement each other and go.
You know, I was always a classic dresser until I started reading blog. Suddenly, my style became a little more bold. After I finish the current decluttering project I am on, I will focus on my wardrobe and bring it back to the classic, comfortable, and quality collection of pieces it once was.
I am struck by your out-of-hand dismissal of t-shirts. My wardrobe staples are t-shirts which I have in white, black and every shade of gray I can lay my hands on. They are fine on their own in hot weather, they go under button downs, sweaters and tunics and when they get a little stretched make great PJs. And in the end they cut up into rags. T-shirts are a classic staple in my wardrobe too. I like the idea of the dressy knit tops, also.
Simple v-necks in any color look cute under jackets or cardigans and can be matched with scarves and long necklaces. I could have written this article in terms of where my style has gone and finally landed!
Knit tops, a few classic capris and fewer pants , skirts, and a few dresses seem to fill my closet these days. And because we live where it is very cold, some classic sweaters.
The same clothes I wear at home are often the same clothes I wear when going out, including to church, with the exception of a special occasion dress. An apron helps me feel feminine and protects the clothes when doing messy work such as cooking or gardening. This helps remove residual soap that can accumulate and make darks look dingy. I have been thinking about my wardrobe again lately as I am pregnant and am now needing to dig out my maternity clothes.
The funny thing is that my maternity clothes are much dressier than my regular clothes because when I was pregnant with my second daughter I was working in an office atmosphere. I needed clothes that were dressy enough to wear to work, but comfortable enough for an already uncomfortable pregnant lady. After my maternity leave I chose to stay home instead of going back to work and I unfortunately adopted the jeans and tee wardrobe.
I would say my personal style is a bit mix matched right now. My goal is to have a wardrobe of clothes that fit well and make me feel beautiful and feminine. When I saw what this article was I was so excited to read your ideas about dressing.
You have a way of being direct and clear but also write in a way that is enjoyable to read! I am very much looking forward to your shopping guide as I am looking to rebuild my wardrobe and find shopping so confusing and exhausting sometimes! Does it say dry clean only or do you find some that is machine washable?
My cashmere sweaters all say to hand wash or dry clean. If you hand wash wool, use lukewarm water and minimal agitation. I love the idea of cashmere, and it always feels soft in my hands, but after just a few minutes of wearing anything made of wool, I am unbearably itchy.
I guess I just have sensitive skin. So no cashmere for me. Do you know of any stores that sell higher quality acrylic sweaters? Silk is also a good fibre to mix with cotton because keeps you warmer than cotton alone. Also have the same problem.
I tend to wear a camisole or in winter a jersey long sleeve top under knits. I much prefer cardies at the moment, so practical for much of the year in england when the weather is unpredictable. I have 3 long ones and 3 short and they go with almost everything I own. I always enjoy your posts on clothing. I wish my wardrobe were a little more dressy. I think I need to put more effort into finding knits that will wash well. Day 10 — Simple Safety Tips. I think collared shirts add a sense of class that other shirts can not.
When I go someplace special with Dave, I wear the good pearls which were his Christmas gift to me years ago. Vitage with accessories that pop. It also saves wear and tear on the outside of the clothing.
The churning motion of the washing machine is more easily duplicated in the tub; the sink prevents clothes from getting very clean. I like the idea of comfortable dressy but my day consists of on the floor, in the dirt, at the sandy park, on walks in the rain, laying in leaves right now: I second the cashmere though in the winter!
I think we are less messier in the winter too. One buying tip I use — no lint collectors. There are some nice black or darker items at attract lint — I will never buy! Just staying away from baggy things and wearing something on my neck helps me feel more put together.
It takes seconds to put on a necklace but it looks like you have spent time on yourself and thought about your outfit rather than just thrown clothes on. I love your style and advice! I need to work on building my causal dress wardrobe, and this was great inspiration! My style is pretty much jeans and t-shirts. Except that I swap the jeans for yoga pants at home.
Last time I went shopping I bought two polos instead of two tshirts! Solids, classic styling and cut.
But when I do, I just select from my prior 9 to 5 wardrobe. I have enough of the classics to last forever. Thank you for this timely post. I am a stay-at-home mom to 23m old twin sons so my wardrobe has been tracksuits and t-shirts. I vowed this fall to start wearing my casual yet comfy clothes. If I leave the house, then no changing when I get home. I still need to weed through all of my business and pre-pregnancy clothes to find the stuff that really fits and makes me feel good.
Very helpful post as I start to think about considering pondering the contents of my closet. Figuring out what colors look best on you is a great place to start. People who look good in pink typically also look good in blue.
I have a lot of pink too, and I notice that people are extra nice and polite to me when I wear it. My clothing style and my decorating style are similar: This dawned on my last year. If you look at my living room and my closet, they are very similar in both colors and patterns or lack thereof.
I have to make sure I wear clothes fit for the outside world as well. Pretty simple concept but it seems to have such an impact!
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