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Fall and Winter Outerwear

Friday, November 5th, 2010

This time of year wearing that special occasion dress can get a little chilly!  Choosing a nice coat or sweater to go with a dress makes all the difference.  The first thing you need to determine is how much coverage you need.  This varies by region based on climate and fashion.  Try to avoid anything to bulky looking.  If it’s really cold you can opt for a long, thick coat, but nothing too puffy for a formal dress.  In warmer conditions a nice knit sweater will do the trick.  Another consideration is how long you will need to wear the coat.  If the event is held completely indoors and the coat is just to get you from door to door, the look becomes less important.  But if you will be outside for part of the event then the coat becomes just as important as the dress itself.

In addition to style, color is a key factor.  Black, white, and brown provide nice compliments to dresses with a lot of color or patterns while dresses of those colors can be really jazzed up with a fun color piece of outerwear.  For example, these two go together nicely:

If the dress has a pattern or is very busy a solid color neutral piece of outerwear is the way to go.  So with dress I would go with a simple coat:

Hot Spring Fashions and Colors

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
Josie Girls Dress

Easter Sunday

I look forward to seeing the new fashions each spring because they are usually full of color, and this year is no exception.  Pantone lists turquoise, coral, violet, aurora yellow, amparo blue, and champagne among the top 10 spring colors for 2010.  I have definitely seen these colors to be popular in children’s clothing for boys and girls.  We sold out of boys turquoise shirts almost as soon as we got them in!  As soon as we received the new girls dresses, I had to buy the Josie for my daughter’s Easter dress.  She loved it and will be able to wear it all summer.

Nicole Girls Dress

Nicole Girls Dress

Pink and purple continue to top the best seller lists, but yellow is definitely making a strong comeback.  I expect to see more clothes available in shades of yellow for 2011.  One of the hottest dresses of the fall season was the Nicole which is now available in two new spring colors:  White with fuchsia and purple polka dots, and light blue with bright blue polka dots.

A few fashion trends that have continued through the spring for girls party dresses are bubble skirt dresses, tiered skirts, and pattern materials.

It’s nice to finally see some color coming into the boys clothing this year.  It started with boys dress shirts but we plan to keep adding fresh colors to the boys line including new boys suit styles.

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