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Top-Selling Dress of the Week – Style 1008

With the infamous Hollywood wedding of reality TV socialite, Kim Kardashian, and rapper/singer Kanye West taking place in Italy last weekend, it’s no wonder why Style 1008 has become this week’s top-selling dress.

Kim Kardashian looked radiant in a Givenchy haute couture gown created by designer Riccardo Tisci.  Keeping with the lace-theme that Duchess of Cambridge – Princess Katherine – paved for brides around the world with her elegant wedding gown from McQueen’s fashion house (Sarah Burton, designer), it’s no wonder why critics absolutely adored Kim’s wedding dress!  This Givenchy wedding dress was adorned with lace from its high neckline to hem, and brought the sexiness to the back of the gown with a beautiful cut-out.

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CM Couture’s Style 1008 has been the top dress for retailers this week.  Introduced in a new colour – Midnight Blue – mothers of the bride and groom are taking inspiration from the Kardashian-West wedding and bringing beautiful lace to their children’s wedding as well!  Style 1008 has a sweetheart neckline with rose-gold and midnight blue coloured, intricate beadwork from neckline to hem.   This gorgeous, long, evening gown is tied in beautifully with a taffeta bodice, and bow with broach to the side.  Wanting a more conservative look?  Style 1008 also comes with a shawl.

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Email us at info@cmcouture.com and find out how you can look fabulous in your very own Style 1008!

Happy Shopping!

Mother of the Bride & Groom, Dress-Shop Together!

There is certain wedding etiquette that needs to be addressed when shopping for your beautiful, long, evening gowns for your children’s special day.  Both the mother of the bride and groom should be on the same page regarding options of dress colours and style for both your gowns, in order to avoid clashing or buying outfits too similar to each other.

Here are a few popular options for our Mothers of the Bride and Groom:

Silk-Chiffon Dresses:

For those hot and humid summer weddings, opt for a fabric that is breathable such chiffon.

CM Couture’s Style 1109 is a simple yet elegant, long, evening gown with a layered silhouette made in silk chiffon fabric.  A dress that would complement this dress would be CM Couture’s Style 1064.  This beautiful, long, evening gown is made in chiffon fabric and is beautifully tied together with a beaded belt.

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Taffeta Dresses:

For a more conservative look, look for dresses with boleros.

CM Couture’s Style 1065 is one of our top-selling dresses.   This beautiful, long, evening gown is made with a taffeta base and adorned with beautiful, intricate beadwork on the bodice.  This dress comes with a matching bolero.  A dress that would complement this dress would be CM Couture’s Style RA-G154.  This unique, long, evening gown is made of cut-out taffeta with simple beadwork, and also comes with a matching bolero.

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Cocktail Dresses:

For a more casual look, opt for cocktail-length dresses.

CM Couture’s Style 1057 is a beautiful, short, cocktail dress with hand-beaded netting.  A dress that would complement this dress would be CM Couture’s Style 5089.  This sexy, short, cocktail dress is made of soft satin, and has delicate lace and netting shoulder sleeves.

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Happy Shopping!

Oscars 2013: Hand-beaded lace

Going down memory lane to the Oscars last year, English singer-songwriter Adele wowed us all as she walked down the red carpet.   Adele showed off her full-figure silhouette in a beautiful, long, evening gown from fashion designer, Jenny Packman.

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CM Couture’s Style 1211 encompasses many of the beautiful features seen in Packman’s creation.  Style 1211 is a gorgeous, long, evening gown, with ¾ sleeves and hand-beaded lace from neckline to hem.  This dress is perfect for any occasion, especially for our beautiful mothers of the bride and groom.

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For more information regarding retailers that carry our CM Couture collection nearest you, please email us as info@cmcouture.com.

 

Happy Shopping!

Style 1227 – Top-Selling dress of the week!

Dear Mothers of the Bride and Groom,

If you want to look elegant, sophisticated, youthful and glamorous on your child’s special day, then Style 1227 from CM Couture’s 2014 Collection is the dress for you!  Coming in the colours Parisian Blue, Black/Taupe and Charcoal, this dress has been on repeat-order by our retailers all across North America!  This beautiful, long, evening gown, adorned with hand-beaded lace from neckline to hem has been our ‘it-dress’ this week and it looks like it won’t be easing up anytime soon!  What makes this evening gown simply amazing is that it hugs your silhouette in all the right places and, like most of our CM Couture dresses, it comes in plus sizes as well.  Regardless of shape of size, you can look and feel beautiful on your child’s special day.  Email us at info@cmgtrade.com for more information regarding retailers nearest you!

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Happy Shopping!

Top-Selling Dress: Style RA-G49

At the L.A. premiere of the hilarious movie, ‘Neighbors’, supporting starlet Halston Sage made heads turn as she walked the red carpet in a beautiful, cocktail length, Christian Dior dress.  Her  ‘little black dress’ adorned with beautiful, intricate, hand-beaded lace reminds us of one of our top-selling dresses from our 2013 collection, Style RA-G49.

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Style RA-G49 is a long, evening gown, with beautiful, intricate, hand-beaded lace from neckline to hem.  Perfect for any occasion, this long, evening gown has been carried over throughout the seasons by popular demand from our mothers of the brides and grooms.

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Email us at info@cmcouture.com and find a CM Couture retailer near you!

Happy Shopping!

The Beautiful Bold Colour Blue

Hollywood actress, Shailene Woodley, graced us with her presence at the premiere of her latest movie ‘Divergent’ in London, England.  Woodley wore a beautiful, long, evening gown from fashion designer, Stella McCartney, in a stunning, aquamarine colour.  Critics were wowed as our young Hollywood starlet walked with elegance and maturity, posing for cameras at her movie premiere.

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Similar in colour and silhouette is our top-selling dress for 2014 – .  Our gorgeous, long, evening gown comes in a stunning Parisian Blue colour.  With its beautiful,  from its v-neckline to hem, Style 1227 has become an instant favourite for our Mothers of the Bride and Groom.

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Email us at info@cmcouture.com for information regarding retailers near you.

Top 3 Dresses for April 2014!

With the month of May already on its way, it’s time to take a look back at the Top 3 Dresses for CM Couture for the month of April.

Style 1129:

This long, evening gown, is definitely our most popular dress!  With its beautiful, intricate, hand-beaded lace from neckline to hem, it’s no wonder why Mothers of the Bride/Groom have chosen this dress to ‘wow’ guests at their child’s special day.

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Style 1096:

This beautiful, long, evening gown has taken the fashion world by storm.  This one-shoulder classic look with its beautiful flowered adorned with crystals gives our mothers of the bride/groom the glamorous, Hollywood effect!

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Style 1227:

Our designer, Clare Nisker, has outdone herself yet again with this beautiful, long, evening gown.  The royal Parisian Blue colour is the perfect backdrop for the hand-beaded lace that adorns this dress.

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Happy Shopping!

One-shoulder gown: The Classic Look

Over the years, Hollywood actresses and celebrities such as Emma Stone, Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman have trusted the one-shoulder gown to make a statement at their highly-publicized events.  The beauty of this classic look is the creativity that designers have with adorning the shoulder.  Most designers opt for the bow and diamond-broach effect on the shoulder.

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CM Couture’s designer, Clare Nisker, took her one-shoulder masterpiece, Style 1096, and adorned it with a beautiful flower.  Throughout the flower one can find gorgeous crystals on a sea of beautiful hand-beaded lace.  This gown has been one of our top-selling dresses over the last 2 seasons.  Make a statement at your next event and feel like a celebrity with Style 1096.  For more information regarding retailers that have our CM Couture collection, please email us at od@cmcouture.com.

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Happy Shopping!

Say Yes To The Dress, Again!

A common worry sales associates nationwide hear during their appointments are customers worried about spending money on a dress they’ll only be able to wear once.  But keep in mind, alterations can be done to any dress to make it look like a whole new look!

CM Couture’s Style 1001 is a beautiful, mermaid-style, long, evening gown that has hand-beaded work on the bodice and is adorned beautifully with a broach detail on the side.   This dress can easily be turned into a stunning, short, sexy, cocktail dress by having the flared skirt cut off starting from just above the knee.

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CM Couture’s Style 1096 is a gorgeous, fit and flare style, long, evening gown that is adorned with beautiful lace from neckline to hem, complimented with a beautiful flower on the shoulder.  This dress can be easily turned into a sophisticated, short dress by having the flared skirt cut off starting from just below the knee.

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CM Couture’s Style 1219 is a beautiful, romantic, Marchesa inspired ball gown, adorned with hand-beaded lace appliques over soft netting and tied in beautifully with a fully beaded belt all around.  This dress can be easily turned into a pretty, prom-like, short dress by having the tulle skirt cut off a few inches above the knee.

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Happy Shopping!

Lace Applique: Elegance and Sophistication

Over the weekend, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards took place in sunny California.  Our staff at CM Couture could not take their eyes off of the television screen! The fashion our young Hollywood starlets brought to the ‘orange carpet’ was fierce and stunning.  But one actress in particular took our breath away.

Peyton List wore a beautiful, short, tulle-bottom dress with an absolutely gorgeous and elegant lace applique on top.  This dress reminded us of our CM Couture’s Style 1022.  Style 1022 is a gorgeous, long, evening gown, with a rouched bodice and an elegant lace applique around the shoulders and bodice that truly oozes sophistication.  Peyton graced the ‘orange carpet’ with lace and so can you at your next event with Style 1022.

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Happy Shopping!