Dresses: The right dress?

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.

 

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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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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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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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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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Comfortable Fabrics for the Summer

It’s difficult to imagine our Summer heat and humidity with the cold weather the Winter has dragged into our Spring.  However, the Summer months will soon be upon us and it’s important to keep that in mind when dress-shopping.  The fabric of your dress is a very important aspect to consider when dress-shopping.

CM Couture’ Style 1064 is a perfect dress for an event taking place in the outdoors.  This beautiful, long, evening gown has an elegant swoop neckline and sophisticated belt of beautiful beadwork around the bodice.  Made with chiffon, this breathable fabric will allow you to feel comfortable while you dance the night away in the summer heat.

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CM Couture’s Style 1065 is a gorgeous dress for an event taking place in a banquet hall.  This beautiful, long, evening gown has stunning hand-beaded lace on the bodice.  Made with satin and complimented with a ¾ sleeve bolero, this dress is perfect for the air-conditioned banquet hall.

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CM Couture’s Style 5075 is a simple yet elegant dress for an event taking place either outdoors or indoors.  This elegant, long, evening gown has a rouched bodice and a v-neckline.  Made with jersey fabric, this dress is perfect for the hot weather outside, and the cool weather inside.

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Who says you have to choose between comfortable and stylish? With CM Couture’s collection, you can have both!

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Avoid the Stress, Give yourself Time!

My beautiful mothers of the bride and groom:

Dress shopping can be overwhelming and intimidating at first glance.  There are so many questions to ask yourself: should you go with a short gown, a long evening gown, a sexy dress, a more conservative dress, a flowy-style dress, a mermaid-style dress, a dress adorned with beading, a dress with minimal beading, a dress with a v-neckline, a strapless dress, a silk chiffon dress, a taffeta dress, etc.  But what many mothers of the bride and groom fail to remember through this roller-coaster that is dress-shopping is the delivery time!  Most dresses require between 10-12 weeks for delivery.  Also, upon arrival, a dress will require alterations and that will require fitting appointments.  In order to have enough time to shop around, find the perfect dress, wait for its arrival, and have the dress altered, we recommend our mothers of the bride and groom giving themselves between 6-8 months prior to the event date.

Don’t walk down the aisle on your child’s special day in a sample, off-the-rack gown.  Wear a gown that will make you feel beautiful.

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Fabrics for the Season

Finding a dress that meets all the criteria for your event can be stressful as it is.  Add the pressure of finding a gown that is weather-appropriate; and you have yourself one roller coaster ride!

The industry season is divided into two season, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.

It is important to note; besides garden and destination weddings, most gowns in the CM COUTURE collection can be worn all year round.  That’s because weather your event is in the summer, spring, fall or winter, the temperature is regulated indoors, so no need to dress for outside weather.

But not to fear!  Thanks to the carefully selected fabrics by  CM Couture designer Clare Nisker, these beautiful evening gowns will ensure both comfort and style!

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CM Couture’s Style 1065 is a year round dress.  Made with a combination of a light silky satin and silk chiffon overlay this sweetheart strapless gown can be worn to any indoor event, (optional straps included).  A beautiful, ¾ sleeve bolero will make you not only feel elegant  but gives the coverage you may need.

 

 

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CM Couture’s Style 1129 is the perfect dress for your Spring, Summer,Autumn and Winter event.  Made with a light Taffeta fabric and hand-beaded lace overlay, this gorgeous, long evening gown will not only make you feel elegant and beautiful, but will also give you upper-body coverage(bolero and shawl included).

 

 

 

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CM Couture’s Style 1109 is yet another great all- year-round dress.  Made with Silk Chiffon, this beautiful, long, evening gown will feel light and airy as you dance the night away at your special event!  A bolero and shawl are included to give more options.  Different colors offered make this gown a possibility for any customer as the fit will compliment any body shape. Just choose  a color that will be compliment you, the season and theme of the event.  Silver and Plum shown are just a few of the colors offered.

 

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CM Couture’s Style RA-G49 is the perfect dress for your Spring-event!  Made with light Taffeta fabric with hand-beaded floral lace overlay,  this beautiful, elegant, strapless gown is the perfect balance for any indoor event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McQueen at your fingertips!

Hollywood actress, Jessica Chastain, famous for her lead role in the Oscar-nominated film “Zero Dark Thirty “, wore an absolutely beautiful, long, sexy gown to the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles last year.  This beautiful masterpiece was none other than the work of the talented late-Alexander McQueen, from his autumn collection in 2013.

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McQueen’s gown, featuring a sexy silhouette and elegant sweetheart neckline, paved the way for Chastain to receive rave reviews on her choice of attire for the event.  But not to worries ladies! You too can wear the same Coutier flair like McQueen with CM Couture’s Style 1109.

 

 

 

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Style 1109 is a sexy gown ideal for all body types.  Made in silk chiffon, this beautiful long gown is perfect for all occasions.  Featuring a sweetheart neckline and rouching at the bodice of the dress, you too can wear an elegant, sophisticated, classy and sexy gown at your next event with CM Couture’s Style 1109.

 

 

 

Happy Shopping!

Guidelines to Necklines

The neckline on a dress – whether it be a mother of the bride/groom dress, a prom dress, an evening dress, or even a casual party dress – is a crucial aspect of the gown itself.  Being the closest feature of the dress towards the face, the neckline can be the determining factor if the dress will or will not be flattering on your body shape.

Here are a few tips that will help take the edge off of your dress shopping experience:

Ladies with a short, wide neck:  Look for dresses that have a scoop neckline.
Perfect dress: CM Couture’s Style 1064

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Ladies with a long, thin neck:  Look for dresses that have a high collar neckline.
Perfect dress: CM Couture’s Style 5095

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Ladies with a larger bust and shorter décolleté:  Look for dresses that have a v- neckline.
Perfect dress: CM Couture’s Style 1227

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Ladies with a smaller bust and longer décolleté:  Look for dresses that have a higher neckline.
Perfect dress: CM Couture’s Style RA-G49

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Email us at info@cmcouture.com to find a store near you!  Happy Shopping!