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Bridesmaids have all the fun

Whether they are short or long, plain and simple or with a little bling, most girls want to be a bridesmaid or a flower girl.  We have had an amazing summer so far and I am sure the second heat wave is on its way.  The team and I have been working with many bridal parties this season creating their bridesmaid, mother of the bride and flower girl dresses.  Our most recent work took place over the 4th July ’Independence day’ weekend, which  was a huge success.

Our brides chose their unique colours and looked just stunning on their Wedding day. Our first bride had the fairy-tale wedding consisting of the bride wearing her Cinderella full prom style dress (designer unknown).  The Solo Flair bridesmaid dresses in cream and grey chiffon complimented her personality, finished with the classic car in the background and the Solo Flair flower girl dress looked very pretty.

Cream & grey chiffon Bandeau bridesmaid dresses

Cream & grey chiffon Bandeau bridesmaid dresses

The city of London was piping hot and the coral diamante chiffon bridesmaid dresses we designed and produced looked fantastic on the Caribbean women. The bride looked beautiful and we were happy to see both ladies happy on their day.

During the summer months it is always better to purchase a light weight bridesmaid dress to ensure you feel cool for the long duration of the day.  Most bridesmaids will start their day being up from around 7am (just like the bride) to share photo moments with the bride, special breakfasts, hair, make up and of course dressing the bride.  With the church ceremony probably being around only an hour and a half, its the reception that could last for hours!! The last thing you would want is to be in a dress that is not suitable for the weather.  In winter, bridesmaids can go for dresses in  heavy jersey fabrics, satins, taffeta and have the choice of layering up with capes, cardigans and stoles.

Coral diamante trim bridesmaid dresses with off the shoulder sashes

Coral diamante trim bridesmaid dresses with off the shoulder sashes

Sometimes in the sales you can find relatively well priced bridesmaid dresses but just need them ‘tweaking’ or trims to be added.  At Solo Flair we do offer a bridal alteration service.  Dresses below where purchased overseas and we changed the zips at centre back and replaced with a corset lace up back.

Bridal alterations - zips backs changed to corset back bridesmaids dresses

Bridal alterations – zips backs changed to corset back bridesmaids dresses

Anyone who is going to be a bridesmaid or flower girl must ensure they are wearing the correct under garments and wear suitable shoes for a long, but yet fun filled day that you will always remember.

 

Marsha x

Sunday Best

Loving my Sundays

Today has been one of those perfect Sundays from start to end.  Every Sunday I usually start my routine by jogging round the park as I determined to get my health and fitness levels higher than before.  Its strictly all about clean eating all the way, fit camp and lots of water with...

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Must have essential items for A/W 2014

  • AW 2014 Shift dresses
  • Double denim
  • Double denim
  • Tailoring AW2014
  • Lace skater dress

Do you have the ‘must have’ essential items

The Solo Flair team are looking at the must-have essential autumn/winter wardrobe for this year while it is still a warm September.  While we still may have a few more weeks of warm weather, its time to start gathering the essential items to get you through the autumn months.

Our key items are as followed (please note all images are found on Pinterest)

Knitwear

One item of knitwear that we have already begun to make is the roll neck maxi knitted dress.  Its best to layer up so if you get to hot you can unravel worn with short/long boots in the autumnal colours of browns, greens and camel you are onto a winner.

60s shift dress

No longer are the seasons following one trend in one season but the 60s shift dress has been seen on so many of the runways.  Whether you are going for a half sleeved plain coloured shift dress or dress with a contrast collar be sure to have you knee high boots and long knitwear to finish off this look.

60s shift dress

60s shift dress

Denim including Trench coats and boot-cut jeans

Denim was seen on many celebrities during this summer and the trend is set to continue through to this season.  I am still going to wear my skinny jeans for an evening out with friends but will surely be wearing the new boot cut/flared jeans for a 70s vibe.

 

AW 2014 Double denim

AW 2014 Double denim

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Tailored dresses and jackets

Sleeveless jackets, full sleeved and dresses tailored to suit your character mixed with denim and knits is a must have.

Tailoring from Victoria Beckham & Lanvin

Skater dresses

The skater dress has become a staple piece of clothing that does not go out of trend. The use of textured fabrics, latest colours and necklines will singingly strengthen your 2014 autumn/winter wardrobe.

Evening skater dress

Evening skater dress