Last updated 7 days ago
Tis the season for some fun holiday shopping and entertaining. Are you booked for a couple holiday parties already? You're probably wondering what you're going to wear that's on trend but also appropriate for a work party or a friend's cocktail party. We've got a lot of new arrivals that are perfect for so many occasions! Come in and play dress up with us!
Black tie doesn't necessarily mean black attire, but it's hard to deny the classic allure of the simple black gown.
When you want more colorin your life, check out these gorgeous jersey gowns by Faviana for some festive inspiration!
Looking for a cocktail dress for a more imformal formal night out? We've got rows and rows of Little Black Dresses, metallics and pops of color for your event!
For more of our favorite holiday dresses, check out our Board!
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Last updated 1 month ago
We're getting ready for our biggest sale of the year! This November we're cutting prices to as low as $30 so you can score your favorite designer dresses, tops and bottoms for about 90% off!
Each week we'll be revealing some of the sale items, but the prices will remain a surprise because...well it's more fun that way! Stay tuned on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates!
Last updated 1 month ago
Military Balls are in full force this season. Have you been invited to one coming up? If this is your first time, we've got a quick and easy guide to helping you thoroughly enjoy your night. The best part? You get to play dress up!
1. Complitment your service member's dress uniform
Is your date wearing dress blues? You might want to stay away from navy blue yourself so there's no competing hues. Is he wearing a bow tie? That's a good indication that you should dress in black tie, floor length fashion.
2. Wear appropriate attire
These events are very traditional and the guests are expected to appear more demure than sexy. That being said, if you want to show a little skin pick a part to eccentuate. For example, if you're showing a bit of cleavage, don't also show off your bare back. If your dress has a slit (no higher than mid-thigh for this event) then keep your bodice modestly covered. We always preach dressing age appropriately. And regardless of age, you're not looking for a prom dress today, you're looking for a gown.
3. Have fun with color
While most women will be in black or dark blue gowns, you can always find a tasteful way to stand out using color. We call these our Wild Card gowns. Depending on the season, you can rock a lemon colored gown or go with a gorgeous jewel toned look. We love to hear you say you want to stand out at this event and that's why you chose Lending Luxury!
4. Pay attention to tradition
These events are wholly based on traditions. When it comes to the receiving line, generally you should leave extra garments (gloves) or items like umbrellas at your table in order to properly greet everyone. No doubt the National Anthem will be played at some point and it derserves your full attention. If you're not sure, ask your date what to expect when it comes to the receiving line, guest speakers, formal dinner, etc.
5. Represent your service member well
While the point of these events is to have a good time, make sure your behaivor is a positive reflection of your service member. Dance the night away but leave the club moves at home. Enjoy yourself but not in an obnoxious fashion. Think of this as a work event and all the other attendees as your date's co-workers.
So what are you wearing?
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Last updated 1 month ago
Did you know that we host events in our Tampa Showroom?
Not only do we make sure you have the most fun while shopping, we have DJs, bachelor auctions, puppy rescues, food & drink and prizes! Lending Luxury loves throwing parties and there's always one or two big blow outs a year!
We also offer smaller, GIRLS NIGHT OUT style parties!
Are you all heading to the same event and want to do your shopping together?
Do you want a unique setting for a birthday or bridal shower party?
Come play dress up with us! We block off time to our showroom floor and the precious dressing rooms so it's just you and your girls! Want a drink? We provide the wine and cookies! Please book your party at least 2 weeks in advance!
Have a large corporate party coming up?
With the holidays approaching, we bet you do. We'll work with your employer to come up with the best way to have your guests look like a million bucks while still saving money! Give us a call to set up a customized flyer or email blast with a special corporate discount (on large headcounts only). Parties can be booked (2 weeks in advance) or your co-workers can make their own appointments to fit their schedules.
If you can think of a reason to throw a party, we'll be ready for it! Bring your best girlfriends in for a fun night of shopping and chatting! Give us a call to set it up!
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Last updated 2 months ago
A brief history: Tulle is a lightweight, very fine netting, often made of silk, nylon and rayon. It is most commonly used for veils, gowns and ballet tutus. Named after a city in southern France, which was the center of lace and silk production in the 18th century, however most tulle used today is based on a British design invented in the 19th century.
Often used to give shape and fullness to a gown by being attached underneath as a petticoat, we are seeing the emergence of tulle as the main skirt fabric. It's not just for tutus anymore! The rise of the tulle skirt as part of a two-piece outfit began just a few season ago and it is gaining popularity in the formal wear world as well. No longer seen as a little girl's dress, these designer peices are feminine and whimsical but can also have a hint of sex appeal if the bodice is done just right.
For our favorite tulle creations all lined up together, visit our Tulle Board!
Designers such as Terani Couture, Clarisse and Jovani have been bringing us such gorgeous versions of these tutu-inspired party dresses for years. We're falling in love quickly with the bright colors and amazing ways they are adorning the bodices to make their dress stand out!
It's not just the cocktail dresses that are getting all the attention. The classic silhouette of the ballgown has been reliant on the layers of tulle hidden beneath, but now we're bringing that gorgeous, silky fabric to the forefront! It's also giving new dimiension to trumpet and mermaid skirts, baring the tulle at the bottom as if it were an embellishment in itself! These dresses aren't afraid to show you what they're made of and the simplicity of the skirt is often what makes the dress so beautiful.
Are you sold on the regal full skirts?
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