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Last week we debuted our Spring Fling Gala Collection featuring some super cute gowns in a lovely soft, springy palette. Today, these traits are going to carry over into our Cocktail Collection which will showcase some of our favorite fabrics, embellishments and, yes, spring inspired colors.
White | Nicole Miller | Cloud Dress
Just call this your LWD (Little White Dress). Featuring thicker straps so you can feel comfortable wearing a bra, ruched material along the sided met with a soft stretchy material cascading down the middle front and back. The sexy cutout back leaves the perfect amount of mystery. Perfect for a cruise, date night, or just a fun night out.
Blue | Primavera | Superb Swirling Dress
Be a modern woman in this premiere dress from Primavera Couture. Lovely cap sleeves embrace your shoulders and part into a deep neckline. A webbed arrangement of accents twirls over the solid sheath to make you the center of attention. A short mini-dress hemline looks great when paired with stilettos or your favorite pumps.
Purple | Terani | Crystal Cocktail Dress
Terani’s done it again with this perfect little cocktail dress. The fitted silhouette is embellished with rhinestones and sequins creating a gorgeous shimmering effect all over. There is light boning in the bodice to keep it up and on. Perfect for an all night party!
Green | Ema Savahl | Heartshape Corset Dress
This incredibly sexy mini by Ema Savahl has hand-painted artwork in green and blue. This fantastic piece has a sweetheart neckline with a corset style back. It also has a built in bra that allows it to fit your body perfectly.
Coral | Cynthia Steffe | Orange Flower Dress
Ooh La La! This little number is perfect for after work martinis or a fun night out. Featuring delicate fabricated roses displayed from the top left shoulder to the bottom of the dress. The stretchy material is light and comfortable to your body.
Pink | Mark & James Badgely Mischka | Blush Floral Feather Dress
Simply elegant are the words to describe this dress. This Mark & James dress features delicate lace floral material, a sweetheart neckline, and light feather detail work on the bottom of the dress.
So now that you've seen our favorite spring inspired cocktail dresses, what are you wearing this season?
P.S. Why We Love Spring Colors & How to Find a Fabulous Dress For Every Occasion
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This Spring we know you've got a lot of events coming up. Some black tie, some weddings, some more casual than others. We're a big believer in dressing to match the season at Lending Luxury. Maybe that's because in Florida you really need to take the weather into consideration when choosing fabrics (and color if your event is outside). We love to play around with spring colors because, honestly, those are the most girlie! The Spring Fling collections are to show you the highlights of what these lighter choices can do for you. The Gala Collection features some stunning gowns in lovely, frothy colors and fabrics that are perfect for the season!
Gold | Shail K | Fluttering Strapless Gown
Amaze yourself when you wear this breathtaking gown from Shail K. Bands of gleaming accents gather together atop the strapless, sweetheart neckline. A sequined waistband contrasts the look in a theatrical style. The ballgown skirt is ruched with material and widens to an a-line design with layers of fabric.
Pink | Tony Bowls | Sweet Fit & Flare Gown
This sweet fit and flare is taken up a notch with the addition of an elaborate beading detail sweeping across the sweetheart necklace, around the waist and up the back of the dress. Even the sheer bodice yoke is decorated, adding texture and layers of beauty to this simple silhouette.
Green | Ema Savahl | Alice Wonderland Gown
If you want to stand out, be sure to rent this Ema Savahl piece. This strapless dress features a tulle polka dot pattern with an empire waistline, a corset lace up back, and is hand painted in the bust area. This dress is easy to wear as its super flowy and comfortable.
Purple | Shimmer | Lilac Stone Gown
Be seen in this Shimmer dress that features a flowy chiffion skirt that flows out from under the bust creating a naturally fitted look that compliments your figure. The strapless sweetheart top is encrusted in eye-catching stones that gleam as you dance under the spotlights.
Blue | Jasz Couture | Christina Gown
This elegant dress by Jasz Couture features illusion straps, a sheer bodice and high slit. The straps lead down to the sweetheart neckline and fitted bodice. Unique bead patterning made up of chunky AB stones. Fitted jersey skirt shows off your sexy curves and the thigh high slit shows off your legs and shoes.
Do you have a favorite? The Gala Collection is available in store and online for rentals and purchase. What are you wearing this season?
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These fringe-y beauties have been popping up all over the department stores and boutiques this season! With all the warm weather you'd think it would be counter-intuitive to add another layer to your outfit, but these light and silky tops are cool all around. These are the perfect final touch to bring any casual outfit up a notch!
(Photo: Bealls Florida)
Pairs Well With...
These kimonos go great over casual sun dresses and tops and you can mix and match any print and pattern under the sun because, hey, it's summer and we're going to have a little fun! These are just some of our favorite pieces to pair with the sweet kimonos we're been eyeing.
Get the looks:
Meghan Fabulous Daffidil Dress
Meghan Fabulous Rafi Dress
Single Marilyn Floral Dress
Betsey Johnson Pterodactyl Baby Doll Dress
Sheri Bodell Studded Dress
Nicole Miller Printed Halter Top
Sky Embellished Tank Top
Sky Mystic Tank Top
There's no arguing that it's super hot out (at least here in the Tampa) and you might not be inclined to go for that extra layer every time. No worries! We've got dresses and tops that fit right in. These pieces have been inspired by the kimono trend and are just waiting for you to try them out! And obviously Meghan Fabulous has been extra-inspired and is ready to dress you this season!
Get the looks:
Meghan Fabulous Astrid Dress
Meghan Fabulous Travis Dress
Meghan Fabulous Normadie Tunic
Meghan Fabulous Cadence Top
Meghan Fabulous Charity Top
Meghan Fabulous Sanaz Top
Sheri Bodell Open Back Dress
Sheri Bodell Studded Batwing Dress
Sky Pink Mini Dress
Sky Tie Dye Mini Dress
Alexis Rainbow Dress
Foly & Corrina Ruched Pink Tunic
So how are you wearing your kimono this summer?
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Last updated 28 days ago
Are you looking for a budget friendly alternative to purchasing a designer wedding gown? Why not rent one for $50 to $150 instead of paying $1000+ retail? If you have to have it custom tailored, all of Lending Luxury's gowns are for purchase as well as rental! If it's been worn before, the dress will also be discounted, so it's definitely worth taking a look and playing a little dress up!
Here are some of our favorite gown choices:
These are by far the most 'bridal' of our gowns. Classic white and cream along with falttering silhouettes and sparkly wedding-esque details. These are perfect for your evening wedding where you want to spend your money on that gorgeous venue!
Get the looks:
Jasz Couture Sweetheat Gown - Rental $70 / Buy Now $428
Badgley Mischka Fair Gown - Rental $120 / Buy Now $780
Jovani Dazzling Princess Gown - Rental $140 / Buy Now $971
Tadashi Shoji Sheath Ribbon Dress - Rental $75 / Buy Now $525
Going for a theme or are you known for your classy vintage style? These gowns get the point across without breaking the bank so you can splurge on those custom cocktails!
Get the looks:
Aidan Mattox Long Charmeuse Gown - Rental $60 / Buy Now $375
Robert Rodriguez Felecity Dress - Rental $115 / Buy Now $735
Badgley Mischka Beaded One Shoulder Gown - Rental $100 / Buy Now $720
Aidan Mattox Sequin Tiered Gown - Rental $70 / Buy Now $460
If you're looking for a more casual vibe, or at least as casual as a wedding can be, we've got some gowns that should fit you quite nicely. Are you sharing your vows on the beach or throwing the perfect low-key get together? Spend your money on the delicious family style meal and get the perfect rental gown!
Get the looks:
Badgely Mischka Beautiful Beaded Gown - Rental $115 / Buy Now $775
Aidan Mattox Strapless Evening Gown - Rental $55 / Buy Now $400
Tadashi Shoji Brittany Gown - Rental $65 / Buy Now $375
Robert Rodriguez Marie Claire Dress - Rental $120 / Buy Now $895
So what are you wear wearing on your Big Day? Tie the knot in something special but save the big bucks for the important stuff...like making sure your guests have a great night out and that you remember the festivities forever!
For even more wedding party and bridal gown ideas...check out our Wedding Party Board!
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