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    Under The Grad Gown

    Last updated 10 days ago

    The term is ending and summer in approaching and for students that means it's time for graduation, gifts and parties! High School and College Grads will be marching in their silky robes and cute caps, but what they wear underneath is just as important.  A nice, like cocktail or sundress is just what you're looking for. You want a dress that is comfy enough to sit in for hours and will still look super cute at the after party with your friends and family. 

     

    Classic White

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    Sport a light and summery white dress under your gown. White symbolizes a new beginning and is perfect for your send off into the real world!

    Nicole Miller White Dress

    Sentimental NY Striped Dress

    Betsey Johnson Tennis Dress

     

    School Spirit

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    Show your school spirit by wearing your colors tonight! Get a fun little cocktail dress in Garnet, Azure. Gold, etc

    Cynthia Steffe Orange Dress

    Nicole Miller Blue Dress

    Cynthia Steffe Red Dress

     

    Funky & Fun

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    Just because the speech is boring, doesn't mean your dress needs to be! Express yourself with an awesome print or funky color!

    Single Floral Dress

    French Connection Pink Dress

    Meghan Fabulous Sun Dress

     

    What are you wearing? For more ideas, check out our Grad Dress Board!

     

    P.S. Graduation Cap, Gown & Dress & Summer Dresses in Summer Colors

    The Spring Fling Cocktail Collection

    Last updated 24 days ago

    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

    The Spring Fling Gala Collection

    Last updated 1 month ago

    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?

     

    P.S. Springtime Blues & Springtime Celeb Closet Crashing

    Trend Alert : Summer Kimonos

    Last updated 1 month ago

    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)

     

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    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

     

    Kimono-Inspired...

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    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?

     

    P.S. Get Tanked & Sunny Side Up

    The Perfect Prom Gown Breakdown

    Last updated 1 month ago

    We've found the ultimate breakdown of Do's and Don'ts for your prom gown shopping complete with accessorizing hints!

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