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PROM DRESSES FABRIC BASICS: CHIFFON

Formal, prom and ball dresses come in a range of different designs and fabrics with some styles being more suited to certain materials. With the variety of fabrics it can make prom and ball dress shopping confusing.

Chiffon is a popular fabric type widely used for evening dresses, formal gowns, bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses for it’s delicate look and feel, giving off an elegant, soft, floaty and feminine look to the dress. Chiffon evening dresses are very elegant, delicate and beautiful for any formal occasion, making it a real formal wear gem.

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Chiffon is a light and sheer fabric so often used as an overlay on top of a satin or sateen material for formal dresses. There are 2 types of chiffon material (1) nylon (polyester) chiffon and (2) silk chiffon.

(1) Nylon chiffon is the cheaper of the two chiffon materials and is made from a synthetic material such as polyester.

(2) Silk chiffon is the premium chiffon type and obviously, costs more due to the overall higher quality and durability of the fabric.

How to hand wash chiffon formal dresses:

Be extra careful if your chiffon formal dress has moderate to heavy embellishments such as beads, sequins, rhinestones, appliques or other delicate detailing.

  • Fill a large laundry basis/sink or bathtub with cold water. NB: Ensure that the water is cold and not warm as warm water can damage the delicate chiffon fibers. Also, the sink or basin should be large enough to fit your evening dress comfortably.
  • Add a small amount of mild laundry detergent and stir to mix in with the water until well combined.
  • Submerge the chiffon formal dress in the water and soap and gently stir to dampen the entire dress to loosen any dirt.
  • Let the chiffon dress sit and soak for 20-30 minutes.
  • If you have any stains remaining after this time, add a small amount of mild liquid detergent to the stain and rub very gently over the area with your finger or a soft sponge. Then allow to sit for a further 15 minutes.
  • Drain the soapy water and then refill with cold clean water. Gently stir the chiffon evening dress to remove any residual soap and repeat process until water is clear and dress is clear of any soap residue.

Remember:

  • Don’t be alarmed if your chiffon dress bleeds dye the first time you wash your dress.
  • Embellishments can get caught and tangled with the delicate chiffon material during handwash so it is best to not stir the dress around too vigorously or too much.
  • Long or chipped fingernails can get caught on the chiffon material and snag, so take extra care when washing. You can wear gloves to prevent this from happening.
  • Chiffon is very sheer, light and delicate so take care with the material to avoid any tears, shrinkage to the dress. Do not scrub or wring the chiffon dress.

Drying chiffon formal dresses:

The best way to dry chiffon formal dresses is to let it air dry naturally. Some tips with drying your chiffon dress;

  • Do not dry chiffon dresses with a hair dryer as the harsh heat will damage the delicate fibers of the material.
  • Do not wring your chiffon dress! This will deform the chiffon fibers and the embellishments may get tangled and catch on the material.
  • Ensure all the zips are zipped up so it doesn’t get caught on the dress or on any embellishments.
  • Air dry the dress in a shaded area out of direct sunlight to prevent fabric colour fading.
  • If possible, allow your chiffon dress to lay flat to dry to prevent the water weight stretch and pull the dress.

Check out our range of beautiful chiffon formal dresses that is perfect for any formal occasion such as school balls, prom or even for bridesmaids.

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FORMAL/PROM/ BALL DRESSES COLLECTION 2016/17

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We are very excited to showcase our 2016/17 ball/formal and prom dresses featuring a collection of stunning custom, handmade formal dresses. We have spent many months in the design process and creation of these beautiful formal dresses that is perfect for any special occasion such as school balls, formals, prom or even for bridesmaids. We collaborated with various local Australian designers to come up with the design for each dress, sourced only the highest quality and luxurious materials for the dress and passed onto our tailors to meticulously hand-make each stunning formal dress.

A few examples of the beautiful formal dresses in our range;

black mermaid dress

black mermaid dress

pale blue evening dress

pale blue evening dress

lace ball gown dress

lace ball gown dress

To preserve the integrity of a “custom” dress, we only carry a quantity of one dress of each style (sizes depend on the dress). However, if there is a particular style that you love but we do not currently have it in the size you are after, you are welcome to make a custom order for the dress to be made in the size you require. Furthermore, we can also offer you the option of having the dress made in not only your required sizing but a color of your choice. This means that once you buy the dress, the dress is unique to you. Our formal dresses collection is not available at any other retail store (online or physical shop) so you are guaranteed to be the only one in Perth and Australia (perhaps even international) with the beautiful gown. Now that’s pretty special!

Our 2016/17 formal dresses collection features a range of different dress styles to flatter all body shapes from petite frame, regular and plus size. The collection features dresses with timeless and elegant styles such as strappy/spaghetti straps, one shoulder, strapless and off the shoulder in a range of popular colors in shades of blues, turquoises, greens, purples, pinks, reds and nudes.

If you are a local Perth customer, you can see the range at our shop located at 377 Fitzgerald Street North Perth. We also have in house professional tailors with over 25 years experience that will help you to get the perfect fit should you need any alterations.

To see close up pictures or get more information on these formal dresses, click here and view the entire range.

Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or want to know more about our stunning collection or any individual dresses or custom orders!

Email us sales @enviousfashions.com.au or call us on 0431 273 522.

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Formal & Bridesmaid Jewelry Sets

A piece (or a couple) of jewelry can truly set off and compliment an outfit, especially when it comes to formal dresses such as bridal dress, bridesmaid’s dresses, prom or school ball gown. These occasions call for jewelry pieces that are elegant, sophisticated and something quite dazzling. Jewelry sets are the perfect jewelry items to accompany the special occasion’s dress. What’s more, jewelry sets take away the hassle of having to coordinate separate jewelry pieces together.

These stunning jewelry sets are the perfect finishing jewelry accessories to go with your formal dress. Whether you want the simplicity of an effortless elegant look to a bold and statement item, we have a set that will compliment your gown amazingly.

The jewelry sets featured are made from ultra dazzling crystal rhinestones that shine brilliantly under natural and party lights. Each necklace and earring set is designed in a style that is encrusted with the sparkly rhinestones for a spectacular glam look.

If you are after a classic and sophisticated necklace and earring set, check out the “Timeless Beauty” jewelry set, $29.95.

jewelry-necklace-sets“Simple Beauty” rhinestone necklace set, $29.95

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If you want something more glamorous and make a statement, check out these dazzling necklace and earring jewelry sets.

The “Hollywood Beauty” bridal necklace & earring set, $49.95

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“Royal Beauty” Formal Jewelry Set, $49.95

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“Exquisite Beauty” Wedding Necklace & Earring Set, $39.95

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“Classic Beauty” Formal Diamond Necklace Set, $34.95

Formal Diamond Necklace Set

“Romantic Beauty” Wedding Necklace Set, $29.95

wedding necklace setGrab these stunning LIMITED EDITION jewelry set for your next special occasion. Compliment your evening gowns/bridal dresses with these featured sets.

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Styling Guide: How To Wear The Black Skort

The black skort made it’s debut on the fashion scene a couple of years back but hasn’t stopped in terms of being a hit fashion piece. The black skort has still been trending strong with fashion bloggers everywhere still styling up their skort and sharing the hot look.

The black skort is highly versatile and super chic; easily worn for everyday chic style, sporty or styled to a dressier look. Perfect for any season the black skort is not only chic but ultra comfortable to wear, making it the ultimate versatile and must have piece for your wardrobe.

Fashion bloggers love the black skort and have styled the skort according to different occasions and matched their style. Check out the different looks of fashion bloggers and get inspired to style your own version with the black skort!

Add statement pieces of jewellery and accessories such as stacked finger rings, armour rings, stacked bracelets/bangles, chunky necklaces or ankle cuffs to add a glam edge to your overall look. What’s not to love about this great chic piece? Check out the endless string of fashion bloggers rocking black skorts. Which is your favorite blogger style? Leave your thoughts in your comment section below.

Want the black skort? Get it at Envious Fashions for a cool sale price of $18, reduced from $29.95! Shop the black skort online here.

 

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How To Wear A Midi White Lace Skirt

The midi skirt is a wardrobe staple. A lace skirt is also a timeless and versatile wardrobe staple. Combine the two together and you have a wonderful piece of clothing that is chic, sophisticated, stylish and versatile for almost every occasion and season. This season’s must have is the midi white lace skirt that is a feminine and oh so beautiful skirt to have ready in your closet. Whether you want to work a casual look or a dressier style with the midi white lace skirt, you will knock the look out of the park! The number of ways you can wear and the different looks you can achieve with this effortless and beautiful skirt are countless!

A few ideas to wear and try the looks with a midi white lace skirt;

  • A lace crop top for a matching set look
  • A plain white or colored cropped top
  • A floral cropped shirt
  • A chiffon blouse tucked in your white lace skirt
  • A long sleeve blouse tied up to show a hint of midriff
  • A t-shirt rolled up and knotted
  • A plain white tee or singlet with a cropped jacket

Check out the looks below of fashion bloggers rocking white lace skirts and leave your comments below on any other styling ideas or send in your photo wearing this fabulous lace skirt.

Get your white lace skirt here online for only $29.95 + free shipping within Australia.

What are your thoughts on the midi white lace skirt? Leave your comments in the section below!

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Must Have Bag: Sequin Gold Clutch

This sequin gold clutch is the perfect addition to any outfit, whether that be for day or night to add that extra sparkle and pizazz. Spruce a casual ensemble of skinny jeans, tee, jacket and pair of heels with this sequin gold clutch or add as the finishing accessory to your cocktail dress for your night out on the town. Compact and highly versatile, this sequin gold clutch is a must have to add to your bag and clutches collection.

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Fashion bloggers & their gold sequin clutch

Fashion bloggers everywhere are teaming this cute clutch to their outfits; from chic style, street to classic styled fashion bloggers. It’s simplicity at it’s best with this sequin gold clutch adding a glam element to a casual outfit and perfectly compliments a dressier ensemble.

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The must have clutch: delicate, chic and glam.

Compliment the gold tones of this sequin gold clutch with gold jewellery and accessories such as stacked rings, bangles, cuffs and earrings and creating an overall chic look with your outfit and accessorizing.

Get your gold sequin clutch here at Envious Fashions for only $29.95 and if you’re an Australian customer, get free shipping!

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Celebrity Style Steals: Cheryl Cole’s Backless Bodycon Black Dress

Turn heads in this backless bodycon black dress that is inspired by Cheryl Cole’s version of the Versace dress which she wore to the National Television Awards (NTAs). While Cheryl’s dress cost a hefty $3,500 from the Versace brand house, you can get Cheryl’s hot look for so much less! For $29.95, you can have your version of Cheryl’s dress and make you look fabulously sexy and chic.

Cheryl Cole Get Her Look Black Bodycon Dress

Cheryl Cole Get Her Look…For Less

This backless bodycon black dress is perfect for a cocktail occasion, a night out on the town or even a hot date with your man.

To ensure your knock this look out of the park, ensure to invest in a bit of prep time. Follow these tips below on how to wear a backless black dress and look amazing.

  1. Slough away the dead skin with a gentle loofah and bodywash or scrub. Be aware to not be too vigorous or do this too often if you have sensitive skin as too much or harsh scrubbing may irritate those with sensitive. Apply a light moisturizer or lotion to your back to keep your skin in tip top condition. If desired, apply a self tanner to your body and back. Tanned skin accentuates the muscles in your back, so bring on sexy back!
  2. Avoid any unsightly bra straps. If you have a small bust you can probably get away with not wearing a bra. However, you should still aim to smooth out the look to prevent any visibility through the dress with nude colored nipple covers.
  3. Keep accessories to a minimal with a backless dress as the dress in itself makes a very bold statement. Too many accessories with this backless black bodycon dress makes the look a bit over the top and draws the attention away of the dress. A simple pair of earrings or delicate bracelet or a cocktail ring will add just the perfect touch to complete your look.
  4. Try to avoid any accessories that will cover your back such as necklaces with long or bulky clasps that can take the attention away from your sexy back and dress!
  5. Wear your hair up to full show your accentuated feature, your back. The best hairstyle when wearing a backless dress is some updo that is styled up and away from your neck and back. Yes, sure you have luxurious tresses but there’s no point in wearing a stunning sexy backless dress and it covers your back.
  6. Lastly, proper posture will make or break a backless dress. Ensure you wear your sexy backless black bodycon dress with confidence! Hold your head high, shoulders back and chest out. Good posture as opposed to hunched over will make your back look better and translate over to making your overall look sexier. Confidence is sexy so wear your dress to match your attitude!
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Versace $3,500 VS Envious Fashions $29.95

Get your version of Cheryl’s backless black dress here at Envious Fashions for only $29.95 + FREE SHIPPING within Australia!

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