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BUYERS BEWARE! CHECK SCAM PROM/FORMAL WEBSITES

Formal dresses for school balls and proms can be expensive which is why shopping online for discounted and “cheap” formal dresses is usually a good idea but unfortunately there are also fake and counterfeit formal dresses websites that spoil the online shopping experience for shoppers. There are plenty of horror stories of girls finding their dream prom dress online, order it and when their dress arrives (in some cases, it doesn’t arrive at all!) it is a complete mess. The dress received is nothing like what the actual dress that was shown on the website. Furthermore, there is no way to return the dress or get a refund!

These fake websites often claim they sell DESIGNER formal dresses, prom gowns, bridesmaid dresses and wedding gowns at 80% off retail price. They display stunning and beautiful shots of the dresses on their websites and the prices are only a fraction of what the RRP is. How good is that! It just sounds too good to be true, and in actuality, it is. These websites do a fantastic job at luring customers in to buy with the attractive design and layout of their websites, stolen dress shots from the actual brand/designer and too good to be true prices. These fake formal dresses usually are made in China with exceptionally bad craftsmanship.

The deep discounts are a huge bait to get people to make a purchase but don’t be fooled. The people behind these websites know the prices are almost irresistible and take full advantage by advertising site-wide of all the special prices, discounts and savings you get by purchasing a dress from their company. Trying to save some money isn’t worth getting scammed by these counterfeit websites!

In short, our best piece of advice for buyers looking to buy online is enter the URL of the website you are intending to purchase off at http://www.scamadviser.com

This is a very helpful website that provides information on the website and also provides an analysis of whether the website is deemed a risk website that has either been reported as a scam website.

Here we run an example of our website www.enviousfashions.com.au

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We ran a scan on another website which many buyers have questioned the authenticity of the website and also many online reviews that this website have left many buyers disappointed and angry.

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Keep scamadviser.com website handy and run a check whenever you’re in doubt! Please note we take no responsibility for any potential inaccurate results from this website as it only a recommendation on our behalf to help buyers shop safer.

If you have any further questions, please drop us a line. Happy safe shopping!

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Dresses Clearance Sale $5.00-$35.00

SALE! Who doesn’t love a good bargain? Especially when you can sit back and browse through our website in the comfort of your own home and get your order delivered straight to your doorstep. We ship to anywhere in the world so we welcome international customers! 🙂

ALL our dresses* are currently on CLEARANCE SALE at the moment with prices marked down some of up to 80%  from original prices. Prices starting from just $5.00 – $35.00.

So what are you waiting for? Start shopping now!

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2016 FORMAL EVENING GOWNS/BALL COLLECTIONDRESSES

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We will be unveiling our brand new 2016 formal evening gowns and ball dresses in February 2016. Our new range will include many different styles include one shoulder, strapless, sweetheart, strappy and so many more.

Envious Fashion’s formal evening dresses are perfect for formal occasions such as school balls, prom, special events and bridesmaids. For bridesmaids, we welcome custom orders of any evening dresses within our collection which can be made in the style, colour and to your bridesmaid’s measurements.

For school balls, our evening gowns are perfect for this special occasion as you can be assured no one else will have the same ball dress as you. The evening dresses are handmade by in house tailors and made available off the rack with only one made in each style.

We also accept custom made orders for bridesmaid dresses for any of the dress styles in our collection. This means we can make custom sizes to fit your individual bridesmaids. If there is a particular style you like in our collection, you are able to make a custom order in the dress style in our collection and also have the dress made in the colour of your choice if you have a bridal colour theme or preference. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

We are a small family owned business so we work closely on every aspect of the dress making process. We design the evening dress styles, source the fabrics, beading, embellishments both locally and internationally and sew the entire dress in house. This includes every composition of the dress from hand sewing all the dress’s embellishments of beading, crystals, jewels and embroideries. The dress making process of each dress is meticulous so you know your dress is one of a kind and special.

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Envious Fashions 2014/15 ball dresses/evening gowns collection. A few of our fastest selling dresses.

So if you have a school ball, wedding or other special occasion coming up and looking for a beautiful evening gown at a reasonable price, stay tuned for our 2016 collection! Check back at our our website for our new and beautiful range.
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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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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.

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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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HANDBAG MUST HAVE: THE YSL BAG

We love trend spotting, especially on celebrities and fashion bloggers.

This post features our inspired YSL bag that is a classic and versatile everyday must have bag. This chic bag can be seen on fashion blogger, Jennifer Grace, aka The Native Fox in several of her fashion blog posts. See more photos of “The Must Have: YSL Bag” styled by The Native Fox at Envious Fashion’s blog and you can also purchase from our website.

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Get your version of the YSL bag in 3 available colors; tan, ivory and rose here.

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Sydney Fashion Blogger: How Much Fashion Bloggers Are Paid

There is no shortage of aspiring fashion bloggers showcasing their passion for fashion, outfits and style all over social media. Obviously there are some that are more popular than others and having hundreds of thousands of followers, some even in the millions.

The fashion bloggers who have gained widespread attention have attracted the attention of e-commerce retailers as they realize the influence these fashion bloggers have with the brand’s targeted customers. Brands from fashion clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories regularly send free merchandize to these fashion bloggers in exchange for a mention, tag or shoutout to the brand with anticipation customers will notice the brand and shop. Further to being sent merchandize freebies, some fashion blogger’s profile is so efficacious that they are often paid a fee to promote a brand and it’s item to the blogger’s social following.

Let’s take influential Australian fashion blogger, Antoinette Koulas, otherwise known as Sydney Fashion Blogger. She has a huge following across her social media accounts with 81+k likes on her Facebook profile, 950k+ visits on her website, 691k+ Instagram followers, 3k+ and Twitter followers. With that man followers, it’s truly the dream of retailers to reach out to bloggers such as SFB. She says she gets hundreds of inquiries from brands all over the world and gets sent more freebies than she can keep track of. Living the dream life right? And it only gets better. SFB also gets paid to put brands in the spotlight when she wears a particular item and tags the brand on her Instagram account. Want to know how much she makes per post? Hint: it’s in the thousands. Read more here at “How Much Do Fashion Bloggers Make?

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Fashion clothing and dresses are amongst one of the most endorsed merchandize on SFB’s Instagram account.

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Jewellery are regularly promoted on SFB’s account.

What’s your thoughts on fashion bloggers making this much money? Are they really sharing their fashion passion or to fatten their bank accounts? Leave your comments below! We’d love to hear your opinions and thoughts!

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Summer & Winter Weekend Outfit Inspiration

Here in Australia, the weather is still slightly chilly as we’re still in the winter months. The days are slowly warming up with rays of sunshine and warmth slowly creeping up on us. We have been bundling up in warm winter wooly jackets, leggings and jeans. Meanwhile, if you’re on the opposite side of the world to us, you’re probably loving the beautiful and long warm days wearing floaty maxi dresses, denim shorts and cute crops and tees.

The week is wrapping up and the weekend is just around the corner, meaning it’s time to start planning your weekend outfits! We had a customer comment that with so much clothes that she has, she always runs into the dilemma of “I have nothing to wear!” when it came to picking out an outfit before going out. Yes, no matter how much clothes we have, we must admit it is the inveitable thought that crosses our mind. If you have this fashion predicament, get some fast and easy tips which can simplify your outfit planning process in our blog post “The Basics Of Outfit Planning“.

Here is our roundup of winter and summer outfits that is perfect for the weekend ahead. Leave a comment below and let us know which season’s look you love and which one you are currently rocking!

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Fashion Insider: What Fashion Retailers Do With Their Unsold Merchandize

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Fashion comes and go. Trends come and go. The fashion industry is a hugely competitive industry and in order to stay afloat in the trade there are many things behind the scenes of just “selling clothes” that a brand/business must do in order to survive. One of the many imperative issues with fashion retailers is stock. This means, predicting what trends will be popular and purchasing for the next season. How much to order to meet customer demands? What if the sales forecast for demand is wrong?

It may never cross a consumer’s mind the processes retailers embark in the process of sourcing, buying and promoting merchandize in store. Would it be safe to say that consumers see only how trendy and appealing the clothing pieces look on the mannequins and racks? Beyond this, there is more to just the mere practice of “selling clothes”. There is a profusion of research, planning, budgeting and forecasting. Any errors in any given element of these processes may and will likely result in inaccurate results which may affect the level of sales and stock planning, thus, leading to a surplus of excess stock at the end of the period.

We decided to share with you a few insider fashion secrets after we had several customers ask about the same thing. The question “What do fashion stores do with their leftover (unsold) clothes?” Good question. Have you noticed retailers often advertise “end of season stock clearance” frequently every few months? With the amount of stock the large retailers carry in terms of styles, colours and sizes, surely, not every single piece will sell? No, they don’t.

So what do they do with all these unsold merchandize? The short answer, they either dump in landfills or have it sent to factories with industrial shredders and have the clothing pieces destroyed. Much to the dismay of environmentalists and charity houses, large retailers do this in order to protect their brands and avoid their clothing lines to flood the market and land in the hands of people who they deem “undesirable” for their brand image, i.e homeless people. Despite the ethics behind this practice of destroying perfectly good clothing that should ideally be contributed towards goodwill causes to help the needy, it is a common practice with large clothing retailers. In January 2009, a New York graduate student, Cynthia Magnus reported to The New York Times to expose leading American retailer, H&M dumping bags and bags of their store clothing outside bin collections.

What did she find H&M staff doing to the excess clothing? Read more to find out the secrets of the fashion industry and what they do with unsold stock.

Got a comment or question? Share us your thoughts and leave it in the comments section below.

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How To Dress On A Budget And Still Look Amazing!

We have always been a firm believer that you do not need to spend an entire month’s pay check to look your best. What’s more, you can look just as dazzling, sophisticated and chic with an item that you bought for $10.00. We all know of women who are all about dressing all things designer from head to toe. While this is no crime it is our opinion that it is a bit of overkill and unnecessary. Of course we don’t rule out completely the opportunity to spoil yourself with a designer piece on those desired occasions but budget fashion can exude just as much glam magnetism.

Here are a few easy tips to keep in mind to turning your budget purchases to designer looking territory.

1. Stock up on the basic, staple pieces

Don’t overlook the staple pieces that work wonders to your look. These staple items include basic tees, singlets, good quality denim jeans, a fitted and tailored skirt and/or dress to name a few. They are the building blocks to your look. You can mix these basic pieces with well invested blazers or pants and look ultra chic. Sometimes it is the simplistic looks such as a basic white tee teamed with a pair of skinny jeans and a designer handbag to make you look all designer-y. Check out our lookbook below.

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“Blazen” white lace back singlet $14.95

2. Choose neutral & earth tones over brights and neons

These colors include;

  • black
  • white
  • gray
  • cream
  • tan
  • olive

The reason why these colors are timeless and fail proof is because of their sleekness factor. They are easily coordinated with one another, pastels, brights, prints and patterns making them ultra versatile and chic. These colors are the building basis and indispensable for any woman’s wardrobe, whether you are casual and laid back or trendy and adventurous with the fashion styles. The power of these colors are in it’s versatility and will ensure you will look elegant effortlessly.

Earth Tones Budget At Envious Fashions Online Fashion Boutique

“Vanity” Side Split Black Maxi Skirt $21.95
“Celine Me Alone” tees $24.95
“Mirander” Peep toe Patent Nude Pumps $79.95

3. Simplicity in handbags/clutches

A simple, no fuss handbag or clutch can go a long way in creating an overall image to make you look sophisticated and chic. It’s a simple piece of accessory that really contributes to your look. Clutches are a great accessory to pair with a day or evening outfit and really compliment your outfit.

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Patent Nude Clutch Bag $54.95

4. Catch the sales

Who doesn’t love a good sale? You can be shopping for sales and get clothing at discounted prices all year round by a couple of savvy shopping tactics such as shopping at the end of season rather than the start of season, sample sales and sign up to online newsletters to be alerted of when a sale will be on or specials or discounts offered to members. Most retailers send regular email newsletters to their subscribers offering discounts on a weekly or monthly basis so it’s a great way for you to be alerted of the specials without having to go look for it. Brilliant.

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5. Find a good tailor

Most people wouldn’t think it but having a good tailor can work miracles to your outfits to make you look so much more sophisticated and emulating designer styles. Have you noticed how the designer pieces looks immaculately form fitting and if you have ever tried it on, fits like a dream? Of course, it comes with the designer price tag. Just having your tailor taking in specific areas such as the shoulders, armpits and at the waist can really make a difference in the price value of your outfit.

Envious Fashions Tailor Services

In house tailor service at our shop 377 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth

Forget the hefty price, grab yourself a bargain by shopping sales and budget items and get a tailor to make the item custom fit to your body and you’re off to looking like you’re designer dressed at a fraction of the cost if you were to buy the high end piece.

If you are in the Perth area of Western Australia, we have in house tailors at our shop with over 20 years experience with clothing alterations at super affordable prices!

Alterations for general trousers and pants range from $10 – $50

Alterations for regular dresses range from $10 – $50

Hems taken up range from $5 – $15

Evening dresses/ball dresses/ball gowns range from $20 – $80

Our shop address is located at 377 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth.

Click here to see the map to get there.

Do you like to shop budget? Let us know by leaving your comment in the section below.

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