Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Maid of Honor Dresses

Category : Wedding Dresses

A maid of honor certainly adds up to the charm of a wedding, especially with her appearance. After the bride, she is the one whom wedding invitees look at. So it is very essential for her to be dressed in the best possible manner. As with the bride’s apparel, you can also be creative with the clothes you select for the bridesmaid.

According to ancient traditions, the bride and the maid of honor wore a similar apparel. As believed, this was done simply to not let the evil spirits know who the real bride was, as they would want to harm her. The bride’s chosen friend would dress up exactly in the same manner as the bride and take the bride safely to where the wedding was to be held. However, nowadays, looking at the dresses of both the bride and the maid of honor, it is clear that both have got their own separate identities. Even though their dresses have to be different, the bridesmaid’s dress should have a coordinating color of the bridal theme. The dresses for maid of honor need to be well-planned so that bridesmaids look good when accompanying the bride.

Traditional marriage norms have gone through a drastic change and evolved, with an increased flexibility in all aspects of modern weddings, including maid of honor dresses. While the dress should be appropriate to the fashion trends, season, atmosphere and theme of the wedding, there are an incredible array of options when it comes to defining the bridesmaids dress. Contemporary designer maid of honor dresses for weddings generally include formal gowns, semi-formal dresses, two piece dresses, casual dresses, custom-made dresses and off-the-rack dress styles.

Brides are supposed to suggest and finalize the maid of honor dresses. So a bride may finalize dresses with different styles and patterns. For the bridesmaid, she may choose one having a different style but same color as her dress. Or the bride can choose a bridesmaid apparel having the same style but a different color. She also has the alternative of choosing one which has a different style as well as a different color, but yet is in accord with the wedding theme. In certain weddings, the bride may prefer to have more than one bridesmaid or a maid and a matron of honor. In such situations, the bride can select a similar dress for the bridesmaids as well as the matron of honor or even have them wear different dresses. Read more on wedding dresses.

When it comes to choosing maid of honor dresses, you need to remember that this task can be a bit difficult as there can be so many options and suggestions. However, bearing some things in mind can help brides find out the appropriate dress style.

The brides need to keep in mind the size needs, like, petite or plus size maid of honor dresses. Selecting an appropriate dress would make the maid of honor feel great and make her comfortable during the wedding. It is better to ensure if maid of honor dresses with sleeves is what would be suitable. The price factor of the maid of honor dresses is also to be significantly considered. If your budget is not too high, choose dresses which are inexpensive yet stylish and attractive. Nowadays, there are many beautiful choices available in local dress stores and also on online apparel stores. Select a dress which is worthy of a compliment but does not compete with the bride’s wedding gowns.

By considering these few points, choosing designer maid of honor dresses for weddings would not be a difficult task for you. Simply ensure that when it comes to maid of honor dresses, they should be beautiful but should not seem to compete with the appearance of the bride.


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Dresses for 2011 prom dress

Category : Wedding Dresses

JJsHouse.com have the largest selection of 2011 prom dresses, homecoming dresses, summer dresses, graduation dresses and bridesmaid dresses. We have huge selection of flirty, cute and sexy prom dresses for all of holiday/wedding parties. Whether you are going to a holiday ball or just looking for a cheap cocktail dress to wear for the holiday/wedding parties, you can find it here. JJ’s House have sizes and shapes from Small to XXL, solid colors or prints.

JJ’s House has 2011 new sleek form-fitting long fashions prom dresses, flirty short homecoming dresses, and tea-length semi-formals for every bridesmaid dresses. They are available in unique styles, plus sizes and vibrant colors and popular metallic shades, so that you can capture the limelight. We have hundreds of 2011 prom dresses for you to choose from.

JJ’s House carries a large selection of famous designer’s style and brand style for 2011 prom dresses that are shown in many prom fashion magazines. JJ’s House is a perfect place to find all of your special occasion need. We specialize in tailor made dress for prom dresses, homecoming dresses, celebrity dress, bridesmaid dresses and evening gown and are able to tailor our customer like a celeb and the most fashionable prom style. Top lines of our amazing special occasion prom dresses offer consumers the chance to save 50-60% off local retail prices.


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Plus Size Prom Dresses Tips

Category : Wedding Dresses

Are you a plus size girl and having trouble identifying the right prom dress? This is common because plus size girls have more to consider when buying prom dresses. They also have to consider the overall design. Not all designs are suitable for plus size girls. So how do you go about choosing the right prom dress? What should plus size girls go for?

The answer may be A-Line Ball gowns, unlike print dresses, don’t have complicated print patterns on them. As a result, they don’t make the body appear larger. Instead, such gowns have simple downward flowing designs that enhance the curves of plus size girls. They usually come with no straps, or a couple of spaghetti straps. Such designs allow people to dress comfortably, and at the same time show off a full bosom! The overall appearance is one that is sensual, grand, and sexy. For this reason, experts often recommend plus size girls to go for ball gowns.

For instance, when buying prom dresses, most girls will try to look sweet and cute by buying print dresses. Girls with a petite figure will look good in print dresses. However, the effect is different when a plus size girl wears the same dress. This doesn’t mean the dress is not pretty. It’s just not fit. The solution is to go the opposite direction. That is, instead of trying to hide the body to look cute, but to dress in a generous manner so that they look elegant. That is the advantage of having a larger body – there is more to show.

Finally, plus size girls should understand that there is nothing wrong with wearing larger size dresses. Many plus size girls make the mistake that try to hide their bodies or try to mimic how petite girls dress.


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Plus Size Prom Dresses

Category : Vision

Plus size women are curvy, luxurious and sheer beauties. Here we provide some general tips for choosing plus size prom dress for prom 2011, and a collection of great plus size prom dresses.

1. Cut, fit and design:

The first thing you want to make sure is that the dress fits your measurements very well. Properly cut and patterned prom dresses can hide your flaws and enhance your strength, magically.

Always avoid mermaid and shealth style prom dresses because they are designed to be tight-fitting. Do not always choose very loose prom dresses just because you think you are plus size. Baggy prom dresses hide everything, so they don’t show your proud parts either.

2. Highlight a part of our body:

Most of us like to highlight a particular part of our body when compared to other body parts and try not to highlight many parts as it may look odd. In case of good looking legs wear a slimming skirt that falls above the knees and for a slim waist wear a belt over the cardigan, long sweater or on the dress. Try choosing materials which suits our body so that it does not expose any particular part sluggishly.

If you have sexy legs, you may want to shop high lows prom dresses with front split skirts; if you want to show off your shoulder, consider off-shoulder prom dresses, or one-shoulder prom dresses; On the other hand, you might hesitate to show butterfly arms, in this case you may consider prom dresses with a jacket or scarf. A prom dress with jacket gives you a more matured appearance too.

3. Choosing the right color:

Bright and light colors give a slimmer appearance when wear paired with dark colors. For example, a white colored top paried with a black skirt will look very flattering. Try choosing solid colors instead of a mix of many colors, go for large patterns over small patterns as it draws attention to troublesome parts.

4. Less is more:

The principle applies to plus size prom dress shopping as well. Simplicity is very important for plus sized clothes. Don’t go for too much beadings, spangles, embroideries, ruches, etc. Avoid shinny printed pattern prom dresses. Prints prom dresses tend to use complex mix of colors and patterns.


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Plus Size Prom Dresses Tips

Category : Wedding Dresses

Are you a plus size girl and having trouble identifying the right prom dress? This is common because plus size girls have more to consider when buying prom dresses. They also have to consider the overall design. Not all designs are suitable for plus size girls. So how do you go about choosing the right prom dress? What should plus size girls go for?

The answer may be A-Line Ball gowns, unlike print dresses, don’t have complicated print patterns on them. As a result, they don’t make the body appear larger. Instead, such gowns have simple downward flowing designs that enhance the curves of plus size girls. They usually come with no straps, or a couple of spaghetti straps. Such designs allow people to dress comfortably, and at the same time show off a full bosom! The overall appearance is one that is sensual, grand, and sexy. For this reason, experts often recommend plus size girls to go for ball gowns.

For instance, when buying prom dresses, most girls will try to look sweet and cute by buying print dresses. Girls with a petite figure will look good in print dresses. However, the effect is different when a plus size girl wears the same dress. This doesn’t mean the dress is not pretty. It’s just not fit. The solution is to go the opposite direction. That is, instead of trying to hide the body to look cute, but to dress in a generous manner so that they look elegant. That is the advantage of having a larger body – there is more to show.

Finally, plus size girls should understand that there is nothing wrong with wearing larger size dresses. Many plus size girls make the mistake that try to hide their bodies or try to mimic how petite girls dress.


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Prom Dresses 2011 Trend

Category : Vision

Are you already thinking about preparing for prom 2011? Or does it sounds like a preparation nightmare to you? Indeed, choosing a perfect dress for prom 2011 from tens of popular online prom dress shops and hundreds of brands and designers is truly painful. The choices are nearly endless.

Will prints still be a hot thing to go for? Fashion is like tide. Come soon and go quickly. I personally would turn away from those shiny and sparkling prints. My opinion: although some may still go for prints fabric prom dresses in prom 2011, keep in mind not to overlook the impact of the classic prom dress that could make you be the belle of the ball on prom night. If you look at the history of prom dress fashion in the past decades, classic prom dress designs that uses Satin, Chiffon, and Taffeta always dominated the market. A few basic things to consider in choosing prom dresses needs to be your body type, gown style and color. Continue to comprise a fair share of collections for their inherent imperfections. If you insist on a prints prom dresses, keep in mind that it tends to work better on tall girls.

Overall, dresses for prom 2011 are focused on the color, blending some of the runway trends, as well as the ultimate red carpet style. From fashionable and short cocktail dresses to floor-length ball gown type of puffy prom dresses, editor has compiled a few of the top prom dresses of 2011.

Always remember that the perfect prom dress is Always fit and comfortable to wear. So if time allows, have your prom dress custom made to your exact measurements.


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Guidelines for Stain Removal of Formal Dresses

Category : Wedding Dresses

Types of Stains and Removal Tips

Alcohol & Wine

Remove new stains by sponging several times with warm water. Launder with detergent in hottest water safe for the fabric. If there is any mark left, pour glycerin on the dampened stain, rub lightly and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse in warm water.

Blood

Rinse cold water through the stain. Sponge with cool salted water and rinse with clear water. If stain persists, soak for 15 minutes in lukewarm water, liquid hand dishwashing detergent and 1 tablespoon ammonia. If stain still persists, repeat and soak for several hours.

Candle Wax

Harden wax by rubbing with ice or placing in freezer. Remove surface wax by carefully scraping with the dull edge of a butter knife. Place the stain between two white blotting cloths and press with a warm iron, changing the blotting cloths as they become soiled. Then sponge with dry cleaning fluid or a laundry pre-soak (spot stain remover).

Chewing Gum

Harden gum by rubbing with ice or placing in freezer. Remove surface wax by carefully scraping with the dull edge of a butter knife. If washable, soak in kerosene and wash in hot soapy water. If unwashable, use dry cleaning fluid on stain.

Coffee & Tea

Pre-treat stain with a stain remover and rinse in warm water. Rub the stain with a liquid detergent and launder in the hottest water safe for the fabric.

Deodorants & Antiperspirants

Sponge dry fabric stain thoroughly with a laundry pre-soak (spot stain remover) and warm water. Rinse.

Fruit Juices & Berries

Sponge with cool water or soak in cool water with bleach that is safe for the fabric. Rinse. Use hot water for cottons and linens.

Ink (Ballpoint Pen)

Sponge the area with alcohol. Place the stain face down on clean white paper towels. Apply alcohol to the back of the stain. Repeat until the stain is removed. Rinse thoroughly. Rub with liquid detergent and launder in the hottest water safe for the fabric.

Lipstick & Other Cosmetics

Pre-treat the dry fabric stain with a laundry pre-soak (spot stain remover). Dampen the stain with warm water and rub in the laundry pre-soak (spot stain remover) until stain is gone. Launder in hottest water safest for the fabric. On unwashable fabric, try dry cleaning fluid.

Nail Polish

Apply acetone or polish remover to the back of stain. Rinse. Launder as usual. Never use nail polish remover on synthetic materials like acetate, triacetate or modacrylic, they will dissolve. Take these fabrics to the dry cleaner.

Perspiration Stains

New perspiration stains may be removed by regular laundering. Heavy stains may be pre-treated with a laundry pre-soak (spot stain remover) for 10 minutes. Older perspiration stains may be removed by sponging with white vinegar and water.

Unknown

If a stain cannot be identified, treat with cool water, then sponge with liquid laundry detergent or laundry pre-soak (spot stain remover).


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female guests dresses

Category : Wedding Dresses

What should you wear when you are invited to a wedding party? Especially the female guests, you can’t just pick a dress in your closet and go to the wedding—it can ruin yourself on the wedding! Instead, you need to select a dress which will not steal the thunder of the bride and also match with the entire wedding. Here are some tips, which may work on you.

As is known, the host will make it clear in the invitation that what dress they will wear. You should know that the color of your dress will not be too much similar to the wedding gown. And it is best not to be exposed too much or even more than the bride. The best colors for you can be purple, green, pink, grey and wine red. Plus, you should really avoid the white or beige dress, which indicate the purity of the bride. Unless the bride asks you to, do no wear those dresses with similar color to the bride’s.


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MOH & Bridesmaids

Category : Wedding Dresses

A bridesmaid is first and foremost someone who the bride wants to be a part of her wedding. Perhaps she is a sister, or a very close friend; her friendship and support of the marriage is meaningful.

A good bridesmaid also makes sure she is helpful rather than a hindrance. This means being where she needs to be, on time, ordering her bridesmaid dress at the right time, and not badmouthing the bride behind her back.

A Maid of Honor or Matron of Honor has additional duties. She is the person whom the bride most wants to honor and celebrate her friendship. At the wedding ceremony, she has the honor of being the last to walk down the aisle before the bride, and stands next to her during the ceremony

Actually, a bridesmaid and/or maid-of-honor serves a practical purpose. During the hectic time of planning a wedding, she is a confidant, advice giver, doer of menial tasks, errand runner and more. A bride should have at least one bridesmaid (preferably the maid-of-honor) who is reliable, cheerfully helpful, organized, and who lives close to the bride.


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Duties of the Bridesmaid

Category : Wedding Dresses

Before the Wedding Day

One of the main things to remember about being a bridesmaid prior to the wedding is to be as helpful and supportive as possible. The bride may need help choosing decorations, or may ask for assistance in picking out bridesmaid dresses. Not only can you offer your opinion in these matters, but you can also help by making sure you are on time to all of your bridesmaid dress fittings, as well as ensuring that you acquire your dress in a timely manner. If the groom does not want to help pick out gifts for the registry, offer to accompany the bride. She will appreciate your help, and enjoy the time you spend together. Be communicative with other guests. If a bridesmaid makes an effort to be informed, family and friends of the couple will know they can come to her with questions, rather than pester the bride and groom. Also, if there is a rehearsal, the bridesmaid should attend on time and offer to help tie up any loose ends. If you helped with the seating arrangement, make sure to save a copy and bring it with you, so that if the bride forgets her copy, you will be prepared.

On the Wedding Day

Help the bride with her dress, hair and makeup. During this time, be available to get food, water or something the bride forgot. If each bridesmaid is willing to help with little errands, everything will be done faster and more efficiently.

Make sure you have everything you need, including the bridesmaid dress and accessories. And be on time. This is crucial. The bride has many things to worry about, and her bridal attendants should not be any of them. Additionally, if you arrive before time, you can socialize with guests and help the ushers seat them if necessary. You can also look around to make sure everything seems to be in order. Smoothing little bumps before they become big can be helpful.

At the reception, a single bridesmaid should mingle and try to catch the bouquet. If you bring a partner, dance and enjoy yourself. This will encourage others to do the same, and the bride and groom won’t feel as though no one is enjoying the party.

The bridesmaid should above all be supportive and helpful. She should offer her services throughout the planning and execution of the wedding day, and help the bride have a truly magical day.