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Darling Dresses that are a Definite ‘Do’ for Summer Weddings

May 19, 2014

Oh, the beauty of a summer wedding! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and everything seems right with the world. That is, of course, assuming that you aren’t wearing something a bit too heavy and are ready to pass out from heat exhaustion!

The simple truth is, for everything we love about summer, in many areas of the country some days are just too hot and humid. If you can spend those days in a swimming pool, lake or ocean, you’re going to be a happy camper. But if a wedding falls on one of those days, it might be a bit trickier to keep cool. Three things we encourage in situations such as this to help you enjoy the day to its fullest are: Drink plenty of water; Bring a fan; Dress for the weather.

As for the water and the fan, you won’t find those here at DimitraDesigns.com. But the summer formal dresses? Those we have! And here are a few beautiful styles to consider that combine sophistication with breathability…

Bari Jay 853 Chiffon Dress: Not only does this dress offer breezy, beautiful, ethereal elegance, it’s actually two dresses in one! Yes, that chic chiffon overlay can be completely removed to reveal a form-fitting cocktail dress underneath. Not only does this allow you to switch up your look, wearing this dress different ways for different occasions, but it also gives you control over coverage. While it’s a lightweight design either way, if the temperature really kicks up you can take off the overdress if you wish.

Night Moves 7068 Cocktail Dress: We don’t only love Night Moves dresses because they remind us of that classic song by Bob Seger, we also love how fun and flirty they are! This flowing, flippy design is no exception, with a top embellished with the prettiest little flowers, each accented with clear beading. This dress is what summer is all about – it’s lovely in its lightness, fabulous in its fresh look and feel.

Add Some Style to Summer with a Captivating Cocktail Dress!

May 12, 2014

You know that wonderful feeling you get when you really take the time to look your best and you know you’re glowing? You know the feeling I mean; it goes all through you and shows in your every move and word. You carry yourself differently, smile a little brighter, laugh a little louder, and feel cool, calm, and confident. Most days many of us barely have time to brush our teeth in the morning before heading out to work, and end up hastily throwing on some moisturizer, a comfortable pair of pants and a top before rushing out the door still tying our ponytail back. And hey – that’s OK! We lead busy lives and other things have to take importance sometimes. Namely, that last bit of sleep that means so much! But what if you really pulled out all the stops more often than once or twice a year? What if you made a promise to yourself that at least once a month – and then, maybe more often! – you pampered yourself tip to toe. Here’s what we’re proposing…

Let’s assume your special evening out is with a romantic partner or a group of your best friends. Start the day right by getting enough sleep the night before, waking up naturally (give that alarm and yourself a break!), prepare and enjoy a healthy breakfast (go ahead, sit down!), perhaps even read the paper. When the time comes to hit the shower or take a soak in the tub, use some of those special products you never make time for – the exfoliating scrubs, the hair masks, the deep conditioning facial treatments. Once you’re all cleaned up, continue pampering your skin out-of-shower while it’s still damp. Gently apply facial moisturizer, slather lotion or body butter all over, paying attention to elbows, knees and other rough bits. Play your favorite music while you primp, or enjoy the silence if that’s rare!

Be patient with your hair, try something new with your makeup, and put one of those countless bottles of nail polish we all have to good use. In summary – take care of you. Put the time and attention in knowing you’ll reap the rewards in how wonderful it makes you feel. And then… the really great part. Put on your new cocktail dress. A shiny pair of heels or wedges would be nice, too!

As for where to find the cocktail dress (or dresses) of your dreams? At DimitraDesigns.com, of course! And as for where to go wearing your new dress – well, that part is up to you. Maybe you’ll check out a new restaurant in the area, or take in an art exhibit. Even in the smallest towns, there is usually something unique or exciting to do. Just make the time to actually do it! Save those comfortable jeans for a manic Monday morning. This weekend is all about you.