What Bra and Undergarments to Wear with your Convertible Dress?

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Finding the right undergarments for any dress can be a challenge. Here are a few of my favorite undergarments that work perfectly under our convertible dresses.

Spanx Super High Power $38: I have found that some of my customers will frown upon wearing Spanx.  Spanx is a necessity under any dress and for every body type! They tame your tummy and create a seamless, hourglass silhouette. Who doesn’t want that! The higher waist falls very close to your bust line, and when you wrap the dress, you can not see the line of the top of the Spanx.

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Fashion Forms U-Plunge Backless Bra $40: This is a great adhesive bra option for our dresses. It is the deepest plunge, backless, strapless garment on the market. It has padding in it which offers the most cleavage and also comes with a detachable halter strap that lends additional security and support. This bra works really well for the Deep V style option. This bra also has a side clear sticky extension.

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Nu Bra $35: This is another adhesive bra that works very well with our dresses. It is completely free of any strap extension. Washable, and reusable. Totally backless, strapless and invisible under any dress. It has a front closure for cleavage and lift. I tell my customers to wrap themselves in the style they are going to wear first, and then slip these on individually. (see video below) They do not even need to be clipped together. They stay in place and give you a smooth finish under your dress.

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Hollywood Tape $10: The famous fashion tape! Easy-to-use, clear double-stick apparel and body tape. It is gentle on the skin, hypoallergenic and leaves no residue on fabrics. I don’t know about you, but I still can’t figure out how to use a safety-pin without it being seen. This is a much better option.

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If you are busty and do not feel like any of these options will be good for you, your not out of luck! You can wear your strapless bra with our matching tube top!

Happy Wrapping!

XO – Francesca

How to create the knot shoulder style with your convertible dress

Today I will show you how to create the knot shoulder with your dress. The knot shoulder is one of my favorite styles because you can place the knot as high or as low as you want depending on your style preference.

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Please view the video as well as the step by step instructions.

KNOT SHOULDER

1. Step into dress or place over head so that sashes are facing the front.

2. Tie a single knot on each sash – knot can be as high or low as you like.

3. Bring sashes down the back and create desired back design – criss-cross, twist etc

4. Then bring the sashes down and around the waist and tie and/or tuck in front or back of the dress.

You can also twist the back of your dress to create a whole different back.

You can style the dress in a halter style as well. The possibilities are endless.

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Happy Wrapping!

XO – Francesca

How to Wrap your Convertible Dress into a One Shoulder Goddess Style

Today I am going to show you how to create the one shoulder.  The one shoulder creates an asymmetrical look with your dress, and is flattering on all body types.  If you are looking for a modest yet sophisticated style, the one shoulder can be a great option for you.

Nuova Vita Convertible Dress One Shoulder

Please view the video as well as step by step instructions

ONE SHOULDER

1. Step into dress or place over head so that sashes are facing the front.

2. Bring both sashes over your right or left shoulder as desired and arrange so that sashes are overlapping one another (there should be no visible keyhole).

3. Right shoulder: Take your left hand and bring the left strap to the front, take your right hand and bring the right strap to the front (Reverse for left shoulder).

4. Bring the sashes down and around the waist and tie and/or tuck in front or back of dress.

You can also twist the straps of your one shoulder style and create another look.

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ONE SHOULDER WITH A TWIST

1. Step into dress or place over head so that sashes are facing the front.

2. Bring both sashes over your right or left shoulder as desired and arrange so that sashes are overlapping one another (there should be no visible keyhole).

3. Take the strap at your shoulders, criss cross them and twist.

4. Right shoulder: Take your left hand and bring the left strap to the front, take your right hand and bring the right strap to the front (Reverse for left shoulder).

5. Bring the sashes down and around the waist and tie and/or tuck in front or back of dress.

 

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is only a few weeks away, and finding the perfect gift can be challenging. Mothers are some of the most thoughtful and selfless people so the least we can do is to dedicate a day to them for all they have done.

Here are some gift ideas that will help take the challenge out of finding the perfect gift.

1. PAJAMAS 

EBERJAY – Slouchy Tee and Lounge Pants

GILLIGAN & O’MALLEY –  Women’s Jersey Short Pajama Set

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You might think really? Pajamas?  but these pajamas are so soft and comfortable your mamma will not want to take them off.

2. PHOTO ALBUM – Mother’s Day Photo Album

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What mom does not like beautiful pictures? My pictures of my children and family are my most prized possessions.  A photo album of some of your favorite memories is something she will cherish forever.

3. JEWELRY 

BRIAN AND NICK PRIVATE JEWELERS – 14k Gold Diamond Bubble Bar Necklace

14K White Gold Diamond Heart Bracelet

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COCO WAGNER JEWELRY – Initial NecklacePersonalized Bar RingEngraved Mothers Day Bangle

A new piece of jewelry on Mother’s Day is a gift your mother will not forget.  It can be something more expensive with diamonds, or it can be a personalized piece of jewelry.  A necklace with your initials, a ring with your name on it, or a bangle with an engraved note on it.  These are all pieces of jewelry you mother would cherish for years to come.

4. JEWELRY TRAY – Mom Jewelry TrayMama and Baby Jewelry Tray

A mama needs somewhere to put her jewelry.  A dainty jewelry tray to hold rings, trinkets and other small jewelry is a great gift.  Every time she takes off her jewelry it will be a reminder of how loved much she is loved and appreciated.

What will you be getting your mamma’s for Mother’s Day?

XO –

Francesca

http://www.nuovavita.com

How to Twist and Wrap your Convertible Dress…

You can wear your Convertible dress in over 15 different styles! I have a style guide on my website that you can print out and view but in my opinion videos are the best way to really understand how to wrap and twist your dress.

Today I will show you how to create the twist shoulder with your dress. The twist shoulder is one of the most popular styles to wear. It is flattering on everyone.

Please view the video as well as step by step instructions.

TWIST SHOULDER
1. Step into dress or place over head so that sashes are facing the front.

2. Take sashes over the shoulders then bring the sashes down and around back to the front of your dress.

3. Simply twist shoulders as desired.   The more you twist the less coverage you will have, and the less you twist the more coverage you will have.

4. Bring the sashes down and around the waist. Tie and/or tuck in front or back of dress.

 

There are many different ways to create different styles with the of the back of the dress  as well the front.

I will create more tutorials for you to see the endless possibilities.

Happy Twisting!

XO –

Francesca