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 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.

Nuova Vita Navy Convertible Dress

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.

 

Oh Baby!

On July 4th, 2015, our lives changed for the second time.  We found out we were expecting our second child!

I had a slight feeling that I could be pregnant and even though it was a bit early to test, I took one anyway. July 4th is my husband’s birthday. In my head, I figured if I was pregnant, then what better time to tell my husband then on his birthday! and if I wasn’t then off to the next month.

We call him our birthday baby. We are so excited to meet him and welcome him into our family.

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ISLA Convertible Dress by Nuova Vita

XO – Francesca

Trend Alert: Spring is in the Air

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Even though it is warm most of the year in sunny Florida, I still wear darker colors during the winter months.

There is something about knowing Spring is here that makes me want to bust out all my spring colors. I paired my Nuova Vita signature convertible maxi dress with a floral crown, a fringe boho handbag, Valentino Rockstud flats, and a pair of amazing round framed sunglasses. I am loving this look for spring, I hope you like it too.

xo Francesca