How to Tie Your Scarves!

Why Scarves Are a Must-Have in Your Wardrobe!

The leaves are starting to turn, and the mercury is dropping; now is the time to find your how to tie your favorite scarvesperfect scarf!  

Scarves this season feature rich colors and bold designs. The infinity scarf is still popular, and can now be found in a variety of styles from athletic to elegant. Long, thin scarves can help to elongate your body and add a touch of style. Large silk squares, à la Hermès, remain classic, while art-print silks offer a modern take on the look. As the weather gets even colder, look for scarves to get larger and cozier: think pashmina-style capes. Some designers are even offering blanket-scarves!

Here are some ways we have seen scarves on the runways this fall:

The L: With a long scarf, wrap one half around your neck and leave it hanging down the back, while the other end hangs down the front.

The Cowgirl: Fold a medium-sized square scarf in half on the diagonal. Let the wide end of the triangle cover your throat, and wrap the two ends around the back of your neck and back to the front. Tie loosely. 

The Lovebite: Fold a small square scarf into a tube shape and tie (not too tightly) around your neck with the ends on the side. It’s très Francais!

The Belt: With a long silk scarf, pull it through the belt loops in your jeans and make it a belt. It’s a great way to showcase an art print! 

The Classic: To show off a large silk square, fold it in half on the diagonal and arrange it over your shoulders with the widest part of the triangle lying across your back. It’s a beautiful and confident way to show off one of the seasons hottest accessories!

 

 

Summer Fashion Trends for Summer 2013

As the weather heats up, so does summer fashion. Make sure you’re keeping up with the Summer fashion trendstemp and the trends with these haute must-haves.

Neon – Nothing says summer like bright colors. From denim shorts to iPhone covers, products of all kinds are donning highlighter hues, and we just can’t get enough! Wearing a bright pop of color can be just the ticket to take your summer style up a few degrees. Pair a chambray button-up with a hot pink clutch, or your favorite LBD (little black dress) with some highlighter-yellow heels. Be careful not to wear too much neon at one time, though; no need to be your own light source. Keep it simple by choosing either a piece of attire or an accessory to showcase these vibrant colors.

High-Waisted Bikinis – Grandma had the right idea. The 1930s-inspired, high-waisted bikini is popping up coast-to-coast and beach babes have never looked better. A high-waisted suit is not only stylish, but also flattering on any body type. Whether you’re lacking in rear-end umph or have a full-size trunk, the high-waist draws the eye upward giving your rump (and legs!) a longer, leaner look while keeping a curvy shape. The high-waist design also stylishly hides that stubborn tummy pooch. With its classy charm and body-shaping design, you are sure to stand out in any sea of string bikinis.

Crop Tops – They’re back! This belly-button-baring trend from the 90s is making not only a comeback, but an upgrade as well. You may be conjuring up images of Sporty Spice and Christina Aguilera circa “Genie in a Bottle,” but don’t worry; sports bras and fringe aren’t allowed this season. The 2013 version of the crop top is a feminine and flirty ode to the 50s with pin-up girl flair. Sweetheart necklines and floral designs are assuring that the crop top has a successful second time around. These tops are perfect for summer concerts and 4th of July festivities.

 

 

Stylish Southern Soirees – 2013 NC Debutante Season

What to look for in a debutante dress?

In the South, there’s a kind of dress shopping that outshines the search for the perfect prom dress: It’s the deb dress, that illustrious white gown that is the epitome of grace and class. Shopping for this dress is tricky, but not impossible. Especially when you know what you should be looking for.

2013 North Carolina Debutante SeasonDebutante balls, or “coming out” parties, began as a young lady’s introduction to society, originally announcing that the young woman was now eligible to marry. The young men that attended were traditionally upper class and part of the young lady’s parents’ approved pool of eligible bachelors.

These days, preteen girls and boys are sent to dancing classes called “cotillion,” to prepare them for the deb ball that comes between ages of 16-19. In both cases, appropriate attire is not only recommended, but expected. White ball gowns and satin or kid gloves are the standard ensemble for young ladies and black tie dress for the young men.

While the mere mention of a white ball gown might suggest wedding dress, the fact is: it can be. Debutante dresses run the gamut from family heirlooms, to custom-made gowns, to off-the-rack ensembles. Don’t let the latter fool you, though. Those off-the-rack dresses, or as we like call them, ready-to-wear-couture gowns, are a more than suitable alternative.

While you’ll want to check with your local organization about dress specifics, traditionally speaking, the gown should be full, classic cut with a slight sleeve, and floor-length. White kid gloves are the perfect pairing for sleeved-gowns, but sleeveless should certainly be accompanied by white elbow-length gloves.

At Nitsa’s, we not only have an excellent selection of gowns and gloves to fit your body type and the occasion, we also have knowledgeable sales associates there to assist you in your search. From pulling dresses to getting you the like-a-glove fit, our Winston-Salem and Charlotte shops are your perfect fit.

Prom Dress Trends for 2013

What are the Hottest Prom Dresses of 2013?

2013 Prom Dress FashionEvery spring brings with it a promise beyond better weather: that the year’s style trends will be better than the year before. This year proves no different, especially when it comes to prom styles. We have more than a few to choose from here at Nitsa’s, and our knowledgeable staff is up-to-date on the latest trends. Stop by and let us help you find the perfect dress to complement your unique style. But first, take a look at what’s trending for 2013:

Ombré: It’s not just a hairstyle. This season, pump up the wow factor without all-over sequins or off-the-wall prints, and opt for a dress with not-so-subtle shade variations. It’s a great way to update the traditional longer-style prom dress. Ombré is also a great option for elongating shorter torsos as the gradient draws the eyes down.

Short and Sweet: Short styles are in the hot seat this year, but short doesn’t mean any less sexy. Add drama by choosing a dress with all-over sequins and long sleeves, or go girly-girl with a soft pink solid dress with sweet cap sleeves. Peplum is a great add-on for girls looking to add curves.

Cut It Out: More often than not, showing just a little skin is sexier than showing a lot. Capitalize on this maxim with the season’s trendy cutout style. Pair with a high mesh or lace neckline to continue the less-is-more illusion, and you’ll have one of the most subtle sexy looks around.

The Long and the Short of it: Can’t decide between the traditional long gown, and the season’s lean toward shorter styles? Now you don’t have to: The high-low (short in front, long in back) or illusion (short dresses with a long sheer overlay) options give you the best of both worlds while keeping you perfectly on-trend.

Style You Pretty

You adore a trumpet-style dress but what if fit-and-flare doesn’t exactly accentuate your natural shape? Finding the perfect dress isn’t just about what you like, it’s also about what style looks best with your body type. Here’s a few tips to get you started. Once you’re in our store, our knowledgeable stylists can help you find the perfect fit.

Apple – Look for a dress that cinches nicely at the waistline, then flows out into a subtle

Pear shaped figure example

A-line. In addition to cinching, bodices with texture—think ruching or lace—provides structure to your midsection.

Pear – Accentuate your slender upper body with thin straps, a deep V neckline, or fitted bodice; play to your hips and thighs with structured fabrics that won’t cling and billowy skirts (that won’t either).

Straight – If you weren’t born with them, buy them— curves, that is. A ball gown that cinches at the natural waist with a billowy, floor-length skirt can give the illusion of curves.

Curvy – Play up your hourglass shape with a drop-waist or mermaid-style gown. While a sweetheart neckline perfectly mimics your natural shape, avoid plunging necklines that show too much up top.