Marisa Baratelli Trunk Show for Mothers of the Event!

Trunk Show Featuring Mother-of-the-Bride and Mother-of-the-Groom Designs by Marisa Baratelli

Mark your calendars for two upcoming trunk shows in September at both Nitsa’s locations featuring Marisa Baratelli for mother of the bride and mother of the groom. Join us at our Charlotte location on Sept. 18-22 or at our Winston-Salem location on Sept. 24-27 to see the latest styles in Marisa Baratelli’s trademark luxurious Thai silk.

For a quarter century, Madeleine Cranfill, CEO and founder of Marisa Baratelli, has paid tribute to the ancient artisanal craft of Thai silk weaving by maintaining the purity of the traditional village methods in the design of timeless women’s fashion.

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Photo Credit: www.marisabaratelli.com

Cranfill felt called upon to uphold the traditions of Thai silk production when she first visited the country three decades ago. She was inspired by the time and dedication each piece of silk required. With her intuitive sense of style combined with a talent for working with color, Cranfill designed her first line of evening separates for a private clientele in Southern California. In just a few years, Marisa Baratelli became one of the top Thai silk fashion companies globally, expanding with a successful line of custom-order blouses and jackets offered in a full range of colors, prints, and plaids, giving the customer a hand at their own color creative impulse and needs. Within each of the 50 collections, you will find luminescent colors that demand attention, create elegant drama, and define glamour.

Marisa Baratelli’s fall 2014 line features special occasion dresses, gowns, and separates in deep jewel tones, classic black, and vibrant prints. Several pieces feature their new hand-embroidered prism effect that adds a unique beauty and interest to each piece.

Don’t let your special occasion creep up on you; visit one of Nitsa’s Marisa Baratelli fall 2014 trunk shows for the perfect match!

 

What to Wear: Mother of the Bride (or Groom)

With all the focus on the bride’s dress, mom’s attire is often left on the back burner. However, make no mistake: The mother of the bride (and mother of the groom) have their dressing the mother of the eventown guidelines and etiquette to follow when picking the perfect dress. Here’s a break down of some dos and don’ts for MOBs and MOGs.

Don’t procrastinate. Finding a great dress can take quite a bit of time, and you don’t want this to be a last minute decision. It is customary for the mother of the bride to find a dress first, and then let the mother of the groom know what she’s picked so as to avoid a fashion faux pas, like matching or clashing. Though this tradition is less common today, it is still respectful and considerate for the moms to communicate about their attire.

In addition, the moms need to communicate with the bride. Before making any decisions, ask her if she has any attire requests. While the bride’s opinion should count toward what you choose, also make sure you are comfortable and happy with the choice.

As for the style of the dress, follow suit with the formality of the wedding. If the wedding takes place at night or the bridesmaids’ dresses are formal, the mothers’ dresses should be formal as well. A long dress with a matching jacket is a popular formal style. If the wedding is more casual, takes place outside, or the bride simply tells you it’s fine, a more casual dress or a pantsuit would be appropriate. It is generally a no-no for mom to wear a low-cut, short, or strapless dress. A wedding is not the place for a sexy mama; you want to be sure all eyes are kept on the bride!

When it comes to color, the bride may have a strong opinion. Many brides like the mothers to coordinate with the wedding colors, while others are strict about them not looking like the wedding party. Check with your bride on this. In most cases, bold, bright colors are to be avoided. Much like a revealing dress would catch guests’ eyes, so would a bright red gown. In addition to bright colors, white, black, and ivory are often on the “don’t” list.  To be on the safe side, choose a dress in a toned-down color like purple, blue, gold, burgundy, or silver hues.

Though these are common dos and don’ts, all weddings and brides are different. Use these tips as guidelines, but be sure to put the bride’s opinion first.

 

Marisa Baratelli Trunk Show

Mothers of the Event, finally, there’s a trunk show just for you. February 6th through February 9th, our Charlotte store is hosting the fabulous Marisa Baratelli line. Fittings are by appointment, so call today to make your reservation.

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We have a whole list of dressing tips for mothers of brides and grooms here, but the long and the short of dressing for a spectacular social occasion is this: Find your shade and find your fit. Both have the ability to complement, or counteract, your color and body type.

Marisa Baratelli is an American-born designer who prides herself on crafting impeccable social occasion separates from hand-woven, Thai silk. Designed to make you look and feel beautiful from the inside out, we highly doubt you’ll have trouble finding the perfect ensemble at this event.

Nitsa’s in Charlotte:

Phillips Place
6700 Fairview Road
Suite 113 • Phillips Place
Charlotte, NC 28210
704.940.1999
Mon – Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm
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Dressing: Mother of the Bride

Now that your daughter (or soon-to-be daugher-in-law) has her dress and alterations well in hand, you can get down to the business of what you’re wearing on wedding day. Our mother of the bride wedding dressescollection of elegant sophisticated evening dresses and gowns are tailor-made for this occasion. While we have everything you need at Nitsa’s to dress the perfect part, there are a few things that will help you best match your dress to the day.

  • Talk to your daughter to get a sense of the event and the type of attire you’ll need as the M.O.B. You want her to be comfortable with what you’re wearing, but you also need to be at ease. It’s a big day for you, too.
  • Talk to the Mother of the Groom to inform her of your ensemble’s color and formality. While it’s not necessary you dress the same—and probably best that you don’t— keeping length or sleeve style consistent is a good rule of thumb.
  • Find your shade. The best dresses for mothers and mothers-in-law complement their coloring, but don’t clash with the chosen wedding colors. Obviously creams and ivories are off-limits (you don’t want to compete with the bride), but don’t feel as if you need to choose the same hue as the bridesmaids, either.
  •  Ask us. We have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to dressing clients for special events—after all, we’ve been doing it for 40 years. Tell us all you know, and we’ll happily help you select the perfect dress, one that complements you and the wedding, too, whether that’s short to floor length, cap sleeve to strapless.