With Wedding season upon us, celebrity style expert Nicole Brewer was kind enough to join me yesterday to share the top trends in dresses, shoes, makeup and hair!
Candace Rose: With wedding season officially here, what is the secret to looking great and where do we start?
Nicole Brewer: "Where do we start? Well, whether you're in a wedding or simply on the guest list for one, you're going to want to look and feel your absolute best. And we have so many trends going on. We've seen on the red carpet and on the runways beautiful trends, lots of romantic details, lots of beautiful colors- there's so much to choose from. But what I've done is I've chosen some really great replicas of those same trends at fabulous prices from David's Bridal. So whether you're petite or plus size or tall, no matter what your size you can find fashion forward dresses at prices you can afford for your upcoming wedding or any special occasion, really.
So let me walk you through some of the hottest trends, and start with this sexy sophisticated stretch satin dress. I love this dress because it's a beautiful rich tone that actually works on a lot of different skin tones and also, it's got a great cowl neck. I love that cowl neck because it's so elegant and it makes it just so perfect for any summer wedding. Also, it's got subtle yet strategic draping along the midsection which is a little slimming and you know, who doesn't want that? It's just a perfect dress for any summer occasion!
Also, prints are popping up everywhere, I know you've seen them. Some of them are really bold and bright, and some of them are just perfect. This one is one of my favorites. It's a beautiful blue and yellow print. I love it because it's fun, it's festive and that sweetheart neckline is just so sexy on everybody. So you can just see this dress at an outdoor wedding or a summer cocktail party, even. It's one of those 'go anywhere' dresses.
Now another huge trend right now is just anything feminine and I love this lilac dress because it's soft, it's delicate and it's ultra-feminine. And it has a cascading down ruffle on the front which adds a little flirtiness to the dress and makes it perfect for the dance floor. So all of these dresses are under $150 and can be found at David's Bridal stores nationwide."
Candace Rose: How about when it comes to shoes? What's the best way to incorporate them with dresses?
Nicole Brewer: "Well, my biggest tip on shoes is you definitely want a fabulous shoe that's going to make you feel fabulous, but also one that you're going to be able to wear for the whole wedding and on the dance floor. So before you wear a shoe at a wedding you want to make sure you've road tested it before. So peep toe pumps are big, glitter shoes are big. You definitely want a platform pump or something that's really going to make you feel comfortable so that you can dance the night away."
Candace Rose: What are the latest trends in hair?
Nicole Brewer: "Well, my feeling on hair is you definitely want to have a no fuss style because you're going to be at the wedding and you want to look good and you want to deal with the outdoor elements if the wedding is outside. But updos are always in style, they've never gone anywhere. Ponytails are big; braid details are actually big and you know what? Wearing a ponytail to the side or even a soft messy bun to the side is also a very big trend right now and perfect to wear to a wedding."
Candace Rose: Do you have any tips when it comes to makeup?
Nicole Brewer: "Sure. I always suggest making sure that you add a little drama to your eyes because it's not an everyday thing – a wedding – so you want to look, standout. So a smokey eye or great lashes or a great volume mascara – you can never go wrong. Or you also want to make sure you have a really nice lip; and you want to make sure you can include all of those products in your evening clutch bag. So make sure your clutch is big enough to have everything you need for touch ups throughout the day."
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you'd like to share?
Nicole Brewer: "Absolutely. Now in order to survive this wedding season wearing all these strapless and sleeveless styles you want to feel confident. So you want to make sure that you choose the right deodorant – that's my most important beauty tip of the day! The truth is there are so many products out there that leave those annoying white marks. but even more than that we found out that 32 million women in America experience dark marks under their arms and that's a lot of times complications from shaving and irritation. And that's something we definitely want to avoid when we're wearing these fabulous little dresses. So Dove has come out with a new product- it's called Clear Tone and using over 50 years of skincare expertise, they've taken it to the next level. It's the first and only deodorant in the U.S. designed to reduce dark marks and even skin tone. It has calendula oil and sunflower seed extracts to help restore skin to its natural color and 24 hour wetness and odor protection – you can't go wrong, the choice is clear. You want to make sure you have a good deodorant especially if you're going to go for that bouquet at the end."
Candace Rose: Well, thank you. Where can we go for more information?
Nicole Brewer: "Definitely you can check LifeMinute.tv for more ideas and info."
Candace Rose: Where can viewers go for more information on you, Nicole?