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Caring for Coats

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Caring for Coats

Coat season has finally arrived so it’s time to pull them out, dust them off and stay warm. If your coat doesn’t look quite right, maybe you didn’t clean it after then end of last sea-son. We have a special to bring in your coats and get them back in shape for the Fall and Winter.

Here are some ways to keep you coats looking right:

  1. Keep them clean. Moisture can shorten the useful life of your coats. Never put them away wet. Allow them to air dry outside of your closet when they get wet from rain or snow. Wheter coats need dry cleaning or washing, don't frget to jeep them clean.
  2. girl in coat.jpegAllow coats room to breathe in the closet. A couple of inches on both sides should do the trick. Air circulation is important for the long-term usefulness of any garments, including coats.
  3. A coat that repels water helps keep dirt from finding the fabric and making a home. When you get a water repelling coat cleaned, apply a water repellent (or let us do this for you).
  4. Don’t leave your coat in your car just to be convenient when it turns cold. A coat left in a hot car, especially after getting wet and left crumpled on the back seat, can result in shrinkage, loss of shape and even a musty smell.
  5. Leather, suede and fur coats are a completely different deal. They require spe-cial methods of cleaning, conditioning and care after. Make especially sure you wipe down these coats when they get wet or after a spill. Annual cleaning and conditioning will make sure your leather and suede last for decades.

Top 7 Fall Trends Straight off the Runways!

Posted by Champion Cleaners Fashion Blogger

Fall 2016 fashion trends are all about a reckless boldness. Gone is the minimalism and feminine softness that was raging this summer. Ladies, this winter, get ready to drape yourself in oversized outwear, furs, sharp shoulders, corsets, and puffed up street wear.

Trends have indeed taken a dazzling turn, and you need to be daring and audacious to put yourself all out and explore the designs that have made quite a statement on runways. You should think red, glittery glam, mauve subtlety, and most of all, think pink!

We have compiled a sensational round-up of the 7 hottest trends that you absolutely need to add to your wardrobe right away.

Here, feast your eyes:

Puff it up Girl!

puff_sleves.jpgPuffed up sleeves and fleece outwear has made a huge fashion statement on runways from London to Paris and Milan. Puffed sleeves have gone big, and it’s all about glamour in exquisite fur and bright colors. As seen in DKNY, Chanel, Burberry, and Emilio Pucci, jackets and coats have taken a back seat this winter. It’s all about the puffed up jacket which is the hottest outwear to rock in street style.

Voguish Velvet

Velvet is by far the newest, freshest and hottest trend to flaunt this season. Velvety designs, pajama suits, and sultry off-the-shoulder numbers are just what you need to turn into a shimmering goddess of class. The pieces showcased by Valentino, Baja East, Givenchy, and Alberta Ferretti are literally mesmerizing. This winter, drape yourself in velvet and glisten with glamour!

A Moment of Menswear

And what a moment! Granddad plaits have never looked so utterly alluring and chic. Truly, this trend is so phenomenal that it will prompt you to change your entire wardrobe for work. Calvin Klien, Dries van noten, Isabel Marant, and Balenciaga have given us some serious fashion goals to try out at the office. Bottom line is, your professional style for work is about to undergo a very interestingly masculine change, and it will be utterly and absolutely refreshing.

Haute Couture meets Brocade

Chanel, DKNY, Christian Dior, Burberry, Gucci and various others have gone all out this season and given up on the minimalism that was so strong in spring. Talk about extravagance, panache and glamour, and then mix it all up to make one outfit. Winter is all about putting on your haute couture and going out to Balls and Galas and formal evenings. Well, here’s your pick of the best evening wear in lush brocade, glamorous cuts and glittery embroidery.

Dreams of Satin

This fall, all your dreams of silky satin and retro inspired fashionable cuts are coming true with great promise of an envious glamour. Designers such as J.W Anderson, Calvin Klein, Celine, Louis Vuitton, and Ralph Lauren have given us some sizzling satin goals. The dresses showcased are equally apt for evening and day wear. Make sure you don’t deprive your wardrobe of satin this season.

Sporty is the new Chic!

This winter sporty refers to a refreshingly new infusion of ski style and jersey jumpsuits, calling for an infectiously smart day time look. The pieces put forward by Lacoste, Calvin Klein, and Courreges are literally a sport trend lover’s delight and a great way to revamp your look, to make it more minimal and sharp.

Military Vibes Are Strong!

Ladies, the military jacket is the one fashion staple that can add an instant dose of overwhelming glamour to your look. It screams exclusivity, panache and raw glitzy glamour! Designers have gone all out on this one and embellished the traditional military cut jackets with glittery embroidery, pompoms, oriental prints and bows.

Topics: New Fashions, Fashion Ideas, Runway Trends, NYFW

Chic Ensembles to Glam up your Prom

Posted by Champion Cleaners Fashion Blogger

dress-1146503_1920.jpgLife offers just a handful occasion to let it all loose and dress up in alluringly fascinating and glamorously chic attires. Prom night is high on the list of those days in your life when you dress to impress with your chic, contemporary yet elegant ensembles. Perfectly complementing accessories just add to the flavor of this event.

This year, try something unique and extraordinary to add a tasteful yet alluring kick to your overall look and rock your prom in ultimate swank and style.

A Little Black Leather Dress

Leather is timeless and, of course, you cannot go wrong with black. Every fashion addict knows well how to rock this combo. The best part is that there are countless ways to accessorize your enchanting LBD. We would suggest you to opt for sensuous complementing heels along with a sleek, straight mane. To add depth in your look, you can go for bold smoky eyes and nude lips.

Sleeveless Beaded Attire

We love spring because it allows us to experiment a lot with our look. A sleeveless mini or knee-length attire, embellished with beads is a perfect pick for your prom night. Keeping this attire simple and sweet will highlight your charisma. Bead-studded stilettos along with pastel makeup will ensure that you remain the center of attention.

A Formal Ruffled Prom Gown

Nothing can beat an elegantly crafted maxi dress for a prom night. The style is not only formal but also gives you a princess-like aura. Try to look for a maxi dress in trending colors. Our favorite for this spring is peach and burgundy; however, you can select a hue that complements your skin tone well. Whether you opt for an A-line silhouette with bare shoulders or a deep V-neck with ruffled or laced sleeves, the style will be a sure hit with everyone.

Allover Sequined Dress

To add a touch of glitz and glamour, opt for sequined dress this prom. You can select the length of the attire as per your own body type. Couple the dress with stylish pumps, some elegant jewelry and bronze makeup and voila! You are all set to look mesmerizing this prom.

A Little White Dress

We know for some of you white sounds absolutely dull and boring, however, believe us if complemented well, the white has all the power to give you an amazing look. A mini or midi white dress, embellished well with some beads or pearls and paired with high-heels will give you an enchanting yet exquisite look. You can also opt for some unique jewelry to go with your dress. To break the color, go for bold red lips along with full volume hair. After all white is always right!

Prom is certainly an ideal occasion to portray your fashion taste. Whatever styles you opt for, don’t forget to consider your physique as well as skin tone to select the perfect pieces for you. In addition, the way you carry that style also makes a huge difference. Take a cue from this post and rock your memorable event with ultimate allure and elegance.


Topics: Special Occasions Prom Dresses, Prom Dresses, Fashion Ideas, Party Dresses

Prairie Dress: In Vogue for Spring 2016

Posted by Champion Cleaners Fashion Blogger

Trends-To-Try-In-2016_Pairie-Dresses.jpgHistorical events often affect the fashion trends and the inspirations for clothing lines come from them quite a lot too. 1920s to 1990s was the time when fashion trends were profoundly affected by the circumstances of every decade. This was the time when fashion underwent major evolution, not just in clothing but also in jewelry styles. Owing to the time for which they remain, some fashion can be called as a “fads” as they are adopted for a very short time and others are classics which never go out of fashion. One of such classic fashion trends is the prairie dress.

Prairie dress in the 70s

Prairie dress was wildly popular in the 70s and 2016 has proved to be the year of its revival. It inspired the fashion designers to incorporate “spiritual but not religious” zest that was ascribed to the prairie dressing in the 70s.

The costume is basically a variant of the peasant dress. In the year 1970, prairie dresses came to be known for their square necklines. Ruffles and frills in lace were attached to the dress in those days. Puffy sleeves and lace lining he bottom of the skirt were the highlight of the look.

 They had a high waistline and a belt was attached to the waist, adding a feminine touch. These country style dresses were considered to be highly conservative in those days and usually came in similarly conservative prints like the florals, polka dots, calico, plaids or mono-colored scheme.

Prairie dress in 2016

In 2016, the prairie dresses have made their come back as beautiful long dresses and long coats. They have been designed to be so incredibly chic that they are even being donned with trainers and pointed cameo flat sling backs.

A lot of designers have taken inspiration from the prairie dresses of the 70s. Prairie inspired evening gowns have become all the rage on the runways. The 3 tiered gowns have been made out of silk organza and have been an instant hit. These ruffled gowns are highly romantic and make us think of the vintage era.

The frayed look of the gown along with amazing cuts and the luxuriant fabric make this dress an absolute darling for the fashion lovers and a real treat for the eyes.

There is no better way to start the year than donning a pretty prairie inspired dress and heading out to rock the style. You can experiment with styles and can also have it in florals and frills. Coupling the dress with a nicely printed floral or even plain jacket can add a festive touch to the overall look. It seems as if the trend is here for quite some time so go get your hands on this wonderfully gorgeous dress while you can.

Topics: Fashion Trends, Spring Fashion, Style Trends, Fashion Trends 2016

4 Spring Trends you Need to Flaunt Before Everyone Else Catches on!

Posted by Champion Cleaners Fashion Blogger

The retro minimalistic trends have hit back in full swing and the spring fashion trends for 2016 all about the modernization of the retro, vintage attire.

Runways were set ablaze this year with gorgeous sheer silhouettes, the return of the Spanish ruffles, the alluring off the shoulder look. Fashion trends have truly gone insane this year, and mind you, they are so gorgeous they will drive you along in a fashion frenzy too.

So, here is an exciting round-up of the five most sensational spring trends that you need to add to your fashion game.

Bare some flesh in tempting off-the-shoulder attire

off_shoulder_2.jpgThis spring, fashion is about baring all the right amount of flesh in all the right places, and the off-the-shoulder trend has spread like wild fire.

It is literally everywhere to be seen, and the designers have let their imaginations flow with this trend, for instance, gorgeous strappy silhouettes, sleeveless gowns and even off-the-shoulder halter bohemian dresses with a lovely floral touch.

You can explore some of your best options in this look at Givenchy, Jason Wu, ADEAM, and Derek Lam.

Chic and funky flats dominate the footwear

The fact that majority of the designers prefer comfort to style and glamour when designing footwear, has come as a delightful breath of fresh air. And why not? Now you can buy designer footwear that you can actually wear and that too without hurting and blistering your feet.

Check out Victoria Beckham, Edun, Alexander Wang and Trademark for some comfortably and trendy flats.

A bold Spanish Red is all the rage

Nearly all the major names have played the gorgeous and unique Spanish touch to the hilt. Above all, the Spanish influences, sensational and bold hues of red in gorgeously flowing silhouettes have emerged as the trendiest look.

If you want to mollify your inner goddess, and make her go insanely captivating, try out some of these exclusive Spanish red pieces by Diane Von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta.

Embrace the see-through seduction of sheer net

Designers have gone crazy about net this season, and the runways are glistening with gorgeous sheer net ensembles that define sensuality and irresistible temptation.

Marchessa, Alexander Wang, Creatures of the Wind and Proenza Schouler are your ultimate destination for some of the most magnificent sheer net dresses to rock the spring fashion in 2016.

Topics: Fashion Trends, Shirt, Spring Fashion

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