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High heels – The Shoes Guys Actually DO Notice

I could hear her coming from a long way off. It was the high heels. It was that unmistakable sound of a slow-walking woman clicking on a hard surface. Of course I had to look up from the magazine I was reading at the coffee shop. That sound just commands attention. Did you know the...
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Celebrity Wedding Madness

It looks like love is in the Hollywood air. We have barely caught our breath after the Royal Wedding and it look like the next wave of celebrity wedding excitement is right around the corner. To make sure that you are not missing any of the wedding madness we compiled a Andrea’s Fashions list of celebrities...
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Spanx Man!

 When talking about our unmentionables, the terms “body-shaping”, “firming” and “slimming” should not be limited to just women; men need some love too! For all you men looking to polish off your look and  or build up your confidence Spanx has an entire line of men’s undershirts and underwear to firm, slim, tuck and improve...
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Look Into My Eyes…

At Andrea’s Fashions are mission is helping women of all ages look and feel their best for all of their life events. Once we had the opportunity of seeing first hand the amazing products offered by Lash Royalty we jumped at the chance to be able to offer beautiful lashes to all of Andrea’s Fashions...
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Andrea’s Fashions + Mothers of the Bride and Groom = Couture Fashion

Ask any mother-of-the-bride or mother-of-the-groom what they believe is the most important part of planning a Jewish Orthodox wedding and most likely you will never have two of the same answers. Even more so their answers will be lacking in what should be one the most important parts of the planning process and that is:...
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Take it From a Guy: you don’t have to be uncomfortable to look beautiful!

Sure, there are attractive women wearing attractive clothing, and they do get noticed. But is that the only way to be beautiful? That dress may look good, but watching someone squirm all night and constantly reposition their clothing on their body is frankly quite distracting. And those high heels! You can barely walk in them,...
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Shhh…Wedding Reception Secrets!

Ever been to a REALLY fun wedding reception? Alternatively have you ever been to a really BAD reception?  I have been to both and they are literally at opposite ends of the spectrum. What made one so much better than the other? It was the attention to detail. No two guests have the same taste...
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Music Power Couple says “I Do”…Country Style

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s wedding and reception on May 14th, 2001 is a perfect example of the importance of having a wedding that is reflective of you, your style and your taste.  The country music power couple kicked up their boots (literally) and celebrated their marriage with approximately 550 of their closest friends and...
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Best Bridesmaid Ever!

Being a bridesmaid is a big responsibility; being a Maid of Honor is an even bigger responsibility.  An integral part of any wedding the Maid of Honor is there to hold the bride’s hand, lend moral support, organize all bridal events and basically be on hand and be the right-hand-woman from start to finish.  If...
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Help! It’s an Emergency!

Being organized the day of the wedding is an absolute must for everyone especially for the Bride’s right-hand helpers: the Mother-of-the-Bride and the Maid of Honor.  Leave nothing to chance on the big day and be prepared with this Emergency Kit check-off list for the bride, compliments of Andrea’s Fashions. AA and AAA batteries Baby...
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Dance With Me…

Andrea’s Fashions looked high and low and administered countless hours of research and the results are in. Here are the top 10 wedding songs played for the newly married couple. Although there were numerous close runner-ups these are the chart-toppers that are played at weddings today. #1 … Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers#2 … Unforgettable by Nat King Cole#3...
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Save the Date!

Planning a special occasion? Wedding?  Engagement Party?   Bar Mitzvahs?  Black-Tie Event? Charity Event? Events happen year round.  Some special events only come around every so often and are planned fairly far in advance. To avoid conflict with your big day it is first always important to take into consideration:  family reunions, high school reunions, college...
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Always a Bridesmaid….?

I have seen a lot of bridesmaid dress mishaps in my day. I have also been a bridesmaid half a dozen times and have yet to wear the dress for any other occasion other than the actual wedding.  In fact an entire side of my closet is devoted to bridesmaid dresses.  These dresses remain on...
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Everyone Knows…

It’s only been a week since the world watched in anticipation as the Royal Wedding fairytale unfolded.  An estimated 2 billion people watched the royal wedding. 2 billion.  Why was the world so intrigued by this wedding?   Was it the fairytale-like prestige or that marriage transcends all cultures?  Possibly it is as simple and straightforward...
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Queen for a Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Andrea’s Fashions In honor of all the amazing Moms of the world…. When you shop at Andrea’s Fashions Friday May 6th and Saturday May 7th  Andrea’s Fashions will pay your sales tax! Your personalized fashion experience is waiting for you…. Happy Mother’s Day!

Queen Sunshine

It was hard to miss the smiles of Queen Elizabeth II today. Quite frankly I am not sure the last time I EVER saw her smile like she did today but the radiant smile of Queen Elizabeth II, 82, grandmother to Prince Williams could not be missed in all the land. Dressed in a canary...
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Pretty Pippa Please…!

Royal rumor has it that sister and maid of honor Pippa Middleton may have looked better than Her Royal Highness Kate Middleton.  Looking sun-kissed and stunning in her ivory, fitted dress the etiquette questions that are being raised are: Is it proper that the maid of honor where white? Most importantly was the dressed really...
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Without This Ring…I Thee Wed…

By now I am sure you have heard: Prince Williams will not be wearing a wedding ring. Buckingham Officials have confirmed that the young Prince, that appears to have it all, has nonchalantly stated that he will not be wearing a wedding ring—ever. Prince William’s decision not to wear a wedding ring has caused uproar...
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We are NOT Kidding Around

Want to stir the proverbial wedding pot? Tell people who you want a “No Children” or an “Adults Only” wedding. The good news is that you may have a few fellow supporters on your side. The unfortunate news is that there will be people who will criticize you privately and sometimes publicly; specifically the people...
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Destined for a Destination?

The Royal Wedding is only days away and an approximate 1,900 exclusive guests will be making the destinations wedding journey to London.  Then there are the rest of us no-royal-attendees that will still experience destination wedding invitations of family members or friends. Excluding the Royal Wedding—why would someone choose to have a destination wedding or...
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Camilla Goes a Tattoo Too Far

With the Royal Wedding just days away the pressure is on for everything to run royally smooth for Prince Williams and Kate Middleton’s big day. This being said what would possess William’s step-mum Camilla Parker-Bowle to get a tattoo? On her finger? Albeit temporary, with Camilla getting henna tattooed while on a three-day tour of...
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A Queen for a Day

Life is not easy being a Queen.  Keeping a close watch on the Parliament and Prime Minister, passing UK laws and having to decide what to wear to the wedding of the century is a big responsibility. Luckily, in addition to all the frills of being the woman in charge, being the Queen entitles you...
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Are Royalty Weddings Affected by the Recession?

In 1981, when Prince Charles married Diana Spencer the world watched an estimated $6.3 million dollar fairy tale wedding unfold.  With Royalty on the mind we wanted to see how the upcoming Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding compared and if their wedding plans were being affected by the recession. This is...
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How Much For That Wedding in the Window?

The average wedding in the United States is now going for around $27,800, according to a recent wedding magazine study. Respectively, Southern California and metropolitan-based weddings, such as New York, are averaging a price tag of $40,000-$50,000. Between the perfect dress, venues, food and beverage, flowers, accommodations, the honeymoon and everything in-between your perfect day...
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Pretty in PINK!

Channeling her character Elle Woods from the movie Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon’s pale-pink wedding dress has brought to light the question: Do brides have to wear white on their wedding day? Only in the last century have we adopted the tradition of the white wedding dress and Witherspoon’s forward-fashion statement has created a buzz that...
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Royal Excitement

Anticipation of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is building. With the wedding of the century just weeks away there is still one major detail that we don’t know the answer to: What will Kate Middleton wear when she walks down the aisle? Rumors have been swirling around the fashion industry that...
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It’s in the Bag….

What is more important than putting together the perfect outfit? Putting together the perfect outfit that is polished and functional. I am always on the lookout for the perfect must-have pieces that help you deliver that modern, fashion-forward look and it just so happens that I have the purse for the woman that wants it...
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SPRING TO LIFE!

What goes around comes around and some of the styles that are hitting us in spring 2011 are no different. Check out Andrea’s Fashions top 4 re-emerging high-fashions that you don’t want to be without in your 2011 spring and summer wardrobe. Sheer Luck Top of the list of 2011 spring trends are fabrics that...
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A Little White Lie

We have been living a lie. We have been told time and time again that wedding dresses are to be white. For years we have adhered to the tradition of white dresses and dubbed the practice as an indication of sexual purity and innocence. Who decided that white was the color of choice? Being a...
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Follow the Rules: A Guide to Black Tie Attire Success

FindingtheDress Selecting a dress style and cut that flatters your figure, highlights your assets, minimizes your problem areas and falls under the black-tie appropriate category isn’t an easy task. Every day we are looking to experts to provide us with services we would not entrust in anyone else: doctors, dentists, mechanics…the list goes on and...
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Costco Couture? Think Again…..

When I think Costco I think of more paper towels than I will ever use in a lifetime and the 5,000 piece plastic cutlery set that I bought, and now hide, because of the guilt of having 4,995 pieces left. Nowadays you can get just about anything at Costco for all your lifetime needs; coincidentally...
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