AZAZIE

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If you are a bride to be who is looking for the perfect custom bridesmaid dresses that fit all body types, well look no further because Azazie is your new best friend. Fab Four Fashion joined forces with Azazie to give you a peak at what elegance and class can look like when you own one of their beautiful custom made creations.

 And now, ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve all been waiting for; here come the belles of the ball.

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Leslie’s Look

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Classic film star glamour. This is what came to mind when I saw this beautiful floor length gown from Azazie. Made to measure dresses, with a ton of styles to choose from Azazie is the perfect one-stop-shop for the bridesmaid’s dress that will make everyone take a second look or that dress for a special occasion when you need to bring out your inner Michelle Obama or Juliana Moore.

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As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I love the glamour of old world Hollywood. The styles, the over-the-top parties and the way women wore clothes that screamed “I belong in pictures”! This gorgeous dress from Azazie says all of this to me. I never knew made to measure could be so good. There’s only one word to describe the fit of this dress: perfect. From the shoulders, to the bust and waist, to the length, Azazie gets the Triple Crown for style, fit and form.

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I selected this dress not only for it’s classic lines, but also, with my slim silhouette, I wanted something that would highlight the curves that I have and not drown me in fabric. This dress has a fitted bust and hip, while ever so gently falling away just below my hip creating a bit of a fish tale without it being too exaggerated. The touches of rhinestones at the shoulder and waist add that extra bit of glam that I love and really take this dress to the next level. Wile this is a bridesmaid’s dress, I would definitely where this to another formal occasion. Wherever you decide to go in this glamourous little number you will make heads turn.

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Dress c/o: Azazie

My curvy ladies, Azazie caters to women of ALL sizes so you can bring this little baby home ifyou too like that Hollywood glam.

 

Gail’s Look

Finding the perfect evening dress, especially a bridesmaid dress, as a plus size woman can very often lead to many a shopping trip disaster.  Thankfully, Azazie has really taken the pain out of bridesmaid and evening wear shopping!

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Azazie, based out of California, has a wonderful selection of dresses that caters to woment of all shapes and sizes.  How refreshing – a company that understands women come in all sizes and so they make quality, custom clothing for ALL women!  Clothing should fit the woman – said woman should not have to contort herself into a pretzel to wear an item of clothing!

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I chose this gorgeous halter style dress in a beautiful shade of red – one of my favourite colours.  The process of ordering the dress was a breeze.  I simply chose the style I wanted, input my measurements (they offer a handy dandy online sizing guide to help you out) and presto, I got my gorgeous gown, which fit perfectly by the way, in about 2 weeks!

I completed my red carpet look with long gold dangly earrings, a gold box clutch, matching gold cuffs and nude pumps.

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Dress c/o: Azazie // Dangly gold earrings: Hudson’s Bay // Gold cuffs: Forever 21 // Gold clutch: eBay // Nude pumps: Jessica Simpson (old) Similar here //

 

Judy’s Look

Well, allow me to describe to you my amazing experience with Azazie. When I first saw them on Instagram I was immediately intrigued. Why you may ask? Because I thought to myself: how genius to have a company that can custom make a dress for you for a wedding, gala or another glamorous event. I was also a bit skeptical though, because the idea of entering your precise measurements on a website and then hopefully getting a perfect custom made dress that fits your body seems a bit too good to be true right?

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Well dear friends, Azazie took it to another level on me!LOL In order to ensure that you have the right fit for your dress, Azazie asks that you provide your precise measurements from your bust, waist, hips and height, and even ask if you would like the dress made longer to accommodate heels. I had my co-worker help me carefully take my measurements and I was on my way to getting my beautiful custom made creation.

 

As mention previously, Azazie offers a wide range of bridesmaid dresses and elegant gowns, and once you’ve selected your style, you then get to choose the color of your gown as well. Each gown comes in a wide array of colors. Honestly, I spent so much time trying to figure out the color of my gown that the colors seemed to start to blend together!LOL

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I chose this gorgeous fuchsia color heart shape long flowy dress called the Azazie Yazmin. I am a lover of bright and vibrant colors so to have my dress made in the fuchsia color was the perfect combination for me.  If you love your bright colors you will be pleased with the spectrum of colors they have on offer.

When Gail called me to come to her office to get my dress, I ran upstairs to grab it (we work in the same building:-). I literally could not wait until I got home to try on the dress. I was way too eager and thrilled so I tried it on right then and there.  The dress was perfect on me and the color complimented my skin so well. Gail and I had to take pictures to share with our other 2 partners in crime. The smile on my face in the pictures was so huge that I thought that it would be permanently imprinted on my face LOL.

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Ahh I love this dress so much! All my reservations were put to rest when I tried it on and saw how it fit so perfectly on me.  Let me state, in bullet form, the amazing attributes of this dress:

 

  • First: It was long the way I wanted it to be so that I can wear it with my high heels
  • Second: Since I chose a dress with a heart shaped neckline, there is boning in the neckline to help keep the dress in the right shape
  • Third: There is a built in bra inside the dress with straps and all for added support

 

All these important details make me love this dress so much and appreciate the amazing work of AZAZIE. I can’t wait to wear this dress to a fabulous wedding.

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Dress c/o: AZAZIE // Shoes: Halston (old) Similar here // Necklace: eBay (old) Similar here

Nancy’s Look

Azazie. Azazie. AZAZIE! That’s all I have to say! Lol I will openly say that I approached this collaboration being a bit of a skeptic. I have seen stores and boutiques that cater to bridesmaid dresses where you really have to wonder if the bride actually likes her friends! LOL The dresses are flimsy and just not cute. Let me tell you that this is NOT the case here! But just to be clear, these go way beyond being bridesmaid dresses. I would wear this to a gala or any other black tie event in a heartbeat!

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 This made to measure baby is really on point. If you’re able to measure yourself and you don’t work with a friend who is trying to sabotage you (lol) your dress will NEVER be too short. Did you read this tall chicas. A dress that is never too short! What a novel idea! Indeed, the design tool asks for your height THEN it lets you know that they allow for extra length for your heels! Check out my pics, not a toe in sight! The tool knows that you need to be fly and rock your heels and that you don’t need to wear you kitty heels just to make the dress look right!
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 The bust area is padded. That ensures that your girls sit right every time and that you won’t have any unexpected overexposure lol. You already know how I love a garment with great movement and the flow on this dress does not disappoint. I was looking for my Beyoncé wind machine the entire time that I had it on lol.I would be remiss if I didn’t mention what’s even more impressive: the price point! You would think that a custom dress like this would set you back several hundred dollars… Well guess again! Most of their offerings (currently 225 out of 232 to be exact!) are under $150! How amazing is that! Custom dress for less than $150… This is just amazing!

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The dress is just perfect and I didn’t need much to make it pop. I just added a gold belt along with some statement earrings and a bunch of gold bangles. And with that, I’m ready to attend the next inaugural ball – assuming that they don’t lose my invitation this time! LOL
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 Dress c/o: AZAZIE Jacey // Shoes: Ivanka Trump (sold out); similar here
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Special thanks to Roseline Bonheur for taking these amazing flicks and to Mariam Gobran for Leslie and Nancy’s superb makeup!
Signing off,
The Quartet

Wedding Flow

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It’s the season for tying the knot, getting hitched and exchanging vows and saying “I dos”.  The ladies of Fab Four Fashion look forward to celebrating friends or family members who have found that perfect someone to start a new life with! Join us as we give you the inside scoop on what we’re wearing to formal or casual nuptials.

Nancy’s Look

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The birds are chirping, the flowers have bloomed, and love is in the air. This means only one thing: do NOT get caught out there, have your wedding outfits ready!

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There are always a number of things to consider when choosing the perfect wedding outfit, but the setting is probably the most important. For this wedding look, I opted for a long, maxi dress. But long does NOT mean boring! The satin finish of this dress brings out the elegance while the pockets and print make it youthful and fun. The deep V ensures that a dash of sexy is provided!

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I got this fantastic Taessa Chorny dress many years ago and it continues to be one of my favorites. Not only is the dress gorgeous, but Taessa is also a darling and great to work with. This is a timeless dress that comes out to play once in a while – I’d wear it monthly if you let me… LOL! I let the dress do all the talking and kept my accessories on the “tame” side…  Just a stack of gold bangles and some gold earrings and I am good to go!

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Dress: Taessa Chorny (old); similar here and here // Shoes: Enzo Angiolini (old); similar here and here // Earrings: H&M (old); similar here // Bangles Set: similar here 

For my plus size bombshells, check out these options if you’d like to recreate my look: here and here!

 

Gail’s Look

Another wedding season is upon us.  It’s a privilege to witness two people you care about come together to start a life together.  For me such a special occasion means getting to play dress up!

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I wanted to wear a bold colour and a print to keep things youthful and fun!  This purple body con dress hit the mark and perfectly accentuated by curves.

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I paired it with a bold statement necklace and dangly earrings.

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I finished the look with leopard print pumps. Voila, I’m wedding ceremony and reception ready!  Now all I have to do is flag down a waiter at the reception for a martini, shaken not stirred. LOL

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Dress: eBay.com // Earrings: Stella & Dot (old) Similar here // Necklace: eBay.com //Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

For my tall divas here are some options for you: Bardot Body con dress or Long Tall Sally Dress

 

Judy’s Look:

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I love the wedding season even if it means I’m becoming  the 27 dresses girl!  When I’m not part of the bridal party I just love dressing up for a wedding. Over the years I was fortunate enough to witness so many family members or friends getting married and just getting ready for such a beautiful event gets me all giddy.  For a girlie girl like me I love to keep it classy and chic for the ceremony, then glam it up at night for the reception.

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This year again I’m fortunate and blessed to be invited to 4 different types of weddings. Today for my wedding flow post I’m wearing a dress that I would wear for a classy intimate wedding near a winery. I was inspired to create a vineyard meets Ascot Race day look.  I’ve always loved seeing women all dressed up with their fascinator hats and white gloves.

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I wore my A-line silky polka dot black and white dress which I bought a few moons ago at H&M.  This dress is simple yet elegant all at the same time. I added my black fascinator to elevate my look and I wore my cute satin red pumps. Of course I completed my look by adding my favorite pearl necklace and RiRi Woo lipstick by MAC.  Here I come: Judy the belle of the ball.

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Dress: H&M (old) similar here // Head fascinator: Aldo (old) similar here and here // Necklace: Zara (old) similar here // Sandals: Nine West (old) similar here and here

For my Tall Babes: Dress: Asos Tall // Shoes: Amazon

Leslie’s Look

To quote Beyoncé: “all the single ladies, all the single ladies…” Have you been invited to a friend’s wedding at which they’ve promised to introduce you to that wonderful friend they supposedly have that you’ve just never happened to have met? Or that cousin coming in town from (fill in the blank) that would just be perfect for you? In that case, I say you need to up the sexy factor of that wedding reception outfit!

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For the wedding ceremony, if it is separate and especially if it’s being conducted in a house of worship, be it a church, synagogue, mosque, I know you know what I mean, I would recommend choosing an outfit that is more on the conservative side. HOWEVER, the wedding reception is code for “PARTY”! An excellent excuse to be glammed up with a touch of sexy just in case that “friend of a friend” or that elusive cousin turns out to be a hottie!

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So for my wedding reception look I went for an elegant silver sequin above the knee dress. The cap sleeve and looser fit keep it from being club gear and the silver sequins help you to light up the room! The pièce de résistance though is the dramatic back. Yes ladies, the daring open back of this dress is the epitome of sexy.  It takes the dress from a simple shift style to va-va-voom!

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Since this dress is a show stopper, I kept the accessories a bit more on the quiet side with a simple bracelet and  stylish earrings. I brought in a tiny bit of funky with these multi-coloured peep toe pumps and a not quite tamed up-do!

And just like that I’m ready to raise a glass in celebration to the bride and groom and drink a toast to new “friends” and “elusive cousins”!:-)

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Dress: Zara (old), Similar here // Shoes: Zara (old), Similar here // Bracelet: Links of London

For my curvy chicas: Dress:ASOS

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