Summer Bridal Accessories

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Are you a recent bride and thinking that your bridal accessories were only meant to be worn on your wedding day?  Or are you an upcoming bride and worried that your wedding day accessories will be a one hit wonder, never to be seen again?  Bridal accessories can absolutely be worn again and incorporated into your wardrobe!  Here’s how:  The right handbag can be repurposed and worn on many different occasions.  Chicastic’s Rhinestone Wedding Clutch is the perfect example of a bridal accessory that can be worn over and over again.  This glamorous clutch boasts luxurious details such as a chic envelope silhouette, a satin exterior and a rhinestone encrusted front flap.  This clutch also comes equipped with a silver chain shoulder strap that can be worn on the shoulder or tucked inside, for added style versatility.  Pair this clutch with a slinky white catsuit and silver accessories for a sultry look perfect for summer nights out on the town.  Your clutch bag isn’t the only wedding accessory that can be worn again.  Drape Chicastic’s White Chiffon Scarf around your shoulders to take the chill out of the midnight air.  The Rhinestone Wedding Clutch is available in a variety of colors at Chicastic’s online boutique.  To see other stylish wedding accessories, that can be worn on any occasion, visit Chicastic.com.

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HOW TO WEAR A CORSET CASUALLY

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Corsets have been a wardrobe staple for decades. Once though of as an undergarment, they have been evolving into a flexible garment that can be worn in the bedroom or as part of normal day wear. Because they are made from different fabrics (including silk, brocade, satin, denim, cotton, latex), you are sure to find a corset that blends seamlessly into your wardrobe.

When worn correctly, a corset is a wonderful accessory that accentuates your curves. They may look uncomfortable but when you finally learn how to wear it, the opposite is true! Click HERE to learn how to put on a Chicastic corset! They key to dressing up a corset lies in creative layering. Are you up for the challenge? Here are several ideas you can try!

PANTS or SKIRTS

Corsets themselves are a complete outfit, as minimal as they may seem. If you add too much in the way of flashy details it will take attention away from the parts of your body you are trying to accentuate. Instead of a flashy pant or skirt, try a subtle or plain high waisted trouser or pencil skirt. You want to stay away from shorter skirts if you don’t plan to layer a cardigan or blazer over it. Corsets are already sexy, so balance is exremely important. A sexy and modest idea would be to pair a pencil skirt with a well fitted top, then layer a corset over it. Keep the skirt and shirt the same color to avoid color overkill. Or you can try a denim pencil skirt and high heeled sandals. For casual weddings, one would do well with a medium skirt and lace corset. Try a full tulle, satin, or linen choice, but why not pair that same lace corset with a different fabric entirely? A white seersucker a-line skirt is an unexpected and chic option. Make sure to add some sparkly jewelry to up the glam factor just a bit! It is still a wedding, after all!

SKINNY JEANS

A popular item these days, skinny jeans are a great pairing with corsets. Just make sure that your jeans really hug your legs. Any droop, slouch, or baggy area will take away from the entire look. A sheer top under the corset will add class and cover you up without smothering away the sexiness. Try a regular t-shirt with espadrilles or sandals for a more laid back look. Layer on some bracelets to complete the ensemble.

T-SHIRTS

Wear a close fitting casual tee with a corset and a pair of your favorite jeans (skinny or otherwise) for a funky casual look. On hot days, a pair of shorts would also work nicely. Just make sure the shorts aren’t too short! On cool autumn days, add a pair of leggings or thick tights for added warmth and color!

SHRUGS or CARDIGANS

For another look appropriate for fall, a cardigan or shrug is a great way to soften the sexiness of a corset. Wear a shrug for a sexier look, or a cardigan to cover up a little more. Either way, you’re sure to turn some heads! This pairing works well with form fitting bottoms like skinny jeans, pencil skirts or leggings.

JACKETS or BLAZERS

An edgy leather jacket can take your corset to a whole new level. Add skinny jeans, boots, and a colorful scarf or bold necklace for a modern take on Sandy from the musical Grease! For something a little more grown up, switch the leather and boots for an upscale blazer and heels. Blazers instantly tone down the inherent sexiness of corsets. If your corset is a bright color, pair with a neutral blazer or jacket. If your corset is a subtle color, then any bright color or patterned blazer is a definite YES!

DRESSES

Corset dresses are very popular on the red carpet or for weddings and other formal occasions, but there is no reason NOT to wear one casually! You can also try an off the shoulder jersey knit dress with an underbust corset. As long as the dress is fitted close to your body, you should be able to pull this off. Don’t try this with a loose dress such as a shift or the extra fabric will bunch up and not be very attractive or flattering.

There you have it! If you have a corset look that you’d like to share with us, please tag us on Instagram and we will repost! Be sure to check out Chicastic’s line of beautiful corsets here!

How To Choose the Perfect Wedding Shoe

Of course you want everything on your perfect day to be AMAZING! From the dress to the food to the venue…all has to be considered. This includes your shoes! Your venue and wedding date have just as much weight on this decision as the style of your dress.

1. Consider the weather. Warm weather usually calls for sandals or open toed shoes. Cool weather usually dictates that you wear closed heels. Some off-beat brides choose fur lined boots for outdoor winter weddings, or fancy manicures only and no shoes for beach weddings.

2. Think about the venue. If you plan on getting married on a grassy knoll, stiletto heels would not be the best choice as the heel would sink through the lawn. Stacked heels or flats would be better in this situation.

3. For outdoor weddings with paved or hard surfaces, you can wear almost any shoe, especially if the weather is nice. If you are wearing a floor length dress, you can get away with anything! Don’t let the fact that your shoes are hidden keep you from picking a beautiful pair. You can even use this opportunity to wear a bright and fun color. Or choose a beautiful sequined blue heel for your secret good luck “something blue” on your special day.

4. Short dresses don’t mean you have to match perfectly. You can choose a pair of shoes that go along with your color scheme. Lace wedding shoes can match perfectly with different dress fabrics like satin, chiffon and silk. For a more updated look, opt for a open toed platform heel. Indoor weddings during the winter months call for soft velvet high heeled shoes with crystal embellishments.

As you plan your wedding day, Chicastic is here to provide you with the most gorgeous clutches, chiffon scarves and dress heels to match any color scheme and style. Chicastic also has “after the wedding” accessories like satin corsets in every color. Our products make wonderful bridesmaid gifts as well! Click here to see more!

Edgy Holiday Style

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The time of year has arrived for invites to holiday parties.  Some of you may dread going to these parties because you think you will be forced to wear an ugly Christmas sweater or the typical little black dress.  It is possible to still show holiday cheer and look festive for the occasion while standing out from the crowd of Santa sweaters.  Chicastic’s Satin and Lace Corset in Red is the perfect corset for the holiday party season.  This chic corset is made of satin fabric in a richly saturated red color, with a lace overlay, and features a sweetheart bodice.  This corset also comes equipped with a front hook closure, rear lacing and has strong boning for molding a sleek silhouette. Pair this corset with black leather pants and stiletto booties for a festive, yet stylish look that will set you apart from the crowd.  Complete your ensemble with Chicastic’s Rhinestone Evening Clutch With Tassel.  The Satin and Lace Corset is available in a variety of colors at Chicastic’s online boutique.   To see other unique wardrobe and accessory items, visit Chicastic.com.

Party Season

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The holiday party season is now in full swing!  Do you know what you will be wearing to the next cocktail soiree’?  Why not go for a glamorous ladylike look?  Chicastic’s Sequinned Antique Cocktail Clutch is the perfect accessory for any holiday party.  This stylish clutch features a vintage Victorian inspired silhouette, a shimmering black mesh exterior and a silver top closure clasp accented by a scrolling filigree design.  This clutch also comes equipped with two silver chain straps, one long, one short, allowing you the option of wearing the clutch on your wrist as a wristlet or carrying it as a shoulder bag.  Pair this clutch with a one shoulder little black dress and sliver accessories for an ultra luxe look.  Complete your ensemble with Chicastic’s Black Chiffon Scarf draped around your shoulders.  The Sequined Antique Cocktail Clutch is available in a wide variety of colors at Chicastic’s online boutique and also makes a great holiday gift for the glamour girl in your life.  To see other beautiful accessories for the holiday party season, visit Chicastic.com.

Unique Sophistication

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Do you love to wear corsets and are looking for another unique one to add to your wardrobe?  Chicastic’s Purple Satin and Floral Lace Corset is the perfect addition to your corset collection!  This unique corset features a smooth satin fabrication in a rich, bold purple hue, a floral lace accent along the midsection and a dainty satin bow along the waistline.  This corset also features front hook closure, rear lacing and strong boning for molding a sleek silhouette.  Pair this stylish corset with sleek black leather pants, stilettos and bold earrings for a unique, yet sophisticated, look perfect for the upcoming holiday party season or just a night out on the town.  Complete your ensemble with Chicastic’s Rhinestone Oval Wedding Clutch in Black.  The Purple Satin and Floral Lace Corset is available at Chicastic’s online boutique.  To see other glamorous accessory and wardrobe items for holiday parties, visit Chicastic.com.

 

Scarlet Fever

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Is red your favorite color?  Red is such a vibrant and attention getting color, perfect for a night out on the town.  For your next night out, why not wear a look featuring this bold color?  Chicastic’s Sequined Antique Cocktail Clutch in Red is the perfect accessory for your red ensemble.  This stylish clutch features a vintage Victorian inspired silhouette, a sequined mesh exterior in a rich red hue and a silver top closure clasp accented by a scrolling filigree design.  This clutch also comes equipped with two silver chain straps, one long, one short, allowing you the option of wearing the clutch on your wrist as a wristlet or carrying it as a shoulder bag.  Pair this clutch with a chic red mini dress and silver high heeled booties for an ultra glamorous look that will turn heads all night.  The Sequined Antique Cocktail Clutch is available in a wide variety of colors at Chicastic’s online boutique.  To see other chic accessories, visit Chicastic.com.

Shades Of Blue

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Is blue your favorite color?  If so, why not go for a monotone blue look featuring various shades of blue?  First choose your accessories and build your look around them.  Chicastic’s Sequined Antique Cocktail Clutch in Royal Blue is the perfect foundation to build your blue ensemble around.  This stylish clutch features a vintage Victorian inspired silhouette, a sequined mesh exterior in a rich royal blue and a silver top closure clasp accented by a scrolling filigree design.  This clutch also comes equipped with two silver chain straps, one long, one short, allowing you the option of wearing the clutch on your wrist as a wristlet or carrying it as a shoulder bag.  Pair this clutch with a chic blue shirt dress, blue velvet sneakers and blue sunnies for a stylish look for the day.  The Sequined Antique Cocktail Clutch is available in a wide variety of colors at Chicastic’s online boutique.  To see other chic accessories, visit Chicastic.com.

Autumnal Tones

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The fall season is in full swing.  There is a crispness in the air and the trees have revealed beautiful fall foliage in rich, warm tones of dark green, brown and orange.  Why not take inspiration from nature’s beauty by wearing the colors of the season?  Chicastic’s Satin Lace Up Corset in Orange is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe.  This stylish corset features a satin fabrication, a sweetheart bodice and a warm burnt orange color.  This corset also has front hook closure, rear lacing and a strong boning foundation for molding a sleek silhouette.  Pair this corset with a toasty brown plaid blazer, olive green velvet pants and leopard print combat boots for a stylish fall look.  Complete your ensemble with Chicastic’s Crossbody Bag.  The Satin Lace Up Corset  also includes a thong and is available in a wide variety of colors at Chicastic’s online boutique.  To see other wardrobe and accessory items, perfect for the fall season, visit Chicastic.com.

Chic Casual Style

Chic Casual Style

This fall season has been filled with sunny, warm days and soon enough, the cooler temperatures will be upon us.  What better way to take advantage of the last warm days that this season has to offer than by wearing a corset!  Chicastic’s Halter Lace Trim Corset is the perfect corset for your fall wardrobe.  This crisp white corset features  halter straps, a lace exterior and lace trim along the hem.  This chic corset also has laces in the rear, front hook closure and strong boning, for molding a svelte silhouette.  Pair this corset with distressed jeans, two toned oxfords and a blazer for a stylish, yet relaxed look for weekends this fall.  Complete your ensemble with Chicastic’s Crossbody Bag.  Chicastic’s Halter Lace Trim Corset is available in a variety of colors at Chicastic’s online boutique. To see other wardrobe and accessory items for the fall season and beyond, visit Chicastic.com.