Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pleats, Pleats, and More Pleats!

Hey everyone! Hope everyone is doing good out there!

We've been seeing many different styles in the market lately, one of which is the pleated look...especially in skirts.

Pleats can be a great look if utilized correctly...and we've tried to do that with a few of our items. We have 9 great items that will keep you modest, in style, and looking great with pleats!

For our Contemporary Customers, we have the 4 Button Pleated Skirt (front pleated with extra style from 4 faux buttons on the front...pictured left), the Knife Pleat Skirt (fully knife pleated with a comfie waistband...pictured right), and the Pleated Pocket Skirt (pleats on the pockets...fresh from Europe!). We also have 2 pleated Denim Skirts: Danielle's Pleated Skirt (one of our best sellers), and our Looped and Pleated Denim Skirt. Finally, we have our Pontie Jumper, a super cute dress with bottom pleating.

For Girls, we have 2 great skits, the 4 Button Pleated Skirt and the Knife Pleat Skirt, both exactly the same styles as the Contemporary Versions. Finally, we have the Pleated Pocket Dress, a super cute item.

I really love all of these pleated items, and am SURE you will get some great outfits out of these items!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bodysuits in Fashion

Hey all! Sorry for the month off, but we've been working hard getting some great products ready for next season! Look forward to a few featured products this week, as well as my monthly fashion report coming soon!

At Be Precious, we've been making bodysuits since day one. We designed our body suits (per our friend Daphna's help) for comfort and style without loosing modesty. The bodysuit has been a staple of the modest dresser, since it's perfect to be worn underneath any short sleeve dress or shirt.

But are we ahead of the fashion trends? It seems so, as bodysuits are back in! We've seen many people wearing bodysuits with leggings and fur coats,...and that's it. We've also seen a similar outfit in a bodysuit, leggings, high boots, and a grandfather cardigan. Sported by celebrities like Madonna, Linsey Lohan, Kate Moss (pictured) and others, it seems that modest women have known about a fashion secret for some time.

So how do you make this outfit work for you? It depends on what you are comfortable with. Many light colored bodysuits are see-through, and most will fit very tight. If you feel comfortable with that, then take the outfit for as is. For people who want to cover up a little more, I would suggest a pencil skirt with the leggings, and any low cut/sleeveless/short sleeve to be worn on top of the body suit. This will hide the tightness of the bodysuit, giving you an extra layer for color combinations, and keeping you in style!
Here are the links to our 3/4 and long sleeve bodysuits!
Great job staying ahead of the fashion trends, and I'll be back soon!

(photo credits: Moss, Bauer-Griffin)

Post New Years Sale!

For all of you who are still trying to recover from the Holiday season, we just wanted to remind everyone that we're currently running our 1st annual Post New Years Sale! Save anywhere between 15% and 75% on selected Contemporary, Girls, and Little Girls styles!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bubble Skirts....More Than Just A Fad!

Hey everyone! Hope you're having a nice Holiday season!

We just got this news from one of our designers who was just in Tokyo looking for some new styles. This is what she told us:

For the past few years, we've seen many trends come and go. But there is one look that will not go away...the Bubble Skirt. We've thought the bubble skirt would come and go...but the Bubble Skirt will not die! It's been long enough that the bubble skirt has become a basic for the wardrobe. We're seeing lots of mini bubble skirts made in the Big Buffalo plaid worn with varsity or grandfather jackets and leggings.

It's amazing how this look can stay in style! We have a bubble skirt in stock that is perfect for your wardrobe...a little on the formal side, but definitely versatile enough to wear with anything. So make sure you find a favorite bubble's finally become a must for your wardrobe!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

December Fashion News

Hey everyone, I know that December has already started, but I wanted to give you guys a little bit of news from the front line of fashion! I've included a few pics of new trends, as well as links to our site for anything that relates to new styles. So, here are some December fashion trends and advice:
  • We've seen lots of classic "Holiday party wear," including halter tops, clothing with lots of sequents or liquid metal (see right), and lots of gold and silver belts and accessories. How to make this modest: Wear a halter top with a contrasting shell to give you the layering look (like Emily's Long Sleeve Top). Sequents and liquid metal items should be easy to find in stores right now (we have a few items with sequents for Little Girls and Girls). Accessorize to your hearts content with gold and silver belts, necklaces and earrings (we have the perfect belt here).

  • For casual wear, the new look is long woven flannel shirts with big buffalo plaids, belted with leggings...basically grab your fathers shirt and put a belt around it (Look at the picture on the right and add a belt). How to make this modest: Grab a flannel shirt from your dad, guy friends, or any store and wear it with a layer underneath to allow you to open or close as many buttons as you would like. Grab a pair of your favorite leggings that match the color of your shirt (don't just wear plain old black...get creative!). For those of you who only wear skirts outside, our answer to leggings has been a pencil skirt. It can be worn with leggings, and blends very well with the outfit (we have 2 different pencil skirts, plain black or pin stripe).

  • Big chunky sweaters and hand knits have been seen in the stores, as well as the continuation of the bib tops and ruffled look (check out the previous post on woven shirts for some pics). How to make this modest: Everything is good to go! Just find some sweaters, knits, or bib and ruffled tops (we have many bibed and ruffled items, including Elaine's Ruffled Top, the Tuxedo Top, and many of our woven shirts).

  • People are still wearing Tunic Tops, pairing them with skinny jeans or leggings (See left). How to make this modest: Wear a tunic top with a shell underneath if it's too low cut or not long enough for you (either contrasting or the same creative!). Again, our answer to leggings has been pencil skirts, so grab one when you can!

Colors: Purple, cobalt blue, classic black, brown and red, with lots of silver and greys.

Upcoming Fashion Trends to watch out for:Watch out for: So-Ho Art (paint splatters and paint brush strokes), paisleys and scarf border prints. Start collecting for the "Summer of love" 60s feeling. Dip dye and tie dye.

Have a great month, and all the best luck in staying modest and in style!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Featured Product: Be Precious's Special Ribbed Tank

One of our really good friends (and "camp mother" for her summer camp) asked us to make a ribbed tank that was "modified" for modesty. She was tired of wearing ribbed tanks backwards to stay modest. So, what we did was take the basic ribbed tank that you can find in any store, raised the neck, and thickened the shoulder straps. What you are left with is Be Precious's Special Ribbed Tank. Perfect to be worn with any of our terrific hoddies during the spring summer, or under our woven blouses for extra warmth in the winter. You should definitely check out this top...a great staple to your wardrobe! Click here to see all the info!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Project Frumway '09 Dates Announced!

After the tremendous success we had last year on Long Island, Be Precious is proud to announce 3 project Frumway fashion shows for the upcoming year! Here are the dates:

February 24th- Los Angeles, CA
February 25h- Boca Raton, FL
March 16th- Woodmere, NY
If you have any questions, please email us at

If you would like to learn more about our '08 show, please click here.

Hope to see you there!