Leigh’s Best of 2016

It has been a great year for Leigh’s. We are blessed to have so many great brands and customers and would like to take this time to reflect on the year.

Top 10 moments of 2016

10.  New York Fashion Week

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9. Introducing #OOTD

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8. Beauty Week

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7. Patrick Styles Mayor Bliss for Magazine

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6. Babies Welfare Guild “Giving in Style” fashion show

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5. Welcome back Judy North!

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4. Woosh Beauty At Leigh’s

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3. UICA’s Color In Design Event

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2. Welcome Aquazzura and Carven

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1. 11th Annual Couture for a Cure Runway Event

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Thanks for spending 2016 with us! We can’t wait for an even better 2017!

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For every Occasion….Handbags

Leigh’s has handbags for every occasion. From a formal clutch to an everyday tote, we have you covered. Some of these bags are even on sale! Come in to find out more.

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Formal Clutch- Sandra Roberts

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Day Clutch- Escada

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Everyday- Marni 

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Little Black Bag, Michael Kors

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Neutral- Rebecca Minkoff

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Just for Fun- Stella McCartney

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Pop of color- Kate Spade

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Weekender- Alexander McQueen 

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For not holding much- Loeffler Randall 

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Wildcard- Rick Owens

The WOW Dress

What is a WOW dress?  This is a term I have developed on my own.  My definition – it identifies an after 5 dress that is over-the-top amazing, that is special, you feel fantastic when you wear it and, more than likely, it will garner you an abundance of compliments at a social gathering!  I personally love to order WOW dresses from the trunk shows we have at Leigh’s.  You get to see the designers whole collection and then pick your favorite, order it in your size and then next season when it arrives…it’s like Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, Happy 4th of July all wrapped up in one…. a  stunning cocktail dress or gown that takes your breath away, that you (and only you) have in your closet for the next great event here in West Michigan (Note:  We never sell a trunk show gown or cocktail dress twice.  Once you order it, it’s exclusively yours!)  Last fall, I had been at a gala and I was wearing an amazing Pamella Roland gown.  My friend, Meg Willit, complimented me on my gown and said, “I want a dress like that.”  Well, Meg, your wish is my command!  I invited her in for a Peggy Jennings trunk show and, of course, she fell in love with an incredible gown that was absolutely breath-taking!  Last weekend we were at the Make-A-Wish Gala which Meg had chaired and she wore her very special gown. She looked stunning and I had to have our picture taken so I could share with you:  I’m wearing Douglas Hannant and Meg has on Peggy Jennings.  I just love both of these dresses and Meg, WOW, you look FABULOUS and that is indeed a “WOW” dress!!!

Pic: Rebecca Wierda and Meg Willit

Mother Of The Bride Trunk Show

I am so excited about the Mother of the Bride trunk show we are having today through Saturday. We have the most amazing selection of elegant gowns, dresses and separates that have been sent in from Marisa Baratelli, Frascara, Theia, Aiden Mattox, Model Novia & David Meister especially for this event. If you are looking for that perfect dress for the wedding or other social occasion, you need to stop by and see us! We have styles that are for immediate purchase, as well as, special order availability. Please allow up to 6 weeks for special orders. Sizes 2 -22.

Grand Rapids Art Museum Centennial Gala

Pic 1:  Meg Goebel(wearing Isaac Mizrahi) and Brian Einhorn  Pic 2:  Doug and Nancy Padnos (wearing Tadashi Shoji)  Pic 3:  Erin Gravelyn (wearing Douglas Hannant) and Rebecca Wierda (wearing Pamella Roland) Pic 4:  Sue Jandernoa (wearing St. John), Deb Clark (wearing Theia), Patrick Plank (wearing Yves Saint Laurent) Anne England (wearing Theia), Jere Hinman (wearing Peggy Jennings) Pic 5: Rebecca Wierda, Meg Willit (wearing Pamella Roland), Tina Segard (wearing Tadashi Shoji)  Pic 6:  Meg Willit, Katie Oostema (wearing Badgley Mischka)  Pic 7: Eileen DeVries (wearing Pamella Roland)  Pic 8:  Mary Beth (wearing Douglas Hannant) and Mark Meijer  Pic 8:  Liesel Meijer (wearing Isaac Mizrahi), Pamella DeVos (wearing Pamella Roland), Rebecca Wierda

The Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Centennial Gala Saturday was an outstanding event!  The event raised over a million dollars for the museum and was the kick-off event to the much-anticipated Princess Diana exhibition.  The gala started at the JW Marriott with dinner and a program and then guests were shuttled over to the museum for dessert and a sneak peek at the exhibition.  Close to 700 people attended.  It certainly was the event of the season!  I couldn’t resist bringing my camera and taking pictures of several of the beautiful gowns that were purchased at Leigh’s.  I wish I could have had a chance to take pictures of everyone wearing a gown from Leigh’s, but the night just flew by!  Please feel free to forward me pictures that you took and I will gladly post them (rebecca@leighsfashions.com).  I also need to take a moment to thank my alterations team for making sure all of our customers were delighted with a perfectly fitted gown.  Our alterations team worked extra hours and did last-minute alts – up until 5:30pm the night of the event!!  You ladies are amazing – thank you!!

Love This Dress

Look at this fabulous dress that just arrived.  The pearl necklace that you see is actually part of the dress!!  How easy does that make our lives?  No need to give any thought to what accessory you’ll wear – just slip on your dress and a pair of shoes and you’re ready for your night out!   Ahhh…easy!

Bridal Elegance

How fun is it to be in the fashion business?!  Let me give you an example.  This bride came to our Douglas Hannant trunk show last fall and found the perfect dress for her destination wedding.  When she selected the dress, we all knew if would be beautiful on her.  But, when she sent us the pictures, it took our breath away.  How incredibly stunning does she look!?!   Her wedding took place in St. Martin – beautiful setting and, oh if you didn’t notice, aren’t they such a beautiful couple!  Wow!  We wish them a life of happiness together!