Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lubavitch Fashion Gets Two Thumbs Up


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Attending a Lubavitch wedding in 770 is like flipping through an issue of Bazaar.

Clothing: I will admit, being able to pull off colorful evening gear is not easy. There are all sorts of criteria - weight (satin, organza, and so forth), flattering cut, hue complimentary to skin tone, availability. But the women were a vivid display of color without having to sacrifice the cut of the garment. They were rainbow-esque and still looked good.

Another amazing thing was that most had dresses or tops with actual sleeves rather than wearing a bodysuit with a jumper. There was only a tunic or two on display; everyone was pretty much in sleeved dresses or suits.

It wasn't as though the dresses were expensive. Sure, I picked out some designer garments, but many of the wow-bang dresses were distinctly not pricey but were flattering. 

For one thing, everyone's waists were defined
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Ellen Tracy Shirtdress
Hair, specifically wigs: Short hair suits everyone. The older one gets, the higher yet shorter hair should be. And magnificently bouffant wigs reigned the evening, making all women of various ages shine. 
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I love Jane Fonda's hair.
Makeup: I was practically weeping with joy. PINK lips everywhere! Vivid, flattering, divine lips! 
Oh, how beautiful all the women were! If anyone needs any fashion tips, I highly encourage them to crash a 770 chuppah.

10 comments:

guyinla said...

I think I've discovered the solution to all your shidduch problems; it sounds like you need to find yourself a nice, Lubavitch girl :)

guyinla said...

P.S. 3 of your last 4 posts were about Lubavitchers. Are you becoming one yourself?

Princess Lea said...

Coincidence, I tell you! Matisyahu, by the way, left Lubavitch a while back for Stulin.

Princess Lea said...

Hold up, I need a Lubavitch girl? Nah, merely a Han who is not scared of eyeliner.

The Professor said...

Matisyahu is just confused. He just moved to LA, he davens in a Lubavitcher shul, and sends his kids to the lubavitcher cheder as opposed to the heimishe one.

Princess Lea said...

He remains close with Lubavitch as his wife wishes to, I think.

The Professor said...

Thats what they say.
I just dont get what would make him Stolin -Karlin. Supposedly the reason why he chose them is that he likes the 'chayus' they display while davening. But aside from that....

Elisheva said...

I know what you mean! Do you have any theories on how the trend of being ultra-fashionable got started in the Lubavitch community?

guyinla said...

I see him all the time in L.A. there's a Ger, Belz, Viznitz, etc. shul next door to the Chabad one but he still goes to the Chabad one. He doesn't dress like Stulin either; he kinda wears his own thing. Perhaps he's not convinced he's Stulin.

Princess Lea said...

Elisheva: I think that since they make the point to do active outreach, looking chic and with-it would be more appealing to those ignorant of religious life. But whatever it is, it works for me.

Guy in LA: Whatever works for him. Chassidus isn't about garb, in any case.