Heart of Haute History! The Original Halter Top

Hello Heart of Haute Honeys, It seems not-so long ago that I was sitting in a hallway at Cal State Fullerton waiting for my next class to start. I spent many hours in my sketch book coming up with new designs; simple things to get Heart of Haute started. Back in those days, we were only selling on eBay and Live Journal communities.  The Heart of Haute Halter Dress, The Heart of Haute Halter Top, Aline Skirt, and Sweetie dress were the very first items in our line.  I can tell you that some of the styles I came up with are still in our line today. As months and years go by, some styles prove to be true classics in the eye of my fashion-friendly female customer. Styles like the Sweetie Dress and the Super Spy Dress, which have both been our line since 2005.  When we notice a decrease in sales and interest on a particular item, we may eventually retire a design. The Halter Top and its big sister, the Heart of Haute Halter Dress, are two of our original designs we decided to put away- but surely, not for good! I recently began receiving e-mails and requests on our facebook page for our original halter top. In efforts to keep things moving forward, I would regretfully tell the customer that item was no longer offered.  Though, after some thought about it and enough requests, we decided to bring this classic piece of Heart of Haute design history back into action! Here's a look back at some of our original photos on models- these date back to 2006. Miss Bernie Dexter Screen shot 2013-05-02 at 2.39.11 PM Cherry Dollface yhst-45547213099599_2261_709281682 Jasper James jasperblackhalter   The Heart of Haute Halter Top is now available on our website for order. I realize these are short tops, but I always advise those who don't want to bare their bellies to layer it over another halter or seek out a high waist-ed skirt or pants. Here's to an excellent summer, Heart of Haute lovers. Grab your halter tops for only $28.99! We will be adding more print options in the coming days. With Love & No Regrets, Mandie Bee        

The Sweetie Dress: The Ultimate Sundress

The Sweetie Dress has been with Heart of Haute since day 1.  It fits well, it's classic, and ladies just love it how it flatters their figure. We love it, too! This halter dress features the oh-so classic sweetheart neckline, full swingin' skirt, and princess seems through the body for a versatile fit. This dress really does looks wonderful on every kind of figure! It's no wonder we offer it in 21 different ways! I say it's the ultimate sundress. Why? First of all, the majority of the materials we choose are 100% cotton and machine washable! That's right. No trip to the dry cleaners for these sweet things.  The Sweetie Dress is also a simple piece, making it open to many interpretations to accessorize. Add a belt. A petticoat, perhaps. A cute lace slip to pop out above the neckline. It's also rather cute to pair with on of our Betty Boleros. Most importantly, The Sweetie dress FITS. I can't tell you how many of these dresses I've had in my closet over the years. It's a good standby for those summertime parties, weddings, and outings.  We continue to offer this style in new fashion prints each season as it has proven to be a staple in many ladies' fashion diets.  If you were on the fence about this style, maybe now is the time to take the plunge and find yourself lookin' sweet in one of our Sweeties.   LudellaSDBlkging I recently received this e-mail from a happy customer named, CarlyAnn, about our ever-popular, Sweetie Dress.
My name is CarlyAnn, and I just have to say I love your Sweetie Dress. I have never, NEVER been able to find a dress that fits my body off the rack without a single alteration- and certainly not online! I took a chance and purchased my second Sweetie thinking that maybe I just got lucky with the fit of the first one. But low and behold, it's two for two! I simply need to thank you for your amazing product! Please don't ever retire this cut! -1

Thank you, CarlyAnn for your testimonial!!!

With Love & No Regrets,

Mandie Bee

Vintage and Modern Fashion

        Everyone has an inspiration; it may come from lyrics to a song, or even the beautiful pastels of springtime.  Heart of Haute Fashion is inspired by 1950’s and 1960’s fashion.  Honoring our logo “Made with Love and No Regrets”, we create timeless designs that inspire women to feel as if they are part of the 50’s and 60’s era.     The eternal fashions of the 50’s and 60’s are classic, and some of the most iconic styles and silhouettes have become staples in fashion design.  Times have definitely changed since the “Good Old Days”, and it is becoming more difficult to find original vintage fashion.  As a vintage follower, I am able to find these rare pieces, but sadly one of the main problems with vintage apparel is size.  It is very difficult to find a particular size in, what is now, a one-of-a-kind garment.  This can be heartbreaking, but at Heart of Haute we can make your 50’s and 60’s fashion dreams come true.  Our styles and silhouettes can fit almost any body type, from the Pretty Petites (X-Small) to the Voluptuous Females (2X).     The sweetheart neckline was a classic shape in the 1950’s and in the early 1960’s.  From cocktail gowns to day dresses, this neckline was a very popular style.  If you are looking for a sweetheart neckline dress to add to your collection, look no further; our Sweetie Dress will certainly make your heart sing sweet songs.  Our Sweetie Dress in Fresh Cherry Blue is a perfect day look for the Spring and even for the Summer.      So we have the daywear covered, “What about evening wear?”, you ask.  We have that covered as well, from the Heart of Haute collection the Marseilles Dress in black.  We also offer the dress in red.  This ideal cocktail dress can be converted into a halter dress, or into razor back straps!

   

    Another ageless style is the Shirt Dress.  This dress speaks to the gal that wants to look classy for work and tasteful for lunch with the friends.  If your heart is going “pitter- patter” for this dress, then we have what your heart desires.  The Monte Carlo Dress from our Heart of Haute Line.  We offer it in a variety of colors, and can guarantee a comfortable fit!  We even offer it sleeveless, in our Milan Dress.

    And to our groovy mod gals, I didn’t forget about you!  To all the mod gals digging the mid 1960’s fashion, we too can contribute to your fabulous wardrobe! Let’s take a look at this little hot sleeveless number!

        Perfect for some fun in the sun, or for riding your scooter!  We now carry our own little mod version as well.  From our Mandie Bee Line, the Doreen Dress in Houndstooth is a great addition to your 60’s collection. We also offer this dress in a variety of prints.

    Here at Heart of Haute, we are always getting inspired from the timeless vintage and retro looks. With our guarantee of great quality, as well as a comfortable fit, you can’t go wrong.    Signing out Miss. A Heart of Haute Contributer   

Holiday Blues

I know what you're thinking.  “Who wants to have holiday blues?”  Trust me, Heart of Haute Fans, these are blues you'll want to have. Baby, it's cold outside!  Who says you have to settle for frumpy to avoid shivering from Jack Frost's wrath?  These dresses are made with a double-knit, poly-blend fabric that can help add a little warmth to a winter party night. Think it's too cold for a shorter skirt?  Doubling up on cream colored tights should do the trick!  Throw on your favorite cream colored boots, and you're ready to take on the winter wonderland.

Marleen Dress in Blue

 Madeline Dress in Blue

Matilda Dress in Blue

For our Heart of Haute fans enjoying warmer weather this holiday season, our lovely Teresa Floral Blue is available in your favorite sun dress styles, and even our a-line skirt.  Headed to a holiday party?  Dress it up with our Fancy Rose in Ivory.

Beverly Dress in Teresa Floral Blue

Sweetie Dress in Teresa Floral Blue

A-line Skirt in Teresa Floral Blue  (shown with Marilyn Top in Slate Blue)

Looking for something classic?  Channel your inner Joan Holloway with a wiggle dress!  Show off your fabulous curves in a stunning Slate Blue.

Vanessa Dress in Slate

 Super Spy Dress in Slate

The best part is that these lighter shades of blue are great colors all winter (and even all year) long!  That means you can show off your new favorite Heart of Haute Dress even after the holidays.  So keep those holiday blues away (the kind we don't want) with your own prettier, and girlier holiday blues.
With Love & No Regrets,
 
Katrina Heart of Haute Herald Contributor