Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fashion Tricks to Make You Look Taller

We’ve all looked at those drop-dead gorgeous runway models with envy at one time or another. You, know, the ones that seem to be all leg as they strut down the catwalk. Do you ever wish you were just a bit taller? Here are four of my favourite fashion tricks to make you appear that way:

1.      Wear pants with high waistlines and heels in the same colour.
Pants with high waistlines, paired with heels of the same colour will instantly make you appear taller. The human eye is drawn from your heels upward.  So, the higher your waistline appears to be, the taller you will appear. Frank Lyman's Graphix Print Pant is perfect for this look. Not only do they have a high waistline, they have vertical stripes that draw the eye upward.  The Frank Lyman Pull On Pant is another high waist option for those who love bright, exotic colours.

2.      Wear above-the-knee dresses with heels in a neutral color.

Above-the-knee dresses make your legs seem longer and therefore they make you appear taller. Pair these dresses with neutral heels in a colour close to your natural skin tone and you’ll look even taller. Simon Chang’s Angel Wing Shift Dress is a perfect choice to achieve this leggy look.  The hemline is noticeably above the knee. It also has vertical stripes which draw the eye upward, making you appear even taller.

3.      Wear pants and dresses with vertical stripes.
I’ve already mentioned the power of vertical stripes. But they deserve a paragraph of their own! Vertical lines of any kind draw the eye upward. This fact can help you look taller when choosing any striped clothing. Always opt for vertical stripes whenever you want to add length to your stature. Adrianna Papell’s Fractured Print Floral Dress isn’t a traditional fit with its colourful floral “stripes.” But the narrow, floral panels run vertically from the bottom to top of the dress, so they act just like vertical stripes and thereby make you look taller.

Are you ready to look taller? Sensational attire to help you achieve this goal can be found at my premier boutique, Anne's on the Avenue. You can also find fashions to help you look taller in my online shop: But do stop by and see us soon. We would love to get to know you! Anne's on the Avenue is now located in the Golf Town Plaza at 1695 Manning Road right here in Tecumseh.

Always remember: Your best style is confidence.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

More Cruise-Worthy Frank Lyman Dresses

Back in January, I wrote a blog about perfect Frank Lyman dresses for a cruise. Well, now we are in the midst of cruise season. And Frank has even more gorgeous dresses available for your cruise! They are all in stock at my premier boutique, Anne's on the Avenue. You can also purchase them in my online shop: Here are a few of our top picks:

This sleeveless Frank Lyman dress is flirty but elegant. It features an artsy black and white rose pattern and a full skirt. A smart pencil-thin black belt sits at the waistline. It also has a black mesh panel above the bust for added allure. This pretty dress is perfect for cruise dinners and dancing into the wee hours of the night.

The vivid reds, turquoise blues and golds in this gorgeous maxi dress will take your breath away. (Is that a hint of black animal print throughout, as well?)  This sizzling maxi with its modernist grommet details at the collar line will not go unnoticed. Wear it to the Captain’s dinner or some other cruise ship event where you want to make an unforgettable impression!

This is a fun little black dress with a twist: It has lovely coral panels at the shoulders and waistline with a tropical palm tree frond pattern.  It is the perfect little dress for exploring exotic ports in during the day.  Its full ruffled skirt also qualifies it for plenty of dancing on the cruise ship at night.

These cruise-worthy Frank Lyman dresses and many more are available right now at Anne's on the Avenue. Come visit us at our brand new location in the Golf Town Plaza at 1695 Manning Road or browse my online shop:  
This Friday and Saturday we’re having a Frank Lyman trunk show! You won’t want to miss this fabulous event full of spring and summer fashions from Frank!
Always keep in mind, ladies: The best style is confidence.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Sneak Peak at Hot Summer 2015 Fashion Trends

This summer, fashion divas will be staying cool while looking smoking hot. Summer fashions take their cue from a mix of vintage 1970’s inspired looks and stark modernism. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of our favourite summer fashion trends here at Anne’s on the Avenue:

Remember the pretty, feminine lace dresses, shirts and nightgowns of the 1970's? The look will be back this summer in a big way. Lace is also super comfy, especially in the heat of summer. Every woman can wear lace and look fabulous. So be sure to add some lace pieces to your summer wardrobe. They’ll be guaranteed to turn heads.

Fringe Accents

Fringe was all the rage back in the 1970's. It began as embellishment on the leather bags, jackets and belts of the hippies. Then, it transitioned into main stream fashions. Well, playful fringe accents will be back in a big way this summer. If you aren’t daring enough to wear it on your clothing, try fun accessories with fringe like boots or a purse.

Summer 2015 is going to be loaded with neon colour fashions and accessories. These electric colours are the perfect eye-candy for bright sunny days.  Not sure which one will look best on you? Choose a neon shade of your favourite colour and you can’t go wrong.  

Gladiator Sandals
Any fashionista will tell you the summer 2015 runways are loaded with gladiator sandals. You know; the sandals with laces that criss-cross up way past the ankle. The farther up the leg, the better! The question is, how daring are you? Have some fun with this hot fashion trend of summer 2015.

Are you as excited as I am to try these hot summer fashion trends?  Hurry down to Anne's on the Avenue at our new location to check them out. We are now in the Golf Town Plaza at 1695 Manning Road.  Let us dress you in style and confidence in these sizzling summer styles. Or shop online at  Just be sure to tell everyone you shopped at Anne's on the Avenue!
Remember: Your best style is always confidence.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fresh Spring Floral Fashions You’ll Love

This spring, the designer floral fashions at Anne's on the Avenue are absolutely breathtaking! I have assembled a wide selection of these romantic, feminine pieces for you. Many are also available in my online shop: Let me show you a few of my floral favourites:

This little floral jacket is so feminine and delightful. It features a pastel rose pattern in pink, white and yellow. Mint green leaves dot the background along with glittering sequins.  The wide collar is an additional stylish touch.  You’re guaranteed to look lovely in this flawless jacket.

We love this little floral print dress! The background is black but the fabric is sheer at the bottom hemline for an airy feel. The stylish thin belt has the same lovely floral pattern as the dress. It’s the perfect dress for afternoon tea or a bridal/baby shower. 

A satin sheath dress is always so luxurious to slip on and wear.  This comfortable little white satin sheath features a burst of colourful lilies. It’s like wearing a beautiful English flower garden! The romantic lilies; in a rainbow of hues; spill down the front of the dress. Everyone will want to know where you bought this beautiful sheath. Make sure you tell them you bought it at Anne’s on the Avenue in our fabulous new location!

These are just sample of the sensational designer floral fashions we have in the boutique for you!  Stop in and see us soon for the best selection. You can also shop for these fabulous floral styles at

Did you know Anne's on the Avenue has moved to a brand new location? We are now located in the Golf Town Plaza at 1695 Manning Road, here in Tecumseh. Please tell all your friends about our new boutique space!
Always remember: Your best style is confidence.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Professional Attire Sought for Women in Need

May 12, 2015
News Release 
For Immediate Release

Professional Attire Sought for Women in Need

During the month of May and proudly entering in their tenth year of partnership, local retailer, Anne Waters of Anne’s on the Avenue along with AM 800CKLW and IXL Cleaners are continuing their annual efforts during the month of May to encourage women in the community to donate their new or gently used professional attire. The clothing will aid in assisting women looking for a more polished image in their job search and starting new jobs through the established Ready for Work – Clothing Exchange Program of Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST).  

This year the organizers have established their target goal to collect business clothing for women and related accessories with optimism for continued support from the community. All sizes from 1 to 1+ are needed.   

The clothes are being donated to the established Ready for Work – Clothing Exchange Program offered through Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST) who will distribute them free of charge. In addition to the clothing program, WEST offers women a wide range of career support and skills development programs available at no cost which are designed improve the employability of women in need.

Donations of clothing can be dropped off at Anne’s on the Avenue 1695 Manning Road, Tecumseh, ON and at the WEST office, 647 Ouellette Avenue, Suite 201. 

Donors will receive a20%  off  coupon towards a purchase from Anne’s. 

Women looking for work who are in need of professional attire should call the WEST office at (519) 256-6621. 

Clothing donations will be accepted until May 31, 2015.

For more information, contact:  

Anne Waters, Owner
Anne’s on the Avenue
(519) 979-7735


Rose Anguiano Hurst, Executive Director
Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST)
(519) 256-6621 X 222

Monday, May 11, 2015

Make Anne's On The Avenue Your Number One Fashion Destination

Anne’s on the Avenue has been the premiere fashion boutique in Windsor and Essex county for over twenty-five years now. We do this by listening to you, our beloved customers. We constantly strive to meet your fashion needs and desires.

Just this month, we moved into a fabulous new location to better serve you. We are now located in the Golf Town Plaza at 1695 Manning Road. If you liked us before, you’re going to love our new boutique space! We have ample room now to give you more of everything you desire. Here’s what you’ll find: 

Here at Anne's on the Avenue, I’ve assembled a curated collection by the best Canadian fashion designers. Many, like Frank Lyman and Simon Chang are now world renowned. We also carry many other sensational fashion brands from the U. S. and the rest of the world. If you’ve asked for it, we’ve sought after it!

2.      A Charming and Sophisticated Space:

Loyal customers know how I always emphasize how important clothing is in boosting self- confidence and esteem. Well, trying on those fashions in a dazzling, upscale environment also helps more than you realize. Our fresh, beautiful and roomy new boutique space is a joy to be in. It makes you feel pampered and special. That was my goal in the move. So far the feedback has been delightful.  Please come see us soon and tell us what you think of our new location!

3.      Accessories From Fashion Hotspots:

I travel to all the trendy fashion hotspots in search of the hottest accessories for you.  New York City, Las Vegas and Montreal are some of my favourite destinations. You’ll find jewelry hot off the runways month after month. You'll also find the trendiest purses, scarves, hats and other accessories. At Anne’s on the Avenue, your fashion is our passion!

Do fashion choices overwhelm you? Schedule a Passport For Style Consultation at Anne's on the Avenue today. In six steps, we’ll lay out a complete style road map for you. Best of all, The $250 cost can be applied towards fashions in the boutique for up to 30 days after your consultation.

5.      Our Online Shop:
Life is hectic these days. Sometimes, there’s just no time to shop for ourselves. Well, many of the fabulous designer fashions in the boutique are also available online. The online shop address is: Cozy up to your laptop or tablet with a glass of wine and shop to your heart’s content. Remember, shipping is free for destinations in Canada and the U. S.

Anne's on the Avenue is now located in the Golf Town Plaza at 1695 Manning Road here in Tecumseh. Stop by soon and see why we are Windsor/Essex Counties' premier fashion destination. Tell all your friends to come visit us, too!
Always remember: The best style is confidence.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Treat Mom with a Gift from Anne's On the Avenue

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Do you have the perfect gift for mom picked out yet?  Come see us at Anne’s on the Avenue. My premier boutique is packed full of fabulous items to give this special lady on Mother’s Day.  Reward her for all the sacrifices she makes for you and the rest of your family. A pampering gift from Anne’s is just the ticket she deserves! Here a few super ideas:

This is one gift certificate that will be truly appreciated. Especially if you aren’t quite certain what mom’s favourite style is.  Anne’s on the Avenue gift certificates can be purchased in denominations from $50 to $5,000. Give mom the gift of a shopping spree! She can use her gift certificate to purchase the latest designer fashions, trendy accessories and jewelry.
Include one of our gift certificates with a lovely bouquet of her favourite flowers. You'll have a lovely Mother's Day gift guaranteed to delight any hard-to-buy-for mom.

Could your overworked mom use a makeover? Let us pamper her at Anne’s on the Avenue by making her look and feel spectacular. Our Passport For Style program is an intensive two hour private consultation. The cost is $250. Your mom can apply the $250 towards new designer fashions within 30 days of her consultation. She is sure to love her fabulous new look and clothes!

Sensational Accessories:

I’m a firm believer in having the right accessories to complement every outfit.  So I go out of my way to make sure we have a huge variety of ever-changing accessories here at Anne’s on the Avenue. You’ll have no trouble finding the perfect accessory to suit your mom’s lifestyle and taste. We have plenty of scarves, hats, purses, and jewelry to choose from. If mom has carried the same old purse for years, it’s time for a change. Surprise her with a trendy new purse from Anne’s.

I’ve saved the best for last! The latest, most desirable fashions is what Anne’s on the Avenue is all about. Come visit our dazzling new boutique location. Rack after rack of top designer dresses, blouses and pants will take your breath away. Frank Lyman, Simon Chang, Michael Phillips and Elena Wang are just a few. You might just have to get mom more than one item. No matter what, I guarantee you've got Mother's Day wrapped up if you shop at Anne's on the Avenue.

You still have plenty of time to stop in and pick out the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Take Note: Anne's on the Avenue has moved to a fabulous new upscale location here in Tecumseh. We are now in the Golf Town Plaza at 1695 Manning Road. Mom is going to love your gift from Anne's!

Always remember: Your best style is confidence.