Okay, confessional time: I've never been to a trunk show. Apparently, I've been missing out. Trunk shows have been steadily growing in not only popularity, but range. Women are able to complete their seasonal wardrobe at a trunk show and come away with highly mix-and-matchable pieces.
Worth is just one of those trunk show companies that focuses on selling directly to the consumer. They are showing their spring and summer looks through May, which includes everything from nauticals and crisp whites to ladylike Boho, small florals and safari-ready animal prints in suits, dresses and separates.
Locally, Worth will be showing at two private Oklahoma City residences from May 26 to June 15. To make an appointment, visit the Worth Web site.
Another direct sales company, Etcetera, is showing the spring and summer looks through May 29. The appointment-only showings are conducted at private residences. Look for browns and blues with flashes of animal print and floral in easy suits and fun dresses. It's all very ladylike, but not as stodgy as I was expecting.
Etcetera has two consultants in the metro area. To make an appointment, visit the Etcetera Web site.
For gorgeous dresses and elegant evening wear, check out the Frascara trunk show at Ruth Myers (6471 Avondale; 842-1478) held May 19 and 20. These heavy-hitter pieces are classic, yet unique, in rich satins, bright whites and arty prints. Frascara, based in Toronto, has design roots going back to 1923, so you know you're getting a quality product.
Another evening wear collection will be presented this weekend at Mittie Cooper's White House Gallery (800 N.W. 50th; 842-0407). The JulioJulio trunk show is May 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. and includes a 6 p.m. fashion show. Seating is limited Friday, so RSVP by calling 488-6998. The show continues Saturday with an open house for the public.