Saturday, March 29, 2014

Nude Shoes for Every Dress!

Nude colored shoes are easy to coordinate with any dress. Metallic shades of taupe and champagne or sparkling rhinestones make them perfect for evening wear. Take your pick of nude heels, wedges or flats for prom, wedding, or special occasion. In stock styles can ship same day -  Shop Now in sizes 5 - 7.5 or 8 - 12!  

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lovely in Lace

Lace fabric, long sleeves, and keyhole backs are among the hottest fashion trends for prom 2014. Top designer Jovani has you covered in styles like these: 90676 (shown in red) and 90708 (shown in Off-White/Nude). Shop long sleeve dresses for sophisticated style. Get an elegant look for prom with classic, vintage-inspired gowns like these and more! 

Social Occasions by Mon Cheri Dress 114813

 Angela and Alison Short Prom Dress 41071
Prom Dress by La Femme 20047

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Oscar Night Dresses!

We saw some gorgeous dresses on Oscar night! And we have the dresses that will give you those same looks. Check out Lupita Nyong'o at Oscars 2014 wearing her sweet Nairobi blue dress and see our many similar styles.

And Charlize Theron in her best-dressed gorgeous gown at the Academy Awards and the look-alikes we found for you!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bridesmaid Dresses Delivered in Just 3-4 Weeks!

Pretty Maids bridesmaid dresses from the House of Wu are a collection of short and long dresses at great prices with delivery options to meet any wedding schedule! Choose your fabric, your skirt length, and your delivery to get the perfect look. 

Pretty Maids Bridesmaid Dress 22595
A beautiful long dress with a flattering silhouette, perfect for all members of your bridal party. Available in 48 colors.

Pretty Maids Bridesmaid Dress 22597
Chiffon and Lace are the top fabrics of the season. This short dress features both and is priced at just $160.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

1100 Chinese counterfeit prom and bridal websites seized by the American Bridal and Prom Industry Association!

February 10, 2014

The American Bridal & Prom Industry Association (ABPIA) succeeded in obtaining a Court Order from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey directing the registrars of the domains to disable them and to freeze any merchant accounts of the websites such as PayPal.

There are thousands more of these counterfeits websites selling prom and wedding gowns that will be coming down in the near future. If you place an order with one of these counterfeiters, you may not receive your dress or a refund if the website/company is one of those in the ABPIA lawsuit as they may go out of business.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pantone Color of the Year 2014 - Radiant Orchid!

Each year, Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, names a color of the year. For 2014, it is Radiant Orchid. A perfect color for prom dresses and bridesmaid dresses. Brides are already scouring the web looking for the perfect dresses and accents for their weddings. Look for this color to be prominent in wedding flowers, wedding cake accents, and even embellishments on wedding dresses.

And here at TJ Formal, we of course, have many choices in Radiant Orchid and similar shades. Check out Color of the Year 2014 to see beautiful prom dresses, mother of the bride dresses, and bridesmaid dresses in Radiant Orchid.

And if you missed it, be sure to check out the 2013 Color of the Year - Emerald!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Prom Dress Inspiration from the Golden Globes

Did you catch the Golden Globes award ceremony? It was packed full of starlets strutting down the red carpet in the latest fashion trends. A few styles stuck out as the perfect looks for the 2014 prom season. Here are a few examples:

Rainbow hues
Color was everywhere on the red carpet during the Golden Globes. Members of Hollywood wore bright red, turquoise, yellow, green and magenta hues. For a youthful look, wear an above-the-knee dress in one of these showstopping colors. Or you can seek out cheap prom dresses with sequins so your color of choice comes across even more dazzlingly.   

This prom season you don't have to settle on one color. Tons of celebrities wore gowns that sported multiple contrasting or complementary hues. Browse through many formal dresses until you come across the color combo that works for you, like monochromatic red, nude and pastels, or black and white.


 Princess Style
If you are wearing a strapless gown for the prom, seek out the princess style. It has a sweetheart neckline with a fitted bodice and wide skirt for a fairy tale look. It was worn by many young starlets on the red carpet. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Channel winter white in your holiday dress

Jewel tones are popular during the holiday season, but so is winter white. This hue embodies the look of pristine snow as is glistens when you add embellishments. It's simple to incorporate those elements into your holiday party dresses. Here are a few tips to help you shop this season:

White dresses are the epitome of timeless style. But if you want an edgy look, opt for a cocktail length. These cocktail dresses allow you to show off your youthful vibe while looking stylish to boot. 

With white as the base you can bring in a range of other hues. However, if you want to stay in the winter wonderland theme, opt for metallics as accents. Gold and silver complement the style perfectly. They also add a bit of sparkle to your look. 

The holiday season is not the time to skimp on embellishments. Be sure your dress has crystals or beadwork that shines in the light. Additionally, lace is a fabric that looks great in winter white. Your dress may look similar to wedding gowns, and you will turn heads just like a bride does.  

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Choosing a Pageant System

There are hundreds of pageants available. They range from local festival pageants to state, regional, national and international competitions. There are pageants that require community service and talent in order to compete, and those that strictly judge on beauty, modeling skills and wardrobe. There are youth pageants that are "natural" and those that are " glitz."  So how in the world do you choose? 

There are many questions you should ask yourself:
  • What is my ultimate goal in competing and what matters the most to me?
  • Are you looking for public recognition, cash prizes, tall crowns, scholarship money, or all of the above?
  • Can you afford the entry fees and wardrobe expenses if you do not have sponsors to help cover some of your costs?
  • How much time do you have to invest in getting ready to compete? 
Answering these questions will help you to determine the right pageant system for you.

What to look for in a system:
  • Reputation Reputation Reputation! There will always be sore losers who may tell you that a pageant was "fixed" or not fair, but that should not be the basis for judging the credibility of the pageant's system. 
  • Credentials of the directors - Are they the type of people who run well-organized pageants? If it is a new pageant, do not be afraid to call the directors and get to know more about them before you decide to invest your resources of time and money in their competition.
  • Support - Does the pageant have a long history of working to support their contestants, and later, their winners?  
Also consider what level is your goal in pageantry. It may be winning your local fair pageant and representing your area at the state pageant level. Great! Or perhaps you want to win your local preliminary pageant so you can compete at the state level, and then with success compete at the national level. Whether you decide that your goal is to be your Miss Home Town or keep on competing until you reach the stage of Miss Universe, there is a pageant for you!

Check out this sample listing of pageants to get started: