Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Beaded Dresses!

Fully beaded gowns are returning in high style. For the girls who want lots of bling, designers have created gowns covered in beautiful sparkly beads and sequins. Most are fitted styles with trains that are perfect for pageants as well or short and sexy.

Check out this fitted halter dress Jovani Cocktail Dress B11821200

And this body-hugging gown with pearls, sequins, and crystals: Sherri Hill 2008 Prom Dress S01001

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Jersey Knits!

A great new highlight of Prom 2008 is jersey knit dresses. Jersey knits are stretchy, sexy, comfortable, easy to move in/dance in, and are a great fit for most body types.

Most of the stretch jersey dresses are done in black, silver or gold. But you'll find some colors as well. Like this Jovani Beyond dress in Black, Pink, and Turquoise color options: Beyond 2008 Prom Dress B5526135

and this sexy dress in red: Beyond 2008 Prom Dress B196053200

Wearing a jersey knit dress tells people you are confident with your body and it makes you look as good as you feel!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Help Design our New Prom Dresses!!

Our in house designer Rachelle Rose is hard at work designing new prom dresses for 2008. And we need your help! We want your input, so click on the link below and take the survey to determine what dresses we put into production.

We'll reveal the winning designs on our website and blog next spring just in time for Prom 2008!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Going SHORT!

Short dresses are gaining strength as prom favorites for 2008. Many are embellished with sequins and beads and are trendy, sophisticated designs. Have great legs? Then GO SHORT! Show off your gorgeous sexy shoes and dance up a storm in a short dress!

You can't get much more sophisticated than this dress from Jovani. It would look fabulous for not only prom or homecoming, but any upcoming holiday event. You'll definitely know that all eyes are on you as you leave the room.

This flirty, layered dress from Studio 17 is perfect for twirling and moving out on that dance floor.

And this sexy mini from Sherri Hill says you are fun, sassy, and confident!

You can see many more short dresses on our website here: Short Dresses

And come back soon for more exciting news for Prom 2008!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Animal Prints!

Animal prints are everywhere! Most designers have at least one style of animal print whether it was zebra or leopard prints. Besides entire gowns of the print, many styles were embellished with a animal print belt/sash or skirt lining. These will look great with the new animal print shoes by Johnathan Kayne. These and other pageant shoes available from Touch Ups were designed by Kayne from Project Runway.

This zebra print from Jovani 2008 is accented with bright pink.

A sexy gown from Sherri Hill is not only rich with a leopard print, but has a golden shimmer to make this gown even more stunning.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Dots, dots, and more dots!

Polka dots make a vivid statement for Prom 2008. Black and white, and red and white are especially eye-catching and leading the way in style. Two color-combos coming up for 2008 are by Night Moves

and this slinky red and white dress is by Mori Lee.

We also see the black and white combination accented by bright colors. Jovani creates this exciting black/white/fuchsia gown that is sure to turn heads.

Some polka dots are embroidered, some have pailettes for the dotted illusion and other styles are made of polka dot printed fabric.

But no matter how you dot it, you'll definitely stand out in the crowd!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

2008 Prom Design Highlights

Over the next few days we'll be featuring some of the design highlights you can look forward to for Prom 2008!

First up:

Silver and Goldespecially silver, are showing up in every design collection. Lamé fabric and flowing liquid gold jersey knits are stunning and sexy. The shiny fabrics are found in every style from ball gowns to column styles and fun short dresses.

Like this gold and silver dress that is short and sassy! By Sherri Hill.
And don't worry, both silver and gold jewelry and accents are going to be BIG on style this year. Just perfect to go with those new silver and gold gowns debuting for Prom 2008!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

SUPER PROM SALE! Daily Markdowns!

Prom Dress Savings are on the RISE...
Save $$ on your prom, pageant, homecoming or winter formal with bigger markdowns every day. Each day we are marking down this page of gowns at least $5 each until they are gone.

The price will be reduced tomorrow IF the dress is still available. It's a risk you take to wait another day to buy your gown but the savings are great! The prices are going down but your savings are going up. Check back often as we will be adding dozens more styles in the coming weeks. Order your dress now while it's still available. Limited supply and when these are gone, they are gone. Free ground shipping in the U.S.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Prom 2008

It's not too early to be thinking about Prom 2008! The prom buyers for TJ Formal have just returned from the Atlanta Prom Market. After viewing thousands of prom gowns, they are very excited about the new Prom 2008 styles!

Ball gowns are still in every collection...many made of taffeta and organza for a fresh, new look. The designers are showing lots of low cut backs which prom girls were asking for in 2007. Sexy styles with low V-necks, hi slits and short skirts.

Polka dots, pick up skirts, lace and embroidery, plus fully beaded dresses are HOT for Prom 2008!

Check back often as we begin to load our website with new 2008 styles this Fall!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Latest Deals

Here's the newest hot deals - be sure to check them out for low, low prices. They are only good until the next deals are posted and then they are GONE! Sale price only applies to IN-STOCK dresses and supplies are limited. Click here to purchase this gorgeous dress: Precious Formals Prom Dress O20278

Click here to purchase Mori Lee Dress 5715

Click here to purchase this TJFormal exclusive dress designed by Jovani: TJ Formal Exclusive 2007 Prom Dress 1115

Monday, August 6, 2007

Hot Deals for August 6!!


Click here to purchase Aurora 2007 Prom Dress 7068

Click here to purchase Alyce Designs 2007 Prom Dress 6852

Keep watching this blog for more deals!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hot Deals - July 12

Here's more HOT Deals! Prices only good on sizes that are in stock - order quickly before they are gone!
To order clicke here: Mori Lee Prom Dress 5748

To order click here: Venus 2007 Prom Dress R932

To order click here: Terani 2007 Prom Dress 45035P

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

How was your Prom?

Many proms are now over. We'd love to hear about your special night and any compliments you got on your TJFormal dress. Did you have the most beautiful dress at the prom? Could your date not take his eyes off of you? Any funny mishaps? Were your parents beaming at the sight of you?

Just post your comments here on the blog, and if you haven't already done it, be sure to send in your photos so they can be displayed on our Happy Customers Page! ( might even get a coupon code for sending in that photo ;) )

Monday, July 9, 2007

New HOT DEALS on Alyce Designs!

Only the dresses in stock are available at these great prices! Hurry - don't miss out!
To order click here: Alyce Designs 2007 Prom Dress 6877
To Order click here: Alyce Designs 2007 Prom Dress 6804

To order click here: Alyce Designs 2007 Prom Dress 6870

Don't forget to put HOT DEAL in the comment section of the order form. And check back often to catch all the great deals!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Mori Lee '08 sneak peek at our elite NYC viewing!

We just returned from a quick trip to NYC to visit Mori Lee, one of our top prom lines (and one of the top prom & bridal companies in the nation). TJ Formal was honored to be among an elite group of top stores from around the country to be the first to see Mori Lee's 2008 prom line!

We viewed dozens of beautiful prom dresses designed by Madeline Gardner and were able to critique the gowns and choose our favorites. It was an exciting experience to see these amazing dresses as they arrived straight from the factory! We gave our input on style, color, embellishments, fit and more in hopes that we would help create the best possible dresses for our customers.

We can't wait to see the finished line and to share it with you... but it will be several more months before we'll unveil the new gowns on our site. From this first taste of prom '08 it looks like bright jewel tone colors are going to be important as well as rich new iridescent taffeta fabrics. Pick-up/gathered skirts in ball gown and slimmer styles are still going strong as well as corset tie backs (that give you an excellent fit). Strapless, sweetheart and halter necklines are among the favorite for bodices which all give you a very feminine look. Short skirts are also looking popular for homecoming as well as prom for a fun, flirty style.

We're off to more manufacturer viewings soon and prom market is right around the corner, so we'll keep you updated!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Hot Deals!

Every few days we will feature dresses that are in-stock and ready to ship, at a deep discount. Only the sizes in stock for each dress are available at the discounted price. Once that size is gone, it's GONE! So order quickly!

To order click here: Mori Lee 2007 Prom Dress 5709

To order click here: Alyce Designs 2007 Prom Dress 6820

To order click here: Rene' Moiselle 2007 Prom Dress E84157

You must put HOT DEAL in the comments section of the order form to get this price! These deals are only good until 12 midnight CDT on July 8th.

Check back tomorrow and every week day for more Hot Deals!