Thursday, January 28, 2010

Look for the TJFormal Commercial Coming Soon!

Yesterday, we had so much fun filming a prom commercial to run on the local Fox channel. Our models chose their favorite prom dresses and a customer's daughter modeled a girl's pageant dress. Picking out jewelry, shoes, and accessories completed the looks! We are ready for Prom 2010!

Our models in (l to r): Sherri Hill, Alisha Hill, Blush, Sherri Hill

More Sherri Hill, Sherri Hill, and Blush

Choosing jewelry and shoes...

...and wearing a gorgeous Terani gown!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

These dresses are HOT!! HOT!!! HOT!!!!!

Stunning, sizzling and sexy, these prom dresses are flying out of our store! We've already sold out of some and had to order more, so don't miss out on these very popular prom dresses for Prom 2010!

TJ Formal Exclusive 2010 Prom Dress HT258

TJ Formal Exclusive 2010 Prom Dress 95213P

Night Moves 2010 Prom Dress 6013

Sherri Hill 2010 Prom Dress 2216

TJ Formal Exclusive 2010 Prom Dress TBE11073

Thursday, January 21, 2010

One-Shoulder dresses are a big hit this spring for Prom 2010!

If you watched the recent Golden Globes, you saw a lot of one-shoulder dresses being worn by the stars. It's a look that has been around for years, but is on the rise again this year as one of the hottest and trendiest styles for Prom 2010! Here at TJ Formal, we have many, many styles to choose from. Jovani Designs has a particularly large selection of one-shoulder prom dresses!

Many of the dresses have a row of fabric flowers on the shoulder.
Jovani 2010 Prom Dress 141145

Or are sleek and more simple...
Jovani 2010 Prom Dress 152753

And this TJ Formal Exclusive dress is inspired by a Marilyn Monroe look...
TJ Formal Exclusive 2010 Prom Dress HS3535

More one-shoulder dresses at TJ Formal!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jewelry and Accessories

The perfect bracelets, necklaces, earrings and hair accessories are now at TJ Formal! We been updating our site with beautiful and sparkling items that will be sure to complete your dream outfit for prom.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Terani Trunk Show at TJFormal!

TJ Formal is celebrating the opening of their new store located at 508 N. Range Line with a Trunk Show by Terani Couture! Terani is sending TJ Formal a huge shipment of 2010 designer prom dresses for this special event on Jan 22-24th. You'll have three days to come in and try on the best dresses Terani has to offer for the Spring 2010 Prom season. TJ formal will be open Friday Jan 22nd until 6pm, Saturday until 5pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm. You'll get 25 TJ dollars towards your shoes or jewelry with purchase of your Terani gown during this Trunk show!

Here are a few samples of what is in stock in the store!

Terani 2010 Prom Dress 95059P

And this is a Terani TJFormal Exclusive!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mardi Gras is coming!

Mardi Gras is a time for celebration! It is held on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. This year it is on February 16. Balls and parties abound! So you want to be sure you are dressed appropriately, especially if you are attending a formal event. TJ Formal is here to help!

Most Mardi Gras balls require formal attire. For women, this means floor-length formal dresses. Remember, you will be dancing! So dresses should allow movement and not be too tight. Traditionally, the Mardi Gras dances require fairly conservative formal wear. Dresses should not have midriffs showing or cutouts, or be too low-cut.

The traditional Mardi Gras colors are purple, gold, and green. Purple represents Justice; Green represents Faith, and Gold represents Power. Perhaps you will want to use one of these meanings to choose your color of dress.

Men should wear a black tuxedo, black tie, and well-shined shoes.

Accessories for women include high heels, and luxurious jewelry. Nothing too gaudy or overly-done, but stylish and graceful necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that complement your elegant evening gown. Here are some very tasteful suggestions.

Perfect shoes - multiple colors available!

Pearl earrings:


Earrings and necklace set:

The perfect bracelet available in multiple colors:

If you are not attending a formal event, and want to look unique and sexy in the traditional Mardi Gras colors, we have tops and short dresses that would be perfect!

Cute purple top!

Awesome green top!

Try this short purple dress by Atelier Alyce Satin Rouge:

Or this green one by Hannah S!

This gold dress by Jovani is perfect for a Mardi Gras party!

Whatever type of party you are attending, TJ Formal has every single thing you need for your Mardi Gras costume!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

One month from today... Valentine's Day!! Do you have a special date for that night? Do you always celebrate it BIG? Think he might propose? Maybe he needs that little nudge when he sees you. Then you need a new dress!! But don't wait too late to order - now is the time. Check out these sexy cocktail dresses all in pink or red. Perfect for Valentine's Day 2010!

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We want MORE fans!! We need 52 more fans by Monday Jan. 18. Help us reach our goal and we'll post a coupon code on our fan page for $25 off your order.

And for the 450th fan, plus one random member between 399 and 449, they will get a $50 off coupon! Just click on our badge to the right, then on the fan page, click on "Suggest to Friends" under our logo on the left and ...tell your friends to come join us here!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tony Bowls and Ashley Greene on Teen Prom!

Check out the dress Ashley Greene from Twilight and New Moon is wearing on the cover of Teen Prom! A brand new style from Le Gala by Tony Bowls.

Tony Bowls with Ashley Greene...

Want to wear the same dress as a Twilight vampire???
You can get it right here at TJFormal...

Le Gala 2010 Prom Dress 110519

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Faviana for Prom 2010!

Faviana is known for look-alike celebrity styles and this year for Prom 2010, they have outdone themselves!

Beyonce inspired Faviana 2010 Prom Dress 6506

America Ferrera inspired Faviana 2010 Plus Prom Dress 9155

Check out even more Faviana dresses!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Why Shop Early?

Many dresses sell out during prom season so for best selection – shop early! From December to February, prom dresses begin arriving in prom and bridal stores. You'll have the largest selection of prom dresses if you shop during those early months of prom season. These dresses are made in China and many are handbeaded. They take about 8-10 weeks to special order because of the handwork. During the early months of the year, China celebrates their Chinese New Year and their factories are closed for 2-3 weeks. No prom dresses are produced during the celebration weeks. If dresses are ordered right before or during their holiday, that adds about 2-3 weeks to the production time.

If you have an early prom in March or April, you should shop very early if you have a favorite prom designer such as Sherri Hill, Terani, Jovani, or our new lines like Blush or Nika, you want to wear for your prom. In prom stores, try on different styles to discover your favorite look. Or if you are shopping and plan to order online at TJ, take accurate measurements to get the best fit as formal dresses usually run small. Alterations are important for a perfect fit so don’t be discouraged if your dress doesn’t fit you perfectly. Purchasing your prom dress as early as possible will allow time for alterations and fittings. Buy your jewelry, shoes and other accessories at the same time to completely coordinate your prom look. After you are all done with shopping and alterations you can relax and enjoy dreaming about your big night! Have a great time!

New EXCLUSIVE black/silver pageant dresses for girls!

We just got in a shipment of new black Tiffany pageant dresses for girls. These are exclusive to TJFormal!

Friday, January 8, 2010

We have a new store!

Right after Thanksgiving we moved into a new HUGE retail store. It is across from Northpark Mall in Joplin, Missouri.

Walking in the front door - you can see how big this store is as you look alllllll the way to the back!

We have thousands of prom dresses on the floor!

And a large mirror area so you can see your dress from all sides...

We have a large selection of shoes and jewelry too!...

As you walk towards the back, you enter the bridal area...

...where we have a runway and 10 foot mirror for brides to model their wedding gowns...

We even have original art!
So stop by when you get a chance! Snow days are perfect times to start shopping for prom!
More photos on our Facebook fan page - are you a fan yet?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New prom line - Nika!

We have a brand new line for Prom 2010! Nika dresses are classic, yet trendy - check them out!