Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Heidi Klum sports a dazzling laser-cut formal dress to American Music Awards

The American Music Awards took place recently and attracted plenty of big names from the music and fashion spheres. One of the highlights of the awards show had to be Heidi Klum's formal dress, which was a silver cocktail dress that featured precise, laser-cut openings that were a focal point on their own.
 
While you may not be looking for short dresses that were cut by a laser this winter, the style does speak to the potential that modern technology has on the world of fashion. Klum's outfit consisted of the cut-out front of the dress, as well a dark wrap underneath to keep herself covered and provide a bit of neutral contrast.

Klum went light with her accessory choices by opting for simple silver stud earrings and a pair of black peep-toe heels. Simply put, when you have a dress that is as unique as hers, it's best to let it become the star of your ensemble!

When you're searching for special occasion dresses this fall, go with an outfit that makes you comfortable and can make a statement on its own. You can then accessorize to your heart's content!

And when you are looking for unique dresses, start with Jovani. They have the corner on innovating and stylistic designs. Wearing a Jovani dress will make people stop and look, when you enter the room.


Jovani 2011 Homecoming Dress 17541

Jovani 2012 Prom Dress 4499

 Jovani 2012 Prom Dress 9396

 Jovani 2011 Homecoming Dress 171282

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A textured look is a can't-miss prospect at your next formal

Your social calendar is sure to be booked now that the holiday season is nearly here, so if you have a formal party on the horizon, you certainly have plenty of evening dresses to choose from. Israeli model Bar Refaeli recently sported a scintillating textured formal dress to the 2011 Whitney Gala with a few features that ladies should look for in their next purchase.

Refaeli's dress was a champagne number, which in itself could be a fabulous color choice for the autumn. It can combine beautifully with nude heels and work beautifully with silver or gold jewelry.

What made her dress stand out was the juxtaposition of various lace and pleated elements, as well as glittering accents that pulled the whole piece together. If you're thinking of sporting a neutral color this fall, a formal gown with a number of textured embellishments could be a way to stand out from the rest.

Whether you're shopping for prom dresses or clubbing dresses, a bit of enchanting texture can amp up your look and help you become one of the best-dressed ladies at the event. 
  

Sherri Hill 2012 Prom Dress 2585

Pink by Blush 2012 Prom Dress 5112

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday through Cyber Monday: Invest in a Little Black Dress

Fall fashion is in full swing, and the bright and cheery colors of the spring and summer have given way to the deep and rich hues of autumn. If you have a formal occasion on the horizon and you don't know what to look for in a formal dress, keeping it simple and going with a black outfit may open up your style choices significantly.

Little black dresses are always a fabulous option to solve your wardrobe dilemma, and they can combine beautifully with some of the season's hottest fashions. A pair of peep-toe pumps are a great option to combine with your look, and you can also throw on an embellished belt to add a touch of sparkle to your ensemble.

The best feature of these evening dresses is that any colorful accessory that you put on will jump out against the neutral backdrop. So don't be afraid to sport some bright and bold earrings and necklaces or a vibrant shade of eyeshadow.

There are plenty of special occasion dresses to choose from, but a little black number may be the ideal option to let your style choices shine through.

Black Friday through Cyber Monday - 20% OFF dresses in the  
Little Black Dresses department.
Use code BLACKDRESS20 at checkout!
(Sherri Hill, Jovani, Tony Bowls, and Blush styles are excluded from this sale)

Evenings by Allure 2011 Homecoming Dress A468

Hannah S 2012 Prom Dress 27696

  La Femme Prom Dress 15803

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Got a hot date on the horizon? Wow him with a jaw-dropping cocktail dress

Now that you've made plans with that attractive fellow you've had your eye on, you don't want to go on your date in an outfit you've worn countless times. While you don't want to go all out with a formal dress, there are a number of cute cocktail dresses that will be perfect for the occasion, and can show off your unrivaled fashion sense.

There are countless options to consider when you're shopping for your hot date, so why not try a few strapless short dresses on for size? These pieces look absolutely fabulous with a statement necklace, and they can show off your playful side.

  Blush Prom Dress 9218
Wild DNA Shoe "Lamis" 16
Helen's Heart Necklace Set NS-H003813
Helen's Heart Bracelet JB-PD00337
Helen's Heart Handbag FP-0909

Pair purple shoes and bag with pink jeweled necklace, earrings, and bracelet to match the beaded waist!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Is your Sweet 16 on the horizon? Make sure you dress the part!

If your Sweet 16 party is coming up, there's plenty of preparations to be made, not the least of which is finding the right outfit. A Sweet 16 party is a pivotal moment in any girl's life, and it signals her freedom to start driving and become a responsible adult. Until then, you still have a big celebration in store, and you're going to want to look your best.

Instead of going for a formal gown that could be restrictive on the dance floor, short dresses and cocktail dresses may be your best option. Go with a bright and bold color to ensure that you're the center of attention, or go for a neutral shade that is embellished with sequins and other sparkling additions.
 
Party Time 2011 Homecoming Dress 6658

 Hannah S 2012 Prom Dress 27561 
 
Jovani 2011 Homecoming Dress B544

  Night Moves 2012 Prom Dress 6498

 Accessories also play a huge role in the look of your ensemble, so if you want to go for a bit of contrast, try some black cuff bracelets, a crystal statement necklace and black peep-toe heels. These accents will provide a welcome bit of color and style that your friends will love.

 

Wild DNA Shoe "Lamis" 04

 Helen's Heart Necklace Set NS-BF7742

 Shopping for special occasion dresses is a big step for your birthday celebration, so make sure you pick a dress that speaks to your unique personality and style. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Kristen Stewart toughens up the look of a black formal dress with chic accessories

Twilight star Kristen Stewart has been recently globetrotting to various premieres of her new film Breaking Dawn, but her recent ensemble at the London debut turned some heads. Her glittering black formal dress was a fabulous choice on its own, but it was her accessory choices that helped her stand out from the crowd.

Stewart's formal gown was a dazzling mix of sparkling embellishments, a dual-strap plunging neckline and sheer fabric on the skirt that slightly covered a cut leading up to the actress's knee. She gave her outfit a rough and tumble accent by adding a tight black belt around her waist to show off her figure.

 The actress's all-black look was topped off with black peep-toe heels and a well-manicured smoky eye style of eyeshadow. This dark and alluring outfit was a chic choice for the occasion, and Stewart had a wonderful mix of contemporary accents and her own personal style.

When you're shopping for evening dresses this fall, go for the color combo you really love. You can very easily infuse your own tastes in the form of footwear and accessories to call it your own. 

Tony Bowls Evenings 2012 Prom Dress TBE21113

 Jovani 2012 Prom Dress 3111

 Jovani 2012 Prom Dress 172008

Alisha Hill Demi Shoe S7005

 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sparkling sequins and beads can give your formal attire an added boost

Embellishments can make or break a formal dress, so when you're out shopping for evening dresses this fall, the amount of decorative accents that are designed into a dress can matter just as much as the cut and color. Sequins and beads are an ever-popular choice for fashionistas, but there are some unique designs that can present ample style opportunities.

Sequins and beads that are placed around your neckline give your formal gown the illusion of wearing a necklace, and they can give your ensemble some added sparkle. This is a fabulous choice if you're combining the outfit with a pair of tear drop or tassel earrings, which can become the focal point of your attire.

La Femme Prom Dress 15882

 When the sequins or beads are placed around the mid-section, this will open up your style choices a bit more. You then have the freedom to wear complementary bracelets and cocktail rings, and you can choose a predominant accessory to add a pop of color to your look.

 Sherri Hill 2012 Prom Dress 2772

 With the holiday formal season on the horizon, looking for a dress with sparkling embellishments will ensure that you're one of the best-dressed ladies at your next social occasion. 

Mori Lee Flaunt 2012 Prom Dress 91101

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Finding the right accents to pair with your patterned dress

While some ladies may look at a patterned dress and think that it will be limiting to their accessory and footwear choices, this simply isn't the case. Even with the most unconventional pattern, there are ways for fashionistas to build off of a certain hue or create their own aesthetic with a few well-placed accessories.

A good rule of thumb when picking out accents for your formal dress is to choose a specific hue and run with it. For instance, if you have a purple, pink and black dress, you can use the neutral hue to build around your cute cocktail dress. Throw on a black belt, pair it with black heels and use a black cuff bracelet to add an unexpected touch of contrast.


 Jovani 2012 Prom Dress 3509
Allure Shoe "Moonbeam"
Touch Ups Handbag "Rhonda" B993
Helen's Heart Bracelet JB-YI-1101
Helen's Heart Earrings JE-ET0044

 On the other hand, if you have evening dresses that have no clear-cut neutral hue, pick your favorite color and incorporate it into the rest of your style choices. Pairing similarly colored earrings, necklaces and cocktail rings can create a dynamic and streamlined ensemble.

 

Patterned dresses are chic choices for the fall, but be sure to take a good hard look at your new outfit to decide how to bring out the best in your new purchase.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Make waves at the club this weekend with an urban chic dress

If you're a big city girl that loves to head out to the club on the weekends with your friends, you already have your own sense of urban style that can define your ensembles. If your wardrobe is in need of a shot in the arm, there are a number of fabulous styles out there that will help you turn some heads once you hit the dance floor.

Tony Bowls Short 2011 Dress TS21115

 Solid colors are far too boring for your purposes, so why not go for an animal print or patterned dress? However, when you're searching for an animal print, look for a classic design that's reinvented with different colors. This can help you stand out from the crowd and feel confident in your outfit.

 
Party Time 2011 Homecoming Dress 6575


With a printed dress, accessories can help to bring out the prevailing colors in your ensemble. Pick a prevailing hue from your dress and incorporate it into your accessories to add a touch of uniformity to your look.

There are plenty of options available when you're looking for evening dresses and cocktail dresses this fall, and these style tips will help you look effortlessly chic during any social situation. 
 
Evenings by Allure 2011 Homecoming Dress A476

 Mori Lee Paparazzi 2012 Prom Dress 91023

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wow your co-workers with a one shoulder dress at your next formal party

If you work for a large corporation, chances are you'll be attending a posh holiday party in the near future. Oftentimes, these are formal events, so you don't want to be caught in your half-decade old prom dress or something you found on the bargain rack. Invest in a new formal dress for the occasion to ensure that you are one of the best-dressed ladies at the bash.

A one shoulder dress is an alluring style that is completely tasteful for a work event. Best of all, there are a number of unique accessory choices you can pair with it to ensure that your look is dazzling.

A brooch pin on your strap could be the focal point of your ensemble. If you're wearing a neutral hue, consider wearing a bright and bold piece to brighten your outfit. On the other hand, a statement necklace works just as well to provide an eye-catching accent to your look.

When you're out shopping for evening dresses for your next formal occasion, don't neglect the opulence of a one shoulder dress. It could be the ideal way to flaunt your effortless style and impress your co-workers. 

Terani Cocktail Dress 35100C

 Daymor Couture Dress 107

 Terani Cocktail Dress 11081C

Monday, November 14, 2011

NEW!!! Sherri Hill for Prom 2012

The long-anticipated prom dress collection from Sherri Hill has finally been revealed! Stunning, gorgeous dresses - long, short, high-low, lots of sequins, frills, beads, and each one makes a statement. Don't wait too long to order your Sherri Hill prom dress - they sell out very quickly! Here's a peek at these amazing styles!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Geometry 101

Sure, you can wear solids and you can wear prints - but have you ever thought about wearing math? We're talking about geometry - shapes and patterns in bold colors reminiscent of the building blocks you played with as a kid.

Think back to elementary school math class - remember rhombuses, triangles, polygons and squares? They're the perfect pattern for a modern gown that's classic and contemporary at the same time. If you're looking for a bold dress that's as sexy as it is playful, a geometric pattern could be just the ticket.

But geometry in fashion isn't just limited to prints and designs - it can be a part of the fabric itself. Some fabrics have inherent geometry, like gingham and houndstooth, while others can be sewn into a unique structure with frills, fringes and other details to give the illusion of architecture.

Math-inspired patterns are an easy way to combine elegance with fashion-forward thinking, so consider wearing one to your next formal event.

Jovani 2012 Prom Dress 3079

 Jovani Prom Dress 9397

 Sherri Hill 2011 Homecoming Dress 2535

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A pair of colorful cowboy boots can punch up a rocker glam look

The rocker glam look has gained serious traction in fashion circles, and the style is defined by its edgy and bold dress cuts that are still delightfully opulent. Whether you're heading to a formal event or are simply trying to make waves at a cocktail party, your footwear could make or break your ensemble.

Sometimes the best outfits are those that combine accents from other traditional styles to make a completely different one. Whether you're choosing between evening dresses or short dresses for your next formal event, a pair of colorful cowboy boots could be a chic counterpoint to your attire.

You can choose to pick a color of boots that perfectly matches your outfit for a uniform look, or you can opt for a color blocked style by wearing a lighter or darker shade of the same hue or boots in a complementary color.

Footwear can make an outfit absolutely dazzling or cause it to fall flat, so give your next formal ensemble a bit of attitude with some unexpected colorful cowboy boots that are sure to be the finishing touch on a stunning get-up. 


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Amy Adams showcases a dazzling formal gown at art gala

Amy Adams is one of the most fashionable redheads in Hollywood, and her flowing locks open up her style choices more than most ladies in the business. At the recent Los Angeles County Museum of Art art and film gala, the actress sported a dazzling pale pink formal dress with embellishments that pulled her entire look together.

Adams wore a beautiful pink formal dress that was sewn with a dual-strap and loose-fitting design that allowed it to fall effortlessly below her shoulders. The bodice and the area around her waist was decorated with chic copper embellishments, which added a touch of sparkle to her outfit.
 
The actress allowed her dress to be the star of her ensemble, and kept her accessories to a minimum. On the other hand, she put much of her focus on her cosmetics, with a light shade of pink lipstick to match her dress and a brilliantly-applied shade of metallic eyeshadow.

Now that the holiday formal season is upon us, it's time to skip the short dresses and cocktail dresses and go for something a bit more opulent to turn some heads at your next social occasion. 
  



Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tiffany Designs for Prom 2012

We are loving this new line by Tiffany Designs! Lots of full ball gowns that really make a statement, plus sexy mermaid styles and smooth satins. You'll be sure to find something to love!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall wedding dress trends

Are you planning an autumn wedding? Picking out a dress for a cooler wedding day has its own unique rewards and challenges, from deciding between short and long sleeves to picking out the right fabric. And in 2011, 2012 and beyond, fall weddings are as popular as ever - and come with their own special trends.

One big pattern that'll be popular this fall? Dots! Point d'esprit fabric has a classic, girly feel to it that any bride is sure to love. Plus, it's bold enough to help you stand out from the crowd, while still being appropriately subtle for your wedding day.
 
Dere Kiang Wedding Dress 11084

 
Fall wedding dresses have one big trend that spring and summer ones don't - sleeves. Long, lacy sleeves might have you sweating in June, July and August, but they're perfect for saying "I do" in September and beyond. They feel classic and timeless, and they're easy to update for a contemporary look - and ever since Kate Middleton sported them, they've never been more popular.
 
Mori Lee Wedding Dress 1701

  Fall brides should also let the autumn foliage inspire their weddings, from gowns to decorations. Billowing skirts and embellishments can be reminiscent of falling leaves and snow, while the orange, red and yellow palette is gorgeous for any wedding day.
 
Mori Lee Wedding Dress 2901

Friday, November 4, 2011

Avoid Wedding Dress Blues - DON'T BUY from Knock-off sites!

Just say "NO" to knock-off sites!



Become an expert on finding these sites...

Very Important! You will not get a designer dress unless you buy from an authorized dealer for the designer. These knock-off sites can duplicate the designer labels as well as the dress but the quality and style will not be exactly the same ... you'll get what you paid for, or may not get anything at all. Buyer beware - especially for your life's special occasions!    

Cheers and tiers

If you're the kind of gal who wants a formal outfit that combines classic elegance with unique detailing, a tiered dress could be exactly what you're looking for.

Popular in the flapper era of the 1920s, tiered dresses are making a serious comeback - they can be seen on the likes of everyone from Heidi Klum to Salma Hayek as they make their way down the red carpet to a variety of exciting events. If you're looking to capture that Hollywood vibe for yourself, check out the various tiered styles that are available to girls today.

Tiers look best when they can move freely, so your best bet is to pick out a dress in a light, flowy fabric, like lace or tulle. If you opt for a dress with a heavy fabric, the tiers are only going to add weight - and they might end up weighing you down on a night when you should be free to dance as much as you like!

Tiers look equally beautiful in all colors, but they work best with solids. If you're after a tiered dress, avoid patterns - but go as crazy as you like with jewels and embellishments.
 
Jovani Evening Dress 8641
 
Tony Bowls Short 2012 Prom Dress TS11153

 Menina Bonita by Eden Bridals QuinceaƱera Dress 3156