Thursday, March 29, 2012

Just say "NO" to Knock-Off Sites!

Chinese counterfeit sites are running rampant online. These sites steal images from US manufacturers and try to re-create the dress designs. Don't be fooled - they can't and the dresses end up cheap quality, and most look nothing like the original design. These sites are taken down and go out of business on a random and regular basis (when they get caught!), and they then can't ship out their cheap dresses. Which means...if you order from them, you'll be without a dress and without your money. Don't take that chance!

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!    

Monday, March 26, 2012

Dressing up basic black

No woman's closet would be complete without a little black dress, but your old LBD can start feeling a little stale if you've worn it out a few times already. If you don't exactly have a small fortune lying around to drop on a new staple outfit, consider dressing up your LBD for your next formal event with a few chic touches.

To add a touch of class to your LBD, stick with one bold accessory. Go for a big cocktail ring, a necklace or some stacked bracelets, but be sure not overpower the subtle elegance of your gown.


Need to see more? Check out LBDs on our site, or follow our Pinterest board.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Prom Trends 2012 - Fringed Prom Dresses

A brand new prom trend this year is prom dresses with fringe. So many great styles are available from Sherri Hill, Hannah S, La Femme, Jovani, and more. Fringe is a great way to attract attention - it moves as you move. Great for dancing up a storm on prom night!

La Femme 2012 Prom Dress 17078

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Is your prom dress in stock? See how to check!

We have thousands and thousands of dresses on our site! While we also carry thousands of dresses in our retail store in Joplin, Missouri, it is not possible to stock every dress, in every size, in every color. That is over a billion dresses! Yes, we counted.
So, to avoid having us tell you your prom dress isn't available to get by your prom date and canceling your order, check stock with us first. Here's 3 different ways.
1. Send us an email by going to our Contact Us page where you can see the information you need to send us: manufacturer name, style number, size, color choice, and wear date. This gives us all the information we need to check if we can get your dress. Click on the Email TJ Formal link and send us the info. In a short time we will email you back to let you know if we do have your dress in stock. Any dress we have in stock in the store can be shipped out the same day you order it! Wow - that is fast! This is the best way to contact us during off-hours and especially for our international customers on different times zones.

2. Live Chat - click on the upper right Live Chat area:
...and ask one of our very friendly and helpful operators if we have it in stock. The operator will check stock in our store and if we don't have it, she checks stock with the manufacturer to see if it can be special ordered. Sometimes the operator can check stock with the manufacturer quickly and will tell you in live chat right away, while other times it takes longer and she will ask for an email address so she can email you the availability.

If a dress is not in stock either in our store, or with the manufacturer, we will let you know if it is still a current style and can be made (please allow 8-12 weeks for production time!) or if it has been discontinued and is no longer available.

3.  Call the store: toll-free in the store 877-769-1336 (417-623-4333 for international customers) and we can check stock for you.

Now you are ready to place your order. You know which prom dress you can get in time for your prom. But you need to do it quickly! Even though we could get your dress when you checked with us, it doesn't mean it won't get sold to someone else before you place your order. So it's a good idea to place your order quickly after you check with us on availability. If you wait even a day, there is a chance the dress will be sold. If you are not ready to order right away, then hold off on checking availability until you are ready.

So remember, you have 3 different ways to check if your prom dress, or accessory, is in stock:
1. Send us an email from the Contact Us page.
2. Initiate a Live Chat with one of our friendly and helpful operators
3. Call us toll-free in our store 877-769-1336.

Try one of these ways, then order quickly, and you will have the best chance of getting your perfect prom dress!

For more information about checking availability and deilvery, see our FAQs.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Prom Trends 2012 - Mermaid Prom Dresses

Mermaid prom dresses have always been popular, but this year, the selection is much greater and more diverse. A mermaid dress is usually form-fitting and is a great way to show off your figure, whether it's trim or full. Sherri Hill, Jovani, Alyce Designs, Mori Lee, Blush, Allure, and more designers have gorgeous designs in the mermaid silhouette.

Evenings by Allure 2012 Prom Dress A550


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Prom Trends 2012 - Prom Dresses with Feathers

Feathers on dresses are huge this year. More than ever, designers have turned to soft feathers to accent both short and long dresses. Sherri Hill, Jovani, Blush, La Femme, and even shoes are showing this sweet, soft accent.

Jovani 2012 Prom Dress 171731


Thursday, March 1, 2012

American Idol girls in Sherri Hill!

Last night, 2 out of the Top 12 girls on American Idol were seen wearing Sherri Hill Dresses for their performances.

Skylar Laine was rocking out her song in Sherri Hill 2012 Prom Dress 2900 

Watch her perform "Stay with Me" by Faces.

Later, Shannon Magrane came out wearing Sherri Hill 2012 Prom Dress 1476

Watch her perform “Go Light Your World” by Kathy Troccoli.