Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Style tips to keep in mind when wearing a sparkling prom dress

Your prom night is one of the few occasions when you can get away with formal dresses that sparkle from head to toe. While this kind of prom dress can certainly help you make waves on the dance floor and during your photo sessions, there's something to be said for ladies who can weigh the proportions of color and sparkle when crafting their ensembles.
 
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Contrast is an important element when you're wearing a glittering formal dress, so use your footwear, accessory and cosmetic choices as a means of toning down your look a bit. For instance, nude, gold, or silver heels go with just about anything, so look for a cute pair of peep-toes or strappy sandals to give your outfit a bit more variety.

 

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 When choosing accessories, stay consistent with your jewelry and wear pieces that can lift or coordinate with your ensemble. An example of this is choosing either silver or gold accessories throughout, or wearing a few select pieces like a cocktail ring or earrings that match your dress.


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 Last but not least, don't hesitate to give your eye makeup or lip color a bright pop. However, you should pick one or the other to ensure that you have one main focal point to work with.

Check out some make-up ideas on our Pinterest Make-Up Ideas board!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Incorporating animal prints into your spring style

Animal prints are go-to design choices whether you're looking to wear elegant formal dresses. However, the proportions of these patterns are just as important as the look of the hues themselves, so you'll have to take liberties when incorporating them into your ensemble to pull them off.

Actress Allison Williams recently showed off her own take on the style at a recent appearance at New York's Ed Sullivan Theatre. In addition to her black and navy blue sheath dress, Williams gave her ensemble some serious pop by opting for snakeskin peep-toe pumps. Because the style was fairly neutral, it blended in with her outfit beautifully.

This is typically the secret when pulling off animal prints, as an overabundance of the same print can sometimes come off as tacky. The lone exception would be a reinvention of the animal print with varying hues. However, you should still tone this down a bit by wearing neutral accessories or footwear that can add a touch of contrast to your outfit.

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 When you're out looking for the perfect prom dress or cocktail number this spring, don't shy away from those animal prints. But, you should be mindful that adding a bit of contrasting materials and varied color can help will create the fashion-forward look you're going for.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Prom Trends 2012 - Jeweled Prom Dresses

Large jewels are a gorgeous new trend this year! Not just your average rhinestones, these are large, chunky jewels that embellish the bodice, waist,  or even more of the prom dress. With styles by Sherri Hill, Alyce Designs, Jovani, Terani, Mori Lee and more, these jewels will have all eyes on YOU on your special night!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Prom Trends 2012 - Embellished Waists on Prom Dresses

One of the most beautiful trends this year is waistlines on the dresses that have jewels, sequins, and more. Whether it's an empire or natural waistline, this is a fabulous way to emphasize your waist. Dresses from Sherri Hill, Jovani, Alyce Designs, Tiffany Designs and others show these dress with full skirts flowing from that exquisite waist.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Prom Trends 2012 - Low-Backed Prom Dresses

Nothing is more tantalizing than a bare back in a gorgeous dress. This trends shows low-backed prom dresses with straps embellished with jewels, or no straps at all. Sherri Hill, Jovani, Dave and Johnny, La Femme, Mori Lee, Terani, and more have a beautiful selection of these sexy dresses. Be the last thing on everyone's mind as you leave a room in a low-backed prom dress!

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Long-sleeved prom dresses are a huge trend to look out for now

While long sleeves may seem like the last thing you should be looking for in a prom dress, you may just find that it's a chic choice that could allow you to push some fashion boundaries. InStyle.com suggests the style if you're going for formal dresses that allow you to show off a bit more leg than usual.
 
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  Finding the perfect prom dress is all about locating the right proportion of textured elements, embellishments and color, and wearing long sleeves could give your outfit an unexpected twist. Search for a dress with unique patterns and sparkling add-ons on the sleeves to improve your ensemble's dramatic impact.

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 One of the most important features to consider in your outfit is your choice of footwear. Since you're going to be sporting a leggy look, you should find a pair of jaw-dropping heels. Strappy sandals may be perfect for the prom, and you can always kick them off and hit the dance floor.

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 Prom season is in full-swing, so keep your eyes peeled for one of these dazzling styles to reinvent your look for the biggest night of the year.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Can't seem to settle on a prom dress? A one-shoulder design could be a winning combo.


When you head off to the mall or go online to find the perfect prom dress for the big night, you may start to feel overwhelmed by the vast number of options available to you. If you're looking for a dress that can be worn with nearly any body type, a one-shoulderdress could be the best choice for the prom, according to MSN.com.

"The sculpted, one-shouldered look is modern, architectural and completely on trend with what starlets are wearing on the red carpet from movie premieres to the Oscars," Dan Rentillo, an industry insider told the news source. "The dress draws attention to the bustline and upper body, and can be seen in many dress styles."
 This look is also advantageous on prom night as it pairs well with a well-coiffed updo and won't require a lot of glittering accessories to complete the ensemble. Simply go with a pair of teardrop earrings or a colorful flower in your hair and you'll be good to go!

With thousands of formal dresses to choose from, go into your shopping process with a clear style in mind to find the ideal pairing for one of the most exciting nights in your high school career.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Have you thought about your graduation dress?


While many young ladies are out in droves looking for a prom dress for the big night, a graduation dress is also a priority that shouldn't be overlooked. While you may think that most of your photos will be taken while wearing your cap and gown, you'll still need to look into something stylish and appropriate to wear on the big day.

When it comes to color choices, it's traditional to wear a white dress which will open up your accessory options significantly. Any neckline, that is not too high on your neck, will work, as you don't want to have additional layers of fabric or patterns clashing with your graduation attire when you get on stage to receive your diploma.

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Another important consideration is your choice of footwear. Since this is going to be one of the only features the crowd will see, you can go for the gusto. Patterns, bright seasonal hues or a metallic look are all fabulous options that can glam up your look. You can also match your shoes to your gown color!

By the time graduation is over, you can take off your gown and be ready to hit all of your friends' parties in a delightfully chic look.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mix it up for your bridesmaid dresses

Since no two ladies are the same size, give your bridal party the option to wear a cut that fits them and makes them feel good. Bridesmaids dresses can be a contentious issue, so keep the following tips in mind for a smooth process for selection of those important dresses.


While it's certainly appropriate to demand a color of formal dresses that your bridesmaids will wear, it's a bit insensitive to expect them all to fit into a similar style. Stick with a specific brand and fabric type, indicate long or short, and then let each bridesmaid choose a style.

These Bari Jay bridesmaid dresses are all different styles, but are all Bella Chiffon fabric in the color Eggplant.

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With your bridal party wearing a few different dresses, you need a means of unifying their look. Consider giving them a matching flower for their hair or matching jewelry items. Their dresses may not be all the same, but they will look fabulous and comfortable in their own skin.

By loosening the rules a little bit, you can have a matching bridal party who are happy because they know they are looking their best in their own style.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Lower prices on Night Moves Prom Dresses!

Great news! We have lowered our prices on most of the new styles for 2012 Night Moves Prom Dresses

 Night Moves 2012 Prom Dress 6434    Lowered $100 to $298!
 
  

 

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Wow! $140 off the original price!

  

Night Moves 2012 Prom Dress 6494 now under $200!