Monday, February 25, 2013

10 Matches to Oscar dresses on the Red Carpet

Just for fun, we've come up with some similar matches to dresses worn on the Red Carpet last night. You can get our versions right here at TJ Formal!

Robin Roberts looked gorgeous in her royal blue gown. Similar in a different fabric is Tony Bowls Le Gala Dress 113534.

A beautiful gold embellished gown is worn by Catherine Zeta-Jones. You can find another beautiful gold gown with Jasz Couture Dress 4810.

Gorgeous coral with a gold bodice is shown both on Kerry Washington's dress and La Femme style 18774.

Jessica Chastain's dress was stunning and we found La Femme 18964 as a match.

Naomi Watts wore a sparkly Pewter dress that can be found in a strapless style with La Femme 16546.

This lacy black dress worn by Debra Bullock is similar to Jovani style 3988 - both have sheer skirts to show off toned legs.

Jennifer Aniston wore RED, strapless with folded ruffles on the skirt. Mac Duggal Dress 61135R also has the folded ruffles and strapless bodice.
A gold one-shouldered gown was elite and sophisticated on Lara Spencer. A similar gold dress is Jovani Prom Dress 2977.

This one is so close! Different colors with Louis Roe wearing Red and Jovani Prom Dress 926
in Black, but close in design.

And simple, but elegant bright pink mermaid style is worn by Maria Menounos. This Alfred Angelo Bridesmaids Dress 7168 is our match.

So how did we do? While not exact, you get the same feel and look from the dresses we chose. And probably for a fraction of the price!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

BIG NEWS!! We're Spreading the Love!

If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and see us in our new Charleston store! Like our TJ Formal - Charleston FB page to keep up on the latest news!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Unconventional styles to try in spring 2013

Although spring may still be a few months away, many young women have already begun the hunt for the perfect prom dress. There is ample inspiration to be found on the runways, which continues to give shoppers a good idea of what to look for as they shuffle through formal dresses. Whether you want to find one within the next week or your deadline is a couple of months away, here are some trends to be mindful of in spring 2013.

Layered looks are in
CBS Seattle reports that layering is a big theme this coming season. Whether you want a sleeveless prom dress or one that cascades onto the floor with tiers and ruffles, take this trend into account. A layered look can help you create more volume and intrigue.
Jovani Prom Dress 1942

High necklines are hot
You may have already seen women wearing long sleeve gowns on the red carpet, but did you know that high necklines are also coming back into style? Showing less is more these days, and covering up your neck is a hot new trend.

Jovani Prom Dress 7530

Bright colors are a must
Take advantage of the spring season by choosing a prom dress with a pop of color. Fire engine red, mellow yellow or cobalt blue can become your new best friend!

Night Moves Dress 6641

Paparazzi Prom by Mori Lee Dress 93038

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sheer dresses reign supreme

If you're on the hunt for the perfect prom dress or you've been searching through formal dresses to find one for your next cocktail party, you might want to look to the red carpet for help. Celebrities can provide you with the inspiration you need to shop efficiently and find an ensemble that works for the occasion.

One trend that's taking the fashion world by storm is sheer skirts and dresses, according to More celebrities including Rihanna, Kristen Stewart and Katy Perry have stepped out in dresses that have sheer skirts at the end to showcase their gorgeous legs.

Sheer is becoming the way to go for a number of reasons. Not only can it create a sense of elegance, but it can instantly boost the sex appeal of an outfit. While you might think that you can only wear this type of outfit during a night out on the town, celebrities are proving that you can do so during classy affairs as well. 

Whether you've just started looking for a dress or you've been searching for one for weeks, taking these trends into account can help you look your best at your next outing.