Monday, October 13, 2014

Prom Dress Inspiration Straight From The 2014 Teen Choice Awards

Even if prom seems far off, it's never too early to get great style ideas! Before you go shopping for your prom dress, get inspired by these beautiful Teen Choice Awards looks:

Taylor Swift: Crop top
Taylor Swift went a unique route and opted for a flirty green crop top with a matching green flared skirt. The two-part dress is a trendy look right now, and it was also rocked by Kim Kardashian at the award show. Swift kept her look simple with a pair of hoop earrings and bright yellow pumps.

Ariana Grande: White
There's certainly nothing wrong with a bold-colored dress. However, you shouldn't count out a neutral outfit, which can be just as show-stopping. Ariana Grande stepped out in a gorgeous white Georges Chakra Couture mini complete with sparkling embellishments. She finished her outfit with a pair of nude heels and her signature high ponytail.

Sarah Hyland: Sequins
"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland rocked a sleek, black sequined slip dress. She kept the rest of her look just as classic with a simple ponytail and black strappy sandals. Never be afraid to opt for sequins in your formal dress, but if you do, keep the rest of the outfit understated just like Hyland.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Homecoming Dresses Truly Fit For Royalty

Homecoming queens and attendants: get a truly unique look with one-of-a-kind custom and pageant gowns by Sherri Hill! Look like royalty as a member of the homecoming court, and on the field, with a stunning formal gown that stands out. Go all out for a glamorous look!

If you're looking for a bargain, shop our sale homecoming dresses with prices as low as $49!

Featured Sherri Hill Dresses: Custom Gowns Fit for A Queen

Unique white mermaid gown with a split front and sexy open back. Made of rich velvet and flowing silk chiffon with crystal beading.

Sherri Hill Pageant Dress 43734 - SOLD OUT

Glamorous long gown with V-neck cap sleeve bodice adorned with glass beading and Swarovski Crystals. A flattering style in delicate purple silk chiffon.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Top 3 looks of the 2014 Emmys

Uzo Aduba
This award-winning actress may act a little crazy on the hit series "Orange is the New Black," but she was the essence of sophistication on the red carpet. You can get Uzo Aduba's look by donning a fitted strapless crimson gown at your prom this spring. Pair it with simple gold jewelry for a stunning effect.

Julia Roberts
If you want to make a statement, short prom dresses are the way to go! Of course, you still want the look to be formal, so follow Julia Roberts's lead by making sure your dress has plenty of embellishments. Whether you opt for intricate beading or tons of sparkles, you'll be the center of attention.

Allison Williams
Sometimes a girl just wants to rock a traditional ball gown at her prom. Allison Williams knows how to update this classic style, and you can steal some tips from her princess-like Emmy look. When searching for a ball gown-style prom dress, stick to fabrics with a neutral hue. Add a pop of color with a bow or belt made of ribbon.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer style trend: Colored lace dresses

Attention all lace-loving ladies! There's a new trend you'll want to keep in mind as you pick out formal dresses for the events you're attending this summer: colored lace. Yes, this elegant material is getting an update, and you'll definitely want to give this modern take on a classic look a try. Here are three ways to wear this vibrant style:

1. All-over color
If you want to go all-out with this trend, you can't beat the look of all-over colored lace. Because this is such a bold choice, it's important that you choose a dress with a high neckline - you don't want too much going on!
Mac Duggal Prom Dress 78439M - SOLD OUT

La Femme Dress 20047 - SOLD OUT

Montage Boutique Dress 212978 - SOLD OUT

2. Peek-a-boo
For a more flirty take on colored lace, wear a gown that has cut-outs covered in the elegant material. This will create a peek-a-boo effect that's sure to make a lasting impression at any event you attend this summer.

Black, White, Red by Mac Duggal Dress 61431R - SOLD OUT

Angela and Alison Short Prom Dress 41071

Montage Boutique by Mon Cheri Dress 113949 - SOLD OUT

3. Layered look
There are two ways to take on the layered look: Search for a gown that has a slip underneath a dress made of colored lace, or pair the lace with another type of fabric in the same bold color (think a pink lace top with a fuchsia taffeta skirt).

La Femme Dress 19896 - SOLD OUT

Paparazzi Prom by Mori Lee Dress 95021 - SOLD OUT

Sherri Hill Dress 11063 - SOLD OUT

Monday, August 18, 2014

3 Must-Haves For a Destination Wedding

If you and your other half are choosing to jet set off to a faraway tropical location to tie the knot, here are a few must-haves you'll want for your destination wedding:

1. A beachy gown
A princess ball gown might be beautiful, but it may not be the most appropriate choice for the beach. Avoid sweating up at the altar by choosing from destination wedding dresses that can really breathe. Opt for lightweight fabrics like chiffon, charmeuse and georgette that will blow beautifully with the soft beach breeze.

Mori Lee Voyage Destination Wedding Dress 6750 - SOLD OUT

Mori Lee Voyage Destination Wedding Dress 6772 - SOLD OUT

Tango Informally Yours by Moonlight T592

2. A wedding welcome bag
It's likely that your guests don't know a whole lot about the location where they're staying for your nuptials. therefore, a wedding welcome bag can provide them with important information like nearby attractions, great restaurants and a schedule of the day's events.

3. Functional favors
Consider giving out wedding favors that will come in handy during your ceremony and reception. For example, personalized bottles of sunscreen will keep your guests protected from the sun's rays while you exchange vows with your fiance. You can also set up a table filled with sunglasses, which your guests can help themselves to. This way, the sun's glare won't get in the way of your wedding day!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Don't Miss Out On The Summer Sale!

More dress prices are reduced during our summer sale! You can save hundreds on designer prom, wedding and special occasion dresses. Shop now before your favorites sell out! And, don't forget to check out the clearance dresses.

SALE: $69 Short Dress
Alyce Paris Dress 4118 - SOLD OUT

A cute short dress for your next semi-formal, dance, or party. Ready to ship today and REDUCED to $69!

Discount Plus Size Gown

Night Moves Prom Dress 6769W - SOLD OUT

Save over $300 on this trendy long gown with a one shoulder bodice and sequined mini skirt with sheer overlay. NOW $94.50!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

3 Wedding Guest Style Tips

Wedding guest dresses can be nearly as tricky to find as wedding gowns. There is no shortage of rules that apply when shopping. Make sure to never wear white, follow these tips, and you won't go wrong.  

Your best option here is to choose something not too structured. A slinky satin gown will offer you the right blend of sexy and classy. Sexy doesn't mean short - these sleek gowns should hit just above the knee or be a bit longer.  

If you have decided to wear a simple dress, because, let's be honest, it is not your day, go ahead and use your accessories to make a style statement. Choose from large bracelets or pearl necklaces, but keep in mind that it can be difficult to dance for hours while weighed down by heavy jewelry. Complete this look with subtle makeup.

This trend can give you a non-slinky, yet still chic, option for the wedding. Choose cutouts that will flatter your silhouette, enhancing your figure. If side panels are too much skin for you, go ahead and opt for a keyhole back. This will give you the opportunity to show off a bit of your glowing skin without raising too many eyebrows. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Custom Pageant Gowns at Discounted Prices

If you've ever wanted a custom pageant gown, but the price has kept them out of your reach, now is your chance! As we say good-bye to our Charleston location, its pageant gowns are deeply discounted during the closing sale. 

Get 20%, 30%, and even 40% off glamorous gowns by Sherri Hill and, our in house designer, Rachelle Rose. Save $500 - $1300 off these dresses! Take a look at some of our favorites:

Sherri Hill Custom Pageant Dress - SOLD OUT
Available in Emerald Green size 6
Original Price: $3,300
NOW ON SALE: $2,300!

Sherri Hill Custom Pageant Gown - SOLD OUT
In stock in Periwinkle size 6
Original Price: $3,000
NOW ON SALE: $2,100!

In stock in White size 6
Original Price: $2,300
NOW ON SALE: $1,459!

Available in Burgundy size 8
Original Price: $2,600
SALE: $1,700!
CLEARNCE: $1388!!

Sherri Hill Custom Pageant Dress - SOLD OUT
In stock in Purple (as shown) in size 8
Original Price: $3,800
NOW ON SALE: $2,500!

Come see them in person at our Charleston store at 520 Folly Rd, Suite 50 or call us at 843-795-8777 for more details. Hurry, because these beautiful gowns won't last long at these prices and they are truly one-of-a-kind!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Essential Elements of Rustic-Chic Wedding Gowns

When one thinks of a rustic-chic wedding, one imagines warm summer nights, a barn backlit by sunset and a cozy backyard ceremony. These idyllic scenes deserve the complement of the perfect wedding dress. When looking for a wedding gown to suit a rustic affair, a bride cannot go wrong with these key styles.

High neckline
Nothing says classic more than a wedding dress with a high neckline. The little bit of extra coverage can bring to mind the image of a royal wedding. No need to worry about looking too stuffy - many designers are featuring high necklines in creative ways, including sheen covers above traditional necklines, intricate lace and chic beading.

Mori Lee Bridal Gown 2620

Allure Bridals Dress 8764

Mori Lee Bridal Dress 2607

Rustic-chic weddings tend to keep the party out of doors until the early hours, and brides will be thankful to add a sleeve to their gowns. From cap sleeves to full sleeves, the options abound. Another way to get the sleeve look without buying a sleeved dress is to opt for a lace jacket. It creates the same effect as a sleeve, but offers more versatility. 

David Tutera for Mon Cheri 213258-Zara

 Casablanca Bridal Gown 2088

Casablanca Bridal Gown 2073J

Vintage color
Gowns today are featured in a variety of colors, with some colors being applied to give the dress age and elegance. The right golden hue will make a bride appear as if she just danced out of a Fred Astaire film.

 Sophia Tolli Bridal 21431

Sophia Tolli Dress Y21140-Alcee

 Sophia Tolli Bridal Dress 21436

Monday, July 14, 2014

How to Win at Wedding Dress Shopping

Finding a wedding dress can be the most difficult part of wedding preparations. Brides know that choosing the right dress is crucial, because after the ceremony ends, the dress will live on forever in their wedding album. Before setting sail on the odyssey of wedding gown shopping, here are a few tips that will make the shopping go more smoothly:

 Mori Lee Bridal Dress 2616

Keep an open mind
 Some brides may already have their dream dress picked out. Looking through countless magazines, you have set your eyes and heart on the perfect gown. Keep in mind that though your dream dress may be ideal, it may not be ideal for you. Plan to start your shopping by trying on many different styles. This way, the right dress can find you.

Voyage by Mori Lee Bridal Gown 6772

Casablanca Dress 2110

Bring a solid crew
We have all heard the wedding dress shopping horror stories. More often than not, too many friends come along for the ride, and those friends have too many opinions. First, make sure you are the star of the group. Balance out the rest of your team by ensuring you have an equal amount of honest opinions and sensitive support.  

Allure Bridals Dress 8871


Allure Bridals Dress 9061

Trust yourself
You are the one wearing the dress. Only you can make the right decision. Don't let the stress of shopping consume you and go with your gut. 

 Voyage Bridal Gown by Mori Lee 6750

 Allure Bridals Dress 8634