Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Latest Beauty Products in a Pretty Little Package

Here at TJ Formal, we LOVE all things girly!  So we wanted to share with our readers our newest discovery!

GLOSSYBOX is an amazing new website that lets you try the latest beauty product trends.  As women, we are always looking for something better to enhance our beautiful faces.  But how do you know what to try?  We don't always have the time to research products and how can we afford to try them all?  

GLOSSYBOX is the perfect way to find your new favorite product!
It's only $21 for a Monthly Subscription and you receive 5 products and the cutest reusable box!

Can you tell we are excited?

And... What a great gift this would make!  For a Bride getting ready for her big day, the maid of honor could gift her the $60 for 3-Month Subscription and find the product to make her flawless on her big day.  Or, even a gift from the bride to her bridesmaids!

We received last month's GLOSSYBOX at TJ Formal and, well... we were all excited and, let's just say, we won't be sharing a box anymore!  We all wanted our own and decided to trade products if there was something one of us loved or did not love. 

We can't wait for next month's box!  It's just a little surprise to look forward to each month. 

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

3 tips for choosing your wedding dress undergarments

What you wear underneath your dress should not only be comfortable, it should blend effortlessly with the wedding gown that you've chosen. This will help you look and feel your best when you're walking down the aisle. Here are some tips for finding the perfect wedding dress undergarments for your big day:

Attend a professional fitting
Undergarments that don't quite fit won't be showing off your body type or your wedding dress. Getting a professional fitting helps you decide what size and shape of lingerie would be best for you and your outfit. The experts know how everything should fit - don't be afraid to ask questions.

Blend with your skin tone
You may love colorful lingerie, but this will stand out if you're wearing a white wedding dress down the aisle. Instead, choose undergarments that match your skin tone.

Bring undergarments to your dress fitting
When you're headed to your final wedding dress fitting, make sure to bring along the undergarments that you've chosen. What you wear under your gown may change the way the gown looks on you, so it's important to give everything a test run before your wedding day.

Here are a few of our favorite bridal slips and bras:

This full slip helps fill out full, ball gown skirts so you get the perfect shape. They can also help you avoid alterations (and save money) by getting the hem off of the floor.

These stick on silicone bra cups are easy to wear with any dress. Take away the struggle of straps completely! They work with strapless, off-the-shoulder, low back, sheer back, and low neckline dresses easily. This bra also adds some padding, can "push-up", and you can wear it again.

A body shaper is the perfect thing for mermaid or form-fitting dresses. Smooth out your waist, hide hip and leg bulges, and get avoid panty lines, all-in-one with this shaper by Spanx.

Tuesday, June 17, 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!

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.

Sherri Hill 21342

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 detachable chiffon skirt).

  La Femme 19746

La Femme 19713 

3 beautiful summer wedding gown trends

Searching through wedding gowns to find the perfect one is a much anticipated aspect of wedding planning. If you're searching for the ideal summer dress, you might want to consider buying an outfit with any of these trendy styles for warm-weather gowns:

Long sleeves
Just because the weather is warm doesn't mean that you can't rock a dress with sleeves. As long as you stick to a lace material, the sleeves will be breathable so you can stay cool on your big day. The intricate nature of the lace makes a beautiful statement as you make your grand entrance down the aisle.

Off the shoulder
Sophia Kokosalaki, a Greek fashion designer, just came out with her line of spring and summer dresses for 2014. The collection featured two off the shoulder gowns made of silk chiffon for a dreamy, delicate and feminine wedding look.

Open backs
You're going to awe people with the front of your gown, but what about the back? Brides are leaning toward dresses with stunningly detailed backs, whether it's a large keyhole or beautiful lace tied together with a bow. It exposes part of your back while still offering the perfect amount of coverage.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

7 Celebrity Dresses - Get Their Look

Celebrities keep us on trend with the designer gowns they wear to awards ceremonies and A-list events. But, just because they are wearing high end labels doesn't mean that their style is out of your reach. Get true celebrity style with these dresses that look like they just stepped off the red carpet!

Bette Midler on the red carpet at the 2014 Oscars

Maria Menounos at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards

Chanel Iman at the 2014 CFDA Awards

Amy Adams on the red carpet at the Oscars

Mac Duggal Couture Dress 61566D

Gwyneth Paltrow at the Emmys

Sherri Hill Dress 11068

Stephanie Davis at the British Soap Awards 2014

Cassandra Stone by Mac Duggal Dress 3995A

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at Met Ball 2014

Tony Bowls Shorts Dress TS21452

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tell Us About Your Prom Dress

Tell us all about your prom dress - we can't wait to hear all the details! You input is invaluable and helps us bring you even better dresses for prom 2015. Just take a quick survey and get a $25 coupon as our thanks to you!

And, take advantage of that coupon during our summer sale and save even more (coupon applies to sale items). Take the survey and get shopping!
Save on dresses like this:
A glamorous ball gown with a sexy beaded halter bodice is a sophisticated choice for special occasion! Now 25% off!

This short dress is a cute choice for prom or homecoming. Jeweled lace bodice and a full tulle skirt. On sale now for $210!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Designer Spotlight : Mignon

Here at TJ Formal we are always looking for new, up and coming formal wear designers. Mignon Fashions, out of NYC, is one of our favorites! Their intricate and beautiful gowns feed our hunger for dainty, feminine, and affordable formal wear.  Recently, we held a photo shoot showcasing some of our most loved looks. Enjoy!

Models : Natalie Kay Smith, Jordan Igoe, and Sabrina Hyman
Photographer : Maria Covell

Natalie Kay in style VM889

 Jordan in style VM1077C

Natalie Kay in style VM2009

Sabrina in style VM1300