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    April 23rd, 2015Alanna NelsonOur Fashion Choice, Prom

    Prom gets all of the attention at this time of the year, but let’s be real: A semi formal dress works not only as a short prom dress these days, but for greek social events, semi formal dances, wedding receptions, or any fabulous party. Hannah S semi formal dresses are a fab choice for any of these special occasions. In addition, their semi formal dresses are available in sizes 0 – 30, so whether you need a petite or plus size, Hannah S has plenty of options! Here’s my pick for:

    5 Charming Hannah S Semi Formal Dresses

    PromGirl Hannah S 2 piece semi formal dress

    Hannah S 2 piece short party dress

    Hannah S interprets the two piece dress trend with an adorable beaded bodice topped with sheer panels. There’s just the tiniest peek of midriff accenting the waist like a narrow belt. The peek a boo contrasts with sparkling rhinestones, pearls and seed bead motif that continues from the bodice to the waistband of the shirred skirt. With this semi formal dress, you get a strapless look with the comfort of shoulder straps and trendy style. This Hannah S frock is an adorable choice for spring formals and semi formal dances.

    PromGirl Hannah S camouflage semi formal beaded dress

    Camo print Hannah S baby doll dress

    Camouflage never looked so good as this Hannah S baby doll dress. With a beaded sheer back and flared full skirt, this emerald and citron green camouflage print adds edge to a typically girly silhouette. Clear beads accented with green sequins give the large beaded motifs and extra shimmer. Watch them stand at attention when you march into this fun interpretation of camo.

    PromGirl Hannah S beaded halter semi formal short prom dress

    Hannah S beaded halter neck dress

    Large rhinestones cover the halter bodice of this darling Hannah S semi formal dress. Fun details like sparkle tulle and a fishline hem are no surprise to a baby doll dress. The wide pleated waistband lengthens your torso, which is flattering for many figures. Whether you like bright or pastel colors, this semi formal dress is a fun choice!

    PromGirl Hannah S sequin semi formal dress

    Sequin Hannah S sheath dress

    Sheath dresses are a classic dress shape, but adding sequins make this Hannah S semi formal dress a trendy choice for evening events. With full sequin coverage on the body and random coverage on sheer panels, you’ll look like you’re floating in this beautiful short frock. Cut above the knee, the sheath dress has loads of styling opportunities to play with texture contrasts or themes for your special occasion.

    PromGirl Hannah S beaded formal dresses

    Black beaded Hannah S semi formal dress

    I adore the spider web beading that covers the bodice of this darling sleeveless dress. Once again, the combination of tulle, beads and sheer layers defines this frock as semi formal. The shirred skirt and cut out back make it fun and young. When you choose black, you’ve got a fun lbd and the perfect contrast to clear beading on the bodice. These higher neck beaded dresses take the pressure off to find the perfect necklace. Let the glorious beading catch the eye, keeping your other jewelry simple (although I’m always up for a jeweled hair pin, fascinator or other hair accessory).

    So there’s my favorite Hannah S semi formal dresses. I notice I’m leaning toward the beaded baby doll frocks. Which ones do you prefer?

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    April 9th, 2015Alanna NelsonOur Fashion Choice, Prom, Prom Tips

    Who says you have to spend a mint in order to look marvelous? If your prom dress budget tops off at $150, never fear. I cruised around the great selection of budget friendly prom dresses and came up with today’s list:

    5 Prom Dresses for under $150

    budget beaded sheer prom dress

    Beaded sheer panels and chiffon prom dress for under $150

    Capture this season’s trends and stay in budget with a beaded sheer panel long dress. Gently gathered chiffon panels create a fabulous feminine silhouette that is worry free from the first snapchat post until the last dance. Beaded sheer panels create sparkling shoulder straps, surround the deep scoop back and wrap under the arm in a way that’s daring yet… shall I say demure? Great style, great looks and a great price.

    La Femme strapless prom dress under $150

    La Femme strapless sequin long gown

    La Femme’s strapless sequin dress dress has a fabulous price AND a totally glamourous look. Rich layers of gold sequins cover the entire floor length gown. Two sets of angled satin straps clip at the back for a body conscious fit that moves with you. The final effect on the back is simply sublime. La Femme offers this sequin gown in several colors and in plus sizes.

    PromGirl red prom dress under $150

    Criss cross and peek a boo make this red prom dress totally fab!

    Choosing red for your prom dress shows off your dynamic personality. Honey, if you’ve got it, don’t hide it. Choose this criss cross red prom gown. I love the full skirt, the flowing drape of the jersey knit fabric and that sheer panel peek a boo at the rib cage.

    budget sheer panel short prom gown

    Sheer Panel lace and tulle short prom dress

    Picturing yourself in a flirty short prom gown? This adorable lilac baby doll dress uses sheer panels, lace and a touch of sparkling beads in addition to those magnificent layers of tulle and shiny satin in the full skirt. I like this short prom dress style better than the typical baby doll cut. The angled waistband and bias cut fabric creates fullness in the skirt without bulk.  The look is more sophisticated and flattering on all figure types.

    sheer panel lace long prom dress under $150

    Stay in budget yet look sexy with this sheer panel and lace long prom gown

    Look like a million bucks without spending a $100 when you wear this sheer panel and lace gown. Lace motifs cover all of the right places! With a lace panel surrounding the center back zipper, the tension between sheer and coverage is well played. This great body conscious evening dress is available in white and black.

    The selection of  prom gowns for under $150 is a fantastic find. Never fear, budget empowered shoppers! Go find your favorite and grab it now!

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    March 29th, 2015Alanna NelsonCelebrity Dresses

    Did you catch the latest episode of Pretty Little Liars? The Season 5, episode 26, Welcome to the Doll House one? Hanna was wearing this beautiful strapless mermaid gown by Sherri Hill.

    PromGirl PLL Sherri Hill Hanna red strapless dress

    Hanna’s #PLL fab Sherri Hill dress

    I was so busy looking for the real person among the masks that I almost didn’t notice what the girls were wearing! Thanks goodness for on demand!

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    March 26th, 2015Alanna NelsonOur Fashion Choice, Prom Trends

    Short prom dresses seem ever so appealing after watching them on the runway of the PromGirl Fashion show. I’ve always been a long prom dress fan. You know how it is… that picture you have of yourself at prom? For me, it was always in a long dress. Watching those short dresses sparkle, swish and sway, thinking about wearing a formal dress I love again, the short prom dress starts to change that picture. Here’s

    4 Fabulous Short Formal Dresses perfect for Prom 2015

    PromGirl 2 piece short prom dresses

    Dave & Johnny 2 piece dress

    Want that 2 piece prom trend and a short dress? Never fear, Dave and Johnny’s lace and sheer panel dress catches both those trends with a sassy punch! Sequin embellished lace flowers are appliquéd onto a sheer layer that gives you a strapless look but is easy to wear. Rhinestones and beads sparkle around your natural waist, capping the short full organza skirt. With a fishline hem, it’s all about fun and flirty. Love the details in this short prom dress!

    PromGirl lace sheer panel Dave Johnny short prom dress

    Dave & Johnny white lace sheer panel dress

    Dave & Johnny take those same elements: sheer panels, lace and beading for a completely different short prom look. I chose to show the back of this ivory lace formal dress for the interesting use of sheer panels and beads. Careful choice of lining and faux pearl make this short prom dress daring and dainty at the same time. This party dress will always look fresh at another special occasion, making it a good value.
    PromGirl Sherri Hill open back short prom dress

    Sherri Hill beaded cap sleeve formal dress

    For an opulent look at prom, Sherri Hill offers this beaded cap sleeve formal dress in a rainbow of rich colors. A pleated organza skirt and large scale paisley motif add sophistication to this short prom dress. With a satin tie and open back, Sherri Hill hits the right combination of fun, seductive and chic. What an entrance this short dress would make at prom!
    PromGirl beaded open back ombre short prom gown

    Sequins and sheer inserts on a short ombre prom dress

    Oh, my. Who can resist the way this sequin ombre dress combines rhinestones and sheer layers to create an impression of waterfall? Totally cool. This would make a fabulous statement under the lights at prom. The short formal dress features an interesting open back pattern and sheer cap sleeves that results in a fabulous dress for prom this spring or another formal event in your future.

    I’m a short prom dress convert. Now, which one should I choose?

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