I know I just wrote about black evening gowns last month, but when the nights are long, black just seems right. Browsing through PromGirl’s formal dresses, who could resist these 5 black beauties?
Rhinestones accent the straps and waistband of this long formal dress. This evening gown has a deep open back and full skirt which looks great on the red carpet and the dance floor. The touch of sparkle is elegant yet not overwhelming.
Next, elegance rules with this sleek necklace gown. Delicate rhinestones add a sparkle to the neckline. Sheer panels connect the strapless dress to the neckline. I love the deep side slit and slim profile.
This open back formal dress from La Femme is dramatic and dazzling. The dress sides feature beads and sequins that fade away into three clear bands that support this strapless dress. From the front, everything looks classic and somber. Then, wow! I love the power of this black dress, which, by the way, is available in blue and red as well.
Finishing up my sweep of long black formal dresses is a beautiful one shoulder dress with beaded accents. The full skirt swings gracefully as you move across the room or sway in the arms of that handsome someone Just enough bling keeps this dress in the fashion forward category without going over the top. Sigh…
We should definitely create more opportunities to wear long black formal dresses!Tags: Alyce Paris dress, La Femme dress, long black dresses, strapless dress
Red is one of those colors we associate with Christmas. Historians reveal that this ties back to medieval symbols, to a time when only royals wore purple and our world was a simpler, much less stimulating place. Western societies don’t necessarily teach color symbolism to their kids any more, but how many of you had a red velvet Christmas dress when you were a kid? The tradition hangs on. A red party dress for Christmas just seems right, especially since there’s a shade of red that looks great on everyone. Try these four red party dresses, for starters.
A floral lace motif and sequins give this red lace dress a festive air. I’d call this a “wine red” dress, and its blue undertones would look great on those with a summer or winter complexion (just about all of us!). The open back of this party dress is a nice punch.
All hail the queen! Embellished cap sleeves wrap over the shoulder, giving a royal touch to this red ruched dress. The race car red color is a good choice for the spring and autumn complexions. This is a good semi formal dress for business cocktail receptions as well as family celebrations or New Year’s out with friends.
Next choice: a red one shoulder dress embellished with sparkling beads. Imagine yourself gliding across the room with soft layers billowing both back and front. In case you’ve got future parties in mind, this semi formal dress is available white or black.
Finally, keyhole accents give this modern red cocktail dress a sassy kick. The gentle gathers and embellished waistband combine together with the red to create a dress that’s not just for Christmas parties, imho. That’s probably why it’s available in a host of dark colors!
What do you think of my red Christmas dress choices? Color psychologists have shown that men consider women wearing red dresses or standing near a red background more attractive than those not… maybe this motivates you to wear a red party dress this holiday season!Tags: Christmas dress, red dress
Long nights, twinkling stars and a calendar studded with invites… it’s time for the end of year festivities! Strapless dresses are a great choice for holiday parties. Depending on the party, you’ve got loads of styling opportunities, whether it is a family celebration, work reception or New Year’s Eve at the club. Here’s 4 strapless dresses that I would love to wear to holiday parties.
For me, the skin tone fabric trend is totally irresistible. This sequin strapless party dress by Scala has a golden tone embellished in geometric patterns. The look is very luxurious and extremely flattering. There’s a confidence and determination in this strapless dress that sparks with élan.
Looking for that glimmer but don’t want the embellishment? Try this metallic print strapless party dress. Its white bandage style skirt and draped bodice remind me of snow and stars. There’s loads of opportunities to style this strapless dress for nights out all year long. Could this be your next “go to” party dress?
With its ruched body and two tone colors, this strapless party dress is definitely darling. Notice the trim along the black swoosh of color on the front. Available in lavender or black and white, this party dress will never go out of style but is far from predictable.
Here’s a strapless semi formal dress that uses sequins to create drama. Black and turquoise is a great winter color combo that has great karma.
So there’s my four picks. Which strapless party would you choose?Tags: holiday party dress, short dress by Scala, strapless dress, strapless sequin dress
For nearly 50 years, America has adored the detail and elegant style of Alyce Paris gowns. Founded by Alyce Hamm and her brother Jean-Paul in 1967, Alyce was a couture stylist raised and trained in France. Whether long or short, for red carpet awards or family celebrations, Alyce Paris formal dresses have always captured the trends of the moment. Here’s three evening dresses that showcase the company’s current collections.
Breathless! Blue lace looks ethereal when paired with nude tulle. This open back evening gown from Alyce Paris has couture styling and beaded accents for an extra sparkle at gala events, formal weddings and, of course, prom. This dress is simply sublime.
For those who love the sweetheart neckline, then you’ll love this formal dress. Swirling chiffon layers fan out in a strapless gown with a beaded bodice. I love the classic motif chosen in the beading. It lends a certain opulence while maintaining that romantic air.
Then compare this strapless chiffon dress. Sleek, with geometric motifs in the beading, this long dress looks completely different. Similar materials create an entirely different look. The designers at Alyce Paris definitely consider the personalities of their clients.
The only difficult thing is to choose! Alyce Paris formal dresses make you feel special, adding to the wonderful memories of your celebration. PromGirl keeps a wide selection of long dresses to consider. Enjoy your decision making!Tags: Alyce Paris dress, long formal dresses, pageant dress, prom dress, strapless dress