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    December 4th, 2014Alanna NelsonDresses, Our Fashion Choice, Prom

    Writing about scoop back dresses the other day, I realized that the trend is everywhere! Whether you’re looking for formal, semi formal or party dresses, you’ll have every reason to show off sculpted shoulders and smooth skin this season.

    Here’s 6 great scoop back party dresses!

    PromGirl black sequin scoop back party dress

    Sequins & cut outs on black scoop neck dress

    From the front, your eye can’t resist the necklace type impact that sequins create on this halter dress. Radiating lines extend from the high neck, accentuated by cut outs that mimic petals on the front bodice. Looking at this sleeveless party dress, you’d never expect that deep scoop back! But what drama it adds to an lbd!

    PromGirl scoop back sequin dress

    Ruby Rox sequin party dress

    I can’t resist prints on party dresses, so of course this sequin dress from Ruby Rox gets my vote. With three quarter length sleeves and a boat neck, this shift is an easy to wear choice that could be styled for nights out with the girls or winter dances. While the sequins look like they may sway, they really are stitched to the fabric for a cool, shimmery look. Kind of retro, very sexy…The scoop back styling moves it into 2015.

    PromGirl navy open back cocktail dresses

    Navy lace scoop back dress

    Navy has become a new black for cocktail dresses. This scoop back dress combines lace, chiffon and sequins with a deep V neck accented with cut out bands. The chiffon bodice drapes gracefully, creating a blouson effect over the pencil skirt. With all of this detail, do I need to mention the V angle to show off your back? I guess that’s just icing on the party dress cake!

    PromGirl scoop back sequin print dress

    Geometric sequin dress

    I’d feel very exotic wearing this scoop back sequin dress. Rays of turquoise, black, bronze and silver sequins cover the entire tank dress. A front and back scoop neck is a great way to show off those bands of color. Let me channel my inner Cleopatra when I wear this scoop back dress.

     

    PromGirl pleated open back cocktail dress

    Pleats, beads on a scoop back party dress


    Pleats and playful both start with the same letter, but rarely do I think of them as companions. This scoop back dress does it beautifully. Beaded shoulder straps and side inserts sparkle on the front while carefully pleated chiffon wisps around your every move. A beaded back strap keeps this scoop back dress very wearable. I can imagine sparkling night breezes as a perfect way to show off this dress on the red carpet. I can also imagine how the beaded side inserts creates an hourglass figure for everyone!

    It may be winter, but this season, party dresses with scoop backs are definitely on the scene. Will you wear an open back dress this holiday season?

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    December 1st, 2014Alanna NelsonCelebrity Dresses, Our Fashion Choice

    A white high low dress by Dior looked fabulous on Jennifer Lawrence  at the Mockinjay movie premiere in London.

    PromGirl white high low semi formal dress

    Jennifer’s white hi lo dress photo by the Daily Mail

    Jennifer’s confidence radiates as she walks down the red carpet. She loves working hard and it shows. Now it’s your turn! Shine at your next gala dance or reception wearing that same confidence and a white high low semi formal dress.

    PromGirl La Femme white high low gowns

    La Femme white high low dress

    Each of the three gowns that I’m spotlighting today has its own personality!
    For starters, you can’t resist the way La Femme dresses make you feel. Glow in this LaFemme white hi low dress. The notched bodice is framed with beads, anchoring this ethereal gown. Elegantly cut on the bias, the bias cut white dress flows on each of three shimmering layers of chiffon. While the front center hem hits mid thigh, the back of this formal high low dress skims your ankle. This striking white gown is a fabulous way to shine at your next big event.

    PromGirl Atria black and white embroidered hi lo formal dress

    Atria embroidered black and white formal gown

    PromGirl white beaded hi lo semi formal dress

    Beaded Sweetheart Hi Lo Dress

    It may be white with a high low hem, but there’s a completely different vibe to this embroidered black and white dress from Atria. The classic sweetheart neckline provides a perfect palette a large scale floral motif that covers the bodice and follows the entire hem. The high low hem actually frames your legs, puddling to a train that stretches your glam factor as well as lengthen your legs. Drama and sophistication match confidence and elegance in this Atria high low dress.

    A more casual affair might call for this semi formal beaded white high low dress. The entire bodice is covered in rhinestones arranged in floral designs. The sparkling body flows down to layers of chiffon that offer translucent coverage of your legs. It’s a confident look perfect for receptions and dances.

    Let your confidence shine like Jennifer Lawrence when you wear a white high low dress!

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    November 26th, 2014Alanna NelsonDresses, Our Fashion Choice

    Party dress time… hurray! After an autumn of working hard, I’m ready to celebrate. Here come the holiday party invitations. Are you shopping for winter dances and receptions? The choices at PromGirl are fabulous. Today I’m focusing on the lbd, the classic black cocktail dress that works so many special occasions. I can slip on a black party dress and instantly feel ready for fun. Do you know that feeling? Let the nights of dancing and merriment begin!

    Here’s 5 Party Perfect Black Dresses from PromGirl

    PromGirl sequin black party dresses

    Sequin black party dress with open back

    With a flared short skirt and cap sleeves, this black sequin party dress definitely plays a sassy and sweet profile. The real fun begins when you swirl around! Its triangular back cut out highlights the center of your torso, always framed with sequins. For the girl who loves a bling, this is an adorable choice priced under $100. For you petites, note the 30″ length! Here’s a lined dress that won’t need hemming AND lets you show off your legs.

    PromGirl black sheer panel sequin dress

    Slim sheer back sequin embellished dress

    Looking for a long, slim profile in your black cocktail dress? Appliqued sequin motifs cover a black sheer panel dress for a trendy take on semi formal wear. The black sweetheart bodice is topped with a sheer panel. The sheer panel extends over the back torso, with a long keyhole opening that further lengthens the look. Choose from sequin embellishments in bronze, red, black or royal blue. Might I add that your budget will love another black party dress option for less than $100?

    PromGirl flapper black fringe scoop back dress

    Long fringe and a deep scoop back on a studded dress

    Do you have a Pinterest board filled with vintage dresses? Let your inner flapper shine when you buy this scoop back shift with long fringe. A geometric studded motif covers this front of this sleeveless tank dress. I can totally imagine styling this fringe trimmed dress with an organza or fake fur wrap. Then again, do you want to cover that deep scoop back? This black party dress features a long tie at the neck, adding another period touch from that trailblazing time for women.

    PromGirl velvet sheer panel party dress

    Velour and sheer panel black dress

    Winter is the perfect time for velvet. Purr…Gotta love this black velour dress with sheer panels. Crushed velvet surrounds sheer panels for a trendy take on a halter cocktail dress. One sheer insert highlights the halter neck. At the back, a  sheer panel covers the entire lower back. This party dress looks great in black, but burgundy and navy would be great choices for winter semi formal special occasions. You’d never guess that this cocktail dress cost less than $50.

    PromGirl black lace semi formal cocktail dress

    Lace V neck semi formal dress

    Jump party dresses are known for their great cut and attention to detail. Sexy and sophisticated, this black lace cocktail dress will become a classic in your closet. Scalloped edges finish the v neck back and front of this knee length dress. The cut creates a dress with a slim silhouette in sizes  4 to 16.  Long lean lines accent the wrap effect of the lace and sequin fashion fabric. Who can resist this party dress? Would it be too much to choose this lace dress in black for winter and another color for spring semi formal receptions?

    Which black party dress would you choose? Sequins, fringe, velvet or lace… all great choices for winter semi formal events. Time to RSVP and put on a party dress!

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    September 2nd, 2014Alanna NelsonDresses, Our Fashion Choice

    While everyone else is anticipating pumpkins, apple picking and autumn colors, I staunchly enjoy my watermelon, berries and green leaves. Dressing for the summer is so much easier than fall. Just slip on a casual, every day frock and you’re good to go. Who wants layers, scarves and (shudder) tights?

    With September’s arrival, it does make sense to look for a dress that slips effortlessly into fall. Here’s my pick of
    5 every day dresses for early fall, 2014.

    PromGirl carries a great selection of casual dresses under $50, so my picks today are all under that price point.

    Buy fall 2014 shirt dresses under $50 from PromGirl

    Print shirt dress is perfect for fall

    Shirt dresses are making their reliable reappearance for fall. The tiny diamond print on this short sleeve shirt dress interprets the classic with a nod to fall trends. Excellent for layering or just slipping on over the swim suit, you’ll get a lot of wear from this casual dress.

    Shop cheap casual dresses from PromGirl

    Dark blue cap sleeve A line dress


    Give a simple cap sleeve dress an adorable kick with wide godets on each side. They give a flirty edge to an A line dress priced under $50. The bright blue and black print makes this budget friendly dress really versatile. Keep the narrow belt or switch it out to create another look. Darling!
    Buy chevron casual dresses under $50 from PromGirl

    Belted chevron print dress


    Dynamic chevrons in mocha and magenta give a boho edge to this belted scoop neck dress. You can push the ¾ length sleeves up on warmer days, but this easy going dress takes a prize for its versatility. It’s perfect to toss in your suitcase for weekends away.
    Shop black white lace dresses under $50 from PromGirl

    Lace back black and white dress


    Maybe your style is more cosmopolitan? Then take a peek at this black and white dress. It’s got an edge but surprises with the lace insert at the back shoulders. You’ve got the look of separates with the ease of a dress, which is nice. If white’s not your color, choose blue, red or all black versions of this knit dress.
    Buy casual dresses under $50 from PromGirl

    Sheer layer chevrons on a ¾ sleeve dress


    Sheer chiffon chevrons cover a belted casual dress. This ¾ sleeve dress has a certain polish that some may call definitely not casual. I still think it’s an easy to wear dress that looks great heading out for coffee with friends or running around town. Style it your way and you’ll see for yourself.

    The only dilemma now is which dress to choose. Do you have a favorite?

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