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    October 24th, 2016Alanna NelsonDresses, Our Fashion Choice

    A black cloud shadowed the weekend with  the sad news that country music singer Kelsea Ballerini‘s grandparents died within 39 hours of each other. If you know her music, Kelsea is no strange to loss. Accepting, healing and moving ahead stronger are themes in her debut album.

    Condolences, Kelsea. No one plans ahead to attend a funeral. You just need that black dress waiting when the time comes. With a heavy heart, my dress picks today highlight

    5 Classic Black Dresses for Funerals

    PromGirl midi black funeral dress

    V back midi black dress

    Conservative, elegant and a perfect base layer for wakes and funerals, this black midi dress is comfortable for long days thanks to the spandex jersey. For church settings, the V back may be taboo, but with a jacket or cardi, your knee length black dress would certainly be appropriate. Priced under 100 dollars, this black dress is equally appropriate for cocktail receptions or date nights.

    PromGirl black lace funeral dress

    Black lace shift

    The short bell sleeves on a black lace shift sets a somber tone with a soft touch. A black keyhole closure makes this A line shift easy to slip on and forgiving if your weight tends to fluctuate. Add a shawl for cooler settings or keep cool in this airy black shift.

    PromGirl long sleeve black lace funeral dress

    Long sleeve black lace dress

    Long sleeves and a scalloped hem create an elegant black lace dress. A sophisticated style in mourning attire, the black sweetheart underlining gives sheer lace coverage over the shoulders and arms. With all of these details, it’s fortunate to find a lace funeral dress for less than $100.

    PromGirl fit flare black funeral dress under 50

    Fit and Flare Short Sleeve Dress

    Going from work to show your condolences at visiting hours? This black fit and flare dress takes you from the office to the funeral home or Shiva. Short sleeves and jersey knit keep the dress easy to wear and to style. Here is a versatile black dress that fits your under $50 budget.

    Promgirl black bateau ruched funeral dress

    Bateau neckline jersey dress

    A slim silhouette more your style for the office? Then this ¾ sleeve bateau neck dress might be your choice. A center ruched panel adds to the comfortable, flattering fit. For less than $75, this black jersey dress may be your go to dress for festive and somber occasions.

    My deepest condolences, Kelsea. Grieving, tears and sorrow make funerals a melancholy time. You search for happy memories, friends and family to support you through the events.

    The dress is really just a detail, but having a black dress in your closet means you can focus on the life and good times celebrated with your dear ones.

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    October 18th, 2016Alanna NelsonOur Fashion Choice

    Looking for a plus size homecoming dress? Love great dresses for less than $100? Then you’ll love the fancy frocks I’ve chosen today!

    5 Beautiful Homecoming Dresses under $100

    PromGirl plus size sleeveless lace homecoming dress under 100

    sleeveless lace dress

    This classic lace party dress in brilliant blue features a sweetheart matching lining. A satin ribbon tie adds texture to this homecoming dress under $100. Available in a range of colors and of course, in plus sizes, pull this homecoming dress out again for wedding receptions or holiday parties.

    PromGirl Plus Size Homecoming Dresses under 100

    Hi Lo turquoise homecoming dress

    Want a homecoming dress perfect for dancing? Then take a look at this plus size hi lo dress with a rhinestone beading on the waistline. This sleeveless homecoming dress features a V neck and swishy chiffon for a romantic homecoming style.

    PromGirl plus size black homecoming dress

    Sexy black midi homecoming dress

    Then again, there’s always the allure of black semi formal dresses. This black midi dress looks sophisticated and falls gracefully along plus size curves, thanks to center ruched seams and a the V neckline. Spaghetti straps and a front center skirt slit are more details that make you look again. This really is a homecoming dress under $100.

    PromGirl plus size lace homecoming dresses under 100

    keyhole back on a lace dress

    Fabulous details bely the $100 price point in this plus size lace dress for homecoming. Contrasting lining coordinates with a piped hemline on this short sleeveless party dress. The long back keyhole adds a sexy touch to this plus size homecoming statement.

    PromGirl plus size cap sleeve homecoming dress under 100

    Cap sleeve homecoming dress

    The elasticized fabric on this glittery homecoming dress makes it difficult to believe this is a budget friendly choice. Cap sleeves, a notched neckline and a ruched center panel elongate and streamline your body. What a fabulous choice to stand out as best dressed at homecoming.


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    October 5th, 2016Alanna NelsonOur Fashion Choice

    Ever since Glamour declared fit and flare dresses as the ultimate choice for every body shape, the homecoming dress market jumped on the trend. Fit and flare highlights (or creates) an hourglass shape, evens out shoulders with the lower half and fits much more easily than a pencil or sheath dress. Why wouldn’t you wear one to the homecoming dance? My picks today are:

    5 Fit and Flare Dresses for Homecoming

    PromGirl Faviana red lace sleeveless homecoming dress

    Faviana lace homecoming dress

    Faviana’s red lace homecoming dress boasts beautiful lace appliqués on organza. I love the sleeveless style that keeps the focus on your shoulders while still maintaining the fit and flare silhouette.

    PromGirl black lace cut out homecoming dress

    Black cut out homecoming dress

    Black always looks formal, but add lace trimming to this homecoming dress with cut outs and you have a fit and flare dress that is elegant and fun.

    PromGirl pink bow fit n flare homecoming dress

    Petal pink fit and flare dress

    Petal pink accented with a back bow gives this fit and flare homecoming dress a dainty touch. Polyester crepe de chine pair with a halter neckline for a romantic style.

    PromGirl beaded fit n flare acqua homecoming dress

    Beaded acqua fit n flare short party dress

    An illusion bodice, intricately beaded defines this fit and flare homecoming dress. Layers of organza, a polyester satin lining and a fish tail hem emphasize the full skirt.

    PromGirl 2 piece navy beaded homecoming dress

    Halter 2 piece fit and flare dress

    Navy is ever so  trendy this homecoming season. This two piece dress boasts the same fit and flare dress shape…. with just a touch of skin in between! Diagonal textured lines cross the full skirt, which also features a beaded waistband that coordinates with a halter bodice.

    Whether you’re a rectangle, triangle or hourglass, definitely shop for fit and flare dresses for homecoming in 2016!

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    September 20th, 2016Alanna NelsonCelebrity Dresses, Our Fashion Choice

    The 2016 Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team dresses like winners!

    PromGirl homecoming US Gymnastics team inspiration photo by US Weekly

    Photo credit: US Weekly

    The fashion critics smiled with approval when the gold medal Olympics gymnastics team hit the red carpet at the Video Music Awards last month. There’s serious homecoming inspiration in these great dresses. Shall we vault over to my final five choices?

    PromGirl Sherri Hill strapless beaded homecoming dress

    Beaded strapless dress

    A sheer organza skirt and beaded bodice create a fabulous Sherri Hill dress for homecoming.

    Promgirl embroidered blue fit flare homecoming dress

    Embroidered fit and flare dress

    With a bias cut silky skirt and embroidered bodice,  this sleeveless embroidered dress epitomizes formal elegance.

    PromGirl Shail K beaded nude homecoming dress

    Shail K beaded dress

    This Shail K beaded cap sleeve dress combines taupe, tan and ivory for a sophisticated and sexy sheer look. The portrait neckline and sheath silhouette look great on most body types.

    PromGirl red open back budget homecoming dress

    Beaded bare back formal dress

    Here’s the black color way, but you can choose the red bead trimmed shift for an equally body con silhouette. With a pearl edged open back, it’s irresistibly sexy look.

    PromGirl back cut out red lace homecoming dress

    Back cut out in a short lace dress

    A stretch lace mini dress gives a updated look to a romantic style. A rounded back cut out highlights the shoulders and gives this party dress a special touch.

    Let the 2016 Fab Five’s fashion choices inspire you and your friends’ homecoming dance dresses!


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