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    June 24th, 2013Alanna NelsonOur Fashion Choice

    It’s picnic, barbeque and pool time. Summer’s here and it’s time to celebrate. Show your independence spirit with these dresses inspired by the U.S. flag!

    red, white, blue striped tank dress from PromGirl 4th of July dresses

    Choose from candy red or nautical blue stripes.

    This striped scoop neck tank dress with wide criss cross straps bares your back for maximum summer sun. A knit dress that’s easy to wash and wear, you can sport candy red or nautical blue stripes this 4th of July. This is definitely a sundress to celebrate!

    My next red white and blue choice is a handkerchief hem sleeveless dress. Pretty, practical and patriotic… can a summer dress do much more? Style it for work or weekend, add layers for air conditioning or throw it on after the beach, you’ll love this royal blue dress.

    blue sleeveless summer belted dress for July 4 at PromGirl

    Royal blue beats navy in this hankerchief hem sundress

    A white spaghetti strap sundress with a tiered skirt caps off this parade of Independence Day dresses. With adjustable straps and a lined skirt, you could probably live in this summer dress (It’s available in coral and jade, too, in case you’re seriously considering this!)

    spaghetti strap dress with tiered skirt from PromGirl

    Light, white and airy sundress

    Shop now and have your 4th of July dress ready for the fun!

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    June 8th, 2013Alanna NelsonCelebrity Dresses, Prom

    Have you read any prom fashion magazine this season?  Chances are, you’ve seen La Femme formal dresses. A leader in dressing celebrities for red carpet and gala events, La Femme is a popular choice for long and short prom dresses, bridesmaid, pageant and cocktail dresses. They capture the trends, creating high quality garments with magnificent details.

    Look at this strapless sequin formal dressLa Femme strapless sequin cocktail dress at PromGirlDetailed overall beading creates a luxurious fabric that is not found in many other designer dresses.  The combination of sequins and beads creates the sweetheart neckline, with the scalloped motif continuing around the bodice edge.  Finally, by choosing a natural or nude color, this semi formal dress stands out in a field of darks and brights.

    Put this dress in my closet and you know I’ll look for any chance to wear this wonder.

    La Femme long strapless blue ombre dress at PromGirl
    Here’s another case in point: LaFemme’s long blue ombre dress.  A long flowing gown inspired by the ocean, the strapless bodice has ruched details that remind me of waves.  The beaded waistband marks the ocean spray and the blue gradient compares to water vistas viewed from above. For all of that natural inspiration, this formal dress appears poised, confident and strong… just like the sea.

    Don’t you love it when a design is so thoughtful?

    blue print evening dress with beaded side cut out La Femme Prom Girl

    Blue takes a completely different look in this long print formal dress. The abstract contemporary print is darkest at the shoulder and fades as it nears the knees.  Beaded edges accent the asymmetrical shaping and side cut outs.  Definitely click here to see the front of this gorgeous evening dress. What an interesting interpretation of evening dress trends! La Femme’s experience and design aesthetic shows in each collection.

    Whether you’re looking for a party dress to wear again and again or the dress of a lifetime, La Femme is a fantastic designer choice.

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    June 6th, 2013Alanna NelsonDresses, Prom, Prom Trends

    Ask someone what kind of a dress they’d wear to prom, and you would probably hear, “a long formal dress.”

    Until recently, long prom dresses were the norm.  Girls dream about the perfect dress.  That’s the highlight of the whole night, right?  Here’s some beautiful long prom dresses that may match your dreams…

    If the trends on our Polyvore page ring true, a strapless long prom dresses appear in many of our daydreams!

    Jovani strapless blue evening dress at Promgirlroyal blue strapless dress from Jovani combines princess dreams with cosmo trends. An embellished floral brooch accents the ruched bodice, creating a sweetheart neckline.  The fabric is oh so slinky and a long front slit reveals a peek of leg.

    This long formal dress shines at prom, or any formal occasion.  It works beautifully when you’re a teen or into your adult years. This is a dress of dreams, but one that won’t disappear the morning after your prom dreams come true.

    Primavera catches the latest red carpet trends in this beaded nude long dress.  Stunning.

    nude beaded long evening dress from Primavera at PromGirl


    Beads outline sequin embellished lozenges on the halter dress body. The open back features a criss cross panel of sequin strips, decorating a bare back. Dazzling lines of sequins are sewn to the transparent skirt, which has a nude lining and extends to a small train. Taking cues from vintage styles, this is a thoroughly contemporary prom dress.

    This may not be your original dream dress, but it’s difficult to think about anything else once you’ve seen it.

    Shop PromGirl for Dave and Johnny open back print evening dress



    If your prom dress daydreams feature the latest runway trends, then images of Dave and Johnny’s long print dress with side cut outs might be dancing through your head.  Beads accent the halter top and cut outs, revealing an open back.  The large scale print on white reflects modern abstract flowers… or are they the colors of your dreams?

    Here’s my three picks. What would be your dream long prom dress?

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    June 2nd, 2013Alanna NelsonDresses, Prom, Prom Trends

    The strapless dress debuted in the 1930’s and Mainbocher was the pioneer of its popularity. Considered daring and a reversal of the fluid silhouettes of the 20’s, socialites and movie stars scooped up the strapless dress trend.  In Mainbocher (pronounced Maine-Bocker) designs, form was as important as function.  In 1950, he said:

    “A woman who has to arrange any part of what she is wearing, simply cannot be smart. A well dressed woman always appears to have forgotten what she is wearing… ”

    Many schools prohibit strapless clothing during the day, so prom is a chance to flaunt that rule, as strapless dresses for formal occasions are considered anything but osé (excuse my French, but I just love to say “shocking” in another language!).

    Jovani short strapless origami beaded formal dress at PromGirl Form and function combine beautifully in these strapless prom dresses:

    Blending origami and beading in a ivory  formal dress by Jovani, this short dress is crisp, sophisticated and contemporary.  Sheer tulle embellishment drapes artfully on the bodice and from the waist.

    The beaded embellishment hints which accessories to choose, your personality still reigns as you style it. Such sophistication!
    strapless animal print long dress mermaid at promgirl
    Black and white, trendy and strong is an animal print long dress that is not only strapless, but has a mermaid skirt. In this dress, you show your strength and feminine assets.  Growl!

    It’s fabulous that one style can launch literally millions of dresses.  Showing off your shoulders is just the beginning of a formal dress design.
    navy blue strapless long lace dress by Alyce at PromGirl
    Alyce’s navy blue lace formal dress mixes texture and transparency.  Modern romance meets daring with the beaded sweetheart bodice and side vent.

    Just because you say strapless, the dress style isn’t decided.  Browse more strapless prom dresses to find your perfect match!

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