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    June 25th, 2015Alanna NelsonDresses, Our Fashion Choice

    Feminine, sexy and oh so sophisticated, lace dresses capture the essence of semi formal dressing. I think lace is a great choice for wedding guests. With designers using it in so many ways, dress shopping has never been more fun. That touch of romance that lace represents is a perfect response to that wedding invitation. Let me give you some ideas….

    5 Styles of Lace Semi Formal Dresses Perfect for Wedding Guests

    PromGirl Lace Summer wedding guest dress

    Grey lace dress and jacket

    Stretch lace drapes gracefully in a dress and jacket combo. Grey is a sophisticated alternative to basic black, and less likely to raise eyebrows at a wedding. This semi formal dress features satin shoulder straps, empire waist and a ruched body with graceful style. The bolero jacket gives you layering options.

    PromGirl cap sleeve lace long wedding guest dress

    Long Red Lace Evening Dress

    For formal weddings, a floor length lace dress is a beautiful and dramatic option. Princess seams create a long lean line, while the cap sleeves and square neckline keep the focus on your face. A gentle flare at the knee means you can still enjoy dancing. Style this red lace dress slinky or vintage and you’ll look smashing at any formal wedding.

    PromGirl lace wedding guest dress

    Lace Trim Knee Length Dress with keyhole back

    A chiffon and lace cocktail dress looks fabulous at weddings or any semi formal special occasion. Lace trims the front bodice top. Lace surrounds the keyhole cut out of the upper back of this sleeveless dress. Chiffon layers flutter from the left side down the slim skirt for a wrap skirt look. I love the coral color way, which is oh so trendy in formal wear this season, and a perfect choice for summer weddings. The aqua color way is a gorgeous in this lace and chiffon dress.

    PromGirl lace v back wedding guest dress

    Fit n Flare V back lace dress

    The fit and flare dress makes a darling choice for summer weddings when done in lace. A deep V back and satin ribbon at the waist is a romantic and confident style. The dress lining matches the lace color, but its strapless style means you get sheer lace coverage on the shoulders and upper back. Fabulous energy and fun just ooze from this lovely lace party dress.

    PromGirl lace blouson wedding guest dresses

    Blouson lace dress with satin ribbon

    My wedding guest dress list finishes with this lace blouson dress. Effortless sophistication combines when the button back lace bodice is cinched with a satin ribbon tied at the side. A slim skirt keeps this lace dress on the polished side. Here’s a semi formal dress that would look great at a church wedding followed by an outdoor reception.

    Don’t you agree? Lace dresses are the perfect choice for wedding guests.

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    June 11th, 2015Alanna NelsonCelebrity Dresses, Dresses

    We cannot deny that marsala has arrived!

    PromGirl purple plum formal dresses

    Debra Messner & Anna Chumsky wear gorgeous marsala gowns  at the 2015 Tony Awards

    At the 2015 Tony Awards, Debra Messing and Anna Chlumsky wore the Pantone color of the year, each looking fabulous and red carpet worthy! Once upon a time, this rich shade of purple was known as burgundy, plum or bordeaux, but choose your vintage… this red wine color is fabulous. Get ready for the red carpet and get a marsala formal dress for your next special dance or reception.

    PromGirl purple long formal gown

    Flowing purple jersey dress

    Loving that Tony red carpet look? Then this V strap jersey gown could be a perfect dress for less option! Priced just over $100, the gentle gathers will sway on the dance floor, give you full movement when stepping out of the car and sparkle thanks to the diamond shaped brooch on the bodice.

    PromGirl strapless long bordeaux dress

    Strapless sweetheart purple formal gown

    A marsala floor length strapless dress is another budget friendly option, especially if you love chiffon. Tiny pleats originate at the center bodice, flaring to the satin waistband before flowing down the floor length skirt. This formal gown offers a trendy color in classic style.

    PromGirl beaded purple formal dress

    Lace marsala formal gown

    Marsala lace over a nude jersey lining adds sexy sophistication to this sleek lace evening gown. Keeping up that dramatic style, a high side slit lets your thigh peek out. A back gore insert adds flare to the floor length dress.

    PromGirl Sherri Hill marsala lace semi formal dress

    Sherri Hill purple lace semi formal frock

    Sherri Hill gives marsala a kick in this lace baby doll dress. Beaded appliqués cover the bodice and petite cap sleeves on this short formal dress. A wide satin ribbon defines your waist, made ever so tiny by that flared marsala tulle skirt. All of that sweetness goes dramatic when you come to the deep v back, perfect for showing off those toned shoulders!

    Marsala is a rich color, feeding our sense of luxury and comfort. No wonder those Tony presenters chose this Pantone color of the year for their evening gowns.

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    June 5th, 2015Alanna NelsonDresses, Our Fashion Choice

    Hurrah! Summer party time is here!

    Madison James dresses sail into the season with inspiring options for the special occasions on your summer calendar. Constructed with couture details, these semi formal frocks touch on this season’s trends but will still look on target next year. I love the fact that their dress line covers sizes 0 – 30, which also makes them a good choice for bridesmaid’s dresses as well. Whether it’s a semi formal party, dance or wedding reception, the collection of cocktail dresses is simply beautiful. Here’s my
    Five Favorite Party Dresses from Madison James

    PromGirl Madison James beaded semi formal dress

    Madison James beaded semi formal dress

    Fit and flare flows powerfully in this Madison James beaded chiffon party dress.  Beaded halter straps angle down the ruched bodice and around the back. A careful cut makes a flattering silhouette, and the fishline hem adds definition to the airy bias skirt. I think this party dress is darling!

    PromGirl Madison James sheer insert cocktail dress

    Open back sheer insert dress

    Beads and sheer inserts make this open back cocktail dress perfect for office cocktail parties and private special occasions. Great details like sewn in bra cups and the long keyhole opening down the back mean you can pull off this provocative style in confidence. This Madison James dress personifies the modern woman. I’ve pictured the purple color way (color of royalty!) but the black is beautiful, too.PromGirl Madison James beaded strapless dress Beaded strapless party dress[/caption]
    Capturing the essence of firework sparks drifting down in the sky, Madison James embellishes tulle on this strapless beaded dress. This classic cocktail dress style offers loads of styling opportunities and will surely be a favorite party dress beyond summer 2015.

    PromGirl Madison James strapless party frock

    Beaded paisley motif on a strapless semi formal dress

    For hundreds of years, the paisley motif signifies life and eternity. What an auspicious choice as the feature of this Madison James strapless dress. Black sequins embroidered on tulle over a taupe lining give a fashion forward interpretation to this motif, enlarged to cover the entire dress.

    PromGirl Madison James open back cocktail dress

    Black and white open back party dress

    Love retro looks? This black and white baby doll dress rocks vintage style with modern touches like angled cut outs in crisp black and white. The satin shimmers in the flared skirt and fitted bodice, all capped with a beaded shoulder piece. This Madison James semi formal dress balances dainty with daring beautifully.

    Now that you’ve checked your summer social calendar, go ahead! Check out these beautiful Madison James semi formal dresses for your next cocktail party or reception.

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