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    June 27th, 2016Alanna NelsonCelebrity Dresses, Our Fashion Choice

    The Black Entertainment Television Awards‘ red carpet boasted fabulous dresses that expressed the diverse personalities and styles in the industry. It wasn’t easy to pick the best dress, but  Mayte Garcia‘s gorgeous open back mermaid gown topped my list. Lavishly embellished with appliquéd flowers from the neck to the long train this gown rocked so many fantastic details.

    PromGirl inspiration Mayte Garcia BET dress

    Mayte Garcia’s floral mermaid gown

    Want to capture the BET Mayte Garcia look in your next formal dress? Take a look at these

    5 Embellished Mermaid Gowns

    PromGirl Mayte Garcia red mermaid sequin evening dress

    Elizabeth K red mermaid sequin lace gown

    Sequins cover the bodice of a red lace mermaid dress. This dress shimmers luxuriously thanks to the sheer black overlays. The lace motif repeats itself on the sheer back for a dazzling formal look.

    PromGirl Jovani Mayte Garcia inspired floral evening dress

    Jovani embroidered floral gown

    Who can resist the flowers that cascade down Jovani’s floral embroidered evening gown? This black evening gown has a short train and sheer fabric that gives you a coverage yet still shows a bit of skin.

    PromGirl Jasz red sheer insert evening dress with train

    Jasz red sheer panel applique gown

    I love the baroque appliqués that cover the back and godets of this red Jasz evening dress. The sheer fabric gives the impression of an open back. Built in bra cups makes this floor length gown easy to wear with maximum sophistication.

    PromGirl Mayte Garcia BET inspired red mermaid dress

    Red lace long sleeve mermaid dress

    Looking for open back red lace mermaid dress that costs less than $100? Here you go. This long sleeve gown has an ivory lining that highlights the red lace. A large keyhole cut out gives the open back look, but the top closure and back zipper keep everything in place.

    PromGirl Mayte Garcia mermaid gown inspiration

    open back black and white lace evening gown

    That same keyhole cut out is featured in this black and silver open back tulle dress. Lace appliqués embellish the flared mermaid skirt, giving this gown flashes of light as you walk. This lace and tulle gown embodies an elegant style.

    Not everyone can claim the ties to Prince that Mayte can, but at least we can emulate her red carpet style with a gorgeous open back mermaid gown.

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    June 24th, 2016Alanna NelsonOur Fashion Choice

    Rompers are everywhere this summer. Do you want an easy to wear, short look with no worries about wild winds or creeps? The romper is a fabulous option. Slip it on like a dress, and Voila!  Whether you are petite, tall or plus size, there’s a romper option for you.

    5 On Trend Rompers

    PromGirl Black Tony Bowls sequin romper

    Black Sequin Tony Bowls Romper

    So unexpected in formal wear, this black sequin romper from Tony Bowls is sophisticated and totally on trend for Summer 2016.  The blouson beaded top swings, shimmers and turns heads. Side pockets grace the black flowing shorts. Great details like built in bra cups make this formal romper a fabulous summer special occasion option.

    PromGirl Lace Romper

    Lace Romper

    Then again, do you love lace? Then check out this cream lace romper. A fully lined body with sheer shoulders and three quarter sleeves grants full coverage with a touch of romance. The pleated shorts make this romper an airy choice for summer receptions and nights out.

    PromGirl black plus size romper

    Black short sleeve romper

    The graceful drape of this plus size romper is irresistible! Drop shoulders and short sleeves make this black romper a versatile option. Whether you need a great outfit for a road trip vacation or are just enjoying a night out with friends, basic black gives your loads of styling possibilities.

    PromGirl Summer Print Romper under 100

    Sleeveless Print Romper

    Adorable details play on the print pattern of this open back romper. An origami inspired front pleat captures the movement of the white and grey geometric print. Criss cross straps anchor the halter neckline. With bare shoulders and soft fabric, this romper is perfect for hot summer days.

    PromGirl La Femme formal romper

    La Femme formal romper

    Exquisite details formal black romper by La Femme. A black knit romper is topped with black polka dot organza.  This long sleeve formal romper looks totally fashion forward with the sheer interfacing which flares the full bias cut short skirt. Part romper, part mini dress but all fabulous formal statement at summer receptions and semi formal dances.

    Are you ready for the romper? This may be the summer you dress in this versatile fashion forward look.

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    June 21st, 2016Alanna NelsonDresses, Our Fashion Choice
    PromGirl Breakfast at Tiffany inspiration black dress

    Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    Black dresses have become a staple since Audrey Hepburn wandered down the streets of Manhattan in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. They say that every woman needs a little black dress. Whether for an internship, semi formal reception, night out or funeral, the black dress is always appropriate. Just ask the Europeans! Women in Milan, Paris and New York often live in black for its sleek, practical style.

    Need a black dress in your budget? Today I share:

    5 Little Black Dresses less than $100

    PromGirl black lace A line dress

    Sleeveless A line black lace dress

    Sleeveless and swingy, the A line black lace dress never goes out of style. Scattered sequins shimmer across this lace semi formal dress. A sweetheart lining adds an extra spin, offering covered shoulders with that touch of sheer skin.

    PromGirl black scoop neck dress under 100

    Black scoop neck knit dress

    Channel your best Audrey Hepburn with this scoop neck dress. A jersey knit, figure hugging black dress is a sexy layer that you can easily style for work, date night or cocktail receptions.

    Promgirl beaded black long sleeve shift

    Pearl embellished black shift

    Faux pearls embellish the cuffs and neckline long sleeve chiffon shift. This elegant black dress has a lined dress body and sheer sleeves. Thanks to the beaded accents, you can slip on this lbd and a pair of heels to head out the door on your night out or special occasion.

    PromGirl black knit midi dress

    Bateau neck knit lbd

    A bateau neckline and short sleeves add a cosmopolitan touch to this black midi dress. Knit jersey and a slim profile combine for a comfortable yet figure hugging base layer to style as your occasion requires.

    PromGirl black lace halter shift dress

    Black pleated shift dress with pockets

    Want your lbd to be pretty, swingy and practical? Let me suggest this pleated halter dress with pockets. The halter neckline bares your shoulders. From the collar, pleats and a bias cut create a swingy dress with side seam pockets.

    Believe it or not, all of these little black dresses cost less than $100. Which dress would you choose? Keep a cute lbd in your closet for instant fashion and style.

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    June 17th, 2016Alanna NelsonDresses, Our Fashion Choice

    There comes a time when summer dresses aren’t just beach cover ups. Do you have an internship this summer? Are you ready to dress for success? Internship style guides show that office dress code can be vague and definitely vary depending on location and business. Today I’ve chosen

    5 Work Dresses When You’re an Intern

    PromGirl Scallop Hem Internship Wardrobe Dress

    Scalloped Hem Shift

    A power color and scalloped hem give this short sleeve sheath dress an easy style. This shift is dressy enough to wear at work, but casual enough to find off duty occasions to wear it as well.

    PromGirl blue white stripe shift internship dress

    Blue and white chevron shift

    I featured this blue and white striped dress in my post on striped dresses, but it’s worth listing again. A bias cut sleeveless shift has a great spot in any wardrobe. If you like blue and white stripes, this dress should be a wardrobe basic this summer.

    PromGirl striped shift for internship wardrobe

    Blue short sleeve striped shift

    Blue and white but with a totally different vibe, this shift dress plays with pattern and a range of blue colors on a conservative jewel neck short sleeve pattern. It’s a classic shape with a great pattern that fits into many internship settings.

    PromGirl knit pink cap sleeve dress

    Notch neckline cap sleeve dress

    The notched neckline gives an edge to this magenta knit dress. Clever, ever so clever that long center pattern piece that lengthens your torso for a smooth statement at your summer workplace. The raglan sleeve shaping creates a cap sleeve. This sheath dress blends with a variety of style statements. Depending on your work setting you can wear a blazer, jacket or cardi.

    PromGirl knit career internship wardrobe sheath dress

    Coral sheath dress

    Don’t like sleeves but love the vibrant color? Try this sleeveless crew neck sheath. Neckline darts create a very 2016 statement dress shape. The jersey knit is a comfortable fit for long days at your internship with perhaps a networking event after. The sheath is perfect for day to night professional dress.

    Hopefully you’re inspired to dress for your summer internship. Your budget will be happy to hear that all of these work appropriate dresses are priced under $100. Good luck at work and don’t forget to dress for success!


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