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Hot Dresses for your 2017 Quincenera

Jun 21, 2017

If you are about to turn 15 and looking for a Quinceañera dress, then there are so many choices for you. With new trends in these confection dresses, there are more choices, but also more help finding one you really like.

Big Skirt Gets Cute

Quinceañera dresses are big, with full skirts of ruffles and fabric. The gown makes a beautiful entrance, but later in the evening it starts to get in the way of dancing. Dresses with removable ball gown skirts are very popular. The large skirt and petticoats come off to reveal a knee-length skirt like a ballerina tutu, or a sophisticated pencil skirt, among other styles. The trend has been well received. The dress is more comfortable as the evening goes on, and can possibly be worn for other occasions.

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Colorful Ruffles

Traditionally, Quinceañera dresses were more often white, sometimes with color accents, but not heavily used. The Quinceañera gown is now available in just about every color from white to pastels, to vivid brights, and even some dark blue and burgundy hues. This is now your chance to choose your favorite color and own it. Are you a purple queen? Pick a lavender gown with a beaded bodice and purple ruffled skirt. Is turquoise your hue? You can pull that shade off, too. Even if you choose white, your options are more natural and softer than traditional Quinceañera designs.

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Gown trends for prom and other formal occasions are making their way into the Quinceañera circuit. Two piece dresses mean you can get a beaded top with a matching skirt, and show off your midriff. High-low skirts that are shorter in the front with a train in the back are also popular. Or there are dresses that keep the full skirt, but hold the ruffles in the back to play with textures.

This is your day to be a princess. Pick the dress that you love, and wear it in happiness and celebrate in style.

Quinceañera Planning Timeline

Jun 16, 2017

The Quinceañera is the first of many big days in any girl’s life, and the celebration is a big one. Events take time to plan, and it is important to start early so that all the details fall into place for the big day. Start planning up to one or two years before your daughter’s 15th birthday.

Start with a Budget

Determine how much you want, and can afford, to spend on a Quinceañera. How many guests do you plan to invite? Where do you plan to have the event? Start to think about the church and priest or minister, where to host the reception and start booking other people and companies such as caterers, DJs and photographers. This is also the time to start appointing the damas and chambelanes to make up the Quinceañera court.

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Just Under a Year Away

This is when you should start thinking about a dress and all the accessories that go with it. Start shopping for a Quinceañera dress a few months before the big day. Waiting until inside a year means that your daughter will probably be about the same size, unless she has a growth spurt. So you can feel comfortable in starting the fitting process. Finalize your daughter’s escort and court of honor for the festivities. You also need to find formalwear for the chambelanes and dresses and accessories for the damas. Work with the court and a choreographer or dance instructor to help everyone get in step with the Quinceañera waltz, and a few other moves.

Six Months and Counting

Finalize your guest list and order your invitations. Start purchasing decorations and party favors, and draft out any part of the ceremony and reception that you want to happen.

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The Day of the Event

There are so many details that you have worked hard on. Now it is the day of the Quinceañera, and time to celebrate. You want to enjoy the festivities, but there are still a few more details. Make sure all the hair, makeup and nail appointments are booked, and everyone gets to all their appointments. Make sure decorations, floral arrangements and party favors are in place. Appoint someone to handle emergencies that might spring up; keep this person armed with an arsenal of equipment such as a first aid kit, mini-sewing kit, makeup and an extra pair of pantyhose. By handing this responsibility off to a family member or good friend, you can now enjoy the celebration.

Choose a Special Dress for Graduation

Jun 12, 2017

Graduation is a formal occasion and calls for a fancy dress to walk down the aisle, even if it is covered by a cap and gown. That gown might be somewhat shapeless, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear something special underneath, to reveal after the ceremony.

This is your opportunity to go as simple or as fancy as you want. You might not decide on something quite as formal as a prom gown, but this is still a celebration worth dressing up for. First, determine a few factors such as whether the graduation takes place during the day or in the evening, and what dinners or parties will you attend after graduation?

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Going to a formal event? Dress up in a sweet little number that will stun the whole class when you take off the wraps – the cap and gown. Choose a color that flatters you, but also one that coordinates with your school colors if your gown is not your basic black. This helps so if the dress peaks through, there is no garish clash. Also keep in mind that if you choose a full skirt or maxi skirt, it will show below the gown. If you plan to go to a party afterwards, choose a dress or gown that fits the party more than the graduation. This is when your dress will get the most visibility, and you will enjoy showing off your ensemble.

Accessorize your graduation dress as you would any other dress. Choose shoes and jewelry to match the dress. Don’t forget to think about your hair. Do you want to pin it up so the graduation cap doesn’t ruin your hair style? Look for hair accessories that will give you the look you want. Buy a small purse or evening bag to tote along with all your belongings, so you can freshen up your makeup, and pull out your phone to take a selfie of the occasion.may-7

Unique Dresses Great for Graduation Parties

Jun 7, 2017

Graduation is a big event. It’s very often marked by party after party. You might have a party for your family and friends. And your friends might do the same. You got your prom dress covered by DressProm.net, so why not also get a dress, or dresses, for all of your graduation parties from us as well?

Ask yourself a few questions. What kind of party are you going to? Is it right after the graduation ceremony? Or is it a few days later? Does the event take place in the evening? Or outside? These factors can help you find a dress that’s right for the occasion.

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If you are attending a party right after the graduation ceremony, think about the dress you want to wear under your cap and gown. If the event takes place at a later date, then you don’t have to worry about what dress will peak through the graduation gown. Outdoor parties are a great place for rompers that come with or without an overskirt. Warmer temperatures make two-piece dresses ideal. An evening reception means you can pull off a classy look in a cocktail dress or something more sophisticated. You just graduated! You can pull off adult looks that show off your figure and show you are an adult. Enjoy the summer. In the fall you will start thinking about school formals at college.

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Accessorize your dress as you would any other outfit. Pick out the perfect shoes, jewelry and hair accessories for your knockout dress. Add a small purse or evening bag to carry your phone and makeup so that you can freshen up and take selfies with your friends, and enjoy the party.

How to pick the Perfect Color Dress for Me

Jun 2, 2017

Choosing the perfect prom dress is about more than just choosing the color and shape you like best, but also choosing the color and shape that looks best on you. You always want to look good, so you probably think about how an outfit makes you look. Gift the same criteria to your prom dress selection and planning, and you’ll look great for the big night.

Those with olive skin, dark hair and brown eyes typically have warm undertones. Warm undertones tend to look good with bold tomato reds, golden yellows and browns, olive greens and orange colors. You can get away with bright, bold colors, or go for darker dresses.

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Cool complexions are common in people with light colored hair, green and blue eyes and pale skin. With cool tones, you can wear bright cherry reds, pinks, blues and silvers. You can play with jewel tones such as teal, turquoise, mint green and purple. Pick some bright, spring like dresses in jewel tones, candy colors or sultry silvers.

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The best colors for your skin go for your accessories, too. Warm toned skin looks good with gold, while cooler complexions look good with silver.

You may start to think about these colors when you are selecting a prom dress. But this is knowledge that you can use in all aspects of your wardrobe. You may already find you gravitate toward the colors that look best on you, so you don’t even need to make big adjustments in your wardrobe, or your personal tastes. It helps to know your whole color range, and also how you can combine colors you like with those that look good on you – by adding those extra colors in as accessories or small touches. You can wear the colors you like that don’t always make you look your best, if they are not right up near your face. Think about accessorizing in those colors, and rely on the colors that compliment your skin.

Prom Dress Size Measuring Tips

May 29, 2017

When ordering your prom dress online from DressProm.net, it is incredibly important to get your measurements right to ensure that you order your dress in the correct size. Don’t assume that your prom dress will be the size that you normally wear as these evening gowns typically run smaller than other clothing. This is especially true of tight-fitting dresses such as mermaid gowns.

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The best way to get your most accurate measurements is to enlist the help of a friend or family member and follow these steps:

  1. Use a flexible ribbon measuring tape.
  2. Make sure that you’re standing comfortably with even weight on both feet. Keep your body relaxed and don’t try to suck in your stomach unless you’re prepared to keep it sucked in for hours on prom night while you struggle around in your ill-fitting dress.
  3. Measure your bust first around the largest part. Make sure to get an accurate measurement.
  4. Then, measure your natural waistline. This is usually about an inch and a half above your belly button. Make this measurement tight as this is usually the tightest part of a prom dress.
  5. Finally, measure the widest and fullest part of your hips.

As long as you accurately take these three measurements, your dress should fit just fine. To be absolutely certain, you should make sure to order your dress with plenty of time to exchange sizes should a problem arise. For more information on taking your measurements and a quick video tutorial, check out the DressProm.net measurement guide.

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Voluptuous Red Prom Dress Ideas

May 24, 2017

There is almost nothing sexier than a curve-hugging red dress that fits perfectly. A girl in a red dress comes off as daring and bold with a well-developed sense of adventure. This classic and stunning color works especially well in a more voluptuous fit such as a mermaid silhouette or a classic form-fitting sheath dress. Shop by color to see the complete collection of red prom dresses offered by DressProm.net.

You can’t go wrong with a classic. This Form Fitting Prom Gown by Rachel Allan is a gorgeous dress that fits simply in order to let the beautiful color shine. It begins with a high-neck bodice that moves down into a simple skirt that hugs your hips and gently flares out at the knee. Well-placed cut outs at the waist and back give a little bit of interesting detail. This dress shows off your hourglass shape without being overwhelmed by embellishments. The color itself is simply stunning and this dress will let your best features take the spotlight.

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For a more elaborate take on a classic shape in a gorgeous crimson color, this Mermaid Prom Dress by Panoply is a great option. This dress features an off the shoulder sweetheart neckline that is embellished with intricate bead work. The tight, form-fitting bodice is made with a nude fabric background that is overlaid with bright red floral embroidery. At about the knee, a glamorous red tulle mermaid skirt flares out to create an incredible silhouette. As soon as you slip this dress on you’ll feel sexy and vivacious. It’s sure to help your prom night be a night to remember.

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Shop these dresses and many more at DressProm.net. There are many different prom dresses that come in a beautiful red color. From more classic fits like the ones pictured here to more modern styles such as skirts with shorts underneath and crop top dresses. There are also more toned down darker shades of red if you’d like to be a little less bold but no less beautiful.

Make a Statement with Fabulous Florals

May 19, 2017

While floral prints may not be the first thing you think of when you think about prom dresses, this gorgeous trend is here to stay for the 2017 prom season. There is no doubt that floral prints have made a major resurgence in fashion in recent years. From bathing suits to casual wear to formal gowns, floral print isn’t just for your grandma anymore. This bold and feminine fashion statement adds a touch of personality and unique style to what is more traditionally a more toned down piece of clothing.

With so many choices out there, you’ll be able to choose exactly how much floral your wearing on what type of dress. Go more minimal and classic a floral embroidered bodice and solid-colored skirt or go all out with an allover bright floral print. There are also different style options such as high-low skirts, two-piece crop top dresses, short dresses, long dresses and more. Check out the entire floral print prom dress collection from PromDress.net to find your perfect gown.

This Two Piece Prom Gown by Rachel Allan is the perfect blend of elegant and bold. It features classic evening gown lines with a mermaid skirt with and understated flair and lace illusion long-sleeved top. It has been brought into modern times with a crop top fit and a bold and eye-catching floral pattern on the skirt. The bold floral colors are balanced by a solid-colored top to really bring the whole look together.

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Another well-balanced floral print prom dress in a more classic ball gown shape is this Ball Gown Prom Dress by Madison James. This more classic representation of a prom dress artfully incorporates an understated floral print in the bodice and part of the way down the full skirt. The lovely navy coloring of the dress provides a nice contrast to the light whites and pinks of the printed roses. The dress is finished with a lovely open back with crossing straps.

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Chic Sequin Prom Options

May 15, 2017

Prom is your time to shine and what better way to do that than with the all-over sparkle of a sequin dress. These beautiful form-fitting dresses show off your curves in a tasteful and glamorous way. They come in a variety of different styles and colors, as well. So you’ll have plenty of room to show off your own personality within the sequin dress style.

Sequin dresses work well with many different prom themes. For example, a sequin dress would fit right in at a Hollywood, Gatsby, Royalty, Black Tie Event or Fashion Week in Paris themed prom. If you have a sequined dress in mind, you can shop by designer, style, prom theme and color on DressProm.net. Browse through all of the different sections to get some prom inspiration and find the sequined dress of your dreams.

This Regal Long Sequin Prom Dress from Night Moves would work perfectly for a Gatsby prom because it features a modern twist on a classic flapper style. A lovely bodice with a strapless sweetheart neckline moves down into a flattering empire waist tiered sequin fringe skirt. The long and elegant sequined dress has a flapper style sequined skirt that will shimmy and move with you as the night goes on. Put this dress on and get transported back to the roaring ‘20s. Then channel your inner Daisy and party until the sun comes up.

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If your prom theme is Hollywood, Black Tie Event or you just love the classic sequin dress, then this Sequined Prom Gown by Tiffany Designs may be just the dress for you. It features classically form-fitting, slinky lines and neutral colors. The tiny sequins cover the entire sheath dress while sexy cut outs give the bodice a flirty edge. There’s no doubt that all eyes will be on you in this stunning gown. When you step out wearing this dress, you’ll be checking for the paparazzi around every corner. But don’t worry, you’ll be red carpet ready and more photogenic than ever.

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Pairing the Perfect Prom Accessories

May 10, 2017

The Basics: Finishing Your Look

Once you’ve found your dream prom dress, it’s time to pull the whole look together. It will help if you have a certain theme in mind when you choose your accessories. Some dresses are simpler to accessorize than others, so it’s important to always consider the dress. After all, it’s the main attraction. The key thing that you’ll want to make sure of is that you keep your outfit balanced. You don’t want to overwhelm yourself with too much jewelry and loud, clashing pieces. You’ll want to stay glamorous without crossing the line to cheesy.

Shoes and Handbags

Choose your shoes based on your dress and personal style. Be creative with them, because you have the opportunity here to select a pair that really stand out and make your ensemble your own. If your dress is long and ornate with brighter colors and patterns, it’s probably best to choose a shoe that is simple and coordinates with your dress’s colors. However, if you chose a solid, neutral-colored dress, such as a classic black gown, you may want to go bold with your shoes to provide contrast and color in your outfit. Whichever shoes you pick, just make sure that they fit you comfortably. You’ll be on your feet all night and you wouldn’t want to be in pain for hours. The same basic rules apply to handbags. Choose something simple and coordinating for a loud dress and something brighter that will stand out for a neutral one. There won’t be any need for a huge purse, so just make sure that you have enough room to fit a few essentials.

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Jewelry

There are a million different jewelry options when it comes to accessorizing your prom dress. From bracelets to necklaces to earrings to tiaras and crowns to jeweled hair accessories, the choices can seem overwhelming. Just remember that less is more. Most prom dresses look best with a minimal amount of jewelry. You want to stay classy and elegant and the best way to do that is to keep your number of jewelry pieces low. That being said, you should choose fewer pieces, but really use them to give your ensemble some personality. Whether you prefer something simple and classic like a string of pearls or something funkier and more modern, go with what you really like.

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Check out the PromDress.net accessory guide for more information on prom night accessories.