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Find the Right Dress for a Valentine’s Day Dance

Jan 30, 2010

Are you and your valentine planning on spending your February 14th at a special semi-formal dance? If so, you need to let get you ready for your occasion with a beautiful selection of Valentine’s Day Dresses that are sure to impress your date and leave you feeling very much in the spirit of the holiday as you dance the night away.

Pure Romance

Pretty pleats, origami detailing, colorful prints, and a gorgeous belt make this stunning chiffon dress by Hannah S a must-have for any Valentine’s Day dance. Feel free to compliment this romantic party dress with loose curls and a dazzling smile.

Fun and Flirty

Love to be different? Want to stand out at your Valentine’s Day dance? Then be sure to wear this flirty Terani Short Dress, featuring large red flowers, red and white circles on a black fabric backdrop, a sparkling belt, and a full, playful skirt. So pretty and so fun! Compliment it with a pair of black peep toe heels, pearls, and red lips for a vintage look.

Dramatic and Daring

Get that sexy, bold look you love by slipping on a Valentine’s Day dress in striking red, like this Jovani Cocktail Dress. Made from a stretchy material that will hug your curves and give you a flattering shape, this sexy Valentine’s Day dress also features chain accessories to give you a rock star look that’ll certainly get heads turning. Go with gravity-defying hair, bold jewelry, and dramatic eyes to complete the tough but beautiful look.

J. Jones Photography, Greenville Wedding Photographer!

Jan 29, 2010

We’re all about highlighting Greenville photographers and photographers from the surrounding areas. We recently had the good fortune of reviewing the work of J. Jones Photography, owned by the talented Josh Jones. Josh is full of sparkling creativity, drive, and ensuring his clients are absolutely ecstatic with their photos.

Whether you’re looking for a prom photographer or a great wedding photographer, J. Jones Photography is certainly a Greenville wedding photographer to check out! His photos take the ordinary and transform it into absolute art. Just take a look at his Photography Blog, and you’ll see exactly what we mean.

We’re Fans Of Hammett Photography!

Jan 28, 2010

We’re always on the lookout for talented prom and wedding-related businesses here at DressProm and DimitraDesigns. We recently came across Hammett Photography. Matthew and Vernice Hammett are a team of photojournalistic wedding photographers delighting the Spartanburg, Greenville, Charlotte, and Charleston areas. Whether you’re looking for beautiful prom and graduation photos or a wedding photographer, Hammett Photography has the exemplary skills to transform a snapshot from just a moment in time to a memory you’ll cherish forever.

We hope you’ll visit the Hammett Photography site, their Photography Blog, and their absolutely charming and swoon-worthy About Us page!

Meeting Julie Mixon

Jan 27, 2010

We may be a bit partial to South Carolina here at DressProm, but North Carolina is absolutely beautiful, as well. We recently had the pleasure of meeting Julie Mixon, of Winterville, NC. Julie is a professional photographer, and we just couldn’t get enough of her inspiring photography. She really does capture such emotion in each and every photo, just check our her Portfolio to see what we mean!

Not only does Julie have great talent, but she shares it, too. Check out Julie Mixon Workshops to learn how to gain a bit of Julie’s vast photography knowledge and apply it to your own talents. Read about Julie’s many photo shoots in her Blog, and get a taste of her fun personality, too!

If you’re attending an event near Winterville, NC, definitely get in touch with Julie to beautifully document the day!

Our Fave Five Prom Movies

Jan 22, 2010

We all love the movies, but seeing a flick that’s focused on prom is just so much fun, especially if you’re gearing up for your own big day. So, if you love prom season as much as we do, make sure that you kick it off the right way by watching some of these fantastic films that feature our favorite event of the year: prom night!

Never Been Kissed

This movie focuses on Josie Gellar, a copy editor at The Chicago Sun-Times who decides to go undercover to write a story on today’s high schools. For her, this is a chance to do-over her own awful high school experience. Things are going great – until she falls for the teacher she’s supposed to be writing about and has to make a decision whether to stick to her story or follow her heart on prom night.

10 Things I Hate About You

The beautiful Bianca wants to date but her dad won’t let her until her older sister, Kat, does. There’s only one problem – Kat tends to scare off every boy she comes in contact with. Bianca’s love interest pays another social outcast, Patrick, to woo Kat so that he can take Bianca to the prom.


This classic 80’s flick features the story of a city boy who moves to a country town where rock music and dancing are illegal. He decides to organize a prom to teach his friends how to dance, not to mention, score some points with a pretty girl in town. Then you know what happens — everyone cuts footloose!

Drive Me Crazy

This film is about a girl and boy-next-door (literally!). After her dream date asks someone else to the prom, Nicole has to find someone to make him feel jealous– fast. So, she looks to her grungy neighbor Chase to be her date and gives him a make over to make him ready for prom night. Neither Chase or Nicole could have predicted things to turn out so well.

Pretty in Pink

Everyone loves this classic 80’s movie that focuses on the story of a girl from the wrong side of the tracks and her prom night choice between her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

Tips for Caring for Your Prom Dress

Jan 19, 2010

Want to make sure that you can reuse your prom dress or keep it looking perfect well after that special evening? Use these five tips for caring for your prom dress to keep your gown looking brand new for many proms to come:

  1. Follow the care instructions included with you dress. In most cases, they’ll be “Dry Clean Only” which means you should NEVER try to wash your dress yourself. Take your gown only to a professional to be cleaned.

  2. If you accidently get eye shadow, lipstick, or other makeup on your dress, dampen the stain with warm water and pretreat it by rubbing a little bit of liquid detergent. Rub the detergent directly into the stain until the outline is gone. Next, wash the spot in warm water and let dry. If you’re still stuck, take the dress to a dry cleaner. They may know the best way to get that stain out of your gown.

  3. Store your gown in a garment bag that accommodates the natural size and shape of the gown. Keep the garment bag zipped or sealed to prevent any wear on the dress.

  4. Have wrinkles on your gown? Have it professionally pressed or steamed to get it looking smooth again.

  5. Finally, when you bring your dress home, make sure that it has plenty of space to breathe. Don’t shove it in a closet or corner. Make sure that it isn’t touching any other clothing and is out in the open. After it’s worn, then store it properly using a garment bag.

Mocktail Recipes For Your After Prom Party

Jan 12, 2010

No matter what your age, you can always enjoy a sweet mocktail after your big occasion. Forget the rule breaking – you can still have as much fun after prom without getting in trouble by mixing up some mocktails that are delicious, fun, and totally alcohol free. The perfect ending to a perfect prom!

Sparkling Sunrise
To make this yummy mocktail, mix together ½ cup of orange juice, ½ cup of lemon-lime soda. Pour into a glass. Add 1 tablespoon of grenadine syrup and let it sink to the bottom. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Mock Champagne
Great for serving up after prom, this drink mixes together 2 bottles of ginger ale, 1 (46 oz) can of pineapple juice, and 1 bottle of white grape juice. Serve in a punch bowl and toast to a perfect prom!

Tornado Twist
This delicious drink has just enough zest. Mix together 1 part cranberry-raspberry juice and 1 part lemon-lime soda. Simple, easy, and totally fresh!

When Life Throws You Lemons, Visit Betty Lemons Skin Care!

Jan 11, 2010

We had the pleasure recently of getting to know Betty Lemons Skin Care and Day Spa! Their lovely spa is located at 6 Aberdeen Drive in Greenville, SC, and is definitely a place you’ll want to visit! We all need a little relaxation in our lives, especially before prom night. Look rejuvenated and refreshed at your prom with the help of Betty Lemons.

Their many different Facials all look so wonderful, and will help your skin look it’s very best. They pride themselves on using only the highest-quality products combined with the latest techniques, so you can look exceptional. We’re just about to rush over there for the “Royal Aquamarine Facial”, it sounds so calming and tranquil.

They also do everything from Body Treatments to Sunless Tanning, making them the perfect place for you to visit before prom night! We wish Betty Lemons only continued success, and are so happy they call Greenville home!