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Can you Rock it? The Best Prom Dress Colors for Your Skin Tone

Oct 25, 2013

Find out which color fits your skin tone the best!

Find out which color fits your skin tone the best!

Whether you’re a redhead with pale skin and freckles, or you have an olive tone to your skin and dark hair, finding the right colors to match your skin tone can be tough.  At DressProm.net, we have the perfect tips on how to shop for your prom dress in 2014 so that it flatters you, your skin tone, and your personality in the best ways possible!

There are three different categories of undertones that your skin can fall under: cool, neutral, or warm. The way you figure this out is when you’re wearing a pure white shirt, or towel. If your skin has a yellow or gold kind of tone to it next to the white towel or shirt, you have warm undertones. If you have a green or grey skin tint to your skin, you have neutral undertones. If your skin gives off a pink, red, or blue glint, you have cool undertones. This is the way that makeup artists and fashion designers determine what color looks best on certain people.

Once you determine your undertones, you can then decide which color works best with your skin. A great way to determine which kind of shades and colors work best with your skin is to hold the color up to your face. If you are more of a cool-toned lady, a dress that is in a darker shade usually works best for your skin. Colors like white, emerald green, black, royal blue, navy blue, and red are some of your best picks for this type of skin tone. When you’re a warm undertone, the earthy, more natural colors work best with your glow. Try out a bronze, orange, cream, yellow, or bright green for your dress color. Once you determine which kind of dress works with you, the rest is truly up to the way you rock it!

Have anymore tips on finding the color for your prom dress in 2014? Share it with us in a comment below!

Vibrant Colors & Rich Jewel tones are the Colors of the Season

Oct 22, 2013

The right dress can make or break your pageant experience. Your dress is the showstopper of the competition and should dazzle and shine, just like your smile! The key to the right winter pageant dresses are to make sure your choices are on-trend. Outdated fashions, or not selecting the right garment for your figure, could hinder your chances at the crown.cobalt blue pageant dress

The cold and chilly temperatures call for a shift in the palate of dresses for this season’s pageant competitions. Pastels and bright whites are a no-no this time of year. Winter pageant dresses fall into a more rich and jewel-toned color palate. Stay with the three trending categories this season – base colors, cool colors and warm colors – and your dress will be a knockout!

Base colors

If you’re more of a black or white kind of girl, instead, try one of the top trends this season in base colors. Grey pageant dresses, ivory pageant dresses, chocolate and camel pageant dresses give you that natural glow that will showcase your beauty!

Cool Colors

A great way to get the judges to notice you is with the “cool” colors of the season, like a peacock pageant dress, grape, fuchsia, spruce or cobalt blue pageant dress. These muted jewel tones add a pop of color without being overly exaggerated.

Warm Colors

Is brighter always better in your opinion? If so, the warm colors of this season’s winter pageant dresses were made for you! Vibrant red, red orange, pink dahlia, and yellow pageant dresses are bright and beautiful and make for stunning gowns!

So, whether you prefer more muted colors, such as ivory or camel, or in-your-face colors, such as crimson or rust, it’s imperative to remember to stay on-trend with your color chooses. You can find the latest pageant dress trends at PageantDesigns.com.

Get Your Homecoming 2013 Makeup off with these DIY Makeup Remover Wipes

Oct 18, 2013

Have some serious leftover eye makeup from homecoming 2013? Check out our DIY Makeup Remover Wipes!

Have some serious leftover eye makeup from homecoming 2013? Check out our DIY Makeup Remover Wipes!

We all know what it’s like to have a great night at a dance or out with your friends on the town, and you wake up with raccoon eyes. Sometimes, it can be difficult to get all of your eye makeup off, especially when soap and water just doesn’t always do the trick. However, we have an awesome way for you to make your own makeup remover wipes so getting that black eyeliner off can be a synch – and not to mention affordable!

DIY Makeup Remover Wipes (adapted from HomemadeMamas.net)

Ingredients and Materials Needed:

  • 1 roll of heavy-duty paper towels
  • 2 food storage containers big enough to fit ½ roll of paper towels in each
  • A serrated knife or a utility knife, sharpened
  • 4 cups of boiled water that has been cooled
  • 4 Tbsp. of Baby Shampoo
  • 1 Tbsp. of Organic Coconut Oil

Directions:

  • Cut the roll of paper towels in half with your utility or serrated knife.
  • In your food storage container, microwave your water, coconut oil, and baby shampoo for 20 seconds.
  • Take half of the mixture and separate it into your other food storage container.
  • Take the center cardboard tubes out of the two paper towel halves. Place each half, cut side down, in the two food storage containers so they soak up the liquid.
  • Gently push the halves down as they absorb more liquid.
  • Once the whole roll is absorbed, put the lid of the food storage container on and flip over so the mixture is fully absorbing the half of roll.
  • Let sit overnight in the container, and then you’re ready to use.

Have anymore homecoming 2013 beauty tips or tricks for us to keep in mind? Leave it in a comment below!

Take the Crown with the Perfect Pageant Dress & Hairstyle

Oct 15, 2013

A killer beauty pageant dress, amazing shoes and the perfect make-up are essential to every beauty queens success. Hours of shopping, tweaking, trials and dress-up are required to make sure your look is fabulous, but what about your hair? Don’t let your tresses be an afterthought to your award winning look!  Meet with a professional stylist to create a look that’s perfect for you. Pageant Hairstyles

The first step to choosing your ideal hairstyle is determining the shape of your face. Is your face round, heart shaped or oval? A round face with a bob cut won’t highlight your features. A stylist can give you the best options to accentuate your features and offset your bone structure.

It’s also important to keep your hairstyle on trend. No judge wants to see an outdated hairstyle, paired with an ultra-modern beauty pageant dress. So what’s trending for 2013? Flowy hair, the sock bun, and ombre hairstyles.

Simple, smooth, spiral curls, like Amanda Seyfriend’s are the ultimate in flowy hair. Look classy and red carpet ready with the sock bun, perfected by J. Lo and Sarah Jessica Parker. Finally, give your color a boost with an ombre effect. Lea Michelle has set the trend, and pulls it off flawlessly. Just remember, keep it subtle and relatively natural looking.

Effort and creativity are highly rewarded, so take the time with a stylist to find the perfect look for you and you’ll walk away with the crown atop your winning hairstyle!

Shine like A Star in Jasz Couture Pageant Dresses!

Oct 11, 2013

Is your dream to turn heads and take home the crown at your next beauty pageant? If so, we’ve got the dress for you! Introducing, Jasz Couture Pageant Dresses. For over two decades Jasz Couture has been designing stunningly sexy and brilliantly beautiful gowns and dresses that are unique and fashion forward. Jasz-Couture-Pageant-Dresses

The judges will take notice and the other contestants will wish they had a gown as stunning as yours! Sparkle like the star that you are in the illusion fully sequin Jasz Red Carpet Pageant Dress.  Embody the elegance of the Great Gatsby era in this full sequin design featuring spaghetti straps.

Want to blow the judges away and guarantee top score for your gown? The amazing sweetheart hourglass sheer illusion Jasz Red Carpet Pageant Dress will earn you top honors!  Outline your hour-glass figure and take the plunge with this beauty!

Or are you more of a razzle dazzle ‘em kind of girl? The must have opening number feather accent high low Jasz Red Carpet Pageant Dress features a completely beaded and embellished bodice that sparkles from every angle. The short front and long train of this daring high low pageant dress is adorned with feathers for a look that no will be able to take their eyes off of.

From stylish shorts and shimmering gems, to their signature sexy cut-outs, Jasz Couture Pageant Dresses are innovative, fashion forward and a must-have! Choose a formal dress that compliments your winning personality and showcases your chic style.  Shine like a star in Jasz Couture Pageant Dresses!

Designer Highlight: Mac Duggal for Prom 2014

Oct 10, 2013

Find out what makes Mac Duggal Prom one of our favorite designers for Prom 2014!

Find out what makes Mac Duggal Prom one of our favorite designers for Prom 2014!

We’re so excited for prom 2014, we just can’t stand it! One of our favorite designers, Mac Duggal Prom, has some of the hottest, most unique prom dresses that our outstanding collection has to offer. Want to learn a bit more about what makes Mac Duggal one of our top picks? DressProm.net has the exclusive on how this prom designer came to be.

So who is Mac Duggal? This designer, who was born in India, drew a lot of his inspiration from the things he saw growing up. The rich fabrics, dazzling patterns and textures, and unique culture surrounding this country’s fashion industry were the beginnings of inspiration for Mac. Once he moved to the US upon turning 23, he decided to make his visions into reality. He began designing and creating these gowns that were not only pleasing to the eye, but versatile to wear.

From his humble start as a dress designer making ball gowns, to his now large headquarters outside of Chicago, IL, Mac has always kept common threads throughout all of his designs: consistency, attention to detail, and his rich culture. It’s shown through his exquisite prom dress collection, Mac Duggal Prom, which highlights some of the most unique, high-fashion gowns that he has been known to create. Using the modern trends of today and his personal flare to design these prom gowns, Mac takes wearing a prom dress to a whole different level.

Whether it’s his attention to smallest detail or his one-of-a-kind creations, Mac Duggal is definitely at the top of our list for prom dress designers in 2014. Want to see what we mean? Visit our full selection of Mac Duggal Prom gowns today!

How to Prep for Homecoming 2013: The Last Minute Tips You Need to Look Your Best

Oct 4, 2013

Follow these tips on how to prep for homecoming 2013 to look and feel your best!

Follow these tips on how to prep for homecoming 2013 to look and feel your best!

You’ve searched through countless homecoming dresses for 2013, found the perfect gown, shoes, and accessories, now what? Prepping for your homecoming night is essential to looking your best when you win that coveted crown, and DressProm.net has a timeline of what you need to do before the big dance!

A week before the event: You’ll want to start drinking that daily amount of water that your doctor told you about! Start by drinking eight, 8 oz. cups of water per day. This will help hydrate you properly, as well as keep your skin clear and your body’s immune system in check. In addition to drinking water, you also need to keep a regiment of daily vitamins. Vitamins like Vitamin E, B-12, and other multi-vitamins can help to keep your skin clear from breakouts, as well as helping to maintain a stable immune system.

Five days before the event: Need a little extra TLC on your eyebrows? Today’s the day to do it! Whether you wax, pluck, or thread to maintain the shape of your eyebrows, performing the actual process of hair removal works best about 4-5 days before the event. This is to help prevent redness or a breakout from chemicals (if you have sensitive skin) right before you head out to the dance. Also, this is a great time to do a trial run of your hair up-do for the big night. Get with your hair stylist or person that’s going to be helping you to your hair, and start playing around with different ways to do it.

Three days before the event: Time to do a trial run of your makeup for the big night! If possible, try on your whole outfit together, with makeup and hair, to make sure everything looks exactly how you’d like it to look. If it’s not how you want it to look for your big night, you can make changes accordingly and within enough time so you aren’t rushing to get things done. Three days before the event is also a great time to make sure things like your flowers, limousine, and dinner reservations are all in check, so you can have a stress-free night!

The night before the event: Treat Yourself! We love to partake in this at DressProm.net, especially the night before homecoming. Take some time for you and get your hands and feet manicured to perfection. Perhaps you can try out one of our DIY Face Masks, like our Chocolate Oatmeal Mask or Avocado Mask to keep your skin in tip-top shape. Also – keep in mind not to wash your hair the night before unless absolutely necessary. Up –do’s hold better for the night if your hair has its own, natural oils in it. If you have a pimple that decides to make its way to your face the night before, put a dab of toothpaste (yes, we said toothpaste) on it to eliminate swelling and redness! And most importantly – get some sleep!

Have more tips on how to prep successfully for homecoming 2013? Leave it in a comment below!

2014 Prom Dresses: What’s New, What’s Hot, & What You Want this Year

Oct 3, 2013

Find out what trends are going to be making their way into our 2014 prom dresses!

Find out what trends are going to be making their way into our 2014 prom dresses!

At DressProm.net, we’re ready for homecoming 2013, but we’re even more ready for our 2014 prom dresses to fly off of our racks! That’s why we have the hottest styles of prom dresses for this year, including designs from Sherri Hill, MacDuggal, Tony Bowls, and Flirt by Maggie Sottero, just to name a few. We have some of our favorites this year below, including some of the hottest trends for prom so you are ahead of your game and look fierce for 2014!

Coral & Mint: These two delicious colors started making their way into our favorite prom gowns last year, but are in full swing as a trend for 2014! We love these two colors for prom dresses, especially in our Showtime 2100 prom gown, which is featured in Coral.

Ombre: It’s something that we’d love to see more of, but we definitely carry a variety of ombre-styled prom gowns for you to browse. From light to dark, this beautiful gown pattern has made its way to runways all across the globe. Our Maggie Sottero Flirt prom dress P4752 is a beautiful example of this fun trend for 2014.

High Slit: This sexy, sultry design of prom gown is something you should take a look at if you want a more sophisticated dress. Whether you’re looking for something completely daring or just a slit that is enough to show off your gorgeous legs, we have the ideal gown for you within our 2014 prom dresses. This green beauty, our Tony Bowls Evenings Prom Dress TBE11338, has the perfect slit, making you a cut above the rest this prom season.

Want to see the rest of our 2014 prom dresses? Head on over to DressProm.net!