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2017 Trendy Prom Style: Rompers

Jan 18, 2017

So, you’ve been asked to the prom. Of course, you said yes. You’re excited, but there’s one major fly in the ointment. You hate dresses. Don’t worry. You are not alone. Plenty of gals shutter at the thought of putting on a ball gown all layered up with tulle or lace. If that’s your style, wear it well. However, for many gals, dresses just aren’t all that alluring, especially fancy ones. Well, for ladies that dare to be different and say no to the dress, here is the hottest prom trend for 2017; the romper.

Royal Blue Prom Romper 2017 by Rachel Allan

Yes, you’ve seen it on the runway. You already own a couple of comfy, casual rompers. Celebs are wearing them to major red carpet events. It’s not surprising that the romper will be a popular pick for the upcoming prom season. Of course, it is prom, so prom rompers will offer an elegant style and glam that is all their own, giving you a lot of options when it comes to your prom outfit.

When picking a romper to wear to a prom, you can go a couple of different ways. First off, pick a romper with sequins, beads or another type of sophisticated accent that takes the romper style to the next level. Another choice is a romper with a chiffon overlay. The draping long skirt over the romper brings the two styles together and is a nice compromise if mom insists on the dress. Going with a pretty floral pattern is also a top pick for formal rompers that will rock. Metallic is another way to go. If you’re going with a simple black romper, then amp it up with your accessories.

Black Floral Prom Romper 2017 from Rachel Allan

If you are dead set against wearing a fancy dress, then don’t. You will feel more confident and comfortable if you are wearing an outfit that expresses your personal style. Don’t be pushed into the dress if you prefer going for formal wear that is off the beaten path. Thankfully, styles change with the times and you will have a lot of options outside of the traditional for 2017. Just take a peek at the hottest prom rompers for 2017. You will be pleasantly surprised and mom might be too though it might take her a while to warm to the romper.

Capped-Sleeved Dresses Perfect for Homecoming

Aug 19, 2016

Make homecoming night memorable in an eye-catching capped-sleeve homecoming dress. We get it — you’re all about keeping things elegant-yet-casual. Cap-sleeved dresses featured super short sleeves that are perfect for showing off your upper arms! They also typically feature a higher neckline for serious top-half intrigue. This year’s homecoming trends are all about sheer fabrics and illusion, and there’s no better complement to these hot styles than a pair of cute capped sleeves. These gowns are appropriate for all body types and personal preferences, from Hollywood-glam to princess-posh. Here are a few of our favorite capped-sleeved homecoming dresses this year:

  • Hanna S Capped-Sleeved Gown — Fun and flirty homecoming-goers will adore this glitzy homecoming dress by Hanna S. Featuring a beaded sheath neckline and bodice, this short homecoming dress is finished with flirty capped sleeves. This sweet style comes in cherry, royal and mint green to suit every personality and skin tone.

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  • Mac Duggal Ruched Chiffon Gown — Go classic Cinderella with this long homecoming prom gown dripping with dazzling details. The capped sleeves on this number aren’t your standard caps: they’re slimmer and more sophisticated for a steal-the-show style. Elaborate beading throughout the bodice, sweetheart neckline and sleeves make this gown glamorous.

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  • Blush Two-Piece Homecoming Dress — Show a little midriff with this chic two-piece formal gown by Blush. It features sparkly beading throughout the bodice, capped sleeves and a fit-and-flare skirt that highlights your best features. It’s available in sunny yellow and sweet pink, so it’s ideal for the big-personality dance-goer.
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  • Blush Lace Homecoming Dress — If you’re going for sophisticated-glam on homecoming night and want to feel like you’re rocking the red carpet, this black capped-sleeve homecoming gown by Blush is ideal. It features all-over lace, a V neckline and capped sleeves with slight beading. An absolute must-wear in our book!
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Quinceanera Gowns to Match Your Sign

Jul 12, 2016

Sherri Hill Quinceanera Dresses to Match Your Sign


Hey, what’s your sign? Did you ever think that your horoscope sign could help you pick out your stunningly stylish quinceanera dress? Sure, why not? Horoscopes are hugely popular. People read them for many reasons. For some, it’s for fun and for others horoscopes help with decision-making. And what is one of the hardest decisions to make as a teen? Why picking the perfect dress of course! It doesn’t matter the occasion, but major ones such as a quinceanera can be tough. Everyone has an opinion, especially your mother, and you want to make the right one since it is your special day. Consult the stars to help you find the dazzling dress of your dreams.

Sherri Hill pageant gowns are gorgeous and it can be hard to decide on the perfect one, which is where your horoscope comes in. Didn’t you know that certain types of dresses flatter certain signs? It’s true. Each zodiac sign has personality qualities that accompany it. Well, check out this Sherri Hill guide to quinceanera dresses at What is your sign by the way?

  • Capricorn – December 22 through January 20 – If you’re a Capricorn, you are hard-working, patient and practical. Keep it simple.
  • Aquarius – January 21 through February 19 – If you’re an Aquarius, you are open-minded and creative. Dare to be a little bit different. Go for a bright color that you might not normally wear with a style that may not be so traditional.
  • Pisces – February 20 through March 20 – Now, if you’re a Pisces, you have to go with a Sherri Hill mermaid style dress to pay homage to the fish sign.
  • Aries – March 21 through April 20 – Those of us that are under the sign of Aires tend to be a bit daring and are risk takers. Therefore, you may want to depart from your comfort zone with a Sherri Hill gown that pushes the envelope a little for a quinceanera, but not too far. Remember that relatives will attend.
  • Taurus – April 21 through May 21 – If you are a Taurus, you tend to be more down-to-earth. So, this is another sign where you may want to keep it simple with a Sherri Hill dress that shows off your natural beauty with a more form-fitting design.
  • Gemini – May 22 through June 21 – If you’re a Gemini, then you are both adventurous and smart. Go bold and basic with a Sherri Hill black and white gown.
  • Cancer – June 22 through July 22 – Cancers love the simple things in life like home and family. You’ll rock in a sweetheart Sherri Hill design.
  • Leo- July 23 through August 22 – If you’re a Leo, then you are super confident and can handle color. Go red and roar.


  • Virgo – August 23 through September 21- If you’re a Virgo, then you tend to be a bit on the shyer side. Explore the Sherri Hill designs that are more feminine and feature those flowing rows of tulle.
  • Libra – September 22 through October 22 – Libras love to be social and are super easy-going. Check out Sherri Hill’s fun designs that feature printed bodices and full skirts.
  • Scorpio- October 23 through November 21 – Scorpios are determined and passionate. Show off your confident style in a Sherri Hill satin design.
  • Sagittarius – November 22 through December 21 – If you’re a Sagittarius, you love to explore and travel. You’ll look fabulous in a fun-spirited Sherri Hill dress that features fun ruffles and a beaded bodice.

If you feel silly consulting horoscopes to find the ideal quinceanera dress, don’t. Varaha Mihira once said, “There is no better boat than a horoscope to help a man cross over the sea of life.”


Sweet Sixteen Party Have You Broke? Cut Corners With These Tips!

Jun 7, 2013

Cut costs for your sweet sixteen party with these tips!

Cut costs for your sweet sixteen party with these tips!

Having a sweet sixteen party is not cheap! We know that a lot of time, money and effort go into planning the most memorable 16th birthday party. Why not cut some corners and costs with these tips from You can get the best bang for your buck while still having the time of your life!

  • Try making your own decorations instead of buying them. There are plenty of blogs, as well as Pinterest boards dedicated to making your own party decorations! Plus, they’ll be exactly what you want and adorably homemade!
  • Instead of doing a large dinner for the guests of your sweet sixteen parties, try doing small finger foods instead! Your guests can snack throughout the whole party and you will save money by not paying for a huge meal.
  • Try having your party in a large space, such as an empty barn, a church hall, or a picnic grove, instead of the pricey banquet halls. Many private organizations like churches or other halls allow you to rent the space for a small cost or donation to the organization.
  • Keep your guest list to a 100-person maximum. If you have a larger group of friends or a huge family, it can be difficult to keep a cap on the number of people to invite. Try to narrow down your group of friends to the people you will think would attend and add them to guest list first.
  • Instead of hiring a DJ for your big bash, use your computer! Hooking up your computer or music player to a set of speakers isn’t difficult at all and you get to control the playlist! This works out even better, as far as what music you’d like to be played, and cuts the cost of renting a DJ for the night!

Have any more tips on how to cut costs at your sweet sixteen parties or have any stories you’d like to share with us about how you did so? Share it with us in a comment below!

Party Planning with Superior Events

Nov 25, 2011

Whether you’re planning a sweet sixteen or a Quinceanera, there are certain things you need plan ahead of time. With the help of both and Superior Events, you can prepare for an event ahead of time, so all you have to do on your special day is have fun! can help you find the perfect Quinceanera or sweet sixteen dress, while Superior Events helps plan and organize everything for your party. They have skills in decorating, vendors, planning and even finding the set up and clean up crew for after your sweet sixteen or Quinceanera. sweet sixteen dressmanysmilingfaces

Here are some of the ways you can plan ahead of time.

  • Before you begin ordering food or sending out invitations, sit down and make a list of everything that needs to be done. You can even designate a timeline of when you want certain things to be done.
  • Make a list of everyone you want to invite to your party.
  • Before you send out the invitations, decide if you’re going to have a theme for your party, and if it’s going to be a formal party.
  • Choosing the dress you’ll wear is a difficult task, and you should give yourself plenty of time to find the perfect one. At, we have dresses from popular designer collections such as the 2012 Mori Lee Flaunt prom collection, Mac Duggal prom gowns, and more!
  • Superior Events can help you decide on a caterer, what kind of decorations you want to use, the location of the party, and many other important planning factors.

Visit us at, and allow us the pleasure of finding you the perfect dress for your sweet sixteen or Quinceanera. You can learn more about party planning with help from Superior Events by visiting their website or to find out more about their Sweet Sixteen and Quinceanera services you can call760-686-6763.

Celia Barrios Helps Plan the Perfect Quinceanera’s

Nov 21, 2011

Your Quinceanera is one of the most important birthdays you’ll ever have, and there is a lot of planning that goes into this life changing event. While can help you find the perfect Quinceanera dress, Tiaras & Tacones party planning can help you plan the perfect Quinceanera.

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It’s great to have help making all your Quinceanera dreams a reality, and Celia Barrios, owner and party planner of Tiaras & Tacones party planning, is extremely passionate about planning Quinces. Celia will work with you to make you feel like a princess during your Quinceanera. She offers three Quinceanera party planning packages including a traditional package, a princess day package, and a fairytale package. Each package offers a variety of different options, some of which include:

  • Advice and guidance on the traditions and etiquettes of Quinceaneras
  • An emergency kit
  • Assistance with any last minute problems that arise with any party vendors
  • Coordination on the day of your Quinceanera
  • Help deciding which style is best for you
  • Hiring a choreographer or dance instructor for your court
  • Help designing your Quinceanera, providing you with creative ideas

These are only a few of the options available in one of the three Quinceanera planning packages.

Celia has been planning events for about five years, as a first generation American she enjoys combining Latina traditions with modern style to create a fantastic Quinceanera for every American Latina girl’s Quinceanera. To learn more about Tiaras & Tacones party planning visit, or follow them on Twitter or Facebook.

We’re Fans of EliteFashionSwimwear!!

Nov 17, 2011

The talent, the question and answer portion, and of course the swimsuit section, all three are key to every pageant – making pageant girl’s winning ensemble include not just her pageant dress, but also her pageant swimwear. That’s what makes such a great find. They carry fashionable finds, such as designer swimwear from designers Jolidon, Lulu Fama, and Sabz Swimwear – and there’s nothing we love more than designer names! They carry not just your typical swimsuits, but stylish one piece cut out’s called monokinis, triangle style bikinis, and ruffled one and two piece swim suits – all so hot!

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Coloring is so important to a pageantry girl – we all know how the right or wrong shade, from your make up to your shoes, can make or break an outfit. So it should come as no surprise that one of the things we love about their site is the way they break down the swimsuits by size and colors – making it so much easier to find the perfect swimsuit for your winning walk down the pageant stage. We’re kinda crazy for the combination of coloring and shape of this Maaji monokini!

elite fashion swimwear offers some of the finest swimwear fashions we’ve seen, as well as lingerie from those same top designers – perfect for getting that form perfect shape under your pageantry gown as well! Check out EliteFashionSwimwear’s swimwear blog for tips on the latest swimwear and trends, as well as their Facebook and Twitter.

Party favors for prom, quinceaneras and sweet sixteen:

Nov 4, 2011

While we love our proms, quinceaneras, and birthday parties we only handle the dressing up side of things, which is why it’s great to find, who not only gets our passion for parties, but has a great party planning perspective that they share on their blog. They were great enough to share with us their party favors expertise, which you can read below. What are your favorite party favors?

All of us love to give and receive gifts. The idea of giving out party favors to the guests at a party or birthday bash is quite new and innovative. Giving out party favors for prom, quinceaneras and sweet sixteen has become a common practice. Today, a number of customized party favors as well as party favor ideas can be found in many online party supplies stores. From cute prom party favors and packs of yummy sweet sixteen chocolate favors to personalized quinceaneras party favors and glazing sweet sixteen candy bar wrappers, the online party supplies market has a plethora of choices to offer.

What kind of party favors to choose?custom candybar wrapper
When it comes to choosing the right kind of party favors for prom, quinceaneras and sweet sixteen birthday parties, many of us go baffled. Occasions such as sweet sixteen birthdays and proms are one-of-a-kind celebrations which leave long-lasting impressions in our minds. To make these occasions rather more memorable, you need to plan unique party favors for your guests. Choice of party favors certainly depends on your party’s theme and the expected guests. Party favors can also be inspired by the season and they can be themed too.

Do-it-yourself party favors for prom, quinceaneras and sweet sixteen
The modern trend of personalized party favors is a blessing. All kinds of customized party favors for prom, quinceaneras and sweet sixteen are available in party supplies stores at reasonable prices. However, do-it-yourself party favor ideas are a great hit among party lovers. DIY favors, which are made by hand, can be personalized and themed. Popular DIY party favor ideas for prom and birthdays include homemade goodies such as jams, cakes or marmalades, tiny potted plants and lovely flowers, candies, chocolate treats, lollipops, sweet-smelling candles, greeting cards, cookies, pens, photo frames, mugs, 16 themed gifts and so on. These gifts can be personalized with a name tag or quote and wrapped in colorful wrappers and ribbons. Needless to say, such custom made party favors are much cuter and affordable than shopped favors.

How much to pay for adorable party favors?
The trend of giving out party favors to the guests is quite modern but elegant party favors are often mistaken for useless, expensive gifts. Breaking the bank to buy costly throwaway party favors for prom, quinceaneras and sweet sixteen is undesirable. Ideal party favors do not imply extravagant treats, but impressive little gifts which are often handmade. Such simple party favors may not be rich by their price, but certainly are, by their value.

Alexandria Robinson Lives Up to Her Role of Miss Teen Earth Northern US

Oct 24, 2011

At Pageant Designs, we love hearing about pageant contestants who we believe serve as good role models for younger girls in pageantry. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria Robinson, Miss Teen Earth Northern US, has proven herself a fantastic role model through community service, positive attitude and her kind heart.

The Miss Teen Earth pageant is part of the Miss Earth pageant. Contestants of each pageant are committed to protecting and preserving the environment. They travel the world raising environmental awareness. Some of Alexandria’s accomplishments include:

Alexandria Robinson - Miss Teen Earth Northern US

  • Crowned and competed in both Miss Teen Earth Staten Island and Miss Teen Earth Northern US beauty pageants.
  • Volunteered and helped clean up the beaches of Staten Island with the Teen Environmental Group from The Staten Island Museum
  • Served as a Miss Teen Earth volunteer at St. George Day Festival in Tompkinsville Park. The St. George Day Festival includes activities for kids, food vendors and promotes environmental friendliness.
  • Participated in Treasure Your Island at Fort Wadsworth, an event which highlighted museums on Staten Island, parks, theater, music and more.
  • Participated in NatureFest at Great Kills Park Education Station. NatureFest is an event hosted by the Staten Island Museum. It teaches the community about different aspects of nature.
  • Volunteered at the recycling booth during Back to the Beach at South Beach
  • Over the summer, volunteered at the Earth Camp held by the Staten Island Museum.
  • Spent time at the New York Restoration Project’s summer program.

In addition to her volunteerism and stylish grace in a pageantry dress, Alexandria is a member of her high school’s cheerleading team and takes pre-college classes in interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After graduating high school, she hopes to continue her education, and eventually wishes to own her own interior design firm.

Pageant Designs would like to thank Alexandria for her dedication to our environment and her persistence in spreading the word about being eco-friendly. Alexandria truly is a great role model for young girls everywhere. You can find out more about Alexandria’s environmental efforts at her website, or on Facebook.

Your Pageant Coach: Amanda Beagle

Oct 19, 2011

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When it comes to getting expert advice to prepare you for your upcoming pageant, who better than a successful pageantry winner! Pageant coach, Amanda Beagle offers pageantry hopefuls pageant preparation services, helping you develop everything from the winning runway walk and stunning looks to a strong platform and handling all of that entry paperwork.

Titled Miss Ohio 2004 and a Miss America talent award winner, Amanda is an experienced professional singer who has worked with hundreds of singers, coaching them to improve both vocal talents and confidence – just like any winning pageantry girl needs! She’s just finished a ten month contract with Holland America Line touring the Caribbean, Canada and Alaska and is now devoting her time to auditioning, coaching contestants and judging pageants between both NYC and Ohio!

So what could be even more exciting? On December 18th, Amanda will be holding a Pageant Prep Intensive in Youngstown, OH, where there will be pageantry training and a mock interview session with a panel of judges. Such a real experience!

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One thing many pageantry girls find difficult is finding that pageantry coach, especially locally. Sure, you can always find your pageantry dress online, but Amanda has taken her services online as well! Located in New York City, she offers group and individual coaching, and for those long distance hopefuls Skype coaching, providing her expert advice and skills online. Find out more about Amanda at her blog at Your Pageant Coach where she blogs regular advice to help pageantry hopefuls make their way to the winners circle! For more information on her upcoming Pageant Prep Intensive you can also visit her personal site We wish her the best of luck with her upcoming judging and the best of luck to any of the girls under her talented training!