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Designer Feature – Tiffany Prom

May 5, 2017

Tiffany Prom is a great choice for any girls out there who are looking for the trendiest styles, cuts and colors in their formal evening wear. If you keep up with the latest fashions and like to keep your look up to date, you’ll love the selection of Tiffany Prom dresses from DressProm.net. On top of keeping up with the latest trends, this popular designer makes sure to make every dress they create beautiful and feminine so that you’ll look like a princess for your big event.

There is a dress from Tiffany Prom for every taste, whether you want to be bold, elegant or somewhere in between. There are the classic large, full skirts that are expected as well as more toned down but no less beautiful form-fitting dresses. There are crop top two-piece dresses and there are slinky sequin numbers that would look at home on the red carpet. You can also find bright patterns such as bold stripes and flirty floral prints alongside classics such as solid pink and white.

One of the things that Tiffany Prom does so well is giving a modern update to a classically elegant design. A perfect example of this is this Two Piece Prom Gown where a lovely and traditional A-line skirt is paired with a more modern high-neck halter crop top. This dress shows the tiniest hint of skin while staying completely tasteful and classy. Then, the bead work detailing really takes this evening gown over the top to create something special.

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The designers at Tiffany Prom are also known to take some bold risks in redefining the modern prom dress. This is especially evident in this Two Piece Prom Gown that combines several of the season’s hottest trends to create one gorgeous and bold statement. This crop top gown features a long mermaid skirt paired with a short high-neck top. Both pieces come in an eye-catching black and white striped pattern that is overlaid with floral lace embroidery. The pairing of striking minimalist contrast with very feminine embroidered flowers is visually stunning.

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2017 Prom Style: Mermaid Dresses

May 1, 2017

Are you looking for a way to show off your figure without showing too much skin at prom this year? If so, a mermaid silhouette prom dress may be just the thing for you. While this lovely, curve-hugging style is inspired by vintage fashion, it is perfectly on trend and one of the most popular choices for prom 2017. The mermaid silhouette is created with a tight bodice and a long skirt that is form-fitting down to the knees or calves, where it dramatically flares out like the fins of a mermaid’s tail.

Mermaid silhouette prom dresses come in a wide variety of different colors, patterns and fabrics and feature several different types of embellishments. We carry some of the hottest mermaid dresses from the trendiest designers at DressProm.net. Take a look at the different options to see this flattering silhouette paired with some of this season’s other popular trends such as high necklines, two-piece crop top dresses, cut outs and floral prints. You’ll also find more classic styles and colors like tulle skirts, black dresses and solid-colored satin.

Rock some of this year’s hottest trends all in one dress with this Two Piece Prom Gown by Rachel Allan. It features a mermaid tail skirt in a floral print with a matching cropped top, a high neckline, cut outs and sequin embellishments. This dress is a knockout with large, beautiful Dogwood blossoms adorning the skirt paired with a flirty top.

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If a classic color and style is more your speed, try this Mikado Mermaid Prom Dress from Blush. This absolutely stunning dress begins with a fitted, strapless bodice that has a plunging sweetheart neckline. This bodice is embellished with intricate bead work. The satin mermaid skirt is playfully ruffled at the bottom to enhance its mermaid tail appearance.

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No matter which style you choose, you’ll be sure to look gorgeous in your mermaid prom dress from DressProm.net.

Let DressProm Help you Budget for your Prom in 2017

Apr 27, 2017

Prom is one of the most memorable events of your high school career, but it’s certainly not the cheapest occasion. Many girls struggle with wanting to create a night that they’ll never forget, complete with the perfect dress, without going over budget. However, with some smart planning and a bit of expertise from DressProm, you can get everything you want for prom night while still sticking to a spending plan. Here’s how to budget for prom in the DressProm way.

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  • The Dress. For most girls, the dress is the most important — and most expensive — piece of the prom puzzle. We recommend setting aside between $100 and $600 to spend on a prom dress, depending on your overall budget and your personal tastes. While it is fairly easy to find an affordable prom dress with so many options on the market today, it’s also very possible to skim some money from the rest of your budget if you decide to splurge on a pricier designer dress. At the end of the day, it’s all up to you.
  • The Accessories. We recommend budgeting $100 or less for accessories, shoes included. Most people won’t even look at your accessories once they see your gorgeous dress, so it’s much more worthwhile to allot any extra cash toward your dress. Use your accessory budget to pick up some matching shoes, simple jewelry and a handy purse to carry your essentials in.

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  • Hair and Makeup. While many girls choose to get their hair and makeup done for prom, it’s certainly not an essential part of the process. On average, a hair and makeup appointment costs about $150 to $250 at a salon, which is just not in the budget for many people. To cut costs while still getting a great beauty look, visit a makeup counter at the local mall and take advantage of the free makeovers, or enlist a friend or family member who is particularly good at hair to give you a simple up-do.
  • The Flowers. On average, a corsage costs between $35 and $45, while a boutonniere costs between $15 and $20. Whether you’re going with a date or a friend, you’ll likely want to set aside some cash to give them some flowers.
  • The Pre-Prom. Most people participate in at least some type of pre-prom activity, whether it be taking photos, renting a limo or going out to dinner (if your school doesn’t provide one).

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Prom Styles – Off the Shoulder and Two-Piece

Apr 18, 2017

We’re always staying up-to-date on the latest prom dress styles here at DressProm and this year we’ve noticed a big shift in the fashion industry toward shoulder-bearing frocks that show just a bit of skin. Off-the-shoulder and two-piece styles are the perfect way to show off your collarbone and shoulders if those are your best features and they look perfect with a statement necklace or a long, wavy hairstyle. Here’s everything you need to know about these sultry prom dress styles.

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This particular style is halfway between a dress with sleeves and a sleeveless dress. It features anything from cap sleeves to long sleeves to spaghetti straps, but the sleeves are pushed off the shoulder and situated a bit lower on the arms to create an off-the-shoulder effect that many girls love.

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Designers like Blush and Mori Lee are particularly fond of the off-the-shoulder look for its young, sexy style and its versatility. These big name dress brands create glamorous prom dresses featuring off-the-shoulder bodices decorated with swirls of sequins, edgy gowns with long, tight sleeves and off-the-shoulder tops or even boho-style frocks with off-the-shoulder sleeves with bell shapes at the ends.

Two-Piece
If your belly is your best feature, show it off in a fun, classy way at the prom with a two-piece dress that shows just a peek of midriff. These unique and modern styles are best for daring girls, as they really lean more toward the contemporary look than the traditional.

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Some two-piece dresses feature tank tops in a matching pattern or a solid shade that pairs well with the skirt, while others come with elaborately decorated bodices covered in beading, sequins and embroidery. DressProm even carries two-piece prom dresses with long sleeves to balance out the shorter length of the top portion. Prom dress designers like Rachel Allan and Faviana particularly love the two-piece prom dress trend.

Great Gatsby and Other Themed Dresses for 2017

Apr 14, 2017

For the girl with a flair for the dramatic, you may want to go with a themed prom dress for your big prom night. You can choose to go all out with your theme by pairing your dress with matching accessories, or just stick to a subtle theme that will help you to stand out while still staying on trend. DressProm carries a wide selection of great themed prom dresses, but these are a few of our favorites.

  • “The Great Gatsby”. The Roaring ‘20s styles of “Gatsby” are always some of our most popular, but this theme has seen even more popularity in recent years. If you want to create a glamorous flapper style that Daisy Buchanan would be proud of, check out DressProm’s selection of “Great Gatsby” dresses featuring beads, sequins and feathers galore. These dresses feature shorter hemlines and shift shapes, as well as the occasional floor length with Art Deco details. No matter which type you choose, you’ll look like you’re ready to head to the speakeasy in your flapper frock.
  • “Alice in Wonderland”. Literary buffs will also adore the down-the-rabbit-hole stylings of DressProm’s “Alice”-themed dresses. These colorful, whimsical frocks perfectly embody the Queen of Hearts or even Alice herself with their bright, bold shades, wide, flared skirts and large prints and patterns.
  • Carnival. For a truly larger-than-life dress theme, try out one of DressProm’s popular carnival dresses. These are reminiscent of the costumes carnival performers wear because of their swirls of pastel colors, ruffled details and long, flowing skirts.
  • Hollywood. Want to look like you just stepped off of the red carpet? Then slip into one of DressProm’s Hollywood-influenced prom dresses. These fancy frocks are fit for a starlet with their gold or jewel tones, sequined details and long, dramatic lengths.

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Find the Perfect Style for Your Prom Dress this Year with our Fashion Guides

Apr 10, 2017

Are you more of a glamorous diva or a sweet and sassy fashionista? You need to know what type of prom dress you’re looking for before choosing the perfect dress for you and you can’t do that until you know about the different styles of prom dresses on the market today. Luckily, DressProm has created a variety of different fashion guides to teach shoppers about the different types of dresses and to help you choose the perfect prom dress for you. Here’s a complete list of our different prom dress style guides.

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  • Dress by Style. This prom dress buying guide includes detailed descriptions of each style of prom dress that’s trendy today, as well as photos of each one to help you recognize the different styles. Since you’re shopping online with DressProm instead of in stores, this guide will help you to visualize the numerous unique styles without seeing them in real life. Learn the definition of a sheath dress, check out the fashion-forward high neckline styles and even make your own opinion about unique mermaid dresses with this handy guide.
  • Dress by Body Type. Many girls don’t just want to know which styles they like, they also want to find out which styles will best flatter their particular body type. This helpful and informative guide does just that by describing the different body shapes and recommending the dresses that would suit each one best. Whether you’re curvy, slim, plus sized or anything in between, we’ll help you find the style that’s perfect for you!
  • Dress by Designer. If you spot a dress that you love but don’t know much about who makes it, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about the most popular prom dress designers on the market today. From Sherri Hill to Blush, you’ll learn about all of the industry’s best known names.
  • Dress by Occasion. Shopping for an occasion other than prom? Check out this guide that separates DressProm’s numerous dresses by occasion!

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DressProm Layaway Program

Apr 4, 2017

Prom budget blues getting you down? No worries! With the DressProm Layaway Program, you can put your dream dress on hold and pay for it in installments over a 90-day period, allowing you more time to pay for your dress without risking losing your dress of choice.

Unlike some dress stores, DressProm’s Layaway Program is available on any dress in our inventory including prom dresses! This includes brand name dresses from designers like Alyce Paris, Blush Prom and Madison James, as well as quinceanera dresses, homecoming dresses and even tuxedos for women. Layaway is even available for out-of-stock, special order dresses, so you can purchase your dream dress without worrying about it coming back into stock!

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In order to take advantage of the Layaway Program, all you have to do is put down a one-time initial deposit of 60% of the dress price. Then, the dress will be put on hold for up to 90 days, allowing you to make payments whenever you like. DressProm offers payment plans for as low as $50 every month, or bi-weekly payments of larger payments if you prefer to pay your dress off faster. No matter how you choose to pay for it, DressProm’s DressProm Layaway Program enables every girl to get her dream prom dress, no matter what her budget may be.

If you want to learn more about the DressProm Layaway Program or want to find out how to put a dress on layaway today, contact one of our friendly customer service staff members. They will help you to pick the perfect layaway plan for your budget, as well as place any special orders on out-of-stock prom dresses. Once you find the dress of your dreams, give a DressProm associate a call at 864-263-4371!

Featured Designer: Blush Prom

Mar 30, 2017

Blush Prom is one of the biggest names in prom dress design and for very good reason. The longtime favorite brand consistently stays ahead of the trend when it comes to prom dresses and formalwear for young women and it even offers styles that are right on par with what your favorite celebrities are wearing. Blush Prom prides itself on offering high quality, well-made prom dresses for affordable prices, so it’s also the perfect brand for budget-conscious fashionistas. You’ll find trendy styles like mermaid gowns and trumpet skirts, as well as the always-popular two-piece style that shows just a bit of midriff. Glamorous beadwork and embroidered details decorate many of Blush Prom’s dresses, but you’ll also find options with ruffled hemlines and dramatic plunging necklines if you’re looking to create some interest without the use of sequins and sparkles. If you’re looking for a trendy prom dress without the high-fashion prices, check out Blush Prom.

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Featured Designer: Alyce Paris

Mar 24, 2017

Alyce Paris is one of our favorite prom dress designers here at DressProm and we think the brand will soon become one of your favorites, too. If you’re searching for a trend-setting dress with a truly glam feel, you’ll love Alyce Paris’s latest designs. Alyce Hamm, the Chicago-based designer behind the line, moved to the United States from Paris back in 1955 and has been creating Parisian-influenced couture styles for young women ever since. Today, Alyce Paris is known for its floor-length gowns featuring intricate beading, bursts of sequins and glamorous jewel tones, as well as two-piece gowns that bare just a bit of belly. This season, you’ll also find dresses featuring high necklines and choker-style details that are perfectly on trend. If your taste in prom dresses is more glamorous and high-fashion than most, you’ll love Alyce Paris.

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Slim vs. Poofy Formal Dresses Compared

Mar 8, 2017

There are only a few times in your life when you get to go all out in choosing a dress. Your prom or formal is one such occasion. While we say this is your opportunity to go all out, it is still up to you to match your style, whether it is a simple, figure flattering dress or a poofy number with fun details.

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You might want to start with your personality, and activity. Are you bold? Do you like to stand out from everyone else in the room? Or will an eye-catching dress make you feel uncomfortable from all the attention? You might also want to consider what you plan to do in the dress. If you are going to be in a limo with a bunch of friends, consider how a dress with a big skirt will be sitting close together with your prom date and friends, and getting in and out of the limo. You also want to be sure you can move in the dress if you want to dance to every song until the DJ calls it quits for the night. The same goes for any after party or activities.

A simple dress is easy to put on and you don’t have to worry about adjusting all night. A dress with a larger skirt and other details might need to be fluffed or smoothed every time you get up or sit down. Those larger dresses can be fun, though, just be prepared for a bit of a fussy dress, and give yourself a once over before saying cheese.

Check out our post on choosing a dress for your body type for more tips on finding the dress that works with your figure. Also know that you have more options if you buy your dress early. As it gets closer to your prom, more styles will sell out.

Remember that this is a night you will always remember, and your dress is a big part of that experience. Consider all the styles out there, and find something you are comfortable with, and happy with. There are more styles and designs available than ever before, and you can find a dress that is really unique that you can enjoy wearing.