Its finally summer! School is over, final exams are done, and now is the start of the unofficial wedding season. Which leaves us asking the question, “What am I going to wear?” There are so many different summer wedding guest dresses out there, it may be difficult to determine which one fits your particular event.
When you’re looking for the perfect outfit, there is one main thing to remember: Don’t wear white.
Now that we’ve gotten what not to wear out of the way, lets focus on some great options of what you can wear!
White tie is the fanciest of all wedding attires. So fancy that you may not have even heard of it before. At a white tie wedding, floor length dresses in beautiful, great quality fabric are required. Summer wedding guest dresses that are light enough to wear on the hottest of days are hard to find, so we suggest a light silk or tulle dress. At white tie events, you will often see women in gloves, but in the summer it is not necessary.
Black tie is the second fanciest wedding type, just behind white tie. Unlike white tie, in black tie events, long gowns are not required. At a black tie event, women will be wearing both short and long dresses. If you do choose to wear short, make sure that it isn’t too short or revealing…black tie affairs are very classy events.
If you need a summer wedding guest dress for a formal event, you have a lot of options. Like black tie events, formal weddings don’t necessarily require long dresses, but if you do wear short, make sure you wear one with great fabric. If you’re going to wear long, steer towards something light and breezy so it doesn’t feel too stuffy.
Semi-formal may be the hardest to dress for. Here, you really don’t want a long dress unless its a little more laid-back, but not quite as casual as a maxi dress. Short dresses will be the main choice at these weddings. Since it is semi-formal, you can get away with wearing something a little more fun and not so serious.
Dressy Casual is not as widespread as some of these other summer wedding types, but still prominent enough to warrant its own category. If you’re looking for a summer wedding guest dress to wear to a dressy casual wedding, you can get away with a short dress, a long maxi dress or even a skirt and a top.
Just remember, these are all guidelines, not strict rules. If you want to be on the safe side, always dress up, not down. You’ll be much more comfortable overdressed than under dressed. Weddings are fun, after all, so go with whatever summer wedding guest dress you feel great in!
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a movie with a good high school dance scene? Whether you like watching romantic chick flicks or the funny, sometimes awkward and embarrassing prom scenes, you’ll certainly find prom movies here that will be on your must-see list.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Is there anything worse than not getting asked to prom? What if the only reason you were asked was because it was part of a crazy scheme that allowed for your sister to go? In 10 things I hate about you, Kat (Julia Stiles) finds out what it feels like to fall for a guy (Heath Ledger), who may not have the best intentions…
She’s All That (1999)
The unlikely Laney (Rachel Leigh Cook), is nominated for prom queen, after becoming the object of a bet between two high school guys.Can any girl beconme prom queen with the right makeover? Find out in this classic story of boy-falls-for-girl with a lot of unexpected twists along the way.
Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)
Want to see Patrick Dempsey try to be ‘cool’ and do awkward ‘trendy’ dance moves? This one is for you. In this prom movie, Ronald (Patrick Dempsey’s character) prepares for the dance by watching what he thought to be American Bandstand. It turns out he was actually watching a dance on the Africa Cultural Channel. He ends up doing that dance at prom which gets a very strong reaction from the student body.
Mean Girls (2004)
Although this dance is technically a “Spring Fling” instead of a prom, I think we can all agree it is one of the most memorable high school dances of all movies. Gretchen Weiners shows up looking “so fetch” in a great short blue tulle, and typical Regina George shows up looking perfect(ly plastic) in a short strapless pink dress even while wearing a full head brace. Last, but definitely not least, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) shows up to the Spring Fling just after finishing a mathletes contest and still in full mathletes garb. We’re going to assume you’ve seen this one, but if not, it’s definitely worth checking out.
Never Been Kissed (1999)
When Josie, a professional writer, is asigned to go undercover at a local high school, she gets a chance to remake the geek persona she had in school to that of a popular student. With the help of her brother, who decides to go undercover with her, she scores a date to prom with the most popular guy in school, Guy Perkins. Does she end up falling for Guy or does she stick to what she knows?
If it’s too good to be true chances are it’s not true.
Cheaper is not always better, sometimes it can turn into a nightmare. Many young girls every year are victims of counterfeit companies also known as knockoff websites. Who illegally take an Image from the designer or a designer’s retailer web page and sell poorly made prom dresses in sweat shops using child labor in china. It’s a frequent occurrence for these young girls to go to the actual retailers with tales of their experience after being cheated by a fraudulent online retailer. If you see a dress for $430 in 10 stores and on a website you see it marked down on sale for $150 chances are you’re not getting the authentic dress.
It has become more and more frequent for young girls to buy their prom dress from these counterfeit online websites. To prevent this from happening to you here are a few tips
The designer makes the dress in 4 colors and the less expensive website can make it in a dozen of colors
The counterfeit web site can make the dress exactly to the measurements you desire.
Web site has only an email as the main contact
Check to see if they have a reviews page
The dress is being shipped out from china not from the US (designers are based in the US)
Here is an example on the difference between a counterfeit website and an authorized dealer for a designer.
Knockoff website makes the dress in 24 colors while the designer only makes it in 4 different colors.
How to find authorized dealers:
Go to the sites of the top designers and use their “Where to Buy” function to find authorized retailers.
DO NOT BE A VICTIM
Designers dress on the left /counterfeit dress on the right
Our Customers are very important to us, this is why we want to make you aware that there are scammers out there that will just take your money and disappear.
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Prom Dress Shop is giving out Free Prom Dresses for the rest of March! Everyday!
Yes you heard right, everyday!
Here are the steps to win your Prom Dress
1.) First go and like our Facebook page if you have not already,
All winners will come from this group of customers.
2.) Check Prom Dress Shops Facebook page each day –
there you will find instructions for each day’s task.
3.) Sit back and hope you win a free dress.
Here’s a sneak peak of some of our giveaway dresses!
The free dress will be a Jasz Couture sale dress in a size/color that we have in stock. Shipping is not included with the free dress. We will announce the winner on Facebook each day, you will then need to email email@example.com with the subject line WINNER. Instructions on how to select your dress will then be emailed to you.
Please click on the link below for full contest details
Sherri Hill Prom Dresses at Prom Dress Shop
What’s trending for Prom 2015 at Prom Dress Shop are the latest styles from fashion designer Sherri Hill. Her styles are innovative, unique, and absolutely stunning. The 2015 Sherri Hill Prom Collection showcases a fantastic variety of fashion forward printed styles whether it be a two piece look, figure hugging mermaid style, or a sophisticated a line dress. The beautiful printed styles for spring consist of polka dots, cheetah prints, and romantic floral prints. Available in both long gowns or short party dresses, there is a printed style for every occasion: Prom, After Prom, Bat Mitzvah, Sweet Sixteen, Engagement, Reception, or a Cocktail Party! Sherri Hill used a structured taffeta fabric with a combination of delicate lace or dazzling bead work for these dresses that make an ultra chic fashion statement.
New York Fashion Week Fall 2015
The Sherri Hill Fall 2015 Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week was truly amazing. As always, Sherri Hill impresses us with her vision for the future. For the Fall 2015 collection, we saw a variety of stunning colors including: rich shades of red, radiant hues of magenta, regal purple shades, and classic shades of black. The fabrics were luxurious in both appearance and design: shiny velvet, structured taffeta, and chiffon pieces with intricate bead work. A surprise celebrity appearance by Sadie Robertson modeled not one but two of the new pieces for Fall 2015. The show closed with fabulous white bridal styles including a lace pant suit. One thing is for sure about this Fall 2015 preview-Prom Dress Shop cannot wait until you can purchase these gorgeous styles from us!
Flattering Sherri Hill Styles on All Figures
Originally a pageant designer for pageants such as Miss America, Miss USA, and Miss Universe, Sherri Hill has a way to make her dresses fit beautifully. Whether it is a flowy chiffon style with a beaded bodice or a fitted jersey dress, her styles are extremely flattering and show stopping at the same time. Sherri Hill mermaid styles give you an instant hourglass figure while her taffeta a line gowns cinch your waistline with an elegant look. Start your search now for your perfect Sherri Hill dress for your next social occasion.
Prom is just around the corner! Just 4 months away! The question now is are you ready for prom 2015? If the answer is no… start planning! Even though it might seem like a long time from now there is still so much to prepare for. Starting out with the Gown of your dreams to enchant everyone at your prom and walk out with the crown over your head. Have you made your hair appointments? Manicure? How are you even getting to prom?
Prom Dress shop will give you a few tips on how to prepare for your Special event and have everything right on track. You have no time to waist and so much to do, so let’s get started.
3 Months before prom:
– Start shopping for your prom dress (not looking but buying)
– Make sure you know how you are getting to your prom. Limo maybe?
– Start working out don’t lose your figure ( you want the dress to fit)
– Make sure you start getting your accessories (shoes, Hair, and undergarments)
– Do not forget hair appointments ( one for a trial, another one for the day)
– Don’t forget to order your corsages and boutonniere.
– If any alterations needed on your gown, start looking around at local places to make an appointment.
1 Month before
– Buy your prom tickets
– Start looking for your make up that you will be using the day of your prom
– Make sure you break in to your heels if they are brand new
3 weeks before
– Verify any appointments you have made
– Make sure your dress has been tailored
2 weeks before
– Try on your dress to make sure it fits perfect
– Make sure you have your hair appointment arranged
– Know what make up you are wearing
1 week before
- Make sure you dress is stored somewhere dry and safe
- Make sure your dress is steamed
Day of prom
– Get your manicure done
– Make sure you have everything on hand
– Have fun and enjoy the night!
Ball Gowns: Great Option for Prom
As your years in High School go by, choosing a prom dress becomes that more stressful. The typical quota is juniors opt for something flowy and simple while seniors opt for a more sexy fitted dress. A constant question we receive is do girls really choose these puffy styles for prom? Yes, quiet of few of customers do actually choose a Ball Gown. In fact, Ball Gowns are slowly becoming more and more popular. Have some fun and use this opportunity to feel like a princess.
Promdressshop.com offers a variety of Ball Gowns to choose from- strapless, lace, beaded, duo-tones, and many more. Check these out!
Receive endless compliments with this stunning Ball Gown. The fitted bodice with V waistline is ultra-slimming while allowing you to show of your curves. Classic encrusted sweetheart neckline with corset lace up back won’t have you shuffling all night long like most strapless dresses. Full skirt made of delicate tulle adds that princess like feel. Accessorizing is easy, simply pair with a chocker necklace or diamond shape earrings. Throw in a pair of gloves for an extra touch.
The lace detailing on this stunning Ball Gown elevates this look to a whole other level. Appliques help give an extra feminine touch. Subtle hand sewn stones are placed throughout the gown giving a slight touch of glitz. This is a perfect option to pair with chandelier earrings and a simple bracelet to complete a demure ensemble.
Be unique with this duotone Ball Gown dress from Mori Lee. Gorgeous ombre effect on the bodice and ruffled skirt adds a stunning wow factor. The sweet heart neckline is adorned with different sized hand sewn beads. Choose from Champagne, Bubbles, and Spearmint. Pair with a sparkling headband and gloves for the princess look.
Truly one of a kind, this gorgeous ball gown will definitely capture everyone’s attention. Drop waist bodice is fully embellished with unique bead work and stones that instantly gives one that hour glass figure. You can always pair the tulle skirt with a slip for extra volume. This is a perfect option to accessorize with geometric earrings and bracelet.
While majority of Ball Gowns are embellished with merely silver accents, this Mori Lee corset style ball gown dress has subtle contrasting beadwork that is super eye catching. Exposed boning helps elongate your torso and cinch your natural waistline. V cut gives the overall gown a more daring look than the typical sweetheart neckline.
Wedding season is upon us. Recently, we have seen a surge of young modern brides that want more stylish bridesmaid dresses. This major shift from the traditional bridal party attire means no more stuffy chiffon numbers.
Promdressshop.com offers non-traditional ideas for bridesmaids. We offer the hottest brands such as Sherri Hill, La Femme, and Faviana, Alyce, Blush and many more! Make your girls look great on your big day. Those pictures last a lifetime!
Make your bridal party’s attire fit in with your personality and wedding theme!
We offer beautiful gowns at all price ranges.
Check out these great options for bridesmaids dresses under $200. (This is just a small sample of our favorites, check out our huge selection at promdressshop.com)
Maybe one of these dresses would be a perfect fit for your girls. Check out all of our styles. Happy planning!!