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HOW TO PULL OFF FLORAL MOTHER OF THE BRIDE DRESSES THIS WEDDING SEASON
BRIDAL GURU / May 25, 2022

We hear you have a special event coming up: your daughter's wedding! A special day calls for a special dress. And if that's what you're looking for, you're in the right place. 

Today, we're exploring floral mother of the bride dresses. Floral prints, patterns, and embroidery are always a fabulous way to add femininity and warmth to your look. With that said, though, florals have been around for decades. So how can you keep your look current and modern? 

We've got the down-low on floral trends this season, and we're sharing them with you today—so you can find a floral mother of the bride dress that's your style and is on-trend. (Your daughter will be so proud!)

1. Choose a bold floral print

This year, floral prints are big and bold. If you're looking for a mother of the bride dress that features a floral print, we say: go big or go home. 

Although big floral prints are on-trend, you don't need to rock bright colors. You can choose neutral colors, like a gray or cream dress with brown or black flowers and a pop of yellow or gold. 

Pro tip: keep your eye out for jacquard dresses. Jacquard fabric is a textured fabric with complex patterns woven into it, rather than printed, dyed, and embroidered. Jacquard dresses can be made of any material. The name simply refers to the weaving process. 

The weaving process allows for complex patterns—and adds a luxurious texture. It's perfect for a special moment like your daughter's wedding, and we're seeing them everywhere this year.

Silver floral printed dress

Get the look: GL2657 Floral Printed Jacquard V-Neck Long Dress


If you're looking for a floral mother of the bride dress with a more colorful print, you can totally go that route too. 

We recommend choosing a color (or colors) that complement your daughter's bridesmaid dresses. While it doesn't need to match, your daughter will appreciate you going the extra mile to match her wedding party colors. 

Take a look at this blog that covers the top trending colors for wedding schemes this year.

Green Off-The-Shoulder Floral Dress

Get the look: GL2245 Off-The-Shoulder Floral Print Long Dress with Sheer Back


2. Add color or metallics to the embroidery

Floral embroidery will zhuzh up any mother of the bride dress. If this is how you want to incorporate florals in your look, we're all for it! We love how delicate embroidery is. It's romantic, feminine, and chic. 

But, if your whole dress is one color, it's hard to see the detailing. As the mother of the bride, you're a guest of honor. So we recommend taking it up a notch by incorporating some color or metallics to make your dress stand out.

One way to do this is through colorful embroidery. There's no need to choose bright, bold colors if you don't want to. As you can see below, dark purple and gold against a pink dress do just the trick!

Champagne V-Neck Embroidered Dress

Get the look: GL2270 V-Neck Embroidery Jersey Long Dress


Another way to make your floral embroidery stand out is by adding metallics. Metallic material emblazoned with a floral pattern adds a mesmerizing finish to any piece and makes the flowers in the fabric appear more lifelike and three-dimensional.

We're seeing this trend on the runway, and we can already envision it at your daughter's wedding. Unleash your inner trendsetter—we know it's in you!

Mauve Embroidered Chiffon Dress

Get the look: GL2519 Embroidered Lace Bodice Chiffon Long Dress with Cap Sleeve


3. Experiment with fabrics and textures

Floral patterns can be found on many different materials. In addition to standard cotton, polyester, and satin, you can also see them on mesh, tulle, lace, and others. 

This season, it's all about experimenting with different fabrics and mixing and matching textures. For your floral mother of the bride dress, we recommend doing the same!

For example, you could mix red lace, mesh, and tulle to create a look that's both romantic and sexy.

Burgundy Lace Dress

Get the look: GL 2276 Sleeveless Lace Long Dress with Tulle Skirt


Or, you could mix silver sequins with lace applique. Unlike jacquard, applique is a needlework technique in which one or more pieces of fabric are attached to a larger background fabric to create patterns. This adds volume and creates a three-dimensional effect. 

The result? A dramatic, royal look. If you're off to a glamorous wedding, this is the floral mother of the bride dress for you!

Silver Sequin Lace Dress

Get the look: GL1511 Sequin Wide V-Neck A-Line Long Dress with Lace Applique


Ready to find your perfect mother of the bride dress?

We know you're exploring floral mother of the bride dresses, but have you considered a gold mother of the bride dress? If so, take a look at this blog for inspo.

Or, if you're ready to get shopping for your mother of the bride dress, browse our complete catalog here. There are lots on sale to prep for wedding season—don't miss out!

5 GOLD DRESSES PERFECT FOR MOTHERS OF THE BRIDE
BRIDAL GURU / May 25, 2022

It's a big moment for your daughter: she's getting married! Your little girl is all grown up, and we're sure you want to look your best on her wedding day.

Gold is a classic color for mother of the bride dresses. It still exudes elegance, luxury, and warmth no matter what style you choose.

Today, we're showing you five gold dresses for mothers of the bride. From classic and conservative to sexy and bold, you're about to find your dream look for this special day.




1. Off-the-shoulder A-line dress

Weddings are full of love. If you're looking to capture that vibe in your gold mother of the bride dress, this look is for you.

This romantic look starts with a sweetheart neckline, which is cut to mimic the top of a heart. Can a dress embrace the love in the air more than that?!

This neckline, paired with off-the-shoulder sleeves, creates an ultra-feminine bodice and the perfect canvas for your favorite necklace.

We also love this look for its A-line silhouette. An A-line silhouette cinches the waist and flares out to create an "A" shape. It's flattering on any figure.

Because this isn't just any wedding, we encourage you to rock some sparkle on your dress. There's no need to blend in when your daughter's getting married!



Champagne Sequin Sweetheart Gown

Get the look: style GL2887 | Floral Embroidery Glitter & Sequin Mesh A-Line Dress




2. Mermaid dress with feathers and detachable cape

For the mamas out there looking for a bold and sexy look, this gold mother of the bride dress is screaming your name.

Mermaid-style dresses hug your curves and flare out at the knee, creating a "mermaid tail" effect. It accentuates your natural hourglass curves—so if you got it, flaunt it!

To dial up the sexy, this mother of the bride dress also has an illusion deep-V neckline. Don't worry, the mesh keeps everything in place, so you can still dance the night away.

Now let's talk about the statement details. The feathers are oh-so-unique, and a detachable mesh cape will add drama to your look. Yes, this is not your average mother of the bride dress!



Champagne Feather Embellished Mermaid Gown

Get the look: style GL3047 | Feather-Shoulder Embellished Glitter Mermaid Dress w/ Mesh Layer Drape




3. Chiffon dress with scoop neck and cap sleeves

Looking for a gold mother of the bride dress that radiates elegance? Here's a royal look you'll love.

Of course, you're halfway there with a gold dress. Gold is a luxurious color fit for royals.

But you can also capture this vibe with your neckline and sleeves. A scoop, rounded neckline, and cap sleeves are typical of royal wear. (Kate Middleton, is that you?)

When it comes to fabrics and embellishments, we recommend choosing a flattering, airy fabric like chiffon and opting for sophisticated embroidery like beads. You can also add some elegant accessories, like a floral hairpiece or pearl earrings.



Gold chiffon gown

Get the look: style GL3068 | Beads Embellished Embroidered A-line Dress w/ Scoop-Neck




4. A-line embellished dress with long sleeves

Your gold mother of the bride dress doesn't have to be over the top. You can also create a conservative look while rocking this stunning metallic color.

One way to do that is going for full or ¾ length sleeves. You can choose mesh sleeves delicately embroidered with lace or jewels to keep this look modern.

We also recommend an A-line silhouette. If you choose chiffon fabric, the dress will fall loosely on your body rather than flaring out dramatically.

If you want to balance out this fabric-heavy dress, opt for a modest V-neckline over a high or scoop neck. This is the perfect look to throw your hair up in a low bun and wear shoulder-grazing earrings or a necklace that sits on the collarbone.

If your daughter's wedding is in the winter, this dress will also keep you nice and warm!



Champagne chiffon gown

Get the look: style GL2925 | Embroidered Bodice V-Neck Chiffon Dress w/ Sheer Back




5. Appliqué dress with deep-V neckline 

Mothers of the bride: if you're looking for a dress that's totally on trend, this gold gown is for you.

Appliqué embroidery is a textile art form in which one fabric is decoratively stitched on top of another to create a 3D effect—and it's hot, hot, hot this season.

Appliqué will also add some volume to your A-line skirt. Unlike a flowy fabric like chiffon, this textured fabric will create a more dramatic silhouette. Add a thin belt to accentuate your curves further.

As you can tell, we're big fans of illusion deep-V necklines. It adds sex appeal without compromising comfort. It's perfect for fashionable mothers who still want to feel secure in their dresses.



Floral lace gown

Get the look: style GL2566 | 3D Floral Applique Embellished Lace A-Line Dress w/ Deep Illusion V-Neck




Is your daughter on the hunt for her dress too?

Did you know we also offer wedding dresses? That's right, you and your daughter can shop for dresses together right here at GLS Collective.




FIVE MERMAID STYLE PROM DRESSES WE LOVE (PLUS STYLNG TIPS!)
PARTY QUEEN / Apr 22, 2022

Mermaid-style prom dresses are the perfect combination of sexy and elegant. We couldn't be more excited that you're considering this silhouette for your prom. 

Mermaid-style dresses are characterized by a fitted style that hugs the body and flares at or below the knee—creating a mermaid-like "tail." If you're looking to flaunt your curves and accentuate an hourglass shape, this dress is perfect for your prom look. 

We've seen our fair share of mermaid-style prom dresses. Today, we're sharing five of our favorites and styling tips to nail your prom look. 

1. Sweetheart dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves

Looking for a mermaid-style prom dress that's sexy, striking, and feminine—all in one? Then look no further. From the cut and neckline to the fabric and embellishments, this dress has it all. 

Let's first talk about the neckline and sleeves. We love when we see sweetheart necklines paired with off-the-shoulder sleeves. It's effortlessly romantic. Leave your neck bare if you want to show off your collarbone and shoulders. Or, you can style this dress with a short necklace. 

As you can see, this dress also dials up the sex appeal with a sheer bodice, lace-up back, and high slit. Remember, skirts with high slits will put your feet on display, so don't forget to wear a showstopping pair of metallic heels!

We also love this dress for its delicate embroidery and sequin embellishments on the skirt—it's unlike any other. If you're looking for a mermaid-style dress that'll make you stand out, this one is for you. 

Take a look at this blog for more showstopping prom looks.

navy sequin prom dress

Get the look: GL3024 Sheer Bodice Cut-Away Shoulder Lace-Up Back Sequin Prom Dress w/ Leg Slit


2. Gray dress with feathers and silver sparkle

If you're off to a fire and ice-themed prom, this mermaid-style dress will surely make you gleam! Silver and gray are hot hues this season—and totally capture the "ice" aspect of a fire and ice-themed prom. 

What do we also love about this dress? All the details! From the feathered shoulders to the glitter and sequins—this mermaid-style dress will keep all eyes on you. Here's an extra styling tip: add a detachable mesh cape. You can walk into prom night looking like a royal—but take it off once you hit the dance floor!

This dress is very decorative, so we recommend keeping your chest and neck bare of any jewelry. Throw your hair up or pin it back to show off your beautiful face. Complete the look with some sparkly shoulder-grazing earrings. 

Getting a manicure and pedicure? Keep it sleek with french tips or a white shade.

silver glitter embellished prom gown

Get the look: GL3047 Feather-Shoulder Embellished Glitter Mermaid Dress w/ Mesh Layer Drape


3. Mesh dress with detachable layers and 3D appliqué

If you want to make a statement with your mermaid-style prom dress, then you need to add some texture to your look. 

Where do you start? Let's talk about embroidery first. While many girls will wear a dress decorated with subtle embroidery, like lace, we recommend a bolder type of embroidery, like appliqué. Appliqué is a textile art form in which one fabric is decoratively stitched on top of another. This stitching technique typically creates bold patterns with a 3D effect. (Did we mention it's a hot prom style right now?)

Another way to add texture (and volume) to your dress is by adding mesh skirt layers. While mermaid-style dresses are form-fitting, this adds a whimsical feel to your look and accentuates your hourglass shape. Win-win!

The texture doesn't stop at the dress. Instead of a sleek updo, style your hair in loose curls to round out this look.

emerald green mesh prom gown

Get the look: GL3011 Rhinestone Embellished Mesh Mermaid Dress w/ 3-D Flower and Detached Layer


4. Dusty rose dress with floral embroidery

Mermaid-style prom dresses are naturally feminine. If you're headed to a Parisian-themed prom, then this dusty rose gown is for you. 

Dusty rose has been a trending color for several years now—and we're not mad about it. It's elegant, romantic, and flattering on any skin tone. Plus, it pairs perfectly with floral embroidery. This is no time to hide your femininity, ladies!

The opportunities to style this mermaid-style prom dress are endless. Accentuate your womanly curves with a jeweled belt. Or, sweep your hair to the side and wear some chic earrings. 

For this look, it's a good idea to match your clutch to your dress. Rose gold would be the perfect pick.

pink glitter mesh prom gown

Get the look: GL2889 Floral Embroidery Glitter Mesh Mermaid Long Dress w/ Jeweled Waist Band


5. Halter dress with cutouts and patterns

Mermaid-style dresses are all over the red carpet. Whether you're going to a Hollywood-themed prom or simply want to channel your inner J.Lo, this black halter dress was made for you. 

We see many girls rocking strapless dresses or spaghetti straps. Why not rock a neckline that's different from the rest? Halter necklines are ultra-chic—and elongate the body when paired with a mermaid silhouette. What's not to love? 

Cutouts are an edgy way to dial up the sex appeal if you still want to show some skin. This dress features a cutout in the front of the bodice—and the back!

Speaking of edgy, choose a dress with a decorative pattern. In a sea of solid colors, you're bound to stand out. Finish this red carpet look with a bold lip and a high ponytail.

black crepe prom gown

Get the look: GL2659 Halter Neck Glitter Crepe Mermaid Long Dress


Need a mermaid-style prom dress to fit a specific theme? 

While we noted some prom themes above, you may be headed to a different themed prom. No problem—we've considered them all! Take a look at these blog posts to find the perfect mermaid-style dress for your prom theme!

FIVE HOTTEST PROM STYLES AND TRENDS THIS YEAR
PARTY QUEEN / Apr 19, 2022

If you consider yourself a trendsetter year-round, then you know that prom is no exception. It's one of the biggest nights to make a statement.

So what are the fashion trends this year, and how can you incorporate them into your prom dress? That's a question we're exploring today.

Get ready, fellow fashionistas. From prints and fabrics to silhouettes and cuts—we're covering five on-trend prom styles that are hot, hot, hot!




1. Textured fabrics

Gone are the days when prom dresses are plain. This prom style is all about adding dynamic detail to your dress.

Instead of choosing a dress with one simple fabric, we encourage you to add some texture. Think glitter, sequins, jewels, ruffles, lace, appliqué, and feathers.

You can go as light or heavy on this trend as you want! Add detailing to the bodice or the skirt, or choose a dress completely textured! Don't be scared to mix and match different materials and fabrics. You can rock sequins, jewels, and embroidery, all in one look!

If you really want to stand out from the rest, walk the runway in a dress with feathered sleeves. Now that's a prom style that will make you turn heads! If you’re going to a Great Gatsby-themed prom, this look is perfect.



mauve sequin prom gown

Get the look: style GL3046 | Feather-Shoulder Embellished A-line Dress w/ Open V-back




2. Floral details

The floral trend is here to stay, and it's perfect for your prom look. For the whimsical prom queen, this prom style will be up your alley.

Floral embroidery and patterns are two great options for your prom dress. If you choose one with floral appliqué, you can also add texture. (And just like that, you've hit two of this year's hottest trends!)

Your bodice is a great place for adding florals. To add a romantic vibe, find a gown with a sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves.

What color matches well with this prom style? Florals look great with pastel hues, like rose, gray, mint, and lavender.



silver chiffon prom gown

Get the look: style GL3018 | Floral 3D Applique and Embroidery Embellished Bodice A-Line Chiffon Dress




3. Bright, bold colors

Bright hues are making a comeback in fashion this year. Ladies, if you're looking to make a statement, this is a prom style for you.

Here is a list of bold colors that are perfect for your prom dress: 

  • Hot pink
  • Tangerine orange
  • Emerald green
  • Periwinkle blue

Don't stop here. Pair up these hues with a fun shiny fabric like lamé, which is completely made up of, or interspersed with, metallic fibers.

When it comes to this prom style, go bold or go home! You'll be sure to turn heads in a prom dress like this.



fuchsia metallic prom gown

Get the look: style GL2943 | Ruched Metallic Lame V-Neck Mermaid Long Dress w/ Lace Up Back




4. Unique sleeves

Yes, sleeves are a practical part of any outfit. But what we're seeing in the fashion world is a fresh, fashionable take on sleeves—and we're loving every minute of it. If you're looking for a chic prom style, it's time to update your prom dress sleeves!

There are several ways to hit this trend. Our favorites? Off-the-shoulder tied sleeves, cut-out sleeves, and one-shoulder sleeves. (Show off those collarbones, ladies!)

This is also a great opportunity to embrace your curves and add drama to the silhouette. Layers of chiffon create volume and accentuate the hourglass shape.



blue jewel embellished prom gown

Get the look: style GL2094 | One Shoulder Jewel Embellished Bodice Chiffon Floor Length Dress




5. Drapey fabrics

Perhaps the pandemic had something to do with it, but fluid fabrics are coming at us full force this year—and not just for casual wear. If you're looking for a chic yet comfortable prom dress, you'll love this prom style.

Loose and drapey fabrics, like chiffon, are perfect for nailing this trend. It falls over your body in a flattering way and gives you all the room for dancing the night away.

Now that doesn't mean this prom trend is boring. You can use the above trends, like adding texture or bold colors, to keep this look from falling flat.

Another way you can add some spice is through detachable layers, like a mesh skirt or sleeves. Don't worry—once the dance party begins, you can take them off and let loose!



champagne beaded prom gown

Get the look: style GL3005 | Detachable Mesh Sleeve V-Neck Chiffon Prom Dress




Find the dress that fits your favorite prom style

Now that you know these five prom styles, which one best speaks to you? Once you've answered that question, take a look at our full prom dress catalog to find your dream gown.

Or, take a look at these blog posts for more inspiration:




WHAT TO WEAR TO PROM: FASHION ADVISE FROM A PROM QUEEN
PARTY QUEEN / Apr 13, 2022

Prom is coming up and you're probably wondering what to wear to prom. There are so many choices—where do you begin?!

While we all attend prom, the experience is unique for everyone. Thanks to prom themes and prom dresses, we'll all come away with different memories, photos, and signature dance moves. (Nobody can do the sprinkler like me!)

If you're still unsure what to wear to your prom, no worries! That's why I'm here—I'm sharing tips I gathered from my prom night so you can find the look that's right for you.

From one prom queen to another, here are six pieces of advice to help you decide what to wear to prom.




1. Choose a comfortable fit 

On prom night, you'll want to dress to impress. But from my own experience, I recommend choosing a dress that's also comfortable. Trust me, you can have both!

If you're looking for a dress that lets you get loose on the dance floor, choose a fit like the A-line silhouette. It's fitted at the bodice and flows from the waist. It's super flattering—and more importantly—super comfy.

If you want to choose a sexier silhouette, like a mermaid-style gown, you can also find something that's not skin-tight, like this mermaid dress.

I rocked an A-line prom dress with a high slit to add some spice to my prom look. If you do the same, don't forget to wear a cute pair of heels. Pro tip: wear a pair of nude heels to elongate your legs!



green satin prom dress

Get the look: GL3040 | Full Rhinestone Bodice Lace-Up Back Satin Prom Dress w/ Waistband




2. Pick a prom dress with straps

When considering what dress to wear to prom, I can't overstate the need for straps. My friend wore a strapless dress and had to adjust it all night—how annoying! If you plan on dancing the night away, you'll want to feel secure—and a prom dress with straps will do just that.

Now that doesn't mean you have to wear full sleeves. You can still show off your shoulders with barely-there spaghetti straps or off-the-shoulder sleeves. Both of these options are very on-trend right now.

If you're set on wearing a strapless prom dress, that's okay! Just make sure the bodice fits you well, so you don't need to pull it up continually. A sewist can help you out with that!



sienna brown satin prom dress

Get the look: GL1994 | Sweetheart Neckline Satin Long Dress w/ Slit




3. Wear more sparkle

One of my biggest regrets on prom night is not wearing enough sparkle. It's one of the few days when you can totally glam it up. So if you're wondering what to wear to prom, one of my best pieces of advice is to embrace the sparkle!

Sparkle comes in many forms: glitter, jewels, embroidery, sequins, and other embellishments. You can choose a dress covered in them. Or, they can decorate parts of your dress, like the bodice and skirt.

Don't forget your accessories. Complete your look with some shimmering earrings or a dazzling necklace. Channel your inner prom queen, ladies!



pink sequin embellished prom dress

Get the look: GL3020 | Sequin Embellished Bodice V-Neck A-Line Prom Dress w/ Leg Slit




4. Accentuate the waistline

Every girl wants to feel beautiful on prom night. What can you wear to prom to make you feel oh-so-confident? Find a dress that accentuates the waistline.

An accentuated waistline will give you an hourglass figure no matter your size or shape. It's time to embrace your curves!

How can you accentuate your waist? Some dresses will come with a thin belt or ruching to cinch the waist. But even embellishments, detailing, or cutouts can create this effect.

To further enhance your curves, choose a dress that flares out from the waist or knees. A-line dresses, ball gowns, and mermaid-style dresses can help you achieve this look!



ivory lace prom dress

Get the look: GL1403 | Long Ivory Lace Dress Accented with Bluish Jewel and Cut Outs




5. Try a bold trend

Prom is the event of the year. It's not a night to blend in with the crowd. So what do you wear to prom to stand out?

I recommend wearing something different and eye-catching—like a two-piece dress. At my prom, one girl wore a two-piece dress and got so many compliments because it was so unique.

If you want a little more coverage, you can find illusion two-piece dresses, which add a little coverage at the waist with sheer material, like mesh.

Another bold trend you could try is a prom dress with patterns. Most girls will opt for a solid color—but prints and embroidery will set you apart from the rest.



mock two-piece beaded prom dress

Get the look: GL2342 | Mock Two-Piece Long Dress with Beaded Top




6. Don’t overlook your accessories

Ladies—I know the dress is the main event, but when you consider what to wear to prom, don't forget your accessories. I was scrambling last minute to find a cute clutch to match my look. Rookie mistake!

Here's a little accessories checklist so you can prepare for your prom night:

  • - Hairpiece or tiara
  • - Jewelry, like a necklace or earrings 
  • - Clutch or purse
  • - Scarf or wrap
  • - Coat
  • - Heels

And don't forget a boutonniere for your date. (It might be worth reminding your date to get your corsage too. Boys can be forgettable—sigh.)



blue glitter mesh prom dress

Get the look: GL2991 | V-Neck Glitter Mesh A-Line Long Dress



Looking for prom dress inspo?

Hopefully, these six tips will help you know what to wear to prom. If you'd like some more prom dress inspo, these blogs feature on-trend dresses you'll love:




4 UNIQUE PROM DRESSES FOR A SHOWSTOPPING LOOK
PARTY QUEEN / Apr 12, 2022

There are a few moments in every woman's life where you want to make a statement. Prom night is one of them.

It's not a day to fly under the radar—it's a day to rock a unique prom dress that will steal the show.

Are you ready to turn heads? From statement cuts to show-stopping embellishments and fabrics, here are four unique prom dresses that'll make you stand out on prom!




1. Silver and Nude Embellished Dress with Feathers

One hot tip for finding a unique prom dress is to look for unique embellishments. One embellishment we don't see very often? Feathers!

Now we don't mean you need to wear a dress covered in them. Small feather additions to the sleeves and skirt are all you need to make this a showstopping look.

Metallic colors, like gold and silver, are a great way to sparkle on prom night—but you'll see many girls wearing gold and silver. Pair these metallic hues with a nude prom dress, and you've created a look totally unique from the rest. (Plus, it's super sexy!)

To turn up the heat even further, choose a dress with a mermaid silhouette and an illusion deep-V neckline.

Don't forget some bold accessories to complete your look. A pair of big, dazzling earrings will do the trick.



nude pageant prim dress

Get the look: GL1983 | Feather Embellished Sleeveless Glitter Mesh Prom Dress w/ Sheer Back




2. Green Lamé Dress with Short Layer Skirt

When picking out a unique prom dress, look for striking bold colors. An emerald green dress will definitely make you stand out in the crowd.

This green hue stands out even more on a sparkly or glossy fabric like lamé. Lamé is either entirely made out of, or interspersed with, metallic fibers. So when the light catches your dress, you're sure to shine!

Another way to make your prom dress unique is through the bodice. We don't see a pleated, ruched bodice often. Plus, it creates a super flattering effect because it cinches the waist. (Win-win!)

Lastly, we're all about high-slit skirts. To make yours different from the rest, find a dress with a short layer underneath. And with your shoes on display, don't forget to rock a sexy pair of heels to elongate the legs even more. 



green satin prom dress

Get the look: GL2927 | Pleated Bodice Metallic Lame Long Dress w/ Leg Slit




3. Metallic Appliqué Charcoal Dress with High Neck

On prom night, you'll see many dresses with embellishments and embroidery. To make your prom dress unique from the rest, choose a dress with appliqué.

Appliqué is a textile art form in which one fabric is decoratively stitched on top of another. Because of the cut-and-sew technique, it tends to be more bold and graphic. In other words, it's just what you need to make a statement!

Choose a pattern that accentuates an hourglass figure to create a flattering effect. Paired with a mermaid silhouette, you'll have curves for days!

While black is a classic choice for prom, charcoal is not. A simple change in the hue will make the color of your dress stand out. Add silver appliqué, and all eyes will be on you.

What to do with your hair? This look is super sleek, so we recommend doing the same with your hair. Keep it straight and pin it behind your ears for a polished effect. Don't forget to add some shoulder-grazing silver earrings!



charcoal mermaid prom dress

Get the look: GL2677 | Metallic Applique Embellished Mermaid High-Neck Long Dress




4. Red Two-Piece Mermaid Dress with Embroidery

Are you ready to push the boundaries with your unique prom dress? Then you should try a two-piece dress! This type of prom dress is for the ladies who really want to make a bold statement.

You can choose a two-piece dress that shows off a bare midriff or create the illusion of a two-piece through sheer material, like mesh.

Two-piece prom dresses aren't for the faint of heart, and neither is the color red. Paired together, you have an unstoppable duo.

Add some gold embroidery and jewels at the bodice, waist, and bottom of the skirt to draw attention to your curves. Can you feel the heat? Because we can!



burgundy mermaid prom dress

Get the look: GL2338 | Mock Two-Piece Embroidered Jersey Long Dress



Looking for More Unique Prom Dress Inspo?

Now that you know what makes a prom dress stand out, you can find many more unique dresses in our prom dress catalog.

We've also got some great articles dedicated to prom themes, which you can find here:




HOW TO NAIL THE RETRO LOOK FOR A VINTAGE THEMED PROM
PARTY QUEEN / Mar 27, 2022

Prom night represents a massive milestone in your life. You're closing one chapter and opening up a new one. This is certainly something worth celebrating!

Many schools introduce prom themes to heighten the excitement. We're all for it! If you've landed on this blog, you're likely heading to a vintage-themed prom.

When it comes to your prom dress—girl, you have options! The literal meaning of "vintage" means "age," which opens up a lot of different interpretations. Your retro look could be from the 1800s or the 1970s. It's really up to you.

To help you find the perfect retro dress for your vintage-themed prom, let's look at five prom dresses that capture different eras.



1. Glitter embellished dress with a detachable cape

Say hello to your inner Khaleesi. If you want to be taken back in time (we mean way back) with your vintage-themed prom dress, this one's for you!

Yes, capes were worn in the fictional Game of Thrones, but they were also common in the 1700s. In fact, women wore them more than men. We love that this cape is mesh and detachable. It doesn't hide your beautiful arms and shoulders—and if you want, you can take it off when you hit the dance floor.

Dresses with embellishments and embroidery were a sign of wealth during this time and worn on fancier occasions. What better occasion to rock some sparkle than your prom night?!

Because this dress brings drama and luxury, we recommend throwing your hair up in a loose bun to show off your collarbone and elongate your neck. Add some shoulder-grazing earrings to complete your retro royal look.


silver vintage dress for prom

Get the look: style GL1925 | Glitter Embellished Mesh V-Neck Long Dress w/ Detachable Cape



2. Jacquard dress with a deep-V neckline

If you're looking for a 1950s-inspired prom dress for your vintage-themed prom, look no further!

Dresses during this time were made of stiffer fabrics, tight bodices that cinched the waist, and full A-line skirts. This prom dress checks off all the boxes.

First, it's made of jacquard fabric. Jacquard refers to patterns woven directly into the material rather than being embroidered, printed, or stamped onto the fabric. It's also known to be stiff with distinctive raised surfaces.

Now let's talk about the bodice. Like 1950s dresses, it's tight-fitted and features a deep-V neckline. Plus, the straps create an illusion of a retro halter dress. (Bonus points!)

Lastly, the skirt is super voluminous, like a '50s swing dress. There will be lots of dancing at prom—so this skirt is, dare we say, perfect.


blush vintage dress for prom

Get the look: style GL2897 | Illusion Deep V-Neck A-Line Long Dress w/ V-Back



3. Lamé dress with a high slit

Is Marilyn Monroe your fashion muse? Then you have to wear a lamé dress to your vintage-themed prom. That's a must!

Lamé is a fabric that's either entirely made of or interspersed with metallic fibers, creating a very shimmery effect. It was popular in the 1920s when the flapper movement revitalized interest in luxurious and expensive fabrics. It became popular again in the 1960s when famous people, like Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, frequently donned lamé outfits.

Marilyn Monroe wasn't scared to flaunt her curves. This dress allows you to show it all off too! If you want to dial up the sex appeal for your retro look, the spaghetti straps, deep-V neckline, and high slit will do the trick! Choosing a red dress wouldn't hurt either. Va-va-voom!

With your shoes on display, we recommend rocking a nice pair of black heels. If your toes are on display, too, don't forget to get a pedicure!


red vintage dress for prom

Get the look: style GL2997 | Spaghetti Strap A-Line Long Dress w/ Slit



4. Off-the-shoulder dress with a sweetheart neckline

If you're a fan of royal looks for your vintage-themed prom, this prom dress is straight out of the Victorian era.

Many Victorian gowns were soft in color. White, cream, gray, and lilac were all common. They also featured delicate detail, like trimming, lace, and embroidery. For a modern take, find a champagne dress with dainty embellishments.

Deep-V and sweetheart necklines started making an appearance during this time. While long sleeves were standard, we recommend choosing off-the-shoulder sleeves. They're so on trend this year—and will still provide a retro vibe to your look.

This dress also features a corset back, a staple in Victorian gowns. To complete your royal look, wear a glamorous statement necklace. It's your night to shine!


champagne vintage dress for prom

Get the look: style GL1922 | Sweetheart Glitter Embellished Mesh Cut-Away Shoulder A-Line Dress



5. Satin mermaid dress with a gathered waistline

Is your retro inspo coming from the 1970s? Then you don't want rigid fabrics or big skirts—you want a slinky number like this for your vintage-themed prom!

The 1970s embraced fluid fabrics that drape naturally over the body. If that's something you're looking for, satin is an excellent choice for your prom dress.

While you could choose a looser-fitted silhouette with a 1970s dress, we recommend finding a middle ground to enhance your curves. A gathered waistline, like this one, ensures you don't drown in the fabric. Say hello to sex appeal and comfort!

Since we can tell that you're a free spirit, there's no need to wear your hair in a tight bun or curls. For a 1970s retro look, keep your hair down and simple.


smoky blue satin dress for prom

Get the look: style GL3044 | Sweetheart Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Open Back and Side Gathered Waistline




Looking for more retro inspiration?

We covered a few time periods in this blog, but if you’re looking for more retro inspiration, take a look at this post on Great Gatsby-themed proms. You’ll find five dresses straight out of the 1920s!




FRENCH AND FASHIONABLE: FIVE OUTFIT IDEAS FOR A PARISIAN-THEMED PROM
PARTY QUEEN / Mar 27, 2022

We've seen our fair share of prom themes. One of our favorites? Parisian-themed proms. They're romantic, whimsical, and classically chic.

If you're headed to a Parisian-themed prom, you'll need a prom dress to match.

The stakes are high, but that doesn't mean you need to wear something bright and bold. French fashion is known for being effortlessly cool. So well-fitted gowns, subtle embellishments, neutral colors, and carefully-selected accessories will do the trick.

Don't worry, we'll walk you through the perfect silhouettes, necklines, fabrics, and colors for your Parisian-themed prom dress. Let's get started!



1. Dusty rose satin dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves

Your Parisian-themed prom will bring all the feminine, romantic vibes. You'll fit right in with this dusty rose prom dress.

Dusty rose is very on trend this year—so not only will it fit the theme, but it'll be oh-so-fashion-forward. (French style icons would certainly approve!) To add a touch of glamor, choose a satin fabric.

For Parisian-themed prom dresses, you should always look for features that will bring out your femininity, like off-the-shoulder sleeves. (Show off those collarbones, ladies!) You get bonus points for unique additions, like these tied ribbons.

Parisian women love dresses that emphasize their natural curves. A mermaid dress, like this one, will do just that! Plus, it has a gathered bodice, which will further enhance your womanly shape.


parisian inspired satin dress

Get the look: style GL3059 | Gathered Bodice Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Straight Across Neckline



2. Champagne mermaid dress with a detachable layer

Did you know that France is the only producer of champagne? Yes, the French drink is as exclusive as it is luxurious, making this color perfect for your Parisian-themed prom dress.

Your posh outfit doesn't stop here. Choose a champagne gown with embellishments, like beads, jewels, or sequins, to add some subtle sparkle. With a deep-V neckline, you can also wear a delicate necklace.

As we said earlier, Parisian outfits are effortlessly chic. How can you convey that for your own prom dress? Add an airy mesh detachable layer to your skirt! It's a simple addition that immediately adds elegance to your look.

Keep your hair down in loose curls or a half-do to show off your beautiful face! If you dare, rock a red lipstick to complete this look.


rose gold parisian-inspired prom dress

Get the look: style GL3069 | Beads Embellished Mesh Mermaid Dress w/ Detached Mesh Layer on Waist



3. Lace sweetheart gown with an ombre skirt

Romantic, elegant, timeless—this prom dress checks off all the boxes for your Parisian-themed prom.

First, let's talk about that sweetheart neckline. Not only does it celebrate your curves, but it also elongates the neck and torso. It's flattering on multiple levels! And it pairs perfectly with off-the-shoulder sleeves.

We've talked about subtle touches of glamor before. For this outfit, it's all in the lace. It's so delicate you can't even tell it's floral embroidery! As the color brightens towards the bottom, it creates an ombre effect. Isn't it stunning?

While this dress creates a perfect canvas for a necklace, you could also leave your collarbone bare. When it comes to Parisian-style outfits, sometimes less is more! Instead, put your hair up in a low bun and wear your favorite earrings.


mauve rose gold parisian-inspired prom dress

Get the look: style GL2570 | Cut-Away Shoulder Sweetheart A-Line Dress w/ Ombre Skirt



4.Yellow A-line dress with mesh skirt

Do you want to feel like Belle when you walk into your Parisian-themed prom? Look no further. This light yellow A-line dress will definitely make you feel like a modern Disney princess.

A-line dresses feature a tight bodice and flare out at the waist, creating an hourglass shape. The A-line silhouette can be as dramatic as you like. If you're looking for a dress fit for a princess, opt for a skirt with some extra layers of mesh or tulle. A full skirt is certainly more fun on the dance floor!

Whenever you can, find ways to add some sparkle. Of course, you can choose a dress with embellishments, like beads and sequins. Or, you can do so through your accessories, like your purse, shoes, or jewelry.


champagne rose gold parisian-inspired prom dress

Get the look: style GL2983 | Beads Embellished Bodice V-Neck Mesh A-Line Prom Dress w/ Sheer Back



5. Black embellished dress with cut-out back

What's a Parisian-themed prom without a black dress? Parisians love black outfits. The color is timeless, chic, and hey—also slimming. (Win-win-win.)

Just because you wear a black prom dress doesn't mean your dress will be boring. There are many ways to create an eye-catching look. Here, we love the cut-out back and unique straps. So many prom dresses have beautiful fronts and totally neglect the back—not this one!

It also features a deep-V neckline and high slit in the skirt. For the ladies that want to add some sex appeal, this dress is for you.

There's something effortlessly bold about keeping this a monochromatic look. So if you want more texture and sparkle, choose a dress with black embellishments.


black rose gold parisian-inspired prom dress

Get the look: style GL3050 | Sequin Embellished Embroidered Mermaid Dress w/ Cut-out Back and Slit




Want to see more Parisian-themed prom dresses?

These five dresses are just the tip of the iceberg! If you haven't found what you're looking for, take a look at our full catalog to find the perfect Parisian-themed prom dress for you.




WHAT TO WEAR TO A GREAT GATSBY THEMED PROM
PARTY QUEEN / Mar 18, 2022

Prom is fast approaching! To create more hype and excitement, many schools choose themes for their prom night. Today, we're discussing what you should wear to a Great Gatsby-themed prom.

Not familiar with the Great Gatsby? It's a 1925 novel written by Scott Fitzgerald and was later adapted into a film. (Hello, Leonardo DiCaprio!) The story depicts the heyday of the 1920s: riches, glamor, and lavish parties. In other words, you're in for a fabulous and luxe prom night.

With a prom theme like this one, you'll need a chic prom dress to match. Here are five prom dresses perfect for a Great Gatsby prom theme.



1. Mesh red dress with rhinestones

Women's evening attire in the 1920s was ultra glamorous. So for a Great Gatsby prom theme, you need to dress to the nines. One easy way to do that? Choose a prom dress with embellishments.

You can't go wrong with a dress featuring beads, sequins, or rhinestones. They'll instantly dial up the elegance. Great Gatsby-themed attire also incorporates a lot of different fabrics and textures. Lace, mesh, fringe, feathers—nothing is off the table!

With the right pattern, embellishments can also create a slimming effect. Paired with an A-line or mermaid silhouette, you'll have an hourglass shape for days!

What color should your bedazzled dress be? It's common to find gold and silver embellishments on red, black, and white dresses. With detailing like this type of dress, it's okay to choose a classic color. Heads will already be turning in this number.


gred great gatsby inspired dress

Get the look: style GL1543 | Mesh Sweetheart A-Line Long Dress with Rhinestones



2.Off-the-shoulder gold sequin dress

A Great Gatsby prom theme is synonymous with luxury. What's more luxurious than a gold dress?

If you're looking for a sexier look, then choose a prom dress that has off-the-shoulder sleeves and a high slit in the skirt. Va-va-voom!

As we mentioned, embellishments are a key ingredient for Great Gatsby-themed prom dresses. Why not choose a dress that's completely covered in gold sequins?

You should probably hold off on accessories with all this gold, right? Wrong! Feel free to rock some gold jewelry, like shoulder-grazing earrings, or a 1920's staple: pearls. Show up to prom night in a fabulous fur coat to complete the look.


nude great gatsby inspired dress

Get the look: style GL3064 | Sweetheart Sequin Embellished Mermaid Dress w/ Off-Shoulder



3. Black embellished deep-V dress

For a Great Gatsby prom theme, you may be interested in wearing a black flapper dress—but you're not completely sold on a dress full of fringe. You're not the only one.

Instead, try on a black dress embellished with sequins and jewels. Like fringe, these embellishments add a unique texture to your dress. Yes, it’s all black—but there’s nothing plain about it!

For partywear in the 1920s, it was common to find dresses with deep-V necklines. They were on trend then—and they still are today! While you could leave your collarbone bare, women during this time period loved a good accessory. Long strings of pearls, beaded purses, feathered headbands, and art deco jewelry capture this era perfectly.


black great gatsby inspired dress

Get the look: style GL1824 | Illusion V-Neck Embroidered Top and Sequin Skirt Mermaid Dress



4. Strappy Silver Dress

There are two types of gals out there: those who wear silver and those who wear gold. If you're a silver kind of gal, then you should wear a silver dress for your Great Gatsby prom! Paired with glitter and mesh, you've nailed this prom theme.

If you have a bold personality, let it shine through in your outfit. Choose a dress with unconventional details, like straps and cutouts. All eyes will be on you on the dance floor!

Sleeveless gowns with deep-V necklines were all the rage in the 1920s—and they still look fabulous today. Paired with a mermaid skirt, they emphasize all the right curves. Complete your look with a fur shawl, and you'll look like you walked straight off the Great Gatsby set.


silver great gatsby inspired dress

Get the look: style GL2509 | Strap Neckline Glitter Mesh Mermaid Long Dress



5. Black and gold sequin dress

Great Gatsby-themed prom dresses offer a lot of the same elements: flashy embellishments, classic colors, and sexy silhouettes. While this dress checks off all the boxes, it's oh-so-unique.

While we see many black dresses paired with metallics, we love that this dress is covered in black sequins on top and gold sequins at the bottom. (It also creates a fringe appearance, no?)

While many Great Gatsby-style dresses are sleeveless, this one rocks spaghetti straps—another twist to this classic look.

To capture the jazzy vibes of this dress, we recommend rocking some long black gloves or a feather headband. Throw your hair up in a slicked-back bun, and you'll look like you danced right out of the 1920s.


Great Gatsby Inspired Dress

Get the look: style GL2899 | Illusion V-Neck Full Sequin Spaghetti Strap Long Dress




Want more prom dress inspo?

When choosing your prom dress, the options are truly endless. Here are some other blogs you may want to check out for inspo:




STYLISH DRESS IDEAS FOR EVERY PROM THEME
PARTY QUEEN / Mar 10, 2022

We all love a good prom theme—it makes dressing up for the event that much more fun! But it does narrow down your options for a prom dress, making it trickier to find the perfect one.

Not to worry! We've already covered a few prom themes in our blog, like fire and ice, masquerade, and Hollywood. Today, we're covering five more! No matter what prom theme you come across, you have stylish dress ideas right at your fingertips.




* A Night in Greece Prom Theme *

If you could travel back in time, which time period would you want to visit? Where would you want to go? We'd certainly like to see Ancient Greece—and if you're lucky, your prom theme will let you do that!

Think white, gold, and drapey fabrics for a Greek prom theme. If you can score all three—you'll totally nail your look. Rather than opting for a big, full skirt, we recommend choosing a slinkier silhouette, such as A-line or mermaid.

There are surprisingly many options when it comes to a Greek-style prom dress. For example, your dress could have one sleeve, two sleeves that are long and billowy, or it could be sleeveless. Greek goddesses were known to wear capes—why not rock one at your night in Greece?

When it comes to your makeup, pack on the highlighter and gold eyeshadow. It's time to get your glow on!


gold grecian themed dress

Get the look: GL3062 | Full Sequin Cape Sleeve V-Neck Long Dress w/ Leg Slit




* Casino Prom Theme *

A casino prom theme is one of our favorites. With all the games, there's tons of fun to be had. Plus, you get to dress like you're one of the stars in Casino Royale. Win-win.

When it comes to casino prom themes, decorations are typically red, black, and white—to mimic the colors on a deck of cards. When choosing a prom dress, pick one of these colors to fit right in. Glitter and other embellishments are always welcome!

Tight-fitted dresses will capture the casino or Vegas vibe. If you want a long dress, take a look at mermaid silhouettes. If you prefer something shorter, try on a bodycon dress. Or, if you want a bit more movement, A-line gowns are always the way to go! They're flattering on any figure.

Since casino prom dresses are hot, hot, hot—why not choose a skirt with a slit? Don't forget to buy a sexy pair of heels to complete the look.


black prom dress

Get the look: GL3006 | Sheer Bodice Sleeveless V-Neck Sequin Prom Dress w/ Leg Slit




* Moulin Rouge Prom Theme *

Did anyone else watch the movie Moulin Rouge and wish they could dress like that just once? If you're on your way to a Moulin Rouge-themed prom, it's finally your time! Let's make sure you nail your look.

The iconic cabaret first opened its doors to Paris in 1889, and its burlesque dancers wore extravagant costumes. For your lavish Moulin Rouge dress, try to find the following: a corset top and bold embellishments. For this prom theme, we also recommend choosing a black or jewel-toned dress—red, of course, is a great option.

When it comes to choosing fabrics, satin and tulle are popular picks. Don't forget to jazz up the outfit with some funky accessories, like a feather headpiece!


red moulin rouge prom dress

Get the look: GL1822 | Scoop Neck Sleeveless Glitter Mesh Long Dress




* Under the Sea Prom Theme *

We love when prom themes make the unimaginable happen. We've all watched the Little Mermaid and wished we could be Ariel for a day but knew it was impossible. Well, until now.

With this prom theme, it's time to channel your inner mermaid princess. Blues, greens, and purples are the perfect hues for this underwater theme. When it comes to silhouettes, it's a no-brainer: a mermaid silhouette is just the thing! It hugs your curves and flares at the knees, which will make you look like you have a mermaid tail! (Who said being a mermaid was impossible?)

Want to take your outfit to the next level? Choose a prom dress that has iridescent sequins on it. It will create a pearl effect, which is absolutely perfect for this underwater prom theme!


under the sea prom dress

Get the look: GL3026 | Full Iridescent Sequin Cut-Out Back Prom Dress w/ Detachable Mesh Layer




* Enchanted Forest Prom Theme *

If you're off to an enchanted forest-themed prom, you're in for a dreamy night. You'll be dancing under fairy lights, lanterns, and greenery. With a prom theme like this, you'll need a whimsical dress to match.

Earthy tones are a great place to start when picking a dress color. Of course, any green will do. But you can also rock pale pink, yellow, blue and purple. (If a fairy would wear it, you're in good hands!)

We think ball gowns with tulle skirts are oh-so-fitting for a prom theme like this one. To further embrace the enchanted forest theme, choose a gown with floral embellishments. A touch of femininity never hurt anyone!

Because you're wearing a big dress with lots of fabric, we recommend throwing your hair up into a bun or half-do to make sure your face and shoulders are still front and center. You'll be smiling all night—we don't want to hide that!


enchanted forest prom dress

Get the look: GL3007 | 3-D Flower Embellished Mesh A-line Dress w/ Lace-up Open Back



Want to See More Prom Dresses?

Now that you know what dress styles to look out for, take a peek at our full catalog and find the perfect dress for your prom theme.




WHAT TO WEAR TO A FIRE AND ICE THEMED PROM
PARTY QUEEN / Feb 24, 2022

We love a good prom theme. One of our favorites? Fire and ice themed proms. A fire and ice party is all about the dramatic juxtaposition of dark and light. It brings together vibrant reds and icy blues, silvers, and whites—creating a striking atmosphere perfect for prom night.

But what do you wear to a fire and ice themed prom? That’s a great question. Not to worry, we have answers right here. Whether you want to embrace your fiery or icy side, you have plenty of options—starting with these five prom dresses.




1. Red Dress with Silver Embellishments

Ready to unleash your fiery side? A flame-red dress is just the thing to wear to a fire and ice themed prom.

If you really want to embrace this prom theme, then look out for a red dress with silver embellishments. You may even be able to find one with embellishments that emulate flames. Va-va-voom!

For those who want to flaunt their figure, we recommend choosing a mermaid silhouette. It hugs your curves until the knees, and then flares out to accentuate the female figure. If the dress also has a high neckline, you’ll also elongate the body. You’ll look like a model on a runway!

Don’t forget to wear some sparkling accessories. Shoulder-grazing earrings would totally complement your dress’ silver embellishments.



red mermaid gown

Get the look: style GL2294 | Beads Embellished Long Dress with Sheer Sides




2. Satin Red Dress with Rhinestone Bodice

If you want to rock a red dress to your fire and ice themed prom that’s not so bright, you can totally get away with a burgundy dress.

We recommend choosing a burgundy dress that’s made of satin fabric. The shine and luster of satin would be perfect for a dramatic prom theme like fire and ice.

But don’t stop there. Look for a bodice that has embellishments like beads and rhinestones. It’s your prom night after all!

With a long dress like this, show off your shoulders with spaghetti straps. It’ll create the perfect canvas for a necklace. Or, throw your hair up in a half-do, or updo, and wear some bold red earrings.



Red Satin Prom Dress

Get the look: style GL3040 | Full Rhinestone Bodice Lace-Up Back Satin Prom Dress w/ Waistband




3. Frosty Blue Dress with Embroidery

Prefer to wear blue at your fire and ice themed prom? A frosty blue dress with embroidery will make you look like a snow queen!

This hue captures the icicles that will decorate your prom venue and the embroidery looks just like snowflakes! Your dress will take this prom theme to a whole new level.

When it comes to fabric, we love mesh for this dress—it will continue to add a whimsical feel to your look. You’ll be floating on the dance floor!

Silver accents are just the thing to complete your outfit. Add some sparkling silver jewelry and you’re set for your fire and ice themed prom.



grey blue scoop neck dress

Get the look: style GL2979 | Embroidered Mesh A-Line Long Dress




4. Aqua Dress with Lamé Fabric

Another hue that totally embraces this fire and ice prom theme is aqua. It’s crisp vibrant color is reminiscent of crystal clear waters. In other words, it’s absolutely perfect for your fire and ice prom dress.

We particularly love this color in lamé fabric. Lamé is woven or knit with thin ribbons of metallic fiber, which creates a shimmery effect. For this prom theme, you want to look for ways to add “icy” elements to your dress—and this fabric will certainly do the trick!

Speaking of incorporating sparkle, an easy way to do so is by adding a silver beaded belt to your prom dress. A belt will also cinch your waist and emphasize an hourglass shape. (Yes, please!)

If you opt for a dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves, throw your hair up to show off your shoulders and collarbone. Keep it bare or add a necklace for some added glam.



aqua blue off-shoulder dress

Get the look: style GL2982 | Illusion V-Neck Cut-Away Shoulder Long Dress w/ Beaded Waist Band




5. White Dress with Iridescent Sequins

When it comes to a fire and ice themed prom, most will go for red or blue dresses. But don’t forget about white and silver gowns—these are also great hues for this prom theme!

Our personal fav? A prom dress decorated with iridescent white sequins. Iridescent is an adjective that means lustrous and pearly. It gives off a brilliant sheen that will make you stand out on prom night.

If you want to show off some skin, choose a V-neckline and add a high slit to the skirt. With your feet on display, don’t forget to find a pair of heels to match!



white prom dress

Get the look: style GL3028 | Illusion Sweetheart Sequin A-line Dress w/ Side Slit




Ready for Your Fire and Ice Themed Prom?

The countdown is on and you must be oh-so-excited! With these outfits as inspo, you’re on your way to find the perfect prom dress. If you haven’t quite found what you’re looking for, take a look at our full catalog of prom dresses.

And to further prepare for your prom night, take a look at these posts for more tips:




BEACH BOHO WEDDING DRESSES: 4 IDEAS FOR THE BOHEMIAN BRIDE
BRIDAL GURU / Feb 23, 2022

Planning a beach boho wedding? Then it’s time to find you a beach boho wedding dress to match!


When it comes to boho wedding themes, it’s all about capturing a carefree, whimsical vibe—especially if the venue is beachside. Let’s find you something airy and dreamy. With these five picks, you’ll be floating on your wedding day.


1. Floral 3D Applique V-Neck Wedding Dress

When it comes to finding a beach boho wedding dress, you should look for all the classic elements: fluid fabrics, floral elements, and soft colors.


This floral 3D applique dress has them all. 3D applique is a type of embroidery where the design is raised up off the fabric giving a 3D look. Because floral patterns go hand-in-hand with boho wedding themes, we give this look a thumbs up!


For a beach boho wedding, you may want to choose a dress with a loose, flowing skirt. In case it’s warm out, it’ll add breathability. But when it catches the wind, you’ll also score some amazing wedding photos. To add some sex appeal, choose a gown with a high slit and show off those legs!


A V-neckline is ultra feminine. If you want, add a mesh overlay for some extra support! Keep your chest bare or add a delicate necklace to complete your look.


​​v-neck a-line wedding dress


Get the look: GL 1984 Floral 3D Applique Embellished Mesh V-Neck Wedding Dress

2. Floral Lace-Up Spaghetti Strap Wedding Dress

Nothing screams “bohemian beach vibes” more than a lace-up spaghetti strap bodice. It’s effortlessly feminine.


Spaghetti straps are great for boho beach weddings. Not only are they practical for a hot day, they also give off a relaxed feel. Beach boho wedding dresses are all about elegant simplicity—and you get just that with this type of gown.


But what about the neckline? We recommend feminine cuts, like a sweetheart or V-neckline.


Again, we can’t say no to floral embroidery. To add more whimsical elements to this look, throw your hair up, wear a short veil, and rock some shoulder-grazing earrings.


wedding dress with back details


Get the look: GL1985 Floral Embroidered Lace-Up Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Sweetheart Neckline

3. Embroidered Two-Piece Wedding Dress

Looking for an unconventional beach boho wedding dress? We’re not surprised! Bohemian brides are all about pushing the boundaries. If this is the case, you have to try on a boho two-piece wedding dress.


Two-piece wedding dresses are becoming popular at boho-themed weddings—and we’re loving this trend. It’s the perfect combination between vintage and modern.


To accentuate your hourglass figure, choose a crop top with a high-waisted A-line skirt. The skirt will cinch the smallest part of your waist, and flow out to create a flattering frame. Airy fabrics, like chiffon, will make sure you stay cool on a warm summer day.


Another way to keep this look unique is by adding colored embroidery. White is a classic color for weddings, but adding some subtle color will create a look that’s different from the rest!


embroidered wedding dress


Get the look: GL2340 High-Neck Mock Two-Piece Long Dress with Criss Crossing Back Strap

4. Mermaid Wedding Dress with Detachable Top

If you're having a beach boho wedding, what better dress to wear than a mermaid wedding dress? Seems fitting, doesn’t it?


Mermaid dresses hug your curves and flare at the knees. If you’re a boho bride looking to show off your figure, you’ll love this super sexy silhouette. Pair the skirt with a deep V-neckline to dial up the heat.


A beaded lace detachable top is a great way to add classic boho elements to your beachy look. The best part? You can wear it for the wedding ceremony and then take it off to dance the night away at the reception.


For your hair, throw it up in a loose updo to keep things light and carefree. Add a feminine hairpiece to finish the look.


mermaid wedding dress


Get the look: GL2257 V-neck Long Dress with Detachable Beaded Lace Top

​​5. A-Line Chiffon Dress with Slit

Looking for an airy dress that’s perfect for dancing on the beach? Then an A-line chiffon dress is the perfect choice for your boho wedding theme.


A-line dresses are universally flattering and chiffon is a light, breezy fabric. This style of dress will make you feel confident and comfortable on your wedding day. We’re all about choosing wedding dresses that are both practical and stunning. While you’re at it, why not add a high slit to your skirt? Score more movement—and sex appeal.


>We love that embroidery can be used to create illusion necklines. While the neckline is technically a scoop-neck, we can see a sweetheart neckline underneath. And just like that, you’ve added more dimension to your beach boho dress!


sleeveless wedding dress


Get the look: GL1952 Embroidered Bodice Chiffon Long Dress w/ Sheer Back

Looking for More Beach Boho Wedding Dress Inspo?

These five looks are perfect for a boho wedding theme, but you may want to explore more dresses according to your body type. Take a look at these posts for inspo:

MASQUERADE THEMED PROM DRESSES: 4 CREATIVE IDEAS
PARTY QUEEN / Feb 23, 2022

Masquerade balls are masked in mystery and draped in decadence. Once held only for the upper classes, masquerade balls date back to the Renaissance Era. They're nothing short of magical, which is why we still throw masquerade-themed events today.


Speaking of, are you attending a masquerade-themed prom? While it's essential to wear a dazzling mask, it's just as important to don a masquerade-themed prom dress.


Don't worry—we have just the thing for you! Here are four creative ideas for your masquerade-themed prom dress.

1. Feather-Embellished Gown

Feather embellishments are a classic choice for masquerade-themed prom dresses. In a snap, you can capture the Renaissance vibe you were looking for.


To fully capture this sophisticated look, make sure to incorporate these other characteristics of a masquerade-themed prom dress:


First, opt for a floor-length dress with an A-line silhouette. Women in the Renaissance era were all about creating an hourglass shape—and A-length dresses always do the trick! Why? They cinch the waist and then flow outwards, creating a flattering figure.


Frequently, masquerade-themed prom dresses are sleeveless and paired with a sweetheart neckline. Sweetheart necklines create a romantic feel that's reflective of this time period.


When it comes to accessories, why not add a feather headpiece? You'll find many masks that feature feathers too—so your outfit will look very put together!


lavander floor length dress


Get the look: GL1834 Feather Embellished Embroidered Sweetheart Mesh/Lace Long Dress

2. Layered Tulle Ball Gown

They're called masquerade balls for a reason. If you're looking for a showstopping masquerade-themed prom dress, then you should rock a ball gown!


Layered tulle creates an airy feeling to your dress. Prom night can feel like a dream—dance the night away feeling like a whimsical princess.


If you're looking for some color recommendations for your prom dress, dark sultry hues like black, purple, and navy blue are all staples at any masquerade.


In addition to a full and fabulous skirt, no masquerade-themed prom dress is complete without jewel embellishments. If they're gold, even better! A bedazzled bodice and skirt are just what you need to turn heads at prom!


A halter neckline creates a modern take on this Renaissance look. To bring back some royal glam, add a tiara and bolero. Finish the outfit with some shoulder-grazing earrings.


midnight blue ball gown

Get the look:GL1591 Layered Tulle Halter Ball Gown Dress with Jewels and Bolero

3. Lace Long-Sleeve Dress

If you want to be transported back in time to Europe in the 18th century, then this masquerade-themed prom dress is for you!


During this time period, long gowns were often paired with long bell sleeves. You'll be the next Marie Antoinette in this dress!


To dial up the elegance, lace fabric is the perfect choice. It allows you to add intricate embroidery to your dress without being over-the-top. Let's just say lace will add a certain "je ne sais quoi" to your French royal look.


To keep this look romantic and feminine, we recommend choosing a dress that's light in color—champagne, rose, cream are all lovely choices. Pair your dress with a lace mask, and you'll feel like a queen for a night.


Oh—and don't hesitate to throw on a dazzling necklace with a V-neckline like that. It offers up the perfect canvas!


blush long dress


Get the look: GL1592 Lace V-Neck A-Line Long Dress with Embroidery and Short Sleeves

4. Gold and Glittery Dress

Whether it's a regular prom dress—or a masquerade-themed prom dress—nothing screams royalty like gold and glitter. This is a dress fit for a prom queen.


Like we said before, to truly recreate a masquerade ball outfit, it's all about finding a gown with an embellished bodice—beads, jewels, you name it! While your bodice is the star of the show, don't leave the skirt bare. Glitter is just what you need to make this dress oh-so-glamorous.


Cap sleeves have literally been a royal favorite for centuries—from the Renaissance to today. (Hello, Kate Middleton!) They're a subtle way to incorporate traditional elegance into your masquerade look. Paired with a V-neckline, you've scored the perfect combination of sexy and elegance.


Wondering what to do with your hair? Half-dos with curls are a common hairstyle for masquerade-themed events. It keeps your hair away from your face (and mask) while allowing you to rock a glamorous look.


gold dress


Get the look:GL2526 Jewel Embellished Bodice and Glitter Print Skirt Long Dress

Need a Masquerade-Themed Dress for Another Occasion?

Prom isn’t the only event where you’ll need to dress like a Renaissance queen. If you’re looking for a masquerade-themed dress for another occasion, you can find many options in the catalogs below:



CHOOSING THE COLOR THEME FOR YOUR WEDDING: 5 TRENDY SHADES TO CONSIDER
BRIDAL GURU / Feb 23, 2022

If you’re planning a wedding, one of your first tasks is nailing down a theme color for your wedding. It’s important! It’ll impact your venue, decor, bridesmaids dresses, and even your own wedding dress!


When it comes to color themes, you’ll want to choose 3-4 complementary colors. Two colors will be too bland—but you don’t want to go overboard either. Too many colors will look chaotic.


With thousands of shades and hues to choose from, picking a theme color for your wedding can be tricky. But not to worry—we’re sharing five colors that are super trendy this year. No matter the time of year or vibe you’re going for, you can find the color theme for your wedding right here!


Veri Peri Blue

Pantone has named its Color of the Year: Veri Peri. It’s a dynamic peri (winkle) blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone.


For years, blue has been a staple in many couples’ palettes and aesthetics. However, this year lighter blue tones will prevail over dark hues, like navy blue and sapphire.


That’s where Veri Peri comes in. It’s especially perfect for couples looking to incorporate blue and purple in their wedding theme.


If you’re having a spring outdoor wedding, this color pairs well with other pastel hues, like blush and lilac. If you’re having a fall wedding, it also plays nice with burgundy, mustard yellow or terracotta orange.


baby blue bridesmaids dress


Get matching bridesmaid dresses: GL2697 Lace Embellished Bodice Chiffon Mermaid Long Dress


Peachy Pink

Move over, blush. Peachy pink is the new hot theme color for weddings. While pale pink will still carry over in 2022, peach and light orange tones will be more in demand than shades like rose, blush, and mauve.


Peach creates an ultra-romantic vibe. Add this color to your wedding flowers, bridal party attire (such as bridesmaid dresses or pocket squares) and table linen. It also provides tons of options for your flowers. Choose between roses, dahlias, ranunculus, alstroemeria, tulips, and more!


If you have your heart set on a vintage wedding—peach should be in your color theme! Pair it with mint green and you’ve scored a timeless combo.


dusty rose bridesmaids dress


Get matching bridesmaid dresses: GL2816 High-Neck Chiffon Ruched-Bodice A-Line Long Dress


Mint Green

Speaking of mint green, this color will be finding its way into many color themes for weddings. It’s oh-so-versatile!


It pairs well with peach tones, as we’ve mentioned, but also other shades of green, oranges, and yellows. Mint also pairs well with champagne and metals, like gold and silver.


Because pastels are dominating this year, we recommend incorporating different textures into your decor. Details like bleached greenery, metallic pieces, and luxurious linens will keep your aesthetic from falling flat.


If you’re planning a spring wedding, mint may be just the theme color for your wedding.


mint green bridesmaids dress


Find mint bridesmaid dresses: GL2366 Pleated Bodice Bridesmaids Long Dress


Sage Green

When it comes to weddings, expect to see green colors everywhere this year. Sage green, in particular, is another hot hue for wedding themes.  

What do we love about sage? Sage green works all year round. For a summer wedding, enhance your outdoor venue with lush greenery installations. (Think: english ivy, ferns, eucalyptus, philodendron, and olive branches.) If you’re planning a winter wedding, adding sage green to your wedding theme will instantly create a festive, seasonal effect. 

Either way, a sage color theme will up the elegance for your wedding. Combine it with sophisticated neutral colors such as cream, ivory, white, and gray to create an ultra chic atmosphere. 

sage bridesmaid dress


Find sage bridesmaid dresses: GL2816 High-Neck Chiffon Ruched-Bodice A-Line Long Dress


Terracotta

Terracotta has been a leading theme color for weddings for a few years now—and it’s still going strong. If you’re looking for a warm color palette, you have many options with terracotta!


Terracotta isn’t a single color. Rather, a family of colors that resemble fired clay—oranges, browns, etc. You can choose a muted or bright shade depending on the color theme you want.


For spring and summer weddings, combine a light terracotta with other pastels, like peach or pale yellow, to create a soft romantic look.


For a fall or winter wedding, incorporate a dark or bright shade of terracotta to your wedding theme. Or, pair it with some earthy greens. (Why not choose two of these trendy colors?!)


If you’re planning a boho or rustic wedding, look no further! Add fairy lights, wood installations, dried flowers, and pampas grass to truly capture the mood.


satin off shoulder dress


Get matching bridesmaid dresses: GL1994 Sweetheart Neckline Satin Long Dress w/ Slit


Got More Wedding Research to Do?

Choosing a theme color for your wedding is one of many tasks. If you need more inspo, take a look at our blog!


WHAT TO DO WITH AN OLD WEDDING DRESS: 4 CREATIVE IDEAS
BRIDAL GURU / Jan 28, 2022

After months of searching and saving, you've found the perfect wedding dress. While you're oh-so-excited to wear it on your big day, you may also be wondering: what will I do with my wedding dress after the wedding?


Of course, you can preserve your wedding dress—and keep it as a memento of your wedding day. But there are other ways to repurpose your dress too!


If you're wondering what to do with an old wedding dress and you're looking for creative ideas, we've got four for you right here.


1. Alter your wedding dress


Most wedding dresses—as they are—are tricky to wear again for another event because they're normally quite formal. (Hey, your wedding day is a big deal.) One way to make them less formal is by shortening the length.


You've already worked with a seamstress to make this gown fit like a glove. Why not create a custom cocktail or sundress out of it? (Or, it could be a dress to wear on your first anniversary!)


Depending on the style of your dress, you may need to consider how the top half of your dress will work with a new or shorter skirt. You may also want to explore altering your sleeves to make them less formal—like turning them into spaghetti straps.


C'mon, how cute would this dress look as a sundress?


bride wearing a sweetheart wedding dress


Get the dress: GL1951 3D Floral Embroidery Sweethearted Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Detachable Spaghetti Strap


2. Dye your wedding dress


We often equate white dresses with weddings. One way to repurpose your old wedding dress so you can wear it again is by dying it.


If you decide to dye your dress yourself, make sure to check your garment's care label to determine what type of fabric it is, as that'll determine the dye you'll use.


If your fabric has cellulose fibers, like those found in cotton, linen, or rayon, you'll want to use fiber-reactive dye.


Materials like silk, wool, angora, and cashmere are made up of protein fibers, which respond best to an acid dye.


If your wedding dress is made with synthetic fibers and blends like polyester, nylon, acrylic, and acetate, you'll have the best luck with disperse dye—but it does vary for each material, so be sure to do some research before you get started.


You could dye your dress completely, create an ombre effect, or dye just the skirt—which is especially beautiful if you have a layered skirt.


3. Get crafty with your wedding dress


wedding dress turned into jewelryWhat to do with an old wedding dress? How about getting crafty?


Many brides create something completely new with their wedding dresses. Here are some ideas for you:

  • a. Make a piece of jewelry: Choose a beautiful piece of fabric from your dress (like lace or an embellishment) and create an elegant piece of jewelry that you can wear on any occasion. To make it extra private and personal, add it to a locket.
  • b. Create a keepsake garter: Use the fabric to make a garter that you can pass on to another bride. They'll appreciate the sentiment!
  • c. Add meaning to your home decor: Use some of your gown's fabric to make a throw pillow or wall piece. It'll be a conversation starter—that's for sure!
  • d. Decorate your wedding album: We love seeing brides adding personal touches to their wedding albums. Use swatches of the fabric to embellish your photos.


4. Create a dress for a little one



When considering what to do with an old wedding dress, many brides use the fabric to create a custom dress for a special little one in their lives. You could also save the fabric for a future little one!


Typically, these dresses are perfect for christenings or baptisms because they're white and feature similar design elements (such as tulle or lace).


If your culture or family doesn't participate in these events, you could also create an outfit for a naming ceremony or a later birthday party. No matter how they wear it, making your wedding dress into clothes for your kids is a great way to give them a little piece of your big day. (Cue the tears!)


Are you still looking for a wedding dress?


While you may be a step ahead and considering what to do with your old wedding dress, perhaps you haven't found your perfect gown yet.


Finding your wedding dress depends on several things: body type, wedding venue, time of year, among others.


To find your wedding dress based on your shape, check out this post on choosing the best wedding for your body type. If you're a curvier bride, you'll want to peep this post on the best wedding dresses for the curvy bride. Or, if you're a short bride, take a look at these three dress styles.


If you're having a small backyard wedding, these are the five best dress styles for an intimate gathering. Looking for dresses that work in the winter? Take a look at this post on winter wedding dresses.


We hope these posts help! Happy wedding dress shopping!


HOLLYWOOD-THEMED PROM DRESSES: WALK THE RED CARPET LIKE AN A-LISTER
PARTY QUEEN / Jan 28, 2022

Prom is undeniably a special day in anyone's life—it marks the successful completion of high school! So it's definitely an occasion worth throwing on a dress—particularly, a Hollywood-themed prom dress.

There are few times where we can really doll ourselves up—so why not embrace your inner Beyonce and throw on a look that'll turn heads all night?

So bring on the sparkle. Bring on the sexy silhouettes. Bring on the bold lips and hair.

Today, we're digging into five Hollywood-themed prom dresses that will make you feel like you're an A-lister walking the red carpet. Let's get started!

Sequin Dress with Sheer Cape


Cape-style dresses have been around for thousands of years. From Greek goddesses to Oscar winners, cape dresses have always dominated the fashion scene. Why? They're regal and elegant—making them the perfect choice if you're looking for a Hollywood-themed prom dress.

To avoid overwhelming your figure, we recommend choosing a dress with a sheer cape addition. You can still capture the Hollywood look while showing off your arms and curves.

Speaking of curves, this cape pairs beautifully with a mermaid silhouette. Mermaid dresses hug your waist and hips and then flare out at the knees. Talk about sexy!

When it comes to Hollywood-themed prom dresses, sequins are a must-have. A-listers love to add sparkle to their looks—so why shouldn't you?.

We encourage you to go glam when it comes to hair and makeup. Keep your hair voluminous and add a red lip to complete the look.

white mermaid dress

Get the look: GL1955 Illusion Deep V-Neck Jewel Embellished Waistline Sequin Long Dress


Sheer One-Shoulder Dress


For this look, we're putting two Hollywood favorites together: one-shoulder dresses and sheer fabric.

Celebs love adding peek-a-boo elements to their dresses. If you're comfortable baring more skin, we recommend choosing a dress with a sheer waist and skirt. While it looks like a two-piece dress, it's all one garment. Embrace the optical illusion and add lace embellishments to create a 3D effect.

One-shoulder dresses have made a comeback and are loved by A-listers. Choose one with one strap to make an even greater statement with your sheer dress. It adds different angles and dimensions to your dress—setting your look apart from others.

tulle dress

Get the look: GL2012 Lace Embellished Tulle Long Dress with Sheer Waist and Skirt


Slinky Red Dress


What's more fitting for the red carpet than a red dress? If you're looking for a true Hollywood-themed prom dress, you have to go red!


Marilyn Monroe was known to rock a slinky red dress—and you can totally capture that look at prom. A slim-fitted A-line dress is all you need!


To pump up the sex appeal, choose a v-neck or sweetheart neckline. There's no harm in wearing bold red lipstick, either.


To add some sparkle and glam, choose a dress embellishment in rhinestones. Find one that follows your body's natural curves, and you can even create a slimming effect! Win-win.


Your accessories are a great way to complete this look. Choose a rhinestone clutch and some shoulder-grazing earrings to really feel like an A-lister on prom night.


red mermaid dress


Get the look: GL1534 Mesh Sweetheart A-Line Long Dress with Rhinestones


Satin Dress with Slit


If you're looking to capture major Rihanna or J-Lo vibes with your Hollywood-themed prom dress, then look no further.


Satin fabric, high slits, deep-v necklines—all these elements scream sex appeal.


To keep up with this fiery look, don't go for a simple necklace or bracelet. Choose a chunky cuff bracelet and big, bold earrings instead.


If your skin is dark or olive-toned, we recommend choosing an orange or yellow dress to compliment your skin tone. You'll be glowing on your prom night!


Want your skin to glow too? Add some highlighter to the high points of your face, like your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and your brow bone. And just like that, you'll be shimmering all night!


v-neck satin long dress


Get the look: GL2963 V-Neck Wide Waistband A-Line Satin Long Dress /w Slit


Black and Gold Two-Piece Dress


A-listers love to push the boundaries for their red carpet looks. If you're looking for a bold Hollywood-themed prom dress that makes a statement, then you should look for a two-piece!


Black is a classic color for a Hollywood-themed dress, but you can dial up the glam with gold sequin embroidery.


To create a flattering hourglass shape, choose a two-piece dress that's high-waisted. You could opt for an A-line skirt—or mermaid if you want to flaunt your curves.


With a high neckline, we recommend pinning your hair back behind your ears or pulling your hair up for a sleek, elegant look. Plus, you can show off a stunning pair of earrings.


embroidered gown


Get the look: GL2272 High-Neck Mock Two-Piece Long Dress


Find a Dress for All Your Special Events


Today, you're looking for your Hollywood-themed prom dress, but many other events deserve a beautiful gown. Check out our catalog for homecoming dresses, dama dresses, and quinceanera dresses!


GET THE LOOK: HERMIONE YULLE BALL DRESS
PARTY QUEEN / Jan 24, 2022

It's been years since Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire first aired, yet we're still fangirling over Hermione's yule ball dress.


The beautiful pink A-line gown featured a tight bodice, sweetheart neckline, and ruffled chiffon detailing in the skirt.


Hermione's yule ball dress made her feel like a princess that night—and we think elements of this dress would lend perfectly for your next special outfit, like a quinceanera dress, dama dress, prom dress, or homecoming dress.


Let's see how you can recreate the Hermione yule ball dress for your special occasion, shall we?


For Your Quinceanera Look


Yes, typically, quinceanera dresses are full and fabulous, but you can still incorporate parts of the Hermione yule ball dress into your look.


Of course, you can choose a quinceanera dress that's pink! This is a popular color for quinceaneras because it's all about celebrating your femininity!


Because quinceanera dresses feature full skirts, we also encourage you to embrace the ruffles that appear on Hermione's yule ball dress. The more, the better! Today is all about you—so wear a dress to match.


While Hermione keeps her hair and accessories simple, we recommend dialing up the glam. Throw on a crown, some shoulder-grazing earrings, and say yes to embellishments on your dress. You only have one quinceanera, after all!


pink ball gown


Get the look: GL1554 Organza Illusion Sweetheart Ball Gown Dress with Cut-Out Back


2. For Your Dama Look


While you only have one quinceanera, you may be a dama several times—and it's important to have a winning look too. While dama dresses are typically shorter in length, there are still ways to capture Hermione's yule ball look.


For example, you could choose a dama dress that has a sweetheart neckline and cut-away, off-the-shoulder, or cap sleeves. Sweetheart necklines are super romantic and feminine—perfect for a quinceanera.


Oftentimes, the damas wear a similar hue to the quinceanera but more subdued. Let the woman of the hour wear a bright, bold pink, and choose a dama dress that's dusty rose or blush.


Don't forget your shoes for this look—as they'll be on display. If you're looking to elongate the legs, opt for a nude heel. (It always does the trick!)


peach cocktail dress


Get the look: GL1966 Cut-Away Shoulder Sweetheart Mesh Short Dress


3. For Your Prom Look


This next gown is for the gals who love the Hermione yule ball dress but want to spice up the look.


While it may be necessary to wear pink, why not choose a bright fuschia gown? Prom is a special night—turn heads in a hot pink prom dress!


We love the ruffles in Hermione's dress as much as you do, but instead of rocking a floor-length gown, you could go for a high-low hem. Show off those legs! (And choose a cute pair of heels to match.)


While Hermione rocks some short cap sleeves, you could rock a sweetheart neckline without 'em. A sleeveless gown is perfect for prom night.


But what to do with your hair? Take a page out of Hermione's book and curl your hair. Then, sweep them to the side to make this look modern and sexy. (Plus, it allows you to wear some dazzling earrings.)


fucshia strapless dress


Get the look: GS1124 Strapless Sweetheart High-Low Tulle Dress with Jewel Detailing


3. For Your Homecoming Look


Like dama dresses, homecoming dresses are typically shorter in length. But again, you can totally recreate Hermione's yule ball look. Here's how:


First, choose a pink dress that's satin. Hermione shined all night in that lustrous fabric—it's an iconic part of her yule ball dress.


She also accentuates her waist with a belt. An hourglass figure? Yes, please! For your homecoming dress, we recommend choosing a belt that's bedazzled with beads or jewels. Pair it with an A-line silhouette, and you've got yourself an oh-so-flattering gown.


Sweetheart necklines and short sleeves are common in homecoming dresses. So if that's what you're looking for, there will be no shortage of options.


And just like that, you've scored Hermione's yule ball dress look!


short blush satin dress

Get the look: style GS2843 Illusion Deep V-Neck Satin Short Dress w/ Beads Accented Waist Band


Want More Dress Inspo?


The Hermione yule ball dress is timeless, and you can recreate it for many events. While these four looks cover your quinceanera, dama, prom, and homecoming dress, you could even take these tips and apply them to your wedding dress!

If celeb looks are your way to find dress inspo, there's no shortage on our blog. Take a look at these posts for more stunning celebrity outfits:



WHAT TO WEAR TO A SWEET 16 PARTY
PARTY QUEEN / Jan 24, 2022

A sweet 16 is a milestone birthday party in a teenage girl's life. Like a quinceanera (a Latino tradition that celebrates young girls turning 15), a sweet 16 involves beautiful dresses, delicious cakes, and well-decorated venues.


But what do you wear to a sweet 16 party?


When it comes to the lady of the hour, we believe she should wear whatever she wants! No matter the formality of the party, she should wear an outfit that makes her feel special. (And she can find all sorts of options in our dress catalog.)


If you're a female guest attending a sweet 16 party, then we're here to help narrow down the options. Take a look at the invitation—does it request casual, semi-formal, formal, or black-tie attire? Once you know how formal it is, we'll help you get dressed for the occasion!

1. For Semi-Formal Sweet 16 Parties


Let's say you open up your invitation, and it says semi-formal or cocktail attire. What do you wear to this sweet 16 party?


Semi-formal is one of the toughest dress codes—it can mean so many things! Your safest bet is to wear a cocktail dress.


Cocktail attire is not super formal—so you don't need to bust out a ball gown—but it does encourage sparkle and glam. Typically, women wear short or mid-length dresses, but a cute pantsuit or skirt will also do!


Sweet 16 parties are all about celebrating femininity, so we love dresses in pastel hues, like lavender, peach, mauve, and baby blue.


A-line and babydoll silhouettes are classic cuts for a semi-formal sweet 16 dress. (Bonus points: they're super flattering!)


Embellishments, embroidery, and jewelry are all ways to add something special to your look. Don't forget to wear some showstopping heels—they'll be on display!


baby blue cocktail dress


Get the look: GS1613 Embroidered Bodice Halter Short Dress


2. For Formal Sweet 16 Parties


But what to wear to a formal sweet 16 party? This is where the fun begins!


Formal dresses can be long or short, though if you wear a short one, we recommend that it's closer to the knee and has a higher neckline.


A formal sweet 16 party is the perfect occasion to bring out that black dress—if it's in a lux fabric, like satin or silk, even better! If it features rhinestones, gems, beads, or embroidery, then you hit the jackpot!


For a formal look, it's essential to do your hair and makeup. Throw your hair in an updo, curl your hair, or sweep it to the side for an elegant hairstyle. When it comes to makeup, you can totally get away with a bold red lip here. Or, add a smokey eye!


While you may be able to wear sandals or wedges for a casual or semi-casual look, for this sweet 16 party, it's best to wear heels!


black ruffled dress


Get the look: GS1603 Sequin and Rhinestone Bodice Satin Short Dress /w Side Pockets


3. For Black-Tie Sweet 16 Parties


If you're not sure what to wear to a black-tie sweet 16 party, here's our two cents: the more glamor, the better.


You don't want to underdress at a black-tie event. (Don't worry, it's pretty hard to overdress!) Long dresses—even ball gowns—are the norm.


Dark jewel tones are classic hues for black-tie events: emerald, ruby, and sapphire are perfect colors to rock at this sweet 16 party. (Or, black, of course.)


Off-the-shoulder sleeves and sweetheart necklines are on-trend this season—and they certainly pair well with a black-tie gown.


Looking for a sexy silhouette? We recommend trying a mermaid dress. It's a fitted dress that flares out at the knee. These dresses hug all your curves—hello bombshell!


How should you accessorize? Wear something you would never get the chance to wear—like a headpiece! We'll take any chance we get to make an outfit feel extra special.


ling off-shoulder dress


Get the look:GL2958 Embroidered Cut-Away Shoulder Jersey Long Dress w/ V-Back


4. For Casual Sweet 16 Parties


Now, when they say casual, they don't mean ripped jeans and a white tank top. It's still a sweet 16 birthday party! So we recommend opting for a jumpsuit or fun flowy dress.


Printed dresses are the perfect look for casual sweet 16 parties. You can dress them up with heels or wedges, dress them down with sandals or sneakers, or make them bold with a chunky belt.


While you don't need to hire a hair and makeup artist and get completely done up for these parties, we still recommend doing a little somethin' somethin'. Some loose waves in a half-do would look effortlessly chic. Throw on some mascara and lipgloss, and you're ready for the party!


casual red dress


Fashion Inspo for More Special Events

The teenage years offer many times to dress up and feel like a princess. If you're looking for dresses for other occasions, we have you covered:



WINTER WEDDING DRESSES: HOW TO GET MARRIED IN STYLE, IN THE COLD
BRIDAL GURU / Dec 21, 2021

There's something magical about a winter wedding. While people may worry it may be too cold, we think it's the perfect opportunity to wear a show-stopping dress—and not have to worry about sweating off your makeup!


Heavier fabrics, more fabric, embellishments, high necklines—these are all perfect for winter wedding dresses.


If you're looking for inspo for your winter wedding dress, you've come to the right place. Here are five wedding dresses that'll help you get married in style—in the cold.


1. Long-Sleeve Wedding Dress

This one's a no-brainer. Long-sleeve dresses are perfect for winter weddings. Why? Because they add more coverage. There will be no goosebumps in your wedding photos!


Mesh or lace are classic choices for wedding dress sleeves. It shows off your arms without leaving them completely bare.


You can also opt to wear three-quarter length sleeves instead of full-length sleeves. Or you could even wear long gloves. (Hello, Audrey Hepburn!) Those will also keep your hands nice and warm.


We recommend choosing a dress with a V or sweetheart neckline to balance out the long sleeves. If you'd like more coverage, you can often find dresses with illusion deep-V necklines. For the same reason, we also recommend throwing your hair up in a bun—no need to hide your face in a dress like this!


long sleeved wedding dress


Get the look: GL1804 Illusion V-Neck Embroidered Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Sequin Lining


2. Wedding Dress with Detachable Layers


We love detachable layers for winter wedding dresses. These include capes, overskirts, and sleeves.


Keep them on during the ceremony—especially if you're outside. But when you start dancing the night away, you can take them off! Win-win.


Again, mesh and lace are popular materials for these detachable pieces because they don't mask your body too much. Take advantage and find some stunning floral embroidery.


Don't forget to store these in a safe place once you take them off. Plan ahead and check out this blog post on preserving your wedding dress.


lace wedding dress


Get the look: GL1918 Illusion Sweetheart Embroidered Lace Wedding Gown w/ Detachable Cape


3. Lace Wedding Dress


Dresses for winter weddings can feature lots of fabric—and heavier fabrics. While we may shy away from it during the summer months, they're just the thing for a winter wedding.


Some thicker fabrics that we recommend are lace and satin.


You may want to avoid thin fabrics are chiffon, tulle, and silk. Or, just ensure that there are lots of layers. Fuller skirts are a way to keep you warmer. (It's like a blanket attached to you all night!)


You can also add weight and layers to your dress through embellishments. While a heavy gown featuring jewels and beads may not be the first choice for a hot summer wedding, they're perfect for winter weddings.


long sleeved wedding dress


Get the look: GL1932 V-Neck Floral Embroidery Sheer Back Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Tail


4. Ball Gown Wedding Dress


As we mentioned earlier, full skirts are ideal for winter weddings. Instead of just one layer of fabric wrapping your hips and legs, you have many! More fabric means a warmer dress.


Winter dresses for weddings often feature full A-line skirts or ball gown skirts. While they may use tulle fabric, there are so many layers that you're bound to stay warm.


Plus, they're ultra chic for a winter wonderland wedding. Why not go full glam? Throw on some dazzling shoulder-grazing earrings, a statement necklace, or both!


If a ball gown seems too fancy to wear all night, opt for a dress that has a detachable overskirt and rock a jumpsuit underneath! That'll also keep you nice and warm (and will allow for plenty of movement on the dance floor).


off shoulder wedding dress


Get the look: GL1589 Mesh Off Shoulder Ball Gown Dress with Embroidery


5. High-Neckline Wedding Dress


If you're looking for a winter wedding dress that doesn't have oodles of fabric, then stay warm with a high neckline.


While this little added coverage may seem insignificant, it makes quite a difference in maintaining a warm temperature. Why? The neck and chest area is one of the most sensitive parts of the body to the cold. So covering this area will go a long way.


Because it's a high neckline, we recommend throwing your hair up to elongate the neck. Put on a headpiece or wear some earrings to add some sparkle to your winter wedding look.


mermaid wedding dress


Get the look: GL2818 Lace Embellished Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Sheer Back


Get Your Winter Wedding Dress at GLS


Did any of these featured dresses make you swoon? You can find them here in the bridal section of our website. (And many more options!)


Looking for more fashion inspo for the winter season? Then you'll want to take a peek at these blog posts:



BEST WEDDING DRESSES FOR THE CURVY BRIDE
BRIDAL GURU / Dec 15, 2021
As a bride-to-be, you're probably wondering what the best wedding dresses are for your body type. There are so many options out there—so what's the perfect silhouette for you? While we're big advocates to wear whatever your heart desires, we understand that may not be the answer you're looking for. So today, we're focusing on the best wedding dresses for the curvy bride. If that's you, here are five dresses that would make your partner swoon.

1. Long-Sleeve Ball Gown

  Okay, perhaps it's too bold to say that a long-sleeve ball gown is the best wedding dress ever, but it's super on-trend this year—and perfect for a glamorous wedding. Ball gowns offer oh-so-flattering silhouettes. They cinch at the waist and then flow into a beautiful full skirt. It veils the hips and legs while accentuating an hourglass shape. However, if you're a short bride, we recommend avoiding one with a skirt that's too big—otherwise, it may overwhelm your figure. Long sleeves are great if you're a bit self-conscious about your arms. We recommend choosing mesh or lace sleeves, so your beautiful arms aren't completely hidden. Plus, it's a great opportunity to show off some feminine embroidery. For a statement dress like this, we recommend throwing your hair in an updo. Let's not hide that stunning face of yours! Top with a tiara to really create a royal look. Get the look: GL1937 Cut-Away Shoulder Sheer Sleeve Embroidered Sweetheart Mesh Wedding Gown 

2. Off-the-Shoulder A-Line Gown

  When it comes to picking the best wedding dress for you, you'll need to consider necklines—it can totally change the way your bust, neck, and face looks. Plus, it can help offset other body parts, like wider hips. We're big fans of off-the-shoulder and boat necklines because they offset wider hips while emphasizing an hourglass shape. Off-the-shoulder sleeves also add some coverage if you don't want your arms entirely on display. Paired with an A-line skirt, and you may have found the perfect dress for your big day! A-line dresses are flattering on all body shapes. This silhouette cinches the waist and then flares out to create an A shape, much like the ball gown. It accentuates all the good—leaving you feeling super confident on your big day. Off-the-Shoulder A-Line Gown Get the look: GL1936 Embroidered Bodice Cut-Away Shoulder Glitter Mesh Wedding Gown

3. A-Line Dress with Cap Sleeves

  To find the best wedding dress for you, you'll have to try on a few dresses. If you aren't a fan of the off-the-shoulder or long sleeves, try a gown with cap sleeves. Cap sleeves broaden your shoulders to emphasize an hourglass shape like off-the-shoulder sleeves. Pairing them with an A-line skirt will create a slimming effect. Cap sleeves also create a royal feel. We've seen Kate Middleton rocking the A-line dresses with cap sleeves a lot lately—and we're loving it! If you're looking for a flattering neckline, find a dress with a sweetheart neckline. This will also add to the romantic feel of this look. Plus, it leaves your collarbone to be the perfect canvas for a dazzling necklace. Or, leave it bare for a bold look. A-Line Dress with Cap Sleeves Get the look: GL2823 Lace Embellished Bodice A-Line Wedding Gown

4. Mermaid Dress with Detachable Layer

  If you're looking for a tighter-fitting dress to embrace your curves, then a mermaid dress would be an excellent option for you. It hugs your body until the knees and then flares out. Va-va-voom! Some brides opt to add a detachable layer to add coverage to the backside. We recommend choosing one that's mesh or lace—another perfect opportunity to show off some stunning embroidery. Another area you can add coverage is the neckline. Illusion V-necks are very popular these days—you get the sexiness of a deep-V without sacrificing coverage or support. With this regal look, we recommend accessorizing with shoulder-grazing earrings, a statement necklace, or bedazzled bracelet. After all, it's your day to shine! Mermaid Dress with Detachable Layer Get the look: GL1903 Illusion V-Neck Sheer Side and Back Mermaid Wedding Gown w/ Detachable Mesh Layer

4. Chiffon Dress with High Neckline

  Ultimately, the best wedding dress for you needs to be something you feel comfortable in. If you have a bigger bust and want more coverage and support, you may want to look for a gown with a high neckline. This will also allow you to wear a bra. (For more on undergarments, check out this post.) Bonus points: high necklines elongate the body. If you're a short bride, this may be something you're looking for. A drapey material like chiffon is perfect for a high-neckline wedding dress. We love how flattering it falls on the body! Brides also love this fabric for its comfort and breathability. If you're looking to dial up the heat, why not rock a side slit to show off those legs. That'll surely keep all eyes on you! Chiffon Dress with High Neckline Get the look: GL1952 Embroidered Bodice Chiffon Long Dress w/ Sheer Back

Time to Find the Best Wedding Dress For You

  We hope these five wedding dresses got you excited about trying some on yourself! If you're looking for more options, we have a full bridal gallery for you to explore. Happy shopping!
NEW YEARS EVE OUTFIT IDEAS: 5 LEWKS THAT ARE HOTTER THAN FIREWORKS
PARTY QUEEN / Dec 15, 2021

The New Year is just around the corner. But before we get into resolutions, we've got a New Year's Eve party to attend—right?

New Year's Eve is the perfect occasion to dial up the sexy and sparkle. Tight silhouettes, see-through fabrics, sequins, and jewels—these are all ideal for your New Year's Eve outfit.

Need help narrowing it down? Take a look at these five New Year's Eve outfit ideas to help inspire your fiery look.

Bodycon Dress


Bodycon dresses are a classic choice for any New Year's Eve party. Essentially, they're any dress that hugs your body to enhance your curves.

Typically, bodycon dresses are made of stretchy fabric to fit your body like a glove.

For your New Year's party outfit, we recommend choosing a bodycon dress that also features embellishments, like beads, sequins, jewels, and glitter. Classic colors are champagne or gold, black, or jewel tones. (Like sapphire or emerald.)

If you opt for a short bodycon dress, your feet will be on display, so rock those showstopping heels that are sitting in your closet.

And don't forget a nice warm coat to get you to and from the party. A faux fur coat will provide a trendy entrance and exit.

champagne lace dress

Get the look:GS1910 Ruched Waistline Sweethearted Sequin Bodycon Dress w/ Criss-Cross Straps


Gold Dress


Nothing screams the holidays like gold. If you're looking through Pinterest for New Year's Eve party outfit ideas, you'll probably see gold all over your feed.

We wouldn't be surprised. Gold represents luxury. If you're going to a fancy New Year's Eve party, your outfit has to incorporate this precious metal!

We love sweetheart necklines for holiday parties—they're super sexy! Plus, they create the perfect canvas for a statement necklace.

Babydoll or A-line silhouettes are a great alternative to the bodycon silhouette. They also allow for more movement—ideal if you're spending most of your time on the dance floor.

gold cocktail dress

Get the look: GS2834 Beads Accented Sweetheart Neck Glitter Mesh Short Dress

Long-sleeve Embellished Dress


This time of year can be a bit chilly for many of you. Looking for a New Year's Eve outfit idea that'll keep you warm? Look no further. Long-sleeve dresses are the answer!

To keep the look sexy as ever, we recommend rocking a short bodycon dress with mesh fabric. It'll still show off your beautiful arms without sacrificing comfort.

Of course, we'll always encourage some bling as well. This can be on the dress itself or through your jewelry and accessories. A jewel-studded clutch will do the trick!

Want to hear our little secret for elongating the legs? Rock a pair of nude heels! These go great with casual outfits, too—the perfect investment for your wardrobe.

tulle cocktail dresses

Get the look: GS2134 Long Sleeve Bodycon Short Dress Accented with Jewel and Sequin

Slinky Black Dress 


Going to a formal New Year's Eve party? Then hello, LBD. Nope, we don't mean "little black dress"—we mean a long, black dress.

Black works for many occasions, so many women overlook the shade for New Year's Eve. But we think it can still make a bold statement. Here's how you do it.

First, we recommend opting for a dress with a slinky silhouette, like a mermaid dress. (Like bodycon dresses, mermaid dresses hug your curves and flare out at the knee.) Drapey materials, like crepe, fall gracefully over the body—giving the wearer a slimming appearance.

Don't hesitate to choose a black dress that features gold or silver. This immediately adds glamor to your look.

Cut-outs and low-backs will also add allure. And just like that, you have an eye-catching New Year's Eve outfit.

black long gown

Get the look: GL2659 Halter Neck Glitter Crepe Mermaid Long Dress

Corset-Tie Dress


If you're looking for a seductive addition to your New Year's Eve outfit, here's an idea you'll love: choose a dress with a corset-tie back.

There's no denying it—corsets are utterly sexy and ideal for ladies that want to make a bold entrance. Don't forget your accessories. A thick cuff bracelet or a statement necklace will go a long way here.

Choose a unique hairstyle to complete this showstopping look: a fishtail braid or high ponytail are both great options.

We recommend choosing a dress with an illusion-v neckline to balance out the look. It adds a bit more coverage—and support if you're dancing the night away.

slip dress back details of slip dress

Get the look: GS1634 Deep Illusion V-Neck Corset-Tie Short Dress

Want More New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas?


There's more where these came from. Take a look at our full gallery of dresses to find the perfect fiery look for your New Year's Eve party.

Got more events where you need to dress to impress? Peek at these blog posts for more fashion inspo:


CHOOSING THE BEST WEDDING DRESS FOR YOUR BODY TYPE: A FASHION GUIDE
BRIDAL GURU / Dec 08, 2021

Your wedding is a pretty big deal. (Congrats on your engagement, by the way!) It’s an exciting time, to say the least. Ready to find the perfect wedding dress?

For some, it can be a challenge. Why? Because there are so many options—different styles, lengths, embellishments, shades, fabrics, and silhouettes.

It’s no surprise that most brides try on 5-10 dresses per appointment! It’s a lengthy process.

Want to get straight to finding the perfect gown for you? One way to narrow down the options is by trying on silhouettes made for your frame. If you’re looking for the best wedding dress for your body type, this guide is for you

1. For Any Frame: A-Line Wedding Dress


Let’s start with the one that all brides love: the A-line wedding dress. It’s oh-so-flattering on all body types. It’s fitted until it hits the waist, where it flares out into a soft A-shape.

Particularly, if you’re a curvier or pear-shaped bride, you’ll love that this dress flares out at the waist, creating a smaller waistline. While it builds an hourglass figure, it doesn’t hug your hips and legs—so you can glide through the night feeling confident as ever.

This silhouette offers tons of movement, so if you plan on dancing the night away, this could be the best wedding dress for your body type—and your late-night dance plans.

If you’re looking for something form-fitting, this type of wedding dress may not be for you. But don’t worry, we’ll be covering some of those silhouettes below!

a-line wedding dress

Get the look: GL1904 Embroidered Bodice Sweethearted Glitter Mesh Wedding Gown

2. For Hourglass Frames: Mermaid Wedding Dress


Ladies—if you’re looking to show off your frame, this could be the best wedding dress for your body type!

The mermaid silhouette contours the body from the chest to the knee and then flares out dramatically. It’s known to emphasize your natural waist and hips rather than shrink or hide them.

If you have a natural hourglass shape, this might be for you. Those with an athletic build may also like it because your arms, shoulders, waist, hips, and thighs will be on display (hey, if you got it, flaunt it!).

A word of warning, though: because this silhouette is so fitted, you’ll want to ensure you pick the right shapewear and undergarments to hide any lumps and bumps, as well as underwear lines. You’ll also want to make sure the gown is not too tight. When trying on dresses, make sure you can still move freely in it and sit down easily (you may also want to make sure you can bust a move in it!).

mermaid wedding dress

Get the look: GL2689 Beads Embellished Mermaid Layered Hem Wedding Gown

3. For Slender Frames: Trumpet Wedding Dress


If an A-line dress and mermaid dress had a baby, it would be a trumpet or fit-and-flare dress. It offers a great balance between these well-known silhouettes—not too tight, not too flowy.

Like a mermaid dress, it hugs your waist and hips. But instead of flaring out at the knee, it does so at the mid-thigh. The flare is also more subtle than the mermaid-style dress. These differences can make it look like an A-line dress. But unlike the A-line, it doesn’t flare at the waist.

So is this the best wedding dress for your body type? Long story short, it’s still a reasonably fitted dress and draws attention to the waist and hips, which may appeal to brides with slender frames. With that said, we encourage any woman that wants a sexy fit to try it on!

We also love that this silhouette is a bit roomier than a mermaid-style dress. So if you’re looking for more comfort and movement in the skirt, this may be the one for you.

lace wedding dress

Get the look: GL1515 Lace V-Neck Long Dress With Lace Applique

4. For Tall or Curvy Frames: Ball Gown Wedding Dress


Like the A-line dress, ball gowns feature a fitted bodice and a full skirt that flows away from the waist. That means you’re free to dance the night away in this number!

How is it different from an A-line dress? Typically, ball gown skirts are fuller and more voluminous.

This silhouette looks great on tall or curvy brides. If you’re slim-hipped with a fuller bust, this dress can balance out your frame to create that hourglass shape we’re all looking for. If you have wide hips, it’ll work to highlight the good (and hide the bad). No attention is drawn to lumps and bumps—just your beautiful feminine curves.

Because there’s a lot of fabric, this wedding dress could drown your frame if you’re short or petite. (For short brides, take a look at this blog post dedicated to you!) With that said, if you’re looking for a regal look, this dress type is certainly it. Hey, there’s no harm in trying it on (time to channel your inner royalty!).

plus size wedding dress

Get the look: GL1936 Embroidered Bodice Cut-Away Shoulder Glitter Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Sequin Mesh Lining 

Saw Something You Liked?

These are just four of many wedding dresses that feature the silhouettes we shared with you today. Take a look at our complete inventory here.

Need more inspo? This post is just the tip of the iceberg. Take a look at our blog to gather more fashion advice from our experts!

KATE MIDDLETON’S STYLE: HOW TO COPY THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE'S MOST FASHIONABLE LOOKS
FASHION TRENDS / Dec 03, 2021

She's got style. She's got grace. She's Kate Middleton.

As one of the British royals, all eyes are on Kate—all the time. While we know her for her philanthropy, we also know her for her impeccable outfits. (Am I the only one who wants to replicate Kate Middleton's style?)

Well, if you're reading this post, then I know you're with me! So let's break down some of her iconic outfits—and how you can rock these looks yourself.

1. A-Line Dress


A-line dresses are one of Kate Middleton's go-to outfits—and for a good reason. Fitted at the waist and flowing out at the hips, this triangle-shaped silhouette is flattering on any frame.

kate middleton

If you want to really accentuate an hourglass figure, then we recommend adding a belt to cinch the waist.

Like Kate, you can give your calves a lift by adding a short heel. To keep the look sleek, opt for a simple purse or clutch.

No color is more royal than royal blue. If you want to truly capture Kate Middleton's iconic style, you should rock a blue A-line dress as well!

This look is perfect for semi-formal or professional occasions. Don't hesitate to add some sparkle to complete the outfit.

navy blue dress

Get the look: GS2807 Lace Embellished Bodice Chiffon Short Dress 

2. Flowy Patterned Dress


Flowy printed dresses are also a staple for Kate Middleton's style. Similar to the A-line dress, these typically cinch at the waist. This time though, the skirt flows loosely against the body.

kate middleton

This look is much more playful, so choose fun florals or bold patterns. Experiment with your footwear as well. Sandals, flats, or heels are all great options.

For hair and makeup, go simple. Kate's all about highlighting natural beauty. A dainty pair of earrings or necklace would be the perfect complement to this look.

Kate wears these dresses for less-formal occasions. They're perfect for brunch with the gals and summer barbeques.

3. Skinny Jeans and Blazer


Looking for a chic outfit that's sleek yet casual? Kate Middleton's style is all about finding that middle ground. No wonder we see her rocking skinny jeans and a blazer so much. It's just right.

kate middleton

If you want this combination to look more casual than dressy, choose blue jeans, a colored blazer, and sneakers. Opt for black jeans and a dark-colored blazer if you want to err on the more professional side.

Similarly, keep your hair down and natural for a day out running errands. If you're hitting the boardroom, throw your hair up in a sleek bun and add some lipstick.

Feel free to have some fun with your accessories, like your purse. A trendy tote or satchel would look super cute here.

4. Fitted Sweater and Culottes


Culottes are our new best friends—and apparently, Kate Middleton's as well! These bottoms are high-waisted, hip-hugging, and wide-legged. Like the A-line dress, they flow away from the body, creating an hourglass shape.

​​kate middleton

To accentuate your waistline further, we recommend choosing a top you can tuck into the pants. Again, a belt would accentuate your shape even more.

Flats, heels, or boots will all pair well with this look. (Maybe choose your footwear based on the number of steps you'll be taking that day!) 

For this outfit, Kate sticks to neutrals, and we recommend the same. But no need to make it a monochromatic look. Dark green, navy, grey, maroon, brown, and black all play nice together—so feel free to mix and match.

5. Peacoat and Trousers


Coming from England, Kate's no stranger to cold and dreary weather. Whether you live in an area known for cooler temperatures—or it's simply that time of year—you can always depend on Kate Middleton's style for some fashion inspo.

kate middleton

Peacoats have the power to dress up any look. Throw it on top of some trousers and a neutral sweater—and you've got yourself a sophisticated outfit.

Kate's been seen rocking both peacoats with simple patterns and neutral colors. While a stylish peacoat can sometimes hurt the wallet, it's worth the investment. So, choose one that you'll get the most use out of. While a pattern may be eye-catching, perhaps you'll wear a neutral color or often. (It's all about getting more bang for your buck!)

This outfit is very versatile. To pump up the glam for a formal event, choose heels or heeled boots. For a casual look, opt for sneakers.

Adjust your hair and makeup according to the event as well. If the night warrants a red lip, we encourage you to go for it!

Need More Celeb Fashion Inspo?


We’ve got you covered with more articles on fashion icons below!


WINTER FORMAL DRESSES: HOW TO DRESS UP TO THE NINES THIS SEASON
PARTY QUEEN / Dec 03, 2021

‘Tis the season for holiday parties. While some events may only call for a festive holiday sweater, others will require winter formal dresses—oh boy, where do you start?

This is your chance to rock sequins, jewels, and velvet—all in one outfit. A floor-length gown? You don’t need to think twice! During the holidays, you can get away with all the glitz and glam. That’s what winter formal wear is all about: you get to dress up to the nines!

With that said, there are certainly a lot of options. So, where do you start? Right here—with these five winter formal dresses. (You’ll feel like you just walked out on the red carpet!)

Slinky red dress with rhinestones


Red is a classic color to wear over the holidays—but to really dress it up, pick a dress covered in rhinestones. (Duh!)

Rhinestones are an easy way to crank up the glam for your winter formal dress. Plus, they add beautiful texture. Depending on the pattern, they can also help accentuate your hourglass shape. (And you know we never say no to a slimming effect!)

If you choose a slinky silhouette, opt for a mermaid dress. It hugs your hips and flares at or below the knees—creating a mermaid-like “tail” that’s utterly elegant!

Don’t shy away from accessories for this outfit. Throw your hair up in a tight bun and add some shoulder-grazing earrings. An embellished clutch will help complete this chic number.

long red dress

Get the look: GL1543 Mesh Sweetheart A-Line Long Dress with Rhinestones

Long, red velvet dress


You already know we love red mermaid dresses, but we encourage you to explore velvet to add some festive feels.

It’s not only perfect for a winter formal dress, but the fabric is also warm! You can’t get away with velvet on a hot summer day.

Plus, it pairs very well with silver and gold. Add a sparkly belt to cinch the waist—and draw the eyes to that sexy waistline.

Speaking of sexy, a sweetheart or deep-v neckline is just the thing to crank up the heat. If you’re looking for more support and coverage, look for a gown with an illusion v-neck, which features sheer or semi-sheer fabric.

If your dress is sleeveless, it’s time to rock that bold bracelet that’s sitting in your jewelry box. The more jewels and sparkle—the better!

ref velvet dress

Get the look: GL2559 Jewel Accented Waist Line V-Neck Velvet Dress w/ U-Back

Off-the-shoulder green bedazzled dress


Remember when we said you could rock all the glitz you want? This winter formal dress has it all—beads, jewels, and glitter. All eyes will be on you!

Like red, green is a timeless color for winter formal events. A jewel tone, like emerald, is a chic choice.

We’re big fans of off-the-shoulder sleeves. Why? It allows you to show off your beautiful shoulders! Plus, it emphasizes an hourglass shape. If you opt for a mermaid or A-line silhouette, that’ll shrink your waistline even more.

When it comes to accessories, you can rock a bold close-fitting necklace. Or, leave your collar bare—that’s bold in itself! You can always pull your hair back or to the side and throw on a pair of dazzling earrings. (We’ll always encourage drawing attention to that gorgeous face of yours.)

long green elegant dress

Get the look: GL1818 Jewel Embellished Bodice Glitter Mesh Long Dress

Short, gold embellished dress


Looking for a short winter formal dress? We’ve got you covered. While it’s not floor-length, it still checks off all the boxes.

Gold is another go-to color for holiday outfits—it’s celebratory, it’s luxurious, and it’s certainly eye-catching.

Play around with different textures. You can mix mesh, sequins, beads, and more!

This is another opportunity to bare those shoulders. You could go strapless or rock off-the-shoulder sleeves. Either way, a sweetheart neckline would keep this dress sexy and elegant.

Because it’s a short dress, don’t forget to pair it with a stunning pair of heels. We suggest nude heels to elongate your legs.

While a red lip works for most outfits, it’s just what you need to complete this gold-tone look.

Glitter-Print Tulle Short Dress w/ Jewel Waist Line

Get the look: style GS1627 | Glitter-Print Tulle Short Dress w/ Jewel Waist Line



Black and gold tulle gown


If you’re looking for a winter formal gown with more volume, this black and gold tulle gown has your name written all over it!

Tulle is a gal’s best friend—it makes any outfit whimsical and adds just the right amount of fancy.

Black is an excellent choice for any formal event. But when paired with gold sequins, you’ll be taking this dress to a whole new level.

Because the skirt is full-bodied, we recommend choosing a dress with a fitted bodice. Again, this is to build a flattering hourglass shape.

We recommend putting your hair up in a tight bun or ponytail. No need to hide your face in this gown!

gold and black dress

Get the look: GL2654 Tulle Sweetheart Sequin Long Dress

Time to find your perfect winter formal dress


While we’ve shown you five showstopping winter formal dresses, there are many more where they came from. Explore our gallery of formal gowns to find the right one for you.

Or, take a look at this festive blog post on Christmas outfit ideas. When it comes to holiday outfit inspo, we’ve got you covered.

DATE NIGHT OUTFITS: THE COMPLETE STYLE GUIDE
FASHION TRENDS / Nov 25, 2021

Got a date night coming up and not sure what to wear? We've all been there. Despite having a closet full of clothes, it's hard to find an outfit that’s just right, isn't it?

Don't stress just yet. We've considered all sorts of date nights and pulled together this style guide, so you know what to wear—no matter what the plan is!

Let's get straight to it. Here are four looks to inspire your next date night outfit.

First Date Outfit


Ah, the first date. While it's exciting, it can also be quite nerve-wracking. Here's an outfit that'll keep your nerves at bay:

woman in denim jeans walking on the street

Fitted jeans, a satin blouse, and a trendy jacket create an effortlessly chic look no matter what the date is. Not too dressy, not too casual. (As Goldilocks would say, it's just right!)

If you're looking to dial up the glam, pair this date night outfit with heels or boots. You can also add some accessories: belts, hats, watches, and jewelry would all look lovely.

What to do with your hair and makeup? Make it look effortless to match your outfit. Your hair can be left straight, in loose waves, or a bun—and your makeup could simply be mascara and gloss.

First dates are all about good first impressions—and there's no question you'll impress with this date night outfit (but here's more first date outfit inspo if you need it).

Dinner and Drinks Date Outfit


Dinner and drinks is a classic date night idea, and for a good reason—you get to spend most of the date talking and spending quality time with one another (although, yummy food and drinks never hurt).

Since you'll be seated for the majority of the time, you can sacrifice a bit of comfort to pump up the sexy. Our favorite look right now? A little black dress, heels or boots, and an eye-catching coat.

woman wearing animal print coat, boots and sunglasses

Black, as you know, is super flattering and looks great on any skin tone. Plus, it allows you to wear a bold jacket, shoes, and accessories.

A faux fur coat is certainly on-trend, but if that's too bold for your taste, you can always rock a leather jacket or trench coat.

Heels are a dependable choice, but you can also wear your favorite pair of heeled or laced-up boots. (Bonus: if it's cold out, boots will also keep your legs nice and warm!)

While you may be tempted to wear a bright red lip, we'd caution against it since you'll be eating and drinking. Unless you're good at touching up your makeup, you may want to save it for the next date night (or pick a more neutral hue!)

Concert Date Outfit


Need a fun date night outfit for a fun night on the town? Then look no further. Whether it's a concert, a show, or dancing, this is just the look:

girl wearing a hip outfit and leaning on a wall

The formula is simple: a mini skirt and graphic tee paired with a jean or leather jacket. Feel free to mix and match colors and textures!

What about footwear? You can pair this date night outfit with sneakers, heels, or boots, depending on what you’ll be doing.

We encourage you to go wild with your makeup and accessories too. A bold red lip, a hat, jewelry—layer it on! Let loose and have fun with this date night outfit. When else can you?

Formal Date Outfit


Sometimes, dates can be formal. Galas, weddings, and holiday parties are all examples. No matter the occasion, we've got plenty of looks for you.

A dependable option for this year? A long sleeve bodycon dress with sequins. It's glamorous, it's sexy, and it's super on-trend this fall!

woman wearing a body-fitting dress

Get the look: GS2134 Long Sleeve Bodycon Short Dress Accented with Jewel and Sequin

Bodycon dresses are typically shorter in length and hug the body—the long sleeves balance out the look, making them suitable for any formal occasion.

Since you're rocking sequins, there's no need to choose a bright color—dark jewel tones would be perfect! But feel free to wear sparkling gold or silver heels to match.

It's important that your hair is styled and makeup is done—no need to overthink it, though. You can sweep your hair to the side and loosely curl it. For your makeup, some mascara, blush, and nude lipstick or gloss will do!

Need More Date Night Outfit Inspo?


We've covered four common date nights in this blog post, but if you didn't find what you're looking for, take a look at these blog posts. From casual dates to cocktail parties, we've got you covered. Enjoy your date night, beautiful!


5 CHRISTMAS OUTFIT IDEAS: YOUR COMPLETE HOLIDAY STYLE INSPIRATION
PARTY QUEEN / Nov 25, 2021

Is it just us, or did this year fly by? One minute we're making New Year's resolutions. The next, we're receiving invites to a slew of holiday parties.

While Christmas is on December 25th, you're likely busy with Christmas parties all month, aren't you? And what does that mean? You need a Christmas party outfit! (Or, like five!)

Are you ready to get festive? Here are five Christmas outfit ideas to get you inspired.

Red velvet dress


Looking for a classic Christmas outfit idea? Then this dress is for you. Red and velvet—name a better combo for the holidays!


Get the look: GL2559 Jewel Accented Waist Line V-Neck Velvet Dress w/ U-Back

Many Christmas parties encourage formal or semi-formal attire. If that's the case for your Christmas party, then rock a red velvet dress! When else can you? (Hmm... I guess you could get away with it on Valentine's Day, too.)

Red velvet looks great with silver and sparkle. We recommend donning your best jewelry and heels for this number. To balance the outfit, feel free to keep your makeup and hair simple (but make sure it's done!)

Depending on where you live, it could be a chilly night. You may want to consider a dress that has long sleeves. Otherwise, don't forget a chic faux fur coat or peacoat to keep this look glam.

Green sequin dress


Looking for another classic Christmas outfit idea? Take a look at this green sequin dress with a sweetheart neckline. Whether it's an office party or a gathering with your friends, it'll help you dazzle all night.

green sequin dress

Get the look: GL1823 Sweetheart Neckline Glitter Mesh Long Dress w/ Cut-Out Back


Like the color red, green is super festive and pairs well with shiny metals. If you choose a short dress, then pick your heels wisely—they'll be on display! Need a color recommendation? Gold, silver, or black shoes are all great choices.

>Many forget to consider their coats and purses, but they're an essential part of any Christmas party outfit. Consider a sleek coat and a simple clutch to compliment this look.

An updo or a side-swept hairdo would look fab with this dress. Keep your makeup simple, or throw on a bold lip. (Why not? It's the holidays!)

Gold bedazzled dress


The holidays are all about sparkle. Whether you're looking for Christmas outfit ideas or New Year's outfit ideas, this dress will have you turning heads.

short dress

Get the look: GS2833 Jewel and Sequin Embellished Glitter Mesh Short Dress

Gold and champagne-colored dresses are oh-so-glamorous—fit for fancier holiday parties. If you choose one that's also donning jewels and sequins, though, we recommend keeping the accessories light. A neutral clutch will do.

With that said, you can almost always get away with a red lip at a holiday party. So don’t be afraid to throw on your favorite bold shade.

If your dress is short, we recommend wearing nude heels to elongate the body. (Legs for days, ladies!) If it’s long, you could rock nude or black.

Long black dress


If you're looking for Christmas outfit ideas that are formal but less flashy, then opt for a long black dress. There are plenty of other ways to dial up the sexy. 

long black dress

Get the look: GL2549 Illusion V-Neck and Strap-Open-Back Mermaid Long Dress

For example, you could rock a dress with a plunging V or sweetheart neckline (don't forget to wear a statement necklace!). Or, you could choose a black dress with a low back, which is super on-trend right now.

Black is very flattering—and it looks great on all skin tones and body shapes. If you're looking for ways to accentuate the waist, add a thin belt. (Or choose a dress that has one already built-in!)

Black is also the perfect canvas for showstopping jewelry, bold makeup, and glamorous hairdos. Don't hesitate to add sparkle, a bright red lip, or voluptuous curls to complete this Christmas party look.

Christmas-y sweater


Perhaps you're off to a casual Christmas party with friends or family. Don't worry, we've got a few Christmas outfit ideas for you too!

First, you could rock a green-and-red outfit. Chunky sweaters paired with skirts are a classic combo for the holidays. To stay warm, wear long socks or tights under your skirt and wear boots.

girl in oversized sweater and red skirt

Or, you may be going to a "(ugly) Christmas sweater" party. What's that? A party that encourages Christmas-themed sweaters—the tackier they are, the better. Other Christmas-themed accessories, like Santa hats and beards, are also welcomed.  The whole point is to have fun with this Christmas party outfit—so don't hold back!

woman wearing a Christmas sweater, santa hat and has a fake Santa beard

5 STYLISH DRESSES TO WEAR TO A WEDDING
PARTY QUEEN / Oct 26, 2021

Weddings are a great time. Even when it's not your own wedding, there's food, drinks, and fun to be had. Plus, it's the perfect excuse to put on a stylish dress.


But what constitutes a stylish dress for a wedding guest? Can you wear short dresses? Long gowns? Can they be tight? Should they be loose? These are all fair questions. Wedding attire can be tricky.


It partially depends on how formal the event is. For an intimate gathering, like a backyard wedding, a sundress would be both stylish and appropriate. For a big fat Greek wedding, you may want to pick a gown with some more oomph.


Today, we have an array of stylish dresses for wedding guests to help you get inspired. Some are simple, and some are glam—pick the look that'll pair best with your next event.




1. Glow in Old Hollywood glam


There's a reason why Old Hollywood glamour will never go out of style—it has classic beauty all over it. Think golds and silvers, fluid fabrics, long lengths, and pops of color.


To modernize this look, choose an on-trend hue, like burnt orange. Satin is a nice, flowing fabric that'll also make it glow. Don't forget to choose a silhouette that accentuates the waist.


Use your accessories to pump up the glam. Gold strappy heels and shoulder-grazing gold earrings would add all the sparkle you need for this stylish number.


What about your hair and makeup? Channel your inner Marilyn Monroe and rock a bold lip. Keep your hair full and voluptuous. Old Hollywood glam is all about curves.


Get the look: style GL2963 | V-Neck Wide Waistband A-Line Satin Long Dress /w Slit 


2. Marvel in mauve


Looking for a stylish dress that's soft and feminine? Go for mauve! Mauve, also known as a pale purple, has been on trend for a few years now. And it's the perfect color to rock at a wedding.


This color works really well with drapey fabrics, like satin and chiffon. Since you're attending a wedding, you could also choose a dress that has some embroidery—hey, when else can you?!


With this airy look, keep your makeup and hair natural. Soft waves or a half-do would fit the vibe you're looking for. There's beauty in simplicity.


If you're rocking a mid-length dress, elongate your legs with a pair of nude pumps. With a flowing skirt, all eyes will be on you on the dance floor. (Well, after the bride, of course.)


Short Homecoming Cocktail Dress

Get the look: style GS1622 | Embroidered Bodice Chiffon Short Dress


3. Two-step in a two-piece


Looking for a stylish dress to wear to a wedding that's a little different from the rest? Try a two-piece dress.


Two-piece dresses are super trendy right now—for both brides and wedding guests. They're not very formal, so it would be perfect for a low-key wedding event.


To add to the uniqueness of your look, choose a dress that has embellishments or embroidery. (If you're off to a garden wedding, floral embroidery would be oh-so-cute!)


Get creative with your hair. Throw it up in a bun or half-do and add some braids. This stylish dress is also fun—and your hair and makeup should be the same.


Weddings are all about sparkle, so don't hesitate to wear some gold or silver heels. (As if I have to remind you, *wink*.)


embroidered cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS1439 | Two-Piece Embroidered Pencil Skirt Dress


4. Appliqué all the way


Choosing a dress with texture is always stylish because they're so eye-catching and unique. In a sea of satin and silk, your dress will certainly stand out.


Sequins and beads are many women's go-tos, but how about applique? Applique is known as ornamental needlework, in which pieces of fabric are sewn or stuck onto a large piece of fabric to form pictures or patterns.


Lace applique is perfectly suited for a wedding—it's both feminine and stylish. Floral designs are very common for lace applique dresses. You'll look like you just walked out of a romance movie.


Choose pale colors that match this romantic look—blush, peach, and lavender, would all look chic.


blush homecoming dress

Get the look: style GS1604 | 3D Floral Applique Lace Short Dress


5. Get low with criss-cross straps


Looking for a stylish dress for a wedding that'll also bring the heat? Here's our favorite look at the moment: A long gown that has a low back and unique straps.


To keep up with this bold outfit, we recommend choosing a dark hue, like an eggplant-purple, merlot-red, or emerald-green.


While it's certainly a party in the back, you can also dial up the sexy with a high slit on the front of the dress. This dress isn't just stylish—it's a total showstopper.


If you have really long hair, we recommend wearing it up or sweeping it to the side so you can show off the detail in the back. Besides, this way you can wear a pair of dazzling earrings. (Win-win!)


navy long dress

Get the look: style GL2669 | Cross Strap Neckline Jersey Mermaid Long Dress w/ Slit


4 CUTE CASUAL DATE NIGHT OUTFITS
FASHION TRENDS / Oct 25, 2021

Do you also feel like casual dates are the hardest to dress for? Like, where do you draw the line between cute casual and shabby chic? At a time when sweat pants are a standard in our daily wardrobe, these are all valid questions to ask. (‘Cause when it comes to picking an outfit for your next date, you don’t wanna be wrong!)

We’re here today to help you navigate the waters of casual date nights. First, before you put on any outfit, make sure that you’ve done your hair and makeup. While we don’t recommend going full glam, putting in a bit of effort will show that you’re excited to be there with your date—even if you’re wearing jeans and a tee.

Now it’s time to get to the fun part. If you’re looking for casual (but cute) date night outfit ideas, here are four you have to see!

1. Dress and sneakers


Dresses and sneakers. Name a better combo for a casual date night—I’ll wait.

This combo checks off all the boxes. The sneakers keep the look casual. But paired with the dress, it’s all sorts of cute!

We recommend choosing a flowy dress with a print to keep it fun and flirty. Plus, it’s more comfortable than a tight dress—so you can even do light activities, like a walk or bike ride.

What should you do with your hair and makeup? Keep your hair in a low ponytail or styled in loose curls. Mascara and lip gloss are all you need to look fresh-faced for this cute date night outfit.

Tip: Don’t forget to shave your legs. They’ll be front and center for this date!

woman in sundress wearing sunglasses

2. Plaid and ripped jeans


Plaid shirts and ripped jeans go hand in hand with casual date nights. If you’re looking for a cute outfit to match, then look no further. It’s especially fitting for date nights in the fall. Once the sun goes down, it can be a bit breezy. A long-sleeve plaid shirt is just what you need.

We’re big fans of darker hues for this look. Black jeans, a dark-colored plaid shirt, and black Vans will always be in style. Pair it with a hat if you want to add a touch of personality.

If you’ll be out adventuring all day, we recommend pairing this casual date night outfit with a cute leather backpack. It’s practical, while still showing off your effortless style.

Tip: Planning to rock a hat? Keep your hair down in loose waves. (Talk about low-key sex appeal.)

woman wearing a hat and backpack, sitting on a rock

3. Jeans and knit sweater


Are you going to the movies? Here’s a movie date outfit idea you’re going to love: jeans and a knit sweater.

Who doesn’t love a cozy knit sweater? Nowadays, you can find super trendy ones that are perfect for casual date nights. (Nope, you don’t have to resort to what Grandma made for you last Christmas.)

Paired with jeans and booties, you’re dressed for any sort of adventure—from coffee walks during the day to dinner and a movie at night.

For this outfit, you can wear your hair down or up in a loose ponytail or bun. It’s also a great outfit for rocking some dainty jewelry. A necklace or some earrings would add a beautiful touch of femininity here.

woman in sweater and dark jeans

4. Shorts and a flowy blouse


Does your upcoming casual date involve coffee? Here’s a coffee date outfit idea you can’t say no to: a flowy blouse paired with shorts.

It’s comfortable, it’s cute, and it takes very little effort to put together. (Yes, yes, and  yes!) Really, any billowing blouse will do—but we love a classic white shirt with blue jeans.

This cute date outfit has boho written all over it. We recommend embracing that vibe with your accessories. Layered necklaces and rings are just the things to complete this look.

Not sure what to wear on your feet? Flat sandals or sneakers would look fab. Plus, they’re comfortable to wear all day.

Tip: If you wear a white sheer top, make sure your bra is nude so it won’t be seen!

woman in denim shorts an white top

Need more date outfit ideas?


Dates come in all shapes and sizes, which means there are lots of occasions to dress for! While you might be looking for movie or coffee date outfit ideas today, you might need recommendations for a gala tomorrow! Here are some other articles that might come in handy:


3 WEDDING DRESS STYLES FOR SHORT BRIDES (PLUS STYLING TIPS!)
BRIDAL GURU / Oct 07, 2021

Wedding gowns can be extravagant. They can be big. They can be bold. And they should be—you want to make a statement on your wedding day, after all.

That last bit is important. You want to make a statement, which means your wedding dress should still play a supporting role.

If you're a short bride, you may be worried about "drowning" in your dress, and the only dress style that'll look good is a short, basic dress.

Girl, don't you worry—there are many options for small frames. While you should be conscientious of not overwhelming your figure with lots of fabric, you can still rock a long wedding dress.

So today, we're going to discuss two long wedding dress styles that look fabulous on short brides:

  1. Mermaid: A mermaid silhouette is defined by a slim, tapered, curve-hugging skirt that follows the line of the hips and thighs, flaring out from the knee or below the knee. Keeping the fabric close to the body, and having a flared skirt with moderate volume, accentuates rather than engulfs your curves. 

  1. A-line: An A-line silhouette gradually widens towards the hem, mimicking the shape of a capital letter A. While the waist doesn't have to be cinched at the waist, this is most common. Similar to mermaid-style gowns, A-line dresses feature skirts that don't overtake short frames.

Ready to scope out some gowns? Without further ado, here are three mermaid and A-line wedding dresses perfect for short brides.

1. Mermaid Silhouette with Mesh Fabric


For short brides, mermaid gowns with mesh fabric are a match made in heaven.

Sticking close to the body, the mermaid silhouette accentuates your frame rather than hide it. But you can still add dimension—with mesh!

Because mesh is sheer, you avoid drowning your curves. You can even add an overlay skirt to pump up the volume.

As you can see, you don't have to go simple. Mesh allows you to showcase intricate embroidery and embellishments.

With a long skirt, we recommend thin sleeves or a strapless dress to balance out your look.

Styling Tip: Throw your hair up in a bun to elongate your neck. Some shoulder-grazing earrings can also help lengthen your look.

v-neck wedding dress

Get the look: Spaghetti Strap V-Neck Mermaid Long Dress

2. A-Line with Pleated Satin Fabric


Another fabric we love for short brides is satin. It offers a fluid drape over the body—which means it hugs and conforms to your shape.

A pleated skirt is a total bonus. These vertical folds create long lines from the waist—making your legs look longer than they are!

Again, to balance out a fabric-heavy bottom, we recommend showing off your shoulders. Off-the-shoulder sleeves, paired with a sweetheart neckline, are oh-so-trendy right now, and for a good reason—they accentuate all the right curves!

Styling tip: A sweetheart neckline offers the perfect canvas for a bold necklace—but sometimes, it's just as bold to keep your collarbone bare. Whether you leave your hair completely down, in a half-do, or an updo, be sure to add some loose waves to capture a whimsical look.

sweetheart neckline

Get the look: Pleated Waistline Sweethearted Cut-Away Shoulder Satin A-Line Dress

3. A-line with a High Slit 


If you're a short bride who wants a dress with a bit more volume, then this is the wedding dress style for you.

Again, we see thin straps and mesh for this A-line dress, but it features a more voluminous skirt. To ensure your legs don't get lost entirely, look for a skirt with a high slit.

In addition to pumping up the sexy, showing off your leg also elongates your body—in the same way that a short dress does. So I can have a full skirt and lengthen my frame? Absolutely! (Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too with this wedding dress style.)

If you're also looking to elongate the torso, a V-neckline works wonders, especially with thin straps.

Styling tip: If you want more dimension, add a simple mesh veil to your look as well. For jewelry, pearls would be just the right feminine touch!

high-slit wedding dress

Get the look: Embroidered Sheer Bodice V-Neck Wedding Gown /w Tail

Looking For More Wedding Gown Inspo?


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5 DATE NIGHT LOOKS FOR FALL
DRESS TRENDS / Oct 05, 2021
Fall is upon us. To us, it’s the most versatile season for your wardrobe. One day, you could be rocking a skirt. The next you’re wearing a cozy knit sweater. Layers are your best friend! But with so many options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed—especially when you’re dressing for a date. If you have a date night fast approaching, don’t pull apart your entire closet just yet. To get inspired, here are five date night looks fit for fall.

1. Long skirt paired with a sweater

  If you feel like you can’t part with your summer skirts just yet, don’t fret—simply throw on a cozy sweater and you’ve got the perfect date night look for fall. Long skirts provide more coverage against those cold and breezy evenings. But if it’s a warmer night, a short skirt will do, too! Pair it with some boots to keep the ankles warm. The fall season opens up a lot of options for colors too. You could wear light, warm colors—such as yellow, orange, white, and brown. Or you could rock a darker color scheme. But since we tend to wear dark clothes during the winter, we encourage you to wear your brighter colors on those sunny fall days. girl in white sweater and yellow skirt Perfect for: Dinners, outdoor walks, shows and events, picnics, wineries, art galleries

2. Jeans and a leather jacket

  Ah, jeans and a leather jacket—a classic combo for date night, and the perfect amount of coverage for fall. Black leather jackets are many women’s go-to, but we’re loving brown for the earlier fall months. Plus, the color pairs so well with blue jeans. Choose a cropped jacket to accentuate your waistline. High-waisted skinny jeans would work really well here. Again, you’re calling attention to a natural hourglass shape—which is exactly what we want to achieve on date night! We love that this look is versatile. You could keep it casual and wear some sneakers. Or, you could dress it up with some boots or heels. girl in jeans and jacket Perfect for: Concerts, movies, bars, arcades, sports games, outdoor walks

3. Jean jacket, dress, and festival hat

  A knee-length dress paired with a jean jacket and festival hat is oh-so-classic for fall—and for good reason. While many of us love rocking dresses on date night, it can get chilly! A jean jacket is just what we need when the sun goes down. And the festival hat? It immediately adds character to your look. If you have a bold personality, let it shine through using accessories. A funky purse would be another option. We also recommend taking the time to pick out the perfect shoes. Because your legs are bare, you could choose chunky block heels, canvas sneakers, derby shoes, gladiator sandals—there are so many options to make a statement! Since your hair will likely be down, we suggest skipping jewelry for this date night look. But bold red or pink lips would look stunning. girl sitting on a park bench Perfect for: Bike rides, breweries, outdoor walks, dinner, outdoor concerts and fairs

4. Short dress and knee-high boots

<br The fall season doesn’t mean date nights are dull and drabby. For a night out on the town, wear your favorite dress or skirt and pair it with knee-high boots. If it’s a cooler evening and you’ll be outside, opt for a long sleeve shirt or dress. Or, pair the look with a trench coat. (It’s practical and looks super sexy. Va-va-voom!) Most of us don’t wear knee-high boots every day. We recommend investing in a nice pair of black boots—so when you do want to wear them, they can match any outfit. This look is all about sex appeal, so push the limits with your hair and makeup. A high, textured ponytail will make you feel like a rockstar. And a bold smokey eye? Move over Rihanna. girl in plaid coat and boots Perfect for: Concerts, Late-night cocktails, dancing

5. Long-sleeve dress with heels 

  Got a fancy fall date night on the horizon? Then grab your heels ladies, it’s time for a show-stopping dress. We’re all about long-sleeve dresses for formal events. They keep you warm, so they’re practical, but they also look fabulous. What would be the perfect long-sleeve dress according to us, you ask? Mesh sleeves and sequins—hands down! For a glamorous event, sparkles are always a good idea. And mesh fabric is super trendy this season. Pair the look with some heels. If you anticipate that you’ll be outside, wear a peacoat. They’re fashionable but will also keep you nice and toasty. Don’t fret about hair and makeup. With a dazzling dress like this one, you can sweep your hair to the side, throw on some lipstick, and be ready to go! Feeling fancy? Take a look at these cocktail dresses for more inspo. girl wearing date night dress Get the look: Long Sleeve Bodycon Short Dress Accented with Jewel and Sequin Perfect for: Cocktail parties, Christmas and New Year’s events, galas
WHAT TO WEAR UNDER YOUR WEDDING DRESS: UNDERGARMENTS 101
BRIDAL GURU / Oct 04, 2021

Your wedding day look is all about the execution. While your wedding gown takes center stage, there are many other important things to consider: hair and makeup, shoes, jewelry, and undergarments.

Undergarments aren't supposed to be seen. But if you choose the wrong one, it could wind up visible and impact your look. Nobody wants that!

So that's why we're here today. We're exploring the less glamorous side of putting together a wedding look—what to wear under your wedding dress—so you can look absolutely flawless on your big day.

You'll see that most of our advice revolves around one thing: the cut of your dress. So it's vital to pick your wedding dress before buying what you'll wear underneath it. Got your gown? Let's get started.

Color


Most wedding dresses are relatively light in color—white, cream, champagne, etc.

So when choosing what to wear underneath, it's essential to pick the right shade. The key is finding undergarments that are as close to your natural skin tone as possible. Many lingerie companies only offer one shade of "nude" underwear—and let's be real—one color does not fit all.

While you should keep an eye out for that marketing ploy, more and more companies are emerging that cater to different skin tones. So just do some research, and you'll find the right nude for you.

Bras (and Alternatives)


Because there's so much variety in wedding gown bodices, your bra options are also endless. But what should you wear under your wedding gown? We may be able to help you whittle down the choices.

If your dress is strapless and has a built-in corset, you've got a few options:

  • No bra: With the corset, you have all the support you need!
  • Pasties: These are small, lightly padded stickers that go over your nipples. They add coverage, though, not support. 
  • Stick-on silicone cups: Like pasties, they provide coverage and add natural padding. 

If your dress has a low back, you could try: 

  • Tape strips: Okay, first of all, please don't mix this up with regular tape. These are meant to be worn under your gown. They provide coverage and moderate support. 
  • Longline bra: These look just like regular strapless bras, but instead of stopping under the cups, the material continues down the waist (kind of like a corset)—allowing them to have a low-back cut.

If your dress has straps: 

  • Regular bra: If your dress has straps and a regular back, you can totally wear a regular bra. Just make sure the straps are thinner than your gown's. 

wedding dress with intricate neckline

Editor’s Note: Thick straps, thin straps, no straps—you can rock anything you like with the right undergarments. Get this wedding look: Embroidered Bodice Sweethearted Glitter Mesh Wedding Gown.

Underwear


You've invested so much time and effort in your wedding look. Please don't let your panty line steal the show!

In addition to picking the right shade, it's also crucial to choose the proper cut and fit.

Our two cents? Go for a pair of seamless panties. They're more forgiving and don't hug your hips as much as those with elastic waists and side seams. If your wedding gown is very fitted, you may want to wear a seamless thong to eliminate any chances of showing a panty line. You could also consider high-waisted underwear if your gown is fitted and has a natural waistline. This will smooth out your lower abdomen.

Many lingerie companies don't allow returns, so for an event like your wedding, it's worth buying two sizes and trying them both on.

Oh—and while you probably know this, skip anything with prints or texture. If your gown has a delicate fabric like silk or satin, it will show through.

Shapewear


Shapewear is the unsung hero in most wedding outfits. It contours and smoothes out lumps and bumps so that your gown can drape perfectly on your body.

In addition to making you look stunning, shapewear can also add comfort. Gowns are hot, and they don't offer much breathability. Because most shapewear incorporates sweat-wicking technology, you can be kept cool and dry. (Well, it depends on how much late-night dancing you do.)

Again, think about the silhouette and cut of your dress when shopping for shapewear. If it's tight around your waistline and legs, you may want to consider shapewear that also covers the upper thigh. If your dress flows at the waist, then hey—maybe you don't need it!

If you're interested in exploring shapewear, Spanx is the go-to in this category, and for a good reason. They have a cut for every shape and silhouette—so whatever gown you're wearing, you'll be able to find something to match.

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neckline wedding dress on a mannequin

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CHARM YOUR WAY TO THE CROWN WITH THESE CUTE HOMECOMING DRESSES
PARTY QUEEN / Sep 30, 2021

There are only a few days in a woman’s life where they can dress like a royal. Among these special events is homecoming. (Although, we’d like to start a petition for wearing ball gowns any and every day we want.)

While you don’t have to dial up the glam on homecoming, we totally encourage it. And if you’re reading this, you probably think so too!

So let’s find you a cute homecoming dress that’s fit for a queen (accessorizing with crowns is recommended!).

1. Cinderella-inspired


Whenever we see blue gowns with full skirts, we think of Cinderella. And if you’re trying to channel your inner princess for homecoming, then her look is the perfect inspiration.

While homecoming dresses are typically short, you can still pull off Cinderella’s look as long as the skirt flares out. An A-line or babydoll silhouette are both great options.

In terms of fabric, we love tulle for homecoming dresses. It adds volume and bounce to your skirt. (And for this look, that’s important.)

What’s a royal outfit without some sparkling bling? Find a homecoming dress that dons jewels and embellishments. For a blue dress, we recommend silver accents.

With a cute homecoming dress like this one, your accessories can be quite simple.

If your dress is strapless, throw your hair up and wear some shoulder-grazing earrings. If your dress has straps, style your hair in a loosely-curled half-do and keep the jewelry minimal.

smoky blue homecoming dress

Get the look: Sequin and Glitter Embellished Sheer Bodice V-Neck Short Dress

2. Modern-day royalty


Looking for a cute, but elegant, homecoming dress? Then you should check out dresses that feature cap sleeves. They fly under the radar, but are incredibly unique and feminine—especially if they’re embroidered.

The British Royals, including Kate Middleton, have been seen rocking these chic sleeves. So for a special event like homecoming, they’re absolutely fitting.

Tulle, lace, sequins, beads—these fabrics and embellishments are great for adding femininity to your look. Pale shades of pink, blue, and yellow, are all cute options for colors.

Worried that a dress “fit for the British Royals” means it’ll be conservative? Don’t forget, most homecoming dresses are short. So throw on a pair of heels to show off your legs and dial up the sexy!

blush homecoming dress

Get the look: Embroidered Bodice Boat Neck Cap Sleeve Tulle Short Dress w/ Rolled Hem

3. Glitter and gold


Jewels, sequins, glitter, and gold, are all quintessential features of royal outfits—which is exactly what you need for your cute homecoming dress. 

If you choose a gold dress, keep the embellishments gold as well so it’s not overly flashy. If you want to break up the monochromatic look, pair your dress with a black clutch. Or, you could add a subtle pop of red to your lips and nails.

When it comes to silhouettes, A-line is a go-to of course. But if you want to differentiate your dress from others’, we recommend exploring those with a sweetheart neckline. Showing off your shoulders accentuates an hourglass shape. Plus, a bare collarbone allows you to show off your favorite necklace. (Again, bring on the bling!)

With a gold or champagne-colored dress, we always suggest nude heels—this creates the illusion of longer legs. (And who could say no to that?)

champagne homecoming dress

Get the look: Jewel and Sequin Embellished Glitter Mesh Short Dress

4. Bold and bedazzled


Royals can break the rules too. If you’ve got a bold personality that pushes the boundaries, then we have a cute homecoming dress for you too!

Instead of pale shades and shimmery metals, go for a bold color like purple or red.

Explore other fiery features—like a corset bodice.

And who said jewels need to stay on the crown? We love seeing homecoming dresses with bedazzled waistlines—it’s so captivating! Plus, it cinches and accentuates the waistline. (Pro tip: Jump on any opportunity to create an hourglass shape.)

If you choose a dress with a jeweled belt, then we recommend adding some similar earrings or a necklace to tie the look together. All that sparkle will surely catch some eyes.

Add a smokey eye if you wish, but keep the lip neutral. Let the color of your gown steal the show.

purple homecoming dress

Get the look: Strapless Sweetheart Short Dress with Pleated Bodice and Jewel Embellished Waistline

Looking for more homecoming dress inspo?


Finding a cute homecoming dress can be overwhelming. There are just so many options! If you still need some more inspiration, we’ve got you covered in these blog posts:

WEDDING DRESS FAILS: QUICK STYLE FIXES
PARTY QUEEN / Sep 23, 2021

What’s your worst fear for your wedding?

Your wedding cake toppling over? Aunt Marge drinking one too many wines? A wedding dress malfunction?

On your wedding day, you’ll be on cloud nine. But that can quickly change with a wedding dress-related disaster. A rip, snag, or stain, could quickly ruin the look you were dreaming of for months.

But not to fear. In this blog post, we’re covering four common wedding dress fails and how to fix them

If you prepare for the worst, you’re guaranteed to look your best. Grab a pen and paper, let’s get started.

1. A Broken Bustle


A wedding dress bustle is a way to gather up a train and make it even with your hemline so that your dress doesn’t drag on the floor. This can be accomplished via ribbons, buttons, hooks, or by sewing your gown.

So it’s got an important job, to say the least. However, it’s common for bustles to break down towards the end of the night after lots of dancing and partying.

It’s good to be proactive and choose a dress with a secure bustle. Typically, ribbons hold better than buttons. You can also ask the seamstress to reinforce the bustle with monofilament. This will protect your dress better from snags and kicked-up heels.

BUT, in the case that your bustle does break, keep large safety pins or a sewing kit on hand. A simple needle and thread could save the day!

2. A Stuck Zipper


A stuck zipper is a wedding dress fail that will automatically trigger panic mode. But take a deep breath, ask for help, and most of the time, it’ll be just fine.

First, if your zipper gets stuck, check to make sure there’s no fabric stuck in it as well. The last thing you want to do is tear your dress on top of breaking a zipper!

If there is some fabric stuck, gently use your fingers to ease it free.

Then, take a clear wax stick like Zipper-Ease (or even a white crayon), and wax the zipper to help ease it up and down.

If the zipper is straight-up broken, that’s where a sewing kit will come in handy again. There have certainly been times where brides have been sewn into their dresses! It’s not ideal, but nobody will even notice!

3. A Stained Dress


Stains—ah, this one’s a classic.

Wedding dresses are typically shades of white and cream—which means they are incredibly prone to stains.

Unfortunately, these stains don’t have to be big to be noticeable. The tiniest smudge of foundation or lipstick on a white dress will stand out. Be proactive and put your dress on before getting ready!

For minor stains, a Tide-to-Go pen or Shout wipe should work fine. But suppose you want to cover all your grounds (Hey, you never know who will bump into you with a glass of red wine). In that case, we recommend investing in a heavy-duty stain remover kit that includes different targeted solvents to treat various stains.

Speaking of red wine, we have a surprising little hack for you. Pouring a bit of white wine on top of a red wine stain can help pull it out. (But make sure to get the dress dry cleaned after the wedding.)

Or, if you can find a piece of chalk that’s the same shade as your dress, you can use that to cover up the stain. It’s a bandaid solution, but it’ll do!

4. Damaged or Dirty Hem


The bottom of your dress can take a beating. Even if you aren’t planning on wandering outside, your hem will drag across the floor all day and become dirty.

So to avoid this wedding dress fail the best you can, apply a stain protector to your hem before the wedding. But make sure it’s compatible with your fabric and don’t apply too much—or it’ll be visible on the dress.

Towards the end of the night, if you see some dirt on the hem of your dress, simply brush it away with a clean, white terry-cloth towel. White chalk will work wonders here too.

Your hem is also susceptible to getting stepped on or snagging. If your hem rips, a needle and thread should be able to patch it up. Or, if you have embellishments on hand, you can sew those on to hide the tear.

But hey, if you can’t fix it—don’t sweat. It’s a sign that you thoroughly enjoyed your wedding day and that’s most important.

Still Looking for a Wedding Dress?


woman wearing a dress with other women zipping her up

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And don’t forget, after the wedding, make sure to preserve your wedding dress properly so you can keep it as a family heirloom for years to come.

FIRST DATE OUTFIT IDEAS: 4 DRESSES WITH JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SEXY
FASHION TRENDS / Sep 16, 2021

First dates are special. For all you know, you could be meeting someone that you'll spend the rest of your life with!


So you probably want to make a good first impression. You want to make sure your hair is washed and clean. You want your breath to be minty-fresh. And you want to rock a sexy outfit.


If you're looking for some first date outfit ideas, you've come to the right place. We've got four first date dresses that show off just the right amount of sexy. Wearing one of these, you'll not just make a good first impression—you'll make a lasting one.




1. Sequin bodycon dress


On a first date, we want to make a statement.


If your first date is a night in town, a sequin bodycon dress would be perfect. Think concerts, shows, bars, lounges, and more.


Here's why we love this outfit:


First, bodycon dresses are the go-to silhouette for a sexy date night outfit. It shows off all your beautiful curves.


A short length will also let you show a little leg. Add some pumps to your look, and you'll have legs for days!


But hey, being sexy isn't all about looks. Sequins suggest that you love to have a good time. A fun, vibrant personality will win anyone over.


Don't take your hair and makeup too seriously, either. Add some volume to your hair and a bright eye or lip to keep all eyes on you!



blue sequined date night dress

Get the look: style GS1134 | Sequin Embellished Bodycon Short Dress




2. Two-piece dress


Perhaps your first date doesn't entail rockin' at a concert or sippin' cocktails at a lounge. Instead, maybe you're meeting up during the day to sit on a swanky patio and nibble on tapas. That's okay—we have the perfect first date outfit for you too.


A two-piece dress adds just the right amount of spice to a daytime first date.


Its peek-a-boo waistline is just the silhouette to catch your date's attention, yet it's still modest enough for a lunch date or an afternoon garden party.


Some embroidery outlining the dress' silhouette is another subtle way to draw the gaze to your hourglass figure.


If you want to pump up the sexy more, go for a red dress. This fiery shade will undoubtedly turn up the heat!



two piece date night dress

Get the look: style GS1439 | Two-Piece Embroidered Pencil Skirt Dress




3. Corset short dress


Dinner and drinks are classic first date ideas. If that's what you're doing, then opt for a bodycon dress with a corset bodice.


Corsets are classically sexy. When combined with lace, glitter, and mesh, it's even sexier!


Yes, corsets are tight—but not like in those Victorian movies. For these dresses, it's mostly for show. Make sure to adjust the back, so it's comfortable!


The back of the dress is stunning, so show it off! Throw your hair up in a high ponytail or bun. That'll also show off your beautiful facial features.


To balance out your date night outfit, choose a dress that has a modest neckline. (You know what they say: Business in the front, party in the back.)



back details of date night dress

Get the look: style GS1634 | Deep Illusion V-Neck Corset-Tie Short Dress




4. Flowy dress with halter neckline


Not all first dates require a body-hugging bodycon dress—especially if your first date involves dancing! For dates like those, we recommend going for something that flows at the waistline—so you can really let loose.


Now, a loose silhouette doesn't mean that you can't show off your curves. Find a dress with a halter neckline to crank up the heat. A first date that's sexy and comfortable? Sign us up!


Want to add some personality to your outfit? Pick a dress that has an eye-catching design. Add some sparkly jewel embellishments.


Get your dancing shoes ready and you're all set!



champagne short homecoming dress

Get the look: style GS1621 | Silver Glitter-Print Black Halter Short Dress



Need more inspo for your first date?


Today, we highlighted four short dresses. But if you need first date outfit ideas that feature longer dresses, we recommend taking a look at these long gowns—fit for the red carpet.


Picked out your outfit but need some tips on looking and feeling your best? Take a look at these articles:



Enjoy your first date! Remember, breathe. And more importantly, have fun!




FOUR REASONS YOU SHOULD GO FOR TWO PIECE HOMECOMING DRESSES
PARTY QUEEN / Sep 10, 2021

Matching two-piece sets are all the rage this year—from sweatsuits to homecoming dresses.

Yes, you read that right. Two-piece short homecoming dresses are on trend this season but unconventional enough to turn heads. Talk about the best of both worlds. If you're a gal looking to make a statement, you should definitely rock one at homecoming.

Need some more convincing? Well, then stick around. Here are four reasons why you should choose a two-piece homecoming dress.

1. They accentuate the waist


Why do so many homecoming dresses have belts? It's not to hold anything up. Rather, they help accentuate the waist.

Two-piece homecoming dresses do the same thing. The peek-a-boo waistline draws attention to the hourglass shape, providing a slimmer appearance.

If you want to really create a slimming effect, we encourage you to choose a skirt that's high-waisted and flares out at the waist. So instead of going for body-hugging or flowy fabrics, opt for material with more structure, like tulle.

While we're on the topic, if you want tips for lengthening the body, we recommend choosing a top that bares the shoulders and wearing your hair up—this elongates the neck.

While homecoming dresses already show off the legs, you can increase the illusion of long legs with nude heels.

2. You can mix and match textures and colors


Many homecoming dresses are the same color and texture—and for some, that's a bit of a drag. For example, while many love how simple yet sexy black homecoming dresses are, others worry that they're a bit dull.

It's important to jazz up these monochromatic looks. If you choose a two-piece black homecoming dress, then you have lots of opportunities to do so.

For starters, you could play around with different textures. The skirt could feature ruffles and tulle, while the top could be mesh with sequins.

black two-piece dress

Hey, since it's a two-piece, you could skip the whole monochromatic look altogether and mix colors too! A cream crop top paired with a navy skirt would be fit for a modern-day princess.

3. They help dial up the sexy


Showing off a bit of skin always cranks up the heat. While homecoming dresses typically bare some leg, a short two-piece dress kicks up the spice.

If you want to really show off your figure, we recommend trying on a two-piece bodycon dress, which has a form-fitting silhouette. You'll be sure to turn heads!

To balance out your look, we recommend picking a top with a modest neckline and a skirt that hits the middle of the thigh. This way, you turn heads for all the right reasons.

two piece burgundy embroidered homecoming dress

Get the look: Two-Piece Embroidered Pencil Skirt Dress

4. You can add feminine touches


We love that two-piece homecoming dresses are oh-so-versatile. On the one hand, they can be bold and sexy. On the other hand, they can be simple and feminine.

If this sounds more your vibe, keep an eye out for dresses that feature pretty embellishments, such as jewels, floral embroidery, beads, and pearls.

To keep this look fit for a princess, wear matching accessories. If your dress features flowers, consider wearing a floral headpiece. If your dress dons pearls, pair the look with cute pearl jewelry.

Keep your hair and makeup simple to complete this whimsical homecoming look. (Cinderella—is that you?)

blue two-piece homecoming dress

Get the look: Full Beaded Bodice & Lace Skirt Two-Piece Short Dress

Other alternatives for homecoming


You may be super interested in a two-piece dress but are having trouble finding the right one. Don't sweat—here are some other options:

  • An illusion two-piece dress: Many homecoming dresses create the illusion of a two-piece dress with mesh—providing all the benefits of a two-piece silhouette. Try on one. Trust us, they're just as fierce!

pink cut-out homecoming dress

Get the look: Strapless Sweetheart Bead and Sequin Embellished Tulle Short Dress with Sheer Waistline

Thick, belted dress: A major reason why two-piece dresses are so appealing is that they accentuate the waist. So if you can't find a two-piece homecoming dress, we recommend going old school and finding a dress that has a big, bold belt. Hello, waistline!

silver homecoming dress

Get the look: Strapless Sweetheart Beaded Tulle Short Dress with Pleated Satin Waistband

There's more where this came from. Check out these blog posts for more homecoming dress inspo:


HOW TO ROCK BLACK HOMECOMING DRESSES
PARTY QUEEN / Aug 25, 2021

Homecoming will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to start searching for the perfect dress. Silhouettes, necklines, colors—where do you begin?!

Today we’re making a case for black homecoming dresses. Black is a color that’s powerful, elegant, and sexy. But on a day like homecoming, some may worry that it’s a bit safe and—we’ll just come out and say it—boring.

If you’re gravitating towards a black homecoming dress, but still want to make a statement, you’ve come to the right place. Here are four ways to spice it up!



1. Pump up the volume

Believe it or not, you could wear an all-black outfit and still turn heads. One way to do that is by picking a dress with an eye-catching, voluminous silhouette.

For example, you could choose a dress with dramatic puff sleeves or ones that drape off the shoulder.

Or, you could opt for a fit-and-flare silhouette, which is when a dress has a tight bodice but flares at the waist. To take this silhouette to the next level, go for a full ballerina-like skirt. (FYI—tulle is a great material for adding volume.)

If you go this route, we recommend taking advantage of this flattering silhouette and accentuating the waistline with a thin belt—embrace those curves, ladies!



short black homecoming dress

Get the look: style GS1427 | Sleeveless Short Dress with Lace Bodice and Sheer Waistline




2. Embrace different textures

Now, if you want to rock an all-black homecoming outfit, but want to go for a body-hugging silhouette, then we recommend choosing a dress with some texture.

Texture comes in many forms. You could rock a dress with black beads, sequins, glitter, jewels, mesh, embroidery—you name it!

If you see a dress that mixes textures and fabric, try it on! Since you’re going for a monochromatic ensemble, this is the perfect way to add some spice.

Want some hair and makeup inspo? Pull your hair up and add a smokey eye and you’ve got yourself one fierce look.



Long Sleeve Bodycon Short Dress

Get the look: style GS2134 | Long Sleeve Bodycon Short Dress Accented with Jewel and Sequin




3. Add gold or silver sparkle

Nothing goes better with black than silver and gold. It’s a match made in fashion heaven.

You have many opportunities to incorporate these precious metals in your black homecoming look.

First, you could rock some chic gold or silver jewelry. If your homecoming dress has a low-cut V-neckline, show off a statement necklace. If your neckline is higher, we recommend pulling your hair up, away from your face, and donning some dramatic shoulder-grazing earrings.

If you’re really looking to dial up the glam, we encourage you to wear a sparkly headpiece! (When else can you wear one?!)

You’ll also find many black homecoming dresses with gold or silver embellishments—sequins, embroidery, jewels, etc. We love seeing dresses that showcase intricate designs.

This kind of dress deserves all the attention—so we recommend keeping your hair and makeup simple. A loosely curled half-do, paired with some mascara and lip gloss, is all you need!



Black Homecoming Dress with Gold Embroidery

Get the look: GS2403 | Tulle Short Dress Accented with Gold Lace




4. Add a pop of color

If you really want to stand out in a black homecoming dress, then you have to add a pop of color! That will really attract the gaze.

You could add some color to the dress itself. For example, a bright belt would be a great way to break up an all-black look, while creating an hourglass shape. (We love multi-purpose accessories!)

Or, you could bring a bright-colored purse. Red, blue, pink, or purple would be a great choice.

Because homecoming dresses are short, your shoes will be front and center. Why not choose a bold shoe?

To truly capture this look, we recommend sticking to one color—otherwise, it will become too distracting. The goal is to compliment the dress, not overcome it.



Black Homecoming Dress with Rhinestone Belt

Get the look: GS2375 | Lace Illusion Top A-line Short Dress with Beaded Waist




5. Wear a two-piece dress

Another way to break up an all-black outfit is by literally breaking it up into a two-piece dress.

By showing a little bit of skin at the waistline, you break up the color but also accentuate the waistline—just like what a belt does.

A black two-piece homecoming dress is both classic and edgy—perfect for those with bold personalities. You’ll be standing out for all the right reasons.

Feel free to build on this unique look and add some statement earrings or bracelets. Now that’s how you rock a black homecoming dress!



two piece black tulle homecoming dress

Get the look: style GS2398 | Two-Piece Strap-Back Tulle Short Dress




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6 TIMELESS QUINCEANERA DRESSES TO INSPIRE YOUR INNER PRINCESS
PARTY QUEEN / Aug 13, 2021

The quinceanera is a big moment in any Latina woman's life. Your 15th birthday is not just a celebration of your birth—it's also a celebration of entering womanhood.

If you're celebrating your quinceanera, all eyes are on you, which means you need to find a dress that will turn heads.

Typically, girls wear ball gowns to their quinceanera—tight bodices and full skirts. Many will accessorize with a tiara. Sound like something a princess would wear? You're not too far off.

Yes, quinceanera gowns are fit for royalty. To help inspire your inner princess, here are six dazzling quinceanera dresses.




1. Sparkly Pink Ball Gown with Jewel Embellishments

To start the list off, we're going classic: a sparkly pink quinceanera ball gown.

No other color screams "princess" quite like pink. Many view this as a calming color associated with love, kindness, femininity, and romance. (I think I just described the persona of every Disney princess.)

Since this is your quinceanera, after all, we encourage you to embrace this special time and dial up the glam.

Rhinestone and jewel embellishments, sequin embroidery, or glittery fabric are all ways to glam-ify your dress.

Or, wear some royal accessories—such as a tiara or crown. Don't ever ask yourself, "Is this too much?" You can rock it all!



pink quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL1821 | Jewel Embellished Sweetheart Neckline Glitter Netting Quinceanera Dress




2. Blush Ball Gown with Long Sleeves

While we love the off-the-shoulder sleeve trend, we can't help but call attention to long-sleeve quinceanera gowns. They are absolutely timeless.

Whether you're looking for a dress with more coverage or it's simply a fashion statement, this style is fit for a princess.

For balance, we recommend a mesh sleeve—creating a bit of a peek-a-boo appearance. This material also allows you to showcase some stunning embroidery.

We recommend pulling your hair up and accessorizing it with earrings if you go for a long-sleeve dress. A bare collarbone will elongate the neck and keep all eyes on the details of your dress.



Back Side of Pink Quinceanera Dress

Get the look: style GL2377 | Flower Embroidery Long Dress with Long sleeve




3. Peach Ball Gown with Ruffled Skirt

Peach is a pastel color that we're loving this season—and it's perfect for a quinceanera dress. (Is anyone else getting Princess Belle vibes?) It's feminine and warm. Plus, if you have darker skin or simply a tan, it'll really make your skin glow.

Do you know what would also make you glow? A bedazzled bodice. Take advantage of this opportunity to don some major sparkle.

While most quinceanera gowns have full skirts, we love seeing ruffles because it adds even more dimension! That means an even more dramatic hourglass shape. Va-va-voom!

If you choose a peach gown, a red lip will look absolutely stunning. Keep the rest of your makeup neutral but don't forget to add some highlighter on your cheekbones, shoulders, and collarbone to amplify your glow.



peach quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL2515 | Rhinestone Embellished Sweetheart Ball Gown




4. Ball Gown with Floral Embroidery

Like the color pink, flowers are the epitome of femininity. Immediately they add a delicate, whimsical touch to any outfit.

Whether it's for a quinceanera celebration today—or fifty years down the road—floral embroidery is a timeless addition to any quinceanera gown. It would look lovely on your sleeves, the bodice, or the skirt. (Or, how about all three?!) There are really no rules here—just go for embroidery that you love.

For a subtle touch, choose an embroidered gown that's all one color. If you'd like to draw attention to the beautiful handiwork, pick a dress where the embroidery is a different color.

While we're on the topic of flowers—a headpiece is another way to add some to your look. Tie your hair up in a tight bun to truly let them blossom.



Embroidery Embellished Glitter-Mesh Cut-Away Shoulder Quinceanera Dress

Get the look: style GL1958 | Embroidery Embellished Glitter-Mesh Cut-Away Shoulder Quinceanera Dress




5. Red Ball Gown with Gold Embroidery

Speaking of embroidery—a red ball gown with gold embroidery is just the statement you should make on your quinceanera.

Red dresses are fiery. Gold dresses are regal. Together, they capture the queen that you are.

Because red is such a bright color, we recommend choosing a dress that exposes your arms and shoulders to create balance.

Plus, this allows you to show off some bling. Since gold is front and center for this look, we encourage you to add gold accessories. (Yes, that includes a gold crown!)



red quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL1930 | Embroidered Mesh Strap Satin Quinceanera Dress w/ Mesh Tail




6. Blue Ball Gown with a Bolero

Alright, Cinderella, are you ready for the ball? We couldn't help but recommend a blue ball gown—it's what quinceanera dreams are made of!

Lace and embroidery are go-to's for any quinceanera dress. But if you really want to dial up the royal glam, add a bolero to your look.

A mesh cape adds coverage while also showing off your arms and shoulders. Because a bolero doesn't cover your chest, this dress is perfect for wearing a statement necklace.

Put your hair up in a loose bun and add a simple tiara or headpiece to balance out your outfit. Complete the look with a shimmery silver eyelid.



Beads Embellished Tulle Ball Gown with Bolero

Get the look: style GL2427 | Beads Embellished Tulle Ball Gown with Bolero




Looking for more inspo?

Take a look at our full Quinceanera Gown Collection!




5 HOTTEST MODERN-DAY ALTERNATIVES TO THE CINDERELLA BALL GOWN
FASHION TRENDS / Aug 12, 2021


Every woman wants to feel like a princess. So when there’s an occasion to dress like one, we’re all for it—am I right?

And who else to gather inspo from than Cinderella? Those full, voluptuous skirts are called a ball gown skirt for a reason!

But we understand that the Disney movie was created in 1950—a little dated, don’t you think?



Cinderella



So to help you channel your inner modern-day princess, we’ve compiled five hot alternatives to the classic Cinderella ball gown—suitable for any big occasion.


Let’s go to the ball!



1. For Your Wedding

We love that the Cinderella ball gown is a flattering silhouette—a tight bodice and a full flowing skirt look good on all shapes and sizes. As we all want to look amazing on our wedding day, this is the perfect occasion to rock a Cinderella-style wedding dress.


How can you achieve the look?


Off-she-shoulder sleeves are one of the key features of Cinderella’s gown—a must-have if you want to capture the look classically.


But to modernize your bodice, consider different fabrics and textures, such as lace, mesh and sequins. Or, crank up the heat with an illusion deep-v neckline.


Pair your look with some shoulder-grazing earrings to keep it classic. To jazz it up, add a bold choker necklace or bracelet.



off-shoulder wedding dress

Get the look: Embroidered Bodice Cut-Away Shoulder Glitter Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Sequin Mesh Lining


Not the bride? No problem. Take a look at our Bridesmaid Collection to find your royal outfit.



2. For Your Prom

If there’s a night where you can dress like a Disney princess, it’s definitely prom night. Long dresses are the norm for prom attire, so a modern-day Cinderella ball gown is nothing out of the ordinary.


As you know, Cinderella’s famous ball gown is a baby blue color and any off-the-shoulder gown that features that hue will give off a serious Cinderella vibe.


To put a modern twist on this classic look, you could opt for a different shade of blue. If you really want to stand out, we recommend trying on a turquoise dress—that’ll really turn heads!


The original Cinderella dress also had puff sleeves, which date back to the Renaissance era! To modernize your look, you can still stick to a bold sleeve—but we recommend something a bit more structured.


And again, you can’t go wrong with a bold pair of shoulder-grazing earrings. Pin your hair up to really let them shine.



aqua prom dress

Get the look: Illusion V-Neck Cut-Away Shoulder Long Dress w/ Beaded Waist Band



3. For Your Quinceanera 

The quinceanera is an important milestone for any Latina woman! Part birthday party, part rite of passage, it symbolizes a girl’s entrance into womanhood on her 15th birthday. (Um, are we talking future queen status?)


Cinderella’s blue ball gown could totally be worn at a quinceanera today. A tight bodice and big, full skirt is a classic quinceanera silhouette.


But unlike Cinderella, you could choose a gown with a sweetheart neckline. Sweetheart necklines offer the perfect balance between sexy and elegance—in other words, they’re fit for a royal.


Speaking of royal—don’t be afraid to rock a dress with some serious sparkle, such as jewels, sequins, and glitter.


If you want to wear a necklace with your quinceanera look, we recommend a choker necklace—like how Cinderella accessorized her ball gown. Wear your hair up to keep all eyes on that piece of jewelry.



Beads Embellished Tulle Ball Gown with Bolero

Get the look: style GL2427 | Embroidered Bodice Sweetheart Full Glittered Quinceanera Dress



4. For Your Homecoming 

Sure, homecoming dresses are typically shorter in length, but that doesn’t mean you can’t channel your inner Cinderella. In fact, it’s the perfect event for modernizing the Cinderella ball gown.


To capture a look reminiscent of the Disney princess, we recommend sticking to a baby blue color and off-the-shoulder sleeves. From there, the world is your oyster.


A fit-and-flare dress will mimic the silhouette of the ball gown, but feel free to go wild with different fabrics and textures!


For example, you can choose a bodice with gold or silver embroidery.


Or, for extra whimsical vibes, find a dress with a tulle skirt.


Because your shoes are front and center, now’s the time to pick a statement shoe that would rival Cinderella’s glass slippers!



short homecoming dress

Get the look: Jewel Embellished Embroidery Tulle Short Dress



5. For a Gala 

Galas are the modern-day ball—so of course you need a Cinderella ball gown!


So far, we’ve encouraged you to choose a gown that features off-the-shoulder sleeves—but we understand that’s not to everyone’s taste.


Here’s how you can still achieve Cinderella’s look: simple spaghetti strap sleeves paired with a sweetheart neckline. With bare shoulders and an open neckline, you still achieve the same romantic look.


Another way to modernize your gala outfit is to dial down the skirt. A long, a-line skirt made of a luxurious fabric, like silk, will still capture the elegance you’re looking for.


Pair your gown with a silver or gold clutch and you’re ready for the ball!



blue long gala dress

Get the look: Spaghetti Strap Sweetheart A-Line Long Dress



WEDDING DRESS CODES: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR GUESTS
BRIDAL GURU / Aug 04, 2021

Decoding the wedding dress code isn't easy. If you haven't been to many weddings, knowing what is and isn't acceptable attire is already a challenge. If you have been to your fair share of weddings, then you know that the dress code can vary at each—from black tie to casual. (And even if it hasn't in your experience, who wants to wear the same outfit to every wedding?)


There's no need to frantically rummage through your closet or run off on a shopping spree. Today, we're decoding wedding dress codes for guests, so you know how to create the perfect look—and arrive at the party stress-free.  




Black Tie Dress Code


Black tie events are formal and typically held at night, so evening wear is the most appropriate attire.


Black tie attire is pretty straightforward for men. It means a dark tuxedo, a white dress shirt, and a coordinating bow tie. Dress shoes, like oxfords, are suitable.


Women have a bit more options in terms of what to wear. With that said, a black tie event isn't the time to try the latest bold trends.


First, we recommend sticking to a floor-length gown—or if at the very least—a knee-length cocktail dress. Go for classic, feminine silhouettes. Think neutral colors or rich jewel tones, as well as decadent fabrics. And complete the look with sophisticated jewelry, a clutch, and heels. 


Remember—the goal is to choose an elegant outfit.


What about hair and makeup? Typically, women wear their hair up in a sleek updo. If you choose to keep your hair down, make sure that it's styled. A smokey eye or a bold lip also works well with black tie looks.



long gown for black tie event

Editor’s Pick: style GL2889 | Floral Embroidery Glitter Mesh Mermaid Long Dress




Black Tie Optional (Formal)


If you open up your wedding invitation and it says black tie optional, you can breathe a sigh of relief—it's totally cool to tone your outfit down a notch.


The main difference here is for men's attire. Rather than having to wear a tuxedo and bowtie, they can opt for a suit and tie.


For ladies, it means there's less pressure to wear a floor-length gown. While it's certainly welcomed, you can also choose to rock that chic new cocktail dress—and still feel dressed for the occasion. 


Although in terms of accessories, we still encourage sophisticated jewelry and heels for formal attire. 


Again, your hair should look styled, but you can get away with a half-do or leaving your hair down. 



semi-formal dress

Editor’s Pick: style GS2807 | Lace Embellished Bodice Chiffon Short Dress




Cocktail Attire (Semi Formal)


Not all weddings require a black tie dress code. In fact, lately, weddings have become a lot more casual—especially since the pandemic. 


On the spectrum of wedding dress codes, cocktail attire sits between formal and casual. 


Men can wear suits with or without ties. Women, as you've probably guessed, usually wear cocktail dresses. 


However, when it comes to semi-formal events, there’s no need to play it safe. Feel free to explore bolder necklines, silhouettes and cuts, and embellishments. 


Dressy separates are also an option. A pantsuit or two-piece dress is absolutely suitable for semi-formal weddings. 


When it comes to your footwear, you can experiment with different colors and designs. Now's also the time to rock a statement piece of jewelry. And hey, why not consider unique hairstyles as well? We personally love the fishtail braid trend!



Ivory Short Homecoming Cocktail Dress

Editor's Pick: style GS2404 | Full Beaded Bodice & Lace Skirt Two-Piece Short Dress




Casual Attire


Casual intimate events, like garden weddings, are a big trend this year. That means a casual dress code!


Dressing for these occasions is super relaxed. 


At its most formal, men could wear sport coats. Button-down shirts and trousers (like chinos and khakis) are usually fine. At its least formal, polos and shorts are even acceptable. 


Two-piece sets, skirts, or dresses are all appropriate attire for women. No need to go super glam here—a sundress would totally work. You can even get comfortable and wear sandals or flats. 


Hair and makeup can be neutral, and your accessorizing can be minimalist. With casual dress codes, it's all about comfort—so style your outfit in a way that works for you. 



Sweetheart Neckline A-Line Short Dress

Editor's Pick: style GS2837 | Sweetheart Neckline A-Line Short Dress with Pocket




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THE ANATOMY OF GWEN STEFANI'S WEDDING DRESS
BRIDAL GURU / Aug 04, 2021

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton wedding photos courtesy of Jeremy Bustos/People.com

On July 3, 2021, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton got hitched. Weeks later, there's something that everyone's still talking about: Gwen Stefani's wedding dress. (Well, technically wedding dresses, there were two! One for the ceremony, and one for the reception.) Both were custom-made by none other than Vera Wang—a designer known for her unique wedding gowns. And she managed to capture Gwen's bold personality right to a tee.


If you're an edgy bride-to-be, you've come to the right place. Gwen Stefani's two wedding outfits are the perfect inspo for your wedding day look. Get your notepad ready, and let's get started!




Gwen Stefani’s Wedding Dress for the Ceremony 


Gwen Stefani in wedding dress



Gwen Stefani's wedding dress for the ceremony was a custom lily-white silk georgette gown. (Georgette is a type of crêpe fabric typically made from pure silk but can also be made from synthetic fibers like rayon, viscose, and polyester.) It's sheer, lightweight, and has a dull, matte finish. And let me just say, it drapes beautifully. 


The gown featured a fitted bodice with a cut-away back, plunging sweetheart neckline, and a high-low hand tumbled tulle skirt. 


Here's where Gwen Stefani really personalizes her look: her veil.


For the ceremony, she donned a white chapel-length veil, which featured the hand-embroidered names of Stefani, Shelton, and her three sons. Because her hair was under the veil, she kept it simple with a sleek bun. 


How can you recreate this look? 

  • - Sweetheart necklines are all the rage right now. We love this neckline because it's so effective at elongating the neck. It can be paired with sleeves, straps, or without, but if you want to score Gwen Stefani's wedding dress look, we recommend going strapless. (Bonus points: exposed shoulders also help create an hourglass figure.) 

  • - A fitted bodice—paired with a free-flowing skirt—is a common silhouette for wedding dresses and super flattering on most body shapes because it cinches the waist. Don't hesitate to get it tailored so you can get the perfect fit!

  • - Long veils are available (and customizable)—you just need to ask! For Gwen's look, rock a veil with some beautiful embroidery and keep your hair sleek and simple.


  • Beads Embellished Sheer Bodice Mesh Wedding Gown

    Editor’s Pick: style GL1905 | Embroidered Bodice Sweetheart Glitter Mesh Wedding Gown




    Gwen Stefani’s Wedding Dress for the Reception


    gwen stefani's reception dress



    Gwen Stefani's wedding dress for the reception was again made of lily-white silk crepe. But this time, it's a strapless sweetheart minidress. You'll see that Vera Wang cranked up the heat with this one!


    It starts with a corset-like bustier bodice, which creates a fun, sexy vibe. As Gwen Stefani describes her look on Instagram: "You need a party dress when u get to marry Blake Shelton."


    The tumbled tulle skirt is short, ruffled, and features floral embroidery around the waist of the dress. Wang's team also hand-sewed two love birds on the dress to symbolize the couple. For this look, Gwen's veil is shorter, adorned with floral appliqués and a white bow. 


    Stefani's edgy personality shines through with her footwear choice (which she wore with both wedding dresses): a pair of white sky-high stiletto cowboy boots by Le Silla. She came prepared to dance the night away with Shelton—that's for sure!


    Gwen accessorized with gold bangle bracelets, sparkling earrings, and a cross necklace to complete her unique wedding reception look. 


    How can you recreate this look? 

    • - Corset bodices are a hot bridal trend right now. If you're looking to stray from tradition, keep an eye out for corset bodices. Oftentimes, you can find ones with beautiful embroidery—both sexy and feminine!

    • - Bold footwear is another way to stand out from other brides. If you think plain white pumps are boring, we encourage you to go for something that better reflects your style—especially if your dress is a short length. Anything goes—perhaps you go for something bedazzled or a completely different color. Show them off (and your legs)! 

    • - Add meaningful accessories. Maybe you won't spend extra cash on getting custom hand-sewn embroidery. Still, we encourage you to take a page out of Gwen's book and personalize your wedding look—whether it's a favorite piece of jewelry or a family heirloom. 



    Beads Embellished Sheer Bodice Mesh Wedding Gown

    Editor’s Pick: style GL1900 | Beads Embellished Sheer Bodice Mesh Wedding Gown




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RED HOMECOMING DRESSES: A GUIDE TO ROCKING THIS FIERY SHADE
PARTY QUEEN / Jul 27, 2021

Homecoming is fast approaching—have you picked out your dress yet? 

When buying a homecoming dress, there are many things to consider, such as length, material, silhouette, and color. 

Some of you may have your eyes on a red homecoming dress—a bold choice! Red is one of the most visible colors in the color spectrum; its striking shade can instantly grab people's attention. It can be a tricky color to pull off. But if styled right, you'll be turning heads for all the right reasons. 

So that's why we're here today. With these five styling tips, you'll be well on your way to rocking this fiery shade on homecoming.



1. Add some gold or silver sparkle 

We love red homecoming dresses because they go well with any bling—silver or gold!


We're not just talking about jewelry and accessories. Because homecoming dresses are typically short in length (naturally making them more semi-formal), you can dial up the glam with a dress that features silver and gold embellishments. To really let these sparkling metals shine through, opt for a dark red homecoming dress.


Sequins, jewels, lace, beads, and more—your options are endless. If you want a lot of sparkle, go for a dress that features a fully bedazzled bodice. If you're looking for something more subtle, a red dress with a gold or silver belt would be perfect.



burgundy homecoming dress

Get the look: Tulle Short Dress Accented with Lace



2. Add some texture 

If adding some sparkle to your red homecoming dress is a little too bold for your taste, we recommend considering a textured dress or a darker shade. (This dark red short homecoming dress with sequins is calling your name!)


Adding texture, rather than a pop of color or sparkle, offers the perfect balance you're looking for—more oomph than a dress featuring just one material, but less flashy than an embellished one. 


Tulle, mesh, beads, and sequins are all materials and embellishments that can jazz up your red homecoming dress. 



blush homecoming dress

Get the look: Embroidered Bodice Boat Neck Cap Sleeve Tulle Short Dress w/ Rolled Hem



3. Pair with black, gold, silver or nude shoes

Because homecoming dresses are short, your feet will be front and center. In addition to getting a fabulous pedicure, you'll want to rock an eye-catching pair of shoes. 


Wearing the same color shoe as your dress is a thing of the past. To rock a red homecoming dress, we recommend choosing a black, gold, silver, or nude pair,


For those who gravitate towards sparkle, go for gold or silver. If you'd like something a bit simpler, both black and nude would look great. For shorter gals, we recommend trying a pair of nude heels—those will really lengthen your legs!


While strappy heeled sandals seem to be the go-to for homecoming, wear what's comfortable to you—you'll be dancing the night away after all! A block heel is an excellent alternative if you want some height but also stability. 



chiffon homecoming dress

Get the look: Embroidered Bodice Chiffon Short Dress



4. Wear a belt

We love homecoming dresses that feature belts—and they work well here for two reasons. 


First, it helps break up the monochromatic look. Some people worry that wearing only one color will make an outfit boring. Or, with a bold color like red, you may feel like there’s just too much color. This is entirely subjective, but if that thought crossed your mind, then try adding a belt! Thin or thick, it will do the trick. 


Plus, belts accentuate your hourglass shape—who could say no to some extra curves? 



red satin homecoming dress


Get the look: Jewel Accented Waistline Satin Short Dress w/ Strap Back



5. Choose jewelry based on your neckline 

Because your homecoming dress is fiery red, you're already bound to attract some eyes. There's no need to wear a lot of jewelry to complete your look—less is certainly more. 


With that said, it is homecoming, after all. Take this opportunity to wear one or two of your finest pieces of jewelry! Here's how you can narrow down the options: choose your jewelry based on the neckline of your homecoming dress. 


If it features a high neckline, we typically suggest pulling your hair up or away from your face—which means a pair of shoulder-grazing earrings would be perfect!


If your dress has a low V-neck, wear your hair down and rock your favorite necklace. 



red homecoming dress

Get the look: Lace Bodice A-Line Short Dress w/ Jeweled Waist Band



Need more inspo for your red homecoming dress? 

You've chosen the color for your homecoming dress, but have you decided on the length? Accessories? The silhouette? Makeup? (We know, it's a lot to think about!)


Don't worry, you can find more homecoming dress inspo right here: 



5 STYLE TIPS FOR SHORT HOMECOMING DRESSES
PARTY QUEEN / Jul 20, 2021

Homecoming will be here before you know it—do you have the perfect dress picked out?


Homecoming is a semi-formal occasion. Therefore, homecoming dresses are typically shorter in length. (Save the longer gowns for prom!) But beyond that, there are many styles to choose from. So where do you start? Right here, of course!


When shopping for your short homecoming dress, consider these five style tips to find one that’s right for you. Ready to turn heads?



1. Fit-and-flare dress silhouette

The fit-and-flare dress is a classic choice for homecoming. The silhouette—a fitted bodice flowing into a subtle flare below the hips—is incredibly versatile and flatters many body types. Plus, it’s comfortable for dancing. No wonder we see so many short fit-and-flare dresses at homecoming!


We love that they come in just about every style and iteration you can imagine. With sleeves or without. Embellished or minimalist. With an exaggerated flare or a softer one. Traditional or modern. There are no rules with this silhouette!


Style tip: When shopping for your own homecoming dress, make sure to try it on and aim for a length just above the knee—the perfect length for a semi-formal occasion like homecoming.



Mesh V-Neck Homecoming Dress

Get the look: style GS1965 Short V-Neck Homecoming Dress with Jeweled Bodice



2. High Neckline

Because a short homecoming dress will show more leg than a prom dress, you may want to consider a dress that has a high neckline—this can help balance out your look.


Our personal favorite? A high-neck halter dress. Exposing the shoulders is a great way to create an hourglass shape.


Style tip: If you buy a dress with a high neckline, we recommend throwing up your hair in a loose bun or a half updo. Keep some loosely curled strands out to frame your face. Effortlessly chic!



champagne short homecoming dress

Get the look: style GS1621 High-Neck Embroidered Halter Chiffon Short Dress



3. Simple Hair and Makeup

Speaking of your homecoming hairstyle, we encourage you to keep things simple—and save the intricate updos for prom.


In fact, many girls choose to keep their hair down and naturally styled. If you’d like to pull your hair away from your face and shoulders (say, if you choose a higher neckline) then a half updo or pinning your hair are great styling options.


A natural face has been on trend for a while and it’s perfectly suitable for homecoming. Some mascara, bronzer, and highlighter are all you need for bright eyes and a subtle glow.


However, at the end of the day, you should style your look the way you want to! If you’d like to rock some bolder makeup—we totally encourage you to. With that said, we recommend choosing a bolder eye or bolder lip, not both.


Style Tip: There will be lots of dancing at homecoming, make sure to use some hairspray to lock your strands into place!



v-neck short homecoming dress

Get the look: style GS2854 Deep V-Neck Satin Short Dress w/ Pockets



4. Add Embellishments

To dress up your homecoming look, we recommend choosing a dress that features embellishments, or adding some sparkle through your accessories.


Why not? When else can you get away with it?


There are many different types of embellishments: glitter, sequins, bows, jewels, embroidery, and more.


Style tip: If you choose a fit-and-flare dress, a satin or bedazzled waistband is the perfect way to add some glam, while accentuating your figure.


When accessorizing, you can add sparkle through jewelry, your purse, or even your footwear! A dazzling shoe is a great way to tie together your homecoming look.



Silver Mesh Homecoming Dress

Get the look: style GS1964 Embroidery Embellished Bodice Glitter Pattern Mesh Skirt Short Dress



5. Add Final Touches

To complete your look, you can go several routes: an eye-catching shoe, a bold purse, or a feminine hairpiece, to name a few.


What’s the homecoming shoe of choice? Strappy heels. Just like a short homecoming dress, a strappy heel offers the perfect balance for a semi-formal occasion. As we already mentioned, we encourage you to channel your inner Cinderella and pick a heel with some sparkle.


If heels aren’t comfortable for you, no problem! Choose a flat or block heel to give you more stability on the dance floor.


When shopping for your homecoming dress, don’t forget to consider your purse. You’ll need something to carry your things! It’s the worst when you’re scrambling to get ready for an event and realize you have nothing that matches your outfit.


Styling Tip: Go for a bold clutch! It can be patterned or a totally different color than your dress if you’d like. Turn this staple into a statement piece.



sweetheart neckline short homecoming dress

Get the look: style GS2834 Beads Accented Sweetheart Neck Glitter Mesh Short Dress



Ready to stylize your short homecoming dress?

Alright ladies, are you ready to shop and stylize your short homecoming dress? We have a feeling you now have some ideas for creating the perfect look!


If you’re looking for more homecoming inspo, take a look at this blog post: Turn Heads with These 6 Homecoming Dresses Fit for a Queen



DECODING THE DRESS CODE: WHAT IS COCKTAIL ATTIRE?
PARTY QUEEN / Jun 29, 2021

Dressing up for an occasion is always exciting, but figuring out what to wear can be tricky. There seems to be a different dress code for every event! So today, we're helping you decode: cocktail attire.



What is cocktail attire?

Since a cocktail party isn't super formal, there's no need to bust out your ball gown—but cocktail attire does allow for some sparkle and glam. Typically, women will wear a short or mid-length dress, but skirts and pantsuits are also appropriate.


From there, the world is your oyster. To get you inspired, we'll be discussing five cocktail dresses and how to accessorize them. By the end of this article, you'll not only know what cocktail attire is but also how to dress to impress for your next event.




1. Off-The-Shoulder Embellished Dress


off the shoulder cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS2833 | Jewel and Sequin Embellished Glitter Mesh Short Dress



Off-the-shoulder dresses are all the rage right now—and a short or mid-length one would be perfect cocktail attire. Show off those shoulders, ladies!


At cocktail parties, we see a lot of sparkle—sequins, jewels, gold, silver. Embrace your inner queen! As you can see below, this cocktail dress is super textured and bedazzled—it's sure to catch the light and score some looks.


Neutral colors, such as gold, silver, black, and nude, are common colors for cocktail dresses.


Pair this dress with a clutch and strappy heeled sandals. Simple, yet stunning.




2. One-shoulder Bodycon Dress


Blue One Shoulder Short Dress

Get the look: style GS1037 | One Shoulder Short Chiffon Dress with Ruched Bodice and Ruffle Skirt



Speaking of exposed shoulders, a one-shoulder dress is totally fit for cocktail attire. For an extra fabulous look, opt for a bodydoll dress with an asymmetric neckline and show off your slim waistline! Va-va-voom.


Sparkly jewels on point? Yes, please! We love that the cocktail dress decorated with beautiful rhinestones—it's eye-catching but not too flashy. Look up "cocktail dress" in the dictionary, and you'll see this: subtle glam.


If you pick a blue dress, glossy silver heels would work—but we encourage you to get a little bold and choose a gold pair of heels. Complete the look with a lovely half-up half-down hairstyle.




3. Two-Piece Dress


Two-Piece Embroidered Pencil Skirt Dress

Get the look: style GS1439 | Two-Piece Embroidered Pencil Skirt Dress



Are you a gal that loves to be different? Then you have to take a look at this two-piece cocktail dress that showcases beautiful floral embroidery.


Want to show off your figure? Go for a pencil skirt and embrace that hourglass figure! Don't worry, a higher neckline—as you see below—will balance the cropped top.


If you choose a dark color, we encourage you to add some glitter to your shoe choice. Gold, silver, bedazzled—any will do.


To keep this look fun and unique, rock a fishtail braid. They're so beautiful and surprisingly simple to do—everyone will ask you how you did it!




4. Long-Sleeve Bodycon Dress


Long Sleeve Bodycon cocktail Dress

Get the look: style GS2134 | Long Sleeve Bodycon Short Dress Accented with Jewel and Sequin



Another body-hugging dress that's great for cocktail attire is the long-sleeve bodycon dress.


These long-sleeve beauties are perfect for cocktail parties in the fall and wintertime—you can show off your legs while keeping warm. (Pro tip!)


As you can see below, you can totally play around with different fabrics and textures. We love the mesh sleeves here—and the sequin embroidery laid on top.


Because the dress is such a showstopper, feel free to keep the accessories minimal. Pairing it with silver or gold shoes is a fabulous way to bring the look together.




5. Cut-Away Shoulder Crepe Dress


Cut-Away Shoulder cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS2856 | Cut-Away Shoulder Glitter Crepe Bodycon Dress



From the dress to the accessories, this has cocktail attire written all over it. A form-fitting dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves is a classy choice for your next cocktail party.


Like on the dress below, subtle glitter captures the glam that is typical for cocktail attire—but it's not too distracting. (Skip the neon yellow this event)


Anytime you pair a dress with nude heels, you elongate the legs. For a short cocktail dress like this one, it's the perfect opportunity to do so.


Lastly, but certainly not least, we encourage you to rock a cocktail hat or headpiece, because. when else can you?! Trust us, you'll feel like royalty when you put it on. (Move over Meghan Markle.)




Got another upcoming occasion?


Decoding dress codes doesn't start here—and it certainly doesn't end here either. There are many events where you'll need to create the perfect look: weddings, galas, prom, quinceanera, homecoming, and more. So take a look at our blog—we've got you covered!




TURN HEADS WITH THESE 6 HOMECOMING DRESSES FIT FOR A QUEEN
PARTY QUEEN / Jun 28, 2021

Although we’re just entering summer, there’s one thing on many girls’ minds right now: What am I going to wear to homecoming?

There will be glitz. There will be glam. But which homecoming dress is for you?


Most girls opt for short homecoming dresses to mid-length dresses—and save the long ones for prom. But that doesn’t mean they have to be any less glamorous.


Whether you scored the title of Homecoming Queen or you’re rocking the invisible crown you know you deserve, here are six homecoming dresses fit for a queen—aka. you!



1. Steal the Show in Red and Gold


burgundy homecoming dress


Red is the color of power, passion, strength, and energy. For those of you who want to stand out and rock a homecoming dress with confidence, we encourage you to wear red!


To up the glamour, find a dress with lace details and a tulle skirt. And if you really want to capture the crowd, go for gold details—like the look above. The dress has intricate gold lace on the bodice and hem of the skirt, and is paired with gold heeled sandals and shoulder-grazing earrings. The outcome? A regal homecoming dress that deserves the crown!


Get the look: Tulle Short Dress Accented with Gold Lace



2. Shimmer and Shine in Sequins


rose gold dress


Want an eye-catching homecoming dress? Then you must have sequins! A jewel accented waistline too? Sign me up!


We also love that this dress is free-flowing and features an illusion V-neck, so you can dance without worrying about anything falling out of place.


Keep your hair loose and lightly curled to rock this dress effortlessly. And add some nude pumps or heeled sandals to give yourself legs for days!


Get the dress: Jewel Accented Waistline Illusion Deep V-Neck Sequin Short Dress



3. Twirl in a Tulle Dress


young girl in short white dress


As you can see, most homecoming dresses cinch at the waist and then flow loosely against the legs—so you dance the night away (comfortably).


What do we love about the dress above? All the details—you don’t have to choose one.


This dress features tulle, lace, silver sequins, an illusion sweetheart neckline, and an open back—talk about a showstopper! To get the whole look, no need to go overboard with accessories, makeup, or hair. A pair of silver heels will do.


Get the dress: Open Back Rolled Hem Short Tulle Dress with Lace Detailing



4. Glow in Gems and Jewels


coral homecoming dress


Calling all royalty! Homecoming is your day to shine—so why not do just that by rocking a homecoming dress embellished with gems and jewels?


To keep your look modern, check out the sweetheart dress above. The corset-style bodice is decorated with jewels and sequins, which pairs beautifully with its ruffle skirt. Talk about the perfect combination of edgy and regal!


No need to stress about the rest of your homecoming look. Keep your hair down naturally, rock minimal makeup, and skip the accessories. All eyes will be on your dress.


Get the dress: Organza Short Dress with Corset Style Bodice and Ruffle Skirt



5. Stand Out in a High-Low Dress


fuchsia homecoming dress


As we mentioned, most girls opt for short or mid-length homecoming dresses—but that doesn’t mean all do!


For those of you who want to stand out from the others and do something a little different, a high-low homecoming dress is for you.


A high-low dress is exactly as it sounds: short in the front and long in the back. We love that the dress above still captures classic homecoming details, though—such as jewel detailing and a free-flowing tulle skirt.


We encourage you to sweep your hair to the side to celebrate the angles at play here.


Get the dress: Strapless Sweetheart High-Low Tulle Dress with Jewel Detailing



6. Shine in a One-Shoulder Dress


one-shoulder homecoming dress


Want to look effortlessly chic? Well, then you need to get your hands on a one-shoulder dress! They capture the same amount of glam as a strapless dress—with half the effort (literally).


One-shoulder dresses are perfect for homecoming. You can shimmy the night away and show off your shoulders without having to pull up and adjust your dress constantly. (Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too).


Love the look above? Look for a bright dress that has a jeweled-embellished bodice. And to score the model’s hair and makeup, choose a bold eyeshadow that matches the dress color and pull your hair into a half-do. Va-va-voom!


Get the dress: One Shoulder Rolled Hem Short Dress with Jewel Embellished Bodice



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SUMMER QUINCEAÑERA DRESS TO HEAT UP THE CELEBRATION
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Jun 24, 2021

A quinceañera party is a perfect time for a proud young Latina woman to razzle and dazzle.

When a beauty turns 15, it's her time to shine and show off all her moves in front of friends and family. This day marks a special milestone and rite of passage into womanhood, as well as an introduction into courtship. Think debutante ball.

While some of the marriage eligibility customs are no longer maintained in our modern age, two things are guaranteed at a quinceañera celebration; glamour and dance!

Aside from community, there is nothing more important at the party than grooving and looking fuego in a big beautiful gown!



— Traditional Quinceañera Dresses

white quinceanera ball gown with corset back

Get the look: style GL3017 | Jewel Embellished Mesh Quinceanera Gown w/ Glitter Embroidery


Traditionally a quinceañera dress is white or pale in color to symbolize purity. As with most traditions, both styles and messaging have evolved.

These days extravagant quinceañera dresses come in all shapes and colors, even bold ones. Mexican gowns, for example, often sport white and bright red/blue patterns in styles inspired by ranch, or 'charro' fashion.



— Summer Quinceañera Dresses

Summer celebrations may call for something breezy and beautiful, because no one wants to be actually glowing with heat at their quinceañera party - only with happiness. We’ve got a couple of quinceanera dress inspo perfect for a summer celebration. Bring on the fiesta and the cameras, because these dresses aren't playin'; they'll have all eyes on the belle of the ball!




1. Poised Princess

champagne Quinceañera dress

Get the look: style GL1820 | Sweetheart Neckline Cut-Away Shoulder Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress


This beautiful quinceanera dress brings the dazzle, while still erring on the side of traditional. Its sparkle draws the eye directly to the objective target: the honorable quinceañera herself. Classically beautiful and perfect for a poised princess.




2. Bold and Beautiful

Red Quinceanera Ball Gown with Crown

Get the look: style GL1972 | Embroider Embellished Sweetheart Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress


Now this gorgeous mesh quinceanera dress is a statement piece. It says "I'm growing into a bold and confident young woman", and who can do anything but admire that? The details are intricate and sophisticated, the colors traditionally Mexican inspired. It's a memorable piece if ever there was one.




3. Cool and Confidently Chic

Sweetheart Neckline Quinceanera Dress

Get the look: style GL1986 | Sweetheart Neckline 3D Floral Applique Sequin Quinceanera Dress


Cinderella who? This is a literal fairytale gown, there’s just no two ways about it. What sweetheart wouldn't die for this sweetheart neckline? Anyone in this dress automatically wins the admiration of all onlookers.




4. Fiercely Feminine

Pink Embroidered Quinceanera Gown

Get the look: style GL3019 | Jewel Embellished Mesh Quinceanera Ball Gown w/ 3-D Applique and Corset


Exuding a bridal vibe, This feminine number will have potential dates envisioning their entire futures with the beauty wearing it. The embroideries and jewels are delicate embellishments that act as vehicles to present the femininity and maturity of the featured quinceañera.




5. The Black Swan

Black Quinceanera Gown with Cape

Get the look: style GL3016 | Jewel Embellished Tull Quinceanera Ball Gown w/ Embroidered Mesh Cape


Speaking of tradition, this isn't that. With every important fashion movement, comes a counter-movement, arguably at the heart of fashion itself.

This black embellished quinceañera dress is for the young ladies, and feminine folk alike, who are paving their own path through adolescence into adulthood. It says 'feminine, but not dainty' - 'strong but not intimidating. Black will always be dripping with sophistication and class.




6. Royal Blue for a Big Debut

royal blue quinceañera gown

Get the look: style GL1943 | Embroidered Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress w/ Detached Long Sleeve


This super elegant number surely fits a royal. The complex embroidery on top balances out the calming, smooth blue below, making this piece so regal. All eyes on her, all night.




7. Girl on Fire

burgundy quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL2211 | Beads Embellished Embroidery Tulle Ruffled Quinceanera Dress with Bolero


Take a moment to swoon. This Elizabeth K dress brings the fuego for real. Gorgeous flamey ruffles draw attention like a matador commanding their subject. The gold ties the whole piece together like a work of art.




8.Summer Snow Queen

White Quinceanera Gown with Ruffled Skirt

Get the look: style GL1600 | Jewel Embellished Bodice Tulle Quinceanera Dress


This saintly white quinceañera dress is whimsical and polished all at once. With a dash of wind, and a spicy spin, Miss Quinceañera would definitely look like a queen as she waltz the night away.




9.Gorgeous Green

Gorgeous Green Dress

Get the look: style GL1930 | Embroidered Mesh Strap Satin Quinceanera Dress w/ Mesh Tail


When it comes to unique green quinceañera dresses, this one has it all. The color is definitely distinct, making our quinceanera princess stand out.




10. Eye Candy

pink ball gown

Get the look: style GL1554 | Organza Illusion Sweeetheart Ball Gown Dress with Cut-Out Back


For the most feminine of 15-year-olds, baby pinks and ruffles are the dream. This gown almost looks… appetizing. Cotton candy swirls and rose-y rolls make for a soft and sensory statement. The pastel glam carries over to the top with jewel highlights and contours. Sometimes quinceañera fairy tales do come true.



— Tips for Accessorizing Your Quinceañera Dress —

Common accessories to compliment the lavish quinceañera dress include:

  • ● Crowns or tiaras
  • ● Hairpieces (clips or flowers)
  • ● Jewelry
  • ● A bouquet
  • ● Shawls or bolero
  • ● Hand bags/clutches

Only one or two other style details should be glamorous, aside from the gown, otherwise the look can get too busy. The purpose of accessories is to compliment the main attraction, which is the dress, not distract from it.

Colors of additional items should compliment the dress color (either the same within the complementary palette). If makeup color options match both the dress and eye/skin/hair tones, it can be colorful, but if there is conflict then neutral colors are a safer bet.

Shawls are beautiful sheer add-ons that can come in handy as the evening cools down after sunset. They also add an air of sophistication and modesty to the look.

Flowers, especially roses, are traditionally worn in the hair of latina femmes for a beautifully feminine kahlo-effect. Sparkly crowns and clips are also popular and adds flair, though jewelry and hair accessories should be balanced for the most polished, sophisticated look.

The quinceañera herself is the star of the show, but the dress is her vehicle to express and celebrate herself, all she's been through, and all that's ahead. The dress carries culture, tradition, and individual style to the fiesta de quince años. For that one day, it all has to be perfect.




ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL WEDDING DRESSES FOR ROCKSTAR BRIDES
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 23, 2021

You may have heard this fashion advice once or twice before: if you don’t feel like yourself in an outfit, don’t buy it!

The same goes for wedding dresses. Especially wedding dresses! It’s your big day, and you want to feel like your confident self on your special day. So be unique and authentic in your own style, and don’t let old traditions stand in your way.

These days it’s praised to be yourself in every part of your life, and that includes your wedding day.


— Top Trending Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Ideas —

If long, white, or veiled is just not you, let’s check out some styles that put a twist to traditional wedding dresses. The possibilities are endless, and you can definitely add a touch of your personality to whatever outfit you end up choosing.




1. A Two-Piece Set

White Two Piece Long Dress with Slit

Get the look: style GL2373 | Two-Piece Prom Dress with Embellished Lace Top


A two-piece wedding dress is a fun and fabulous way to switch up from the usual bridal look. This mermaid two-piece beauty, style GL1503, for example, includes a lovely jeweled crop top with a long skirt bottom. Now, this can go in many directions to suit your needs.

Feeling more outside the box? You can even mix and match your two pieces! You can have an outstanding crop top style with a plain skirt or switch it around with a basic crop top and an out-of-the-box type of skirt. It can be long, short, a tutu, or split kind of skirt. Whichever suits your personality and makes you stand out on your wedding day!




2. A Wedding Jumpsuit

wedding jumpsuit


If you’re not a dress or skirt type of person, a white jumpsuit might just be the perfect fit for you. You can get all kinds of designs when it comes to jumpsuits, short or long. They can be flashy and have very original styles. Choose whatever matches your personality best. If you’re not comfortable in a dress, a jumpsuit will surely keep you comfortable and allow you to move, dance, and entertain your guests all night long.




3. Short Wedding Dresses

White Corset Back Short Dress

Get the look: style GS1978 | Sweetheart Glitter Mesh Homecoming Dress w/ Corset Back


Another cute alternative is a short wedding dress, style GS2161. Short gowns are another way to stand out on your wedding day. You can go for a sleek, simple short dress or go all out with a puffy tea-length dress. There are even some with feathers, fringe, and glitter.

With a shorter dress, you’ll also have an option to show off some wedding accessories like shoes, and of course your legs.

For example, if you want to go for a total rocker bride look, you can throw on a funky leather jacket that match your short wedding dress. Maybe add feathers to your hair or even a unique headpiece. Adding these small details can help you go from bride to all-around queen!




4. Anything But White

woman in pink dress

Get the look: style GL1923 | Embroidered Mesh Boat Neck A-Line Long Dress w/ Sheer Back


Who says you can only say “I do” in white? In this day and age, colors are totally acceptable. People will definitely be turning heads to watch you walk down the aisle.

Take this gorgeous pink gown, style GL1923 for example.

Here are a few other color choices that are trending currently for the all-out brides who want something different:

  • — Blush Pink
  • — Scarlet Red
  • — Bright Yellow
  • — Bright Boho
  • — Colorful Watercolour Designs
  • — Sheer Panels
  • — Black and Nudes
  • — Rose Gold
  • — Gold
  • — Two-Toned
  • — Coral Colour
  • — Navy Blue
  • — Greens
  • — Pastels


These are just to name a few. Adding color to your wedding gown can really bring out your personality and make you stand out in a crowd.

It’s now easy to set yourself apart from the other brides, and if you want to rock and roll your way to the aisle, you can definitely do so, in style! The key is being true to your style and finding a gorgeous piece to complement it!

Browse our bridal collection for more wedding dress ideas and find other fashion pieces for special occasions.




5 WAYS TO ROCK THE SWEETHEART NECKLINE ON YOUR WEDDING
PARTY QUEEN / Jun 23, 2021

A sweetheart neckline is as feminine and romantic as it sounds—it has a high back, low-cut front, and is shaped like the top of a heart. For an occasion like your wedding, it’s absolutely fitting.

What’s extra sweet about a sweetheart neckline? It’s one of the most versatile, flattering necklines around. It can work to enhance (and create the illusion of) curves. Plus, it elongates the neck and torso, adding balance to the overall silhouette.

A sweetheart wedding dress can have sleeves, straps, or no straps at all. Yes, you really have all the options!

That’s also true for how you style and accessorize it. While versatility is great—it can also be overwhelming to whittle down the options to create your perfect look.

We know you’ll look stunning in a sweetheart wedding gown no matter what. But to help you create a look that’s true to you, here are five ways to rock the neckline on your big day.




1. A strapless dress with a statement necklace — for the bold bride

bride in dress with sweetheart neckline

Get the look: style GL2591 | Sweetheart Embroidered Mesh Mermaid Wedding Gown


Calling all the bold brides out there—this look is for you.

You’re the kinda gal who doesn’t want to hide behind any jewelry or a bold lip. It’s just you and a slinky silhouette.

Want to further accentuate an hourglass figure? Bare your shoulders with a strapless or off-the-shoulder gown.

Throwing your hair up in a low, messy bun exudes confidence. But if you want to choose a bold accessory, some dazzling teardrop earrings would look stunning.




2. An off-the-shoulder gown with tousled tresses — for the laid-back bride

Sweethearted Embroidered Mesh Wedding Gown

Get the look: style GL1933 | Sweetheart Embroidered Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Tail


Love the sweetheart neckline but looking for a laidback feel? This one’s for you.

Instead of a glamorous updo, keep your hair down in loose curls. Or, feel free to pin one side or put it in an updo for a little bit more structure.

Wedding gowns with off-the-shoulder sleeves are all the rage right now. Why? They capture so many looks at once—sexy, romantic, feminine, carefree, you name it. No need to add any necklace here if you don’t want to. You can totally rock the feminine neckline as it is!

But come on, it is your wedding day after all—add some sparkle to your look with some shoulder-grazing earrings.




3. A long-sleeve gown with a tiara — for the glamorous bride

bride in long sleeved dress

Get the look: style GL1937 | Cut-Away Shoulder Sheer Sleeve Embroidered Sweetheart Mesh Wedding Gown


For those who are taking this opportunity to dress like a queen (No shame, we’re with you!)—this look has your name written all over it.

What makes it look so regal?

First, the sleeves on this off-the-shoulder gown mimic long, white gloves that a princess would wear. (Anyone else seeing Anne Hathaway in the Princess Diaries?)

But the clear giveaway is obviously the tiara—the model pulls her hair back and adorns her updo with a stunning sparkly headpiece.

If you decide to go for the decorative sleeves and a glamorous tiara, skip the earrings and necklace. A bare neckline will provide balance to your look.




4. A spaghetti strap dress with a floral headpiece — for the boho bride

bride in spaghetti strap dress

Get the look: style GL1951 | 3D Floral Embroidery Sweetheat Mesh Wedding Gown


Yes, the sweetheart neckline can also be rocked by the free-spirited bride. How exactly can you make it airy and whimsical?

Spaghetti straps are a great way to dial down the glamour. If you’re having a rustic, low-key wedding, a gown like this would be perfect!

For your hair, you have plenty of options. You can do a simple bun, rock a half updo or a low braid, or wear your hair completely down and untamed.

If you decide to pull your hair into an updo, add some more boho flair with a floral or botanical headband. While the model wears a rhinestone one, you could get away with a real flower crown for this look.




5. A sleeveless gown with an illusion sweetheart neckline — for the elegant bride

illusion sweetheart wedding dress

Get the look: style GL2598 | Cut-Out Back Embroidered Mesh Mermaid Wedding Gown


Love the idea of a sweetheart wedding gown but apprehensive about a deep neckline? Well, there are ways around that—you can find a gown that creates the illusion of one.

How? The designers add a see-through fabric, like mesh, to the top of the bodice to add some coverage. Don’t worry, you still get the same benefits of a sweetheart neckline—like accentuated curves and an elongated neck.

But because you technically have some fabric covering your chest, skip a necklace. Instead, pull your hair up, and opt for chic earrings or a hair clip.




Want more wedding dress tips and inspo?




4 TIPS TO PRESERVING YOUR WEDDING DRESS
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 23, 2021

A lot of women ask us about wedding dress preservation. Why? A wedding dress isn't just any ol' dress—it bears so many beautiful memories and emotions. For that reason, it’s no surprise that many brides want to keep and preserve them as a family heirloom. It represents the day when two families merge into one.

But wedding dresses are intricately designed, and therefore, incredibly delicate. You probably know that you can't just throw it in the washing machine after your big night. But did you know you shouldn't store it in plastic and hang it up in your closet either?

If you don’t preserve your dress properly, the material will deteriorate quite quickly. Common signs are yellowing of the fabric, mold and mildew growth, permanent fabric creasing, brown oxidation spots.

It doesn't sound pretty, does it? It doesn't look pretty either. The photo below compares two silk veils—one preserved and one not.



discolored lace


To keep your dress radiating the love, happiness, and laughter from your wedding day, here are four wedding dress preservation tips:




Tip 1: Clean your wedding dress right away

Some brides wait weeks before cleaning their wedding dress, and that's a big no-no. Why? The longer you wait, the longer the stains have to set in, making them harder to remove.

So if you're off on your honeymoon the next day, enlist a family member or friend to get it to the dry cleaner the next day. Remember, the sooner, the better!




Tip 2: Go to a specialized wedding dress cleaner

Did you know there could be invisible stains on your wedding dress? White wine and other substances may dry clear, but they contain sugars that will caramelize over time.

Specialized wedding dress cleaners are trained to find these invisible stains. They also know how to preserve the dress—which is an additional service.

We recommend doing a bit of research on who you work with—so your dress is in good hands.

For example, ask them what cleaning solution they use or what their wedding dress cleaning and preservation process is. They should be using a virgin solvent rather than a recycled solvent. Recycled ones are typically used for ordinary dry cleaning—but they contain impurities that can redeposit onto clothing and leave your wedding dress with a...not-so-nice smell. With that said, you should also take a look at your gown's label for specific directions and cleaning solutions it can handle. And whatever it says—listen to it!




Tip 3: Preserve your wedding dress in an airtight acid-free box

When we say airtight, we mean it. Typically, a preserved dress is stored in a 100% acid-free box where the oxygen has been sucked out and replaced with nitrogen. This prevents oxidation (aging, discoloration, etc.) which can happen to clothes that have been stored for several years. The dress should also be wrapped in 100% acid-free tissue paper for additional protection.

Wedding gown specialists recommend you never break the seal. If you do, you'll need to preserve and seal it back up again.

If you choose not to store it in a box, please don't store your dress in a regular, zip-up plastic bag! Plastic like that holds moisture and can potentially discolor a wedding dress. The exception is acid-free plastic (which the preservation boxes are made from).

We know you're also pretty tempted to hang your gown in your closet, so it's there to admire whenever you please. But experts strongly recommend removing it from a hanger, which can cause the heavy dresses to become misshapen. If you want to preserve it for generations to come, it's best to store it properly.




Tip 4: Store your wedding dress in a cool, dark place

Wedding dress preservation and hot, humid temperatures do not go hand-in-hand. Storing your dress in direct sunlight is another surefire way to discolor and damage your gown. So once it's cleaned and preserved, put it in a cool, dark, dry place.

Keep in mind that some environments vary in temperature from season to season, such as attics and basements. This atmospheric change from warm to cold could create condensation and could spoil all your hard work preserving it!



And if you choose to clean and preserve your wedding dress at home...

Some of our previous wedding dress preservation tips assume that you're getting professional cleaning done. If you choose to clean and preserve your wedding gown at home, here are some quick DIY tips for you:


  • 1) Always use white cotton gloves when handling the dress
  • 2) Spot test the fabric to make sure your cleaner won't harm it
  • 3) Use a soft-bristled brush—a toothbrush will do!
  • 4) Never, ever use bleach—the material is much too delicate and could be irreversibly damaged
  • 5) Wrap the clean, dry dress in acid-free tissue paper
  • 6) Place layers of acid-free tissue paper between the folds of the dress to avoid permanent creasing
  • 7) Place the dress in an acid-free container with silica desiccant packets for humidity control
  • 8) Store in a cool, dry, dark place



More wedding-related tips!

We love that you're planning ahead to make sure your wedding dress preserves beautifully. If your wedding is approaching and you'd like some more expert tips—for you, your mom, or bridesmaids—we've got you covered!





MEGHAN MARKLE'S WEDDING DRESSES: HOW TO SCORE THE ROYAL LOOK ON YOUR BIG DAY
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 16, 2021

Minimalist, but elegant. Timeless, yet modern. Sexy, and refined.

Meghan Markle is known for bringing two worlds together—one that is real and relatable and another that is lavish and glamorous.

Her wedding looks were no different. They captured that beautiful balance perfectly. It's no wonder that women worldwide still turn to Meghan Markle for inspiration as they create their own wedding look. Her looks weren't over the top. From the dresses to her hair and makeup, she kept things simple.

The outcome? Two royal looks that were simply stunning. And today, we're breaking them down for you—so you can look and feel like a princess when you walk down the aisle, too.




* Meghan Markle's Wedding Dresses *



1— Givenchy Wedding Dress

meghan markle's givenchy wedding dress


Meghan Markle donned two wedding dresses—one for the ceremony and one for the reception. For the ceremony, she wore a stunning Givenchy gown that epitomizes timeless, minimal elegance. How can you score the look and feel of this dress—without paying the £100,000+ price tag?


• A bateau (or boat) neckline: This is a straight neckline that stretches across the collarbone to each shoulder.


• Three-quarter length sleeves: The length of these sleeves may vary on each person because they are three-quarters of your arm or halfway between your elbow and wrist.


• Silk material: Silk is smooth, light, and luxurious, with a natural shine. It also feels incredibly soft on the skin!



White Three Quarter Length Sleeves Wedding Gown

Get the look: style GL2592 | Embroidered Mesh Mermaid Wedding Gown w/ V-Back


We can’t take our eyes off this embroidered Mesh dress. It's not silk material, but it still looks absolutely stunning (and regal) nevertheless. We especially love the jewel embellishment that adds an oomph to the dress’ understated elegance.

If you can find a dress that features this trifecta, you're well on your way to scoring Meghan's first look.




2— Stella McCartney Wedding Dress

meghan markle's stella mcartney wedding dress


As we mentioned, one reason why Meghan Markle is so well-liked is that she's relatable. She, too, wanted a second look that would take her into the evening comfortably. This Stella McCartney halter-neck sheath gown did just that.

What makes this gown so notable?


• A halter neckline: Instead of two straps, a single strap runs from the front of the garment around the back of the neck, exposing the shoulders and generally leaving the upper back uncovered.


• Silk crepe: Crepe describes a weaving method that leaves a distinctively crisp and crimped appearance.


• Sheath silhouette: A sheath dress is a fitted, straight-cut dress that nips at the waist. This style of dress is super flattering because the exposed shoulders and sheath fit create an hourglass shape. Get it in a silk crepe material, and you've nailed the second look!



blonde woman in a halter mermaid wedding dress

Get the look: style GL2262 | Halter-Neck Mermaid Tulle Long Dress


This style GL2262 has it all—a halter neckline to show off the shoulders, a cinched waist to give that hourglass shape, and stunning floral embroidery to add texture to the dress (and another touch of femininity).




* Meghan Markle’s Wedding Accessories *

While Meghan's dresses were elegantly simple, her accessories upped the glamour. When it comes to your royal look, we encourage you to embrace your femininity and wear accessories fit for a queen. Use Meghan's lineup as inspo:


1— Veil: You don't need a 16.5-foot veil to score Meghan's royal look. What do we love most about hers? The intricate floral embroidery on the ends. While these flowers are distinctive flora of all 53 Commonwealth countries, we think you could get away with something a tad simpler.


2— Bandeau tiara: What's a royal look without a tiara?! Meghan wore the famed Queen Mary bandeau tiara made of diamonds and platinum. What's a bandeau tiara? A headband-style ornament of low profile, usually without a graduation in height from one side to the other, and is often worn on the forehead.


3— Court shoes (or pumps): Meghan opted for classic court shoes from the same brand that created her first wedding dress—Givenchy. A court shoe is a British term to describe a type of shoe worn in the royal courts by the wealthy upper class or royals. What does it look like? A classic pump. Find one in silk satin, and nobody will know your pair from hers.




* Meghan Markle’s Wedding Hair and Makeup *

meghan markle waving on her wedding day


While some folks were up in arms about Meghan's loose hair strands, we think that her hair and makeup radiates effortlessly chic. Long before the wedding, she's pushed to be authentic—and her wedding day was no exception. We love that her hair and makeup are something you can totally recreate for yourself on your wedding day:


1— A low, messy bun: Meghan's bun was low and securely pinned to the nape of her neck towards the right. Her hair was parted right down the middle, with a few face-framing strands loosely curled to soften the look.


2— A natural base: When it came to Meghan's skin, she kept things light and natural—allowing her freckles to come through. She noted that she wanted to avoid a bunch of contouring and strobing. But to add glow and a slight flush, her makeup artist used a luminizer and a coral cream blush.


3— A smokey, doe-eyed look: Meghan's makeup artist wanted to draw attention to her eyes while keeping things natural. So instead of black or gray eyeshadow, he used shades of warm brown. To make eyes look like they're "fluttering" when she glanced up at Harry, he customized and shaped some of the outer lashes to give her that doe-eyed look.




5 BEST WEDDING DRESS STYLES FOR AN INTIMATE GATHERING (PLUS ACCESORIZING TIPS!)
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 16, 2021

COVID-19 paused a lot of things—business, travel, events, and more. But it didn’t press pause on love. Many couples are moving forward with their weddings, albeit the guestlist is probably smaller than initially planned. Accordingly, 2021 brides are looking for wedding dress style inspo that suits a smaller intimate wedding—something that’s not a ball gown but will still steal the show.

Whether it is due to the pandemic or you’re a low-key kind of gal, here are five wedding dress types perfectly suited for an intimate wedding.




Type 1: The Mini

White Corset Back Short Dress

Get the look: style GS1978 | Sweetheart Glitter Mesh Homecoming Dress w/ Corset Back


Planning a wedding on a hot summer day with just a few close friends and family? Mini wedding dress styles will totally suit the occasion (and keep you cool!). This type of dress is for the fun-loving brides whose main priority is to have fun.


• The fit and cut: Much like the tea-length style, the mini wedding dress often cinches at the waist and flows out at the skirt. Because the length is above the knee, we recommend choosing a higher-cut neckline to create balance.

• The material: Satin, cotton, tulle, mesh, lace—the mini is found rocking various materials—and patterns. Find something that’s comfortable for you!

• Accessorizing tip: Since you’re showing off the legs, find a pair of eye-catching heels to show them off! If you choose a high neckline, we recommend throwing your hair up and rocking some fun, bold earrings. (Perhaps, something blue?)




Type 2: The Slip

White Mermaid Wedding Gown

Get the look: style GL3009 | Sweetheart Embroidered Mermaid Wedding Gown w/ Open Back Laced Up


Are you a woman who has always wanted a minimalist wedding? Then the slip dress may be just the wedding dress style for you! A slip dress is designed to resemble an underslip or petticoat. Don’t worry, it’s not as risque as it sounds—and is certainly suitable for a low-key garden or backyard wedding.

The style GL3009 is the perfect mash-up between simple and elegant. It borrows the silhouette and cut of the classic slip dress, but dials up the glamour with the embroidery and tulle. And don’t forget the accessories! With her hair up, eyes go straight to her beautiful neckline and collarbone.


• The fit and cut: Slip dresses typically have a streamlined, slightly loose-fitting silhouette with spaghetti straps. Lengths vary from above the knee to maxi length. To “up” the sexy, many brides opt for a low back. However, if you want to make this slip style more refined and elegant, look for midi or maxi length or those with a cowl neckline.

• The material: We often see slip dresses in silk or satin. For outdoor sunny weddings, these luminous materials shimmer beautifully.

• Accessorizing tip: If you want to add some glamour to this dress style, pin your hair up in a loose updo and wear some shoulder-dusting earrings.




Type 3: The Two-Piece

White Two Piece Long Dress with Slit

Get the look: style GL2373 | Two-Piece Prom Dress with Embellished Lace Top


The two-piece is perfect for the bride who’s looking to break tradition. The versatility of this wedding dress style allows you to be as sexy or conservative as you want! Similarly, this type of wedding dress pairs well with both outdoor venues and urban venues, such as restaurants or hotels.


• The fit and cut: The “two-piece” can mean many things—from crop tops paired with waist-high skirts to pantsuits.

• The material: Like the fit, the two-piece style is versatile and allows for a lot of mixing and matching! Pair a lace or beaded crop top with a long tulle skirt for a fun, unique look!

• Accessorizing tip: This untraditional style allows you to explore bolder footwear—think straps, embellishments, and different colors. Try something different—you can get away with it!




Type 4: The Boho

Floral Embroidered Lace-Up Mesh Wedding Gown

Get the look: style GL1985 | Floral Embroidered Lace-Up Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Sweetheart Neckline


Calling all free spirits! Bohemian-style wedding dresses are perfect for rustic, outdoor weddings held outside—such as those at the beach or on a farm. (Can I say, very COVID-19 friendly?) Although they come in various styles, all boho dresses are airy with a feminine twist. Sound like your vibe?

The style GL1985 is a quintessential boho-style dress: feminine, airy and free-flowing. You can wear your hair down, and your makeup dewy and natural to complete the look. Add some glamour by adding a pair of statement earrings.


• The fit and cut: Boho dresses are long and loose, with light, flowing fabrics—allowing for plenty of movement.

• The material: Crochet and lace are standard fabrics for the bohemian style—oh, so romantic!

• Accessorizing tip: When it comes to hair accessories, choose a whimsical headpiece that features flowers, lace, or pearls over a veil.




Type 5: The Tea-Length

audrey hepburn as a bride in Funny Face
Source: thecelebritydresses.com


Do you consider yourself a modern bride craving a casual look—with a touch of classic? Then the tea-length wedding dress is for you. Think Audrey Hepburn—no, really! Her dress in the movie Funny Face made this retro style very popular today. It’s perfect for a garden wedding or even a civil ceremony.

• The fit and cut: What exactly does “tea-length” mean? Below the knee, but above the ankle—about three to four inches. Tea-length wedding dresses often feature a full skirt and a nipped waist, creating that hourglass figure we all want on our wedding day.

• The material: Many of these dresses will feature lace or tulle. This wedding dress style is also all about feminine detailing, using lace, embroidery, and bows.

• Accessorizing tip: Want to bring in a bit more tradition? Consider adding a tea-length veil as Audrey Hepburn did. A pretty pair of flats would also pair well with this style. (Skip the sore feet? Sign me up!)




DO’S AND DON’TS ON YOUR PROM NIGHT
PARTY QUEEN / Feb 04, 2020

As the most anticipated night of the year approaches (yes, your prom night!), millions of things must be going through your mind. What are you wearing? Who will you dance with? How should you behave? What do you need to prepare yourself?

We can only tell you that it’s a night of your life that you’ll never forget and that you should enjoy it like nothing else before. And for this, we bring you a list of do’s and don’ts to really live to the fullest every moment of this unique and unrepeatable party.




1. Do plan your look in advance

Get the look: style GL1836 | Embroidered Jewel Embellished Lace-Mesh Long Dress


First things first: start looking for your prom dress months in advance. The more the date approaches, the fewer options you will find, as hundreds of girls will be looking for their ideal prom dress. Don't leave it for the last moment, as it will be harder to find the perfect dress for you.

Also, choose your shoes with time and if they are new, we recommend that you wear them several times before prom night to make them more comfortable for your feet. It's also a good idea to take a pair of flats shoes to change when you get tired of your heels.

Finally, do a makeup and hair test before the big day, so if you don't like how you look, you can change your hairstyle and makeup tones until you find the perfect ones. Don't forget to make your nails too; they are also part of your look.




2. Don’t starve yourself all-day


Due to the excitement and the rush of getting ready, you might forget to eat. Don’t do it! By the time the night comes, you will feel bad, you won’t have energy and you could even faint.

Be sure to eat fresh and healthy foods that fill you with energy, that don’t swell you, and that makes your skin glow in a beautiful and natural way.




3. Do stay hydrated


Staying hydrated is as important as looking beautiful. It will make you feel better during the party and if you sweat for all the dancing, everything will be under control and you won’t suffer from dehydration the next day. So, drink lots of water throughout the day and also throughout the night.




4. Don’t go for the drama


For one thing or another, prom night often has fights between friends, couples breakups, and girls crying in the bathroom. Don’t let the drama catch you; remember that you are there to have fun and that should be your only goal. Ignore the comments of others, and dedicate yourself to celebrate and have fun with your favorite people.




5. Do dance!


It’s a night that will never happen again, so dance! It doesn't matter if you're good at dancing or not, just get carried away by the music and have fun with your friends.

Don’t make the mistake of sitting down all night because you think it isn’t cool to be on the dance floor with everyone else. If you do, you will regret not having danced your heart out.




6. Don’t forget to fully charge your phone


Be sure to fully charge your phone at home so you can take photos and share the most important moments of the night on social media.




7. Do pack a touch-up kit


Prepare an emergency kit just in case you need to touch up your makeup or hair. Don't forget your lipstick, face powder, hairpins, and even your deodorant. It also could happen something to your outfit and you might need safety pins or some fashion tape.




BEST TIPS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PROM NIGHT
PARTY QUEEN / Jan 20, 2020

The most important night of the year is coming, your prom! Are you ready to look spectacular and enjoy it to the fullest?

You don’t get to graduate every day, so it’s a very special moment and as such, it deserves a very special look. But, among so many options of what to wear and how to get ready, you may be confused, so here we have some tips that will help you to prepare for prom night in an easy and relaxing way.




Tip 1: Stay true to yourself and your style

Get the look: style GL2937 | Glitter Mesh Sweetheart A-Line Long Dress


There are tons of prom dress options. But to know which one will make you look stunning, the best advice we can give you is to stay true to yourself and your style.

For a more classic look, opt for a gala dress with glamorous and high-gloss fabrics; for a more daring look, a tight dress with cut out details might be the one.

Of course, don’t forget to give your personal touch to your look with shoes of fun color and your favorite accessories.




Tip 2: Enjoy your prom without stress

Champagne Aline Off Shoulder Long Dress

Get the look: style GL2885 | Embroidered Mesh A-Line Long Dress w/ V-Back


Enjoy a stress-free prom night, releasing the pressure with some organizational and self-care preparations.

For example, we recommend that you do several tests with your dress, shoes and makeup to make sure you like the final look you will have that night, and in case you don't like something, have time to make any changes. Don’t leave this for the last moment.




Tip 3: Avoid new beauty treatments


Like any girl, you want to look amazing for your prom, so you are likely to be tempted to try new beauty or facial treatments in the days before the party. Don’t do it! All skins react differently to new treatments and products, and you don't know if it will be your case, so it’s better that you do nothing out of the ordinary in the two weeks prior to your prom night.

Stick to your usual beauty routine.




Tip 4: Have a good rest the night before


Sleep is one of the keys to having a healthy mind and body. If you sleep an additional few hours the night before the party, you will feel great and you will look radiant.

You can also choose to practice yoga and meditation the days before the party to clear your mind and be ready for all the emotions you will live that unforgettable night.




GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CLOSET WITH THESE TIPS
FASHION TRENDS / Dec 27, 2019

How many times have you thought you have nothing to wear, despite having a closet full of clothes?

We women all suffer when looking for what to wear from our closet. We don't know how to take advantage of the things we have and we always end up wearing the same clothes.

For this to stop happening, we give you some tips that will help you to create outfits that you like, that make you feel comfortable and make you look good any day.




Tip #1: Know your body type


The most important thing when choosing what to wear is knowing your body type. All girls have different bodies and not all the clothes work well for everybody.

It’s essential that you know your body type and the clothes that favor it. Make sure you have only the clothes that fit your shape in your closet.




Tip #2: Get out of your comfort zone

Green Sequin Mermaid Long Dress

Get the look: style GL3064 | Sweetheart Sequin Embellished Mermaid Dress w/ Off-Shoulder


It’s so easy to always wear jeans and t-shirts, but there’s a whole world of beautiful and comfortable clothes out there. Get out of your comfort zone and dare to try new styles that highlight your figure in a positive way.

It's all about trying different things and discovering the versatility of clothes.




Tip #3: Have fun with the colors

Fuchsia Aline Long Dress

Get the look: style GL3034 | 3-D Flower Applique Glitter Mesh A-line Dress w/ Embroidery and Sequin


Don’t be afraid of colors. We know that it’s very easy to only use black or neutral colors, but bright colors can be a great ally for a different and spectacular look.

Give a touch of color to your closet and play with combinations that you would never have thought of wearing. You’ll have plenty of fun in the way and might discover a whole new style for you.




Tip #4: Variety of shoes


You don't need to have lots of pairs of shoes in your closet. But, what you do need is a variety of styles.

Not everything in life is tennis and flats, as there are many other models that are equally comfortable and will give a different touch to your outfits.




Tip #5: Have different accessories

Silver Mesh Sleeveless Long Dress

Get the look: style GL1841 | Jewel Embellished Mermaid Mesh Long Dress


Accessories help to improve and change any look in moments. Make sure you have different accessories in your closet, from necklaces and rings to belts, sunglasses, and hats.

With several accessories at hand, you can make the same outfit look completely different, or go from being boring to being the hit of the place.




Tip #6: Invest in the fashion basics


It’s always good to have the fashion basics in the closet: a white t-shirt, black pants, traditional cut jeans, black blazer, and the famous little black dress.

Also, invest in a good party dress that you can wear on special occasions. Some events may arise at the last minute and you will appreciate having a good choice of dress to wear.




SHINE WITH THE PERFECT QUINCEAÑERA LOOK!
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Dec 16, 2019

Quinceañera dresses have evolved. The trend is increasingly going towards sumptuous designs with various layers of fabric, mixing colors and textures, as well as beautiful embroidery with rhinestones.

These dresses should be contrasted with delicate makeup and a simple hairstyle to result in a perfect quinceañera look. You don’t want to look overloaded or without harmony between your dress and your personal style, so here we share some tips for you to shine like never before with a beautiful and desirable quinceañera look.




Tip 1: Makeup and hairstyle

Champagne Embroidered Quinceanera Gown

Get the look: style GL1914 | Sequin Embellished Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress w/ Detached Mesh Sleeve


You are probably eager to try dozens of makeup products, but believe us, you will have a lifetime to do so. Enjoy your youth, you are about to turn 15, your skin is radiant and your natural beauty is charming.

Use makeup only to accentuate your features, but not to completely cover your face. We recommend to accent your eyes with eyeliner and mascara and use lipstick in a light shade. And that’s it. The more natural your makeup, then you will look prettier and have better contrast with your amazing quinceañera dress.

As for the hair, ask for a simple hairstyle with little hairspray so that your hair looks as natural as possible.




Tip 2: Accessories

Get the look: style GL3017 | Jewel Embellished Mesh Quinceanera Gown w/ Glitter Embroidery


Accessories are a great ally to give a boost to any party look, but this time you will wear a striking dress. Find simple accessories that complement you, but that they don’t attract too much attention.

The idea is to have a natural balance between accessories, dress, makeup, and all the elements of your personal style for that day.




Tip 3: Shoes


In addition to what we mentioned above, you should think about the shoes you will wear on your special day.

If you want to wear heels, be sure to walk with them and your dress several times before the big day. This will help you to dominate the height of your shoes and the length of your dress.

If you prefer to be more comfortable and dance nonstop, then opt for flat or low-heeled shoes to be up and down all night.



There you go, it’s time to shine with a perfect quinceañera look!




60-SECOND HACKS TO LOOK BETTER INSTANTLY
BEAUTY TIPS / Nov 29, 2019

There are days when we simply don’t have the time to get ready or we are tired and the naked eye perceives it. If this happens to you frequently, we have some wonderful tricks that won’t take you more than 60 seconds to do and will make you look better in a flash.




1. Rub an ice cube on your face


After your regular facial cleansing routine, gently rub an ice cube over the entire skin of your face. This will help your pores close and tighten.

Ice will also help your facial skin to reduce any inflammation and look fresher and revitalized.




2. Give yourself a quick neck massage


Stress causes the neck muscles to tighten, provoking blood flow to block.

By giving yourself a quick neck massage, you’ll be allowing your blood flow to improve, which will help you to de-stress and think better. This also prevents the release of the hormone cortisol that inhibits the production of collagen, which is essential for skin tone and firmness. After the massage, you will feel a general relief and your face will look fresher.




3. Exercise for 60 seconds


Physical activity promotes proper blood circulation and increases oxygen levels that help speed up the metabolism. You will also get a delicate natural blush on your cheeks.

An exercise that you can do in 60 seconds no matter where you are is to run in the same place or do as many jumping jacks you can in a minute.




4. Dry brush your body


A fast and easy way to exfoliate the skin of the body is by dry brushing it. To do this, you need a body brush, but make sure it’s for dry brushing as the bristles should be a bit stiffer than usual.

Dry brushing your skin helps increase circulation and stimulate lymphatic drainage, which eliminates toxins, resulting in better-looking skin and a healthier system in general.




5. Apply eye luminizer


Take a bit of luminizer with the tip of your finger and gently tap the inner corner of your eye. The warmth of your finger will make the product melt properly on your skin and make you look instantly more awake.




6. Add color to your lips, eyes and cheeks with your lipstick


If you didn’t have time to put on makeup, but you feel that you need some color, simply apply a bit of your favorite lipstick on your eyelids, cheeks and lips. It’s the most practical and easy way to look makeup-sharp in a snap.




LOOK AMAZING ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
BRIDAL GURU / Nov 15, 2019

The wedding day is one of the happiest moments in many women's lives. The dearest friends, family, and other loved ones are gathered together to celebrate the beautiful union of two people who love each other and want to make a life as a couple. Of course, that day, all eyes are focused on the bride, so she will surely want to look her best.

If you're a happy bride-to-be and want to look amazing on your wedding day, we have some proven tips that will help you get the most out of your bridal look.




Tip 1: Choose the ideal dress for your body type

Wedding Dress on Stairs

Get the look: style GL1934 | Illusion V-Neck Embroidery Mermaid Tail Wedding Gown


The wedding dress is the main element of your wedding look.

No matter what style you prefer, the most important thing is that you choose a dress that fits your body type. This way, you can accentuate your natural figure and highlight your best attributes, while those little things that you don’t like so much can go unnoticed.




Tip 2: Exercise


At least 5 or 6 months before your wedding, begin to exercise.

It’s not necessary to hit the gym every day for 2 hours. Doing some physical activity at least 4 days a week will be very beneficial for you. Beyond losing weight, which you're probably not even looking for, exercise will help your body tone and look better in your wedding dress, as well as being one of the best ways to relieve stress.




Tip 3: Sleep well the night before your wedding


A good night's sleep has the power to repair us on many levels.

Sleep well the night before your wedding to wake up renewed, full of energy and with perfectly rested skin.




Tip 4: Arrive at your makeup and hair appointments with extra time


The unexpected always comes at the worst moments, so we recommend arriving at your makeup and hair appointments at least 15 minutes earlier than scheduled.

You never know what can happen, and it's better to have plenty of time for your look to be as you really want than to be in a rush. It's your wedding day, you must give yourself enough time to get ready for the big event.




Tip 5: Bring with you touch-ups


Before the wedding begins, give your mom, sister, or best friend a bag with items you may need to touch up your look. Lipstick, makeup, hairpins, hook pins, deodorant, tissues, etc.

This way, at any time you want, you can take a break and go to the bathroom to give a touch to your makeup and hair, or fix any damage in your dress.




6 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR LOOKS
PARTY QUEEN / Oct 30, 2019

Beyond thinking that it’s something superficial, feeling good about our appearance can make us more self-confident, be in a better mood, and feel happier in general. Looking at how we look is something we naturally have as humans, so it’s not a bad thing to look for ways to make the most out of our looks.

Keep reading, as in this article we will talk about 6 ways to enhance your appearance and always look amazing.




1. Exercise before going out


Exercise is one of the best gifts we can give our bodies. Not only does it strengthen us, but it helps us get rid of stress and gives a healthy glow to our skin.

It is highly recommended to exercise regularly, but the next time you have an important party or event, exercise a couple of hours before. You will notice that your skin looks more radiant and you will look amazing in your dress.




2. Pay attention to your body posture


Standing and sitting with our backs straight automatically makes us look more stylized and even thinner. Besides, it is healthy for the spine, so taking care of your posture will benefit you inside and out.




3. Take care of your mouth


Our mouth says a lot about ourselves. There’s nothing more pleasant than having a healthy and clean mouth. Therefore, learn to brush your teeth properly and do it three times a day. Floss every night and get professional cleanings at least twice a year.

In addition to clean, white teeth, soft lips are also very attractive. You can exfoliate them with sugar and honey or brushing them with a toothbrush to get rid of dead skin. Do it once a week and you will see the difference.




4. Invest in skin products


Skincare products are an excellent investment. To make them work in your favor, you must know first your skin type and, based on it, buy the products.

The essential products you must have are a daily sunscreen, a gel or soap to wash your face every night, and a daytime moisturizer.




5. Wear clothes that fit


There’s nothing worse for our looks than wearing clothes that don’t fit. The body changes with age and is something we must accept. A big mistake is wanting to wear the same size we did 10 years ago.

Wear the size you really are, neither smaller nor bigger. Your body will look comfortable and natural.




6. Eat healthy


And finally... eat healthy. We only have one body in this life and it is a sacred temple. The best way to treat it is to feed it with good and clean food that will fill it with energy and provide the necessary nutrients to have a healthy life.

Once in a while, it’s nice to enjoy junk food and high-calorie drinks. But let it only be from time to time and make a habit of eating healthy foods.




TIPS TO ROCK YOUR NEXT PARTY LOOK!
PARTY QUEEN / Oct 11, 2019

When we get invited to a party, one of the first things that come to mind is that we want to look fabulous, right?

Of course, the main component of any party look is the dress we will wear, but, once chosen, some tips can help us take our look from good to spectacular.

You don't have your dress yet and you don't know how to choose it? Our articles “Find The Ideal Party Dress For You” and “Tip To Rock Your Next Party Look!” will make your choice easier.

Take note of the following tips, choose one, mix them around, and look like a star at your next party.




Tip 1: Wear a bold accessory

Rose Gold Sequin Long Dress with Big Earrings

Get the look: style GL2918 | V-Neck Bodycon Sequin Long Dress w/ Slit


It’s no secret that accessories are essential to complete any outfit. But, to take your look to another level, you can choose to wear a bold accessory. What do we mean by bold? A pair of oversized earrings, a funky necklace, or a statement bag with a lavish design.

If your dress is already dramatic and eye-catching, then better skip this tip because you might look overloaded. But if it's a plain, one-color dress, definitely think about giving it a fun touch with a bold accessory.




Tip 2: Color your lips with a powerful shade


One of the easiest and fastest tricks to boost any party look is to wear a powerful lipstick. Think glowing red, fuchsia, or bright pink.

Well-painted lips will make your face stand out without having to wear too much makeup. So, if you are not a girl who loves to wear too much mascara or eye shadows, with a powerful color lipstick, it will be more than enough to steal glances.




Tip 3: Accessorize your hair

Mauve Open Back Long Dress with Hairpiece

Get the look: style GL2958 | Embroidered Cut-Away Shoulder Jersey Long Dress w/ V-Back


Take your bun or updo from dreary to fabulous with a jeweled hairpin. You can also go for a glittery headband or, if you want a unique touch, thinking about a feather hair extension will definitely give you an unexpected, but super fun look.




Tip4: The most important: be confident

Rose Gold Long Dress with Mesh Drapes

Get the look: style GL3047 | Feather-Shoulder Embellished Glitter Mermaid Dress w/ Mesh Layer Drape


It won’t matter the dress, the accessories, your lips or hair if you don’t have confidence in yourself. This is the most important part to look really fabulous. So, whatever your style, be yourself. If you feel confident and comfortable with what you’re wearing, you will transmit it to everyone and you will truly shine at any party.


Are you ready to rock your party look?




5 FASHION TRENDS FOR FALL 2019
FASHION TRENDS / Oct 01, 2019

Are you a girl who loves being in the latest fashion trend? If you missed the most important fashion shows, here are 5 trends that will take over all wardrobes this fall.

Colors, coats, handbags, belts, and hats. A bit of everything so you can put together an out-of-a-magazine look this fall season.




1. Belt over jacket


One of the great trends for autumn is belts. But, this season they come in a very peculiar way: on top of the jacket. That's right, if you have a coat or jacket that you love, spice it up by placing a belt over it. It can be thin, thick, simple, or super flashy, that’s up to you. But the idea is to put it over your jacket.




2. Super long coats


A nice coat should always be part of any wardrobe. But, this fall, super long coats are the ones that will dominate the streets. In addition to their extra length, they must be thick and made of heavy wool to provide extra warmth during the cold season.




3. Color: Mauve

Get the look: style GL2824 | Chiffon Ruched Sweetheart Long Dress


Every season has its own color trends and this fall gives us a big surprise with a color that we usually see more in spring: mauve. This purple hue is super versatile, looks beautiful in all skin tones and you can easily combine it with other colors. Say goodbye to the classic autumn terracotta tones and make room for mauve.




4. Statement hats


Say goodbye to beanies and berets; it's time for statement hats made of thick materials to match with season sweaters and coats. A hat is an excellent accessory to a casual look. If your wardrobe is not that big, a couple of hats will help you give a different touch to the same outfit.




5. Tiny handbags

Mauve Prom Dress with Little Hand Back

Get the look: style GL2959 | Sheer Bodice Glitter Mesh Mermaid Long Dress w/ Tail


This fall, the smaller your handbag, the better. So forget about carrying lots of things, go back to basics, because in your tiny super trendy purse you won’t be able to take more stuff than the strictly essential.




STRAPLESS AND OFF-THE-SHOULDER DRESSES!
DRESS TRENDS / Sep 26, 2019

Dresses that let shoulders out have always been among the favorites of all the girls.

According to the most important fashion runway shows we have seen during the year, showing the shoulders will be in trend more than ever. It’s good news because strapless and off-the-shoulder never go out of style, so you can wear for a long time all the dresses and clothes with this kind of neckline.

Get inspired by these dress models to show off your shoulders to the fullest in the following seasons.




• The always fun strapless

Blush Short Homecoming Dress

Get the look: style GS1995 | 3D Floral Applique Embellished Glitter Mesh Sweetheart Short Dress


Admit it, wearing a strapless dress is so fun! It immediately takes a few years off and allows us to show off our skin in style.

This neckline goes well with all types of bodies, no matter if you are thin or curvy, tall or short. A strapless dress makes all women look fabulous.

As we mentioned, strapless dresses never go out of style and look good with updos and loose hairstyles. So if it's common that you don't know how to match your hairstyle with your dress, with strapless, you won't have that problem.




• The charming off-the-shoulder

Get the look: style GL2832 | Jewel Accented Neck Line Glitter Mesh Ball Gown


Off-the-shoulder dresses have a unique, flirty charm.

Strapless necklines have totally uncovered the shoulders area and above the bust. Off-the-shoulder is a style that does have a fabric in the area, but it falls in a certain way that allows the shoulders to be exposed in a charming way.




• Classic style

Get the look: style GL2525 | Embroidered Bodice Off-the-Shoulder Chiffon Long Dress


Showing the shoulders has no age limit, so no matter how old you are, it will always be a good option to show off some skin. This style of dress is more classic than the ones we have shown above, so it is perfect for formal events and for women who don’t like to show too much.

A little shoulder will make you feel sexy without leaving elegance behind.




WEDDING DRESS TRENDS FOR 2020
BRIDAL GURU / Sep 19, 2019

For your big day, if there’s something important, it’s your wedding dress. So, you will have to give yourself the task of finding the dress that is perfect for you, the one that will make your attributes stand out and feel truly fabulous.

Fortunately, the world of bridal fashion is quite big and you’ll find tons of options to choose from. If you’re a pretty fashionable girl, then keep reading because here we will present to you three wedding dress trends for 2020 that we’ve seen in the best bridal runways.

Are you ready to find your ideal wedding dress for 2020?




1. Halter wedding dress

Get the look: style GL2598 | Cut-Out Back Embroidered Mesh Mermaid Wedding Gown


Halter is a style that clearly seeks to show off the back, and a beautiful wedding dress that shows in a sexy, but delicate way, the back makes any bride look sublime.

Halter dresses are also extremely comfortable, as there’s no risk of the straps being lowered, or of showing more skin than you want to show.

Combine your halter wedding dress with bright color shoes and you will look completely fabulous.




2. Bohemian wedding dress

Get the look: style GL1344 | Ivory Floor Length Dress Accented with Bead and Pearl


The bohemian style will continue on-trend during 2020.

What we love about this style is that it can be extremely relaxed, or it can be elegant. It will only depend on the style and vibe you’re having at your wedding.

The perfect companion of a boho wedding dress? A braided hairstyle decorated with natural flowers.




3. Lace wedding dress

Get the look: style GL2593 | Embroidered Mermaid Wedding Gown with Sheer Back


Lace is one of the favorite fabrics in wedding dresses and in 2020 it will continue to be. It is elegant, feminine, and versatile. It looks great both in day and night events, in all types of bodies and personalities.

So, if you like lace, go a bit crazy with it and enjoy a captivating wedding dress with lace from head to toe.




PLAIN DRESSES: SIMPLE AND SEXY
PARTY QUEEN / Sep 04, 2019

It is said that less is more, and this also applies in fashion. Sometimes, the most elegant, beautiful, and sexy dresses are the simplest.

You don’t need to be covered with rhinestones or wear a dress with an extravagant fabric full of eye-catching details to look good. Plain dresses are on a trend more than ever and are a "must" of any wardrobe.

Fall in love with your plain dresses.




• They are elegant

Sage Plain Dress

Get the look: style GL1993 | Spaghetti Strap V-Neck Satin A-Line Dress w/ Slit


Plain dresses are extremely elegant.

Take for example the dress that Meghan Markle wore on her wedding day. It was absolutely beautiful and turned the fashion world upside down for its simplicity. You don’t need more to look simply fabulous. A minimalist, straight, plain dress with no adornment of any kind will do the trick.




• They look good in all kinds of events

blush bridesmaids dress

Get the look: style GL2816 | High-Neck Chiffon Ruched-Bodice A-Line Long Dress


If you don't have a clue about the dress code of the event you are attending, with a simple plain dress, you can't fail.

This type of dress is one of the most versatile since it looks good both in day and night events, elegant celebrations, or parties with a more relaxed vibe.

Plain dresses are the ultimate party dresses!




• They are the perfect match for oversized accessories

Blue Plain Dress with Flower

Get the look: style GL2666 | Chiffon Ruched Jewel Straps Long Dress


If you’re all about oversized accessories, then a plain dress is your best choice.

With on-trend block colors, plain dresses allow accessories to make a statement. So, say hello to oversized earrings and create an impact look for your next party.


Are these enough reasons to love plain dresses? Don’t stay out of this trend and include in your wardrobe an elegant, but fun plain dress. Whether you choose pastel shades or vibrant tones, we assure you that you’ll look fabulous no matter where you go.




CHAMPAGNE: THE COLOR EVERY GIRL SHOULD BE WEARING
FASHION TRENDS / Aug 21, 2019

Some colors become trendy in a particular fashion season, while others are timeless and make any girl look fabulous.

This is the case of champagne, a color whose tone lies between ivory and cream and evokes clarity and purity with an obvious elegant touch.

If champagne is not a color you have on your radar when buying a dress, we'll give you three reasons to love it and want it immediately in your closet.




Reason #1: It's versatile

Get the look: style GS2834 | Beads Accented Sweetheart Neck Glitter Mesh Short Dress


Champagne is one of the most versatile colors that exist. It goes well for day events, but also night parties. It's a tone that can be used in serious celebrations or in gathering with a more relaxed vibe.

It's a neutral color that you can easily combine with more vivid tones to create a more striking and fun look. If on the contrary, you want to portray a serious appearance, then you can maintain its implicit sobriety by combining it with colors like brown and gray in light tones.




Reason #2: It’s elegant

Get the look: style GS2812 | Embroidered Bodice Chiffon Long Dress


Probably the first color that comes to your mind when thinking of elegance is black, but in reality, champagne is even more sophisticated. Besides, thanks to its versatility, you can use it in a first-class morning event (which is not recommended with the color black) or for a gala party at night.

If you have never used champagne as a fashion color and an elegant event is approaching, give it a try. We promise you will love how it looks.




Reason #3: It fits all skin tones

Champagne Quinceanera Gown with Cape

Get the look: style GL2801 | Jewel Embellished Bodice Glitter Mesh Ball Gown w/ Glitter Mesh Cloak


Last but not least, champagne is a color that goes well with any skin tone.

It doesn't matter if you have light, brown, or dark skin, champagne will delicately highlight your natural skin color, without contrasting too much or resulting in an exaggerated look. Neutral colors are very benevolent and always a good bet.


Are you convinced to give champagne a chance? Do it, you'll look fabulous in it.




FIND THE IDEAL PARTY DRESS FOR YOU
PARTY QUEEN / Aug 16, 2019

Are you looking for a party dress? You've probably seen tons of options, but maybe some of them don't convince you, or you don't know if you'll look good wearing them. While looking for dresses that match your body shape is essential; choosing an option that also suits your personality will make you feel completely happy, beautiful, and self-confident.

Of course, we know that there can be many types of personalities, but to make this article more practical, we will focus on three: outgoing, reserved, and relaxed.

Keep reading and find the ideal party dress for you according to your personality.




Type 1: Outgoing

Pink Short Dress

Get the look: style GS2839 | Illusion Deep V-Neck Glitter Crepe Short Dress w/ Strap Back


Take advantage of your outgoing personality to wear whatever party dress you like. You’re not shy nor do you care about having all eyes on you, so use this in your favor when choosing how to dress.

Get a dress with sequins, fun and that goes with your personality. If you’re outgoing, it’s very likely that you are also very active, so keep an eye on comfort. There’s nothing better than wearing a cute and fun dress, but it should be comfortable enough for you to dance and walk up and down throughout the party.




2. Reserved

Get the look: style GL2525 | Embroidered Bodice Off-the-Shoulder Chiffon Long Dress


Being serious and not wanting to get much attention doesn’t mean you can’t look amazing at a party.

We recommend choosing a dress in a classic color, nothing very bright or with an exotic tone. Sparkle and flashy details are probably not much to your liking, so opt for a plain dress or with a little lace to give it a nice touch.

Being a reserved girl doesn’t mean you need to hide all of your skin. If you like your shoulders, you can choose a dress with bare shoulders, but whose neckline doesn’t show more than you feel comfortable showing.




3. Relaxed

Get the look: style GL2816 | High-Neck Chiffon Ruched-Bodice A-Line Long Dress


The relaxed personality is right in between outgoing and reserved personalities. You are a simple girl who has no problem to be dancing all night or to be sitting in a more serious atmosphere.

We recommend choosing a simple dress, but with something that makes it stand out. It can be a fun halter neckline, a bright detail, or use a color or fabric that is out of the ordinary.


The idea is that you feel good and comfortable to enjoy the party to the fullest.




CHOOSE YOUR DREAM WEDDING DRESS
BRIDAL GURU / Aug 10, 2019

The time has come for you to choose your wedding dress. We don’t want to put any pressure on you, but the eyes of all your wedding attendees will indeed be on you, so we can imagine that you’ll want to look more beautiful than ever on the big day.

There are dozens of wedding dress styles and the ideal dress for you is the one that best suits your personality and your body shape, as well as the place and particular vibe you want to imprint in your wedding.

To make your choice easier and to help you to find the wedding dress of your dreams, we will suggest 5 gorgeous wedding dress styles.




1. Classic princess style

Get the look: style GL2599 | Embroidered Bodice Layered Hem Tulle Wedding Gown


Let's start with the classic wedding dress, whose silhouette is princess style.

This type of dress goes very well for all kinds of bodies, and it's ideal for day and night weddings. It's a timeless, romantic, and very comfortable style.




2. Romantic

Get the look: style GL2594 | Cut-Away Shoulder Embroidered Mesh Mermaid Wedding Gown


If you like the romantic style, but you don't want the classic princess silhouette, you can go for a mermaid dress with lace details.

You can give a sexy touch to your wedding look by choosing a dress with bare shoulders and a sweetheart neckline.




3. Modern

Modern Wedding Gown

Get the look: style GL3008 | Embroidered Sequin Embellished Mesh Mermaid Dress


Modern style wedding dresses are based on clean lines and simplicity. They stay away from heavy fabrics and elaborated designs to welcome beautiful minimalism.

This wedding dress style is ideal for elegant weddings and beach weddings.




4. Boho-chic

Boho Wedding Gown

Get the look: style GL1984 | Floral 3D Applique Embellished Mesh V-Neck Wedding Dress


For some years now, the boho-chic style took over the wedding universe.

This style is characterized by integrating natural, rustic, and ethnic elements. In the case of boho chic wedding dresses, these have an influence of hippie echoes and break with traditional wedding dresses with soft and vaporous fabrics.

If you’re having a boho-chic celebration, you can break the mold and play with the materials, silhouette and length of your wedding dress.




5. Glam

Glamorous Wedding Gown

Get the look: style GL2818 | Lace Embellished Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Sheer Back


Glam is one of the most elegant styles.

Glam wedding dresses are full of spark and eye-catching details. Usually, they are skin-tight dresses that have a dramatic element that completely captures all the attention.


Which of these wedding dress styles is for you?




TIPS FOR A FASHIONABLE LOOK ON A BUDGET
FASHION TRENDS / Aug 04, 2019

It’s common to believe that to dress well you need a lot of money. Fortunately, this isn’t true. By buying the right clothes, having some key accessories, and pulling out some clever tricks, you can always look sharp without going bankrupt.

Do you want to know the best tips to dress well on a budget? Keep reading to find out!




Tip 1: The core basics of any wardrobe


5 basic pieces are essential in a girl's wardrobe: a pair of jeans that fit just right, a white shirt, a plain skirt, a dark blazer, and the classic "little black dress".

If you have these 5 pieces, and of good quality, you can be sure that you'll get out of any fashion emergency. Combining these pieces, you can go to virtually any type of event: a romantic dinner, a work meeting, a picnic with your friends, a wedding, etc.

Make sure you always have these clothes in good condition.




Tip 2: Accessories: essential for any outfit


Accessories can completely change any outfit. They will help you give your personal touch and fill your look with life.

A necklace or set of striking earrings, an unconventional belt, a headband, or a statement bag will make any simple outfit look amazing.

You don’t need to have hundreds of accessories. You just need a good piece of each thing and that´ll be enough to play with different combinations with your clothes.




Tip 3: Timeless and neutral color shoes


Make sure you have a good pair of the following shoes in your closet: flats, heels, sandals, and tennis shoes. That’s it. With this variety, it’s more than enough for all possible outfits that you can use.

If you don’t want to be buying shoes frequently, get timeless styles and neutral tones that combine with any color, such as black, nude, and camel.




Tip 4: Say yes to sales


Whenever you see a store with sales, get inside and see what you find. Maybe you’re looking to renew some of your basic clothes or need a party dress. You never know the hidden jewels you can find on sale, so take the time to scan all the stores. Maybe you can find a piece that will become the new favorite in your closet.




Tip 5: Always keep in mind


The key to looking sharp for less is to keep all your clothes and accessories in good condition and have basic and timeless pieces. You don't need to have thousands of things in your closet, with the right ones you will always look great.




TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE BEST QUINCEAÑERA DRESS FOR YOU
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Jul 26, 2019

Are you about to celebrate your quinceañera party? We bet you want to look fantastic!

That day is very special because the celebration is all about you and the transition from girlhood to womanhood. Your family, best friends and loved ones will be present there that day.

Among all the elements that you should consider for your quinceañera party, the most important is your dress. Many other decisions depend on it, such as the shoes, hairstyles, and type of jewelry you’ll be wearing. It can also influence the decoration of the venue and the style of the invitations.

As we know it’s an important decision, we want to share some tips for choosing the best quinceañera dress for you.




Tip 1: Choose the silhouette you like best

Get the look: style GL2803 | Sequin and Floral Embroidery Embellished Mesh Ball Gown


Although most quinceañera dresses are characterized by having a princess-style silhouette, there are also less sumptuous options.

Simply choose the silhouette you like best, it's your moment and all eyes will be on you, so if you want to be a princess, be it.

If you like to break with the conventional style, then choose a less voluptuous quinceañera dress and that doesn’t stick with the classic silhouette; for example, a high-low skirt dress. It's up to you.




Tip 2: Choose the color of the dress according to your skin tone

Red Quinceanera Gown

Get the look: style GL1988 | Embroidery and 3D Floral Applique Embellished Sweetheart Quinceanera Dress


Some colors go better according to our skin tone.

If your skin is dark, perhaps you’ve realized that practically all colors look good on you. However, brighter tones such as yellow, fuchsia, green, or electric blue make you look spectacular. On the other hand, if you prefer to make a nice contrast, then go for pastel colors or white tones.

If you are olive-skinned, avoid beige tones as they don’t favor you so much. Choose eye-catching colors like violet, orange, vermilion red, salmon, or yellow.

If your skin is white, the first thing you should do is get away from light tones. Your skin looks beautiful with dark and saturated colors like turquoise, burgundy, red, emerald green, or even gold.




Tip 3: Choose the dress according to your body type

Pink Ruffled Quinceanera Gown

Get the look: style GL1554 | Organza Illusion Sweeetheart Ball Gown Dress with Cut-Out Back


All bodies are different and there are dress styles that favor us more than others.

If you are a short girl, a waist-cut dress looks beautiful on you, as they help stylize your silhouette, making visually longer the lower part of your body.

If you are thin, wide skirt dresses or with ruffles will help you give more volume to your figure. If, on the contrary, you are of robust complexion, an empire-cut dress that marks your waist will be very flattering for you.

If you have a large bust, round-neck and sweetheart necklines will make you feel quite comfortable and look great; avoid halter necklines. If you have a smaller bust size, then choose a corset that fits your waist.


Now, you’re ready to go and find your dream quinceañera dress! Remember that the most important thing is that you feel comfortable with your dress so you can enjoy your party non-stop.




5 TIPS FOR FINDING YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
FASHION TRENDS / Jul 13, 2019

All women look to have a personal style. We always think that others are better dressed than us, that they have a more elaborate style, or that they have a special gift for choosing clothes that make them look fantastic.

But in reality, our style evolves with us throughout life, so it's normal to be in a constant search. Changing styles is quite good because it means that we change over time; that we mature and see the world differently. Our needs evolve constantly, and that allows us to stay creative.

No matter what stage of life you are in, these tips will help you find and define your personal style of the moment.




Tip 1: Choose the story you want to tell with your clothes


It is said that looks can be deceiving. We have the great advantage of being able to tell all the stories we want with our clothes. Elegant, sexy, glamorous, rockstar... we can decide it with the way we dress.

Of course, the best thing is to dress according to our personality, the idea we make of ourselves, and the one we want to transmit.

Think about it for a moment: what do you want to say about yourself through your clothes? That you're a happy person? That you're an introvert or an extrovert? That you like simplicity? Everything is possible and 'you're free to dress according to your wishes. Also, you can decide to be all these people on different days; there are no rules.

So, imagine the person you want to be and define what clothes you could wear to be that person.




Tip 2: Create your basic kit


It's convenient always to have basic clothes in your closet. A white shirt, jeans, a comfortable skirt, and the classic "little black dress" are some of the essential pieces.

So, you must define the basis of your wardrobe, that is, the clothes you can't live without. This basic kit is the key to your personal style and it can give you an idea of what you like to wear the most. For example, maybe for your jeans are essential, while for your best friend can be skirts or dresses.

Make a list of the clothes you have used the most in the last year and write why. This will make your favorite items jump before your eyes, and it'll be easier to see what your current style is and decide whether you like it or not.




Tip 3: Does your fashion style adapt to your lifestyle?


You have a vague idea of your ideal style and the story you want to tell, but, does this story really fit your lifestyle? Is it an ideal style for your day to day or, on the contrary, it has nothing to do with your daily life?

Maybe you’re a busy person who runs all day; then you need to give priority to have comfortable clothes, instead of an elegant outfit difficult to wear with the daily hustle. Please note that having comfortable clothes doesn’t mean slobby, you can look chic and stylish without sacrificing comfort.

Always try to give more importance to clothing that fits your lifestyle. If you have trouble defining your style, this is a great way to find it. Besides, you can always come up with ways to improve your outfits if you feel the need or desire to do so.




Tip 4: Buy the right clothes


You'll have less difficulty defining your style if you buy the right clothes. That is, those pieces that you would like to use always and that adapt to your lifestyle and the story you want to tell. And yet, making purchase mistakes is also a good long-term way of knowing what you want or rather what you no longer want.

Don't feel guilty if you regret having bought that green jumpsuit you never wore (because you don't wear jumpsuits, nor do you like green, but it was so beautiful that you couldn't resist. Mistakes are also necessary for life.

On the other hand, it's common to have the idea that we need to have a lot of money to look elegant and well-dressed. This is a mistake. Style can't be bought, so it doesn't matter how much you spend on clothes.




Tip 5: Get inspired and stay creative


Your style doesn’t define you for your whole life. You have the right to make it evolve and adapt it. Fashion is a great playground, so you have to have fun with it.

Even if you feel comfortable with your current style, never stop inspiring yourself. With social media, it’s very easy to find inspiration that will encourage you to try a new trend, a color you never thought to use, or to dare to wear a type of clothing that until now you have never used.


In fashion, never say never.




WHAT TO WEAR FOR A GALA?
DRESS TRENDS / Jun 24, 2019

Gala dinners are the events with the strictest dress code. If you were invited to one, don’t panic, getting dressed for a gala can be quite fun, because it’s something that doesn’t happen so frequently.

First of all, remember that gala parties are always at night, so your whole look must be thought for night time.

Also, it’s important to know the dress code for the gala you are attending since it can be black tie, black tie optional, or semi-formal.

Take note of the following tips to know how to dress for a gala party, and take advantage of the event to pamper yourself with a dreamy dress.




If it's Black tie gala...

Get the look: style GL2542 | Sequin Embellished Off-The-Shoulder Long Dress


For a black-tie gala, men should wear tuxedos and women should wear long and very formal gowns.

This is the occasion when you can wear a dress with a princess-like silhouette. Your overall look should be very elegant and glamorous.

If you don’t know what color of the dress to choose, black and dark colors never fail for gala parties.




If it's Black tie optional gala...

Get the look: style GL2649 | Sweetheart strapless Glitter Mesh A-Line Dress


Black tie optional galas are a bit less elegant. Men can choose to wear a suit instead of a tuxedo and women should wear long dresses, but not so dramatic ones.

Choose a dress whose shape highlights your silhouette and don’t forget that it is an evening event, so say yes to all the sparkle that you want.




If it's Semiformal gala...

Get the look: style GS1999 | Sequin Floral Applique V-Back Glitter Mesh Homecoming Dress


The third dress code option is semiformal, which is usually for parties with a more relaxed atmosphere.

For a semiformal gala you can choose a midi dress or even a cocktail dress. If you prefer to go with a long dress, it's ok, but make sure it's a simpler dress than the one you would wear for a formal gala.




Shoes to wear at gala...


For an entire gala look, choose high-heels with rhinestones, sequins, and glitter.

If your dress is black, go for black shoes, but if it’s of another color, gold or silver heels can be an excellent option.




Last thing, your Coat...


As galas are always at night, you should consider taking something to keep you warm.

If the party is in wintertime, think of an elegant coat. If the gala is on the beach or in a warm-weather place, you can wear a silk pashmina to cover your shoulders.


Follow these tips and look spectacular at the next gala party you go to. Remember, the key element of your look is the dress, so take your time to choose the right one for you.




THE ULTIMATE STYLE GUIDE FOR THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 15, 2019

The mother of the bride plays a key role in the wedding. She is one of the main characters and the bride's favorite partner in crime.

For this reason, we create this style guide exclusively for the mother of the bride. If your daughter is getting married, take note to have a classy and impactful look.




1. Dress style

Get the look: style GL2686 | Beads Embellished Bodice Chiffon Long Dress


There are dozens of dress styles to choose from. To make your decision a little easier, a good idea is that you compliment the bride. That is, if her wedding dress will have lace, yours should too. If it is of vaporous fabrics, then choose one with those types of fabrics too.

Communicate with your daughter so you can both decide the dress style you want for that big day.

Once you’ve chosen the style of the dress, you can think about the color.




2. Color of the dress

Red Mother of Bride Dress

Get the look: style GL1982 | Rhinestone and Embroidery Embellished Chiffon Long Dress


The color of the dress depends mainly on whether it'll be a day or night wedding.

If it's a daytime wedding, you can go for bright colors like yellow, mint, and coral. Just make sure you're not going with the same color as the bridesmaids.

If the wedding will be at night, then a dark-colored dress is the most elegant option. While black is the first color that comes to mind for an evening event, shades like gray, aubergine, burgundy, and navy blue look incredible and elegant too. If you're more of an extrovert, choose a red dress, which, with the right accessories, will make you look lovely.

If you want to go for a more classic and timeless look, you can choose a neutral color. Shades such as beige, mauve, champagne, silver, and rosewood work well both day and night.




3. Shoes


The shoes are the main complement of any dress. On this special occasion where you will be standing for a long time greeting guests or dancing on the dancefloor, it’s better to prioritize comfort over design. Look for a pair of beautiful shoes that are comfortable enough to wear for a long time.

Choose a neutral tone so that you can use those shoes with many other colors of dresses.




4. Accessories


Accessories are essential for any look, and their style must depend entirely on the dress.

If you choose a simple dress, your accessories can have a more prominent role in your overall look and be flashy with large earrings or a necklace with an eye-catching colorful jewel. But if your dress already has rhinestones and other details, the best is to keep the accessories simple. For example, classic pearls are discreet and elegant.




5. Hair and makeup


After checking out of your list for all of the above, it's time for hair and makeup. Once again, the time of day in which the wedding takes place is key.

If it's a day wedding, choose soft and natural makeup, with pink and peach tones that'll give a delicate touch of color to your face.

On the contrary, weddings at night allow more intense makeup with smokey eyes and bright red lips.

As for the hairstyle, an updo is always a good idea: it's timeless, elegant, and lasts longer than the loose hairstyles.


Now you're ready to be a stunning mother of the bride!




GET THE PERFECT LOOK FOR A COCKTAIL PARTY
PARTY QUEEN / Jun 10, 2019

If you’re about to go to a cocktail party, you will want to look amazing.

Cocktail parties are so much fun as they have all the elements that a good event should have, but without being very formal. It’s a good opportunity to pamper yourself by buying a beautiful cocktail dress, doing a different hairstyle, and going a bit wild with makeup.

Are you ready to get a perfect look for your next cocktail party? Here are some tips to make it happen.




Tip 1: Cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS1634 | Deep Illusion V-Neck Corset-Tie Short Dress


Cocktail dresses are characterized by being short. There are many styles and designs to choose from, so simply follow your instinct and personal taste. If the party is exclusively at night, you can choose dark colors but with a lot of sparkles and sequins. If the event starts during the day, then choose pastel colors.

The idea is that you choose a cocktail dress in which you feel comfortable but beautiful and that the style fits perfectly with your personality.

Remember that the shoes complement the look, especially in cocktail dresses, as they are seen all the time. Choose comfortable shoes with which you can dance and have fun without feeling pain in your feet. As for the color, the easiest is to wear the same tone of your dress or a neutral color like nude or silver.




Tip 2: Hairstyle for a cocktail party


The overall look for a cocktail party should be fun and glittery but at the same time with not that much of an effort. Elegance is for more formal events like prom or weddings. This night is to show your personal style in a chic way.

Thus, don’t go for an overly elaborate hairstyle. If you want to go with your hair up, do it, but make it a simple and clean bun. You can also choose to go with your hair down, but style it with some beachy waves. An ideal hairstyle is half up, which you can upgrade by curling your hair, making a braid, or adding a headband.




Tip 3: Perfect makeup for a cocktail party


A cocktail party is ideal for showing off colorful lips and impact lashes.

Don’t be afraid of intense colors, welcome the different shades of red and purple to give a fun, chic, and irresistible touch to your lips.

As for your eyelashes, they can truly change the look on your face in an instant, so be very generous with the amount of mascara that you apply —you will see how your look automatically sparkles.

For your cheeks, go for a blush with a delicate pink tone or make them glow with a bronzer.


Now you’re ready to party! Dress, hairstyle, and makeup! The important thing in a cocktail party look is to keep things feminine and fun.




QUINCEAÑERA IN SIGHT! GET READY FOR THAT SPECIAL DAY
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Jun 01, 2019

Your quinceañera party is coming. How exciting it is to celebrate this great moment in your life with your loved ones!

You already have the venue, informed your guests of the date and time of the big event, and planned the dance you’re presenting with your court of honor.  Now it's time to focus on your look!

Here are some tips for a memorable quinceañera.




1. The most important element: the dress!

Lilac Quinceanera Gown with Crown

Get the look: style GL1971 | 3D Floral Applique and Jewel Embellished Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress


Quinceañera dresses are characterized by having a charming princess air, so enjoy the moment and make yours that beautiful fantasy silhouette. Choose your favorite color or dare to use a tone that you've never used, but that you've always wanted to. This is your night, and with your quinceañera dress, everything is possible!

Remember that in dresses, there are different types of necklines: halter, sweetheart, straight with spaghetti straps, strapless, etc. Choose the one that best suits your personality and that'll be very comfortable to dance and have nonstop fun.




2. Shoes


Remember that you’re going to dance a lot, so it’s better to use very comfortable shoes. We recommend that you buy them well in advance and use them at home whenever you can. With use, shoes become looser and more comfortable. Either way, it’s always a good idea to have a change of footwear during the event –you can change your party shoes for your favorite sneakers or flats. You’ll also need them for the shoe changing ceremony!

As for the color, the most natural thing would be to choose the same tone of your dress but to give an interesting contrast, you can pick them of an opposite color. If you are wearing a light tone dress, choose dark shoes and vice versa.




3. Hair and makeup

Get the look: style GL2513 | Full Embroidered Bodice w/ Rhinestones Multi-Layered Ruffle Skirt Ball Gown


You don’t want to have a mess in your hair by midnight, right? For that reason, it’s better that you choose a hairstyle that lasts long and that resists all the dance and jumping that you’ll be doing, in addition to all the hugs you’ll receive. To give a special touch to your hair, you can add a delicate tiara or crown.

Your quinceañera makeup must be very subtle. Whether you do it yourself or a professional does it, focus on highlighting your eyes and just give a touch of color to your lips.

We recommend that you do at least two hair and makeup tests before the big day, so you'll know how you'll look and won’t get any surprises.




4. Pamper yourself before the party


It’s a very special day where all your family and friends will be together. It’s normal to feel a little nervous, so the best thing is to pamper yourself before the party doing things that make you very happy. Either eat ice cream, take a walk in the park with your pet, or laugh out loud with your best friend. This will help you relax and to be ready for your big quinceañera party.

That day you’ll be experiencing a lot of adrenaline, so it’s easy to forget to eat. Please don’t do it, as it could affect your mood and condition during the celebration.


Are you ready to be the cutest and happiest quinceañera in the world?




HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BRIDESMAID DRESS
BRIDAL GURU / May 23, 2019

Bridesmaids play a significant role in the wedding. They are the women the bride trusts the most, with whom she has shared some of her best moments and those who have always been there for her, in both good and bad times. For any bride, her wedding is one of the most important days in her life, so having these special women close is very meaningful.

The choice of bridesmaid dresses can be simple if you consider a few essential points. At GLS, we want to share with you some tips that will make the decision-making process easier.




Place, time, and date of the wedding


The first thing to consider is the place where the event will take place. Of course, it’s not the same to choose a dress for a beach wedding than for one in the city; for a day or night party; and for hot or cold seasons.

For daytime weddings, simpler dresses and soft colors are usually worn. On the beach and hot places, you should think a lot about the fabric is light and airy, and even take into consideration the neckline and length of the dress.

Evening weddings tend to be more elegant, with dresses in more intense colors and details such as beads and crystals. If it’s going to be a winter wedding, consider looking for thicker fabrics.




Style of the wedding


Once knowing the place, time, and season, you should be aware of the style of the wedding, which is determined by the couple. Maybe it's going to be a winter wedding in the city, but with a very relaxed vibe; or perhaps it'll be an event on the beach, but extremely elegant. So this is also important for choosing the bridesmaid dresses.




The personal style of each bridesmaid

Get the look: style GL2509 | Strap Neckline Glitter Mesh Mermaid Long Dress


Some brides prefer that all their bridesmaids wear exactly the same dress. But others only want their ladies to wear the same color and fabric, and that each one of them brings their personal style to the dress. If this is the case, then by knowing the two previous points, each bridesmaid can choose the style that pleases her most. Maybe the halter neckline is more comfortable for one of them, or another loves the two-piece dresses trend. Options are endless!




Styles to accent the best of each body

Get the look: style GL2552 | Tulle Sequin Mermaid Long Dress


The reason why there are different shapes and necklines in dresses is to accent the best of each body.

For example, for thinner bodies, A-line and mermaid shape dresses are very flattering; while more curvy silhouettes look wonderful in empire waist and two-piece dresses.

Girls with small busts can enhance their upper body with sweetheart and asymmetric necklines. Ladies with larger bust sizes will feel very comfortable with a strapless or high neckline.




PROM DRESS STYLES, WHICH ONE IS FOR YOU?
PARTY QUEEN / May 16, 2019

One of the most important moments for any girl is just around the corner: prom night! And, of course, you'll want to look wonderful and for that, the essential element in your look is the dress.

There’s a wide variety of prom dress styles, so for some girls, the choice can be stressful, but don’t worry! We've created a basic guide on the different prom dress styles and the attributes that each one of them highlights the most. This way it’ll be much easier to choose the dress that will make you shine all night.


First of all, let’s talk about shapes...



1. Mermaid

Get the look: style GL2555 | Jewel and Beads Embellished Tulle Mermaid Long Dress


The mermaid shape is beautiful, fun and elegant. It accents the waistline and hips, so it’s ideal for girls that are not that curvy and want to highlight these parts of their bodies.




2. A-line 

Get the look: style GL2655 | High-Neck Sequin Embellished Tulle A-Line Dress


A-line dresses are full of princess-style charm. They are also very flattering for slender girls as they help add dimension around the hips and give volume to the lower part of the body.




3. Empire waist

Get the look: style GL2649 | Sweetheart Strapless Glitter Mesh A-Line Dress


An empire waist dress is always in style. It’s an elegant option for any body size and shape that gives a delicate accent to the bust.




4. Straight

Get the look: style GL2509 | Strap Neckline Glitter Mesh Mermaid Long Dress


A simple straight dress can be the most elegant of all. If you don’t like to be surrounded by much fabric and just want to go all the way simple, a straight line dress will be ideal for you.




5. Two-piece

embroidered two-piece gown

Get the look: style GL2272 | High-Neck Mock Two-Piece Long Dress


Two-piece dresses are on fire! They are fun and an instant eye-catcher. They can be very flattering for short and petite girls, but also for tall misses.



Now, let’s go with necklines...



1. V-neck

Get the look: style GL2618 | Sheer Bodice V-Neck Glitter Mesh A-Line Dress


The V-neck is one of the most popular necklines in dresses. It’s flattering for all types of body shapes.




2. Sweetheart

Get the look: style GL2941 | Embroidered Bodice Sequin and Glitter Embellished A-Line Dress


A sweetheart neckline will always draw attention to the chest area. It’s sexy but sweet at the same time. It helps enhance the bust, so it’s a good option for girls that have a smaller bust size.




3. Strapless

Get the look: style GL2650 | Straight Across Neckline Glitter Mesh A-Line Dress


An all-time favorite… There’s a reason why strapless is one of the most popular necklines: it is elegant, fun, chic, and looks great on all girls! You can’t go wrong with a strapless dress.




4. Off the shoulder

Get the look: style GL2542 | Sequin Embellished Off-The-Shoulder Long Dress


Under the same premise of strapless, this style shows off both shoulders and the neck area, but it does have straps that go just beneath them creating a beautiful neckline.




5. High neck

Get the look: style GL2627 | Sequin Embellished Mesh Long Dress w/ Cut-Out Back


High neck style is great for girls with a large bust as it disguises it. It’s timeless, elegant, and comfortable.




6. One shoulder or asymmetric

Get the look: style GL2143 | One Shoulder Jersey Floor Length Dress with Jewel Accents and Sheer Bodice


This neckline always gives a modern and fun touch. It helps add dimension to the shape of the body, so it’s especially good for skinny girls.




What about fabrics and details?


Of course, the fabric choice has a lot to do with the preference of each girl. However, it is important to mention that heavy fabrics give more volume to the body than those that are vaporous.

As for details, don’t be shy, if you like sparkle, go all the way with beads and all kinds of crystals that give a super chic and elegant look to prom dresses.

If you’re more of a simple-style gal, then opt for a plain dress that will make you shine in a sleek way.

Are you ready for one of the best nights of your life? Enjoy your prom to the fullest with the ideal dress for you!