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5 FABULOUS OUTFITS FOR A GREAT GATSBY THEMED PARTY
PARTY QUEEN / Feb 29, 2024

You've been invited to a Great Gatsby-themed party and you're totally pumped. Only problem is, you have no idea what to wear. What does a Gatsby themed outfit look like, anyway? Well, don't sweat it! This article has you covered with five fabulous flapper-inspired outfits that are sure to make you the cat's pajamas at any roaring ‘20s shindig!

Find Your Gatsby Theme Outfit: 5 Dazzling Options

We asked our style experts to handpick their favorite Great Gatsby theme outfits. Below, find five expert-recommended styles that capture the sparkle and luxury of the Roaring Twenties. Expect gold, silver, sequins, beads, feathers, and more!

1. Red and gold mermaid dress with rhinestones

A red dress dripping in gold rhinestones? Yes, this looks like a Gatsby themed outfit to us! Both gold and red are very popular colors for ‘20s-inspired outfits because they're eye-catching and glamorous.

Most Gatsby theme dresses will feature sparkly embellishments, such as beads, sequins, glitter, jewels, or rhinestones.

And as you can see in this dress, the rhinestone patterns also accentuate an hourglass shape. Who can say no to that?!

Styling tip: When it comes to your Gatsby themed outfit, there's no such thing as too much gold! Complete this look with a gold-embellished clutch and shoulder-grazing earrings.

Mesh Sweetheart A-Line Long Dress with Rhinestones

Get the look GL1543 Mesh Sweetheart Long Dress with Rhinestones

2. Black and nude trumpet dress with embellishments

If you like the Great Gatsby themed outfit above you'll adore this dress option too. Similarly, it brings sparkling embellishments and flattering designs, which is a winning combo, if you ask us!

Black is one of the most common colors for Great Gatsby themed outfits, and there's a good reason for it. Before the 1920s, people avoided wearing black because it was associated with mourning and death. However, in 1926, Coco Chanel released a short black dress in Vogue, and the color immediately became popular. People realized it's so flattering and versatile—and shouldn't just be worn at funerals.

This dress also features cap sleeves, which was a popular sleeve style during this era. Cap sleeves emphasize an hourglass shape. Paired with the bead designs, this number gives you gorgeous curves for days!

Styling tip: Curl your hair and sweep it to the side for a chic 1920s-inspired vibe. Or, if you want to create an authentic look, try your hand at finger waves.

V-Neck Floor Length Dress with Rhinestone on Stripe

Get the look: GL2053 V-Neck Floor Length Dress with Rhinestone on Stripe

3. Navy and champagne mermaid dress with beads

Another sleek Gatsby themed outfit is this navy and champagne dress.

The bead designs are more subtle than the other styles we showed you, but they're just as stunning—and flattering! The sparkly beads gather at the waistline and flow vertically down the body, emphasizing a small waist and elongating your legs. The waistline is adorned with jewels, which further accentuates your hourglass shape.

Higher necklines were very common during the 1920s and this dress offers a modern take: a sheer crew neckline! It's sexy, and at the same time, it provides the coverage that you need.

Styling tip:With a high neckline, we recommend styling your hair in an updo. Chignons are a popular Gatsby-inspired hairstyle so put your hair up and channel your inner flapper girl!

Jewel and Beads Embellished Tulle Mermaid Long Dress

Get the look: GL2555 Jewel and Beads Embellished Tulle Mermaid Long Dress

4. Gold mermaid dress with feathers and sequins

Of course, we have to show you an all-gold Gatsby themed outfit—because what could be more luxe than that?

We love that this gold mermaid dress pulls out all the stops with feathers, glitter, and sequins! You already know that glitter and sequins are typical of Great Gatsby-inspired dresses. But feathers are another detail that sets this fashion era apart.

If you research Gatsby outfits, you'll likely see feathered headbands. Feathers on the shoulders and skirt are a modern take on this classic flapper accessory.

Styling tip: Long gold gloves would be an ultra-chic addition to your outfit. Add a traditional feathered headband if you want to embrace the feather details!

Feather Embellished Sleeveless Mesh Prom Dress

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

5. Black and gold mermaid dress with sequins

Head-to-toe sequins are a very popular choice for 1920s parties. Here, the gold sequins at the bottom of the dress mimic the look of fringe, which is a staple in flapper dresses.

Plunging necklines and form-fitting silhouettes were also very common during the ‘20s, and this dress offers exactly that. It has an illusion V-neck, which means there's a mesh layer for added security. Dance the evening away stress-free!

Styling tip: Embrace the classic flapper look by adding traditional accessories, like a long beaded necklace and a sequin headband.

V-Neck Full Sequin Spaghetti Strap Long Dress

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

Find Dresses for All Types of Parties

Today, you're looking for a Gatsby themed outfit. What will tomorrow's party theme be? Find inspiration for all types of occasions in the blogs below—from garden parties to discos and more! You can also explore the full GLS catalog for more options.

WEDDING DRESS NECKLINES: A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR THE BRIDE
BRIDAL GURU / Feb 29, 2024
You spent months dreaming about the perfect wedding dress. All the details swirled through your head—the silhouette, the fabric, the length. But one aspect you probably didn't think too much about is the neckline.

Most of us focus more on the skirt style or train when envisioning that walk down the aisle. However, the neckline completes the look and feel of your gown. It frames your face and draws eyes to your beautiful features. The neckline you choose can enhance your best assets or distract from problem areas. So before you decide on that perfect dress, we suggest you get up to speed on the neckline options. With the right neckline, you'll look and feel like the princess bride you deserve to be!

Eight wedding dress necklines loved by brides

Understanding your options will help you select the most flattering design. Here are eight different wedding dress necklines worn and loved by brides.

1. Sweetheart neckline

The sweetheart neckline is a wedding dress neckline that’s very popular because of its romantic vibe. Shaped like the top half of a heart, it’s a beloved choice for wedding dresses due to its romantic appeal, which perfectly captures the vibe on that special day.

Sweetheart necklines are also a great choice for brides who want to show off their curves. This type of neckline highlights your décolletage, draws attention to your shoulders, and emphasizes your hourglass shape.

If you love this type of wedding dress neckline but want a more modest look, you can opt for a semi-sweet neckline (which is cut higher on the chest) or an illusion sweetheart neckline (which consists of sheer fabric overlay).

Sweetheart Embroidered Mermaid Wedding Gown

Get the look: GL3009 Sweetheart Embroidered Mermaid Wedding Gown w/ Open Back Laced Up

2. Off-the-shoulder neckline

The off-the-shoulder wedding dress neckline is another great option if you want to create a romantic, feminine vibe. Oftentimes, they also feature the sweetheart shape, but sometimes you’ll find straight-across cuts as well.

As the name implies, off-the-shoulder wedding dress necklines sit below the shoulders to highlight your collarbone and shoulders. They look great on all figures and bust sizes, so we recommend giving this style a try at your next shopping appointment!

Jewel Embroidery Off Shoulder Wedding Gown

Get the look: GL3481 Jewel Embroidery Off Shoulder Mesh A-line Wedding Gown


3. V-neckline

V-necklines are one of the most popular wedding dress necklines. They’re sexy, flattering, and comfortable!

V-necklines create the shape of the letter “V” (Surprise, surprise!). This shape draws attention to a small waist and opens up the shoulders, creating an hourglass shape. It’s great for those who want to create the illusion of bigger curves.

We love that they can also be as daring or modest as you’d like. (Below, we’ll show you a plunging V-neckline!)

Rhinestone and Embroidery Embellished Long Dress

Get the look: GL1982 Rhinestone and Embroidery Embellished Chiffon Long Dress


4. Deep V-neckline

Looking for wedding dress necklines that bring the heat? Keep an eye out for deep V (also known as plunging) necklines. As you may have guessed, this low-cut neckline is an accentuated V shape. It’s often found on the red carpet, so if you’re looking for a fashion-forward style, this could be it!

In addition to creating a dramatic effect, it also elongates your frame. So if you’re a shorter bride looking for extra height (without wearing extra high heels), this may be a great choice. You can also try on illusion deep V-necklines if you love this look but want more coverage.

Illusion V-Neck Sheer Side and Back Mermaid Wedding Gown

Get the look: GL1903 Illusion V-Neck Sheer Side and Back Mermaid Wedding Gown w/ Detachable Mesh Layer


5. Strapless neckline

Strapless cuts are everywhere, including wedding shops. If you plan on showing off your collarbone and shoulders, we recommend hopping on this trend!

Usually, strapless necklines are sweetheart or straight across. To feel secure in a strapless gown, we recommend seeing a tailor. They will make sure the dress fits like a glove. Using double-sided dress tape will also give you peace of mind!

Jewels Embellished Strapless Wedding Dress

Get the look: GL2201 Jewels Embellished Strapless Wedding Dress with Tail


6. High neckline

Exploring wedding dress necklines for a conservative or religious ceremony? Or maybe, you simply want to create a modest, understated vibe? High necklines are a great option. They offer fuller coverage and a timeless look. Instead of drawing attention to the collarbone, décolletage, or bust, sleeveless high necklines will highlight your shoulders and arms. Alternatively, you may want to explore illusion necklines as seen below. They add more coverage while bringing dimension to your look.

Embroidered Bodice Chiffon Long Dress

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


7. Straight across neckline

Like strapless necklines, straight-across necklines are having a major moment, thanks to the revival of ‘90s fashion. If you’re known to always rock the latest trends, why not try this style? This cut will show off your décolletage and collarbone while remaining quite modest.

Get the look: GL3417 Embroidery Bead Sheer Bodice Open Back Mesh Wedding Gown


8. Boat neckline

Many brides forget about boat necklines, but they’re a beautiful option! A staple of Old Hollywood, they instantly create an elegant, timeless look.

Boat necklines stretch wide across your neck and sit just past the collarbones. They look great on all figures, but we find that those with smaller busts or pear-shaped figures love this style.

In terms of coverage, boat necklines are very similar to scoop necklines. If you’re a fan of that style, then you should also give boat necks a try!

Embroidery Bead Sheer Bodice Wedding Gown

Get the look: GL2596 Boat-Neck Embroidered Mesh A-Line Wedding Gown


Up Next: More Wedding Dress Inspo

Now that you have a better understanding of all the wedding dress necklines out there, it’s time to explore actual gowns! Take a look at these blogs for curated ideas!

2024 PROM DRESS TRENDS: 6 LOOKS THAT DESERVE THE CROWN
PARTY QUEEN / Feb 14, 2024

Prom is just around the corner, which means it's time to find your winning look! Of course, you want your prom dress to be stylishly trendy—you wouldn’t be caught dead in a 2018 look!

Well, guess what? You’re in luck! See, our team is always on the lookout for the latest trends. As a matter of fact, we recently went to World of Prom Atlanta to scour all the hottest styles. What did we see? All things pretty, that’s what!


To help you narrow down your options,our fashion experts put together a list of the hottest 2024 prom dress trends and are sharing all their notes and dress recommendations!

Prom Dress Trends: 2024 Top Picks

Ready to explore 2024 prom dress trends? Find our top six below—plus handpicked dresses from our prom dress collection that showcase these gorgeous styles!

1. Ruffles

light purple mesh sheer sweetheart a line long prom dress

Get the look: GL3455 Strapless Sheer Bodice Ruffled Skirt Mesh A-line Long Dress

You'll see that many of our newest dresses incorporate ruffles because they'revery in demand this year. Whether you choose an A-line or mermaid-style silhouette, the fluffy layers can easily add a dramatic effect. As you can see in the photo featuring our light purple dress, the A-line skirt becomes even more voluminous because of the ruffles. This particular number not only makes a statement, but it also emphasizes a tiny waist—and who doesn't love that?

A ruffled A-line skirt paired with a corset bodice accentuates your hourglass shape even more. It's such a flattering combination! Corset tops are also in right now, so you'll hit multiple trends with this one look!

2.Barbiecore

magenta mesh sequin glitter trumpet ruffle long dress

Get the look: GL3216 Sequin Sheer Bodice Ruffled Skirt Mesh Trumpet Long Dress

Barbie totally influenced this year's fashion trends and we're not mad about it! If you want to lean into your girly side, then this 2024 prom dress trend has your name on it.

Let’s talk about Barbie pink. This classic shade is described as a vibrant magenta. However, other bright hues, like fuchsia and bubblegum, also capture the Barbiecore vibe.

When it comes to silhouettes or details, there are no rules for Barbiecore. This trend is all about being unapologetically bold, bright, and carefree. So, if a bodycon dress makes you feel that way, rock it! If you want a big ruffled skirt, you go girl! We encourage you to choose a Barbiecore dress that's true to you.

3. Bows

green pageant glitter crepe mermaid long dress

Get the look: GL3272 Asymmetric Glitter Crepe Mermaid Long Dress w/ Side Waist Drape

Bows are everywhere this year—including our list of 2024 prom dress trends! Fashion icons are all over this trend right now and you’ll see them rocking bows from petite ribbons to large, statement ones.

You want in on the trend, too? Then this dress won't disappoint! This green glitter crepe dress features one large bow at the waistline. Glitter crepe is a smooth fabric that drapes beautifully along the body, which allows this bold detail to take center stage.

Bonus points? This dress also captures the asymmetrical trend, which is defined by a slanted hemline or neckline. The most common design is a one-shoulder bodice, as seen here. Asymmetrical dresses were very popular last year, and there are no signs of this trend slowing down.

4. Sheer layering

baby blue mesh glitter sweetheart prom long dress

Get the look:GL3454 Glitter Sheer Bodice Ribbon Straps Ruffled Skirt Mesh A-line Long Dress

Sheer layering is one of our favorite 2024 prom dress trends. There are so many ways to take your look to the next level using sheer fabric! It adds volume and unique details without overpowering the other features of your dress.

For example, this blue A-line dress uses mesh fabric to create an asymmetrical neckline with one billowy strap tied in a bow. But because it's sheer, you can also still admire the corset bodice.

5. Sequins

purple mesh applique beads sequin sheer mermaid long dress

Get the look: GL3436 3-D Flower Sequin Sheer Corset Bodice Mesh Mermaid Long Dress

Ah, don’t we all love some sparkle! And what else can give you that perfect glittery glam look but sequins? This 2024 prom dress trend is for those who want to turn heads and shine all night!

The key to capturing this trend is committing to head-to-toe sequins. Don't worry, many dress options embrace these shimmering details. If you're looking for something sleek, opt for black or a gemstone hue. Or if you want something vibrant, choose a bright color like yellow, pink, or red.

This 2024 prom dress trend also encourages sequin-decorated accessories. Look for bedazzled clutches or shoes to complete your look.

6. Strapless

light green mesh applique beads glitter sheer sweetheart trumpet long dress

Get the look: GL3211 Embroidery Sheer Corset Bodice Trumpet Mesh Long Dress

Thanks to the explosion of '90s-inspired fashion, strapless dresses are back! This style is great for emphasizing your hourglass shape because it draws attention to your shoulders. We recommend choosing a silhouette that will accentuate your curves even more, such as A-line or mermaid.

If you're worried that a strapless dress will keep falling down, we recommend choosing a prom dress with a corset bodice with boning. It adds structure to the bodice and ensures everything stays put. Yes, you can throw your hands up in the air like you just don't care!

Found Your Favorite 2024 Prom Dress Trend?

Then it’s time to match you with your perfect gown! For more trendsetting dress ideas, take a look at these articles:

GARDEN PARTY ATTIRE IDEAS: NAILING THE OUTDOOR CHIC LOOK
PARTY QUEEN / Feb 13, 2024

We love garden parties! Whether for a wedding, a birthday, or even a family reunion, it's always fun to dress up for the outdoors. Alfresco events give you the flexibility to wear whatever you want. A garden party attire can be long or short, formal or less formal. You can be all girly with pastels, go with an all-white ensemble, or stand out in the brightest shades. The possibilities are just endless!

To give you the inspiration that you need, we asked our style experts to share some outfit ideas. We’ve got a lot of pastel colors, light fabrics, airy silhouettes, and floral prints. We promise you’ll find the perfect outfit that makes for a chic yet comfortable look!

5 Gorgeous Garden Party Attire Ideas for Your Next Event

Ready to dig into the garden party dress code? Let's take a look at these five handpicked dresses for all types of garden parties:

1. Blue floral A-line dress with ruffles

If you're looking for garden party wedding attire, this whimsical gown is a stunning option.

The light blue mesh fabric, peppered with soft pink and green florals, creates a gorgeous color palette for any outdoor event. Plus, the off-the-shoulder sleeves and sweetheart neckline bring a romantic vibe to the look. If it's an event where you're celebrating love, it's just the vibe you need! You can either show off your shoulders and collarbone and wear a delicate necklace, or keep your decolletage bare for an effortless look.

The ruffles bring a lot of fun to this garden party wedding look. And because of its mesh fabric, you don’t even have to worry about too much additional weight. The A-line silhouette also keeps this dress feeling light and comfortable.

blue mesh off shoulder sweetheart a line long prom dress

Get the look: GL3394 Sweetheart Off Shoulder Ruffle Mesh A-line Long Dress

2. Mauve A-line dress with floral applique

Mauve is a popular color for garden cocktail attire . It's flattering on any skin tone and will bring out your natural tan.

Unsurprisingly, this garden party look also incorporates florals (Can you tell we're big fans?). But this time, it's floral applique. Applique is a weaving technique where one fabric is sewn on top of another, creating a unique 3D effect. It's very popular for semi-formal, formal, and cocktail dresses.

Again, the off-the-shoulder sleeves and sweetheart neckline create a romantic, whimsical look—perfect for a romantic celebration outdoors.

If you're looking for a dress that will keep you cool, look for light fabrics like chiffon. Loose A-line silhouettes and slits in the skirt will also make sure your dress is nice and breathable.

dust rose chiffon applique embroidery corset sweetheart a line dress

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

3. White two-piece dress with floral embroidery

What's garden attire without florals, really? It totally embraces any outdoor party setting ! And if you love adding a splash of color to your looks, then this garden party attire was made for you.

With white as the backdrop, this bright floral embroidery stands out. You can admire every detail! As you can see, the embroidery decorates the waistline and neckline, calling attention to the smallest parts of your body. Why does this matter? Because it emphasizes your hourglass shape, and who doesn't want that?!

A white chiffon dress is the way to go if your garden party is outdoors under the hot sun. White reflects the sun and chiffon is super light. Keep cool while looking oh-so-chic!

off white sequin high neck a line two piece long dress


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

4. Gray babydoll dress with floral lace

Are you looking for short garden cocktail attire options? There are many styles to explore!

We recommend babydoll or similar styles with loose, airy skirts. Not only are they comfortable on a hot day, but they also look flattering on any body type. Like A-line dresses, they cinch your waistline and highlight your curves.

This gray lace dress is a lovely look for semi-formal weddings, bridal showers, birthdays, and cocktail parties. The floral lace dials up the glam without adding too much weight. And the scoop neckline works for all types of garden parties. It's very versatile!

You can then style this look according to your event. For a wedding, style your hair in a tight bun and wear heels. For a more casual garden event, styling your hair in loose curls and wearing wedges or block heels would fit the vibe.

gray cocktail night lace applique short dress

Get the look: GS1614 3D Floral Applique Lace Short Dress

5. Mauve babydoll dress with gold embroidery

If glitz and glam are more your style, we’ve got you. After all, who doesn't like a little bit of sparkle? And if you're off to a garden cocktail party, metallic details are more than welcome.

Of course, it's important to strike a balance when it comes to garden parties. This chiffon babydoll dress is a great example. Its short length is appropriate for semi-formal outdoor events and will keep you cool. Plus, the gold embroidery on the bodice has just the right amount of sparkle and will catch the sunshine beautifully.

Both mauve and gold are known to highlight your natural tan. We recommend adding some highlighter to your shoulders, collarbone, and cheekbones to make you glow even more!

mauve cocktail night chiffon babydoll short dress dress

Get the look: GS1615 Embroidered Bodice Chiffon Short Dress


Take a Look at More Garden Party Attire Options

Looking for more styles? We recommend exploring our full catalog! Or, you can check out these related blogs showcasing dresses perfect for outdoor events and cocktail parties:



PARTY IN STYLE: FIVE TRENDY BACHELORETTE OUTFITS FOR THE BRIDE
PARTY QUEEN / Feb 03, 2024

Your bachelorette party is one of the most fun and exciting wedding events leading up to the big day. So of course, you want to be wearing the cutest bachelorette bride outfit! But what do you wear, exactly? If you’re stuck and need fashion inspiration, we’ve got you. We listed down some of our fave looks so keep reading!

Five on-trend bachelorette outfits for the bride

Whether you’re going away for the weekend or having a fancy night out with your gals, these short and long bachelorette bride outfits will make sure you’re a glowing bride-to-be from head to toe. Let’s take a look at our five favorite GLS Collective looks, shall we?


1. Mesh babydoll dress with a short cape

Looking for a short white bachelorette outfit? White, the traditional bridal color, is always a trendy choice. Everyone will know it’s your bachelorette!

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of sexy and cute, this white bachelorette dress was made for you.

The short length lets you show off your legs, so don’t forget to find the perfect set of heels to match. Something sparkly, or nude, is a great choice (Nude pumps will elongate your legs, which is a great hack for short girlies!). The deep V neckline also dials up the heat, but the flower applique balances the look. This combination brings a feminine, romantic vibe to your look.

One of our favorite details is the short mesh cape. It creates the illusion of a veil! It’s super lightweight, so you won’t get hot. It’s a great pick if you’re out in the sun or dancing the night away.

white cocktail mesh applique sweetheart babydoll short dress

Get the look: GS3089 3D Flower Applique Mesh Short Dress w/ Short Mesh Cape


2. Strapless lace babydoll dress with jewels

Strapless dresses are very trendy right now—and strapless bachelorette bride dresses are no exception. Worried you won’t feel secure in a strapless dress? You’re in luck. This dress has a tight structured bodice so you can capture this trend without feeling uncomfortable.

We love that its lace fabric gives a traditional bridal feel, while the silhouette and color bring some excitement—and isn’t that what you want for your bachelorette bride outfit? The short, flowy babydoll silhouette is perfect for dancing and the sleek navy color will make for a bold entrance.

The jeweled bodice also brings the sparkle that we all want in our bachelorette bride outfit, without being over the top. But if you want extra glitz and glam, don’t hesitate to rock some accessories.

navy cocktail lace sweetheart babydoll

Get the look: GS1611 Strapless Sweetheart Lace Short Dress


3. Mesh babydoll dress with sheer corset bodice

This short mesh babydoll dress is one of our most popular bachelorette bride outfits. Why? It’s so delicate and feminine. Who said you have to go for the fierce look for your bachelorette party? It can be the perfect time to lean into your girly side, too!

First, let’s talk about the bodice. The floral applique is so whimsical and also creates a unique 3D effect. The off-the-shoulder sleeves and sweetheart neckline are very romantic, which is very fitting for a bride-to-be—you’re celebrating love, after all!


When it comes to bachelorette bride outfits, champagne is becoming a mainstay color. It naturally gives off a celebratory feel. Pop the champagne, ladies!

Of course, at your bachelorette party, you’ll want to look and feel your best. The corset, paired with a babydoll silhouette, will enhance your hourglass shape and create a slimming effect.

champagne mesh applique sweetheart babydoll short dress

Get the look: GS3096 Illusion Sweetheart Mesh Babydoll Short Dress w/ Sheer Bodice


4. Asymmetrical bodycon sequin dress

Looking for bachelorette bride outfits that are perfect for a luxe night out on the town? This fuchsia number has your name on it! It’s ideal if you’re going out for a fancy dinner and drinks or dancing.

Fuchsia is a hot color this season—or any shade of pink, really. But we love this eye-catching hue. It gives off the vibe that you’re there to have a good time and celebrate with your favorites.

Its silhouette and embellishments will also make sure you make an entrance. Bodycon dresses hug your curves and show off your figure. The sequins create a unique texture that will catch the light and make you shine. Plus, the feathers add a playful touch that’s fitting for any bachelorette!

With your dancing feet on full display, don’t forget a fab pair of heels to complete this look!

fuchsia sequin asymmetric body con short dress

Get the look: GS3092 Asymmetric Sequin Bodycon Short Dress w/ Feather Embellishment


5. Two-piece chiffon dress with floral embroidery

Two-piece long dresses are very popular among brides. They give off a bit of a formal vibe because of the length, but they can still be flirty and fun.

This long two-piece bachelorette dress is perfect for daytime events like brunches, tea parties and picnics, winery tours, and more. We recommend this neon green shade because neon colors are in right now. However, this style also has a white option, if you’re looking for a classic white bachelorette dress.

Lastly, we always like to show at least one A-line dress to our brides-to-be. This silhouette is flattering on all body types. In this case, the embroidery also lines the waist, drawing attention to your hourglass shape. Hello, gorgeous curves!

neon green embroidery sequin long dress

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


Looking for a wedding dress, too?

Consider us your one-stop shop for all your wedding fashion needs! Take a look at our full GLS catalog for more bachelorette outfits for the bride. Or if you haven’t found your dream bridal gown yet, take a look at these curated blogs for inspo and tips, too:

SEVEN PROM DRESSES INSPIRED BY BEYONCE'S ICONIC LOOKS
PARTY QUEEN / Feb 02, 2024

Is Beyonce your style muse for prom? Love it! Queen B’s fashion choices are always amazing. She's so good at toeing the line between edgy and feminine.

If you're looking for a Beyonce inspired prom dress, we already know that you love to stand out and take fashion risks. But narrowing down your options can still be hard. So we're pulling seven Beyonce-inspired prom dresses based on Beyonce's best fashion moments for you to check out.

Make An Entrance With These Beyonce Prom Dresses

If Sasha Fierce herself saw you in any of these Beyonce-inspired prom dresses, she'd be so proud! Let's take a look, shall we?


1. Beyonce at the Met Gala

Several of Beyonce's Met Gala looks consist of this classic color combo: black and gold. We don't blame her. Together, they create a stunning, luxe look. Beyonce dresses for prom should also be ultra-glam. When else can you go all out?

This dress features a mermaid silhouette and sweetheart neckline a style that Beyonce loves to wear. Why? It shows off a woman's hourglass shape. (Marilyn Monroe was also a fan!) To recreate her dress, we recommend thin or no straps. 

Don't be afraid to accessorize with some bold earrings or necklaces. Beyonce always takes risks with her accessories, especially for the Met Gala.


black mesh metallic mermaid prom dress

Get the look: GL3370 Metallic Sequin Glitter Mesh Mermaid Long Dress w/ Side Slit


2. Beyonce at the 2019 Lion King premiere

Beyonce loves to wear different shades of yellow and gold. We know why: these colors look amazing against her skin tone.

One of our favorite golden Beyonce looks is her dress at the London Lion King premiere in 2019. This Beyonce prom dress totally reminds us of that iconic style moment. 

Like the original dress, this Beyonce dress has criss-cross pleats across the waist, which emphasizes a tiny waist. It also has off-the-shoulder sleeves, which create the same effortlessly glam vibe.

Keep your hair down (sleek and straight) to recreate the full look.


gold satin sweetheart mermaid prom dress

Get the look: GL3060 Sweetheart Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Pleated Waist and Slit


3. Beyonce at the 2017 Grammy Awards

Beyonce also looks amazing in red — it captures her fiery personality.

If you also give off red-hot energy, this Beyonce prom dress was made for you. Like her 2017 Grammys look, this mermaid dress is skin-tight and covered in eye-catching sequins. 

It also has a plunging v-neckline, like the original red carpet look. Beyonce decorated her collarbone with a luxe diamond lariat necklace. We recommend rocking a statement necklace, too!

Queen B added hair extensions for her Grammys look and kept it jet straight. How will you style yours?


red sequin mermaid prom dress

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


4. Beyonce at the 2018 City of Hope gala

Performing at the City of Hope gala in 2018, Beyonce looked like an absolute angel! If that ensemble made you swoon, you'll love this Beyonce prom dress. 

Just like her original look, this dress is rose gold and offers a body-hugging mermaid silhouette with sequins and feathers. While feathers are super unique, Beyonce is known to decorate her outfits with them. (Yes, she's always setting trends!)

Beyonce crimped her hair and rocked studded pumps to complete this gorgeous outfit. The ‘90s crimped hair is still in, so we totally recommend it for your look, too!


gold mesh sequin wedding dress

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


5. Beyonce at the 2006 Dreamgirls premiere

Let's take a trip down memory lane. Yes, Beyonce has been a style icon for years and there are some looks we'll never forget—like the ruffled blue dress she wore to the 2006 Dreamgirls premiere

Typically, Beyonce goes for an edgier vibe. This whimsical look is very different, which keeps fashion critics and her fans on their toes. If your style is soft and carefree, we recommend a Beyonce prom dress like this.

Like the original outfit, this tiffany blue gown is about its ruffled skirt. This Beyonce dress also offers an A-line silhouette. A-line dresses with full, voluminous skirts are super flattering because they draw attention to the smallest part of your body: your waist.

For the Dreamgirls premiere, Beyonce didn’t shy away from blue eyeshadow. Do you dare to recreate her makeup, too?

baby blue mesh glitter sweetheart prom long dress

Get the look: GL3454 Glitter Sheer Bodice Ribbon Straps Ruffled Skirt Mesh A-line Long Dress


6. Beyonce at the 2022 Oscar Awards

We all know that Beyonce loves a neon yellow or green moment. We've seen her rock these bright colors at the Oscars, Grammys, and even her most recent Renaissance Tour.

If you love to rock bold, bright colors, this neon yellow Beyonce-inspired prom dress is all yours. Paired with a high slit in the skirt? Va-va-voom! You're bound to turn heads in this gown.

Beyonce also loves to mix and match textures — and this dress definitely does that. You'll find velvet underneath these head-to-toe sequins, which create a unique look and feel. Beyonce would love this dress.


yellow sequin lace mermaid prom dress

Get the look: GL3144 Sequin Lace-up Back Velvet Mermaid Dress w/ Sheer Side Slit


7. Beyonce at the 2017 Grammy Awards

Can we get enough golden moments from Beyonce? Of course not! This last Beyonce prom dress is inspired by her iconic performance at the 2017 Grammys. Her ensemble included a long-sleeve embellished dress, a sun-inspired headpiece, and a gold cuff necklace. 

She looked like a goddess—and you can, too, in this Beyonce prom dress. This full sequin dress has cape sleeves, a deep-v neckline, and a slinky mermaid silhouette. The built-in belt ensures your waist won't get lost in its luxurious, drapey fabric.

While you may not choose to accessorize with a dramatic headpiece, we recommend bold, chunky jewelry to achieve a similar look.


rose gold sequin mermaid prom long dress

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


Let’s Find Your Beyonce-Inspired Prom Dress

Find many Beyonce-approved styles in the full GLS prom catalog or take a look at these related articles for more inspo: 

HOW MUCH DOES THE AVERAGE PROM DRESS COST?
PARTY QUEEN / Feb 02, 2024

As prom dress experts, we hear these questions all the time: How much is the average prom dress?

When shopping for a dress, this is a very important question to ask because it helps you prepare a budget. But we’ll let you in on a secret: there’s really no one answer. In reality, you can find an array of beautiful prom dress options no matter your budget.

But to help you get a sense of prom dress prices and narrow your options, here are six prom dresses under three different price brackets.

Average Prom Dress Cost: Dress Options for All Budgets

Our goal at GLS Collective is to offer luxury dresses at affordable prices. All of these prom dresses are under $500. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Prom dresses under $250

Slay without breaking the bank with these dresses:

This Asymmetrical sequin mermaid dress

The average price of a prom dress totally varies—but it’s very easy to find gorgeous gowns for under $250.

Take this fuchsia mermaid dress as an example. Its color and silhouette are very trendy, while the asymmetrical neckline adds a unique touch. The high slit in the skirt allows you to rock your favorite pair of fancy heels. And it's covered head to toe in sequins!

This luxe dress will totally turn heads. Our styling tip? Keep your hair and makeup simple and let your dress shine (literally)!

hot pink sequin mermaid prom dress

Get the look: GL3204 Asymmetric Sequin Mesh Mermaid Long Dress w/ Cut-out Front


This metallic sequin and glitter mermaid dress

The average prom dress cost for this dazzling gown is also under $250. We know—it’s hard to believe. The metallic embellishments totally make it look more expensive, don’t they?

As you can see, you don’t need to spend a ton of money to create a luxe look. We recommend looking for prom dresses with silver or gold embellishments, like sequins and glitter, to dial up the luxury.

Black is the perfect backdrop for metallic embellishments. It really makes them pop! We recommend embracing this glamorous vibe and accessorizing with a sparkling pair of earrings or lariat necklace.

black mesh metallic mermaid prom dress

Get the look: GL3370 Metallic Sequin Glitter Mesh Mermaid Long Dress w/ Side Slit


Prom dresses $250-350

Glitter mesh A-line dress

This mesh A-line dress is a stunning option if you’re budgeting for a higher average prom dress cost. Its voluminous A-line skirt will make you feel like a royal. And prom is totally an event to dress the part.

The corset-style bodice, paired with the full skirt, accentuates your curves and hourglass shape. It's also decorated with floral applique, creating a soft, whimsical vibe.

The mesh fabric is covered in glitter, so you’ll shimmer under the evening lights. There’s so much to appreciate here—and yet it’s still such an affordable price! To complete this look, our experts recommend styling your hair in soft waves.

green mesh prom gown

Get the look: GL3202 3D Flower Glitter Sheer Bodice Mesh A-line Long Dress w/ Side Slit


Silver embellished mermaid dress

When asked how much the average prom dress is at GLS Collective, our answer is that you can find many options and styles for a few hundred dollars. But of course, some are priced lower and some higher.

This gorgeous silver mermaid dress is under $350 as well, but the head-to-toe sequins make it look much more expensive. The detachable waist drape also helps create an upscale vibe.

Plus, we love the strappy bodice. It’ll make you feel more secure, all while making a bold fashion statement (we always love a 2-for-1 deal!).

How should you style this dress? We recommend eye-catching silver shoes and jewelry. Embrace the sparkle, ladies!

silver lace mermaid prom gown

Get the look: GL3273 Jewel Sheer Bodice Mesh Mermaid Long Dress w/ Detachable Waist Drape


Prom dresses $350-500

Asymmetrical embellished mermaid dress

If you’re expecting average prom dress prices to hover around $350-500, we have options for you, too.

This yellow mermaid dress pulls out all the stops: a detachable waist drape, feathers, sequins, beads, you name it. They all come together to create a showstopping look.

The sunshine yellow color, paired with the embellishments, is totally giving sun goddess, don’t you think? We recommend finishing your look with bronzer and highlighter to create a sun-kissed effect.

yellow mesh mermaid prom gown

Get the look: GL3278 Asymmetric Feather Mesh Mermaid Long Dress w/ Detachable Waist Drape


Strapless ruffled trumpet dress

This last black prom dress makes quite the fashion statement. It has a trumpet silhouette, which is accentuated by a full ruffled skirt. You definitely won’t blend in with a silhouette like this one.

The strapless bodice offers balance to the look, so you won’t feel too covered up in fabric. Show off those collarbones and shoulders by sweeping your hair to the side!

black sequin sweetheart dress

Get the look: GL3315 Sequin Sheer Bodice Ruffled Skirt Strapless Mesh Trumpet Long Dress


Let’s find the right dress for your budget

So, how much should a prom dress cost anyway? We hope you never feel pressured to buy a dress based on what you think you should be spending. As you can see, there are beautiful prom gowns for all budgets. So we recommend setting a budget that you feel comfortable with. 

While the average prom dress cost is hard to nail down, we hope you have a better sense of prom dress prices and what types of dresses you can find for your budget.

If you found a prom dress you loved in this blog or our online catalog, we recommend reaching out to a store near you to try on the stunning number! Or, if you’re still exploring, take a look at these blogs for more prom dress inspo: 

VALENTINE’S DAY OUTFITS FOR WOMEN: 5 DRESSES THAT WILL MAKE YOU SWOON
PARTY QUEEN / Jan 26, 2024

The holiday of love is just around the corner. Whether you’re going on a date with your partner, your girlies, or just yourself, we’re here to help you find a gorgeous outfit that’s perfect for the occasion. 

In this blog, you’ll see lots of red (of course), pink, and black. But we encourage you to choose a color for your Valentines outfit that makes you feel beautiful. You can find more colors (and styles!) in our full GLS catalog.

5 Captivating Valentine's Day Outfits

Ready to turn heads and capture hearts? That’s what we like to hear! Without further ado, here are our favorite Valentines outfits for women.

1. Red asymmetrical sequin dress

Surprise, surprise! This first Valentine’s Day outfit is red.

When you see the color red, what do you think of? Hearts, love, roses, fire, passion? All of the above are correct! These things come to mind for most people, so it’s definitely an appropriate color for Valentine’s Day.

This short asymmetrical bodycon dress is not only festive, but it’s also very sultry. It’s perfect for a night out with the girls or an intimate date night with your partner. The head-to-toe sequins will sparkle beautifully and keep all eyes on you.

Want legs for days? We recommend wearing nude heels! And if you want to accentuate the color red, incorporate it in your makeup—like your eyeshadow or lipstick. 

Asymmetric Velvet Bodycon Short Dress w/ Sequin

Get the look: GS3086 Asymmetric Velvet Bodycon Short Dress w/ Sequin


2. Fuchsia asymmetrical long-sleeve dress

Pink, of course, is another popular color for women’s Valentines outfits. 

Pink is a mix between red’s passion and white’s purity, symbolizing love, romance, and affection. This color offers so many unique shades, allowing you to create the exact vibe you want. 

Want your Valentine's Day outfit to be soft and feminine? Choose a mauve or rose shade. But if you’re looking for a more spicy V-day look, then you can’t go wrong with fuchsia! 

You can also define your look through embellishments. Sequins, feathers, and glitter will bring fun to any outfit. If you’re off to a party with friends, don’t hold back on these eye-catching details.

Asymmetric Sequin Bodycon Short Dress w/ Feather Embellishment

Get the look: GS3092 Asymmetric Sequin Bodycon Short Dress w/ Feather Embellishment


3. Red babydoll dress with applique

On your way to a dinner date with your valentine? Let’s find you a Valentines outfit that’ll take their breath away.

This red babydoll dress offers the perfect combination of sexy and cute (as Steve Carell from Crazy, Stupid, Love would say)! Its bright, fiery color and deep-v neckline certainly bring the sexy, but the applique and sweetheart neckline offer the right dose of romance, too. It’s truly the best of both worlds.

Bonus points? Babydoll dresses are super flattering. They cinch your waist and flare out at the hips, accentuating your hourglass shape. We love that this silhouette allows any woman to strut their stuff confidently.

Valentine's Day is the time to embrace this eye-catching color, so we’re all for red accessories and makeup! With your shoes on display, we recommend a bold choice, like a metallic gold or silver pump. 

Mesh Babydoll Short Dress with 3-D Appliques and Corset Back

Get the look: GS3090 Mesh Babydoll Short Dress with 3-D Appliques and Corset Back


4. Beaded rome jersey mermaid dress

If you’re headed to a dimly-lit lounge bar or restaurant and you want a body-hugging long dress for your Valentine’s Day outfit, look no further.

This mermaid rome jersey dress ticks off all the boxes: bright red hue, subtle yet dazzling bead embellishments, curve-accentuating silhouette, and soft fabric. (Yes, you can look this good, all while feeling comfortable.) The rome jersey also has a slight stretch, so the dress will fit and look like it was made just for you. 

To accentuate your hourglass shape, look for a bodice with a deep v-neck and thick straps. This design technique literally creates a “V” and draws eyes to your cinched waistline. (Your mermaid skirt is doing the exact same thing, but upside down!)

If red’s not your color, we have good news: this gown is also available in black—so sleek, right?

Beads Embellished Jersey Mermaid Dress w/ Open Back and Sheer Sides

Get the look: GL3037 Beads Embellished Jersey Mermaid Dress w/ Open Back and Sheer Sides


5. Ruched rome jersey mermaid dress

Looking for black Valentine’s Day outfits for women? While there are many options in our full catalog, here’s one of our favorites! 

Why is it our favorite, you ask? It creates an understated sexy and chic look. You can dress it up or down with your accessories, hair, and makeup. It’s so versatile, we bet you’ll wear it again and again!

The corset bodice shows off your curves and the slit in the skirt highlights your gorgeous legs. Your date is very lucky!

With a black Valentine’s Day outfit, you can be bold with your styling if you’d like. Opt for soft curls or a sleek updo. Rock barely-there makeup or a bold lip and smokey eye. Choose simplistic jewelry or statement pieces. There are many ways to glam up a black dress.

If you love this style but prefer color, we have more good news: this dress is also available in red and fuchsia.

Ribbon Front Ruched Side Rome Jersey Mermaid Long Dress

Get the look: GL3458 Ribbon Front Ruched Side Rome Jersey Mermaid Long Dress


Let’s Find Your Perfect Valentine’s Day Outfit

Take a look at the articles below to find more ideas for Valentines outfits for women!

DECADE PARTY OUTFIT IDEAS: FIVE STYLISH & NOSTALGIC LOOKS TO COPY
PARTY QUEEN / Jan 09, 2024

Decade parties are always fun—especially when it comes to putting together a look that’s perfect for the event. However, sometimes, finding the right outfit is not easy. Where in the world do you even begin?

Good news: you can skip the endless Google searches because we wrangled decade party outfit ideas for popular decade parties, including the ‘20s, ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘80s, and 2000s. We also have blogs dedicated to ‘70s and ‘90s party outfit ideas linked at the bottom (We told you we got you!).

Five Decade Party Outfit Ideas: From the ‘20s to the 2000s

Ready to travel back in time rocking the perfect nostalgic outfit? We won’t make you wait any longer. Find our top decade party outfit ideas below. 

1. ‘20s Party Outfit Idea

The roaring 1920s were all about riches, glamor, and lavish parties. So what did women wear? You guessed it: ultra glamorous, luxe outfits. 

If you’re looking for decades party outfit ideas that’ll transport you back to the 20s, Let’s get started with this flashy number. Decked out in beads and sequin embroidery, this dress will certainly catch eyes.

cappucino beaded mesh mermaid dress

Get the look: GL3115 ​​Embroidery Sheer Side Mermaid Dress w/ Detachable Waist Mesh Layer


This is exactly what the 1920s party outfits were all about! Women loved rocking dresses covered in sequins, jewels, and beads, especially in patterns similar to this one. At the bottom of the dress, the embellishments also mimic the look of fringe—a staple during this period (Hello, flapper dresses!).

To style this dress, we recommend long gloves or a jeweled headband.

2. ‘50s Party Outfit Idea

If you Google decade party outfit ideas for the 1950s, you’ll see that women’s fashion was all about defining the waistline. Whether it was through a voluminous poodle skirt or body-hugging pencil skirt, ladies loved showing off their hourglass shape. Hey, we don’t blame ‘em!

This decade party outfit idea does just that—but offers a modern twist.

pink lace tulle babydoll dress

Get the look: GS2032 Embroidered Tulle Short Dress with Beaded Collar and Illusion Sweetheart Neckline


Poodle skirts were often paired with a modest top, like a collared shirt. This beaded collar here is an elevated take on these simple staples. Isn’t it cute?

The tulle skirt also provides volume to accentuate a small waist. Bonus points? Full, layered skirts are a blast when you hit the dance floor, trust us.

3. ‘60s Party Outfit Idea

In the 1960s, waist-defining dresses were still on the menu. But there were subtle differences between the decades. If you’re looking for decade party outfit ideas that’ll nail these differences and create an accurate ‘60s look, this two-piece dress is it!

peach jersey boat neck two piece dress

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


Here’s why. First, the bottom of this two-piece dress is a pencil skirt. Its job is to hug your curves and show off the smallest part of your body—your waist.

Boat necks were very popular during the 1960s and this decade party outfit idea covers this major style. And we’ll let you in on a secret: did you know that boat necks are also great for emphasizing an hourglass shape? Try it!

The floral embroidery is another cue that this is an outfit fit for the ‘60s. During this time, people loved rocking patterns—especially florals towards the end of the decade (Cue: the ‘70s flower power!).

4. ‘80s Party Outfit Idea

What’s your inspo for your ‘80s theme outfit? If it’s an ‘80s prom dress, you have to see this look!

This decades party outfit idea is all about bold and bright details. Bright pink color, ruffled skirt, sequins, and jewels—this dress brings all the flashy and the fun. And that’s exactly what you want in an ‘80s party outfit, right?

But if you don’t love fuchsia, any neon shade or bright color will do. Not down with ruffles? Look for other edgy details, like shoulder pads. When it comes to your ‘80s party outfit, you won’t run out of options. 

We also love that this dress brings the glitz and glam because the ‘80s loved shiny materials. For your ‘80s theme outfit, you can also look for a dress made of satin, lamé, or—if you dare—head-to-toe sequins!

fuchsia organza babydoll ruffle dress

Get the look: GS1024 Organza Short Dress with Corset Style Bodice and Ruffle Skirt


5. 2000s Party Outfit Idea

Bright colors, metallic fabrics, body-hugging silhouettes—they’re all you need for a 2000s-themed party. Right now, the ‘90s and 2000s are taking over everyday wear. But with a 2000s party, you’re probably looking for decade party outfit ideas that really lean into classic 2000s styles. No problem, we got you.

Dresses in the 2000s were normally quite form fitting, so mermaid dresses are a great choice. They’ll hug your curves and slightly flare out at the knees, showing off your natural hourglass shape. 

The 2000s also embraced metallic fabrics, so we recommend trying on a lamé dress. It creates a fun, playful look that’s typical of 2000s fashion. Life’s too short for boring clothing! So step out of your comfort zone and choose something loud and fun. A bright color like turquoise? How Y2K of you!

Lastly, ruching was a popular trend in the 2000s and we’re happy to bring it back. Ruching can be used to slim your waistline—and who doesn’t want that?!

P.S. If you’re off to a 2000s party, you’re in luck. We have a whole article dedicated to 2000s outfit ideas here.

turquoise lame lace bodycon dress

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


Find More Decade Party Outfit Ideas Below!

Yes, we’ve covered many decades party outfit ideas today, but if you noticed some decades are missing, you’re not wrong—we skipped a few! If you’re off to a ‘70s or ‘90s themed party, don’t worry, we’ve got blogs dedicated to these periods. For more dress inspo, feel free to explore our full catalog. 

RELIVE THE DISCO FEVER WITH THESE ‘70S PARTY OUTFIT IDEAS
PARTY QUEEN / Jan 04, 2024

As you know from our other blog posts, we love a good theme party—especially the 1970s. This decade was all about peace, love, and carefree times, and the fashion totally reflects that. Of course, you probably don’t have 1970s clothing lying around at home. If you’re wondering what to wear or looking for inspo, you’re in the right place. We’ve hand-selected five dresses to give you the perfect ‘70s party outfit ideas. Get ready to check them all out!

Boogie the Night Away with these Five ‘70s Theme Party Outfit Ideas 

These 70s theme party outfit ideas capture all the major trends during this decade:

1. Gold sequin dress with cape

With this ‘70s theme party outfit idea, you can really unleash your disco diva!

Gold was the go-to metal in the 1970s, so why not rock an outfit head-to-toe in this shimmering color? In the ‘70s, women were embracing their power and strength—and a bold look is perfect to show that off. 

This dress’ billowing cape mimics bell sleeves, which were very popular during this time. We love that this dress offers a modern take on a ‘70s staple.

While there’s lots of fabric, this 70s party outfit idea doesn’t neglect your shape. Its mermaid silhouette and built-in waistband enhance your curves and create a flattering, feminine look. 

Gold sequin dress with cape

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


2. Gold velvet and sequin dress with feathers

When we said gold was the “it” metal in the ‘70s, we weren’t joking! So we’re bringing you multiple gold 70s party outfit ideas. This number ties in with several other 1970s trends, such as velvet, feathers, and puff shoulders. 

Velvet sits underneath the sequins here, creating a very unique texture. It also adds thickness, so if your party is in the evening or in colder months, it’s a great option for hitting the theme while staying warm.

Feathers were a favorite in the 1970s as well—especially detailing sleeve cuffs. They capture the carefree, fun nature of ‘70s fashion and would be perfect for a party atmosphere. 

Want to check off one more ‘70s style? Puff shoulders! They’re making a comeback, today, too. So this ‘70s theme party outfit idea will totally show off your strong pulse on trends.

Gold velvet and sequin dress with feathers

Get the look: GL3122 Puff Shoulder 3/4 Sleeves Feather Velvet Mermaid Dress


3. Fuchsia sequin mermaid dress

The 1970s was all about expressing your individuality. So if you’re feeling something luxe, go gold! Something neutral? Brown is great. Bold and bright? Hello, fuchsia!

Fuchsia and bright pink shades were very popular in the 1970s, especially paired with bright yellow, orange, and green. 

Here, the iridescent sequins showcase the popular pink and orange combo and we’re all for it. This 70s party outfit idea also features a lace-up back. The laces offer a modern take on the 1970s fringe and tassel trends. Plus, the lace-up back will cinch your bodice and make your waist look snatched! Bonus points!

Fuchsia sequin mermaid dress

Get the look: GL3127 Straight Across Lace-up Back Sequin Mesh Mermaid Dress


4. Sienna floral applique A-line dress

What about ‘70s party outfit ideas that’ll show off your inner flower child? Look no further. This sienna A-line dress is just the thing for you. 

If you follow our blog, we’re big fans of floral applique! It creates a unique 3D texture to your dress, which is guaranteed to turn heads. But for a 1970s theme party, it’s even more perfect. Flowers were very popular during this decade—and floral applique will ensure this trend is front and center for your look. 

We also love that this 70s party outfit idea offers comfort. Loose bottoms and skirts were very popular during this time, as women were entering the workforce. Yes, ladies in the 1970s also liked comfortable options! So if comfort is important to you as well, opt for an A-line silhouette. It flows along your hips and legs, which is perfect for dancing the night away. 

Sienna floral applique A-line dress

Get the look: Gl3018 Floral 3D Applique and Embroidery Embellished Bodice A-Line Chiffon Dress


5. Pink floral mini dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves

If you love the above option for its whimsical vibe, but wish it was shorter, then take a look at this mini dress.

Mini dresses were all the rage during the 1970s. At parties and festivals, women liked to show off their legs. This ‘70s theme party outfit idea offers a shorter hemline, while still creating a “hippie chic” look. 

As you can see, it also has floral details—but instead of applique, they’re highlighted through sequin embellishments. If you love a little shimmer and shine, you’ll adore this take on the ‘70s trend!

Off-the-shoulder sleeves also add to this look’s feminine, carefree vibe. We love that they’re secured by spaghetti straps. No need to adjust your outfit throughout the evening! 

Pink floral mini dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves

Get the look: GS1996 Sequin Sheer V-Back Glitter Mesh Homecoming Dress w/ Sweetheart Neckline


Found your 70s party outfit idea?

We’re glad you found helpful outfit inspo for your themed event! If you’re off to a ‘70s party, we have a feeling you hang out with a fun bunch—and this won’t be the last theme party you’re off to.

So we prepped outfit ideas for all types of theme parties—including 2000s and 90s-themed parties. Check ‘em out, friends!

90S PARTY OUTFIT IDEAS: SIX LOOKS INSPIRED BY UNFORGETTABLE 90S TRENDS
PARTY QUEEN / Dec 19, 2023

We absolutely adore theme parties. Any excuse to dress in something out of the ordinary? Sign us up! Theme parties are always a blast. 

But of course, theme parties also put pressure on you to dress the part,  and it can be overwhelming to create the perfect look.

So what theme are we helping you dress for today? Lately, we’ve seen a lot of theme parties inspired by different decades: 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. If you’re off to a 90s-themed party, you’re in luck. We’re showing you six 90s party outfit ideas that will totally impress the host and guests alike.

Nail Your Look with These Five 90s Party Outfit Ideas

Today, we’re showing you six modern takes on classic 90s trends. Some of these 90s party outfit ideas will cover more than one trend! So make sure to check them all out! 

1. Velvet fabric

If your 90s party is happening over fall and winter, then this 90s party outfit idea is just the thing: a velvet bodycon dress. 

Velvet was a staple during this decade and normally worn on special occasions, like a party. (Like we said, just the thing you need!) As you know, this fabric offers a soft, fuzzy texture as well as warmth. It’s the best of both worlds.

Going to a fancy party? Why not rock sequins, too? 90s celebs loved the glitz and glam.

This 90s party outfit idea also features a bodycon silhouette and a cowl neckline—both of which were incredibly popular during the 90s. Yes, this first look offers three-in-one!

emerald velvet sequin dress

Get the look: GS3087 Ruched Bodice Velvet Bodycon Short Dress w/ Leg Slit


2. Satin fabric

For spring and summer events, you should keep your eyes peeled for satin 90s party outfit ideas. This fabric was popular then and is making a huge comeback now—so you’ll find plenty of options!

Satin is a smooth, lustrous fabric that drapes beautifully along your curves. To accentuate your hourglass shape, opt for a mermaid silhouette. A gathered waistline will cinch the waist and further emphasize your gorgeous curves.

This dress is an elevated take on the classic slip dress—a 90s favorite! It’s also offered in jewel tone colors, which were a staple during this time.

Navy satin mermaid dress

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


3. Bodycon dress

Yes, the bodycon dress was born in the 90s. While they’re still popular today for a night out, they’re also a go-to for 90s parties.

Bodycon dresses are characterized by their stretchy, figure-hugging fabric. They can be short, midi, or long. So you can totally opt for a longer dress if you prefer. This short 90s party outfit idea is an awesome choice if you want to recreate a pop star look. 

Ruby red was a hot hue in the 90s. Bring this fiery color to life with head-to-toe sequins and a red lip.  

burgundy sequin bodycon dress

Get the look: GS1909 Ruched Side Sweethearted Sequin Bodycon Dress w/ Criss-Cross Corset 


4. Jewel tones

Following the 80s—a decade full of bright, neon clothing—90s fashion was known for its darker, jewel tone shades. For your 90s party outfit idea, you really can’t go wrong with emerald green, sapphire blue, amethyst purple, or ruby red. 

Straight-across necklines were also trending in the 90s, especially when paired with spaghetti straps. We’ve definitely seen this style on Cameron Diaz, Alicia Silverstone, and Drew Barrymore once upon a time.

When you think of the 90s, you may also think: casual. You’re right! There were a lot of windbreakers, jeans, crop tops, and cargo pants during this time. To capture the “casual” trend, opt for a simple fabric, like rome jersey.

emerald jersey mermaid dress

Get the look: GL3141 Jewel Lace-up Back Straight Across Rome Jersey Mermaid Dress


5. Halter tops

What’s a list of 90s party outfit ideas without a halter dress? Halter tops were all the rage during this decade. A 90s-themed party is the perfect excuse to rock this classic style. 

Halter dresses look cute, but they also offer a lot of practical bonuses. For one, they create the illusion of an hourglass shape. If you’ve got curves, a halter top will accentuate them beautifully (and offer support too). If you have a straight body type, then it will help you create a more voluptuous silhouette. 

Teal was a popular color in the 90s, especially for fancy dresses. Channel your inner 90s prom or beauty queen with a long A-line teal dress with embellishments!

teal satin halter dress

Get the look: GL1046 Halter Floor Length Dress Accented with Lace and Jewel


6. Butterfly clips

If you grew up in the 90s, we bet you had a set of butterfly hair clips that you wore everywhere. We all did! We had to bring back this micro trend for these 90s party outfit ideas.

But before you start taking them out of old boxes from the attic, hold up. We’re not suggesting you wear actual butterfly hair clips (although, you would likely score some high fives at the party for your commitment!) Instead, we recommend capturing this theme through butterfly applique details. It’s a subtle nod to a trend only 90s babies will remember!

To nail this 90s look, style your hair in a high ponytail or half-do.

blush mesh applique babydoll dress

Get the look: GS3186 Butterfly Applique Sequin Mesh Babydoll Dress w/ Sheer Straps


Find Outfit Ideas for Your Next Theme Party

Loved these 90s party outfit ideas? Then come back for more inspo! We’re sure this 90s party is one of many theme parties on your horizon. So if you’re looking for outfit ideas for other themes, we have you covered.

2000S THEMED PARTY OUTFIT IDEAS THAT BRING BACK THE Y2K VIBE
PARTY QUEEN / Dec 19, 2023

Metallic fabrics, shiny materials, bright colors, form-fitting silhouettes—this is the 2000s, ladies! It was definitely a fun time for fashion. So if you find an opportunity to step back in time and rock a 2000s party dress, we say take it seriously!

If you’re off to a 2000s themed party, then first of all, we’re jealous! Can we come too? Okay fine, we’ll sit this one out. But at the very least, let us help you find the perfect 2000s party outfit.

Our inspiration today comes from the red carpet from 2000-2009. Whether your inner star is Fergie, Britney Spears, Kiera Knightley, or Mandy Moore—we’ve got a 2000s party dress for you!How to Dress Up for a 2000s Theme Party: Five Dress Ideas

Theme parties are a great excuse to move away from your everyday attire and rock something different. Hey, you may even find something you want to incorporate into your daily wardrobe! Ready to see what you’re working with? Say hello to Y2K with these five 2000 party outfit ideas.

1. Fuchsia sequin mermaid dress

Nothing screams a 2000s party dress like a fuschia sequin mermaid dress. A bold color, body-hugging silhouette, glimmering sequins—this gown has it all! 

Pink was a 2000s favorite. But bright hues, like hot pink and fuschia, were all the rage. So you really can’t go wrong with this color for your 2000s party outfit.  Sequins—or any kind of sparkle, really—are also a great way to unleash your inner Y2K queen. Feel free to go big and rock head-to-toe sequins. 

Dresses in the 2000s were often form-fitting. So mermaid dresses are a great pick. What necklines were typical during this time? Straight across and halters were very popular back then—and in our opinion, the perfect finishing touch for your 2000s-inspired look.

Fuchsia sequin mermaid dress

Get the look: GL3127 Straight Across Lace-up Back Sequin Mesh Mermaid Dress


2. Pink satin mermaid dress

As we mentioned, pink was the color of the 2000s. So any shade—whether it’s fuschia, bubblegum, or blush—will be a great choice for your 2000s party outfit. 

This next 2000s party outfit idea not only brings a Y2K favorite color, but also a fabric: satin. From daily attire to red carpet looks, satin was everywhere! It’s making a big comeback right now, so you’ll find plenty of satin dresses to choose from. (Pro tip: you can also filter through our catalog to find all our satin options.

This 2000s party dress also has a straight across neckline (which you already know was popular during this decade) and off-the-shoulder sleeves. We could totally see J.Lo rocking this dress at the 2003 Grammys. Anyone else?

Pink satin mermaid dress

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


3. White iridescent A-line dress

The fashion trends of this decade were all about pushing boundaries and having some fun. When you enter your Y2K party, you don’t want to blend in. Your 2000 theme party outfit should make you stand out!

Shiny materials and fabrics are an easy way to capture this theme. But if you’re ready to take it up a notch, we recommend trying on an iridescent dress! Iridescent simply means “showing luminous colors that change when viewed at different angles.” As you can see here, this white dress also shows off hints of pink, purple, and blue depending on where the light hits it. So fun, right?

If you’re looking for a looser silhouette for your 2000s party dress, we recommend A-line. It accentuates your natural waistline and flatters all body types. (Plus, it gives you extra room to nail all your signature dance moves!)

White iridescent A-line dress

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


4. Teal satin strapless mermaid dress

Similar to iridescent sequins, this satin fabric with a pearly finish is totally Y2K. Paired with teal—a 2000s favorite? You’ve got yourself a fab 2000s party dress!

Strapless dresses were very popular during this decade. And they’re making a comeback now, too! You can opt for a straight-across neckline or a sweetheart neckline for a more feminine feel. 

Ruching was also a trend in the 2000s—and we’re glad to bring it back. Ruching is very versatile and it can be found on the bodice, skirt, or sleeves. It not only adds interest to your look, but it’s also pure magic when it comes to hiding any trouble spots. Cute and flattering? Sign us up!

Teal satin strapless mermaid dress

Get the look: GL2894 Sweetheart Ruched Mermaid Long Dress w/ Slit


5. Multicolor tulle babydoll dress 

Babydoll dresses were all over the red carpet during the 2000s. They’re a great choice if you’re looking for more casual 2000 theme party outfit ideas. 

You can easily dress down babydoll dresses even more with sneakers. A pair of Converse would look super cute with this dress. (And it would totally give you your Avril Lavigne moment.) 

The asymmetrical neckline, layered tulle skirt, and multicolor fabric and jewels make this look playful, yet edgy. We recommend having some fun with your makeup and hair. A bold eyeshadow? You’re making this theme outfit look easy!

Multicolor tulle babydoll dress

Get the look: GS2033 One Shoulder Rolled Hem Short Dress with Jewel Embellished Bodice


Find More 2000 Theme Party Outfit Ideas Below

These are just five of many 2000s party dress options! To find more styles, take a look at our full catalog. Then, explore these blogs for inspiration so you can complete your party look:

MASQUERADE PARTY OUTFIT IDEAS: 5 LOOKS FOR A MYSTERIOUS VIBE
PARTY QUEEN / Dec 15, 2023

We love themed parties! And masquerade themes are one of our favorites. It’s still an opportunity to dress to impress, but with an added twist: You get to wear a fun mask!

The party is sure to be a blast, but what do you wear? If you’re looking for outfit ideas for a masquerade party, you’ve come to the right place ‘coz we’ve got all the inspiration that you need!

5 Mysterious Masquerade Party Dress Ideas

Here are alluring masquerade party outfit ideas to inspire your look for your upcoming masquerade party. Let’s dig in!

1. Red sequin A-line dress with corset bodice

When it comes to masquerade party dress ideas, red is always a popular one, alongside black and gold. We can see why. It’s an eye-catching color that will turn heads and get people guessing who you are. It’s vibrant, sultry, and flattering on all skin tones. Talk about a triple threat!

Corset bodices are very popular for masquerade-themed parties. Why? Masquerade balls originated in the 15th century, when corset bodices were very popular! We love that this dress highlights your curves without being too revealing. Its corset top and lace-up back accentuate your hourglass shape, but the A-line silhouette ensures the rest of the dress falls loosely against your body. Yes, the best of both worlds.

Mask inspo: A red and black mask will tie this look together easily. To zhuzh up your mask, look for one with feathers!

Red sequin A-line dress with corset bodice Red sequin A-line dress with corset bodice

Get the look: GL3132 Sequin Lace-up Back Sweetheart A-line Dress w/ Side Slit


2. Black sequin mermaid dress with detachable cape

Of course, we can’t share mysterious masquerade party outfit ideas without showing you a slinky black gown.

Mermaid silhouettes are a great choice if you want to embrace your inner Marilyn Monroe and show off your curves. A high slit in the skirt, off-the-shoulder sleeves, and a sweetheart neckline are other ways to add some fierceness to your masquerade party outfit.

If you want a mysterious look—but still want to stand out—look for eye-catching fabrics and embellishments, like satin, glitter, or sequins. A detachable mesh cape will also pique others’ curiosities and perhaps even prompt them to strike up a conversation!

Mask inspo: The great thing about black masquerade dresses is that you can choose any color of mask that you want. For a sleek look, opt for all black or black and gold. For a bold look, choose a vibrant gemstone shade, like emerald green.

Black sequin mermaid dress with detachable cape

Get the look: 3-D Flower Applique Sequin Mermaid Dress w/ Detached Mesh Cape


3. Champagne glitter mesh babydoll dress

If red and black aren’t your colors—but you want a classic masquerade look—then you can’t go wrong with a gold or champagne dress. These luxurious hues are perfect for a masquerade party.

This masquerade party outfit idea is a great short dress option. Whether the dress code is less formal, or you want to show off your legs (Don’t blame ya!), we always recommend babydoll silhouettes for this party theme. With their tight bodices and flared skirts, babydoll dresses offer a playful, modern take on 15th-century masquerade ball gowns.

Mask inspo: Choose any color you’d like. But weave in gold, if you can, to tie together your look. Red and gold, black and gold, green and gold—the options are endless!

Champagne glitter mesh babydoll dress

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


4. Green mesh A-line dress with beaded bodice

Now it’s time to explore a few unique (but still mysterious and alluring!) masquerade party outfit ideas. 

We absolutely adore this green A-line dress. Its dark green hue creates a striking yet moody look, which is fitting for a masquerade ball, don’t you think? It also creates the perfect backdrop for sparkling details, like sequins, jewels, and beads. It really makes the designs stand out. 

When it comes to masquerade party dress ideas, more is more. (Yes, you read that right!) Whether it’s through your embellishments, fabrics, or mask choice, you can bring the drama. And if you’re rocking an A-line dress, go big with your skirt. Mesh and tulle are great fabrics for adding volume without too much weight. 

Mask inspo: It’s time to bring the sparkle. Opt for a neutral color and then layer on the sequins, glitter, and jewels.

Green mesh A-line dress with beaded bodice

Get the look: GL3137 Jewel Bead Illusion Sweetheart Sheer Bodice Mesh A-line Dress


5. Purple sequin and velvet bodycon dress

While gemstone shades are not as popular as black, gold, or red, they’re favorites around here at GLS Collective. When it comes to our outfit ideas for masquerade parties, we’re all about the glam. And gemstone colors—like amethyst, sapphire, and emerald—scream luxury. 

If you like where we’re going, then here’s our next recommendation: choose a fabric that shimmers. Glitter or sequins will bring the sparkle. But satin is a great pick too—for a smooth, lustrous look. 

Mask inspo: This masquerade party outfit idea is all about texture. Choose a neutral color but layer on the fabrics and embellishments, like feathers and lace.

Purple sequin and velvet bodycon dress

Get the look: GL3081 Ruched Bodice Velvet Bodycon Long Dress w/ Leg Slit


Find More Masquerade Party Outfit Ideas Below

Explore these blogs to find more handpicked favorites from the GLS collection. 

COUNT DOWN IN STYLE WITH THESE STUNNING NYE OUTFITS
PARTY QUEEN / Dec 13, 2023

The winter holidays are always a blast, aren’t they? Whether you spend it relaxing, socializing with friends and family, or going on vacation—it’s a time of year we all look forward to.

For many of us, there are lots of events to attend: office parties, holiday dinners, Christmas, New Year’s. While these are all enjoyable activities, figuring out what to wear can be a bit stressful. Well, we’re here to remove some of that stress for you, so you can focus on the fun stuff!

Today, we’re showing you our favorite NYE outfits that work for any occasion—dinners, nightclubs, parties, and more. And if you love what you see, don’t forget to check out our full dress catalog!



🌟 Ring in the New Year with These Five Show-stopping NYE Outfits 🎇

If you’re looking for a dazzling dress for your New Year’s Eve event, you’re in the right place. These five sparkling NYE outfits will definitely turn heads as you strut your way into the new year.




1. Gold sequin asymmetrical mermaid dress

Gold is a staple color for NYE outfits. New Year’s Eve is a time to dress lavishly—and of course, what’s more lavish than gold?

Many people will either wear a gold dress or layer on the gold accessories. You could also do both! We encourage you to go all out because when else can you? This mermaid dress is covered head to toe in gold sequins, which is totally appropriate for a NYE outfit. Go ahead and bring on the bling!

Underneath the sequins is velvet, which is another fabric fit for the holidays. It creates a unique texture as well as warmth. If you’re worried about the cold, sleeves will also help keep you warm. We love this asymmetrical look—it’s cozy but also very fashionable.

💗 Recommended for: Black-tie dinners and events.


Gold sequin asymmetrical mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3159 | Sequin Asymmetric Velvet Mermaid Dress w/ One Long Puff Sleeve




2. Rose gold short bodycon dress

If you’re a gold gal but prefer a shorter hemline, this NYE outfit is for you. It’s very similar to the option above (gold sequins and velvet fabric) but it offers a short bodycon silhouette.

Bodycon dresses are known for their body-hugging fabric. It’s perfect for showing off your gorgeous curves. A slight slit in the skirt also dials up the spice. To balance out this fiery look, opt for a simple straight-across neckline.

With your feet on full display, you’ll also need to pick the perfect pair of shoes. We recommend nude or gold heels.

💗 Recommended for: Chic lounges, nightclubs, and house parties.


Rose gold short bodycon dress

Get the look: style GS3083 | Straight Across Neckline Velvet Bodycon Short Dress w/ Leg Slit




3. Silver glitter mermaid dress

Silver is having a major moment right now. So while gold is the go-to metallic shade for New Year’s, we recommend exploring silver NYE outfits this year, too.

If head-to-toe sequins are too bold for you, glitter fabric is a great way to rock sparkle more subtly. It’ll gently shimmer underneath the evening light, creating an elegant look for your New Year’s Eve event.

This NYE outfit also allows you to channel your inner Marilyn Monroe with its mermaid silhouette and V-neckline.

💗 Recommended for: Romantic dinners and intimate events.


Silver glitter mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL2578 | Glitter Mermaid V-Neck Long Dress Dazzling Glittery Mermaid V-Neck Long Dress




4. Black glitter asymmetrical mermaid dress

We couldn’t show you NYE outfits without showing you a sleek black dress. Alongside gold, black is the most popular color for NYE outfits. It’s flattering and versatile—what else could you ask for?

There’s a common misconception that black is boring. But that’s not the case. You can create a unique look through your fabric choice, silhouette, sleeves, and accessories. As you can see here, the asymmetrical long layer immediately creates a bold, dramatic look.

You can also opt for shimmering fabric, whether it’s sequins or glitter. Or, you can rock a black dress with metallic embroidery or embellishments. The world is your oyster when it comes to black NYE outfits!

💗 Recommended for: Black-tie dinners and events.


Black glitter asymmetrical mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3136 | Glitter Asymmetric Ruched Side Mermaid Dress w/ Side Long Layer




5. Black and gold sequin babydoll dress

If you gravitate toward black but also want eye-catching sparkle, this black and gold babydoll dress is just the thing you need.

With an A-line silhouette, its skirt is made for moving. You can dance the night away knowing that your outfit is lighting up the room. A-line dresses are also very popular because they flatter all body types. They cinch the waist and flare out at the hips, creating an hourglass shape. Gorgeous and practical!

The cut-away shoulders are also cute, yet practical. They create the illusion of off-the-shoulder sleeves, while still providing support. Yes, you can bust out your signature moves without feeling the need to constantly adjust your outfit (Ladies, you know that this is a major win!).

Recommended for: Chic lounges, nightclubs, and house parties.

Black and gold sequin babydoll dress

Get the look: GS3097 Cut-Away Shoulder Sequin Short Babydoll Dress w/ Open Back


Find More NYE Outfits and Holiday Inspo Below

This month is chock full of festive events. Prep your closet with all the right ‘fits with help from our holiday blogs:

WHAT TO WEAR TO A DAY PARTY: FIVE STYLISH OUTFIT IDEAS
PARTY QUEEN / Nov 28, 2023

We love a good day party, don’t you? Out of the house by noon, back by dinner, and in bed by nine?! Yes, please!

However, dressing for a day party is a whole ‘nother story. It can admittedly be a bit tricky because you don’t want to feel overdressed, right? Yes, day party outfits are typically more casual than evening party outfits. But of course, that doesn’t mean you have to dress frumpy or boring!

So, what do you wear to a day party? Need help striking the right balance? Let us show you our favorite day party outfit ideas.



🌼 Five Fabulous Day Party Outfit Ideas 🌞

Wondering what to wear to a day party? We’re here to help! Here are five cute cocktail dresses perfect for your next daytime affair.




1. Mesh dress with floral applique

When it comes to day party outfits, you can totally have fun with color—especially if your party is happening in the spring or summer months. Bright colors, like sunshine yellow, typically signify a more relaxed, casual look. (Plus, they bring out your summer glow, and that’s always a win!)

Other ways to keep your look appropriate for a day party is through the length and silhouette of your dress. Loose silhouettes, like A-line and babydoll, and shorter lengths are our top recommendations.

If you’re off to an outdoor day party, floral applique is one of our favorite details. The stitching creates a 3D texture that’s super unique and the florals match the vibe of an outdoor venue. Trust us, you’ll be scoring compliments left, right, and center!


yellow mesh dress with floral applique

Get the look: style GS3091 | Mock Two-Piece Babydoll Short Dress w/ 3-D Flower Applique




2. Lace dress with floral applique

Love the look of floral applique but want to rock a more neutral color? Check out this day party outfit idea!

Gray is one of our top recommended neutral colors. It’s flattering on any skin tone and looks great year-round. In the summer, you can rock a pair of white or nude heeled sandals. In the winter, you can style this dress with a pair of dark heels. It’s super adaptable!

Because many day party outfits are short dresses, we recommend keeping the neckline modest to balance out your look. A high crew neck is always a great option. To complete this outfit, pull your hair up in a chic low bun.


gray lace dress with floral applique

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




3. Satin dress with embellishments

Looking for a little more shimmer and shine for your day party outfit? It’s time to bring out the satin, sequins, and rhinestones. (Don’t worry, we won’t go overboard.)

As you can see, shiny fabrics and embellishments are still appropriate for daytime dresses. It’s all about balance. Instead of head-to-toe sequins, opt for a dress that’s lightly decorated with them.

Want to draw attention to your natural hourglass shape? Here’s a little pro tip: find a dress with a bedazzled waistline. You get some sparkle, plus a built-in belt that creates a slimming effect.

Another way to enhance your curves is by choosing a voluminous skirt. You can achieve this through certain fabrics (mesh and tulle are popular) or through added layers, as you can see in this dress. Bonus points? Full skirts are a lot more fun to dance in!


blush satin dress with embellishments

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




4. Short two-piece embroidered dress

Another style we recommend for day party outfits is a two-piece dress. It’s unique, flattering, and fun.

While this specific two-piece dress features a form-fitting pencil skirt, the length is slightly longer to make it appropriate for daytime wear. The beautiful peach color, and floral embroidery, also signify that this is a day party outfit.

But the delicate floral embroidery isn’t just decorative. As you can see, it lines the waistline and collarbone, which serves to accentuate your hourglass shape. (Yes, you get a 2-in-1 here!)

This day party outfit idea is super easy to dress up or down. To make it more casual, you can wear sandals or wedge heels. Easy peasy.


peach short two-piece embroidered dress

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




5. Long two-piece lace dress

Okay, so what if you’re going to a daytime party that’s calling for something fancier? Great question, let us show you a long dress option.

Long dresses, as we suggested, are usually reserved for evening or nighttime events. However, there are of course exceptions. And at the end of the day, you should wear what you want to wear!

This long dress is a great day party outfit option because its color and style ensure that the look isn’t too formal. Bright colors, like this pink shade, are a great way to make a dress more casual. And two-pieces also create a laid-back look.

Lastly, to show off your curves, we recommend choosing a mermaid-style skirt. This silhouette will hug your hips and legs and then flare out at the knees. Va-va-voom!


pink long two-piece lace dress

Get the look: style GL2271 | Mock Two-Piece High-Neck Lace Long Dress




Complete Your Day Party Outfit with These Tips

Let’s turn your day party outfit idea into a reality! Find more dresses in our full catalog and check out these blogs for styling tips:




SHINE ALL NIGHT WITH THESE CHRISTMAS PARTY OUTFIT IDEAS
PARTY QUEEN / Nov 21, 2023

Where does the time go?! The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s time to fill our closets with festive outfits!

Now, we don’t know about you, but when it comes to festive outfits, we want sparkle! It’s one of the few times of the year when you can totally rock sequins, glitter, and jewels from head to toe.

So today, we’re showing you five sparkly Christmas party outfit ideas. We hope you love them just as much as we do!



🎄 Five Christmas party outfit ideas decked out in sparkle ✨

Ready to shimmer and shine? Here are five dazzling Christmas party outfit ideas you have to see!




1. Red velvet and sequin asymmetrical dress

A red dress for a Christmas party? What a surprise! Just kidding. Of course, wearing red is a classic look for any Christmas event. But here’s why we love this dress specifically.

First, it’s head-to-toe velvet and sequins. Both of these materials are holiday favorites, but paired together? Chef’s kiss! It creates a super unique texture. (And it’ll also keep you warm.)

As you know, asymmetrical necklines are all the rage right now. We love that this dress has one long puff sleeve to accentuate the asymmetry of this dress. (And again, the sleeve adds warmth!)

Looking for work Christmas party outfit ideas specifically? This one is a great option because the length is long and the neckline is modest.


red velvet and sequin asymmetrical dress

Get the look: style GL3159 | Sequin Asymmetric Velvet Mermaid Dress w/ One Long Puff Sleeve




2. Red velvet and sequin halter dress

Love the idea of a red dress for a Christmas party, but want a brighter hue? We got you! This number is bright, bold, and fiery. It’s perfect for a Christmas party with friends or family.

The stunning detail we have to call out is the halter neckline and lace-up back. How gorgeous is it?! It adds just the right amount of spice.

If you want to show off your hourglass shape, we recommend trying on a mermaid dress. It’ll hug all your curves! Pro tip: ruching will also do the job.

We love that this look also combines velvet and sequins. Because the dress has thin straps and a lace-up back, a thicker material will help you keep warm. If your party is partially outdoors, we recommend a faux fur coat to complete the look.


Red velvet and sequin halter dress Red velvet and sequin halter dress

Get the look: style GL3080 | Halter Neck Velvet Sequin Long Dress w/ Ruched Bodice




3. Green glitter tulle mermaid dress

Is green your go-to Christmas color? Then we have two Christmas party outfit ideas for you.

This first look is so elegant and classy! Whether you’re off to a formal dinner with family, friends, or colleagues, you’ll be sure to turn heads.

The sparkle in this dress comes from the glitter tulle. Because it’s stitched on top of black fabric, its gorgeous pattern really pops. The tulle layer also adds some volume to the skirt. When it comes to mermaid dresses, a bigger “tail” means a more exaggerated hourglass shape. And who doesn’t want that?

We also love the romantic feel of the bodice. The off-the-shoulder sleeves and sweetheart neckline create a feminine, timeless look. Show off your collarbone and shoulders with a sleek updo!


green glitter tulle mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL1846 | Glitter Tulle Short Sleeve Mermaid Long Dress




4. Green metallic lamé A-line dress

Here’s another green Christmas party outfit idea that’ll ensure you make an entrance. Made of metallic lamé, you will subtly shimmer against the evening lights. It’s perfect for those who want to rock sparkle, but nothing too bold.

There are other ways to add sparkle to your look too, like jewel embellishments. Look for dresses that decorate the waistline. This will draw attention to the smallest part of your body and create a flattering effect (We love a 2-in-1!)

Lastly, if mermaid-style dresses aren’t your thing, we recommend trying on A-line dresses. This silhouette looks lovely on any shape and figure, which is why it’s so popular. Plus, with a flowing skirt, you’ll look like you're gliding across the dance floor!


Green metallic lamé A-line dress

Get the look: style GL2501 | Metallic Jewel V-Back Long Dress




5. Champagne velvet and sequin dress 

Besides red and green, champagne is one of our top recommended colors to wear for Christmas. It’s a dazzling metallic color reserved for special occasions—and Christmas is definitely a special time of year!

As mentioned, stitching sequins on top of velvet fabric will make for a warm, yet fashionable, Christmas party outfit. You can also opt to wear sheer stockings to stay warm and add coverage.

This is one of our most popular work Christmas party outfit ideas because of its long sleeves, creating a more modest look for the office. We love the puff shoulders and feather details along the cuffs—practical but also super trendy!

Wondering how to style this showstopping dress? We recommend embracing the metallic hues (everyone else is this season!) and rock gold heels and accessories. Don’t forget to dust your cheekbones with some highlighter.


Champagne velvet and sequin dress

Get the look: style GL3122 | Puff Shoulder 3/4 Sleeves Feather Velvet Mermaid Dress




Find more Christmas party outfit ideas below!

We’re here to help you sift through the options to find your perfect look. Check out these blogs dedicated to holiday-inspired looks. Or, if you’d like, explore our full catalog.




WORK PARTY OUTFIT IDEAS: FIVE DRESSES FOR FORMAL EVENTS
PARTY QUEEN / Nov 14, 2023

Shopping for work party outfits can be tricky! Of course, you want to look your best. But you also know it’s important to dress professionally. It’s a fine line, but don’t worry—we’re here to help you!

Headed to a holiday party? Gala or charity event? Networking dinner? Stick around! We’ll help you find a christmas party dress in your style that is perfect for these formal occasions.



✨ 5 Work Party Outfit Ideas for a Festive Corporate Affair 🎉

Just because it's an office party doesn’t mean you have to dress in something boring or drab. Seriously! Want proof? Scroll down for our favorite work party outfit ideas of the season.




1. Red mermaid dress with gathered waistline

Looking for a work party outfit idea that’s colorful and bright? We got you!

As we said, you can totally bring some fun into your work party looks. Because each event may have a different dress code, we recommend checking in on their expectations. Our general rule of thumb though? Balance!

For example, we believe you can wear brighter colors while still looking professional. However, a basic red or blue may be a safer choice over hot pink or neon green.

Similarly, mermaid dresses are gorgeous and will show off your figure. However, we recommend a looser fit over something that’s skin tight. (Pro tip: If you want to accentuate your hourglass shape more, look for a gown that has a ruched waistline!)

Off to a holiday work party? Embrace the festivities with shades like red or green!

💕 This holiday party dress is perfect for: semi-formal office parties and cocktail hours


Red mermaid dress with gathered waistline

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




2. Black sequin mermaid dress

When in doubt, find yourself a fancy black dress! Whenever we’re asked for office Christmas party dress ideas, we always suggest an elegant black number. Because this color is neutral, it can be dressed up or dressed down. So you can wear it on more than one occasion!

To zhuzh up your look, choose a black dress that has embellishments, like beads, jewels, or sequins. Or, you can rock a dress in head-to-toe sparkle—like this one! (Because they’re black sequins, it won’t feel over the top.)

Many women prefer to wear modest dresses to work parties. Long sleeves are a great way to cover up without sacrificing style. If your dress has a lower neckline or a slit in the skirt, sleeves will also balance out your look.

💕 This party outfit idea is perfect for: networking events, galas, holiday work parties


Black sequin mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3063 | Gathered Waist Sequin Embellished Mermaid Dress w/ Long Sleeves




3. Long sleeve satin A-line dress

Here’s another work party outfit idea with long sleeves. But as you can see, the vibe is quite different because of the fabric and color.

If you’re off to a work event in the warmer months, opt for a color with warm tones, like yellow, orange, or red. These colors will bring out your summer glow.

Light fabrics, like satin, will keep you cool, so you can rock a longer length or long sleeves without feeling too hot.

In terms of silhouettes, you can’t go wrong with an A-line cut. A-line dresses cinch the waist but flow loosely against the legs and hips. They’re flattering on any shape or figure—without being too curve-hugging.

💕 This work party outfit idea is perfect for: Semi-formal Christmas parties


Sienna long sleeve satin A-line dress

Get the look: style GL1990 | V-Neck Satin Long Sleeve Long Dress w/ Waist Strap




4. Scoop neck satin A-line dress

This work party outfit idea is oh-so classy. Move over, Elizabeth Taylor!

Like black, we love dark gem shades for work party attire—especially when they’re paired with satin fabric. When you need to dress to impress, this combo will never fail you!

If your style mantra is “less is more,” then we have a feeling you’ll love the simple details of this gown. Its scoop neck, thick straps, and delicately embellished waistline offer a modest yet elegant look. But its floor-length A-line skirt will ensure you make a statement when you enter the room!

When it comes to jewelry, this dress is very versatile. You can keep it minimal or layer on the bracelets and rings.

💕 This work party outfit idea is perfect for: Any corporate parties, charity events, galas, and black-tie dinners


purple scoop neck satin A-line dress

Get the look: style GL2531 | Scoop-Neck Satin A-Line Dress with Sheer Back




5. Jersey mermaid dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves

This Christmas party outfit idea offers comfort and style. Isn’t that the dream combo for a work party dress?

Jersey fabric is incredibly light and soft against the skin—all while draping beautifully over your body. It’s totally underrated!

We also love the romantic feel of this bodice. It features a sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves. It’s feminine and elegant without being too revealing. Take notice of the bodice’s embroidery, too. The design draws the eyes to the smallest part of your waistline, emphasizing your natural hourglass shape. Subtle, yet flattering.

Off to a company Christmas party? Try on this dress in green!

💕 This work party outfit idea is perfect for: holiday parties and formal dinners


green jersey mermaid dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves

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




Find More Work Party Outfit Ideas

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FIVE CLASSY AND CHIC WINTER WONDERLAND PARTY OUTFIT IDEAS
PARTY QUEEN / Nov 07, 2023

As we near the winter months, those winter wonderland party invites are likely starting to hit your inbox. And that means you need chic (but also classy!) winter wonderland party outfit ideas.

Formal winter party dresses are tricky to find. Of course, you want to look glamorous, but you also want to stay warm and comfortable. To avoid the scramble and stress, it’s best to explore your options now.

That’s where we can help. We’ve scoured our full catalog of dresses to compile a list of five glam winter party dress ideas, so you can easily find an outfit that’ll turn heads at your upcoming winter wonderland party!



❄️ Five Formal Winter Party Dress Ideas You’ll Love ✨

Ready to find your winter wonderland party outfit? Let’s dig into these five ideas from our style experts.




1. Silver beaded trumpet dress

When it comes to winter wonderland party outfit ideas, there are several colors that are absolutely perfect. Silver is one of them.

When we think of winter, we think of snow, ice, and cold temperatures. Silver brings those vibes—plus, some sparkle! And who doesn’t want to rock sparkle for their winter wonderland party outfit?

To really embrace this theme, we recommend looking for dresses with embellishments and embroidery that look like snowflakes, icicles, or frost. Doesn’t this sequin embroidery look like frosted leaves or twigs? Nailed it!

To stay warm, look for dresses with additional materials or layers. This dress has feather details along the neckline and mesh layers on the skirt. It adds warmth, but also stylish flair! Yes, you get the best of both worlds.


Silver beaded trumpet dress

Get the look: style GL3117 | Sequin Sweetheart Mesh Trumpet Dress w/ Feather Embellishment




2. Silver velvet long sleeve mermaid dress 

This winter party dress idea proves that dark silver shades work well for the occasion, too. And as you can see, we’re embracing all the sparkle here with head-to-toe sequins. These embellishments add a protective layer against the cold and create a dazzling look that’ll catch the light beautifully.

Beneath the sequins is velvet fabric. Velvet is one of our favorite fabrics for winter wonderland party outfits. It’s ultra warm and offers a soft, unique texture. It’s a great choice if you’ll be mingling outside at any point in the evening.

Long sleeves, as well, are a great way to keep your look comfortable and classy without having to wear a jacket. If you want an extra layer, all you’ll need is a shawl.

When it comes to silhouettes, mermaid dresses will create a sultry look instantly. They’re also great for emphasizing your curves. To accentuate your hourglass shape, look for a voluminous skirt or sleeves with puff shoulders.


Silver velvet long sleeve mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3122 | Puff Shoulder 3/4 Sleeves Feather Velvet Mermaid Dress




3. Iridescent white sequin A-line dress

Nothing screams a winter wonderland party like snow, which means nothing screams a winter wonderland party outfit idea like a white dress!

But don’t be fooled, this isn’t just any ol’ white dress. It’s covered in iridescent sequins, which means as you move, different colors will appear. It’s subtle, yet so magical—perfect for a winter wonderland-themed event.

If you’re looking for a silhouette that’s comfortable and flattering, then A-line will be your best bet. A-line dresses flow loosely along your legs and hips, providing plenty of room for you to walk and dance freely. But they also cinch the waist, creating an hourglass shape.

We also love white dresses because they’re neutral and will easily match your accessories, jackets, and shawls. Anything fabulous will do!


Iridescent white sequin A-line dress

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




4. Blue glittery A-line dress

Blue, of course, is another classic color for winter party dress ideas. Yes, of course, the color reminds us of chillier temperatures. But did you know that the sky also looks bluer in the winter due to the angle of the sun and lower humidity layers?

Blue, therefore, is the perfect backdrop for your winter wonderland party outfit. Next, you’ll want to find ways to jazz up your dress so it matches the magical feel of your event.

Embellishments like glitter, sequins, and beads are an easy way to turn your look into a party favorite. Your choice of fabric will also impact the vibe of your outfit. For a luxe look, choose satin or velvet. For a whimsical feel, try something airy like mesh.

If the latter is what you’re going for, try on a dress with a layered mesh skirt. You’ll literally look like you’re floating across the venue! We’re also big fans of detachable layers and sleeves. These puff sleeves are absolutely adorable—and they’ll even provide some warmth.


Blue glittery A-line dress

Get the look: style GL3118 | Sequin Glitter Sheer Bodice Illusion Sweetheart A-line Mesh Dress




5. Blue velvet asymmetrical mermaid dress

If you want to wear blue to your winter wonderland party—but want something a bit more bold—then opt for a navy number made of velvet and sequins.

As we shared earlier, this combo creates an eye-catching texture while keeping you warm. It’s a win-win! If you’re not scared of mixing fabrics and details, look for a dress that also features feathers. Did you know they’re very trendy right now?

Another way to stand out is with an asymmetrical hemline or neckline. It’s a small detail that’ll immediately bring some personality to your look and show that you like to experiment with your style. To take this striking winter party dress idea to the next level, rock an asymmetrical hairstyle, too.


navy velvet asymmetrical mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3154 | Asymmetric Sleeveless Feather Sequin Velvet Mermaid Dress




Find More Winter Party Dress Ideas Below

There’s more where these came from! Find looks for all your holiday events below:




7 STYLISH THANKSGIVING OUTFIT IDEAS FOR A CUTE HOLIDAY LOOK
PARTY QUEEN / Oct 23, 2023

Hearty laughter, festive dishes galore, and priceless hangout time with your favorite humans—why wouldn't you be all over Thanksgiving? No wonder it's one of the most cherished holidays alongside Christmas.

So go ahead and dream of glazed turkey, pumpkin pies, and sweet potatoes with little marshmallows. But hold up, are we missing something? Oh yeah, your killer look! Do you even know what to wear for Thanksgiving dinner? No? Then stress not! Serve up some serious style goals at your holiday celebration with these 7 stunning Thanksgiving outfit ideas for women.



🍂 What to wear for Thanksgiving 🦃

So where do we find the right inspo? From the Harvest Festival itself, but of course! Think warm tones, comfy chic, and a touch of autumnal glam. Whether you're hosting, toasting, or just feasting, these 7 stylish outfit ideas are your ticket to rocking it on Thanksgiving Day.




1. Bewitch in Bejewelled Tulle

navy tulle cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS2809 | Jewel Embellished Embroidery Tulle Short Dress in Navy w/ Strap Back


Walking into Thanksgiving dinner in this jewel-embellished dress is when the real magic happens. With a sensible crew neck and detailed embroidery, this dress shows you clearly know your style. The deep navy hue adds mystery, and the short length keeps things light and lively. The A-line cut is flattering from every side, perfect for photos. And that gorgeous strapped back? It'll have heads turning long after you’ve left.




2. Amaze with Asymmetric Glamor

green sequin bodycon cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS3093 | Asymmetric Sequin Short Bodycon Dress with Lace-up Back


You stroll into holiday dinner, and bam—you're the center of attention in this dazzling asymmetric sequin number. Yep, It's not just the twinkling lights that make the room brighter; it's your dress. You'll be absolutely glamorous in this Thanksgiving outfit, with its classic straight-across neckline and fine spaghetti straps. The uniquely fresh blue-green hue makes you look as vibrant as your spirit. But all eyes will be glued on the lace-up back, which is a whole conversation by itself. And just like that, you steal the Thanksgiving show—and everyone's hearts along with it.




3. Go for an LBD but with a Golden Twist

black gold babydoll dress

Get the look: style GS3097 | Short Black Gold Sequin Babydoll Dress with Cut-Away Shoulder and Open Back


Rethink everything you thought you knew about your favorite black ensemble! This isn’t just any Thanksgiving outfit idea. It’s a star with its sweetheart neckline, hinting at innocent fun and juxtaposed with cut-away shoulders that spell effortless chic.

Expect a chorus of oohs and aahs with this piece, which is meticulously detailed from top to bottom in sophisticated black and gold. The criss-cross straps and an open back perfectly blend “playful” with “polished.” Well then, go ahead and enjoy that extra scoop of mashed potatoes—this dress ensures you’re fabulous, no matter what.




4. Radiate in Autumn Red

red sequin bodycon dress

Get the Look: style GS1910 | Red Sequined Sweetheart Bodycon Dress with Ruched Waistline and Criss-Cross Straps


Who says the Harvest Fest has to stick to earthy tones? Break the mold this season and blaze bright in this Thanksgiving outfit idea inspired by autumn's fiery hues. Its mini-length injects a youthful vibe, while the illusion sweetheart neckline hints at a mysterious allure. Those fun spaghetti straps aren't just for show; they silently promise clinking champagne glasses and impromptu living room dance-offs. Now, the real showstopper: the bodycon fit. Think of it as a hug in dress form—snug, yet stretchy enough to indulge in mom's famous stuffing. So, defy the ordinary. Slip into this number, flash your confidence, and voilà: be the belle of the Thanksgiving ball.




5. Get A-mazing with an A-Line Silhouette

rose gold crepe cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS2838 | Glitter Crepe Deep V-Neck A-Line Short Dress with Criss-Cross Straps Back


How do you capture every gaze without uttering a single word? Simply glide into the room in this glitter crepe A-Line number, and let your ensemble speak volumes! The deep V-neck suggests a hint of boldness as it reflects your inner confidence. Balanced gracefully by the sophisticated A-line cut, it exudes laid-back elegance with a spark of audacity.

Next, let’s go over those criss-cross straps at the back: they’re not just there for show. They ensure an adjustable fit, so you can be as comfortable as you are captivating. And the slender spaghetti straps on this Thanksgiving outfit idea? They’re the subtle detail that frames your look, adding just the right amount of finesse. Go on then and enchant the room—this outfit’s got your back—literally!




6. Shine and Shimmer in Sequins

silver sequin sweetheart dress

Get the look: style GS1155 | Sweetheart Sequin Short Dress with Chiffon Overlay


To cap this list, let's dish about this final piece! This silvery stunner is no run-of-the-mill dress, and it's just right for a standout gal like you. Check out its sweetheart neckline that's all about that sweet yet sassy vibe. Then, you've got this chiffon overlay, airy and whimsical, almost like cotton candy clouds.

The strapless cut? Bold and unapologetic, totally you. And check out the back, with a surprise reveal that adds just a pinch of drama. The dress' short length means zero hassle moving around, and yep, it's a fast pass to showing off those killer legs. But the real party starter? The sequins. They draw the light in and make you sparkle, like that exhilarating pop when you uncork the champagne at your Thanksgiving bash. So, ready to shine?




7. Rekindle Romance in Rose Gold

rose gold off shoulder cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS2856 | Rose Gold Glitter Crepe Bodycon Dress with Cut-Away Shoulder


Imagine wearing a dress that adds just the right amount of sparkle without outshining the host's thoughtfully arranged décor. Enter the magic of glitter crepe fabric. It catches the light to distinguish you in the crowd, especially in a warm rose gold that evokes the nostalgia of past romances.

Now, let's talk style. From its straight-across neckline to the well-fitting bodice and playful off-shoulder details, this dress guarantees a captivating presence. The off-shoulder design merges sophistication with a fun, flirty edge—ideal for post-dinner selfies. Plus, its short length isn’t just tastefully appealing but also promises comfort, leaving you free to indulge in an extra slice of pie. After all, who says sacrificing comfort for fashion is a must?




Score more fabulous holiday looks by checking out these festive blogs!




HALLOWEEN COSTUMES YOU CAN CREATE WITH A BLACK DRESS
PARTY QUEEN / Oct 12, 2023

Ready to conjure up the perfect Halloween vibe? The timeless black dress is your enchanting ticket to do just that! Its elegant versatility can transform you into anything from a sophisticated sorceress to a classic witch. So, get ready to slay—and we don't mean just the monsters—with these bewitching Halloween costumes with black dresses



🎃 Creating Halloween Looks with a Black Dress 🦇

Go all-out fancifully frightful without breaking the bank—unleash your inner ghoul in killer black dresses that look luxe but won't haunt your wallet.




1. Queen of the Night in a Sequined V-Neck Gown with Corset Back

black beaded corset dress

Get the look: style GL3006 | Sequined long gown with side slit


On the hunt for the ultimate glamor-meets-ghoulish get-up? Check out this black dress Halloween costume idea. The gown is crafted from shimmering sequins, channeling major fairytale vibes. It makes a statement with a hemline that swirls regally around your feet. The beads and side-slit promise a dramatic entrance—pure Insta-gold. But the back is where the real magic happens: it’s modern meets mystical with the lace-up corset style. Trendy crisscross straps also cinch at your waist, ensuring a flawless silhouette.

Captivate everyone with a dark lippie and black stilettos. For that final touch of sinister majesty, carry an ornate staff or a single dark rose, symbolizing the enigmatic power of the Enchanted Queen. With this ensemble, the night is yours to rule.




2. Ocean Enchantress in an Off-shoulder Feather and Sequin Velvet Mermaid Dress

black velvet off shoulder dress

Get the look: style GL3163 | Feather Sequin Mermaid Dress with Velvet Side Waist Layer


Drenched in sumptuous velvet, this long black dress Halloween costume idea is goals! The off-shoulder mermaid dress is made romantic by a gorgeous sweetheart neckline. It captivates further with a flattering open V-back. And with those sequins and feathers catching the light? Talk about significant sparkle and drama!

Draw inspiration from its mermaid silhouette and morph into a Deep Ocean Enchantress. Dive deep into cool makeup palettes of turquoise eyeshadows and deep blue lip shades—think siren scales and shimmer. Stack on those faux pearl bracelets and necklaces, maybe even a seashell choker. Then get those webbed sea-queen feels with dark mesh gloves. Finally, pop on some sparkly silver heels, and you're basically ocean royalty!




3. Hidden Manor Maiden in a Sequined Tulle dress with Mesh Cape

black tulle sweetheart dress

Get the look: style GL3054 | 3-D Flower Applique Sequin Mermaid Dress w/ Detached Mesh Cape


Rock this black dress Halloween costume, and you're bound to be the center of attention. Decked out in sequins and soft tulle, its sleek, long silhouette perfectly captures youthful energy. The sweetheart neckline and off-shoulder combo bring a fresh twist to classic elegance. Next, embroidery and chic appliques are generously sprinkled throughout the outfit for extra sparkle. As a finale, the lace-up corset details at the back spell out edgy sophistication.

Don this mesmerizing sequined gown and immerse yourself in old-world charm reminiscent of haunted mansions. Accentuate your romantic neckline with an antique pendant and let your eyes shimmer in shades of deep purple or midnight blue and contrast with blood-red lips. Straighten your hair, part it in the center, and let it cascade down. Complete the look with ghostly pale makeup and highlight  those dark, arched eyebrows. With every detail in place, you'll keep everyone spellbound.




4. Whimsical Witch in a Short Bodycon Sequin Dress

black velvet bodycon dress

Get the look: style GS3084 | Velvet Sequin Bodycon Short Dress with  Side Slit


Envision this: a Halloween costume idea with a black dress shimmering with sequins from bodice to skirt. Enthralling, right? So why not Indulge in this sumptuous velvet bodycon dress that hugs every curve? Its above-the-knee length and side slit throw in a dash of playfulness. The illusion sweetheart neckline and delicate spaghetti straps exude fab femininity. But there’s more! Turn around, and the dress reveals its pièce de résistance: a wide open back enhanced by a sophisticated lace-up design.

Pair this fab sequin dress with a pointed witch hat, dark stockings, and knee-high leather boots. Then, add a choker with a sparkling pendant and level up the ensemble with smokey eye makeup and deep crimson lips. Don’t forget to carry the obligatory broom or a lace fan for that truly bewitching effect.




5. Celestial Goddess in an Asymmetric Glitter Mermaid Dress

black crepe asymmetric dress

Get the look: style GL3136 | Glitter Asymmetric Ruched-Side Mermaid Dress with Side Long Layer


Eager to stand out at your Halloween soirée? This black dress Halloween costume is a tantalizing choice, invoking images of ethereal celestial beings. Its glam crepe fabric sparkles like the heavens, catching every dim light and whisper of the moon. The asymmetrical neckline, reminiscent of starlit paths, draws attention to one's collarbone and shoulders. On the other hand, the sleeveless design gives a touch of modern allure, while the eye-catching open back and side-long layer make every wearer look and feel like a mythical creature dancing between worlds.

Capture the night's enchantment by pegging your entire look on the dress' ethereal shimmer. Use iridescent makeup palettes, combining starry silvers and deep blues to create a heavenly glow on your eyes and cheekbones. A touch of moonlit highlighter can enhance your collarbone and showcase the unique neckline. Long, cascading waves or a braided crown hairstyle with tiny stars or moon clips can further emphasize the celestial theme. Put on some strappy neutral-colored heels or dark velvet boots for a grounded yet magical finish. Now, get ready to cast a spell on all the partygoers!




6. Black-Swan-Inspired Look in a Beaded Chiffon Dress

black chiffon dress with sequins

Get the look: style GL1113 | V-Neck Beaded and Sequin-Embellished Chiffon Long Dress


You can never go wrong with Halloween costumes made out of black dresses. So feast your eyes on this Black-Swan-inspired marvel. Crafted from lightweight chiffon, its floor length flows down gracefully, epitomizing a regal presence. Its flattering V-neckline plunges gracefully, while the sleeveless design lends a modern, sleek appeal.

The intricate beads and shimmering sequins lavishly dot the chiffon, making the gown glint with every movement. This dazzling adornment is reminiscent of the majestic cygnet's shimmering plumage. Then, at the back of the dress, a tasteful cut-out adds a hint of intrigue, framed by delicate straps. Elegantly cinched at the waist, the dress spills out onto a splendid A-line silhouette fit for a Princess of the Dark.

Crafting an ensemble around this black dress Halloween costume idea requires a mix of drama and elegance. Start with a striking makeup palette: smokey eyes with hints of silver to mirror the sequins, and a deep plum or noir lip for extra drama. Adorn your hands with slender, black lace gloves. For that regal touch, wear a diadem with black feathers or crystals. Pair with ballet flats or pointed black heels. And the crowning touch: a soft, black feathered cape or shawl that signifies a swan's wings. Lastly, breathe, smile, and cement your place as the belle of the Halloween ball.




In search of more ethereal Halloween costumes with black gowns?

Check out these blogs for more stunning black dresses and fashion ideas that are sure to elevate your spectral style on All Hallow’s Eve:




CAN YOU WEAR A LONG DRESS TO HOMECOMING?
PARTY QUEEN / Oct 10, 2023

Homecoming is approaching and it’s time to find your perfect homecoming dress. Lots of girls come to us to find their dream outfit, but they also come with many questions:

    ❓ Why are homecoming dresses short⁉️
    ❓ Do homecoming dresses have to be short⁉️
    ❓ Do you wear long or short dresses to homecoming⁉️
    ❓ Can I wear a long dress to homecoming⁉️

All the questions! But don’t worry, we have all the answers!



☄️ Can You Wear Long Dresses to Homecoming? Yes, You Can! 💥

We’ll get straight to it: yes, you can wear a long dress to homecoming if you’d like! Your homecoming dress should be a true reflection of your style and what you feel comfortable in.

Typically, girls will wear short homecoming dresses. The reason is that short cocktail dresses are less formal—and usually the homecoming dress code is semi-formal. However, your homecoming event may be more formal. Or, you may just want to wear a long dress to a semi-formal event—that’s totally okay too!

Today, we’re showing you five long homecoming dresses that give you the length you’re looking for without being super formal. However, if you’d like to see formal long homecoming dresses, head to our full catalog.




1. Sienna satin A-line dress

After asking us, “Can I wear a long dress to homecoming,” the follow-up question is usually: what silhouette should I choose?

Choosing the right silhouette for your body type is really important—especially when you wear long dresses. Because there’s more fabric, it’s important to find a silhouette that’ll flatter your figure.

When in doubt, we recommend trying on A-line homecoming dresses. This silhouette looks great on everyone. It’ll cinch your waist and flare out at the hips, keeping the gaze focused on your hourglass shape.

A slit in the skirt will show off a bit of leg and elongate the body—perfect for our shorter girlies!

When it comes to colors, some ladies gravitate towards warm tones, like sienna orange. If you’ve got a summer tan you want to show off, this color will definitely make your skin glow.


Sienna satin Aline dress

Get the look: style GL1993 | Spaghetti Strap V-Neck Satin A-Line Dress w/ Slit




2. Fuschia satin mermaid dress

Anyone else looking to have their Barbie moment? This fuschia pink mermaid gown is the homecoming dress you need. Not only is this color super on trend, but it’s also very fun and casual—perfect for semi-formal dress codes.

Mermaid silhouettes are a bit tighter than A-line silhouettes. They hug your hips and flare out below your knees. However, you can find mermaid dresses that are a bit looser, like this one. The satin fabric gives you room to work the dance floor. And let’s be real, we know that’s going to be a big part of your evening!

If you’re looking to really accentuate your curves, look for ruching at the waist. This will draw attention to your hourglass shape. Uh, yes, please!


Fuschia satin mermaid dress

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




3. Royal blue glitter crepe mermaid dress

When it comes to semi-formal long homecoming dresses, it’s all in the details.

This royal blue mermaid dress may seem simple at first, but if you take a closer look, you’ll see that it takes your homecoming look to the next level.

First, the color: royal blue is bold and bright. If you want to stand out, choose a vibrant shade of your preferred color.

Second, look at that gorgeous glitter crepe fabric. You can still incorporate sparkle into your homecoming outfit without head-to-toe sequins and beads (Though we encourage you to rock those embellishments if that’s what your heart desires!).

The feather detailing on the shoulder is the cherry on top. Feathers are very trendy right now—and that nod to fashion will surely win you a few nods from the style gurus in the room.


Royal blue glitter crepe mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3140 | Sweetheart Glitter Ruched Side Mermaid Dress w/ Feather on Strap




4. Mauve metallic lamé A-line dress

For those who are on the fence and wondering “Do you wear short or long dresses to homecoming,” this dress gives you both!

Underneath the slit in the skirt is a shorter layer, creating a high-low effect. You can show a bit of leg without feeling too exposed (Plus, it allows you to show off that killer pair of heels we know you bought for the occasion!).

When it comes to “classic homecoming shades,” mauve is very popular. Like warm colors, pastel colors will bring out your summer tan—and who doesn’t want that? If you’re nodding “yes please!” then we have even more good news. The shimmering metallic lamé fabric will make your skin glow even more.

To complete this radiant homecoming look, dust your shoulders, collarbone, and cheekbones with some highlighter. You won’t regret it.


Mauve metallic lamé A-line dress

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




5. Neon green two-piece A-line dress

Can you wear a long dress to homecoming that’s two pieces? Absolutely! In fact, two-piece homecoming dresses are a great option if you want length but also don’t want to look too dressed up.

Chiffon is one of our favorite fabrics for homecoming dresses. It’s light and airy—and if it’s still warm in September, it allows you to wear a long dress without feeling too hot.

Floral designs and fun, bright colors like neon green will also help create a playful look. If you’re a gal who wants a whimsical and effortless vibe, this long homecoming dress may be the perfect pick!


Neon green two-piece A-line dress

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




More Homecoming Dress Inspo Below

Remember ladies, there are no set rules for homecoming. Choose a dress that makes you feel like a million bucks! That’s what matters.

If you still don’t know if you want to wear a long or short homecoming dress, that’s okay! Take a look at these blogs below for more inspo:




WHAT TO WEAR TO HOMECOMING: FIVE DRESSES TO STUN EVERYONE
PARTY QUEEN / Oct 09, 2023

When September approaches it’s time to prepare for homecoming! Your biggest task? Finding your homecoming dress, of course!

What is a homecoming dress or hoco dress? Most homecoming events expect a semi-formal dress code. So you could wear a short cocktail dress, long gown, or two-piece ensemble (as long as it’s not ripped jeans and a tee).Commonly, girls will wear a short cocktail dress—and they’ll reserve long formal gowns for prom. Today, we’re going to show you the most popular styles at our boutique. But with so many to choose from, we encourage you to also take a peek at our full homecoming dress selection!



👗 What to Wear to Homecoming: GLS Bestsellers 💕

What kind of dress do you wear to homecoming? At the end of the day, you should wear what you feel most confident in! But if you need a place to start, here are five of our most popular styles for hoco dresses. In any of these dresses, you’re bound to turn heads!




1. Red babydoll dress with butterfly applique

If you’re wondering what to wear to homecoming, your first order of business is finding the right silhouette.

Good news: you don’t have to look much further. Babydoll dresses are the go-to for many ladies because they flatter all body types. Like the A-line silhouette, it cinches and flares out at the waist, accentuating your hourglass shape.

Short dresses are more casual which is why they’re popular for homecoming. However, if you’re looking to zhuzh up your outfit, look for a mesh skirt with some volume. This fabric will definitely create a more dramatic effect.

Embellishments and color choice can also make your hoco look stand out. A vibrant red homecoming dress, of course, will catch eyes. Embellishments (like sequins) and embroidery (like applique) are also great ways to dial up your outfit. Don’t you just love the butterfly applique here?!


burgundy butterfly applique glitter mesh babydoll short dress

Get the look: style GS3186 | Butterfly Applique Sequin Mesh Babydoll Dress w/ Sheer Straps




2. Navy and gold sweetheart babydoll dress

Looking for a homecoming dress with a little bit of bling? You’re not alone!

Homecoming is a time to wear something special. Gold or silver accents are just the thing for an event like this. A dark backdrop, like navy or black, will balance out the metallic details beautifully. Choose a dress with some subtle glitter on the skirt and you’ll totally shimmer under the lights.

We also love the romantic feel of the bodice. The corset back is not only super trendy, but will also cinch your waist and show off your curves. And then the off-the-shoulder sleeves paired with a sweetheart neckline—how dreamy!

We recommend skipping any necklaces and sweeping your hair back to show off your shoulders and collarbone for this outfit. So, so chic.


woman in navy blue cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS1978 | Sweethearted Glitter Mesh Homecoming Dress w/ Corset Back




3. Gold embellished babydoll dress

Wondering what to wear to homecoming that’ll really make a statement? Loved the dress above but wished there was more gold? (We’ve been there, we get it.) Then this gold hoco dress has your name on it.

Dripping in head-to-toe gold embellishments, this homecoming dress is a bestseller for a reason. Sequins, glitter, embroidery, applique—it has it all. If you look closely, you’ll see butterflies delicately woven into the designs.

While it’s certainly flashy, it’s also functional. The sleeves will keep you feeling secure so you can dance the evening away.

Some ladies say this hoco dress gives modern-day Belle from Beauty and the Beast. We totally agree. The sweetheart neckline, corset back, gold color—yes it’s checking off all the boxes! Go on, have your princess moment.


champagne glitter sequin embroidery mesh babydoll short dress

Get the look: style GS3187 | Butterfly Applique Mesh Babydoll Dress w/ Detachable Side Mesh Drapes




4. Lilac babydoll dress with floral applique

If you love pastel colors, this hoco dress is a fan favorite!

Lilac is on trend right now and it’s not going anywhere. It looks great on all skin tones and will enhance your summer glow.

For the self-proclaimed girly-girls, you’ll love the floral applique details. The sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves also work to celebrate your feminine energy.

As you can tell, corset bodices are everywhere right now. And this dress takes it up a notch with a sheer mesh corset bodice. But the pastel color and floral embroidery balance it out, making it hoco-friendly. (We love it when we can have the best of both worlds!)

In a short babydoll dress, your shoes will be on full display! We recommend white, silver, or nude heels or sandals to complete this look.


 Lilac babydoll dress with floral applique

Get the look: style GS3096 | Illusion Sweetheart Mesh Babydoll Short Dress w/ Sheer Bodice




5. Baby blue asymmetrical dress

While babydoll dresses are very popular, you can opt for other silhouettes too. Another favorite among our customers are bodycon homecoming dresses (If you got it, flaunt it!).

The head-to-toe sequins will definitely create a showstopping look—you won’t be blending in wearing this! If you want to dial it up more, this dress is also offered in fuschia (Barbie moment!). But if you want to keep the color more neutral, go for the baby blue or blush option.

This homecoming dress also has an asymmetrical neckline with one long sleeve, detailed with feathers, which is super unique. If you like to lead fashion trends, not follow them, then you should totally rock this fresh style.


baby blue asymmetric neckline feather embellished bodycon short dress

Get the look: style GS3092 | Asymmetric Sequin Bodycon Short Dress w/ Feather Embellishment




“Where Can I Buy a Homecoming Dress?” Right Here!

Yes—if any of these styles (or any in our GLS catalog) catch your eye, take a look at our store locator to find a boutique near you.

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7 ENCHANTING PRINCESS-THEMED QUINCE DRESSES
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Oct 05, 2023

Sugar and spice and all things nice aren’t just for little girls! Turning fifteen and looking for the perfect dress to rock your quinceañera? Here are our top princess-themed quince dresses to make everyone swoon on your magical day. Wishes do come true with these 7 beautiful Disney-inspired quinceañera creations!




1. Baby Blue Glitter Dress with Cut-Away Shoulder 

If princesses had backup dresses tucked away in their pumpkin carriages, this princess-themed quince gown would be it. In dreamy mesh, this Cinderella-inspired quinceañera dress cascades to the floor, perfect for a night of unforgettable dancing. A sweetheart neckline meets the unique cut-away shoulders, blending classic charm with a modern twist.

The back is all about drama with an intricate corset flowing into an open design. Subtle beads and glitter give it that magical shimmer, ensuring you'll light up any ballroom.

Choose from hues of baby blue, sunshine yellow, soft blush, or rich burgundy. Whatever you pick, you're all set to dazzle in this Cinderella-inspired quince dress—no glass slipper required.


baby blue glitter dress with cut away shoulder

Get the look: style GL2910 | Cut-Away Shoulder Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress




2. Lilac Butterfly Applique Gown with Mesh Layer

Sleepy princesses might skip a few royal snoozes if they saw this Elizabeth K gem for their quince! Spun from lovely mesh that could rival her silkiest sheets, this Sleeping-Beauty-inspired quince dress gracefully flows just like any proper princess OOTD.

Its 3-D butterfly appliques suggest a metamorphosis, while the sweetheart neckline and off-shoulder sleeves give a nod to timeless elegance. That corset back ensures you're snugly wrapped, whatever fairy mischief is afoot. For color choices, there’s lilac, red, or blush.

Embellished with beads, embroidery, glitter, jewels, and sequins, it's just the princess-themed quince dress to keep the party spellbound.


lilac butterfly applique gown with mesh layer

Get the look: style GL3110 | 3-D Butterfly Applique Glitter Gown w/ Long Mesh Layer




3. Yellow V-Neck Gown with Floral Applique

Slide into this Disney-inspired quinceañera gown and feel like you've leaped straight into an enchanted tale. Crafted from soft mesh, its floor-length elegance ensures every step you take is a moment in itself.

With a flattering V-neck and off-shoulder sleeves, the design oozes timeless charm. The corset back seals the promise of a perfect fit. Gracefully adorned with embroidery and jewels, it's every bit the dress fit for a magical evening. As for colors, take your pick from iconic yellow, royal blue, blush, baby blue, or lilac. So, go ahead and make an entrance that won't be forgotten any time soon.


yellow v neck gown with floral applique

Get the look: style GL2802 | Floral Embroidery and Jewel V-Neck Mesh Ball Gown




4. Purple Butterfly Gown with Sheer Bodice and Cape

Imagine if long-tressed princesses decided to host a ball right in their lantern-lit kingdoms. Our pick for them would be this Rapunzel-inspired quinceañera gown made from the sweetest dreams.

Regally romantic, this purple ball gown seems woven from the hues of a twilight sky. Fluttering across it are unique iridescent 3-D butterfly appliques. Floral sequin embellishments bloom subtly, adding layers to the allure of this masterpiece. The sheer bodice meets an off-shoulder design, perfect for any maiden longing for adventure.

The sprinkle of glitter captures the magic of a thousand lights. Drape the long mesh cape behind, and you'll exude the mystery and glamor of the tower-residing princess, all ready for a new chapter in her life. Adorned with a zipped corset back, this Disney-inspired quinceañera masterpiece ensures you’ll mesmerize as much as princess-sung melodies.


purple butterfly gown with sheer bodice and cape

Get the look: style GL3171 | 3-D Butterfly Sheer Bodice Gown w/ Long Mesh Cape




5. Tiffany Floral Sweetheart Dress

Looking to channel a bit of the Agrabah magic for your quince? This royal princess-themed quinceañera gown might just be what you need once you immerse yourself in your whole new world.

Designed with the dazzle of a starlit desert night, its mesh fabric effortlessly glides to the floor. The sweetheart neckline whispers tales of romance from Arabian nights, while the cut-away shoulder adds a touch of modern-day royalty.

The corset back for this princess-themed quince dress is perfect for ensuring you're wrapped just right—no genie required. And with a sprinkle of appliques, glitter, and sequins, it's a shimmering tribute to the princess in you. In blush, burgundy, lilac, navy, or Tiffany, you're set to leave an impression as timeless as a classic fairy tale.


tiffany floral sweetheart dress

Get the look: style GL1975 | Glitter Mesh 3D Floral Applique Sweetheart Dress




6. Green Gown with Drape and Feather Embellishment

Swap your mermaid tail for this royalty-themed quinceañera ball gown in the deep green color of sea corals. Dazzle them with this gown right out of the blue depths’ treasure trove. Gliding gently as the ocean's waves, its mesh fabric caresses the ground you walk on. The sweetheart neckline sings a melody reminiscent of poignant under-the-sea ballads, while the off-shoulder sleeves add that dash of earthly sophistication.

Conjure your own splash of sophistication with a side mesh drape complemented by a detachable feather embellishment. The corset and open back ensure you're draped in regal perfection amidst the sprinklings of appliques, glitter, and sequins.

Pick your fave shade between black and green, and you're set to make waves and turn heads in your princess-themed quince dress!


green gown with drape and feather embellishment

Get the look: style GL3101 | Mesh Dress with Side Drape and Feather Embellishment




7. Sage Flower Applique Sweetheart Gown

Ever thought about how it'd feel like to be a beautiful princess? Wonder no more with this ethereal Disney-princess-inspired quinceañera ball gown in Sage. Made with delicate mesh, this floor-length ball gown twirls like a dream. With a sweetheart neckline and off-shoulder sleeves, this princess-themed quince dress has a corset back (hello, customizable fit) that zips open for a quick escape from midnight-ball situations. Embrace your inner royalty with this opulent ensemble adorned with exquisite appliques, sparkling beads, shimmering glitter, dazzling jewels, and glistening sequins. So dance the night away, lovely princess!


sage flower applique sweetheart gown

Get the look: style GL3102 | 3-D Flower Applique Sweetheart Neckline Ball Gown




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5 STUNNING BRIDESMAID REHEARSAL DINNER DRESS IDEAS
BRIDAL GURU / Sep 21, 2023

Your bestie is getting married! With lots of events to attend, it can be hard to figure out all your outfits.

To help you out, we’re showing you some of our favorite bridesmaid rehearsal dinner dresses. With any of these looks, you’ll feel confident to raise a glass—and make a toast to your girl!



💕 Celebrate Love in These Bridesmaid Rehearsal Dinner Dresses 🌠

What should a bridesmaid wear to a rehearsal dinner? Find five options below!




1. Red satin A-line dress

Wondering what to wear to a rehearsal dinner as a bridesmaid? If the dress code is simply “dress to impress,” then this red gown is a perfect choice. There’s no better color to celebrate love!

When it comes to silhouettes, we love to recommend A-line. It accentuates the smallest part of your body—your waist—and falls gracefully along your hips. It’s flattering on all body types.

Satin is smooth and luxurious, which is fitting for a celebratory evening like a wedding rehearsal dinner. But it’s also soft and smooth against the skin. You’ll look like a million bucks without any discomfort. The sheer side panels add a touch of allure without compromising on elegance. Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too!

If you’re a gal who loves her jewelry, then look for a bridesmaid rehearsal dinner dress with a plunging V-neckline. It’ll create the perfect canvas for your favorite necklace.


Red satin A-line dress

Take a look: style GL1992 | Satin V-Neck Sheer Side A-Line Long Dress




2. Black glitter mermaid dress

Looking for a bridesmaid rehearsal dinner dress that fits a black-tie dress code? No need to overthink it! This black mermaid dress checks off all the boxes.

Its glitter fabric, intricate embroidery, and sparkling embellishments are the epitome of bridal party glamor. Everyone will know that you’re the bride’s VIP guest.

The off-the-shoulder neckline and mermaid silhouette call attention to your womanly figure and assets. The sheer slit adds a hit of drama, allowing you to make a grand entrance alongside your girls.

This bridesmaid rehearsal dinner dress is totally giving old Hollywood. Complete the look by styling your hair in loose, side-swept curls.


Black glitter mermaid dress

Take a look: style GL3162 | Glitter Sheer Bodice Off Shoulder Mermaid Dress w/ Sheer Slit




3. Emerald satin mermaid dress

This emerald bridesmaid rehearsal dinner dress is another stunning option for formal, fancy venues.

Satin is a popular choice for wedding events because it elevates any look instantly. We love pairing satin with gemstone colors, like emerald green. So luxe! Amethyst purple, sapphire blue, and ruby red (as you saw above) are other gemstone shades we love to recommend for bridesmaid rehearsal dinner dresses.

If you’re someone who doesn’t want a ton of bling, look for a gown with bead embellishments. They add dimension to a dress without being attention-grabbing. Plus, there are other ways to dial up the heat, like a slit in the skirt or a sweetheart neckline!


Emerald satin mermaid dress

Take a look: style GL3038 | Beads Embellished Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Pleated Chest and Side Slit




4. Yellow jersey mermaid dress

Is the rehearsal dinner in the spring or summer? Is it being held outside or in a garden? If yes, then embrace bright or pastel colors, like this sunshine yellow, for your bridesmaid rehearsal dinner dress.

As a bridesmaid, you don’t want to underdress. It’s your best friend’s wedding after all. Long dresses are usually worn to signify important occasions, like a rehearsal dinner. But if you’re headed to a garden or seaside event, there are ways to create a more casual look.

A summery color like yellow—and an unfussy fabric like jersey—will give you the balance you’re looking for. Playful touches, like this lace-up back, are another great option. When it comes to your hair and makeup, go natural. Loose curls and minimalist makeup are all you need.


Yellow jersey mermaid dress

Take a look: style GL3035 | Beads Embellished Jersey Mermaid Dress w/ Strap Lace-up Back




5. Navy lace babydoll dress

If the dress code is summer cocktail attire, then short dresses are also welcome. But what to wear to this rehearsal dinner as a bridesmaid?

Here’s one of our favorite short bridesmaid rehearsal dinner dresses. While the length makes this dress more casual, it still creates an elegant, celebratory look. It’s also ultra flattering. Like A-line dresses, babydoll dresses accentuate the smallest part of your waist.

Lace is also a fabric that elevates any dress instantly. It creates a romantic vibe—which is fitting for an evening celebrating love, isn’t it? If you’re sentimental like we are, then go for a sweetheart neckline, too!

If you choose a strapless stunner like this one, we recommend keeping your collarbone bare. It creates a bold statement. Then, rock a pair of dainty earrings. For footwear, we recommend heels—or wedges if you’ll be walking on grass. You’ll have legs for days!


Navy lace babydoll dress

Take a look: style GS1611 | Strapless Sweetheart Lace Short Dress




Find the perfect fit for all wedding events

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MOTHER OF THE BRIDE REHEARSAL DINNER DRESS INSPIRATION
BRIDAL GURU / Sep 14, 2023

Your daughter’s rehearsal dinner is the last event before her big day! Of course, you want to look your best to celebrate this huge milestone in her life.

We know you’re here to find the perfect mother of the bride rehearsal dinner dress. And we’re here to help. There’s nothing like finding a dress that makes you feel like a million bucks, so we saved our favorite mother of the bride rehearsal dinner dresses just for you!



🌺 Rehearsal Dinner Dresses for Mothers of the Bride: Our Top Picks ✨

As your friendly neighborhood fashionista, we see a lot of dresses. These four hold a special place in our hearts. They’re all perfect rehearsal dinner attire for the mother of the bride. Found one you like? Take a look at our styling tips to ace your look!




1. Emerald satin A-line dress

Looking for a mother of the bride rehearsal dinner dress that screams elegance? This dress has your name on it.

A-line dresses look amazing on every body type, so we always recommend them. They cinch your waist and flare out at the hips, giving you a gorgeous hourglass shape—not to mention, total comfort. What’s not to like about that?! To further highlight your trim waist, look for dresses with built-in belts or waist straps.

Gem colors are very popular for rehearsal dinner dresses for mothers of the bride. They’re vibrant, flattering, and luxurious. We love pairing these colors with smooth, shiny fabrics like satin. It’ll make your look extra glam.

If the rehearsal dinner is outdoors or in an air-conditioned room, long sleeves are a great way to keep warm without having to wear a shawl or jacket. It’s practical—but also keeps your outfit tres chic.

💞 Styling tip: Accentuate this glowing look by adding some bronzer to the cheekbones and chest.


Emerald satin A-line dress

Get the look: style GL1990 | V-Neck Satin Long Sleeve Long Dress w/ Waist Strap




2. Blue satin mermaid dress

If you want a dress that highlights your figure, this mother of the bride rehearsal dinner dress is just the thing.

Mermaid silhouettes are our go-to for ladies who love form-fitting gowns that show off their assets. (If you got it, flaunt it!) Mermaid dresses hug your waist and hips, and then flare out at the knees—like a mermaid’s tail. If you want a bit more room in your skirt, look for a dress that has a slit.

Blue is having a major moment this season—from light shades to deep, dark hues. Royal blue looks great with satin and other shinier fabrics. It will make your outfit really pop!

Weddings are all about celebrating romance. Rehearsal dinners are no exception, so we like to suggest romantic details like off-the-shoulder sleeves. These will stay put with the added spaghetti straps.

💞 Styling tip: Glam it up with your accessories! Silver pairs beautifully with royal blue. Pull back the front pieces of your hair to show off your favorite earrings.


Blue satin mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3060 | Sweetheart Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Pleated Waist and Slit




3. Navy sequin and velvet mermaid dress

If you often gravitate toward dark colors, then you’ll love this navy dress. Navy is a favorite among mothers of the bride. It’s a flattering color that looks great on all skin tones.

While navy is a subtle color, you can dial up your mother of the bride rehearsal dinner dress in other ways—through your fabric choice, embellishments, and your accessories.

This dress is a great example. As you can see, you can have it all. Sequins, velvet, feathers, you name it! The sequins and velvet create a one-of-a-kind texture and the feathers are used to highlight the asymmetrical neckline and slit in the skirt.

💞 Styling tip: We love asymmetrical necklines! Show it off by styling your hair in curls and sweeping it to one side.


Navy sequin and velvet mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3154 | Asymmetric Sleeveless Feather Sequin Velvet Mermaid Dress




4. Mauve embellished A-line dress

Mauve is a staple in rehearsal dinner attire for mothers of the bride. Why? It’s soft, feminine, and romantic—a triple threat for any wedding event look.

If your daughter’s rehearsal dinner is in the summer or spring, light pink shades are great choices. They’ll bring out your summer tan and give you that glow you’re looking for.

As we shared, A-line dresses naturally create an hourglass shape. To accentuate this silhouette, deep-V necklines will draw the gaze in and toward the waist. Adding details to your shoulders, like puff sleeves or even feathers, will also create the illusion of a smaller waistline.

Hoping to incorporate some sparkle into your outfit? Say no more. This dress has shimmering glitter and sequin designs from head to toe.

💞 Styling tip: When it comes to makeup, keep the palette pink! A rosy blush and strawberry lip are all you need to complete this delicate look.


Mauve embellished A-line dress

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




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WHAT TO WEAR TO A REHEARSAL DINNER: A STYLE GUIDE FOR GUESTS
BRIDAL GURU / Sep 11, 2023

Wondering what to wear to a rehearsal dinner as a guest? Look no further. Our style experts are here to rescue your outfit dilemma so shopping becomes a smooth, easy, and fun process!

First things first: what’s the dress code for rehearsal dinners? Usually, the couple will let you know if it’s casual, or if you should dress in cocktail or formal attire. Typically it’s the latter. A wedding is an important event, after all!

Here, we’re showing you our favorite gowns for dressier rehearsal dinners. They’re not too formal, but will definitely ensure you shine while celebrating the soon-to-be newlyweds.



🎀 What to Wear to a Rehearsal Dinner: Five Fab Dress Ideas 💫

If you’ve scored an invite to a rehearsal dinner, you’re a very important person. The pressure is on to dress to the nines! Don’t worry, we got you. Here are our top rehearsal dinner outfits for guests.




1. Black embellished mermaid dress

If you’re ever stumped on what to wear to a wedding rehearsal dinner, a sleek black dress is always a good idea.

Mermaid silhouettes are an easy way to elevate any black gown. They hug your curves in all the right places. If comfort is important to you, choose a fabric with a bit of stretch, like rome jersey. This material also drapes beautifully. It’s totally a win-win.

It’s not every day that we can wear a dress with some dazzling embellishments. Rehearsal dinners, however, can be one of those days! If you want to stand out, rock gold or silver embellishments. (A dark background will make them pop.) Or, if you want just a hint of glam, look out for a dress that has black sequins or beads.


Black embellished mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3141 | Jewel Lace-up Back Straight Across Rome Jersey Mermaid Dress




2. Navy beaded mermaid dress

When asked what to wear to a rehearsal dinner, we also recommend jewel-tone dresses. They’re luxurious, flattering, and offer tons of options.

Jewel tones are colors like sapphire blue, emerald green, and ruby red. These dark, rich hues pair well with any fabric. So if you want something stretchy and comfy, go for rome jersey. If you want your dress to pop, choose shimmery sequins or shiny satin.

Wedding events, like rehearsal dinners, are the perfect time to rock feminine, romantic details. Sweetheart necklines are one of our favorites. They literally mimic the shape of a heart—how cute is that?!


Navy beaded mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3036 | Sweetheart Neckline Jersey Mermaid Dress w/ Beads Embellished




3. Mauve sequin mermaid dress

What do you wear to a rehearsal dinner that’s held outdoors or in the colder months? A long-sleeve dress like this one! Yes, you can look like a Hollywood vixen even when the temperature drops.

How? As we said before, mermaid silhouettes are a great way to dial up any dress. Some mermaid-style dresses will loosely hug your curves, giving you that hourglass shape without feeling too tight. (This style is giving Greek goddess vibes, don’t you think?) Pro tip: to further accentuate your waist, look for dresses with gathered waistlines.

Mauve is a very popular color for weddings events. It’s romantic, feminine, and looks great on all skin tones. Want to glam up your rehearsal dinner outfit? Try on a dress with head-to-toe sequins! The couple will love that you’re celebrating their wedding events to the fullest.


Mauve sequin mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3063 | Gathered Waist Sequin Embellished Mermaid Dress w/ Long Sleeves




4. Sienna satin A-line dress

Let’s say your wedding rehearsal dinner is in summer or fall. Take advantage of your summer tan and rock warm tones, like sienna.

To accentuate your glow even more, try on a satin dress—seriously! Its shiny appearance will highlight the natural dewiness of your skin. Then add some bronzer and highlighter. Voila! Your complexion will look absolutely gorgeous.

If mermaid dresses aren’t your thing, we recommend A-line dresses. They flatter any body type and are oh-so comfortable. They cinch the smallest part of your waistline and fall loosely along your hips and legs. Yes, you get the best of both worlds!


Sienna satin A-line dress

Get the look: style GL1991 | V-Neck Spaghetti Strap A-Line Satin Long Dress




5. Fuchsia asymmetrical short dress

If the dress code for your rehearsal dinner is explicitly cocktail attire, you can totally wear short or mid-length dresses. There’s no need for ball gowns, but some sparkle is definitely welcome. You’re celebrating a special wedding, after all.

This short dress strikes the right balance between playful and glamorous. Fuchsia is bright, bold, and very on trend. Sequins, feathers, and an asymmetrical neckline with one long sleeve create a unique outfit that’s appropriate for dinner—but will seamlessly transition you to a night on the town.

If that’s the plan, complete this showstopping look with a bright lip or eyeshadow.


Fuchsia asymmetrical short dress

Get the look: style GS3092 | Asymmetric Sequin Bodycon Short Dress w/ Feather Embellishment




It’s Wedding Season! Find Dress Inspo for All Events Below

From bridal showers to bachelorette parties, we have your needs covered! Don’t hesitate to head straight to our full catalog to explore all your options.




WHAT TO WEAR TO A SUMMER WEDDING: 5 COOL STYLES TO COPY
BRIDAL GURU / Sep 11, 2023

Summer weddings are popular among couples because the weather is dependably lovely. But sometimes it can get really warm! And the last thing you want is to get all dressed up and then wind up dripping in sweat. Not a good look.

As a guest, it’s normal to wonder what to wear to a summer wedding. Let’s tackle that question together. We’re here to show you styles, fabrics, and cuts that’ll help you look ah-mazing while keeping you cool!



🤍 What to Wear to a Summer Wedding: Stay Cool in These 5 Dresses 💐

We often get asked what to wear to a summer outdoor wedding or what color to wear to a summer wedding. We’re covering all these questions below as we walk you through our fav summer wedding guest dresses.




1. Chiffon A-line dress with floral applique

If you’re researching what to wear to a summer outdoor wedding, it’s best to start with A-line dresses made of airy fabrics, like chiffon. A flowy silhouette and light material are key for beating the summer heat—especially if the ceremony is outdoors, during the daytime. Bonus points: this style of dress will also keep you cool and comfortable when you rip up the dance floor!

This particular A-line chiffon dress is adorned with 3D floral appliqué and embroidery on the bodice, adding a touch of whimsical elegance that’s perfect for a garden wedding.

We’re also often asked what color to wear to a summer wedding. You can’t go wrong with pink—a color associated with love and romance. What shade? That’s up to you! Choose the one that best complements your skin tone.


dusty rose chiffon A-line dress

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




2. Satin A-line dress with slit

Satin is another fabric we recommend when asked what to wear to a summer wedding. It’s incredibly popular right now—and we’re not surprised. It’s a summer-friendly fabric that’ll keep you cool, while also making you look incredibly chic.

Satin isn’t an everyday fabric. This smooth, shiny material is often reserved for fancier occasions, right? We love that it also takes any color to the next level. Rich, warm hues, like sienna, are great options for a dress like this. Pro tip: these colors will also make your complexion look sunkissed.

In warm weather, we typically avoid sleeves. You can totally avoid them for your wedding guest look too! Delicate spaghetti straps are a great choice if you want to feel secure, while rocking minimal fabric on your arms.

If the venue doesn’t offer air conditioning, we recommend an A-line skirt with a slit in the skirt. You’ll thank us for the extra room around your legs and hips!


sienna satin A-line dress with slit

Get the look: style GL1993 | Spaghetti Strap V-Neck Satin A-Line Dress w/ Slit




3. Satin mermaid dress with open V-back

Now, not all summer weddings are smoking hot. What to wear to a summer wedding that’s expected to be cooler? Or is partially indoors with air conditioning?

If you loved the dress above, here’s another similar number—but it has a mermaid silhouette. This form-fitting style hugs all your curves and shows off your hourglass shape. Va-va-voom!

Don’t worry, there are still elements that keep this look breathable, like the dress’ cut-away sleeves, open-V back, and slit in the skirt. These details are also super sexy, and who doesn’t want to feel like a total bombshell?

Like sienna, yellow is a popular shade for summer wedding attire. It’ll make your summer tan absolutely glow.


gold satin mermaid dress gold satin mermaid dress with open V-back

Get the look: style GL3060 | Sweetheart Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Pleated Waist and Slit




4. Short chiffon A-line dress

What to wear to a summer wedding? We didn’t forget about the short dresses, don’t you worry. These are especially great for summer outdoor weddings or those that indicated cocktail attire.

Short A-line and babydoll dresses are our go-to for comfy yet flirty and fun looks. They cinch your waist and flare at the hips, creating a flattering look on any figure. A light fabric, like chiffon, is perfect for this style of dress. The skirt can have a few layers and you won’t even feel it.

Blush is another shade of pink that’s popular for summer outdoor weddings. It’s feminine and romantic, which is ideal for a day celebrating love. As you probably know, light colors also absorb less heat. (Practical and cute? Yes, please.)

If you’re looking for extra sparkle without rocking a heavy dress, look for a jewel-embellished waistline. This won’t add too much weight, but it’ll accentuate your small waist. Style smarter, not harder!


blush short chiffon A-line dress

Get the look: style GS1617 | Jewel Embellished-Waist Illusion Deep V-Neck Chiffon Short Dress




5. Strapless chiffon babydoll dress

This look is another favorite of ours for those asking what to wear to a summer outdoor wedding. Dark teal and other shades of green will accent a lush garden or beachside wedding beautifully.

Again, loose silhouettes and airy fabrics are staples for summer wedding guest attire. If you want to capitalize on the strapless trend, this sweethearted strapless bodice is to die for. It’s romantic and chic all at once. The ruching makes it ultra-flattering—drawing the eyes toward the smallest part of your waist.

Against a dark fabric, jewels and other embellishments will stand out. A bedazzled waistline will complete this effortlessly glam look. Shine bright under the evening lights!


teal strapless chiffon babydoll dress

Get the look: style GS1637 | Ruched Strapless Sweetheart Chiffon Short Dress




What to Wear to a Summer Wedding: More Options

Find summer dress ideas for bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and groom, and more below. Or, take a look through our full GLS catalog.




TOP PROM DRESS STYLES AT WORLD OF PROM ATLANTA
PARTY QUEEN / Sep 08, 2023

We’re back from World of Prom Atlanta! We were in absolute heaven, being the fashionistas that we are. It was amazing to meet other retailers, see the latest trends, and share our best styles with boutiques located across America.

If you’re looking for the next big thing in prom attire, you’re in the right place. Check out our newest additions to the GLS catalog and find them now at a local retailer near you!



💖 Our Top 10 Looks at World of Prom Atlanta ✨

World of Prom Atlanta got us super excited for next year’s prom. There were so many gorgeous styles! Here are some of our favorite GLS Collective dresses—and photos—of the week.




1. Black embellished mermaid dress 

Who says black has to be boring? This mermaid dress brings all the drama—with nearly head-to-toe sequins and a detachable skirt layer. (It makes for great photos!)

Mermaid silhouettes call attention to your gorgeous figure. A deep-v neckline and slit in the skirt will highlight your hourglass shape. This look definitely gives confidence. If you got it, flaunt it!

If you’re off to a Great Gatsby-themed prom, this luxe look is it.


black embellished mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3119 | Sequin Sheer Bodice Mermaid Dress w/ Side Long Mesh Layer




2. Black strapless mermaid dress

As you can see, black mermaid dresses come in many forms. This one has voluptuous ruffles. Yes, you can have a curve-hugging silhouette and a full, fab skirt.

Corset tops are so trendy right now and we’re big fans. They’re super flattering and zhuzh up any bodice. This strapless, sweethearted version is giving us everything we wanted.

Headed to a masquerade-themed prom? You gotta try this one on!


black strapless mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3315 | Sequin Sheer Bodice Ruffled Skirt Strapless Mesh Trumpet Long Dress




3. Pink spaghetti strap mermaid dress

Looking for a Barbie-inspired prom dress? Then of course you gotta go pink. This fuchsia mermaid dress is for those who want to go big and bold.

The mesh corset paired with the flowing skirt gives you structure and softness all in one. The added layer to the skirt will make for cute photos—especially when you’re on the dance floor.

While this color is super on trend today, it will also fit right in at an 80s-themed prom.


Pink spaghetti strap mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3260 | Bead Ruched Side Rome Jersey Mermaid Long Dress w/ Side Drape




4. Pink A-line dress with puff sleeves

When it comes to Barbie-inspired prom dresses, we know you want options this year. This particular style is flattering on any figure. The A-line silhouette is the unicorn of all silhouettes. No matter your body type, it’ll create an hourglass shape.

The detachable puff sleeves, alongside the shimmery fabric, also make this an elegant, royal look. It’s perfect for a vintage-themed prom.


Pink A-line dress with puff sleeves

Get the look: style GL3311 | Sequin Sheer Bodice Mesh A-line Long Dress w/ Puff Sleeves




5. Yellow A-line dress with applique

To all the bright, bubbly personalities out there: this sunshine-yellow gown is your perfect prom look. It lights up any room, just like you!

You’ll also turn heads with this voluptuous, layered A-line skirt. And the floral applique? It totally completes this dress.

This look is totally giving Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Off to a French or Parisian-themed prom? This is your dress!


Yellow A-line dress with applique

Get the look: style GL3356 | Bead Sequin Mesh A-line Long Dress w/ Ruffled Layered Back




6. Orange embellished mermaid dress

If the above look is sunshine in a dress, this one is giving us sunset! Its warm hue and shimmering sequins will bring out your natural glow. Every hour is golden hour in this dress.

We have to say, this look is all about the details. The illusion deep-V neckline, beaded details, floral sequin designs—together, they take our breath away.

This radiant number is just the look for a Hollywood-themed prom.


Orange embellished mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3376 | Bead Sequin Sheer Bodice Mesh Mermaid Long Dress w/ Side Slit




7. Blue A-line dress with sheer bodice

Soft, whimsical, angelic—this light blue prom dress is an absolute stunner. 

We have to take a moment to appreciate the details here. Its 3-D floral appliques are oh-so delicate and pretty. The feathered sheer bodice is super on trend. And the open back? Wowza.

If you’re headed to a fire and ice prom, this look will be a showstopper, for sure!


Blue peach floral applique sheer bodice aline long dress

Get the look: style GL3250 | 3-D Flower Sheer Bodice Cut-out Back Mesh A-line Long Dress




8. Blue floral A-line dress

Prom can feel like a dream. It’s such a magical night. This blue and pink prom dress captures that feeling perfectly. It’s so soft and feminine!

The corset bodice and off-the-shoulder sleeves are ultra romantic, showing off your collarbone and shoulders. The tiered A-line skirt flows gracefully over your hips and legs. You’ll practically glide across the dance floor.

If you’re off to an enchanted forest-themed prom, look no further.


Blue floral A-line dress

Get the look: style GL3394 | Sweetheart Off Shoulder Ruffle Mesh A-line Long Dress




9. Blue mesh mermaid dress

We love a dramatic silhouette. While some mermaid-style prom dresses have a subtle “tail,” this dress brings all the volume.

If you’re looking for a vibrant, head-turning look, this dress is a top contender. This shade of blue is not for fitting in—it’s for standing out. And the deep-v neckline and voluptuous skirt create an hourglass shape that rivals Marilyn Monroe’s.

Love this color? Find more blue prom dresses here.


Blue mesh mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3333 | Floral Embroidery Sequin Sheer Bodice Mesh Mermaid Long Dress




10. Strapless mermaid dress with layers

This dress is all about the glam—and we think there’s no better place for it than prom.

First, let’s talk about the skirt layers. This dress has them along the waist and sides of the dress, which is both flattering and luxurious.

It’s very trendy, with the corset bodice that cinches the waist. Snag this dress in pastel colors like mauve, peach, and champagne.


three girls in strapless mermaid dresses

Get the look: :: Left :: style GL3257 | Jewel Strapless Mesh Mermaid Long Dress w/ Waist Drape
Get the look: :: Center :: style GL3259 | Glitter Sheer Bodice Mesh Mermaid Long Dress w/ Waist Drape Layer
Get the look: :: Right :: style GL3256 | Jewel Sheer Bodice Mesh Mermaid Long Dress w/ Waist Drape




Find Your Favorite GLS Collective Dresses At a Boutique Near You

These dresses from our latest collection are gorgeous, aren’t they? Want to try a few on? Check out our store locator to find your nearest retailer and snag the perfect prom dress that will get you that prom queen crown!




HOW TO GLAM UP A BLACK DRESS: SIX STYLING TIPS TO ELEVATE YOUR LOOK
FASHION TRENDS / Aug 24, 2023

Black is a timeless color and suitable for nearly all occasions. So if you've bought a black dress—or looking to buy one—you made the right decision. A black dress is a great investment and you'll get many wears!

One reason why we love black dresses is because they're so versatile. You can dress them up and dress them down. Wondering how to style a black dress? You're in the right place! Today, we're showing you six ways to do just that.



🖤 How to Style a Black Dress: Six Quick Tips 💫

Below, you'll find six easy ways to style a black dress. If you’re also looking for the perfect black dress, you’ll find dress options, too. (We got you, girl!)




1. Wear gold or silver accessories

When asked how to style up a black dress, one of our go-to answers is: throw on some gold or silver accessories!

It doesn't matter which metallic you go with—rose gold works too. The goal is to add some shimmer and shine to your look. So if you already have gold or silver jewelry, you're good to go. You may also want to consider metallic-colored shoes for a fancy event, like a gala.

💞 Style tip: Wear a dress with shiny fabrics or embellishments for extra sparkle. And consider a shorter dress or one with a slit in the skirt to show off your oh-so-cute pair of shoes.


black velvet cocktail dress

View the featured dress: style GS3087 | Ruched Bodice Velvet Bodycon Short Dress w/ Leg Slit




2. Add an embellished belt

This styling tip not only answers the question: "How do I dress up a black dress?" It also answers the question: "How do I create a flattering, hourglass silhouette?"

Despite popular belief, belts are not just here to keep our pants up, ladies! They're also amazing at cinching our waistlines and accentuating our curves. You can add a belt to your black dress or find a dress that has one sewn in. A jewel or sequin-embellished belt will give you the fancy feel you're going for.

💞 Style tip: If you're keen on accentuating your figure, try on a mermaid dress. This silhouette hugs all your curves. If you got it, flaunt it!


black velvet mermaid long dress

View the featured dress: style GL2559 | Jewel Accented Waist Line V-Neck Velvet Dress w/ U-Back




3. Bring a statement clutch or purse

Many women overlook their purse—but it plays a vital role in your outfit. How to style a black dress? In this case, we recommend choosing a statement clutch or purse!

Small purses and clutches are very trendy right now—and perfect for formal events that call for a black dress. You can explore black ones with embellishments and dazzling designs or bright colors for a pop of color. That's the fantastic thing about black dresses—they match anything!

💞 Style tip: You don't need a bright, bold dress to stand out. Play around with unique cutouts and asymmetrical necklines to create an unexpected look.


black jersey trumpet dress

View the featured dress: style GL2706 | Cut-Out Bodice Rome Jersey Mermaid Dress




4. Add a detachable cape 

Wondering how to style a black dress for a formal event? Add a detachable cape or layer to your skirt! When else can you add these regal details to your outfit?

Plus, they're super customizable. Add a short cape to your sleeves to create a subtly luxe look. Or, attach long layers to your skirt for extra drama. The best part? You can remove them whenever you'd like. (When you hit the dance floor, perhaps?)

💞 Style tip: Adding a detachable cape to off-the-shoulder sleeves is so beautiful and feminine! Baring your shoulders also brings balance to this look.


black tulle sweetheart dress

View the featured dress: style GL3054 | 3-D Flower Applique Sequin Mermaid Dress w/ Detached Mesh Cape




5. Rock an intricate updo

How do you dress up a black dress with your hairstyle? You can wear it up or down, but it should be styled intentionally. No bedhead here!

If you're off to a formal event, we recommend going for a glamorous updo—when else do you get to rock such a fun hairstyle? You can also add hair ornaments, like tiaras, jeweled barrettes, flowers, and more. Chat with your hairstylist and see what they recommend. But don't forget to bring extra hairpins or hairspray if you'll be out of the house for a long time!

💞 Style tip: A chic updo paired with a dress with a beautiful strappy back is a match made in heaven! All eyes will be on you!


girl with an intricate updo hairstyle

View the featured dress: style GL3141 | Jewel Lace-up Back Straight Across Rome Jersey Mermaid Dress




6. Wear a bold lipstick

How do you dress up a black dress with your makeup? It's pretty simple. A bold lipstick or a smokey eye. That's it, really!

When it comes to your makeup, less is more. We recommend choosing one or the other so your look remains balanced. However, we have to say: we love a bold lip. Bright red lipstick is a classic option, but dark red is also very sultry. (And very fitting for the fall and winter months.)

💞 Style tip: Red lips look great on anyone—and so do A-line dresses. If you're looking for a universally flattering silhouette, this one's it.


girl in a black dress and bold lipstick

Get the look: style GL2503 | Double Waist-Bands V-Neck Long Dress w/ Strap Back




Recommended Blogs for You

If you're ready to shop for black dresses, head straight to the GLS catalog. Or, check out these blogs picked just for you:




FIVE DINNER DATE OUTFIT IDEAS FOR FANCY NIGHTS OUT
FASHION TRENDS / Aug 21, 2023

Planning a dinner date outfit can cause mild panic—especially when it’s a first. We totally get it, girl! But hey, we happen to be experts when it comes to dressing up for something special, so relax because we’ve gotcha! We know just how you can turn heads so keep reading and get some inspiration and ideas.



💗 Five Dinner Date Dress Options You Must See 🌹

Going to a fine dining restaurant with your partner? Celebrating your anniversary? Heading to a gala or New Year’s Eve party together? Here are our favorite dresses for dinner dates that just ooze with glam. 




1. Red mermaid dress with corset bodice

Mermaid dresses are a great option and make for the perfect fancy dinner date outfit. They’re designed to show off all your assets, and will surely make your date feel like the luckiest, with you on their arm!

Corset tops are very in right now. They’re super sexy and shrink your waistline. In other words, they’re perfect for a fancy dinner date. Choose a red or black dress to turn up the heat!

What fabric is best for mermaid dresses? Rome jersey is one of our favorites. It’s a soft, slightly stretchy fabric that’ll hug all your curves beautifully.


Red mermaid dress with corset bodice

Get the look: style GL3082 | Straight Across Neckline Mermaid Long Dress w/ Sheer Bodice




2. Mauve mermaid dress with sequins

Every gal looks great in mauve, which is why we come back to it season after season. It looks great on any skin tone—and can be worn year-round. Whether you’re off to a summer or winter event, you can’t go wrong with this shade of purple.

As you can see, mermaid silhouettes aren’t always skin-tight. If you’re looking for a dress that has some wiggle room, this type of dress is for you. Don’t worry, with a gathered waist, it still emphasizes your hourglass shape.

Headed to a late dinner and worried it’ll get chilly? This chic dinner date dress has long sleeves so you can transition from dinner to late-night cocktails while still feeling comfortable.

Fancy dinner events invite you to rock some glamor. Sequins, jewels, beads—they’re all welcome here! In head-to-toe sequins, you’ll shimmer underneath the evening lights.


Mauve mermaid dress with sequins

Get the look: style GL3063 | Gathered Waist Sequin Embellished Mermaid Dress w/ Long Sleeves




3. Black mermaid dress with embellishments

An elegant black dress is a staple in any woman’s wardrobe. It can be worn to a dinner, gala, holiday party, and more. (In other words, you’ll get your return on this investment very quickly!)

A sleek mermaid silhouette is perfect for this timeless color. Choose a gown with simple spaghetti straps and a deep-v neckline—and let your curves do the talking.

For the ladies who want to jazz up their dinner date dress, look for options with black beads and sequins. The shimmer will be subtle but your date will definitely notice!


Black mermaid dress with embellishments

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




4. Light pink netting mermaid dress

Looking for a dinner date outfit that’s a bit daring? We have a feeling you’ll like this netting mermaid dress. It truly offers the best of both worlds. It’s bold and edgy—but has a softer side, too.

Because its soft netting fabric has large holes, you can catch a glimpse of the illusion of sweetheart neckline underneath. The color (light pink) and the jewel embellishments also highlight your delicate femininity and hourglass shape.

This dinner date dress is effortlessly fierce. Style your hair in loose, tousled curls and strut your stuff with confidence!


Light pink netting mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL2612 | Short Sleeve Netting Mermaid Long Dress




5. Black velvet mermaid dress with sequins

Often, a dinner date will turn into late-night drinks or dancing. This dinner date dress will perfectly transition you to the dance floor.

While the fabric is black velvet, it’s covered in iridescent sequins. If you want to stand out in a crowd, this fabric won’t let you down!

Its lace-up back and slit in the skirt are fiery features—but still appropriate for a fancy dinner (Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too!).

No need to over-style this dinner date outfit. Throw your hair up, put on your favorite pair of earrings, and let your dress do the rest.


Black velvet mermaid dress with sequins

Get the look: style GL3150 | Sequin Cut-out Side Lace-up Back Velvet Mermaid Dress




More Dinner Date Outfit Ideas Below

Today, you found dinner date outfit ideas for fancy occasions. But what about casual dates? Holiday parties? Find inspo below!




WHAT TO WEAR TO A GALA: GALA DRESS CODE OUTFIT IDEAS
PARTY QUEEN / Aug 17, 2023

If you've been invited to one, one of the first things that probably comes to mind is: "What do I wear to a gala?!" For most of us, these fancy events don't come around too often, so of course, you want to look your best!

Most women will opt to wear gala dresses. You can totally wear pants if you prefer them. We recommend a formal pantsuit or trousers to ensure you're meeting the dress code.

But if you're looking for gala outfit ideas that are dresses, you're in the right place. We selected five of our favorites to show you today.



👗 What to Wear at a Gala: Gala Attire for Women 👠

Most galas have a black tie dress code, which calls for floor-length dresses. Here are five long dresses that check off all the boxes for a formal affair.




1. Silver sequin and velvet mermaid dress

Metallics, like silver and gold, are always great go-to's for gala attire. We associate these colors with wealth and luxury, so of course, they're perfect for galas!

To make your silvery look really pop, we recommend choosing a dress with some texture, like this sequin and velvet fabric. With every step, you'll shimmer and shine.

You can layer on the details when it comes to gala outfits for women. Feather embellishments, puff sleeves, skirt slits, or all three. As you can see here, they look great together! Don't be shy to zhuzh it up. A gala is an event where it's not only allowed but definitely encouraged!


Silver sequin and velvet mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3122 | Puff Shoulder 3/4 Sleeves Feather Velvet Mermaid Dress




2. Rose gold embellished mermaid dress

Who doesn't love rose gold—especially for gala attire? Like silver, this dazzling metallic color will always meet the gala dress code.

If you're looking for feminine details, try on dresses with sweetheart necklines or slits in skirts. These are classy ways to show off your assets! A mermaid dress is also very popular for gala attire because it hugs your curves while offering a long silhouette. Embellishments in floral or other delicate patterns can also create the feminine look you're going for.

To dial up your gala outfit, look for layers or capes. When else can you rock these regal details? Plus, some may even be detachable. So you can take them off whenever you feel like it.


Rose gold embellished mermaid dress

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




3. Black mesh A-line dress

If you're struggling to figure out what to wear to a gala, remember: black is always a good idea! It's timeless, chic, and flattering—talk about a triple threat! Plus, the color works year-round. So you can rewear it at another gala or formal event.

We love this black mesh dress because it's oh-so elegant. The feathered straight-across neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves create a soft, feminine look. The embroidered bodice adds just the right amount of sparkle. And the mesh A-line skirt drapes beautifully over the legs and hips. No matter what your body type is, it's bound to flatter!

Style your hair in a low bun or side-swept, loose curls to complete this look.


Black mesh A-line dress

Get the look: style GL3138 | Embroidery Sheer Front Mesh A-line Dress w/ Feather Embellishment




4. Red satin mermaid dress

Some colors will always be fit for gala attire. Red is one of them! It's striking on any skin tone and great for any season. Its versatility makes it a favorite for gala outfit ideas.

Right now, satin is a very trendy fabric for formal wear—from weddings to the red carpet. Why? Its smooth, lustrous texture screams luxury. It elevates any outfit instantly.

Here, paired with the red color and mermaid silhouette, the satin creates a sultry look. If you're ready to dial up the spice, this gala look is for you. (Don't hesitate to complete this look with a red lip!)


Red satin mermaid dress

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



5. Blue asymmetrical crepe dress

While we've shown you some classic takes on gala attire, you can also explore more unique options. Take this aqua blue dress as an example.

It's certainly acceptable to wear bright or trendy colors to a gala. Bright blues, purples, greens, pinks, yellows—you name it. These colors are especially fitting in the summer and will show off your natural glow.

But remember that the overall look must still meet the formal dress code. So, for example, the dress needs to be floor length. And you should opt for fabrics like satin or glitter crepe instead of cotton or linen. Dramatic details, like this long asymmetrical layer, will not only help you meet the dress code but also earn you a stamp of approval from any style gurus in attendance!


Blue asymmetrical crepe dress

Get the look: style GL3136 | Glitter Asymmetric Ruched Side Mermaid Dress w/ Side Long Layer




More Gala Outfit Ideas Below!

By now, you likely have a better idea of what to wear to a gala. It could be a gala outfit idea we showed you today! But if you'd still like to peruse your options, take a look at the blogs below.




A QUICK GUIDE TO SUMMER COCKTAIL ATTIRE FOR WEDDING GUESTS
BRIDAL GURU / Aug 15, 2023

POV: You scored an invite to a summer wedding. You open up the invitation and it says: summer cocktail attire. Hmm…what exactly does that look like? That’s a fair question!

Of course, if you’re headed to a wedding, you want to ensure you dress appropriately—no matter the dress code. You’re in luck because today we’re breaking down summer cocktail attire for weddings.



What is a Summer Cocktail Wedding Attire?

Summer cocktail wedding attire is semi-casual. You can wear a dress, skirt, or trousers and a nice blouse. As fashion enthusiasts, we’re excited to discuss your dress options. Here are some guidelines to kick us off:

    1. Colors: To celebrate the warm season, we recommend pastels, bright shades, or floral prints.
    2. Fabric: Airy and thin fabrics are best for summer cocktail wedding attire. Think chiffon, silk, satin, or even linen.
    3. Length: You can wear short, midi, or long dresses to a semi-casual summer wedding.
    4. Details: Floral prints or designs are always welcome at summer weddings. Floral applique is one of our favorites!


🥂 Summer Wedding Cocktail Attire: Five Fab Dresses 🌿

Now that you’ve read our hot tips for summer wedding cocktail attire, let’s take a look at some dresses that check off all the boxes for this wedding dress code!




1. Lace short babydoll dress

While you should avoid wearing short dresses to a formal wedding, they totally fit the “summer wedding cocktail attire” dress code.

But with this said, we recommend choosing a dress with a flowy silhouette—like A-line or babydoll—to balance out your look.

Lace is a popular fabric for ladies who want to add a touch of elegance to their look. It adds unique texture and design, without being too attention-grabbing. When it comes to summer cocktail attire for weddings, less is more. All eyes should be on the bride. But with this look, you’ll definitely get a nod from any attending fashionistas.


gray lace short babydoll dress

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




2. Chiffon short babydoll dress

Chiffon is one of our favorite fabrics for summer wedding cocktail attire. For most, summer means hot, hot weather! And chiffon is proven to keep you cool. But it’s not just practical. Chiffon is an airy fabric that flows gracefully over the body. You’ll look like a goddess—without any effort!

Your color choice will also help you battle warm temperatures. Instead of a dark color, opt for a light pastel shade, like mauve.

To accentuate your hourglass shape, choose a dress with an A-line silhouette and add a simple belt to cinch the waistline.


mauve chiffon short babydoll dress

Get the look: style GS2807 | Lace Embellished Bodice Chiffon Short Dress




3. Chiffon long A-line dress

Yes, chiffon is a great fabric for long A-line dresses too. No matter the length of your dress, it creates a flattering look.

Pastel pinks, like mauve, rose, and blush, are all popular shades for summer cocktail wedding attire. But light blues, greens, purples, yellows—and even neutrals like gray—are also great choices.

Headed to an outdoor wedding? Then you must try on a dress with floral applique! This weaving technique creates 3D floral designs. It’s totally unique and fits the vibe of the venue. Your photos will look gorgeous.


pink chiffon long A-line dress

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




4. Satin long A-line dress 

When it comes to summer wedding cocktail attire, satin is incredibly popular. It turns any simple dress into an understated glamorous look.

Take this dress as an example. As a cotton dress, it would be quite casual: spaghetti straps, long A-line silhouette, v-neckline. But with satin? All of a sudden, it’s so chic. Find a dress with a slit in the skirt if you want to dial up the spice (without dialing up the heat)!

Warm colors, like orange, red, and yellow, are fan favorites in the summertime. These colors enhance your summer glow. Just add a pop of bronzer and you’re set for the big event.


sienna satin long A-line dress

Get the look: style GL1993 | Spaghetti Strap V-Neck Satin A-Line Dress w/ Slit




5. Mock two-piece A-line dress

Fancy brighter colors? Patterns? This look offers both.

Neon and bright colors are having a moment this year and summer wedding cocktail attire isn’t exempt. You’ll find bright and neon shades of pinks, greens, blues, and yellows everywhere.

Patterns are also A-OK for summer wedding cocktail attire. Florals are always welcome because they complement the romantic feel of weddings. (And the lush greenery if the event is outdoors.)

If you like this dress, we have a feeling you like to do things differently. Two-piece dresses are just for you—they’re oh-so unique!


green mock two-piece A-line dress

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




Summer Wedding Attire for Every Attendee

We’ve got dress ideas for mothers of the bride, groom, and bridesmaids too! Or, go straight to our full catalog to check out all your options.




WHAT TO WEAR TO A BRIDAL SHOWER: FASHION TIPS FOR THE PERFECT ENSEMBLE
BRIDAL GURU / Aug 10, 2023

When a dear woman in our life gets engaged, we want her to feel special. Cue: engagement parties, bachelorette getaways, and bridal showers. It's time to make a toast—or three—to our special gal!

Of course, you want to look your best for these important events. But how exactly should you dress? Today, we're discussing what to wear to a bridal shower.



💗 What to Wear to a Bridal Shower: Five Perfect Dresses ✨

There are endless options to choose from—and you can explore them all in our full GLS catalog. Or, take a look at our five handpicked favorites below!




1. Lilac babydoll dress with floral applique

If you're wondering what to wear to a bridal shower brunch, or tea party, this dress creates the perfect look. The color, the silhouette, the fabric—yes, it checks off all the boxes.

Lilac and other pastels are always great colors for bridal showers, especially daytime events like brunch and tea parties. They're calming, whimsical, and feminine. They also allow the bride to stand out in white without looking too jarring in photos. (The bride will thank you!)

A babydoll silhouette also makes this look effortlessly feminine. It draws attention to your waistline and elongates the legs—highlighting your womanly curves—without being too revealing.

Lastly, we must take a minute to admire the delicate floral applique details here. They subtly elevate your look without taking attention away from your bride. Win-win.

💞 Styling tip: Keep your hair down, straight or in curls. Add a pair of hoops to complete the look.


lilac mesh sweetheart dress

Get the look: style GS3091 | Mock Two-Piece Babydoll Short Dress w/ 3-D Flower Applique




2. Peach two-piece dress with embroidery

This dress is another fab option if you're researching what to wear to a tea party bridal shower or brunch.

Peach is another popular pastel for bridal shower attire. But really, any shade of pink is a great idea. Pink is associated with romance, love, and femininity—all the things we celebrate at a bridal shower, right?

We're always looking for opportunities to rock a two-piece dress. They're so unique—and highlight all your curves. Va-va voom! Embroidery and other details along the waistline and neckline will further enhance your hourglass shape!

To ensure your look is appropriate for a bridal shower brunch or tea party, choose a two-piece dress with a longer skirt and/or a higher neckline.

💞 Styling tip: A chic updo and bright lipstick will turn this into a striking look.


peach floral embroidered two piece dress

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




3. Blush satin dress with embellishments

What to wear to a bridal shower as a guest? As you can tell, our answer is pastel, feminine colors! Just kidding—you can totally wear darker shades too, which are especially fitting for fall and winter bridal showers. We'll show you those next.

But first, let's talk about this blush satin number. Satin is having a huge moment right now—for weddings, bachelorettes, bridal showers, and any other related event. Why? Its smooth, shiny texture is ultra luxurious. And these special moments deserve a luxe look.

The rhinestones, sequins, embellished belt, and layered skirt also create a glamorous feel. This dress definitely matches the dress code if you're off to a fancy bridal shower.

💞 Styling tip: Keep your makeup simple. This look can stand on its own!


blush satin babydoll dress

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




4. Sienna floral applique long dress

We understand not all bridal showers are in the spring and summer. Let's look at some other styles so you'll know what to wear to a bridal shower year-round.

This sienna dress is a stunning option for the fall. Its warm hue reminds us of the changing colors of the leaves. And the floral applique covering the bodice creates a boho, earthy vibe. If the bridal shower is a garden party, this dress will fit in perfectly and look fab in photos.

We also recommend this dress because it offers an A-line silhouette, which flatters any body type. It highlights the smallest part of your waist and then flows loosely against your hips and legs. Paired with off-the-shoulder sleeves? Hello, hourglass shape!

💞 Styling tip: Style your hair in loose curls to build on this whimsical look.


sienna chiffon dress

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




5. Navy A-line chiffon dress with embroidery

This final handpicked look is for the ladies wondering what to wear to a winter bridal shower.

Dark shades and gem tones are generally popular colors to wear in the winter months—and they work very well for winter bridal showers too! Dark sapphire blue, ruby red, and emerald green are all top-notch picks.

If the bridal shower is formal, we recommend pairing these rich shades with luxe fabrics, like lace or satin. You'll elevate any look instantly!

As you can see, you can find long or short A-line dresses suitable for bridal showers. If you want to show off your legs, look for a skirt that hits just above the knees.

💞 Styling tip: Wear a pair of nude heels to elongate your legs.


navy chiffon cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS1618 | Embroidered Bodice Chiffon Short Dress




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CAN YOU WEAR RED TO A WEDDING? STYLE ETIQUETTE & OUTFIT IDEAS
BRIDAL GURU / Aug 07, 2023

Choosing a color to wear to a wedding is a big decision. It’s an important day for somebody special in your life, so you want to make sure your wedding guest outfit meets the vibe and the dress code.

If you’re wondering if you can wear red to a wedding, you’re in the right place because in this article, we’re gonna give you the answer to that exact question!



Can You Wear Red to a Wedding?

Yes! In most cases, red is totally appropriate to wear to a wedding. While there are some colors you should avoid (like white), red will contribute to the celebratory nature of a wedding.

With that said, in some cultures, the bride wears red. So it’s important to always check in with the couple and/or the invite to ensure red is not off the table for wedding guests.


❤️ 5 Must-See Red Wedding Guest Dresses 💐

If you’ve checked with the couple and they’ve confirmed that you can wear red to the wedding, don’t leave just yet! We’ve compiled five of our favorite red dresses for weddings that you can take inspiration from!




1. Chiffon A-line dress with lace embroidery

Looking for a short red dress option? This one’s for you. Red’s vibrance takes center stage and is complemented by feminine touches.

Lace is ultra-romantic—and always a good idea for weddings. If sequins, jewels, or even floral applique are too bold for you, then this delicate embroidery is a great option for your look.

Chiffon is another popular fabric for wedding guest dresses because it’s light and falls elegantly on the body. Choose a chiffon dress with an A-line skirt and a thin belt to accentuate your waistline and show off your natural hourglass shape.

With your feet on display, make sure to find a cute pair of shoes! For a garden outdoor wedding, we recommend block heels. If it’s mainly indoors or on solid ground, you can comfortably wear your best stilettos.


burgundy chiffon cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS2807 | Lace Embellished Bodice Chiffon Short Dress




2. Satin A-line dress with a skirt slit

How can you wear red to a tropical destination wedding? Think light and airy!

As we mentioned, A-line silhouettes and brighter shades are ideal for sunny weddings—and that includes tropical or beach destinations. If you prefer a smoother, lustrous fabric, satin is another choice that’s great for warmer settings.

Red will already create a fiery look. But if you want more ways to dial up the heat, look for gowns with a slit in the skirt and a deep-v neckline. Va-va-voom!

Red can also be naturally incorporated into your styling. A red hairpiece or red lipstick makes for the perfect final touch.


red satin bridesmaid dress

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




3. Mesh A-line dress with floral applique

Can you wear red to a wedding in the summer? Of course! Here’s how to rock this vibrant hue during the warmer months.

First, to blend in with other summery shades, we recommend rocking a bright red gown like this one. It’ll look great among pastels, floral prints, and other bright primary colors, which are commonly worn at summer weddings.

To embrace the season, look out for dresses with floral details, like applique. Applique is a weaving technique in which one fabric is sewn on top of another. It creates a unique 3D effect that’ll make you stand out.

You can also beat the summer heat in a flowy A-line skirt and airy fabrics, like mesh and tulle.


red mesh spaghetti strap dress

Get the look: style GL3152 | Flower Applique Sheer Front Cut-out Side Mesh A-line Dress




4. Velvet mermaid dress with feathers and sequins

Can you wear red to a black-tie wedding? The answer to this question is also: yes! Red can totally meet this formal dress code, especially if you choose darker shades, luxe fabrics, and long silhouettes.

Deep rich hues, like burgundy, are perfect for black-tie weddings. You’ll find many other guests wearing gemstone colors as well, so you’ll fit right in. These darker shades are also ideal for fall and winter affairs.

When it comes to fabrics, bring on the luxury! Velvet, sequins, silk—or all of the above—are perfect picks. If you want to create a unique look, zhuzh up your outfit with feather details, which are super trendy right now!

One non-negotiable is the length. Long dresses are a must for black-tie weddings. (Luckily, you can find plenty of those here.)


red feathered velvet dress

Get the look: style GL3163 | Feather Sequin Velvet Mermaid Dress w/ Velvet Side Waist Layer




5. Satin mermaid dress with gold embroidery

This option is also fit for a black tie or formal wedding.

Why? Let’s start with the gold embroidery. Red and metallic colors pair beautifully—and there’s something extra regal about gold. In our opinion, red is the perfect backdrop for adding some extra shimmer and shine.

Asymmetrical necklines are also very elegant—and on trend (bonus!). They create the perfect opportunity to show off those shoulders and gold shoulder-grazing earrings.

To create a sultry look, mermaid dresses, which hug all your curves, are the way to go. Paired with the color red? Your outfit will totally give off Marilyn Monroe vibes!


burgundy satin formal dress

Get the look: style GL3125 | Strapless Sheer Bodice Glitter Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Ruched Back




Find More Wedding Guest Dress Inspo Below

Yes, you can wear red to a wedding. But if you’re not quite sold on this color, we’re here to help you find your perfect look:




WHAT TO WEAR TO A BACHELORETTE PARTY: DRESS TO IMPRESS WITH THESE STYLISH OPTIONS
BRIDAL GURU / Aug 02, 2023

Pop the champagne—your gal is getting married! And, of course, what's a wedding without a bachelorette party first?

If you're wondering what to wear to a bachelorette party, you're not alone. Our first piece of advice? Don't wear white. (Well, unless she wants you to. Bride's orders!)

While some bachelorette parties have themes, others will have one simple rule: dress to impress. Here are four outfit options to help you do that job effortlessly.



✨ What to Wear to a Bachelorette Party as a Guest: Four Fab Options 🔥

Bachelorette celebrations call for glitz and glam. When else can we dress to the nines?! We're showing you these four stylish bachelorette dresses to ensure you serve up looks the bride will love.




1. Sequin asymmetrical bodycon dress

What to wear to a bachelorette party if pink is on the packing list? Look no further. This fuchsia bodycon dress is just what you need.

All shades of pink are on brand for a bachelorette, but if you're looking for a bold and bright number, we recommend hot pink shades, like fuchsia.

We love the versatility of this bodycon dress. It can take you to a formal dinner, the dance floor, or both! The asymmetrical neckline and sleeve make this a classy option for any affair.

The sequins, of course, will turn heads. But we also have to call attention to the feathers! It's a stylish detail that takes this look to the next level.

If you fancy this dress, we have a feeling you adore wearing color. So lean into that! Rock a fuschia eyeshadow or lip to complete this look.


fuchsia sequin cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS3092 | Asymmetric Sequin Bodycon Short Dress w/ Feather Embellishment




2. Black velvet bodycon dress with sequins

What do you wear to a bachelorette party that's all about the nightlife? A little black dress, of course!

Black and other dark colors and gemstone shades are perfect for dancing attire. You don't have to worry about seeing sweat or spills. You can enjoy your night stress-free. If the bride plans to wear white, you should encourage the other girls to wear dark colors too. She'll really pop amongst the crowd—and she deserves the spotlight!

Another practical bonus? The illusion v-neckline. It dials up the spice, but the see-through fabric keeps the bodice secure. The spaghetti straps will also keep everything in place. No need to fiddle or adjust your clothes. (Trust us, this is a huge benefit for late-night bachelorettes.)

We recommend loose curls and shoulder-grazing earrings to style this party look. If you're wearing heels, choose comfy ones, so you can rip up the dance floor all night.


black bodycon sequin cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS3084 | Velvet Sequin Bodycon Short Dress w/ Side Slit




3. Embellished mesh bodycon dress 

Elegant yet sexy, you should wear this dress to a bachelorette party that's bringing the fancy—five-course dinners, swanky cocktail lounges, sold-out concerts, you name it.

We love how flattering this dress is on any skin tone. The rose gold fabric brings out the glow in all of us. (Yes, please, especially in the fall or winter months!)

The sparkling sequin and jewel embellishments will also make you glow. But they serve another purpose too. See that thin jeweled belt? That'll cinch your waist and highlight your hourglass shape. (Yes, please x 2!)

To style this look, we recommend nude heels. This hot tip will give you legs for days. Va-va-voom.


embellished mesh bodycon dress

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




4. Floral applique A-line dress

What to wear to a bachelorette party that's hosted during the day? Maybe you're off to some wine tasting or brunch? Here's a dress we think you'd like.

This dress is warm, feminine, and romantic, from the color to the fabric. It's just the vibe you need as a guest for a bachelorette party.

If the event is in spring or summer, floral applique should be your best friend! It creates a unique 3D effect, calling attention to your flowery details. Pastels, like peach, pair perfectly with this fabric. They'll also bring out your tan!

The A-line silhouette is another popular silhouette for bachelorette parties. They cinch and flare at your waist, creating a slimming effect. They make any woman feel comfortable and beautiful.

To style this look, we recommend simple jewelry and makeup. A minimalist bracelet, peachy lip tint, and mascara are all you need.


Floral applique A-line dress

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




Looking for Your Wedding Outfit, Too?

Today's focus is knowing what to wear to a bachelorette party. But soon, you'll be searching for the perfect wedding guest dress. To kickstart your search, take a peek at these stunning dresses—curated for fashionistas like you.

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CAN YOU WEAR BLACK TO A WEDDING? RULES, STYLE IDEAS, AND MORE
BRIDAL GURU / Aug 01, 2023

We get asked this question a lot: “Can I wear black to a wedding?” If you’re wondering the same, we don’t blame you! Black is sometimes associated with despair and mourning and you may be hesitant to wear this color to a happy celebration like a wedding.

The short answer is yes, but there are some exceptions to the rule. Today, we’re letting you know when you can wear black to a wedding. We’ll also show you some of our favorite black dresses. With these options, you can definitely get away with wearing this shade to a wedding!



💫 Can you wear black to a wedding? Yes, you can! 🖤

Black is a staple in most people’s wardrobe for a reason. Because it’s neutral, you can dress it up for formal events or dress it down for casual affairs. However, its versatility also makes it easy to second-guess your look.

So is it appropriate to wear black to a wedding? Generally speaking, black is absolutely acceptable. However, to ensure your look hits the right tone, you’ll need to thoughtfully select and style your outfit. (Don’t worry, we’ll help you with that below!)

We also recommend considering the wedding location, season, and time of day. For a summer beach or brunch garden wedding, you may want to explore something a bit more colorful. But at the end of the day, it’s best to choose a color you feel confident in.


Exceptions to the rule:

Before buying a black dress for your upcoming wedding, you should consider:

    - The couple’s cultural traditions: In some cultures, dark colors and black may be considered bad luck. Check-in to see if traditions are being observed. The couple may prefer you to wear bright colors if that’s the case.
    - The dress code: Take a peek at the wedding invite. Usually, a dress code will be expressed. If it says casual summer dresses, for example, you may want to reconsider a formal black dress.

It’s also best to avoid wearing a black and white dress to the wedding if the bride is wearing white.


Wearing black dresses to a wedding: 3 stunning options

Can you wear black to a wedding? Yes! Here are three black dresses for a wedding that we love—and we have a feeling you’ll love them too!




1. Black satin mermaid dress

In this black dress, there will be no mistake about where you’re headed. It’s cut, fabric, and silhouette create a sultry look that’s perfect for a romantic occasion!

Mermaid dresses hug the curves of your body and show off your hourglass shape. This type of silhouette isn’t a woman’s first choice for funerals and other solemn events, but it’s a go-to for weddings! Look out for ruching or a gathered waistline to enhance your figure.

For weddings, it’s also A-OK to rock thin or off-the-shoulder straps—like these spaghetti straps. If you’re off to a warm outdoor wedding, these straps are a great option.

Satin is also a popular fabric for black dresses for weddings. It’s very sleek and dressy. So if your wedding is a black-tie affair, satin is a perfect pick.


black satin sweetheart dress

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




2. Black asymmetrical sequin dress

Nobody wears sequins to a funeral—but they’re great for black dresses for weddings! While black isn’t a bold and bright color, there are ways to capture the celebratory nature of weddings—like rocking sparkling embellishments. Sequins, jewels, glitter, and beads are all appropriate for wedding attire.

We love that this dress also captures the current feather trend. It adds a little something special to your look and highlights the asymmetrical neckline, which is also very stylish right now.

A high slit in the skirt dials up the heat and allows you to show off a winning pair of heels. To zhuzh up your outfit, opt for nude or silver heels instead of black.


black mesh sequin dress

Get the look: style GL3129 | Sheer Bodice Sequin Mesh Mermaid Dress w/ Feather on Shoulder




3. Black and silver A-line dress

Black is the perfect backdrop for metallic details. Silver or gold both look great on black dresses for weddings.

Metallic embellishments on the bodice, skirt, or all over work well for wedding guest dresses. Or, you can look for a dress that uses embellishments to accentuate your curves. Along the waistline, for example, will draw attention to your natural hourglass shape.

Another popular silhouette for black dresses for weddings is the A-line. It cinches the smallest part of your waist but flows freely over your legs and hips. A-line dresses are known to flatter any body type.

When it comes to jewelry, we recommend sticking to the same metal featured on your dress. So if it’s silver, rock some silver shoulder-grazing earrings or a dainty necklace. If you want to wear your hair up, a sleek ponytail or bun would look gorgeous!


black metallic open back dress

Get the look: style GL2503 | Double Waist-Bands V-Neck Long Dress w/ Strap Back




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5 STUNNING NAVY BLUE MOTHER OF THE GROOM DRESSES
BRIDAL GURU / Jul 27, 2023

On the quest for the perfect dress for your beloved son's wedding but finding that your options are bringing you to tears? You can wipe away that glum look and instead put on your most gorgeous smile because we have the answer to your woes!

We have just what you need—five stunning navy blue mother of the groom dresses that would definitely please!

Navy blue simply oozes class and never goes out of style. This fab hue is all about confidence, poise, and a touch of mystery. Its deep, midnight-like tone throws in a dash of intrigue and undeniable allure to any ensemble. Plus, its versatility means it can play nice with just about any wedding color scheme.

Now we all know the groom's mom deserves to slay on her son's big day. So we've curated a list of jaw-dropping>navy mother of the groom dresses that scream chic, stylish, and oh-so-glam. So jump in and find that perfect show-stopping ensemble that's sure to make you turn heads as the ultra-cool boss mama that you are!



💙 Our Top Picks of Navy Mother of the Groom Dresses 💕

Here are five of the most fabulous finds in our latest collection of navy blue mother of the groom dresses, most of which come in extra small to plus sizes.




1. Chiffon A-line dress with illusion V-neck and short sleeves

Drum roll, please, as we bring you this fabulous mother of the groom dress in navy blue. This stunner is designed with a metallic embroidered bodice and back that'll have you shining like a star. Add in the sultry illusion V-neckline, and you've got a winning combo of sass and sophistication.

The airy chiffon skirt flares out gracefully, creating an elegant A-line silhouette and giving you queen vibes.

Now, for the pièce de résistance: the sheer back. Embellished with dazzling glitter and jewels, it surely is the cherry on top of this modern masterpiece.

Made with luxurious chiffon and lace and available exclusively in navy blue, this dress is the ultimate choice for a stylish and confident mother-of-the-groom.


navy chiffon mother of the groom dress

Get the look: style GL2826 | Lace Embellished Illusion V-Neck Long Dress




2. Jeweled chiffon and lace dress with a V-neck and long sleeves

This drop-dead gorgeous navy blue mother of the groom dress is just bursting with style! Picture a soft chiffon floor-length gown in an A-line silhouette that flows effortlessly, making your every move graceful and elegant. What about those long sheer sleeves? Just pure sophistication!

As if those details weren’t enough, the exquisite embroidery in a delicate flower pattern takes this gown to a whole new level of chic. Of course, let's not forget those strategically placed jewels on the bodice for just the right amount of sparkle and glam.

Crafted from a dreamy combo of chiffon and lace, this dress with a flattering V-neck and sheer back is an absolute showstopper. Also available in the luxe shade of wine, this outfit ensures you'll look and feel like a million bucks.


navy lace mother of the groom dress

Get the look: style GL2825 | Lace Embellished V-Neck Chiffon Long Dress w/ Mesh Sleeve




3. Embroidered chiffon-and-mesh dress with a boat-neck neckline

Ready to be the brightest belle of the ball? Then be blown away by this stunning navy mother of the groom dress that's equal parts chic and elegant. This beauty is intricately made from a gorgeous blend of chiffon and mesh, giving it a luxurious feel that's perfect for your son’s special day.

Strut down the aisle in this floor-length ensemble, featuring a classic boat-neck neckline and three-quarter sleeves that spell charm and grace.

Sugar and spice and all things nice—that’s exactly what this sultry outfit is all about! The sheer back adds a touch of allure, while the exquisite embroidery and embellishments make this gown truly unforgettable. Don’t they just remind you of the style of fashionable royals? Then there’s the A-line silhouette designed to hug your upper curves in all the right places. So go on and embrace your regal aura on the big day!


navy mesh embroidered mother of the groom dress

Get the look: style GL1368 | Lace Embellished Floor Length Dress with Sheer Sleeve




4. Sleeveless chiffon dress with illusion sweetheart neckline and beaded bodice

Feast your eyes on this swoon-worthy mother of the groom dress in navy blue! Made from lavish chiffon, this floor-length ensemble is adorned with dazzling beads around the bodice. The enchanting illusion sweetheart neckline gives you a romantic look, while the sleeveless design adds modern flair.


navy beaded chiffon mother of the groom dress

Get the look: style GL2099 | Sleeveless Chiffon Floor Length Dress with Jewel Embellished Bodice and Back




5. Sleeveless jeweled jersey dress with embroidered bodice and hemline

Dazzle them all in this sumptuous Rome Jersey creation. If there's one navy mother of the groom dress designed for creating an unforgettable entrance, this one's definitely it! With a contemporary sleeveless cut and sheer back, this gown boasts intricate embroidery, shimmering jewel accents, and metallic details.

Plus, the unique mermaid silhouette will help you cut a captivating figure anywhere! Also available in burgundy and dusty rose, this gown will turn you into the most fashionable and radiant mother-of-the-groom ever!


navy embroidered mother of the groom dress

Get the look: style GL1598 | Rome Jersey Mermaid Long Dress with Metallic Embroidery




Want to See More Mother of the Groom Dresses?

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FIVE PERFECT NAVY MOTHER OF THE BRIDE DRESSES
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 24, 2023

Navy is a timeless color for mother of the bride dresses. It's incredibly elegant, looks great on any skin tone, and works for any season. (While it seamlessly fits into fall and winter color palettes, don't overlook its ability to hide sweat in the summer!)

If you're into color psychology, navy blue is associated with trust, stability, power, and authority. Hmm…this color definitely sounds fitting for Mama Bear.

Want to fast forward and see some options? Look no further. We're showing you five navy mother of the bride dress styles we adore.



💙 Five Must-See Navy Mother of the Bride Dresses 💐

Whether you're off to a garden wedding in the summer or a banquet hall wedding in the winter, here are navy mother of the bride dresses fit for any wedding.




1. Chiffon A-line dress with sheer neckline and sleeves

This navy mother of the bride dress style is so chic and adaptable!

A-line dresses flatter all body types. You can really look and feel your best in this silhouette! Look for a built-in belt to cinch the waist to accentuate your hourglass shape.

Chiffon is airy and lightweight, making it a great fabric for warm summer weddings. The mesh, as well, makes the bodice nice and breathable. The sheer mesh bodice also gives you a sultry illusion sweetheart neckline, while providing coverage. It's the best of both worlds.


navy chiffon mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL3067 | Embroidered Chiffon A-line Dress w/ Short Sleeves and Waistband



If you're headed to a fall or winter wedding, we know staying warm is top of mind. Good news: you can still rock this navy mother of the bride dress style. Simply look for options with long mesh sleeves to provide more coverage. A-line silhouettes also look great with cropped coats or shawls. Bring on the faux fur!


navy qyarter sleeve chiffon mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL3066 | Beads Embellished Embroidered Chiffon A-line Dress w/ 3/4 Sleeves




2. Chiffon A-line dress with boat neck and cap sleeves

This navy blue mother of the bride dress screams royalty. And we must say, your daughter's wedding is the perfect time to wear a regal dress like this one.

Here's why it reminds us of royal wear. First, its color. Blue has a historical connection to the British throne, which is why we still think of wealth and nobility when we see this shade.

The dress' boat neck, cap sleeves, and A-line silhouette are also typical of royal attire. Even today's modern princesses, like Kate Middleton, wear them. The cherry on top? Its delicately embroidered and beaded bodice—it’s absolutely stunning.

This navy mother of the bride dress is perfect if you're off to a traditional or conservative wedding. It's modest yet effortlessly elegant.


navy cap sleeve chiffon mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL3065 | Beads Embellished Chiffon A-line Dress w/ Cap Sleeves




3. Lace and chiffon A-line dress with jewels

Looking for a navy mother of the bride dress that's perfect for any type of wedding?

Lace and chiffon are the perfect pair for this navy mother of the bride dress. It can create a whimsical look for a simple garden wedding or a polished ensemble for a bustling banquet hall. It all depends on how you style it!

Some of the styling is already done for you. The jeweled belt adds just the right amount of sparkle for a special occasion like your daughter's wedding. (Plus, it accentuates your waistline.) If the dress code is more formal, add some dazzling shoulder-grazing earrings or a statement bracelet.

A-line silhouettes and high scoop necklines are flattering on any body type. So no matter your height, size, or shape, this navy mother of the bride dress is definitely worth a try-on.


navy lace mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL2417 | Jewel Embellished Lace Top Chiffon Long Dress




4. Satin A-line dress with long cut-out sleeves

Calling all fashionista moms! This navy blue mother of the bride dress is a stunner.

Satin is a mainstay for wedding attire because it immediately elevates any dress. Its silky, shiny appearance catches the light beautifully and looks great in photos.

The unique cut-out sleeves make this look very striking. Long sleeves are great for the cooler months, but the cut-outs make the dress more breathable. So if you love this look, you can totally rock it in the spring and summer too!

This dress style would be an excellent choice for an urban wedding, like at a restaurant or rooftop venue. This isn't your average mother of the bride dress. So if you're ready to make a statement, this is the look for you.


navy satin mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL1990 | V-Neck Satin Long Sleeve Long Dress w/ Waist Strap




5. Jersey mermaid dress with silver embroidery

On a day like your daughter's wedding, it's normal to want to wear a little extra sparkle. Here's a navy mother of the bride dress that satisfies that desire.

Navy is the perfect backdrop for metallic embroidery. Not only does it make the colors pop, but it also allows you to see every detail of the design. In this case, the embroidered designs also accentuate your curves, elongate the body, and slim the waistline.

If you were looking for a dress that shows off your curves, this one is it! Mermaid dresses are designed to hug your body. The skirt flares below the knee, creating an hourglass shape. To emphasize this shape even further, look for a V-neckline.

To complete this look, find a stunning silver pair of heels. The slit in the skirt will give them the attention they deserve!


navy and silver jersey mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL1839 | Embroidered Bodice V-Neck Jersey Long Dress w/ Slit




Want to See More Mother of the Bride Dresses?

Here are more of our favorite mother of the bride dresses this season, plus tips on creating your perfect look.




THE BEST OFF-THE-SHOULDER MOTHER OF THE BRIDE DRESSES TO FLATTER EVERY BODY TYPE
BRIDAL GURU / May 21, 2023

We're sure the entire family is busy putting all the pieces together for the wedding. One of the important items on the wedding checklist? Finding the perfect mother of the bride dress, of course! The good news is, this task is a fun one! And we're here to make your job even easier by showing you our favorite off-the-shoulder mother of the bride dresses. They're elegant, timeless, and look fab on any body type.



🌺 4 Flattering Off-the-Shoulder Mother of the Bride Dresses ✨

Off-the-shoulder mother of the bride dresses are very trendy—and for all the right reasons. They elongate the neck and accentuate your hourglass shape. Plus, they show just the right amount of skin. It can make any MOB feel confident and comfortable on their daughter’s big day. Here are some of our top picks.




1. Silver embellished A-line dress

This silver off-the-shoulder mother of the bride dress is one of our top recommendations.

Thanks to its A-line silhouette, it'll look great on any body type. A-line silhouettes cinch and flare at the waist, creating an hourglass shape. The skirt is loose and airy, so you can waltz through the evening confidently—and comfortably. This dress also has a built-in belt, further enhancing a trim waistline. Uh yes, please!

Silver (and gray) are popular shades for mother of the bride dresses. Because it's neutral, it can match any wedding theme color. Your daughter will be pleased (and so will the photographer!).

If you're looking for off-the-shoulder sleeves with some coverage, these are the perfect length. It also allows us to really admire the embroidery work.


silver embellished dress

Get the look: style GL2942 | Glitter Print Mesh Cut-Away Shoulder A-Line Dress




2. Green jersey mermaid dress

This off-the-shoulder mother of the bride dress is a stunner! It's simple yet downright sultry!

Mermaid silhouettes hug and accentuate your curves. Paired with off-the-shoulder sleeves? You'll have a figure like Marilyn Monroe! The sweetheart neckline is a subtle touch that makes this look even more elegant and feminine. If you appreciate fine details, this dress is totally for you.

Speaking of details, let's talk about that embroidery on the bodice. It adds just the right amount of sparkle. It also draws the eyes in—slimming the body even more!

This off-the-shoulder mother of the bride dress is effortlessly chic. Thanks to its jersey fabric, it drapes beautifully over the body. With every step, you'll look like you're gliding across the venue.


Green jersey mermaid dress

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




 

3. Red chiffon A-line dress

Here's a timeless off-the-shoulder mother of the bride dress that's flattering on any body type and perfect for any season (Yes, it's super versatile!). An A-line dress, as you know, is designed to accentuate the smallest part of your body: your waist. And chiffon is one of the best materials for this silhouette. It drapes oh-so elegantly over your hips and legs. This fabric is also nice and lightweight, so it's a great summer mother of the bride dress. However, the half sleeves are nice if there's air conditioning or if the evening gets cooler. Attending a winter wedding? This is the perfect opportunity to wear a chic faux fur topper. With a straight neckline like this, we recommend wearing your hair up to show off your collarbone and shoulders. Skip the necklace and choose an elegant pair of statement earrings instead.  
burgundy chiffon dress  
Get the look: style GL2525 | Embroidered Bodice Off-the-Shoulder Chiffon Long Dress
 

4. Champagne embellished A-line dress

Of course, we had to show you this champagne off-the-shoulder mother of the bride dress. From its color to its embellishments, it's absolutely exquisite. As a guest of honor, you deserve to dress to the nines! As you may have noticed, these off-the-shoulder sleeves are a bit different. They have additional spaghetti straps. Not only does this provide a chic cut-away effect, but it also provides security. From reaching over the table to clink glasses to dancing the night away, it's nice to know your outfit will stay put. While this dress has functional features, it also offers all the glitz and glam. Sequins, beads, glitter—you can and should have it all. The mesh lining also adds unexpected texture. Your daughter will be impressed with this pick. Champagne is a popular color for mothers of the bride because it's neutral and always an elegant choice. But since it's close to white, we recommend checking in with your daughter before purchasing. (Find more mother of the bride etiquette tips here.)  
champagne embellished dress  
Get the look: style GL3070 | Illusion V-Neck Embroidered Mesh A-line Dress w/ Open V-Back
 

Find More Mother of the Bride Dresses Below!

If you're open to seeing more than just mother of the bride off-the-shoulder dresses, you have to see these! (It doesn't hurt to look, right?)        
MODERN AND VINTAGE LACE WEDDING GOWN STYLES THAT WE LOVE
BRIDAL GURU / May 15, 2023

You’re engaged! Congratulations! What an exciting time it must be for you! And picking a wedding dress is definitely the best part!

On a lookout for lace wedding gown styles? We totally love your taste! Lace is one of those fabrics that scream "bride." It's romantic, whimsical, and elegant—which is why many of us save it for special occasions like weddings!

Because it's a popular fabric for wedding gowns, there are many styles to choose from. But don't stress! Whether you're looking for modern or vintage lace wedding gown styles, we're here to help you whittle down the options.



💐 Six Lace Wedding Gown Styles for All Tastes 💫

Brides come in all shapes and sizes—and so do their styles and tastes! Take a look at these six lace wedding gown styles to find the one that'll make you look and feel your best.




1. Modern: A-line gown with glitter netting and detachable sleeves

This modern lace wedding gown style creates a dreamy look we never knew we needed!

Let's first talk about silhouettes: the A-line silhouette has been a go-to shape for years. Why? Because it flatters all body types! It cinches the waist and flares out to emphasize your hourglass shape. Any woman would feel like a princess in an A-line dress.

Here's where this princess-inspired lace dress gets a little more modern: the neckline. The sleeveless sweetheart neckline deviates from a traditional rounded shape, giving us something more angular. Geometric shapes are very typical of contemporary fashion. While puff sleeves may seem vintage, this detachable mesh version also proves that old styles can become anew. (So chic!)


A line lace wedding gown

Get the look: style GL3015 | 3-D Flower Embellished Glitter Netting A-line Dress w/ Detached Long Sleeves




2. Vintage: Trumpet gown with illusion sweetheart neckline 

For the ladies who want to see vintage lace wedding gown options, this dress is a must-see!

Head-to-toe lace in a delicate floral design gives us a very timeless bridal look. And so does this dress' neckline! High necklines were popular in the 1950s. We love that this one is sheer so you can see an illusion sweetheart neckline underneath. Romantic, yet modest!

In the 1950s, women's fashion was all about highlighting the hourglass shape. Trumpet and mermaid dresses will definitely hug your curves! However, trumpet silhouettes are more subtle and roomier. If comfort is important, this is a great option.

Your hair and accessories also play an essential role in creating a vintage-inspired look. Complement your vintage lace wedding gown with a string of pearls and your hair curled towards your face.


Trumpet lace wedding gown

Get the look: style GL1514 | Lace Illusion Sweetheart Mermaid Long Dress with Deep V-Back




3. Modern: A-line gown with cut-away shoulders and skirt slit

This lace wedding gown style is for the ladies who want a non-traditional look—without sacrificing this beautiful fabric. (Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too!)

The lace bodice and inner skirt give off romantic energy—which we all want on our wedding day, of course. But this number also has a sultry side, thanks to its high slit in the skirt and cut-away shoulders.

We also love its A-line mesh layer on top of the mermaid skirt. You can show off your figure and add volume to your dress. Ready to make your dramatic entrance? We sure are!


A line lace gown with cutaway shoulders

Get the look: style GL1946 | Sweethearted Embroidered Spaghetti Strap Wedding Gown w/ Lace Lining




4. Vintage: Mermaid gown with scoop neck and detachable cape

Looking for a vintage lace wedding gown style that takes your guests way back in time? If "Victorian chic" is a thing, this dress is it!

Vintage lace wedding gown styles are known to offer more coverage than modern options. But this dress' detachable cape and scoop neckline prove that you can still show off your curves. How? Sheer fabric. It makes this look classy, elegant, and flattering.

It's important to note though, if you wear a cape, you should choose a dress with a tighter silhouette, like mermaid or trumpet. Otherwise, you may be working with too much fabric—even if it's sheer.


Mermaid lace wedding gown

Get the look: style GL1918 | Illusion Sweethearted Embroidered Lace Wedding Gown w/ Detachable Cape




5. Modern: Mermaid gown with illusion V-neck and sheer skirt

Loving all this talk about sheer fabric—but want to see a modern option? This lace wedding gown style shows how illusion necklines and sheer fabrics are used in contemporary bridal fashion.

First, let's talk about its deep-V illusion neckline. The sheer material helps keep the bodice in place, but doesn't add as much coverage as a vintage-inspired neckline. If you prefer a lower neckline, this dress offers the best of both worlds. You can dance the night away while feeling secure.

The same thing goes for the skirt: its sheer asymmetrical cut creates the look of a mini dress—but gives your legs full coverage. Talk about making a statement!


Sheer mermaid wedding gown

Get the look: style GL2249 | Illusion Cut-Out Lace Long Dress




6. Vintage: Mermaid gown with organza skirt and cap sleeves

This final vintage lace wedding gown style looks oh-so regal. We could see a royal family member rocking this dress in the past—or in the years to come.

Cap sleeves are a staple in vintage royal outfits—and many modern royals are bringing them back, like Kate Middleton. Because they make your shoulders appear slightly wider, they help balance proportions and accentuate a slimmer waist. With a mermaid silhouette, this fires up that hourglass figure.

Organza was a very popular fabric in the past for its ability to be lightweight, while providing more volume and structure than other sheer fabrics. Now, this is a fashion hack we need for more modern-day brides!


organza mermaid wedding gown

Get the look: style GL2367 | Lace Embellished Mermaid Style Wedding Dress




Let's Find You the Wedding Gown of Your Dreams

Whether you decide it's a lace wedding gown style—or something else—we want to help you find the perfect outfit for your special day. Take a peek at these blogs for more dress inspo:




SHORT AND SWEET: THE BEST SHORT PROM DRESSES FOR YOUR BIG NIGHT
PARTY QUEEN / May 12, 2023
Prom is just around the corner, which means it's time to find your perfect outfit. While long prom dresses may be traditional, short prom dresses are becoming increasingly popular. Our two cents? When it's your prom night, it's your rules! If you're looking for short prom dress ideas, you're in the right place. Today, we're showing you five of our favorites.  

🌟 Five Short Prom Dresses In This Year’s Hottest Hues 🔥

We've hand-selected five stunning short prom dresses in an array of colors to help you find the right style and hue for you.  

1. Short blue prom dress with detachable sleeves

In search of a short blue prom dress? We adore this smoky blue babydoll dress—and we hope you do too! Pale, dreamy shades are fashion favorites this spring and summer, and we're totally here for it. With these detachable puff sleeves, it creates a whimsical vibe and you'll stun in photos. But we love that there's an option to take them off. (This could be a major plus when you decide to hit the dance floor!) Sequins, glitter, and jewels decorate the body and skirt. While the color isn't bright, these embellishments will ensure you sparkle all evening. It's effortlessly elegant!  
short blue lace prom dress  
Get the look: style GS3095 | Sheer Bodice Glitter Short Dress w/ Detachable Mesh Long Sleeves
 

2. Short red prom dress with 3D applique

For those who love wearing bold, complex outfits, this short red prom dress is just what you need to see. Of course, its vibrant hue is very eye-catching, but this is not the only reason it's so striking to us. We also love its incredible texture. 3D floral applique and shimmering sequins cover the entire dress, creating a dynamic look from head to toe. The jewel-decorated waistline draws attention, too—to that hourglass shape! Sparkly and practical? Sign us up! How do you complete this look? A red lip, of course. Or, if you want to go even bigger, rock red eye shadow. (Talk about fierce!)  
Short red baby doll prom dress  
Get the look: style GS3091 | Mock Two-Piece Babydoll Short Dress w/ 3-D Flower Appliques
 

3. Short pink prom dress with sweetheart neckline

Girly girls, rejoice! Pink is back for another year in the fashion world, which means that short pink prom dresses are plentiful! All shades are welcome—from hot to pale pink. If hot pink is too bright for your liking, we recommend exploring pale shades like blush. Light, neutral colors are always great for spring and summer. They bring out your natural tan and highlight your glowing complexion. Who doesn't love a good skin day?! Blush is one of our favorites because it's so feminine. To add a romantic vibe, look out for sweetheart necklines. You'll literally look like America's sweetheart in a combo like this!  
Short pink mesh prom dress  
Get the look: style GS1980 | Glitter and Sequin Embellished Bodice Sweetheart Mesh Homecoming Dress
 

4. Short green prom dress with shimmery mesh fabric

Emerald green has been a fashion staple for several years, and we're not surprised. It's such a stunning color on any skin tone. If you're searching for a short green prom dress, try this shade on! Obviously, a gemstone color like this one deserves all the glitz and glam. Sparkles, glitter, jewels—you can have it all here. Besides, it's your prom night. Dress in head-to-toe sparkles if you want to! Corset tops are also very popular right now—and we love that prom styles also incorporate this trend. They're ultra slimming, especially with an A-line or babydoll silhouette. To add uniqueness to the bodice, look for applique designs. This 3D texture will definitely make you stand out.  
Short green mesh prom dress  
Get the look: style GS3096 | Illusion Sweetheart Mesh Babydoll Short Dress w/ Sheer Bodice
 

5. Short black prom dress with multicolor sequins

Short black prom dresses also deserve to be on this list because, let's be real—black is always in style! Black is a flattering color on everyone. On prom night, you want to look and feel your best—and if black makes you feel like a million bucks, we encourage you to rock this classic color. In fact, it can be very powerful and bold as a monochromatic look. But here's another option we want to show you: a short black prom dress with multicolor sequins. Yes, you can have the best of both worlds! You don't have to worry about blending in with a sparkling gown like this. There are other ways to jazz up a short black prom dress. Cut-away shoulders, an open or lace-up back, and a dramatic sweetheart neckline all bring extra oomph to this look.  
Short black sequin prom dress  
Get the look: style GS3097 | Cut-Away Shoulder Sequin Short Babydoll Dress w/ Open Back
 

Ladies, Find More Prom Inspo Below

Don’t go just yet. There are more beautiful prom dresses to see!            
GREEN WITH ENVY: STAND OUT IN A STRIKING GREEN PROM DRESS
PARTY QUEEN / May 10, 2023

Choosing a color for your prom dress is one of the first steps to finding your perfect outfit. And if you’re here, it means you’re made your choice and you’re interested in a green prom dress. Hooray! You’ve reached a major milestone in your search.

Green prom dresses are a great choice. This color is having a huge moment in the fashion world. It’s cute—and trendy!

Ahh, but now you must pick a shade of green. Who would’ve known there were so many decisions to make?! Not to worry, we’re here to help by showing you some of our favorites.



💚 Six Green Prom Dresses in Six Gorgeous Shades 🍀

From dark green prom dresses to light green prom dresses, find six striking options below.




1. Forest green prom dress

Our first green prom dress is a deep shade of forest green. And it dazzles with glitter crepe fabric and sequins!

It’s your prom after all, so we encourage you to embrace the embellishments—sparkles, feathers, beads and all!

This forest green prom dress offers a trumpet silhouette, which means it flares at the mid-hip (versus a mermaid silhouette, which flares at or below the knee) and  enhances your curves. If you’ve got it, flaunt it! The mesh layers add volume and make these shapes even more dramatic. Va-va-voom!


Forest green glitter prom dress

Get the look: style GL3130 | Sheer Bodice Sequin Glitter Trumpet Dress w/ Feather on Straps




2. Olive green prom dress

This green prom dress glimmers in an olive green shade. It’s a beautiful choice if you want to accentuate your tan.

Here, you get a mermaid silhouette, which flares at the knee, as we mentioned. The bonus? A slit on the skirt. It allows you to show off your legs and gives you more room to walk and dance freely. (Yes, it’s multi-purpose!)

We love that this olive green prom dress offers a unique texture. Sequins on velvet? Nobody else will be rocking a fabric like this one! If you’re worried that you’ll be warm in a velvet dress, have no fear. The slit and spaghetti straps will ensure you keep cool.


Olive green velvet prom dress

Get the look: style GL3147 | Sequin Illusion Sweetheart Lace-up Back Velvet Mermaid Dress




3. Emerald green prom dress

Emerald green prom dresses are some of our favorites. We love gem shades. They’re so regal and luxurious. Channel your inner queen in this one, ladies!

This green prom dress is made of satin. Its smooth and shiny appearance—paired with gold embroidery—will truly make you shimmer beneath the lights.

Now, let’s talk about that ruching at the hips and back. This helps cinch and slim the waistline, drawing attention to an hourglass shape. (Hello, Marilyn Monroe!)

Since you’re interested in green prom dresses, we know you’re a fashionista, so you’ll love the asymmetrical neckline. Show off those shoulders and complete the look with some gold shoulder-grazing earrings.


Emerald green satin prom dress

Get the look: style GL3125 | Strapless Sheer Bodice Glitter Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Ruched Back




4. Sage green prom dress

Sage green prom dresses are effortlessly cool. They’re perfect for the girlies who want an understated yet glam look.

While this color is not as bright as other shades, it’s definitely striking—especially with silver sequins on top. It really makes the metallic design pop, don’t they?

The asymmetrical neckline and mesh skirt also add drama to the look. They create unexpected shapes that will definitely turn heads. Don’t go simple with your hair and makeup for this green prom dress. Our recommendation? A slick-back hairdo and bold eyeshadow.


Sage green mesh prom dress

Get the look: style GL3161 | Asymmetric Glitter Mesh Mermaid Dress w/ Mesh Layered Tail




5. Hunter green prom dress

If you love the sage prom dress above, you’ll adore this dark hunter green prom dress, too.

Thanks to its dark hue, the beaded design on the bodice is prominent and eye-catching. We love that it flows into the skirt and accentuates the waist.

You know what also accentuates the waist? The silhouette! A-line dresses flare out at the smallest part of your body, which guarantees a flattering figure. To make your hourglass shape even more dramatic, look for a skirt with billowy layers.

With a slit on the skirt, you have to promise to strike a pose and show off your shoes. We recommend a shimmering silver pair for this look.


Hunter green mesh prom dress

Get the look: style GL3137 | Jewel Bead Illusion Sweetheart Sheer Bodice Mesh A-line Dress




6. Mint green prom dress

Yes—there are light green prom dresses, too. If pastel shades are your jam, you’ll love this mint green prom dress.

Light shades of green are always popular during the spring and summer months. Prom is no exception. They bring out your natural tan and make your complexion look incredible.

This time of year, we also gravitate towards florals. Perhaps that’s why we’re in awe of this floral embroidery. It’s so chic and feminine.

What makes this dress unique? It’s a mock two-piece dress! Yes, you get the daring look of a two-piece gown but with extra coverage. It’s the best of both worlds!


Mint green two piece prom dress

Get the look: style GL2347 | Mock Two-Piece Dress with Beaded Top and Open Back




Find Prom Dresses in Other Trending Colors

Still deciding if you want a green prom dress or not? That’s okay! We’ve wrangled our favorite dresses in all sorts of colors to help you with your decision:




PURPLE REIGN: COMMAND ATTENTION IN A REGAL PURPLE PROM DRESS
PARTY QUEEN / May 08, 2023

Purple is an excellent choice for your prom dress. It combines the calm stability of blue with the fierce energy of red to create a striking hue perfect for big events like prom.

This color is often associated with royalty, luxury, and power. Whether you're looking for a light purple prom dress or a dark purple prom dress, your outfit will command the attention you deserve!

Ready to see some stunning options? Here are four regal purple prom dresses that deserve the crown.



💜 Four Purple Prom Dresses That’ll Make You Feel Like Royalty ✨

You're a queen. It's time to find you a purple prom dress to match. Here are four of our favs.




1. Lace-up mermaid dress with leg slit

This purple prom dress is for the girlies with next-level confidence. From the cut to the fabric, all eyes will be on you when you enter the room.

First, let's talk about the cut. A mermaid silhouette is one of our favorites because it embraces a woman's curves. It hugs the body and flares at the knee, enhancing your natural hourglass shape. If there's a time to show off your feminine energy, prom is certainly it. The lace-up back and leg slit make this look extra fierce. You'll love these features if you have a bold and bright personality.

Now, how about that dazzling fabric? Head-to-toe sequins will ensure the light hits your dress beautifully wherever you go. And the beaded bodice brings extra sparkle, making your royal look oh-so effortless.

💞 Style tip: Show off those shoulders and collarbone with a sleek updo, like a curled ponytail. Wear silver accessories, like shoulder-grazing earrings, to complete this luxe look!


purple lace up mermaid dress

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




2. Asymmetrical mermaid dress with a long puff sleeve

On the hunt for a dark purple prom dress? How about a velvet and sequin dark purple prom dress? Yes, it's better than you ever imagined!

Velvet and sequins cover the entire dress, creating a unique texture that'll capture the interest of all your friends. (Plus, it'll keep you warm. If the evenings are chilly at this time of year, you can rock this dress and skip the bulky coat.)

If you consider yourself a trendsetter, then you probably noticed this purple prom dress' asymmetrical cut. We love the asymmetrical trend, too! It's the perfect way to modernize this regal color. Paired with one long puff sleeve? Uh, yes please! You're going to feel like a model on a runway.

💞 Style tip: This show-stopping look deserves glamorous hair and makeup. Side-swept curls and a smokey eye will make you feel like an absolute queen.


purple sequin asymmetrical mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3159 | Sequin Asymmetric Velvet Mermaid Dress w/ One Long Puff Sleeve




3. Embroidered chiffon A-line dress

Nothing is more regal than gold embroidery. While this purple prom dress brings us back to the basics of royal wear, there's nothing basic about it!

The gold beads zhuzh up the bodice and call attention to the small waistline created by the V neckline and A-line silhouette. If you're looking for a flattering cut for any body type, this one is it.

Chiffon is an airy fabric that's great for warmer weather. If you live somewhere hot, it's a fab choice—you can dance the evening away feeling comfortable. But it's not just practical. It drapes beautifully on the body and looks stunning in photos. Win-win!

💞 Style tip: A dark purple, like eggplant, pairs well with yellow and gold tones. Gold eyeshadow and accessories will enhance the colors of this dress and make this look a total knockout.


purple embroidered chiffon dress

Get the look: style GL2311 | V-Neck Embroidered Chiffon Long Dress




4. Satin A-line dress with waistband

We love how many shades of purple prom dresses you can find. If you envision yourself wearing a light purple prom dress, this lilac number has your name on it.

On prom night, we all want to glow, right? Well, this purple prom dress will literally make your skin glow! Its pastel hue will bring out your natural tan. And the satin fabric will enhance the dewiness of your skin. A little pro tip from us? Apply some highlighter to your cheekbones, collarbone, and shoulders for extra shimmer.

This dress also offers an A-line silhouette, which is slimming for all body types. But here's a bonus: the wide waistband. This waistband further cinches the waist and creates an ultra-flattering shape—so you can look and feel your best on this big day.

💞 Style tip: Embrace this whimsical dress by keeping your hair and makeup natural. A pink lip, rosy cheeks, and loose curls are all you need to make a statement.


lilac satin aline dress

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




Find More Prom Dress Inspo Below!

See more prom dresses that will give you a winning regal look.




FIVE DRESSES TO BRING YOUR COUPLE'S PROM OUTFITS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
PARTY QUEEN / May 05, 2023
Yes, choosing a prom dress can feel overwhelming. But if you're going with a date, it makes the choice even more difficult! Not only do you want to shine as an individual, but you also want to stun as a pair. Cue: going on a mission to find an amazing couple's prom outfit. When you're considering someone else, finding the perfect look isn't easy—and we totally get that. But we're here to help you find a prom dress that will complement your date and make both your looks extra special.  

🎀 Five Fab Dress Ideas for Your Couple’s Prom Outfit 💕

Ladies, you're in luck. Here are five dress options that'll take your couple's prom outfit to the next level.  

1. Gray embroidered mermaid dress with detachable layer

Neutrals match anything—so if your date already has an outfit (or doesn't really dabble in bright colors), this gray mermaid dress is a gorgeous option for your couple's prom outfit. There are many details that make this prom dress a showstopper. First, let's take a moment to admire its embroidery. The defined floral design totally pops against the nude backdrop, doesn't it? But that's not all: a gray detachable mesh layer wraps the embroidered dress and adds dramatic volume to the skirt (which will look great in photos). Once you hit the dance floor, you can remove this layer if you'd like—so you can really let loose and dance the night away with your date. (Yes, it adds functionality to your couple's prom outfit, too!)  
Gray embroidered mermaid dress
 
Get the look: style GL3158 | Embroidery Jewel Mermaid Dress w/ Detachable Waist Long Mesh Layer
 

2. Black asymmetrical dress with long side layer

This black prom dress is another excellent option if your date (or you!) prefers a neutral palette. Black matches other neutral colors—and bright colors—so your date can wear whatever color they want. Black isn't necessarily simple, though. It can create a striking look, especially if you choose a bold cut, silhouette, or fabric. Bonus: this dress covers all three. First, let's discuss the silhouette: Mermaid dresses are incredibly feminine—they hug all your curves. The slit in the skirt and neckline make the dress even more gorgeous. Asymmetrical necklines are very trendy right now. And this long side layer accentuates the asymmetrical design. Lastly, this dress is made of glitter crepe. So when the light hits this dress, all eyes will be on you and your date.  
Black asymmetrical dress
 
Get the look: style GL3136 | Glitter Asymmetric Ruched Side Mermaid Dress w/ Side Long Layer
 

3. Green A-line dress with embellished bodice

There are subtle ways to make your couple's prom outfit really pop—and this dress is proof. While the green is a darker shade, the embellishments, fabric, and silhouette make this look a real winner. A voluminous A-line skirt with mesh layers will make it look like you're gliding alongside your date. And the bead and jewel embellishments totally sparkle against the darker fabric. Pro tip: Throw on a pair of dazzling earrings to shine even more! So what does your date wear? A metallic color, like gold or silver, will pick up the shimmer in this dress' bodice or accessories. Together, you'll look effortlessly polished.  
Green A-line dress
 
Get the look: style GL3137 | Jewel Bead Illusion Sweetheart Sheer Bodice Mesh A-line Dress
 

4. Yellow mermaid dress with sheer side slit

Now, we'll show you some colorful options for your couple's prom outfit. Because, of course, if you and your date prefer to wear vibrant shades, this is certainly a way to stun your friends! This year, neon yellow, lime green, and hot pink are all super trendy. But they certainly require some confidence to rock 'em. Considering one of these bright shades? We say: Go for it! There are few occasions where you can push fashion boundaries—and prom night is one of them. Another way to turn heads? A sheer side slit in the skirt, like this one. While eyes will be on both of you in this color, this detail will definitely score you bonus points for being extra fearless.  
Yellow sheer mermaid dress
 
Get the look: style GL3144 | Sequin Lace-up Back Velvet Mermaid Dress w/ Sheer Side Slit
 

5. Magenta asymmetrical dress with sequins and feathers

If you're keen on a colorful couple's prom outfit, here's another vibrant dress you must see! Magenta—a blend between red and violet—is a shade that's definitely reserved for powerhouse couples. It's a rich and intense hue that'll make you two stand out in a crowd. Of course, if you're rocking a color like this one, you're not afraid to turn heads. So we recommend committing to a bold look. Explore mixing and matching fabrics and textures (like sequins and velvet) for a unique appearance. Feathers are also all over the fashion scene right now. We love that the sleeve and skirt here are lined with these stylish details. To complete your couple's prom outfit, ensure your partner incorporates some of these fabrics and textures in their look too!  
Magenta asymmetrical dress
 
Get the look: style GL3154 | Asymmetric Sleeveless Feather Sequin Velvet Mermaid Dress
 

Find More Fab Prom Dresses Here!

When it comes to your couple's prom outfit, the world is your oyster. Explore our full catalog or take a peek at these blogs for more stunning prom dress options:  
WHITE DAMA DRESSES FOR QUINCEAÑERA: SIX STUNNING OPTIONS
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Mar 31, 2023

Damas play an important role in a quinceañera. As close friends and family of the birthday girl, they also need to dress to impress and make this event one to remember. So, what do they wear?

If you're looking for ideas, you're in the right place. Whether you're a dama or helping them find their outfits for your special day, we're here to show you six white dama dresses for quinceañeras.



🌼 Six stunning white dama dresses for quinceañeras 🤍

Traditionally, white is the most popular color for dama dresses. Why? Because it signifies purity and innocence. Find an angelic look for yourself—or your damas—from this list of white dama dresses for quinceañeras.




1. Mesh dress with sheer corset bodice 

This white dama dress for quinceañeras offers the perfect balance of sophisticated and cute.

Corsets are very stylish right now—so we love that this dress has a sheer corset bodice. But it's balanced beautifully with floral applique details, a sweetheart neckline, and off-the-shoulder sleeves. The tight fit of the corset also works to cinch the waist and accentuate the hourglass shape. Now that's always a bonus in our books!


white mesh short dress

Get the look: style GS3096 | Illusion Sweetheart Mesh Babydoll Short Dress w/ Sheer Bodice




2. Sweetheart dress with glitter and applique

This white dama dress for quinceañeras also has a sweetheart neckline, floral applique, and off-the-shoulder sleeves. Can you tell that we're big fans of this combo?

However, the applique flowers are more prominent here, creating a 3D effect. Right now, fashion is all about adding bold dimensions to your outfits. This rule applies to quinceañeras, too!

Because this is a special event, don't feel afraid to rock all the sparkle: glitter, sequins, jewels, you name it! Damas and quinceañera dresses can have it all. In this case, the mesh skirt is fully covered in glitter, so it'll shine every time the light hits it.


white Sweetheart dress with glitter

Get the look: style GS1978 | Sweethearted Glitter Mesh Homecoming Dress w/ Corset Back




3. Lace and tulle dress with sheer waistline

This white dama dress for quinceañeras is ultra feminine and looks great on any body type.

Not to be cliche, but dama and quinceañera dresses are all about celebrating girl power! Choosing fabrics like lace and tulle is a great way to embrace your female energy. They're romantic, whimsical, and also very elegant.

We love that this white dama dress features an illusion sweetheart neckline and a sheer waistline. These peekaboos are super cute yet provide extra coverage—which is great for the mass portion of the event or simply for those who want a more modest look.


white lace and tulle dress

Get the look: style GS1427 | Sleeveless Short Dress with Lace Bodice and Sheer Waistline




4. Lace strapless dress with jewels

Looking for a white dama dress for quinceañeras that shows off the shoulders? Skip the sleeves with this number! This dress is super cute strapless or accompanied by a detachable mesh cape.

For this look, all eyes are on the details. The bodice is beautifully decorated with jewels, while the skirt is delicately embroidered in lace. You can add accessories (like jewelry) to zhuzh it up even more or keep it minimal and effortlessly cool.


white lace strapless dress with jewels

Get the look: style GS1611 | Strapless Sweetheart Lace Short Dress




5. Embroidered dress with cap sleeves

This white dama dress for quinceañeras is perfect if you're looking for a traditional look.

Its cap sleeves are reminiscent of royal wear. They're classy, elegant, and flattering on all shapes. They're also paired with a modest sweetheart neckline, which makes this look very suitable for mass.

The bodice is delicately embroidered and embellished, plus the mesh skirt offers subtle volume to highlight a lady's natural curves. It's a lovely choice that'll make all the damas feel beautiful.


white embroidered short dress

Get the look: style GS1966 | Cut-Away Shoulder Sweetheart Mesh Short Dress




6. V-neck dress with gold bodice

On the opposite spectrum, this white dama dress for quinceañeras is perfect if you're looking for a bolder look.

We know we said we'd show you six white dama dresses—but this one with a gold sequin bodice is a must-see! Gold is another popular color for dama dresses, so you get the best of both worlds.

While we see a lot of sweetheart necklines and off-the-shoulder sleeves for dama dresses, this one offers a v-neck and spaghetti straps. We know a unique look when we see one!


white V-neck dress with gold bodice

Get the look: style GS1967 | Sequin and Glitter Embellished Sheer Bodice V-Neck Short Dress




Looking for Quinceañera Dresses, Too?

Whether you're looking for yourself or helping your bestie find her special outfit, find blogs below featuring some of our favorites!




QUINCEAÑERA DRESS IDEAS FOR A PARIS-THEMED AFFAIR
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Mar 28, 2023

If you're planning a Paris-themed quinceañera, we have to say: you have great taste! This is such a fun, magical theme—and we're excited to help you find a Parisian-inspired birthday outfit.

Ah, the City of Love. We have many quinceañera dress ideas that match this romantic and enchanting city. From colors to fabrics, we have you covered.

Ready to find and fall in love with your quinceañera dress? Let's take a look at our top five picks.



💓 Five Quinceañera Dress Ideas Fit for Paris 🏰

These five gowns deserve to be pictured in front of the Eiffel Tower. As the French say, they're trés chic! Any of them are perfect for your Paris-themed quinceañera, but we'll leave the final decision to you.




1. Light blue gown with butterfly embroidery

This first quinceañera dress idea embraces one of the national colors: blue. Blue, red, and white make up the French flag—so all of these colors are great choices. But we recommend a pastel shade if you want a whimsical, airy look.

What we love about this blue quinceañera dress idea is that it doesn't skimp on the details. It's your day to wear anything and everything—and this outfit totally embraces that.

At first glance, our eyes are drawn to the feathers and mesh cape. Feathers are incredibly trendy right now and we love that the cape is detachable. But we must also call attention to the beautiful flower and butterfly embroidery. Butterflies symbolize transformation, which is oh-so fitting for a quinceañera. It's beautiful—and sentimental. Could you ask for anything more?


baby blue mesh ball gown

Get the look: style GL3166 | Feather 3-D Flower Quinceanera Gown w/ Detachable Side Mesh Layer




2. Rose pink gown with floral embroidery and jewels

Of course, we have to show you a pink quinceañera dress idea.

A soft or pastel pink symbolizes love, so it's the perfect hue for a Paris-inspired affair. The city is so dreamy and captures everyone's hearts who visit it. Plus, your quinceañera is a day to celebrate your love for yourself, family, and friends. (In other words, love will definitely be in the air.)

We love that this quinceañera dress idea embraces this emotion from head to toe. The sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves are incredibly romantic. And the head-to-toe floral embroidery and beads? Wow! Talk about feminine energy.

To complete this look, we recommend styling your hair in a low bun and wearing a pair of dazzling shoulder-grazing earrings. Simply gorgeous!


dusty rose mesh ball gown

Get the look: style GL3019 | Jewel Embellished Mesh Quinceanera Ball Gown w/ 3-D Applique and Corset




3. Mesh gown with purple embroidery and jewels

As you can see, pastel colors are a fan favorite for Paris-themed quinceañeras. This quinceañera dress idea is nude, so the pastel purple embroidery really pops.

Purple is often associated with royalty, luxury, power, and ambition. That's the kind of energy we want to enter womanhood, right?! This color is also connected to French history. The iris is the national flower of France. So this color allows you to embrace your inner queen—and capture the Paris theme. Win-win.

Floral applique and embroidery are our go-to for Paris-themed quinceañera dress ideas. But the sleeves are another way to capture the enchanting spirit of Paris. Our recommendation? Puff sleeves. They're very fashionable right now. You'll feel like you just walked off the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.


lilac mesh ball gown

Style GL3172 | Jewel Embroidery Quinceanera Gown w/ Puff Short Sleeves




4. Mesh gown with burgundy 3D flower embroidery

So far, we've shown you pastel quinceañera dress ideas, which create a dreamy, whimsical vibe. But Paris is also known for passionate amour. So it's time to show you a burgundy quinceañera dress idea that shows off the city's bolder side.

Like pink, red is associated with love. But it's much more intense and fiery. Red is also one of the colors in the French flag. (The French are known to love passionately—it all makes sense now!) If you have a bright personality, this may be just the dress for you.

On a nude backdrop, the burgundy flower applique is very striking and beautiful, isn't it? Applique creates a 3D effect—and you can totally see it pop on this dress. To complete this look, we recommend sweeping your hair to the side in loose curls—and topping it with the most beautiful crown you can find!


burgundy mesh ball gown

Get the look: style GL3105 | 3-D Flower Embroidery Off Shoulder Mesh Quinceanera Gown




5. Champagne gown with ruffles and corset top

This last quinceañera dress idea brings out the luxury of Paris. Champagne is one of the most famous French drinks. But it's expensive, so people usually save it for celebrations. Well, your quinceañera is the celebration of the year—so this sounds like a fabulous color for your birthday gown.

This champagne quinceañera dress idea also features classic French fashion elements, like a corset bodice and ruffles. The ruffles add extra drama to your voluminous skirt, while the corset cinches your waistline. Together, they emphasize your hourglass, womanly shape. It's time to flaunt it, ladies!

We also love that this dress offers a unique neckline than what we traditionally see for Paris-inspired quinceañera gowns. The higher neckline is modest, yet incredibly elegant! And Parisians are all about understated beauty.


champagne ruffle ball gown

Get the look: style GL2208 | Embroidered and Beaded Mesh Ruffle Quinceneara Dress with Bolero




Find More Quinceañera Dress Ideas Below!

We're here to make your search as easy as possible. Find blogs below featuring more gowns fit for a Paris-themed quinceañera.




TWO-PIECE RED PROM DRESSES: HOW TO NAIL THE LOOK
PARTY QUEEN / Mar 24, 2023

If you're looking for a two-piece red prom dress, you're not messing around. You want a bold gown that'll turn heads and take people's breaths away. And we're all for it!

We love that two-piece dresses are subtly sexy. A small peek of your waistline is all the skin you need to dial up the heat! Paired with a fiery color like red? Va-va-voom!

So, ready to find the right two-piece red prom dress for you? Let's take a look at some options.



❤️ Five Two-Piece Red Prom Dresses (Plus Styling Tips) 💄

Ladies, you have to see these five two-piece prom dresses. Once you find one you like, check out the styling tips to help complete your look!




1. Satin dress with lace, beaded bodice

Shine bright in this two-piece red prom dress. Vibrant shades, like this one, will ensure you stand out all evening.

Its color is not the only thing that'll draw gazes. Take a look at that bodice! Its intricate lace and beaded details are absolutely exquisite. And it pairs beautifully with a mermaid-style satin skirt. Together, they create a super sultry look.

💞 Styling tip: This two-piece red prom dress is effortlessly stunning. We recommend simple hair and makeup to match the vibe. Think: side-swept loose curls, tinted lip gloss, natural blush, and mascara.


red satin prom dress

Get the look: style GL2281 | Two-Piece Prom Dress with Lace Top and Satin Skirt




2. Beaded dress with high slit and cut-out back

All two-piece dresses show off a bit of your midriff. This two-piece red prom dress, though, is for the gals who want to show a little extra.

A high slit in the skirt and a cut-out back are clever ways to bring the heat—without showing off too much skin. It's all about balance. Because the skirt is long and the bodice has a high neckline, this dress offers the perfect balance!

Two-piece prom dresses create an ideal canvas for embellishments. The bodices should always dazzle and sparkle. (It's your prom, after all!) Beads, sequins, jewels—welcome them with open arms.

💞 Styling tip: With a high neckline and cut-out back, this two-piece red prom dress deserves a chic updo. With your hair pulled back, we recommend spicing up your eye makeup with winged eyeliner.


burgundy beaded prom dress burgundy beaded prom dress

Get the look: style GL2277 | Beaded Two-Piece Dress with Cut-Out Back




3. Embroidered jersey dress with tail

Want to make a sultry entrance on prom night? This two-piece red prom dress has your name on it.

Rome jersey is a soft, smooth fabric that drapes beautifully along the body, which already creates a sultry look. But the elongated tail will make it look like you're gliding with every step. (Someone get this girl a red carpet!)

We love that there's embroidery along the skirt, not just the bodice. This draws attention to the dress' length and will make you look long and lean. Bonus points!

💞 Styling tip: This two-piece red prom dress accentuates long lines, so we recommend keeping your hair down. Sweep it to the side and add some shoulder-grazing earrings to complete the look.


red embroidered prom dress

Get the look: style GL2296 | Two-Piece Embroidery Jersey Long Dress with Tail




4. Taffeta A-line dress with embellishments

Looking for a two-piece red prom dress with a voluptuous skirt? You have to see this A-line dress.

The A-line silhouette is the best for creating and accentuating an hourglass shape. Why? It cinches and flares out from the smallest part of your body—your waist. An extra voluminous skirt will exaggerate this shape even further. Taffeta is a structured fabric that'll give us this volume. But you can also opt for layers of thinner material, like mesh.

Of course, we love the embellished bodice. But we also need to call attention to the decorated waistline. Again, this is a way to accentuate your curves. Smart, eh?

💞 Styling tip: With a dark red two-piece prom dress, we recommend skipping lipstick and focusing on your eye makeup. This look is big, so we recommend styling your hair in curls or getting a blowout!


burgundy taffeta prom dress

Get the look: style GL2250 | A-line Mock Two-Piece Beading Dress with Illusion Waistline




5. Mesh embroidered mock two-piece dress

Love the look of a two-piece red prom dress, but don't want to show off your midriff? That's okay! You should wear something you're comfortable in. With this dress, you can rock the two-piece style and still feel oh-so comfy. (Win-win!)

A mock two-piece dress means that you have a sheer piece of fabric covering the midriff. So it still looks like a two-piece, but you get some extra coverage.

A mock two-piece doesn't mean that it's any less fancy. This number brings it all: elegant gold embroidery, jewels, beads, and a slinky mermaid silhouette.

💞 Styling tip: This two-piece red prom dress also has a mock high neckline. Show off your shoulders and elongate your neck simply by pinning your hair back.


burgundy mesh prom dress

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




Find More Stunning Prom Dresses Below!

To find more two-piece red prom dresses, take a look at our catalog and use the "silhouette" filter to view two-piece gowns. Want to see other options beyond two-piece dresses? Check out the blogs below and find our favorites of this year.




SIX CUTE SPARKLY PROM OUTFITS FOR GIRLS
PARTY QUEEN / Mar 21, 2023

Prom is an exciting event for both boys and girls. But when it comes to prom outfits, girls are the ones who are meant to shine.

We encourage you to embrace the moment and rock a prom dress you wouldn't wear any other day. Bring on the sexy silhouettes, textured fabrics, dazzling embellishments, and dramatic hemlines and necklines. We want it all!

You too? Then you're in the right place. Here are six cute prom outfits for girls.



✨ Six Cute Prom Outfits for Girls Who Want to Shine 💫

Shimmer and dazzle in these handpicked prom outfits for girls. (We saved our favorites just for you!)




1. Silver sequin and velvet mermaid dress

Metallics and prom outfits for girls go hand in hand. It's the easiest way to stand out in a crowd!

Silver, gold, and rose gold are all mainstays in prom fashion. If you're looking to up the ante, we recommend choosing a prom outfit with iridescent sequins, too! When the light hits your dress, different colors will appear. This will catch the eyes of everyone around you.

This year, we're seeing a lot of mixing and matching fabrics—sequins on top of velvet, for example. It creates a unique texture that's perfect for the occasion. In terms of silhouettes, the mermaid style is a favorite this season. It hugs all your curves. And if you'd like, you can show off your figure even more with a lace-up back. (Did it just get hot in here?!)


silver sequin velvet prom dress

Get the look: style GL3150 | Sequin Cut-out Side Lace-up Back Velvet Mermaid Dress




2. Fuschia sequin mermaid dress

This prom outfit for girls is bold and vibrant. Bright colors, like fuchsia, are a big hit in the fashion world. Love this trend? Then rock it at prom, too!

Like the first dress, this fuchsia number features iridescent sequins. With a fuchsia backdrop, this creates quite a dynamic color palette!

As you can see, this prom outfit is for girls looking for a fiery look. A high slit in the skirt is a great way to dial up the heat.

To complete this look, sweep your hair to the side and rock some sparkly shoulder-grazing earrings!


fuschia sequin mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3127 | Straight Across Lace-up Back Sequin Mesh Mermaid Dress




3. Rose gold glitter and sequin A-line dress

Prom outfits for girls are designed to make you feel like royalty. This one understands the assignment—and definitely delivers.

Rose gold is a metallic color that's both regal and feminine. Its warm undertones will bring out anyone's natural tan. To make this prom outfit extra special, there are delicate sequin and glitter patterns all over the bodice and skirt. It's a dress truly fit for a prom queen.

But that's just the beginning. There are so many chic details, like the cut-away sleeves and feather-embellished wrists.

Bonus points? The flattering A-line silhouette. It creates an hourglass shape for anyone!


Rose gold glitter aline prom dress

Get the look: style GL3041 | Feather-Wrist Embellished Glitter A-line Dress w/ Cut-Away Long Sleeves




4. Green and gold embroidered A-line dress

This prom outfit for girls is another royalty-inspired gown.

Gemstone colors, like emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby red, and amethyst purple are all luxurious hues. The reason is simple. Because gems are expensive, our brains naturally make the connection between these colors and riches.

The metallic embroidery on top takes this regal look up another notch. Not only does it add sparkle, but it also creates beautiful patterns. Yes, you can have it all!

The off-the-shoulder sleeves give off a romantic, whimsical vibe that we adore. To complete this look, we recommend an effortless half-up half-down hairstyle.


Green embroidered A-line dress

Get the look: style GL3070 | Illusion V-Neck Embroidered Mesh A-line Dress w/ Open V-Back




5. Purple mesh dress with jewels

Okay, where are our stylish girlies at? This prom outfit for girls is a stunner—from the color to the fabric and embellishments.

Purple is a hot hue right now. Whether you want to go bright or pastel, a purple dress is certainly a trendy choice. The neckline is also very stylish: asymmetrical looks are everywhere.

What really makes this dress stand out though is the fabric and embellishments. A mesh detachable layer? Sheer side slit? Jewel detailing? Yes, yes, and yes!


Purple mesh dress with jewels

Get the look: style GL3116 | Jewel Mermaid Dress w/ Sheer Side Slit and Detachable Side Mesh Layer




6. Blue sequin and glitter asymmetrical mermaid dress

Our last prom outfit for girls that you must see is this asymmetrical style.

As we mentioned, asymmetrical necklines have taken over the fashion scene—from tank tops to red carpet dresses. Prom dresses are no exception!

This style looks great with any color, but pastels are always a lovely choice. Baby blue is trending right now—so if you're debating colors, this one is it!

For more texture and volume, add a detachable mesh layer to this prom outfit. It looks so gorgeous in photos—and you can always remove it later on in the night. (You know, when it's time to hit the dance floor!)


 Blue sequin and glitter

Get the look: style GL3133 | Sequin Glitter Asymmetric Mermaid Dress w/ Long Waist Mesh Layer




Find More Prom Outfits for Girls Right Here

Looking for more prom outfit ideas? We're here to make it easy for you. Find dress inspo in all the blogs below!




RED AND BLACK PROM DRESSES: TWO HOT SHADES TO WEAR THIS SEASON
PARTY QUEEN / Mar 17, 2023

What's the perfect shade for your prom dress?

That's a great question! And while there are trending colors every year, we also can't help but go back to these sexy hues: red and black.

Red and black prom dresses are naturally striking. In the fashion world, these colors convey boldness, power, and sex appeal. If you're looking to bring that energy to prom, these shades are perfect for you.



❤️ Red and Black Prom Dresses: Three Styles You Have to See 🖤

Today, we're showing you three styles that pair perfectly with red and black prom dresses. (Yes, that means you'll get to see six of our favorite dresses!)




1. Asymmetrical mermaid dress

Asymmetrical dresses are very trendy right now. We're seeing them everywhere—and prom is no exception! Pair this slanted neckline with red and black prom dresses to create a fiercer-than-ever look.

This style is all about accentuating shapes and angles, which is why we recommend trying on asymmetrical mermaid dresses. The mermaid silhouette hugs your body and highlights your womanly figure—and will further accentuate those curves.

Because mermaid dresses are form-fitting, you'll see many with a slit in the skirt. Why? If you're rocking a mermaid silhouette, you're down to dial up the heat—and the designers totally know that. But it also makes walking and dancing more comfortable. (Yes, it's multi-purpose!)

Lastly, with this style of red and black prom dresses, it's important to consider your fabrics because they can impact the vibe of your outfit.

Looking for something sexy? Satin, as you can see below, creates a seductive look. With gold embroidery on top, you can create a luxurious feel too.

Want to make a fashion statement? Mixing and matching fabrics is super trendy right now. Sequins, velvet, mesh, feathers—why not wear them all? (All the fashion girlies are doing it!)



❤️ Red

burgundy satin prom dress

Get the look: style GL3125 | Strapless Sheer Bodice Glitter Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Ruched Back



🖤 Black

black nesh prom dress

Get the look: style GL3160 | Ruched Bodice Mesh Mermaid Dress w/ One Long Mesh Sleeve




2. Mermaid dress with corset bodices

If you're looking at red and black prom dresses, you're probably comfortable strutting your stuff, right? Well, this style is all about that—show off what you got, ladies!

First, let's talk about the silhouette. As mentioned, mermaid dresses hug the body down to the thighs and then flare out to create a "mermaid tail" shape. Some "tails" are more accentuated than others, of course. 

With this particular style, it's all about creating an effortless allure. So instead of rocking a dramatic mermaid shape, we recommend something more subtle. Choosing a slinky fabric, like rome jersey, will ensure that your dress drapes naturally over your curves.

Now, about those corset tops. Corset tops are hot, hot, hot right now in the fashion world—and were practically made for red and black prom dresses, don't you think? With off-the-shoulder sleeves, you balance out the sexiness with a feminine, romantic feel. (Yes, you can be both!)

Because the bodice takes center stage with this style, we recommend sprucing it up with embellishments and embroidery. Glitter, beads, lace, applique—these are all fabulous options.



❤️ Red

burgundy mermaid prom dress

Get the look: style GL3082 | Straight Across Neckline Mermaid Long Dress w/ Sheer Bodice



🖤 Black

black mermaid prom dress

Get the look: style GL3162 | Glitter Sheer Bodice Off Shoulder Mermaid Dress w/ Sheer Slit




3. Mesh A-line dress 

While we clearly love mermaid dresses, we have a soft spot for A-line silhouettes. Why? They make everyone look and feel their best! How could you not love that?

This style is for you if you're searching for red and black prom dresses that will make you feel like a modern-day warrior princess.

A-line silhouettes, of course, will make anyone feel like royalty. They feature a tight bodice, cinched waistline, and a flared skirt, which is ultra flattering and accentuates your hourglass shape. The skirt becomes more voluptuous with mesh layers, creating a dramatic effect while making your waist look even smaller. (No wonder the royals liked this cut!)

While the silhouette makes you feel like a princess, these colors scream power woman. Yes, with this style, you can have the best of both worlds.

If you want to lean into the royal vibe, look for regal touches like gold embroidery. If you prefer to dial up the spice, jump on the cut-out trend! These peek-a-boos of skin add just the right amount of sex appeal.



❤️ Red

red aline prom dress

Get the look: style GL3152 | Flower Applique Sheer Front Cut-out Side Mesh A-line Dress



🖤 Black

black aline prom dress

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




Want to See More Prom Dress Options?

To see more red and black prom dresses, look at our full catalog. You can easily filter to browse all the red and black options! Or, check out this blog featuring more black prom dresses:

If you’d like to explore other colors and styles, find must-see prom dress inspo in these blog posts:




LIKE A ROYAL: SIX ROYAL BLUE PROM DRESSES FIT FOR A QUEEN
PARTY QUEEN / Mar 13, 2023

Prom is one of the few occasions where we can truly dress like royalty. So ladies, it's time to bring out your fierce queen energy.

Royal blue is a great choice for those who want to make a strong entrance. The color has regal associations, thanks to its historical relationship with the British royal family. And in color psychology, it symbolizes authority, trust, and confidence.

Is royal blue the color for you? Then it's time to check out these six royal blue prom dresses. Let's find you a look that'll take the throne.




1. Chiffon A-line dress with gold embroidery

An A-line silhouette, intricate embroidery, and gold embellishments—this royal blue prom dress offers all the traditional elements of a regal look.

A-line dresses have been a favorite among royals for years because they're flattering on any figure. They draw attention to a cinched waist and create an hourglass shape. Who doesn't want that on prom night?

When we think of royalty, we think of rich metals—like gold and silver. On a striking backdrop like royal blue, either of these will stand out and catch the eyes of many. We love how the gold here brings out the details in the embroidery.

If you're looking for a royal blue prom dress that's classically regal, this one is it!


royal blue chiffon prom dress

Get the look: GL2311 | V-Neck Embroidered Chiffon Long Dress




2. Sequin mermaid dress with embroidery

Queens are powerful figures and not ones to blend in. You too? Then you've got to see this mermaid royal blue prom dress.

From head to toe, we get fierce energy. First, let's talk about its silhouette and cut. Mermaid dresses are all about hugging your curves and showing off your body. (If you got it, flaunt it, right?!) This royal blue prom dress dials up this spicy silhouette with an illusion deep-v neckline, v-back, and a high slit in the skirt.

Next, let's talk about fabric and embellishments—because they take this look to the next level! Sequins, lace, embroidery, beads, and applique work together to create an ultra-luxe feel. Royals never skimp on luxury. On prom night, neither should you.


royal blue mermaid sequin prom dress

Get the look: GL3053 | Sequin Embellished Illusion V-neck Mermaid Dress w/ Open V-back




3. Satin mermaid dress with slit

If you're looking for a feminine and romantic look, this royal blue prom dress has your name on it.

Every detail highlights the beauty of a woman's body: the mermaid silhouette, off-the-shoulder sleeves, sweetheart neckline, pleated waist, and high slit in the skirt. The satin fabric then drapes beautifully on every curve. (The queen of 1950s Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe, would be all over this dress!)

To complete this effortlessly glam look, keep your hair down and style it in loose curls. Adding some shoulder-grazing earrings would create just the right amount of sparkle!


royal blue satin prom dress

Get the look: GL3060 | Sweetheart Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Pleated Waist and Slit




4. Velvet and sequin mermaid dress with feathers

Here's another va-va-voom look for the gals who want to make a statement.

This royal blue prom dress brings all the textures and details. Sequins on top of velvet? How unique is that! And don't get us started on those feathers. They're taking over the fashion scene—and prom is no exception.

While this dress has many elements, you and your beautiful figure are front and center. The off-the-shoulder sleeves and mermaid silhouette create voluptuous curves that'll make you feel the strong woman you are!


royal blue velvet prom dress

Get the look: GL3149 | Sequin Cut-away Shoulder Velvet Mermaid Dress w/ Wide Side Slit




5. Satin A-line dress with rhinestones

Sometimes, less is more. We love the simplicity of this royal blue prom dress and think it's a fabulous option for the low-key ladies out there.

It creates a regal look without going over the top. Satin, of course, is a luxurious fabric that drapes beautifully on the body. And with an A-line silhouette, you'll look like you're gliding across the dance floor.

The bodice is covered in rhinestones which adds understated sparkle. And the waistband ties everything together (literally) to create a flattering shape. This one gets a big "yes" from us!


royal blue satin aline prom dress

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




6. Rome Jersey Mermaid dress with sheer sleeves

Looking for a chic and elegant royal blue prom dress? This sheer sleeves rome jersey number has your name on it. 

We love that this dress leaves more to the imagination yet still brings sexiness through the rome jersey fabric. It offers the perfect balance! And while there's perhaps more fabric than the other options, it's still so incredibly flattering—thanks to its mermaid silhouette and sheer back.

We can't leave without admiring the bodice. The body shaped sparkly beads and long sleeves work together to create a unique and striking prom look.


royal blue chiffon aline prom dress

Get the look: GL2284 | Sheer Long Sleeve Jersey Long Dress Accented with Beaded Details




Let’s Look At More Prom Dresses, Shall We?

Ladies, we could do this all day. So if you're looking for more prom dress options, we'd be happy to show them to you! To start, here are some blogs we think you'd like:




PROM OUTFITS IDEAS PERFECT FOR YOUR KIBBE BODY TYPE
PARTY QUEEN / Mar 10, 2023

When choosing your prom dress, you want to find one that captures your complete essence—not just your body type but also your personality, right? There are so many prom outfits ideas, though. How do you narrow them down?

Cue: the kibbe body type system. The kibbe body type system is a style theory that considers both your physical characteristics and your personal essence. To find out your kibbe body type, you’ll need to answer a few questions.

Your results are based on your balance of yin and yang (feminine and masculine energy). You’ll see that there are 13 body types categorized under five main families—all of which fall between the yin and yang axes.

Once you know your kibbe body type, we can help you find a prom dress that’s tailored to both your body and soul!



💓 Five Prom Outfits Ideas for the Five Style Families 🧸

Know your kibbe body type? Explore these prom outfits ideas for the main style families—Dramatic, Natural, Classic, Gamine, and Romantic—to narrow down your options and find the perfect dress.




1. Dramatic

The Dramatic body type is defined by intense yang: long and lean lines, angular bone structure, and powerful energy. Our Dramatic prom outfits ideas are all about accentuating your sharp features and fierce personality.

First, we recommend looking for prom dresses with simple, straight silhouettes made of thick and heavy fabrics. Why? These fabrics are stiff and will hold their shape well—creating those angles we want to see.

If you can find a dress with angular or geometric features, that’s even better. (This dress’ structured cut-away sleeves are to die for!)

When it comes to colors and patterns, our tip is to go with a dark, monochromatic look. The Dramatic body type (hence, the name) is all about embracing your strong energy.


royal blue cut away shoulder prom dress

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




2. Natural

The Natural body type is defined by soft yang: long but broader lines, slightly angular bone structure, and a fresh, open spirit. Our Natural prom outfits ideas are all about highlighting your easygoing personality through relaxed lines and movement.

According to the kibbe system, your prom dress should be softly tailored to create a relatively narrow and slim shape—but in a loose and carefree way. Think: long and drapey fabrics.

With that said, Natural body types are encouraged to bring texture and asymmetrical elements to create an unconstructed vibe. For prom outfits ideas, that could mean textured fabric (like applique), asymmetrical sleeves, or a slit in the skirt.


yellow mesh corset prom dress

Get the look: style GL3034 | 3-D Flower Applique Glitter Mesh A-line Dress w/ Embroidery and Sequin




3. Classic

The Classic body type is defined by a blend of yin and yang: symmetrical features and a cool, reserved essence. Our Classic prom outfits ideas focus on accentuating your symmetry and creating smooth, elegant lines.

In other words, less is more. A clean, unbroken silhouette with a slightly cinched waist will create an effortlessly chic look for you. Avoid too much angularity or roundness. And opt for pastels over bright colors.

A mauve chiffon A-line dress is perfect for a Classic body type. Some gold embellishments and accessories are just the thing to complete your look.


mauve chiffon prom dress

Get the look: style GL2311 | V-Neck Embroidered Chiffon Long Dress




4. Gamine

The Gamine body type is defined by a combination of yin and yang opposites: straight but shorter lines, a mix of angular and round features, and a whole lot of spicy energy! Our Gamine prom outfits ideas center on this duality and aim to bring out your unique qualities and personality.

Mermaid silhouettes are a great starting point. Look for prom dresses that hug your curves and angles—especially that waistline of yours!

According to the kibbe system, patterns should be small and sharp, and fabrics should be colorful and animated, to call attention to your sassy energy. This prom dress is made of iridescent sequins—a flashy prom outfit idea for all the Gamines out there!


iridescent cut-out back prom dress

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




5. Romantic

The Romantic body type is defined by lush yin: soft and round lines and magnetic, feminine energy. Our Romantic prom outfits ideas focus on accentuating your natural hourglass shape in an understated way.

Romantic prom dress silhouettes should be fitted but flowy to showcase the curves of your body. Lightweight and sheer fabrics with gentle draping are a must! And you’ll get bonus points for other circular and flowing shapes, like bows and ruffles.

Puff sleeves are totally in style right now, so if you’re a Romantic body type, we recommend trying on a prom dress with sheer puff sleeves. A curved, sweetheart neckline would also fit the vibe perfectly.


rose gold mesh prom dress

Get the look: style GL3015 | 3-D Flower Embellished Glitter Netting A-line Dress w/ Detached Long Sleeves




Want More Prom Outfits Ideas? Right This Way!

Now that you’ve got some prom outfits ideas based on your kibbe body type, take a look at these blogs for more prom dress inspiration!




THE BLACK SWAN: HOW TO STUN IN BLACK PROM DRESSES
PARTY QUEEN / Feb 17, 2023

On prom night, you want to make a statement. And, of course, your dress plays a big role in making that happen. But there are many things to consider: color, silhouette, fabric, and more. How do you narrow down the options to find the perfect showstopping look?

Don't stress, we're here to take it one step at a time. Today, we're talking about black prom dresses.

Yes, some may consider black a simple color. But as we've seen in the Black Swan movie, featuring Natalie Portman, it's also incredibly striking and bold. Considering a black prom dress? Here are some ideas to elevate your look and steal the show.



🖤 6 winning black prom dress ideas 🦢

Here are six black prom dresses that will ensure all eyes are on you—all night.




1. Mesh A-line dress with feather embellishments

If you're looking to glide into prom like a ballerina, we recommend a black prom dress with an A-line silhouette and airy fabric.

A-line silhouettes drape beautifully over the body and are one of the most flattering silhouettes you could choose. No matter your body type, it'll give you a sexy hourglass shape. With a light fabric, like mesh, you'll practically float across the dance floor!

For this look, your bodice will be the star. (Besides you, of course.) So keep an eye out for black prom dresses with embroidery, embellishments, or other unique details—like feathers. (If you're keen on the Black Swan theme, then feathers are a must!) Your sleeves and neckline are also opportunities to make a statement. Off-the-shoulder sleeves are perfect for this dress' whimsical, airy vibe.


black feather prom dress

Get the look: style GL3138 | Embroidery Sheer Front Mesh A-line Dress w/ Feather Embellishment




2. Mermaid dress with 3D flower applique

If you’re looking to show off your figure, then you should scope out black prom dresses with a mermaid silhouette.

Mermaid silhouettes leave less to the imagination. They hug your curves until the knee and then flare out. Some will offer a dramatic flare, while others will be more modest.

To dial up the heat, choose a black prom dress with a deep-v neckline or slit in the skirt. (Or, why not both?!)

Since it's prom, you don't have to stick to one fabric or texture. Applique is one of our favorites. It's a weaving technique where one fabric is stitched on top of another, creating a 3D effect. It's super unique and will help you stand out in the crowd!


black mesh deep illusion sweet heart mermaid long dress

Get the look: style GL3119 | Sequin Sheer Bodice Mermaid Dress w/ Side Long Mesh Layer




3. Sequin and velvet mermaid dress with slit

As you can tell, we're big fans of mixing fabrics and textures. It's all over the fashion world—and a hot prom trend too! With this black prom dress idea, we encourage you to unleash your inner fashionista and take some risks.

How? Pair two to three different fabrics or textures—feathers, beads, sequins, glitter, mesh, velvet, satin, you name it. In this case, we see velvet, glitter, and feathers paired together, and it totally creates a red carpet look.

Are you seeing old Hollywood glam too? That's also thanks to its sweetheart neckline and cut-away sleeves that effortlessly hang off the shoulders. (Move over Natalie Portman, this look has Marilyn Monroe written all over it!)


black velvet prom dress

Get the look: style GL3149 | Sequin Cut-away Shoulder Velvet Mermaid Dress w/ Wide Side Slit




4. Sequin mermaid dress with detachable cape

A classic color like black allows you to bring all the drama. This black prom dress idea shows how you can pull off detachable pieces, like capes or skirts.

The key with detachable pieces is that they shouldn't drown out your beautiful figure. We recommend airy or see-through fabrics, like mesh, so everyone can see what you're workin' with!

In this case, the detachable cape is short and mesh, ensuring that the mermaid shape is still front and center. It draws attention to—instead of covers—your natural hourglass shape.


black sequin tulle prom dress

Get the look: style GL3054 | 3-D Flower Applique Sequin Mermaid Dress w/ Detached Mesh Cape




5. Embellished A-line dress with glitter netting skirt

When it comes to your black prom dress look, there are no rules. If you want to add some color or metallics, we're all for it!

Metallic embellishments are fabulous additions to any black prom dress. Against a dark fabric, they'll really pop! Plus, when else will you wear a dress bedazzled in gold or silver? On prom, you can go all out with a showstopping look.

If your dress is an A-line silhouette, you can accentuate your cinched waist with embellishments on the bodice. What about the skirt? Add some volume with mesh or netting to further enhance your hourglass shape.


black mesh prom dress

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




6. Satin mermaid dress with a gathered waistline 

So far, you've seen black prom dresses made of mesh, glitter, velvet, and sequins. But there are even more options out there—including this satin number!

For a sultry look, try on black prom dresses with drapey fabrics like satin or silk. These fabrics offer a soft, lustrous appearance that's understated—yet so elegant.

There's a practical side to this too. Satin and silk dresses typically aren't designed to be skin-tight. So if you like the look of mermaid dresses, but wish they were a bit roomier, you may want to explore mermaid dresses made of satin!

For this type of black prom dress, less is more. Small details, like a  gathered waistline, are all you need to spice up your look.


black satin sweetheart prom dress

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




Let’s find your perfect black prom dress

There are many more black prom dress ideas for you to explore in our full catalog. Yes, you've got all the options!

Once you've found your dress, you can start preparing for the big event. Here are a few blogs to help:




TRENDY PROM DRESS IDEAS: FIVE NEW STYLES THAT'LL TAKE HOME THE CROWN
PARTY QUEEN / Feb 14, 2023
It's that time of year when ladies across the country are looking for prom dress ideas. We love that you're getting ahead and exploring your options! Prom is one of the few occasions where you can dress and feel like royalty. And one lucky lady will even get to wear the crown! Got your eyes set on the ultimate prom accessory? Then let's find you a prom dress to match!  

🌟 Five trendy prom dress ideas for the prom queen to be 👑

We're diving right into these prom dress ideas. Find out what styles are turning heads this year below.  

1. Corsets

Yes, corset tops are no longer just for the 1800s—they're all over the fashion scene this year, including prom attire. This prom dress idea is perfect if you're looking for a sexy look. A corset will hug the curves of your body and accentuate your hourglass shape. Right now, sheer fabric is also very in, so you'll likely see corset bodices made of mesh or lace. While red and black corset prom dresses may be the first to come to mind, we recommend exploring other colors for a unique look. For a romantic vibe, opt for something like lilac or periwinkle. (Bonus: both of these are hot colors this year.)  
lilac corset prom dress
 
Get the look: style GL3162 | Glitter Sheer Bodice Off Shoulder Mermaid Dress w/ Sheer Slit
 

2. Cutouts

Looking for a prom dress that'll capture a room? Bring on the cutouts! This prom dress idea will make you feel like you've just walked off the runway. Showing skin in unconventional places, like your sides, hips, or back, is super edgy and unexpected. It's not for the gals who play it safe, that's for sure! If you love this prom dress idea, you're not afraid of standing out. And we love to see it. So why not push the boundaries even further? A fiery color, like red, or a sexy slit in the skirt would take this look to the top.  
red mesh prom dress
 
Get the look: style GL3152 | Flower Applique Sheer Front Cut-out Side Mesh A-line Dress
 

3. Feathers

With this prom dress idea, it's all in the (feather) details. The feather micro-trend seems to be everywhere lately—from dresses and tops to shoes and bags. And we're definitely not complaining. It brings the texture we've all been waiting for. Typically, you'll find feathers tracing the neckline and sleeves. Want to make a bigger statement? Keep your eyes peeled for asymmetrical dresses. The feathers will accentuate the dress' angles. To truly bring this prom dress idea to life, we recommend a dress that combines feathers with other fun textures, like sequins. Mixing and matching fabrics is not only trendy, but it'll also show next-level confidence.  
green one shoulder prom dress
 
Get the look: style GL3160 | Ruched Bodice Mesh Mermaid Dress w/ One Long Mesh Sleeve
 

4. Puff sleeves

Looking for a prom dress idea that'll bring the drama? Now's the time to rock a prom dress with puff sleeves! Like corsets, puff sleeves are making a comeback. They date way back to the Renaissance period, but we now find them in fashion with a modern twist. If you're worried that oversized sleeves will be uncomfortable to wear all night, you can totally find prom dresses with detachable sleeves. This offers the best of both worlds. You can snag some Instaworthy photos with them on—then take them off when you're ready to hit the dance floor. A bold trend like this deserves a vibrant color, like yellow or orange. Pro tip: these colors will be all over the fashion scene this year. (More on that below!)  
yellow sweetheart mermaid prom dress
 
Get the look: style GL3155 | Jewel Sweetheart Mesh Mermaid Dress w/ Detachable Short Puff Sleeves
 

5. Bright colors

Yes, ladies, bright colors are here for another year: hot pink, tangerine orange, and sunshine yellow are all hot picks for your prom dress. What we love about this prom dress idea is that it keeps so many options on the table. You can show off your style without being tied down to a specific silhouette, cut, or fabric. Let's say you want to wear a hot pink prom dress. You could find one with cutouts, a corset, or unique fabrics. It's so easy to hit two trends in one dress! If you're still unsure what silhouette or cut to go for, this prom dress idea is a great starting point—and will ensure your outfit is up to the minute.  
hot pink velvet sequin prom dress hot pink cut out back prom dress
Get the look: style GL3145 | Ruched Cut-out Back Illusion Sweetheart Velvet Mermaid Dress
 

Found a prom dress idea you like?

Then the next step is exploring your options and choosing the perfect dress! We just added new trendy additions to the GLS catalog—so don’t forget to take a peek before you go! If you’re looking for more of our expert recommendations, you can also find handpicked favorites in these blog posts:  
PROM DRESS COLOR IDEAS: SIX GORGEOUS SHADES YOU WON'T GO WRONG WITH
PARTY QUEEN / Feb 10, 2023

POV: you're looking for the perfect prom dress, but you're finding it hard to keep track of all the trends and options. We feel you—there's a lot out there!

So we're going to help you out one blog at a time. Last week, we shared trendy prom dress ideas. This week, we're showing you fab prom color ideas—not only for you, but also for your girlfriends. Yes, all these prom color ideas look stunning together. No clashing combos here!



🎨 Six Prom Color Ideas That Look Great on Anyone 💘

Yes, that's right. These prom color ideas look great on any skin tone and hair color. So check them all out and choose the one you like best!




1. Pink 💗

As you probably know, pink is one of the hottest colors this year—from bright hues like fuchsia, hot pink, and magenta to pale ones like blush and rose. You really can't go wrong with any shade of pink.

One of our favs? Classic pink. It's not too bold, but still brings oomph to your look.

If you want to create a fashion-forward look, pair this stylish color with trending fabrics, like sequins and velvet. Even better? Try iridescent sequins. This will capture the mermaid aesthetic that's hitting the fashion world right now.


pink floral embroidered prom dress

Get the look: style GL3142 | Floral Embroidery Sequin Velvet Mermaid Dress w/ Wide Side Slit




2. Lilac 💜

Who else is over-the-moon happy that lilac is one of the top colors in fashion this year? Of course, we had to include it in our list of prom color ideas!

Lilac brings out your natural glow and looks stunning on any skin tone. So it'll bring a warm, romantic feel to any prom dress you choose.

We recommend pairing this color with another hot trend: corset tops. It'll bring sex appeal, glamour, and femininity to your look instantly.


lilac sheer mesh prom dress

Get the look: style GL3114 | Bead Sheer Bodice Mesh Mermaid Dress w/ Wide Side Slit




3. Light blue 💙

Our next prom color idea is light blue. Any shade will do—pastel blue, sky blue, powder, or smoky blue. You've got lots of options.

You can also opt for shades with hints of green or purple. Light turquoise or periwinkle are stunning choices. (In fact, periwinkle was named the color of the year in 2022 and its popularity is still going strong!)

This whimsical color deserves airy fabrics. But don't stop there. Sheer fabric offers the perfect backdrop for unique additions, like floral applique.


light blue floral prom dress

Get the look: style GL3134 | Feather Sheer Bodice Asymmetric A-line Dress w/ Flower Applique




4. Champagne 💛

Metallic shades are going to take prom by storm. Which one do we recommend? Our fourth prom color idea is champagne.

Its shine creates a striking look for any prom dress, but it doesn't clash with the other prom color ideas we've listed today. So while you're sure to stand out at prom, you won't stick out in photos with your friends. (Win-win, right?)

A chic look like this deserves a sleek hairstyle and fierce makeup. Don't be afraid to try something bold—this prom color idea can handle it.


champagne crepe prom dress

Get the look: style GL3151 | Jewel Sequin Illusion V-neck Sheer Bodice Mermaid Dress




5. Coral 🧡

Bright colors are totally in. Want a prom color idea that's bright—but not too bright? Enter: coral.

Coral is a perfect choice if you love to rock colorful hues on the daily, but don't want to wear something like neon yellow or orange. In our opinion, it offers just the right amount of brightness.

This is another excellent prom color idea for the mermaidcore trend. Bring on the mermaid silhouette and iridescent sequins!


coral sequin prom dress

Get the look: style GL3143 | Jewel Bead Lace-up Back Mesh Mermaid Dress w/ Ruffle Slit




6. Olive green 💚

Olive green is a prom color idea that's understated yet so chic. We see so many jewel tones at prom, like emerald—so it's refreshing to see a unique approach to this classic color. If you're someone who doesn't want to fit in, this is the color for you!

Plus, this shade brings out your natural tan. How could you say no to an effortlessly bronzed look? To accentuate your sunkissed glow, accessorize with gold jewelry and dust your skin with bronzer.


olive green sweetheart prom dress

Get the look: style GL3147 | Sequin Illusion Sweetheart Lace-up Back Velvet Mermaid Dress




You’re This Close to Finding Your Prom Dress

We can feel it! You’re getting closer to finding the perfect dress for prom night. If you want to start looking at options, take a peek at our catalog. There are tons of new additions for you to see!

Not quite ready yet? Here are some more blogs with fresh prom dress ideas for you to check out:




80S PROM DRESS IDEAS: HOW TO NAIL THE BIG AND BRIGHT FASHION TREND TODAY
PARTY QUEEN / Feb 07, 2023
As we near prom night, lots of ladies are asking for prom dress ideas—from different silhouettes and colors to trends and styles. Today, we're focusing on ‘80s prom dress ideas. The ‘80s was arguably the boldest decade in modern fashion. Think big, bright, loud, and edgy—down to one's hair and makeup. But we're sure most of you aren't envisioning side ponytails and spandex leotards. So what aspects of ‘80s fashion can we bring to today's fashion world—and your prom dress? Let’s take a look!  

💿 Five ‘80s Prom Dress Ideas to Rock This Year 📀

Whether you're off to an ‘80s-theme prom or simply love the retro look, here are five ‘80s prom dress ideas with a modern twist.  

1. Jewel-tone dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves

If you look up ‘80s prom dresses, you'll find a lot of satin, jewel tones, and off-the-shoulder sleeves. Together, these offer a perfect ‘80s prom dress idea. Why? Because all of these elements can be super modern too. By choosing a contemporary silhouette (like mermaid) and simplifying the sleeves (no ruffles or balloons here!), you can rock a look that's ‘80s-inspired yet super trendy. Over the last few years, simple makeup and hairstyles have controlled the fashion world. We recommend this approach for your prom look as well. A colorful dress like this can totally stand on its own. (Unless you're attending an ‘80s theme party—then embrace the bold hair and makeup!)  
emerald green silk prom dress
 
Get the look: style GL3060 | Sweetheart Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Pleated Waist and Slit
 

2. Bright-colored metallic lamé dress

Of course, ‘80s fashion was all about bright and neon colors. While a color like neon yellow may feel hard to pull off, you can still rock this ‘80s prom dress idea. Instead, try something like hot pink or fuschia! These colors are very in! Pairing hot pink with a fabric like metallic lamé is a great way to bring this 80s prom dress idea to life even further. In the ‘80s, shiny and shimmery fabrics were go-tos. It's an easy way to dial up any outfit. And for prom, that's exactly what you want to do! To modernize this look, we recommend a dress with a slinky silhouette, like a mermaid prom dress. With a ruched waistline, you'll draw attention to all the right places─in other words, your hourglass shape!  
fuchsia metallic prom dress
 
Get the look: style GL2943 | Ruched Metallic Lame V-Neck Mermaid Long Dress w/ Lace Up Back
 

3. Mermaid dress with ruffles

What's an ‘80s prom dress idea without ruffles?! Ruffles are one of the defining features of classic ‘80s looks—and they're still alive in today's fashion! We'll show you two looks for this ‘80s prom dress idea: a more traditional one and a more modern take. This first example may look like a dress straight out of Moulin Rouge. But if you research vintage ‘80s prom dresses, you'll find many that look similar to this! Its dramatic ruffles at the skirt are perfect for ladies who want to capture a true ‘80s vibe. Complete the look with bright makeup and a voluptuous hairdo.  
silver strapless sweetheart neckline ruffled skirt long dress
 
Get the look: style GL1026 | Strapless Sweetheart Organza Long Ruffle Dress with Jeweled Bodice
  If you love this ‘80s prom dress idea but prefer a subdued version, this outfit is totally up your alley: a mesh mermaid dress with a detachable ruffle skirt layer. It offers the volume that's classic of the 80s—but with a modern flair. It'll look beautiful in photos looking over your shoulder!  
champagne mesh prom dress
 
Get the look: style GL3004 | Glitter Embellished Mesh Mermaid Dress w/ Jewel Embellishment and Detached Layer
 

4. Mesh dress with puff sleeves and bustier top

This fourth ‘80s prom dress idea also offers a modern twist. Puff sleeves and bustier tops were both staples in any woman's wardrobe during this decade. With this look, you can have both. Puff sleeves are making a huge comeback right now. But they're not as over the top as the’ 80s original. This year, it brings a more whimsical vibe to prom dresses. We also love that many come with detachable sleeves. You can rock them for photos and then take them off when you hit the dance floor. Bustier and corset tops are also incredibly trendy. If you're looking for a sexy and playful look, this is a trend you have to jump on.  
dusty rose lace prom dress
 
Get the look: style GL3126 | Strapless Sheer Bodice Mesh A-Line Dress w/ Detachable Short Mesh Sleeves
 

5. Velvet and sequin dress with puff shoulders

Shoulder pads: the ‘80s prom dress you didn't know you needed! Shoulder pads or puff shoulders is an ‘80s trend with a bad rap. But it's redeemed itself in today's fashion world: it's chic and edgy all at once. And this prom dress idea is proof! Plus, puff shoulders accentuate a woman's hourglass shape and curves. And we'll never say no to that! If bright colors aren't your thing, explore bold fabrics. This black prom dress is made of velvet and sequins, which were both popular in the ‘80s. Rock this decade the way you want to!  
black velvet prom dress
 
Get the look: style GL3122 | Puff Shoulder 3/4 Sleeves Feather Velvet Mermaid Dress
 

Looking for More Prom Dress Ideas?

Whether you're off to a themed event or you want to dress to impress, here are more prom dress ideas for you to check out:  
BRING IN THE GOOD LUCK: WHAT COLOR SHOULD YOU WEAR ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
PARTY QUEEN / Dec 27, 2022
To many, New Year's Day signifies a fresh start. If you're researching what color to wear on New Year's Day, you're probably also looking for good vibes to ring in the new year. (We're with you—the last few years have definitely felt like a rollercoaster.) According to color psychology, colors can have a powerful impact on mood and behaviors. While this may be subjective, there's no harm in trying it out, right? So today, we're showing you six colors that signify fresh starts, good luck, optimism, prosperity, and more. Plus, if you're headed out to a fancy dinner, party, or a night on the town, you'll find six dresses that can serve as inspo for your New Year's look.  

🎇 Six Colors to Wear on New Year’s Day 🎉

What color should you wear on New Year's Day? Find six shades below to wear to your New Year's celebration!  

1. White 🤍 (fresh beginnings)

White is a great color to wear on New Year's Day. Because it's untainted by any other hue, it projects a sense of purity, cleanliness, and new beginnings. If you're ready to start the year fresh, white will bring the vibes you're looking for. It's also a popular color to wear over the winter holidays because it reminds us of the beauty of snow. If you're headed to a party on New Year's Eve, it's an excellent shade for your dress. Because white is a simple color, there's no need to shy away from adding some texture to your look. Feathers, sequins, and jewels are all fab additions to your New Year's look!  
 
Get the look: style GS3092 | Asymmetric Sequin Bodycon Short Dress w/ Feather Embellishment
 

2. Green 💚 (good health)

As we come out of the pandemic, we're reminded that our health is so important. So if you're looking for colors to wear on New Year's Day that'll bring good health, we suggest green—a symbol of vitality in many Eastern and Asian cultures. If you're comparing shades, we recommend emerald green. It's very trendy right now and turns any outfit into an eye-catching look. Whether you're staying in and rocking a pair of sweats or headed to a fancy dinner, this shade of green is a fabulous option. Fabrics like satin, silk, and velvet will add depth to this color and keep all eyes on you at your New Year's event.  
green beaded floor length dress
 
Get the look: style GL3082 | Straight Across Neckline Mermaid Long Dress w/ Sheer Bodice
 

3. Red ❤️ (good luck)

What color should you wear on New Year's Day to bring you extra luck? Red, of course! In Chinese culture, red symbolizes luck, joy, happiness, celebration, and vitality. All good things in our books! Red is also a very powerful color and can give you the confidence to enter the new year fearlessly. So if you're headed to a night on the town, wear a red dress, so you're ready to channel your inner queen right at the stroke of midnight!  
red embroidered mermaid dress
 
Get the look: style GL3053 | Sequin Embellished Illusion V-neck Mermaid Dress w/ Open V-back
 

4. Blue 💙 (serenity)

Had a hectic year? Looking to bring some peacefulness back into your life? Then blue is a color you should wear on New Year's Day. According to color psychology, blue brings feelings of calmness and serenity. It's often described as peaceful, tranquil, secure, orderly, and stable. And it's even believed to lower your pulse rate and body temperature! So if life has been feeling tumultuous lately, embrace this hue in your day-to-day wear to remind yourself to slow down, take a deep breath, and remain positive.  
royal blue sequin bodycon dress
 
Get the look: style GS3093 | Asymmetric Sequin Short Bodycon Dress with Lace-up Back
 

5. Purple 💜 (prosperity)

Got some goals to crush next year? Then purple is the color you should wear on New Year's Day. In many cultures, purple is associated with prosperity and wealth because royals were the only people who could afford clothing dyed purple. Whether you've got your eye on a promotion, starting a side hustle, or even winning the lottery, purple is just the color to attract wealth and success. People also often describe this color as spiritual and imaginative. If you've felt uninspired this year, wearing purple may push you to explore your creativity and passions once again.  
purple spaghetti strap bodycon dress
 
Get the look: style GS3083 | Straight Across Neckline Velvet Bodycon Short Dress w/ Leg Slit
 

6. Yellow 💛 (hope)

In many Western cultures, yellow is considered the brightest and most energizing of the warm colors. It's associated with happiness, sunshine, and hope. If you're approaching the new year with a positive aura, yellow is the perfect color to wear on New Year's Day. It'll help you soak in all the good energy around you—and take on each day with a smile on your face! You can also consider wearing gold or champagne if you're off to a formal New Year's Eve party. Both are "yellowish" in color but bring luxe vibes for an elevated evening.  
yellow sequin babydoll dress
 
Get the look: style GS3091 | Mock Two-Piece Babydoll Short Dress w/ 3-D Flower Appliques
 

Enter the New Year with Good Vibes and Good Style

Today, we showed you five dresses that are both lucky and gorgeous. Want to see more New Year’s looks? Take a look at our full GLS catalog or check out the blogs below to find your perfect fit:  
NEW YEAR'S EVE OUTFIT IDEAS FOR THE COLD WEATHER: FOUR LOOKS TO KEEP YOU WARM AND FAB
PARTY QUEEN / Dec 23, 2022
Of course, we all want to look our best on New Year's Eve. But for many of us, it's a very cold time of year, isn't it?! So if you're going out—let's say to a fancy party, club, or restaurant—you're probably looking for New Year's Eve outfit ideas for cold weather. Yes, this makes it harder to find the perfect fit, but it's not impossible. We’ve scoured our full catalog and found a couple of dresses we think you’ll love.  

❄️ Four Cold Weather New Year’s Eve Outfits You’ll Love ✨

Get excited for your New Year's Eve plans because you're about to find a cold weather New Year's Eve outfit that's just as chic as it is warm!  

1. Velvet long mermaid dress

Our first tip when looking for cold weather New Year's Eve outfits is to keep an eye out for thick and heavy fabrics, like velvet, silk, crepe, or brocade. Velvet is one of our favorite winter fabrics, especially for luxe New Year's Eve parties. Velvet is a soft pile fabric with a high thread count, making it effective for trapping heat. It also feels amazing against the body—as if you're wearing a cozy blanket! Opt for a long dress with a form-fitting silhouette (like mermaid) to take advantage of its warm and soft feel. While velvet is warm, it's anything but drab. Its luminous sheen creates a high-end appearance that's perfect for special occasions. You also get an amazing depth of color with a fabric like velvet, so we recommend taking advantage and choosing a gemstone color like ruby, emerald, or sapphire. 💞 Style tip: Your outerwear plays a key role in your New Year's Eve outfit, so take the time to find one that's fashionable and warm—like a faux fur cropped jacket.  
burgundy velvet mermaid dress
Get the look: style GL2559 | Jewel Accented Waist Line V-Neck Velvet Dress w/ U-Back
 

2. Metallic applique dress with high neckline

Another tip for finding a cold weather New Year's Eve outfit is to look for a dress with multiple layers of fabric or embellishments. These layers create a barrier between you and the cold breeze. (Think of it like body armor.) But of course, for New Year's Eve, you need some shimmer and shine. So our recommendation is metallic applique. Applique is a weaving technique where one fabric is stitched on top of the other, creating a 3D appearance. In this case, metallic embellishments are woven on top of the underlying fabric. As you can see, it creates tremendous sparkle, a unique texture, and a flattering design that elongates the body—all while protecting you from the frosty outdoors! 💞 Style tip: A long hemline and high neckline will provide extra coverage to keep you warm. You can also wear your hair down to protect your neck from the cold breeze.  
charcoal mesh high neck mermaid dress
Get the look: style GL2677 | Metallic Applique Embellished Mermaid High-Neck Long Dress
 

3. Asymmetrical short bodycon dress

We're now going to show you some New Year's Eve outfit ideas for cold weather that feature shorter hemlines. That's right, you can totally wear a short dress to your New Year's Eve festivities! As we said, one way to stay warm is by choosing thick and heavy materials. Layers of fabric and embellishments will also help protect you from cold gusts of air. Bring on the sequins, feathers, jewels, and applique—anything goes on New Year's Eve! Sleeves are another simple solution for braving cold weather. Asymmetrical sleeves are very trendy right now—so if one shoulder can handle a bit of cold, it's a stylish choice for this year's New Year's Eve parties. 💞 Style tip: Tights can be a woman's best friend on New Year's Eve! Choose barely-there nude or sheer black if you're looking for extra coverage.  
fuchsia sequin bodycon dress
Get the look: style GL3092 | Asymmetric Sequin Bodycon Short Dress w/ Feather Embellishment
 

4. Tulle bodycon dress with long sleeves

If an asymmetrical look isn't for you, that's okay! There are other cold weather New Year's Eve outfits that feature a short hemline, like this tulle long-sleeve bodycon dress. A long-sleeve short dress has been a New Year's Eve staple for years. You can flaunt your legs while still keeping your arms and chest covered. Now that's what we call a good compromise. If you get cold easily, choose a thicker fabric over tulle or mesh. But if you're mainly indoors and dancing the night away, a breathable and sheer fabric may actually come in handy. 💞 Style tip: Knee-high boots are very stylish right now—especially paired with short dresses and skirts. Take advantage of the trend for your cold weather New Year's Eve outfit!  
champagne crew neck dress
Get the look: style GL2134 | Long Sleeve Bodycon Short Dress Accented with Jewel and Sequin
 

It’s Time to Get Dressed for the Holidays!

From Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve, we've got plenty of looks to inspire all your holiday outfits.  
HOW TO PULL OFF A VELVET HOLIDAY DRESS THIS SEASON
PARTY QUEEN / Dec 20, 2022
For hundreds of years, this fabric operated as a status symbol. Today, people still view it as a very luxurious textile, which is why they save it for fancy occasions. It makes sense—velvet creates a high-end look and feel that's truly unmatched! But you know that, and it's why you're here today: to find out how to rock a velvet holiday dress this season. So let's get to it!  

🎀 Five Tips for Rocking Velvet Holiday Dresses ❣️

Ladies, we are so excited to hear you want to wear a velvet holiday dress. Now, it's time to nail down the details. Here are five tips for bringing your holiday fit to life.  

1. Wear a festive color

Now, you don't have to wear a festive color, like red or green. But if you're looking for a velvet Christmas dress, these classic hues are a great way to feel extra festive. For those who like to wear bright colors, you could rock a vibrant red or green. Otherwise, you could choose a dark shade, which is very common in the winter months. Don't worry, you'll still stand out! Velvet gives an amazing depth of color. So if you choose a gemstone color, like ruby, emerald, or sapphire, you'll turn many heads. Not sold on wearing red or green?
Here are six other colors you can wear for Christmas.  
lapis blue cowl neckline bodycon dress
 
Get the look: style GL3081 | Ruched Bodice Velvet Bodycon Long Dress w/ Leg Slit
 

2. Play with different textures

This year, in general, we're seeing a lot of people mix and match textures. Velvet holiday dresses are no exception. Velvet creates the perfect canvas for sequins, glitter, jewels, and other embellishments. You could wear a velvet holiday dress completely covered in these sparkling details if you dare. Not only will it create a dazzling look, but imagine how it'll feel. (Talk about sensory overload!) Prefer to keep the velvet the star of the show? We get it. Instead, you can incorporate different fabrics and textures through your accessories, such as your purse, shoes, or coat.  
Green Velvet Bodycon Short Dress w/ Sequin
 
Get the look: style GS3086 | Asymmetric Velvet Bodycon Short Dress w/ Sequin
 

3. Add a touch of silver or gold

Velvet pairs beautifully with silver and gold. So if you're looking for ways to dial up the glam, add some metallic accents! A little goes a long way. A piece of jewelry or a metallic pair of heels will certainly do the job. You can also incorporate silver or gold into your dress. If that's the route you take, we recommend looking for a velvet holiday dress with a decorated waistline. Why? Like a belt, it'll accentuate your hourglass shape and shrink your waist!  
black velvet silver jewel waist uback mermaid dress
 
Get the look: style GL2559 | Jewel Accented Waist Line V-Neck Velvet Dress w/ U-Back
 

4. Choose a flattering silhouette

Speaking of your hourglass shape, let's make sure you show it off in your holiday velvet dress! Because velvet is a very thick and textured fabric, choosing the right silhouette is very important. Straight, loose silhouettes (like we see on a shift dress) aren't ideal for a heavy fabric like velvet. You'll lose all your shape! Instead, we recommend trying on silhouettes that are a bit more form-fitting, like bodycon or mermaid-style. The dress doesn't have to be skin-tight, but it should follow your body's natural curves.  
gold velvet sequin sweetheart mermaid dress
 
Get the look: style GL3080 | Halter Neck Velvet Sequin Long Dress w/ Ruched Bodice
 

5. Do your hair and makeup

As you know, velvet symbolizes wealth, glamor, prestige, and indulgence. It's not a fabric that you wear when running errands. Therefore, if you wear a velvet holiday dress, you must do your hair and makeup! Now, if you're a low-maintenance gal, there's no need to book an appointment at a salon. You can keep your hair and makeup simple—just make sure it looks sleek. For example, if you throw your hair in a low bun, use hairspray to keep the baby hairs at bay. If you wear a red lip, use a lip liner to make sure the lines are nice and clean. It's all about the execution, ladies!  
emerald green velvet strap open back short dress
 
Get the look: style GS3084 | Velvet Sequin Bodycon Short Dress w/ Side Slit
 

Looking for More Holiday Dress Inspo?

We've officially entered the holiday season! From Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve, we've got plenty of looks to inspire all your holiday outfits. Check out our full catalog, or take a peek at one of the blogs below!  
HOLIDAY DRESS INSPO: FOUR FESTIVE LOOKS FOR A FASHIONISTA LIKE YOU
PARTY QUEEN / Dec 15, 2022

The holidays are fast approaching. For the fashionistas out there, this is the season to bring out your best holiday dresses and strut your stuff!

In our opinion, there's no such thing as overdressing during the holidays. You can wear formal holiday dresses to a nice dinner or a night out on the town—and nobody will bat an eye. It's your time to shine (literally).

We assume you already have your calendar completely booked up! That means it's time to get your outfits lined up. And we’re here to show you some stylish options.



🎊 Four Must-See Holiday Dresses for This Season 💖

Calling all trendsetters! Here are four holiday party dresses that will make you stand out at any event.




1. Black V-neck dress with metallic accents

No matter what time of year it is, or where you're going, you can always wear a sleek black dress. It'll never go out of style. But to turn it into a festive holiday dress, you need to add some sparkle (Duh!).

Here's a pro tip from us: choose a dress that has metallic accents along the narrowest part of your waist. Like a belt, this will cinch and accentuate your hourglass shape. It's practical but also very stylish for a holiday party dress.

If you're going to a fancier event, we recommend opting for a longer length for your formal holiday dress. If you were hoping to show off more of your fabulous body, not to worry. Look for a dress with straps or cutouts in the back! It strikes the perfect balance for office holiday parties, dinners, shows, weddings, and more!


Black v-neck dress with metallic accents Black v-neck dress with metallic accents

Get the look: style GL2503 | Double Waist-Bands V-Neck Long Dress w/ Strap Back




2. Red mermaid dress with rhinestones

Headed to a grand event—like a gala, fancy Christmas party, or exclusive New Year's party? This formal holiday dress is for you!

Of course, this dress hits one of the classic holiday colors: red. But choosing a brighter hue instead of a darker one will really make you stand out.

You should know by now that we love a little bling, especially for holiday dresses. With embellishments from head to toe, this gown certainly kicks it up a few notches—and we love it! Plus, the rhinestones follow the mermaid silhouette, which will slim and lengthen your figure, and cut across the waist to make it look smaller! Marilyn Monroe, is that you?

Because this is a spaghetti strap holiday dress, we recommend considering a cute faux fur coat to complete the look. Throw your hair up in a clean bun to show off your shoulders and neck—and a cute pair of earrings, of course!


red mermaid dress with rhinestones

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




3. Green mermaid dress with corset bodice 

This holiday dress features another go-to holiday color: green. Again, it offers a brighter hue instead of a dark shade to give you a showstopping look.

If you want to bring some sex appeal to your holiday event, this dress is it! A sweetheart neckline, off-the-shoulder sleeves, corset bodice, and high slit in the skirt all work together to create a fiery look!

We recommend playing with textures and fabrics for your holiday dress to show off your personal style. Sequins, lace, satin, feathers, and tulle can all be found in a fashionista's playbook. This season, you can totally mix and match. In fact, we encourage it!

Because this holiday dress has off-the-shoulder sleeves, we recommend sweeping your hair to the side to make this sexy look effortless.


Green mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3082 | Straight Across Neckline Mermaid Long Dress w/ Sheer Bodice




4. Gold strapless babydoll dress 

Ladies, don't worry. We didn't forget about gold! This color is a holiday staple and perfect for a holiday party dress.

Bringing the gals together for a night out on the town? Buying tickets to a show? Ringing in the New Year with your beau? This gold babydoll dress has your name on it.

Its length makes it playful yet sultry. The sweetheart neckline is romantic yet seductive. As Steve Carrell says in Crazy, Stupid Love, it's the perfect combination of sexy and cute.

Because it's a short dress, you can have a lot of fun with how you style your look. However, you can never go wrong with nude heels, a high ponytail, and red lips. All that's missing now is a glass of champagne.


Gold strapless babydoll dress

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




Want to see more holiday dresses?

Yes, we've got more where these came from. Check out the full GLS catalog or these blogs for more holiday dress inspo!




SIX COLORS TO WEAR FOR CHRISTMAS (BESIDES RED AND GREEN)
PARTY QUEEN / Dec 13, 2022

It's the time of year when we start thinking about all our Christmas events—and all our Christmas outfits! Which begs the question: what colors do we wear for Christmas一besides red and green, that is.

Of course, we're not knocking these festive shades off. During the holiday season, they're always a great choice and you can find plenty of dresses in these hues in the GLS catalog. But we're here to show you other fabulous options that are just as fun and festive.



🎄 Six Colors That Should Be on Your Christmas List 📝

Let’s skip greens and reds this year and give these gorgeous shades a chance to shine.




1. Navy

Blue is a quintessential winter color. It reminds us of all things cold and icy—even if we live in a warmer climate. So it's no surprise that navy is one of the top colors to wear for Christmas. It helps you get in the Christmas spirit no matter where you live!

An easy way to dress up this shade is by adding sparkle. You could choose a dress with a shimmery fabric or decorated in glitter, sequins, or jewels. (Or both一it's the holidays, after all!)


Navy Off-the-Shoulder Glitter Mesh Short Dress

Get the look: style GS1626 | Off-the-Shoulder Glitter Mesh Short Dress




2. Eggplant

Another dark color we love to wear for Christmas is eggplant. It's warm, like maroon or burgundy, but much more rich and opulent. If you're a gal who's ready to glam up this holiday season, this shade is for you.

With that said, it's still important to pick your fabric carefully. If you're headed to a formal holiday event, we recommend fabrics like silk or satin instead of materials like cotton or jersey. These luxe fabrics will bring the vibe you're looking for!


Purple Satin Scoop Neck Dress

Get the look: style GL2531 | Scoop-Neck Satin A-Line Dress with Sheer Back




3. Black

Surprise, surprise: black is on the list of colors to wear for Christmas. That's because it's sleek, timeless, and can easily be dressed up for parties and other events.

It doesn't take much to turn this color into a festive outfit. Choose a dress made of a fancy fabric (like velvet or satin) or decorated with dazzling embellishments (like glitter, sequins, or jewels.) The cut and silhouette of the dress will also impact the overall look.

Don't forget the power of accessories. A little black dress paired with statement jewelry, a showstopping pair of heels, or a red lip can also bring your Christmas look to life.


Black Velvet Bodycon Short Dress

Get the look: style GS3087 | Ruched Bodice Velvet Bodycon Short Dress w/ Leg Slit




4. Champagne

Champagne is an excellent color to wear for Christmas—especially if this is an extra special time of year for you.

Just like the drink, this color is typically reserved for fancy events and celebrations. (We never see gals wearing champagne when running errands, do we?) If you're looking for an ultra-luxe shade, this is it.

Champagne is also a great color to wear for the holidays because it has warm, comforting undertones. It would fit perfectly amongst cozy holiday decor and a glowing fireplace.


Champagne Sequin Bodycon Dress w/ Slit

Get the look: style GL1814 | Illusion Deep V-Neck Ruched Sequin Bodycon Dress w/ Slit




5. Silver

Like champagne, metallics (like gold and silver) are colors reserved for special occasions, making them perfect to wear for Christmas. They level up any dress thanks to their shimmer and shine!

If you plan on ringing in the new year in gold (a classic choice), then opt for silver for your Christmas looks. This color is associated with wealth, glamor, grace, and elegance. It checks off all the boxes for a formal Christmas event, like a gala, office party, or fancy dinner!


Silver V-Neck Glitter Mesh Dress

Get the look: style GS1979 | Sheer Bodice V-Neck Glitter Mesh Homecoming Dress




6. White

White is a color that can sometimes feel hard to pull off—especially during the winter when we gravitate toward darker shades. But trust us, this color is great to wear for Christmas.

Whether it snows where you live or not, we all dream of a white Christmas. Wearing this shade will bring those vibes to any holiday party. Like black, it's effortlessly sleek and you can dress it up or down. Fancier fabrics, like lace and satin, and embellishments can certainly dress it up. Or, rock some chic accessories, like a gold herringbone necklace or pearl drop earrings.


White Sweetheart Lace Short Dress

Get the look: style GS1611 | Strapless Sweetheart Lace Short Dress




More on How to Dress for the Holidays

Today we shared what colors you should wear for Christmas. But what should you wear to Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve, and other holiday parties and formal dinners?

If you're asking these questions, we have answers. Find them below!




LOOK YOUR BEST IN THESE FORMAL DINNER OUTFITS FOR EVERY OCCASION
PARTY QUEEN / Nov 22, 2022

Is it just us, or are there more and more occasions where we need a formal dinner outfit? Date nights, engagement parties, birthdays, holidays, you name it.

Feel like you need to upgrade your wardrobe and stock up on some dresses? Well, you're in the right place. We're showing you five dresses that are versatile for any occasion!



👗 Five Formal Dinner Outfits You Need in Your Closet 💕

We won't make you wait any longer. Find our favorite formal dinner outfits below!




1. Purple Sequin Bodycon Dress

When hunting for formal dinner outfits, look for dresses that mix and match textures. It's one of the easiest ways to turn a regular dress into something unique and special.

Let's take a simple bodycon dress with spaghetti straps. This silhouette can be worn on an average evening, right? But when it's made of velvet and sequins, it immediately becomes more elegant and glamorous—the perfect cocktail attire!

Another way to make this silhouette more formal is by choosing the right color. Gemstone colors, like sapphire blue, emerald green, ruby red, and amethyst purple are perfect shades for formal dinner outfits.

When it comes to necklines, straight-across necklines are flattering on all body types and ideal for events where you'd want some coverage.


purple sequin bodycon dress

Get the look: style GS3083 | Straight Across Neckline Velvet Bodycon Short Dress w/ Leg Slit




2. Rose Gold Glitter Crepe Bodycon Dress

Metallic colors, like gold and silver, always dial up an outfit. If you like a little sparkle, you need a formal dinner outfit like this silver glitter crepe dress.

Instead of a bright gold, look for a soft hue to increase its versatility. Don't worry, you can increase its brilliance through your fabric choice. Our go-to is glitter crepe. It creates not only shine but also a unique rippling 3D texture.

Don't forget the little details, like the sleeves. In our opinion, off-the-shoulder sleeves are a fabulous choice for formal dinner outfits. It strikes the right balance between classy and stylish.

Ta-da! You have a dress that's perfect for a New Year's Eve party but also for a date night at a nice restaurant.


Silver glitter crepe bodycon dress

Get the look: style GS2856 | Cut-Away Shoulder Glitter Crepe Bodycon Dress




3. Nude Navy Mesh Bodycon Dress

Need a formal dinner outfit that can take you from dinner to a night out on the town? This bodycon dress has your back. (Literally!)

From its body-hugging silhouette to its illusion deep-v neckline, it brings all the spice you need for a fun event like a girlfriend's birthday party. Of course, some sparkle never hurt anyone. This mesh dress is covered in glitter and jewels to make sure you shine all night.

To highlight your curves, look for a dress that decorates the waistline. Here, jewels draw our eyes to the wearer's natural hourglass shape. Sexy and flattering? That's all we need for a formal dinner outfit, right?


Rose gold mesh bodycon dress

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




4. Black Cut-Out Mermaid Dress

Is your formal dinner outfit go-to a little black dress? Here's one to add to your closet! It's simple yet oh-so-elegant!

First, let's talk about its length. We know that long dresses sometimes feel hard to pull off, especially for occasions that aren't black-tie affairs. But if you dial down the fabric and embellishments, you can totally wear a long dress!

Because this black dress is free of sequins and glitter, and made of a simple rome jersey fabric, it becomes much more wearable. You could wear it to date night, a holiday party, or a gala. To dress it up (or down), you just need to change your hair, makeup, and accessories. For a more casual evening, wear your hair down. For a fancy event, style your hair in an updo.


Black cut-out mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL2706 | Cut-Out Bodice Rome Jersey Mermaid Dress




5. Red Chiffon A-Line Dress

If you're looking for a dress that'll make you feel confident no matter what, add a chiffon a-line dress to your repertoire of formal dinner outfits!

An a-line dress is tight in the bodice and flares at the smallest part of your waist. No matter your body shape, you'll get an hourglass effect. And to accentuate it, just add a belt.

A-line silhouettes pair well with airy fabrics like chiffon. Whether you're seated at a dinner table or dancing the night away, the material will drape beautifully along your body. That's right, no need to continually adjust or fix your dress.


Red chiffon a-line dress

Get the look: style GS2807 | Lace Embellished Bodice Chiffon Short Dress




There are more formal dinner outfits to see

Yes, we've got more where these came from. Check out the full GLS catalog or these blogs for more inspo!

CINDERELLA WEDDING DRESS: FIVE BRIDAL LOOKS FOR A DREAMY WEDDING
BRIDAL GURU / Nov 18, 2022

Ah, the Cinderella wedding dress. We all know it for its ball gown skirt, tight bodice, off-the-shoulder sleeves, sweetheart neckline, and just the right amount of sparkle. It really is what dreams are made of, isn't it?

Well, on your wedding day, you can make this dream come true. It's one of the few days a woman can dress like a princess, so we love that you're going for it! (However, while we’re on the topic, can we normalize dressing like a princess more often?)



💙 Five Cinderella Dresses to Wow Your Prince Charming 💫

You're here to see some options, right? Look no further. Here are five stunning Cinderella wedding dresses to complete your dreamy wedding. Bippidi-boppidi-boo!




1. Mesh embroidered ball gown with sweetheart neckline

We know you want a ball gown if you're searching for a Cinderella wedding dress. A voluminous skirt is what made her dress so quintessential, after all. So you'll be seeing a lot of ball gowns today.

This first one features an exceptionally full skirt. It's perfect for the gals who really want to capture this dramatic princess silhouette. (There's a bonus for doing so: wearing a big full skirt makes your waist look that much smaller!)

Cinderella's iconic gown also has a sweetheart neckline. As the name suggests, it looks like the top of the heart. But to modernize the look, this dress skips the puff sleeves and offers a sleek strapless bodice.


off white sequin strapless sweetheart wedding gown

Get the look: style GL1973 | Sequin and Glitter Embellished Sweetheart Quinceanera Dress




2. Long sleeve mesh ball gown with corset back

If your wedding is as lavish as the Cinderella ball, then you'll love the look of this Cinderella wedding dress.

First, we have to talk about its cut-away long sleeves. Don't they look like Cinderella's gloves?! It creates a regal look—without having to wear gloves and feel constricted. (Don't you love when things come together effortlessly?)

Second, it has a corset back. Cinderella was set in the 19th century and corsets were all the rage during that time period! Your Cinderella wedding dress will look oh-so-authentic.

Want to dial up the heat? Then check out that neckline! Yes, it's a sweetheart shape—but with a sheer deep-v. It's just the right amount of spice to make your Cinderella look unique.


white corset wedding gown

Get the look: style GL1937 | Cut-Away Shoulder Sheer Sleeve Embroidered Sweetheart Mesh Wedding Gown




3. Mesh ball gown with long puff sleeves

Cinderella's off-the-shoulder puff sleeves are famous on their own. If you envision some iconic sleeves for your Cinderella wedding dress, then you have to see these next two options.

For the ladies who love the "puff" of Cinderella sleeves, this dress' sleeves offer the volume you're looking for. But instead of being short, they're long—and sheer. This creates a very fashion-forward version of the original Cinderella dress.

You can also bring your personal style through the accessories. While Cinderella wears a simple headband, you can wear something bolder and ornate like this headpiece. It's your wedding, after all!


ivory lace wedding gown

Get the look: style GL1981 | Beads Embellished Long Sleeves Wedding Gown w/ Sheer Back Button Closure




4. Lace embellished ball gown with cap sleeves

For the brides who want traditional Cinderella sleeves without the "puff," this is the Cinderella wedding dress for you!

Cap sleeves have and always will create a regal touch. Even today, we see modern royals, like Kate Middleton, rocking this style of sleeves. Paired with a sweetheart neckline, you've got yourself a Cinderella-inspired look!

Lace is always our go-to if you want to add romantic touches. A bodice with delicate lace embroidery, beads, and glitter will make your Cinderella wedding dress come to life. Complete your look by pulling your hair back in a chic bun.


off white sweetheart wedding gown

Get the look: style GL2817 | Jewel and Lace Embellished Glitter Mesh Wedding Gown




5. Tulle ball gown with ruffled skirt and sheer details

Love the look of Cinderella's original dress but looking for a fresh, modern take? Here's a Cinderella wedding dress with your name on it.

First, let's talk about the main event: its tulle skirt. It's just as voluptuous as a traditional ball gown skirt but more airy, thanks to its layered ruffles. Ruffles are very on trend right now, so wearing a dress like this will show you have an eye for style.

Right now, the fashion world is also embracing anything sheer. This dress has a sheer deep-V neckline and back. It's super sexy while not being too revealing. (We think your Prince Charming will approve!)


ivory tulle wedding gown

Get the look: style GL2599 | Embroidered Bodice Layered Hem Tulle Wedding Gown




Need Some Wedding Dress Advice?

Once you find your dream Cinderella wedding dress, these blogs will come in handy to prepare for your big day:




STUNNING FALL MOTHER OF THE BRIDE DRESSES FOR OUTDOOR WEDDINGS
BRIDAL GURU / Nov 15, 2022

It's never easy dressing for fall—especially for outdoor weddings. The weather is oh-so-unpredictable! How do you dress warm, comfortable, and chic all at once?!

And if you're the bride's mother, we know the pressure is on to wear something special! But don't worry. You've stumbled upon the right blog. We're here to show you five stunning fall mother of the bride dresses for your daughter's outdoor wedding.



🍁 Five Fall Mother of the Bride Dresses We Love 🌻

Here are five fall mother of the bride dresses we love—and we hope you love them too! With a bit of extra coverage, they're sure to keep you warm at an outdoor wedding.




1. Sienna satin dress

While outdoor weddings can be hard to dress for, they definitely offer a beautiful backdrop of red, orange, and yellow tones. To embrace the season and create gorgeous photographs, you must see this sienna dress.

This burnt orange color is perfect for a fall mother of the bride dress, especially if it's satin. It'll bring out your lingering summer tan and make you glow under the fairy lights.

For fall outdoor weddings, it doesn't hurt to add some coverage to your arms. Cut-out long sleeves protect you from the evening breeze but are also very stylish. Win-win!


sienna satin mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL1990 | V-Neck Satin Long Sleeve Long Dress w/ Waist Strap




2. Burgundy off-the-shoulder dress

If you're looking for a more casual mother of the bride dress for a fall outdoor wedding, this number offers the balance you're looking for.

At fancier weddings, we see mothers of the bride in silk, heavy lace, and thicker materials. This casual fall mother of the bride dress is chiffon—an airy and whimsical fabric—which is perfect for a dialed-down outdoor wedding.

But, of course, you're the mother of the bride. As a VIP guest, your "casual" should be slightly elevated. No, you don't have to wear something shiny and sparkly. Instead, we recommend lace or appliqué—they're a bit more subtle!

We recommend an off-the-shoulder dress with ¾ sleeves to keep your arms warm. It's practical—but also très chic!


burgundy off shoulder mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL2525 | Embroidered Bodice Off-the-Shoulder Chiffon Long Dress




3. Gray embroidered chiffon dress

Gray is a popular color choice this season and an excellent option for moms looking for a casual mother of the bride dress for a fall outdoor wedding! It's a very regal color that’s not too flashy.

Like the burgundy dress, this gray gown is also chiffon, which creates a carefree look—effortlessly. Similarly, the bodice features delicate embroidery with lace and beads. But it offers a deep-v neckline and fuller sleeves. If you have a favorite necklace you'd like to wear, this neckline lets you show it off!

Feeling overwhelmed by all the silhouettes and cuts out there? Our go-to is the A-line silhouette. Because it cinches the waistline and slightly flares from the hips, it'll create an hourglass shape no matter your body type.


Silver chiffon mother of the bride dress

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




4. Green lace mermaid dress

For the mamas looking for a fall mother of the bride dress with some va-va-voom, you need to try on a mermaid dress!

This silhouette hugs all your curves and embraces your womanly body. In the summer months, a form-hugging dress may be too warm. But for a fall outdoor wedding, it's perfect!

Because it's not sweltering hot weather, you can also wear more or heavier fabric—without breaking a sweat! Together, fabrics like mesh, tulle, and lace can create stunning textures and designs.

Green is one of the best colors for a fall mother of the bride dress—especially if the wedding is outdoors. It totally captures the botanical vibe. Your daughter will be impressed!


green lace mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL2276 | Sleeveless Lace Long Dress with Tulle Skirt




5. Navy rome jersey dress

Here's another look for moms who want to dial up the glam on their daughter's wedding day. All you have to do is pair gold embroidery with a dark gemstone color and you've got yourself a stunning fall mother of the bride dress.

Because the embroidery pops, it can help create an hourglass shape by drawing attention to the slender parts of your body (Yes, please!).

To keep yourself warm and comfortable, we've got a secret for you: opt for rome jersey fabric. It's typically thicker and has some elasticity, yet it still looks very sleek for a fall outdoor wedding.


navy jersey mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL1597 | Rome Jersey Mermaid Long Dress with Sheer V-Back




Find More Mother of the Bride Dress Inspo Below

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WHAT COLORS TO WEAR ON THANKSGIVING: FORMAL DRESS IDEAS
PARTY QUEEN / Nov 11, 2022

So you've scored an invite to a formal Thanksgiving dinner. Days pass and you finally start thinking about your outfit. You open up your closet for inspiration and then it hits you: "Wait, what colors should I wear on Thanksgiving?"

We've been there. We get so wrapped up with what dishes we're contributing to the dinner that we totally forget about our outfits. But it's a valid question. There are definitely colors better suited for the occasion. And if you want to dress to impress, it's important to rock a festive hue.

To help you find the perfect dress to wear on Thanksgiving, we're showing you four fabulous dresses in festive colors.



🍂 Four Formal Dresses in Festive Thanksgiving Shades 🌾

There are many things to be thankful for this year—and your outfit is about to be one of them! What color should you wear on Thanksgiving? What type of dress should you wear to a formal dinner? Find the answers below!




1. Forest green dress

One of the top colors to wear on Thanksgiving is dark green—and we love the forest green shade. It's gorgeous on any skin tone and, like black, flatters all body types.

If you're looking for a short dress, you can't go wrong with an A-line silhouette. It cinches the waist but flares out at the hips, which creates an hourglass shape on any body type. It's also very practical for an indulgent dinner. Nobody wants to wear a skintight dress when they're having a big meal, right? You can eat all the pumpkin pie your heart desires in an A-line dress!

If you're headed to a family event and want to keep your outfit modest, look for higher necklines, like a boat or crew neckline. You can jazz up your look in other ways, like choosing a dress with some bead or sequin embellishments!


teal chiffon cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS1612 | Embroidered Bodice Chiffon Short Dress




2. Burgundy red dress

When it comes to what colors to wear on Thanksgiving, here's something helpful to remember: every season demands different shades of colors. Pastels are best for spring. Bright colors are perfect for summer. And dark hues are ideal for fall and winter.

So when picking your Thanksgiving outfit, look for deeper or darker shades of your go-to color. If it's red, then we recommend opting for burgundy. It's a warm and comforting color—perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner.

A chiffon dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves creates a chic look very effortlessly. Want to make your outfit extra special? Look for a dress with lace! You don't have to do much to your hair and makeup. Throw your hair in a low bun, put on some mascara and blush, and you're ready to go!


burgundy chiffon gown

Get the look: style GL2525 | Embroidered Bodice Off-the-Shoulder Chiffon Long Dress




3. Pecan brown

What colors can you wear on Thanksgiving that aren't red or green? (Yes, we know that red and green are also go-to colors for December holiday events.) If you want to save those hues for another event, then we recommend warm browns!

Shades of brown are very trendy this year. Our favorites? We love toasty hues like pecan brown. (Also, it's very fitting since pecan pie might be on the menu!)

This color is perfect for ladies who gravitate toward neutral colors like white, cream, black, and gray. Make sure to add it to your repertoire for future Thanksgiving fits, too!

Complete this look with a little pop of color, like red lipstick. Just like that, you're ready for your Thanksgiving event.


brown lace gown

Get the look: style GL2170 | Spaghetti Strap Lace Open Back Floor Length Dress




4. Sienna orange

Okay, we don't mean to pick favorites—but when women ask us what colors to wear on Thanksgiving, we always say "burnt orange!"

Shades of burnt orange, like sienna, will make any outfit a Thanksgiving outfit. At this time of year, leaves are changing, pumpkins are everywhere, and sweet potatoes are on the menu anywhere you go. Plus, it's super gorgeous and will bring out your natural tan. Festive and flattering? Yes, please!

Look for shiny fabrics like satin or silk for an extra formal vibe. You can also dress up the look with your accessories and makeup. Throw on a pair of gold earrings and a red lip, and you're all set!


sienna satin gown

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




Let’s get you ready for the next big event!

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FIVE CHAMPAGNE QUINCEANERA DRESSES FOR GLAMOUR-THEMED QUINCEANERAS
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Oct 28, 2022

Planning a quinceañera? Can WE come?! From the food and venue to the theme and outfits—this is an event not to be missed (We already have FOMO.)!

When it's YOUR quinceañera, though, we understand there's a lot of planning involved and it can be stressful. But if you're here with us today, you've nailed down a theme (Glamour—one of our favorites!) and you're ready to find a champagne quinceañera dress to match.



💛 Five Must-See Champagne Dresses for a Quinceanera 🥂

For this theme, you can't go wrong with the color champagne. Here are five champagne quinceañera dresses that’ll make you shine on your special day.




1. Embellished ball gown with detachable sleeves and ribbon 

If you're planning a glamour-theme quinceañera—and searching for a champagne quinceañera dress—then you're probably not looking for something super simple. We don't blame you.

It's your quinceañera, after all! With everyone's eyes on you, why not dial up the glitz? We totally encourage all types of embellishments. Glitter, beads, jewels, applique—you can rock them all if you'd like!

If you want to add some fun flavor to your dress, keep an eye out for detachable elements, like capes, sleeves, ribbons, and trains. This one comes with a detachable ribbon for the skirt and long sleeves. They're super cute for photos—but then you can remove them when it's time to party. (It's like a mini wardrobe change!)


Champagne embellished quinceanera dress Champagne corset quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL3072 | Mesh Detachable Long Sleeves Quinceanera Dress w/ Detachable Ribbon and Ruffled Train




2. Mesh ball gown with glitter and sequins 

Typically, glamour-themed quinceañeras don't skimp on the sparkle. If you really want to embrace the theme, look for champagne quinceañera dresses with glitter and sequins. (Or beads, jewels, and any other form of sparkle we've missed!)

Is head-to-toe sparkle over the top? Absolutely not—especially for a theme like this one. But if you're worried about it, opt for delicate designs rather than big, bold patterns. Look how chic they look on this dress!

If you're envisioning a champagne dress for a quinceanera that'll make you feel like a princess, a ball gown silhouette is definitely a must. To complete this royal vibe, look out for off-the-shoulder sleeves and a sweetheart neckline.


Champagne glitter quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL2831 | Sweetheart Neck Cut-Away Shoulder Glitter Mesh Ball Gown




3. Embroidered ball gown with sheer halter neckline

For the gals who want to show off their shoulders and arms, this champagne quinceañera dress has your name on it!

We absolutely adore this sheer halter neckline. In a sea of sweetheart necklines, this one will make your look extra memorable. But because it's sheer, your guests will still get a peekaboo of that romantic heart shape.

By now, you know we love embellishments and embroidery on champagne dresses for a quinceanera. If you're looking for some added sparkle—but not head to toe—then look for options that feature them just on the bodice or the skirt. As you can see, it instantly creates a striking look.


champagne halter sheer neckline mesh quinceanera ball gown

Get the look: style GL2600 | Jewel Embellished Bodice Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress




4. Applique ball gown with mesh layer

Many girls wear ball gowns for their quinceañera because they're big, bold, and dramatic—perfect for an event like this!

If you're looking for other ways to add volume and texture to your champagne quinceañera dress, we recommend exploring applique! Applique is a needlework technique in which one piece of fabric is stitched on top of another, creating a 3D effect. For quinceañera dresses, you'll often find applique flowers. They add a beautiful feminine touch!

Don't hesitate to also try on dresses with airy mesh layers or capes. They're oh-so-elegant and would tie together your glamorous look. If you're worried about comfort, choose one that's detachable. Take it off when the dance floor turns up, and dance your heart out!


Champagne mesh quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL1970 | Sequin Pattern and Jewel Embellished Glitter Mesh Sleeveless Quinceanera Dress




5. Tulle ball gown with beaded bodice and sleeves

This champagne quinceañera dress is for the gals on the hunt for a delicate and dainty outfit for their glamour-themed quinceañera.

To be glamorous, you don't always have to wear a "showy" or "dramatic" outfit. This is a misconception! Synonyms for "glamorous" are beautiful, alluring, well-dressed, and attractive. In other words, you're glamorous when you wear something you feel beautiful in—whatever that may be!

So if bold and sparkly isn't for you, we recommend looking at embellishments like beads and pearls. A delicately embroidered bodice would fit any glamour-themed quinceañera perfectly.

When it comes to fabric, we recommend tulle. It adds volume without too much structure (like mesh). You'll look like a graceful ballerina!


Champagne beaded bodice quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL2350 | Sweetheart Neckline and Beaded Strap Quinceanera Dress




Exploring Other Colors for Your Quinceañera Dress?

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HOW TO DRESS FOR A QUINCEANERA AS A FEMALE GUEST
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Oct 21, 2022

So you're headed to a quinceañera? A quinceañera is the celebration of a girl's 15th birthday and marks her entrance into womanhood. Typically these are big, lavish events with lots of food, dancing, and fabulous outfits. So if you've scored an invite, get ready for a great time.

But you must be wondering: how do I dress for a quinceanera?

To help you find the perfect outfit as a female guest, we're walking you through some dos and don'ts—plus three dresses for inspiration.



💄 Dressing for a Quinceañera: Dos and Don’ts 🎀




1. Do ✔️: wear formal attire 

Quinceañera celebrations aren't your average birthday party. So, the dress code is usually formal attire. You could wear a long evening gown, a shorter cocktail dress, a two-piece dress, trousers or a skirt with a nice blouse to dress for the occasion.

When choosing your outfit, it may be helpful to ask about the dress code. We recommend keeping your hemline and neckline a bit more modest if you're attending the religious ceremony before the reception.


navy satin ruffle hem short babydoll dress

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




2. Do ✔️: accessorize and style your hair

When ladies ask us how to dress for a quinceañera, most just inquire about the outfit. To create a winning look, you can't forget about the smaller details, like your accessories and hair. Colorful and bold jewelry are great picks for a quinceañera! Regarding your hairstyle, you can never go wrong with a chic updo. While many ladies wear heels and wedges, we recommend packing a pair of flats so you can hit the dance floor all night.


green strapless tulle babydoll short dress

Get the look: style GS1050 | Strapless Sweetheart Tulle Short Dress with Pleated Bodice and Jewel Detailing




3. Don’t ❌: upstage the birthday girl

While you're expected to dress to impress, you should steer clear of any outfits that will compete with the birthday girl’s quinceañera dress. Most wear ball gowns, but perhaps she'll go for something simpler. You can always ask her or her parents what she's wearing to make sure you've dialed down your look. On this day, all eyes should be on her.




4. Don’t ❌: wear the quinceañera’s theme colors 

Quinceañeras usually have a color theme. It may be white (to signify purity), or it may be very colorful. We've seen all sorts of themes, from Monte Carlo to Under the Sea. And each has a set of colors that guide the decorations, the court's outfits, and perhaps even the birthday girl's dress. If you don't know the theme, ask! You definitely want to avoid these colors. Don't worry, you have many others to choose from!




⚡️ Dressing for a Quinceañera: Inspiration 💭




1. Long evening gown

If you're wondering how to dress for a quinceañera with a religious ceremony beforehand, a long evening gown with a high neckline would be perfect!

You can choose a bright and colorful dress or one that's a more neutral color, like champagne, mauve, or black.

Jazz up your outfit with shiny fabrics and embellishments. Sparkle is a-ok when it comes to dressing for a quinceañera!

What about your hair? With a high neckline, we recommend an updo, like a sleek ponytail or low bun.


mauve jewel embellished long gown

Get the look: style GL2613 | Jewel Embellished Bodice Lace Long Dress




2. Cocktail dress

When it comes to dressing for a quinceañera, you have many options—but cocktail dresses are some of the most versatile. You can dress them up or down, depending on the dress code.

If you want to rock a brighter color, you can't go wrong with red. It's great for any time of year. (But just make sure the birthday girl isn't wearing this fiery hue!)

Looking for a silhouette recommendation? Our go-to is always the A-line cut. It hugs your body at all the right places and flatters any body type. Add a thin belt to accentuate the waist further.

While we love a lil sparkle, we know it's not for everyone. Another way to dial up the glam is by choosing a lux fabric, like lace.


burgundy lace cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS2807 | Lace Embellished Bodice Chiffon Short Dress




3. Two-piece dress

Wondering how to dress for a quinceañera in a unique way? You've got to see the two-piece dress trend.

Two-piece dresses are so fun and capture the vibe of many quinceañeras. You can find them in cute floral fabrics too. If the quinceañera is in the summer, this style is absolutely perfect!

But because your midriff is showing, we recommend checking in with the host to make sure it meets the dress code.


two piece floral long dress

Get the look: style GL2259 | Halter-Neck Two-Piece Floral Print Long Dress




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SEVEN FUN QUINCEAÑERA TRADITIONS TO COMPLETE YOUR CELEBRATION
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Oct 18, 2022

With your fifteenth birthday coming up, you and your family are probably in full planning mode! From food and venue to outfits and traditions, there are a lot of things to cover.

Today we’re helping you by sharing quinceañera traditions. The traditions of a quinceañera party go back centuries—but there are ways to make them fun and your own. And we’ll tell you how.



👑 How to incorporate quinceañera traditions into your special day 🌺

Grab a pen and paper! We’ve got seven quinceañera traditions that will make your birthday party an event to remember.




1. Find the perfect quinceañera dress 👗

One of the most important (and fun) quinceañera traditions is wearing a luxurious quinceañera dress. There are few occasions where you can dress like a princess, and this is one of them!

Quinceañera gowns usually have big ball gown skirts, sparkling embellishments, and color. You’re supposed to stand out on your birthday—so pick a dress that’ll make you feel like the star of the show.

Don’t forget about your accessories! For quinceañeras, girls will often wear a tiara and jewelry. Some also complete their look with a scepter or bouquet of flowers.


baby blue glitter mesh quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL2910 | Cut-Away Shoulder Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress




2. Assemble your court of honor 👫

An important quinceañera tradition is having a court of honor. Traditional courts of honor consist of 14 young women (or damas) and 14 young men (chambelanes).

Your court of honor plays a significant role in your quinceañera. They’ll be by your side preparing for your event—and will also partake in several activities. So make sure you choose people you care for, like close friends and family.


Light Blue Tulle Skirt Cap Sleeve Short Babydoll Dress

Get the look: style GS2044 | High Illusion Neck Cap Sleeve Short Dress




3. Buy a pair of zapatillas/heels 👠

One beloved quinceañera tradition is the changing of the shoes. Your father (or a close male relative) will change your flat shoes to high heels. This symbolizes your transition from a little girl to a young lady.

With your feet on display, it’s important to find a pair of heels that’s both cute and comfortable. We recommend buying them in advance and wearing them a few times to break them in.

All girls love shoe shopping, so we think preparing for this quinceañera tradition will be easy!




4. Learn a dance routine (or two) 💃

The quinceañera dances are some of our favorite quinceañera traditions.

The father-daughter dance brings all the feels. It symbolizes the first man in your life, after all. Traditionally, this is a waltz to a slower song. Chat with your dad about which song you’d like to pick. It should have meaning to both of you! It’s also important to take some dance lessons. With all eyes on you two, you’ll want to make sure you’ve practiced!

Afterward, it’s time for you and your besties to rip up the dance floor with a “surprise dance.” The type of dance is totally up to you, though! You can choose a traditional waltz or something a bit spicier like hip hop, tango, cha-cha, bachata, or reggaeton. Again, take some lessons with your court so you all nail the routine!




5. Plan your grand entrance 👑

Another fun quinceañera tradition is the grand entrance. When the reception starts, it’s time for you and your court to enter in style!

This is a great opportunity to embrace your quinceañera theme. From song choice to props, you can make your grand entrance a really unique one!

For example, for a princess or Cinderella theme, you could enter in a carriage! For a winter wonderland theme, you could rent a fake snow machine. This is one quinceañera tradition where you can get creative.




6. Prep a small speech 🎤

A toast is an essential quinceañera tradition. Typically, your parents will prepare speeches, but the lady of the hour is also encouraged to say a few words.

We know speeches can be a little nerve-wracking. Don’t overthink it! Speak from the heart—and know that everyone there loves you. Practicing in front of a mirror will also calm any jitters you may have.




7. Taste some cake 🍰

Where there’s a quinceañera, there’s cake! But the cake cutting itself is a special quinceañera tradition.

It’s easy to prepare for this tradition. First, you have to pick the perfect flavor—so go and taste some cakes! It’s a fun activity to do with your family and friends.

This quinceañera tradition is also quite the photo op. So we recommend finding an extravagant cake topper and serving utensils. Every detail counts!




Now that you’ve got those figured out, let’s get started by finding your perfect quinceañera dress

The first thing on your list is finding your quinceañera gown. Take a look at our full catalog or browse these blogs to inspire your beautiful birthday look:




FOUR FALL QUINCEANERA DRESSES FOR COLORFUL CELEBRATIONS
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Sep 30, 2022

Looking for a fall quinceañera dress that matches a colorful fall quinceañera theme?

You're in the right place.

Even though your birthday is in the fall months, you can still rock a bold and colorful quinceañera dress. There are many hues "in season," and we'll show you some today.

Jewel tones like ruby red, sapphire blue, emerald green, and amethyst purple are all great choices. But you can definitely get away with brighter shades too. Ready to see some options?



👗 Four Fall Quinceanera Dresses That’ll Turn Heads 👑

Here are four colorful fall quinceañera dresses that will make you stand out at your birthday bash.




1. Red embroidered dress with long puff sleeves

Red is a go-to color for fall quinceañeras dresses—and this bright red hue is especially fitting for fall quinceañera themes such as the "Red Roses" theme, "Charro" theme, and "Circus" theme.

We love suggesting fall quinceañera dresses with dramatic sleeves for the chillier months. It might be too hot for them in the summer. But in the fall and winter months, you have many options! These mesh puff sleeves are so trendy right now—and totally create a bold look.

If you're looking for some sparkle, this dress certainly has that! Glitter, beads, jewels, sequins, you name it! You'll even find applique details, which create a 3D effect. Yes, this dress is colorful, bold, and glamorous all in one.


red off shoulder quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL3071 | Mesh Long Sleeves Quinceanera Dress w/ Detachable Ribbon and Mini Bag




2. Blue dress with airy mesh sleeves and ruffled skirt

Blue is another popular color for winter and fall quinceañera dresses. The color works perfectly for fall quinceañera themes like the "Celestial" theme, "Nautical" theme, and "Cinderella" theme. If your birthday is in the winter months, blue is, of course, the perfect color for a "Winter Wonderland" theme!

Quinceañera skirts are usually voluminous. But for fall quinceañera dresses, you can get away with even more drama. Ruffles are a perfect way to do that. (Plus, they make your waist even tinier!)

Again, because your quinceanera is in the fall, we recommend trying on dresses with sleeves. First, there are so many beautiful options, and they make any dress oh-so chic. Second, they'll keep you warm! If your quinceañera is outside, it'll be nice to have some coverage on your arms.

But that doesn't mean you must be covered head to toe! With off-the-shoulder sleeves like these, you can show off your collarbone and shoulders. Pull up your hair and wear shoulder-grazing earrings for an elegant look.


royal blue sequin quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL1976 | Sweetheart Cut-Away Shoulder Quinceanera Dress w/ Mesh Long Sleeves




3. Emerald dress with gold accents and detachable sleeves

Planning an "Under the Sea" or "Moroccan Night" quinceañera? Instead of turquoise, which is a popular color for these themes in spring and summer, we recommend this brighter shade of emerald. It looks similar to turquoise, but is much more fall-friendly.

Green shades, in general, are excellent choices for fall quinceañera dresses. Planning an “Enchanted Forest” quinceañera? Then green should be your go-to hue!

With mesh bell sleeves, you'll look like an absolute princess. And guess what? They're detachable! So you can snag some cute photos with your friends and then take them off when you dance the night away.

Gold embellishments look lovely on emerald dresses and will make you look like royalty. Wear emerald or gold jewelry to complete this jaw-dropping look.


emerald green strapless quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL1914 | Sequin Embellished Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress w/ Detached Mesh Sleeve




4. Purple embellished dress with pink accents 

If you're a self-proclaimed girly girl, then don't worry—we've got a fall quinceañera dress for you too!

It's a light amethyst color with pink embellishments, a sweetheart neckline, and a corset back. What's more feminine than a gown like this?!

If your fall quinceañera has a "Mardi Gras Masquerade" theme, this dress is perfect because the color palette is usually gold and purple. All you need to find is a mask! (Don't forget to choose one with some sparkle—it's your day, after all.)

For a "Princess" theme, this fall quinceañera dress will certainly make you look like royalty. But your tiara will play an even bigger role for this theme, so choose it wisely. Perhaps one with pink and purple stones. (Umm…how cute would that be?)


lilac sweetheart quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL1928 | Jewel Embellished Bodice Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress




Want More Fall Quinceañera Dress Inspo?

These are just four of many options from our online catalog. Head on over to see our full selection of fall quinceanera dresses to find the perfect one for your fall theme.

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COMPLEMENT YOUR WEDDING VENUE WITH THESE STUNNING FALL BRIDESMAID DRESSES
BRIDAL GURU / Sep 26, 2022

Researching fall bridesmaid dresses and keep coming across burgundy gowns? While this color is an excellent pick for fall, we understand you probably want to see some other options. After all, every venue is different—and you probably want your bridesmaid dresses to complement the vibe perfectly.

Well, you're in the right place. We're showing you five stunning fall bridesmaid dresses. And guess what—they aren't red!



🧡 Five Fall Bridesmaid Dresses for Any Venue 🍁

Here are five fall bridesmaid dresses that are perfect for any venue—from outdoor woodland venues to indoor halls and restaurants.




1. For rustic weddings: orange satin dress

Deeper shades of red, orange, and yellow are great colors for fall bridesmaid dresses—especially if you're planning a rustic wedding (like at a barn, farm, or lodge).

Amongst the wood and changing colors of the leaves, these shades fit in beautifully. If you want to veer away from the classic burgundy red, a burnt orange (like sienna) would be our top pick. It looks great on all skin types and will bring out your gals' lingering summer tans.

Rustic weddings are usually more casual, so you can totally get away with a bridesmaid dress that has spaghetti straps and a high slit. What about the fabric? Well, because your wedding isn't in the scorching summer months, you can opt for any material. For this color, we love satin. It's so warm and luxurious!


sienna satin bridesmaid dress

Get the look: style GL1993 | Spaghetti Strap V-Neck Satin A-Line Dress w/ Slit




2. For restaurant weddings: charcoal chiffon dress

Booking out a restaurant for your fall wedding? Then a dark neutral-colored bridesmaid dress would be a sleek choice!

Restaurant venues are very popular these days—especially if the wedding is an intimate affair (and you expect rain). Typically, the dress code is much like a formal dinner party. So you can choose something less traditional here.

As we enter the fall season, dark neutral colors, like black or gray, take over our wardrobes. So they're a natural fit for a fall bridesmaid dress! If your gals want a dress that's both warm and chic, look for high necklines or thicker materials. Jewel is always good choice to add some sparkles to the dress. (And it's easy on the eyes, too!)


charcoal jewel embellished bodice chiffon long dress

Get the look: style GL1565 | Chiffon Illusion Sweetheart A-Line Long Dress with Cut-Out Back




3. For woodland weddings: sage chiffon dress

Oh, sage! We absolutely love this color for fall bridesmaid dresses. It's incredibly versatile for any venue, but we especially love it for woodland weddings.

You may be tempted to look for dark green dresses to match the trees and botanical decor. However, that shade would blend in too well with the background. This sage green fits in and stands out at the same time!

If you envision a whimsical vibe, your fall bridesmaid dress should feature dreamy details, like off-the-shoulder sleeves and drapey fabric like chiffon. Imagine the photos under the fairy lights at sunset! Gorgeous!


sage spaghetti strap bridesmaid dress

Get the look: style GL2615 | Spaghetti Strap Chiffon Long Dress




4. For mountain weddings: sapphire satin dress

Does your wedding venue sit atop a mountain and offer spectacular views? With blue skies on the horizon, we recommend sapphire for your fall bridesmaid dress!

Jewel tones are popular for fall bridesmaid dresses, but sapphire is particularly fitting if the sky is your backdrop. This color is also a great choice if your wedding is by the water. (And can we just say we're jealous that your fall weather is still warm!)

As we mentioned, satin is a luxurious fabric perfect for the cooler months. And it's not a fabric we get to wear every day, so your bridesmaids will be thrilled!


navy satin bridesmaid dress

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




5. For estate/banquet hall weddings: mauve lace dress

Planning a formal wedding at a large estate or banquet hall? Then don't hold back on your fall bridesmaid dress! Find a gown that brings some sparkle.

This mauve dress is covered in lace and embellished with jewels and sequins. It also has a satin waistband. Not only is this super glam, but it also cinches the waist—and who doesn't love an hourglass shape?

Mauve is another popular color for bridesmaid dresses because it looks great on any skin tone and matches any color scheme and venue. So no matter what the decor is, this dress will fit right in.


mauve lace bridesmaid dress

Get the look: style GL2613 | Jewel Embellished Bodice Lace Long Dress




Shopping for Your Wedding Dress Too?

You've got a lot on your plate—from finding fall bridesmaid dresses to your own wedding dress! So let us help you with your research. Here are three posts to help you find your perfect gown.




FOUR CAREFREE SUMMER BRIDESMAID DRESSES FOR DREAMY PHOTOS
BRIDAL GURU / Sep 23, 2022

You're planning a summer wedding, and the time has come to find your bridesmaid dresses.

As the bride, you're unarguably the star of the show. But you probably want your favorite ladies to shine on your special day too. After all, they'll be in the majority of your photos!

Of course, you'll want your bridesmaid dresses to complement the venue, the color scheme, and your own wedding dress. But to win your bridesmaids over, it should also be flattering and comfortable to wear.

It's quite the task, but we're here to make it easier by showing you bridesmaid dresses that look great, feel great, and are perfect for summer weddings.



🌼 Four summer bridesmaid dresses your gals will love 🌿

Summer weddings are usually quite warm, so your bridesmaids will want something breathable. Easy-peasy. We're showing you four chiffon summer bridesmaid dresses that are comfortable and airy—but still Instagram-worthy!




1. Champagne chiffon dress with floral applique

Off-white and light colors like ivory, cream, and champagne are popular picks for bridesmaid dresses—especially for summer weddings.

Why? Well, practically speaking, light colors retract heat and will keep your bridesmaids cool. But let's be honest, they're also great for showing off summer tans.

These colors are also very neutral, so it'll be easy to match any color scheme and complement your white wedding dress. Of the bunch, our favorite is champagne. It's a celebratory color—and your wedding is definitely something to celebrate!

If you're taking photos in a garden, these colors will really pop against the greenery in the background. To accentuate the flowers around you, look for bridesmaid dresses that incorporate floral details, like applique.


champagne chiffon bridesmaid dress

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




2. Gray chiffon dress with ruched bodice

Gray is another hot color right now for summer bridesmaid dresses. They match nearly any color scheme or venue—from boho beach to rustic farmhouse weddings. And like most light colors, they bring out your bridesmaids' sexy summer tans. (Yes, please!)

When picking a summer bridesmaid dress, it's essential to find something that'll look great on any body type. If your girls feel beautiful, it'll show on camera!

When in doubt, we recommend choosing a dress with an A-line silhouette. You can also look out for dresses with flattering features. For example, this bodice is ruched and has an accentuated waistline, which creates a slimming effect.

If your wedding is beachfront, gray will also pick up your backdrop's beautiful blue hues. Make sure to get the bridesmaids together at sunset for some jaw-dropping snaps!


silver chiffon bridesmaid dress

Get the look: style GL2816 | High-Neck Chiffon Ruched-Bodice A-Line Long Dress




3. Sage chiffon dress with airy sleeves 

Sage is all the rage when it comes to summer bridesmaid dresses. This light green color flatters any skin type and picks up any greenery around it. So if you're planning a botanical wedding, sage is the perfect choice for your bridesmaid dresses.

When it comes to the sleeves of your bridesmaid dresses, there are many options! Instead of tight fits or heavy materials, we recommend flowy sleeves or barely-there straps. As you can see, these off-the-shoulder sleeves secured by spaghetti straps are a great way to add some flair without compromising comfort. Plus, how cute would they look in photos as they catch the summer breeze?!

Amongst the fairy lights and botanical decor, this is the perfect dress for capturing your wedding's whimsical vibe.


sage chiffon bridesmaid dress

Get the look: style GL2615 | Spaghetti Strap Chiffon Long Dress




4. Mauve chiffon dress with sweetheart neckline

Ah, mauve. This pale shade of purple has been around for years, and for good reason! It makes any skin tone glow, photographs beautifully, and brings romance to this day of love. What more could you ask for?

If your summer bridesmaid dresses are mauve, we say dial up the femininity with a sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves. A bare neckline with a simple updo is so chic. Plus, your bridesmaids won't have to worry about what accessories to wear or figuring out how to curl their hair!

Mauve truly goes with any venue—from beachfront to garden. Our only tip is to get some photos together during golden hour. No Instagram filter will be required for these beautiful shots!


mauve chiffon bridesmaid dress

Get the look: style GL2550 | Off-the-Shoulder Chiffon Long Dress




Helping mom find her dress for your summer wedding?

Now that you’ve got some ideas for your bridesmaids, your next big search may involve finding a mother of the bride or mother of the groom dress. If so, these blogs will help!




FALL WEDDING TRENDS: LAST-MINUTE DRESS IDEAS WE LOVE
BRIDAL GURU / Sep 20, 2022

If you've landed on this blog, you're probably looking for dress ideas for your fall wedding—and may have left the shopping a wee bit late. That's okay! With so many options online, you don't have to buy a gown a year in advance. Just make sure you've had time to try it on in case alterations are needed.

But we're getting ahead of ourselves. First, you need to find the perfect wedding dress. And we know your inner fashionista wants to know all the fall wedding trends and how to work them into your outfit. That's where we can help.



🍂 Five Dresses That Capture Fall Wedding Trends 🔔

Instead of telling you these fall wedding trends, why don't we show you? Here are five wedding dresses that'll make you look like a model walking the runway.




1. Ball gown with tulle ruffled skirt

Ball gown skirt. Check! Ruffles. Check! This gown ticks off two fall wedding trends—and they're especially hot this year.

Why? During the pandemic, brides were forced to have small, intimate weddings—or wait until they could host larger gatherings. Now, finally, brides can have the big wedding of their dreams—and they need a dress to match.

For that reason, ball gown skirts and ruffles will be on trend for the next few years. We love that these tulle ruffles add volume but not a lot of heaviness. You can still dance the night away without breaking a sweat.

Ball gown wedding dresses also make you look oh-so-tiny up top. To further accentuate your hourglass shape, add a thin embellished belt!


ivory floor length tulle wedding gown

Get the look: style GL2599 | Embroidered Bodice Layered Hem Tulle Wedding Gown




2. Embellished A-line gown with 3D floral applique

Florals are not just for spring and summer. They totally make it on the list for fall wedding trends. But they have to be bold.

How? You could introduce color or add dimension. 3D applique is one of our favorite ways to rock the floral trend. Mixing texture is a bold, stylish move—and will get nods from all the fashionistas at your wedding.

So on that note, don't shy away from adding other details to your dress—like glitter, beads, or rhinestones. Matchy-matchy looks are outdated. It's time to have fun with your wedding look!


white sweetheart neckline wedding gown

Get the look: style GL3010 | 3-D Flower Embellished Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Rhinestone and Glitter Embellished




3. Ball gown with sheer sleeves and back

Sheer materials make any outfit sexy, so we're so excited that it's become a fall wedding trend!

We're seeing many fall wedding dresses with sheer necklines, backs, and sleeves. Higher necklines and puff sleeves are very stylish right now. If you want to capture these trends but still show off some skin, find them in sheer materials!

Mesh, in particular, is a great choice for puff sleeves because it holds its shape well and will create a dramatic look. Plus, it adds just enough coverage for those cooler evenings. Stylish and practical? How can you say no to that?


ivory bead embellished wedding gown

Get the look: style GL1981 | Beads Embellished Long Sleeves Wedding Gown w/ Sheer Back Button Closure




4. Mermaid gown with detachable mesh layer

As you can see, fall wedding trends are anything but dull! As the weather drops, you no longer have to worry about finding lightweight materials and silhouettes. In fact, you can add more fabric to your look.

So bring on the detachable capes and layers! Brides love the versatility that this fall wedding trend brings. You can add a cape or layer to your dress for the ceremony and then take it off for the reception. Two looks in one!

To ensure this extra fabric doesn't overpower your look, we recommend choosing a short-sleeve or strapless dress. Pulling your hair up will also keep you (and your beautiful face) front and center!


ivory v-neck mermaid wedding gown

Get the look: style GL1903 | Illusion V-Neck Sheer Side and Back Mermaid Wedding Gown




5. Mermaid gown with high neckline 

As we mentioned, high necklines are a fall wedding trend favorite! They add coverage and warmth while creating a chic and elegant vibe. What's not to love about that?

Plus, there are so many different necklines to choose from:

A boat neckline is a graceful, wider neckline that typically hits just past the collarbone. It draws the eyes toward your shoulder and gives the illusion of better posture. (That's a bonus for photos!)

Crew necklines are also a great pick. (Yes, they're not just for t-shirts!) They're versatile, simple, and can be dressed up with the right fabric!

Want something a little more unique? Straight necklines are all over the runway this year. It gives off a retro vibe and can help elongate the neck.

Wait—there's more! If you opt for sheer fabric, you can even rock an illusion sweetheart neckline. The options are endless for this fall wedding trend.


ivory high neck illusion sweetheart mermaid wedding dress

Get the look: style GL2598 | Cut-Out Back Embroidered Mesh Mermaid Wedding Gown




We’re covering all fall wedding trends!

Looking for last-minute fall bridesmaid dresses too? Take a look at this blog:

And if you're helping mom shop for her dress, you might want to take a peek at this blog for inspo:




2022 WEDDING TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR WHEN CHOOSING THE DRESS
PARTY QUEEN / Sep 02, 2022

After over two years of will-they-won't-they weddings, and small, intimate gatherings, we're finally at a place where we can plan the wedding of our dreams. (Yay!)

A big part of a woman's wedding day is finding the perfect wedding dress. But coming out of the pandemic, brides-to-be everywhere realize that "the perfect" dress doesn't have to be conventional. And this year's wedding trends definitely reflect that.

Gone are the days when you must wear a traditional all-white gown covered in lace. In 2022, wedding dress trends are all about embracing your unique flair. Today, we're showing you five 2022 wedding trends for every personality and style—so you can find THE wedding dress for YOUR big day!



🤍 Find the Perfect Dress with These Five 2022 Wedding Trends 💐

Which 2022 wedding trend is calling your name? Read on below to find the winning look for you!




1. Florals trend: for a feminine look

This first 2022 wedding trend may not come as a surprise to you. Florals have been a favorite among brides for years—and for good reason! They instantly create a romantic look. (And that's ideal for weddings, right?)

If you consider yourself a girly-girl who loves to embrace her feminine side, you really can't go wrong with a floral wedding dress.

To truly capture this 2022 wedding trend, bring out those floral patterns through a 3D fabric, such as applique, or with color. (That's right—wedding dresses this year can incorporate touches of color!)

Another 2022 wedding trend that pairs nicely with florals is a short hemline. Want the best of both worlds? Find a dress with a detachable layer!


white embellished vneck wedding gown

Get the look: style GL1984 | Floral 3D Applique Embellished Mesh V-Neck Wedding Dress




2. High slit trend: for a sexy look

If you're looking for a sexy look that'll show off your curves, this 2022 wedding trend is for you—and it can go thigh-high if you want it to!

Once upon a time, wedding dresses were more conservative. Now, brides-to-be are asking their sewists how to add high slits to their skirts!

What we love about this trend is that it works with many necklines. You can pair a high slit with a deep-V neckline to accentuate your hourglass shape. Or, you can balance out the sexiness with a higher neckline. The options are endless here!

Looking for another 2022 wedding trend that dials up the spice? A low or open back!


ivory mermaid wedding gown

Get the look: style GL3008 | Embroidered Sequin Embellished Mesh Mermaid Dress w/ Chiffon Drape Cape




3. Big sleeves trend: for a bold look

For the past few years, brides have been forced to dial down their dresses to match their low-key weddings. This year, brides want to go big! So unsurprisingly, the third 2022 wedding trend to watch out for is oversized, bold sleeves!

We're seeing this trend in everyday wear and brides-to-be love it too—whether it's a short puff sleeve, long bell sleeve, or detachable balloon sleeve.

Another 2022 wedding trend that this pairs well with is the modern ball gown. If you're someone who's been waiting for the pandemic to end to host a big, lavish event, a ballgown passes the vibe check! (It's oh-so perfect for the brides ready to unleash their inner queen.)


ivory sheer back wedding gown

Get the look: style GL1981 | Beads Embellished Long Sleeves Wedding Gown w/ Sheer Back Button Closure




4. Straight/square neckline trend: for a stylish look

As you know, the '90s made a major comeback this year. One trend that has surfaced with it is square or straight necklines. We've seen them on bodysuits and summer dresses—and now we're finding them on wedding gowns!

What we love about this neckline is that it's universally flattering and looks great on all bust sizes. It also works with practically any wedding dress style. So it's pretty easy to weave this 2022 wedding trend into your look.

If you're looking for a dress that's very unique to this year's trends, look out for this neckline. You'll definitely get a nod from your fellow fashionistas.


white mesh embroidered wedding gown

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




5. Mock neckline trend: for a regal look

The last 2022 wedding trend you should look out for is the mock neckline—especially if you're looking for a more classic and modest dress.

This high neckline feels inherently regal and is a timeless way to give any wedding dress silhouette a more conservative feel.

While this neckline is modest, it's incredibly versatile. You can pair it with a ballgown silhouette to embrace the royal look. Or, a sultrier mermaid cut if you still want to add some spice. Want to bring a vintage vibe? Then bring on the lace!

Looking for more ways to modernize this look? As we mentioned, another 2022 wedding trend is adding color! A dress with some colored embellishments, like light blue beads or pearls, would look lovely here!


ivory jewel covered wedding gown

Get the look: style GL1344 | Ivory Floor Length Dress Accented with Bead and Pearl




Ready for Some Wedding Dress Inspo?

Now that you're "in the know" when it comes to 2022 wedding trends, are you ready to find your perfect dress? Check out the blogs below for inspo:




HOMECOMING TIPS FOR FRESHMEN: CHOOSING & STYLING YOUR MINI DRESS
PARTY QUEEN / Sep 01, 2022

You're entering your first year of high school! What an exciting time. There will be many firsts to experience—including homecoming.

Of course, you know you need to dress to impress. But you're probably looking for more advice than that, right? Well, you're in the right place. Read on for tips on how to nail your homecoming look.



🌷 Five Tips for Nailing Your Homecoming Look 🍑

From picking the perfect homecoming dress to choosing accessories, here are five homecoming tips for freshmen.




1. Choose the right silhouette

Our first homecoming tip for freshmen is: Pick the right silhouette for your body type.

By spending a few minutes researching different silhouettes, cuts, and necklines, you'll be able to narrow down the options and find your perfect homecoming dress a whole lot faster.

Some of the most popular silhouettes for homecoming dresses are:

  • - Babydoll
  • - A-line
  • - Bodycon
  • - Fit and flare

Of all these options, the A-line silhouette is a fabulous choice because it's universally flattering. It accentuates a woman's natural waistline and flares at the waist, creating an hourglass shape. It's perfect for any body shape.


burgundy jewel baby doll prom dress

Get the look: style GS1965 | Jewel Accented Waistline Glitter Mesh V-Neck Short Dress




2. Find a flattering color

Our second homecoming tip for freshmen is: Pick a flattering color for your dress. This is another step that freshmen often overlook when creating their outfits. But trust us, it's important!

Take a look at this blog to find out which colors will complement your skin tone the most. You'll find plenty of options that'll make your complexion pop!

Of course, no homecoming look is complete without some metallic details. But which should you choose—gold, rose gold, or silver?

Typically, all will work well with any color. But to keep your look cohesive, our advice is to choose one and stick to it! (This styling tip applies to your accessories too.)


champagne sweetheart prom dress

Get the look: style GS1978 | Sweethearted Glitter Mesh Homecoming Dress w/ Corset Back




3. Wear neutral-colored shoes

Our third homecoming tip for freshmen is: Wear neutral-colored shoes.

At homecoming, you'll see lots of colorful dresses—and we totally encourage you to wear something bright too. But if you decide to wear a colorful dress, there's no need to rock a bold shoe. Let your dress be the star of the show.

Instead, choose a neutral color like nude, black, gold, or silver. (Bonus: you'll likely wear a neutral-colored pair of shoes again! So consider it an investment.) Our personal favorite of the bunch? Nude! They'll create the illusion of longer legs.

You can also lengthen the legs with a bit of heel. If you're comfortable, wear heeled sandals. But remember—you're in for a night of dancing! To add stability, choose a thicker heel.


navy embroidered prom dress

Get the look: style GS1966 | Cut-Away Shoulder Sweetheart Mesh Short Dress




4. Don’t overdo your jewelry

Our fourth homecoming tip for freshmen is: Don't overdo your jewelry. A little will go a long way!

Homecoming is an exciting event, so you may be tempted to wear all the bling. But you don't want to distract everyone's attention from your dress, hair, makeup, and most importantly, your pretty face!

Some girls will opt to go without any jewelry. A bare neckline can be beautifully bold!

If you want to wear jewelry, our best styling advice is to choose one or two pieces. Necklaces work best with sweetheart or deep-V necklines. Got a pair of shoulder-grazing earrings you want to wear? Pin your hair back or pull it up to show them off!


sky blue chiffon prom dress

Get the look: style GS1613 | Embroidered Bodice Halter Short Dress




5. Style your hair according to your neckline and sleeves

Our fifth and last homecoming tip for freshmen is: Style your hair according to your neckline and sleeves.

Choosing a hairstyle for homecoming is quite the decision. But the neckline and sleeves of your dress will help you narrow down the options.

If your dress has a higher neckline, like an illusion or boatneck, you may want to pull your hair up to elongate the neck. We also recommend rocking an updo or half-do if your dress has fancy or big sleeves. You don't want to bury them with your hair!

If your homecoming dress has a low neckline and thin straps (or is strapless), you can totally wear your hair down—but make sure it's styled!


rose gold cut away shoulder prom dress

Get the look: style GS1996 | Sequin Sheer V-Back Glitter Mesh Homecoming Dress w/ Sweetheart Neckline




Still Looking for Your Homecoming Dress? 🧐

With these five homecoming tips for freshmen, you're well on your way to rocking your first homecoming! Still looking for your perfect dress? No sweat! Take a look at these articles for inspo:




HOW TO DRESS FOR HOMECOMING: CHOOSING FLATTERING COLORS
PARTY QUEEN / Aug 31, 2022

Homecoming dresses come in every color of the rainbow. So if you’re wondering how to dress for homecoming, you’re probably looking for more practical advice, like which colors to wear to homecoming based on your complexion.

While we believe you should wear whatever you love and feel most confident in, we also understand you may need help narrowing down the options. So today, we’re providing color suggestions for every skin tone.



💛 Find Flattering Colors for Your Skin Tone 💚

If you’re researching what colors to wear to homecoming, read on below. We’ll help you find a color that’ll make you glow!




1. Dark skin tones: bright jewels, pastels, or metallics

Homecoming is not a day to blend into the crowd. So if you’re wondering how to dress for homecoming, our biggest advice is to find a dress that’ll make you stand out. Few occasions allow you to wear something so eye-catching!

For those with darker skin tones, that means choosing bright jewel or pastel colors because they’ll make your complexion pop. Examples of jewel tones are ruby red, amethyst purple, and emerald green. Examples of pastels are peach, lavender, mint, baby blue, and baby pink.

You’ll also look stunning in metallics, like champagne, gold, copper, or silver. If you’re a gal ready to embrace your inner queen, these shiny shades are calling your name!


blush babydoll prom dress

Get the look: style GS1995 | 3D Floral Applique Embellished Glitter Mesh Sweetheart Short Dress




2. Medium skin tones: jewel tones, metallics

What colors should you wear to homecoming if you have a medium skin tone? Like darker skin tones, jewel colors are a great choice! Specifically, anything in the blue or green family is guaranteed to flatter. Think: emerald green, turquoise, and sapphire blue. But if you love shades of red and purple, don’t hesitate to try on a ruby or amethyst homecoming dress too!

You also can’t go wrong with metallic colors, like champagne, gold, copper, or silver. Better yet, you can choose a jewel tone dress with metallic embellishments or accessories! It’s the best of both worlds.


tiffany blue babydoll prom dress

Get the look: style GS1999 | Sequin Floral Applique V-Back Glitter Mesh Homecoming Dress




3. Olive skin tones: Bright warm colors, greens

How do you dress for homecoming if you have an olive skin tone? Colors that bring out your complexion best are bright warm colors, like red, coral, or orange. You’ll also look fab in anything green.

In addition to what color you’ll wear to homecoming, we also recommend considering the fabric. If you choose a bright warm color, such as red, explore fabrics like satin to make your dress even more eye-catching. Or, if you opt for a green shade, a shimmery fabric made of glitter will surely turn some heads.


burgundy satin prom dress

Get the look: style GS2855 | Jewel Accented Waistline Satin Short Dress w/ Strap Back




4. Warm, light skin tones: earthy shades, neutral colors

If you have a warm, light skin tone (usually those with light blond or red hair and rosy cheeks), the colors that consistently look fabulous on you are earthy shades and neutral colors. What are earthy shades? Think: green, brown, and bronze colors. Examples of neutrals are taupe, gray, and cream.

Worried your outfit may look a bit muted? Here’s how you can dial it up:

  • ✔️ Opt for a bolder shade of green or brown, like evergreen or terracotta.
  • ✔️ Choose a dress with sparkling embellishments, like sequins, jewels, and glitter, or a lustrous fabric like satin.
  • ✔️ Spice up your makeup! Rock a striking lipstick or eyeshadow.


silver tulle prom dress

Get the look: style GS1052 | Strapless Sweetheart Beaded Tulle Short Dress with Pleated Satin Waistband




5. Cool, fair skin tones: jewel tones, peachy colors

If you have a cool, fair skin tone (usually those with dark hair and less color in the cheeks), the colors known to complement you best are peachy colors and jewel tones.

What does that mean in terms of how you dress for homecoming? What colors do we recommend? Well, the color peach comes in many different shades. You could try a light peachy-pink hue like blush or a deeper peachy-orange like coral. When it comes to jewel tones, you know the drill. Colors like sapphire, emerald, and ruby will all bring out your complexion beautifully.

Looking to add sparkle? We recommend choosing rose gold or gold embellishments over silver to enhance your glow.


blush sweetheart neckline prom dress

Get the look: style GS1980 | Glitter and Sequin Embellished Bodice Sweetheart Mesh Homecoming Dress




Need More Help On How to Dress for Homecoming?

Now that we’ve recommended some colors to wear to homecoming, have you picked the perfect shade? Here are some blogs to help you explore dresses in specific colors:

Or, check out these other blogs for styling tips and more dress inspo!




ROCK YOUR HOMECOMING LOOK WITH THESE HOMECOMING DRESS IDEAS
PARTY QUEEN / Aug 12, 2022
It's already August, can you believe it? The summer is flying by, and it's already time for you to find that perfect homecoming dress. We're sure you want to make your mark with an outfit that's extra special. But as you search the web for homecoming dress ideas, you'll notice a ton of options— that can be overwhelming! Not to worry, we're here to make your decision easier. We've narrowed down our favorite homecoming dress ideas for 2022 and we're sharing them with you today.  

💗 Four fresh homecoming dress ideas you’ll love 💗

Ready to see our top homecoming dress ideas? We won't make you wait any longer. No matter your body type or style, one of these dresses is bound to make you swoon.  

1. Tulle A-line dress with a fitted embellished bodice

For the ladies looking for homecoming dress ideas that flatter any body type, you can't go wrong with an A-line dress. The A-line silhouette features a fitted bodice and a skirt that flares at the waist, accentuating your natural hourglass shape. This dress takes the A-line silhouette up a notch. First, because the skirt is made of tulle, you add extra volume to this silhouette—making your waist look even smaller! And the fitted bodice is decorated in dazzling glitter, which will keep everyone's gaze on your shrinking waistline. (The designer of this dress definitely knew what they were doing!) While some sleeves and necklines are geared towards certain body types, these will look great on anyone! They add just the right amount of sex appeal, while making sure you feel comfortable and secure.  
Rose gold sleeveless babydoll short dress
 
Get the look: GS1968 | Glitter Embellished Bodice V-Neck Tulle Short Dress
 

2. Champagne babydoll dress with a deep-v neckline

Babydoll dresses have been a summer staple this year. They're comfortable, cute, and flattering. Why not wear one to homecoming too? The babydoll silhouette is characterized by an empire waist and a skirt ending above the knee. Like the A-line silhouette, it accentuates a small waistline—so it's super flattering on all body types! And with a shorter skirt, we guarantee that you'll have legs for days. (♡ Pro tip: pair the dress with nude heels to further elongate your legs.) As you can see, you can totally elevate this silhouette for a formal event. Between the champagne-colored fabric, applique, and glitter, you'll be shimmering all evening. We also have to shout out this homecoming dress' illusion deep-v neckline—it's hot, hot, hot! (And the mesh keeps everything in place so you can dance the night away, carefree.) This neckline is loved by women who are petite or have broader shoulders because it draws the gaze vertically rather than horizontally. In other words, this homecoming dress idea is perfect for those who want to lengthen their body.  
champagne cut away shoulder deep illusion v neck short babydoll dress
 
Get the look: GS1997 | Glitter Embellished V-Neck Mesh Homecoming Dress
 

3. Green sequin bodycon dress with a cowl neck

For the homecoming queens who want to dial up the spice, this homecoming dress idea has your name on it! Bodycon dresses are known for their figure-hugging fabric and seductive style designed to show off a woman's curves. So if you got it, flaunt it! This particular bodycon homecoming dress has a cowl neckline and side slit, so you can walk into homecoming feeling like a confident goddess. (The head-to-toe sequin embellishments—and criss-cross corset—help with that, too!) As you've probably noticed, the bodycon silhouette is another cut that has made a major comeback this year—and we're not mad about it! This dress also captures another big trend: emerald green. Sexy and trendy? Yes, please!  
emerald green cowl neck sequin velvet bodycon short dress emerald green criss cross cut out back short bodycon dress
Get the look: GS3087 | Ruched Bodice Velvet Bodycon Short Dress w/ Leg Slit
 

4. Lace and tulle dress with a sheer waistline

If you've already researched homecoming dress ideas, you may have come across two-piece homecoming dresses. Want the best of both worlds? Find an illusion two-piece dress! This homecoming dress has a sheer waistline, so you get the same effect as a two-piece dress but with more coverage. If you're also looking for more coverage around the neckline, you'll love the elegant feel of this crew neck. Crew necks direct people's attention away from your chest and towards your face and shoulders. (So throw your hair up in a bun and let your facial features shine!) Mixing textures and fabrics has been embraced by the fashion world for the past few years, and this homecoming dress idea totally embraces that. The lace bodice, tulle skirt, and sequin embellishments come together to create an eye-catching, unique look. Don't forget to complete your outfit with some show-stopping heels.  
burgundy lace homecoming dress
 
Get the look: GS1427 | Sleeveless Short Dress with Lace Bodice and Sheer Waistline
 

💡 Want more homecoming dress ideas?

This isn't our first rodeo! We've written other blogs on homecoming dresses to help you find your perfect look. Check them out!  
HOW TO STUN IN BLUE QUINCEAÑERA DRESSES
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Jul 30, 2022

Your quinceañera is a milestone birthday and deserves a special gown to match. If you're looking for a blue quinceañera dress, you're in luck! There are tons of options to choose from.

Unlike other colors, blue quinceañera dresses come in endless shades. No matter the vibe or season of your big birthday bash, you're bound to find a gorgeous gown. But all these options can make any gal feel overwhelmed. Don't worry, we're here to help you narrow it down.



💙 Five Blue Quinceañera Gowns That’ll Wow Your Guests 👑

Want to see some of our top picks? We've got five blue quinceañera dresses—ranging in different shades—to help you find the perfect birthday outfit.




1. Baby blue quinceañera dress

Cinderella, is that you? If you're looking to channel your inner Disney princess, this baby blue quinceañera dress has your name on it!

This gown features the classic pairing of off-the-shoulder sleeves with a sweetheart neckline. You'll find many quinceañera dresses rocking this combo because it's so flattering and feminine. Don't we all want that for our birthday outfit?

If you want your dress to have a bit of sparkle but nothing too bold or loud, then you'll love this gown's silver glitter and bead embellishments. Against the baby blue mesh fabric, it adds just the right amount of shine to your look.

Keep the silver theme going by accessorizing with a silver tiara, jewelry, and clutch. You can leave your hair down with this off-the-shoulder gown or throw your hair up to show off your shoulders. (It might be a good idea if your birthday is in the hot summer months!)


baby blue sweetheart quinceanera gown

Get the look: style GL2910 | Cut-Away Shoulder Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress




2. Sky blue quinceañera dress

Here's another light blue option that's perfect for spring and summer quinceañeras. It also gives us Cinderella vibes—but it's definitely a more modern take!

The corset bodice is strapless and structured, designed to showcase your beautiful curves. It's also embellished with blue and silver rhinestones, which create an eye-catching design. Please tell us you love it as much as we do!

The ruffled skirt doesn't disappoint either. Because it's made of tulle, you get so much volume—without the added weight! You'll look like you're floating on the dance floor.

We recommend throwing your hair in a tight bun to show off your bare shoulders and collarbone. But don't go to your quinceañera without any accessories! A tiara and earrings will be the final touches for completing this look.


sky blue tulle quinceanera gown

Get the look: style GL2515 | Rhinestone Embellished Sweetheart Ball Gown




3. Tiffany blue quinceañera dress

Looking for a whimsical blue quinceañera dress? This tiffany blue option is one of our favorites! You'll look like you're walking straight out of a fairytale.

It starts with the floral applique embellishments. Applique is a weaving technique where one fabric is stitched on top of the other, creating a 3D effect. This season is all about mixing fabrics and textures. So while it's super cute and playful, this dress is also very on-trend.

This dress will also catch the attention of fashionistas for its tiffany blue color. Did you know that this shade was developed for the famous jewelry line, Tiffany & Co? Yes, this dress is luxurious, whimsical, and trendy, all wrapped into one!


tiffany glitter corset quinceanera gown

Get the look: style GL1975 | Glitter Mesh 3D Floral Applique Embellished Sweetheart Quinceanera Dress




4. Royal blue quinceañera dress

If you're looking for a blue quinceañera that's as bold as your personality, don't skip this section! Royal blue is the hue for you.

In addition to its bright color, this dress will also turn heads for its striking silver embroidery. The intricate patterns on the bodice and skirt really pop against the blue fabric. It's truly a piece of art, isn't it?

And where there isn't embroidery, there's glitter! This dress sparkles from head to toe. Too much? Not for a day like your quinceañera!

For this royal look, don't hold back on your tiara and jewelry. Wear pieces that are just as bold as your dress.


royal blue embroidered quinceanera gowb

Get the look: style GL1972 | Embroider Embellished Sweetheart Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress




5. Navy blue quinceañera dress

We can't forget the darker shades of blue. They're especially fitting for fall and winter birthdays. (Though, we're not going to tell you when to wear this dress because it's absolutely stunning.)

What we love about this navy blue quinceañera dress is that it creates the perfect backdrop for gold embellishments. Nobody will miss the beautiful floral patterns because of it. If you look closely, you'll also see navy floral applique details. Yes, just when you think it couldn't get better!

We also have to call attention to the airy mesh layer that drapes off the sleeves. It's so unique—and adds another touch of glam to this look! How do you complete the look? Add a gold crown and some shoulder-grazing earrings. And if you're considering a touch of highlighter on your cheekbones, we say go for it!


navy blue corset quinceanera gown

Get the look: style GL1970 | Cut-Away Shoulder Sweetheart Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress




Want to see more quinceañera dresses?

We’re here for it! If you’d like to scope out other colors for your quinceañera dress, check out these two blog posts:




FABULOUS BURGUNDY QUINCEANERA DRESS IDEAS
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Jul 26, 2022

Is your quinceañera coming up? Are you looking for a gown that's hot, hot, hot? Then you're in the right place. Choosing a burgundy quinceañera dress will certainly dial up the heat.

Burgundy, a darker shade of red, is a powerful color that symbolizes confidence, energy, and love. It's the perfect hue for bold personalities—and if you're looking for a burgundy quinceañera dress, we have a feeling that's you!



❤️ Four Must-See Burgundy Quinceañera Dresses ❣️

Ready to turn heads, ladies? We've gathered our four favorite burgundy quinceañera dresses to help you find your fiery birthday outfit.




1. Strapless Gown with Gold Embellishments

Like peanut butter and jelly, red and gold pair perfectly. You can't go wrong with this duo if you're looking for a luxurious burgundy quinceañera dress.

This dress features elegant patterns made of gold sequins. Against a burgundy backdrop, they really pop! It also has glitter and jewels. All the embellishments work together to add a beautiful texture to the go

It's also made of mesh, a traditional fabric for quinceañera gowns. Why is mesh the go-to material? It makes the skirts oh-so-voluminous. (As you know, that's a must for your quinceañera!)

We're also drooling over the strapless sweetheart neckline. Red is the color of love. What's more romantic than a neckline shaped like a heart?! We recommend pulling your hair up to elongate your neck and show off your shoulders. You can keep your collarbone bare or rock a necklace. Or, you can never go wrong with some bold shoulder-grazing earrings.


burgundy corset ball gown

Get the look: style GL1987 | Sequin Pattern and Jewel Embellished Glitter Mesh Sleeveless Quinceanera Dress




2. Embroidered Gown with Ruffles and Bows

If you're looking for a burgundy quinceañera dress, we know you've got a big, bold personality. You're looking for a dress that'll make you stand out, and this dress does just that.

First, let's talk about its head-to-toe gold embroidery. (You already know how we feel about this combo!) The luxurious gold color contrasts beautifully against the red, making every detail on your dress pop.

The dress also has unique features, like the single ruffle on the skirt and the huge mesh bow on the back.

While most quinceañera ball gowns emphasize your waistline, this ruffle accentuates it further. How? It adds volume right below the waist, creating a bigger hourglass shape. It also breaks up the gold embroidery—so everyone's eyes will be drawn to your gorgeous curves.

While we often see a corset back, we rarely see a big bow like this one. It's just the statement you need to complete your bold quinceañera look.


burgundy embroidered ball gown burgundy corset ball gown

Get the look: style GL1927 | Sequin & Embroidery Embellished Bodice Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress




3. Mesh Gown with Intricate Silver Designs

If you're more of a silver kind of gal, then this burgundy quinceañera dress has your name on it. As you'll see with this gown, red pairs magically with both metallic colors and allows for beautiful embroidered designs.

This dress showcases gorgeous designs on the bodice and skirt through beads and sequins. It looks like it came straight out of a royal ball. Against the mesh, these embellishments create a 3D effect. Your guests' jaws will drop when they see it!

It also has off-the-shoulder sleeves and a sweetheart neckline—a go-to for quinceañera dresses for a reason. They show off your feminine side, which is fitting for a birthday milestone celebrating your entrance into womanhood.

Because this is your day to shine, don't forget your sparkling accessories. Silver earrings, a drop necklace, and a tiara are our top recommendations to complete this look.


burgundy sweetheart ball gown

Get the look: style GL2910 | Cut-Away Shoulder Glitter Mesh Quinceanera Dress




4. Satin Gown with Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves

Looking for a burgundy quinceañera dress—straight up? Let's add the metallic embroidery and go for bedazzled jewels.

This dress is fully guaranteed to turn heads thanks to its timeless glamor. Unlike most quinceañera gowns, this one is made of satin fabric. Its smooth and shiny texture screams old-school Hollywood! It also comes with off-the-shoulder sleeves. As you know, off-the-shoulder sleeves are making a huge comeback this season. It's a modern take on a vintage look.

While this gown features jewel embroidery, it's also burgundy in color—but the shimmer doesn't get lost. In fact, the sparkle totally stands out against the satin fabric.

We recommend embracing this chic vintage look with a pair of drop earings.


burgundy gold metallic embroidered quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL1930 | Embroidered Mesh Strap Satin Quinceanera Dress w/ Mesh Tail




More Quinceañera Dresses Coming Right Up!

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4 MOTHER OF THE BRIDE BEACH DRESSES PERFECT FOR A SEASIDE WEDDING
BRIDAL GURU / Jul 22, 2022

We love beach weddings. They're effortlessly picturesque! The sand, sea, and sunsets make the perfect backdrop for this special day.

If your daughter is planning a beach wedding, then you're headed to a whimsical event to remember—and need a mother of the bride beach dress to match.

Because beach weddings are usually paired with the summer heat, you can skip the heavy, dark materials and tight, formal silhouettes and opt for light and flowy dresses instead. (In other words, you can wear something more comfortable—yay!)



🌊 Beach Dresses for Mothers of the Bride 💐

If you want to see some options, you're in the right place. Here are four mother of the bride beach dresses you're going to love.




1. Floral Applique Chiffon Dress with Slit

Embrace the outdoors with this mother of the bride beach dress! Between the detailing, silhouette, and color, you're ready for your daughter's seaside wedding.

Floral mother of the bride dresses are very on trend this season and ideal for spring and summer outdoor weddings—seaside included!

This beautiful dress comes in a dusty rose and other trending colors. If you want something neutral, you could choose gray or champagne. Or, opt for the orange or blue for something a little brighter.

When it comes to mother of the bride beach dresses, it's all about keeping cool. The off-the-shoulder sleeves and high slit are bound to do just that. Plus, the fabric is chiffon, which is known to keep an outfit airy and light!


dusty rose chiffon mother of the bride dress

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




2. Coral Strapless Dress with Sweetheart Neckline

There are a few colors that are perfect for seaside weddings—coral is one of them. If you're looking to embrace the beach theme, this mother of the bride beach dress is for you.

Coral is not quite pink, not quite orange, and looks great on any skin tone. It'll make your skin look nice and tan—and pop in all the wedding photos!

We love that this gown is also strapless. There's no need to worry about tan lines with this number. Plus, it's paired with a sweetheart neckline, which is ultra chic and romantic.

Chiffon is a lovely airy fabric, and so is jersey. This dress is made of jersey with mesh and lace detailing. Together, these fabrics create a comfortable but not overly casual look!


coral sog mesh long dress

Get the look: style GL2016 | Strapless Sweetheart Soft Mesh Long Dress with Sheer Back




3. Chiffon A-line Dress with Spaghetti Straps

Looking for a little more sparkle for your mother of the bride beach dress? You can have it all with this outfit!

Let's talk about that bodice. It's completely embellished with jewels, so you're bound to shimmer in the summer sun. It pairs beautifully with a champagne or gold dress. But if you're looking for an ultra-feminine shade, you can also find this dress in mauve or dusty rose.

While the bodice is detailed, you don't have to worry about a heavy dress. It features barely-there spaghetti straps, a flowy A-line silhouette, and chiffon fabric. When in doubt, throw your hair up in an updo to keep cool. (But don't forget sunscreen on your neck and shoulders!)


champagne chiffon long dress

Get the look: style GL1571 | Chiffon Sweetheart A-Ling Long Dress with Jewels Embellished




4. Sleeveless Chiffon Dress with V-Neck

When choosing a mother of the bride beach dress—or any dress for that matter—you want something that'll make you look and feel your best.

So when we recommend mother of the bride dresses, we want to showcase those that are flattering on any figure, and this one does just that.

A-line dresses are tight at the natural waistline and flow away from the hips, highlighting a woman's natural hourglass figure. But this dress goes the extra mile. It has a waist-cinching belt built right in! The wide V-neck also serves to accentuate an hourglass shape.

This mother of the bride dress comes in the oh-so-trending color gray and other summer colors like coral, rose pink, and dusty rose.

And, of course, it's made of chiffon. It'll catch the seaside breeze and help keep you cool all day and night.


silver chiffon mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL1525 | Chiffon Wide V-Neck A-Line Long Dress




More mother of the bride dress inspo coming your way!

We love sharing our top mother of the bride dress picks with our readers. You play a special role on your daughter's special day. Let's find you a dress that will help you confidently strut your stuff!

If you're looking for a mother of the bride beach dress, then we think these blogs will also pique your interest:




ROSE GOLD QUINCEAÑERA DRESSES WE LOVE (PLUS STYLING TIPS)
QUINCEANERA CHARM / Jul 14, 2022

Quinceañeras celebrate a special milestone in any Latina's life. It marks their entrance into womanhood! And that certainly deserves a party and a gorgeous quinceañera dress to match, doesn't it?

If you're shopping for your own quinceañera dress, you know that it needs to be the star of the show. That means it should be voluminous, vibrant, and glam. After all, it's your day to shine!

When it comes to picking a color, the options are endless. But we have a soft spot for rose gold quinceañera dresses. They're fit for a princess. (Yes, that means you!)



💗 Our 3 Favorite Rose Gold Quinceañera Dresses 💗

Are you a fan of this luxurious shade too? Then you're in the right place. Here are three rose gold quinceañera dresses that we love—and have a feeling you'll love too!




1. Sweetheart Quinceañera Dress with Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves

When we think of quinceañera gowns, we think romantic and feminine, right? Well, this rose gold quinceañera dress does just that.

How? It starts with the sweetheart neckline, which is shaped like the top of a heart. Next, it has a corset back. This will accentuate your womanly hourglass shape. The off-the-shoulder sleeves also add a whimsical vibe—but also keep the bodice feeling secure. Practical and gorgeous? Sign us up!

Of course, every quinceañera dress has to have some sparkle. We’re big fans of the sequin and glitter embellishments on this rose gold fabric. It'll make you shimmer all day and night!

When it comes to accessorizing, we love a tiara. When else can you wear one? If you choose to wear a necklace, we recommend putting your hair in an updo. This will ensure that your neck stays beautifully elongated.


rose gold glitter off shoulder quinceanera ball gown

Get the look: style GL2831 | Sweetheart Neck Cut-Away Shoulder Glitter Mesh Ball Gown




2. Glitter Crepe Quinceañera Dress with Ruffled Tail 

Looking for an ultra-dramatic look for your rose gold quinceañera dress? Between the fabric and the details, this gown will certainly make you turn heads!

While many quinceañera dresses are made of mesh fabric, this one is made of crepe. Crepe is a weaving technique that creates an elegant, three-dimensional texture, which will bring extra volume and drama to your skirt. Glitter crepe, as the name suggests, is full of sparkle. It's perfect for a formal event like your quinceañera.

We can't overlook the details on this dress, like the ruffled tail. Did you know ruffle fashion dates back to 16th century Spain among those with high standing and royal blood? That's right. The rose gold color of this dress isn't the only part that screams royalty! It also comes with detachable mesh sleeves, which look a lot like opera-length gloves. We still see the British royals rocking this accessory!

With a strapless gown like this one, we recommend dusting your collarbone and shoulders with some highlighter to add some extra shine. Again, when it comes to accessories, a tiara is a must in our opinion. Complete this look with some loose curls and shoulder-grazing earrings.


rose gold ruffle tail quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL1912 | Sweetheart Ruffle Tail Quinceañera Dress w/ Detached Mesh Sleeve




3. Applique Quinceañera Dress with Long Mesh Sleeves

If your birthday is in the fall or winter, have no fear. There are many options that will keep you warm and are just as chic!

This rose gold quinceañera dress has long mesh sleeves, which truly offers the best of both worlds. You get a little more coverage for added warmth, but the mesh won't make it look like you're drowning in fabric.

In the fall and winter, you can also wear a heavier dress and not worry about sweating. (Your Instagram photos will thank you!) That means more glitter, jewels, and other sparkly embellishments. Yes, please.

You can also afford to rock applique details. Applique is a needlework technique in which a piece of fabric is attached to a larger background fabric to create patterns. In this case, it makes a floral design. This feminine touch is super unique. You'll have everyone commenting on it!

Because of the scoop neckline, we recommend skipping a necklace. Instead, you can wear rings or earrings. Sweep your hair to the side and top with your royal crown!


rose gold long sleeve quinceanera dress

Get the look: style GL1963 | Glitter and Sequin Embellished Bodice Mesh Long Sleeve Quinceañera Dress





Want to See More Quinceañera Dresses?

Choosing a quinceañera dress is a big decision—and we know you want to find the perfect one! If you'd like to see more rose gold quinceañera dresses, we suggest taking a look at our full catalog.

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MOTHER OF THE BRIDE ETIQUETTE: SIX FASHION DOS AND DON’TS
BRIDAL GURU / Jul 01, 2022

As the bride’s mother, you hold an important role in your daughter's wedding. Among the duties you're responsible for is finding the perfect mother of the bride dress.

Mother of the bride attire etiquette can be confusing at first, mainly because it largely depends on the dress code, season, and bride's preferences. However, what matters is that you find something that both you and your daughter love.

But to help set some guidelines for your search, let's discuss the fashion do's and don'ts for mother of the bride etiquette.




1. Don’t 🚫: wear white or similar shades

This may seem obvious, but the color white is reserved for your daughter, the bride.

Shades similar to white, like ivory, may be up for discussion—but it's essential to run this by the bride first.

If you prefer to wear a light or pastel color, there are many other options for you to choose from. Shades of gray and green are very on trend this year. You can also never go wrong with metallics, like gold and silver.


silver chiffon mother of the bride dress

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




2. Do ✅: wear midi or long dresses

Unless you're off to a casual beach wedding, we recommend wearing midi or long dresses as the mother of the bride.

Now when we recommend midi and long dresses, we're not suggesting something frumpy. When it comes to mother of the bride etiquette, there's a misconception that you need to dress overly conservative.

There aren't many rules for the cut of modern mother of the bride dresses. You can choose a dress with a mermaid silhouette, a deep V-neckline, or a slit in the skirt. You can even wear a jumpsuit if the dress code allows it!


purple jewel embellished dress

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




3. Don’t 🚫: feel obligated to match the wedding party

When it comes to mother of the bride etiquette, we're often asked: Do we need to buy a dress that matches the bridal party?

The answer is typically "no." Unless the bride specifically asks for you to match their wedding's color scheme, you can wear any color you'd like.

Some mothers of the bride choose colors that complement the wedding party. For example, if the bridesmaids wear a light yellow, you may want to wear gold, deep yellow, or orange.

Before shopping for your mother of the bride dress, we recommend touching base with the bride first to see if she has any expectations.


champagne sheer neckline sleeveless chiffon long dress

Get the look: style GL1565 | Chiffon Illusion Sweetheart A-Line Long Dress with Cut-Out Back




4. Do ✅: connect with the mother of the groom before shopping

Traditional mother of the bride etiquette suggests that the mother of the bride chooses her outfit first to inform what the mother of the groom should wear.

This tip is a bit old-fashioned. While you don't need to match the groom's mother or dictate what she will wear, we still recommend touching base with her.

This will help you coordinate colors (if you'd like) and avoid clashing or wearing the same dress. (If you both decide to shop at GLS Collective, you don't have to worry about that last one though, we have plenty of options for mothers of the bride and groom.)

How stunning would you two look in these gemstone-colored dresses with gold accents?


navy chiffon embroidered dress

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


burgundy chiffon embroidered dress

Get the look: style GL2288 | Flower Lace Chiffon Long Dress with Sheer Back




5. Do ✅: consider the dress code and venue

Another mother of the bride etiquette question we hear often has to do with formality. How can I ensure I'm not over or underdressed?

Take a look at this blog on wedding dress codes to get the lowdown on attire expectations for black-tie, formal, semi-formal, and casual.

You can totally dress to the nines for black-tie and formal weddings—and wear dresses with full skirts, more embellishments, and luxe fabrics.


emerald green embroidered dress

Get the look: style GL3070 | Illusion V-Neck Embroidered Mesh A-line Dress w/ Open V-Back




6. Don’t 🚫: ignore the bride’s wishes

Lastly, it's your daughter's wedding day. The biggest advice we can give you when it comes to mother of the bride etiquette is to consult the bride on what you plan on wearing—and accommodate her wishes.

Every bride's preferences are different. Touch base with her on the color, style, and formality of your dress to make sure you find something both of you will love.




Find mother of the bride dress inspo

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4 MOTHER OF THE BRIDE DRESSES THAT ARE NOT FRUMPY
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 29, 2022

As the mother of the bride, your presence carries profound significance. With a special role to play on your daughter's wedding day, you certainly need to dress the part. But as you search the internet for mother of the bride dresses that are not frumpy, you may be disappointed by how bland your options are.

Tired—make that “exhausted”—of being shown tea-length floral or pastel dresses? We get it! They're not everyone's...cup of tea.

If you're looking for a trendy mother of the bride dress, you're in the right place. We've researched the hottest trends, and we're here to show you four dresses that are exquisitely tailored to fit the fashionable mother of the bride. (That's you!) So get ready to shine!




1. Gold-embellished dress with cut-away sleeves

Ready to unleash your inner Hollywood glam? Step into the spotlight and exude confidence with this gold-embellished ensemble designed to make you feel like a star. This fashionable mother of the bride dress is undeniably stylish, luxurious, and jaw-droppingly gorgeous—a true testament to your impeccable taste.

It all begins with the stunning color of gold. Gold symbolizes glamor, sophistication, and an air of regality. Adorned with shimmering sequins and glittering embellishments, this creation ensures you'll dazzle everyone with your radiance as you gracefully glide across the room.

Another element that truly sets this dress apart is those extraordinary sleeves. The sheer fabric, artfully designed cutouts, and delicate feather detailing create a harmonious blend of elegance and avant-garde style. The result is a trendy mother of the bride dress that epitomizes contemporary chic, a bold statement for the fashion-forward mother of the bride.

Now, let's talk about how this dress flatters your curves. Between the deep V-neckline and A-line silhouette, all we see is an hourglass figure. This stunning combination makes you look and feel confident, poised, and absolutely irresistible.

And you need not break the bank to score this gown and look like a million dollars! On top of the captivating design and figure-enhancing cut, this golden-hued eye marvel offers unparalleled affordability. The exquisite piece showcases that luxurious elegance can be accessible, making it the perfect choice for the money-savvy fashionista. Stylish, flattering, and within budget? Sign us up!


rose gold sheer mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL3041 | Feather-Wrist Embellished Glitter A-line Dress w/ Cut-Away Long Sleeves




2. Green embroidered dress with illusion V-neck

Dive into the world of color palettes with this fashionable mother of the bride dress captivatingly crafted with the charm of verdant hues. As our research unveils, all shades of green are taking center stage in wedding color schemes this year. This makes it the perfect moment for you to grace the aisle with a stunning green gown on your daughter's wedding day.

But there's more. This trendy mother of the bride dress is not only a celebration of contemporary trends but also a statement of pure elegance. The intricate embroidery, woven with utmost precision, and dazzling sequin embellishments come together to create an ultra-glamorous ensemble that simply cannot be overlooked. As a pivotal figure in your daughter's wedding, you deserve nothing less!

While your glamor game is strong, you might as well ramp up your style quotient to the max by incorporating cutouts into your attire. What a fabulous way to dial up the sophistication! This sought-after design element has taken the fashion scene by storm. Now, it's high time for you to totally rock them in your look, too.

To crown it all, you'll love to hear that this fashionable mother of the bride dress has no equal in comfort. The illusion deep V-neckline is a marvelous fusion of allure and modesty, with the sheer fabric providing ample support for your chest. Held securely in place by delicate spaghetti straps, the off-the-shoulder sleeves are effortlessly draped, gently flowing from your shoulders. The ingenious strap design ensures that you can revel in the festivities without any wardrobe-related worries.

A harmonious blend of luxurious materials, intricate details, and flattering design elements, this trendy mother of the bride dress is a truly unforgettable ensemble to make you radiate with confidence on the big day.


emerald mesh mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL3070 | Illusion V-Neck Embroidered Mesh A-line Dress w/ Open V-Back




3. Satin long-sleeve dress with waist strap

Who can resist the alluring sienna trend when it comes to fashionable mother of the bride dresses? If the red earthy fever has caught up with you, this dreamy sienna dress may just be the impeccable choice for your daughter's magical wedding moment.

It's rare to see an exquisite and trendy mother of the bride dress crafted from luxurious satin, a fabric that exudes lavishness and decadence. While you may see many mother of the bride gowns in similar shades, this resplendent piece boasts a lustrous sheen that sets you apart in a sea of pastel hues. It's definitely one of a kind!

Looking for a way to make your look stand out even more? Then scale the heights of effortless elegance with the striking cutouts adorning the long sleeves of this trendy  mother of the bride dress. Not only are they chic, but they'll also keep you cool throughout the festivities.

Yet this dress is like the gift that keeps on giving. Expertly tailored to flatter any body type, this mother of the bride dress features a timeless A-line silhouette that cinches at the waist before gracefully flaring away from the body. An adjustable waist strap further accentuates your hourglass figure, ensuring a perfect fit and a stunning appearance.

Bonus points? This breathtaking creation also comes in an array of sumptuous colors, including rich burgundy, lush emerald green, sophisticated navy, and warm sienna—all undeniably hot and on-trend this wedding season!


sienna cut out long sleeves satin long dress

Get the look: style GL1990 | V-Neck Satin Long Sleeve Long Dress w/ Waist Strap




4. Black mermaid dress with detachable cape

The color black is a woman's best friend for many reasons: it's flattering, chic, and goes with any occasion—even weddings! With its exceptional versatility, it's no wonder that black tones from midnight and coal to ebony and onyx have become an increasingly popular choice for mother of the bride dresses that are not frumpy.

That's right. You may love to wear black but worry that it's not suitable for a fashionable mother of the bride dress. Banish your doubts because the sleek appeal of black works perfectly well whether you're attending a formal, black-tie, fall, or winter wedding. With a unique and, perhaps, even unexpected hue, your ensemble is bound to leave a lasting impression on every guest.

But colors are not the only thing you can dare to deviate from. Do conventional tea-length outlines make you go ho-hum? Then change it up with a ravishing mermaid silhouette that caresses your curves in all the right places. The romantic sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves balance the sensual look of this trendy mother of the bride dress while infusing it with a touch of feminine grace.

The pièce de résistance of this stunning mother of the bride gown? The detachable cape that looks straight off the runway, but of course! This remarkably thoughtful addition not only enhances the overall glamor of the ensemble but also offers unmatched functionality. Seeking to make a grand entrance? Then dazzle the crowd with your regal cloak as you strike a pose here and there for those memorable photos. And when the time comes to mingle or dance the night away, simply take your cape off and enjoy unrestricted movement and comfort.


black sequin mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL3054 | 3-D Flower Applique Sequin Mermaid Dress w/ Detached Mesh Cape




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STUNNING MOTHER OF THE GROOM DRESSES FOR A SUMMER OUTDOOR WEDDING
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 27, 2022
Summer weddings are the dream scenario, but dressing for them can be surprisingly tricky—both for the happy couple and their guests. As the mother of the groom planning a summer wedding outfit, you want to look your best, but you also want to choose a dress that is cool and comfortable. While you may think that narrows down many options, here at GLS Collective, we have tons of mother-of-the-groom dresses for summer outdoor weddings. You can look glamorous and feel comfortable at the same time with these numbers.  

1. Pink chiffon dress with cap sleeves

dusty rose chiffon mother of the bride dress
 
Get the look: style GL3065 | Beads Embellished Chiffon A-line Dress w/ Cap Sleeves
  When we think of summer colors, dusty rose is one of them. If you want to create a romantic and feminine look through your summer mother of the groom dress, this is the one for you! As the mother of the groom, you're a special guest. We encourage you to embrace your role by adding regal elements to your dress, like cap sleeves and a boat neckline. Like satin, chiffon is loose and airy. If this summer outdoor wedding is on a blistering hot day, a flowing chiffon dress will be much more comfortable than a heavy, skintight dress. We recommend pulling your hair up in a tight updo to complete this summer look. Bonus points if you add a floral headpiece!  

2. Mint chiffon dress with embroidery

mint chiffon mother of the bride dress
 
Get the look: style GL1826 | Embroidered Bodice V-Neck Long Dress w/ V-Back
  Green is in—especially for summer outdoor weddings. As you know, pastels are staples for summer wedding guest dresses. You really can't go wrong. Paired with light fabrics, like mesh and chiffon, and your mother of the groom dress is fit for your son's summer outdoor wedding. Of course, you can always increase the breathability of your dress with shorter sleeves and a v-neck or sweetheart neckline. (Plus, they create the perfect canvas for a necklace!) If you want to add detailing to your dress, we suggest choosing embroidery. Let’s just say it’s a lot lighter than beads or jewel embellishments!  

3. Gold satin mermaid dress with slit

gold satin mermaid dress
 
Get the look: style GL3060 | Sweetheart Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Pleated Waist and Slit
  Sure, you may be attending a summer outdoor wedding. But that doesn't mean you have to wear a sundress. This summer mother of the groom dress is for those who want to dial up the glamor. Metallics, like gold and silver, are always an excellent color choice for mother of the groom dresses. But a warm season calls for warm hues! So for a summer outdoor wedding, we're partial to gold. The fabric and cut of this dress offer the perfect balance between comfort and elegance. While satin is super chic, it's also incredibly breathable. And the cut-away shoulders, high slit, and open v-back make this look very fashionable, yet also act to keep you cool. It's truly a win-win.  

4. Sienna A-line dress with floral applique

sienna chiffon mother of the bride dress
 
Get the look: style GL3018 | Floral 3D Applique and Embroidery Embellished Bodice A-Line Chiffon Dress
  Deeper shades of orange, like sienna and terracotta, have been go-to wedding hues for several years now. And they aren't going away anytime soon, which makes them the perfect color for summer mother of the groom dresses. For an outdoor wedding, many mothers of the groom want to add some floral accents to their gown. Our recommendation? Look for a dress with floral applique. Applique is a needlework technique where one fabric is stitched on top of another, creating a 3D effect. It's super trendy right now. Your daughter-in-law will be impressed by your fashionable pick. Off-the-shoulder sleeves are a great choice for summer mother of the groom dresses. It adds a whimsical vibe which is perfect for outdoor weddings, but it doesn't add too much coverage.  

5. Green satin dress with spaghetti straps

emerald green a line deep illusion sweetheart neckline long dress
 
Get the look: style GL3039 | Illusion Sweetheart Neckline Satin A-line Dress w/ Lace-up Back
  We're seeing green color schemes everywhere this year—particularly for spring and summer weddings, because it complements an outdoor venue. So if green's your color, you're in luck! While you may think your mother of the groom dress needs to be a pastel color for a summer wedding, bright or gemstone shades are also fabulous choices. This emerald green dress will glimmer in the sun because it's made of satin. Plus, satin is a nice and lightweight fabric—perfect for summer! To make sure it's extra breathable, choose satin made of silk over polyester. We're keeping this look super airy with spaghetti straps and a slit in the skirt. Don't forget: your shoes will be on display with this mother of the groom dress. But if you're going to be walking around on the grass, we recommend a thicker heel!  

Find more mother of the groom dresses for summer outdoor weddings💐

While these are our top five picks for summer mother-of-the-groom dresses, we've got plenty more for you to choose from. Visit our full collection of mother-of-the-groom dresses to find the perfect dress for your son's summer outdoor wedding.  
FOUR BEST MOTHER OF THE GROOM DRESSES
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 22, 2022

Your son is getting married! What a day to celebrate. As the groom's mother, you're certainly a guest of honor—and you're probably on the lookout for the best mother of the groom dresses.

There are many options depending on the season, the dress code, and your body type. While this can feel overwhelming, we're here to help.

Today, we're showing you the best mother-of-the-groom dresses for all seasons and dress codes—fit to flatter any body type—so you can find the perfect gown for this special day.




1. Gray chiffon dress 

There are a few colors that are classic picks for mother-of-the-groom dresses—gray is one of them! You honestly can't go wrong with this hue any time of the year.

We recommend choosing a lighter shade of gray for summer or spring weddings. For fall and winter weddings, you can opt for a darker hue. We suggest finding out if the wedding party is also wearing gray because it's a popular color scheme this season. You can then choose to match the wedding party or wear a complementary shade.

If the weather is warm, you'll want short sleeves. We personally love the cap sleeve trend right now. Plus, you can create an ultra-elegant look when you pair them with a boat neckline. (We're getting royal vibes!) To keep your dress light and breathable, choose an airy fabric like chiffon or silk.

When choosing a silhouette for your mother-of-the-groom dress, we always suggest A-line. It's flattering on any figure! It cinches your waist and flows loosely along the hips and legs.


Silver Chiffon Sleeveless Gown

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




2. Blue floral dress 

Floral dresses are the talk of the town this wedding season. Whether you want to rock a floral pattern or embroidery, you've got options for your mother-of-the-groom dress!

Florals are especially fabulous for spring and summer weddings when flowers are in full bloom. You'll find many dresses with floral embroidery, whether it's made of lace, sequins, beads, or applique. This season, you can totally choose a dress with bigger and bolder florals. A wedding is no time to play it safe! When else can you wear a statement dress?

For the warmer seasons, we recommend muted pastels or bright colors for your dress. First, it matches the floral theme. Second, dark colors attract heat. Light fabrics like chiffon and silk are another way to keep cool. If you want to add more coverage to your look (in the neckline or sleeves), we recommend a sheer fabric, like mesh, rather than a heavy fabric like jacquard.


Blue Floral Embroidery Gown

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




3. Navy dress with ¾ sleeves

Another color loved by mothers of the groom is navy. It's flattering and chic no matter what. You can wear this color year-round, but we recommend it, especially for fall and winter weddings. If the wedding party is wearing light blue, it also complements this color scheme.

If you're expecting cooler weather, you may want to choose a dress with ¾ or full-length sleeves to keep warm. (Though, we're sure you'll turn up the heat on the dance floor!) If you're just looking for coverage—but want breathability—we'd recommend rocking a sheer fabric, like mesh, or short, loosely-fitted sleeves.

Now just because you're wearing a navy dress doesn't mean you can't up the glam. Find a mother-of-the-groom dress with delicate bead or sequin embroidery to add sparkle to your look. (You can find plenty of options on our website.)

Worried that all this fabric may smother your figure? Here's a quick fix: Choose a flattering A-line dress to accentuate your hourglass shape and pull your hair up to elongate the neck!


Navy Chiffon Gown

Get the look: style GL3066 | Beads Embellished Embroidered Chiffon A-line Dress w/ 3/4 Sleeves




4. Sequin dress with long sleeves

We're calling for sequins, long sleeves, and a mermaid silhouette for mothers of the groom who want to dress to the nines.

This dress is perfect if your son's wedding has a formal or black-tie dress code. Because it has long sleeves, we'd recommend it for weddings in the cooler seasons (or if the venue offers sweet, sweet air conditioning).

Neutral colors are go-to's for mothers of the bride and groom because it seamlessly matches any color scheme: think colors such as champagne, gray, and black, or metallics like gold and silver.

We love that this gown creates an hourglass shape through its mermaid silhouette, but it isn't skin-tight. You'll feel confident all night in this mother-of-the-groom dress. (And you'll also be free to dance the night away.)

With a high slit in the skirt, we have to remind you about your footwear. If you're attending a formal wedding, don't forget to find a pair of heels to complete this glamorous look!


Gold Sequin Gown

Get the look: style GL3063 | Gathered Waist Sequin Embellished Mermaid Dress w/ Long Sleeves




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WHAT COLOR SHOULD THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE WEAR: HOW TO COMPLEMENT THE WEDDING’S COLOR SCHEME
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 13, 2022

The question on every mother's mind once her daughter becomes engaged is: What color does the mother of the bride wear?

First things first, you should not wear the same color as your daughter. (Typically, this means white.) While this may seem obvious, we had to say it.

Beyond that, you have a lot of options. You can wear the same color as the bridal party or a lighter or darker shade. If you don't want to be matchy-matchy, you can choose a mother-of-the-bride dress that complements the wedding color scheme. (And we'll help you identify those colors below.)

No matter which route you choose, you need to know the color scheme first, so it's best to wait until your daughter decides on one.

While you wait, let's get the wheels turning. Let's talk about five color schemes that are hot this season—and take a look at mothers of the bride dresses that match!




1. Blue or Green color scheme

Recently, we researched this year's trendiest hues for wedding color schemes, and among them were periwinkle blue, sage green, and mint green.

If your daughter also chooses one of these on-trend shades, then here are the best colors for your mother of the bride dress:

For mother-of-the-bride dresses, we love chiffon because it adds an airy feel to your look. If you're looking for some coverage, mesh sleeves are a great option. (Not to mention they're subtly sexy.)


navy chiffon mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL1982 | Rhinestone and Embroidery Embellished Chiffon Long Dress




2. Yellow or Orange color scheme

Yellow and orange are also very popular wedding color schemes. These palettes are super versatile. For summer and spring weddings, the bride and groom may opt for lighter and bright shades. For fall weddings, they may choose a darker color, like terracotta.

Either way, you can carry the warmth of these hues in your mother of the bride dress. What colors do we recommend?

If you're feeling fancy, we love gold mother of the bride dresses. They truly work for any season—and totally match a yellow or orange color scheme. Embrace this regal color by choosing a dress with decadent embroidery. When else can you rock such a dress?


gold chiffon mother of the bride dress

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




3. Pink or Coral color scheme

Pink and coral color schemes are perfect for spring and summer weddings—they're light and playful. But what color should a mother of the bride wear?

Instead of going the traditional route of pastels, we recommend rocking deeper, earthier shades:

Our personal favorite? We love the charcoal trend. In a sea of light dresses, you'll make a statement as the bride's mother. Bonus points if you choose a dress with silver floral embroidery. (Floral mother of the bride dresses are never a bad idea!)


silver chiffon dress

Get the look: style GL2830 | Cape-Sleeve Lace Embellished V-Neck Long Dress




4. Purple color scheme

Purple color schemes are on the rise. We're seeing lots of lilac, lavender, and iris for spring and summer weddings and darker shades like eggplant and plum for fall and winter weddings.

So what color should you wear? You can rock a purple shade as well, or you can wear:

For this color scheme, you should feel comfortable indulging in this rich and regal palette. Another way to dial up the glam is through the fabric you choose. Satin is a glossy and lustrous material that drapes beautifully over the body. Don't forget to finish your look with some gold or silver jewelry!


purple satin floor length dress

Get the look: style GL2531 | Scoop-Neck Satin A-Line Dress with Sheer Back




5. Neutral color scheme

If your daughter's wedding color scheme is a neutral shade, like stone, taupe, or champagne, you're in luck! The color of your mother of the bride dress can be anything!

Any color can complement a neutral wedding theme. You can go bright and bold, opt for a pattern, or choose a neutral dress.

Better yet, you can wear a neutral-colored dress with a bold pattern! Embroidery can jazz up a dress in many different ways. Depending on the pattern, it can even create a slimming effect! To really accentuate your curves, choose a mermaid or trumpet-style gown. Va-va-voom!


black jersey mother of the bride dress

Get the look: style GL2053 | V-Neck Floor Length Dress with Rhinestone on Stripe




Ready to find your mother of the bride dress?

If you're still on the hunt for the perfect gown, take a look at our full catalog of mother of the bride dresses. Once you know your daughter's color scheme, you can filter through our catalog based on the color you're looking for.




4 STUNNING DRESSES FOR MOTHERS OF THE BRIDE THAT ARE PERFECT FOR THE SUMMER
BRIDAL GURU / Jun 12, 2022

Summer is the sought-after season for weddings because of its dependable weather. Couples can take advantage of the beautiful outdoors and host some—or the entire event—outside!

While summer weddings are great, they can also be very hot. When choosing a mother of the bride dress fit for summer, you have to consider fabrics and cuts to make sure you're comfortable.

Not to worry. There are plenty of stunning options that are on-trend yet comfortable in the heat. And we're sharing four of them with you today!




1. Mint Chiffon A-Line Dress

When it comes to summer weddings, it's time to bust out the pastels. For your summer mother of the bride dress, colors like mint, lavender, rose, baby blue, lemon, and peach are perfect.

It's also important to consider the dress' silhouette and sleeves. If you're expecting hot weather for your daughter's summer wedding, an A-line silhouette will keep you much cooler than a form-fitting mermaid silhouette. A-line dresses are fitted at the bodice and waist but flare at the waist. You may also want to choose a gown without sleeves for added breathability.

Another way to keep cool is choosing an airy fabric, like chiffon. But make sure the chiffon is made from silk or cotton. It won't be as breathable if it's made from synthetic materials.


mint green mother of the bride chiffon dress

Get the look: style GL1826 | Embroidered Bodice V-Neck Long Dress w/ V-Back




2. Dusty Rose Floral Applique Dress

This summer mother of the bride dress checks off all the boxes—and is perfect for moms looking for a feminine, romantic look.

First, let's talk about the hue: dusty rose is a go-to color for summer wedding guest dresses. After all, summer attire should be light and bright.

Florals are also on-trend this year—and you can capture a floral theme through the color, embroidery, or patterns. This dress embraces florals through the color and its applique embroidery. (Bonus points!)

What's applique embroidery? Applique is a needlework technique in which one or more pieces of fabric are attached to a larger background fabric to create patterns. In this case, it creates flowers—how whimsical! Of course, you'll want to limit the amount of embroidery or embellishments on a summer dress so it's not as heavy. But a little on the bodice never hurt anyone!

Besides, with an A-line silhouette, off-the-shoulder sleeves, and a high slit in the skirt, you've chosen a nice and breezy silhouette.


dusty rose mother of the bride gown

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




3. Rose Gold Mikado Dress

If your daughter is planning a glamorous wedding, this summer mother of the bride dress is just the outfit you're looking for.

Rose gold, and other metallic colors, will shimmer and sparkle in the sun. Your daughter's wedding day is also a big day for you, so we totally encourage you to rock a dazzling dress like this.

The dress is made of mikado silk. While it's thicker than other silk blends, it's ultra breathable. Plus, it adds more structure to your dress, so you don't have to worry about the fabric sticking to your body in the summer heat.

We also love that this dress features spaghetti straps and a sweetheart neckline. It's like the designer knew you were looking for a summer mother of the bride dress that's as comfortable as it is chic!


rose gold mother of the bride gown

Get the look: style GL2951 | Spaghetti Strap Sweetheart A-Line Long Dress




4. Silver and Gray Jersey Dress with Slit

Gray is another hot hue this season. Pairing it with delicate silver embroidery will make this summer mother of the bride dress turn heads!

Again, this dress has all the qualities you should be looking for in a comfortable, cooling dress. It's sleeveless, it has a low neckline, and a high slit in the skirt.

While this dress features a mermaid silhouette, it's made of jersey fabric, which is known to be very breathable and absorbent. Jersey is a soft and stretchy knit fabric originally made from wool but is now usually made from cotton, cotton blends, and synthetic fibers. In addition to being comfortable, absorbent, and breathable, it also releases wrinkles easily. So you don't have to worry about wrinkling your dress after sitting through a long ceremony!


silver mother of the bride gown

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