Evening Dresses

Looking for news and trends regarding evening dresses? This is your spot. RissyRoos.com's Roo's news has all the latest fashion trends and hot style of women's evening dresses. Featuring top styles from the leading designers in this industry you will find the perfect look for any occasion. Looking for one shoulder dresses, strapless dresses, mermaid style dresses, fitted dresses, peplum dresses? Look no further, we have so many styles for you to choose from.
  • The Perfect Theme for your Sweet 16

    The BIG ONE SIX is that time in a girl's life when she gets to shine and be the center of the universe for that one special day! It's an exciting day for her to get creative and showcase her personality through her party theme. It's all about the decor, the dress, and the party atmosphere. People have gotten really imaginative with their themes over the years. We decided to pick out some of our favorite Sweet 16 party themes - we hope they give you some inspiration for your special bash!

    Candy Theme:

    I hope all your guests have a sweet tooth because this one puts the sweet in Sweet Sixteen! If you're looking for a really delicious way to celebrate your 16th birthday, then look no further. You can go from Willy Wonka to Candyland! These playful dresses will go great with this whimsical theme. The pastel colors resemble candy colors and the sparkle gives it a fun and girly look!

    Dresses:

    1. Alyce Paris 5432 - Turquoise Strapless Hi-Lo Dress with encrusted geometric prisms and a sweetheart neckline. It also features a lace up back.

    2. Claudine for Alyce 2201 - A Beaded Cotton Candy Pink V-Neck dress with side cut outs and sheer three-quarter length sleeves.

    Accessories:

    1. Sizzle by Coloriffics Camilla 6300 - Sexy glitter platform sandal with ankle strap detail and criss-cross straps at toe.

    Mardi Gras Madness Theme:

    Mardi Gras is an extravagant celebration of crazy costumes, wild makeup, and colorful masks! Whether or not your birthday falls near the actual New Orleans's Mardi Gras, it is the perfect Sweet 16 theme for anyone who wants a magnificent carnival style to celebrate their special day. The gown we picked in our Polyvore set is so Mardi Gras appropriate; the multicolored jewels around the bodice has the right festive colors and the feathery skirt pairs up perfectly with the most important accessory...the mask of course!

    Dress:

    1. Alyce 6095 - A strapless black tulle and feather mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline and a multicolored jeweled corset bodice.

    Accessories:

    1. Alisha Hill Shoes Selena S1143 - Platform heels in black with multicolored stones and a 5 inch heel. Perfectly matches with the dress!

    2. Helen's Heart Style JE-CV004 S - These super cool Volcano Crystal earrings are ideal for this outfit!

    Hollywood Theme:

    Lights! Camera! Action! Roll out the red carpet and pose for the paparazzi! This one is probably the most glamorous one of them all. Guests will feel like they are going to a movie premiere and you of course will be the star. The amazing gowns below are so Oscar worthy! The intricate beading and silhouette exudes elegance. Angelina Jolie will have nothing on you!

    Dresses:

    1. Claudine for Alyce 2213 - A beautifully beaded blue radiance strapless mermaid gown with a tulle skirt.

    2. Claudine For Alyce 2124 - A long beaded mermaid gown in lilac with spaghetti straps, sparkling jeweled sequins around the sheer bodice, and a tulle skirt.

    3. Alyce Paris 6083 - A gorgeous beaded aqua one shoulder jersey gown with front side slit and side cut outs.

    Accessories:

    1. Touch Ups Tahiti 943 - Formal silver 3 3/4 inch heels with beading around the straps

    2. Helen's Heart Style JE-BT002 - AB Sparkling Prom Earrings (top)

    3. Helen's Heart Style JB-168354 - Silver base AB stone bracelet

    4. Crystal Pear J5613E1S - Drop Earrings (bottom)

     

    New York City Theme:

    Start spreading the news...you're leaving today...you want a great big part of it...New York, New York! Bring the glamour and excitement of NYC to your party. Your guests will get to experience celebrating in the middle of Time Square without going over the Washington Bridge. This is one super chic party theme!

    1. Alyce Paris 5529 - A black strapless ball gown with a full tulle and lace skirt and beaded corset top.

    2. Alyce Paris 5533 -A strapless light blue tulle gown with a full skirt and beaded trim on the sweetheart neckline and bodice.

    Accessories:

    1. Night Moves by Allure Shoes - Satin platform with 3 1/2" heel, accented with a satin ruffle in the center (On sale for $40.00)

    2. Touch Ups Prom Shoes Style Patsy - 4 inch jeweled halter sandal with an adjustable ankle strap and studded platform

    Which one is your favorite theme? Which will you pick for your special day? Tell us by leaving a comment below!

  • Easy-to-Pack Dresses for Holiday Parties

    The holidays are coming up and that means there will be lots parties. Not all the parties will be close to home, though; some may involve traveling (a New Year's Eve trip to NYC, perhaps??). Of course you want to glam it up and pack a dress, but who has the time or patience to iron a dress if it gets wrinkly during transportation?  Don't worry, you can enjoy the holidays without having to worry about the wrinkles and look super fab without the hassle! It's all about picking the right fabric. We selected some of our favorite "wrinkle free" holiday dresses that will make your life and packing a lot easier.

    Sequin:

    Sequin is one of the very few fabrics that doesn't wrinkle easily. Plus it's one of the only fabrics that definitely cannot be ironed. The best part about this sparkly fabric is that it screams holiday cheer! Continue reading

  • Keira Knightley at the 'Anna Karenina' NYC Premiere

    Keira Knightley's newest film, 'Anna Karenina' had its New York premiere at Florence Gould Hall earlier this month (on Nov. 7th). The British actress wore a stunning navy blue long-sleeve lace evening gown on the red carpet.

    We loved her classy look with the lace dress and how she kept it simple by wearing a tight bun and only earrings for jewelry. The red lipstick was the perfect touch against the navy gown.

     As we've mentioned in past posts, lace is a very popular trend right now (Kristen Stewart wore lace at the Los Angeles Breaking Dawn 2 premiere). If you'd love to rock a long sleeve lace evening gown just like Keira for your next formal event, the below dresses are great options!

    A. Mac Duggal 78704R - A black lace one-shoulder evening gown. The dress features delicate lace and bead designers that travel from the hip to the wrist of the single sheer sleeve. A thigh high slit adds excitement but does not take away from the classy look of the dress.

    B. Mac Duggal 85007R - Keep it classic in this A-line style evening dress featuring a voluminous skirt that hits just above the ankle. The exquisite sheer fabric on the top is filled with intricate beaded floral designs that travel down to the three-quarter length sleeves. Perfect for a formal affair.

    C. Claudine for Alyce 2242 - Give the lace look new meaning in pink! The dress features 3/4 length sleeves, a mermaid/trumpet skirt, high mandarin collar, and a peek-a-boo back.

    The film 'Anna Karenina' also stars Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. It is set in late 19th Century Russia high-society and is about Anna, who is an aristocrat that enters into a life-changing affair with Count Vronsky (Jude Law). The story is adapted from Leo Tolstoy's novel of the same name.

    Are you excited for the film? None of us here at Rissy Roo's have seen it yet, but we're hoping to soon! Let us know what you thought by leaving a comment below if you've seen it!

    Source: Examiner.com

  • 40th American Music Awards: The Red Carpet Fashion

    At the AMA's, viewers are not only excited for the on-stage performers and winners, but also for the fashion! This year's red carpet was full of eye-catching gowns and short little numbers.

    The favorite Country music album winner, Carrie Underwood, stunned everyone on the red carpet in a gorgeous embellished purple gown. The high neckline and cap sleeves really give it an elegant look.

    If you want to take Carrie's look to your next formal shindig, check out the pictures below for some of our favorite look-a-like dresses.

    1. Claudine For Alyce Evening Gown Style 2212: Be sure to turn heads in this divine evening gown with beading and lace. This is definitely an award winning look!

    2. Precious Formals Evening Gown Style P8945: A modest but elegant long dress with cap sleeves and a sheer neck and back trimmed with hand sewn sequins. The hi slit adds a little sexiness!

    Claudine for Alyce 2212
    Precious Formals P8945

    As expected, Rapper Nicki Minaj made a bold statement in this fun bright neon yellow mermaid gown. Even though it was very different from her usual costume-like outfits, the color still gave it that Nicki Minaj touch!

    This style was perfect for her curvacious bod. If you want to show off your curves and make a bold statement at your next formal affair, check out the bright mermaid style dresses below that we carry at Rissy Roo's.

    1. Alyce Mermaid Gown Style 6740: It's a tulle curve hugging mermaid prom gown with a lace-up back. Features floral beaded embroidery and asymmetrical pleating on the bodice. It's on sale for $230!

    2. Alyce Mermaid Gown Style 6737: You'll look classy and sophisticated in this yellow taffeta mermaid prom dress with a pleated bodice and lace-up back. The crystal motifs embellish the bust line and on the side of skirt.

    Alyce 6740
    Alyce 6737

    Stacy Keibler showed off her endless stems in this beautifully beaded mini dress.  We love the geometric patterns and sparkle on the dress - it gives the mini dress a whole new look!

    Take a tip from Stacy and rock a mini dresses with geometric patterns with the dresses below. It's a versatile look that can be dressed up or down, which makes it a must have in your wardrobe!

    1. Twelve by Mac Duggal Cocktail Dress Style 3484T: Outshine the rest in this spectacular short sequin cocktail dress. Perfect for your next special occasion. This slim fitting dress features elaborate patterns of gems and sequins along with a plunging V neck bodice.

    2. Claudine For Alyce Cocktail Dress Style 2168: Be daring in this black sultry Claudine mini dress. The low V neck in the front and back makes it flirtatious and enticing. The geometric pattern and bead work add sparkle and dazzle.

    Twelve by Mac Duggal 3484T
    Claudine For Alyce 2168

    New artist of the year winner, Carly Rae Jepsen, rocked a confetti-like sparkly gown in baby pink. The 'Call me Maybe' star looked as pretty as ever on the red carpet!

    This timeless fresh feminine look would be perfect for your next prom or formal bash! Here are some of our favorite look-a-likes...let the glitter do all the talking...

    1. Faviana: This is a beaded evening gown with an illusion halter and chiffon skirt. The gown features an alluring low back and a daring hi slit! It also comes in white.

    2. Shail K. Evening Gown Style SK3192L: You'll look like a red carpet diva in this sparkly evening gown! It features a sexy V neck and a seductive open back. Also available in navy blue.

    3. Terani Evening Gown Style GL1410: This halter lace gown has a plunging neckline and features a chiffon overlay, crystal embellishments, and a hi slit on the left side. It'll give you that old Hollywood look!

    Faviana Faviana 6923

    Shail K. SK3192L
    Terani GL1410

    Who do you think looked the best on the red carpet? Which star inspired you for your next formal look? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

  • Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - Los Angeles

    The Los Angeles premiere of "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" was this past Monday, November 12th, and the stars of the Twilight series looked as stunning as ever on the red carpet. With all of the recent hype behind Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson concerning their alleged break-up, we were happy to see them reunited at the premiere. And, we always love seeing Rob Pattinson and Tyler Lautner all dressed up!

    Swooning and celebrity gossip aide, we were most excited about all of the beautiful dresses, of course! We loved the way Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, and Ashley Tisdale looked - their dresses were absolutely stunning. If you want to take a cue from these Twilight stars and rock their looks at your next formal event, check out our dress picks to get their styles below.

    All eyes were on Kristen at the premiere, where she wore a strapless nude lace gown. We loved the corset bodice on the dress, which framed the dress against her body. You can get a similar look with one of these nude & lace dresses from from Jovani & Mac Duggal:

    A.  Mac Duggal Style 78554D – A couture evening gown that features a sweetheart neckline and embroidery and rhinestones throughout the bodice, with a lace and tulle drop waist skirt.

    B. Jovani Style 5990 – This strapless sweetheart neckline gown features a lace corset top and layered tulle skirt.

    Ashley Greene looked so elegant in her blush colored chiffon one shoulder dress. Find your perfect similar look with either of these pink dresses from Nika and Clarisse:

    C.  Nika Style 6055 – This elegant one shoulder ball gown from Nika by Niki Kapoor has a rouched tulle bodice, and a beautiful tulle skirt.

    D. Clarisse Style 2120 – A beaded iridescent halter chiffon prom dress with a rouched waistline.

    Ashley Tisdale wore a sexy little black dress with long sleeves and sequins. Get a similar look with these sexy short black dresses from ALYCE Paris and Jovani:

    E.  Claudine for Alyce Style 2177 – Accentuate your figure in this beaded unlined tulle cocktail dress with high neckline and low scoop back. Long sheer beaded sleeves paired with a mini skirt bottom are the perfect complement.

    F. Jovani Style 9448 – This curve-hugging minidress takes sexy to a new level with its swaths of sheer that show off skin in just the right places. The neckline extends shoulder to shoulder to give a sleek look.

    Source: US Weekly & Movieline

  • The Latest Fashion Trend: Embroidery

    Embroidery has been an existing fashion trend for many years, but this intricate design has been evolving lately and really inspiring fashion designers. This fabulous textured look oozes chic and can give a whole new meaning to the term "little black dress."  Whether it's embroidered with beading, lace, or studs, it's a very elegant look that will have you standing out from the crowd at any event you attend.

    This trend has really taken off in the celebrity world, too, with the trend being seen all over the red carpet. Supermodel Alessandra Ambrioso and singer Ashanti rocked two of our favorite embroidered dresses - check them out below!

    Supermodel Alessandra Ambrioso at the amFAR 3rd Annual Inspiration Gala

    Ashanti is in a Jovani dress available at our store! Perfect for a night out on the town!

    Singer Ashanti in Jovani 9095
    Jovani 9095

    Want to incorporate this fashion trend into your next formal dress? We've got you covered! Below are some more of our favorite embroidered dresses available at Rissy Roo's!

    This fun black feathery dress with beaded embroidery is another one from Jovani!

    Jovani 704

    This new gorgeous Nika gown embroidered with lace and beading will leave your prom date speechless!

    Nika 8010 in Nude/Black
    *also available in Creme and Nude/Red

    Here's another glamorous Jovani prom gown in a mermaid style with jewel embroidery. You'll definitely look like a movie star in this gown!

    Jovani 3425 in Black/Nude
    *also available in White/Nude

    What do you think about this growing trend? Is it a "gotta have it" for you? Will this be the next addition to your closet? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

     

  • Jovani Stole the Show at the CMAs!

    Last Thursday was country music's biggest night of the year - the 2012 Country Music Association Awards! Some of the biggest stars looked stunning as ever on the red carpet this year at the event. What were they wearing? Jovani, of course! And, not just any Jovani dress - the stars were wearing the newest styles from Jovani's upcoming 2013 collection.

    We loved how Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Katie Armiger looked at the CMAs; they rocked the event like none other in their Jovani gowns. Carrie did a wonderful job hosting the entire event with Brad Paisley. Our favorite part of the show was when the two of them broke out a Gagnam style routine - it was hilarious! Carrie looked stunning the whole time in her beaded Jovani short dress. Miranda won Song of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year in Jovani's newest evening design. She even got to accept her Song of the Year award with her husband, Blake Shelton! Katie took old Hollywood glamour to a new level with a green ombre jersey dress. We thought it matched perfectly with her new fiery locks.

    Check out some pictures from the event below:

    Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley rock out to the YouTube sensation Gangnam Style.
    Miranda Lambert & Husband Blake Shelton, judge/mentor on the hit show The Voice, looked amazing together as they accepted Song of the Year for their song “Over You.”
    Miranda Lambert accepts the award for Female Vocalist of the Year in a blue 50’s inspired gown, from Jovani’s newest collection of evening dresses
    Katie Armiger looked glamorous in a Jovani jersey gown from their Party Dress Collection.

     

    We LOVED all of the new Jovani looks and cannot wait to get them at Rissy Roo's! We'll make sure to update everyone once they are available! Or, if you're too anxious to wait, the Jovani 2012 styles are just as gorgeous!

    Source: Jovani

     

  • Accessorizing Your Formal Dress for Halloween

    Halloween is a great excuse for you to go over the top. But why buy a costume when you can use an outfit from your closet...or get those clothes you've been wanting? Just by adding a few accessories to your favorite dress, you can instantly be part of the Halloween spirit and have the dress to wear again any time of the year (without the Halloween accessories of course)! Read on to see how we added some accessories to some classic formal dresses to make them ready for Halloween!

    Little Black Dress

    You can get great use out of any black dress. This Clarisse black one shoulder hi-lo dress is one of our personal favorites (style 2174). Just add kitty ears, a witch hat, or vampire teeth, and you're all ready for Halloween! The real bonus, though, is that a Little Black Dress can be used for so many different occasions that you'll never run out of places and reasons to wear it.

    Dress: Clarisse style 2174

    Shoes: Night Moves by Allure Style Divine

    Purse: Touch Ups Heather

     

    Source: rissyroos.polyvore.com via Rissy on Pinterest

     

    Fringe Dress

    The fringe dress has been a very popular style lately. The look is taken from the 1920s flapper style, so with this in mind, this type of dress is great to turn into a flapper girl outfit!  This black Mac Duggal fringe cocktail dress (style 3479T) and Touch Ups Peacock high heals are perfect to be a flapper girl.

    Dress: Twelve by Mac Duggal 3479T

    Earrings: Helen's Heart Style E06245 Clear Crystal Stone Earrings

    Purse: Helen's Heart Style FP-2919

    Shoes: Touch Ups Peacock

    Source: rissyroos.polyvore.com via Rissy on Pinterest

    White Dress

    White formal dresses are always stand-out pieces at any event. For Halloween, just add wings and you can be a beautiful angel! One of our favorite white dresses is the Mac Duggal style 6383N, which has a beautiful  fully sequined top and layered ruffles of chiffon on the skirt. The Sizzle by Coloriffics Inez high heals are a great way to add some extra glitter to the outfit!

    Dress: Homecoming by Mac Duggal style 6383N

    Earrings: Crystal Pear Drop Earrings J5613E1S

    Shoes: Sizzle by Coloriffics Inez

    Source: rissyroos.polyvore.com via Rissy on Pinterest

    Red Dress

    Red dresses are always a sexy choice. And for Halloween, where there's a white dress for an angel, there must also be a red dress for the devil. Turn this La Femme 18110 cocktail dress into a devil by adding horns and a tail.

    Dress: La Femme 18110

    Purse: Helen's Heart Style FP-7051

    Shoes: Touch Ups Prom Shoes Style Bev

    Source: rissyroos.polyvore.com via Rissy on Pinterest

    Pink Dress

    Pink is always a cute color to go with in a formal dress, especially if you love the classic princess look. And, all of us girls love feeling like princesses when we dress up, right? With this sparkly number from Sherri Hill (style 2308), actually become a princess for Halloween by adding a crown! Or, for another cute look, you can add bunny ears.

    Dress: Sherri Hill style 2308

    Purse: Helen's Heart Style FP-08196

    Shoes: Sizzle by Coloriffics Camilla

    Source: rissyroos.polyvore.com via Rissy on Pinterest

    What do you plan on being for Halloween? Leave a comment below!

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