Lace

Lace is no longer meant for curtains or tables. Lace has become one of the most desired fabrics for dresses. From full fitted lace dresses, lace mermaid dresses or just a lace bodice, lace dresses have become such staple in the fashion industry. Lace creates such a elegant look and works perfect for any occasion, for prom, homecoming, mother of the bride, bridesmaid or bridal dresses. Long or short, this lace look is here to stay!
  • Dress of the Week: La Femme 18951 Kristen Stewart Oscars Dress

    Even though we didn't include Kristen Stewart in our Best Dressed at the 2013 Oscars blog post earlier this week, we were still absolutely in love with her look! We were especially impressed with her style considering she was stuck on crutches for the night!

    Kristen Stewart at Oscars 2013

    The white lace gown look has definitely been a popular trend lately, and will continue to be for Prom 2013. There's a lot of different options as far as getting Kristen's look for prom, but we especially love La Femme style 18951. It's a gorgeous white lace mermaid dress with a trumpet silhouette, sweetheart neckline, lace bodice, and flared sheer skirt. Best yet, if white isn't really your color of choice, it also comes in black and red.

    La Femme style 18951

    What do you think of the white lace look? Would you rock it for Prom? Leave us a comment below!

  • What to Wear to a Sweetheart Dance

    Valentine's Day time of course also means it's Sweetheart Dance time! Having trouble figuring out what to wear to your Sweetheart Dance? Since it's an event to celebrate Valentine's Day, we recommend picking a red or pink dress. Purple or white are also great colors to choose if you want to show some Valentine's Day love but don't like the traditional red or pink. If those four hues don't work for you, black is always a staple color that you can wear to any event!

    As far as the type of dress goes, choose a strapless/sleeveless cocktail dress. You can either go with the traditional fitted cocktail dress, or choose one that flares out at the waist for a more flowy look. We picked out our favorite Valentine's Day dresses for a Sweetheart Dance below and put them into a cute Polyvore set to give you some ideas on what to wear! You can also click here for more Valentine's Day dresses.

    Sweetheart Dance DressesSource: rissyroos.polyvore.com via Rissy Roo's on Pinterest

     

    From Left to Right:

    1. Sherri Hill style 1403 - This fabulously glitzy dress is a perfect way to turn heads! It has a low-cut corset-like bodice with beautiful embellishments all over it. Tulle floats around the skirt, creating a flirty look.
    2. Sherri Hill - A sexy beaded short cocktail dress from Sherri Hill that screams Valentine's Day! Best of all, since it's a classic fitted cocktail dress, there's a number of occasions this dress can be worn to.
    3. Jovani style 74156 - A classy cocktail dress with a lace overlay. With lace being such a popular trend right now, you can never go wrong showing off your keen fashion sense with this number!

    Whatever dress you choose, we're sure you'll look like a true sweetheart at your Sweetheart Dance!

  • How to Dress for Valentine's Day

    Whether single or attached, Valentine's Day is right around the corner! With only 2 weeks left until February 14th, it's a perfect time to start planning your outfit. Even if you don't know exactly what you'll be doing yet, unless you'll be attending a formal event, a simple, sexy dress is always a staple go-to choice.

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    Every woman should obviously choose an outfit that they feel sexy in on this night, but it's also important to find one that you can feel comfortable and confident in. Even if you don't have a hot date, it's still a great night to go out and have some fun with your girlfriends. And, you definitely want to make sure that you'll be making a statement and turning some heads! For this day, don't feel like you need to go all-out with a fancy, sequined outfit like you might wear on New Year's Eve. In general, it's best to go with a simple, classic dress that accentuates your body. It's all about finding a nice balance between fancy and casual for this night out - choosing something that you'd wear to a nice dinner and a movie date is usually a good gauge!

    If you want to show some holiday spirit, choose a red or pink dress, but you can always go with a simple Little Black Dress. A purple dress can also be a fun choice for showing off the V-Day colors if you want to avoid going the traditional red and pink route. We picked out our 3 favorite Valentine's Day dresses below (one for each color: red, pink, & black), so you can get some ideas for the big night!

    If you want a red dress, we love Sherri Hill style 5002. It's a simple, short cocktail bandage dress that is sure to show off your curves, and it's definitely a dress that you'll find many uses for well after Valentine's Day. It also comes in colors black, navy, and white.

    Sherri Hill style 5002

    La Femme style 17494 is a perfect choice if you're looking for a pink dress. Amazing and sexy, this short cocktail dress is complete with a V-shaped front and back and has intricate beading all over the bodice. The dress comes in a light pink, blush, color, so you can show some Valentine's Day love without screaming it. It also comes in nude, if you want to forego the traditional V-Day colors altogether!

    La Femme style 17494

    For a traditional Little Black Dress, Mori Lee style 9200 is perfect for V-Day because of the beautiful lace all over it. This LBD is both classy and sexy at the same time, and can definitely be worn for a bunch of different occasions. It also comes in a nude color, which really shows off the intricate lace detailing on the dress.

    Mori Lee style 9200

    Do you know what you'll be wearing for Valentine's Day yet? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

  • Celebrity New Year's Eve Outfits

    Even though New Year's Eve has come and gone, we're still obsessing (just a little bit) over all of the sparkly outfits! Seventeen Magazine put together a great collection of what some of the celebrities were wearing when the ball dropped. The styles were all so perfect for NYE, but some of the celebs were even rocking new Prom 2013 trends! So, if you're looking for some ideas for your prom dress, these celeb NYE outfits are definitely a great place to start.

    Carly Rae Jepsen performed in Times Square on NYE in a fashionable long, red maxi skirt and black crop top. Her show was so great! After the performance, she revealed on Twitter:

    "@carlyraejepsen: Had a blast performing in Times Square! Nobody knew i had long johns under my skirt...till now;) #RockinNewYearsEve"

    Pretty silly that she was wearing long johns, but a very good idea - it was very cold that night!

    The 2 piece dress outfit is definitely going to be one of the popular trends for Prom this year, so we loved that Carly Rae was already rocking the look! Dress designers Jovani, Xtreme, Dave & Johnny, and Sherri Hill have all included sexy 2-piece numbers in their Prom 2013 collections, with both short and long skirts. If you want to get a similar look to Carly Rae, we love Jovani style 5336 because of the long, tulle skirt.

     

    Ashley Tisdale was hanging out with her girlfriends Shelley Buckner and Kim Hidalgo on NYE. Ashley rocked the same sexy little black dress that she wore to the Breaking Dawn Pt 2 premiere in Los Angeles. We thought it was so awesome that she was wearing the dress again - it definitely couldn't have been any more perfect for New Year's Eve because of all of the sequins!

    We especially loved her friend's pink baby doll dress, though! It kept within the NYE spirit because of the sequins, but was definitely a unique dress to wear because it was pink! We love Jovani style 612 for a similar style - a great dress to wear for either prom or homecoming.

    Kim Kardashian is of course always rocking sexy outfits, and NYE is no exception! Her sheer and lace dress hugged her curves (...and her baby bump!...the newest Kardashian news from Kanye West!) so well. The long sleeves and length of the skirt is a great compliment to the revealing lace - sometimes it's all about finding balance in your sexy outfit! Jovani style 9448 is a great example of that - the long sleeves keep the dress from being too revealing.

    What a cute pic of Sarah Hyland sharing a midnight kiss with her boyfriend Matt Prokop! As if the kiss wasn't enough to make this pic perfect, we love Sarah's outfit - a burgundy dress and glittery heels! Burgundy has been such a popular color in the Fall and Winter months, that her style couldn't be more on-point. To rock a similar outfit for your next night out on the town, check out La Femme style 16966 for your dress and Candice by Touch Ups for your shoes.

    Nicki Minaj looked as sexy as ever on New Year's Eve in her shiny gold bandage dress and shoes. Seventeen Mag wrote, "this metallic, monochromatic look would be totally stunning for prom." We couldn't agree more!

    If you want to show off your sexy curves just like Nicki, bandage dresses are a great way to do that. Check out Terani style C1329 for a similar gold bandage dress. Or, if you want to take a hint from Seventeen and find your perfect gold look for prom, click here to peruse all the gold prom dresses.

    What celebrity outfit was your favorite for NYE? Leave a comment below!

    Source: Seventeen Magazine & GossipCenter.com

  • Luxe Lace for the Holidays

    Even though Spring and Summer are gone, many of the fashion trends of the two warm seasons have been sticking around in Fall, and don't plan on going anywhere for the Winter. Lace is one of those trends. But, it's not only the darker lace colors like blue and black that are popular right now - the lighter looks like ivory, white, and nude are sticking around for the colder months, too.

    Teen Vogue mentioned that the lead designers have been freshening up their Fall runways with the lace trend. Simone Rocha, Dolce & Gabbana, and Michael Kors all had lots of lace (in both dark and light colors) throughout their Fall Winter 2012/2013 Fashion Shows. Check out our favorite outfits from their runway shows below.

    Lace is definitely a classy way to dress up any outfit, and it without a doubt exudes the look and feel of the Holidays. The fabric is great to wear to a number of Holiday events - from Christmas parties with your family, Holiday parties with co-workers, or a New Year's Eve night out with friends.  Below are some of our favorite lace cocktail dresses that are similar to what the designers are showing off in their Fall/Winter fashion shows.

    Wearing the lighter lace colors to holiday events is a great way to stand out in the crowd if you want a bolder look; but, choosing a darker lace fabric is always a classic for the holidays, and you'll still be sure to turn heads. Do you like the lighter colors for the Fall/Winter months? Leave a comment below!

    Source: Teen Vogue

  • 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!

  • 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!

     

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