Party Dresses

Party dresses are more commonly know as cocktail dresses. A party dress is a short dress that can be worn for any fun occasion. Are you shopping for a homecoming, graduation party, 8th grade dance, holiday party, Hanukkah party? Rissy Roo's has a large selection of styles perfect for any party; do you like prints, lace, fitted, strapless, flowy, flouncy, youthful or sexy then you have come to the right place.
  • Taylor Swift's Glamour-ous Fashion

    Taylor Swift showed off her always on-point fashion sense as the Cover Girl of the November 2012 issue of Glamour. Even though the December issue is out now, we're still stuck on Taylor's looks; we loved her curly, golden locks and bold, red lips so much, and of course, the outfits were stunning, too!

    >Our favorite outfit was the one she wore on the cover of the magazine - a gold, sequined tank with a red belt and red tulle skirt. We loved the contrast of the gold top with a different colored skirt - perfect for the holidays!If you want a similar gold sequin top paired with a different colored skirt and a belted waist, check out Clarisse style 2053; it has the same look as Taylor's outfit, but all rolled up into a cute dress! In our Polyvore pic below, we paired it with similar accessories that Taylor wore in the photo shoot for a super chic look. Continue reading

  • 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

  • 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!

  • Dress of the Week: Jovani Style 7757

    Because we have been seeing celebrity after celebrity rocking this dress over the past few weeks, we had to give a special spotlight to Jovani 7757, a short sheer cocktail dress.

    Recently, Paris Hilton and Joanna Krupa have been seen rocking the sexy number a few different times. Paris was seen wearing it in Las Vegas while out with River Viipperiin, and was also seen matching Courtney Orynich, Operation Smile Pediatrician, at Courtney's bachelorette party! Joanna posed for a modeling shot in the dress, and also wore it on a recent episode of 'The Real Housewives of Miami!'

    The thigh-high dress features a boat neckline and long sleeves, with sparkling jewels scattered all over the translucent fabric. There is definitely no better way of looking like a celebrity than in this captivating dress!

    With the holidays on their way (Thanksgiving's only 3 days away...who's getting excited for Black Friday??), this dress couldn't be any more perfect for some New Year's fun. The lavish, sexy look of the dress, along with the stunning jewels, will have you sparkling on a New Year's Eve night out on the town in Jovani style 7757.

     

  • Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - Madrid

    We're so excited about the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2 here at Rissy Roo's that we've decided to make it Twilight Week! We've been watching the Twilight stars going from premiere to premiere across the world, and we are obsessed with all of the outfits Kristen Stewart has been wearing. Our latest favorites were her Madrid premiere outfits - we thought her form fitting, simple dresses were a great contrast to her Los Angeles outfit.

    Like we showed you a few days ago with the outfits the Twilight stars wore at the Los Angeles premiere, if you want to bring Kristen's red carpet looks into your formal wear, read on to find your perfect look-alike dress.

     

     At the Breaking Dawn Part 2 Madrid photocall (on November 5, 2012), she wore a navy and white short dress. The gold embellishments at the neckline made the dress really stand out, but our favorite part was the color blocked detailing that accented the curves of her figure so well!

    Get Kristen's color blocking look and show off your curves with the below dresses from Clarisse and La Femme. You can always also add a bib style necklace to really make your outfit stand out!

    A. Clarisse Style 1414 - A fitted strapless dress with white stripes on the sides. Best yet, it's on sale for $130!

    B. La Femme Style 15983 - A trendy mini halter top all over sequined dress. The side panels are see-through sheer, which adds a little different take to the color blocking trend.

    C. La Femme Style 16368 - Short ruche net strapless dress with jewel incrusted front.

    The dress she wore to the actual Madrid movie premiere was a short, fitted neon yellow number. Neon was the hit trend of the summer, so we love that she brought it into the Fall!

    Stand out in the crowd with these short neon yellow dresses from Clarisse, Hannah S, and Mac Duggal. 

    D. Hannah S Style 27666 - A short dress with a strapless shirred tulle bodice and full skirt, beaded waistband, and embroidered sequin trim.

    E. Clarisse Style 2041 - A fitted, stretch-jersey dress with stones over sheer netting.

    F. Homecoming by Mac Duggal 6389N - A one shoulder ruffled dress with a fun and flirty tiered layered skirt and a waistband accented with jeweled detail.

    What was your favorite Breaking Dawn 2 Premiere outfit that Kristen wore? Leave a comment below!

    Source: Getty, Wireimage

  • 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!

     

  • What to Wear to a Masquerade Ball

    Halloween is near, so we wanted to have a little fun this week and talk about planning for a Masquerade Ball! Dressing for a masquerade is very different from the normal Halloween costume party. A masquerade is traditionally formal or semi-formal, and may have a specific theme to it.

    Finding the Right Attire

    If the dress code is formal, men should be in tuxedos and women are expected to wear gowns. If it is semi-formal, men can wear suits and women can wear a more casual dress, like a cocktail dress.

    Choosing the exact type of dress you buy will also depend on the theme. For instance, if there is a Victorian or Shakespearian theme, your attire should reflect this. But, if it is a more general masquerade, you can choose a classic gown or cocktail dress. Below are some of our favorite dresses for a formal and semi-formal masquerade party.

    Paparazzi by Mori Lee 93033
    Paparazzi by Mori Lee 93056
    Scala 47484
    Scala 47434

    Choosing your Mask

    Having a masquerade mask is the other essential piece of your outfit. You can wear a small mask that only covers the eyes, or a larger one that covers your whole face. There are usually no limitations on the type of mask you can wear. You should fine a mask that is unique to you and your personality; just make sure that your mask compliments your outfit. Some masks can be very elaborate, with gems and oversized noses, while others are much more simple. Another option is to purchase a plain one and decorate it yourself.

    If you don't have a masquerade to attend, but still need a Halloween costume, dressing up like a masquerade ball attendee can be fun, too! It's as simple as finding a formal dress and choosing a mask to wear with it!

    Source: rissyroos.polyvore.com via Rissy on Pinterest

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