2013 trends

  • How to Find Your Prom Hairstyle

    Prom Dress? Check! Shoes? Check! Purse? Check! Your prom outfit isn't quite finished yet, though! Your prom hairstyle is the icing on the cake to finish your perfect prom look, so if you haven't started thinking about what to do with your lovely locks yet, it's time to do so!

    Braids are a popular trend this year, and Bella Thorne rocks the look so well!

    When it comes to deciding how to do your hair, there are four rules that will lead you down the right path to the perfect look:

    1. Just as we started this post, make sure you choose your dress first. Your hair style should complement your dress, not compete with it! If you have a busy dress, picking a simple hairstyle may be the way to go. Or, if you choose a certain style of dress, you want to make sure that your hair follows that style.
    2. Keep your personality in mind. Your number one priority at prom should be making sure you feel comfortable, and that includes everything from feeling confident in the dress you choose to the hairstyle and make-up you wear. If you're a more casual girl that isn't the biggest fashionista, then going with a more simple hairstyle may be right for you. If you love dressing up from head to toe every day, find the perfect formal up-do to rock all night!
    3. Don't fight your natural hair texture; work with it. If you're going to a hair salon to get your hair done, ask your stylist what would look best with your hair type. If you'll be doing your own hair, there's plenty of sites on the internet with recommendations for what to try for various hair types.
    4. Remember that it's the Information Age; with how the internet is becoming increasingly more social, your prom photos are bound to be around for years to come. Choose a hairstyle that's timeless and won't be embarrassing 30 years from now!
    Get Reese Witherspoon's Old Hollywood look with loose curles

    Do you know how you want to wear your hair at prom? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

    Source: beauty.about.com

  • Prom Trend of the Week: Hi Lo Dresses

    The last prom trend we discussed was the increasingly popular short dresses trend. This week, it's all about the hi lo (or, high low) trend. For those of you who are a little iffy about the short dress look, hi lo is a little bit of both! The hi lo trend is super chic, and some may say a more elegant way to show off your legs!

    Since hi lo is such a popular trend, there's many dresses out there to get the look: from sparkly, to print, to neon. Our favorites for this year are below:

    La Femme 19139Flirt P4727

    1. La Femme 19139 Purple Multi Print Dress - a fun strapless print dress with a hi lo hem and cascading chiffon layers. This style has a pleated sweetheart neckline.

    2. Flirt by Maggie Sottero P4727 Soft Mango Hi-Lo -This dress combines all of our favorite things into one! Chiffon, lace and crystal mingle are all in this dainty hi lo.

    Another type of hi lo dress that everybody is crazy about has two looks in one: the classic short dress + the hi lo style. How is this possible, you ask? Detachable skirts! Getting a dress that can be used in different ways is so genius! It's like buying two for the price of one. You can wear the detachable skirt for prom and then when you're heading over to the after prom party...just take it off! Or, you can even get more use out of the dress and wear it without the detachable skirt for another event. You decide!

    La Femme 18872

    Sherir Hill 21165

    1. La Femme 18872 Aqua Hi-Lo Dress - A gorgeous sequined strapless cocktail dress with rhinestone trim and an elegant detachable chiffon skirt. A perfect dress that transforms for multiple uses.

    2. Sherri Hill 21165 - A classy and elegant strapless lace dress with a detachable tulle skirt in coral. Great for going from your prom to an after party!

    Do you like the hi lo look? Leave us a comment and let us know below!

  • Prom Trend of the Week: Short and Sassy

    This week's prom trend has been becoming more and more popular over the past couple of years. It seems like everybody wants to show off their legs! If you want to go for that super girly-girl look, this trend will definitely suit your needs.

    We love the short prom dress look! It's fun and easy to move around in so you can break it down on the dance floor. We also love the short look because it's so perfect for those that are obsessed with shoes. With this look, make sure to find the perfect statement heels to wear with your outfit. To complete your look, try moisturizing your lovely stems with some shimmery liquid bronzing lotion!

    Our favorite short little numbers are below, but there's definitely a ton more out there this year. If you want to browse through them all, just click here!

     

    1. Sherri Hill 21156 -Elegant and classy strapless cocktail dress with intricate beaded detail around the bodice and sweetheart neckline, with a lace overlay.

    2. La Femme 18418 Electric Purple Cocktail Dress - Fun and flirty cocktail dress with a layered chiffon skirt. The bodice is sequin with a sweetheart neckline, empire waist, and satin piping along the bodice.

    3. Sticks & Stones by Mori Lee 9199 Sunset Tulle Dress - A fun short strapless ombre tulle dress with beading and a corset back.

    Do you like the short look? Leave us a comment and let us know below!

  • Prom Trend of the Week: Sequins

    Prom season is finally here and every week we are posting the most popular trends of this year! This week, it's all about sequins! This old Hollywood look has been making a comeback, and is definitely a show stopper. If you want to stand out from the crowd, this trend is a great choice!

    Check out our favorite sequin dresses below:

    Flirt P7782

    Night Moves 6627

    1. Flirt by Maggie Sottero P7782 Sequin Evening Gown - This sequin gown features a unique cowl neckline and a sexy low back with criss-cross straps making it an equally stunning exit.

    2. Night Moves 6627 Purple Ombre Dress - This is a slim, fitted gown that features an all-over ombre sequin with a sweetheart neckline.

    Finding a dress that has the always popular high slit is a great way to infuse some extra sexiness to the sequin look. You'll certainly grab everyone's attention! With this trend, you might want to tone down the jewelry. Too much glam can be overkill!

    Primavera 9500
    La Femme 18918

    1. Primavera 9500 Fuchsia Evening Gown - Dance the night away in this sequin embellished dress with low open back and straps, hi slit, and slight trail.

    2. La Femme 18918 Black Evening Gown - Gorgeous sequined gown with a sweetheart neckline, beautiful rhinestone belt at the natural waist and a slit on the side.

    Do you like the sequin look? Leave us a comment and let us know below!

  • Talking all about Prom 2013 with About.com

    We recently sat down with Cassandra Morris, the head writer of the Prom/Formal Dances section of About.com to talk all about prom, where she interviewed Marissa (owner of Rissy Roo's) to get the scoop on what's in style for Prom 2013! Marissa and Cassandra discussed everything from hot celebrities to get style ideas from, to what the 3 most popular dresses are at Rissy Roo's this season.

    Check out some of the questions below, and Click Here to read the full interview on About.com!

    Interview with About.com

    About: What dress lengths are hot for 2013: long gowns or short mini dresses?
    Marissa: 2013 is seeing a trend towards hi-low dresses and mini dresses, long gowns will always be popular for prom, but we are seeing many of our more progressive customers leaning towards dresses that show off their legs and still offer a glamorous formal look.

    About: What colors are Rissy Roo's shoppers all about this year?
    Marissa: We have seen an increasing number of girls gravitating towards jewel colors this season, royal/sapphire blue, emerald, red, and rich purples. We are also seeing many shoppers that are staying on the more serene side with shades of blush and nude.

    About: Which celebs do you think provide the biggest inspiration for prom shopping?
    Marissa: Our customers are inspired by the style of Taylor Swift, Kylie & Kendall Jenner, and Selena Gomez.

     

  • Winter White Fashion Trend

    Wearing the color white is usually reserved for the summer months, but this year it's been given new life, with celebs and fashionistas wearing the color well through the winter! Taylor Swift has been seen wearing the color at a handful of red carpet events, with her rocking the color most recently at the Grammy Awards.

    Taylor Swift at the 2013 Grammy AwardsWhile it's not the most practical of colors, we love white because it brings elegance to any outfit. When it comes to wearing it, don't try to match shades - embrace the subtleties that comes with wearing pure white vs. ivory vs. cream, and don't be afraid to match different textures and fabrics. Don't wear white tights with the outfit, otherwise you risk starting to look like a ghost! Most importantly, any questions alluding to Labor Day are best simply ignored - they clearly just aren't a fashionista! Wear the color with confidence and pride.

    If you have a formal party to attend soon, it's definitely a great color choice to feel part of the Winter Wonderland with all the snow that's been falling lately! Or, if you want to wait to rock it at prom, the color has clearly become an on-trend choice to wear year round. Our favorite white dresses are below - check them out!

    When it comes to the classic evening gown, we love La Femme style 18631. It's a sheath gown with a v-neck fully embellished bodice flowing into a chiffon skirt. The back has thick embellished straps that form an X in the middle, and dips to a low open back.

    La Femme style 18631Tony Bowls TS11368 is perfect if you're looking for a short prom dress or cocktail dress for a Winter Formal. It's a strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline, silver studded bodice, and a gathered illusion skirt.

    Tony Bowls Shorts style TS11368For the ball gown look, check out Tiffany Designs style 16901. It's a strapless sweetheart ball gown with an iridescent stacked sequin bodice, a chunky A.B. rhinestone belt, and a full tulle ball gown skirt. It's a true princess gown!

    Tiffany Designs style 16901

    Are you a fan of the white color trend? Leave us a comment and let us know!

    Source: InStyle, Hollywood Life

  • In Style for Valentine's Day

    Red, pink, purple, and hearts always have a special place in the fashion world, and they are of course especially on-trend on the sweetest holiday of all - Valentine's Day! With February 14th right around the corner, we picked out some of our favorite on-trend looks that are perfect for showing some V-Day love next week!

    The Little Red Dress

    February 14th immediately changes the classic Little Black Dress into the Little Red Dress and Little Pink Dress for one special night. Whether you're going on a hot date, or just having a night out with your closest friends, you can never go wrong with wearing a sexy red or pink dress on this day! This La Femme 18110 cocktail dress is made up of fitted stretch net fabric that will be sure to show off your curves.

    La Femme style 18110

    Love is in the Air

    Wearing clothes and accessories that say "Love" on them have been all the rage lately, so they'll definitely be the hot thing to wear on Valentine's Day! We thought this ring was simple, but so cute - a great way to show your love (no pun intended) for the holiday without going overboard. And, once you put it on, you'll probably never want to take it off!

    Source: stylecaster.com via Rissy Roo's on Pinterest

    <3 We Heart You <3

    Wearing anything with hearts is always super chic, and V-Day is no exception! We thought this sweater was so cute with the sequin heart elbow patches. Best yet, you can wear it again and again after Valentine's Day is over!

    Source: etsy.com via Rissy Roo's on Pinterest

    Are you excited for Valentine's Day? What's your style of choice to wear for the holiday? Leave us a comment below!

  • Emerald Green Fashion Trend

    While our store's always decked out in pink, we're also a huge fan of the color green here at Rissy Roo's because the local high school's color in the town our store's in (we're right behind the high school!) is green. So, we were of course excited when Pantone named emerald green their color of the year for 2013! A color that's abundant in nature, the lush, vibrant hue is said to instil balance and harmony.

    Pantone's 2013 Color of the YearIt's the end of the first month of the new year, but the color is already everywhere! Celebrities like Zoe Saldana and Alicia Keys wore the color, and it will undoubtedly be seeing many more trips down the red carpet, so keep a look-out. It's a great color to wear on anything from your nails to a winter jacket, so make sure to give it a go in your outfits. As a rule of thumb, emerald green and black always work together, but you can also pair it with white and other shades of green.

    With prom right around the corner, it's also a perfect color to choose for your dress. Wearing this exuberant color is without a doubt a great way to stand out from the crowd, and show off your keen fashion sense, too! Since we're so excited about this year's go-to color, we picked out or favorite 3 emerald green prom dresses - check them out below!

    1. Sherri Hill style 1456 - An asymmetrical one shoulder chiffon evening gown with empire waistline and rhinestone embellished trim.

    2. Panoply style 14573 - A strapless sweetheart mermaid evening gown with a low torso sequin bodice, chunky A.B. rhinestone bust trim and a full tulle mermaid skirt with a side front slit.

    3. Scala style P4043 - An elegant and simple beaded and sequined dress with an asymmetrical neckline.

    Sherri Hill style 1456

    Panoply style 14573

    Scala style P4043

    Do you like emerald green? Leave us a comment below and let us know what you think of the 2013 color of the year!

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