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  • Represent in PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    This month isn't just about the start of fall and Halloween...it's also about representing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This national campaign is to increase awareness of this disease that has come to affect so many, whether directly or indirectly. October is almost over, but it's not too late to show your support...whether it's for your aunt, mom, friend, or neighbor. We're all about pink (and girl power) at Rissy Roo's so we're constantly showing our support. With Homecoming in October for so many of our Roo Girls, we thought that your dance may be a great time for you to show your support for the cause. So, we picked out our top pink best sellers of the season in honor of Pinktober. Check them out below!

    pink dresses for Breast Cancer Awareness MonthFaviana style 7119 evening gown is simple yet beautiful! The beading on the straps gives it a little touch of sparkle and the open back detail adds the right amount of sexiness. It's a great dress for any type of formal event, especially prom.

    Clarisse style 2391 short formal dress couldn't be more adorable! The sequin bodice and tulle skirt is so girly, it's no wonder this dress is a best seller. This one would make a cute homecoming dress or short prom dress.

    Night Moves 6820 flirty party dress has beading around the waist which creates a slimmer figure. You can definitely get great use out of this stunner! Whether it's for prom, homecoming, or even just for attending a wedding, you'll be sure to turn heads in this pink little number.

    Tell us how you show your support! Let us know by leaving a comment below!

  • New Homecoming 2013 Collections are Here!

    Summer is still in full swing, but believe it or not, Homecoming is just around the corner! So, we've been working tirelessly at Rissy Roo's to get ready for the upcoming Homecoming season in order to help all of you Roo Girls find your perfect dresses. PRWeb recently featured us, discussing how we're preparing and what trends will be the hot looks for this upcoming Homecoming season. It was a great article, so we wanted to share it with you!

    Here's the article:

    Rissy Roo’s Homecoming Dresses 2013- New Fall Collections by Top Formal Wear Designers Like Sherri Hill, Jovani, and Tony Bowls Added

    With prom season ending and summer just beginning, Rissy Roo’s is now preparing for yet another busy homecoming season. The upcoming fall collections by top formal wear designers like Sherri Hill, Jovani, and Tony Bowls are the newest additions to their online store at https://rissyroos.com.

    Rissy Roo’s, one of the leading online stores for women’s formal wear, offers gorgeous designer looks for all types of special occasions, including prom, homecoming, weddings, and more. When it comes to the latest trends, the store is continuously updated to not only suit every type of social occasion, but every kind of individual style, as well.

    Homecoming season is just as big as prom season. With all of the new arrivals coming in, the new school year is definitely going to start off in style. Formal wear designers really stepped it up a notch with their new Fall 2013 styles and designs. One of the biggest trends coming back this fall is the one shoulder look. A stylish way that this trend is making an appearance in designers’ fall lines is as part of sequin dresses. Marissa Sharp, owner of Rissy Roo’s, explains, "Sequin dresses are timeless. You can never go wrong with a sparkly dress. Not just for homecoming but for any formal occasion." This timeless piece combined with the eye-catching one shoulder trend gives it a whole new, unique look. A great example of this trend that can be found at Rissy Roo’s is Shail K's stunning one sleeve cocktail dress style KK3157. This dress showcases an intricate beading design throughout the entire dress, with a chunky jewel detail at the wrist. It’s a perfect combination of the classic look with an edgy twist for a number of different formal events.

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    A look that will never go out of trend for homecoming or prom is the baby doll style dress. Browsing through the Rissy Roo’s website immediately allows one to see that this holds true, as it is one of the most popular looks in the new Fall 2013 lines of designers like Clarisse, Sherri Hill, and Mac Duggal. Baby doll style dresses are flattering on all body types, which is part of the reason the style has stayed so popular. A homecoming baby doll dress that’s bound to turn heads is Clarisse style 2016, which is available at Rissy Roo’s. This dress has a beautiful sweetheart neckline, a flirty tulle skirt, and delicate crystal and sequin detailing throughout. The sequins and crystals line the neckline and fall vertically down to the waistline, where the dress then flares out into a tulle skirt. It is the perfect dress to give girls the confidence to start the new school year off right.

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    Sheer is an up-and-coming trend that started to make an appearance this Prom 2013 season, and is sure to be one of the most popular styles for Homecoming 2013. Sharp explained, "It’s a classy way to show off some skin." The style was first made popular for Prom 2013 by Sherri Hill, and now designers like Jovani, Mac Duggal, and Mori Lee are making sheer big parts of their collections, as well. One dress at Rissy Roo’s that’s sure to be popular this coming Homecoming season is Sherri Hill Style 8525 cocktail dress. This fun and flirty cocktail dress has a beautiful sheer high neck top, sheer cut-out style back, and a bodice fully covered in sequins.

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    About Rissy Roo’s: Rissy Roo’s carries the latest designs, including everything from sequins, chiffon, floral print, and lace, to short and long dresses, to plus size dresses, and more. The acclaimed online prom dress and formal gown store aims to make their customers’ dreams come true by helping them find their perfect dress for whatever formal or semi-formal occasion they plan on attending. Rissy Roo’s makes shopping for that perfect dress easier than one could ever imagine, with an almost endless collection of gorgeous dresses from world-famous designers all on one website, available to browse through at the click of a mouse. They have been at the forefront of providing premium quality dresses from designers like Sherri Hill, Jovani, and La Femme for prom and other social occasions for over 30 years now.

    Feel free to visit them online at RissyRoos.Com or at their store in Linwood, NJ.

  • How to Dress Up for a Family Holiday Dinner

    The Holidays are here and that means it's time for lots of parties - and lots of different types of parties! The Family Holiday Dinner is one event you're bound to be attending at one time or another this Holiday season, whether it be your own family's, your boyfriend's, or even your best friend's. This can be one of the more trickier events when it comes to dressing up, though. With family members aplenty - whether it be the Aunt that's your BFF, or your boyfriend's grandparents that you've never met before - it's important to make the right impression. Even though the holidays are usually a time for glitz and glam, this may be one holiday event where it's best to tone it down a notch; there will be plenty of time to show off that cute short sequin dress on New Year's Eve!

    No matter what holiday you're celebrating, the general rules should hold constant: keep the fashionable side of you showing through with a cute dress, but stick to one that's more simple and toned down. Black is usually a good color choice for a simple look, but don't be afraid to show some festivity with a red, green, or blue colored dress. It's also always good to bring a blazer or cardigan to wear over the dress to cover your shoulders, especially if you choose a strapless dress.

    Our 3 favorite for a Holiday family event are great simple, yet sophisticated mini dresses:

    1. Dave & Johnny style 8281 cocktail dress is a strapless black dress with taped taffeta over lace for fabric. It's a very classic looking LBD, with unique styling to it with the distinctive textured stripes throughout the dress.

    2. Terani style H1216 cocktail dress comes in the colors red and blue - both perfect for the Holidays. It has a scooped cowl neckline in both the front and back of the dress.

    3. Clarisse style 2044 cocktail dress is a sweet mocha colored dress that's adorned with beading and rhinestones. The pretty patterns gives it such a distinctive look, while the mocha color complements the beading and keeps the dress toned down.

    What are your Holiday family plans? Leave a comment below and let us know!

     

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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