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  • Top Dresses For Guests Attending Every Type of Wedding

    dresses summer weddingsThe warm weather is here in full force, and that means it's not only Dress Season, but Wedding Season as well (it's all about dresses at weddings, after all!). So, to help our Roo Girls be ready to attend any weddings you're invited to this summer, we've put together some of our favorite dresses that you can wear to a variety of different types of weddings: Black Tie, Formal, Semi Formal, and Beach wedding. Check out our top picks by event type for dresses for guests at weddings below, and shop more looks at RissyRoos.com.

    Black Tie Evening Gown Sherri Hill 32292For a black tie wedding, we're all about one of our brand new Sherri Hill looks, Sherri Hill style 32292. This gatsby inspired fitted jersey evening gown features a stunning beaded neckline and a draped beaded back. This gown is a new addition to the Sherri Hill collection for Fall 2015, but it's a perfect choice for any formal event!

    Formal Cocktail Dress Shail K 3667Shail K. style 3667 is a fierce mini dress that's all about elegance. Shail K.'s signature, stylish beaded pattern adorns the lovely cocktail dress from high choker neckline to hem. Plus, gracefully bare shoulders finish off the divine look of this dress.

    Semi Formal Cocktail Dress Sherri Hill 1978Sherri Hill style 1978 is all about the classic Sherri Hill silhouette, which makes it perfect to bring a little fun to a semi-formal event, while still looking super elegant. The strapless short dress features a sweetheart neckline and a shimmering crystal beaded bodice with a flowy short chiffon skirt. Like Style 32292, this dress is part of the new Sherri Hill Fall 2105 collection, but who wouldn't want to wear this dress immediately?! It can easily be worn in the summer months, making you totally ahead of the trend.

    Beach Bari Jay BC-1500Summer is all about beach weddings! To get that beachy vibe, we love Bari Jay BC-1500. It's a strapless chiffon evening gown with a shirred bodice and a natural waistline, making this a dress that looks good on just about every figure. Maxi dresses like this one are so perfect for summer weddings for when the wind kicks up by the shore. But, if you prefer short, check out Bari Jay BC-1500-S to get this same style in a cocktail dress length. While this is a great dress to wear as a guest to a wedding, this look can also be used as bridesmaid dresses.

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  • Check Out Jovani on the CMA Red Carpet

    This year's 48th Annual CMA Awards brought a new flair to Country Music by adding performances from pop starlets like Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainer, but of course, all eyes were on the red carpet fashions of Country Music's finest. Danielle Bradbery is one country music singer who had the crowds talking! She looked stunning in a black Jovani jersey gown that featured a plunging neckline, Jovani style 22884!

    Danielle Bradbery in Jovani 22884 at the CMAs!

    The elegant dress was a great choice for the songstress, who brought some edge to the outfit by pairing it with a fierce ring-to-wrist bracelet, a messy fishtail braid, and white nails. The white nail polish was such a fun choice for a little bit of contrast against her black gown. And, side braids are so popular right now, so we loved her choice of keeping her hair simple, but classy, with the fishtail braid.

    Danielle is a country singer from Cypress, Texas and is known for appearing on NBC's show The Voice. She won season four of The Voice in 2013, becoming the youngest contestant to come in first place. Her debut studio album, Danielle Bradbery, was released last November, which featured her single "The Heart of Dixie."

    While Danielle rocked Jovani 22884 in classic black, this dress comes in 3 other classic colors: navy, off white, and red. Whatever color you choose, this is an amazing stand-out dress that's so perfect for prom! This gown and all four colors it comes in is also perfect if you have a formal Holiday party to attend. The red color, in particular, makes for a perfect Holiday look! Check out the off white and red colors here:

    Jovani 22884

    Danielle definitely knows how to walk the red carpet in style! We're so amazed by her look! What do you think of Danielle's look? Leave a comment below and let us know!

  • Joy Vieli in Mac Duggal at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival!

    The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival was held at the end of May, and there were so many stunning looks all throughout the festival! One of our favorite looks was worn by DJ and model Joy Vieli. She wore one of our favorite designers, Mac Duggal, at several events at the festival, so we were of course very amazed by her outfit choices! Some of the events Joy attended included director Sofia Coppola's exclusive yacht party, as well as an after party at VIP ROOM Famous Club. She was definitely both dressed up in style AND partying in style!

    Joy Vieli at the Cannes Film Festival

    Our favorite look that she wore during the festival was Mac Duggal style 78703R, which is the gown she's wearing in the above picture. It's such an elegant gown, but we loved how she gave it her own edgy touch with hairstyle and bold lipstick (and of course, her fierce model stance!). Mac Duggal 78703R has sensational beaded floral designs that fill the center front of this spectacular floor length evening gown, giving it such a unique look. All eyes were definitely on Joy in this gown with a thigh high slit and sheer one shoulder design!

    Mac Duggal 78703R

     It's a great dress for prom or any other formal event. Black goes with anything and everything, after all!

  • What to Wear to a Spring Formal

    Spring is here, and that means it's time for lots and lots of college formal events. Whether attending your school's formal or a sorrority or fraternity formal, it's definitely a time to be dressed to the nines! Before you even begin to start shopping, double-check the dress code and determine if the event is a formal or semi-formal. One great way to make sure you're buying the right outfit is to talk to upperclassmen who have attended the events before and ask what they've worn. If it's a semi-formal event, a cocktail dress is a great option. If the invitation says formal or black tie, it may be more appropriate to wear a full-length gown. Either way, it's always fun to dress up!

    Below are four dresses that we love for college formal events: two cocktail dresses for a semi-formal, and two full-length gowns for a formal event.

    Spring Semi-Formal Event

    Shail K. is a great designer to look at for cute, sexy cocktail dresses. The designer has two dresses that we absolutely love for spring formal events: style SK3195 and style SK3823.

    Shail K sk3195

    Shail K. style SK3195 has a hand beaded ombre pattern that's just gorgeous. The black, blue, purple color makes it perfect to wear any time of the year, so you can definitely get multiple uses out of this dress.

    Shail K sk3823

    With pastels being so in this season, Shail K SK3823 couldn't be any more perfect for Spring with the two colors it comes in: Peach (shown above) and Nude. The flowing layers and satin accentuated waist give the look of beauty and power, and the translucent fabric around the neck and sides let enough sexy peek through while keeping the untouchable aura of a goddess!

    Spring Formal Event

    For sexy formal gowns that aren't as glitz and glam as prom dresses can be, there are two designers that we love: Sherri Hill and La Femme. Both have evening gowns that are so perfect for a variety of formal or black tie affairs.

    Sherri Hill 8510

    Sherri Hill style 8510 is our favorite evening gown for Springtime. It's a simple yet elegant strapless sweetheart dress that has intricate beaded detail. We especially love the subtle high-low look on the dress. You'll also have a variety of colors to choose from that are all so perfect for springtime: Strawberry (shown above), Ivory, Pink, Purple, Turquoise, and Yellow!

    La Femme 18713

    La Femme style 18713 is a beautiful figure flattering dress with intricate beading on the bodice and soft gathers at the waist. The beading gives it such an elegant look, while not being over the top. The dress comes in a variety of different colors, such as Peacock (pictured above), Purple, Nude, Light Lime, and Peach. If your event is a black tie affair, this dress in Black is a perfect option.

    Do you have any Spring Formals to attend? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

  • What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

    Finding the perfect dress to wear to a winter wedding can be difficult; you want to wear a cute dress, but it's cold out! Whether a formal or semi-formal wedding, here's some ideas that are perfect for showing off your fashion sense during the one month when dresses aren't quite as easy to wear.

    Formal Wedding

    This type of wedding usually means it's good to wear a long dress, since it's the winter time. Black is the perfect color for winter because the darker color is always appropriate, no matter what the setting.  It can also always be dressed up or down with accessories, depending on just how formal the black-tie affair is.

    The first dress is La Femme style 18928, an elegant and classic jersey gown with satin accents and criss-cross satin straps under the bust. The back also has satin straps that criss-cross with a rhinestone brooch in the center. Since it's a simple black gown, you can have a lot of fun changing the look with accessories.

     

    La Femme style 18928

     

    The second dress is a fancier number that's perfect if you know the event you are attending is on the more formal side. It's Alyce Jean De Lys style 29602, a satin and lace gown with a scoop-neck. The cap sleeves and black lace make is so perfect for the colder months!

     

    Alyce Jean De Lys style 29602

     

     

     Semi-Formal Wedding

    If it's a semi-formal wedding, a cocktail dress is the perfect choice. This type of wedding allows you to be much more flexible with your outfit and more easily show off your style. Our two favorite cocktail dresses for a winter wedding are below - the longer sleeves make them so perfect for the winter time. And, since they're just classic cocktail dresses, they can be worn for a number of other occasions, too!

    For a funkier look, we love Jovani style 74207. It's a short cocktail dress with 3/4 length sleeves and illusion detail that shows off just enough skin, while still having that classy look for a wedding.

    Jovani style 74207

    for a cocktail dress on the more formal size, we love Alyce Jean De Lys style 29524. This chic and classy short dress has a lace over satin fabric with a scoop neckline and 3/4 length illusion sleeves. Best yet, it's a classic little black dress that can be word to many different events!

    Alyce Jean De Lys 29524

    Do you have any weddings coming up soon? What do you plan on wearing? Leave us a comment below!

  • Dress of the Week: Shail K. Style KK3133L

    For this week, our Dress of the Week is Shail K. style KK3133L in honor of The Bachelor now being back on the air for Season 17! The Season Premiere aired on January 7th, and the second episode aired earlier this week on Monday, January 14th. This season, The Bachelor that all the ladies are vying for is Sean Lowe - a 29 year old entrepreneur from Dallas, TX.

    We picked this gorgeous Shail K. gown as our Dress of the Week because Jackie Parr, one of the ladies on the show, wore the dress on the Season Premiere! Jackie, a 25 year old cosmetics consultant from Ormond Beach, FL, couldn't have looked more stunning as she met Sean for the first time. She must have left a lasting impression because in both the episodes so far, Sean gave her a rose! We can't wait to see what happens in the coming episodes!

    Shail K. style KK3133L is a hand beaded gown that fits like a glove and accentuates your curves. It has a sexy high front slit and comes in 3 colors: Bronze, Ivory/Silver, and Platinum. Jackie wore the Bronze color on The Bachelor.

    Do you have a favorite on The Bachelor already? Leave a comment and let us know!

  • Best Dressed Celebrities of 2012

    The new year is finally here, and while that means looking ahead at what's to come, it also means reflecting on the year that's past. Of course, with our love for fashion, we've been looking back at some of the best dressed celebrities of 2012! We loved Lucky Magazine's list of their 25 best dressed stars because they included our favorite 4 in their picks. Check out our best dressed celebrities below and how you can get their look for your next formal event!

    Jennifer Lawrence rocked some very fashionable outfits througout her Hunger Games promo tour - they even earned her a gig as the next face of the Miss Dior handbag! Our favorite dress was the one she wore to the Hollywood premiere - a Prabal Gurung gold cut-out gown. The gown reminded us of the shiny outfits the contestants wore during the Opening Ceremonies of the Hunger Games. If you want to be the star of your prom, check out Faviana style 7182 - a foil jersey mermaid style evening gown with mesh cut-out details.

    Taylor Swift had a great year of fashion, from her casual looks, to being on the cover of Glamour, to dressing up in sparkly gowns at award shows. She's relatively consistent with her outfits, but she always looks so perfect, how can anyone complain?? We especially loved the nude gown with red floral embellishments that she wore to the CMA Awards show because of its elegance. If you want a similar look, try Sherri Hill style 21016 - a gorgeous strapless sweetheart high low gown with lace overlay.

    This soulful singer is always dressing in glittering gowns and cinched-waist skirts that suit her beautiful voice. We love that Lana Del Rey paired dark red lipstick and her long brown hair with this sparkly silver dress - she looks so glam! Get a similar look with the dress Night Moves style 6755 - an all-over sequin gown with matte and shiny sequins. The strapless bodice is accented with a beaded band at the waistline for a more fitted look.

    Jessica Chastain recently came into the spotlight for her role as a CIA analyst in the film Zero Dark Thirty. Even though she has a tough character to play in the film, she's been looking nothing less than gorgeous on the red carpet. Lucky Magazine says that Jessica tends to wear "feminine A-line silhouettes, well-placed sequins, and lovely lace." We definitely see all of that in our favorite champagne colored dress that she wore! If you'd like a similar look for prom, check out Primavera style 9490 - a gown with uniquely crafted sequins in a cross diamond pattern with a super sexy criss-cross low back.

    Who was your favorite dressed celebrity for 2012? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

  • Miss USA Wins Miss Universe 2012!

    We're so happy and proud that our very own Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, was crowned Miss Universe 2012 this past Wednesday (Dec 19th)! She looked so incredibly beautiful, and we can't believe that the USA finally has the crown again after 15 years! Olivia beat out 88 competitors to take the crown!

    Olivia is 20 years old and is currently a sophmore at Boston University. It's so impressive that she's juggling college while competing in such difficult pageants - really shows you what you can accomplish when you put your mind to it!

    During the preliminaries, when Olivia was named one of the final 16 contestants, she donned a purple Sherri Hill  bandage mini-dress (style 2932). During the final competition night on Wednesday, Olivia wore a tight navy blue mini-dress with a sequin bodice on stage for the event's opening number. For the swimsuit portion of the competition, she wore a purple and blue bikini. At the end of the event, she looked gorgeous in a wintery red velvet gown with a plunging neckline.

    There were also so many other beautiful ladies and dresses at the event - it must of been hard to be a judge and pick the winner! A lot of the women were wearing some of our favorite dress designers - Sherri Hill, Mac Duggal, and Tony Bowls! Check out some of the dresses below.

    The contestants all looked so pretty when they were wearing the Sherri Hill bandage dresses at the preliminaries. You can see Miss USA all the way to the left in her purple dress.

    A lot of the contestants were wearing Mac Duggal dresses! Below are some of the contestants in their beautiful MacDuggal gowns - clockwise from top left: Costa Rica, Nazareth Cascante; Great Britain, Holly Hale; Jamaica, Chantal Zaky; Slovak Republic, Lubica Stepanova; Peru, Nicole Faveron; Ghana, Gifty Ofori.

    Miss Tanzania, Winfrida Dominic (left); Miss New Zealand, Talia Bennet (middle); and Miss Ghanna, Gifty Ofori (right), all looked gorgeous in Tony Bowls dresses!

    Are you excited that Miss USA won, or were you rooting for another contestant? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

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