fashion tips

  • 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: 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!

  • Accessorize with Tights for the Winter

    Since the winter has taken a turn for the ridiculously cold this week here on the East Coast, the talk at Rissy Roo's has been all about wearing winter ready outfits. And, what we mean by that is finding fun tights to wear with our dresses! After all, why should a little snow stop us from rocking cute dresses??

    We do realize, though, that there tend to be 2 types of women in the world: those who don't like tights, and those who obsess over tights. Since we can't bear to part with our dresses and skirts during the winter time, you can guess that the staff here at Rissy Roo's are quite obsessed with tights! That's why we've picked out our favorite funky pairs that we found on Pinterest. Tights can be found in so many different styles, colors, and patterns that they really are a great way to bring some personality to any outfit. So, we're hoping that we'll convince those non-tight-wearers out there to give it a go and put those dresses back on!

    Fun Shapes

    With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we thought these tights with hearts on them were too cute! Find a sexy black or red dress to wear with them, and you'll be ready to show off your V-Day spirit. If hearts aren't your thing, you can find tights with all sorts of fun shapes on them - everything from classic polka dots to funky geometic shapes, so keep a look-out for something that you feel matches your style and don't be afraid to try it out!

    Lace

    Since lace is such a hot trend right now, we love the idea of rocking the look in tights, rather than the normal shirt or dress. It gives a fun, new way to wear the look and be on-trend, while showing off your unique style and deviating from the norm a little.

    Winter Inspired

    Of course, with it being winter right now, you can't go wrong with winter-inspired tights! Look for ones that mimic a cozy winter sweater. A lot of these tights even come in thicker fabrics that are perfect for staying warm in the cold weather. We especially love the ones with little reindeer on them!

    Ombre

    Ombre has been a hot trend on everything from hair to dresses, so it's no surprise that the look as even made it to tights! If you love wearing bold, solid color tights, this is another great way to rock them.

    Floral Print

    We love all clothes with floral prints, and we especially love the idea of floral printed stockings matched with a plain, solid color dress. It's a great way to let one accessory do all the talking!

    Do you love to wear tights? If so, leave us a comment and let us know what look is your favorite!
  • The Latest Trend: Cutout Dresses

    A cutout design can add uniqueness to any silhouette. It's a sexy way to show a little skin without giving away too much...leaving the rest to the imagination. Whether it's for a night out on the town or a formal event, cutout dresses are the must-have trend of the season.

    There's many different ways and places that you can wear a cutout dress. Just make sure that when you do rock this look, you do so in a classy way by choosing a dress where the cutout isn't too revealing.

    Celebrities Wearing the Cutout Look

    Many celebs are taking this modern style to the red carpet. It can go anywhere from modest - like Rooney Mara - to super seductive - like Nikki Reed. Take notes ladies...these stars know how to work it!

    Actress Rooney Mara
    Actress Nikki Reed

    Finding a Cutout Dress for the Holidays

    Still stressing out about what to wear for this holiday season? Why not take this chic trend to your next holiday social gathering! The two cocktail dresses below couldn't be any more perfect - they both have Holiday colors and the sexy cutouts!

    1. Sticks and Stones by Mori Lee 9198 - Teal sparkly sequin dress with long sleeves and side cutouts.

    2. Sparkle 71106 - Red one shoulder jersey cocktail dress with side cutouts.

    Wearing a Cutout Dress to Prom

    This trend is definitely one you also might want to wear for the biggest dance of the year. It's a fun way to spruce up a prom dress - just make sure it's done in style. Check out our favorite prom gowns with the cutout look below - all reveal just enough skin to add a hint of sexy to the dress! They are all from the queen of designers when it comes to the cutout look: Jovani.

    1. Jovani 2136 - Black floor length prom dress with a drop waist, cutouts, and a asymmetrical neckline. This one reminds us of Rooney Mara's gown!

    2. Jovani 7506 - Sequin chiffon cutout evening gown featuring beaded straps and embellishment with an open back.

    3. Jovani 1927 - Strapless floor length gown featuring beautiful beading surrounding cut outs on the front and back. The cut-out looks a butterfly!

    Are you taking this trend to a holiday party? Maybe prom? Which one is your favorite cutout dress? Tell us what you think 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

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