homecoming 2015

  • Wisconsin School Creates Gender-Neutral Alternative to Homecoming King and Queen Tradition

    With Homecoming Season here, there's a lot more that goes into being ready for your homecoming dance other than finding the perfect homecoming dress, shoes, and accessories. There's also the age-old tradition of choosing your high school's homecoming king and queen, of course!

    Well, this tradition has been given a new spin by a Wisconsin high school - this year Madison West High School in Madison, Wisconsin are starting a new tradition of a gender-neutral alternative for their homecoming court. Instead of electing a homecoming king and queen, students can nominate 20 student who they feel best represent Madison West High School, and two students will be chosen "Regent Royalty," regardless of gender. The name comes from their school mascot, which is the Regent.

    WMTV explained that this progressive idea was thought up last year, when it was proposed by Madison West High School Gay Straight Alliance members Arwen Sadler and Kate Scholz. And, they worked hard to see their vision through. Students at the high school collected almost 1,000 signatures from students and teachers who supported a more inclusive method for choosing homecoming court nominees. Their hard work paid off, because Homecoming 2015 is the first year this new homecoming policy will be put into place.  Continue reading

  • Lily-Rose Depp Shows How To Rock Homecoming Dresses Celeb Style

    Actor Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose Depp has been taking the media by storm lately, showing off her true fashionista skills, and we're basically obsessed. Most recently, she attended the launch party of Chanel's new Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition in London, where she rocked a lavender Chanel dress and black jacket and amazed all by her totally unique and chic style. So, ok, she may not have been attending a homecoming dance, but we're totally loving her look, one that couldn't be more perfect for showing off your own style at your homecoming dance.

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    Her look is a perfect place to start for being inspired for homecoming not only because it's just classic stunning, but also because it's a totally funky, unique look. Teen Vogue perfectly described the look: it's "not only...mindbogglingly gorgeous, but also because it's fun and a little quirky."

    So, to rock a fun, but classic lavender look like Lily-Rose Depp, you can try a dress like La Femme 16813, a cute short dress with ruffles on the skirt and a beaded top, just like Lily-Rose's dress. You can definitely twirl around in style in this dress!

    La Femme 16813

    Then, top off the dress with a black blazer to get a totally unexpected look that's, of course, perfect for the cooler fall weather. Try this long sleeve sequin open blazer for a dressy blazer that gives off a similar vibe to Lily's blazer.

    Long Sleeve Sequin Open Blazer J6337

    After getting the lavender dress and black sequin blazer, all that's left to finish off the look is a simple black heel, rather than going with a high stiletto heel. After all, you can still be chic and practical! Go with Sweetie's Zabie Elegant Short Shoes for a similar choice to Lily's heels (2 and 3/4 inch heel). Or, for a slightly higher heel, go with Sweetie's Spice Open Toe Shoes (3 and 1/2 inch heel).

    Sweetie's Zabie Elegant Short Shoes Sweetie's Zabie Elegant Short Shoes
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    No matter what you end up wearing to Homecoming, just remember to have lots of fun!

    Source: TeenVogue, GC Images

  • Congrats to our 2015 Homecoming Pinterest Contest Winner!

    Congratulations to Sarah F., winner of our 2015 Homecoming Pinterest Contest!

    Fall Into Homecoming Pinterest Contest WinnerTo help make sure all of our Roo Girls are ready for Homecoming Season, we held a 2015 Fall into Homecoming Pinterest Contest. Since mid September, Rissy Roo's Pinterest fans showed off their favorite Rissy Roo's Homecoming 2015 dresses by creating a "Fave RissyRoos.com Homecoming Styles" Pinterest board. They pinned their favorite dresses from RissyRoos.com onto their board to show us what they're obsessing over for their back to school dance. Entrants had to pin at least 20 items from RissyRoos.com, tag the pins with #RissyRoosHomecoming and build up their follower base.

    Girls were not only judged on following pinning and board creation directions, but also on building up the pins and followers of their board and showing us just how excited they are for Homecoming through their pins. The girls put their pinning skills to work, pinning beautiful dresses, shoes, and accessories all from our website. While we loved all of the boards, we could only pick one winner. Sarah's Pinterest board stood out from the rest because we could really tell how dedicated she was to showing off her pinning skills. She pinned 31 Rissy Roo's images in total, and gained 217 followers on her board! Sarah chose Scala 48501 as her winning dress, which she'll get to wear during her Homecoming on October 24, 2015. Congrats again, Sarah! We hope you love your dress!

    Thank you to all of the participants for creating such beautiful Homecoming Pinterest boards! Stay connected to us on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest to learn about future contests and giveaways. There are always more surprises to come!

  • 5 Trend-Setting 2015 Homecoming Dresses To Fall In Love With!

    The first day of fall isn't until Wednesday, September 23rd, but that crisp fall air is already starting to set in and we're getting super excited for homecoming time! If you haven't found your perfect homecoming dress yet, it's definitely time to start narrowing the choices down and falling in love with that perfect dress. Since we know there are so many gorgeous 2015 homecoming dresses to choose from, we're here to help you out! Read on to see our top five dresses, chosen according to the most popular homecoming dress trends.

    Lace

    Lace fabric continues to be popular season over season, and it's certainly not going anywhere any time soon. Pair lace with darker colors like maroon, navy, or black, and you have a quintessential fall look. Best yet, dark colored dresses that feature lace are perfect for the holiday season, too, which, believe it or not, is right around the corner.

    Blush 10071

    One of our favorite lace homecoming dresses this year is Blush Prom 10071. Sensitive and sexy, flirty and romantic describes this versatile short lace sweetheart dress perfectly. Not only does this dress feature lace, but also is a backless dress, which is on-trend for Homecoming 2015, as well. The color featured above is Sangria, but it also comes in Navy - both great fall colors. Continue reading

  • Taylor Swift Surprise "All Of Me" Performance with John Legend

    Taylor Swift is off on her 1989 tour, and she is basically surprising people left and right at every stop with famous musicians, celebrities, and even sports stars showing up on-stage with her. From Kobe Bryant to Alanis Morissette to Ellen DeGeneres, Tay is pretty darn popular! Her newest 1989 tour surprise has got us Roo Girls talking for more reasons than one, though.

    For her big 1989 date in Los Angeles, CA, she had a big surprise for her fans. Tay brought out artist John Legend for a duet on his song "All of Me." How did this all happen? Apparently, because Taylor happened to hear that John and his wife Chrissy Teigen were on their way over to see her performance. So, she called to see if John wanted to join her on stage, and join she did!

    Of course, if you know us at RissyRoos.com, the Tay and John duet obviously wasn't the only thing we were crushing over. Look at that gorgeous long-sleeved gown Taylor wore (which she was clearly loving by all of her little movements)! It had us dreaming of prom days, to say the least. It also had us thinking of a particular dress that makes for a perfect way to get Taylor's look for your next formal event: Tarik Ediz 92579.

    Tarik Ediz 92579

    Style 92579 is a vibrant ball gown that features a high neckline, lace illusion bodice, and a full tulle skirt. The elegance and boldness of this dress basically screams Taylor Swift!

    John isn't the only artist that she brought up on stage at the Los Angeles Staples Center show, though. St. Vincent and Beck also joined her on stage to sing Beck's song "Dreams." Check it out below.

    And, of course, with a change of artists comes a change of outfit! She put on a more flirty choice - a two piece white romper, which had us thinking of the sexy white rompers worn in her Bad Blood music video. To copy this white two piece look for a perfect homecoming choice, we're loving Black by Blush C319.

    Blush c319

    Style C319 is a chic and sleek two piece jersey knit featuring a tank style crop top encrusted with opaque color coordinating beadwork and a rouged pencil skirt accented with a belt of matching beading.

    From genre changing albums, to awesome celebrity friends, to super chic fashion choices, Tay certainly never disappoints. We can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve next!

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  • Dress of the Week: La Femme 22061 + Accessories!

    With only one day down, and only today and tomorrow to go for our Shoes and Accessories Sale, we thought we'd have a little mix and match fun! We picked out one of our favorite summer to fall transitional dresses, La Femme style 22061, and paired it with shoes and accessories that complete the look for perfection.

    La Femme 22061

    La Femme 22061, one of La Femme's new Fall 2015 dresses, is such a classic look, with just the right amount of edge, that you can wear it to so many different events, from Homecoming to to a night out with your besties. So, with all of our shoes and accessories at 20% off through the end of Friday, August 21st, we thought this was a great time to show you how you can pair the little black dress with the perfect extras for a completed head-to-toe look.

    Since La Femme 22061 is an LBD, this is one dress that's easy to pair with just about any shoes, jewelry, and purse; the most important thing is to make sure the accessories match each other (more than the dress). But, since style 22061 has that classic black lace look to it with the two two-piece trend adding just the right amount of glam, we love to keep the accessories in that range, as well. Check out our favorite accessories to pair below!

    Clutch: La Regale RL22003 Stone Clutch - This glam all over stone clutch has an optional 22" drop-in chain strap and a magnetic snap closure. We love the classic black and gold colors of the clutch, with just a hint of glam added with the black stone features.

    Bracelet: Pearl Bow Bracelet - A perfectly jeweled bow bangle bracelet with elegant pearl accents. It doesn't get much more classic, classy, and so chic than this bracelet!

    High Heels: Jupiter by Touch Ups Sexy Jeweled Shoes - A stunning single soled sandal covered in wonderful black stones and features a sophisticated lamy material. Two buckles secure a thick ankle strap that provides a fashion-forward silhouette. The black stones on this heel match the black stones on the La Regale RL22003 clutch perfectly!

    We hope you not only love our Dress of the Week pick, but all of the accessories, too! Remember, to get 20% off all of our shoes and accessories through tomorrow, just use promo code MUSTHAVE at check-out.

  • Best Dressed on the 2015 Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet

    The 2015 Teen Choice Awards took the red... ahem ... blue carpet by storm with the latest and greatest in 2015 fashion, and we're loving all of the celebrity looks! The lady celebs rocked everything from jumpsuits to two piece cocktail dresses to sexy lace numbers. They certainly know how to rock the trends, and we're not complaining because so many of the Teen Choice Awards outfit choices had homecoming outfit written all over them! Or, maybe we're just a little excited for the Homecoming 2015 season to finally be here... Either way, there are three looks that we are especially obsessing over because they are so easy to rock off the red carpet, too! Check them out below.

    Vanessa Ray at the Teen Choice Awards


    Pretty Little Liars actress Vanessa Ray looked so glam in a so on-trend crop top and flirty skater skirt (she's on the left side in the video above). The textured skirt with a more simple fabric top make for a perfect pair in this look.

    La Femme 21244

    For a similarly styled look, featuring a sweetheart neckline top with thin shoulder straps and a skater skirt, go with La Femme style 21244. Just like Vanessa's dress, it's texture paired with a more simple fabric, except it's just flipped in this look - a textured top with a silky smooth skirt! The top is encrusted with iridescent stones, and the full satin skirt features side slash pockets.

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  • Alyce Homecoming 2015 Dresses Are Here!

    While we're loving summer and all of the warm weather (hello dresses every day), our dress designers are already revealing their new Homecoming 2015 dresses for this coming fall, and we're basically obsessing over them. We previously revealed new looks from Sherri Hill and Blush Prom, but now we have more dresses to share! The latest dress designer to reveal their Fall 2015 line is Alyce Paris! There are so many gorgeous new dresses to oogle over, many that feature beautiful beading, making for such stunning looks. Check out three of our favorites below, and visit the Alyce Paris section of our website to see more.

    Alyce 3672

    Alyce 3672

    Alyce 3672 is glamorous and elegant all in one look! The bodice features a corset silhouette, which is fully beaded with pearls and rhinestones and a lace-up back. A flirty layered skirt tops it all off.

    Alyce 3673

    Alyce 3673

    Alyce 3673 is a layered tulle short dress that's all about a classic, elegant look, with a bit of fun and flirty added in. It features a fully beaded bodice with a lace-up back.

    Alyce 3674

    Alyce 3674

    For a super chic look, we love Alyce 3674. This dazzling short dress is covered in gorgeous stones and sparkling beadwork all over the bodice and neckline. A ruched bodice and the perfect layered tulle skirt complete the look.

    These dresses are gorgeous looks for many semi-formal and formal occasions. Other than Homecoming, these looks couldn't be more perfect for a Sweet 16, Bat Mitzvah, or even attending a wedding.

    Alyce Paris isn't the only dress designer with brand new looks for 2015! Many other designers, such as Sherri Hill, La Femme, Faviana, and more, have so many gorgeous new looks for the fall. So, make sure to visit RissyRoos.com to see all of the other brand new looks! With Prom 2015 now over, browsing through all the stunning new dresses should help to alleviate post-prom sadness a little! We hope you love the new dresses as much as we do!

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