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  • Formal Dress Testimonial: Lady in Red Allison Wanichek

    We are so excited to share this testimonial with you, from Allison Wanichek and her mom, Staci. Allison is from Walla Walla, WA and has shopped with us for all of her high school formals. And when we say all, we mean all. She has picked out so many gorgeous dresses from RissyRoos.com, and has the pictures to prove it! Check them out below.

    Allison is a senior in high school, with quite the list of accomplishments. She is an NHS member, a Young Life Leader, and was MCC All-Conference second team for golf. Next year, she'll be off to college, attending Washington State University in the fall. She will be majoring in Marketing in college. She'll be hitting the ground running, with plans to go through Rush. Continue reading

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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

  • Dancing with the Stars is BACK...and it's Featuring Jovani!

    The newest season of Dancing with the Stars is in full swing (pun intended!), and the stars and talent are great...and the fashion is so amazing! This season's DWTS fashion is particularly glam, though, because the dancers are looking so beautiful in dresses from one of our favorite designers - Jovani! Check out the beautiful dancers in Jovani below.

    DWTS dress Jovani 94443Six-time World Champion and MMA and UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture partners with Karina Smirnoff wearing Jovani style 94443, a sexy short beaded backless dress with fringe detail on the shoulders and a deep v-neckline. It fit Karina so perfectly, and fringe is always a fun trend to rock while dancing to accentuate movement!

    DWTS dress Jovani 93812NASCAR legend Michael Waltrip partners with Emma Slater wearing Jovani style 93812, a sexy short beaded dress that features sheer cutouts. It's such a classy, yet sexy look!

    DWTS dress Jovani 93668Late-night television talk show host Tavis Smiley partners with pro dancer Sharna Burgess wearing Jovani style 93660, a sexy short beaded dress with sheer floral accents. This dress fitted Sharna like a glove!

    We're obsessed with all three of these cocktail dresses, not only because of how stunning they look, but because they are so versatile! They're perfect to rock for not only a homecoming dance (so you can dance the night away in style like these DWTS dancers!), but for the Holidays or any other formal or semi-formal event you may have. Which short number is your favorite? Leave a comment below and let us know!

  • Vine Star SelfieC in more Alyce Paris Homecoming Dresses!

    Earlier in September dress designer ALYCE Paris showed a picture of Vine star SelfieC wearing ALYCE Paris style 4410...and wearing it so perfectly! Well, Courtney SelfieC Schmidt and ALYCE Paris have teamed up once again to show us more of the Vine celeb in gorgeous homecoming looks. It's definitely getting us excited that Homecoming Season is here! Check them out below.

    SelfieC in homecoming dress Alyce 3615

    SelfieC is looking so glam above in ALYCE Paris style 3615, a perfect sparkly party dress for Homecoming. This fun and bright short dress is definitely a perfect style for an outgoing girl like Courtney! With a fully sequined, colorful jeweled stones bodice, and corset details, it's a dress that is bound to make you the life of any party. This dazzling dress also features a strapless, sweetheart neckline and a full ruffled layered sheer tulle skirt.

    SelfieC in Claudine for Alyce prom dress 2372

    For a sexier, but so elegant, homecoming look, check out SelfieC rocking Claudine for Alyce style 2372, a strapless cocktail dress. This gorgeous fully beaded and embellished cocktail dress is one you can wear for homecoming right through to holiday parties. It's such a versatile, but stand-out look.

    SelfieC homecoming red dress Alyce style 4387

    Another so versatile look that SelfieC rocked is Alyce Paris style 4387, a simple, yet sexy dress. This dress shows off all your curves with its soft ruched jersey fabric and perfectly placed jeweled beading on the strapless sweetheart neckline. Just like Style 2372, this is a dress you can easily take from Homecoming to the Holidays. You could even rock it for Halloween by adding horns, a pitchfork, and tail for a sexy devil look! At only $178, this is one of those go-to dresses that every girl should have in their closet.

    Which SelfieC Alyce Paris look is your favorite? Leave us a comment below!

  • Jovani Announces Homecoming 2014 Dresses!

    With prom season wrapping up and summer approaching, everyone has something new on their minds. Whether it's looking forward to relaxing with family and friends, preparing for college, or getting ready for an unforgettable summer, all of us will eventually have to face the reality of Fall. No worries, because Fall is an exciting time of year! It's back to school, football, and HOMECOMING! We know it is barely summer, but we are so excited to find out one of our favorite and most fabulous designers, Jovani Fashions, has announced their 2014 Homecoming collection on Facebook and their website! These dresses are so gorgeous and so much fun, we couldn't wait to share them with you!

    Jovani Homecoming 2014Jovani has taken a fun, fresh approach to their homecoming designs for 2014, just like the start of a new school year. There are many bright colors to remind us of growth, instead of the typical earth tone colors we usually see for Fall. Also, the illusion trend that started early in the prom 2014 season made its way far into the Fall and is gorgeous on many Jovani homecoming designs!

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    Some other trends the designer decided to embrace are interesting "mod" floral patterns, as well as various black and white ensembles which are very elegant, yet young.

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    We are super excited to see the playing up and down of sleeves and midriffs in this unique line, too! With the weather still warm enough, Jovani designers did an excellent job of incorporating some cropped top designs and different sleeves for a breath of fresh Fall fashion air.

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    Even if you still have prom on the brain, it's okay! Just know you still have something special to look forward too! There are going to be many special moments ahead and thanks to amazing designers like Jovani, you will look beautiful in them! Do you have any favorites from the Jovani Homecoming 2014 collection yet? The dresses aren't available yet, but we'll make sure to update you once they are!

  • 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!

  • Laura Marano's Guide to a Perfect Homecoming

    Homecoming Season is here! To ensure your special night goes perfectly, Twist Magazine recently chatted with Laura Marano, star of shows Without a Trace, Back to You, and Austin and Ally. Why did Twist catch up with Laura for a little Homecoming advice? Because she definitely knows a thing or two about getting dressed up for formal events!

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    Here's the tips she revealed to the magazine to make sure your night is perfect:

    1. Be confident: "I think the most important tip is to wear what you feel comfortable in. If it's not 'in' — like the current trend or style — but you still love it, you should 100 percent wear it. I think if you love a dress and you feel comfortable in it, then that's the dress for you."

    2. Consider your dress' length: "I think homecoming and winter formal dances [call for] shorter dresses. Prom is a big long dress scenario," the Austin & Ally star explains. "At the same time, if you're like me and love to dance at parties, you want to make sure the length is appropriate. There's nothing like having a super-short dress and being uncomfortable all night in it — that's actually the worst thing ever. So even though homecoming dresses are fun and short, make sure you feel comfortable with the length."

    3. Have fun dressing up: "My school has a certain homecoming theme, and I think you can always have fun with a theme," Laura says. "For freshman year we had H2-Homecoming — it was a water theme. I wore a Betsy Johnson dress that reminded me of a mermaid. I thought it was awesome because it kind of went with the theme."

    We especially love the dress she's wearing in the above picture, because it's a perfect look and length for Homecoming, just as she recommends. For a similar dress for your Homecoming dance, try Tony Bowls TS21312. It's a chiffon short a-line cocktail dress with illusion cap sleeves and bateau neckline.

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    Why else are we loving Laura's look and advice? Because she's a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF ambassador! What a great cause to support, and with Homecoming and Halloween season here, we're supporting her all the way!

    Source: Twist Magazine

  • Steal Nina Dobrev's Ombre Style!

    It's Fall, The Vampire Diaries Season Premiere was last night, and The Originals' had their show premiere earlier this week! We are most definitely back into the Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley spirit!

    One thing that we're always loving is Nina's style. Not only does she wear some killer styles on The Vampire Diaries, but she never disappoints off-screen, either. Seventeen Magazine posted a picture of Nina all ready for the Fall months, wearing a leather jacket and purple ombre jeans that we're totally crushing over. She looked so chic, and we just can't get over the ombre look!

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    We love the ombre trend! It's a look you can pull off year-round, and wear from your day-to-day style to your next formal event. Want to bring Nina's style to Homecoming or Prom? Check out our favorite purple ombre looks below, and click here to shop all ombre dresses.

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    For a cute short purple ombre look for Homecoming, we love Dave & Johnny style 8725. The dress has spaghetti straps and an exaggerated sweetheart neckline. The jewels and elegant beadwork all throughout the bodice gives the dress such an opulent look.

    La Femme 17004

    For a deep to light purple bold look like Nina's jeans, it's all about La Femme style 17004! It's a gorgeous ombre chiffon gown with criss-cross designs across the sweetheart neckline. This simple and elegant dress lets the ombre speak for itself, the same way that Nina let her pants speak for themselves by pairing them with a plain black shirt and jacket.

    Jovani 6432

    For a fun and sparkly look, we're obsessed with Jovani style 6432. It's a strapless ball gown with a mirrored sequin bodice and ombre skirt. It's a perfect way to really have a stand-out look!

    Do you love Nina's purple ombre style? Leave us a comment and let us know below!

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