Homecoming Tips

  • Fashion Police: Dressing for Your Body Type

    Just because a clothing item is trendy or expensive does not always mean it looks good. You've probably heard it time and time again - "dress according to your body type." Well, it's the truth! 

    Your Body Type

    To figure out how to best dress for your body time, it's always helpful to take a cue from celebrities. Let's take Kim Kardashian for example. This girl has every top designer at her fingertips, yet she is a repeat offender of wearing unflattering, tight, clothing. Don't get us wrong, we love Kim K. and her curves! She definitely has impeccable taste, and when she gets it right she looks stunning.

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    However, one thing Kim seems to forget is that dressing for your body type is major. You do not want to end up with camel toe, a wardrobe malfunction or swollen feet. It's very important to keep your look classy and sexy and show off those curves in style. You can see Kim at her best looking classy in cocktail dresses above, and her forgetting the meaning of fashion in the images of her swollen and peplum outfit below.

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    kim kardashian peplum

    With that said, one celeb that always gets it right and is a personal favorite of ours at Rissy Roo's is Beyonce. Why? Because she is always polished and looking amazing, no matter where she is heading!

    Just like Beyonce (and sometimes Kim K), when picking out that PERFECT outfit, whether it be a shirt, jeans, dress, or shoes, take into account YOUR body type. There are many different body types, so it's most important to figure out exactly what your body type is and read up on the best and most flattering ways to dress for it.

    For example, women with the hourglass body tend to wear form-fitting clothes. This can look amazing (and who doesn't want to show off their curves?!), but ladies, we need to leave a little to the imagination, as well! There is a fine line between classy and trashy - especially when it comes to showing off those curves. This tends to be where Kim K. falls short when dressing up - she wears clothes that show off her hourglass figure, but aren't necessarily figure flattering. Marilyn Monroe said it many years ago, and her thoughts still hold true today: "Your clothes should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to show you're a lady."Marilyn Monroe quote

    But, there are some rules that hold true for all body types! I have found that NO MATTER what body shape you have, making your legs look longer is most often very flattering. Depending on your height, you can easily alter the way your legs look by choosing dresses and skirts that fall at certain lengths on your thighs. You can also pick shirt lengths to help lengthen your torso, and certain pants styles that can help give you a figure-flattering look, all depending on the type of legs you have.

    One rule to always keep in mind: no matter what you're wearing, make sure that you're comfortable with your look! Confidence is key to looking your best, and comfort is one important way to make sure that your confidence is high! And, always remember: beauty comes in many shapes and sizes!

  • 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.

    Tony Bowls TS21312

    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

  • Hot Homecoming Hair-Do's!

    School is just around the corner and you know what that means.. homecoming! And, everyone here at Rissy Roo's is definitely excited for homecoming! Not only are we looking forward to helping you pick out your dream dress, we want to show you some new hair styles to pull the entire look together. Let's get started!

    Jennifer Lawrence beach wavesJennifer Lawrence looks flawless with never ending beach waves, a look so perfect for homecoming. It keeps your hairdo simple, while still being so on trend.

    mcx-fall-hair-color-katy-perry-de-15921492A huge trend this year are finger waves. It's a classic, yet, elegant take on traditional curls, and Katy Perry wears the look so well in the above picture. It's a very elegant look to choose!

    Celebrity-Hair-style-Dianna-AgronHalf up half down is the perfect mixture of party and professional! You can rock this style with straight or curly hair! Dianna Agron's look above is so easy to do by yourself, or take the picture to your hairstylist for them to do it for you!

    celebrity-hair-accessoryBe bold by adding some accessories to your hair to spice things up a bit! This is a perfect hair choice if you're wearing a more subdued dress.

    What hairstyles are you gushing over for your upcoming homecoming dance?

  • Styling your Hair with your Flat Iron

    We all know that we would be lost without our hair straightener right? But, most of us don’t even know all of the cool things you can actually do with your hair straightener if you have the right one.  Us being the Roo Girls that we are, we've done extensive research on cute hairstyles, and having a good hair straightener is definitely part of that!

    Buying a Hair Straightener

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    Looking for that perfect straightener for yourself? You can definitely find a lot of information on the internet about which ones to purchase! If you've done your own research on hair straighteners already, you've probably found what we've found, which is that most websites we've searched say that the number one hair straightener is the "Sedu" or "GHD." My personal favorite, as well as the favorite of some others of the Rissy Roo's staff, is the “Chi,” though. They're a little pricey (just like any good straightener), typically selling anywhere from $70.00 to $150.00, but totally worth every penny. They are rated with good quality and I personally have never had a problem with them. Plus, if you can get a super chic one like the zebra CHI above, can you really go wrong?? Whether the Sedu, GHD, or Chi, you'll find yourself with a good, dependable, long-lasting straightener.

    Ideas to Try with your Straightener

    Looking for some style tips to try out with your straightener? Below are some ideas for you!

    Did you know that you can crimp your hair with a flat iron? Wait until you try it, it looks so fabulous! Here’s a how-to from Cosmopolitan Magazine:

    “To create a cool crimp like Jennifer Hudson’s, starting with straight locks, grab a one-inch section of hair and position your flat iron at the root. Begin twisting your wrist back and forth, slowly, as you glide the iron all the way down to your ends. Repeat until all strands have been tended to.”

    You can also make those sexy girl waves, which is also pretty easy to do with your flat iron. Here’s how Cosmopolitan says to get the look:

    "Score sexy, undone curls, like Kate Hudson’s by starting with the flat iron near your scalp. Wrap a one-inch section around the flat iron plates as you simultaneously turn the flat iron away from your head (similar to how you would curl a ribbon with a scissor). Continue pulling the iron down the section of hair until you reach the ends. Repeat until your entire head is curled and voilà!"

    Most importantly for us girls who when their hair is dry from the shower it gets wavy and frizzy (like me), a flat iron can be your best friend! When straightening your hair, all you have to do is simply run small strands of your hair through the iron and your hair turns out nice and straight, shiny flat and sexy!

    How do you use your hair straightener? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

  • Perfect Neon Ombre Looks for #ManicureMonday

    Last week we talked about great summer nail trends to try out, and two of them that we're loving are neon and ombre. Well, this #ManicureMonday we're combining those two trends, because it doesn't get much better than a look with both neon AND ombre in it! We've been loving all of the ways you can rock neon in your outfits and on your nails, but with ombre being such a big hit lately, too, we asked...why separate the trends?? So, here's something we've been completely obsessing over: the neon ombre manicure! And, best yet, if you're looking to pair your new neon ombre nails with your next formal outfit, read on for our favorite match-ups.

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    Lime green is definitely taking the fashion world by storm! We love how this fashionista paired the lime green with a white undertone - it allows the color to really pop! Love the lime green look and want to bring it to your next formal event? We have a lime green dress here at Continue reading

  • 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.

    Clarisse 2016

    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.

  • Roo Girls, Watch out for Scammers!

    This is one special report that no Roo Girl should miss! NBC News recently did a story on their "Rossen Reports" Today show about how teens are being scammed with fake designer dresses. It made us sad to hear that scammers are becoming such a problem when it comes to purchasing designer dresses, that we wanted to make sure to pass on the information to you.

    NBC News Scammers Targeting Teens at Prom

    Jeff Rossen, the NBC reporter, started the report by mentioning:

    "We've told you about scam artists selling fake electronics, handbags... the list goes on. Now these scammers are targeting the prom, fooling teeange girls with fake designer dresses, charging hundreds of dollars for gowns that literally fall apart in your hands. Their websites are a teen girl's dream, offering designer prom gowns at deep discounts. The sites sure look real, but designers say it's all a scam."

    With how big online shopping has become over the years, it's definitely become more and more difficult to pick out the scams.

    "The federal government has shut down hundreds of these sites, but the scammers are tough to catch, many of them based overseas. Good luck getting your money back. And those priceless prom memories."

    There are ways you can protect yourself, though! Here are some tips:

    1. Call the company and ask if they are an authorized dealer. Remember, you're always welcome to call Rissy Roo's at our toll-free number 1-866-779-7667 to discuss your order.
    2. Look on the dress designer's website to see if the store is listed as an authorized website.
    3. Look for verification seals on the bottom of the website, and make sure to click through to check verification.
    4. Check if the website has a blog and a presence on prominent social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

    This is definitely a problem that's grown substantially over the past couple of years. Whether looking for a dress online for prom, graduation, or homecoming, definitely keep your eyes and ears perked. If you ever come across a fake designer dress website, please contact us and let us know. We can all work together to try to stop the scams!

    Source: NBC News

  • Fall Colors: Nail Polish That Will Get You Noticed

    The summer sun has set and fall is officially here, so that of course means it is time to re-work your go-to nail polish colors for the crisp, cool weather ahead. While the nude shades of the summer are still “in,” it is time to add some darker tones to the mix, as well. Scroll down for a look at the fall lacquer trends to try out before it turns to winter time!

     

    Darker shades like midnight blue, burgundy, and dark purple are great for showing off your feminine side with a hint of ‘badass.’ The neon pink and yellow colors of the summer were fun, but it’s time to turn a new leaf (pun intended) and embrace that darker, gothic part of your femininity with the cooler weather ahead. The darker shades are always classics to choose when dressing up for formal occasions, as they can add a subtle hint of color to your outfit.

    If you’re truly looking to get into the season, choose nail polish colors that match the changing of the autumnal leaves, like rusty oranges and reds and golden yellows. These hues will look particularly great with that little black dress.

    Still not ready to give up on summer? The neutral colors of summer-time will always be a go-to polish because of its ability to be paired with any outfit! If you are looking for a more discrete color, neutral hues are always a dependable choice.

    Green has been a popular color for a while now, with variations in the color changing according to the season. For Fall, military-inspired green is the hue of choice. While this may be a more difficult color to match with a formal outfit, if you have the right dress (military-related colors like black, silver, or gold would work best), it would be a great way to stand out from the crowd.

    What fall occasions do you have coming up? Which polish color will you choose? Do you have any tips of your own to offer up? Leave some love in the comment section!

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