Prom 2015

  • Betty Cantrell Miss America 2016's Winning Dress

    Everyone's been talking about our new Miss America 2016, Betty Cantrell. She stunned all of the judges during the 95th Annual Miss America pageant, and all eyes are on her to see what she has planned for changing the world during her reign. Her operatic singing was obviously incredible, but there's one thing from the pageant that we're still totally obsessing over: the dress that she won her crown in!

    Did you recognize the gown she wore on her big night? The Miss America 2016 winning dress is by one of our very own designers: Panoply, which is part of House of Wu! Former Miss Georgia wore Panoply style 44284, a stunning two-piece evening gown that features an off-the-shoulder 3/4-length sleeve trimmed in bugle beads and AB stones. The skirt on this gown is a very fitted mermaid in Mikado that starts with a beaded waistband and flows into a generous explosion of a two-tiered mermaid skirt, and finishes with a sweeping train.

    This two piece mermaid gown is such a glamorous look for not only a pageant, but for homecoming or prom, as well. And, with winter right around the corner, this is also a great choice for winter formal events... because it never gets more classy than winter white! All that you'll need to add is your very own crown to top the look off. This is definitely a one of a kind gown, and one that you can rock yourself, which is our favorite part about this look.

  • Rissy Roo’s Prom Dress Testimonial: Christina Letchford

    We're well into Summer, and Prom 2015 is sadly over, but we're still getting in so many gorgeous pictures from our Roo Girls all dressed up for their big night! The latest in Prom Dress Testimonials comes from Nancy Gorenc Letchford, who is the mom of Christina Letchford. Christina attended her prom this year all the way in another country, Halifax, Nova Scotia!

    Even though Christina was all the way in Nova Scotia, her mom dutifully sent us photos of Christina all dressed up at her prom, and we're basically in love! She wore a nude mermaid gown that fit her body perfectly. See what Christina wore and what her mom, Nancy, had to say below.

    "We bought this dress last summer while vacationing. Her prom in Halifax, Nova Scotia took place last night [June 27, 2015]... and her dress did not disappoint.

    Taken at Halifax Public Gardens and Historic Properties... no one else had a dress like this! Thanks for making her night perfect!"

    - Nancy Gorenc Letchford

    Christina Letchford Halifax Public Gardens and Historic Properties

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  • This High School Promposal Gone Wrong Will Leave You Heartbroken

    Lots of planning goes into promposals these days, and you can only hope for the best when it's time to pop the question. Most promposals go down without a hitch, as many times it's a boyfriend or girlfriend asking their significant other in a cute way to prom. But, there are cases where the proposer doesn't know if the proposee will actually be accepting, and this is one example of that.

    This high schooler went for a daring prom proposal - asking the girl he hoped to go to prom with in front of an entire football stadium full of people. He must have thought this promposal was in the bag, but that it was not! After the high schooler asks his hopeful date over the microphone if she'll go to prom with him, he was let down anything but gently as the girl responds in the microphone, "I already have a date." Awww! You can tell the high schooler is shocked by his response, and we can't blame him.

    How the word didn't get around that the girl already got a date is beyond me! That's what friends are supposed to be for, after all! Oh well, it might be a promposal gone wrong, but it's certainly something he'll look back on in a few years and get a good laugh out of, if he's not already.

    Sadly, this isn't the only promposal fail we stumbled upon this year. For another cringing moment, check out Daniel's promposal fail... to his own girlfriend, of all people!

  • This Girl Gets A Second Chance At Prom Thanks To Her Brother

    Prom is usually special night to remember. But, eighteen year old high school student Olivia Pelley ended up missing her prom after needing to be rushed to the hospital. She told ABC News that while in the middle of taking pictures with her classmates before attending the Cochrane-Fountain City High School junior prom on April 25th, she started to not feel well, experiencing pain, and went to the hospital.

    Olivia Pelley Gets A Second Chance At Prom

    Olivia explained to ABC News, "I couldn't stand. I couldn't concentrate. I didn't want to go [to the hospital]. I didnt' want to think something was wrong with me. I wanted to go to prom." Still in her prom dress, she went straight to the hospital and missed her prom.

    Olivia had a kidney transplant from her dad seven years ago and has been dealing with many health complications since. But, she was finally starting to feel better in the weeks before her prom. Her classmates had even voted her prom queen, and she was planning on going to prom with her very first date ever.

    But, Olivia has one amazing older brother and he stepped right in to help make sure Prom 2015 wasn't completely ruined for her. Michael explained, "As soon as I got that call about what happened, I immediately though, 'I need to do something.'" The twenty-two year old who attends Winona State University started planning a second prom for his younger sister. He told ABC News, "I was determined to make it happen. I couldn't let one of the greatest moments in my sister's life turn into the most tragic." And, plan he did!

    Olivia and Michael PelleyWith the help of Olivia's high school principal and vice principal, local businesses to sponsor, and classmates, Michael put all of the pieces together and raised enough money to have a do-over prom at the school. He even got her prom date to show up and booked the same DJ from the junior prom she missed!

    At least 70 people showed up, giving Olivia a prom night to remember. She explained, "I had a great time! This prom was fun because it was with my friends and family, and I got to spend time with people I love."

    Unfortunately, Olivia's health problems are not over. She may even need to receive another kidney transplant. Fortunately, though, Olivia's big brother Michael's unconditional help is never over. He set up a GoFundMe in order to help raise money for Olivia's medical expenses, including hopefully helping to find possible donors. You can read more a Olivia's story on her GoFundMe page and learn how to help out. We're so glad Olivia has such an incredible brother to not only give her a second chance at prom, but look out for her in every other aspect of her life, as well.

    Sources: ABC News, GoFundMe

  • The Taylor Swift Bad Blood Video is EPIC!

    We all know that Taylor Swift was the artist of the night at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards for more reasons that one (she won many awards!). But, the event everyone is still talking about days after the Billboard Music Awards ended is Tay finally releasing hew newest music video: Bad Blood!

    The music video is ah-maz-ing... to put it lightly. It's full of action, great music (duh!), stunning outfits, and endless stars! There are too many celebrities in the video to name them all, but some of our favorites included Hayley Williams of Paramore, Jessica Alba, Karlie Kloss, Lena Dunham, Selena Gomez, and Cara Delevingne. Phew... and that was only six of the celebs that made an appearance in the video! Tay has so many friends! Check out the video, and see if you can name all of the stars. Plus, if you love the stunning fashion throughout the video, read on because we picked out our favorite ways to take a cue from the Taylor Swift Bad Blood video at your next formal or semi formal event.

    The very first outfit Tay shows off in this video is a stunning two tone nude and black corset and mini skirt outfit. Could the video start out any better from a fashion standpoint?! To get a similar look to Taylor's nude/black from the beginning of "Bad Blood," go with Faviana 7428. It's a short cocktail dress that features a multi layer chiffon skirt and a structured lace bodice. It comes in Black/Nude, just like Tay's outfit!

    Faviana 7428

    The video starts out with an outfit that's more feminine, like we know Tay's outfits to be in real life, but it then quickly turns to all the girls wearing sleek, sexy, ninja-inspired leather outfits. What else would ninjas wear?! For a ninja-inspired look that's sleek and sexy like all of the black leather jumpsuits and rompers Tay's entourage wore in "Bad Blood," go with romper La Femme 21339. It's an elegant chiffon dress with shorts, a sweetheart neckline, and belt around the waist. Perfect for kicking some ass in style!

    La Femme 21339

    Black was definitely the color of choice for outfits for the Bad Blood music video, but there were two white outfits in the video that were so stunning! Tay and "Frostbye" (Lily Aldridge) wore wintery white rompers while practice fighting in the video. For a white romper look like these two ninjas, go with La Femme 21526. It's a unique dress with a sheer tulle skirt, shorts, and pockets (because ninja spies have some essentials to carry, like compact mirrors that turn into throwing stars). The bodice is a sweetheart neckline and has a thin belt around the waist.

    La Femme 21526

    All we have to say is that we hope the Bad Blood music video gets turned into a movie! It looks like it could be the next Charlie's Angels to us! What an all-around amazing video. We can't wait to see what Tay has in store next for her 1989 album! Oh...and we're totally loving Taylor Swift with red hair, by the way.

  • Rissy Roo's Prom Dress Testimonial: Ashtin Williford

    More Roo Girls are finally attending their prom, which means more pictures of their big prom nights are coming in for us all to see! The latest in prom dress testimonials comes from Rissy Roo's customer Ashtin Williford. She wore Sherri Hill style 11068, a brilliantly designed two piece evening gown with a beaded high neck sleeveless top and a long slim skirt with a beaded waist. Ashtin chose to rock the dress in color Aqua/Multi, which looked so stunning against her blonde hair and blue eyes.

    Ashtin Williford in Sherri Hill 11068

    Here's what she had to say:

    "I just wanted to say thank you so much for my amazing and unique prom dress. I got endless amounts of compliments on it and I cannot be more appreciative. I am so glad I found this website. It was so last minute for me getting my dress and I was definitely stressing a lot and then I found this website with this exact dress I wanted (a lot of places did not have the color I wanted) and I ordered it and it came in amazing timing. It made my prom experience that much more amazing. THANK YOU!!!"

    -Ashtin Williford

    We're so glad to hear that Ashtin was so happy with her dress, and that she had such an incredible time at prom! Check out more pictures of Ashtin in her Sherri Hill dress with her boyfriend:

    Ashtin Williford in Sherri Hill 11068

    Ashtin Williford Sherri Hill 11068

    Ashtin Williford 11068

    Ashtin couldn't have looked more beautiful! Prom dress Sherri Hill 11068 fit her like a glove. We're so glad she was able to finally find the color she wanted on RissyRoos.com. Stay tuned for more Rissy Roo's prom dress testimonials!

  • This High School Student Got Kicked Out Of Prom Because Of Her Dress

    High Schools around the country seem to be getting stricter and stricter with their prom dress codes, with Prom 2015 coming to a peak. Girls are being told what type of dresses they can and can't wear, and if they don't follow the rules perfectly, they're being banned from being able to attend their prom. This continues to surprise us at Rissy Roo's, because this year's dresses couldn't be more elegant. The two piece, open back, and cut out looks of Prom 2015 all show off skin, but in a totally classy way.

    High school senior Mireya Briceno unfortunately found out the hard way just how strict prom dress codes have become. She wore the elegant polka dot dress La Femme 21452 to prom, and was forced to leave her dance in Michigan after the administration found her dress in violation of the dress code.

    Mireya looking stunning in La Femme 21452!

    While Mireya's mom, Connie, thought her daughter looked, "classy and elegant," (which we couldn't agree with more), administrators at Mireya's high school, Muskegon High School, apparently did not agree! After already purchasing the dress and showing up at prom, Mireya was told to leave prom because of a dress code violation. The school hasn't stated exactly what the violation was, but Connie believes the dress must have been deemed too revealing.

    Mireya and her mom even made sure to follow the guidelines when picking the prom dress, which states that backless dresses are acceptable. Connie explained to Yahoo Parenting, "The rules states the dress needed to adhere to the 'fingertip rule' - meaning the dress had to hit below your fingertip when standing with your arms by your side. They also said no midriff showing, which to me means stomach. And they said the words, 'Backless dresses are acceptable.'" Sounds like Mireya's old-hollywood style polka-dot dress fit all the rules to us!

    Mireya with her boyfriend

    Mireya was super upset with what happened, and we couldn't blame her. Her mom explained that Mireya called her crying from the parking lot outside the prom. Connie said, "I told her to go to dinner with her boyfriend, and try to enjoy the evening. She was really upset. She has her boyfriend's prom in two weeks, but still, this was her prom. She missed out on a memorable time with her friends."

    We're so sad that Mireya missed out on her big night, but glad to hear that she'll have another shot at going to prom and wearing her stunning dress! And, we hope her high school at least gives her an answer as to why she was singled out and kicked out of prom like this.

    While Mireya's experience rocking La Femme 21452 was unfortunate, this is definitely an abnormal experience. La Femme 21452 would be considered a very classy and appropriate dress by most people, and I'm sure Mireya's pictures speak for themselves. There's nothing wrong with showing a little skin in a totally classy way like this!

    Sources: Yahoo Parenting, Erin Zaragoza Photography

  • A Promposal Cake to Drool Over!

    This year's promposals have been epic, and we know we're going to be super disappointed when Prom 2015 is over and the promposal and prom pictures become a distant memory. But, for now, there are still many amazing prom pictures and stories to share with you! The latest comes from one of our Roo Girls, Brianni (@briannimartinez on Instagram), who bought a La Femme dress from us earlier this year. See her special promposal below, as well as the prom dress she chose!

    The Promposal...

    Chocolate Cake Promposal

    Brianni's promposal surprise was a delicious chocolate cake, that spelled our "Prom?" in chocolate syrup. Drooling yet?? Brianni wrote in the comments of the picture, "So here's my late, but cute, cheesy, but delicious promposal from my best friend #instagramlessluis #prom." All we can say is SUPER cute... and SO not cheesy (it's chocolately, duh!).

    The Prom Dress...

    But, before the promposal cake came, she already picked out her dress! She came and visited our Rissy Roo's store in Linwood, NJ and found the perfect dress for her prom.

    open back prom dress

    In her Instagram post, she said, "Guess who got their prom dress today??? #prom2k15 #imslightlyready"

    She looked so gorgeous in the La Femme dress she picked out! And, she looked even more stunning all dolled up for prom night. Check her out all dressed up for her senior prom, posing for a picture with her mom (so cute!):

    prom night

    She commented on Instagram, "Senior year prom with my momma #prom2k15 #roogirl"

    We're so glad that Brianni had a special senior year prom experience that she will always remember... from promposal to prom night!

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