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  • 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

  • Hi-Lo Dresses for Homecoming 2012

    Homecoming 2012 hi-lo Dresses

    Since the end of last year, hi-low dresses have been trending worldwide.  These flirtatious frocks feature a circular hemline that hangs low in the back and high (usually above knee level) in the front.  Since this style allows your legs some freedom, it’s perfect for a day strolling around town or a night on the dance floor.

    Miley Cyrus Hi-Lo Dress Miley Cyrus looks stunning in her lacey and light coral hi-lo dress

    Hi-lo dresses have become a popular summer trend for casual wear and have been spotted on celebs walking the red carpet at formal events.  The hi-lo skirt is so versatile it seems wearable for any occasion.  A simple hi-lo dress with a belt can be worn with sandals and a floppy beach hat for a glamorous summer look, while a frivolous version with a bit more flair can be paired with sexy stilettos for any formal event.

    If you’re a fan of the hi-lo dress trend, there’s no doubt you’ll need the best style this Fall.  In order to rock this look for Homecoming 2012, make sure you find the perfect fit for you.  If you want to show off a lot of leg, aim for a hi-low dress with a ruffled skirt, which will act like an elaborate frame as you strut your stuff.  Going for a simpler, more classic look?  Check out an A-Line hi-lo dress that hangs delicately from your body.

    Selena Gomez Hi-lo dress Selena wore gold heels to accent her blue and green hi-lo dress.

    When it comes to accessorizing your hi-lo dress for Homecoming it’s all about the shoes.  The raised hem at the front of dress means your shoes will definitely get noticed.  Make sure you pick a pair of high heels that fits you well and goes well with your dress.  Try to match the color of your hi-lo dress or find something complimentary.  Silver, black, or gold styles are usually a great choice, depending on the color of your gown.

    This Homecoming season hi-lo dresses will become the most sought after dresses.  It's always tough picking out a Homecoming dress, having to choose between Prom Styles and less formal cocktail dresses.  With a hi-lo dress, you get the best of both worlds, in a style that's formal and fun.  The unique trend is hard to find though, so if you’re looking for a hi-lo dress that will turn heads at Homecoming 2012, you’d better start looking now!

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