Sep. 20, 2018
It’s something every woman strives for in fashion — that perfect look.
Whether getting ready for work, primping for a date, dressing down for a casual weekend, or getting gussied up for a formal event, women turn to the pages of fashion blogs and magazines to make sure their look is on the mark.
As the years go by, some of those looks that you faithfully donned over the years can make you cringe. But when glancing in the rearview mirror at the history of modern fashion, the reality is, you are looking at two very different things: The trends of the day, and the classic styles of the fashion narrative.
Fashion trends, as the name suggests, are things that come and go. From poodle skirts and bell bottom pants, to tight-rolled jeans and the mullet, what’s “in” right at the moment is essentially a fad.
Trends and fads are fluent. They move with the times. Some last longer than others, and some, thankfully, disappear in time (like that mullet, what were we thinking?).
Trends, though, are also essential in the world of fashion.
Trends carve out who we are, what we are, WHERE we are in the world at that moment. While we may have been happy to see the mullet trend end, just SEEING an old school photo of a loved one with that styled coif elicits incredible memories.
Classic style, on the other hand, is enduring.
The Little Black Dress, a string of pearls, a crisp white button-down, a trench coat. All things that pass through the pages of fashion history unscathed. Each item may be touched upon by the prevailing trends of the time — an embellishment here, an accessory there. But the style itself remains timeless, classic, elegant, and pure.
For more than two decades, Mac Duggal has created gorgeous gowns and dresses that weave together the elements of the latest trends and everlasting style.
In 1990, even while the mullet trend continued its reign over the American hairstyle, Mac Duggal’s fashion forward thinking was all about keeping unfading fashion styles as a top priority.
Mac Duggal ~ 1990
The sleek look of this sexy and shimmering gold sequined sheath gown are as appropriate today as they were then. Like many Mac Duggal gowns, this one not only stands the test of time, it’s a testament to Mac Duggal’s vision of prevailing fashion that never goes out of style. Mac Duggal gowns are ageless, and perfect for every woman.
Mac Duggal ~ 2018
The proof lies in the sexy, sophisticated, classic designs of the Mac Duggal Fall 2018 collection, including style 12089R and style 50187R from the Black White Red Collection and style 67662D from the Couture Collection.
So embrace the trends. But remember the style. The Mac Duggal style remains consistently elegant, for the past, present and future.
Aug. 13, 2018
It’s time to think about hitting the stores and start the search for the perfect gown for the fall ball.
Homecoming is coming!
And all you need to make it perfect is that special dress. You delve into the Mac Duggal 2018 homecoming dresses in the Cocktail and iEENA collections, your eyes soaking up the gorgeous gowns and all their exquisite detailing, your heartbeat picks up at the thought of slipping into one of these festive, fabulous frocks.
But you’re stuck on one little detail. What color should I wear?
If you have ever Googled one of those “how to find your perfect color” guides, you know the very next step after clicking on one of the hundreds of thousands of links is to then hit up Google for the definitions of half the words you just read. Winter, summer, autumn tones, oranges, blues, cool, warm, pink, natural, muted, glowing, deep… figuring out what your precise skin coloring is just to find what shade will look best on you can be exhausting. Some “helpful” sites are even packed with flowcharts similar to this:
The truth is, unless you naturally “get” what it means to go through all those color analysis charts, you probably need professional help if you want to use them to find your perfect color. Because even following the instructions to a tee can make you go mad. And no one wants to see that.
But there are simpler ways to get to the root of your best color when it comes to choosing your homecoming dress. One is to determine the undertone of your skin. The other, simply look to guides for what colors look good with your locks.
Generally speaking, the color of your hair can be a good determination for the color that looks great on you. While there are certainly more considerations, and darker or lighter skin tones may affect the outcome, as a guide, it’s a good place to start.
Blonde – If you go the way of Reese Witherspoon and Marilyn Monroe, you might want to try bold colors, such as red, orange, coral, emerald and peacock, as well as neutral tones like nude, tan or taupe.
Redhead – The skin tone of a lady with fiery locks can vary wildly, and the lighter the tone, the more washed out you’ll look in light colors. But in general, a redhead can shine in mocha, sapphire, emerald, and ivory.
Brunette – They say blondes have more fun, but brunettes seem to have more variety. Whether your locks are a warm chestnut or a sultry raven, saturated colors are yours for the taking! Dark hair pairs well with several colors, including varying shades of pink, blue, brown, green, and orange.
Of course, not every color pairs specifically with any hair color, and there are varying levels of intensity in both hair color and dress color. But as a simple guide, these tips will come in quite handy!
You can figure out your undertone by squeezing the tip of your finger. See how the color changes slightly? THAT is the undertone!
If the undertone appears blue, pink, reddish-purple or rosy, then cool colors are likely for you. If what you see is peachy, gold, coral or a brighter red, then warm colors will probably be the most flattering against your skin.
Warm and cool are exactly like they sound – warm colors produce the illusion of the feel of warmth. Cool colors look like a cooling breeze feels.
Yellow and red are warm colors.
Blue and green are cool colors.
Colors giving you grief? Why not try the most classic look of all?
A stunning Mac Duggal little black dress can look beautiful on anyone, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to length, embellishments, and cut. These sassy dresses are glammed up for the occasion with stunning colorful beaded embellishments.
Finally, don’t underestimate the power of perception. Bring your friends with you. Ask them questions. Tell them to BE HONEST. Holding up dress after dress is a tough sell when it’s just you and the mirror. But through the eyes of another person, you are getting a much better picture of what really looks great on you.
And in the end, remember, it’s YOUR dress. If you love it, then LOVE it. We’re sure you’ll look fantastic. Start your search for your homecoming dress here.
Aug. 2, 2018
Emma Loney (@missemmasuzanne) has been selected as the 2018 This Is Why I’m Fabulouss Model Search winner. She was selected following a nationwide search to discover this year’s Face of Fabulouss.
Emma will receive a modeling contract with the Company and an opportunity to walk the runway during Mac Duggal Fashion Week and at World of Prom in Atlanta. Her formal crowning will take place at a ceremony during World of Prom.
In addition to being the Face of the Fabulouss Collection, Emma will serve as a role model for body positivity. The message she plans to promote to all girls is “they should embrace and love themselves for who they are, and not feel a need to change in order to win acceptance”. She also stated that “its been my dream to represent girls that are not the ideal version of what beauty has been made out to be in our culture and to help redefine the standards of true beauty”.
Stay tuned for Emma’s crowning in Atlanta by turning on @macduggal instagram notifcations to stay up to date on Emma journey as Miss Fabulouss 2018 and all things Mac Duggal!
Learn more about Emma’s journey on her way to becoming the Face of Fabulouss. Check out these video’s recapping the This Is Why I’m Fabulous model search.
Jul. 19, 2018
How common is it for girls to get ripped off by fraudulent online prom dress stores? Walk into any prom dress retailer and ask them about this subject, and they will indicate it has become very commonplace. It’s a frequent occurrence for girls to come into their stores with tales of woe after having been cheated by a fraudulent online retailer.
If the price of a prom dress offered online seems to good to be true, it probably is to good to be true. There are a variety of bad things that can occur when dealing with a fraudulent web site.
1) The order never gets shipped.
2) The color of the dress is vastly different than the image displayed online
3) The dress is made from cheap fabric with poor quality workmanship
4) The fit is terrible
5) The embellishments are terribly inferior versus what is shown in the online image
6) There are months of delays in receipt of the dress and customer service is non-existent
Be aware that the search engines are filled with the sites of fraudulent online stores. The search engines are enablers of the these prom dress counterfeiters. The paid results at the top of the results pages are infested with links to fraudulent stores that have stolen images from the top designers such as Mac Duggal. These stores are buying their way to the top of the search engines. In many cases, they can afford to pay a lot to get to the top of the search engines because they are saving money by using cheap, inferior materials and sloppy workmanship.
The results obtained when searching online for prom dresses is a jumbled result of legitimate and fraudulent sites. Most of the larger prom dress retailers have websites and there a numerous online stores that are extremely reputable. So how can you segment the legitimate stores from the fraudulent ones?
1) Go to the sites of the top designers and use their “Where to Buy” function to find authorized retailers. The Mac Duggal authorized retailer’s can be identified by going to Find Retailer. (a link to “Find Retailer” is in the navigation bar at the top of the webpage).
2) Search for “store name reviews”. Be aware this method is far from foolproof. Many of the reviews are paid for and not trustworthy. It requires a lot of digging to find reviews that you can trust.
3) Look up the store’s Page on Facebook. Check on how many likes the store has. Check on whether the store’s posts are getting shared, as this is a good indication that they have an engaged customer base. Click on the “show share” button. See if the distribution of names seems to be typical. Read the comments to determine if they seem to be coming from legitimate fans, or if the online store is buying them. Be aware that this is not a foolproof method of sussing out legitimate stores, as the fraudulent stores sometimes buy likes and pay for positive comments.
Recommended Prom Dress Stores in Selected Cities
While the title of the video provided below is about wedding dresses, it is directly relevant to prom dresses. The story would be almost identical if they had substituted “prom dress” for “wedding dress”.
Jun. 13, 2018
Whether you are working a summer job or catching up on some quality you time, stay up to date with these hottest summer trends.
Be inspired by the nature around you and make a statement in a trendy floral summer dress!
Pastels and Crayolas
Summer is the time to have fun and let loose so why not experiment with your wardrobe by adding some color? Be bold or be subtle. Pastel and Crayola colors are both in this summer and ready to let the good times roll.
Fringe dresses are back! Glisten in the starlight in any Mac Duggal fringe dress.
Tag @macduggal on Instagram in your trendiest summer moments by using #TheMacDuggalMag and don’t forget to shop the looks now!
May. 23, 2018
Last week 51 women, in both the Teen and Miss division, prepared to take the stage for what is known as the Super Bowl of pageantry, The Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants. After a week of appearances, events, photoshoots, rehearsals, and bonding the Miss Teen USA 2018 was crowned last weekend on Friday May 18th, 2018 followed by the crowning of Miss USA 2018 on Monday, May 21st, 2018.
The women who participated in this year’s Miss USA and Miss Teen USA were judged in three different categories – Interview, Swimsuit, and Evening Gown. Before we take a look at the new Miss USA and Miss Teen USA 2018, let’s take a look at some of the contestants that rocked the stage wearing Mac Duggal.
These women pictured were only a fraction of the talented women that competed over this past weekend. Each and everyone one of them has been a role model to women and girls in their state and each contestant dreams of being the next Miss USA or Miss Teen USA. However, only two women were crowned last weekend and those two honorary women are… *drumroll please*
All of these amazing women have embodied what it means to self confident, hard working, beautiful, and intelligent. These women are QUEENS!
So I’ll leave you with this, reach for the sky, follow your dreams, accomplish what you dreamt, be proud of who you are, and never back down. Women are powerful, we are queens.
Tell us why you’re a queen by sharing your thoughts and tagging @macduggal on Instagram.
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