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Jan. 18, 2018

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Prom Dress Trends for 2018

Prom is a big event for every young girl—an occasion when you can dress your best and have fun. The outfit you choose for it will be immortalized through photographs taken on the day. Therefore, you must find a dress that helps you look your best. It should also be comfortable, since you will be wearing the dress for several hours and even dancing in it.


Here is a round-up of the hottest prom dress trends for 2018 from the fashion enthusiasts at Best for Bride in Canada to inspire your choice.





Fringe dresses provide the carefree, glitzy, glamorous fashion statement that made this style all the rage among flappers during the 1920’s. All eyes will be drawn to you as the fringe shimmies and sways when you enter a room or step upon the dance floor. Mac Duggal has brought up to date styling to the fringe dress, giving them a modern look and feel. View more fringe dresses


Ball Gown Prom Dresses

gold prom dress

The perfect evening gown for that grand entrance of your dreams is a romantic ball gown prom dress. It fulfills the dream of walking into a room and feeling like a princess. And when twirling across the dance floor you will feel like teen royalty. Prom dresses with a ball gown look and feel are surging in popularity this season. In particular, soft hue colors like rose gold and powder blue have are on trend this year, to the point where these colors have as popular as red and black.


Shine in Gold

gold short prom dress

Bring on the bling in a gown embellished with golden sequins or brocade. Metallics are very fashionable, and gold is the hottest choice this year. This universally flattering metallic hue works on all complexions and is just perfect to steal the spotlight. It is also a versatile choice that works well with any hairstyle and makeup. You hardly need any accessories to complete your prom day look, when your dress is opulent with golden details. So make a majestic appearance in a gold dress and you will certainly be noticed.


Dresses with Dramatic Backs

black and gold two piece prom dress - back

Show skin without being flashy in a dress with dramatic back details. This is a great option to show-off your sense of style in a sophisticated way. You can make your pick from illusion designs embellished with lace appliques and crystal embroidery, sheer overlays, pretty keyhole cut-outs and low-cut open backs.  Keyhole backs and illusion details offer beautiful coverage, while low-cut and open backs are revealing and bold. Don’t forget to choose a suitable hairstyle that highlights the back of your dress and doesn’t distract from its statement features.


Lace Details and Accents

Long Illusion Sleeve White Lace Ball Gown

If you love elegant and classy styles, lace is the way to go. All-over lace dresses are eternally romantic with timeless allure. Look for playful colors like bright red or blue for a modern twist on the classic. You can even go gothic with black lace. Or include lace in your outfit as an accent, by choosing a dress with lace sleeves. For a contemporary look, pick sexy silhouettes like the mermaid or sheath in lace. When wearing lace, choose your accessories with care or you can end up with a cluttered look.

Hi-Low Hemlines

Strapless high low dress

Don’t hide your beautiful, slender legs beneath yards of fabric. Show them off in a splendid high-low hemline dress. This style of a short hemline in the front that grows to floor-length at the back is very youthful and chic. Pay attention to your choice of footwear, since it will be visible beneath the short skirt in the front. Contrast colored footwear will stand out and make a statement, when paired with a dressy high-low gown that cascades and flows in the background. For more inspiration on this look, visit this celebrity trend post on Instyle.


Strappy Details

beaded burgundy prom dress - back

Spaghetti straps and slightly wider straps on the shoulders and crossing over the bodice or back are fashionable now. This vintage-inspired trend has a 90’s vibe, and looks best in solid color dresses. Dresses with sheer panels and cut-outs along sides and neckline also feature slender straps that structure the dress and hold it in place. This is a dramatic look to explore if you don’t mind showing off some skin. For an effortless and stylish look, keep your accessories minimum and choose a tousled and natural looking hairstyle.


Black and White

Black and White Lace Prom Dress

The black and white combination is a welcome update to the all-black gothic look, and one you can easily personalize. This classic combination of two neutrals is impressive for its simplicity and elegance.  Take your cue from the monochrome look sported by Michelle Williams on the Oscar Red carpet, and choose a black and white dress with a plunging neckline for added impact. On the other hand, go with patterns in these two colors for a fun and flirty look. Complete your black and white outfit with a pair of brightly colored heels or sandals for a pop of color.

Two-Piece Dresses

two piece sky blue ball gown

Incredibly versatile, two-pieces are the way to go if you love unique and customized looks. It allows you to mix and match colors and textures to make your own fashion statement. With the right style of top and skirt, you can create any silhouette whether it is a mermaid, sheath, fit and flare or A-line. You can also pick different colors for the top and bottom. The latest trend is to pair a crop top with a skirt, so you have a separate bodice and skirt that comes together while showing off a bit of skin. Two-piece dresses are also a practical option if you are on a tight budget, since there will be several options that work within your given budget.


Author Bio:

Best for Bride is a popular bridal shopping destination in Canada, offering brides and their parties modern dress collections, accessories and a range of wedding day services. Apart from four store locations across the country, this bridal chain also has an online shopping portal, which caters to brides from all over the world. More details about their dress collections and services are available at the Best for Bride website.


For tips on the dress silhouettes that best suit you, read The Perfect Prom Dress to Flatter Your Figure


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Prom Dress Trends for 2018

Jan. 2, 2018

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Chelsea Roy Rocks An iEENA Dress on ABC’s The Bachelor

Chelsea Roy The Bachelor Ieena Dress


Chelsea Roy has been described by Glamour as their “new favorite villain” on Arie Luyendyk Jr’s Season of ‘The Bachelor’. However,  she looks anything but villainous in iEENA for Mac Duggal style 25403i when she steals Arie away during the premiere episode. Chelsea is “the  clear front-runner for this season’s most talked about contestant”.


iEENA for Mac Duggal style 25403i is a high neck, jersey halter column dress with neck bow detail and an open back. In addition to the Black version featured on The Bachelor, the dress is also available in Royal Blue, Chartreuse, and Burgundy.

Nov. 27, 2017

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Mac Duggal Sparkles At Miss Universe 2017

The new Miss Universe was crowned on Sunday night (11/26/17). 92 women, from all over the globe vied for the coveted title of Miss Universe! Each year, Mac Duggal is proud to be a part of the journey to the crown for a few select women. This year was no different, Mac Duggal was showcased beautifully by Miss Universe Iceland, Miss Universe US Virgin Islands and Miss Universe Curacao.



Mac Duggal continually plays a prominent role in pageantry throughout every system, and never fails to turn the heads of fans each year with stunning gown designs and impeccable details. Congratulations to the new Miss Universe, Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.

Make sure to stay tuned for Miss USA 2018 to see what states will be proudly representing Mac Duggal!


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Mac Duggal Sparkles At Miss Universe 2017

Sep. 25, 2017

Mac Duggal Photo Shoot Showcased on Growing Up Supermodel

growing up supermodel

This week a Mac Duggal photo shoot was front and center of Lifetime’s “Growing Up Super Model”. Mac Duggal himself appeared on the show, first at a meet and greet where aspiring models lined up to meet him and hoped to be selected for the photo shoot. It’s worth noting that these weren’t just any aspiring models. The models anxiously hoping to be selected included Steven Segal and Kelly LeBrock’s daughter Arrisa Le Brock, boxer Oscar De La Hoya’s daughter Atiana de la Hoya, their supermodel mothers and many more big names.

Many of the beautiful aspiring models were plus size, diverse in look and body shape and, even with their famous lineages, spoke about the years of difficulties they’d had to break into the fashion industry. But Mac Duggal didn’t skip a beat, knowing talent and beauty when he sees it, and offered to give these beauties work and exposure.

photo shoot Growing Up Supermodel

The girls spoke to the camera about what a big break into the fashion industry Mac Duggal was giving them. They were honored and thrilled to be a part of Mac Duggal’s international gown empire and to work with one of the biggest designers on the planet. The girls also spoke about how his decision to work with them could be career changing and they were all thrilled to model his gowns and continue to work with him in the future. It was an uplifting and positive experience for Mac Duggal and all of the models involved.

mac duggal photo shoot growing up super model

Growing Up Supermodel is a Lifetime reality series that follows the drama of making it in the modeling world for seven celebrity kids: Arissa Le Brock (daughter of supermodel/actress Kelly LeBrock and actor Steven Seagal), Cambrie and Faith Schroder (daughters of Ricky Schroder), Atiana De La Hoya (daughter of actress/model Shanna Moakler and boxer Oscar De La Hoya), Cairo Peele (daughter of supermodel Beverly Peele), Jake Moritt (son of actress Krista Allen) and Janis Ostojic (son of model JD Ostojic).

Sep. 19, 2017

Mac Duggal Continues to Stun the World During NYFW

repost from Sheen Magazine


Mac Duggal New York Fashion Week S/S 2018 Show


It’s no surprise that it was a sold out, packed house during NYFW for Mac Duggal’s spring 2017 collection, 1,500 attendees to be exact. Everyone wants an invite to Mac’s runway during fashion week. His gorgeous and elegant dresses are second to none. Mac is a trendsetter, and has not only set the trend in fashion, but with various sized models, too. The true beauty of it, is that Mac Duggal incorporates regular and plus size models on his runway, which sends a message to millions within the world, that it is okay to love your body, no matter your body type or size, and that you’re still beautiful regardless. The positivity of this, is much needed in today’s society, due to the amount of body shaming that women endure on a daily basis. To see this showcased on the runway, during NYFW, is priceless, and is something that should become the fashion world’s new normal.

NYFW Runway SS18

Mac is definitely not new to this. He has dressed some of Hollywood’s finest. Walking the biggest fashion stage in the world, alongside professional models was Arissa Le Brock, who is the star of the reality series, “Growing Up Supermodel” on Lifetime. Le Brock’s mother Kelly Le Brock, was also in attendance to show her support of her beautiful daughter, and boy did Arissa look stunning. To capture the essence and true beauty of Mac Duggal’s designs, you would have to be in attendance to see his work in person, and trust us when we say, you would be in awe too. Mac Duggal’s work has always been jaw dropping beautiful.

Arissa Le Brock runway

Additional reality star walking the runway included Ava Cota (Dance Moms and SYTCD next Generation), Roxy Earle (Real Housewives of Toronto), and Niche Caldwell.


Some names that you may recognize that were in attendance, were Nick Cannon, Deontay Wilder, Kelly Le Brock, Gabriela Dias, Sonja Kovac, and Halima Aden to name a few. Mac Duggal continues to be the preferred go to designer, that not only keeps up with what is fashionable, but always classy.

NYFW Runway SS18

NYFW Runway SS18 fringed romper

flowing lilac dress on runway

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Ava Cota NYFW runway

Ava Cota
Ava Cota NYFW
Roxy Earle NYFW runway
Roxy Earle NYFW runway

Niche Caldwell NYFW runway

Niche Caldwell

Aug. 10, 2017

A Model Story

repost from the Christian County Headliner News


Fueled by passion and family support, Nixa grad pursues a career in modeling


Blessed with beauty and talent, 2017 high school graduate Channa Robinson has achieved success by landing a contract with the famous international fashion designer Mac Duggal.


“I didn’t really think I would be working with him, but I did,” Channa said.


Duggal is a gown designer from India. His designs are “positioned at the high end of the women’s special occasion dress market,” and worn by famous celebrities, according to Duggal’s website.


It might be luck that Channa landed the contract, but it might be her beauty and talent that caught the designer’s eye.


“Channa has been totally driven and committed to everything that she does,” her mom, Patti Robinson, said.


Channa could never forget the moment she received a message from Duggal’s agent announcing Channa as one of the finalists in his “This is why I’m fabulous” contest and soon to be his contract model.


“I saw a message pop up on my phone,” Channa said. “I knew something was going on.”


Channa’s mother first saw the designer’s post on social media. “This is why I’m fabulous” was looking for women who inspire others to represent Mac Duggal. According to the designer’s blog, this was the first time he launched the campaign.


“My mom showed me (the post) and I was like ‘OK, why not,’” Channa said. “I submitted a photo to them and a few days later, I heard back that they wanted me to go up to New York and interview with them.”


Along with other finalists, Channa went to New York City to meet Duggal and was amazed by his personality and work ethic.


“He is the most sincere and genuine person I’ve ever met. He does really care about every single person that walks through his door and even the girls who buy his dresses. He is so thankful and grateful for his customers,” Channa said.

Channa Robinson

Channa Robinson


Being the face of Mac Duggal, Channa will frequently travel to big cities such as New York, Atlanta and Chicago to attend fashion events and participate in photoshoots and beauty classes. Her schedule is now full with fashion events. In June, she went to Chicago to walk for Duggal’s fashion show. In August, she will attend another fashion week in Atlanta.


Modeling for a famous brand and all the privileges that come with it might seem like a dream to girls her age, but Channa’s achievement requires hard work and investment. She has a pageant coach who helps her navigate through the industry.


“He really focuses hard on interviews because she always uses those for the rest of her life,” Patti said. “That has been a huge plus to get her to where she is now.”


The motivation from family members fuels Channa’s passion as well. Although it took a while for Channa to convince her father that she could compete in pageants, model and be successful.


“When she first started out in pageants, it was me and her brother (who supported). Her dad did not like it, he thought that it was expensive, a waste of time. But over the years now, he is the one that took her to Chicago, to New York City,” Patti said. “At this point, he is very supportive for getting her where she needs to be.”


Being confident and natural in front of a camera, Channa knows her strength well. Since she was 8, she has competed in various beauty contests, such as Miss Missouri Junior, for junior- and high-school girls, and Princess of America, for girls proud of their confidence and accomplishments.


“In competing pageants, you do a lot of modeling whether you have to do like a photoshoot for the photogenic category or just on-stage modeling, and that has always been my favorite thing to do,” she said.


She has also modeled for photographers building up portfolios.


“Her photographer just loves working with her. He said she works for the camera, the camera doesn’t have to work for her,” Patti said.


Channa said she understands the modeling industry is known for stiff competition, but she never feels threatened because she has equipped herself with experience, knowledge and passion.


“I like what I do, and I have been the type of person if there is something negative around me, I kind of brush it off like it doesn’t really bother me,” she said. “But it’s kind of nerve-wracking just because there are beautiful girls everywhere you go, and it’s weird that you’re one of those.”