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Jan. 13, 2020

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2020 Prom Dress Trends

porm 2020 dresses

One‌ ‌o‌f‌ ‌the‌ ‌best‌ ‌parts‌ ‌of‌ ‌High‌ ‌School‌ ‌is‌ ‌prepping‌ ‌for‌ ‌Prom!‌ ‌Really,‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌start‌ ‌prepping‌ ‌months‌ ‌in‌ ‌advance‌ ‌for‌ ‌this‌ ‌all-important‌ ‌event‌ ‌because‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌SO‌ ‌much‌ ‌to‌ ‌figure‌ ‌out.‌ ‌What‌ ‌friends‌ ‌will‌ ‌you‌ ‌go‌ ‌with?‌ ‌Will‌ ‌your‌ ‌crush‌ ‌ask‌ ‌you‌ ‌with‌ ‌an‌ ‌elaborate‌ ‌“promposal”?‌ ‌What‌ ‌should‌ ‌you‌ ‌do‌ ‌with‌ ‌your‌ ‌hair?‌ ‌….and‌ ‌of‌ ‌course‌ ‌the‌ ‌MOST‌ ‌important‌ ‌question,‌ ‌what‌ ‌are‌ ‌you‌‌ ‌going‌ ‌to‌ ‌wear‌?

 

What you choose to wear for Prom speaks about your personality and sense of style for years to come! Here at Mac Duggal, we have you covered. We rounded up the hottest trends for Prom 2020 straight from our design team!

 

PASTELS

Unlike other color families, pastels look great on a wide variety of skin and hair tones. Icy pastels glow against darker skin, bringing out your best features! For those with fair skin, pastels provide a less dramatic contrast than deeper tones because they blend with the hues of your skin, blondes look wonderful in pastels for the same reason!

 

A few of our favorites this season are:

Pastel Prom Dresses

RUFFLED LAYERS

Who doesn’t want to be a little bit “extra” at Prom? Ruffles are the perfect way to show off your flair for fashion without going overboard! They offer flattering figure shapes, as well as more of high fashion feel to help you stand out in the crowd with their uniqueness.

ruffled prom dresses

HOT BACKS

Show a little skin without being too flashy in a dress with dramatic back details! This is a perfect way to spice up a simple silhouette. Right now, lace ups and cut-out backs are all the rage. Bring this trend to prom, and don’t forget to choose a suitable hairstyle that highlights the back of your dress and doesn’t distract from its statement features!

hot back promdresses

SHIMMERY METALLICS

Bring on the bling with a gown that will make you shine at Prom! Metallic hues are universally flattering and work on all complexions. This season we offered this hot trend though unique fabrics and beading, sure to have you steal the spotlight (and can you say perfect for the gram pics?!)

shimmery metallic prom dresses
 

Mac Duggal has the perfect prom dress for you! Check out our prom collection to see all of our fabulous styles for prom.

 

We hope you have a terrific time at prom and don’t forget to show us which trend you chose to rock at your dance. Tag @macduggal in your Instagram posts and use #MacDuggal.

 

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Jan. 7, 2020

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Why I Bought My Prom Dress From a Physical Store

By: Hannah Oliver

 

Online Shopping– one of my very favorite things to do! You have the whole world at your fingertips! You can shop around on different websites, look at reviews of products, and read up on all of the hot trends. After hitting add to cart then purchasing all of your favorites, your package of goodies can be sitting at your doorstep tomorrow. Online shopping is so great! However, there is just something so magical about going to a prom dress store to try on and select your prom dress.

Ivory Gold Prom Dress
Style 12106M
 

I purchased my very first formal dress when I was a freshman in high school. My mom and I traveled to The Royal We in Conway, Arkansas because I was dying for a fabulous dress. We knew that this store was a great place to start because a few of my friends recommended the store, and they had a great Instagram page and website.

 

The owner of the store, Mrs. Laine Berry, happened to be there to help me find a dress, and she was so incredibly helpful! For some reason, I had this funny thing about black dresses- I did NOT want to wear a black dress. After I tried on lots of dresses that my mom and I pulled, I had not fallen in love with a dress yet. Mrs. Laine started pulling dresses that I would not have even thought to try on. I was slightly apprehensive at first, but when I put each one of her suggestions on I realized that they were all so beautiful! That day I ended up walking out of the store with a breathtakingly beautiful gown. Ironically it was a black dress with a sweetheart neckline, fully beaded bodice, and a high leg slit that Mrs. Laine suggested I try on.

25669I- Fuchsia Off The Shoulder Satin Ballgown

Style 25669i
 

If you are dying for that Say Yes To The Dress: Prom Edition moment, then you should go for the in-store experience! That feeling of putting on your prom dress and knowing it is the one is a feeling like no other.

 

There are truly some perks for shopping instore for your prom dress. 1. You can find the perfect style and the perfect fit by trying on dresses at an actual retail store. 2. If the dress you fall in love with does not fit perfectly, prom dress retailers usually have a seamstress 3. Prom dress retailers usually keep a running list of style numbers bought for each school’s prom. This ensures that two girls do not show up in the same dress.

 

We have a few tips for you to think about before you actually enter the prom dress store.

 

TRUST THE SALES ASSOCIATE

 

The sales associate at the prom dress retailer can be such a resourceful tool. They are so knowledgeable about the industry and about every single dress that is in their store. Do not pass up trying on a dress because you do not think it looks good on the hanger. That dress might look fabulous on your body. Just like Mrs. Laine helped me find my dream dress, someone can be helpful in you finding your dream dress, too!

 

DO YOUR RESEARCH

 

Look up all of the latest trends. Figure out which dress silhouette looks best on your body type (Check out The Perfect Prom Dress to Flatter Your Figure). Decide which colors you would like to wear or not like to wear (Check out Pick the Perfect Homecoming Dress- A COLOR GUIDE). Research the stores you want to visit online. Look at their reviews, browse their website, and check out their social media pages. Doing these things can help you find a store near you that is going to have the dresses and the experiences that you are looking for. Here are lists of the best prom dress stores in some cities and states around the United States to get you started:

Chicago Prom Dress Stores

Atlanta Prom Dress Stores

Birmingham Prom Dress Stores

Nashville Prom Dress Stores

Arkansas Prom Dress Stores

Mississippi Prom Dress Stores

Kentucky Prom Dress Stores

Connecticut Prom Dress Stores

Find More Prom Dress Retailers Here.
 

FIX YOUR HAIR & MAKEUP

 

Fix your hair and makeup similar to how you would like it to look at prom. When you look at yourself in the dressing room mirror at the store, this can help you envision how you would look on your prom night in your dress. Even just adding a little curl to your hair and some extra eyeliner, eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick can help. Are you planning on getting a spray tan before prom? Maybe even add a little self-tanner to your body a couple of days before you go. However, do not put it on right before you go because 1. it needs time to develop and 2. you do not want to get self-tanner all over the dresses at the store.

 

BRING ACCESSORIES

 

Do you have a pair of sparkly earrings and a good pair of classic heels that you love? Bring it all with you! Just like fixing your hair and your makeup, adding earrings and heels to the equation when you are trying on prom dresses can be a helpful tool. Doing these things can help you envision your prom night look. Pro Tip: wear undergarments that are nude or natural skin tone color.

 

MAKE A DAY OUT OF IT

 

Grab your best friends, put on a super cute outfit, and make a day out of it! Head to the prom dress store in the morning when it is not too busy, find the perfect dress, then go eat lunch together. While you have on your cute outfits along with your hair and makeup done, you and your friends could even take some cute pictures for your Instagram! If you want to buy new shoes or earrings to match your prom dress, your girl gang can then head to the mall or a nearby store to find your prom accessories. Need help choosing the right accessories? Check out: 4 Ways to Choose the Right Jewelry For Prom.

 

BE OPEN-MINDED

 

When searching for your prom dress, you might be just like me and think that you do not want to wear a black dress. You never know what it will look like on your body until you try it on! It is good to go into the store with an idea of what you want, but don’t get stuck thinking that is what you have to walk out of the store with. That is the great thing about actually going to a retail store to choose your prom dress! Try on different styles, sizes, and colors to truly find the perfect dress.

25957i- Shimmering Ice Ballgown with Beaded Neckline

Style 25957i
 

Prom night is one that you will remember forever. Make sure that you love your dress and feel comfortable, confident, and beautiful in it! Going to a physical store to buy your dress can be such a great idea. You know that it fits and that the style and color looks great on your body, you have the help of a knowledgeable sales associate, and you can make a fun day out of it! Browse Mac Duggal’s Prom Collection for some inspiration before you get to shopping, and you can find a list ofMac Duggal Retailers here.

 

We hope you have the best time at prom and don’t forget to tag @macduggal in your Instagram posts and use #MacDuggal.

Jan. 3, 2020

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5 Tips To Help You Choose the Perfect Prom Shoes

By: Hannah Oliver
 

You have found your perfect prom dress, and now what? It is now time to start searching for the perfect pair of shoes to wear with your dress. The shoes you choose to wear can make or break your dress, so it is very important that you think about the look that you are going for then choose the right shoes. Here at Mac Duggal, we have 5 different types of shoe options to consider!

 
1. CLASSIC HEEL

You can not go wrong with the classic heel! If your prom dress has beautiful details that you do not want to distract from or if your dress is simplistic and classy and you want to keep that look, then definitely choose a classic heel to wear with your dress. If you picked a dress with a high leg slit and your goal is to show off your beautiful legs, then a nude-colored classic heel is the way to go because it will help elongate your leg.

 
2. SPARKLY HEELS

Heels with a bit of sparkle can add an element of glamour to your prom look! If you have always wanted to wear a pair of sparkly heels, prom is the perfect time do to so. If your dress has no sparkle on it, then adding a pair of sparkly shoes and coordinating sparkling earrings would look fabulous! (Need help choosing earrings? Check out 4 Ways To Choose The Right Jewelry For Prom!) If your dress has stones, beads, or sequins on it then continuing that vibe down to your feet will have you looking like the prom queen!

 
3. SNEAKERS

Is prom your favorite time of the year because you love to dance the night away? Then you should definitely wear a pair of sneakers with your dress! Sneakers are a huge trend again this year, and a fun pair of sneakers can be both cute and comfortable. If you are apprehensive about wearing sneakers because you are shorter, then choose a sneaker with a bit of a wedge! It is the best of both worlds. Sneakers look great with rompers, long dresses with fuller skirts, and short cocktail dresses.

 
4. COLORFUL HEELS

If you want to spice up your prom dress, think about wearing some colorful heels! If your dress is multicolored, then it can be a great way to bring out one of the colors featured in the dress. If your dress is a solid color, you can wear shoes that are the same color as the dress or a complimentary color to the dress. Finding colorful shoes can sometimes be hard because you want to make sure that the color of your shoes does not clash with your dress. Take your dress with you when you go colorful shoe shopping so you ensure that the color of the shoes look perfect with your dress.

 
5. BOTH!!!

Are you looking for comfort AND style? Wear classic, sparkly, or colorful heels and then change into cute sneakers! Everyone knows that heels are fabulous yet uncomfortable, so just wear them for half of the night. You can wear your heels to eat dinner and take photos in, then when you get to prom change into your sneakers so you can dance the night away without worrying about blisters on your toes. What could be better?

 

Now it is time to go shoe shopping! Check out Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus because they both have the best shoe options. Are you still searching for a prom dress? No worries because you have come to just the right place. Check out Mac Duggal’s Prom Collection for the most beautiful prom dresses!

 

We hope you have the best time at prom and don’t forget to tag @macduggal in your Instagram posts and use #MacDuggal.

 

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Dec. 5, 2019

The Perfect Prom Dress to Flatter Your Figure

There are tons of prom dresses that look great on a hanger. If you really want to be a show stopper you need to look for a dress that you can not only fall in love with, but also one that flatters your figure. Here are some tips on finding silhouettes that flatter specific body types:

 
Petite

A fun short dress with a flared skirt and fitted bodice will fill out a small frame and add the illusion of an hourglass figure. In the Mac Duggal and Ieena collections, you can find dresses that are perfect for your body shape!

short Lemon dress 26099i

If you are looking for the illusion of appearing taller, be sure to view the mermaid gowns in our Prom, Flash, and Cassandra Stone collections. Mermaid dresses give you a shaped silhouette with a fitted bodice, and the dramatic hemlines elongate the body. Try to stay away from dresses that could make you seem shorter. Vertical beading can also help create the illusion of you looking taller. If you want to appear even taller- think about wearing tall heels, but be sure that you are able to comfortably walk in them.

 
Tall

Walk tall with confidence and show your amazing figure off! A short dress, high-low dress, or a dress with a high leg slit can help show off your long legs by accentuating them. Don’t be ashamed of those beautiful legs!

thigh high leg slit prom dress

Elongate your midriff even more with a gorgeous two piece dress. The amazing designs in our Mac Duggal Prom Collection will flatter any tall girl.

 
Curvy

Your curves are what make you unique. Embrace your beautiful figure in a form fitting dress that makes you feel flawless. An asymmetrical or one shoulder strap will add more support so you can show of your bare shoulder with confidence. Several styles in the Fabulouss collection give you the all-around support for dancing throughout the night. The Fabulouss collection embrace body positivity with fun, flirty, and sexy styles

 

An empire waistline draws the perfect amount of attention to your slim waist, while also creating an emphasis on your beautiful curves. Many empire style gowns are available in our Ball Gown collection and also all of the Mac Duggal Prom collections.

empire waist ball gown

Apple (Full Figured- Fuller Bust line)

An apple shape describes women who are typically “top-heavy,” meaning that they have a wide torso, broad shoulders, and a fuller bust and waist. Apple shape figures generally want to draw attention to their bust and away from their mid-section. It’s important to wear dresses that flow from underneath the bust, expanding at the waist. Draped or ruched gathers that lie flat across your middle will work wonders without adding too much extra volume. A gorgeous empire waist dress is the perfect choice for a girl who is an apple shape.

Empire Waist Plus Size Prom Dress

Pear (Full Figured- Bigger Bottom Line)

Pear shaped body figures are recommended to have a tighter fitting bodice with a skirt that flares outward. A gown with an intricate neckline and a high waist put the spotlight on your sexy upper half.

Find a dress that floats over your hips. There are many different variations of dresses that flatter a pear-shaped body figure. These type of dresses create a slimming look, with just the right amount of sex appeal.

black ball gown  26226ii

Now let’s talk about some of our most popular silhouettes for this prom season, and which body types they would look best in!
 
Sheath

The sheath style evening gown, like the usual sheath dress, is designed to fit the body tightly. It can be belted or unbelted and has a straight drape. It can have shoulder straps or be strapless. This style dress can be perfect for any body shape and depending on the style details of the gown, can be worn for a more simplistic and modest look.

ice blue sheath prom dress

Princess

A princess style dress is the most traditional prom dress. Mac Duggal has many variations of this silhouette in the Ballgown collection. The fitted bodice and accentuated waistline can make your waist look slimmer. This style of dress can make anyone with any body shape feel like royalty on their special night.

The A-line style evening gown is close-fitting at the top and gradually widens at the bottom, without gathers or pleats. A-line dresses are commonly simple but often attract attention with its elegant appearance. There is an A-line dress for every body shape in both our Prom and Fabulouss collections.

plum prom ball gown 66346H

Dropped Waist

The waistline is dropped below the actual waistline. This style dress is generally worn to elongate the waist and create a slim look. The skirt can be fitted or flared. This is great for girls who want to show off their waist.

mint drop waist prom dress

Trumpet

If the evening gown is trumpet-shaped, it is tight-fitting until it reaches the mid-thigh or the knees, where it flares. The difference between mermaid and trumpet style prom gowns is that the mermaid gown hugs your body all the way to the knees before it fans out. Trumpet prom dresses are fitted through the hips to mid-thigh and then flair a bit less severely. This dress style is best for tall, curvy, and pear-shaped body types.

metallic mesh strapless trumpet prom gown

Mermaid

Mermaid, as the name suggests, resembles a mermaid’s silhouette. The evening gown is form fitting around the bodice and contoured to your body all the way to the knees where the skirt flares out dramatically. This style flatters slender, fit, and near flawless body types as it shows off all your curves.

emerald mermaid prom dress

For details on what’s on trend this season, read Prom Dress Trends for 2020.

 

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Nov. 18, 2019

8 Gorgeous Dresses for Winter Formal

By: Hannah Oliver
 

Finding a dress for a winter formal is a little different than finding a prom or homecoming dress. The weather and the season call for different styles, like long sleeves, deeper colors, and heavier fabrics. Do not worry because Mac Duggal has lots of beautiful dresses for you to choose from. These 8 dresses are our top recommendations that would be perfect for you to wear to your winter formal event!

4900D- Oyster Long Sleeve Beaded Wrap Dress

Style 4900D
 

Style 4900D is a fully beaded long-sleeved dress that has a V-neckline. The long sleeves give it a touch of modesty while the thigh-high leg slit gives it some edge. It is available in this Oyster color and also in Black Pearl.

66517D- Black Suede Sweetheart Ruffle Ballgown

Style 66517D
 

Style 66517 is a beautiful strapless velvet gown that features a dramatic side ruffle with a slit beginning at the thigh and continuing to the hem of the gown. Velvet is a great fabric to wear during the winter. Not only is velvet on-trend, but it is also a slightly heavier fabric to keep you warm. This gown also comes in Burgundy.

20100D- Burgundy Long Sleeve Illusion with Overskirt Ballgown

Style 20100D
 

All eyes will be on you in style 20100D. This A-line ball gown is one of Mac Duggal’s top sellers! The gown is complimented with a lace-appliqued mesh overskirt, long sheer sleeves, and a high neck. Red is the perfect color for the Winter season, but it is also available in black, gold, and platinum.

26194- Bronze Sparkly Wrap Dress with Leg Slit

Style 26194i
 

Style 26194 has a plunging v-neckline and a thigh-high slit that makes this bronze gown fabulous. The wrap detail at the waistline creates a flattering look for any body type. The dress has beautiful sparkling fabric and long sleeves.

26028i- Jet Black Ballgown with Crossing Straps and Tulle Skirt

Style 26028i
 
Style 26028 is a gorgeous black dress that has an open back, a plunging v-neckline, criss-cross detail across the front, and a defined waistline. These details along with the full tulle skirt of this dress allow for the traditional ball gown silhouette to have a fabulous modern twist.

55245I- Emerald Green Long Sleeve Satin Gown with Leg Slit

Style 55245i
 

Look effortlessly stunning in Style 55245. This A-line, long sleeve, plunging gown with a high leg slit. A gathered belt separates the bodice and the skirt flows into a ravishing train. This emerald green color is perfect for the winter season, but it also comes in the color wine.

26125I- White Ice Long Sleeve Beaded Ballgown with Leg Slit
Style 26125i
 

Style 26125 comes in this beautiful white ice color perfect for your snowy winter formal. The fitted bodice of the dress features a high neckline, long sleeves, and a thigh high slit. The fabric shimmers and shines beautifully, and the waistline is beaded.

79222D- Black Floral Beaded Mermaid Gown

Style 79230D
 

Style 79230 is the definition of elegance. This formal gown has feathers that are delicately hand-sewn on the capped sleeve. The gown has an iridescent nude lining fused with diamante stones and a matching belt.

 

These 8 gowns are perfect for your next formal event in the cold winter months, but we know that you will look fabulous in any Mac Duggal gown. If you want to find more beautiful dresses check out our Ieena Collection and our Evening Collection.

 

We hope you have the best time at your winter formal, and don’t forget to tag @macduggal in your Instagram posts and use #MacDuggal.

 

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Sep. 15, 2019

5 Dresses Perfect For Sorority Formal

By: Hannah Oliver
 

Are you looking for a sorority formal dress that will make you look fabulous? Our Ieena Duggal Collection is your one-stop shop to find the perfect formal dress. A sorority formal is the college equivalent of high school prom. It is the biggest event of the year, and you want to have the best time with your sisters and your date. However, a sorority formal dress is slightly different than a prom dress. A sorority formal dress is typically a little less sparkly and a little more comfortable than a prom dress. You have got to be able to look fabulous and dance the night away with your sisters! We have picked 5 dresses that would be perfect for you to wear.

25034I- Green High Neckline Dress with Double Leg Slits

Style 25034i

Standout in this high neck, sleeveless, slit dress. Style 25034 has fabulous double high slits to show just the right amount of skin to feel sexy and confident. The stunning gown is also available in Black, Royal Blue, and Red.

25846I- Red V Neckline Dress with Leg Slit

Style 25846i

Style 25846 is a stunning simplistic gown with V Neckline, High Slit, and strappy low back. This striking gown is available Red, Purple, or Black.

55233I- Navy Sweetheart Fitting Evening Gown

Style 55233i

Style 55233 is a strapless and form-fitting evening gown that showcases a sweetheart neckline with a deep v illusion. This gown is available in Navy or Red.

26163I- Eggplant Asymmetrical One Shoulder Pleated Dress

Style 26163i

Style 26163 is an asymmetrical one-shoulder dress. The bodice has figure-enhancing pleats that make the dress very flattering. The dress has a high leg slit so you can show off your beautiful legs. 

48855I- Royal V-Neck Ballgown

Style 48855i

This royal blue ballgown has a v-neckline and a fitted bodice. The bodice is supported by delicate straps. The waistline flares into a full-length skirt, and it looks great on any body style. This dress is also available in Black or White. 

 

Each of these 5 dresses would be perfect to wear to your sorority formal. They are comfortable, stylish, and trendy. Do you want to see more styles? Check out our Ieena Collection. There is so much beauty in simplicity, but if you want to take your formal look to the next level, think about adding some fabulous earrings. Check out our blog on 4 Ways to Choose the Right Jewelry. 

 

You will look stunning with your sisters and your date in any Mac Duggal dress you decide to wear. We hope you have the best time at your sorority formal, and we know you are going to take the cutest pictures! Don’t forget to tag @macduggal in your Instagram posts and use #MacDuggal.

 

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