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Feb. 16, 2019

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Model Search – 2019

Mac Duggal is looking for models for print, runway and market. The model search is being held in three locations.

 

February 23 – Plus Size Model Search in Columbia SC for the Fabulouss Collection of dresses
February 23 – Model Search in Oklahoma City, OK
February 24 – Model Search in Summerille SC

 

Click on the above links for further information about the Model Searches.

Feb. 11, 2019

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The Perfect Prom Dress to Flatter Your Figure

There are tons of prom dresses that look great on a hanger. But you’re looking for one that you can fall in love with, makes you look amazing, and 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 your small frame and add the illusion of an hourglass figure. In the Mac Duggal Prom, After 5 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.

Tall

Walk tall with confidence and show your amazing figure off! The soft gathering of a rouched dress keeps you from looking too thin and long. You could also find a short dress from our Prom Collections which will be sure to reveal your long legs. A high leg slit or high-low dress will give you the perfect accent to your frame. Show off your best feature with a dress that accentuates your legs and makes you walk tall!
Ivory Gold Prom DressOr 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,and a perfect form fitting dress is what you need to make your night truly special. A diagonal or one shoulder strap will add more support so you can show of your bare shoulder with confidence. Several styles in the Fabulouss collection do exactly that, and give you the all-around support for dancing throughout the night.

An empire waistline draws the perfect amount of attention to your slim waist, while also creating an emphasis on your beautiful curves. A simple draped fabric of the skirt falls over your curves to increase confidence and comfort. Many empire style gowns are available in our Ball Gown collection and also all of the Mac Duggal Prom collections.

Black floral plus size 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.

Nude Plus Size Ball Gown

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.

Geometric Pattern with Rose Print Ball Gown

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 can be worn for a more simplistic and modest look.

Sapphire Corded Lace Sheath Prom Dress

Princess

A princess style dress is the most traditional prom dress that we have many variations of in the Ball gown collection. This style of dress can make anyone and 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.

gold prom dress

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 style can be worn by any body type!

ball gown with ruffled skirt

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 peared shaped body types.r

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.

red mermaid prom dress

For details on what’s on trend this season, read Prom Dress Trends for 2018.

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Sep. 20, 2018

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Timeless Mac Duggal

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

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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

67662D Gold formal Dress

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.

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Aug. 13, 2018

PICK THE PERFECT HOMECOMING DRESS COLOR – A GUIDE

It’s time to think about hitting the stores and start the search for the perfect gown for the fall ball.

 

Homecoming is coming!

4758N Burgundy short dress

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.

 

Hair Color

 

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.

67646N Red short dress

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.

prom dress homecoming emerald

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!

2071N Royal blueshort dress

Skin Undertone

 

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.

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Yellow and red are warm colors.

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Blue and green are cool colors.

 

Classic Glamour
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.

Black Fit and Flare Cocktail Dress

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

2018 Fabulous Model Search Winner is Emma Loney

Fabulous model search winner

 

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

PROM DRESS BUYERS – BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT ONLINE STORES

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?

 

Tips For Finding Legitimate Prom Dress Retailers

 

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

Atlanta Prom Dress Stores
Birmingham AL Prom Dress Stores
Chicago Prom Dress Stores
Nashville Prom Dress Stores

 

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”.