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.
May. 21, 2018
The semi-finalists in the search to find the new face of the Fabulouss™ Collection travelled from across the country to Mac Duggal’s headquarters for a jam packed event and competition. The Fabulouss 2018 model search semi-finals were filled with interviews, workshops and an official screen test.
The winner will receive a modeling contract with the Company and an opportunity to walk the runway during Mac Duggal Fashion Week.
Tune in to the Mac Duggal social media pages to see which of the 10 finalists will be selected as the next face of Mac Duggal’s Fabulouss Collection. The model search winner will serve as a role model for body positivity.
May. 3, 2018
Prom is such a huge milestone is so many girls lives, and there are not many things more exciting than prepping for it- especially with your Mom and girlfriends! On Saturday, Mac Duggal hosted a “Prepping for Prom” event with Camille and Mason Grammer, to prepare Mason for her big prom night. Following Camille’s recent engagement, the family celebrated another milestone as they danced the afternoon away with a performance by Koda Corvette in preparation for Mason’s prom night that evening.
Camille supported Mason as she tried on an array of beautiful gowns from the Mac Duggal Prom and Couture lines. Camille was thrilled to be there with her with Camille saying that “these dresses were made for her, they’re absolutely stunning”. The mother – daughter duo tried on jewelry by designer Kendra Scott, handbags by Hammitt and were pampered with hair products by Matrix and manicures with Nail Garden.
Mar. 6, 2018
According to Bachelor stylist Cary Fetman, it was the Bachelor’s most dramatic finale. On the March 5 episode of the two-night Bachelor finale, Arie Luyendyk Jr., made his final choice between Becca Kufrin and Lauren Burnham.
Arie earned the title of one of the biggest villian’s in the show’s history as he broke Lauren’s heart after promising her that he loved her. Yet in the post show interview, he seemed reluctant to let go of his relationship with Lauren.
Lauren looked stunning wearing a Mac Duggal fringe gown. This V Neckline gown features a beaded bodice giving way to a fully beaded fringe skirt with back vent and industrial raw zipper. (Style 4612D is also available in Midnight Blue)
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