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.
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.
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