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The 2015 Miss America Kira Kazantsev has been crowned.  The photo shoot with Tony Bowls (official sponsor of the Miss America evening wear) is complete and now the journey begins.  But we must digress to Sunday night, before the Miss New York 3 peat, to the stunning formal evening gowns (all were Tony Bowls designs).  From the simple elegant designs like that of Miss America 2015 to the beautifully embellished style of Miss Mississippi the evening gowns chosen took on the personality of each girl.

Of course we would have loved to see each design modeled but we didn’t…so we began to look back to the preliminaries searching for our favorite dresses.   Yes, we did like some better than others but what do you expect you always have to have a favorite.  Seeing that we tweeted about Miss Tennessee’s gown you should all ready know this was a favorite but who else.   Miss Florida was stunning in two beautiful dresses (one was for prelims),  Miss Massachusetts was so elegant, and Miss Arkansas stood out from everyone else for all the right reasons.    But we do have to say all were beautiful and for once we did question the choices.   So great job Miss America and top prom and pageant designer Tony Bowls to a job well done.

Finally, congratulations to Miss America!  We are excited about following your upcoming adventures.


 

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Yes, the cell phones were out trying to get the perfect shot once again of those gorgeous Sherri Hill designs for Spring 2015 (or as we in the formalwear industry like to say prom 2015).  But finding just a few favorites to snap an image of proved to be extremely hard.  Not because there was nothing to like but because each grouping of the collection out shined the other.  From pearls to florals, sweet to fierce, or short to long the looks showed that your style is here and waiting for you to make it your own.

We can’t forget to mention there was the all important celebrity factor that you expect, starting with the Sherri Hill herself to Miss Universe, USA and Teen USA or maybe it was the glimpse of Bella Thorne and Ryan Newman that made those in attendance turn.  Which ever your in amazement to see made this year the same as years past, a collection that is a must see while at New York Fashion Week.  Oh, by the way Katy Perry and Bella Thorne’s stylist, Johnny Wujek, was also in attendance so who knows what may be in the works.

Oh, but enough copy we know what you want…the pics!

 


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As the 2014 Homecoming courts are announced International Prom Retailers are all ready for you to start finding that perfect look to shine on the field or sparkle in the parade. Take your pick this fall season on your length, silhouette, and bling factor. With looks that are a diverse as each homecoming girl, styling to fit your personality is of the up most importance.

Starting with how long or short do you want, there is no length that does not work.  Set a trend with the midi – somewhere just below the knee and midcalf – for a true retro chic look.  After all you can show off those shoes that you just want to flaunt in a midi.  Or go fun and flirty with the cocktail mini length that is so perfectly called the  short prom dress.  Yes, there are sleek form fitting looks and full tulle flouncy style but the key to the 2014 homecoming season look is…what is your color?  Look for hot pops of color to make you stand out.  Then who can forget the ultra sleek look of a full-length gown.  Always in style and always ready to shimmer under the lights that perfect look may be a long gown.

Then the silhouette, will take your pick.  You can go for the body hugging slim fit or maybe you want to flow on the walk then that chiffon a-line could be you.  But then again that classic belle of the ball look may be screaming for you to just be a princess this time leading you to the ball gown silhouette.  Just remember your body type may play a part in what you look best in so be open to a multitude of options.

Finally, love the bling then go all out!  Hate the bling then go sophisticated.  Want an in between then you can have that with ornately embellished looks that accentuate the bodice while giving the skirt a sleek look of perfect formed cuts.

Back details will always matter after all you want to look as good coming as you do going so adding a unexpected surprise on the turn around may not hurt.

So, are you ready to start shopping for the fall formal or homecoming court dress?  Your authorized International Prom Retailer is ready to help you find that dress.  And don’t forget to keep up with the latest trends for the upcoming prom 2015 season but following your local retailer or International Prom (#ipaprom).  Happy shopping!

 

 


 

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Yes, as the conclusion to Formal Fashion Week AmericasMart Atlanta happened we started to look back and say…where did the week go.  Yes, it was filled with excitement, glitz and glam, from a black tie awards gala to high energy designer fashion shows, but the feeling of being so tired you can hardly move is more the thoughts of the hundreds of retailers and top prom designers that know AmericasMart Atlanta World of Prom and Formal Fashion Week are where you have to be to find the best in prom and pageant.

So, talk about the buzz…oh my, the trends for prom 2015 have made a statement that can not be overlooked.  Where should we start?  Are you still loving the lace…you have got it.  Want to show off those perfectly toned abs…you have got it.  Have a desire to roar…you have got it.  Just want to be a princess…you have it also!  Guess what, we just highlighted prom 2015 trends but we have just a few more must haves that we are going to surprise you with later!

Hope you are gearing up to prom shop til you drop because the authorized 2015 International Prom Association Retailers are.  So, get ready to find your look as the 2015 style will be arriving in stores in abundance in October.  See you then!

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Sherri Hill 32020As the patriotic 4th of July celebrations come to a close the trend of red, white and blue is still going strong for your fall formal homecoming events and prom 2K15. Yes, these three colors are making a statement in the formal fashion world, just not all three at once.

The reds are deep and rich hues that scream “I’m the perfect shade of red!” aka your valentine red. While the blues are the true royalty look of royal blue, not to purple or not to black just an “I am blue.” Then, there are the whites maintaining that pure and innocent feel that one thinks of when they wear that colorless color.

Yes, the trends are back to some of those tried and true primary colors but the design that drives them is sensational. From sexy to sophisticated or fun to flirty that look for your next formal special occasion is waiting at your authorized International Prom Association retailer. After all it is never too early to start shopping!


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There is no question that the Tony Bowls Fall and Homecoming collection is showing off magnificent gowns with dramatic flair and a glamour level that’s always turned up to 10.  (After all that is what we expect from a Tony Bowls look.) To say Tony’s fall collection is filled with luxurious dresses that have a flowing gracefulness to them may just be half of the statement.   The other half of the statement may be that these dress designs are showing youthful and modern appeal inspiring a dynamic impression that you will want for that homecoming entrance.    Yes, the colors are vivid and the embellishment is just to the point of over the top, but what else would you want…after all you have to sparkle on that football field. 

You may have one problem with the Tony Bowl’s line this fall and is too many amazing choices.  After all though, to many amazing choices leads to you having the formal homecoming dress that will be talked about for years. So, get ready to do some serious shopping the Fall/Homecoming dresses are shipping to you favorite International Prom Retailer now.


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Claudine for Alyce Paris

Homecoming is all about expressing your look.  The fashion designs of Alyce Paris and Claudine for Alyce Paris have made it easier than ever through their Fall/Homecoming collection for 2014 to do just that…find your look.  With gorgeous embellished gowns showcasing unique attention to detail and elegant sophisticated silhouettes dripping with intricate beading these looks will definitely embrace your desire for fashion.

Or maybe you are craving short stunning couture style then the beautifully constructed cocktail styles are where you want to be.  From marvelous delicate lace infused with beading to patterned refined effortless embellishment that leans on the verge of timeless, the lookd of Alyce Paris and Claudine for Alyce Paris will give you a red carpet look perfect for your formal event.

Alyce Paris Homecoming 2014

 


 

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There is always a key piece to every collection and for fall we think the resurgence of lace is it.  No matter your formal occasion, the elevated classic look of lace is the perfect ladylike style.  Whether in classic black to create the ideal little black dress or in ivory to obtain the vintage look that makes that retro urban fashion statement that will suit your taste and make your look come alive.  Night Moves by Allure has created a fall collection to entice your interest.

Night Moves 7205Night Moves 7086Never being far from mind as the epitome of femininity, lace has taken on a new level of sophistication for the 2014 Fall/Homecoming season.  So do not be shy or worry that lace is from your “grandmother’s” closet, it is a romantic look that proved itself for prom 2014 and now is ready to completely morph into a full fashion statement for fall formal events.

So, look to Night Moves by Allure and your Authorized International Prom Retailer to find your perfect homecoming or fall formal style but whatever you do…do not shy away from the elegance and femininity of lace!


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Well, as you know the winner is  Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, who beat out 50 other contestants for the 63rd title of Miss USA.  To say the fourth degree black belt in Taekwondo is stunning is an understatement.  Wearing a vivid red evening gown and taking on the topic of sexual assault made her personality and confidence shine through as she competed. 

What is so unique is that first runner up, Miss North Dakota Audra Mari also showed an athletic side in that she was a competive Ice Hockey player.  It is so great to see that athletics and fitness were taking the forefront for this high level of the beauty and prestige. 

Many other amazing stories of struggle and hardship were told by these amazing women throughout the night but in the end only one gorgeous and talented beauty can take home the crown  and for 2014 that was Miss Nevada.

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Prom and pageant top prom designers are releasing their Fall/Homecoming 2014 collections daily. The stunning looks showcase the strong trends that made prom 2014′s top fashion statements, while giving you a small glimpse at what will be trending for your prom 2015 dream look.

Look for styles with gorgeous lace embellishment, striking sexy two-piece ensembles, sheer yet precisely placed cut outs, and detailed beaded bodices with graceful flowing skirts to play a major part of the best homecoming fashion pieces.

So, get ready to start shopping for that perfect homecoming or fall formal dress.  Then your ready to begin gathering your ideas for prom 2015 because we know you are ready to begin that 2015 prom planning.

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