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  • Rissy Roo's Grand Re-Opening!

    Thank you to all of our local Roo Girls for joining us at our Grand Opening Party!

    We loved celebrating our reopening the weekend of September 14-16th  at our brand new location: 322 Tilton Road in Northfield, NJ 08225. We closed our Linwood location in June and worked tirelessly all summer to make our new location in Northfield feel like home. We've brought all of our same tried and true formal fashions to Northfield along with some more dress additions, shapewear, more shoes, and fabulous jewelry and accessories.In true Rissy Roo’s style, we celebrated our grand opening with an assortment of pink candy and pink balloons, but nothing could top our brand new Rissy Roo's signs! We are so excited to debut our new backlit Pink signs that light up Tilton Rd. with the essence of Rissy Roo's. As the headline for a recent article published in The Current of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point states "Rissy Roo's puts on the pink at new Northfield location."

    Rissy Roos Opening Party

    Our grand opening weekend was packed with fun activities. You could pose in front of our fabulous photo backdrop, indulge in pink sweets, and enter your name in our raffle, where you could win free shoes, purses, and even a free prom dress! Congrats to all of our winners!

    Our new store is absolutely beautiful, and perfectly PINK! The front of the store is full of all of our beautiful dresses, and the back has a special, private dressing room area. For those who have been customers since the 1990's and early 2000's, you may notice a special throwback: our original Rissy Roo's sign, sitting front-and-center in the store.

    Rissy Roos Store

    For over 20 years, Rissy Roo’s has made your dress dreams come true with designer gowns perfect for a wedding, Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Homecoming Dance, and of course, Prom!

    We love getting to know each and every one of our customers, and we are so excited to start this next chapter with you. There are lots of exciting new things planned for the future, including shape wear, so you can look and feel your best at any event.

    Rissy Roos Photo Booth

    We especially love when you share photos with us, so stop by, check out our new store, and snap a picture in our photo booth area. Don't forget to use the hashtags: #RissyRoos and #RooGirl. You might even get featured on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

    We're open Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. If you're looking to call us, our number is the same as always: 609-926-9200, and you can always contact us via email at info@rissyroos.com.

  • What Is Homecoming?

    Homecoming is an annual tradition that involves the celebration of welcoming back former students or graduates otherwise known as alumni of an educational institution. There are usually many activities that are prepared such as sports and cultural programs, as opposed to only one. A parade is also often included and the town or city is witness to it as this activity is held in the streets. If by any chance you should be confused between a Homecoming and a prom, just remember that the former is held during the fall while the latter happens in spring. While Homecoming’s occur countrywide, those in the south are typically the more lavish and over the top Homecoming’s, as it is generally revered as a more significant event than it is in the Northern States.
  • Wear Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Dress to Your Next Formal Event!

    All eyes have been on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as the most publicized date on the 2018 calendar finally came: the 2018 Royal Wedding! The two love birds finally married on May 19, 2018, a Saturday, which went against tradition, as royal weddings are usually held on a weekday. That's no surprise, since there has been many aspects of Prince Harry and Meghan's engagement and marriage that has gone against tradition.

    It was announced on the morning of the wedding that the Queen has conferred a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. As a result, Prince Harry is His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Meghan has become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

    The marriage took place in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, with Prince Harry and Meghan becoming the sixteenth royal couple to celebrate their marriage at the castle since 1863.

    Of course, the moment we were waiting for was to see Meghan's beautiful wedding dress! She looked like a true princess, and Duchess, in her totally classic and classy white wedding dress, especially with a prince by her side! We're pretty sure this means Disney is real...  Continue reading

  • A Modern Princess - Beauty and the Beast Belle Yellow Ball Gown

    Beautiful inside and out, Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast shines in the yellow dress that everyone identifies her by.   Her classic ball gown has been idolized by girls who grew up with the Disney classic, which makes us all of us, considering the numerous remakes of this iconic tale.  The most recent installment of Beauty and the Beast features Emma Watson, who is frequently recognized as one of the top celebrity trend setters of 2018.

    While many young girls love dressing up like Belle in Disney World or for Halloween, us more mature ladies can still find plenty of reason to show our own inner Princess.  If you really love Belle's yellow ball gown style then you've probably been searching for the perfect yellow dress for Prom, Homecoming, or whatever your special occasion may be. To get a modern swing on this timeless style check out style 42044 from world renowned fashion housee Mori Lee. This darling ball gown showcases a flawlessly beaded neckline, as well as an off-the-shoulder scalloped lace ruffle that drapes glamorously over the fitted bodice. Pair this stunning dress with our yellow satin evening gloves to complete this perfect ensemble and ensure that you'll be the "Belle" of the ball.

  • NJ.com Counts Down Yelp's 31 Best Prom Dress and Tuxedo Rental Shops in N.J., And It Includes Rissy Roo's!

    The prom 2018 season is on in full force, and it's time to begin the search for that perfect prom dress. Whether you're going for lace, florals, two piece, mermaid, or so many other gorgeous trends, you'll feel like a princess on prom night once you find that dress where you feel beautiful, confident, and comfortable.

    As NJ.com explained in their article, and as any high school girl knows, that search for the perfect prom dress can be a daunting one. Usually, you either have an image of exactly what you want, but can't find it, or have no idea what you want at all. To help make the decision process easier for those living in New Jersey, NJ.com listed out the 31 best prom dress and tuxedo rental shops in New Jersey according to data they collected from Yelp. Of course, Rissy Roo's made the list! Our Linwood, NJ store was listed as number 29 according to Yelp's data.

    NJ.com article

    NJ.com included a testimonial from a Rissy Roo's customer:

    "My daughter and I look forward to shopping at Rissy Roo's every year for her high school formal events! This year was the best yet! Awesome customer service! Plus, all of the girls were helpful, kind, patient and made my daughter feel like a princess!"

    We love helping our customers find their perfect prom dress, whether in person, over the phone, or via email, so we were so happy to read such a nice, thoughtful review!

    While we love seeing our customers at our Linwood, NJ store, you can shop our dresses from anywhere in the world at RissyRoos.com.

  • Bat Mitzvah Dress Testimonial: Jessi Kaplan

    Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are a very special celebration time for a family. It's the celebration of the coming of age for young boys and girls, so are certainly the best of occasions to rock a fun party dress!

    Jessi Kaplan, from South Florida, recently celebrated her Bat Mitzvah, and she did so in style. She rocked two gorgeous looks from RissyRoos.com to celebrate the special day: one for the Bat Mitzvah service and one for the party. Jessi's not the only gal of honor who rocked a Rissy Roo's dress at her Bat Mizvah, though - her mom, Randee, did, too! Check out what Jessie and Randee wore to celebrate the special day, and what Randee had to say about the looks, below.

    "I just wanted to thank you so much again for all of your help with the dresses for Jessi’s Bat Mitzvah! If you get an influx of South Floridians ordering Bat Mitzvah dresses for kids and moms now, you’ll know why! I know a lot of people and everyone has been asking me where I got our dresses! Thanks again for everything!
    xoxo, Randee"

    For Jessi's Bat Mitzvah service, Jessi wore Sherri Hill style 51521 in gold, a lace v-neck a-line dress.

    Sherri Hill 51521

    Sherri Hill 51521 features a sheer lace bodice, with a sweetheart neckline, opaque bra cups, lace tank straps, and an open square back, with a zipper closure. The beautiful short a-line skirt features an opaque underlay and scalloped hem. To top it all off, the entire dress is sprinkled with delicate jewels.

    Sherri Hill 51521

    Sherri Hill 51521 was the perfect choice for a glamorous look that's still conservative enough for a Bat Mitzvah service. Plus, the gold of the Sherri Hill dress perfectly matched Jessi's talit.JVN by Jovani JVN54472

    When it was time to celebrate the special day during Jessi's Bat Mitzvah party, Jessi went full-on glam! She wore JVN by Jovani style JVN54472, a shimmering two-piece party dress.

    JVN by Jovani JVN54472

    Jovani JVN54472 is a colorful show-stopper dress that is covered in dazzling sequins and accented with a floral embroidered pattern on the crop top and on the hip of the skirt. The bodice has two on-trend features: a high neck and an open back. Our favorite part of this dress, though, is another trend - the ombre effect of sequins that gives it such a stand-out look!

    JVN by Jovani JVN54472

    How cute are the pink knee-high socks that Jessi wore for her party? The socks are such a fun (and comfortable) touch!

    Jessi's mom, Randee, was dressed to impress for the Bat Mitzvah party, too. Randee also wore a Jovani dress to the party. She wore Jovani style 58646, but with a twist - she cut the floor-length gown to be a short dress! Check out the dress on our website to see it as a floor-length gown. It's a perfect choice for prom!

    Jovani 58646

    Jovani 58646 blossoms with a floral print, made entirely of sequins, that couldn't be more gorgeous. The halter has a deep plunge neckline and halter straps, and the square back has lace-up corset details and a tie closure.

    Jovani style 58646

    We love that Randee topped off her look with such fun floral high heels - it was the perfect touch to the Jovani dress!

    We're so glad to hear that Jessi and Randee had such a fun time at Jessi's Bat Mizvah and loved their dresses! Congratulations, and we hope you remember this special day for many, many years to come, Jessi!

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  • Giuliana Rancic Rocked Sherri Hill at the 2018 Golden Globes

    The 75th Golden Globe Awards was held on Sunday, January 7th in Beverly Hills, California. The vibe was much different than past award ceremonies. The 2018 Golden Globes, which honored film and American television of 2017, did much more than honoring celebrities. It was the first awards ceremony to take place after many Hollywood sexual abuse cases have come into the news as of late, and the awards ceremony made sure to take the time to address the issue.

    Everyone dressed in black in solidarity with people who have been victims of sexual abuse. There was also talk about Time's Up, Hollywood's new initiative to get victims of sexual harassment in low-income jobs legal help. It also has a goal of pushing anti-harassment legislation.

    The most talked-about moment was when Oprah Winfrey took the stage. She was on stage to accept the Cecil B DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. It was a special moment, as she was the first black woman to take home the award. In her acceptance speech, she honored the past, and urged all to be hopeful for the future. If you missed the moving speech, watch it below.

    Oprah's speech was so powerful, and to see all of the celebrity women walk the red carpet in black added to the special meaning behind this year's Golden Globes. This year's ceremony was a show of power, not the usual fashion.

    With that said, we saw one celebrity walking the Golden Globes red carpet in one of our favorite designers. Of course we got excited over it! Giuliana Rancic rocked a Sherri Hill dress! She wore Sherri Hill style 51735, in black a conscious choice to support the #MeToo movement and women empowerment.

    The E! News host always has great style, so it was no surprise to see her rock a Sherri Hill gown. The top of the sparkling gown features a criss-cross neckline and keyhole. The bottom of the gown runs straight from her waist to the carpet. It was a classic silhouette, with just enough glamour for the perfect red carpet presence.

    While this dress looks beautiful in black, and had a very important meaning behind the color for Giuliana, this dress also comes in many other colors. You can choose to rock it at prom in Rose Gold, Gold, Jade, Navy, Purple, Red, Royal, or Black like Giuliana.

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