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  • Closing Our Retail Store Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    For the 23 years Rissy Roo's has been the go-to store for all your special occasion needs. We have loved dressing our local RooGirls for special once in a lifetime moments. From 8th Grade Dance to Senior Prom we have watched many of our local customers grow from beautiful girls to young adults ready to take on the world. In these unprecedented times we have made the tough decision to close our retail store; however, this is not the end of our journey.

    The Coronavirus Pandemic has been heartbreaking for everyone. In one way or another this virus has affected us all. We will continue to hope and wait for the day that BIG in-person celebrations are possible. We will be ready to dress up and party together!

    For now, no matter where you get to go, there is no excuse to not look fabulous. Shop with us online, we will continue to showcase our favorite selection of dresses, shoes, and accessories.

  • Top 20 Prom Dress Trends for 2020

    As we jump into 2020, thousands of high schoolers are starting to get serious about prom dress shopping. Many have been dreaming of the perfect prom dress for years and others are just beginning to think about the style of dress that will be just right for this momentous occasion.

    What will be the big trends?

    Of course, we know that there will be a slew of new styles and trends; but the big question is, which trends will pass the test of time and which will be passing fads? For Prom 2020 we are seeing inspiration from all of the best trends from previous decades. From traditional Hollywood Glam to Bright Neons, the trends for 2020 are proving that there is truly a dress for every prom goer.  Let's dive into our picks for the Top 20 Prom Dress Trends for 2020.

    Top 20 Prom Dress Trends for 2020

    Neon

    Back from the 80's, bold neon is making a comeback. Shades of lime green, hot pink, hyper coral, flame orange, and electric yellow have hit the runways in Paris, Milan, and New York. Some will say that neon is a passing craze, but this hot trend is back in a big way. From activewear to formal wear we are seeing bold fashion choices in Neon. Celebs such as Dua Lipa, Little Mix, and Post Malone have shown up on stage in various in-your-face neons. For anyone looking to make a bold statement at prom, take a peek at some of the hottest 2020 Neon Prom Dresses.

    Alyce 60866Alyce 1387 Sequin Gown with Lace-Up BackStudio 17 12491 Strapless Beaded Prom Dress

    Glitter

    Everywhere she goes she leaves a little sparkle! When it comes to the glitter trend, all that glitters is truly gold. This fashion trend proves to be both lasting and widely applauded. From Elle to Vogue we've seen sparkling fabrics, glittering sequins, and shimmer. This has translated into dazzling formal wear in both fitted and flowing glitter styles. If you're looking to glisten on prom night, consider this selection of Glitter Prom Dresses.

    JVN by Jovani JVN2205Alyce 60817 Glitter Lace Evening GownEllie Wilde EW119001

    Ruffles Galore

    Ruffles are another trend that is back from the 80's. This trend is revisiting the runway in the form of ruffled collars and shoulders, tiered ruffled skirts, and ruffled slits. Many designers have added a ruffle to their designs as an accent while others have featured ruffles as the main event. If you want to add a little 80's inspo to your prom night consider one of these fun Ruffle Prom Dress styles.

    Ellie Wilde EW120005Alyce 60641 Chiffon Dress with Long Layered SkirtColette for Mon Cheri CL12067 Glitter Tulle Ball Gown

    All the Yellow

    Yellow is always a popular spring color; however, lately, we've seen yellow in all seasons and in all shades. From Marigold to Saffron, all the shades of yellow are fashionable this season. The spring runway shows were filled with optimistic shades of yellow. Some have even referred to "Spongebob yellow" as the color of the season. If you're looking to don the color of the season, consider a Yellow Prom Dress for 2020.

    Sherri Hill 53730 Lace Tulle Ball GownSherri Hill 52581 3D Floral Strapless Dress

    Animal Print

    Animal prints roared back into the fashion scene in 2019 and are still hitting the runways for spring 2020. Leopard prints have made their way into prom fashion and can be seen on numerous styles by top prom designer Sherri Hill. You'll see leopard prints in strapless mermaid gowns, two-piece leopard styles, and a-line leopard dresses. Dare to be memorable in an Animal Print Prom Dress.

    Sherri Hill 53772 Animal Print A-Line Satin Gown

    Metallics

    Shiny fabrics and all kinds of metallics graced the runways in 2019 and are continuing to shimmer their way into 2020. From disco to rock-n-roll inspired attire, sparkling metallic glam never goes out of style. If you're looking to shine bright like a diamond, check out these Metallic Prom Dresses.

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    Roaring 20's

    What better way to celebrate Prom 2020 than by paying homage with a classic flapper style from the 1920’s. Beaded fringe swings, sways, and follows all of your best moves on the dance floor. Become the life of the party in a short fringe dress, or showcase your timeless beauty in a floor-length fringe gown, and catch the attention of your secret admirer. Check out our selection of 20's Style Prom Dresses.

    Polka Dots

    In the mid-1800's, polka dots found their way into the fashion industry, mainly appearing on accessories such as handkerchiefs, bow ties, and scarves. It wasn’t until the 1920’s that the trend truly began to play a featured role in fashion. In the 1920's we saw Miss America, Norma Smallwood, photographed in a polka dot swimsuit and Disney’s Minnie Mouse in her infamous red polka dot dress and matching bow. Polka dot dresses hit peak popularity in the 1950's and the spotty motif has maintained a special place in retro fashion with its playful, charming, and light-hearted allure. This year, polka dots are back in a big way, from being featured on the runways at New York Fashion Week to being a staple in the wardrobes of Hollywood Elite actresses, such as Alison Brie and Brittany Snow. For a classic and playful prom look consider a Polka Dot Prom Dress.

    Sherri Hill 51865 Crop Top Two-Piece Polka Dot GownSherri Hill 51865 Two Piece Polka Dot DressSherri Hill 51865 Polka Dot Two Piece Prom Dress

    Old Hollywood Glamour

    Shine brighter than the stars with the glamorous styles of Old Hollywood. Today's fashion continues to be inspired by Hollywood's Golden Age. From Rita Hayworth's black strapless 'Put the Blame on Mame' gown to Marilyn Monroe's unforgettable 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend' pink dress, old Hollywood has been setting the standard for glamour.  See your name in lights when you walk the red carpet in a floor-length gown of satin, velvet, or dazzling sequins. Showcase your best features with a cowl neckline, open back, and bias-cut skirt. Find your own path to fame in an Old Hollywood Style Prom Dress.

    JVN by Jovani JVN3245Alyce 60809 Strapless Sequin Mermaid GownSherri Hill 52790 Draped Back Jersey Gown

    Floral Prints

    Flower motifs may just be the most popular of the spring 2020 prints. The spring runways were filled with small and large florals. For prom 2020 we are seeing romantic floral prints on flowing chiffon dresses, delicate floral embroidery on tulle ball gowns, and gowns accented with three-dimensional floral appliques. Express your unique style at prom in a Floral Prom Dress.

    Alyce 1542 Floral Print DressCecilia Couture 2145 Two Piece Floral Adorned Ball GownAlyce 3921 Floral Print Party Dress

    Jumpsuits

    During the disco era of the 70's, jumpsuits were a nightlife staple of trendy nightspots such as Studio 54 and the Cotton Club. Many will recall Farrah Fawcett in her deep-V cut emerald green jumpsuit in Charlie's Angels. In recent years, jumpsuits have seen a spectacular resurgence, in both evening wear and street style. Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence are just two, of the many Hollywood starlets, that have embraced its renaissance. Now, in 2020, we're seeing the one-piece silhouette gaining massive popularity as a chic choice for fashion-conscious prom goers. Jumpsuits can flatter all body types and come in a wide variety of styles and colors to choose from. The prom jumpsuit is just as formal and appropriate as a dress for the special event but can make a fashion statement like no other garment due to its glamorous yet edgy nature. Check out this selection of Prom Jumpsuits:

    Scala 48941 Beaded Jumpsuit with PocketsScala 48941 Wide-Leg Beaded Jumpsuit

    Pleats

    Believe it or not, the technique of pleating garments began in ancient Egypt and was used to decorate the tunics of its rulers. Pleats, which were made by hand, symbolized power and wealth. In 2020, pleats are popular for fashion purposes as well as their ability to provide freedom of movement to the wearer. So, lucky for you, you won’t need to be a ruler to rule Prom 2020! Pleated dresses are all the rage this prom season and there are numerous options available from top designers such as Sherri Hill and Alyce Paris. Will you rule prom in a Pleated Prom Dress?

    La Femme 28608 Evening DressFaviana S10474Tiffany Designs 16393 V-Neck Satin Ball Gown

    Sequins

    Sequins have hit the runways in a big way for Spring 2020. Not only are sequins being worn for formal occasions, but you will see shiny, glistening details for every occasion this season. This means that you can bring on the extra sequins for Prom. If you're looking to sparkle and shine for Prom a glistening sequin prom dress may be the right choice for you. Check out this selection of fully Sequin Prom Dresses:

    Scala 60101 Sequin Evening GownButtermilkScala 48959 Plunge Halter Gown with Illusion Sides

    Mermaid

    Whether you dream of being a mermaid or just want the sleek, sexy, shiny look of one, the mermaid style prom dress trend is a lasting one. This prom season you'll see mermaid styles in sleek satins, sparkling sequins, and mermaid-inspired iridescent metallics. If you are in search of a mermazing prom dress for 2020, check out this selection of Mermaid Prom Dresses.

    Turquoise/SilverEllie Wilde EW120045Sherri Hill 53660 Mikado Mermaid Gown

    Crochet

    Crochet and netting was everywhere on the Spring fashion runways. This trend has made it into the prom styles in both boho style prom dresses and edgy net accented looks. Get vacation and beach vibes for prom 2020 in a Crochet Prom Dress.

    Sherri Hill 52472 Lace Two Piece Ruffle High Low DressSherri Hill 52810 Lace Boho Two Piece DressSherri Hill 52663 Lace High-Low Dress

     

    Side Slits

    Side slits are climbing higher than ever for spring 2020. Get ready to show a little leg and channel your inner Angelina Jolie. A thigh high slit accented with ruffles or jewels may just take your prom look to a whole new level. Show a little leg and your fab prom shoes in a Side Slit Prom Dress.

    Dave and Johnny A8577 Prom DressAlyce 60817 Glitter Lace Evening GownEllie Wilde EW120022 Royal Jeweled Gown

    Corsets

    2020 is going to be all about showing off your shape. A corset is the perfect style to define your silhouette. From romantic sweetheart neck corset tops on princess style ballgowns to sheer corsets on fit and flair mermaid silhouettes, the corset has made its way into prom fashion. Get ready to cinch it in for Prom 2020 in a Corset Prom Dress.

    InkEllie Wilde EW120017 Floral Tulle Ball GownEllie Wilde EW118125 Metallic Lace Corset Ball Gown

    Two Piece

    Bralettes as tops have made their way into fashion for Spring 2020. In the world of prom fashion, this translates into trendsetting two piece prom dresses. Cropped tops and long skirts for prom have become a lasting trend. This season you will see bralette style tops with both long fitted skirts, ball gowns skirts, and mermaid style skirts. Dare to bare just a little in a Two Piece Prom Dress.

    Sherri Hill 53268La Femme 26309

    Feathers

    Sometimes a little black dress just won't do. Top fashion designers have covered their formal wear designs with feathers this season for added flair. You can see feather accented shoulders or a feather adorned skirt. This light feather touch is both whimsical and fashion forward. Strut the prom 2020 runway in a Feather Prom Dress.

     

    The Classic Ball Gown

    You can never rule out the classic ball gown for prom. This season the traditional princess style ball gown will be adorned with floral appliques, ruffles, sequins, and other lavish embellishments. Whether you want to channel your inner princess or are looking for a Golden Globes-esque red carpet look like J-Lo or Taylor Swift, a ball gown for prom is always a fashion favorite. There are few special occasions where you will have the chance to wear a ball gown, take your moment to shine in a Prom Ball Gown for 2020.

    Sherri Hill 53337Tiffany Exclusive 46120 Satin Gown with Jeweled PocketsFaviana 9467 Floral Two-Tone A-Line Gown

    For Prom 2020 there is no need to stress when in comes to choosing the perfect dress. The style choices are endless and you will have the chance to choose a style that truly makes you shine. It's always recommended to shop early so that you have the biggest selection, so what are you waiting for... Shop Prom 2020 Now!

  • 2020 Jovani Prom Dresses

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    Each year, there are a few prom dress lines that we get particularly excited about. 2020 is no different, as perennial fashion powerhouse Jovani has delivered yet another outstanding fashion line. While it may seem like prom season is in the distant future, our Roo Girls know that now is the time to begin your quest for the perfect dress. The hottest styles sell out quickly and, while you may not have yet secured a date for the special event, locking down the perfect prom dress should be priority number one. After all, prom will be one of the most memorable moments of your teenage years. With that idea in mind, Rissy Roo's would like to share with you some of our favorite styles and trends from this year's Jovani prom dress line.

    Ball Gowns: Classic and Timeless

    We might as well start where it all began. For many years, traditional ball gowns were not just a choice for prom girls, but the only choice. In 2020, while many more style options will be available, many potential prom queens will still opt for the timeless princess look to fulfill their fairytale evening. Layers upon layers of tulle will typically permeate the wide full skirts of these enchanting ball gowns. While this may be a classic look, many of these gowns have been given some modern touches, such as pockets for gum, lipstick, or other essentials, should you choose not to carry a clutch.

    One style we are particularly infatuated with this year is Jovani 55634. This spectacular ball gown features a deep plunging v-neckline. Stunning floral appliques flow effortlessly through the garment from the shoulders, through the bodice, and trail off throughout the full tulle skirt. In addition to the navy/black combo we've featured (pictured right), this style comes in a myriad of other spectacular combos and colors including off white/light blue, off white/lilac, off white/yellow, champagne, off white/blush, off white/off white, red, and teal.

    Pastels are once again en vogue and, if you're really going all out for the prom princess look, there's no better way to go. One such style we've fallen in love with for this coming season is Jovani 1310. This jaw-dropping ball gown is available in a charming off white/lilac combo that is sure to be a showstopper at this year's prom. Thin spaghetti straps lead to a v-neck bodice featuring alluring illusion cutouts and a mesmerizing pattern that continues in an asymmetrical manner through the full tulle skirt. Continue reading

  • Trend Alert: Metallic Homecoming Dresses

    Metallic Homecoming Dresses Trend AlertWith Homecoming season in full swing, we've seen a number of trends emerging, none hotter than metallic homecoming dresses. In fashionable shimmering colors, such as pink, emerald, black, silver, ruby red, royal blue and the ever so popular rose gold, there are many options to compliment any skin tone.

    Pick the perfect silhouette to flatter your body type and desired comfort level. A-line and fit and flare metallic dresses are a popular choice, as you'll be sure to stand out on the dance floor while the flowing skirt flows and glistens. 2-piece ensembles add an alluring element to the glitz and glamour of metallic homecoming dresses.

    Here are a few of the more popular metallic homecoming dresses we've featured this season at Rissy Roo's:

    Sherri Hill 53197 - All colors of this reflective garment are labeled "electric" and it's easy to see why. Pictured here in electric pink, you'll notice this stunning little garment has a perfectly fitted silhouette, scoop neckline with spaghetti straps, and an alluring lace-up closure in the back. The material has an intoxicating shimmer that is sure to dazzle the whole night through.

    Faviana S10353 - Alluring cutouts on the midriff highlight this chic new style from Faviana. V-necklines have been popular this season and this beautiful metallic homecoming dress is a clear indication of why. Thin spaghetti straps lead to an open back. The modern metallic jersey fabric glistens while ruching along the bodice adds a sexy yet fashionable effect. The short fitted skirt will accent your curves.

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  • Booby Tape is an Instant Breast Lift

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    Let's face it, not all boobs are created equal. To even the playing field we have introduced Booby Tape to our list of go to products. Booby Tape could be the ideal solution for you when you simply cannot wear a bra, but need something to hold up your boobs. Unlike our usual go to Double Scoops, which add a size to your bustline, Booby Tape will lift and accentuate what you already have. Booby Tape can be a lifesaver for both large and small breasts. For bigger boobs, Booby Tape will lift your chest up and allow you to wear dresses and sexy outfits that you would never try before. The special acrylic adhesive is strong enough to hold up the heaviest of breasts. For smaller chests, Booby Tape can be positioned to lift and squeeze your boobs together to get the cleavage you desire.

    Get in That Dress

    The use of Booby Tape is ideal for plunge necklines, backless dresses, asymmetrical necklines and halter tops. You can say yes to that sexy dress now that you have a solution for your boobies. There are a multitude of ways to use Booby Tape to accomodate nearly every bustline.

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    Celebs Use Tape

    For years we have been hearing about how celebs such as Cardi B., Kim Kardashian, and Chrissy Teigen tape their breasts up for red carpet events. We've even heard of using masking tape or duct tape. Can you say OUCH? While Kim Kardashian swears by Gaffer Tape and Cardi B. uses Duct Tape, we were not convinced these were the best options out there.

    Safe to Use

    So we went in search of a product that can safely tape up your boobs. Booby Tape is made of cotton and nylon and the adhesive is acrylic. While it is always recommended to try a test patch, we have found this product to be a safe choice. It was important to find a boob tape that would not rip your skin or dare we say nipple off. In comes boobytape Nipple Covers to save the day. The combination of boobytape Nipple Covers and boobytape Booby Tape is basically a breast lift in a box. The manufacturer recommends the use of Nipple Covers with the Booby Tape, especially for sensitive nipples, but they are sold separately. Each roll of Booby Tape is 5m and on average can be used 5 to 15 times depending on the size of your breasts. There are 5 sets of nipple covers in each pack.

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    How to Use Booby Tape

    See below for a simple 3 Step guide to using Booby Tape along with 6 different tape formations. Prior to use it is recommended that you do not use moisturizers or lotions so that the tape will adhere best to your skin.

    1. Place Nipple Covers on Nipples

      boobytape Nipple Covers Step 1: Place Nipple Covers on Nipples

       

    2. Place Booby Tape in Desired Position (this will depend on the neckline of your outfit)

      boobytape Booby Tape Step 1: Place Booby Tape in Desired Position
    3. Get Dressed and Enjoy your Boobies!

      boobytape Booby Tape Step 3: Get Dressed and Enjoy your Boobies

    How to Use Booby Tape

    The opportunities are endless. Now that you know you can make any dress or top work with the use of Booby Tape, don't be afraid to try new styles or to wear something you would not have dared to wear before. Shop Booby Tape

     

  • Formal Dress Testimonial: Lady in Red Allison Wanichek

    We are so excited to share this testimonial with you, from Allison Wanichek and her mom, Staci. Allison is from Walla Walla, WA and has shopped with us for all of her high school formals. And when we say all, we mean all. She has picked out so many gorgeous dresses from RissyRoos.com, and has the pictures to prove it! Check them out below.

    Allison is a senior in high school, with quite the list of accomplishments. She is an NHS member, a Young Life Leader, and was MCC All-Conference second team for golf. Next year, she'll be off to college, attending Washington State University in the fall. She will be majoring in Marketing in college. She'll be hitting the ground running, with plans to go through Rush. Continue reading

  • Nikki Novak in Sherri Hill at the 2019 Golden Globes

    Awards Season always has us dreaming of the Prom Season ahead. This year's Golden Globes especially had us thinking prom because of one particular actress' perfect red carpet look. If you can't guess, or didn't get to watch the 2019 Golden Globes, the actress we're talking about is Nikki Novak! The actress stunned us on the red carpet by wearing one of our favorite designers: Sherri Hill!

     

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    This is an extra special Sherri Hill dress, too, because it's one that you can wear to prom. She is wearing Sherri Hill style 52448, a brand new dress that's available for Prom 2019! The gown features delicate floral details that we're obsessing over. Nikki wore the Light Blue color, but this gown also comes in Coral, Light Green, and Yellow - all colors that remind us of the warmer spring months to come.

    Since Sherri Hill 52448 is such a unique, stand-out look, we recommend keeping the accessories minimal, just like Nikki did on the Golden Globes red carpet. It can certainly be fun to wear a pair of stand-out heels, though, like Nikki's sparkly heels, since the overskirt is see-through! Grab a pair of heels similar to Nikki's with Jupiter by Touch Ups.

    If you haven't heard the name Nikki Novak before, Nikki is known for movies The Holiday, The Bucket List, and Any Given Sunday. She is also a Fandango correspondent and film correspondent for The Today Show, Access, E! News, and Extra. Keep a look-out for her on more red carpets - you never know when you might catch her in another Sherri Hill dress!

  • Jovani It Girl - Casting Call

    This is a chance of a lifetime to become the next Jovani It Girl! Rissy Roo's will be hosting a Casting Call January 4-5 from 10am-4pm each day. This is the eighth season of this incredible contest and Rissy Roo's first time to be able to give one of our very own local girls a chance to win.

    Jovani It Girl Casting Call at Rissy Roo's 322 Tilton Rd. Northfield NJ 08225 on January 4-5, 2019

    Rissy Roo's invites all girls that are interesting in becoming the next Jovani It Girl to contact us at info@rissyroos.com for an entry form and to schedule an appointment time. The first 25 girls to schedule appointments or to enter the contest in store, at Rissy Roo's, will receive a FREE Jovani Highlighter & Kabuki Brush Set.

    Jovani will be selecting 25 contestants for the Spring 2019 edition of the JOVANI It Girl contest. Contestants will go on an all expense paid trip to Atlanta to model for Jovani and be entered for a chance to go to New York this summer to star in a JOVANI video shoot!

    This year's Jovani It Girl prize package is valued at five thousand dollars!

    Prize Packages:

    • Jovani It Girl grand prize package includes: $3,000 Jovani Credit + $2,000 Jacob Maslavi Scholarship
    • Seven Finalists will win: $1,500 Jovani Credit + $500 Scholarship
    • All semi-finalists will win: $750 Jovani Credit

    Jovani Highlighter & Kabuki Brush Set

    The Casting Call

    At the Rissy Roo's casting call you will record a short video wearing a Jovani gown and doing a "runway" walk and answering the question "Why do you want to be the next Jovani It Girl?" Get ready for a fun day of modeling! We ask that you follow @rissyroos.com, @jovanifashions, and @jovaniitgirl on Instagram. There will be lots of social media posts, live stories, and opportunities to be featured on @rissyroos and @jovanifashions instagram feeds.

    Will you be the next Jovani It Girl?

    **Additional Details**

    • Contestants must be between 15 and 27 years of age and must be legal residents of the United States & Canada (“Contestant”). All Contestants who are selected to participate and have not reached the legal age of 18 years as of the date of entry must submit a Parental Consent Form to be eligible.

     

    • You must follow @RISSYROOS @JOVANIFASHIONS and @JOVANIITGIRL on Instagram. You must tag a photo of yourself using the hashtags #RISSYROOS #JOVANI and #JOVANIITGIRL. Your Instagram profile must be on public.

     

    • If selected to move on to the second round, you must confirm your attendance at one of the official Jovani casting events in NYC (January 23-25, 2019), Los Angeles (January 23-25, 2019), or Virtual Skype (January 22-25, 2019).

     

    • Contestants chosen must be available March 31, 2019 to April 4, 2019 and July 14, 2019 to July 18, 2019.

     

    Interested? Visit us in store at Rissy Roo's, 322 Tilton Road, Northfield NJ 08225 or Email info@rissyroos.com for more information!

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