While the pink dress that Olivia Jordan accepted her Miss USA crown in was stunning, so many gorgeous dresses (and girls!) hit the Miss USA pageant stage on Sunday that we're still obsessing over. And, some of the dresses were even from our favorite dress designers!
Mac Duggal was one of the dress designers that let an exciting impact throughout the evening. Five contestants stunned the crowd in their hand selected Mac Duggal gowns while on the quest for the exclusive title of Miss USA 2015. Miss South Dakota, Miss North Dakota Miss Alabama, Miss Illinois, and Miss Wyoming each personified the label by exuding the character of a champion with pride and grace.
Last night was all about celebrating the theatre, because it was The American Theatre Wing's 2015 Tony Awards! The show was great from beginning to end, with mini performances from so many popular plays, and two hilarious and very talented hosts: Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming. Of course, though, our favorite part was the red carpet! And, we were extra excited to see one of our favorite celebrities walking the Tony red carpet in style: Kendall Jenner!
Kendall forewent the traditional gown for a sleek and sexy Calvin Klein cocktail dress. The dress was peach colored and featured long sleeves and and open back - a perfect way to show off just the right amount of skin.
To get a similar look for your next semi-formal or formal event, there are three dresses that we're loving.
For a very similar cocktail dress that hits all of the major points of Kendall's Tony look - long sleeves, open back, high neckline, and textured fabric - go with Jovani style 9693. The multi colored sequin print on this dress will certainly have you stand out in the crowd just as much as Kendall Jenner did on the Tony's red carpet.
BG Haute G3304
For a little bit of a different take on Kendall's look, we love BG Haute style G3304. This pink cocktail dress features long sleeves and an open back like Kendall's dress, but instead of a high neckline, choose this dress to go with a v-neck and lots of beautiful sparkles.
Mac Duggal 61823
Or, if you love lace more than sparkles, go with Mac Duggal style 61823 to get a take on Kendall's Tony Awards dress. Featuring long sheer illusion sleeves, lace appliqué all over the arms and bodice of the dress, and sheer illusion sides, this is a dress that's definitely made to turn heads. The plunging v-neckline and open back shows off just the right amount of skin for a sexy look.
One of the most unique parts of Kendal Jenner's Tony's dress is the texture of her dress. Whether you pick the Jovani, BG Haute, or Mac Duggal dress featured above, all three dresses will give you a totally unique texture that are sure to have you stand out just as much as Kendall's dress.
The Pretty Little Liars Season 5 finale was so intense that we almost couldn't take it! The girls had to trade their fabulous sense of style in for prison jumpsuits in this episode, and this may have been one of the all time creepiest PLL episodes, but that didn't stop us from keeping our eyes on the prize: the beautiful prom dresses that the PLL girls wore! Our favorite Pretty Little Liars prom dresses, of course, were hands-down Hanna's, Ashley Benson, and Emily's, Shay Mitchell. Why? Because they're made by two of our favorite designers, which means you can get the same exact looks for prom!
Hanna Marin's PLL Season 5 Finale Prom Dress
Hanna Marin looked radiant in red with Sherri Hill style 32107. This dress is a strapless mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline, beaded lace bodice and a satin skirt with a short train. The dress fit her like a glove! We especially loved that she accessorized with black elbow-length gloves. The combo of the elegant gown with the gloves stayed true to the opera theme.
Emily Fields' PLL Season 5 Finale Prom Dress
Emily Fields took romantic to the next level with her prom dress: Mac Duggal style 78897, which is part of the Prom 2015 Mac Duggal Royalty collection. Emily (Shay) sure did look like royalty in the dress! Just like Hanna, Emily added elbow-length gloves for that extra touch of elegance.
This sophisticated dress features sheer illusion cap sleeves and a high collar that is reminiscent of the most popular runway fashions. Sparkling like none other, the sheer illusion cap sleeves are decorated with silver beading and crystals. Creating a sexy look with a plunging v-neckline that leads to a starburst embellishments along the waistline, this gorgeous evening gown is all about making a serious statement.
What was your favorite prom dress from the PLL Season 5 finale? Would you wear one to prom? Leave a comment below!
The Internet basically blew up this week when everyone saw what actress Lily James wore on the red carpet for the premiere of movie Cinderella. With a fairy tale like Cinderella that's all about the dress and shoes that the main character wears, transforming her on the outside into the princess that she is inside, it was of course without question that we were excited to see what the actress who plays Cinderella, Lily, would wear for the premiere of her film. But, with red carpet looks rarely ever holding the theme of the movie or event, we weren't holding our breath. Much to our (happy) surprise, Lily James looked exactly like Cinderella walking the red carpet for the premiere of the Disney movie! Check her out in all her beauty below!
The beautifully adorned dress dress by Elie Saab had Lily looking like she should be floating in the air! This red carpet look truly shows that she is Cinderella and makes us so excited to see the film. Plus, she wore Christian Louboutin high heels that basically looked like glass slippers. Could the outfit be any more perfect? Oh wait.. it can be... She even accessorized with a clock purse by Charlotte Olympia! Because... when the clock strikes midnight...
Lily James' red carpet look was so perfect from every aspect! Since it's such a unique dress (and accessories), this is one that's hard to copy for prom. But, we have your back! While there isn't an exact prom dress that mimics Lily's look, there are a few that take cues from it. And, there are even some shoes and purses that take cues from Lily's outfit! Check them all out below.
Mac Duggal 62062 Long Sleeve Lace Evening Gown
Mac Duggal 62062 has lace applique embellishments and a modest bateau neckline that makes it so elegant and feel like it came right out of a fairy tale. Rock it in the Ivory/Nude color pictured above to get a color like Lily's dress. Or, it also comes in colors Aqua/Nude and Red. All colors will have you looking beautifully elegant!
Jovani 24008 Lace Ball Gown
For a ball gown style dress like Lily's, Jovani 24008 is a great option. It's a gorgeous strapless floral ball gown that features exposed piping details at the bodice and a lace applique adorned tulle skirt.
Tarik Ediz 92579
To get the elegant long sleeves in a ball gown like Lily, go with Tarik Ediz 92579. It's a vibrant ball gown that features a high neckline, lace illusion bodice, and a full tulle skirt. This has fairy tale written all over it!
Eliza by Touch Ups Champagne Beaded Platform Shoes
For princess inspired peep-toe high heels, we love Eliza by Touch Ups Platform Shoes. This breathtaking platform peep toe pump is covered with stones and features silver satin material. The manageable 3 1/2 heel allows for comfort and stability throughout the night.
Danica by Sizzle Open Toe Pumps
Another Lily James red carpet inspired heel that we love is Danica by Sizzle Pumps. It's a beautiful satin D'Orsay pump with a soft bow decoration and a 3/4 inch platform and leather sole. Best yet, these shoes are on sale for only $60, originally $116!
La Regale 25550 See Through Clutch
For a whimsical see through clutch inspired by Lily's clock clutch, go with La Regale 25550. It's a transparent box clutch with a shoulder chain. While it's shown in Emerald here, it also comes in Fuchsia and Royal.
There you have it - your perfect Cinderella prom princess look, put together as easily as your Fairy Godmother waving her wand! Are you looking to add some fairy tale inspiration to your prom look, or are you going a whole different direction? Leave a comment below!
The 87th Academy Awards wasn't all about the film stars. This year's awards ceremony was also about one of our favorite dress designers: Mac Duggal. The dress designer himself walked the red carpet in style at one of the hottest parties of the night, the Annual Warner Brothers Mansion Oscar Viewing Party. Not only did he dress some of the hottest stars of the night, but he was also there to walk the red carpet with his wife.
Mac Duggal and His Wife at the Oscars Viewing Party
That's not the only reason the 87th Annual Academy Awards were all about Mac Duggal, though. Many of the celebrities at the Oscars were wearing his dresses! The 2014 Academy Awards were undoubtedly completely transformed by his glorious designs and elegant styles. Check out some of the celebrities that wore Mac Duggal on the Oscars red carpet below.
Hosting the Oscars red carpet for The Insider, Keltie Knight looks amazing in Mac Duggal style 40380. In such striking colors of red and black, it's no wonder that this long prom dress is a red carpet gem!
A modest bateau neckline features an intricate design of silver embellishments. AB stones and silver sequins sparkle along the front and then trim the open back. The complex detailing of stones resembles both a sophisticated and classic designing fit for royalty. A sheer illusion bodice leads into a stretch jersey skirt and high leg slit on the side. Style 40380 a front to back gorgeous look!
Lil Kim looked absolutely stunning in Mac Duggal style 10037 at the 23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party. Taking note from the hottest couture styles on the runway, this designer prom dress is everything you can dream of! With a high fashion look and gorgeous embellishments of crystals and AB stones, you'll be camera read on prom night, just like Lil Kim was at the Oscars.
Lil Kim in her gorgeous Mac Duggal gown with Miley Cyrus and Dita Von Tesse at the 23rd Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party.
Getting ready for her ClevverTeVe Oscars Recap, Joslyn Davis looked gorgeous in Mac Duggal style 4037! This edgy Mac Duggal dress has sparkling sequins that glimmer from the v-neckline down to the bottom. Lightly gracing the straps and the back, sheer illusion material is speckled with more sequins. More sheer illusion paneling is revealed along the sides with light amounts of sequins for an added touch of sparkle. We love this look for an after prom, homecoming, or New Year's Eve dress!
Just last week on February 11th, the sold-out black tie amFAR New York Gala was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, and so many celebrities were at the event in support of AIDS research. The gala kicked off New York Fashion Week, so there were so many leaders of the fashion community in attendance, with one of our favorite fashion-forward celebs that walked the red carpet being Paris Hilton! While Paris is known for her risque looks, she showed class and style walking the amFAR gala red carpet in an elegantly embellished dress that we're obsessing over. You can head over to BroadwayWorld.com for photo coverage of the event.
The black dress that Paris wore featured a high illusion neckline and illusion mid section, thigh high slit, and beautiful beading throughout. We're especially loving this look because dress designer Mac Duggal makes two looks that are exactly like Paris'... and perfect for prom!
To get the traditional dress look that Paris Hilton wore to the amFAR gala, go with Mac Duggal style 1903. It's a floor length evening gown that's all about elegance and grace combined with show-stopping style, just like Paris' dress. The beaded dress features a high illusion neckline, cap sleeves, and a slit in the skirt. The bodice is delicately covered with a sheer overlay, allowing for just the right amount of skin to peek through, and the a-line double stretch knit jersey skit hugs your curves perfectly. It's shown in Black above, but it also comes in colors Ice Pink and Ivory.
To rock Paris' look in a more non-traditional manor, go for the jumpsuit version of style 1903: Mac Duggal style 1947! This pant suit features a stretch jersey knit material that will hug your curves just as perfectly as the dress version, and is so comfortable! It features the same high neckline and waist illusion paneling and embellishments throughout.
In case you've never heard of amFAR before, it's the American Foundation for AIDS Research. They hold a gala annually to help raise money for its cause, and this year's gala raised over $2 million for their AIDS research programs. Pretty amazing! This is its 17th year running, and other guests included Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Chelsea Clinton, and Karlie Kloss (plus many more).
Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega, was finally crowned last week, and one of our favorite dress designers was of course at the forefront of the pageant providing gorgeous gowns for all of the contestants: Mac Duggal! The dress designer's latest prom styles and never-before-seen pageant gowns were on display in Miami from the red carpet, to the runway, to the Miss Universe pageant. In combination with La Casa Hermosa and AMerican Model Magazine, Mac Duggal hosted a special Miami fashion show to kick off the Miss Universe Pageant!
The event was hosted at the historic Beauville Beach Resort in Miami, a perfect place to watch such gorgeous gowns walk the runway! American Model Magazine started the evening off with a photo shoot where all of the models got to show off their Mac Duggal gowns in front of a beautiful backdrop. In the photo below, American Model Magazine models are showing off Mac Duggal 4152 (left) and Mac Duggal 65024 (right).
After the photo shoot, it was time to start walking the red carpet! On the red carpet, Miss South Florida USA, Lisa Opie interviewed Mac Duggal to learn all about what's going on in the pageant world. He spoke about the latest trends and his contribution to all things pageant! Watch the interview here:
Once the interviews were complete and the photos taken, it was finally time for the runway show to begin. The runway models showed off some of the latest Spring 2015 prom dresses, but also unveiled some brand new pageant gowns that have never been seen before. It was definitely the perfect way to get in the mood for the Miss Universe pageant!
Above is Mac Duggal 10042, a stunning lace dress that's part of Mac Duggal's Spring 2015 prom collection.
Above is Mac Duggal 85441, a floral hot shorts gown that's also part of Mac Duggal's Spring 2015 prom collection.
There were many more stunning dresses to be seen during the Mac Duggal Miami Fashion Show! To see all of the red carpet, fashion show, and photo shoot pictures, head over to Mac Duggal's Facebook page. All of the photos are in their Mac Duggal Miami Fashion Show album!
Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means it's time for family get-togethers and late night parties with friends. So, to make sure you're ready in a perfect outfit, we picked out some of our favorite dresses that will effortlessly take you from a more traditional family event, to a night out with friends. Check out our Thanksgiving dress up ideas below!
You can never go wrong with a little black dress at any event, and this is one LBD that we absolutely love! Style D15016 is a jeweled neck cap sleeved party dress that's such a versatile pick. The cap sleeves make it so easy to wear to a family party, while the dress is just so cute and chick that it can take you anywhere in style! This is a great dress to wear throughout the Holiday season - from a Thanksgiving get-together, to an office holiday party, or even to a New Year's Eve party! For a more stand-out color, this dress also comes in red.
For another cap sleeves look that's all about versatility, go with Scala 48350. This hot little cocktail dress clings closely to curves to produce a look that is second to none. Tiny, twinkling accents wend their way around the dress for a softly glitzy look. It's all topped off by a scooped neckline and short sleeves. We just recommend throwing a cardigan over the dress for your family Thanksgiving dinner, which you can take off when it's time to go out with friends at night! Best yet, this dress is also so perfect for a New Year's Eve party.
For a more traditional look for Thanksgiving, go with Mac Duggal style 1654. It's a stunningly embellished dress with fantastic beading along the v-neckline. From small beads to large stones and hanging beading, this dress offers so much variety, style, and elegance. A gorgeous vine pattern of beaded embellishments flows throughout the dress and on the wide open, sheer sleeves. The charcoal color and leave pattern of this dress reminds us so much of a fall November night!
Do you know what you plan on wearing for Thanksgiving? Leave us a comment and let us know! It's always fun to rock dresses for the Holidays, so have fun dressing up!