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Meet Me Under the Mistletoe: Holiday Party Dresses

Sleigh bells are ringing, lights are gleaming and you look fabulous. Holiday parties and New Year’s Eve are times to leave all subtlety behind you and embrace lustrous accents that shine almost as brightly as you.  It’s time to shimmer and shake, ladies!


Sequin Diva: Allover sequins and trendy chevron print make this GB dress on-point for your holiday festivities.
Why we love it: Long sleeves and a higher neckline keep this dress a little mysterious while the shorter length remains fun and flirty.

Dramatic Doll: Scalloped sequins and and a hi-low hem create movement in this Jodi Kristopher dress that begs to be twirled around the dance floor.
Why we love it: A dramatic silhouette ensures that all eyes are on you as you dazzle under the holiday lights.

Sparkling Showstopper: A little shine adds the right touch of star-appeal to this glamorous number by Jodi Kristopher.
Why we love it: The bodycon shape and ruching shows off feminine curves while the exposed one-shoulder allows a playful peek of skin.

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Which style will you be sporting for your own social soirees? Tell us in the comments below!

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Quiz: Shine in Your Next GB Holiday Dress

It’s the holiday season, and you know what that means! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Actually, let’s face it—  the holidays can be stressful.  Between finishing school and scrambling to find that perfect gift for mom (why is she so hard to shop for!), it’s easy to sacrifice your style when it comes to holiday parties and settle for (dare I say) a cliché Christmas sweater.

Here at Dillard’s, we want to take one less thing off your to-do list by figuring  out your best GB dress— and head-to-toe detail— for your next holiday party. After all, ‘tis the season to shine in your own way!

1. What type of print suits your style?
A. Fierce animal print.
B. Feminine and vintage-inspired —like polka-dots or floral.
C. Chevron or geometric.
D. I’ll pass on prints.

2. What’s the must-have accessory in your purse? 
A. My favorite sunnies!
B. Pen and paper. You never know when inspiration will strike.
C. My cell phone.
D. A small bottle of my favorite perfume.

3. The weekend is coming up! What are your plans?
A. Hang out with my friends. We have our favorite go-to places around town!
B. I’m more of a homebody.  I prefer to read or start a crafty project.
C. Hit up my favorite stores— gotta keep up with the latest trends!
D. Go to the movies for a date night.

4. What’s your favorite jewelry?
A. A bold statement necklace.
B. Gold studs or pearl earrings.
C. Layered bracelets and bangles.
D. Some pretty teardrop or chandelier earrings.

5. Which trend has caught your attention this season?
A. Tribal print cardigans!
B. Fit-and-flare dresses. They’re flattering and feminine.
C. Faux-Leather!  Bring on the luxe layers.
D. Embellished gold studs. A little detail goes a long way!

6. And finally, what are you looking forward to at your holiday party?
A. Celebrating with my friends! Karaoke, anyone?
B. I love the little things! From hot chocolate to spending time with family, I just soak it all in.
C. Exchanging gifts! I know my gift is on everyone’s wish list.
D. Catching my crush under the mistletoe!

Mostly A’s:  


Fierce and feline-feminine, the GB Animal-Print dress is a natural selection for your bold personality.  The crisscross cutout back mark your trend-spotted style (pun intended) in this season’s wildly popular print.

Shoe Shop:  Brown booties from GB show your down-to-earth attitude with an elevated edge. 

Spritz: A free spirit like you should have a scent to awaken your senses and your feminine prowess. The Juicy Couture Viva Noir perfume offers the best of both worlds with an enticing fragrance that will lure everyone to your charisma.

Finishing Touch: Go for the bold in goldtone metal and clear rhinestone with the Vince Camuto frontal necklace.

Shop the Look: GB Animal-Print Knit DressGB Spot-Lite Buckle-Detail Platform BootiesJuicy Couture Viva Noir & Vince Camuto Necklace

Mostly B’s


Being the shy-yet-sophisticated gal means chances are parties aren’t really your thing, and that’s okay!  Your holiday dress should be sweet and flirtatious without too much frill.  That’s why the GB Polka-Dot dress is the perfect way to show off your artistic side in a playful fit-and-flare silhouette.

Shoe Shop: Break away from your cute flats collection and step into these buckled-up beauties. We promise you won’t regret it.

Spritz: Daisy by Marc Jacobs is your ideal aroma to channel delicate allure with a mysterious medley. Like this perfume, there’s more to you than meets the eye.

Finishing Touch: Fuchsia studs by Betsey Johnson add a pop of color to this classic black and white combo, while showing off your eye for detail.

Shop the Look: GB Polka-Dot Knit DressGianni Bini Bryce Belted BootiesDaisy by Marc Jacobs & Betsey Johnson Earrings

Mostly C’s:  


Keen observation (and retail therapy) have shaped you into a style savvy  fashionista who’s always ahead of the trend curve. Be the highlight of your party in this GB Chevron Sequin dress in must-have gold-and-black shimmer.  We love the balance of these long sleeves against this edgy-short hem.

Shoe Shop:  Mix it up with the GB Per-Fect pumps in textural harmony. 

Spritz: Modern Muse by Estée Lauder captures your contemporary confidence in a sleek-silhouette bottle.

Finishing Touch: Grab your party essentials in the Kate Landry clutch in complementary shimmer and goldtone hardware.

Shop the LookGB Chevron Sequin DressGB Per-Fect Pointed-Toe Pumps,  Estée  Lauder Modern Muse & Kate Landry Flap Clutch

Mostly D’s


Reminiscent of a Grecian goddess, the GB Hi-Low Dress  combines classical draping with contemporary detail.  Whether you’re attending a holiday party with a date, or hoping to catch a certain someone’s attention, this dress speaks to your romantic sensibilities in 21st century glamour (unless Jane Austen regency gowns are more of your thing).

 Shoe Shop: Skip the gladiator sandals for some pointed-toe perfection with the Gianni Bini Tamara pumps.

Spritz: It’s love at first scent with the Miss Dior fragrance. Dreamy blends of floral and delectable fruit create an amorous aroma.

Finishing Touch:  Stash your lipgloss and other makeup touch-ups in the Kate Landry Social clutch for eye-candy shine.  

Shop the Look: GB Sequin-Shoulder Hi-Low DressGianni Bini Tamara Pointed-Toe PumpsMiss Dior &  Kate Landry Social Clutch

Looking for something a little different? Shop all GB dresses here.

What’s your GB holiday dress? Tell us in the comments. 

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Fall For Easy Style with the Alex Marie Fall Washable Suiting Collection

Fall always brings a busier pace to life, doesn’t it?  Make things simpler by taking one errand off your list — the trip to the dry cleaners!  The Alex Marie Fall Washable Suiting Collection is not only easy-care, it’s also available in fashion-forward colors and silhouettes.

Available only at Dillard’s, these stylish dresses, skirts, pants and jackets are fabricated from a special blend of  polyester, viscose and spandex that is resistant to wrinkling, stretching and shrinking.  We love the convenience and cool elegance of the Alex Marie Lettie Washable Dress, with its unique square neckline and slimming pleat construction at the waist.  For those who are time-pressed but still need to look their best, we also suggest Alex Marie Mariah Washable Pants, which combine machine-washable ease with a sleek silhouette.  Complete the look  with the Alex Marie Camilia Washable Jacket, which features a classic notch-lapel collar and welt pockets.

Thanks to wrinkle-free fabrics, these designs are super travel-friendly — ideal for hectic business trips or jam-packed fall weekends.  Looking chic was never this easy!

Shop the Look: Alex Marie Lettie Washable Dress, Alex Marie Washable Pants,  Alex Marie Camilia Washable Jacket.

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Style Queen: Find your Homecoming Look

Whether you prefer basking in the limelight or burying your nose in a good book, homecoming is the perfect time to claim your style identity. Dress to impress with our favorite looks and trends for this upcoming season.


You command attention — from homeroom to lunch — and are sure to shine in this Hailey Logan one-shoulder sequin dress with flattering ruching and a dramatic cutout shoulder. The Steve Madden Spycee dress sandals mirror the same triangular cutout, and their eye-catching bling makes a bold statement. Keep your favorite lip gloss and cell phone close in the Kate Landry Social clutch, and balance the look with the Lauren Ralph Lauren CZ stud earrings. Last, but certainly not least, the MAC 36 lashes create a striking star power effect.


Even if you’re quiet in the classroom, you’re sure to stand out (in the best way!) in this sweetly feminine dress by B. Darlin. With just the right amount of sparkle and a flowly chiffon skirt, this dress works perfectly with the Betsey Johnson Blue Bells dress sandal. The Nina Lovell bow clutch is girly and whimsical, while the Swarovski cystal drop earrings flirt with sophistication. Finish this ladylike ensemble off with the kate spade new york dot bracelet.


By balancing your spunky personality with a simple silhouette, you can create the perfect palette for studded accessories that are hot hot hot this season. We are crazy about the BCBGeneration olga ankle-strap pump. A pop of color, stud embellishments and a fun silhouette? Sold! Pair with the MICHAEL Michael Kors stud zip clutch, and you strike a happy balance between chic and edgy. Add hints of femininity and playfulness with a few Betsey Johnson accessories — we love the camera pendent and skull & bow stud earrings. Every good girl has an fierce side, celebrate it!

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How are you creating your own unique looks for homecoming this year?

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Maximizing the Maxi Dress

This season’s maxi dresses are more than just comfy loungewear. Incorporating brilliant color and eye-catching patterns with slimming shoulder-to-toe cuts for the maximum combination of fit and flair, Gianni Bini captures the best features of the newest trends. Check out some of our favorites!


1. Brilliant color and a racerback cut give a bold sporty tone to the Gianni Bini Drake maxi dress for a fun contrast with heels or an easy go-to look with flat sandals.

2. An unexpected twist on the hi-low hem, the flounce-detail bodice of the Gianni Bini Krista maxi dress sweeps from an almost empire-waist height in front to a low V in back.

3. The Gianni Bini Cabrina sheer-overlay maxi dress features sheer details at the shoulder and a sheer overlay skirt for an intriguing peek-a-boo effect that draws the eye and packs a punch for a variety of occasions.

4. Bright kiwi attracts attention with the Gianni Bini Loni belted maxi dress–flowy chiffon and gorgeous skirt pleats hold it.

5. Smart contrasting prints on translucent chiffon make the Gianni Bini Olivette printed maxi dress a masterpiece of figure-flattering shape and fashion-forward style.

Shop the Looks: Gianni Bini Drake maxi dress, Gianni Bini Krista maxi dress, Gianni Bini Cabrina sheer-overlay maxi dress, Gianni Bini Loni belted maxi dress and Gianni Bini Olivette printed maxi dress.

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Which maxi dress style fits your style best? Let us know in the comments!

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Get to Know Nicole Miller Artelier

Nicole Miller brings a wide range of influences to the looks in her Artelier collection. Raised in America by a French mother, Miller continued to learn from both fashion cultures by studying design in Rhode Island and Paris.

The non-conformist glamour of her collections make her a favorite on red carpets and the pages of fashion magazines alike. We love the combination of elegant style with little surprises that add youth and a sense of fun to dressed-up looks.


Modernist geometric cuts and Eastern-flavored paisley come together perfectly in this lace shift dress. Bright colors, smart pleated details and a sassy hi-low hem make this top a conversation piece that draws attention but flatters the figure. A classic with a twist, this strapless dress features a peplum detail that dips lowest in front for a modern, hourglass-enhancing style.

See more surprising and style-smart looks from Nicole Miller here.

Do you lean more toward classic style or the unexpected in your fashion choices?

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Dillard’s: Always in Fashion … (and in fashion magazines!)

03959696_zi_ivory_appleAlmost every month, leading fashion/lifestyle magazines, such as Vogue, Glamour, Lucky and Elle,  feature stories or ads about our merchandise.  Even  if you don’t subscribe, you can still see what these advertisements look like by clicking on the “Catalogs & Ads” link at the bottom of any page on www.dillards.com.  You’ll be taken to a page with a cool interactive feature that allows you to browse through our ads.04056150_ziOr say you’ve seen  a gorgeous glossy print ad in Elle this month  for the Cremieux Rope Plaid Keyhole Halter Top & Tunnel Tie Bottom:  just click on “Catalogs & Ads,”  then flip through until you find the ad that appeared in the magazine.  Hover or double-click for more information on the item.

03998519_zi_blackWhat  items from Dillard’s have appeared in the fashion mags this month?  Check out the Antonio Melani Nilliona paisley halter dress  with its cinched halter neckline and keyhole back.  Or the Vince Camuto Itta wedge sandals, with their bejeweled metallic snake-print leather upper.  Want to flaunt a heavenly scent?  Try Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum Spray and enjoy femininity, luxury and style.


Shop all Dillard’s items that have appeared in leading national publications in May. 

Do you prefer looking at merchandise online or in a printed ad or catalog? Why?

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