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Unveil Your Style: Find Your Dream Dress in The Wedding Shop

Here comes the bride! Oh wait, not yet! There’s still so much to do! You’ve got the love of your life,  your bridesmaid gang and your (highly opinionated) mother, but what about the dress? Whether you’re a future bride-to-be, bridesmaid, or proud Momma, check out The Wedding Shop for contemporary and traditional dresses along with our favorite must-have accessories.

Contemporary:  Skip the ‘something old’ and find your something new with the MM Couture by Miss Me little lace dress. This dress takes your wedding style to new lengths with an edgy short hem and cutout back. Even though this dress may not be the best choice for cold-weather ceremonies,  this could be the dress if you prefer something trendy for the warmer seasons, as the soon-to-be Mrs. Antcliffe would agree.

 Earrings:  Create dainty demure with the Nadri Pearl Pave drop earrings.  The best part?  These earrings are a versatile choice no matter what role you play for the big day!

Customer Appreciation:  “We gave these as gifts, along with a similar necklace, to the bridesmaids in my daughter’s summer wedding and the girls loved them!” – Debs, TX 

Shoes:  A shorter dress requires the proper shoe soulmate. Our recommendation? Zip into the Gianni Bini Flame cutout sandals— featuring plenty of eye-catching jewel detail.  

Customer Appreciation:  “This shoe is gorgeous on and you can dress them up or down. They are super comfortable and [I] did  not want to take them off at the store. These are going to be perfect for my wedding day. So excited to wear them!” -Bride-to-be,  GA 

Traditional:  If sticking to a belle-of-the-ball dress is more of your thing, the Adrianna Papell gown is an ideal choice for you. Feminine from head-to-toe, you’ll fall in love with this strapless sweetheart neckline and rosette-detailed skirt.  Simple-yet-stunning  styling allows you to customize this dress to your personal tastes.

Earrings:  Like this bridal dress, the Nadri crystal drop earrings offer a hint of glimmer in classic styling. Psst, they also make a great bridesmaid gift for the ladies! Just ask Kristen from Chicago,  Illinois. 

Customer Appreciation:  “I bought these for myself and bridesmaids for my wedding and they were the perfect length and  had just the right amount of sparkle. They were exactly what I was looking for.”  -Kristen , IL 

Shoes: Arriving in gold, black and silver, the Antonio Melani Evette dress sandals offer everything for a classy lady such as yourself— sophistication and shine.

 Customer Appreciation:  “I’m in love with these shoes! Best dressy sandals ever!!” -Tampa, FL


Contemporary:  Just because it’s the bride’s big day  doesn’t mean a mother of the bride (or groom) should sacrifice her elegance.  This Adrianna Papell dress offers that just-right glamour in a flattering silhouette with illuminating bead coverage. Check out what Sally had to say about this sequined stunner for her daughter’s wedding!

Customer Appreciation:  “Bought this dress from my daughter’s wedding. Love it!”-Sally, MS

Traditional:  Cascading asymmetric tiers create fluid movement while slimming your frame in this Ignite Evenings gown.  The matching wrap provides sheer coverage without looking matronly.   These subtle sequins won’t distract from the natural beauty of the dress. Cheyenne from Tennessee loved wearing this dress at a black tie wedding, but many customers have loved this dress for other formal events as well. Talk about versatile!  

Customer Appreciation:  “I bought this dress for my daughter’s beach wedding in May. The color is perfect for her color scheme.  After trying many dresses this is the first my husband liked on me.” -Lil, VA


Contemporary:  Beaded art-deco-inspired design and an effortless fit lend modern glam to this Adrianna Papell dress.  As a bridesmaid, finding something that is equally flattering and stylish can be a tricky task.  This blouson bodice offers easier movement without a skin-tight feel. Not to mention this taupe/pink shade is a neutral color any woman would look forward to donning for the wedding.

Customer Appreciation: “I love this dress. I think the designer pulled it from stores. [T]he last store carrying it was Dillard’s and I was so happy to be able to purchase it before it was pulled from their store! Love this dress. Great fabric. Stunning.” -Beth, IN

Traditional: If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, the JS Collections Bridesmaid dress features the right blend of feminine floral in plenty of color crush chiffon options.  The ruched bodice creates a tighter illusion (aka slimming without suffocating), while the rosette shoulder strap draws the eye to a bare neckline and frames the face.  This dress is also the perfect silhouette for side buns! 

Customer Appreciation: “LOVED IT.” – G, TX 

Relax, we’ve got you covered. From wedding bells to wedding night, check out The Wedding Shop here!

Are you a contemporary or traditional bride-to-be when it comes to your wedding style? Let us know in the comments!

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Holiday Checklist: What to Wear to Your Social Soiree

The holidays are in full swing, which means you’ll have plenty of guests to warmly welcome, drinks to toast and old friends to catch up with!  Get ready to check one more thing off of your holiday checklist with our quick guide of what to wear to your next holiday function. Find your favorite dress (and accessories) to keep you celebrating in style!

Gianni Bini Dress, Kate Spade watch, Michael kors clutch, Gianni Bini pumps, Gianni Bini heels, Gianni bini shoes

For our first holiday-ready wardrobe, we wanted to create a look that is the perfect recipe of warmth with a dash of golden glamour. The Janelle studded dress from Gianni Bini steals our hearts in  studded shine, adding a glimmering touch to this long-sleeved dress. And for all of you party planners, we know looking sophisticated reflects your punctual personality. That’s why a crisp collared shirt and this Kate Spade bracelet watch will keep you sharp in “I-got-this” confidence. Keep your holiday cheer (no matter what mishaps come your way) with the Gianni Bini Charlene sequined pumps and shimmery Fossil zip clutch.

Belle Badgley Mischka dress, Kate Landry clutch, Nina Bonique pumps, Betsey Johnson earrings

Now that you’ve proven you’re domestic diva who can whip up some good convo and hot cocoa, it’s time to celebrate with your friends! A tango of fuchsia, red and other flirty shades come together  in this sequin sheath dress from Belle Badgley Mischka. Step up the shine with the Nina Bonique pumps in rhinestone buckle embellishment. If you plan on rockin’ around the Christmas tree (aka dancing your heart out) we recommend some studs that won’t throw off your moves, like the Betsey Johnson stud earrings in dazzling fuchsia shine.  A girl on the go needs a little eye-candy that can hold on to her nightlife essentials. Grab the Kate Landry stone and sequin clutch for your clutch contender.

Gianni Bini Dress, Vince Camuto earrings, Kate Landry clutch, Gianni Bini shoes, Gianni Bini heels, Gianni Bini pumps, Black Tie

Prepare to steal the spotlight at your next gown gala. Hollywood glamour meets modern allure with this Alex Evenings off-the-shoulder gown.  This statement-red dress is softened by glistening goldtone with the Vince Camuto chandelier earrings— (keeping your collarbone bare to accentuate this embellished bust.)  Remember to give your feet the royal fête treatment with the Gianni Bini Wendy dress sandals for head-to-toe holiday glow. Kate Landry proves to be a girl’s best friend once again with this metal mesh rhinestone box. A ring top clasp closure adds rough-around-the-edges detail to this scarlet starlet silhouette.

Find your next dress holiday here

What holiday ensemble will you don this season? Tell us in the comments! 

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Head-to-Toe Holiday Looks

The holiday season brings plenty of opportunities to show off your personal style. This is your chance to dazzle! We’ve put together some head-to-toe looks to get you party and event-ready.

The Dress: Metallic gold polka dots dance across a black ground, giving this A-line dress from Vince Camuto a luxe look. The pleated skirt flatters most figures while the short length appeals to your flirty, fun side.

The Rest: Play up the metallic shine of this dress with the sophisticated goldtone pave drop earrings from Vince Camuto. Go sky-high with these Dyvine T-strap platform pumps from Steve Madden that visually lengthen your legs. Smooth any figure flaws with Tight-End shaping tights from Spanx and comfortably shape and slim  your tummy, hips, thighs and rear.

Add some starlet glamour to your look with the powder pearl eye trio from Bobbi Brown. As the night goes on, add a little coverage with a coordinating Vince Camuto feather caplet with red carpet-worthy black faux feathers.

Shop the look: Vince Camuto A-line Dress, Vince Camuto Goldtone Pave Drop Earrings, Steve Madden Dyvine T-strap Platform Pumps, Spanx Tight-End Shaping Tights, Bobbi Brown Powder Pearl Eye Trio and Vince Camuto Feather Caplet.

The Dress: This JS Boutique dress outshines the Christmas lights at the office cocktail party with dazzling sequins.  Royal blue glitters with every step, mimicking the beauty of a starry night sky.

The Rest: Old friends silver and blue meet when you wear these Julie pumps from Gianni Bini with allover glitter. Continue the theme with deco-inspired blue and silver drop earrings from Cezanne.

Emphasize eyes with the help of MAC’s Fluidline gel liner, Lancome’s Definicils Precious Cells High Definition Amplifying Mascara and Bobbi Brown’s Caviar & Oyster shadow collection.

Shop the Look: JS Boutique Dress, Gianni Bini Julie Pumps, Cezanne Drop Earrings, MAC Fluidline Gel LinerLancome Definicils Precious Cells High Definition Amplifying Mascara and Bobbi Brown Caviar & Oyster Shadow Collection.

The Dress: Lustrous floral beading and chiffon combine to create this resplendent gown from Adrianna Papell. A one-shoulder silhouette creates drama, while a draped sleeve adds timeless grace. The long, slightly flared skirt mirrors classic movie star elegance.

The Rest: Glisten down to the floor with these jewel sandals from Gianni Bini with rhinestone accents. Keep the silver sparkle going with Nadri crystal teardrop earrings.

Start the night off right with a glowing face to match your dress with MAC Prep + Prime Skin lotion.  Color Design Infinite 24-Hour Longwear Eye Shadow from Lancome gives you shimmering eyes without the worry of turning into a pumpkin at midnight. This luminous color stays true for 24 hours without creasing. Play up your pout with vibrant color from Dior with this Limited Edition Diorific lipstick — it even comes in a luxe vintage-inspired gold case.

Shop the Look: Adrianna Papell Gown, Gianni Bini Jewel Sandals, Nadri Crystal Teardrop Earrings, MAC Prep+ Prime Skin Lotion, Lancome Color Design Infinite 24-Hour Longwear Eye Shadow and Dior Limited Edition Diorific Lipstick.

The Tunic: Not all holiday events require a fancy dress and heels. For these occasions, you’ll want to look your best in casual style. This vibrant, cozy Eileen Fisher cowlneck tunic in rich terra cotta pairs perfectly with the sleek and modern NYDJ Janice Jeggings in black.

The Rest: A row of studs evoke edgy shimmer on these equestrian-inspired Billie boots from Arturo Chiang. Just as sequins and beads enchant on an ornate dress, these studs complete the casual look with style.

Your face will stay flawless all day with Double Wear Stay-in-Place makeup from Estee Lauder. Its lightweight and comfortable formula stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity and nonstop activity. Add a pop of color with the high shine of Origins Liquid Lip Color and high-potency hues of the Limited Edition Fade Resistant Gloss Shine nail polish from Lancome Vernis in Love.

Shop the Look: Eileen Fisher Cowlneck Tunic, NYDJ Janice Jeggings, Arturo Chiang Billie Boots, Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup, Origins Liquid Lip Color and Lancome Vernis in Love Limited Edition Fade Resistant Gloss Shine Nail Polish.

What is your favorite holiday look?

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Prom Perfection: The Dress

If you’ve been searching for the girly-girl dress of your dreams, look no further. This pink stunner from Hailey Logan features everything a girl needs to feel like a princess on her big night. The gown sparkles with a glitter mesh overlay on the skirt, while the structured, fitted corset-style bodice creates a flattering figure and feminine neckline. You won’t be able to keep from twirling when you wear it.

Want to go all-out sparkle? Add a shimmering statement necklace or an eye-catching cocktail ring so your fabulous styling is sure to be noticed.

Shop all prom dresses and prom accessories at Dillards.com.

Are you adding an extra dose of glitter to your look this year? Tell us in the comments!  

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