Spring Formal

Trending Spring Formal and Prom Dresses in 2016

I’m seeing lots of sparkle, tulle, fitted bodices, and ombre.  You can go for the princess look or be the sexy glamazon.  So how do you choose?

Try out this quiz from Seventeen Magazine:

What’s Your Prom Dress Style?

Take this quiz to find out the perfect prom dress to match your vibe.​
When I was going to prom it was all about spaghetti straps, fitted bodices, and tasteful flowing drapes.  I love that the current trends have found their way back to this.

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Spring Formal

 

Lovely and affordable gowns from Lulus

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Sunday Kind of Love Mauve Tulle Gown
Sunday Kind of Love Mauve Tulle Gown – $79

We’ll make dress shopping as easy as we can for you with the Sunday Kind of Love Mauve Tulle Gown! You won’t believe how gorgeous this mauve purple maxi dress is in real life, with layers of tulle wrapping a padded sweetheart bodice (with shoulder straps)
TFNC Lace & Beads Vera Taupe Beaded Maxi Dress
TFNC Lace & Beads Vera Taupe Beaded Maxi Dress – $168

Dance under the twinkling lights and watch as they light up the TFNC Lace & Beads Vera Taupe Beaded Maxi Dress! Lightweight Georgette covers a sleeveless, cutout bodice with a plunging neckline, princess seams, plus gunmetal and ivory beads (and sequins!)
Bariano Right as Reign Beige and Black Lace Maxi Dress
Bariano Right as Reign Beige and Black Lace Maxi Dress – $322

As Seen On Kristin of Wild One Forever blog! When something is as lovely as the Bariano Right as Reign Beige and Black Lace Maxi Dress, making it yours feels meant to be! A nude, sweetheart bodice with padded cups and black banding is topped by a sheer la
Sunday Kind of Love Seafoam Tulle Gown
Sunday Kind of Love Seafoam Tulle Gown – $79

We’ll make dress shopping as easy as we can for you with the Sunday Kind of Love Seafoam Tulle Gown! You won’t believe how gorgeous this maxi dress is in real life, with layers of tulle wrapping a padded sweetheart bodice (with shoulder straps), and expan

Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!

 

Currently trending on Shein for the budget shopper

Black Apricot Sequined Splicing Flare Maxi Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)
Black Apricot Sequined Splicing Flare Maxi Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)

from: SheIn

Blue Spaghetti Strap Backless Maxi Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)
Blue Spaghetti Strap Backless Maxi Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)

from: SheIn

Get ready for an early spring with new fashions daily at SheIn.com

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Floral Dresses

Winter is gone and it’s time to bring out the flowers

Floral Dress from Shein

Floral Dress from Shein by karlajkitty featuring a floral print dress

Girly florals and princess dresses are huge this season, and run the gamut from wild multi-color blooms to more low-key monochromes.


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From Elle:

 

Inspiration

White Spaghetti Strap Backless ibiscus Floral Dress

  • Price: $15.40
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Billabong Lovely Roads Coral Pink Floral Print Dress

  • Price: $49.95

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Pretty Pastel Spring Dress

Nothing says “Spring” more than Pastels.

Slightly de-saturated colors are a natural progression from the winter drudgery before the wild bold colors of Summer take over.

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Pastel (color)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pastel sticks in pastel colors

Pastels or pastel colors are the family of colors which, when described in the HSV color space, have high value and low to intermediate saturation.[1][2] The name comes from pastels, art media characteristic of this color family. The colors of this family are usually described as “soothing”,[3] “soft”, “near neutral”, “milky”, “washed out”, “desaturated”, lacking strong chromatic content.  Read more…

 

 

Blake Lively is a natural in Pastel colors:

Blake

 

Blake Lively Models

 From Shein:

Blue Seafoam Spaghetti Strap Backless Color Block Babydoll Pastel Dress

  • Price: $14.29

Get ready for an early spring with new fashions daily at SheIn.com


My Pastel Stripes Collection:

 Pastel Stripes Apparel on Redbubble:

Pastel stripes
Redbubble scarves are available now in a variety of colors, prints, and patterns from international designers. Printed on light chiffon fabric – perfect for summer or winter.

 

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Black and White Stripes with Red

Spice up a monochrome outfit with a splash of red

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Black and White Stripes with Red

 

Find more monochrome stripes on Polyvore

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Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!

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Winter Layers: Slip Dress

Slip dresses are back – right out of the 90’s and showing up everywhere.

How would you wear a slip dress?  Obviously not for the work place or a trip to the mall (unless you’re Rhianna)- more suited for a nice (very nice) evening out.  Perfect for a cocktail party or dinner and a show.

GET THE LOOK: slipdress long and sneakers

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 So just what is a “slip dress”?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A slip dress is a woman’s dress that closely resembles an underslip or petticoat.[1] It is traditionally cut on the bias, with spaghetti straps.[1] Slip dresses first became widely worn in the last decade of the 20th century, as part of the underwear-as-outerwear trend, when they were made from layered chiffon, polyester satins and charmeuse, and often trimmed with lace.[2] The slip dress looked like an undergarment, but was intended to be seen, and through the use of lace and sheer elements, offer glimpses of the body beneath.[3]Designers associated with slip dresses include John Galliano, whose debut design for Dior was a lace-trimmed slip dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales in 1996;[4] Calvin Klein and Narciso Rodriguez.[1]

 

Winter Layers: Slip Dress


I found some affordable Slip Dresses on Shein:

Apricot Coctel Spaghetti Strap Pleated Slip Dress

  • Price: $17.99

 

New fashions added daily at SheIn.com


Don’t forget a pair of strappy heels (found on Lulu’s):

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Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!


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Cropped Flares

Can you pull off the trending cropped flares?

I have to admit that I don’t quite have the figure for this look – being on the curvy side and of limited stature, this look just doesn’t do me justice. That is not to say that they don’t flatter some figure types.  Make sure to “own” this look – make it a deliberate statement and pair them with just the right heel.


 

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Cropped Flares

Get the look: Cropped Flares by karlajkitty featuring an open front cardigan

 

Marni yellow shoes
$975 – farfetch.com

Wildfox 80s fashion
$125 – coggles.com


From Harpers Bazaar:

Chic Cropped Flares to Try Now

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From the designers at Polyvore:

Would You Wear It: Cropped Flares

Cropped Flare Jeans...


cropped flares


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Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!

New Trend: Bell-Sleeve Dresses

Flared slacks and jeans have a trending partner with bell sleeve dresses and tops. Some have a slight taper and others flare out to ridiculous volumes. These have been in style before and I really like the feminine look they create.


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New Trend: Bell-Sleeve Dresses

 New Trend: Bell-Sleeve Dresses by karlajkitty featuring leather handbags


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Berry Mist Collection

Fractal generated texture look in a rich berry wine color with soft stringy fractures that creates a soft marble or suede look. Some items are embellished with a silver chain graphic and some have editable text fields. All designs are customizable. Please let me know if you’d like this design on a particular product. You can contact me at info@karlajkitty.com


 

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What’s Trending in Berry Wine colors:

Wine Red Long Sleeve Keyhole Pleated Dress

  • Price: $13.99

New fashions added daily at SheIn.com


 

U Neck Bell Sleeve Wine Red Mini Dress

  • Price: $10.72

 

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Waltz With Me Wine Red Lace Two-Piece Dress

  • Price: $65.00


Holiday Fashion and Sales

What’s on your holiday wish list this year?

I love layering shades of gray and would be thrilled to have this adorable cape and these knee-hi boots.  Fabulous for vertically challenged ladies like myself:

My Holiday Wishlist - Cozy Greys

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Zazzle Cyber Monday – Up to 65% Off + 20% Off All Orders – Use code: ZMONDAYSALES 11/30/2015 – 11/30/2015


Holiday Travel Fashion and Accessories:

Add a splash of holiday red to a monochrome outfit and travel in style this season:

Holiday Travel

Oversize Dress Trend

These loose-fitting dresses are popping up everywhere.  Accessorize with minimal jewelry, a scarf, and your favorite pumps:

Oversize Dress - Dark Blue and Purple

There is still time to order customized holiday supplies and decorations

My new Wrapped In Christmas Collection:

Wrapped in Christmas Collection

More Sales:

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Hot Color Trend: Marsala

Pantone’s color of the year is still going strong

From Pantone.com

Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.
The Versatility of Marsala

Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great “go-to” color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors
An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.

Hot Color Trend: Oxblood

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Polyvore is having a design contest featuring “Oxblood” which is another way to describe Marsala:


Don’t forget to add a fall handbag to your wardrobe with one of these lovelies from Handbag Heaven:


Trending Marsala fashion at Lulus.com:

Billabong Liv Forever Wine Red Cropped SweaterBillabong Liv Forever Wine Red Cropped Sweater – $59.95

Sway, Girl, Sway! Wine Red Swing DressSway, Girl, Sway! Wine Red Swing Dress – $38

Maracas and Cabasas Maroon Maxi SkirtMaracas and Cabasas Maroon Maxi Skirt – $38


Trending Marsala Collections from top designers at Zazzle:


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