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Cut-the-Cake Dresses

While big, elaborate wedding gowns are awe-inspiring walking down the aisle, the reception dress, also known as the “cut-the-cake” dress, gives the bride a chance to let her hair down a bit. Going for a shorter, more relaxed dress will not only be more comfortable for the reception meet and greets, it’ll make it easier to have some fun with your guests on the dance floor! It is a celebration after all!

Below are some of our picks!

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1. Calvin Klein Peplum Dress, 2. Lilly Pulitzer Kailene Dress, 3. French Connection Dancing Art Dress, 4. Max and Cleo Rose Cut Out Lace Dress, 5. Lilly Pulitzer Payton Dress, 6. Donna Morgan Ruched Bodice Dress w/ Rosettes

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Fresh Picks: Resort Must-Haves for Her

This is the time of year when a lot of people make like migrating birds and head south for the winter. If a much-needed tropical getaway is in your horizon, check out a few of our picks below for resort-ready style.

Now you’re ready to set sail to the land of sunshine and relaxation!

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1. LAUREN Ralph Lauren Tie Dye Stripe Tubini, 2. Havaianas Slim Flip Flops in Fuchsia, 3. Nanette Lepore Hula Gal Tropical Wrap Dress, 4. Max and Cleo Camille Floral Print Shirt Dress, 5. Lilly Pulitzer Peachie Bandeau and Surf's Up bikini bottom, 6. Ella Moss Portofino Cover Up Hooded Tunic, 7.Brighton Flamingo Tote, 8. Goorin Brothers Macey Floppy Hat, 9. Stuart Weitzman Sanjuan

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Fresh Picks: Holiday Party Dresses

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to party! In this season of what seems to be non-stop celebrations, a great party dress is definitely essential. Whether you opt for demure and ladylike or sparkly and vibrant, the right dress should definitely make an entrance.

Stylist’s Tip: Sequins, lace, pleats and mesh are all gorgeous details we love on party dresses. The problem is they tend to be very delicate, so great care must be taken in freshening them up. We love using the Rowenta Precision Valet Commercial Garment Steamer for de-wrinkling and even freshening up delicate dresses. It’s definitely a handy tool to have around! (A great bonus: You can use this handy tool all over the house, too—from your upholstery to drapes.)


We’ve picked out some of our favorite party dresses below. For even more pretty party frocks, check out our Dresses page!

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1. Jessica Simpson Sleeveless Sweetheart Lace Dress, 2. Maggy London Metallic Knit Tiered Dress, 3. Jessica Simpson Feather & Sequin Dress, 4. Max and Cleo Layla Pleated Shift Dress, 5. Max and Cleo Maddy Lace Dress, 6. Maggy London Sleeveless Beaded Mesh Party Dress

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Look Sleek and Sexy in Dresses!

Whether it’s a fall wedding, homecoming, or date night, one cannot underestimate the importance of a great-fitting dress! The dilemma often comes when that slinky silk dress or body-hugging dress clings to problem areas. And let’s face it; even the best bodies aren’t immune to the dreaded VPL (visible panty lines).

All these dress dilemmas are easily fixed with the right shapewear. Even your favorite red carpet celebs turn to these ingenious undergarments to help smooth out the silhouette so those dresses accentuate all the best curves—nothing more, nothing less.

Check out three must-have shapewear basics from Miraclesuit® below and dresses that work in perfect unison. Now you’ll always be ready for any dress-worthy event—even if you haven’t had time to hit the gym!

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1. Miraclesuit Shapewear Real Smooth Step-in Waist Cincher, 2. Nicole Miller Double Face Satin Halter Gown, 3. Max and Cleo One-Shoulder Gown, 4. Miraclesuit Shapewear Sexy Sheer Shaping Bodybriefer, 5. Donna Morgan Deanna Cap Sleeve Foil Snakeskin Ponte Dress, 6. Susana Monaco Sequin Sheath Dress, 7. Miraclesuit Shapewear Sexy Sheer Shaping Hi-Waist Brief, 8. Jax Colorblock Dress, 9. Jax Capsleeve Dress

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Dresses for Summer Weddings

If you’ve got a wedding or other special occasion parties to attend this season, picking the right dress is crucial. That’s why we’ve gathered a few of our prettiest dresses for every type of occasion—from a casual garden wedding to a fancy evening soirée.

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1. Max and Cleo Sally One-Shoulder Beaded Dress, 2. Max and Cleo Penia Halter Chiffon Dress, 3. Donna Morgan Grace Sweetheart Bodice Gown, 4. Laundry by Shelli Segal Botanical Scarf Print Dress, 5. Max and Cleo Angela Satin Dress, 6. Donna Morgan Sleeveless Chiffon Dress, 7. Maggy London Satin Strapless Dress, 8. Donna Morgan Sweetheart Neck Bustier Dress, 9. Maggy London Cap Sleeve Satin Dress, 10. Maggy London Shiny & Matte Satin Dress, 11. Jax Banded Sheath Dress, 12. Laundry by Shelli Segal Printed One-Shoulder Drape Dress    

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Spring Bridesmaids' Dresses

Vibrant hues are one of the biggest trends in bridesmaids’ dresses, particularly for spring and summer weddings. While the bride is the center of attention, her bridesmaids play an important role, not only as her main support system, but also setting the tone in the overall look of the wedding.

Another trend we’ve been seeing is having each bridesmaid wear a different dress, either in the same color or different complimentary hues. Check out a few of our favorite dresses in the most eye-catching colors for spring!

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1. ABS Allen Schwartz V-Neck Draped Gown: The rich canary yellow makes this flowy dress totally lively.

2. Lilly Pulitzer Blossom Dress: We love the slightly preppy feel of this feminine dress.

3. Max and Cleo One-Shoulder Lynn Dress: The delicate tiers and bright pop pink color makes this perfect for a stylish wedding.

4. Jax Straight Satin Dress:  A pretty shade of violet is perfectly tempered by the classic, ladylike shape.

5. Vera Wang Lavender Label Stretch Satin Bustier Dress: Sexy in the classiest way, this dress even comes with detachable straps.

6. Vera Wang Lavender Label X Front Dress: From its striking red-orange shade, to its modern and daring cut, this dress definitely makes a statement.

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Prom Season 2012

It’s that time of year again; the time when high school guys and gals get dressed to the nines, don their boutonnieres and corsages and slip into their fancy shoes. Yup, it’s prom season!

If going to the mall just isn't your style (and who really wants to stand in line and deal with poorly-lit dressing rooms anyway?), we’ve got some fabulous dresses, shoes and accessories worthy of prom night.

Here's a fun idea: have your very own "pre-prom fitting party" at home. Invite your friends and try on some dresses and shoes as your friends vote on which ones are keepers for the big night. (It’s ok; we have FREE shipping both ways!)  

Here are just a few of our prom favorites to get you started:

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1. Laundry by Shelli Segal Pick Up Strapless Gown, 2. Laundry by Shelli Segal One Shoulder Embellished Dress, 3. Laundry by Shelli Segal Crisscross Shirred Strapless Gown , 4. Max and  Cleo Strapless Draped Lulu Dress, 5. Max and  Cleo Strapless Mina Dress, 6. BCBGMAXAZRIA Petite Kaeya Cutout Gown
7. BCBGMAXAZRIA Crystal Trim Bow Clutch, 8. Touch Ups Sequin Clutch, 9. Nina Moira crossbody clutch, 10. Nina Jewelry Mirabela earrings 11. Nina Medina sandals, 12. Nina Pachita platform sandals

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All Things Wedding: Winter Weddings-Bride & Groom

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There’s something really magical about a winter wedding. Whether it’s a mountainside wedding in Vail, or a fancy country club affair with a winter theme, check out some of our most elegant wedding essentials to make your winter nuptials a day to remember.

1. Nina Rohma pumps in Rosita: The lovely blush rose shade and rosette details give this shoe such a romantic flair.

 2. Coloriffics Swan in WhiteWhispy and airy feathers make this classic dress sandal look so ethereal.

 3. Calvin Klein Gareth 2: These high-shine patent oxfords are quintessential black-tie affair shoes.

 4. BOSS Black Rino Lux: Easy luxury done in posh patent!

 5. Ben Sherman Premium Laundered Tuxedo Blazer: The slim lapels add a refined sensibility to this sleek blazer jacket. Perfect for the modern groom.

 6. Laundry by Shelli Segal Faux Fur Shawl: Never give the cold shoulder! This elegant shawl is perfect to change up your look for the reception.

7. Franchi Handbags Princess Roll: Glam up with the mesmerizing sparkle of this exquisite clutch.

8. Moods of Norway Rune Tonning Wonder Flocked Blazer: For the more fashion-forward groom, this handsomely offbeat blazer fits the bill perfectly.

9. Shades of Grey Zappos Exclusive Slim Fit Pant: The clean and crisp shape of these dress pants makes them perfect for every special occasion.

10. ABS Allen Schwartz Catherine Strapless Reception Dress: From the lovely sweetheart neckline to the sparkling waistband trim, this dress is all about making a grand entrance.

11. Max and Cleo Shelly Twisted Crepe Gown: This chic Grecian-inspired dress is perfect for the modern bride.