National Dress Day Recap

National Dress Day took social media and the internet by storm on March 6, 2017! Thank you to everyone who celebrated by posting their dress memories using #NationalDressDay! Some of our favorites are below! We look forward to celebrating again next year!  

 

 

National Dress Day - Party Guide

We are so excited because the first annual National Dress Day is right around the corner. We can’t wait to celebrate with all of you on March 6th! To help you get ready for the National Dress Day festivities we put together a quick and easy party guide. 

Step One: Countdown
Follow us on Instagram @nationaldressday for our weekly countdown reminders. You can also follow our live countdown right here at NationalDressDay.com!

Step Two: Wear Your Favorite Dress
Wear one of your favorite dresses on March 6th! 

Step Three: 
Share one of your dearest dress memories with your friends and family on social media. Make sure you use #NationalDressDay and tag us @nationaldressday on Instagram! We can’t wait to see what you’ll share.

Most Memorable Dresses from the Grammys

With the Grammy’s only days away we decided to list our five most memorable dresses from years passed. Did your favorite dress memory make the list? And who is going to rock the red carpet this year?

 

#5: Kim Kardashian in Jean Paul Gaultier, 2015

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Kim shied away from her signature curve hugging silhouettes for this fully embellished Jean Paul Gaultier gown. 

 

#4: Rihanna in Giambattista Valli, 2015

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Rihanna has been known to make an entrance, however she shocked everyone when she showed up in this larger than life gown in 2015. 

 

#3: Gwen Stefani in L.A.M.B., 2006

 

Photo Cred: Getty/Jeff Kravitz

Gwen Stefani isn’t afraid of making a statement and that is exactly what she did in this leopard ombre gown. She even paired it with her signature red lipstick.

 

#2: Lady Gaga in Marc Jacobs, 2016

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Lady Gaga honored the late David Bowie with her 2016 embroidered blue gown. 

 

#1: Jennifer Lopez in Versace, 2000

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Who can forget the green dress JLo wore at the 2000 Grammys? Not only did the V-neckline fall way below her belly button but the sheer fabric made everyone do a double take. It’s no wonder this one topped our list!

Most Iconic Inaugural Dresses

The Inauguration doesn’t just display the start of a new presidency, it also is a big night for fashion. With the Inauguration fast approaching, we thought it was a perfect time to look at gowns from the past and pick our favorites.

Michelle Obama, 2009

In 2009 Michelle Obama wore a flowy white gown designed by Jason Wu. Jason Wu first launched his collection in 2007, however many say his success skyrocketed thanks to Michelle inaugural entrance. She chose Jason Wu again in 2013.

Pat Nixon, 1969

Pat chose a bright yellow dress with an embellished jacket for the 1969 celebration. She chose accessories that perfectly matched the dress.

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One of our favorites was that of Mamie Eisenhower who wore a pink ball gown that was embellished from head to toe. 

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Jackie Kennedy, 1961

Jackie Kennedy is well known for her fashion choices and still influences many designers today. She also played a role in designing her dress.

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Hillary Clinton, 1993

Hillary wore a long sleeve purple gown covered in lace and rhinestone embellishments. The dress was designed by an Arkansas designer, Sarah Phillips. Many say she wore the dress to pay homage to Bill’s home state. 

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Best Dressed - 2017 Golden Globes

Award season has officially begun thanks to the Golden Globes this past weekend. La La Land may have been the record breaking winner, but these stars won “Best Dressed”.

 

Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively

Ryan & Blake are one of our favorite hollywood couples and they never disappoint on the red carpet. Blake looked gorgeous and classy in Atelier Versace paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

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Viola Davis

Viola dazzled in bright yellow from Michael Kors. The one shoulder silhouette was simple and clean, letting the bright color do the talking.

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

 

Lily Collins

Lily was perfection on the red carpet in Zuhair Murad. She looked effortlessly romantic from head to toe. We especially loved the pop of red from her lipstick.

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Kerry Washington

The silhouette of this Dolce & Gabbana is absolute perfection on Kerry. We love the dark lipstick and subtle shoe accessory. 

Photo: Venturelli/Wireimage

 

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily shows off her sexy figure in this yellow silk dress by Reem Acra. We are obsessing over that middle slit and open back… not to mention all the jewels!

Photo: Venturelli/Wireimage

 

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

Another one of our favorite Hollywood couples makes the list. Chrissy dazzled in Marchesa. We loved the high neckline and peplum waist.

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5 Dresses Every Woman Should Own

Do you really have your wardrobe basics covered? We all have our go-to skinny jeans and that jacket that goes with everything - but, do you have the right dresses. To help you prepare for anything we put together a list of the 5 dresses every woman should own. Go check your closet!

The Little Black Dress

Every woman should have the ultimate little black dress in her closet on standby. An LBD is a closet staple. We recommend grabbing an LBD that can easily be accessorized so you can wear it again and again. For LBD styling tips -- click here.

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Sparkles on Sparkles

What fun is a cocktail dress if it doesn’t sparkle? We recommend keeping a sparkly dress in your closet at all times. Wear this to ladies night when you really want to make an entrance!

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Day to Night Perfection

When you find a dress that transitions from day to night seamlessly keep it on hand. You never know when you’ll need to run straight from the office to date night and this dress will impress every time.

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The Formal Dress

Every woman should have a formal dress hanging in their closet. This is the dress you wear to a black tie wedding or holiday gala. Don’t have one yet? That’s okay - shop your favorite silhouette and always buy the one you feel the most confident in.

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The Statement Maxi

A statement maxi dress will fashionably get you through all of your last minute summer parties. You can wear it to a BBQ or over your bathing suit at the beach. Grab one that requires little accessorizing so you can throw it on and go.

Photo Credit: Lauren Conrad- Jason Merritt/ Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot

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Wedding Guest Style Guide

Finding the perfect wedding guest dress can always be a struggle. To make the hunt easier, we put together some of our wedding guest go-to style tips. Get ready to be the best dressed wedding guest!

 

Less is More

When attending a wedding the focus is always on the bride and groom… and it should be! So we recommend keeping it simple. Try a dress with a simple silhouette and a romantic vibe. Shy away from anything too sexy or revealing.

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Timing is Everything

Your entire look can change depending on the time of the ceremony. If it is an early afternoon wedding try something light, flowy and simple. If the ceremony takes place after 6pm go with something more fitted or sparkly.

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Don’t Wear White

Although wedding traditions may change one thing still rings true, don’t wear white… or ivory… or cream. If you like wearing softer hues try a blush pink or a pale blue.

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Check the Invitation

Last but not least - check the invitation. Most couples will list the dress code on the invitation or wedding website. Make sure to double check before you go shopping. If nothing is listed - google the venue to see what dress code would be appropriate.

 

American Music Awards Best Dressed

The AMA’s are always full of America’s biggest stars, controversial comedy and fashion. With Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah hosting we knew this year would be no different. Justin Bieber, Drake, Rihanna and Ariana Grande may have been this year’s big winners - but read below to see who we think won best dressed.

#5. Lady Gaga

We love Gaga in a pant suit. This white Brandon Maxwell is no different. She paired it with one of her signature oversized hats.

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#4: Taraji P. Henson

Taraji looks effortlessly sexy in an oversized, bra exposing, Celine button-down. She took “I woke up like this” to an entire new level.

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#3: Gigi Hadid

We loved this ivory off-the-shoulder lace Roberto Cavalli gown on Gigi. The sheer fabric shows off her long legs and her effortlessly chic hair and makeup pulls the entire look together.

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#2: Selena Gomez

Selena looked timeless in Prada and Cartier. The simple, scoop neck, satin ball gown was tailored perfectly.

Photo Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

 

#1: Ciara

Ciara was glowing on the red carpet in Stephane Rolland. She showed off her baby bump and fashion forward style with oversized ruffles.

Photo Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage