Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Prom Nightmare

So. it's prom night and you are ready to make your grand entrance, right? Well, what happens if your big moment is interrupted by a big embarrassment?

What's your prom nightmare? Someone stepping on your dress? Spilling spaghetti down the front of your gown? Wiping out right at your big moment?

Most any embarrassment can be carried off with aplomb if you keep your attitude in mind. Attitude really i everything. Someone steps on your dress? Show Mr. two left feet how to really dance! Spaghetti on your dress? Well, at least it was delicious! Wiping out? Take a cue from Jennifer Lawerence!

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 Jennifer has had a few faux pas lately at award shows. From her "wardrobe malfunction"  at the Screen Actors Guild awards to her recent stumble at the Oscars. Of course, her Dior gown merely revealed a bit of it's construction which Jennifer stated gracefully. And then, last Sunday she slipped on the stairs headed up to accept her Oscar. She handled the situation perfectly, tossing a joke the audience making everyone laugh and seeming to still fully enjoy her moment in the spotlight.

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So, if your prom night is fraught with a few imperfections...remember, it's those flaws that make it memorable. Enjoy every moment of your night!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

From Oscar After Party to Prom

While, the red carpet on Oscar night is full of glamour, the after parties feature some of my favorite dresses! The after parties are all about fun, and dancing, and sparkling which sounds like Prom to me!

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Jennifer Lawerence wore an awesome show stopping glamourous and gorgeous dress on the red carpet that we looked at yesterday. Then with Oscar in hand Jennifer donned a glittering stunner of a dress by Calvin Klein. We love how the beading on this dress looks like liquid silver. To get a similar look at Prom this year, try Night Moves Style 6755!

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Vanessa Hudgens made a jaw dropping entrance in a gorgeous all over beaded gold dress. The flat sequins are equal part sophisticated and sparkling. La Femme does a beautiful job with the flat sequins, and you can get a look like Vanessa's with La Femme 18032.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Our Favorite Oscar Gowns

We love the red carpet moments. Yesterday's Oscars were filled with gorgeous gowns. We noticed a few trends.We checked out Yahoo's Red Carpet Report Card for the best dressed!

Sparkle was a big hit on the red carpet. We in particular loved Stacy Keibler beyond gorgeous sparkler! For a similar look for prom, try Mac Duggal 81813M

Photo By Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Also, we saw mermaids! This fit and flare look is a great choice for all sizes as it really plays up your curves! Jennifer Lawerence was beautiful in this pink gown. For a similar prom style try Mac Duggal Prom dress 42921M.
Photo By Steve Granitz/WireImage
Another favorite is a ball gown. We love the drama of this gorgeous ball gown worn by Amy Adams. We think this Lilac ballgown is gorgeous from Mac Duggal and makes the same statement!  Mac Duggal Ballgowns 61192H

Photo By Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Friday, February 22, 2013

Selena Style

Selena Gomez was spotted at the Madrid premiere of Spring Breakers this week in a stunning black gown from  Dolce & Gabanna. We love the ruched look of her dress and the sexy mermaid shape.

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To get Selena's style for prom, try La Femme 18282, which comes in red/nude and black/nude.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Taking Oscar to Prom

We don't mean your date needs to be named Oscar, although if he is that's OK too. We are talking about taking Celebrity Oscar style as inspiration for your prom dress, and we want you to be on the best dressed list!

We are excited to see what the stars will be wearing this Sunday, but for now, we wanted to look at some of the most memorable Best Dressed celebrities from the Daily News, and tell you how to steal their style for prom!

First Up: Halle Berry, in of course, her iconic 2002 dress from Elie Saab. Talk about strategic bead work, and very sexy sheer! We love how the fuller skirt balances the sexy top of this dress, and the deep burgundy is perfect on her skin. Looking for a dress like Halle for prom? We suggest Jovani Prom Dress 74234 which updates the look with bold, bright red!

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/Film Magic

Joavni 74234

Next: We have Sandra Bullock in a gorgeous gold beaded dress from Marchesa in 2010. I mean, WOW, this is a gorgeous gown with all over sparkle! I love how Sandra kept the look simple with a gold clutch and basic low pony tail which really let this gown shine! If you are looking a similar look we like La Femme 18513, which gives a similar all over dipped in gold look, but has been updated with a strapless neckline accented with chunky stones and a slit.

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La Femme 18513

And Last: Penelope Cruz chanels Prima Ballerina in this stunning pink dress in 2007. Soft pink and a full rose like skirt is a gorgeous look for the Oscars, and for prom. We love her sharp ballerina bun and simple jewelry. If you want girly ballerina elegance for prom, we suggest Sherri Hill 21014, which offers a beautiful shade of pink, gorgeous beading on the bodice for prom sparkle, and a perfect mermaid skirt accented with rosettes!

Photo: Djansezian/AP
Sherri Hill 21014

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ball Gowns, Soft or Edgy?

Once upon a time the ball gown was reserved for fairy tale princesses and freshmen pageants. While, if you are looking for a pageant dress as a Freshman, we strongly recommend a more traditional ball gown, and if you want a classic Cinderella prom experience there are still plenty of gorgeous styles to choose from, the ball gown has truly come into its own for prom 2013. Like the short prom dress, the ball gown had it's moment in the past it had fallen out of favor until a few years ago. Designers have once again embrace the romantic ball gown, the flirty ball gown, and even the sexy ball gown!

Prom 2013 has seen prom designers really push the envelope of style when it comes to the ball gown. The runways featured ball gowns with tulle, chiffon, sequins, stones, crystals, feathers, and pearls. We saw cap sleeves, short sleeves, long sleeves, strapless, halter, and one shoulder prom dresses. There were ball gowns with sheer inserts, embroidery, neons, pastels, even cut outs! On BALL GOWNS!

Are you thinking about a ball gown? What look are you going for?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

When the Base Drops

The "Harlem Shake" may have originated in Harlem, New York in the 1980's, but it wasn't until earlier this month that it became an Internet sensation! Everyone from bloggers, celebrities, regular Joe's, news shows, and sports teams have recorded their Shake and broadcast it to the world on YouTube.

Cinderella's Closet of course had to get in on the action! Our staff got together, choreographed, and recorded our very own Harlem Shake. I must say, we have a very talented and coordinated staff!

I love their playful take on this new trend. I especially love all the bright colored prom dresses! 

We think this would be an awesome twist to the usual prom pictures this year! Get your prom group to record their very own Shake, and make sure to share it with us!

Here's our version:

Monday, February 18, 2013

Get Fit in 90 Days

Prom is fast approaching! So we talked with personal trainer Javonne Blackley about how to get in shape!
Make healthy food choices. Limit eating out to twice a month. Avoid foods high in fat and sugar. Choose healthy snacks like apples, nuts or yogurt instead of empty calorie snacks.
Do NOT skip meals. Skipping meals slows your metabolism down and its ability to quickly burn off calories. Aim for 5 healthy meals a day. Sign up for a free account at to track your recommended calories and record your exercise. Do it with a friend and be held accountable!

Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

Incorporate strength training and cardio into your routine for your healthiest you! Muscle reduces body fat and helps with achieving a flattering shape. Show off your back, defined arms and toned legs without all the fuss. For a daily workout routine, check out

Team up. Grab your girls and commit to this 90-day challenge! Have fun, gain support and motivation, while achieving your goals. Sign up for Group Fitness Coaching at


By: Javonne Blackley, Certified Fitness Trainer

Dynamic Sports & Fitness, LLC

Miss Georgia Jazz Wilkins certainly looks in shape! We love her toned arms!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Runaway Runway Style from Sherri Hill

Want to wear a prom dress that has graced the runways of New York Fashion Week? Look no further than Sherri Hill for truly designer prom dresses. Sherri Hill showed for Spring 2013 at Fashion Week, and these gorgeous dresses look as good on a runway as they do for prom!

Sherri Hill 21103 on the Runway

Sherri Hill 21103 at the Photo Shoot

We are having a Sherri Hill Trunk Show this weekend at the store, and with over 600 Sherri Hill prom dresses in stock, you can definitely find the one you are looking for! Come see us, you might even win a FREE Sherri Hill prom dress!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Glinda the Good Witch

Yesterday was the Los Angeles Premiere of Oz the Great and Powerful, and while Mila Kunis plays Theordora (the Wicked Witch of the West) in the movie she certainly didn't look very wicked at the premiere in Dolce & Gabanna.

Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images
We love the lady like style of this dress with lace accents and full skirt. Mila's casual side parted updo is perfect while her dark nails are an interesting "rocker girl" edge to toughen up an otherwise super sweet look. A dress like this is perfect for a fancy Valentine's date night, or with some jewels would be a great Prom look.

Here's how you can get the look from Cinderella's Closet: We mimiced the lace accented top, high neck, and small sleeve, but made it younger with a shorter full tulle skirt. Plus the sparkling belted detail makes this dress perfect for prom. We also love how Sherri Hill photographed this with a chunky cuff bracelet!

Sherri Hill Style 1596

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Princess Style

OK, Kate Middleton isn’t technically a Princess, but the Duchess certainly has princess worthy style. Yesterday a Kate favorite designer, Jenny Packham, showed her new collection during New York Fashion Week. Packham was reportedly under consideration for Kate’s wedding dress, and the Duchess has worn her gowns several times. Looking at these dresses you have to agree they are Princess worthy, and I could certainly see Kate wearing them!

Image: New York Magazine The Cut

Do you want Prom Princess style? How about Prom Queen? We love these prom dresses from Sherri Hill to get that swoon worthy perfect princess look!

Sherri Hill Style 21069
Sherri Hill Style 3859
Sherri Hill Style 11004

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Beautiful Creatures

With the new hot supernatural romance coming out on Valentine's day, we wanted to take a look at the fashion in the movie. From the previews I have seen so far, the gowns look to die for! I love all the dark romance, the lace, the drama, and the beauty of the gowns.

 The main character, Lena, struggles with her powers as a witch being claimed for good or evil all while falling in love. I love the ballgown she wears with it's kind of high low effect. There is something very fairy tale princess about a full ballgown. A ballgown is a perfect prom dress for the girl looking for something that will stand out, move beautifully, and create gorgeous prom pictures!

Two ways for you to Get the Look:

Sherri Hill Prom Dress 21053
Sherri Hill Prom Dress 21134

Emmy Rossum plays Ridley, Lena's evil sister. Her dresses are all dark lace and very sexy.


Two Ways to Get the Look:


Monday, February 11, 2013

We Totally Nailed It!

Who watched the Grammys last night? If you didn't watch did you check out the fashion reviews?

We predicted some of the "To Look For" styles, and I must say we did a really good job! Here's some of our favorite on trend highlights:

1. Sheer Inserts: These were a huge hit with stars like Kelly Roland, Faith Hill, Chrissy Teigen (John Legend's fiance'), and more revealing slivers of skin behind mesh. We especially love the curves enhancing lines of Kelly's dress (similar to the Jovani 762 we featured last time!).

Photo By Steve Granitz/WireImage

The Associated Press

2. Sleeves: From long sleeves, one sleeve, cap sleeves, and sheer sleeves, we saw them all last night! Jennifer Lopez took a note from Angelina's leg barring frock last year and updated it with one long sleeve balancing the bare leg with a covered arm. Mika Newton looked angelic in a white gown with gorgeous sheer beaded sleeves. For a sultry sleeved look try: Cinderella's Closet Collection Page 109 or if you are looking for a softer look try: Sherri Hill 1596

Photo: Lester Cohen/WireImage

Photo:REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni 
3. Print Accents: Adele, Estelle, Carrie Underwood, it seems the songstresses of the night were called by the siren song of print! We love the gorgeous hand painted look on sparkling sequins of Cinderella's Closet Collection Page 046! And if you love the blue like on Carrie try Cinderella's Closet Collection Page 069.

Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Photo: Kevin Winter/; Kevork Djansezian/Getty
What was your favorite look?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Get Award Show Style

With Award season upon us, we're expecting to see trends cross over between Prom styles and Celebrity styles. Knowing the top Prom styles, these are our predictions for things you'll be seeing on the red carpet at the Grammy's this Sunday and the Academy Awards on February 24th:

1- Sheer cut outs
 Get the look in Jovani 762

2- Sleeves
Get the look in Sherri Hill 1596

3- High-Low silhouettes
Get the look in Mac Duggal style 61275M

4- Print Accents
Get the look in Alyce Paris style 6073

5- Spring Colors (bright and bold)
Get the look in Night Moves style 6710