What to Expect from the Mac Duggal Fall 2014 Collection

The long awaited Mac Duggal Fall 2014 Collection launched on Friday, April 25th and has already been seen on red carpet events like the Vanity Fair Party and Latin Billboard Awards. It’s been receiving a huge amount of attention and we are so proud to share it with the world.

But what can you expect from the Mac Duggal Fall 2014 Collection? We break it down by collection and give you a sneak peek of what you can expect.

Unique Homecoming Dresses

Every Mac Duggal dress is perfectly designed to be unique and to stand out from the crowd. The Mac Duggal Homecoming Collection is no different. Of course, it still offers the glamour of Mac Duggal embellishments and detailing, but this year’s seasons goes beyond that.

From the ideal Barbie short dress, to little black dresses with extra embellishments, the 2014 Homecoming Collection is the perfect mix of short dresses. Of course, there is the classic homecoming dress with a soft chiffon skirt. But, there are also form-fitting dresses with sequined sheer illusion necklines. The Mac Duggal Homecoming Collection truly has a unique blend of styles and designs that are hard to forget.

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More Embellishments and Sophistication in the Royalty Collection

The previous Royalty Collection from last fall featured a lot of sparkles with delicate chiffon breakaway skirts. This Fall 2014 Royalty Collection features that same amount of sparkle, but on a more sophisticated style. Many of the Royalty gowns are long and are designed with a mermaid silhouette. Styles like 48188Y are the perfect example of this. This purple or black evening gown features a built-in-bling high collar neckline that sparkles with Swarosky rhinestones.

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A Short, Sexier, More Stylish Twelve Collection

If you are looking for a short and sparkling cocktail dress, then Mac Duggal’s updated Twelve Collection is absolutely perfect. So many short dresses from this collection have been featured on the red carpet and in major magazine publications. We are loving all the crystals and rhinestones that sparkle along the sheer illusion cutouts. Drawing from both a vintage inspired look and a modern design, the Twelve Collection is a hot new addition to the Mac Duggal system.

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More Color in the Black White Red Collection

The Black White Red Collection is no longer just about those colors. Oh no, this revamped Mac Duggal collection features colors like Peacock, Platinum, Emerald, and even Animal prints. The new Black White Red Collection has made a vast innovation of evening gowns that is unlike anything seen before. And the short cocktail dresses are marvelous!

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Exquisite Detailing on Every Couture Dress

Couture has easily been one of the favorite collections of the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Seasons. With so many unforgettable trends of previous seasons, Mac Duggal stuck with the same idea but added more color and runway ready deigns that are sure to impress from the Mac Duggal Couture Collection. The detailing is truly exquisite and sparkles on peplum dresses. We can expect to see more of these evening gowns on the red carpet.

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A Sugar Collection that Pops with Color and Sparkle

With a totally revamped Sugar Collection, it’s no wonder why our youngest models were so excited to see a variety of new colors that promise to sparkle on stage. These darling Sugar dresses feature a full skirt and detailing that runs throughout each gown. Some dresses are off the shoulder, some are halter, and then some of these dresses feature wide straps. However, each dress offers a distinct sense of style that is perfect for a sugar girl.

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So, what are your favorite collections of the Fall 2014 Season? Follow us on Facebook or Tweet us at @macduggal for the daily updates on the newest Mac Duggal Collection.

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Find Your Own Golden Globes Style

Sleeves, high necklines, and full skirts were the fashion highlights of the 2014 Golden Globes night! Maybe it was the January weather, but Hollywood’s leading ladies were wrapped up in full-length gowns that looked absolutely splendid.

But how did these stars stand out from those showing too much skin? Adding a bit of sparkle was the perfect touch to shine on the red carpet. From glittery tulle skirts to classic sequins, many Hollywood stars sparkled by wearing a well covered gown with lots of added embellishments. Although it may not have been the most risqué Golden Globes, it did teach us one thing: sexy style doesn’t mean showing too much skin.

So how do you translate this year’s red carpet style into your own prom dress or formal gown? Since everyone has a favorite celebrity style icon and wants to capture their style, it becomes super easy to do so with fabulous Mac Duggal gowns. Sure, we all love seeing celebrities dressed in their very best! But we also love getting that same style for our own formal events. The key is learning how to dress effortlessly while still keeping that glam of the red carpet. These are a few Golden Globe looks that match a Mac Duggal style.

Sofia Vergara

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Sofia Vergara wore a stunning black ball gown that showed off her amazing curves and slimmed her waistline. Taking that “less is more” approach, Sofia wore a gown that covered her stomach and meant that she didn’t have to go on a grueling diet. Mac Duggal Style 48134R from the Black White Red Collection does exactly the same and shows off your legs with a high-low skirt.

Cate Blanchett

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We love Cate Blanchett’s style! And her 2014 Golden Globes gown featured a timeless elegance with a little added sex appeal. Black lace on nude is a fabulous way to look sexy and still feel as though you aren’t bearing everything to the world. Mac Duggal Style 50187R keeps that black lace over nude design but also features a very slimming bodice and high neckline.

Giuliana Rancic

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E!’s own Giuliana Rancic ventured from her usual style trend, and graced the Golden Globes’ red carpet in a magenta ball gown. Although Giuliana doesn’t typically wear a billowing ball gown, we think that she looks incredible! Mac Duggal Style 61355D features that same magenta color with beautiful lace embellishments along the bodice.

Emma Roberts

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Emma Roberts, American Horror Story star, looks every bit as glamorous in a simple and slimming black gown. Her Golden Globes red carpet look can be emulated with Mac Duggal Style 85364R from the Black White Red Collection. This stunning Mac Duggal gown features more sequins along the slight mermaid skirt.

What were your favorite Golden Globes looks?

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Find your perfect dress size

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Find Your Perfect Dress Size on MacDuggal.com

It seems like an easy question:

What size dress do you wear?

But those six little words can sometimes be nearly as confusing as asking what is the meaning of life. For so many women, the answer is multi-faceted. It depends on the label, it depends on the length, it depends on the style, it depends on the cut, it just depends!

Hanging in nearly every woman’s closet is a hodgepodge of tops, skirts, pants, sweaters and dresses with varying labels. A woman may be able to fit perfectly into a size 6 ball gown which flares at waist. But for a sheath or mermaid dress that is fitted through the hips, she may need to move up to a size 8 and have the bust taken in for a proper fit.

Likewise, a woman could have a number of fitted tops on the hangers in her closet, but the tags could read 6, 8, M, L, 34, 5, 7, S, 8P, 38 or One Size, and every last one of them will fit her just fine.

It can be a maddening process. It seems, sometimes, that the only thing standard about standard sizing is the actual word “standard” in the name.

So how do you sort it all out?

First, you have to accept the fact that the clothes which hang in your closet simply won’t all have matching tags. Until the day comes when the designers and manufacturers and retailers of the world can all come and sit together and agree on a unified world-wide system of labeling sizes for clothing, you’ll just have to live with having mix and match sizing. And even a feat like that would fail, since all women are not built the same, and therefore could not all fit into a unified specification of size.

However, when it comes to a numeric dress size, you can find the one that will absolutely fit you best by taking the time to take your measurements.

The most important measurements for dresses are accurate measurements of the bust, waist and hip. Measurements should be taken with a cloth measuring tape.

Bust – The bust size indicates the measurement around your upper torso and around your breasts. So you want to measure at the fullest point of your breasts. Don’t confuse bust size as it relates to dress measurements with the number on your bra size. The number on your bra indicates the circumference directly under your breasts. A bra measures the fullness of your breasts via a cup size. But for a dress, the size of your bust only one number, the measurement of the fullest part of your chest. That’s the measurement you need for a properly fitting gown.

Waist – The waist should be measured at the natural waistline. You natural waistline is the narrowest part of your middle, under your rib cage, but above your pelvis, just above the top of your hip bone. Put your hands just above your hips and bend forward. Feel where it is that you bend precisely? That is your natural waist.

Hip – Hips should be measures around at the widest part of your hips.

These three measurements will help define how the dress will skim your silhouette. Depending on the cut or style, a variance of plus or minus one inch may apply to the measurements.

Once you are armed with your measurements, you can find your size on the charts that are provided by dress companies. Mac Duggal size charts can be found online by clicking on any dress, then clicking on “view size chart” on the left hand side, under the dress description.

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Click where the red arrow is to see the size chart!

Once you are armed with your numbers, find the corresponding figures in the chart for your proper size.

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The yellow highlighted numbers correspond with the measurements below each size.

Your measurements don’t fit exactly into the chart? Not to worry. The size chart is a guide, but we all know that every woman is different. If you find your measurements are falling between categories listed, like those above, choose the larger size. For a dress that fits like a glove, most women will likely need some sort of alterations done after they make their purchase.

Two other important tips:

1 – Have someone else help you with your measurements. You might feel silly having your BFF wrap measuring tape around your bust line, but having someone else help you out could very well mean more accurate measurements. That person will be looking straight at you, as opposed to you looking down at yourself and twisting about.

2 – Don’t be consumed by the measurements. They’re just numbers. If you find that the corresponding dress size is a number bigger than you had hoped, do NOT order down a size and hope that you can whip yourself into shape in X amount of time to fit into it. It can be a very costly mistake if the gown simply won’t fit when the time comes. It’s going to be a whole lot easier to take a dress in than to let it out. Besides, you are beautiful in Mac Duggal at every size, so don’t fret if there’s an extra inch than what you wanted. Mac Duggal has a dress for you!

Mac Duggal provides measurement sizing for all dress collections, including full length evening gowns, cocktail dresses, plus-size dresses, and the Sugar children’s line of pageant dresses.

Different designers may have slight variations on the chart, but in general, they are similar enough to give you a more definitive idea of your actual dress size.

Once you have all your measurements, you’ll be able to answer the question of “what size dress do you wear” with confidence!

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Simply beautiful dresses

Every lady loves a little bling.

But sometimes, the best dress for the occasion is one that is so simple and clean, its elegance is downright breathtaking, even without the added embellishments.

Such is the case with some of the stunning full length formal gowns from the Mac Duggal Fall 2013 Collections. In the case of these striking special occasion dresses, less is more.

Mac Duggal creations are designed with the highest quality embellishments, and details are hand-sewn piece by piece, ensuring quality and style.

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Gorgeous embellishments make these already outstanding dresses shine even brighter. Cutouts and sheer illusion lining are eye-catching, and together create a look that is both sexy and charming. Gorgeous lace draped over satin creates a stunning, dimensional, textured look. A short and sassy dress drenched in sequins and rhinestones begs to be the center of attention. And gorgeous bodice embellishments like soft rouching covered by a shimmering sequined applique light up the dress, the woman wearing it, and the whole room.

But if you are looking for a dress where the gorgeous materials and hand-sewn pleating are the shining star, Mac Duggal has that look as well.

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Style 55006 from the Black White Red Collection is dripping with elegance that shines even without additional glitz. The body-hugging rouching on the bodice shows off curves, while the open back with high closure shows off your sexy side. A sweep train trails behind, and the elegant fabric begs to be touched. The stunning simplicity of this gown makes it shine at any social event.

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These gorgeous Mac Duggal Couture gowns are so glamorous, they speak for themselves. Style 61566 embraces the trend of peplum while maintaining a classic look, and the stunning mermaid silhouette of style 81954 makes your curves the star of the show.

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The simple elegance of 81954 looked perfect on Miss Pennsylvania, Jessica Billings, in the 2013 Miss USA Pageant. Jessica entered the Top 15 in her Mac Duggal gown.

The woman who wears a gown from any of Mac Duggal’s fabulous collections outshines the rest, whether her gown is dotted with gorgeous crystals and sumptuous sequins, or if the shining material and classic cut speaks for itself.

Whether your style is dazzling beading, sexy lace, or pure classic grace, there’s a Mac Duggal dress for you.

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Mac Duggal dresses go to prom

It’s a terrible habit that so many women have.

You skim the pages of fashion magazines, watch red carpet coverage, and absorb the celebrities of Hollywood and beyond with one thought in mind:

“I’ll never look like that.”

Do words like “couture” and “ball gown,” “bias-cut” and “sequined overlay” sound like they would never apply to the clothing you own, though you love to browse the styles? Is glamorous styling for women OTHER than you?

Well, stop that train of thought right this instant, because Mac Duggal knows, it’s NONSENSE!

The advantage of the gorgeous collections of Mac Duggal is that they are designed with one audience in mind: The Fascinating Female.

Whether looking for something for prom or homecoming, a black tie gala, a walk down the red carpet, a Sweet 16 party, or any formal event you can imagine, the designs of Mac Duggal’s numerous collections span all style points, from full length gowns to sassy cocktail dresses, and encompass the beauty of all women.

The proof comes not from just our say so, but from the women who proudly wear these designs. Mac Duggal stepped into the limelight across the nation this spring and dominated the dance floor, as young ladies from big cities and small towns alike chose Mac Duggal to help them make a statement at prom.

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Eliza and Krystal each embraced a long flowing gown with a sweetheart neckline for prom. Eliza stunned in white with blue detailing in style 78761, while Krystal was pretty in pink in style 81838.

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One of the most popular dresses in the Mac Duggal Black White Red Collection is this evening gown, style 61041. The form fitting bodice and flowing skirt are a hit on the dance floor, and the style is a favorite for prom, homecoming, pageants and all special occasions. Michelle (left) and Sydney (right) both look more like they are headed for the runway than the prom!

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With a sassy side updo and classic makeup, Sammi stunned and showed off her perfect curves in this full length gown from the Fabulouss Collection, style 81609.

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Savannah was crowned Prom Princess at Prom 2013 while wearing this short sequined one-shoulder dress, style 85032.

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One of our favorite submissions from Prom 2013 was this fun photo from Brooke, who combined the red-hot elegant look of this gown from the Flash Collection with some good old down-on-the-farm charm, posing on the tractor before heading out to the big dance. Talk about country chic!

Check out even more photos of Mac Duggal at Prom 2013 on the prom pages at the official Mac Duggal website, as well as on our official Pinterest page!

Mac Duggal designs are exclusive styling for an inclusive audience. It’s not about being model thin or an A-list celebrity. It’s about beautiful dresses for beautiful women.

Find your Mac Duggal look in one of our exquisite Mac Duggal Collections.

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Pretty as a rose

What’s hot in the Fall of 2013?

Mac Duggal has a keen eye for fashionable trends that meld with classic styles, the marriage of which creates a glamorous look that radiates with vibrant charm and reflects the fabulous style of the woman who wears it.

This fall, expect to see dazzling dresses, plush fabrics, and an exquisite attention to detail via lush embellishments, contrasting colors, rich overlays, sweeping hemlines, and necklines that range from the daring to the demure.

A spectacular new style this fall is the sheer illusion of these fabulous embellished dresses.

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Dazzling roses and sequins adorn this gown, with the details encompassing the gorgeous sweetheart strapless bustier. The gown has a vibrant and sexy look, with a high cut slit in the flowing skirt that dances around you are you glide through the night.

A rich, added touch is the matching waistband that carves out your middle and creates the look of a sensuous, hourglass silhouette. The colors of the gown are made to enhance every woman’s beauty.

Mac Duggal Couture Line, style 85203

rose2Prefer a short, sassy look? The bright, colorful sequins dance along the lace of this cocktail dress, while the satin underlay provides the perfect contrast for this stunning garment. The off-the-shoulder cut highlights kissable shoulders, and a slit at the thigh adds a splash of fun.

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rose3Do you love the look but prefer the elements of a longer gown that reveals some of your most enticing features?

This elegant evening gown is the best of both worlds when it comes to high class couture and sizzling sex appeal. The marvelous colorful sequins embroidered over neutral tone satin make the design pop, while a high leg slit and scoop back reveal you best assets. The gown is draped with purposeful, vertical seams that give the dress the illusion of flowing on and on. The multi-colored flowers will catch the light and help you shine.

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The stunning, rose-inspired elegance of these Mac Duggal creations are positioned to give the woman who wears them an edge above the rest when it comes to being the most memorable at this fall’s events, from formal galas to the Red Carpet.

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The Mac Duggal Couture Collection features dresses for formal social occasions, special events and glamorous pageants. The innovative techniques for cut, choice of fabrics, and high-end embellishments blend classic elegance with timeless sophistication.

All Mac Duggal Couture evening gowns are made from luxurious fabrics and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish. Mac Duggal Couture is high fashion, with styling second to none.

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