Homecoming dresses to make a statement

The news across the nation this week is HOT-HOT-HOT.

And as the sun cloaks the country in sweltering temperatures, things are heating up at Mac Duggal as well, starting with all the sizzling selections of the Fall 2013 Dress Collections. Because the cool crisp air of fall might seem out of reach in this heat, but this is still a good time for gals across the nation to start thinking of that annual fall festival of high school glitz and glamour.

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Homecoming 2013 may not be here for a few more months, but the planning begins now!

Each year, teens trend toward starting their homecoming dress shopping in the height of summer. Perhaps all the summertime festivities have teens envisioning a night of football rivalries, cheers, parties, and of course the biggest event of autumn. Or maybe they’re great organizers who have their weeks meticulously planned around shopping, sales and the introduction of all the great Mac Duggal fall lines. Maybe they just love to try on those gorgeous dresses!

Who knows and who cares!

Homecoming season is kicking off, and the leading ladies of the Class of 2014 know that they can find their signature look with Mac Duggal.

So what trends are hot this year?

short sassy

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The Mac Duggal Homecoming Line is chock full of short, sassy dresses that beg to be worn by the queen of the dance floor, like styles 64583 and 64589. Spin and twirl around in bright colors decked out with sparkling embellishments.

long regal

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If your style leans more toward the regal silhouettes of a long, flowing evening gown, then the special occasion dresses of the Black White Red Collection have what you are looking for. The full line of red carpet worthy dresses includes stunning classic looks with sparkling embellishments, soft overlays, thigh high side slits and beautiful hand-sewn beading. Sparkling looks like style 70004 and 61387 will make heads turn at the dance.

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The full-figured divas are not excluded from the hottest fall trends. Mac Duggal knows that glamour and beauty come in all shapes and sizes. Plus size homecoming dresses run the gamut of fashionable frocks, from a rich, colorful and frilly high-low dress, like style 76467, to short flowing skirts drenched in embellishments, like style 6465. These dresses will wow the room from your grand entrance to the last song.

There’s a Mac Duggal gown for every girl this homecoming. Take a break from the heat and spend some time pouring over the fabulous selections. The clock’s ticking!

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Pick the perfect dress color

It’s time for a special event.

A dance, a ball, a gala, a premiere, whatever it is, it’s on your calendar with a big red circle around it, and your Google alert sends you a reminder every two hours.

IT’S ALMOST HERE!

All you need to make it perfect is that special dress. You delve into the Mac Duggal Fall 2013 collection, your eyes soaking up the gorgeous gowns and all their exquisite detailing, your heartbeat picks up at the thought of slipping into one of these festive, fabulous frocks.

But you’re stuck on one little detail. What color should I wear?

If you have ever Googled one of those “how to find your perfect color” guides, you know the very next step after clicking on one of the hundreds of thousands of links is to then hit up Google for the definitions of half the words you just read.

Winter, summer, autumn tones, oranges, blues, cool, warm, pink, natural, muted, glowing, deep… figuring out what your precise skin coloring is just to find what shade will look best on you can be exhausting. Some “helpful” sites are even packed with flowcharts similar to this:

flowchartEasy as pie.

The truth is, unless you naturally “get” what it means to go through all those color analysis charts, you probably need professional help if you want to use them to find your perfect color. Because even following the instructions to a tee can make you go mad. And no one wants to see that.

But there are simpler ways to get to the root of your best color. One is to determine the undertone of your skin. The other, simply look to guides for what colors look good with your locks.

Hair Color

Generally speaking, the color of your hair can be a good determination for the color that looks great on you. While there are certainly more considerations, and darker or lighter skin tones may affect the outcome, as a guide, it’s a good place to start.

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Style 61041 from the Black White Red Collection is bold in red, looking glam on blondes.

Blonde – If you go the way of Reese Witherspoon and Marilyn Monroe, you might want to try bold colors, such as red, orange, coral, emerald and peacock, as well as neutral tones like nude, tan or taupe.

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Style 76541 from the Homecoming Collection is a feisty orange, which complements the gal with darker locks.

Brunette – They say blondes have more fun, but brunettes seem to have more variety. Whether your locks are a warm chestnut or a sultry raven, saturated colors are yours for the taking! Dark hair pairs well with several colors, including varying shades of pink, blue, brown, green, and orange.

Redhead – The skin tone of a lady with fiery locks can vary wildly, and the lighter the tone, the more washed out you’ll look in light colors. But in general, a redhead can shine in mocha, sapphire, emerald, and ivory.

Grey – If you find that you’re becoming a silver fox, and you have no intention of changing that, then go with bright colors. Bold shades of red, purple, blue, green and gold can look fantastic with grey, but keep away from anything too pale in color.

Skin Undertone

You can figure out your undertone by squeezing the tip of your finger. See how the color changes slightly? THAT is the undertone!

coolIf the undertone appears blue, pink, reddish-purple or rosy, then cool colors are likely for you.

warmIf what you see is peachy, gold, coral or a brighter red, then warm colors will probably be the most flattering against your skin.

Warm and cool are exactly like they sound – warm colors produce the illusion of the feel of warmth. Cool colors look like a cooling breeze feels.

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Yellow and red are warm colors, such as Mac Duggal style 7245 in lemon, and  style 81702 in red.

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Blue and green are cool colors, like these Mac Duggal gowns, style 64511 in ocean blue, and style 64412 in key lime.

Classic Glamour

Colors giving you grief? Why not try the most classic look of all?

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A stunning Mac Duggal creation in Black, such as style 55006, can look beautiful on anyone, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to length, embellishments, and cut.

friendsFinally, don’t underestimate the power of perception. Bring your friends with you. Ask them questions. Tell them to BE HONEST. Holding up dress after dress is a tough sell when it’s just you and the mirror. But through the eyes of another person, you are getting a much better picture of what really looks great on you.

And in the end, remember, it’s YOUR dress. If you love it, then LOVE it. We’re sure you’ll look fantastic.

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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.

EMBELLISH

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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Let the homecoming dress season begin!

Hey ladies! It’s never too early to start your search for that perfect homecoming dress!

It may only be the start of summer, but homecoming is right around the corner. Get ready to be immersed in all of the new Fall 2013 Mac Duggal gowns, featuring dazzling colors from fuchsia to emerald to coral and more.

In recent years, teens have started to survey dresses starting right around the 4th of July, in search of that perfect homecoming dress. Their heightened sense of excitement attracts them toward bright lights, gathering with friends, and of course, shopping for that perfect gown for the fall ball. And with the summer holiday just a week away, now’s the time to get organized and start planning!

The 2013 Mac Duggal Homecoming collection is full of exquisite short dresses that will complement any girl’s beauty.

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Style 61552 in deep emerald from the Homecoming Collection will not only dazzle your suave date, but the color will reflect the envy of the other gals at the dance.

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Style 61556 is dripping in lace that will give any girl an elegant yet sexy look. Fuchsia is set to be a top trend this fall. You’ll also show off that sun-kissed skin thanks to the sheer lining and a low, deep back. This dress will have every guy kicking himself for not asking you to homecoming first!

76547R-Black-Nude-PCEven take a dip into our Black White Red Collection and see magnificent pieces for homecoming in long, short, sexy and elegant styles. This gorgeous black and nude plus size gown, style 76547, is wrapped in lace, giving any girl a poised and sophisticated look.

So check out all of the Mac Duggal Collections for Fall 2013, and find your perfect homecoming dress. The time is now to start the hunt for the perfect Mac Duggal gown. There’s one out there for every girl.

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Timeless Mac Duggal

It’s something every woman strives for in fashion — that perfect look.

Whether getting ready for work, primping for a date, dressing down for a casual weekend, or getting gussied up for a formal event, women turn to the pages of fashion blogs and magazines to make sure their look is on the mark.

As the years go by, some of those looks that you faithfully donned over the years can make you cringe. But when glancing in the rearview mirror at the history of modern fashion, the reality is, you are looking at two very different things: The trends of the day, and the classic styles of the fashion narrative.

Fashion trends, as the name suggests, are things that come and go. From poodle skirts and bell bottom pants, to tight-rolled jeans and the mullet, what’s “in” right at the moment is essentially a fad.

Trends and fads are fluent. They move with the times. Some last longer than others, and some, thankfully, disappear in time (like that mullet, what were we thinking?).

Trends, though, are also essential in the world of fashion.

Trends carve out who we are, what we are, WHERE we are in the world at that moment. While we may have been happy to see the mullet trend end, just SEEING an old school photo of a loved one with that styled coif elicits incredible memories.

Classic style, on the other hand, is enduring.

The Little Black Dress, a string of pearls, a crisp white button-down, a trench coat. All things that pass through the pages of fashion history unscathed. Each item may be touched upon by the prevailing trends of the time — an embellishment here, an accessory there. But the style itself remains timeless, classic, elegant, and pure.

For more than two decades, Mac Duggal has created gorgeous gowns and dresses that weave together the elements of the latest trends and everlasting style.

In 1990, even while the mullet trend continued its reign over the American hairstyle, Mac Duggal’s fashion forward thinking was all about keeping unfading fashion styles as a top priority.

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The sleek look of this sexy and shimmering gold sequined sheath gown are as appropriate today as they were then. Like many Mac Duggal gowns, this one not only stands the test of time, it’s a testament to Mac Duggal’s vision of prevailing fashion that never goes out of style. Mac Duggal gowns are ageless, and perfect for every woman.

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The proof lies in the sexy, sophisticated, classic designs of the Mac Duggal Fall 2013 collection, including style 3434T from Twelve, 3754D from Couture, and 50187R from the Black White Red Collection.

So embrace the trends. But remember the style. The Mac Duggal style remains consistently elegant, for the past, present and future.

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Who’s that girl?

Like the shimmering snowflakes that fall from the sky and blanket the tops of majestic mountains, no two women are exactly alike. And no one is more aware of the differences that make every woman wonderfully unique than Mac Duggal. For more than a quarter-century, Mac Duggal gowns have graced the silhouettes of some of the most dazzling who2 7245N-Purple-PCwomen across the globe. The Mac Duggal style is much like those snowflakes. Combined, the collections of trend-setting dresses are a work of art. Still, each individual gown is a masterpiece in its own right.

The secret to this spectacular styling? Knowing the women who don these elegant ensembles and make the look their own. The Mac Duggal Fall 2013 Collection is flush with upscale styles and festive frocks for the modern women of the world.

Who are the women of Mac Duggal? Click on each image to see more details of these fabulous dresses!

Dancing Queen

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Uptown Girl

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Drenched in exquisite detailing and high class exclusivity, the gowns and dresses of the Mac Duggal Special Occasion Line are designed for the modern elite woman. Whether a glamorous gown from the Black White Red, Couture, or Twelve collections, these dresses are a perfect fit for A-List events, from Red Carpet Affairs to a Regal Gala and everything in between.

My Girl

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Every little girls dreams of being a princess. Make her Cinderella dreams come true with a spunky pageant style gown from the Sugar Collection.These colorful and frilly styles for little ladies have been worn by young pageant winners at the local, state and national level.

Daddy’s Little Girl

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who 10 Milano-PCShe’s dreamed of this day since she was a little girl. Now complete the magical fantasy with an awe-inspiring wedding gown exclusively from Mac Duggal. The Mac Duggal Bride celebrates her special day cloaked in a hand crafted masterpiece, rich with textures, embellishments, soft flowing fabrics and gorgeous overlays. Dressed in a luxurious Mac Duggal wedding gown is the stylish way to have a spectacular “I do.” Each dress is named for an exotic city which was the inspiration for the fantasy designs and regal detailing. The pictures of a beautiful bride in a Mac Duggal bridal gown will shine in your wedding day album.

She’s a Lady

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Pretty Woman

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Sexy curves are often the envy of women around the land, and for the voluptuous vixen, there’s no better way to flatter your figure than a stunning dress from the plus size line. The Mac Duggal Cassandra Stone II and Fabulouss Collections are the perfect way to complement the beautiful silhouette of the buxom diva. Plus size creations are also available in the Homecoming and Special Occasion collections.

Mac Duggal knows that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and all women are stunning when decked out in Mac Duggal designer garments.

So, what’s your Mac Duggal style?

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Mac Duggal dresses for all this fall

Female fashion is taking a distinctly dual course for the Fall of 2013.

When it comes to high-glam dress trends, women of all ages have in mind exactly what they want. With the Fall 2013 Gown Season upon us, Mac Duggal is positioned to cater to those specific needs, with an abundance of gorgeous gowns and sharp styles geared to keep up with the latest trends and quench every woman’s thirst for first-rate fashions.

Autumn trends are heading in two noticeably different directions: Electric Youth, and Classic Elegance.

~Electric Youth~

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In a mood of optimism, daring and with a little splash of sass, the young set has latched on to the bold colors of the neon class, wrapping themselves in the electricity of hot hues like those in the Mac Duggal Homecoming Collection and making them their own. Click on each photo to see the other dazzling colors available for these creative creations.

Jewel tones are not relegated to accessories for Fall 2013’s young ladies.

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These fabulous embellishments are prominently displayed from bodice to hemline, worn in effortless style by teen trendsetters.

~Classic Elegance~

By contrast, women who have left their adolescence behind have dropped the electric colors, in favor of the classic and sophisticated, gracing Fall’s special events with smartly stylish blacks, reds, browns and grays, like these gorgeous Mac Duggal Special Occasion Dresses.

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The trend for the refined woman is to expertly blend the daring and the demure with sheer illusion.

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These fashion-savvy women exhibit a “vintage-is-modern” sexy by way of martini and highball-era higher necklines, lower hemlines and elegant tone-on-tone beadwork.

85140N-Nude-Silve-PCMac Duggal is deftly ushering women of all trends and all ages into Fall 2013, having designed dresses with everyone in mind, keeping a keen eye on specific hot trends. Mac Duggal Fall 2013 offers a perfect something for everybody, having captured this moment of time and trend in exquisite dresses and gowns for every woman’s most special events.

With Mac Duggal as a partner, the ladies of the Fall 2013 Gown Season will shine on dance and ballroom floors in a splendor of on-trend detail and delight.

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