White-hot dresses create summer heat

It may only be the first day of summer, but it’s already white-hot around here. Especially as the perfectly pale dress selections from Mac Duggal catch the eye of the summer party-goer.

who 10 Milano-PCSummer is a busy time of year for weddings, with an estimated one-third of all U.S. weddings taking place during the summertime months. But a new trend these days is to have more than one gown for your big day.

While many women still opt for a formal gown for the wedding ceremony, it’s becoming more and more common for the high-end bride to swap the long train and layers for a sleeker number for the reception. Not only can it make it a little easier to get down on the dance floor, it’s a great excuse to buy two gorgeous dresses!

“More and more brides are changing into a second dress mid-event,” said Kyra Poulos, a Certified Wedding Planner with Chicago Marriott Naperville. “Many wear the traditional dress through the ceremony, photographs, introductions, cake cutting, and the first dance. Once the guests hit the dance floor, they quickly change. Think of the most fabulous party dress you’ve ever seen. That would be the second dress.”

The options are endless if you want to swap your formal gown for a party frock.

short whites

Look sassy and ready to dance in a frilly cocktail dress, style 64589, or a fun high-low dress, style 6089.

regal whites

Or keep the regal bridal look with a slightly less formal gown, such as this one shoulder glam dress, style 64518, or this gorgeous trumpet gown with tulle overlay, style 50107.

sparkle collage

Shine on the dance floor with sparkling embellishments, such as this fully sequined one shoulder gown, style 3389, or this stunning empire gown with a stoned bustier and sunburst rhinestone detail, style 61207.

“It’s a great option for brides drawn to different dress styles, giving them an opportunity to showcase both of their wedding day looks,” Poulos noted.

There’s certainly no requirement to change into a less formal gown, but if you want to, the possibilities are sure to excite! Wear what you love, just make sure to remember to take all the pictures you want in your first gown before changing. No one wants to have to change over and over on her wedding day! And keep the guests in mind when it’s time to swap gowns.

“As a courtesy to your guests, you should not take too long to change,” Poulos said. “They are there to celebrate you and your new husband!”

But white isn’t only for the “I do” crowd. Wearing a white gown can help you stand out and shine at any social occasion. Not sure about pure white? You can choose another shade of pale.


Dazzle on the red carpet with a sparkling mermaid dress, such as style 85144, impress at a grand gala in a gorgeous ball gown, like style 61162, or hit the dance floor at homecoming in a short, sassy number, like style 64590.

whites nudes

Embrace shades like these fabulous nudes. Styles 3754 and 78439 will wow the crowd at a black tie event.

not just whites

Be camera-ready in shades of silver like style 78825, striking embellishments that pop like style 61412, or a champagne dream like style 80236.

funky whites

Or show off your spunky side with daring cutouts or sharp lines, like styles 70000 and 70002.

Mac Duggal designs are fit for any formal occasion, and whites aren’t stuck in the bridal section. This summer, love the clean, soft, brilliant whites of Mac Duggal.

Which whites strike your passion?

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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

who3 64402Y-BLACK-n-WHITE-SILVER-PC_0Nothing expresses youthful energy and fervor like the sassy, glam styles of the dresses in the Mac Duggal Homecoming Collection. Whether short, sparkling and playful or the longer, regal styles fit for a Homecoming Queen, the dresses of the Homecoming and Royalty lines are the perfect duds for the Mac Duggal teen.

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

who 13 6480H-Purple-PCplus 4957H-Purple-PCThe annual spring rite of passage is long past the days of boys and girls in the high school gymnasium. The modern prom has been transformed into a brilliant ball, as teenage girls evolve into charming young women. A gown from one of the prom dress collections, including Mac Duggal Prom, Ball Gowns, Flash, Cassandra Stone, and Edge, is just what this young miss needs to make her transformation complete. From the limo to the dance floor to a goodnight kiss under the stars, these dresses and ballgowns are the perfect attire for a night to remember.

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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