Prom Inspiration from the 2015 Grammy Awards

If your favorite part of awards season is the fashion, you’re not alone. There’s nothing we love more than watching celebrities parade down the red carpet in couture, and Sunday night’s Grammy Awards were no exception. From ball gowns to pantsuits and everything in between, this year’s looks were downright dazzling, and full of inspiration for the upcoming prom 2015 season.

We’ve chosen five of our favorite red carpet dresses from the Grammy’s, and matched them with Glitterati gowns so you can attend prom in star style.

1. Ariana Grande’s dress–all white with a hit of sequins–was fun, youthful, and flattering. The recipe for a perfect prom dress.

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Get the look: With Mc Duggal Prom style 91007, a one-shoulder sheath style dress with a slit, similar to Ariana’s.

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2. Iggy Azalea rocked two of our favorite trends for prom 2015: a cutout dress and a royal blue hue.


Get the look: With this Jovani dress (style #8872), that featured a similar shade, curve-hugging style, and cutout details.

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3. Jennifer Hudson stunned in an all white sheath dress. Copy the silhouette and color for a chic and simple prom look. (We also love her choice of lip color!)

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 Get the Look: This Jovani dress (style #2713) adds a bit of prom-appropriate bling to Jennifer Hudson’s look with a bedazzled cape.


4. Rhianna’s dress may have been likened to a cupcake, but we loves the pink shade and voluminous layers.

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Get the look: With a frilly ball gown in a similar shade of watermelon, by Fabulouss by Mac Duggal (style # 2042F).

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5. Last but certainly not least, Taylor Swift wowed in a turquoise blue cropped dress with a beautiful ballooning train.

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Get the Look: In a dress with as much sparkle as Taylor’s (La Femme style #18446) and in an almost identical shade.

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What’s your favorite look?


The Best Short Prom Dresses for 2015

Long dresses may be the standard for prom, but more and more, designers (and prom-goers) are turning to cropped styles instead. These short prom dresses are fun, flirty, and super easy to dance in.  Plus, they’re every bit as formal and prom-appropriate as their long counterparts.

If you’re considering a short prom dress this year, these 10 stunning picks may just make up your mind.

1. Alyce Prom 4256

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2. Sherri Hil 21227

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3. JVN by Jovani JVN99913

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4. Faviana 7622

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5. Sherri Hill 11117

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6. JVN by Jovani JVN99919

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7. Alyce 4411

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8. Sherri Hill 21319

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9. JVN20388

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10. Alyce 4373

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11. Faviana 76121

Faviana short prom dress

12. Alyce 4338

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Prom 2015: Inspiration from the SAG Awards

The SAG Awards took place over the weekend, and if you’re anything like us, you were glued to the TV during the red carpet. The awards show is known as being one of the more fun and lighthearted of the season, which means the fashion skews a bit more daring, too.

Here, we’re recapping our favorite looks from the evening, along with prom dresses from our store that will help you get the look yourself! (Because who doesn’t want to look like a celebrity at prom?!)

1. The Inspiration: Emma Stone looks stunning in all black (we love the pop of color from the red lip, too!). She’s also rocking a huge trend for prom 2015: The sheer train.

Get the look: With LaFemme’s black lace dress with a sheer bottom, or Sherri Hill’s simple black strapless version, below.
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2. The Inspiration: Sarah Hyland is also sporting a dress with a black sheer element, but we love the fun, youthful edge the bedazzled top adds.


Get the Look: With either of these black dresses from Sherri Hill, both of which feature a beaded bodice, and sheer overlay like Hyland’s.

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3. The Inspiration: How about this beautiful, striped Oscar de la Renta look on Tatiana Maslany? It reminds us of some of our favorite dresses from Sherri Hill’s prom 2015 collection (see below).

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Get the Look: With these black-and-white striped numbers from Sherri Hill.
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4. The Inspiration: Actress Julianna Marguiles’ Giambattista Valli dress is in of the most sought-after colors for this prom season: rich, royal blue.


Get the Look: Both Sherri Hill dresses, below, mimic the streamlined silhouette and luxe looking fabric of Julianna’s dress, which allows the bold color to truly stand out.

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5. The Inspiration: Another look we love: This ladylike tea length stunner worn by Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams.


Get the Look: Red lace is a huge trend this year, and we love the way Sherri Hill interpreted the look with these two fun flirty dresses below.
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5 Tips for Buying Prom Shoes

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Once you have your prom dress picked out, the next step it to find the perfect pair of shoes to go with it. Here’s a quick guide to picking out the

1. Choose the right hue. The color of your dress will determine the shade of the shoes you buy. If you’re wearing a colored dress, for example, metallic or nude shoes will be your best bet, since it will be hard to match a shoe to the color of your dress exactly, and black can look harsh against bright colors or pastels. If you’re wearing a white, black, or neutral dress, you can’t go wrong with metallic or black shoes. Or, add a pop of color to your outfit with a colorful pair.

2. Make sure they’re comfortable. As cute as a pair of shoes might be, if you can’t walk in them, you shouldn’t buy them. Remember, you’ll be wearing them for 5 or 6 hours, and much of the time, you’ll be dancing! Prom night is about having fun and making memories, and it’s better to err on the side of comfort and have a blast, than go for six-inch pumps and have to sit at your table while your friends dance.

3. Bring them to your alterations. If you’re getting your dress altered, buy your shoes before you head to the seamstress. This way, you can try them on during your appointment, to make sure your dress is the right length when you have your shoes on.

Shop a selection of our favorite prom shoes on our website, or in our Danvers, Massachusetts store!



Celebrity Inspired Prom Looks from the Golden Globes Red Carpet

Prom gown enthusiasts can rejoice—award season is here! What better place to find prom dress inspiration than the red carpet? Celebrities pull out all of the stops for the Golden Globes, so expect to see a lot of glitz and glamour and of course some jaw-dropping gowns!

We’ve narrowed down our top nine looks that’ll have you oohing and aahing all the way to find your perfect dress:
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1. Amal Clooney
From the stunning floor length gown to the white gloves, this look is every bit of sophistication that we dream of in a prom look.

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2. Amy Adams
We can’t get enough of the one shoulder look this year, and Amy Adams’ flawless dress is no exception.

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3. Dakota Johnson
A little (or a lot) of sparkle is never a bad thing!


4. Heidi Klum
A little bit of Old Hollywood glamour is very much on trend for prom.

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5. Jessica Chastain
With its plunging neckline and slimming silhouette, this look is perfect for prom.

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6. Kate Hudson
No one does glam better than Kate, but her cutout white gown definitely took it to the next level.

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7. Leslie Mann
We love a bold gown choice, and this strapless yellow dress is definitely eye-catching!

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8. Reese Witherspoon
Whether it’s on the red carpet or on the prom floor, a shimmering gown like Reese’s is definitely one way to jazz up your look.


9. Sienna Miller
When it comes to prom, you want a dress you’ll always remember and Sienna’s intricate silk gown is something we’d love to emulate come May!

© All images via Vanity Fair


NEW Red Jovani Prom Dresses Now at Glitterati

Red is always a hot choice for prom, but it will be especially on-trend for 2015.

Pantone, a company that predicts color trends every year, announced a deep red hue called Marsala as their 2015 Color of the Year, which means everyone from fashion designers and makeup brands, to celebrities and stylists will likely be showing off shades of red this year.

Luckily, at Glitterati, we’re already ahead of the game: we just got a shipment of brand new red Jovani prom dresses! They’re absolutely stunning, and we know they’ll be best sellers for the 2015 prom season.

Check out the new styles, below!

We love the how the red lace overlay pops against a nude column underneath.

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Here, sequined detailing adds flair to a simple red silhouette.

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These are two of our favorites! In a long, satin gown (left) red looks elegant, and super-luxe, and in a short, tulle style (on the right), it looks fiery and fun.

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Talk about red hot! A v-neck and form-fitting style makes this dress a stunner.


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To see these dresses in person and try them on for prom 2015, visit our store in Danvers, Massachusetts!

Dressing One of Boston’s Best Ballerina’s for a Black Tie Gala Event

Recently, Glitterati had the pleasure of working with three generations of accomplished women in a family memory that they’ll cherish forever. Here, one of our employees recounts the fun day of dress shopping they had together.

“Serena Sovdsnes is a 17 year old ballerina with the world class Boston ballet, one of the youngest ever. She will be attending the Boston ballet gala in February. Originally from Ohio both mom and her grandmother accompanied her.


They were so surprised to find the quality and enormous selection offered at Glitterati. Serena Sovdsnes is a 5’9” lovely strawberry blonde, who, as you can imagine looked lovely in everything ~ her dance training was apparent as her posture and how she held herself. She brought elegance to each gown. She was giddy with the fun of all of the beautiful gowns. And, this, a reaction from someone who, at her early age, wore some of the most beautiful costumes in the world.


It was heartwarming to see the love and pride in the eyes of her mother and grandmother. Her mom had recounted, humbly, that she remembered the feeling when she wore the title of Miss Ohio, years ago. And grandmother recounted how she spent 3 paychecks for her prom dress and was angry that the boy she had her heart set on, had not asked her to attend prom with him. She realized later in life that he didn’t have the money but was too embarrassed to say so. ~ But he did capture her heart and they had a happy marriage for 60 years until he passed away within the last year. With all this in mind Glitterati was touched to be part of these three women’s lives, grabbing the opportunity to be together in this special rite of passage. Such lovely people, past present and future.”