Saturday, May 7, 2016

We're Mad about Madison James' Prom Dresses!

Prom season is upon us and that brings two emotions: fright and excitement! Fright because you have to find one of the most important dresses of your life, but excitement because of the beautiful gowns you'll get to try on to show off! Madison James' is the designer you have a sigh of relief for when you hear the store manager offer to you as you uncertainly get ready to try on a pile of dresses. Slipping on one of her gowns, you instantly feel at ease and full of vigor ready to take on Prom 2016!

You'll be the epitome of elegance for prom 2016 in a gown by Madison James. Breathtaking with intricate details and bold designs, these captivating dresses are sure to make a statement no matter what the event. Previously Night Moves prom, Madison James prom dresses are sure to turn heads with their stunning details and exquisite craftsmanship. From flared ball gowns to fully sequined designs, Madison James dresses are sure to shimmer and shine into the night with exquisite elegance that will earn you compliments for a long time to come. Perfect for the girl looking to make a statement, Madison James dresses are offered in sizes 0-32 and in a variety of colors, upcharges apply for sizes 20-32.

Madison James
You'll be rocking prom in this red two piece! This hot new style has been hitting prom hot for the last few years and this gown is no exception. Don it at your big night and you're sure to turn heads. 

Madison James
This slinky black gown is not for the faint of heart! If you want a gown that is sure to wow, you cannot miss out on this gorgeous black evening dress. 
Madison James
For the girl who wants to feel like a modern day princess, this boat-neckline featuring a flattering hue of turquoise is just right! Dance the night away with your prince charming and have timeless pictures for years to come!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

3 Daring Dresses from Rachel Allan

Finding the perfect prom dress: it can be a challenge! Finding a unique dress that fits your personality, style, and flatters your figure can be tough. Adding something that will make you stand out from the crowd only increases the "mission impossible", but up and coming designer Rachel Allan is bringing beautiful dresses to the table to help ease the prom dress pressure. 

Rachel Allan strives to make fashion forward gowns for every young woman making them a hit this season. With celebrities such as Carrie Underwood, Vivica Fox and Kaitlin Walker rocking Rachel Allan, you are sure to feel like a celebrity as you slip into one of these red carpet ready dresses on prom night. Sizes available are 0-16, but not in every dress style. Certain Rachel Allan dresses are also available in the Rachel Allan Plus collection in sizes 14W-24W. 

The following dresses are some of the most cutting edge from her Spring 2016 collection. If you're looking for a figure flattering dress that will turn heads at prom, you've come to the right place!

Rachel Allan

Rachel Allan

Rachel Allan

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Jumping into April with Jovani

April Is the Beginning of Prime Prom season! We're jumping for joy and jumping into April with these fun Jovani gowns!
Feel like a star for prom 2016 in a gown or cocktail dress by Jovani. Stylish and sophisticated, both Jovani and JVN by Jovani are sure to shine with their upscale detailing and fashionable silhouettes. Perfect for prom, pageants, the red carpet, and much more Jovani takes fashion to a new level as their master designers craft gowns and cocktail dresses for every girl to feel phenomenal in year round. With a focus on high couture fashion, Jovani takes the hottest red carpet and runway looks and makes them affordable making them an essential part of your prom 2016 wardrobe. Most gowns available for order in sizes 0-24, and in a variety of colors; upcharges apply for sizes 16-24. Order your Jovani or JVN by Jovani prom dress today before the best styles and sizes sell out!

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Our MVD of the Week Makes Us Blush!

We're obsessed with these designs from our Most Valuable Designer of the Week, Blush Prom! This popular designer boasts the hottest trends like two-piece gowns, mermaid silhouettes, and elegant beading. Check out these beautiful gowns from their Spring Collection!

Be beautiful, be blushing in a prom dress by Blush Prom for 2016. Fun, and fashionable, Blush Prom dresses are sure to make a statement for prom 2016 with their daring silhouettes and brilliant attention to detail. From princess style ball gowns to sleek and sexy evening dresses there is sure to be a Blush Prom dress for every girl on prom night. Channeling both red carpet appeal and prom perfect styles Blush Prom takes fashion to a new level with stunning designs that are sure to captivate onlookers with sophistication, glamour, and elegance. A must have for any formal wear wardrobe, Blush Prom dresses are perfect for Prom, Pageants, and other formal events. Available for order in sizes 0-30, upcharges may apply for fuller sizes. Order today before the best Blush Prom dresses sell out!

You can find all of Blush Prom's gowns available through French Novelty through this link:

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Shimmer, Slits, and Shail K

We're in love with the designs from this week's Most Valuable Designer, Shail K. Each dress is effortlessly elegant with many dripping with study sequins flanking sexy silhouettes. Shail K makes a statement by mixing bold shimmer and eccentric beading to create a glamorous and feminine ensemble. If you're looking for a gown with the right amount of silt and sparkle, Shail K is the designer you'll want to check out!

Shail K 3732 

Shall K 3517

Shall K 3772

Shail K's commitment to individuality and upscale contemporary designs is the key. They design dresses equal to the most lavish designer labels in the market by providing customers with the best fabrics and chic styles. Shail K's attention to detail and exceptional designs are making them one of the hottest up and coming designers of the season and a true must have for your formal wear wardrobe. Shail K is making a statement unlike any other this season and is sure to be a hit for any event. Most gowns are available for order in sizes 0-26, however up charges and special cuttings do apply for sizes 18-26. Please contact us for details regarding special cuttings for plus size gowns or out of stock gowns.

Check Out all Shail K Gowns available through French Novelty here:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Shopping for a prom dress is hard enough, but trying to find your dream gown in your budget is even more difficult. Luckily for you, French Novelty has a wide variety of gowns discounted from previous prom seasons and they're no less gorgeous than the shiny new 2016 designs. Here's a selection of our favorite gowns!

Size 10 Jovani 944

Size 6 La Femme 20003

Size 2 Mac Duggal 61368M
Size 0 Sherri Hill 8552

Check out our entire selection of sale gowns here:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Most Valuable Designer Feature: Mac Duggal

Our Most Valuable Designer of the week, Mac Duggal, has a variety of different lines from Mac Duggal Ball Gowns, Mac Duggal Cassandra Stone, Mac Duggal Flash, Mac Duggal Prom, and Mac Duggal Plus Sizes. 
Mac Duggal Ball Gowns
Feel like a fairytale princess on prom night with an enchanting ball gown by Mac Duggal Ball Gowns. Perfect for prom, pageants, and other formal events, Mac Duggal Ball Gowns are sure to shine with their romantic silhouettes and superior design. With both classic ball gown styles and elegant mermaid dresses to sweep the runways this season, Mac Duggal Ball Gowns are sure to shine with their impeccable attention to detail. Multi-dimensional lace, stunning beaded detailing, rich stones, and romantic silhouettes are just part of what makes this division of Mac Duggal a true one of a kind. Look and feel like a princess on prom night or any formal event with a gown by Mac Duggal. Most gowns available for order in sizes 0-20 and in a variety of colors.

Mac Duggal Cassandra Stone
Look supreme in 2016 in one of these fun, flirty and undoubtedly vivacious Cassandra Stone Prom Dresses by Mac Duggal. The prom 2016 collection features updated styling, on-trend colors, and exciting embellishments mastered by designer Mac Duggal. This line uses shimmering crystals, sequins, and all things that glitter for that one-of-a-kind and jaw-dropping moment. Love your look and turn some heads as you strut your stuff and shimmer under the light. Find your perfect silhouette in a mermaid, A-line, or fitted silhouette that is simply stunning! Available in a wide variety of colors and sizes 00-20, be on the best dressed list at your next prom or social occasion in one of these magnificent Cassandra Stone Prom Dresses by Mac Duggal.

Mac Duggal Plus Size
 Rock your curves in one of these divine Mac Duggal Fabulouss plus sized prom gowns. With dazzling beadwork and sultry sweetheart and V necklines, these Mac Duggal Fabulouss formal dresses are nothing short of extraordinary. These evening gowns certainly flatter your divalicious figure without giving up the intricate details and innovative design details you expect. From dramatic to daring, purchase a Mac Duggal Fabulouss formal gown with the assurance that you will take everyone's breath away at your next prom, pageant, or any special occasion requiring your spectacular presence. Available in several different colors and sizes 14W-30W, feel like a million bucks without spending it in one of these fierce and fabulous Mac Dougal Fabulous plus size creations!
Mac Duggal Flash
Cameras will flash from the moment that you enter the room in a 2016 prom dress by Mac Duggal Flash. Stunning with dramatic silhouettes, beaded details, and lush fabrics, Mac Duggal Flash gowns and cocktail dresses are sure to turn heads making them perfect for prom 2016. From sophisticated and sleek evening gowns to short and sexy cocktail dresses, there is sure to be a Mac Duggal Flash dress for every girl on prom night. With a variety of styles crafted in the finest fabrics, Mac Duggal Flash dresses strive to be a cut above the rest. Focused on superior quality, Mac Duggal Flash encapsulates the essence of women to reflect the strength and confidence a fabulous dress can provide. Perfect for prom, pageants, and other formal events Mac Duggal Flash cocktail dresses and gowns are sure to turn heads making them a must have this season. Most designs available for order in sizes 0-16, and in a variety of colors. Order early as the best styles and sizes are sure to sell fast!
Mac Duggal Prom
Make prom 2016 memorable in a gown by Mac Duggal Prom. Stunning with dramatic silhouettes and lush detailing, Mac Duggal Prom gowns are sure to shine with eye catching detail fresh off the runways. Inspired by red carpet looks both local and abroad, Mac Duggal gowns capture the essence of femininity to reflect the strength and confidence a fabulous dress can give. From sophisticated and sleek evening gowns to short and sexy cocktail dresses, there is sure to be a Mac Duggal Prom dress for every girl on prom night. With a variety of styles crafted in the finest fabrics, Mac Duggal Prom dresses strive to be a cut above the rest making them perfect for prom 2016 and other formal events year round. Most gowns available for order in sizes 0-16.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Showers Bring...February Flowers?

Spring has Sprung (at least the Spring '16 collections!) and you know what that means... gorgeous floral prints making their way onto the racks of prom boutiques every where. French Novelty carries a gorgeous variety of trend-setting gowns with floral prints from top designers like Sherri Hill, Rachel Allan, and Paris Dress. Take a look at our models employees taking a break from work to show off the latest floral fashions!

From Left to Right: Sherri Hill, Paris Dress, Rachel Allan
All three of these gowns are available at French Novelty and

Check out these other stunning gowns flanked with florals!

Mon Cheri 116764

Rachel Allan 7111
Sherri Hill 50482

These Fun Prints will help you show off your fun and flirty side this prom season! With so many silhouettes, lengths, and colors to choose from, you'll be sure to find a floral dress that brings your nature loving side with your "dolled up for the dance" side!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Your Prom Dress Shopping told by Koalas.

A long, hard, tedious week of purgatory, AKA high school has just ended. You're relaxing on your bed "netflix and chilling" all by yourself, and you have to admit, it's beyond glorious.

Suddenly your comfortable bubble of silence and Gossip Girl are broken when your mom does that "knock twice and immediately open the door move". You look up towards her nontypical overly excited expression you'd only ever seen on moms in Disney Channel shows. You begin to wonder whether if all the double stuffed Oreos she had with lunch are getting to her head.
You stare at your mom from your cozy, sleepy state like:

But your thrilled mother has been waiting since 1985 to ask you this question so she's not having any of it. She puts on her best Disney Channel mom smile and says,

She mentions prom dress shopping casually, but you know that was her sole purpose in coming in.
You contemplate your options while soaking in the last few minutes of your personal snuggle sesh.

You finally agree to go, but only if she takes you out to hibachi later. Your mom squeals with happy 12 year old girl delight.

Hopping in the car, your mom tries to jam out with you to some top 40 pop hit you've heard about 1,000 times. It feels like a lifetime before you two pull up to French Novelty. When you walk in, you feel a little bit like this..

For the first time in 2 hours, your mom is speechless, and so are you. There are so many gorgeous dresses you don't know where to look first. After being greeted by a friendly employee, your mom makes a beeline for the extravagant ball gowns hanging in the window. You slip towards the back where you see a selection of the latest Rachel Allan's you just can't wait to get your hands on.

You grab a couple dresses you think you could pull off, along with your mom's choice, and hide away in the dressing room. You start with a chic and fierce two-piece Rachel Allan that immediately drew you in. After putting it on and taking a look in the mirror, you feel like the heroine of your own teen sci-fi  movie like the Hunger Games or something.

Size 0 Rachel Allan

Your mom shakes her head in disapproval and reminds you of the strict dress code your school has. Solemnly looking in the mirror, you mentally tell the dress:

You move on to your mom's choice, a blush pink Sherri Hill.
You look it up and down, wondering if you like it, or like it because you know your mom will be overjoyed if you do.
Size 0 Sherri Hill

It's a gorgeous dress, no doubt, but as you stand in the mirror picturing yourself taking prom pics, you feel like this is the kind of dress your best friend would wear, and you kindly shake your head no.
That's when the kind employee assisting you gets an idea and scurries off to the back.

You and your mom just look at each other in anticipation.

Suddenly she returns with a gown you know will be the one. It's the perfect combination of sassy, seventeen year old sophistication and "I'm still my mom's little girl". You can't wait to try it on.
Size 0 Shail K

It's a perfect light pink Shail K that curves down your figure elegantly while providing a youthful pop of color. You strut around the store thinking to yourself:

After squealing with glee in a very "say yes to the dress" kind of way, you reluctantly strip off the gown and give your mom your very best please please please please please before she smiles and happily walks over to the cashier.

You and your mom practically skip out of the store hand-in-hangar dreaming about the prom day to come. Before hopping in the car, your mom gets all teary eyed about you growing up and going away to college in a few months. Then she pulls one of these:

Since she just agreed to your dream gown, you let her hug it out, and remind yourself of how grateful you are to have that beautiful dress a great mom. As your mom takes her last suffocating squeeze, you give a knowing nod to another girl walking in the store, and silently wish you could go back in and play dress up for an hour longer...

All the dresses featured on this blog are currently in-stock online and at  the French Novelty storefront.  To see all of our in-stock gowns, click this link:

Monday, November 30, 2015

If Disney Princess’ were going to Prom 2016…

This Week's MVD Tiffany Designs has a plethora of beautiful prom dresses lined up for the Spring 2016 season! While each dress brings something new, fun, and sassy to the collection, we found a few that just scream royalty- Disney royalty!

Aurora/Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty definitely won’t be snoozing through prom this year. With a gorgeous gown like Tiffany Design’s 16152, she’ll be too excited to miss out on strutting into the dance in this beautiful sheer-back a-line evening gown. This bead work is fit for a princess, or maybe just a queen (A prom queen that is!). The flattering bedazzled boat neck will work with any girl’s silhouette and broaden your shoulders for a strong, royal appearance. You could say we’ve seen this dress a few times, once upon a dream.

Beauty and the Beast might be a tale as old as time, but this jaw dropping yellow fit and flare prom dress is quite the opposite! We all know Belle had a killer figure that had all the village people singing about her beauty, so she would totally be showing it off! This curvy gown will turn the heads of everyone in the room with it’s bold color, but it’s train floating down the back shows it is truly fit for Royalty. Be Our Guest at French Novelty and see why this dress would make a Beauty out of anyone!

Disney can try and convince us believe Cinderella left the ball because of a “magic-spell”, but I don’t buy it. If her gown had 1/5th of the style as this gorgeous powder blue A-line gown, she’d be running away from all the guys dying for a dance with her. It’s no doubt Cinderella was a head turner, and in this design, accented by glittering gems and an endlessly flowing skirt, you’ll be surely that. Cinderella's ensemble has had everyone talking for over a century, but if you're seen in this dress, you might just catch up with her. 

Jasmine was all about a two-piece in Aladdin and she had the perfectly drawn cartoon figure to rock it! Things would be no different for her at Prom 2016! She would take the classic crop top element and work it in a stunning fit and flare two piece with intricate embellishments. Throughout the movie, we see that her kingdom, Agraba’s style is based off sensual silhouettes and pattern-work. The etching on the top and the ends of the skirt reflect that style perfectly. Combined with the sultry black shade of the dress and the sassy silhouette to help her curves pop, this design is one Disney wish they would have thought of themselves!


Obviously Ariel would be swimming her way into prom in a mermaid style gown like this head turning white lace two piece mermaid prom dress. With her vibrant scarlet tresses, she had to balance her eccentric locks with a clean color to help her hair pop. She couldn’t wear her sea shells to prom because, well, thats just tacky, so she’d be likely to upgrade to this crop top look with a plunging V-neck for added sass. While you might dream of being a mermaid strolling to prom in this dress, by the end of the night you’ll agree the words to Under the Sea should be changed to: darling it’s better being a trend-setter, take it from me!

Check out French Novelty's entire stock of Tiffany Design's Prom 2016 gowns here:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Winter Formal Dresses to Heat Up the Season!

Fashionable cocktail dresses for winter events are often overlooked, but these designs are sure to catch your attention. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you’re about to see why!
While we’ve taken you through this seasons latest homecoming and prom trends, you’ve yet to see the last hurrah from the fall 2015 collections. Earlier this season we wowed you with color, sequins, jewels, and fabrics galore, but now it’s time for silhouettes to take center stage. With the temperatures dropping, you’ll have to hang up your perfect Sherri Hill two-piece and look for something fit for a Winter Wonderland. Sleeved cocktail dresses are stealing the spotlight ready to heat you and the dance floor up as the seasons start to change!

Rachel Allan
Alright, so maybe you don't have to hang up your two-piece quite yet. This sassy Rachel Allan design boasts a beautiful animal print and is paired with a separate top. Perfect for those girls who want to stay warm but just can't keep their abs out of the spotlight!

Rachel Allan
This sensual red cocktail dress will wrap you up in a warm velvety hug. The small key-hole below the bust adds a sassy touch without depriving you of the soft warmth of the form-fitting dress. The exquisite beading accentuates the silhouette of this stunning long-sleeved cocktail dress!

Shail K
Wanting to keep your arms warm but dying to show off a little skin? This gorgeous off-the-shoulder Shail K. cocktail dress is just what you need. The elegant beadwork in it's simple color adds glamour and beauty to this classy design while keeping you snuggly warm on the dance floor!

Hannah S
You're the type of girl yearning for summer. The novelty of winter, bonfires, ugg boots, and hot chocolate just don't appeal to you. Quite frankly, you wish it could be 75 degrees and sunny all year long. Alas, your clothing has to accommodate your human needs. Try this one shoulder cocktail dress that has just enough see-through elements to rebel against mother nature's temperature drop.

Hannah S
While having to add sleeves to your formal dress might seem like a drag, it only makes more room for more beading! Add glitz and glamour to your ensemble using the extra space on your dress available for beading galore. This stone-studded red cocktail dress by Hannah S will be perfect for your Winter Affair!