6.17.2012

All That Glitters: Promgirl Clarisse 1658 Homecoming Dress Review

“Dresses for breakfasts, and dinners, and balls;
Dresses to sit in, and stand in, and walk in;
Dresses to dance in, and flirt in, and talk in;
Dresses in which to do nothing at all;
Dresses for Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.”

William Allen Butler


The date: September 18, 2007. The show: Gossip Girl Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot. The situation: Returned It Girl Serena van der Woodsen (aka Blake Lively) dons a sparkling, gold sequin-adorned Tory Burch Sleeveless Dress with black Wolford Tights for her date with Dan Humphries (Penn Badgley). The result: At the very moment I spotted that glittering dress I resolved that I would one day own something just like it, and thanks to Promgirl, I finally do.

Just two weeks ago, I was offered the chance to select a gorgeous homecoming dress from Promgirl – an online leader in special occasion dresses – and I immediately jumped at the chance. Though I am past the age of homecoming and prom, I am not the type of girl to refuse a fancy party or cocktail frock; thus, I instantly requested the Clarisse Homecoming Dress 1658 for its likeness to the Tory Burch pretty I’ve been swooning over for nearly five years – a selection that I could not be more pleased with!

The Clarisse 1658 is the type of dress that every girl deserves to have in her wardrobe – even if just to gaze at it admiringly. Unlike many sequin dresses that itch when you wear them, the 1658 features a stretch bodice underneath the sequins, which serves as a protective layer against skin, to prevent itchiness to create the ultimate in comfort. What I love, however, are the details.

The V-neck in the front is matched by a scoop back that gives you a double-dose of daring sexiness; while the mini hemline allows you to flash a little leg without giving too much away. My favorite element, however, is the color. While the Tory Burch Sleeveless Dress that I have coveted since 2007 is gold in color; the 1658 is more neutral-toned – blending chocolate and beige sequins together to give off a radiant, champagne glow that shimmers like a fine wine.

FASHIONISTA VERDICT:
Sexy, elegant, simple, and glamorous; it’s impossible not to feel like a celebutante when garbed in such a gorgeous garment. Be prepared to have all eyes on you!
5 / 5 Hearts


What do you think of the Clarisse 1658 Homecoming Dress? Which Promgirl dress would you love to find hanging in your closet?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Promgirl for the pictures.

*DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me for review; however, the opinions expressed are entirely my own.*
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20 comments

ellie said...

Such a gorgeous dress. I loved that it was V necked, too.

ivy's closet said...

Amazing review. Such a cool dress. Its so good to know more about this dress.

lucy and sarah said...

Such great details about this dress! I thought it looked familiar. I need to see that episode again.

Really, an amazing dress. I like this comeback.

Natasha Hollerup said...

That dress is awesome. I must check out this site and also watch this episode of Gossip Girl to see the dress in question.

**I would also love to live in NY, but probably the East Village, Brooklyn or Upper East Side.

OneCraftyFox said...

LUVS this post!! Your style of writing is AMAZING. Plus... THAT DRESS!! Ga, ga, ga... I WANT.

Imogen said...

It's gorgeous. Totally my style. It is so pretty.

Ms. Cathy said...

Now I'll be honest. I typically avoid glitter, sequins, and all glam stuff but this dress is just super elegant. Something I would totally wear! I love it!

Cathy Trails

mazzy may said...

Such an awesome dress. Love the quote, too.

caitlin and megan said...

Oh, so flirty! Love the review. Definitely a worthy dress to covet!

Georgina said...

You're SO lucky!! You should post a photo of yourself in the dress :)

Sherin said...

Such an incredible dress! I love the sparkles on it. I bet it looks stunning on.

Paulina said...

Pretty dress:)

Couture Carrie said...

Exquisite dress, darling!
Excellent choice!

xoxox,
CC

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The Funky Fashionista said...

That dress is so gorgeous! You are so lucky to own it! I could so see someone on Gossip Girl wearing it to an event or something. Enjoy your pretty dress!

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Anna said...

Love this! You can never have too much sparkle :)

thepinkmateproject said...

i think this is just nice!!! You will definitely stand out!

Vanessa

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K said...

Perfect NYE dress! Just enough sparkle to start off a new year.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

wow that is SOOOO pretty! i want to see a pic of you in it!! especially with your swoon-worthy gams. :)

alittlepetite said...

I know exactly which dress youre talking about!! LOVEE that you find one just as pretty!!

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