Prom


Another Online Dress Warning!
08 Sep 2017

Another Online Dress Warning!

When Lauryn came to us this summer to find her homecoming dress, we instantly loved her open, fun personality.  And we had a blast helping her find not only an adorable homecoming dress, but also her perfect prom dress for next year! However, we were so upset for her when she told us her online dress horror story. Lauryn showed us pictures she found of...

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Prom 2017 Trend:  Two-Piece Prom Dresses
16 Jan 2017

Prom 2017 Trend: Two-Piece Prom Dresses

Next up in our prom trend reports:  Two-piece prom dresses are HUGE from Prom 2017!  All of our designers offered lots of these styles, and we bought them heavily, anticipating our prom shoppers would be asking for them.  Sure enough, our early prom shoppers are gravitating toward the two-piece dresses! Most designers have chosen to give just a peek of skin between the skirt and...

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Prom 2017 Trend Report: PRINTS
12 Dec 2016

Prom 2017 Trend Report: PRINTS

Prom 2017 is sneaking up on us, and the dresses keep pouring into Hope’s by the boxful!  Watch our blog for trend reports over the next few weeks to get a feel for the type of styles you will see from your favorite designers! First up, one of the biggest prom trends of 2017 is going to be prints!  We saw a lot of prints last year...

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13 Aug 2016

Prom 2017 Market Recap

This year I headed down to Atlanta for “World of Prom” at America’s Mart with Mom and Selah.  We took Lizzie and Monica, who have both worked in our prom department for several years.  We were there for a FULL WEEK of prom buying.  Whew. We saw thousands… and thousands… and thousands of prom dresses in the seven days.  We had to narrow it down...

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Buyer Beware: Alivia’s Online Prom Dress Nightmare
17 May 2016

Buyer Beware: Alivia’s Online Prom Dress Nightmare

We see it all too often, a sweet customer stressed and upset because she tried to purchase a dress online.  Sometimes her dress isn’t what she expected.  Sometimes the dress doesn’t fit and there is no way to return it or alter it.  Sometimes it just doesn’t show up at all. Online prom dress shopping is risky business. This is one prom customer’s experience.  We...

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Prom 2016 Photo Shoot
01 Feb 2016

Prom 2016 Photo Shoot

    This year we shot Hope’s Girls in Davenport with Avenue Studios to show some of our new styles for Prom 2016. It was a freezing winter day, but our models, representing over 10 schools in the Quad Cities and Cedar Rapids areas, were troopers!  Thank you to Capri College in Davenport for the wonderful hair and airbrush make-up and Holiday Inn & the...

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Two for You!
27 Jan 2016

Two for You!

Hope’s Bridal is proud to offer two locations in Eastern Iowa. We work hard to provide exceptional service in each store and want to encourage brides and prom shoppers to take advantage of the opportunity to visit both!  You can get an introduction to each store in the video above.  Here are our top three benefits for YOU, our customers: 1. Convenience – Do you...

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Are you getting what you pay for when you order online?
03 Sep 2015

Buyer Beware: Purchasing Authentic Bridal and Formalwear

Photo from www.knockoffnightmares.com – see more at their website or Facebook page. “While online shopping is always risky, buying a wedding dress online may be biggest gamble of them all. Still, many brides-to-be will scour the internet in search of tempting discounts or convincing counterfeit gowns. But if you dare to order that dream dress online, you may well receive a truly unrecognizable garment in...

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Homecoming Dress Style 2015
18 Aug 2015

Homecoming Dress Style 2015

Hey Girls!  We’re loving the new dresses for Homecoming 2015!  What will you be wearing for the first big dance of the school year?  It’s time to get to Hope’s and find your perfect style!  Here are a few of our favorites! (Keep in mind our inventory is always changing and is shared between two stores in Davenport, IA and Atkins, IA (outside Cedar Rapids). ...

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With the owner of Jovani
02 Aug 2015

A Glimpse into Prom Market

We head to markets periodically throughout the year, but have just one prom market each August in Atlanta.  It’s a whirlwind week as we view literally THOUSANDS of dresses to choose our collection for the coming year.  Here’s a peek into our life at market from last year.  Diane, Jody, Hannah, and I are heading back this week, so make sure you let us know...

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