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Prom 2017 Trend: Simple Sophistication
30 Jan 2017

Prom 2017 Trend: Simple Sophistication

For Prom 2017, simple and sophisticated is a huge trend that appeals to many shoppers.  Timeless styles, with clean and sexy lines, rich fabrics, and bold colors are show-stopping choices.  We love to find dresses that fit perfectly and show off the natural beauty of our prom shoppers, then dress them up in gorgeous accessories to make the look complete.  The sophistication of a simple...

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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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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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Prepping for Prom 2016: Survey Time!
20 Jul 2015

Prepping for Prom 2016: Survey Time!

It seems like our crazy fun prom season just got over, but guess what? It’s already time for us to start thinking about Prom 2016! That’s right… In just two weeks, we are heading to Atlanta for the nation’s biggest prom market to buy our inventory for next year! So, we want your input, girls! I’ve created a VERY short survey for prom shoppers to...

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When your parents own a bridal shop, your Halloween costumes tend to look like this lovely from about 6th grade.  Yes, I cross-dressed as (current Hope's bride) Lacey's groom.  I think she looks better on Kyle's arm.
29 Oct 2014

A Hope’s Halloween Update

Happy Halloween, lovelies!  It’s such a fun and beautiful time of the year!  We are sure enjoying the start of our “slow season” (lol…) at Hope’s.  We are using this time to prep for the craziness after the holidays: Finalizing prom orders, reconstructing our space to better serve all of you come January, and planning for upcoming events like the super-fun Veils + Cocktails Bachelorette...

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