Tag: prom dresses


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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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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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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Celeste and Lori shopping for Prom 2015
25 Mar 2015

Shopping at Hope’s: A Mother-Daughter Tradition

Faith, hope, love. We love what we do because we are constantly reminded of these most important things by our customers. We want to share the beautiful story of a Hope’s bride from 1992, and the legacy she has continued with her daughters. We are humbled and honored by families like this, who have trusted us with their business time and again over the years!...

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27 Jan 2015

After-Hours Prom Party!

Hope’s Prom 2015 PROM:  The biggest party of the school year, right?  Well, how about a little pre-prom party at Hope’s? Get together 15 or more of your friends, and reserve an after-hours prom party for private shopping!  You will get the store ALL TO YOURSELVES with the full attention of our prom party staff!  We’ll even have snacks and music to keep the party...

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Prom 2015: Every Girl a Hope’s Girl
16 Jan 2015

Prom 2015: Every Girl a Hope’s Girl

I have been so anxious to share this post with you!  After being around all the prom shoppers the past couple of days, I got even more excited!  It’s time to share our pics from our Prom 2015 photo shoot! This year’s theme is “Every girl a Hope’s Girl” and we had an awesome photo shoot in December with such a great group of girls...

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