promWhether you have an upcoming wedding, a formal, a grad, a prom or another special occasion coming up this spring/summer, Downtown Burlington is a great resource to find the perfect dress and all the accessories that go with it.

That is why a group of downtown businesses created the Formal Dress Hop!  There is a wealth of experience and expertise for all things dressy! The Dress Hop is traditionally held on Easter Monday but if you missed it don’t worry! These businesses are always ready to help!

Joelle’s – “For great eight graduations, we love short, simple flirty dresses in pastel colours like lavender, mint and coral.  Our selection of evening dresses suitable for proms, weddings and other special occasions comes from Laundry by Sheill Segal – known for consistent styling and fit – from classics black to brights and florals, rouched bodies and halter necklines.

Mirella’s – “It is nice to see all the pretty pastels in both long and short dresses. When choosing a special occasion dress, the neckline is so important to setting off your best features. The ever popular strapless has had some upgrades with a hint of sequin or two-tone look.  The halter and one shoulder have also made a big impact.”

Organza Lines – “We love embellishment.  Illusional mesh high necks, low backs with deep v cuts and crossfronts, crop tops with long ballgown skirts, embellished bodices with cap sleeves and deep plunging allover sequin dresses are some of our favourites”.

The Oyster – “We are seeing bold floral prints and soft pastels, classic fabrics like silk wool and organza, full skirts with pockets on belted party dresses and every shade of blue!”

Promises and Lace – “Bridesmaid trends this season involve chiffon and tulle gowns for a soft, flowy look in soft colours such as blush, champagne, golds and neutrals.  Prom gowns are short, graduation gowns are long.  Both groups are looking for bling and either plunging necklines or illusion backs.”

Lingerie D’Amour – “Of course, once you find the dress, what you put under it matters! Add volume to your cup size with silicone push up enhancers. Use a low plunge bra with double sided tape under that incredibly low neckline. Avoid tugging and readjusting your strapless bra by being properly sized by a fit specialist.

Toetally Nailed Medi Esthtetics Studio – “Don’t forget those final touches. Colour trends for nails are pastels.  Have fun and make you nails an accessory too – to compliment your beautiful dress. One our two ‘fancy’ fingers (think a little sparkle) with the rest solid is a continuing trend. Be creative!”

You will look amazing at your event this season– consider all the options and say “yes to the dress”!

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