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Prom Trends 2015: Vintage Style

January 19, 2015

Welcome to Part II of our look at our favorite trends for Prom 2015!

(If you missed Part I, be sure to take a peek… after all, who doesn’t love some eye-catching color?)

So often, prom is a bit of a fairy tale. The dress, the shoes, the perfect date (or perfect group of girlfriends)… the months of preparation…

I mean, how many amazing formal occasions does a high school girl get? It’s no wonder this one is a huge deal!

And what better way to embrace the fairy tale glamour than with one of this year’s hottest prom trends… a little bit of vintage style!

Vintage details took weddings by storm last year, and this year they’re waltzing their way into prom. And why not? Vintage styles are classy, chic, and beautiful.

We’re absolutely nuts for vintage style, so lucky us, it’s popping up everywhere!

Check out these amazing vintage-style prom gowns…


Retro 50s Tea Length Prom Dress from Jo Jo’s Dress Shop



Alyce Lace & Tulle Vintage Gown from French Novelty



Adrianna Papell Art Deco Beaded Chiffon Dress from Nordstrom



Or these 1920s inspired heels…


Jeweled Satin Peep Toe Pumps by Betsey Johnson



Fine Dining Heels in Gold by ModCloth



And don’t forget a splash of Art Deco jewelry!


Art Deco Pear Cluster Statement Earrings by Mariell



Purple and Pink Opal Deco Statement Necklace Set by Mariell



Sparkling Three Tier Shoulder Duster Earrings by Mariell




And, as an extra bonus, these vintage looks have already stood the test of time, so you don’t have to worry about hiding embarrassing prom dress photos in ten years!

What’s your favorite vintage look for prom this year?


Prom Trends 2015: Sexy Red

January 12, 2015

We’re taking a break from our usual wedding loveliness to talk about something a little more flirty and fun…

Prom, of course!

While it’s still a few months until the big night, it’s never too early to start planning. Whether you’re trying to put together the perfect outfit for the biggest event of senior year (minus graduation, of course!) or stocking up your store in preparation for prom season, it’s time to start thinking about trends.

We’re going to give you the rundown on our favorites, one by one. And to start us off, we’re pulling out one of our favorites…

Red is going to be big for prom this year.

Sexy and sultry with almost no effort, whether in bright shades or deep hues, glamorous red is going to be everywhere.

You’ll be seeing it in dresses…


Blush Too 9062W Plus Size Prom Gown

Blush Too Prom Gown Style 9062W from French Novelty



Blush 9979 Beaded Neck Prom Dress

Blush Beaded Neck Gown Style 9979 from French Novelty



And shoes…


Trend All, Be All Heels in Red from ModCloth



And, of course, accessories!


Mariell Red Teardrop Earring with Gold Pave Accents



Mariell Red Leaves Statement Necklace



If you’re looking for glamour and sophistication for this year’s prom, why not slip into something red?



PS – Stock up on more great accessories for prom here! Or check out our Pinterest boards for some more inspiration.


Favorite Winter Wedding Trends

January 5, 2015

Happy New Year!

The solstice has passed, which means that we’re technically on our way towards sunshine and spring. But we’ve still got quite a bit of winter to get through first!

And that, of course, means there are some beautiful winter weddings ahead.

If you need a little something to remind you that winter is not all cold fronts and dark days, never fear. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite winter wedding trends to chase away the cold weather blues.

Need a little more winter wedding inspiration? We’ve got a few more ideas right here!

Get the Look: Princess Kate

December 29, 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge (or as you may know her better, the former Kate Middleton) has been an icon for classic, feminine style in the past few years.

And between the royals’ recent visit to New York City and the challenges of her second pregnancy, her style has been in the news the past few months.

We’ve always loved the Duchess’ elegant way of dressing, and the way she combines classic vintage styles with the occasional modern flair. But recently, we’ve been keeping a close eye on her accessories. And guess what we’ve noticed?

Kate and Mariell have pretty similar taste when it comes to sparkly things!

If you follow the classy, beautiful style of the Duchess of Cambridge, we’ve got a few fun ideas for you to add to your jewelry collection…

Get the Look: The Duchess of Cambridge’s Accessories


Get the Look: The Duchess of Cambridge's Pearl Earrings


If you love the elegant, simple look of a pearl earrings, you and Kate have a lot in common. (Minus being married into royalty, of course… at least, we’re assuming.) Her earrings are Annoushka pearls drops on a pave Kiki McDonough hoops. But you can steal the look with our pearl drop earrings, which come suspended from a sparkling pave wire. Classic style with an unexpected bit of sparkle, anyone?

Photo Source: PA Wire via What Kate Wore

Earrings: Soft Cream Pearl Bridal Earrings w/ Pave Wire


Get the Look: The Duchess of Cambridge's Cushion Cut Drop Earrings


The Duchess wears her Kiki McDonough hoops frequently — and we don’t blame her, because who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle? But if you like a more dramatic look than pearls, you’re probably a fan of the times she pairs them with these cushion cut green amethyst drops. To get that seriously shiny look, we recommend adding our cushion cut CZ drop earrings in 14K gold to your jewelry collection. You’ll be turning heads all night long!

Photo Source: James Whatling/Splash News via What Kate Wore

Earrings: Cushion Cut CZ Drop Earrings in 14K Gold


Get the Look: The Duchess of Cambridge's Vintage Black Evening Bag


Of course, the Duchess doesn’t always go for expensive designer brands. From time to time, she’s spotted adding a bit of true vintage to her style. That was certainly the case with her beaded black clutch — because every lady knows that when wearing a dress with dramatic cut-outs, it’s a good idea to add something classic and vintage. If you’d like to add a little demure elegance to your next skin-baring look, ask a Mariell retailer to order our jet black beaded evening bag. It’s a classy enough piece that you can show as much skin as you want while you carry it!

Photo Source: Jeff Moore/Splash News via What Kate Wore

Clutch: Jet Black Evening Bag with Beads & Sequins


Get the Look: The Duchess of Cambridge's Chandelier Earrings


Just because you like classic styles doesn’t mean you always have to be boring. And few things add life to a conservative outfit like dramatic accessories. Kate has been dressing up her outfits with these chandelier earrings for years, most recently just two weeks ago! If you’d like a paid of dramatic earrings for yourself, we have just the thing for you: our pave chandelier teardrop earrings. They’re the sort of statement sparkle that will make any outfit memorable!

Photo Source: James Whatling/Splash News via What Kate Wore

Earrings: Teardrop Pave Chandelier Earrings


What other Duchess of Cambridge accessories do you love?


Merry Christmas from Mariell

December 22, 2014

It’s a bit of a quiet time around the Mariell office. 

We’re wrapping up orders for the end of the year and sorting through some beautiful designs for 2015.

(Speaking of, have you checked out our prom collection? Bright colors, snappy designs, Art Deco goodness… if you haven’t stopped by, you need to!)

But this week we’ll take a little time off to reconnect with our families and enjoy the peace and light of this holiday season.

So, to all those who celebrate it…

Merry Christmas from Mariell


P.S. – Love that elegant, vintage-inspired bridal cape up there? We’ve got one with your name on it right here!


other images photographed by: 1 / 2 / 3



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