BFFS: Friends make life wonderful!

A BFF is the person you value above other friends in your life, someone you have the absolute most fun with ever, someone you trust with your life and someone in whom you confide. BFFs are your chosen family and their importance in life is indescribable. Best friends are super–supportive and your secret-keepers. They boost your self confidence and stand by you during tough times. Best friends make the very best partners in crime and will share literally millions of inside jokes with you. They will be there for you if you should need a shoulder to cry on and they possess the uncanny ability to make you laugh uncontrollably. In fact, your BFF can even make you laugh WHILE you are crying.

BFFS don’t care if your house is a mess and you are in yoga pants with holes. Best friends will answer your late night phone calls, cheer you on, accept you as you are, and provide you with a reality check when you need one. BFFS provide unconditional love, understanding and loyalty. But the greatest thing about BFFS is that they make you happy, share in your good times and make life exciting, worthwhile and joyful. They will also help you find just the right outfit, especially for important events in your life like prom.

This year at The Gilded Gown we have been witnessing lots of BFFs shopping together for Prom. The excited chatter and laughter coming from the dressing room area is at an all-time high. We are thrilled to see all that love, friendship and support radiating from our beloved beautiful Gilded Gown Girls! Life is good, friends are awesome and the dresses are beautiful.

Grab your BFF and come find your dream prom dress. We don’t mind if you talk too loud or giggle like crazy. (You’ll fit right in!)

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The Faerie Way is perfect for weddings and prom!

The Faerie Way is the best way. Because faeries make the flowers blossom, the sun shine, the music play, the stars twinkle, the trees dance and the mountains rise and fall. They uphold beauty, art, nature and goodness above all things. Faeries make the world delightful! Faeries are kind, amusing, beautiful, playful and shy. “Dancing and song are their delight… ” (Jacob Grimm)

Faeries inhabit the world of forests and rivers and they will sometimes reveal themselves to deserving humans. Telltale signs that faeries could be nearby are patches of four leaf clovers, the strong scent of wild violets and the faint tinkle of bells chiming. Next time you are out enjoying the splendor of nature – stop and take a minute to look for a faerie – you just might catch a glimpse of one peeking from behind a rock or tree. We were fortuitous enough to see a few lovely faeries riverside in East Tennessee recently. Luckily we were able to capture some photos of the elusive beauties with the help of Star Noir Photography. http://starnoirstudio.com/

To channel your inner-faerie at prom or for your fairy tale wedding, we invite you to stop by The Gilded Gown where happy-spirited girls can find the perfect ethereal dress to capture the essence of faeriehood. We also have whimsical accessories to complete your look, from jeweled hair vines to earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Located in Knoxville Center Mall, downstairs near Sears with store hours of Monday – Saturday 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday Noon to 6 pm, the Gilded Gown is fully staffed with caring, professional stylists at your disposal. We believe in fairy tales and we know they can come true for you!

Our faerie photo shoot below features a splendid, light-as-air chiffon gown with a high low hemline and illusion side cutouts plus an out-of-this-world golden, sequined, tulle skirted, magical short dress. Our fairy brides are in lovely satin bead-encrusted bridal gowns.

Gowns: The Gilded Gown

Hair & Makeup: Southern Belle Beauty http://sb-bridal.com/

Styling & Favors: Custom Love Gifts & Events http://www.customlovegifts.com/index.html

Photography: Star Noir Photography http://starnoirstudio.com/

Deliciousness: MagPies Bakery http://magpiescakes.com/newsite/

 

 

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Curvy Girls Rule The World! Prom 2016

Curvy Girls Rule The World! And The Gilded Gown! We take inspiration from Mae West, who had a lot of wisdom on the subject. She famously said, “I didn’t discover curves; I only uncovered them.” And, “Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.” Love her!

Welcome to The Gilded Gown where we celebrate all women and all sizes! If you are a curvy girl (like us!) we have a few suggestions:

Try a dress with a sweetheart or scoop neckline to flatter your shoulders!

Accentuate your natural waistline!

Get your dress altered to perfectly fit you, so that you can wear it effortlessly.

Don’t forget the Spanx. They sure are hard to get on, but the smoothing payoff is worth it!

Find a dress that compliments your skin tone!

And most importantly wear the dress that YOU fall in love with. If you love your dress, you will brim with confidence and be your most beautiful self!

Our 6400 foot Bridal and Prom Emporium is brimming with fabulous choices for Prom this year, from sizes 0-32.

We carry Curvy Girl prom dresses by Nina Canacci, Mon Cheri and other wonderful designers, but in this post we are showcasing our Gilded Gown Curvy Girl Prom Gowns.

The Gilded Gown is located downstairs near Sears in Knoxville Center Mall, we are open seven days a week for your shopping pleasure. (Monday thru Friday 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday from Noon to 6 pm). Our friendly stylists love to help you get your entire look together, and with the purchase of a dress you will receive a 50% discount on all accessories. We also keep a prom registry to ensure you are the only girl at your school in your dress. And, we offer a no-hassle layaway. What are you waiting for? Come see us today!

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It is all in the details this Prom Season

At The Gilded Gown we embrace details because we know in our dresses it is the small design elements that add together to equal a beautiful look.

Luxurious Beading –  An extravagant amount of beads sewn on a dress as decoration.

Illusion Elements – Transparent panels attached to the bodice or body constructed of  sheer fabric such as tulle, net, or lace.

Cut-outs – Areas of a dress that are purposely left out to expose a bit of skin and add excitement to the design.

Two-piece silhouettes – Gowns featuring a separate top and bottom which highlight a bare midriff.

Rhinestones – Clear imitation stones of high luster made of glass which mimic the look of diamonds.

AB Crystals – Aurora Borealis, known as “AB”, is one of the more popular Swarovski crystal coatings that gives off a rainbow-like effect. Pretty.

Lace –  A fine open fabric, typically one of cotton or silk, made by looping, twisting, or knitting thread in patterns and used especially for trimming garments.

Appliques – Ornamentation, such as cutout designs, that are sewn on to or otherwise applied to a piece of material.

 

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We have so many dresses in stock and on the floor ready for you to try on. Come find your favorite elements combined into your dream dress. All the colors in the rainbow available in sizes from 0-32. We are located in The Knoxville Center Mall, downstairs near Sears. The Gilded Gown is open Monday – Friday 11 am – 7 pm and Sundays from Noon until 6 pm. We offer a four month layaway plus caring professional stylits.

Ask us about our latest sale!

Prom 2016: YES, YES, YES

Our absolute favorite word for Prom Season 2016 at The Gilded Gown is “YES!”

Because when we hear the word “YES,” we know that we have done our job by helping our girls find “THE” dress. A dress that looks beautiful but more importantly a dress that makes them HAPPY. And true beauty stems from, we believe, happiness. So shine on beautiful, happy, Gilded Gown Girls. We love you!

If you are still searching for your “YES” dress, we invite you to come visit The Gilded Gown any day of the week. We are open Monday – Saturday 11 am – 7 pm plus Sundays from Noon – 6 pm.

Right now we have an extra-special sale going on. Our red dot gowns priced at $249 and above are $100 off. YES! Our green dot styles are discounted $50! Alright!!! AND….when you say “YES” to your dress you will receive an additional bonus discount of 50% off all accessories. Heck Yeah!

At The Gilded Gown we have all sizes and colors represented from 0-32 in stock and ready to try on. We have a team of caring & dedicated professional stylists at your disposal. We have miles of jewelry counters full of the perfect accessories to complete your prom look. We even have a “YES” sign for you to hold when you find the perfect prom dress.

Come on down, we are waiting for you to say….

YES!

 

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TOO HOT! Two Piece Prom Dresses

A sizzling hot trend in Prom Dresses for 2016, two-piece gowns come in tons of styles ranging from beautifully beaded to glamorously slinky to fabulously lace-covered. This year we are proud to offer several outrageously lovely two-piece looks from Mon Cheri Bridal, one of our exclusive lines. The two-piece style is surprisingly flattering and comfortable.

We invite you to try this on-point style on your next visit to The Gilded Gown. Located downstairs near Sears in Knoxville Center Mall, we are open seven days a week for your shopping pleasure. Our friendly stylists love to help you get your entire look together, and with the purchase of a dress you will receive a 50% discount on all accessories. We also keep a prom registry to ensure you are the only girl at your school in your dress.

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Go Green….MINT GREEN!

Being green is a good thing. Helping our planet not only feels great but makes the world a better place. Easy ways of going green include sticking to warm showers (instead of steaming hot), requesting email receipts instead of paper, meatless Mondays (veggie pizza = yum) and sticking with plain soap instead of antibacterial. Interested in being even greener? Click on this link to see fifty ways YOU can help the planet: http://www.50waystohelp.com/

Wearing green is also a good thing. Because mint green for Prom 2016 is a hot color that flatters most girls. This luscious and light color is pleasing & pretty. Plus we’ve sourced some awesome mint green inspiration in the form of Chucks (love us some Converse!), rollerskates, headphones and even a great recipe for a mint smoothie.

 

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Prom 2016 at the Gilded Gown

We love prom season and this year is especially awesome. Girls from all around the south are visiting us this year. Thanks to social media the word is spreading about our amazing selection of dresses from size 0-32 in stock, our extra-friendly stylists and our festive atmosphere.

The process of helping girls find the perfect dress is so enjoyable. Seeing all the smiles, happy tears and selfies (lol) is a rewarding experience for all the stylists. We get to hear personal stories, see girls encourage each other and witness the special connections between moms and daughters on a daily basis. Sometimes a shy girl will barely want to come out of the dressing room, but will find the courage to step out. When another customer tells her how beautiful she looks, and the shy girl begins to see herself in a new light and smiles at her reflection we are filled with happiness. When she breaks into a happy dance we are ecstatic. Other times a girl has been on an endless quest to find her dress. She might have looked online and at several other stores. We love to see her face when she tries on “THE” dress at the Gilded Gown. Relief and joyfulness fill the dressing room area.

Thank you Gilded Gown girls. We love you!!!!! HUGS!

Here are just a few pics of this year’s exciting and fun-filled prom shopping season at The Gilded Gown.

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