TREND ALERT: Dresses with Cut Outs for Everyone

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For Charlotte’s Closet


Welcome to another edition of Harleigh hearts! I’m pretty sure everyone is looking forward to summer as much as me!  Summer means no school, warmer weather and long days at the pool or beach. I love being able to wear shorts and cute shirts, but the best part is new swimsuits. I’m in love with the one piece styles with cut outs. It’s such a fun design and combines the more classic one piece with the elements of a more daring bikini.  I was super excited to see this style trend cross over into prom and party dresses this season.

Cut Outs Are Everywhere!

Just like the one piece swimsuit, the prom dress with cut outs bridges style tastes for girls who want a more classic look and those who want to be a bit more daring.  It also provides a great alternative for girls who want a backless dress AND more coverage and support.  The flirty peekaboo style is another great teen twist on the backless dress and it’s for this reason that Harleigh hearts the cut out dress.  Here are some of my favs:


How Does Charlottes Closet Work? 

I got a lot of questions last week about Charlotte’s Closet and how it works. One that came up: “Is this like renting a prom or party dress?” The short answer is yes, Charlotte’s Closet allows you to rent a prom or party dress. The longer answer is: Charlotte’s Closet prefers to use the term borrow and really borrow or rent a dress truly means the same thing, however, Charlotte’s Closet wants every girl to feel like she has access to the closet of her friend who has a ton of pretty dresses and great taste of course!  I don’t know about you but who doesn’t want a BFF like Charlotte’s Closet to borrow from?  The other cool thing about Charlotte’s Closet is it’s TOTALLY FOR US teen and preteen girls! Sure there are other sites that allow you to borrow dresses, but those are for adults, and I don’t know about you but there is NO WAY I would ever wear one of my Mom’s dresses to a party!  Just not my style…..sorry Mom!  I love you, just not your dresses!

See more about how it works here:

Thanks for reading and tune in next week as I’ll be sharing more of my favorite prom dress trends — the backless and illusion style!  I’ll also be giving you the inside scoop on my favorite hairstyles and shoes to complete your best prom look! Scroll down for color picks of the week under Harleigh’s hues news.      



Harleigh’s Hues News for prom dresses with cut outs:

Fuscia Royal Blue

Pageant Dress Trends

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for Charlottes Closet

Girls werent just Bringing it, they were BLINGING it

 I know I promised that my next blog would focus on prom dresses with cut outs, but I recently had the opportunity to attend the Miss Illinois United States pageant, which included six categories: Ms, Miss Teen, Jr. Teen, PreTeen and Little Miss I was so excited I had to blog about it! Let me tell you, these girls werent just bringing it, they were BLINGING it. It was so great to watch them in their gorgeous pageant gowns and see how incredibly poised they were in the interview portion.

 One trend I noticed was the trumpet pageant gown or also known as the mermaid.  This style is so flattering on all body types!  Its form fitted and accents your curves creating a beautiful silhouette. I cant imagine how difficult it was for the judges to choose the winners as all of the girls were so beautiful and each of their pageant gowns were stunning! Heres one of my fav mermaid styles from Charlottes Closet:


  I also spotted some great variations on the two-piece gown.  The first was worn by Marsha Lowe, Ms. Illinois United States 2014. She was wearing a stunning fringe beaded blue two-piece dress with a knee length skirt and looked amazing! The other two-piece that caught my eye was worn by Tabitha Turner, 1st runner up for Ms. Illinois United States 2015, She wore a nude color gown with a beautifully beaded top, which was shorter than what we normally see.  The under skirt hit just at the knee with a chiffon flowy illusion skirt with ribbon trim on top.  I was thrilled to get the chance to speak with her after the pageant and she was as sweet as could be! Check out the pic I snapped!


 Bejeweled is another huge fashion trend in the pageant world that was showcased in the Miss Illinois United States Pageant, not only with the contestants but with some title holders who also attended. During an intermission I spotted Megan Reisner, Miss Illinois Teen USA and noticed her wearing a beautiful white sequined short dress with a green leather jacket. I also got the chance to chat with her and she is not only beautiful but so sweet! Check out our pic:


 It goes without saying that bejeweled dresses make a statement on stage.  Something about the way the lights reflects on these gowns really makes the girls shine, which is why I think when it comes to pageant fashion BLING is the new black! Congratulations to all the winners!

 Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next edition of Harleigh hearts, which will focus on the cut out prom dress! Scroll down for my favorite pageant dress color trends!


Harleighs Hues News-Pageant gowns