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How to Choose Your Own Bridesmaid Dress:

We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of, a wedding inspiration site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind will be sharing their best tips for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience. 


More and more brides are letting their bridesmaids choose their own bridesmaids dresses, and while this sounds great in theory (you may actually be able to wear it again!), all that freedom can leave you wondering where to even begin when shopping. Here are some tips on choosing a bridesmaid dress that both you and the bride will love.

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Should High Schools Crack Down on Prom Dresses?

An example from Danbury High School in Danbury, Connecticut. (Photo:

In the last few weeks, a strange new trend has emerged in high schools across the country. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that young women have been wearing particularly risqué dresses to prom and because of that, school administrations across the country have started cracking down with serious dress codes, using PowerPoint presentations to make it clear what’s appropriate—and, more significantly, what isn’t. 

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Prom Dress Shopping Made Easy With ModCloth


Photo: ModCloth

Prom season is right around the corner, and here at Birchbox we’ve been reminiscing about our own prom experiences. The consensus? We’ll always laugh about the semi-regrettable styling decisions we made as teens: the streaky self-tans, the crunchy curls, and (most memorably) the pouffy princess dresses that wouldn’t look out of place on Toddlers & Tiaras

Not sure what kind of dress you’re looking for? Click through for our top picks!

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Do You Like Jessica Biel’s Billowy White Ball Gown?: TheGloss

TheGloss is one of our daily must-reads (right up there with the NY Times). We love the site’s witty approach to style and its smart and irreverent voice. We like the writing so much, in fact, that we’ll be featuring one of their posts each week here on the Birchbox blog.

At this point, Jessica Biel is just daring you to punch her. Go ahead. Punch her right in the shoulders. She doesn’t care. In fact, she will have no idea that it even happened, because she has two relatively large airbags resting on her rotator cuffs to protect her from any threat of impact. She’s also got a gold leaf belt, which appears to be some sort of nod to ancient Greece, and additionally, the forceful gown brushes the floor, so…that’s pretty dramatic.

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