Aisha Tyler of The Talk wore a Stop Staring little black dress to the 14th Annual Golden Trailer Awards! She looks fabulous in our black Icon dress and paired it perfectly with red lips and nails, gold jewelry, and amazing gold-studded black heels that set off the gold detail on the shoulders perfectly!
Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman wore Stop Staring’s red Timeless dress on Access Hollywood Live this week. She is a finalist on the current season of Dancing With the Stars. On the show she confirmed that she will be participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics. Catch the “Dancing with the Stars” finals beginning this Monday at 8/7c on ABC!
Long-time Stop Staring fan Jillian Barberie tweeted a picture of herself wearing our black & gray dotted Celebrity dress looking fabulous as always. We love the blonde hair!
One of our all time favorite Stop Staring fans AnnaLynne McCord channeled her inner vintage vixen in a recent photo shoot titled “Thru The Decades”! The shoot channeled looks from the 1940′s through the 1960′s and most of the styles that she wore for the shoot were Alicia Estrada’s very own vintage-inspired designs!
AnnaLynne has the Jackie O look down to a science in none other than our two piece Jackie top & skirt. White hat, white gloves, white shoes, and white pearls to match!
Stunning once again in the grey Dress Coat, this time buttoned up.
& here’s a glimpse of AnnaLynne in the black and white dotted Samantha dress.
AnnaLynne looked like she had walked out of a vintage fashion magazine and was kind enough to share all the photos above on her personal Twitter!
A couple of the shots including the headshot below are featured in the current May/June issue of Louisiana’s number one fashion and entertainment magazine, Scene! Click here to view the digital version of the magazine!
The Daily Mail UK featured some of the shots in an article about the star. Click here to read the article on their online site Mail Online!
Buzz-Feed’s CELEFEEDS.com featured an article about the shoot and created a gallery of the photos. Click here to view them all!
Thanks AnnaLynne for choosing our dresses for the shoot and for sharing the photos with your fans! Stop Staring loves you!
Our vintage-inspired navy & white dotted Celebrity dress was all over the press again, this time on Krysten Ritter! This dress has to have gotten the most attention of all of them, explaining why we can’t keep them in stock anymore! Media outlets couldn’t get enough of her in the hypnotizing dots:
Life & Style Weekly named her as one of their Best-Dressed Stars of the week both in print and on their online site lifeandstylemag.com!
OK! Weekly’s OKMagazine.com placed the picture in their “Quick Pics” section the day after she wore the dress to the Hilarity for Charity event.
She followed the lead of Emmy Rossum when she wore the same dress by pairing it with red heels and red lips to match. This created quite the stir in magazines and online sites, all asking the age-old question: Who Wore It Better? Looking almost identical, we don’t know how any of these outlets chose a winner (if they were even able to)…
Ok! Magazine thinks Emmy Rossum looked better in the dress…
E! Online thinks both girls look flawless (as do we) so they left it up to readers to decide for themselves. We agree that polka dots are more popular than ever recently, and that both the stars look effortlessly chic! Click here to read their fans’ choices!
Perez Hilton’s CocoPerez.com included a poll for the two looks, click here to place your vote and see what other fans think!
Krysten won US Weekly‘s vote!
So what do you think? Leave a comment telling us who you think wore it better. If you can’t pick, we don’t blame you!
Stop Staring Vintage Dress Give-A-Way & the Differences between Vintage and Retro Clothing
Over the last few decades, fashion trends across the world have taken a vintage turn. This was excellent news for us as our founder and lead dress designer, Alicia Estrada saw an opportunity to create the type of vintage dresses she loves. To celebrate our love for vintage designs and clothing, we are giving away one of our most unique Stop Staring Hollywood vintage dresses.
Stop Staring’s Celebrity Vintage Dress
This one-of-a-kind, 1950’s inspired dress from Stop Staring Clothing allows vintage-loving women the opportunity to capture old Hollywood glamour in their own way. The penciled skirt elongates the legs and the dress gathers near the waist and bust to hide all possible flaws in the body. Gorgeous fabric, a special pattern and a vintage silhouette truly set this dress and its wearer apart from the crowd. To win this dress…
One of the reasons we are so pleased to give away one of our favorite designs, the Celebrity Dress, is because we are positive that it fits the trend that is moving further towards the popularity of vintage designs.
The Popularity of the Vintage Design
Over the last two decades or so, we’ve see a definite movement towards vintage/retro inspired clothing designs. The reasons for the popularity of this style are clear, with many women feeling these styles offer more coverage while accentuating their curves than the modern dress designs of today. Whether the vintage dress is considered Hollywood glam or a rockabilly design, many of our buyers feel they have distinct styles which are showcased through their Stop Staring Clothing.
The Differences between Vintage and Retro Clothing
While popularity of vintage clothing has been high recently, the term “vintage” is used rather loosely. Vintage in fact relates to clothing made between the time periods of the 1920s and the 1960s. Clothing styles and designs dating back before the 1920’s are considered be to antique and are coined as such. You may be asking what the term retro has to do with vintage or antique clothing but in fact, retro designs are more popular than any other style of clothing across the “vintage” landscape. Retro is the designing term used to define modern dress designers who imitate the silhouettes, cuts, fabrics and designs of vintage clothing. To put it simply, retro is new clothing made in the style of vintage.
Enter the drawing below for your chance to win the black & gray dotted Celebrity dress in the size of your choice! Remember this is our fourth and final giveaway, and you can enter the contest everyday!
She even posted a picture of herself in the dress on her personal Twitter account! (above)
Kristin Bauer van Straten of HBO’s hit series True Blood was spotted wearing Stop Staring’s fitted black Blondi dress to OutFest Fusion’s LGBT People of Color Film Festival with her True Blood cast! She looked so sleek and stylish in the black dress!
Kristin is a huge Stop Staring fan and we have loved her in every look she has ever donned! Click the links below to see some Stop Staring looks she’s worn in the past:
Sarah Wayne Callies of AMC’s The Walking Dead wore Stop Staring’s eggplant Lockheart dress to the Orphans Broadway opening night at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City! The dress is so flattering on her and the color looks great with her skin tone!
Take a look at other Stop Staring looks Sarah has worn in the past by clicking the links below:
Emmy Rossum will grace the cover of June’s Cosmopolitan Latin America in a Stop Staring red dress! She is the epitome of “Latin Power” in our red Million Dollar Baby dress! Those curves! That hair! Perfection.
The stunning actress was also interviewed on PBS‘s talk-show Tavis Smiley, where she donned Stop Staring’s dark gray Caroline dress! On the show she promoted the third season of her hit Showtime series Shameless, her latest film Beautiful Creatures, and her debut album Sentimental Journey! They also put up a picture of the Shameless cast during the show in which she also happened to be wearing Stop Staring!
Watch the whole interview by clicking here!
We are also still finding press featuring Emmy in our polka-dotted Celebrity dress! Star Magazine ran a Triple Take in their Star Style section featuring Emmy Rossum, Bitsie Tulloch (Grimm), and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) in the same Stop Staring cocktail dress, and Emmy Rossum was chosen as the one that “Rocked It!”
PeopleStyleWatch.com also featured the look in their current You Asked, We Found! StyleWatch Special due to popular demand from their readers!
Click here to see the feature today!
We are loving all the exposure she is giving Stop Staring and think she looks more than phenomenal in every look so far!
Stop Staring Clothing’s Cocktail Dress Give-A-Way & Guide to Closet Essentials
Because we believe the cocktail dress is essential to a well-rounded and fashion savvy closet, we are excited to give away Stop Staring Clothing’s red leopard printed Sexy Safari cocktail dress.
Completing Your Wardrobe with a Red Cocktail Dress from Stop Staring
The Stop Staring red leopard printed, Sexy Safari cocktail dress is an absolute must for the woman willing to show off her curves and be the center of attention. With a padded bust, gathered sides and material of soft stretch poplin, the woman who wins this sexy yet classy dress is prepared to look fantastic (and be comfortable) during a cocktail hour and semi-formal night on the town.
Winning this dress is simple; we encourage our readers to follow this Rafflecopter link and choose the option “Like Stop Staring on Facebook.” This will enter you into the drawing one time, but there are other ways to gain entries as well. You will receive 2 entries for following Stop Staring on Twitter, and one additional entry for Tweeting about the Giveaway through the link provided. You can begin entering the giveaway right away and have until 11:59 pm Thursday night, May 3rd to get all of your entries in. Winners will get to choose desired size and will be contacted by Stop Staring for delivery details, so please provide valid email address with entry.
Other Fashion Must-Haves
We believe the cocktail dress is essential to a fashion savvy closet but there are ten total must-have items. The first of course, is a signature, show stopping cocktail dress like the Sexy Safari. Next, a style conscious female must have a little black dress. While these are often confused with cocktail dresses, the LBD is a signature piece that is less colorful and a lot more classic. The perfect example of a LBD would be the Givenchy dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast a Tiffany’s.
Other dressier staples include a dress suit (every woman should have a fashionable power suit), a printed silk blouse and a fashionable, fitted jacket to dress up another closet must-have, a pair of form fitting jeans. We suggest a pair of skinny jeans with less than 2 percent Lycra, to keep the jean shape yet accent the body’s curves.
Traditional closet essentials also must comprise of a classic white tee, a standard black tank top (for a sportier look go with a racerback tank) and a pair of clean cut Khakis. Last but not least, no wardrobe is complete without a cute wool skirt. A-lined woolen skirts tend to look fantastic on all body types and they often come with pockets, adding a casual and functional feel to the adorable skirted look.
To complete your wardrobe essentials, don’t forget to enter to win the Sexy Safari cocktail dress from Stop Staring Clothing by entering the drawing below! Remember you can enter the contest everyday!
Retro Dress Give-A-Way and Our Top Three Retro Fashion Tips
Retro fashions are sweeping the globe and the high fashion world. As global designers pay homage to the silhouettes, patterns and materials of the past, we are seeing more of a demand for unique retro clothing for women. As retro dress designers, the team here at Stop Staring Clothing is pleased to provide the opportunity for retro fashionistas to win one of our most original and stylish dress designs.
Defining Your Retro Fashion with the Jaden Dress
With its soft material, retro green coloring and classic shape, the Stop Staring Jaden dress is truly unique. With thick, off the shoulder straps and a v-neckline, the winner of this elegant dress can look like a modern Hollywood starlet or a classically stylish Jackie-O. Whether you are a retro pro or just defining your own retro style, this dress is the ideal piece for the retro-loving woman’s closet. Winning it is easy, just follow this Rafflecopter link and choose the option “Like Stop Staring on Facebook.” This will provide you with one entry to the contest. You can enter in two other ways as well. You will receive 2 entries for following Stop Staring on Twitter, and one additional entry for Tweeting about the Giveaway through the link provided.
You can begin entering for the dress right now and have until Thursday April 25thth at 11:59 pm to get all your entries in. Winners will get to choose desired size and will be contacted by Stop Staring for delivery details, so please provide valid email address with entry.
Stop Staring Clothing’s Top Three Retro Fashion Tips
If you are just defining your own retro style, here are our top three retro fashion tips to truly pull off a one-of-a-kind look.
#1: Find Your Era
Vintage designs are defined as clothing from the 1920’s through to the 1960s. Retro clothing can be newly made designs that are styled after vintage clothes. Retro also has begun implementing the unique styles of the 70s and 80s as well. To begin defining a personal retro style, one must find the era of clothing that best fits you. Our personal favorite eras include the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
#2: Blend the New and Old
Because retro styles are inspired by the silhouettes, patterns and materials of past clothing designs, it is ideal to blend the new and old for a spectacularly pulled together and custom style. Pairing a one-of-a-kind retro dress with vintage statement jewelry (necklace, ring or bracelet) blends the fashion of the past with retro clothing, completing the look.
#3: Look for Unique Pieces
While a bold statement necklace could be considered a unique retro piece, other unique pieces could be a retro styled dress, a pair of lace gloves, a vintage purse, a hat or the perfect pair of shoes. Accenting a retro closet with unique pieces, one can then pull off a one-of-a-kind look. Get your unique piece from Stop Staring Clothing’s dress selection today.
Enter the drawing below for your chance to win the jade green Jaden dress! Remember you can enter the contest everyday!
Stop Staring’s Quick Guide to Rockabilly with a Stylish Dress Give Away
Here at Stop Staring Clothing we are inspired by and love the style of Rockabilly. Derived from the musical styles of the 1950’s, this trend in fashion clothing comes from a blend of “Rock and Roll” and country “hillbilly” music inspiration. With swinging beats blended with a rhythm and blues, rock and country musical genres, this fashion of music and clothing inspires glamour, gaiety and a vintage “pin-up” style of alluring class.
Contributing to Your Rockabilly Style with Stop Staring’s Cover Girl Rockabilly Inspired Dress
To help our fans and readers grow their collection of rockabilly dresses and style, we are happy to present a give-a-way of one of our unique, sophisticated and retro rockabilly designed dresses. The Cover Girl is one of our favorite Rockabilly designs due to its fun yet classically bold pattern, figure flattering cut and Pin-up sweet heart neckline.
To enter to win this incredible dress, click the Rafflecopter link located at the end of this post. You must choose the option “Like Stop Staring on Facebook”, and then you will be entered one time into drawing. The other two ways to enter are optional, but will give you more entries in the contest. You will receive 2 entries for following Stop Staring on Twitter, and one additional entry for Tweeting about the Giveaway through the link provided. You have until 11:59 pm on Thursday night to get your entries in. Winner will be announced Friday morning, April 19th. Winners will get to choose desired size and will be contacted by Stop Staring for delivery details, so please provide valid email address with entry. Sometimes it is helpful to know a little bit more about the fashion movement that inspired our Cover Girl dress. Let’s take a look at the birth of rockabilly and how it is interpreted today.
The Birth of Rockabilly
The blend of rock and roll music that has been coined rockabilly is originally sourced back to the 1920’s but didn’t really take hold as a defining movement in American history until the early 1950s. One of the greatest and most classic examples of rockabilly music is the toe tapping tune of Bill Haley’s Rock Around the Clock. As you can imagine, the blooming skirts of the 50’s blended with swinging rock music defined a generation and rockabilly clothing was born.
Rockabilly Clothing of Today
While the rockabilly look of the 50’s and early 60’s passed on to the vintage designs of the 70’s, the Rockabilly style saw a resurgence in the 80’s and hasn’t left since. This clothing trend of today can be interpreted in a few select ways. Many lovers of this style adopt an old Hollywood glamour rockabilly design, featuring sweetheart necklines and flattering shapes. Others move towards the bright and rebellious style from the 1950’s which incorporates rockabilly dresses with bold patterns, flared skirts and a modest yet appealing dress molds. The last rockabilly trend of the world’s modern fashion movements blends the previous rockabilly designs into a pin-up style that flatters the figure, features sweetheart necklines and displays bold, classic and bright fabric patterns.
Enter this week’s drawing to win the black cherry Covergirl swing dress through the link below!
Stop Staring Clothing Presents: A Dress a Week Giveaway
The Stop Staring Clothing team is very excited to announce that beginning on April 15th; we will be giving away a dress a week. We have selected four unique dresses that we feel each fits the definition of Rockabilly, Vintage, Cocktail and Retro dress designs to be given away to our fantastic readers and fans (not necessarily the ones pictured above).
It will be simple to enter; all you have to do is use the Rafflecopter link located in the blog post each week. You must choose the option “Like Stop Staring on Facebook,” and by doing so, you will be entered one time into drawing. The other two ways to enter are optional, but will give you more entries. You will receive 2 entries for following Stop Staring on Twitter, and one additional entry for Tweeting about the Giveaway through the link provided. You can enter everyday until the drawing ends!
Fans can begin entering at 12:00 am Pacific Time Monday morning until 11:59 pm Thursday night. Winner will be announced Friday morning of each week.
The first will start at 12:00 am on Monday, April 15th, the next giveaway will start at 12:00 am April 22nd, the third giveaway on April 29th, and the fourth and final on May 6th.
The dress being given away will be announced that Monday, and it can be any dress! Winners will get to choose desired size and will be contacted by Stop Staring for delivery details, so please provide valid email address with entry.
Also follow along for the next few weeks as well will be sharing our top tips for retro fashion, discussing the differences between retro and vintage clothing and explaining the top ten clothing items every fashion-conscious woman needs in her closet.