After Nigella Lawson wore our Billion Dollar Baby dress on ABC‘s The Taste last month, the dress has been flying out of our website and apparently the shelves of other stores too! The boutique she got the dress from sold out within hours of the premiere of the show! Incredible. To prove why this dress is so popular the Daily Mail tracked down five different women from five different cities with five different lifestyles and body types, each a size from Medium to 3X, and had them rate the dress themselves. It’s amazing that one dress had the same outcome no matter the size — the women felt comfortable, attractive, and most importantly confident. Below are some of their comments:
“Doesn’t look like much on the hanger…but as soon as I put it on I was amazed by the transformation.”
“Comfortable as well as sensational to look at”
“A fabulous dress like this is one way of getting that sparkle back, and it would draw out the personality of the woman wearing it. You wear it, rather than it wearing you…when you put it on, it’s hard not to smile.”
“It’s clingy but flattering — I feel as if it lifts my breasts, and I like the fact that it covers my knees. Once the dress is on, it’s surprisingly functional…overall I feel sexy in it.”
The women (especially the plus sized ones) were a little hesitant on trying on the curve hugging number. They thought Nigella totally rocked the dress, and they were shocked to see how well they rocked it too! It fit them well and made them feel great. What more can you ask for from a dress? We love that plus sized women are able to feel as sexy as the next girl in a Stop Staring! dress.
Press from when Emmy Rossum wore our navy & white dot Celebrity dress on Conan is still pouring in! The dress was featured on Who What Wear‘s trend story “Why Polka Dots Are Back In A Huge Way”! Click here to read the the whole story and see what other stars have been “spotted”!
InStyle.com featured the look in their “WHAT’S right NOW!” section under the DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT tab with the heading “Who Dressed Best This Week?”. They even gave readers the chance to vote on their favorite look out of the five fashionable contenders above…click here to place your vote!
People Magazine featured the look three more times on PeopleStyleWatch.com! First, on their Red Carpet Spotlight as one the “Top 10 Most Loved Looks”! So many readers (over 14,000!) clicked the”love it” button for this look that Emmy Rossum earned top honors as “This Week’s Best Dressed Star” in their Style News page! Amazing!
The love for polka dots showed up again in the Style Watch section under Style News Now: “Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Polka Dots, Cropped Sweaters & Sexy Slits”.
After seeing Emmy Rossum pull them off so well, viewers voted that they would like to see more polka dots when PeopleStyleWatch asked “What types of trends are you hoping to see more of on the red carpet?”
We hope to see more Stop Staring polka dots on red carpets as well!
Emmy’s look was also in InTouch Weekly‘s “Who Wore It Better?” where she went up against Bitsie Tulloch in the magazine’s Style Wars fashion pages! They voted that Emmy’s look was better, but we can’t pick!! Both the stars look phenomenal in this fitted frock!
Refinery 29 featured a Stop Staring red dress in a Valentine’s Day based story titled “Plus-Size Red Dresses That Are Even Better Than Receiving Roses”. The American Glamstand Dress (a polka-dotted take on our super popular Lula dress and a Modcloth exclusive style) is only $147.99 and, like all of our other styles, goes up to size 3X! Click here to buy this sexy little number today and click here to see all of Refinery 29‘s red dress selections!
Modcloth Instagrammed the above picture of Neyla Pekarek, vocalist and cellist of The Lumineers, wearing a Stop Staring swing dress on the set of a photo shoot!
And here is a picture from the shoot itself! Neyla is wearing a custom colored and thin-strapped version of our Madstyle swing dress. With a polka-dot trim above the sweetheart neckline and a full flirty skirt, the dress goes perfectly with her personality and her style! The Modcloth buyers liked this customized dress so much that it will soon be for sale as a Modcloth exclusive style and named after Neyla herself! Click here to get a sneak peak!
Neyla also wore the dress to the Clive Davis & The Recording Academy’s 2013 Pre-Grammy Gala and Salutre to Industry Icons event at the Beverly Hilton where she performed with The Lumineers.
She looks so gorgeous, the dress is so flattering on her! We were so excited to hear this news since The Lumineers had one of the best performances at The Grammys! Nominated for Best New Artist and superstars in the making, this band is going to be huge!
Stop Staring! designer retro clothing all over the pages of the January 2013 issue of Viva Glam Magazine in a 6 page spread featuring Twilight’s Christian Serratos! The best part is that she was wearing only Stop Staring! clothing!
Christian looks flawless in every look! Viva Glam describes her as “…putting a new, classy spin on the sexy pinup look. Wearing 1940′s inspired dresses from one of her favorite brands, Stop Staring Clothing, she radiated old Hollywood glamour”. We love that description and we love this spread!! The definition of glamour!
Click here to see the last Stop Staring look Christian wore, she definitely looks much more mature in the Viva Glam shots! She looks absolutely radiant in some of our best selling styles like the red Blondi, the green Timeless, the black and white dotted Samantha, and the tan and black Olivia. She is growing into a star and a style icon right before our eyes and we are glad that Stop Staring gets to be a part of it!
Blogger Jenny Winward did a review of a Stop Staring! original vintage dress for her blog “Plane Pretty” (she’s a flight attendant!), which we think is the perfect description for her entire ensemble in the photographs above! Wearing the tan and black Olivia dress, Jenny looks stylish, confident, and just plain pretty! With a matching tan and black bag and classic black pumps, this look is work appropriate and totally chic. We love the visible tan contrast in the slit in the bottom picture, it really ties the whole outfit together! After you get your own Olivia dress, slip it on, add some lipstick, light eye make-up, and sassy heels and you can rock this look too! Check out addtional photos of this look by viewing the whole post here! Thanks Jenny, you look marvelous!
Another Stop Staring red dress strutted down the red carpet! Sarah Rafferty of USA‘s Suits wore the red Gathered Ava dress to NBC Universal’s 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards After Party and she looked amazing in it! The dress is so flattering on her and her hair color is the perfect accent for the deep red tone of the dress. Her nude heels elongated her legs and made this look a force to be reckoned with!
[Pick up this month's Redbook Magazine to find a special offer on this exact dress that is good from now through February 15th!]
Stop Staring designer retro clothing is featured twice in the Spring issue of Cosmpolitan for Latinas! The first placement being a spread featuring Adrienne Bailon rocking the floral Watercolor romper (pictured above) with the description “a cinched waist creates hourglass curves he won’t be able to take his eyes off”. We love this look and we love hourglass curves! She works this romper like never before! The perfect combination of flirty and sexy, this look is a must have for this Spring season! Click here to purchase yours today!
The second Stop Staring placement was in the horoscope section. One of our red dresses was used to describe Gemini’s true persona and had the caption “seize new roles”! What better way to take on new opportunities and reach new goals in 2013 than with our red hot Love dress! Any zodiac sign will look fabulous in this dress!
Actress Emmy Rossum has been incredibly busy promoting the new season of Showtime’s Shameless, her new album entitled “Sentimental Journey”, and a new movie Beautiful Creatures. She wore Stop Staring! on Friday’s episode of Extra, however, she wore a jacket over her dress to keep warm in the cold since the show tapes outside the LA Grove, so we do not have any photographs of this look. She turned heads of fashionistas and press everywhere when she stepped out in L.A. Monday night for her appearance on Conan O’Brien‘s hit talk show Conan, and there is an abundance of photos of that look! She created quite a buzz in the chic Stop Staring cocktail dress, so much that media outlets were flooded with photos of the Shameless star the next morning! We can’t get enough of the red lipstick, red nails, red heel combination! She looks perfectly poised and the soft curls in her hair are the icing on the cake! We give her an A++, she looks fabulous!
She posted a picture of herself backstage on her personal Instagram account before the show started…
…as well as a fun sneak-peak video via one of the newest social media apps, Vine! Click here to watch the Vine video (don’t forget to click the button for sound!)…
…and click here to watch the episode of Conan in its entirety! She is so funny, definitely one of our favorite actresses!
She looked show-stopping in our navy blue & white polka dot Celebrity dress, and the press took notice! E! Online described the look as “Ravishingly Retro” in their “Best of the Red Carpet” section with the description “Emmy Rossum goes for a retro glam look with a darling polka dot Stop Staring! by Alicia Estrada dress and bold red heels.” Click here to see the feature in full!
Us Weekly’s online site UsMagazine.com highlighted Emmy’s fun side through her Instagram photos and praised the old-Hollywood vibe she chose for her look! We already know that you can’t go wrong with classic, demure styles, and the press is taking notice as well! In the article Emmy discusses that the producers of Shameless didn’t want her to audition because they felt her look was too glamorous for the show, it’s a good thing she was casted before wearing this ensemble! It is the epitome of glamour! Read the full UsMagazine.com post here!
InStyle.com placed the look in their “Look of the Day” section with their reason for loving it being “This stylish star never disappoints, least of all in polka-dots!”
E! Online ran a second placement with Emmy Rossum in Stop Staring! in their “News” section focusing on the Instagram pictures of her “enviable backside” Emmy Rossum shared! Click here to read the post!
PeopleStyleWatch.com placed the look in their “Red Carpet Spotlight: Last Night’s Look: Love It or Leave It?” and described the look as an inspiration “to salute the red, white, and. blue!” The votes are in, readers LOVE IT! Click here to cast your vote!
HeatWorld.com describes the look as Ladylike chic and praises the figure-hugging dress in their article…
…HollywoodLife.com posted a tweet about the look with a direct link to the Celebrity dress…
…and JustJared.com featured the look as well.
…and the Daily Mail UK mentions that Emmy “looks like a 1950s Pin-Up star in the excellent fitting dress by Stop Staring! by Alicia Estrada”! Read their full article here!
So much publicity in so little time! Needless to say this look was a hit! We are so happy to see such an influential actress as Emmy Rossum in one of our dresses, and looking phenomenal while wearing it!
Stop Staring!’s vintage-inspired dresses have hit the red carpet once again! Actress Regina King of ABC‘s Southland looked amazing in our beige Calista dress at the NAACP Image Awards Nominee’s Luncheon in Beverly Hills this past weekend! The fit of the dress compliments her shape so well and the color goes great with her skin tones. The high-neckline of the dress plus subtle shoes and simple jewelry give this look a very soft and classic feel, perfect for a red carpet appearance! This is the second time we’ve seen Regina King in Stop Staring and we would be thrilled to see more!