Our sincerest thanks and appreciation to all of our customers for choosing ASK Dress Boutique for your Perfect Dress during this homecoming season.  We sold homecoming dresses to 45 surrounding high schools this year!  It was our best homecoming season yet.  It was great to see so many returning customers and to meet lots of new ones.  Thanks to each and every one of you! ♥ Sarah & Karen 

Homecoming is All About School Spirit

school flag picEach year, when a customer purchases their homecoming dress from ASK Dress Boutique, we offer “school dress tracking”. We will not sell the same dress to someone going to the same school dance.  To celebrate the spirit of the homecoming season, we add a flag to our window to represent the school that our customers attend.  This year, ASK had customers from near and far as we proudly displayed 45 different school flags!  Our staff loves to hear where our customers are from, what the dance themes are for the year, and how each school celebrates homecoming.  Most of all . . . we were beyond excited that the dances took place this year!  And it sounds like everyone had a blast!

This Year’s Biggest Trends for Homecoming

SophiaThomaspinkdressWhat a fantastic season of exciting dresses!  There were a few new trends this year that we loved. One trend that added a fun twist on form-fitting dresses is one-shoulder styles.  One-shoulder dresses have a fashion-forward asymmetrical look and add a little “sass” to the ever-popular form-fitting styles. Sequin dresses were hot this homecoming and another new trend that we loved was plush sequins!  Luxurious soft fluffy fabric with sequins?  Yes, please!  Bright-colored dresses in electric blue, hot pink, and bright yellow were popular this year. We also saw more beaded fringe this homecoming.  These are all such fun trends that we hope continue during the upcoming prom season!

New Designers this Homecoming

homecoming star dressWe added two new designers to ASK’s inventory for this homecoming season – Rachel Allan and Sophia Thomas.   Our homecoming customers LOVED these new designer dresses!  We could hardly keep them in stock!  Our staff cannot wait for our customers to see the gorgeous styles that we have coming in from both of these designers, and our other tried-and-true designers, for the upcoming prom season.

Swag Bag Success!

Our first 100 customers that purchased their homecoming dress from ASK this season received a free swag bag full of coupons and goodies.  We’d like to give a huge “thank-you” to the local businesses that participated and provided items for the swag bags.

BDA Dance:  Located on Caton Farm Rd. in Plainfield, BDA Dance provides excellence in dance education in a nurturing and professional environment.  They offer classes for ages 2 and up in Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Hip-Hop, Jazz, and more!  To sign up for classes or for more information, click BDA Dance

Bliss Hair Studio:  Bliss Hair Studio stylists are dedicated to utilizing cutting-edge techniques and trends personalized to each of their clients.  They offer a complete array of services, including hair, make-up, and waxing.  Visit Bliss Hair Studio’s website to find out more! www.blisshairstudioshorewood.com

Divas Salon & Spa:  Serving the Shorewood and surrounding area since 1997, Divas offers a wide range of services from hair cuts & colors, make-up application, massages, & so much more.  Diva’s graciously provided the bags for the promotion, plus coupons and an adorable mini lip gloss.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of their stylists or specialists, click Diva’s Salon & Spa

Great American Bagel: Located on Essington Rd. in Joliet, Great American Bagel offers great options not only for breakfast but for lunch too!  The owner Tom has expanded the menu to include more than just bagels.  Always a huge supporter of local business and community events, visit Great American Bagel with the coupon provided for the Swag Bag! Great American Bagel

Jitters:  Located on Chicago St. in Joliet in the business district, Jitters is a hidden gem with an inviting vintage setting.  It is a family-owned business with three generations to serve you!  Stop in for one of their delicious breakfast sandwiches or pastries and of course, coffee.  To see their full menu or to get directions, click Jitters

Kosack’s Black Tie: A long-time family-operated business, Kosak’s specializes in men’s formalwear and accessories.  Coordinate your look with your date – send them to Kosak’s Black Tie to find the perfect tuxedo, suit, or accessories for homecoming or prom! Visit them on Essington Rd. in Joliet.  For more info, click Kosak’s

Mary Kay – Becki Hackett:  The Mary Kay name is well known for home-based cosmetics and skincare.  Becki is the beauty consultant that can help you find the product that fits your needs!  For more information or to order your Mary Kay products,   click Becki Hackett

Posh West:  A full-size boutique clothing and gift shop, offering casual clothing in sizes small to 3XL as well as accessories, gifts, and seasonal home decor.  Sadie and her staff are there to give you a fun shopping experience.  Stop in to see her at the boutique on Sharp Dr. in Shorewood or click Posh West Boutique

Plainfield Lanes:  A premier bowling location for all of Will County!  Plainfield Lanes have recently modernized and remodeled and added an Escape Room to their facility.  Go there for a fun night out or to host a party or event.  Click on the link to reserve a lane, book the Escape Room, or for directions and more info! Plainfield Lanes

Shorewood HUGS:  was founded in 2008 by 5 fabulous moms that wanted to give back to their community.  The number of women involved has grown, as has the number of people they have helped with the “hugs” they give.  Shorewood HUGS has now granted over 1020 wishes to members of our community!  ASK Dress Boutique is a proud supporter of Shorewood HUGS and was excited to have them as part of the Swag Bag promotion.  See everything they do by visiting www.shorewoodhugs.org

So Dear to Pat’s Heart: Family-owned & operated, So Dear to Pat’s Heart has over 32 years of experience providing beautiful flowers for all occasions. Owner Shelley will create gorgeous floral arrangements for homecoming, prom, or any other special event.  Stop by the shop, right across the street from ASK Dress Boutique, or find out more by clicking So Dear To Pat’s Heart

Thank You!

Thank you again to all of the participating businesses in our annual Swag Bag promotion!  And thanks to all of our amazing customers who have shopped here at ASK for their Perfect Dress.  We are looking forward to the next time that we can assist you!  Don’t forget that ASK has dresses for any occasion:  work, banquets, graduation, wedding receptions, prom, and so much more!  We hope to see you soon!