Dress Barn Clothing For Misses & Woman Review

Several weeks ago I received an amazing email inviting me to New York City to attend the Tribeca Film Festival red carpet screening of Marvel’s The Avengers. After the initial excitement wore off I began to panic a little. As a stay at home mom, I don’t normally dress up… therefore I had nothing to wear.

After a little searching I found a dress that works well for me, but I was still very much unaccessorized. Dress Barn heard my cries and kindly offered to let me visit a local store to find a few items to help complete my outfits for the weekend.

My dress hadn’t arrived yet, so I arrived at the store knowing that it was black and had a v-neckline. When I found the jewelry rack I was surprised and very happy to see such a wide variety of bangles, bobbles and beads that would work for me.

It didn’t take long to find a necklace I thought would work well for my neckline, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to wear the ear rings it came with. I spent quite a bit of time laying them out on the countertops trying to picture how everything would piece together.

In the end, I found a fabulous triple row shell and glass necklace and some dangly square ear rings that have a little sparkle to them when the light catches just right for the red carpet. I snagged a set of extenders because I wanted the necklace to hit just a tad lower than it did without them and I also found some fun socks (as well as brown & black) and another pair of beyond cute owl ear rings for the other days of my trip.

When my dress came I couldn’t wait to see how the necklace would look so I did a quick clothing change and modeled for Kaytlin. I will be doing another post later about my overall look for the night, so for now here is a quick glimpse how perfect the necklace was for this dress.


ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a $25 Dress Barn GC!

This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on May 14, 2012.

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  1. Kendal Barriere says:

    I love the abstract flower button down dress. Adorable!

  2. Danielle Williams says:

    I would like the Floral Applique Bag

  3. Tara Martini says:

    I love the Filigree Bead Necklace

  4. Wendy Rozema says:

    I like the Rose Faux wrap dress and i love that if you buy 2 dresses u save $10.00!!

  5. Elena V says:

    I like their Sheer Floral Scarf found here: http://www.dressbarn.com/detail/sheer-floral-scarf/100989622/150

  6. Charlotte W. says:

    I really enjoy shopping at DressBarn. They have the latest styles, and DressBarn has very helpful sales associates.

  7. Stephanie B. says:

    watercolor rose tank dress

  8. Wow, I looked in the sale section & found this!! :) Love it Love it!!
    Floral and Leopard Print Top

  9. Donna C says:

    I like the watercolor poppy skirt.

  10. courtney b says:

    i like the ruffled rose tank

  11. Jennifer Fox says:

    Love the Metallic-Lined Tier Skirt!

  12. ELIZABETH says:

    I really like the Floral Poncho and Tank Duet.

  13. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    I like the Mixed Paisley Hobo Bag

  14. Heather H says:

    Watercolor Floral Maxi Dress

  15. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    While as a petite, I generally find the clothing at Dress Barn is a poor fit for me – I could go on a wild and crazy shopping spree on their accessories and jewelry – which like you – I just adore and the prices are unbeatable! I honestly have DOZENS of favorites! Here are a few:

    Shell Flower Earrings, Triple Row Shell & Glass Necklace, Facet & Metallic Bead Set, lots of their belts(!), and also the Cap-Sleeved Cowl Neckl Top (Sale) in both Teal and Coral, and finally – the big splurge – the ITALIAN SHOEMAKERS ® Mock-Croc Beaded T-Strap, Wide ($39.99)…

    Thanks for another great giveaway!

  16. Betty Antibus says:

    I like the print tee Sublimation

  17. christine jessamine says:

    i like the Pleated Sumblimation-Print Tee!

  18. kelly t says:
  19. Laura C says:

    I like Swirl Top Tummy Control Swimsuit

  20. Kathlyne says:

    I like the Textured Flower with Stones Stretch Ring and other jewelry.

  21. Adrienne gordon says:

    i like the shoe selection

  22. brandy g. says:

    Watercolor Floral Maxi Dress

  23. Claire says:

    I would like the Floral Applique Bag

  24. Gina says:

    I want the Peacock Print Keyhole Dress

  25. I like the Zipped and Tasseled Satchel.

  26. robyn paris says:

    i like the tropical bead neck tank

  27. melissa n says:

    i like the Mixed-Texture Hat. i love a good floppy hat.

  28. Jennifer says:

    I really like the Scarf Print Poncho and Tank Duet.

  29. sarah w says:

    I would love the Petite’s Lace Inset Tee!

  30. Kelley L. says:
  31. Cynthia C says:

    I would like to get Embellished Cuff Denim Capris

  32. randi says:

    They have some adorable dresses in the Plus Sizes that I would love to have! So often plus sizes are so old ladyish & this are great!

  33. jodi lasher says:
  34. Jennifer Rogers says:

    I want the Embroidered Tie Dye Peasant Blouse in Bimini Splash!

  35. Hi! :) Well, being inspired by you, I checked out the jewelery section, since I very rarely do that (in the store, I mean), and liked the danglies from the Rosette, Glass Cluster, Hoop Earring Trio set. :)


  36. Francine Anchondo says:

    Zigzag Pleat Dress

  37. Danielle Papsis says:

    I liked their Chrysanthemum Pajama Set

  38. I love their spring/summer tops

  39. carol says:

    I like the Sequined Neckline Peasant Top

  40. Debra Hall says:

    Ruffle and Polkadot Pajama very cute

  41. Leann Lindeman says:

    I have lots of favorites… one of them is the Crochet Neck Bar Back Tee

  42. Erin Rok says:

    I love that striped straw tote, very cute :)

  43. Christina says:

    I really like the Pleated Mixed-Print Peasant Top and Colorblocked Stud Neck Tank

  44. I really want the multi compartment nylon tote in grey.

  45. Jessie C. says:

    I like Crinkled Watercolor Scarf

  46. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like the Tiered Tie-Dye Skirt

  47. Cari Schroeder says:

    I want the Pleated Floral Sweetheart Dress! Great for spring!

  48. Kathleen says:

    I like the Floral Applique Bag

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  49. Kris says:
  50. Erika P. says:

    I would love to have the Wing-Collar Blazer in Ivory.

  51. Sue Hull says:

    I’d like to have the long shell and glass necklace in blue. Thanks for the giveaway.

  52. Andrea Williams says:

    I like the Shell flower earrings.

  53. Sarah L says:

    I learned they have a store at Colorado Mills, 5 mi away from me.
    Thanks for the contest.

  54. catherine c says:

    i like the QUPID Ruffled Leopard Peeptoes

  55. I like the Tasseled Keyhole Peasant Top.

    • Brittani says:

      The ruffled rose tank is beautiful!

  56. Hi!

    —————- I absolutely LOVE this Gold Textured Collar Necklace !!! :)

  57. Lisa Davis says:

    I like the Ruffled Animal Print Dress

  58. Carolsue says:

    I like the Rosette Sublimation Top

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  60. Kathy Rambousek says:

    I’ve always been a fan of their sweaters and the Metallic Wave Cardigan one catches my eye right now

  61. crystle tellerday says:

    i like all the nice clothes they sell

  62. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Love the swimsuits I NEED ONE!

  63. Noelle B. says:

    I love that they carry petites. It’s so hard to get nice clothing for my 5ft tall frame!

  64. Christine says:

    Glitter Strap Peep toe Shoes

  65. Sandra W. says:

    I love the maxi dresses

  66. heather eg kaufmanh says:

    sequin heart tee

  67. tracey byram says:

    I like the Cork Detail Thong Wedges.

  68. Catie says:

    I love the Floral Ruched Waist Dress!

  69. I love the Striped Belted Ruffle Hem Dress!

  70. Kristi C says:

    I like the Belted Diamond Tank Dress.

  71. Irene says:

    Did not know they had a nice variety of shoes.

  72. Brittany C says:

    I like their Baroque Print Lace Neck Tee:) Thanks for the giveaway!

  73. Amanda says:

    I like the shoes

  74. clynsg says:

    I like the petite Extended Tab Trousers.

  75. Angela says:

    I love the Abstract Butterfly Maxi Dress

  76. Pinky Sade says:

    i like the Colorblocked Stud Neck Tank

  77. david basile says:

    Butterfly Side Drape Dress

  78. Erin Collins says:

    I like the Zebra-Banded Tropical Floral Maxi Dress.

  79. Jude Skocki Kelly says:

    I love the Pleated Rosette Dress

  80. susan varney says:

    i like the MOOTSIES TOOTSIES Bow Cutout Heels

  81. Deb Kovac says:

    I did not know that they sold shoes and watches. I would love to be able to get one of them.

  82. Carla Garcia says:

    i love the abstract butterfly maxi dress

  83. clenna says:

    I visited the site and love the Tab Detail Tummy Control Pants

  84. Ashley says:

    I like the striped flower tie back tee, it’s really cute.


  85. Heather S says:

    Mutli-Strap Slingbacks are cute

  86. Cassie says:
  87. Karen Gonyea says:

    LOVE the Filigree Bead Necklace – LOVELY :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

  88. Jennifer says:

    I like the Qupid Crossover pleat peeptoes

  89. LeAnn B says:

    I have 2 weddings to go to in June and I found MANY dresses online that I want to try on at my local Dress Barn. It is so hard to find dresses at a reasonable price and Dress Barn has many choices to pick from.

  90. Reejen says:

    They have a lot of cute jewelry. I like the Pearl and Chain Swag Necklace the most.
    reejen at comcast dot net

  91. kristin sawatzke says:

    I learned there is a dress barn near me!! I didn’t know there was!

  92. Alicia K says:

    i like the accent bangle set

  93. Jeanine says:

    I like the Banded Feather Shift

  94. Lily Kwan says:

    The Stencil Flower and Crystal Necklace looks very nice!

  95. Mallory bordelon says:

    I learned that I have a dress barn in my city!!!! yay!!

  96. I love the Tiered Floral Skirt-so cute and affordable.

  97. mframe says:

    I like the Bead Neck Paisley Tank

  98. Kristen says:

    I like the Flower Garden Tank Dress.

  99. Gianna says:

    Damask Daisy Sheath dress.

  100. dario moniz says:

    i like the Floral Ribbon-Belted Dress

  101. Michelle C says:

    I really like the Ruffled Cutout Dress. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  102. Hoa Le says:

    I like the Belted Lace Trim Tank.

  103. kimbuckjr says:

    I absolutely WANT/NEED the “Canvas Floral Espadrilles.” These sandals would be perfect for summer. Totally cute shoe.

  104. Judith B. says:

    I like the Chiffon Overlay Tank

  105. Janice Cooper says:

    I like the Watercolor Shantung Cardigan. Thank you for this fabulous giveaway :)

  106. tamar says:

    Abstract Hologram Dot Blouse is cute!

  107. Anna says:

    who doesn’t love dress barn!

  108. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Floral Paisley Poncho and Tank Duet
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  109. mell says:

    Rose Faux wrap dress is one of my favorites

  110. Allison says:

    I would like the Belted Diamond Tank Dress.

  111. Tim Stephens says:

    I’d love to get the Metallic-Lined Tier Skirt for my wife

  112. Shirley Hicks says:

    i like the Splash Print Embellished Neck Tank

  113. Sarah says:

    I like the Paisley Bandeau One Piece SwimSuit.

  114. Rajee Pandi says:
  115. Erica C. says:

    I like the Tiered Blouson Dress.

  116. tallcapp says:

    Of course I like that they carry petites as I am very short.

  117. Melanie Montgomery says:
  118. Alisha L. says:

    I’m loving the Pintucked Ruffled Button-Down shirt!

  119. Christine says:

    like the Floral Ribbon-Belted Dress

  120. Just Coupons says:

    I like the Long Shell and Glass Necklace

  121. I love the Piped Seersucker Dress.

  122. April V. says:

    I like the Shawl Collar Cabled Henley and it is on sale for $10.50!

  123. Jennifer R says:

    I like the Multi Bead Necklace.

  124. Janice says:

    I really like the Sheer Matte Paneled Skirt!

  125. McKim says:

    I like the Ikat Cardigan and Embellished Tank Duet

  126. amy deeter says:

    i re ally love the swimsuits

  127. Carol Foster says:

    I love the Asymmetrical Ruffled Floral Dress

  128. Roxann Clark says:

    I would like the Floral Applique Bag

  129. mary gardner says:

    i really like the paisley bandeau one piece swimsuit

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

  130. Karen says:

    I want the multi strap slingbacks. Thanks for the giveaway.

  131. Brandi says:

    I want the ruffled rose tank!

  132. Nicole C. says:

    I like the Boho Bead Drop Necklace.

  133. taylor marves says:

    i really love the Asymmetrical Tulip Blouson Dress
    taylormarves at gmail dot com

  134. Kyl Neusch says:

    the Filigree Bead Necklace

  135. shirley pebbles says:

    I like the Split Waist Trousers for petities

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  136. Carrie says:

    I lve the Floral Ribbon-Belted Dress

  137. Claire Mckeon says:

    I like the RIALTO ® Mixed Bead Wedges

  138. carol lewis says:

    Floral Applique Bag

  139. Tara says:

    The Qupid crossover pleat peeptoe shoes are too cute.

  140. Brittney House says:

    I like the zigzag pleat dress!

  141. Carolyn K. says:

    I like the Buckled Stretch Belt

  142. Charlene Kuser says:

    I would love the Belted Cap-Sleeve Paisley Dress

  143. Erica G says:

    I like the Circle Jacquard Dress.

  144. Barbara Long says:

    I want the Abstract Butterfly Maxi Dress.