Falling Into Autumn


Warm up the apple cider and pull on your cable knit sweater; it’s time for falling leaves, hay rides, corn mazes, and pumpkin picking.  Take a steam locomotive through the Shenandoah Valley, explore the Luray Caverns, just enjoy a ride through Skyline Drive – seeing all the colors fall has to offer, or try your hand at apple picking and making apple butter, or have a relaxing glass of wine at one of our many vineyards on a crisp fall day.  September, October, and November are beautiful months in Virginia – a great time to plan your visit and fall in love with our state and our dresses!



Schedule an appointment at our Northern Virginia Studio:  Visit Encore!

Dancing with the Stars



Dancing With the Stars Season 27, premieres on September 24


Dancing With The Stars Juniors, premieres on Sunday, October 7

8 p.m. ET on ABC!!


NEXT GENERATION!!! Dancing With The Stars Juniors:

Hosts: Frankie Muniz and Jordan Fisher

Judges: Val Chmerkovskiy, Mandy Moore, Adam Rippon

Pro Mentors/Junior Dancers:

  1. Alan Bersten and JT Church
  2. Brandon Armstrong and Artyon Celestine
  3. Artem Chigvinstev and Tristan Ianiero
  4. Jenna Johnson and Hailey Bills (her niece)
  5. Hayley Erbert and Kameron Couch
  6. Emma Slater and Elliana Walmsley
  7. Keo Motsepe and Lev Khmelev
  8. Gleb Savchenko and Sage Rosen
  9. Sasha Farber and Jake Monreal
  10. Cheryl Burke and Brightyn Brems
  11. Witney Carson and Kamri Peterson
  12. Lindsay Arnold and Rylee Arnold (her little sister)


CONGRATS to Adam and Jenna for winning the DWTS Athletes competition!!!




Encore Ballroom Couture is excited to announce our EXCLUSIVE affiliation with Randall Designs.  We are working with them to bring you these distinct Randall Christensen ballroom fashions, designed specifically for ABC’s “Hit” TV Series Dancing with the Stars. Randall was presented with a Primetime Emmy ® award for costume design for his stunning creations!

All of these dresses retain their original integrity and are authentic Dancing with the Stars show pieces. This is the FINAL remaining collection of Dancing with the Stars costumes.  Each one holds a unique place in television history. This is the last opportunity to have a one-of-a-kind memento from your favorite show!!

We are presenting the Dancing with the Stars collection in an auction format!  The dresses are listed with the minimum bid acceptable.  There is a make an offer button beside each dress.  We will review the bids at the end of each week.  It is recommended that you submit your best offer– the dress will be awarded to the highest bidder!!  These are the remaining dresses from the original collection.  It is an opportunity for you to own a part of television history!

Designer, Randall Christensen with Entertainer, Donnie Osmond, Ballroom Dancer, Kym Johnson Herjavec, Television Personality, Kelly Osbourne, and Singer, Mya

Check out our Dancing with the Stars collection today!!!  Shop Now

Hairpins to Hemlines

If you are a lady who follows mainstream trends or high-end runway fashion–it is now a little easier for you to make your dance wardrobe selections! Our fabulous new Fashion Correspondent Emma Francois helps point you in the right direction when it comes to marrying mainstream fashion with ballroom dress selection. She will explain the trends of the current season and provide examples of ballroom dresses from our inventory that you can rent or purchase while staying on trend! She takes all the guess work out and keeps you fabulous and fitting in while you are standing out!   HAIRPINS TO HEMLINES


Has Arrived!




Make sure you are signed up to receive our Hairpins to Hemlines Trend Report; it will enter your inbox seasonally.  Our electronic version of Hairpins to Hemlines has a lot of additional content–you don’t want to miss–trust us!

2018 Pantone Color of the Year...

The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet (Pantone 18-3838). Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute describes this year’s color selection as “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galazy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.” For more information on the 2018 color’s of the year, visit: pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2018


Encore is excited to announce the success of one of our favorite Dress Department interns.  She came to us with a theatrical background looking to broaden her scope in costume design and refurbishment.  We have recently learned she has been hired as a member of the traveling wardrobe department for Disney’s, The Lion King. Wishing her much success and feel her training here at Encore was invaluable!

Simply Swarovski

Sparkle on Stage…with Swarovski

Swarovski remains the leader of cut crystal, and our industry would not be the same without it!





Swarovski Autumn/Winter 2018 Runway