Prom 2012

Today I got a question via text about prom trends for this year. Goodness, keep getting questions in the random-est places- no lie, my teacher asked me one after reading my blog. Talk about awkward. Anyways, some stuff is so adorable this season, prom-wise, and other things couldn't be farther from awesome. Here's your guaranteed list of to do's and not to do's!
Image from Teen Vogue.
Don't go for the toddler's flower girl dress in your size. Mix this trend with another, or find a unique look that's mature and just yours. The problem with these colors is that they are so relevant to the baby and small child trend that they would have to include a lot of effort to pull off. They are so sweet and innocent that they need an older look to go. Notice how in this look everyone has multiple pieces and edgy accessories that make it obvious that they aren't accidentally at Prom instead of their first communion. Although I don't understand the guy in the middle wearing a skirt.
Lacoste Skirt.
This trend is a little Toddlers and Tiaras, but it's great if you find a nice not too toddler-y happy medium. Try colors like royal purple or black to create more of a mature vibe. I love this skirt specifically that they featured widely in their ad campaign because it would still be appropriate for prom, yet it is so fun and you can guarantee that nobody else will be wearing a skirt. This won't tone down the formality of the look because of the glitter, but it will help you not be so dressed up. Show up to prom in a dress like this and I guarantee it will be memorable.

Lace Sleeves

Sleeves are great for early March Proms when it's still cold outside. Nice lacy, ethereal pieces have a great sophistication and vibe that look so fairy tale. I hate boring Prom dresses. To me, lace sleeves help tell a story of its own, giving it a vintage feel. I personally wouldn't get a white dress because it would be too wedding-like. Stick with cream if you want to go light or black, purple, or navy for a modern look. I've also seen amazing coral and royal blue lace dresses that would look excellent next to nylon and silk materials.
Dark Ballerina
From Teen Vogue.
This extremely dark romance, Gothic, sort of black swan look to things is so popular for Prom this year. This look is so great because it is so easy, yet edgy and mature. I love the strappy sandals and the elegant accessories. Mystical, chandelier prints just like on the model's skirt are perfect for a unique look.

Remember to keep your own style. Find a unique look that suits you. These dresses went from ultra-femme to intense gothic. Find a look you like that you want to embrace Prom night! If you have any Prom questions, or fashion questions in general, check us out on Facebook!

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