Want a prom dress that's going to turn everyone's head when you walk into the room? Want a prom dress that is different from everyone else's prom dress? Well you can have that perfect prom dress.
What colors are in style for prom dresses? For the prom in 2012 you
will see some new colors you have not seen in fashion for a while like
navy and burgundy gold, raspberry, purple orange, black and white, and
all the fun prom colors like turquoise, lime and fuchsia. Girls always
love purple and this year for the prom you will see the best purple
gowns. Royal blue is making a comeback big time for 2012--a sure winner.
Royal blue is a real hot color this year. Gold and silver will be
important and the new metallic lamé fabrics will show you off to the
What kind of style should I focus on if I want to look sexy in my prom
dress? Sexy prom dresses for 2012 are everywhere. Want to know what
styles are hot? Glad you asked. I'll tell you. Ruffles (the french
look), drapes, tiers, high slits, lace; hi-low hemlines and mermaid
silhouettes are the sexy favorites for this year. They are making their
way back into the heart of many teens for the prom. You'll see lots of
sexy ball gowns. Everyone wants to like a princess.
What type of prom dress should I look for if I'm not that tall? Many
girls that aren't so tall (like me) are going toward fitted silhouettes
and flirty, little short dresses. These prom dresses come in an array of
fun colors. Remember, you got to use what you got! Flaunt all your
Helpful tips to finding the perfect prom dress:
Now keep in mind, any dress can look great on the hanger but remember
you have to purchase a style and look that goes with your height, body
shape, hair and skin coloring. Don't buy into the belief that there are a
limited number of colors that work for you; instead, be your own best
fashion designer and hold up dresses to your face to see which ones
bring out your skin tones, eyes and hair the best.
Warm colors like fire engine red and coral look best on brunettes with
darker coloring; cool pastels work for blondes. But there are a myriad
of colors -- metallic gold and silver included -- that work for all
If you're not sure what type of prom dress style to go with for the
prom drag a friend to a store and get a second opinion while trying on
lots of colors to see which ones compliment your look best.
Learn to embrace your body, too. If you aren't comfortable in
curve-hugging dresses because of too much jiggle, then try a body
slimmer underneath for more control.
Everyone has at least one great asset, even if it's something as simple as thick hair, white teeth or nice legs.
You don't have to do anything too extravagant to show off your best
feature, just make sure that your look shows it off and enhances it. If
your best feature is great skin, the last thing you'd want to do is
cover up every inch of it with clothing.
Dressing for your best feature is less about dressing for size or age
and more about making the best of what you have to work with.
One important thing to remember is when you're looking to buy a prom
dress focus on a bling bling dress or bling bling accessories not both.
If you have both it would be to overwhelming to the naked eye and one
will take away from the other. The idea here is to make either the dress
or the accessories the focus, not both.
For example, a bronze strapless gown with no adornment could carry a
chunky diamond bracelet and necklace or a pair of chandelier earrings.
Solid color dresses and neutrals are a great backdrop for colorful
On the other hand, the more ruffles, tiers and beading a dress has, the
simpler the accessories should be. It doesn't mean you have to go bare
but you need to use self-control and choose smaller pieces.
The difficulty to dressing for special occasions such as homecoming or
the prom is that young women look wrong if they dress their age: in
froufrou dress, young women/girls look ready for prom. Look at magazines
web sites and see what's in style. You don't want to go looking like
grandma just run over by a reindeer!
Different styles to consider:
Movie Star Style
Want to look like a movie star? Show your sense of style with a
designer-inspired gown: many labels create their own jazzed-up versions
of celebrity-chic dresses. Dresses by Jovani, Paris, Clarisse, Mori Lee,
and Niteline, are famous for producing red-carpet looks at an
affordable price. Important red carpet looks this year include
one-shoulder Grecian gown and empire waist dresses.
If the movie star prom dress isn't for you then tone down the look and
choose a cool cocktail dress look. Whether you favor aristocratic circle
skirts or sleek, trimmer hems, this dress will come in handy for other
Elegant trains add serious punch. Go for a small drape (called a
duster) or full-on train (called chapel) - either way, your exit leaves a
definite lasting impression.
A movie star favorite, covering dresses are as comfortable as they are
stunning. Keep in mind that with a simple dress like this, accessories
are a must! From pearls to diamonds to a mix of pendants, anything goes.
Bling bling all the way!
The Wow Look
Let the little Marilyn Monroe come out with a mega feminine,
hip-hugging gown. Select dresses made with delicate fabrics, like satin
or silk, that drapes well and creates curves. To keep with the retro
tone, finish with a clutch purse and peep-toe pumps.
Girly Girl Skirts
Stemmed from summer's plain skirt rage, tiered skirts are having a
serious comeback. This trend can go two very unique routes: the
sophisticated ballroom skirt or the breezy "plain dress".
Black is Back
If you plan on sporting your prom dress again, the little black dress
is a classic. Choose a sleek string dress, flirty shift, or take your
look from Audrey Hepburn with a chic prom dress.
It's high but Boy Is It Low.
Last year's asymmetrical hem has been replaced by the "high-low" dress.
The hem, which is short in the front and longer in the back, is so
unique and adorable; you'll have all eyes on you! It's a great
alternative because it's short enough to dance in but long enough to
Strapless prom dress have become a prom staple for great reason. They
are equal parts sassy and classy. They flatter any figure. And they
don't require a necklace. Keep your eyes out for dresses with beautiful
beading and elegant embroidery around the bust-a big style this year.
The ultimate Cinderella-at-the-ball dress and accessories. A bouffant
skirt and otherwise simple top combination is for the homecoming queens
at style. These gowns require minimal accessories because they're so
show stopping. But make sure you get home before midnight. Yeah right!