It's never too early to start thinking about Prom. In fact, we've been thinking about Prom 2012 since Prom 2011! To get things jumping, we're starting a new feature where we highlight Prom looks inspired by the Spring 2012 collections of some of our favorite designers. Who better to kick off the series than FIDM Grad Monique Lhuillier? --Angel
It wouldn't be Prom without full, floor-sweeping gowns. For her spring collection, Lhuillier did harness detailing, colorblocking, and an insanely cool inky print. You can do something equally unexpected with a bold color, like this Max & Cleo Strapless Gown.
Sweet and flirty, but with just the right amount of sophistication, '50s-inspired dresses are always a favorite Prom trend. We love the edgy grafitti print we saw at the Monique Lhuillier runway show, but we also adore a floral print, like this BB Dakota Clarissa Jacquard Dress.
When it comes to glamour there are few things more glamorous than Old Hollywood-style mermaid gowns. Lhuillier stuck with primary colors and did it with ruching, draping, and lots of tulle, but you can also find tons of styles with ruffles, pleats, or a hint of shimmer, like this Halle Prom Dress from Windsor.