We love the '70s vibe the wrap styling and blouson sleeves lend to this ASOS Wrap Dress, but it's the lacy back that really caught our eye. Wear it with sparkling heels and drop earrings, and you're ready to dance the night away! --Angel
Make a statement in a bold color and an on-trend silhouette. This Aqua One-Shoulder Gown with Hi Low Hem is a true head turner and it's on sale now for less than $200! --Angel
Are you entering the Duct Tape Prom Contest? Yes? Then, OK, matching your date is cool. If you answered this question, "No," then all we're saying is reconsider the idea of matching. (BTW, you really must check out the Stuck At Prom Contest entries received last year. They're quite amazing.)
Gone are the days of matching mandates by the prom police: 'I decree that the color of the dress must be exact in tone and shade to that of the color of the tie!' Now, it's less about matching and more about coordinating your looks so that the overall style is cohesive, unified, and togetherish.
Check with your date first to find out his thoughts on matching and/or coordinating. It's still totally cool if your date wants to wear a pale pink tie and vest to match your gorgeous pale pink gown, but it's not going to break any prom fashion laws if he's not down with it.
Simplify. Maybe instead of matching, just make sure you get him a boutoinierre (and he gets you a corsage) that matches your dress. That's subtle, yet still makes the point that you two came to prom together.
If your date is into wearing color (see photo above: burgundy pants and teal shirt), then a good choice for you could be a neutral color dress, such as blush, off-white, champagne, or a pale shade of blue or green.
We are also super into the idea of matching the shirt to the dress, and keeping the suit or tux monotone, like dark grey, black, or navy. Hot!
But, if your dress is a color that he is flat out not going to wear anywhere in his look, then just do your best to be your adorable you anyway. As long as you're both smiling, you'll match just perfectly.
Color combos to try:
You: Mint; Him: Light Grey
You: Emerald; Him: Navy Blue
You: Pale Blush; Him: Burgundy
You: Orange; Him: Light Grey
You: Lilac; Him: Yellow
You: Gold; Him: Black
You: Yellow; Him: Light Grey
Check out this amazing tool. Just hit "complement" and different places on the color wheel for color combo inspiration!
Don't miss FashionClub.com's March feature on celeb-inspired Prom Trends For Guys!
Opulent, dramatic, luxurious, and dripping with glamorous details--for her Fall 2013 collection FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier didn't shy away from creating the made-for-the-red-carpet looks she is known for. We can't wait to see which celebs don the jewel-toned, fringed, beaded, and lacy numbers come fall. --Angel
Sure, it's only January and some of us still have Christmas trees up, but it's never too early to start thinking about prom. In fact, we've been thinking about it (and dying to talk about it) since last fall when we saw the Spring 2013 runway shows. Here are a few of the trends that we not only loved, but instantly knew would be a hit for prom 2013! --Angel
Spring is all about prints--from pretty florals and paisleys to playful stripes and polka dots and beyond. For prom, try a printed frock in a super feminine silhouette for a special occasion look with an updated twist.
It's quite unexpected, yet insanely cool. Neon colors are bold and edgy in a way that isn't typical for prom, but somehow works. Choose all black accessories (we're thinking booties and perhaps even a belt) for a look that's cool and modern and totally memorable.
We fell in love with the soft, feminine, ballerina-inspired looks designers such as Christian Siriano and Elie Saab sent down the runway. Think delicate lace and tulle in soft, pale colors like pink, seafoam, and even gray. A tea-length skirt gives the look of a modern tutu!
From the Indian influence at Marchesa to FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier's 'under the sea' interpretation, rich, gorgeous color flooded the Spring 2013 runways. For a prom look that'll surely turn heads, try rich purples and turquoises, luscious berry hues, and sunny yellows and oranges.
We're loving the color yellow this season, and we've been eager to incorporate it into our wardrobe. Here are five pieces that we know will be perfect for summer weddings, date nights, and even the office. -- Angel
1. This Kate Spade New York Park Guell Necklace is exactly the kind of piece we could wear all summer and well into the fall. It's not at all fussy, but at the same time it's super dazzling, right? We'll wear our hair up to really show it off.
2. If there's anything we learned from last summer's royal wedding it's that a fabulous or even quirky headpiece can actually work for a special occasion. This Leather Happy Face Hat will add a playful edge to cocktail dresses.
3. Affordable? Yes (it's less than $15)! Cute? Yes! Versatile? Surprisingly, yes! We can see this Sleeveless Lace Dress cinched with a bold red or hot pink belt for a date, or even with a sequined jacket or black blazer for a night out.
4. This Arden B. Chiffon Ruffle Wrap Dress is absolutely perfect for an outdoor wedding or garden party. It's lightweight and flirty, so we'll be able to move on the dance floor, plus the ruffles add a dose of girliness without making it too precious or childlike.
5. Neon is a must this season! We'd love to wear these Brian Atwood Manic Platform Pumps with everything in our closet, but we suspect they'll be especially fetching with LBDs, LWDs, and anything with a black and white print.
Ruche.com has been one of our favorite shopping sites for years--their vintage-inspired pieces are beyond pretty and amazingly affordable--so we were thrilled when they unveiled their bridal collection yesterday. The wedding dresses couldn't be sweeter, just what we'd expect, but the bridesmaid dresses, jewelry, shoes, and accessories are equally divine (we're not ashamed to admit we've been obsessing over the wildly fetching hair accessories since they first showed up on the website yesterday). Whether you're getting hitched, or searching for that perfect fancy, frilly dress to wear to prom, chances are you'll find something sensational to wear from Ruche. --Angel
The wait is almost up for brides-to-be who've been anticipating the Bebe bridal collection. The fashion retailer, best known for its denim and clubwear styles, will unveil it's bridal collection this month, and affianced ladies can get their hands on their wedding gown, bridesmaids dresses, and accessories. The ten-piece collection, designed by Rami Kashou of Project Runway fame, will only be available in four stores (Oak Street in Chicago, Soho in New York, Rodeo Drive and Aventura in Los Angeles) but brave brides who don't mind buying their gown online can find the collection on the Bebe website. What do you think of the styles? Tell us how you like them in the comments!--Angel
From the bold colors and fluttery silhouettes to the up-to-there slits and sparkling sequins, Elie Saab's Spring 2012 collection was all about the drama.
The color yellow is itself fun, playful, bright, and cheery, but in the form of an evening gown or dress it's suddenly ultra chic as well. Take this Halston Heritage Silk-Satin Maxi Dress, for instance--it's positively stunning.
SEQUINS and BEADS
Sparkling, dazzling, eye-catching, light-reflecting--nothing says "Hey, look at me in all my shimmering splendor!" like a dress dripping with sequins and beads. This Sequin Mini Dress from Arden B. is bananas!
The '70s have had a huge resurgence in the fashion world, and nothing says '70s glam like a diaphanous halter dress. We're totally obsessed with this ultra flowy Alice + Olivia Wrap Front Halter Maxi Dress.