Think Outside The Box For Prom Part One.

Recently I gave into a request to help a friend who admits to being so fashionably challenged that her daughter was afraid to have her be the only one there when she started looking for her prom dress.

The first though that went through my head was “how old is my friend to have a teenage daughter?”  Second, “am I that old that I have friends with teenage children?”  Yikes. Well with age there is fashion wisdom and the realization that I could go through the entire prom shopping experience vicariously through my friend’s daughter.

I look at proms as the teen version of weddings. A whole lot of fuss, primping, pampering and dressing up without restrictions on your attire.   You can wear white, or ruffle garments in bright colors, you can even wear rompers on prom night!  The options are endless, but I decided to share prom looks that aren’t very traditional, allowing those young ladies to wear these garments or accessories again and not letting it be a one night thing.

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From left to right:

Look 1:  Lipsy VIP Feather Trim Dress // ASOS Intricate Eye Earrings // Coach Legacy Leather Ipad Clutch // New Look Stalker Studded Court Shoes

Style Tip: If you can buy multi-functional pieces into your prom look, do so.  A pair of heels for prom that you can wear again to a wedding with the family.  Also Ipad cases can also serves as clutches like this Coach keeper!

Look 2: Field Of White Embellished Tunic Dress // ASOS Stone Flower Earrings / Kate Spade Little Ribbon Samira // Zara Laminated  Ankle Strap Heeled Sandals

Style Tip: A future Coveteur you can be with a statement making clutch. It can be part of your outfit that everyone will stare & talk about, for all the right reasons long after prom night is over. 

 

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Try to avoid looking like a pageant contestant by wearing jeweled-encrusted dresses and flowing gowns.  Garments like those not only look dated, but limits the amount of times and places you can wear them.  Who wants to keep pretty dresses hanging in the closet without several showtimes?  Save that for your bridal gown.

Embrace the beauty of the season that your prom date falls on with floral beautiful prints, and shorter hemlines for your prom dress that can easily be transformed with a leather jacket or blazer and tights.

Clockwise from upper left: ASOS Bandeau Mirror Floral Skater Dress // Jessica Simpson Ditsy neon hem dress // Ginger Fizz Skater Dress // ASOS Premium Floral Embellishment Skater Dress //Thakoon Printed matte duchesse-satin dress//Ginger Fizz Dress with Renaissance Print

More prom styling tips HERE 

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  • Kate

    I love the idea of cute short dresses for prom. I went in a long mermaid-silhouette dress and it was absolutely stunning. I felt so pretty. If I did again today, though, I’d definitely go in one of those lacey shifts!

  • Actually I wore a fitted mermaid gown to mine also. If I could do it again, think I’ll try crashing as many proms as possible to wear some of these looks!

  • Debbie Burns

    Good point about picking something that can be worn again. I wonder how many people know that if you make a dress out of Duck Tape and wear it to the prom you can have a chance at a $5000 college scholarship? None of my kids did that BUT my son did make a suit, cane and top hat out of Duck Tape for a project when he attended the Governor’s Scholars program in my state. I looked up the link for the Duck Tape prom: http://duckbrand.com/promotions/stuck-at-prom Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com