Simple way to summarize this years trends for prom dresses is “Short, Shiny and Bold”. Short dresses all the way from knee length to thigh high and baby doll lengths are hot this year. The most popular styles are strapless, halter and one shoulder dresses. The vibrant spring colors and gemstone dress colors are sure to brighten up the prom attire.
Short and sweet is the way to go this year. One word of caution is that you do not want the hemline to cut where your legs are the thickest. If you are thick on the legs you may want to pick one that falls just below your knees. Short dresses give you the ballerina or salsa look can be an absolute show stopper for the prom night.
Check out this really smart thigh high length dresses in a shimmery fabric.
Or if you want to show off those sexy legs here is a baby doll dress is the way to go.
Should I go strapless, halter or may be one-shouldered?
They are all very trendy this prom season. Strapless and halter dresses work for almost any body type. A strapless dress tends to feature elegant shoulders and neckline, while attracting attention to a girl’s facial features. If you are a plus size teen or top heavy you may want to consider a halter. Too modest for strapless or halter you could flash a saucy shoulder and collarbone with a one-strap dress.
- Go with a gold or silver halter style gown, complete with golden gloves. Metallics are one of the latest prom trends for 2008 and guarantee a stunning look.
Popular Colors This Year
“Bold is Beautiful” is the trend this year. Bright spring colors like lime, turquoise or fuchsia, red will sparkle the prom attire. Gemstone inspired colors like amethyst(deep lavender), emerald (sage green) and sapphire compose some of the season’s hottest dresses.
Confused about what color will work for you?
Black works on all skin tones. Pale pinks and peaches may not work if you have ivory skin, but darker shades of pink and apricots may be the perfect color to complement your lighter complexion. Also what kind of look do you want a sophisticated or glamorous ?
A clean black column dress or elegant cocktail length version would give you just that.
Metallic trims, Ruffles, Sequins they all give you that very classy look.
Beading, lace or metallic trim on bodices, and ruffles in skirts transform many ordinary prom dresses into high fashion masterpieces.
What shoes should I wear at the prom?
Ballet shoes are in. High heels with strap designs were in fashion for a while. When planning what to wear you may want to consider how they will look with ballet shoes. Other popular styles this season are glossy oxfords, and embellished sandals.
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