This year my daughter Abby will be going to prom. It will be the first one she has attended. I remember my prom; I wanted my dress to be unique. I saw a picture in People magazine of this lady at an award show in this cool dress. I took the picture to a seamstress, we bought a pattern close the style and then she made it for me. I love the color fuchsia, so I went with that color instead of the black dress in the photo I found.
Abby had no idea set in stone for her dress. She had no pictures or even a color picked. She just wanted to find one she liked. Luckily, while in New York City a month ago, she found an amazing dress. I loved my prom dress because I helped in the design, but she will always remember getting her dress in the fashion capital of the world. We were all smiles about this dress.
This year dresses for prom are ranging from bright yellow neon to silver metallic. There are traditional pastels such as pink and the new mint green but gem colors like blue and red are still around. The key is finding the right fit. The shoes are just as important too. Strappy sandals with rhinestones are beautiful but a nude heel might be better if the dress is so stunning you don’t want to take away from it. If the neckline has sequence or gems, you might want to wear a necklace. Play it up with your earrings or wear a bracelet instead.
Thinking about hair styles to show off the dress is important as well. If the dress is strapless, hair that is down would look beautiful by pulling some off your face half up and half down. If it is a halter styled dress, hair pulled up like a low messy bun would show off the neckline. If your hair is long, perhaps you may want to do a faux bob. That look is most hot on the red carpet right now.
If prices are too high in stores, ask your friends about their dress collections. Maybe you can borrow a dress they wore last year. Keep in mind this event only happens once in your life. You don’t want to miss out on it because of money. Good times with friends are priceless and having this memory will last a lifetime.
*Abby's dress photo will be added in May.
|My huge 80's dress.|