Every girl looks forward to her prom; it’s an opportunity to dress up and celebrate the end of an era. However much fun shopping is, finding the right dress can be nightmarish; and with trends changing every year, choosing the right frock can feel impossible. To make your choice a little easier, we have put together a list of this years top 5 prom trends.
High necklines were popular in the summer of 2014, and have made a return this spring. The benefits of a high neckline is that is suits all face shapes and body types, accentuating the shoulders and neck for a classic and elegant look. To keep on-trend, team with a chocker to draw attention to and elongate your neck.
A sheer dress, or illusion dress, can add a classy touch to a shorter number. For those of you with long legs, a minidress with a sheer floor length lining (much like Emma Stone’s at the SAG Awards back in January) can highlight you legs whilst still being suitable in a formal environment. For extra impact, throw on a pair of stilettos and a body chain.
Lace, lace, lace; we just can’t escape it! Since 2013, lace has featured highly in both our summer and winter wardrobes, and that is not about to change. Adding a feminine, floral element to an ensemble, lace is a good go-to; reflecting the spring blooms and summer sun. A classic design, a lace dress will suit anyone as they are available in different styles and colours, so go wild!
A bold print can add colour and detail to your prom dress, with animal and floral prints being very popular this season. Prints can accentuate curves in a fitted bodycon style; or for those with narrower hips and a smaller chest, consider a shift style dress as this will allude to curves under the fabric.
Finally, the two-piece dress that has taken us by storm. The beauty of this style is that you can wear it again. My mum always says that about everything, but it is especially true for this style, as you can wear each half separately with another outfit and dress them up or down. There are so many styles of dresses that now come in two halves; the skater dress (as Taylor Swift so famously wore last month), a midi bodycon, even maxi-dresses now come in two-piece format. If you chose to go for a two-piece, wear a chunky necklace to pull the attention away form your exposed midriff, this keeps the illusion of formal whilst looking incredible.