Fashions For Prom

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    May 21st, 2015Alanna NelsonAccessories, Our Fashion Choice, Prom

    Have you chosen a nude prom dress this year? Let’s face it,”nude” covers a whole spectrum of color possibilities; blush, sheer, cream. What might look nude when I put on a formal dress looks tan or taupe on you. Call it what you will, here’s the perfect champagne clutch to keep that translucent color palette consistent. This neutral and on target clutch coordinates with many shades of nude.

    PromGirl nude blush texture wrap formal clutch

    Champagne textured fold over clutch

    Does that make sense? Let me show you what I mean with these
    5 Nude Long Prom Dresses for a Champagne Tone Clutch

    PromGirl nude sequin prom dress

    Nude sequin floor length gown

    Thanks to the allover sequin pattern, this nude floor length gown works with a wide range of skin tones. The sheer overlay drapes graciously and the translucent sequins are oh so slinky and sexy.

    PromGirl La Femme nude prom gowns

    La Femme V neck nude chiffon dress

    The sheer chiffon of La Femme’s nude V neck gown have a different undertone that blends beautifully with the champagne clutch. Flowing, feminine and yet very edgy, the clutch and gown echo the angles found in the V neck and fold over flap.

    PromGirl lace one shoulder blouson nude prom gown

    Lace blouson nude dress

    Flesh colored undertones in this one shoulder lace blouson gown work beautifully with the champagne clutch. All of that lovely texture in the negative space created by the lace reflects in the variations of the textured hand bag. This combo is very romantic.

    PromGirl JVN by Jovan nude beaded prom dress

    JVN by Jovani beaded sheer prom gown

    Do daring and confident describe your prom look? Try this JVN by Jovani sheer beaded prom gown. I love the long thigh slit and the rhinestones and broken glass beading scattered strategically over the dress body. A champagne textured clutch will not upstage this dress.

    PromGirl Blush nude open back prom dress

    Blush sheer open back gown with train

    Sheer panels and blush lining are a perfect representation of Blush’s nude prom dress collection. There’s plenty of drama in the deep open back and the short train. Add the sparkling champagne clutch and you get a stupendous interpretation of shimmering barely there.

    Champagne is a fabulous combination with nude prom gowns. If this textured clutch isn’t just perfect for your prom style, click over to all of the prom hand bags to find your perfect accessory.

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    May 17th, 2015Alanna NelsonProm


    After posting about long strapless prom gowns, I realize that I’d neglected the entire spectrum of short prom dresses. Really?  How could that be? Apparently, striking Hollywood photos of early strapless gowns kept my vision narrow. A quick peek at the 2015 designer collections show the range of short formal gowns. Prom dresses can go short or long in many schools, so here I am to make amends.

    5 Irresistible Short Prom Dresses

    PromGirl La Scala strapless prom gowns

    Beaded short formal dress from La Scala

    Beaded, beautiful, bold, this La Scala strapless formal dress makes a cosmopolitan statement. Geometric shapes and contrasting colors create a tonal silhouette with a pop of light turquoise to keep the energy high. With its sweetheart neckline and the angled back, the curves contrast with angles in the beaded body. Available in sizes 0 – 18, I could easily see the entire prom court or a bridal party in this fabulous short formal dress.

    PromGirl Sherri Hill short prom gown

    Sherri Hill pleated formal dress

    No detail is left unturned in Sherri Hill’s short formal dress. The short pleated organza skirt, satin waistband and sash, lace bodice and sheer cap sleeves check every part of my list. It’s romantic, fun and totally on trend with its angled open back. You may ask, “Is this a strapless dress?”

    I’m glad you did! I believe it falls in that category, as the sweetheart bodice underneath the sheer lace shoulder has cups to hold everything in place – as any well constructed strapless dress should do.

    PromGirl sheer lace short prom gown

    Sheer layer short prom dress

    Here’s another great example of a modern take on the short strapless formal dress. This sheer illusion dress really covers your back and shoulders, but the final look is strapless. Beads embellish the lace appliqué. The energy continues with the tulle skirt, layered for fullness and finished with a fishline hem.

    PromGirl Dave Johnny short lace prom gown

    Dave and Johnny sheer lace dress

    With a high neck, one might first see this short Dave and Johnny dress as a conservative choice. The strapless understructure, sheer panels and boning make it a sexy but sweet choice for prom. Racerback styling with a keyhole cut out gives a sporty edge to the large scale floral lace motifs. This strapless dress is too cute to pass by, for sure.

    PromGirl Sherri Hill beaded strapless short prom gown

    Sherri Hill strapless short dress

    I finish today’s list of short strapless dresses with Sherri Hill’s cascading beaded dress. The classic sweetheart bodice and flared organza skirt are embellished with vertical lines of coordinating sequins. Sparkle confidently when you step into prom, thanks to its great understructure. What a dream formal dress; one you will love to wear again.

    Looking at this gorgeous choices, I wonder how I ever could forget short strapless formal dresses on my prom shopping wish list?

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    May 14th, 2015Alanna NelsonOur Fashion Choice, Prom, Prom Trends

    PromGirl Mori Lee sheer embroidered prom dress

    Mori Lee sheer layer gown

    Every prom dress designer includes a choice of strapless gowns in their collection for 2015. In fact, strapless gowns have been a perennial favorite since the 1990’s. They’ve come a long way since 1932, when Libby Holman stepped out in what would become her shocking trademark style.

    PromGirl Sherri Hill strapless prom dresses

    Sherri Hill strapless gown

    Why are strapless prom dresses irresistible?

    • We can’t wear strapless tops or dresses to school except for prom
    • Even if Sherri Hill’s pastel embroidered strapless dresses were available in a short version, this would not fit most school dress codes. Prom is the one time you can flaunt that rule (Usually! Better check before falling in love with a strapless dress).

    • Strapless dresses are easy to accessorize
    • PromGirl strapless prom dresses under 100

      Strapless mermaid prom dress

      Elegant combinations in strapless gowns like this taffeta bias cut long prom gown let you style the dress for your personality, prom theme or perhaps a special occasion in the future.

    • Strapless prom gowns offer many jacket or formal layering options
    • Promgirl La Femme strapless beaded prom gown

      La Femme open back dress

      There are so many fabulous options for keeping warm as the evening progresses. A snug bodice like this gorgeous La Femme beaded dress keeps the possibilities open!

    • Strapless gowns are keep you cool when dancing
    • Even the sheer layers in a Mori Lee strapless gown may be warm on the dance floor. Bare shoulders help you keep your temperature constant.

      PromGirl strapless taffeta long prom dress

      Strapless taffeta floor length gown

    • Strapless prom dresses look fabulous!
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    May 7th, 2015Alanna NelsonOur Fashion Choice, Prom, Prom Tips

    The sleek silhouette of the mermaid dress proves to be a popular prom choice for 2015. With this type of long gown, you get a form fitting, sexy look with a full lower skirt. All panache, yet you can move effortlessly from dinner to promenade to dance floor. But don’t forget the details, Cinderella. Where’s your purse? Prom is not the dress alone. You’ll need a clutch or purse to carry your cell phone, an ID, lipstick, a bit of cash (in case the carriage turns into a pumpkin)….

    PromGirl Terani beaded mermaid prom dress

    Terani beaded nude mermaid dress

    PromGirl black strapless lace mermaid prom gown

    Black lace mermaid prom dress

    PromGirl LaFemme ruched mermaid prom dress

    La Femme azur blue ruched mermaid gown

    Let’s suppose a strapless mermaid gown from Terani caught your eye.

    Or what about a lace mermaid dress with a tulle skirt?

    Then there’s the LaFemme ruched mermaid gown. It’s available not only in gorgeous azure blue but other scrumptious colors.

    You cannot deny that these are gorgeous dresses for prom 2015. Each approaches the mermaid style differently. Could one clutch (I think any strapless gown calls for a clutch or wristie, but that’s my bias) work for all three dresses?

    I propose this beautiful beaded clutch.

    PromGirl beaded venus shell prom clutch purse

    beaded shell clutch

    It pays homage to the mermaid style and adds a touch of Rafael’s Venus to your look (yes, you are a goddess!). In my book, the shell shape, the tiny seed beads and the vintage closure makes this clutch the purse perfect for  all kinds of party dresses.

    Just look at some of the most popular prom dresses this season. Do you agree that this is a good fit?

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