Fashions for Proms

Dresses Inspired by the Cannes Red Carpet

The red carpet of the Cannes Film Festivalfeatures an international buffet of beautiful dresses. Immediately, the desire to click fordresses inspiredby these trendy frocks overtakes me. Whether looking for a formal gown, work dresses or fun in the sun, the trends from this prestigious film festival will show up in our closets.

These dresses bring runway glamour to our every day.

Rebecca Hall appeared at the BFG premier(can't wait to see this Spielberg version of Roald Dahl's book this summer) with a completely smashing floral strapless dress.

I'd love to channel that playful sophistication every day, so what about a cap sleeve floral knit dress? Here's where inspiration can make a work day special.

Amal Clooney looks fabulous in every dress she chooses, but the red carpet looks inspire formal dance or prom dress possibilities. Faviana's one shoulder dress captures the essence of the one shoulder look with the side slit. The French blue color way nods to the French riviera's deep blue waters. An asymmetrical back strap and short train creates extra drama in this formal gown. You'll feel like an intellectual dynamo at your gala event.

The fabulous parties are as much a part of the Cannes Film Festival experience. This shot of Alma Jodorwosky and Gala Gordon inspired my search of floral print party dresses. Take your pick of long or short dresses.

Blake Lively is promoting Cafe Society, but let's be real: all of the paparazzi love her runway style. Pregnant with her second child, Blake knows a glamourous red carpet look. To boost our glamourous party mentality, I've chosen thisMori Lee beaded sheer party dress

Ok, so we're not at Cannes. We're not movie stars. But we can dress with red carpet panache no matter what our days or weekends bring. Long live Cannes Film Festival!