Fashions for Proms

Lupita Nyong'o wows the Oscars in so many ways

"It doesn't escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else's and so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey and thank her for her guidance. And to Solomon, thank you for telling her story as well as your own."

With that gracious introduction, Lupita Nyong'o accepted her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 12 Years a Slave. We accepted the arrival of a global, intelligent and passionate actress to Hollywood's circle.

Lupitaholds Kenyan and Mexican passports, an MFA from Yale and is fluent in 4 languages. Since her worldwide debut at the Toronto Film Festival in 2013, audiences, media and the fashion world identified her as a rising star. Both Prada and Miu Miuchose her to be a face of the Spring/Summer 2014 lines.

Lupita embraces a classic style with a modern edge. Body conscious cuts and emphatic prints bring out her beauty. Here's four evening gowns from PromGirl that Lupita would totally rock.

Metallic foil decorates a black one shoulder formal dress from Betsy and Adam.

La Femme's classic trumpet gown goes edgy with stripes and an illusion skirt.

Available in 4 bright colors, white or black, Lupita would stand out in La Femme's beaded cut out evening dress.

It's all confidence in La Femme's white cut out gown.

At the Oscars, she was declared best dressed in a pleated Prada gown inspired by happiness and champagne bubbles. That's worth a blog post in itself!

While her fashion style is inspiring, Lupita's world awareness and ability to speak to reality fuels her sparkle. Does her perceptive energy inspire you? I look forward to seeing where Lupita goes next!

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