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    June 4th, 2016Alanna NelsonOur Fashion Choice, Prom, Prom Trends

    With so many gorgeous formal dresses, how does one begin to choose the most beautiful? Sometimes, it just may begin with the back! For 2016, evening and prom gown trends focus on open back. Two piece or faux crop top dresses also allow designers to experiment with shapes, embellishments and sheer fabrics. Today I choose:

    5 Trendy Open Back Evening Dresses

    PromGirl beaded back long crop top formal dress

    Beaded back 2 piece gown

    Jersey knit fabric creates a sleek two piece formal gown when paired with beaded straps and colored mesh. Built in bra cups make this gown easy to wear. Equally gorgeous from front or back, this open back gown catches so many evening wear trends.

    PromGirl cheap open back sequin prom dress

    Open back sequin gown

    Criss cross straps and a plunging neckline make a dramatic statement for thissilver and black open back  dress. The look is long and lean, but note how the long sequin skirt kicks out at the knees. This formal dress is ready to move wherever you go!

    PromGirl long sheer lace back gown

    Lace trim sheer back long dress

    If you love lace, a sheer open back gown will be a favorite. The large scale alternating lace motif sculpts your waist, while the back neckline is trimmed with a coordinating motif. The creamy golden lace contrasts with the rich wine red of this gorgeous jersey gown.

    PromGirl open back red evening dresses

    Cut out effect straps

    Total drama. That’s the impact of this open back burgundy formal dress. Slender long vertical lines support the front cutaway bodice, creating a strong statement on the back. With a coordinated lace and lining combination, there’s beautiful texture in this fabulous gown.

    PromGirl open back black evening dress exposed zipper

    Exposed zipper black gown

    An exposed zipper travels up the spine of a divine black open back evening gown. The plunging V neck dress is trimmed with gold glitter braid. Its full chiffon skirt allows you to move freely, aided by two skirt slits. This formal dress will look on point today and equally intriguing next season.

    Ready to turn to the back? For 2016, don’t forget the impact an open back can have on your formal dress. A great evening look should look stunning from all sides!


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    February 15th, 2016Alanna NelsonDresses, Our Fashion Choice, Prom Trends

    As prom shopping season kicks off for 2016, it’s encouraging to see so many prom dresses priced less than $200. Who doesn’t want to rock a trend setting gown without breaking the bank? Take a peek at:

    6 Prom Gowns less than $200

    PromGirl floral halter prom long prom dresses

    High low floral halter gown

    There’s everything to love about this halter prom dress with floral high low skirt. It’s not just the budget friendly price, but the large scale floral pattern on the satin skirt with the matching ribbon at the waist. The black jersey halter bodice exposes your shoulders and upper back. This high low formal gown  takes the trends and mixes textures beautifully.

    PromGirl lace prom gown under 200

    Open back glitter lace long gown

    Transparency meets tradition in a floor length glitter and lace dress. A scalloped edge trims the oval deep scoop back for full exposure. With a short sweetheart lining under the long gown, the lace contrasts with your own skin tone at the upper bodice and legs. The juxtaposition of sweet and sassy makes this a fabulous choice in the under $200 price range in prom dresses.

    PromGirl long chiffon prom gown under $200

    Chiffon beaded cap sleeve gown

    Layers of chiffon will swish as you glide across the promenade when you choose this beaded long gown.  Boasting just a touch of bling with the beaded waistband and sheer cap sleeves dotted with rhinestones, the look is opulent and feminine but still within your $200 budget.  The V neck ruched bodice mirrors both back and front for a fabulous prom dress available in many colors.

    PromGirl strapless sweetheart prom dress

    Silver strapless long gown

    The classic prom silhouette of the strapless sweetheart chiffon gown  looks completely different with the silver grey shimmering fabric. A pleated bodice, beaded waistband and corset lace up give this long dress beautiful details and yet still prices under $150. For the girl who loves tradition, this strapless prom dress is trendy and on point.

    PromGirl Betsy Adam halter prom dress under 200

    Betsy and Adam black halter gown

    Last but not least, a great prom dress priced under $200 for the girl who loves black! A Betsy and Adam halter gown is body conscious, elegant and a fabulous choice for a formal dance or prom. Gold sequin detail whittles your waist to minuscule proportions, while the wide shoulder straps and inner shaping create a great fit for a confident night at prom. The halter straps travel down to the back bodice for a striking back view.

    Looking for a prom gown under $200? Never fear, your budget will prevail and you will find the perfect fashion forward dress for prom 2016!

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    January 29th, 2016Alanna NelsonOur Fashion Choice, Prom, Prom Trends

    The sequin trend is going strong for prom. If you are searching for a bit of sparkle in your prom gown, never fear! Whether you want allover sequins, patterns or just a splash of shimmer, dress manufacturers offer plenty of interpretations for 2016.  Looking for a long prom dress that reflects your verve?  Take a look at these

    6 Long Prom Gowns with Sequins


    PromGirl Sean long sequin prom dress

    Green sequin gown by Sean

    The halter neckline and fine lines create a lean silhouette in this emerald green sequin gown by Sean. With an open back firmly anchored across the shoulders, this gorgeous long dress is perfect for a night of dancing. Available in sizes 0 – 20, those lines of sequins are flattering for petite and plus sizes.

    PromGirl Mori Lee long tan sequin gown

    Mori Lee taupe sequin dress

    Catching trendy prom dress moods, the flowing halter sequin gown by Mori Lee uses a subtle taupe and iridescent patterns for an allover shimmer. The satin tie adds texture, the bias cut floor length skirt curves smoothly and a keyhole cut out keeps you covered but has a touch of peek a boo.

    PromGirl Scala pattern sequin black long dress

    Sequin patterns on a long Scala gown

    Looking for drama in your prom gown? Sheer lining contrasts with black mesh patterned with sequins on a long Scala evening dress. Figure hugging until the skirt flares at the knee, this spaghetti strap gown wraps over the shoulders, crossing the deep open back for maximum impact.

    PromGirl Elizabeth K long chiffon sequin dress

    Elizabeth K sequin gown

    Elizabeth K blends chiffon and sequins for a trendy look for prom 2016. Sheer panels across the upper bodice are embellished with beads echoing the sweetheart lining. A beaded belt anchors the airy chiffon that definitely allows your inner goddess to shine.

    PromGirl Blush long halter sequin dress

    Blush halter sequin gown

    Sequins radiate across organza for a stunning Blush halter dress. Bare shoulders crossed with colorful sequin straps plays with the combo of sheer and shimmer. The curving sequin motifs intertwine densely over the dress body. The sequins dissipate into waves of movement across the flared organza floor length skirt. Blush prom gowns boast details that look great in petite and plus sizes. This sequin gown is a dream come true.

    PromGirl designer sequin prom dresses

    Sequins and sheer inserts

    For a regal look at prom, this funnel neck cap sleeve gown is perfect. Radiating sequin motifs surround the high neck, echoing out along the shoulders and upper bodice. Add sheer inserts at the waistline and the dimensions created by sequin patterns stands out for a flattering prom look. Whether you choose aqua, black or platinum, this sequin gown will certainly stand out on the promenade.

    With so many interpretations in sequin prom gowns, you can be sure to find the perfect style for you. Happy shopping!

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    January 21st, 2016Alanna NelsonProm, Prom Trends

    News of David Bowie’s death popped into my social media stream while scouting 2016 prom dress trends. His iconic music shaped our parents and grandparents but his evolving style still
    fuels designers throughout the fashion industry. Bowie’s costumes and photo shoots encouraged all to step away from the norm and use dress to express our personality.

    Will you follow David Bowie’s lead and choose one of these

    5 Trend Setting Prom Dresses?

    PromGirl Sean 2 piece red prom dress

    Beaded 2 piece prom gown

    Exquisite embellishment in Sean’s red two piece gown recalls Bowie’s penchant for detailed outfits. Sparkling lines of red beads travel from the high neck and center waist, adding dimension to the chiffon dress. With a dramatic side thigh high slit and triangular back cut out, this prom dress embodies power and confidence.

    PromGirl La Femme strapless sequin long prom dress

    La Femme strapless sequin cut out gown

    Bowie’s body-hugging styles inspired many a runway show. Here, LaFemme’s cut out evening gown  shares that vision with a wrap sweetheart bodice that exposes your midriff and back. The sequin bodice coordinates with the bias cut jersey, yielding a prom dress that sparkles and flows as you move. Quality, color variety and a full range of dress sizes are standard with La Femme. This designer prom dress has it all!

    PromGirl Xcite sexy lace prom gown with train

    Xcite floor length lace prom dress

    Xcite takes jersey, inserts lace panels to shape a long, angled, sophisticated prom look. This floor length white gown covers everything and bares it all. From the ultra feminine train, long sleeves and jewel neckline, you read traditional. Deep side lace inserts and a gorgeous back view show everyone that you are extraordinary.

    PromGirl Jovani Off Shoulder Mermaid dress

    Jovani Off the Shoulder Mermaid Gown

    Love drama? Then this off the shoulder mermaid gown by Jovani may be the perfect expression of your independent spirit. Form fitting princess shaping creates a body hugging dress body. At the thighs, angled layers of sculpted satin form waves of flare to the hem of the floor length gown. Available in 9 colors and in sizes 00 to 32, this strapless mermaid gown is a marvel.

    PromGirl short sexy beaded prom dress

    JVN by Jovani sheer beaded dress

    While channelling “Rebel Rebel,” why wear a long prom dress? A JVN by Jovani short beaded dress will set you apart from the crowd. The sleeveless shift features beading over tan mesh. Over the center torso of the v neck dress, silver beads are densely arranged. On the sides and shoulders, lined sheer fabric ensures modesty… and perhaps recalls a bit of Bowie scandal.

    A selection of David Bowie’s stage costumes are currently on a world tour. Wouldn’t it be great to see it an be inspired by his creativity? Whether you are inspired by online photos or world travel, embrace your  dynamic personality when you choose your gown for prom 2016.

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