Fashions for Proms

4 Radiant Orchid Strapless Formal Dresses

While I jumped for joy as Celesia Orange became a trending color, pinky purple fumes of jubilation erupted all over the web when Pantone declared Radiant Orchid "Color of the Year." Orchids aren't just for corsages and boutonnieres any more! When looking for a radiant orchid formal dress for prom, you'll find that a simple color search is not always easy. The sweet and punchy mixture of pink and purple defy most color categorizations. I've clicked around for you, looking for floor length gowns at both designer and budget price points. Imagine my surprise when my first favs were all strapless gowns!

4 Radiant Orchid Strapless Dresses

For less than $150, glow in a radiant orchid stylish formal gown that features sequins and a detachable corsage. This long strapless dress has a sweetheart neckline, ruched waistband and a full multi layer skirt. Notice how the dark sequin colors allow the radiant orchid fabric take center stage.

Love a print that features radiant orchid? On the left, look how essentially the same strapless sequin gownplayswith a large scale print. It, too, has a floral accent on the ruched waistband for a new look.

Alyce Parisgives radiant orchid a different perspective in a floor length strapless sequin gown available in sizes 00 to 32. Sequins on the sweetheart bodice contrast with the chiffon fabric, creating a dynamic duo or radiant orchid and silver. Both dresses have a ruched waist band and a full skirt, but the each have their own vibe.

Don't you love the woven ruched panels that criss cross the body of Jump's strapless ombre evening dress?It is so beautiful, I just have to show front and back views, so you can see the beaded rhinestonestrailing across the open back. With the ombre skirt, this is probably the least radiant orchid of today's picks, but who can hide this beauty?

With these strapless dresses, your wrist corsage could still contain orchids. Just choose other colors than radiant orchid, like green, yellow or white. Pantone definitely adds pizazz to this spring's formal season.

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