Fashions for Proms

Midriff Prom Dresses

A prom dress in two pieces? Oh, yes, my dears, this is the year that the 3 piece tux meets the 2 piece dress. Start your ab crunches now, because gowns that show off a well toned midriff will be hot this spring. Here's five prom dresses from Sherri Hill and Dave and Johnny to inspire your workouts.

Sherri Hill leads the trend with a sleek blue two piece dress. This prom dress proclaims elegant opulence, yet in such an understated way. The long skirt flaunts a short train cut on the bias. Beads embellish the border of the skirt waistband and bodice edging. What a fabulous midriff gown!

For a dose of pep and personality, there's nothing like polka dots. With expert ease, Sherri Hill combines polka dots and sequins in this two piece long prom gown. The black sequin strapless bodice is a nice counterpoint to the white polka dot skirt. Choosing a longer train pushes this playful dress into the "formal with a touch of romance" category. Texture and trend fits flawlessly into this prom dress.

I've showcased this dress already, but Sherri Hill's black midriff gown is worth a second look. All hail Cleopatra this long prom gown is regal and totally body con.

Prom dresses don't need to be long to be formal. Take this short midriff formal dress from Dave and Johnny. The racerback midriff features allover lace. The lace motif continues along the waistline of its full organza skirt. I love the way the large floral motifs cascade beyond the edges of the two pieces.

Sherri Hill's 2 piece short beaded dress is easy to wear and full of detail. Horizontal bands of beads take a curve at the bust line. Layers of organza create a short full skirt. You may not want to take this dress off ever!

Finally, Dave and Johnny mix midriff with broken glass beading for a spectacular white strapless sweetheart short prom dress. Actually, this little formal dress has removable straps, so you can wear it both ways.

I could see myself using the bodices of these prom dresses to mix and match for parties later this year. Hmmm, maybe the two piece prom dress trend has another up side.

So I guess I'll see you at the gym! Haven't ever done an ab crunch? Watch this video from the Mayo Clinic about how to do them properly.

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