Finding a prom dress is no easy task – with so many shapes, styles and colours to choose from, it can be impossible to narrow down your absolute fave. With black tie a tricky brief to master (especially if it’s your first fancy event), here’s our handy guide on where to shop, which styles to choose and how to be the belle of your ball!
The Classic Prom Dress
When people say prom dress, you generally think of a classic ’50s silhouette with a seriously full skater skirt. If this trend is right up your alley then you’re in luck because there’s a whole host of hotties on the high street. We love this ASOS floral number with it’s chic off-the-shoulder detail and sheer organza. If you’re after something a little more simple, try out this Lipsy mini with bow detail – wear with a statement clutch and fierce heels.
The Evening Gown
If you really want to dress to the nines, the only way to go is maxi. This Virgo’s Lounge beaded dream is right at the top of our wish list. Super demure but undeniably glam, just add a statement red lip and you’ll be stealing the show.
If you can’t find your dream dress, then it’s time to take a walk in the skirt aisle. Picking a luxe skirt and lovely crop top makes a nice change and can be seriously statement. Whether you want to go all pencil or full-on ball gown, the choices are endless. We can’t decide between this amazing leaf-print skirt from VLabel London and this Coast showstopper.
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If you’re not in the mood to wear an OTT gown, then don’t be afraid of a trousersuit. From Angelina Jolie to Emma Watson, chic ladies everywhere are plumping for trousers on the red carpet. Make a statement in this pink suit from M&S or go super classic in black – who said tuxes were just for the boys?
By Amy de Klerk