Friday, January 26, 2007

Dresses for Prom

Prom is possibly the moment girls anticipate most in High School, and half (or more) of the fun comes from shopping.
Some things to keep in mind about prom while picking a dress...
Prom is a dance, so you have to be able to dance in the dress. If you choose to go strapless, the dress has to fit very well, and it's probably best not to choose a very heavy dress. Most people at prom (at least when I went) take off their shoes, so also make sure your dress isn't too long, unless you don't mind holding on to it while dancing.
Secondly, prom is prom. It's fine to want to make a fashion statement at prom, but it's best not to be too avant garde. Prom is the time to be extravagantly glamorous. Also, you're young, so don't pull an Olsen and dress like you're 30.
Notte by Marchesa (price range $500-$1500), in my opinion, is perfect for prom but it's quite pricey. Their simple, but flirty and fun. They also come in a variety of lengths, all of which work.
long dress:

and shorter one:

Nicole Miller (price range usually under $500) also carries dresses. Her collections and Notte are usually quite colorful:

David Meister (price range: $300-400) is another choice. A little more subdued and elegant than Notte or Nicole Miller:
Sue Wong (price $300-400) was very popular at my prom. She makes some very princessy dresses:

Laundry by Shelli Segal (price: $200-ish I think) was also popular, because of her classic-prom taffeta dresses.
For those who have $ to spend, some other names to look up are: Mandalay and Nicole Bakti (more colorful) and Carmen Marc Valvo (more subdued).

4 Comments:

Anonymous charmaine said...

obsessing over the red nicole miller dress.
thankyousomuch for the entry!

7:58 AM  
Blogger dewi said...

^no problem
i wore a purple nicole miller dress for prom. nordstroms carries her dresses too...

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessica McClintock makes beautiful and VERY affordable dresses. Her black and white ones are gorgeous.

1:06 AM  
Blogger dewi said...

^thanks for the suggestion!!!

7:54 PM  

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