Your Perfect Prom Dress

Prom is unquestionably one of the most exciting and memorable moments of high school. It is filled with friends, fun, dancing, limos, expensive dinners, pretty dresses… and pretty boys. However, with all of the fanfare that surrounds finding the perfect prom dress, it can quickly turn into one of the most pressuring times. This is the dress that will be forever memorialized in that cheesy (but oh so adorable) prom picture, the one that will sit on your parents’ mantle, desk, and we can’t forget hung on the refrigerator for years to come (my mom still has mine up even though I’ve been married for five years and my husband is not the one in the picture…).

But don’t you worry my pretty prom princess we are here to help you! Yes, together we will find the perfect dress a la this prom season’s hottest trends.

Black and White

This season black, white, and black and white dresses are the way to go, and it seems that Alice + Olivia have monopolized the options with some amazing choices.

Neiman Marcus, $997

This black leather bustier dress is for the girl who is très chic, but wants to show she has also has a bit of an edge.

Neiman Marcus, $997

If you are looking for the complete opposite of edgy-chic than this white Alice + Olivia feather skirt dress is for you. It is feminine with its lace detailing; yet it shows you like to have fun with your style.

Floral Maxi

BCBG, $448

Want to be your date’s very own Grecian goddess? This BCBG’s one-shoulder silk Inga gown is what you’ve been looking for. A halo braid and great chandelier earrings will set off the look just fabulously!

Ted Baker, $425

For a softer ethereal take on the floral maxi, head over to Ted Baker where you’ll find a bevy of lovely choices from their spring line. I happen to favor this ‘Serlant’ wallpaper print maxi. You can dress it up with a gold or silver metallic skinny belt and a great pair of stilettos.

Short and Bold

Net-A-Porter, $895

Feeling sassy? Miu Miu gives the classic silk-organza ruffle party dress an update with sheer skirt and a yummy hot-coral color.

Net-A-Porter, $745

Carven’s off-the-shoulder taffeta dress is a delightful mixture of old and new. You’ll need an extra cool clutch for this party pleaser, and a sky-high topknot.

The Quintissential Prom Dress

Sherri Hill, $900

If you are looking for the dress that screams “prom dress!!!!” then you must get your hands on a beautiful Sherri Hill gown. There are really too many to pick from, but here is a little taste!

Sherri Hill, $450

Sherri Hill, $650

By Kristianne Young

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