Prom is an important right of passage in any girl’s life and it’s been said that once you find the perfect dress, it is all down hill from there. Most proms are based around a special theme or they have been designed to create a particular atmosphere. When you go shopping for your prom dress, keep that theme or atmosphere in mind. Take a look at some of these gorgeous new prom dresses for 2011!
Casino Event Theme
For example, maybe your prom theme is casino night; you want to stick with reds, blacks, and whites. A short knee high cocktail type dress with spaghetti straps is totally appropriate. Have fun with shimmering polka dots and a subtle bow in the front pulls the look together. A dress that is longer in the back and shorter in the front is also a popular look. Add moderate heels, a clutch purse, and anything that sparkles.
Mystical Theme: Mardi Gras Event Theme/City
On the other hand, your prom theme might have a mystical feel, then you want to focus on colors like purple, greens, silver, gold, white, and classic black. The gown you choose should flow with ease; look soft yet bold, and shimmer. Go for a strapless dress with a tight bodice and a long flowing skirt. Chiffon and tulle are great flowing types of material. Once you have found your dress, you can compliment this look with a string of short or long pearls, or diamonds. Antique costume jewelry is always gorgeous with a classic beaded clutch or small purse.
If your prom has no theme, then you can just pick anything that is fun and that makes you feel gorgeous. Remember, when you are looking for your dress, don’t focus on what your friends are trying on. Everyone has a different body type and you should buy a dress that fits you well, that you will feel comfortable in, and feel confident in when you are dancing. Choose colors that look good with your skin tone. Select a dress length based on your height. Most importantly, always remember to get smashing, but sensible shoes. Do not be afraid to try a new look. Bold, bright colors are in fashion for 2011 and you can never sparkle too much!