Hot Looks for Prom

April 7, 2009 10:13:10 AM PDT
Take cues from starlets on the Hollywood Red Carpet. Celebrity-inspired dresses for Prom are the hot ticket. Short, bold, and glam will have heads turning at Prom. It's all about standing out and making a statement, says Lisa Stricker of Woodfield in Schaumburg. She has picked out a few of the hottest looks for girls and guys; all fashions are available at Woodfield.Hilary in Hot Pink Dress from Express: www.express.com

  • Pastels are in the past, now bright, bold colors are leading the way.
  • Make a statement with color ---- bright pink is the most popular this season.
  • Hot pink, strapless dress with layered black necklaces to dress the look up. Simple and chic.
  • Dress $70; Necklaces $25-40 each
  • Angela in Glittery Bronze Short Dress from French Connection: www.frenchconnection.com

  • Break out of the "long prom gown box."
  • Sleeveless dress with a sweetheart neckline with bow at the waist.
  • Detailing is the key to dressing up a short dress, go for bows or fun ruffles.
  • Don't load on the jewelry; this bronze hue will shine at prom.
  • Dress $178
  • Dylan in Black Stripe Suit from Bachrach: www.bachrach.com

  • Wool, 2-button, stripe suit.
  • Casual, yet dressy enough for a special occasion.
  • Paired with a bronze tie to match date's dress ? she'll be impressed.
  • Suit $348; Shirt $65; Tie $70
  • Lauren in Mermaid Dress from Jessica McClintock: www.jessicamcclintock.com

  • Mermaid-style dresses are so stunning and sophisticated.
  • Very fitting and then flare out at the bottom, giving a beautiful hourglass shape.
  • Black and white may seem like a classic combo, but it's everywhere this prom.
  • $220
  • Matt in Traditional Tux from Men's Warehouse and Tux: www.menswarehouse.com

  • Traditional black tux with a twist.
  • The white bow tie switches the look up. President Obama wore the same combo on Inauguration Night.
  • White collared shirt and vest for a fresh and polished look.
  • Rent this Look for $60 to $180 (depending on brands)
  • Samantha in Indian Print Scarf Dress from Caché: www.cache.com

  • Flowing gowns with large, bold prints stand out on prom night.
  • "Bollywood" inspired: bright colors, eye catching design.
  • One shoulder cut has been all over the red carpet, embrace the trend!
  • Keep accessories simple so all the focus is on the dress.
  • $238

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