Whether it's for prom, homecoming, coronation or some other spectacular formal school event, we know how important it is to find THE formal dress that expresses your own personal style! Of course, there are so many to choose from, and every girl wants to be up on the latest styles, so here's a rundown of some trends and choices to consider when picking the dress of your dreams! ... Read MoreRead Less
Current Trends. While many schools and regions have their own traditions and trends when it comes to what kind of dress is right for prom or homecoming, there are some industry fashion trends you might want to know about if you're looking to make the perfect dance floor statement. Sophisticated sequins and beads are hot, so a dress from designers Jovani, Alyce Paris or Mac Duggal, for example, will have you sparkling in style all night long. Other trends for Prom 2015 include playful prints and polka dots (like Tony Bowls Evenings, Style TBE11540 and La Femme 20908). Two piece sets and thigh-high slits are also among some of the hottest prom trends, gracing both the runways and the red carpet. Style savvy designers like Paparazzi and Rachel Allen are sure to get you noticed with these two dramatic trends.
School Rules. While you might be madly in love with the idea of a form-fitting dress with a low back or side cut-outs, it's entirely possible that your school might be less in love with the idea of a girl wearing those styles to a school event. Many schools have dress code rules for homecoming and prom, so it's important to check out your school's policy before you buy a dress to ensure that you're getting a dress appropriate to (and permitted at) your event.
Short Vs. Long? Again, this is often dictated in part by trends or traditions at your particular school or in your particular area, but if you're open to either you might want to ask yourself a few questions to decide - Can you dance in a long dress? Do you want to look more or less formal? And finally, what's more you? Short dresses might be a better choice for a girl who plans to be on the dance floor all night long, and a girl who is going for a more formal vibe might be happier in a long gown (either a ball gown or a slim elegant sheath).