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Cassandra’s Top Prom Dress Picks from David’s Bridal
by Cassandra Morris
One of the best parts of prom? Trying on all the prom dresses.
The other day I popped into David’s Bridal with a mission: try on a bunch of styles from their 2012 prom collection.
So many colors! So many silhouettes! There was an incredible range to choose from in my size, so I decided to switch it up and try on styles that I’ve never worn before.
I usually go for short prom dresses in dark colors, like this frilly style.
But, I spied a printed floor-length dress on the rack and decided to take the plunge. Surprise… I loved it! It totally spoke to the eclectic side of my personality, and would be perfect for a paradise-themed prom.
I’ve always loved unique prom dresses with a lot of sparkle, but usually shy away from super-bright colors. One of 2012’s hottest hues is sunset orange, so in the name of trends, I tried this dress on. I discovered that the shade actually goes really well with my brown hair! Another win.
David’s Bridal has traditional princess-like ball gowns for prom complete with sparkles and full tulle skirts. The moment I slipped into this pale pink gown, I felt oh-so elegant and ready for a special night.
What’s your favorite dress that I tried on? Tell me in the comments section below!
Check back on April 11 to see the rest of my picks including my favorite dress!
Katrina’s Fashionable Vacation to Mexico!
by Katrina Mitzeliotis
After Fashion Week and awards season come to an end, it’s the perfect time to get away and relax—and that’s just what I did! I headed to the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun for a few days, where I enjoyed the weather and a slew of activities. While packing can be a pain, I was excited to get away and show off some of the spring trends that I haven’t been able to break out just yet.
Our first night, we went to dinner. I opted for a floral strapless dress with an asymmetrical hemline. Florals are everywhere this season, and I love how you can easily take a floral dress and dress it up or down. The strapless style and the gathering under the bust is so flattering on a variety of shapes, and it really enhances my waist.
Get the look with this printed David’s Bridal dress.
Day 2: Sail fishing!
On our second day, we were up bright and early for sail fishing. I kept it casual, throwing on a white belted cover-up over my striped bathing suit. A tribal beach bag completed my look. Whether I’m getting all dressed up or keeping it casual, I almost always cinch in my waist to enhance my shape. Belting adds a nice touch to formal dresses—and that’s exactly what you can achieve with this sash.
On our second night, we headed over to the exquisite Le Blanc hotel for a cocktail party, so I wanted to get a bit more dressed up. Spring is all about color, and my one-shoulder dress exhibits this trend perfectly! I color blocked with my accessories, pairing the dress with bright yellow pumps and a blue envelope clutch. I swept my hair to one side to keep the focus on the frock.
This vibrant one-shoulder dress is perfect for a cocktail party or summer wedding.
Style F44358 in Malibu
Night 3: At the Enrique concert!
On our third night, we headed over to an Enrique Iglesias concert. Since I knew we would be standing, I ditched my pumps and opted for flat sandals and a printed dress. I accessorized with my blue envelope clutch. An unexpected pop of color is a great way to add a trendy spring vibe to any outfit—even if you’re heading out for a more formal occasion.
Looking to dress up your formal outfit? I love this fun and flirty rosette clutch.
Style 3631 in Pink
We left Cancun bright and early, and I kept my outfit comfortable for the flight home. A flowing striped skirt that I love to wear on lazy summer days got a fresh update, thanks to my bright sleeveless top. Tangerine seems to be everywhere this season, and I love how it highlighted my tan! A long sweater kept me warm on the plane, while my hat concealed my hair from the night before.
This bright shade is perfect for prom or your next event—nothing says summer like a vibrant color!
So, how do you choose the perfect prom shoes? It’s all about color, detail and heel height!
If glitter and sparkle are your bffs…
The best thing about these peep-toe sling backs are the rhinestones that shine the same hue as the shoe. They create a light-catching illusion that will make your shoes the envy of prom. Indigo purple is one of the hottest colors for prom 2012, but also check out these shoes in vibrant red and sultry silver.
If you love detail…
These gorgeous strappy sandals feature rhinestone clusters that will light up your feet as you break it down on the dance floor. Try them in black, gold and silver… perfect for matching nearly any dress.
If you’re craving some extra inches…
These five-inch pumps will have you seeing at whole new heights while adding shimmer to your ensemble. Best of all, they come in nude, silver and a striking multi-glitter hue.
If you want the heel but not the height…
Kitten heels are a savior for tall girls who don’t want to tower over their date and for the gal who isn’t into standing on her toes all night. These demure heels will only add two inches.
If you want a shoe you can wear again and again…
Metallics are hot for prom and for summer. The dramatically weaved straps on these silver prom shoes are certainly reminiscent of Selena Gomez, and can be worn at birthday parties and celebrations through the end of summer.
Remember: blisters can be worse than a pimple on prom night, so don’t forget to break in your heels before prom. Wear them out for a night or around the house as soon as you get home from school for a few hours. Your toes will thank you later!
Although we’re still waiting for spring to finally come, Fall 2012 Fashion Week in NYC just ended and I loved all the variety on the runways! From glam gowns to stylish separates, the season will definitely bring new looks. So, what can we expect to see?
From the Zac Posen runway to Marchesa, we saw a slew of gorgeous gowns in mermaid silhouettes. This sexy, Hollywood glam style looks fantastic on so many stars and will continue to be a red carpet staple—and it’s perfect for a special occasion!
While sometimes designers shy away from color for fall, that wasn’t the case at all this season. At Jason Wu, Donna Karan and Michael Kors we saw show-stopping red gowns. Not only does the color look great on a variety of skin tones and complexions, but it also totally steals the spotlight at a grand affair.
The trend that has been so popular on the red carpet will definitely continue for fall, with designers like J. Mendel and Jenny Packham embracing the trend. This style is definitely on the sexy side, but I love how it’s still sophisticated and chic.
Gold & Metallics
From Reem Acra and Monique Lhuillier to Badgley Mischka, shimmering gold gowns, sparkling sequins and intricate embellishments ruled the runway. Whether on a classic strapless or sexy plunging long-sleeved gown, this bold look always seems to be in style.
Formal wear is decidedly different from street clothes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate your signature everyday style into a show-stopping look for prom.
First, look through your closet and classify your style. Are you about classic lines or do you love anything trendy? Do you like bold colors or neutrals? Are you a rocker chick or a proud prep? Once you narrow your style down, shopping will be a cinch.
David’s Bridal has prom styles for every type of gal. Check out my favorites, then pick your own and save them in “My Favorite Styles” on the David’s Bridal website!
If you’re preppy:
This mauve organza dress works for girls who feel just as comfy at the country club as they do at school. The color is demure and feminine while the center brooch is simple and dainty. Plus, it’s strapless… which means it’s perfect for showing off a string of pearls.
If you’re a rocker scene chick:
This dress is perfect for girls who spend their weekends rockin’ out to their favorite bands. The black sequins will shimmer under the dance floor lights while the hot pink sash says that you’re not afraid to stand apart. The best part of this dress? The short pick-up hem!
If you’re artsy:
This strapless frock is for the girl that can mix and match prints and hues in a way that no one else can. The ruching and high-low hem combine to make this dress truly dimensional, while the colors remind me of a watercolor palette.
One-shoulder dresses are perfect for gals with toned arms and shoulders from hours spent on the field. This short charmeuse frock features beaded cut-out details on the waist and shoulders, a flattering ruched waistline, and a slimming skirt without a pouf in sight.
This princess ball gown combines a classic sweetheart neckline and a breathtaking floor-length skirt with the hottest detail of this season: beading!
You dress to turn heads and like all eyes on you, so spring for a vibrant gown with wild prints that shows just a little bit of skin and bask in the attention. This bright gown features a front slit, an x-back and a beautifully beaded waist.