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What Prom Dress Color is Perfect for You

Jan 31, 2017

After you’ve identified the prom dress style that you want to wear, the next big question is the color. Now, color is key because picking the wrong hue can actually leave you looking washed out. It’s not your imagination that some colors are more flattering than others on you, which is why it’s vital to target a color that brings out all of your best assets. So, how do you decide on the perfect prom dress color for you? Well, the secret is actually in the undertones.

Red Long Prom Dress 2017 by Sherri Hill

First off, don’t confuse surface tone with undertone. Surface tone is what’s on top and what you pay attention to when it comes to makeup. However, undertone is what lies underneath your skin. Undertone is broken into three categories; cool, warm and neutral. Cool means you have pink, red or blue undertones while warm describes yellow or golden undertones. Ladies that are neutral have a combo of both. Don’t stress. It only takes a minute to decide which undertone best describes you.

  • Look at your veins – Check out the veins by your wrist. If they’re bluish, then you have cool undertones. Green means that you have warm.
  • Silver or gold – If silver jewelry looks better on you than you have cool undertones. Gold tends to flatter warm toned ladies.
  • Natural hair and eye color – If the previous tricks didn’t help, then consider the hair and eye color that nature gave you. Gals with blue, green or gray eyes and blonde, brown or black hair have cool undertones while ladies with brown, hazel or amber eyes along with red, brown, black or strawberry blonde hair have warm undertones.
  • Fun in the sun – Another way to find your undertone is to take a look at your skin after a day spent in the sun. Girls that tan easily have warm undertones while gals that burn quickly have cool.

Open Back Yellow Prom Gown 2017 by Jovani

Okay, so now that you’ve identified your undertone. Target a prom dress color that flatters your undertone and you have the ideal prom dress color for you. Fabulous colors for warm undertones are yellow, richer hues of red, shades of brown, creamy colors as well as lighter greens that have a yellow mix. Cool undertones will rock blue, purple, pink, darker greens, reds that boast a bluish base and cyan.

Happy shopping!

2017 Hot Prom Style: Florals

Jan 23, 2017

Florals have always been a fashion statement. While many gals may shy away from wearing a floral print for a formal event like a prom, the truth is florals may actually help you stand out from the pack. There isn’t anything worse than walking into a room and see someone else wearing the same dress. How about a room full of classmates all decked out in the same color? Not only is it boring, it will definitely make everyone feel a bit uncomfortable.

Organza Off-White Floral Dress by Blush PromPrinted Mikado High Low Floral Prom Dress 2017 by Blush Prom

There is a lot to be said for stepping out of the mainstream when it comes to prom picks for 2017. Florals have been all over the runways and for good reason. They are elegant. Now, don’t make the mistake of thinking big girls don’t wear florals. That just simply isn’t true. With the right floral pattern to suit your personal style, you can be turning heads on prom night for the right reason. You’ll look totally amazing in your floral dress and it will certainly stand out from the masses.

Take a peek at the floral prints available at and you will be pleasantly surprised. These aren’t wannabe bridesmaid dresses or throwbacks from your little girl days. Florals for 2017 are elegant, chic and yes, sexy. From long to short to strapless to two-piece to mermaid, floral print prom dresses are stunning. You can go completely floral or choose either a floral top and solid skirt or vice versa. Either is an excitingly stylish choice that will make your dress pop and have all eyes on you, especially his.

2017 Trendy Prom Style: Rompers

Jan 18, 2017

So, you’ve been asked to the prom. Of course, you said yes. You’re excited, but there’s one major fly in the ointment. You hate dresses. Don’t worry. You are not alone. Plenty of gals shutter at the thought of putting on a ball gown all layered up with tulle or lace. If that’s your style, wear it well. However, for many gals, dresses just aren’t all that alluring, especially fancy ones. Well, for ladies that dare to be different and say no to the dress, here is the hottest prom trend for 2017; the romper.

Royal Blue Prom Romper 2017 by Rachel Allan

Yes, you’ve seen it on the runway. You already own a couple of comfy, casual rompers. Celebs are wearing them to major red carpet events. It’s not surprising that the romper will be a popular pick for the upcoming prom season. Of course, it is prom, so prom rompers will offer an elegant style and glam that is all their own, giving you a lot of options when it comes to your prom outfit.

When picking a romper to wear to a prom, you can go a couple of different ways. First off, pick a romper with sequins, beads or another type of sophisticated accent that takes the romper style to the next level. Another choice is a romper with a chiffon overlay. The draping long skirt over the romper brings the two styles together and is a nice compromise if mom insists on the dress. Going with a pretty floral pattern is also a top pick for formal rompers that will rock. Metallic is another way to go. If you’re going with a simple black romper, then amp it up with your accessories.

Black Floral Prom Romper 2017 from Rachel Allan

If you are dead set against wearing a fancy dress, then don’t. You will feel more confident and comfortable if you are wearing an outfit that expresses your personal style. Don’t be pushed into the dress if you prefer going for formal wear that is off the beaten path. Thankfully, styles change with the times and you will have a lot of options outside of the traditional for 2017. Just take a peek at the hottest prom rompers for 2017. You will be pleasantly surprised and mom might be too though it might take her a while to warm to the romper.

Prom Dress Fabric Guide 2017

Jan 12, 2017

Shopping for a prom dress is confusing enough what with all of the different styles and colors. Factor in the material and the stress starts to set in. So, don’t stress. Take a look at’s fabric guide to get a handle on the types of fabrics available in today’s most popular prom dress styles. Let the guide help take the confusion out of your search, leaving you with the important stuff like finding the perfect prom dress.

  • Tulle is typically made from silk, rayon, nylon or cotton. It is what gives prom styles like ball gowns and mermaid dresses their pouf.
  • Silk is a naturally fiber that is as luscious as it sounds. You’ll find that many of the more elegant prom designs are fashioned from silk.
  • Satin is an extremely popular material for prom dresses. A satin weave has a shiny and a matte side.
  • Velvet has that warm and fuzzy feel. It can be made from silk, cotton or synthetics. While velvet is not your typical prom dress fabric, it is a sophisticated choice that stands out.
  • Lace can come in many different weaves, patterns and weight. Some prom dresses may feature lace accents or be designed entirely of lace. While lace is stunning remember it is a delicate material that does have a tendency to snag.
  • Sequin fabrics are the choice when you want something with a bit more glitz and glam. Sequined materials typically have a mesh or organza backing.
  • Chiffon is made from silk or polyester. Its simple allure and delicate shimmer make chiffon an appealing pick for prom dresses. Chiffon is also a lightweight fabric that’s sheer, which is why dresses using it have layers.
  • Taffeta makes that great rustling sound when you sashay down the red carpet. It can be fashioned from silk or synthetic fiber. Taffeta is often used in mermaid or trumpet gowns because it’s stiffer.
  • Organza offers a smooth, lightweight fabric that’s sheer. However, organza can also be stiff, which makes it a great choice for silhouette prom dresses.
Taffeta Prom Dress

Taffeta Prom Dress 2017 from Jovani

Tulle Prom Dress 2017 from Panoply

Tulle Prom Dress 2017 from Panoply

Sequin Prom Dress 2017 from Riva

Sequin Prom Dress 2017 from Riva