For prom this year pretty prom dresses span from gorgeous gowns to the perfect little black dress to formal strapless numbers ideal for black tie events. When I went looking for prom dresses to style and feature in a TV segment for KTLA, I knew it was no longer about searching in the prom department of a department store. Nowadays prom dresses aren’t just about looking like Cinderella. The perfect dress is among an assortment of the same dresses the rest of us are buying for parties, black tie affairs and special events like weddings. Some of these same dresses are ready for the red carpet. You can shop for a dress that you wear to prom and save it in your closet for another future party or black tie event well into your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. All the looks are modern and fresh without being trendy.
Pretty Prom Dresses
Style Expert Alison Deyette (center in a dress by Fame and Partners) with the glam teens she styled for Prom.
Pretty Prom Dresses & Getting Glam
Nikki is wearing a red strapless gown from AlyceParis.com. The site carries a plethora of ball gowns reminiscent of Cinderella to the drop-dead gorgeously chic dresses for black tie to a cocktail party. Here chic red gown from Alyce Paris is available at PromGirl.com.
Maya is wearing a spaghetti strap floral gown from by&by available at JCPenney. AND this fabulous dress is now on sale. There were so many pretty prom dresses, but this one is perfect for a summer wedding too. Plus, this dress has pockets so she can keep a lip gloss handy.
AND check out her heels – perfect berry colored heels from NinaShoes.com to make her dress pop even more. These sweet heels are just $85.
Sasha’s wearing a Fame and Partners dress. They cal it their Backless Starlet dress in Pretty Pink. Each Fame and Partners piece is customizable – meaning you want that dress in black – they can do it. And they have a wide range of dresses from gowns to party dresses to prom to even the perfect sundress for vacation. You can buy as it or they have a made-to-order model that reduces fashion’s impact on the environment with ethical production methods that generate less waste. Her heels, jewelry and clutch are all from Ninashoes.com. All the girls have their accessories from Nina Shoes.
Gleenix is wearing a designer black cocktail dress from Burlington for under $50.
Prom Looks for Guys
Ernie, Anthony and Noah
Ernie is wearing a blue suit by J. Ferrar also available at JCPenney. This too is on sale for approximately $150. I added a plaid tie and handkerchief to play off the color of the suit.
Anthony is wearing a black slim suit from Burlington for $100.
You don’t have to buy a full tux anymore. Men’s Wearhouse launched a group of fun dinner jackets which offers guys a great alternative to the traditional tux. Noah is wearing a silver slim tailored dinner jacket is from Kenneth Cole Reaction ($150) and I’ve paired it with a tux shirt and black pants all from Men’s Wearhouse. All the guys are wearing black dress shoes from Bloomingdales and I shopped for their accessories on Shoprunner.com. With membership on Shoprunner.com you get free 2 business day shipping from over 150 stores.
Gleenix + Maya are representing Step Up – a nonprofit after-school mentorship program that I’m involved with as a Luminary Circle member and mentor.
Step Up programs are offered at 7 high schools in under-resourced neighborhoods around LA and work with girls on becoming confident, college-bound, career-focused and ready to join the next generation of professional women.
Getting Glam For Prom
To enhance our beautiful teens, all their makeup was done with Clinique products including their new BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops. You just add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer to create a sheer to full finish depending on how many drops you use. It lets you create custom coverage. You can turn any moisturizer into a BB or CC cream or even foundation. It’s coverage that works for all skin types. You can find this newly launched product at Clinique counters nationwide or at Clinique.com.
Before the dress, before the makeup and before the hair – you want to make sure your skin is clear of any blemishes from appearing during that special moment so when acne pops up at the last moment try Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne™ Daily Leave-On Mask. The mask is clinically proven to reduce size and redness of current breakouts in just 4 hours which can help diminish your stress for the big event too.
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