Sunday, February 6, 2011

Prom 101: Austere Dress Codes for Prom Night

 Austere dress code policies pose a very big problem during prom night.  It delimits your choices for that perfect dress for prom.  And there is absolutely no way you can go to prom looking like you're on your way to Sunday school.

But don't fret it.  Just because your principal thinks today's fashion is a little vulgar for highschool doesn't mean you have to dress up like granny to avoid detention.

These dresses will get you covered.... literally.

One Shoulder Strap Dresses

  Jovani 159759, Formal Dress with High Slit Jovani 71459, Sheer One-Shoulder Dress Tony Bowls TBE11155, Woven, wrap-style party dress with up-to-there side slit by Tony Bowls 2011 Evening. Jovani 71654, One-Shoulder Ruched Mermaid Dress 1346 ONE SHOULDER FLORAL LACE SEQUINCE HIGH SLIT LONG GOWN

Look elegantly sexy with one shoulder strap dresses.  It's a perfect alternative for bare back halter dresses and tube dresses as it gives you just the right coverage.  It highlights your shoulder and neck, and draws attention to your hair.  So just a tip ladies, make sure your hair is perfectly coiffed for the occasion.  Also, choose a one shoulder strap dress in satin, silk or any liquid fabric.

TIP:  Choose an empire cut dress to hide your tummy. :)

High Low Hem Dresses

Jovani 9331, Glittering Cocktail Dress With Sheer Train Jovani 159586, Gorgeous Satin Cocktail Dress Jovani 159200, Stunning Strapless Dress Jovani 7450, Festive Print Dress With Floral Detai Jovani 7455, Animal Print Dress With Satin Lining

Want to show off your gams but your school has policies against hemlines that go above the knee?  Don't sweat it.  High-low hem line dresses lets you show off your great legs without breaking the dress codes.  It's fun, flirty and graceful at the same time. 

Tutu Dresses

Jovani Beyond B199, Sequinedr Strapless Ballerina Dress 5220 SWEETHEART NECKLINE SEQUIN SHORT COCKTAIL PROM DRESS Beaded Corset Bubble Formal Jovani 158214, Ruffled Cocktail Dress Jovani 158750, Short Sequin Bubble Skirt Dress

Another alternative for mini dresses are the tutu dress and bubble skirt dresses.  It not only shows off your gams without raising any eyebrows but it also lets you have fun without worrying over tripping over your long dress.  
An added benefit:  Tutu dresses and bubble dresses are versatile so you can wear them to the after prom party.  

Mother of the Bride Beaded Cutouts Long Sleeve Organza Formal Wedding Party Gown MOB Dress Mother of Bride Wedding Dress Bridal Gown Bridesmaid Dress Evening Dress Prom Gown Tony Bowls TBE 11117, Off-the-shoulder column gown with glittering edging by Tony Bowls 2011 Evening. Stop Staring! Billion Dollar Baby Dress - Black Satin Jovani 158706, Sequin Bubble Skirt Dress

Whether you're afraid of getting the slip after prom or you're trying to cover up your arms, you can never go wrong with sleeved dresses.  But you don't have to cover them all up.  you can opt for off shoulder and boat neck to expose your shoulders.  Sheer sleeves in lace also gives that sexy vibe without showing those arms.

Batwings, capped or kimono style sleeves on prom dresses are also great options.  they cover up your arms without looking too stern and out dated.  

Another way to balance out the look is to shorten the hemline.

Cover ups

#3001 Burgundy Corset Embroidery Wedding Formal Ball Gown Formal Evening Dress with Short Jacket - Mother of Bride & Groom, Wedding, Party, MOB Gown by Sean Collection (7344) Midnight Blue 10 Sage Formal Evening Dress with Bolero - Mother of Bride & Groom Dress. Mothers Dress Gown. Womens Long Evening Gown by Sean Collection (7313) Formal Evening Dress with Short Jacket - Mother of Bride & Groom, Wedding, Party, MOB Gown by Sean Collection (7342) Deep Teal 12

Shawls and boleros are also a great way to cover your arms.  Go for sheer, liquid fabrics for shawls in the same shade as your dress, or silk or satin boleros with ruffles to add a little umph to an otherwise plain dress.  


Maldito said...

nasa tamang lugar ba ako? this u andrea? lols

Urban Princess said...

hahahahahaha. oo. nasa tamang lugar ka parin. :D frustration ko kasi ang prom ko nung highschool. :D

labo kasi ng mga pari sa school namin. lol.

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