Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Prom Queen

With prom and graduation season approaching the search begins for the perfect dress! Looking for that special frock can be overwhelming but it is just so exciting when you find "the one"... It can be tricky trying to find a dress that is age appropriate, I have a few simple rules to follow. Stay away from anything too tight or too short and avoid oversized puffy sleeves or dresses with a ton of fabric they will overwhelm your shape... I picked 3 beautiful and budget friendly dresses that are right on trend this season yet totally sophisticated and best of all they won't break the bank, they are all from The Bay and on sale right now... I used the always adorable Taylor Swift as inspiration for these 3 looks, Taylor always looks stunning yet age appropriate on the red carpet. I am also very lucky to have such a beautiful daughter who was willing to be my model for a day, isn't she gorgeous?!! We spent many hours though her high school years dress shopping and I loved every minute of it ... Remember this is an occasion to have fun with fashion, you should feel confident and truly like a princess on this special day!

Dress 1 ~ Sparkle & Shine ~

A sparkly dress is perfect on the dance floor, this Jessica Simpson black sequins dress (reg $220 sale $110) takes the "little black dress" to new heights. The 3/4 sleeve is balanced out by the fun low back and just above the knee hemline. Accessorize with simple black pumps and fun jewellery in any of spring's hottest colours, I chose hot pink chandelier earrings ($6 at H&M) for Megan's look. Her hair is elegant in an unfussy side swept chignon and the makeup clean and fresh with gold eyeshadow and a pretty raspberry lipstick.

Dress 2 ~ Bold Colour ~

Go for a bright and bold colour to stand out in the crowd, look for a dress with a trendy cut like this coral BCBG dress (reg $130 sale $75) with a deep-v cut out in the back. Accessorize with a neutral or metallic sandal or  pump, gold leaf earrings like Megan's ($8 at Aldo) and a bracelet with a pop of colour ($14 at The Bay). Her hair and makeup are fun and flirty with soft curls pinned to one side and a pretty melon hued lipgloss.

Dress 3 ~ Neutrals & Pastels ~

Try a neutral print in a fun one shoulder style with ruffle detail like Megan's BCBG dress (reg $150 sale $90) or try a soft hued pastel pink or mint green. Accessorize with metallic heels, rose gold dangly earrings ($10 at Aldo), and a metallic cuff bracelet ($10 at Forever 21). Her hair is pulled up into a chic top knot (try a sock bun!) and her makeup is fresh and pretty with lavender eye shadow and the finishing touch of glam with bright red lipstick.

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