Prom Dress Ideas - Spring Fashion 2010
Buying the Perfect Prom Dress
Limos, flowers, first loves and fancy dresses. For many, Prom seems like a fairytale. But, finding the perfect prom dress can be more like a horror story! Well, grab a snack, pull up a chair, and prepare to do some super simple prom dress shopping. Whether you're looking for a knock-out prom gown, a hot, trendy prom dress, an affordable prom dress, or something a little more out-of-the box in a prom dress with some seriously unique attitude, you'll find what you are looking for below.
Hot and Trendy Styles
Want to be fashion forward at your prom? Do you plan on making a statement and wow-ing the crowd? Then check out some of these hot new styles that made it right off this spring's runway and into the stores for your formal event.
The 80's are back in a big way this year. Cute little flats, stretchy leggings and sweater dresses are hot. Add that in with the disco chic metallics and bright colors that strutted up and down the runways of New York and Europe this year, and some fantastic prom dress designs have been born.
The prom dresses for sale this year range from long and flowing to short and sexy. A lot of the trendiest and most fashion forward dresses are mid thigh length. The market is seeing a lot of halter and strapless little numbers as well.
Long and Formal Dresses
Floor length gowns are a prom classic. They evoke romance and high style. If you want the look of a pageant queen at your prom this year. Then these long flowing numbers might just be for you. Long prom dresses used to be among the pricier choices. But, this year the numbers are coming down along with the hemlines. Aside from the one high end Nicole Miller design to the left, none of these choices top out at more than $140.
It's your night, if being a princess is the experience you want, then make it so. Dress to impress with an affordable prom dress in luxurious lengths. Simple and satiny or beaded and fanciful, long length dresses leave 'em wanting more.
Retro and Vintage Prom Looks
The great thing about a great dress is that it never goes out of style. The romance and high drama of certain eras stays with us always and can be remembered in our favorite movies, songs and some of the most memorable prom dresses on the rack or off. If you are more of a trend setter than a follower, it might pay to look back, instead of forward. From rockabilly romance, to the sleek and sexy look of a 1940s pin up girl, these out-of-the-box prom looks are sure to suprise and delight your date and all of your friends. Some of these vintage prom dresses are subtle in their style and can fit right in with any modern look. Others could be paired with great thrift store shoes and bags (and maybe even a vintage suit for your date) to create a whole retro prom look.
Unique and Beautiful Prom Styles
There's no reason to run with the crowds on prom night, or any night. If you have your own defined sense of style, and prefer to make your own way in the fashion world, then look no further. These beautiful dresses have a natural flow and appeal that will make any prom night a special and personal experience. If you'd rather stay home then show up wearing someone else's dress, then check out some long and flowing flowery numbers. There are some beautiful prom dress designs this year with hints of the 70s in subtle floral or even tie-dye patterns. Gorgeous asian inspired gowns are popping up here and there on beautiful prom night fashions. Make your mark at prom in a memorable dress that feels right for the individual you!
A Dress With Attitude
You've got attitude... no reason your prom dress should be any different. Just because its formal doesn't mean it has to be pink and frilly. These fabulous designs have kick, and manage to be sexy and strong at the same time. Go ahead and click to the right to see the detail in the dresses. A few of these might suprise you! (a pattern of skulls and roses? Wicked hard core, as my Boston friends would say!) With Bettie Page style and don't mess with me attitude, these prom dresses will knock 'em dead... with a bonus little ahem to the conventional prom.
Complete your look with a few vintage accessories, and even get your date in on the game. A thrift shop suit would be easy on his wallet, and complete your signature prom style.
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