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What Your Prom Gown / Dress Says About You!

Updated on February 16, 2013
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You Are What You Wear.. Even at the Prom!

The clothes we chose to wear on a daily basis speak volumes about us from our own sense of self, to how we want the outside world to see us. There is no escaping that old cliche', we are what we wear. Choices in prom dresses and gowns are no exception. The style of prom gown you choose speaks volumes about your personality. What message are you sending with your choice with your dress?

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Nature Inspired Prom Gown

A naturalistic flowing gown in nature's most fabulous colors of earth or water suggests a grounded spirit who is in touch with nature. With flow and elegance, this gown suggests a natural beauty with a sense of grace and someone who is exceptional at flowing communication. People are drawn to you for your earthiness and because you are grounded. Wearing a flowing nature inspired gown makes you a natural beauty.

The Princess Prom Gown

This elaborate and elegant style of gown tells everyone that you are a princess. This type of prom dress is the ultimate statement of femininity, grace, and confidence. People may find you to be a whimsical day dreamer who indulges in ideals of romance and fairy tales. Embellishments are not limited to tiaras and jewelry, this style can also include luxurious gloves and cape. Up swept hair with flowing tendrils completes this look. This fabulous dress is wonderfully coordinated with a pair of matching glass slippers and a charming date.

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Classic Vintage Prom Gown

The classic vintage style prom dress says that you have a timeless and classy sense of style. People who prefer vintage style are romantic at heart. You may tend to be nostalgic for the simplicity and style of the past. Your flair for glamour and elegance gives you a star like quality that draws people to you. With your original look, your style can not be duplicated. This glamorous Hollywood type style is complete with a classic up swept hair style.

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Short and Sassy Prom Gown

The short and sassy prom dress says you are fun, outgoing, friendly, and sporty. The simple elegance of a short dress says that you are on the go and don't want to be tied down to a heavy and complicated style. This friendly style suits those with perky personalities. Your style says you are the life of the party and a bit of flirt. When choosing a short dress, you will want to invest in some playful heels to complete this sassy look. A sassy hair style compliments this look and lets your fun and vivacious personality shine through.

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The Bear All Prom Gown

Little can be said about this choice in prom gown- from the poor fit of the gown, the shoes, the strategically placed garter, to the missing portions of this dress. This style will certainly gain the wearer attention as demonstrated by male model in the photo (he seems to really appreciate this style). The question remains, what kind of attention is one seeking when wearing a gown like this to the prom? This style of gown is for those who are daring, baring, and not concerned with their reputations.

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The Gothic Prom Gown

A Medieval or Gothic prom dress says you are a deep and passionate person with a mysterious personality. This Gothic style states that you are a nonconformist who has her own ideas of style. You would not be caught dead in a pink gown. This style is popular as a subculture of those who go against mainstream culture and all things popular. This rebellious statement is wonderful for those who appreciate the lure of Medieval times and those who are a part of the Gothic subculture. Elaborate hair and make up complete this unique and intense look.

The Red Prom Dress

The red prom dress is for those with a daring, outgoing spirit and an ability to handle the spotlight. The red gown sends the statement that you are confident, beautiful, and sophisticated. While your peers are wearing cute styles, you are a step ahead. The red prom gown says that you are serious, ambitious, driven, and self assured. This style is best suited for the finest diamonds and high heels. This style of prom gown should be reserved for those who can handle being the center of attention.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm thinking the Princess gown is for me! What do you think? :) Excellent job of writing as usual, the pictures are great and I always love the way you construct your hubs. You are the only Hubber I would stop and read a hub on prom dresses for so feel very special today. :)

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Tammy, you have done an awesome presentation. This hub will be around forever. Green and well researched. I was wondering..in 16 years from know...you know better, what will be the trend, and what your precious thing would wear. We know mommy and she won't allow bad taste choices..!

      LORD

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      onlooker 5 years ago

      Tammy, what a fun and interesting way to find out ones personality. I was torn between the short and sassy dress and the red prom dress. I'd sport both at different occasions and my mood of course. You've hit home, I'd definitely add hot heels to my short, sassy dress and diamonds to my red. You know it girl! *) Thank you.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What an interesting topic here Tammy! You are quite right that our appearance can say a lot about us, both our style and how we feel about ourselves. Vote up!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Billybuc, I think you would look stunning in a princess gown with some pretty gloves and a tiara. :) Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I do feel very special.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for the kind comment Lord de Cross. It is scary to imagine what the styles may be many years from now. As a mommy.. my daughter will not leave the house in anything resembling the "Bear it All Gown".. lol. Thanks so much for your visit.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for your wonderful comment onlooker. I think my favorite is the nature dress. I am not prissy enough for a princess gown. I appreciate the read!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting ChristyWrites. I appreciate your visit!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I didn't realize there were all these different prom gowns. The few proms I've witnessed had all the girls worrying a similar style -- whatever was popular at the moment. But this would've been ages ago. Maybe there's more variation today? Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks alocsin. There are so many different styles to choose from. They have come such a long way since I was in school. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Tammy,

      What a great hub, and the third gown looks like one I wore to the Junior Prom. When I get my hand scanner working I will send you a copy for laughs.

      Congrads on being interviewed by HP--I am on and off there lately so fast until I did not get to tell you. What a great honor, save it for your scrapbook.

      Take Care,

      Bobbi

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi PurvisBobbi44,

      I can't wait to see your photo! Thanks so much for your kind words. I appreciate them and your visit very much. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh beautiful! One of my daughters has gone to prom...I have two more to go! Now I don't care which dress they wear as long as they keep it on! Lol lol

      This brings back sweet memories of how pretty my girl looked in her dress...it was a burnt orange color with a beautiful laced up back! She looked SO beautiful:). So 1 down - 2 to go!

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Well I voted for the classic prom dress, then realised that there were tuxedos for the guys.

      So I may have skewed the poll.

      Prom is catching on big time in the UK now too?

      It is rather odd to watch.

      It is such an American tradition. Interesting and funny hub.

      Voted up

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow. Don't tell anyone Tammy but I kinda liked this lol. The girl with the Bear All gown is lovin' hers. Well-named. The Princess Prom is gorgeous. Yep, this hub goes to show you should never judge a hub by it's cover. Great one to share with me female followers, and maybe the guys too!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      That is funny Realhousewife.. as long as she keeps it on. Burnt orange would be stunning! I sent three boys to prom. It was pretty simple. I did get to help my son's girlfriend get ready. She wore a fabulous red dress with diamonds. She is so beautiful. Mine is 3 now but I am already guessing she will go for the princess gown. :) Thanks for your visit!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow molometer! I figured it was an idea inspired across the big pond. It is such a big deal for all here in the states. It is almost as expensive as a mini wedding. :P Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for reading Alastar. I notice a lot of dads reading this article.. LOL! It is always a pleasure to see you! Thanks!

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Tammy, great hub, and I have to thank Alastar for sharing this. Well, my days as a prom Queen is far, (very far) behind Lol! so I will not be looking for a prom dress in the near future. However, I still like to look at the dresses.

      You have put together a great selection here. Some really hideous lol to downright bad taste. Whatever did that poor girl think about when she put that pink skimpy creation on. Oh my! Lol. If I was three decades younger, I would have chosen the short version, to match my personality at the time lol. However, today I would love to wear the red one.

      As always, you bring us the most fascinating hubs my dear Tammy. Always such a pleasure to read your work. Well done. Voted up and sharing.

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      Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Hi Tammy. I like this expose of fun and daring. I have the prom pics from yesteryear, and what a difference compared to today. The videos told me I should change careers. Although just a bit curious, my dates always told me just get a black tux. I know black goes with everything in the scheme of fashion, but is there a right tux to compliment the prom dress? Well, back to work , , ,thank you!

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      James Kenny 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Hi Tammy, this hub bought back memories of when I worked in my mom's prom/evening-wear shop. I know what you're thinking, but I rarely went near the dresses. I took care of all of the business and financial side of things. Although seeing that Princess dress reminded me of two that we had that were very similar, we called them sugar and sugar plum.

      I do remember on occasion some of the girls mom's asking my opinion of a prom dress, guess they just wanted a man's point of view eh? Great work. Voted up.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi JKenny! How exciting. You have probably seen all of these styles. It seems the guys prefer the feminine styles over the the other styles. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Tsmog! It would be fun to see your prom photos. There are all sorts of tuxes now a days. Guys can match any color. I guess black is easier and doesn't upstage the ladies. LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading and commenting SanneL. You strike me as a red gown type of gal. When I was younger I would have probably gone with the nature dress. Today, I would go vintage. Thanks so much for sharing that and leaving a wonderful comment.

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      Great hub about prom gowns - I loved all your pictures and insights into personality of the wearers! I want to go to the prom...or maybe I'll settle for taking my granddaughter shopping for a prom dress...definitely not the Bear All Prom Dress, though!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for your visit Ms. Stephanie. The Bear All Prom Dress will be forbidden in my house too.. LOL!

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      I enjoyed looking through this to see what my prom dress of yester-decade (it was too long ago to be just yester-year hahah) said about me. Cute and interesting Hub Tammy :)

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for your visit Ardie. I appreciate it! :)

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      Ruth McCollum 5 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

      I'm a girly girl even at 48! I am renewing my vows on a cruise! So I'm looking for the right dress!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      That is awesome Rusti! From what I hear, cruises are very fancy. You may need more than one dress. :) Congratulations to you and thanks for sharing!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Beautiful hub and I really enjoy all pictures here. Again..I'll show this hub to my sister. Good job, tammy. Rated up and beautiful!

      Prasetio

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for visiting Prasetio! :)

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      There certainly are a lot of choices for prom dresses, from simple and elegant to over the top. I think the Bare All buy looks uncomfortable, and I certainly would be wearing something like that!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Me either Millionaire Tips! I wouldn't have worn that even as a young person. Thanks for commenting!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Great research and effort put in this hub. I do agree...they type of clothing does signify our personality :) I would go for Red prom dress....ool-la-la :))

      voted up indeed!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Good for you Ruchira! Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks Tammy. I am glad you understood what I was trying to say, even though I said it very badly. *guy

      "wouldn't be wearing something like that

      There are too many pretty dresses - I like the gothic one and the red dress - to wear the ugly ones.

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      Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

      I would be the one in red.

      My daughter is only 4'11" so I try to talk her into a short one when possible. She's worn some longer ones but they can't all be shortened a foot which seems to be how much we have to cut off.

      This was a fun article.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I figured you would be in red Pamela N Red. Boy, your daughter is tiny. Some gowns just aren't the same when they are hemmed to much. I hope she enjoys her prom! Thanks for reading.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I picked the nature inspired gown as my favorite on your hub. Very interesting reading what the dresses say about the person that has chosen them.

      Wishing I could go back in time and go to a prom :)

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I liked the nature inspired gown as well Just Ask Susan. I love earthy colors. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      An entertaining read! You spoke like a true fashion expert! The list of prom dress with coordinated hairstyles and personalities that sync with each dress are well-stated! I voted nature inspired gown. In my country, saree are the "prom dress" for girls. I wore a dark green saree for the school prom just as you said - nature inspired! This hub somewhat brought back my school prom memories! Well-written hub!

      Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & Socially Shared.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks ishwaryaa. I like the nature inspired gown also. It is great for us earthy girls. Thanks for reading and sharing.

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      What Fun! And you covered the gamut of styles so well. :)

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks phdast7! :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I am way beyond my prom dress days, but it was fun to remember what my daughters' choices were in reference to your hub!!

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      Becky Bruce 4 years ago from San Diego, CA

      As always, I love your hub! So funny and interesting :) Oh and great pics!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting Becky Bruce. I am glad you found it interesting. :)

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 4 years ago from NYC BABY

      Lovely hub! It's been a couple of years since my prom, but I don't know where my dress would fall in a category! I remember I was so happy I only paid 30$ for my dress and it was knee length, yellow and the stomach part was a lace see through material, so obviously my stomach showed, but it wasn't slutty looking, more elegant looking even though I had skin out! lol What a fun hub, brought back memories! :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      How unique Euro. I bet that was a really gown. Thanks for your kind comment.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Lovely hub Tammy ^_^ love the presentation and such a fun idea. My dress was very nature-inspired. It faded in and out of tan, bronzes and golds with a layer of lace over the whole thing that had beautiful gold and green leaf detailing. Long but not poofy ^_^ wonderful hub! Voted a bunch!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That sounds like a beautiful gown Mama Kim. I love the nature gowns the best too. Thanks for reading!

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      Kimberly Vaughn 4 years ago from Midwest

      Interesting hub! My prom was in 1998 and the princess type dress was very in back then. If I got to go back and do it again I would probably choose a different style.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Tammy, This hub was so interesting and entertaining. Two pictures did not come up for me, but from what I did see I loved the naturally inspired and the red gown is also beautiful. I actually wore a white gown to my prom many, many years ago.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting Pamela99. The nature gown is my favorite too! :)

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      moonlake 2 years ago from America

      The naturally inspired and the princess gown I liked. Enjoyed your hub voted up.

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      Tammy 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Moonlake!

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      angel 2 years ago

      when it comes to the subject of prom, I can’t help but delve into mine first . We had a cheesy theme — Greatest Story Ever Told — and I had no date. I was asked, though, at the very last minute, but said no because I wanted to assert my independence. Not really. I said no because I was lucky number four in this guy’s prom roster and I’d rather go stag than be his last-ish resort.

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