Turn Heads with These Prom Gown Styles by:Stephanie Larkin
Prom night is, needless to say, still one of the most important nights of any young girl's life. The anticipation that leads up to this night can at times become overbearing for the teenager as well as for the stressed out parents. This is especially so if the teen happens to be a young female. With the variety and choice of the most exclusive gowns readily available, the young lady can transform into Venus de Milo or any other goddess you can think of.
A new life starts at the Prom
Of course, that is the whole idea; to look and feel as stunning and beautiful as possible. Dads usually dread this moment as their little girl gradually becomes a young adult. An elegant and show stopping attire can also make this one of the proudest moments of his life. It is important that the correct style, length and colors are chosen as these factors determine the end result.
Winning styles for the Prom
Spaghetti straps or strapless dresses are an all time favorite at these events and happen to be hot on the scene right now. Bare neck and shoulders are exceptionally feminine and prom dresses are mostly designed to show off these areas. An A-line style that is body hugging and where the skirt flows all the way down to the floor is ideal for the tall slender figure as well as those looking to achieve a more slimming effect. If you are not sure as to which cut will enhance your body the best, choose the princess cut as it is exceptionally versatile. This is also a classic look and as bright, bold colors are red hot you can easily have it made in your favorite shade.
A silky and slinky flowing skirt in vivacious colors such as blues, greens, yellows, pinks and reds are the trend right now and has stunning effects. Zebra prints and peacock colors are highly acceptable for this year's prom. A-line or princess cuts can be easily worn above the knee and look as fresh and elegant. Bubble styles or short, full and flirty flared skirts can show off a pair of beautiful legs if those are one of your best assets. The bare back has become the in thing and is a stunner if you have the correct proportions for it. These flowing princess styles show off best in silky fabrics as the natural flow of the garment adds to its elegance. Using a heavier quality silk or satin helps the garment to maintain its shape.
If you are opting for the fairy tale look, the ball gown will always remain a winner. Still remaining high on the list for the 2009 prom they can be found in deliciously soft pastel shades of pink, peach, blues and greens. Strapless ball gowns with beaded or lacey bodices are elegant and remain top on the favorite list of all time greats. The necklines can vary but the scooped neckline style remains very popular and is by far the most elegant. A beautiful necklace will immediately draw attention if it is worn with this neckline.
If you would like the dress to have the traditional 'floating ' effect, simply choose one that has extra layers of lining that will create more volume. If you are on the short side, be careful when it comes to choosing the fullness of the dress. Too much volume in the skirt will result in the attire looking unbalanced if you do not have the height to pull it off. For the short person an A-line style will be much more appealing and flattering as the desired results can be easily achieved.
Another winning style for those with varying chest sizes is the emperor style. As this style raises the waistline to under the busts, the skirt is allowed to flow freely around the hips onto the floor. This is very elegant indeed and is ideal for those that would like to hide a larger bust. If you would like to have your short legs or pear shaped body nicely hidden on your prom night, the empress style is not only hot but overtly regal. The style is also one of the favorites of most designers as its versatility is highly sought after. They are found in many types of fabrics ranging from silks and taffetas to chiffon. The lighter fabrics tend to have a much better flow and these dresses are available in short or long skirt lengths.
The final touch
Wearing the appropriate shoes, jewelry, makeup and accessories adds to the final touches to a magnificent style hopefully a perfect evening. Makeup should be light and enhancing on the lovely young and fresh face. Jewelry should be ideally classy but noticeable.
About the author
Stephanie Larkin is a freelance blogger and writer who focuses on fashion and trends for young adults and teens such as prom jewelry