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The American love story: The Prom Dress

Door Emi Baldwin - Wednesday 13 May 2015 | 09:16

Prom dresses

For years we have played with the idea here in the UK of the American Prom dream. The party, the corsage, the date and of course THE dress. Every little girls dream, we saw it in the movies and fantasied about how that might be…if only, if only, if only are little Island (or not so little actually) would just wake up and grab the trend with both hands! And then it happened! The Prom bubble has certainly burst it’s way all over the UK. Yes! With great brands, such as, Chi Chi London, Lipsy London and TFNC we are totally spoilt for choice!

Now although the Prom tradition has begun to conquer the hearts of many British girls, it may not be yet what we had quite imagined. Each “Prom” sets a very different tone, so it is well worth considering just how “American” is your school Prom…

American beauty

American Prom dresses

This is really the “Classic” Prom dress – Ok so maybe it’s best us Brits don’t go for the Cinderella style, shiny nylon prom dress. Instead, let’s think tulle skirts, off the shoulder, bandeau and so on…

Retro vibes

Retro dresses

Here at MyDress we love the idea of a vintage Prom, there’s something so magical and nostalgic about the retro look, the corsage, the polished hair and make-up. It’s just, well, so glam! For this look firstly focus on the Hollywood starlet image, full-bodied skirts, florals and of course polkadots (oh so cute!) and…yep, you guessed it…grab your red lippy!

Like a daydream

Floaty daydreamy dresses

Super girly, super cute, super everything! Your Prom dress should be nude, baby pink, lemon, all those gorgeous pastel colours and chiffon. Yes, lots of it. Or. Actually, anything else that is floaty will do just fine!

Here for the long run?

Maxi Prom Dresses

So perhaps Prom is not the last you see of your peers and you don’t feel like risking it in a cut-out-everything-tiny-dress? Then why not glam up in a floor sweeping maxi, that will make your classmates eyes water in jealousy.

I’m outta here!

Prom with a twist

So…last but not least…the rebels. So the whole way through school you have been the “naughty one”, “the rebel”, “rascal”…whatever. Well now it’s Prom why be any different. Step it up, it’s time to think outside the box. Be you, but at your best and leave a lasting impression with a not so cooker cutter dress.

And lucky for you, finding your perfect Prom dress just got easier, we have even made a special category for them! YAY!




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