year fashion styles change by the season and by
the event. Proms are no exception.
Amy Drescher, a fashion writer, wrote an article
last month, Prom
Trends 2007: Top prom jewelry, that sums up
this year's trends quite nicely. Although she
takes a slant that focuses on jewelry she provides
clear insights on clothing, accessories and more.
We'll use her acticle as the jumping off point
for our quick guide to proms on Long Island.
Ms. Drescher says that this year's prom dresses
are all about bold vibrant colors and metalics.
A quick search for "prom dresses" on
any of the major serach engines will bring you
to many websites where you can confirm this trend.
The two dress styles featured this year are the
strapless dress and dresses with a plunging neckline.
She recommends chadelier earings and other large
styles in bracelets, rings and pendants. Complementary
delicate pendants can work for you but the focus
this year is on creating a look that contrasts
and emphasizes the bold approach. With these prom
dresses most necklaces will not work. If you are
going with softer and more traditional romantic
dress styles then you should surely consider a
When shopping online you'll find dresses that
are categoriezed in many ways. And the names will
not often match what you find on another wesbsite.
One popular site used these phrases to organize
their dress sleections: cocktail dresses, celebrity
dresses, formal gowns, long sleeved dresses, mini
dresses, mod dresses, and tango dance dresses.
Another website uses the phrase clebrity dresses
but then they use other very different phrasing
like ball gowns. And yet another offers even less
descriptive but perhaps more inviting naes like:
hollywood starlet, sweet siren, uptown rocker,
twilight vixen, frill seeker and curvy girl. Let
the shopper beware!
To state the obvious - ignore the words at the
top of a category and spend time looking through
a lot of specific items. Many websites will let
you browse their prom dress inventory by sizes
(plus size dresses, petitie dresses, etc.) but
only a few will arrange their inventory by body
In the end Ms. Drescher offers the best advice
- go with a style that is you! The order of selction
is important though. Pick the dress first, then
the hairstyle and then accesories. Of course you
have to consider your budget. Its great to go
online to get ideas and compare styles you may
not get the best results from ordering online.
For most prom clothing and accessories you will
want to try on the items and get some honest on
the spot feedback from your best friends and even
your sister and mom.
If you shop around online you can go to a local
clothing store or boutique and get a better deal
on price. Just follow the links below to the category
of local businesses that fit your needs. Our business
listings cover all of Long Island - all of Nassau
and Suffolk counties.
So following the advice above you'll want to
shop for shoes after you pick your dress. Some
of the common prom shoe styles are: high heels
(with the heel over 3 inches), short or flat heels,
open toe, and closed toe. Some websites and local
stores sell dyeable prom shoes so that you can
have more choice and control over the exact color
match to your dress and other prom accesories
(bags, shawls, etc.).
When you search online for advice about the hairstyles
that are popular for this year's prom and for
the spring 2007 fashion season you'll find very
diverse opinions about the style trends. There
may just be too many choices or options to consider.
One article said that the short
bob is the hottest hairstyle in the spring of
2007. Short and funky is the way to go. But
this article warns that there are many styles
that get called "the bob" so you would
do well to look online fir the hairstyle and then
go to a stylist that you trust and really like.
Ask her or him how to make this style work for
your bone structure and facial features. Of course
you should not follow the crowd, especially when
it comes to hairstyles. If you cut your hair short
it take time to grwo back and you'll be living
with this decision for weeks or months. For long
hair this year color accents that match the bold
dress styles are also popular.
If there is one enduring bit of advice it is
this - the right hair style must always fit your
facial structure. A cool and fun resource for
our quick guide is: Hair Cut Guide - How to Find
the Right Hair Style For Your Face ShapeHair
Cut Guide - How to Find the Right Hair Style For
Your Face Shape. The facial types in their
system are: diamond shaped, heart shaped, oval
shaped, and retangular, round, suare and triangular.
Just check it out and see if it works for you.