It’s that time of the year again. Prom season ushers a wide selection of formal gowns to the retail stores. Whether you are aiming for a sexy diva look or a minimalist elegant look, this year’s styles cover it all. Prom gowns highlight the season’s hottest trends – bold prints, vibrant florals, asymmetrical stripes and vibrant colors. Here are the top picks for prom, priced within $100.
Bright Neon Colored Dresses for Prom
This sleeveless, sequined hearts maxi dress in bright royal blue comes with a sweetheart neckline, pleated empire waist and an accordion pleated long A-line skirt. Multi-colored sequins and print details accentuate the gown. The prom dress is available at Macys.com at a budgeted price of $99.
Girls looking for a shorter hemline may opt for this figure hugging, no frills, simple silhouette in emerald. The dress comes with ruffles and ruched detailing, and is sold at Macys for $79.
Check out this retro-styled, jeweled shirred halter dress by My Michelle (available at Kohls for $98). The flashy yellow gown is sure to turn heads!
Also available in an exciting shade of lime green is this sleeveless A-Line prom dress from Morgan & Co featuring sweetheart neckline, ruched bust and a gathered empire waist. Sold at Macys for $79.00
Floral Printed Prom Dresses
Attract attention to your best assets by sporting a floral printed dress for prom. Special attention should be paid to the size of the prints – while petite and fuller-figured girls should aim for smaller designs, tall diva can carry off a bold pattern with grace.
Adhering to the contemporary “print revolution” of 2011 is this gorgeous floral dress with pleated bodice, sweetheart neckline and tie-back empire waistband. While the red and black works great for sassy belles, my personal favorite is this subdued version in white and blue. The prom dresses are available at Kohls.com at a reasonable price of $78.
Tall divas aiming for a bolder and more striking look may check out this floral strapless dress in red and black (On sale at Kohls for $90.30) The pleated skirt, sequined and beaded empire waistband creates a flowing and flattering fit.
Stripes have been omnipresent over the years. Simple and dynamic, stripes have remained a staple with the fashion gurus aiming for architectural details with patterns.
Prom will see plenty of zig-zag vertical and horizontal lines. However, I chose this affordable and simple (yet trendy and versatile) strapless, black and white dress made by Trixxi, available at Nordstrom.com for $58. I love how the red bow gives a cute and girly look.
“All-white” Prom Gowns
Quite an antidote to the bright neon is the all-white trend that rules the fashion scene. Although you will find several prom dresses in white, there are certain that strike out with their simple shilouttes and flattering fit.
This tulle dress is embellished with a satin trim waist and hemline. Simple and chic, this white dress will offer a dreamy look to your prom attire.
Another “white” option is sleeveless maxi dress by B Darlin that comes with ruched bust, racer-back and a long A-line skirt. The rhinestone encrusted halter strap with keyhole at front adds glam to an otherwise simple prom gown. Sold at an original price of $99.
Prom is the biggest time of your life. Choose a prom dress that makes you comfortable and allows your personality to shine across!
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