Spring prom style
Prom dresses: Shine
A school prom isn’t just any party; it’s something so major that it has an entire fashion category devoted to it. We've got all the super-gorgeous and gasp-worthy looks to help you forget the books and just dance. — Shannon McCarthy
Want to be molten-hot at this year’s prom? Shine on in dresses that gleam with megawatt style. Sequins, rhinestones, metallic overlays and beads radiate glamour from slender column dresses and big ball gowns alike. Pair glittering bodices with skirts of soft tulle, and rule the school.
Prom dresses: Color
If bling isn’t your thing, choose a super-feminine gown in a trend-right color. Big blues -- especially cool turquoise -- look pretty in solids and in hip ombre washes. Or grab all the attention in a floor-sweeping coral gown. Orange is trending huge for spring, and this is a more flattering variation.
Prom dresses: High-low hems
Bing Shopping | High-low hems
Wanna show off your shoes? High-low hems are totally on trend for prom season. They let you flash not only your fabulous footwear, but your legs, too. Plus, you’ll get the flirty feel of a short dress with the dramatic length of a formal prom gown -- the best of both worlds.
Prom dresses: Cut-outs
Bing Shopping | Cut-outs
Show off the skin you’re in. Inspired by sizzling red-carpet starlets, cut-out prom dresses are a great way to make everyone stop and stare. But remember, a little goes a long way. Think cut-out side bodices, modest side slits and keyhole necklines, not completely open backs that dip to your tailbone.
Prom shoes: Metallic high heels
Bing Shopping | Metallic high heels
Just like your prom dress, the shoes you choose should totally wow. It’s your time to shine in precious metals: gold, silver and bronze, to be exact. Gold is especially hot for this year’s prom season, whether it’s shiny and mirror-finished, beautifully brushed or anything in between.
Prom shoes: Glitter evening sandals
Bing Shopping | Glitter evening sandals
A generous dusting of glitter delivers crazy glamour and lights up every step you take. The latest strappy evening sandals, kitted out with skyscraper stiletto heels, will have you gleaming like a star. (Sweet mid-heels are available, too, if you tend to teeter.)
Prom shoes: Pointed-toe evening pumps
Bing Shopping | Pointed-toe evening pumps
Most of the high-end designers are pointing toward the pointed-toe pump as the hot shoe of the season. These retro-inspired beauties elongate the legs and add a touch of class to any ensemble. Here’s a tip: Go for a single sole instead of a platform.
Prom shoes: Nude patent platform pumps
Bing Shopping | Nude patent platform pumps
A neutral shade for your prom shoes may not be the first look that leaps to mind. But the range of flesh-toned tints (from blush pink to coffee tones) can be the most fantastic footwear on the dance floor. To really stand out, choose slick patent finishes in high, platform heels.
Prom accessories: Evening bags
Bing Shopping | Evening bags
A purse is the most practical prom accessory. Just make sure it's not the same big hobo you schlep to class. Grab a shiny evening bag, instead. The hottest looks are sprinkled with stones, coated with crystals or made from metallic.
Prom accessories: Tassel earrings
Bing Shopping | Tassel earrings
Totally blessed by the couture crowd, tassel jewelry is literally a swinging style. We suggest rocking the trend with a pair of earrings. A necklace or pendant might clash with the neckline of your gown, so wear a pair of these drapey drop-style earrings and sway the night away.