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10 GORGEOUS PROM DRESS STYLES FOR LONG ISLAND 2013

TRENDS WE CAN LOVE

If you need any evidence that formal fashions change with time, just take a look at your Mother’s pictures from the big dance. There’s a good chance she was gorgeous, young, and glowing; but wearing enormous puffed sleeves and some seriously big hair. Times are changing, and there’s a whole new set of exciting looks that will be gracing How Far in Advance Should I Book a Limo. Whether you’re just starting your search for the perfect dress or you’ve narrowed it down to a few ideas, we’ve highlighted the hottest looks of late:

1. EMPIRE WAISTS

Structured, fitted, and sleek prom dresses may have been all the rage a few years ago, but many of Hollywood’s leading ladies are looking towards Empire-Waisted trends made from flowing fabrics for this year’s red carpet events. You’ll feel like a character in Pride and Prejudice as you spend the evening in an entirely elegant gown dancing with your own Mr. Darcy.

2. SUBTLE SEQUINS

It’s good to sparkle a bit, but you don’t need to look like a show pony. Sequins are back, but not in the form of ‘90s-style sequined sheaths. This year’s gowns have just a bit of sparkle, to ensure the spotlight remains on you, not your dress. Pick a gown with a sprinkling of sequins on the bodice or belt, or bling up your look with a glamorous clutch bag or shoes.

3. ONE-SHOULDER DRESSES

Strapless is still white hot, but the latest trend is one-shouldered gowns. There’s little chance you’ll look like every other girl in school if you pick a one-shouldered gown. You can pick a simple style that brings the attention to your face or hair, or buy one of the latest dresses that have gorgeous flowers on the strap. Plus, it’s a great way to show off your shoulders and arms.

4. ASYMMETRICAL HEMLINES

2013 is definitely a year of feminine styles, and brides, prom queens and celebrities are opting for flowing styles. If you want to stand out while still looking entirely feminine and elegant, consider an asymmetrical hemline. Layers of flowing chiffon around your legs can draw attention to a structured, ornate bodice on your gown.

5. SHORTER GOWNS

Who says you need to have a floor-length, cupcake-style dress? No one, and it’s definitely your prerogative to show off those legs if you feel like it. Many of the gowns this year hit at the knee, and it’s a particularly flattering modification of the Grecian goddess styles. Even better, it’s a perfect way to put the attention on your prom shoes.

6. PRINTS

Solid colors? That’s so 2010. If you’ve got a big personality and sense of style, some of the prints this year can really add a whole new element to your prom look. While the ombre trend may be over for hair, graduated colors are really coming in for formal clothing.

7. TRAINS

Would a floor-length dress with a 40-foot train that rivaled the late Princess Di’s wedding to Prince Charles be overkill? Absolutely, but a little bit of a train on a knee length dress can be entirely fresh and surprising.

8. HIGH NECKS

Illusion necklines are back, and they’re much more appealing than you might think. Going for a high-necked, sleeveless dress can be a great way to offset a shorter dress if you want all eyes on your shoes for the evening.

9. STRUCTURED BODICES

Who says you either have to pick between looking like an elegant and otherworldly Grecian goddess or a structured, fitted dress? Some of the most popular choices for this season are bound to be a combination of these two hot trends. Combine a bustier, fitted bodice with a long flowing skirt. You’ll look positively invincible.

10. FULL SKIRTS

Round, tulle skirts are definitely back, but not in the bridal sense of the style. Some of this year’s cutest gowns featured a fitted bodice and a full, knee-length skirt.

What are your favorite trends for the Prom 2013 season?

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