Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Dancing Queen! Vintage Inspired Prom Looks

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These days young women are more likely to wear satin jumpsuits, short strapless bodycons and cutting edge separates i.e. crop tops and long maxi dresses to dances. Still, we can’t help but look back wistfully at a time where men asked you out on a date, instead of swiping right on Tinder and it was perfectly reasonable to spend hours titivating in front of the bedroom mirror. While the ages of dressing for dinner, chaperoned visits and high society afternoon teas are long gone. It’s still perfectly possible to capture the timeless elegance of old Hollywood, the glitz and the glamour of the ballroom and the charm and sophistication of proms from yesteryear into a modern prom dress with just a few little tweaks.

Lace And Pearls

Fifties style tea dresses are not only beautiful, elegant and timeless but they’re also still a fantastic alternative to a floor length gown. Not everyone loves wearing heels, or they like to be able to dance properly without falling over their hem. Take your inspiration from the truly stunning lace and pearl creations of the fifties, white gloves are optional, and go for a toe-tapping, skirt whirling dress that can be worn with stilettos, kitten heels, and even pink converse! You’re guaranteed to look amazing, and it’s a beautiful, unique and alternative prom look. There are loads of retro clothing stores that specialize in vintage clothing, plus sweetheart necklines tend to look good on most women. Halter neck or criss-cross straps are easily converted, and you can add, or take away as many of the net skirts as you want.

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Think Pink

Made famous by the movie ‘Pretty In Pink’ girls everywhere immediately wanted Molly Ringwald’s polka dotted, and lace embellished gown. While the gown looked gorgeous in its original form, a beautiful 50’s style dress with detailed shoulders, Molly immediately made the dress her own by putting her stamp on it. If you’re looking for something that looks amazing while showing off your personality and style then head to peaches boutique where they have some gorgeous dresses for prom 2017 in stock. Channel Miss Ringwald herself in a sleek, sophisticated number with cold shoulder sleeves and embrace the rose colored shade yourself. Back in the eighties, any dresses that were vaguely pink, and looked similar to the unique designer gown immediately flew off the rails!

A Rose As Sweet

If you’d attended a high school dance, or formal in the late seventies you wouldn't be able to move for all the floral prints, flower motifs, and tulip shaped sleeves. Flower power was all the rage, and teenagers love the bright, bold colors and loose flowing fabrics that were so different to the restrictive garments of the fifties. Bring blooming bohemia into your outfit by wearing a flower print maxi dress, carry a rose shaped clutch or weaving real, or pop fake flowers into your hair. If you’re after something a little more subtle then why not wear floral jewelry? Look for tiny silver dangling leaf earrings; colorful, flower inspired cocktail rings or a petal necklace.  

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