Updated: Mar 23
This Week in Fashion: “Prom Time 2023"
Hi everyone - After a long hiatus, I am back with this week in fashion writing about the Prom Dress trend for 2023. We are in the beginning season when a future High School graduate decides what she wants in a Prom dress. This is the season future graduates look forward to celebrating before graduation. This is a yearly custom of an adolescent coming into age. This is the celebration that sets the beginning of a future graduate’s new life and future to come. For the youth, this is a time to let their hair down before they get serious about life and what it has to offer. In this week's segment, we will explore Prom dresses and accessories.
There are many options to choose from depending on what you want to spend, the ambiance you want to create, choosing a gown according to your shape or size, if you're going a traditional style, go for a vintage feel or really dress up to celebrate the moment. You can wear a vintage dress, buy from the rack, or have the dress custom-made or designed. There are many options to choose from depending on your budget.
This is the time that you can make a bold statement in your choice of dress. You want to go out with a bang for your Prom celebration. There are many styles you can put together. It also depends on the look you are trying to go for and where you will be celebrating. With each outfit you choose, you can add an elegant or bold fashionable accessory piece to dress up your outfit.
Or add a sparkly clutch to a simple 80’s style full skirt and puff sleeve satin dress with a pair of slip-on mules and a short leather or motorcycle jacket to compliment your outfit. This is the time when you have an excuse to dress up and become fabulous and glamorous.
Let us explore some options I found. I have listed different Prom dress ideas below for those who want to really stand out for their special day. A girl should have many ideas and designs to choose from when planning what she wants as her extraordinary dress.
Dress / Gown
Hot Pink JVN By Jovani Prom Dress
Long baby blue prom dress by JVN by Jovani with corset bodice and high embellished slit.
COLOR: Hot Pink
FABRIC: 100% Polyester
Sizes: 00 – 24
LEOPARD WING BUST DRESS
This Style In This Color Will Never Be Made Again.
Meticulously constructed tea length wedding dress in satin classic leopard print with warm brown and black spots on a cream background color.
Sequin Mini Dress Set – Black
Available In Black and Red
Sequin Mini Dress Set
Phone Accessible Thumbs
Hidden Back Zipper
Disclaimer: Feathers May Shed
Shell 1: 100% Polyester
Shell 2: 92% Polyester 8% Spandex
Lining: 100% Polyester
Sizes: XS – 3 X
X REVOLVE Bustier Gown
For Love & Lemons
Self: 100% poly
Contrast 1: 100% nylon
Contrast 2: 95% poly, 5% spandex
Contrast 3: 92% silk, 8% spandex
Lining: 82% nylon, 18% spandex
Dry clean only
Attached bodysuit lining with bottom snap button closure
Hidden back zipper closure
Boned bodice with underwire cups
Tiered ruffle tulle hem
Neckline to shortest hem measures approx 23" and to longest hem approx 60" in length
Sizes: XS – XL
Anna Custom Dress
Sequin Prom Dress 2023 Mermaid/Trumpet Plunging Neck Spaghetti Strap Crisscross Back Sequin with Slit
Multiple Colors to choose from
Sheath/Column Stretch Crepe Ruched Sweetheart Sleeveless Sweep/Brush Train Dresses
Multiple colors to choose from
Crisscross ruched ruffled tiered tulle ball gown prom dress
Multiple Colors to choose from
The most beautiful shoe to splurge on for your special day would be a pair of “Christian Louboutin.” However, these heels are only good for standing and looking beautiful. They are not very comfortable walking in or spending your special day wearing. This designer shoe requires you to change into something much more comfortable but still stay stylish. Below are some ideas of great Prom shoes to wear during your special day.
Wolistie Feather Ankle Strap Stiletto Dress Pumps
Satin upper with faux feathers
Pointed toe construction
Ankle strap with buckle closure
Approx. 4.1" heel height
Colors: Green, White, Black & Pink
Sizes: 5 – 12
White Suede Sandals with Hotfix Crystals and Ostrich Feather Tassel
A simple modern silhouette that is accented with the mix of exotic and opulent materials. The upper is white suede with hotfix crystal embellishment, then finished with a white ostrich feathers tassel. Leather lined with a zip at the back for ease of fit and support.
Heel height measures: 110mm/4.3 inches
Made in Italy
Italian Sizing. Fits small to size. We recommend taking half a size up.
Sizes: 34 – 43
Me Dolly Strass
Inspired by Dolly Parton, the cute and retro Me Dolly mule has been reworked with a new heel height. A stunning model with a wide, almond-shaped peep-toe construction, and Maison Christian Louboutin’s signature 100 mm 'fetish' heel. Meticulously crafted in gold suede embellished with tonal strass, which is further enhanced by a matching silver lining and specchio-effect heel.
Sizes 35 – 42
Sparkling crystals highlight the straps and stiletto heel of a standout sandal that's all about glamour.
4 1/2" heel
Adjustable ankle strap with buckle closure
Synthetic upper, lining and sole
Sizes: Multiple sizes
Color: Silver & Nude
You can accessorize with anything sparkly, lame/foil, rhinestones, satin, sequins, and feathers, to name a few. Your wardrobe can be simple in design, color, and shape. However, you can add a jewel statement piece such as a pair of earrings, a large stone ring, or a necklace. Also, for your hair, a couple of jeweled hairpins, a hairband in rhinestones or sequin or jeweled hair combs to style your hair in an updo. If you opt for your purse to be the statement piece, go for the gold, lame, sequin, or patent leather in a bright, colorful design that compliments your Prom attire. The shoes can be decorative, depending on the outfit. Your look should be classy, sophisticated, elegant, and spectacular.
23.36CTW Pear Cut White Sapphire Drop Earrings
Stunning pear-shaped drop earrings are made of white sapphire in these women's drop earrings. Crafted in sterling silver, the earrings secure in place with friction backs.
Light In the Box
Women's Evening Bag Alloy Party / Evening Date Glitter Sequin Geometric Rhinestone Rainbow Bag.
Glistening Evenings Rhinestone Cuff Bracelet
Glisten more than you ever have when you add in a little bit of rhinestone!
Open ended cuff design
Your Prom is the time for you to shine. Your makeup can be your statement as well. You can add sparkle and colors to accentuate your outfit. The use of metallic, iridescent colors is what you should aim for. Also, you can use bronzers to accentuate your face and body parts.
Hair/ Hair Accessories:
You have many hairstyles you can wear during this time, along with any gorgeous outfit. Also, your hair can be the main accessory along with your makeup and other accessories. The style can be over the top with a lot of body. A French twist, tousled curls upswept to the side. At this time of the year, you can get creative by adding glitter to your mane. Also, you can wear your hair down in flouncy curls and add a jeweled hairband or a beautiful tiara.
Trendy & Unique
ELEGANT RHINESTONE LEAF MOTIF EMBELLISHED HEADBAND – SILVER
This sparkly headband is the perfect accessory for your next evening party. Made of silver-tone hardware fabric, embellished with its fully rhinestones encrusted surface, featuring a circular cut shaped band covered with leaf motifs, and finished with a flexible slip-on style. Find more trendy women's headbands or unique hair accessories in our boutique, and wear it to have all eyes on you as you walk down.
Size: One size
There are so many different designs and shapes that a Fashionista can choose. Again, if your nails will be the main accessory, you can go with a very festive design and shape. Your nails décor should match your outfit or complement the garment with its design and colors.
When choosing perfume during your prom go with a lighter scent. A lighter scent is usually worn in the Spring and Summer time of the year. Make sure to choose a scent that is not overpowering and that will linger well after you have left the room. Furthermore, in place of perfume, you can also use a light body oils or scented dusting powdered to accentuate the skin. Again, remember nothing too heavy.
I hope this week in fashion was very inspiring and helpful in finding that special gown for Prom. As a bit of note, “When young people began going to prom in the late 19th century, it wasn’t yet a dance for high schoolers. Prom, short for “promenade,” was originally an event for college students in the northeast that had its roots in debutante balls. Also known as “coming out” parties, debutante balls introduced young women to “polite society” and its eligible men (History.com, 2018).”
“Check This out from Sayabling Jewelry! 23.36CTW Pear Cut White Sapphire Drop Earrings.” SayaBling Jewelry. Accessed January 30, 2023. https://www.sayabling.com/sayabling-pear-cut-white-sapphire-925-sterling-silver-earrings-bm145.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiA8t2eBhDeARIsAAVEga1CKvzTUp8L3k2fbaKAv9SWq6Y1Flnz4jndC5ABqjwVUHfaOBhwvxIaAou-EALw_wcB.
Crisscross ruched ruffled tiered Tulle Ball gown prom dress. Accessed January 27, 2023. https://promdressescheap.com/S2403/Dark-Green?gclid=Cj0KCQiAic6eBhCoARIsANlox87IMpHBXZ4OSCDrp2oOBu3CHGaCxeHgkfcw-VaUL4Fv31NL2crMjDwaAlENEALw_wcB.
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“Glistening Evenings Rhinestone Cuff Bracelet.” HER. Accessed January 30, 2023. https://her-street.com/product/glistening-evenings-rhinestone-cuff-bracelet-070030091903/?utm_source=Google%2BShopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=herstreet&srsltid=Ad5pg_GEyTSRAdLFu7eHl_K2Eo2Pfr4nN1lqnv6lcN6n2uhbl6aE7mv_Peg.
Hot pink JVN by Jovani Prom Dress JVN24061. PromGirl.com. (n.d.). Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://www.promgirl.com/collections/prom-dresses/products/jvn-by-jovani-jvn24061-dress
“Icon Behavior Sequin Mini Dress Set - Black.” Fashion Nova. Accessed January 27, 2023. https://www.fashionnova.com/products/icon-behavior-sequin-mini-dress-set-black.
“Jessica Simpson Wolistie Feather Ankle Strap Stiletto Dress Pumps: Dillard's.” Jessica Simpson Wolistie Feather Ankle Strap Stiletto Dress Pumps | Dillard's. Accessed January 27, 2023. https://www.dillards.com/p/jessica-simpson-wolistie-feather-ankle-strap-stiletto-dress-pumps/515401218?googleShop=Y&cm_mmc=GooglePLAs-_-Category%2B-%2BCategories%2B-%2BPerformance%2BMax-_-null-_-Cj0KCQiAic6eBhCoARIsANlox85vwrD8BxtxNJdocxHu3Az-cR5Bw0_YNZA-fDWC3KD0l6sbc2mM1bQaAiUlEALw_wcB&gclid=Cj0KCQiAic6eBhCoARIsANlox85vwrD8BxtxNJdocxHu3Az-cR5Bw0_YNZA-fDWC3KD0l6sbc2mM1bQaAiUlEALw_wcB.
“Leopard Wing Bust Dress- Medium.” Whirling Turban, December 19, 2022. https://whirlingturban.com/product/leopard-wing-bust-dress-medium/.
Little, Becky. “The Racist History of Prom.” History.com. A&E Television Networks, May 22, 2018. https://www.history.com/news/prom-racist-history-19th-century-origins#:~:text=Prom%2C%20short%20for%20%E2%80%9Cpromenade%2C,society%E2%80%9D%20and%20its%20eligible%20men.
“Me Dolly Strass.” 100 Gold Suede - Shoes - Women - Christian Louboutin. Accessed January 27, 2023. https://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en/me-dolly-strass-gold-cry-aurum-lin-gold-1230121j433.html.
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“Sheath/Column Stretch Crepe Ruched Sweetheart Sleeveless Sweep/Brush Train Dresses.” Dylanqueen. Accessed January 27, 2023. https://www.dylanqueen.com/sheath-column-stretch-crepe-ruched-sweetheart-sleeveless-sweep-brush-train-dresses-po16033po2933.html?ref=googleplaus.
Team, Lightinthebox™. “[$67.99] Women's Evening Bag Alloy Party / Evening Date Glitter Sequin Geometric Rhinestone Rainbow.” Lightinthebox.com. Accessed January 30, 2023. https://www.lightinthebox.com/en/p/women-s-girls-bags-alloy-evening-bag-glitter-sequin-geometric-party-evening-date-evening-bag-rainbow_p8873520.html?currency=USD&litb_from=paid_adwords_shopping&sku=1_1050&country_code=us&utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=18019379499&adword_mt=&adword_ct=&adword_kw=&adword_pos=&adword_pl=&adword_net=x&adword_tar=&adw_src_id=2907233386_18019379499__&gclid=Cj0KCQiA8t2eBhDeARIsAAVEga3hKjo3lBpJfU3vxEn7IwlxA5AZ734djwCRlQqqak9ciy3cVxNiL5oaAr5BEALw_wcB.
“Trendy Prom Dress 2023 Mermaid/Trumpet Plunging Neck Spaghetti Strap Crisscross Back Sequin with Slit.” AnnaCustomDress. Accessed January 27, 2023. https://annacustomdress.com/products/trendy-prom-dress-2023-mermaid-trumpet-plunging-neck-spaghetti-strap-crisscross-back-sequin-with-slit?variant=44097909063966¤cy=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic.
“Viola 110.” Jimmy Choo. Accessed January 30, 2023. https://us.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/viola-110/white-suede-sandals-with-hotfix-crystals-and-ostrich-feather-tassel--VIOLA110SXF0C0962.html?geoip=geoip&updatePreLocale=true&cm_mmc=GoogleUS-_-Shopping-_-Shopping-_-J000059441385&gclid=Cj0KCQiA8t2eBhDeARIsAAVEga2P1fOYN8PkOvLShwZFolxHiFZGOfpkQHBtqHUPZNFgJ_0nGr5TWLIaAg_GEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds.
“X REVOLVE Bustier Gown For Love & Lemons Brand:For Love & Lemons.” Revolve.com. Accessed January 27, 2023. https://www.revolve.com/for-love-lemons-x-revolve-bustier-gown-in-rust/dp/FORL-WD734/?d=F¤cy=USD&countrycode=US&gclid=Cj0KCQiAic6eBhCoARIsANlox84pP_hIjlLW6mepJli6lJF3ImUhBtv2UDBOX1O9HnGYQTWp00FkpFwaAkfTEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds.