2011 Prom Dresses

This year's trends are super wearable and easy to copy from the designer runways into your chosen outfit for prom. This
2011 choose a dress that flatters your figure, makes you feel beautiful and that you will remember forever.
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Here's a run down of the latest trends, and how you can implement them into your prom outfit:

Bright color
Cobalt blue, golden yellow, candy apple red; don't be afraid of choosing a colorful gown, it's the talk of the designers,
stylists and celebrities, and was a prominent feature of the runways for Spring Summer 2011. Combine colors if you dare
for a fashion forward approach, or wear one color for a more laid back affair (just like Jennifer Hudson at this year's 83rd
Oscars). Be bold and confident and step out in bold fuchsia, turquoise or coral, teamed with some monochrome heels -
you'll be the trendiest girl at prom!

Flowing Floor Length
Deciding on a length for prom is a little tricky, but this year we've helped make your decision for you! Flowing floor length
gowns dominated the runways, and we think they look really feminine, mature and timeless. Look to Lanvin, Matthew
Williamson and Alberta Ferretti for inspiration.

The key this year is to opt for a swishing skirt with plenty of fabric at the bottom and that is also easy to walk in (certain
fabrics move better than others, so be sure to walk in them in the changing rooms!) Think maxi dress mixed with massive
earrings, sexy makeup and a gorgeous
updo hairstyle - the secret to this style is it's subtle simplicity, if you don't overdo
the dress, you can totally glam out on the accessories and beauty departments.

Lace is still a predominant feature in beautiful prom dresses - just check out Scarlett Johansson's 2011 Oscar's gown, a
simple purple Dolce & Gabbana lace number which is sexy but totally covered up too, perfect for all of you looking for a
modest prom dress style that is still trendy and beautiful.

Add embellishments to a simple, cheap prom dress to make it look more couture and expensive this season. Customise
your gown with sparkle and gemstones just like
Gok Wan does perfectly with a gluegun, needle and matching thread. It's
one of the best and simplest (albeit a little time consuming) ways of making a statement dress that glitters in the prom
party lights - and you can be guaranteed that no-one else is wearing the same outfit!

Folds and Gathers
There's always one particular technique that the fashion crowd follow each year, and this year it is folds, gathers and
pleats. So, when you are looking in stores and dress shops for your perfect look, keep an eye out for this key trend, and try
and include it somewhere in your look.

Be careful though, as this sort of detail will accentuate the body and make it look more full in the area where the detailing
occurs. This can work to your advantage if you want to make your figure look more in proportion, eg. if you are a pear
shape, choose a dress with a gathered bodice to enhance your upper half.

Exposed Back
The most daring trend to wear, the bare back is pretty and yet sultry. Make sure to pick the correct underwear to
compliment your attire, and to opt for a floor length gown with a high neckline to ensure etiquette. Floaty and pretty fabrics
look best with a bare back, as they skim the skin - check out Vanessa Hudgen's dress for the Charlie St Cloud Premier (a
beautiful nude Reem Acra backless dress, complimented by simple tonged curly hair and neutral makeup).
Simply, big hair is the best! Add volume to your hair with backcombing, blow drying
and rollers. Add in plenty of mousse and shine hairspray to hold it in place and give it
that Hollywood touch. Leave it down and curly, or create a sixties updo reminiscent of
Julianne Moore in A Single Man.

Red Lips and Long Lashes
A fantastic trend that can look great on everyone, this 50's inspired look is very
dramatic and will give you a definite confidence boost. There is a shade of red for
everybody - some people need a pinkish undertone, and other's need a more orange
undertone - so try out a few colors before deciding which one suits you best, or visit
your nearest makeup counter and ask one of the artists.

Try out some fake lashes too, they are perfect for making your eyes look larger and
more attractive. The individual lashes are the easiest to apply and give the most
natural effect - make sure to practice applying before the evening (check out YouTube
for some great tutorials!) so that you understand how they work, as it can be a little
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