fashionforecast By Kaye Davis
Accentuate the Positive
This year’s prom styles and glamorous
looks will come as the result of a variety of
beautiful and simple fashion accessories
t’s the night of every girl’s dream. The magic that happens on
this evening lasts well into future years. We are talking about the
enchanting night of Prom, of course, and every girl will be look-
ing for that perfect dress. As always, this season offers the latest
and greatest trends for every girl to ﬁnd the perfect dress in cre-
ating the perfect evening.
I LOOKING ABSOLUTELY FAB
Fabrics are a standout and movement is the key. The beautiful
ﬂow of chiffon has returned, because the elegant yet almost ﬂoat-
ing appearance of chiffon brings prom dresses to life. It is a per-
fectly romantic look.
LACE IS IN
Look for lace to be a standout feature on many prom dresses,
speciﬁcally with focus on exquisite cut lace in a variety of colors
and silhouettes. Lace will be used all over, as it will be generously
and appropriately scattered throughout the dress. A lace overlay
can turn the dress into a show stopper. Lace trends vary from vin-
tage to high-end designer.
RUFFLES ADD RICHES
Let’s add a bit of rufﬂe to the mix. Rufﬂes are ultra-fem-
inine and are used in different silhouettes ranging from
ball gowns, high-low, or sheath gowns, because they add
the allure of romance or ﬂirty ﬂair. Add a little bling, as
some sequins and sparkle on a rufﬂe-accented gown
can grant you one of the hottest looks for prom.
Some sheer accents will bring drama to the night,
and the look comes straight from the designer run-
ways. You’ll see it in color, sleeved, skirted, bead-
ed and plain. Also, look for sheer insets that give a
sexy look even though the sheer panels are lined.
Additionally, the peplum trend comes straight from
the red carpet to prom dresses. They are fun and ﬂirty,
while bringing added interest to any gown.