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your look ● fashion forecast
By Kaye Davis
Reign This spring’s hottest looks are
bold and plenty, with every-
thing from risky and colorful to
subtle and understated ready
to help you wow at your
W hen calendars turn to prom and pageant sea-
son across the country, the spotlights shine on
a broad range of looks designed to best accen-
tuate individual features and express personal
style. Fashion offers the perfect platform for a
lady to express herself and her style in any forum.
The Atlanta Apparel Market/World of Prom is the pre-
mier resource in the country for all the fresh, forward looks
for 2014. Whether it’s a high school junior attending her
ﬁrst prom or a seasoned competitor reaching for new pag-
eant acclaim, all the major fashion names showcase lines in
Atlanta. Here’s a glimpse into some of the looks you can expect
to see on stages and runways and in ballrooms this spring:
age in a reﬁned yet playful look.
Whether brassy, silvery, golden or coppery, metal toned
looks range from body hugging to long and ﬂowing. Lamé,
brocade, metallic organza and allover sequins presented in
draped, twisted and shirred designs are a striking choice.
YOUR HIGHLIGHT REEL
Illusion skirts offer a modern twist that balances con-
temporary short dresses with a longer hemline. It’s the per-
fect combination of party dress and more reﬁned
eveningwear. Sheer bodice overlays offer a bit more cover-
Lace—especially as a contrasting overlay—is a playful
alternative to add a bit of boudoir inﬂuence in a slightly
more intriguing way. Black on nude is the classic, but col-
ored and tonal overlays are more popular than ever.
Sexier than a super short skirt, high slits work in a vari-
ety of fabrics from sequin to velvet to chiffon in order to
create subtle and sometimes not so subtle drama.