I’m a huge fan! I don’t even know how I stumbled on your blog but am I ever happy I did. I really think you need to do a bit about prom for your under 18 crowd (like myself). What did you wear? Or better yet, what would you wear?
This got me thinking. Both about time travel and about dresses. When I went to prom, I wore a printed silk dress from Holt Renfrew (pictured above). With a halter neck, angled hem and deep, rich colours, I still love it. But it’s no longer available.
So I started to ask myself if I were to go to prom today, would I opt for a little black dress? Nope. As cool as the LBD is, I’d prefer something with colour (it pops in photos). So then it was a question of whether or not I would want a glamourous floor-length number. I decided against it. Because even though they’re very on-trend, I’d rather go short (all the better to dance in).
Which brings me to this Nina Ricci tiered dress. It’s short in length but big on colour. Plus, it’s structured so it’s still formal enough for such an affair. At $1,690 USD, it sure ain’t cheap, but in my imaginary world of prom and time travel, that wouldn’t matter.
I’d opt to carry a printed vintage snakeskin clutch (there’s nothing like pairing statement accessories with a statement dress). I’d just want to make sure there’s enough room in my purse for a camera, cell phone, and touch-up lipstick.
To finish the look, I’d rock a pair of very pretty shoes, like these classic tie-ups by Diane von Furstenberg. Which reminds me; I would pack a pair of ballet flats in my purse too. After dancing all night, I’d want something to carry me through the after-party (sore feet are not happy feet).
Oh, and I’d arrive in a classic Bentley and bring James Franco as my date.
I hope this helps, Natalie! And I hope you have tons and tons of fun at prom.
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