Now this is a good question…

Natalie writes:
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?

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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.

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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.

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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).diane-v-furstenberg

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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10 Comments

  • Reply Fifth Sparrow (Louise) March 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Such a cute post, and so fun! I would definitely wear something different this time around (think big ballroom gown- augh), but I guess that’s what happened when your style progresses!

  • Reply s h e r r y March 6, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    If I could go back, I’d wear a Betsey Johnson frock fo’sho. :)

  • Reply MizzJ March 7, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Agreed, everyone wore long gowns to my prom including me, but a shorter number would be fun! Although, you rarely get a chance to wear a glam gown, so I’d say to still go for one. You’ll have more chances for short, flirty frocks later ;)

  • Reply Couture Carrie March 7, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Gorgeous look, darling!
    I wish I looked that chic at my prom!

    xoxox,
    CC

  • Reply Miss Neira March 7, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Hahah I loved the title on facebook!

    Hmmm I would SO redo my outfit choice (I would opt for much classier, but I am proud I chose a daring cranberry red!)

    xoxo
    Miss Neira

  • Reply Cassie March 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Short dresses are definitely my style too–and that clutch I love!

  • Reply nadia March 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    i would have gone with a bright color as well but something that would look great to show my children in the future..

    i dont plant ohave an kids and i didnt go to prom so my fantasy is pointless

  • Reply Jen March 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    The pink dress you chose reminds me of the hot pink tiered dress I wore for Valentine’s Day, seen here: http://tinyurl.com/4kdhvn8

    Mine is Suzy Shier but I got it at Value Village for under $20.

    Charity shops and places like Value Village are great to find unique pieces at great prices.

  • Reply Bionica March 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I love James Franco
    what a date =)
    I totally love the prom outfit you have put together
    it’s such a fun color too!!!

    -Bionica

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista March 8, 2011 at 7:10 am

    How did you know that I have been obsessed with those DVF pumps since the first time I laid eyes on them? Gorg! I am so digging your fantasy prom ensemble (and date!). :)

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