Celebrity Inspired Prom Dresses
Are you for a Hollywood glamour look for prom this spring? Today's media has brought Hollywood into every household. Prom-goers from all over the country and beyond now have the opportunity to see what styles are being worn on the red carpet with the click of a mouse.
Designers have the same opportunity. The production of celebrity-inspired prom dresses begins the moment a starlet walks on the red carpet. Here are some of the best "celebrity-inspired" styles for 2016.
If anyone knows how to make an entrance, it's Charlize Theron, which is exactly what she did at the 2016 Oscars, wearing a blood red dress that took everyone's breath away. Get the same effect with this cross back evening dress. Take a page from Theron's beauty look and wear it with nude lipstick for a modern look. If you love the cut of this dress but want it in a different color, you're in luck! This dress comes in 10 different colors, ranging from black to pink and in sizes 4 to 16. This red number won't break the bank either; it costs less than $50.
After this year's Oscars, Olivia Munn was on nearly every best-dressed list out there. You may end up on a few yourself with this similar one-shouldered gown in tangerine, one of the hottest colors of the season. Another bonus about this color is that it's fabulous for bringing out a tan! The tie waist and soft pleats give it a romantic, Grecian look that will flatter nearly any figure. Because the neckline is an unusual one, leave your neck bare and accessorize with a statement bracelet. This dress also comes in nine additional colors, ranging from classic black to lavender and in a wide array of sizes from 2 to 28 Plus. It retails for under $150.
If you're going to receive an Oscar, this might be the dress to do it in! It's also the perfect prom dress, with a flirty full skirt and a hi-lo hem that is not only modern but will keep you from tripping on the dance floor. Wearing yellow helped Alicia Vikander stand out from the crowd during the Acadamy Awards, and it will help you stand out at your prom too. This dress also comes in aqua green, sky blue, and pink, in sizes 2 to 26 Plus, and ranges in price from $140 to $170.
Emerald is one of 2016's biggest color trends, and Saoirse Ronan tapped into it beautifully with her emerald sequin gown. Emerald is also considered a pseudo-neutral, meaning it will go with nearly any other color, so it's easy to pair with a range of accessories or corsage colors. The all-over sequin look makes this dress even more gorgeous and will make your eyes sparkle. This dress features a mermaid silhouette, which is great for nearly every body type, and is also a great choice if you want a fitted look but still want to be able to move freely on the dance floor. It retails for less than $130 and will fit a wide variety of body types with sizes ranging from 2 to 22 Plus.
Sofia Vergara is always a red carpet pleaser, and at this year's Oscars, she did not disappoint. Keeping it classy in a strapless navy blue dress, she went with a fitted bodice and a flowing gown. Get the same look with this embellished strapless gown that will show off your collarbones and highlight your figure. Take a styling tip from Sofia and opt for long, sparkling earrings and keep your neck bare. This dress retails for less than $160 and comes in sizes small, medium or large.
Charlize Theron isn't the only celebrity that knows that a red dress can mean serious impact. When Ariana Grande wore a dramatic red gown to the Grammys this year, she created quite the buzz, landing herself on several best-dressed lists. This mermaid gown has the same more-than-full skirt, giving you the same effect. This is the perfect dress for someone who wants to make a serious entrance. At $550, this dress is a little on the pricier side, however, it's also a dress you will be able to wear for special events for years to come. The dress comes in sizes 0 to 10.
Black is always a classic option, but it can also be a mega statement, as Rooney Mara demonstrated on the red carpet with a deep v cut-out, floor length gown. One of the benefits of going with black as that all the details of your dress really stand out. However, the flattering side cut-outs on this dress are only half the effect. Instead of showing bare skin, the cut-out and neckline portions are covered in jeweled, sheer mesh. In many ways, this dress is timeless, meaning you may want to hold on to it long after prom! This dress is a steal at less than $100 and comes in sizes 1 to 13.
Two-piece dresses aren't just for casual wear! When Taylor Swift wore a red and pink two-toned number to the Grammys this year, she looked edgy and chic. This white and black option gives you the same feeling but with a toned-down color scheme. The best part is that you can wear the top or bottom separately for future events. This dress comes in a large selection of sizes, ranging from size 0 to 16 and retails for less than $370.
Amy Schumer embraced minimalist style with her sleek, white gown at the Critics Choice Awards. Get that same sleekness but take it up a notch with this sequined v-neck gown. White is a great option for showing off a tan and looks gorgeous with minimal makeup. Try wearing a braid and highlighting your cheekbones to add a beachy feel to your look. Because of the v-back, this dress will work well with a strapless or backless bra. The dress comes in sizes 4 to 14 and retails for less than $300.
Green is every redhead's go-to, but this color flatters a variety of hair colors and skin tones. Aside from the color, it was the draping of Jessica Chastain's dress that really set it apart on the red carpet, and it's the same for this ruched gown as well. The jersey material makes it easy to move in, while the ruching and mermaid silhouette will flatter your figure from every angle. While this dress comes in sizes 2 to 10, it runs a little large so be sure to order a size down from your normal size. It costs around $180.
These days, a jumpsuit is the equivalent of a little black dress, but it makes a bigger impact, when it comes in white! At the Grammys after-party, Kaley Cuoco proved that jumpsuits can be just as chic as an evening gown. This is also a great piece if you don't want to buy a dress that you will only wear once; it does double duty as a spring wardrobe staple. Dress this jumpsuit up for prom with heels, a clutch, and some serious statement jewelry. Because this dress is backless, try wearing it with a backless bra. The jumpsuit comes in sizes XS to XL and retails for less than $120.