Prom to high school students is like weddings to women everywhere. We’ve been dreaming about this moment since the first day we walked through those high school doors—the limo ride, Prince Charming, the glittery accessories and, of course, the perfect prom dress. Thanks to the internet and online stores around the world, it’s becoming easier for us to obsess over which prom dress we want to wear, which in turn, is making it more difficult for us to decide on just one dress. This year, Faze has enlisted the help of Poor Little Rich Girl’s owner Sara Puppi. With over 10 years of prom experience under her belt, she dishes on this year’s prom dress trends.
1.‘Prom-y’ Dresses Are Out
It’s about the simpler, more elegant, fashion runway prom. Not the traditional sparkly princess dress.
2.The Long Dress Is Preferred
“High school girls don’t really have any opportunities to wear a long dress,” Sara explains. “They’ve worn a short dress for all their semi formals, but this is the big event of their high school careers, so they’re wanting something more formal that they don’t have the opportunity to wear every day.”
3. Open Back Is Where It’s At
We’ve seen this trend on red carpets of all sorts! “This year, it’s all about the open back, more so than cleavage,” says Sara.
4.Everyone’s Seeing Red
Stuck on what colour is trending? Sara dishes on what everyone is opting for. “In terms of colours, red is really big this year. So are blushes and champagne. But it’s all about red and cobalt blue.”
5.It’s Okay To Wear Black
Was there ever a time you wore black and wish you didn’t? Probably not. Black is our go-to colour for a classy evening look but it could be used for more than that. Sara explains: “I am seeing girls opt for black for an edgier look.”
All dresses shown can be purchased online at Poor Little Rich Girl or in-store at their Toronto boutique.