Nontraditional Prom Dresses

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  1. baldrick

    baldrick New Member

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    I have been looking for a prom dress for some time now, and cannot seem escape either tons of tulle or those god awful neon silk bejeweled dresses. Does anyone have a recommendation for a place I could find a good dress? I tend to favor short dresses, but am not apposed to long (especially grecian-inspired types). I'm pretty open to color. I kind of just don't know where to start, because I don't want to feel over- or underdressed, but don't know exactly what (other than all of that puffy, sparkly nonsense) constitutes a prom dress. :P Help please? :flower: Also, I really like more structured pieces, although I can wear pretty much any style of dress.
     
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    alexzandramarie New Member

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    honey i was just in the exact same boat as you last week! i absolutely hate those typical cheap looking rhinestone neon color dresses that seem to be everywhere! i wanted something classy and elegant. i ended up getting my dress at BCBGMAZAZRIA, i would defintitely reccomend looking for your dress there, especially if you're looking for short. there were sooo many adorable short (prom perfect) dresses there it almost made me want to get one (my prom dress code is more formal). other than that bloomingdales had some BEAUTIFUL dresses, long and short but a little priceier than bcbg. hope this helps!
     
  3. Urban Stylin

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    most of her dresses could look very nice or very tacky depending on how you style them
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  4. Urban Stylin

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    Ooops just reat the 1st post..u prefer more structured dresses to the frou frou thats prom

    the 6th dress is awesome

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  6. baldrick

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    Thanks so much you guys!! :flower: And those dresses are awesome, Urban Stylin. I especially love the 1st, 2nd, and 4th. I have a lot of friends who are opting for the more *ahem* prom-y styles. I don't think that there's necessarily anything wrong with that, but it really wouldn't be me, you know? I did actually look at buying vintage, but most of what I found was like 80s overstock, and the one store that showed promise had its formal level locked up for that day.

    Alexzandramarie, it's odd that you mention BCBG, because someone told me last week that the store near me was having a super sale and she got like 80% off her dress there. Unluckily, I completely forgot about that and missed the sale. Boo. I'll definitely still check it out, though!
     
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    ^I love, love, love that dress! It's a proper prom dress, but an understated, classy one.
     
  10. baldrick

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    Okay, so I found these...
    I really like the ModCloth one (it's super plain in the front, but has this GIANT bow in the back), but I don't think it's dressy enough.
    I love the idea of the one-shoulder dress, but it has this safety pin cluster at the bottom left hem that I'm not sure about. As you may notice, I'm quite partial to black. I'd love to have a prom dress with color, but the only ones I've really liked have been black.

    Also, everyone is wearing TOMS shoes to prom to benefit TOMS's One for One Movement (they donate one pair of shoes to children in need for each pair you buy). I think the shoes are going to Haiti currently.

    Sources: modcloth.com, shopbop.com
     

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    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    ^ Yikes!!! Maybe you could find some baby Toms and make some kind of accessory from them, and wear real shoes :innocent: Like maybe you could have them incorporated in a wrist corsage. I love what Toms does, but ... :unsure:
     
  12. Weronika

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    i ended up ordering my own prom dress to be sewed by my neighbour, who is extremely good.
    but if i had enough money i'd go for BCBG, definetely.

    oh ! and also Mango should be good.
     

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