Friday, February 20, 2009

Prom Queenz


Is the High School Musical influence spilling over to grown-up style?

I’ve been noticing a trend that I’m calling the Prom Queen dress—full taffeta and/or net skirt, slender bodice. Preferably one-shouldered.

These dresses are highly embellished, utterly serious (no winking here), and would be perfect in a gymnasium filled with streamers.

But could you wear one to the Met without your graduation tassel?

Above: Marchessa

Below: two ways of styling a Tracy Reese dress.



6 comments:

Sal said...

I just ADORE this silhouette ... though I'll admit it's a wee bit impractical. Except, of course, at prom.

enc said...

I have to admit, I like this style. I have always admired the full skirt.

miss cavendish said...

Full disclosure: I almost bought the Tracy Reese one for an event, but was concerned about being too much of a confection . . .

WendyB said...

For astonishing vintage prom dresses, check out Vintageous. I'd get a one-of-a-kind from there before I'd get anything from a current season.

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

Hmm...I think this could only work if you're not being too literal. You've got to wear it with something irreverent, modern, or tough.

Mary-Laure said...

This is SO TRUE, it's all so prom-y and it's not something I like, really. More grown-up style, please.