Despite my school prom being exactly 5 years ago tomorrow (scary), I still envy all of the girls who haven't had theirs yet, its such an amazing day to feel like a princess and dress up. At my school prom, I wore a blue dress which was big, puffy and very princess-y because I knew that the next time I'd be able to wear something similar would be my wedding.. which obviously was going to be white. Even though I adored my dress, I always wondered what others would of looked like and because my taste has changed - I'd probably of looked completely different if I did it all again tomorrow.
After doing some research, I've learnt that quite a few of the girls that read my blog are girls who are off to their prom either this year or in the next couple of years - so they probably need/want some inspiration about which dresses to go for and I haven't really seen many prom dress posts! Persun is a website which is over in America but they have a really gorgeous range of prom dresses (and other occasions if you don't want the typical big, long one) that are all fairly reasonably priced and handmade to give them the extra special touch. Above is my 6 favourite dresses from the website that I think fit with the typical 'prom look' and the current trends of the moment. If I had to choose one for my own prom, it would be the dusty purple one. I love the fabric and how it hangs over the hips giving the perfect silohuette - not forgetting the gorgeous beading detail around the bust and shoulders!
Just as a pointer - if you're going to prom sometime soon, make sure you go into dress shops and try on a few different styles. The one you've fallen in love with may look completely different when you wear it so play it safe and try the style on first. I think I tried about 20 different styles before settling for mine and I'm so glad that I did!