Last week I was contacted by the lovely Amy at Modcloth and challenged to take part in a little blogger competition to create a prom-themed look based around their Classic Stunner Dress. Not one to shy away from a bit of a challenge, I thought it'd be fun to give it a whirl!
Now I'm not sure about anyone else's experiences but for me, picking a prom outfit was like pulling teeth. After hunting high and low for about a month in total, I ended up panic-buying an average dress about a week before prom.
Word of advice if you're thinking of leaving it late? Please don't. Especially if you know you're a fussy git like me.
I can promise you, you will regret it.
1. Classic Summer Dress in Floral | $99.99
So voila, this is the dress I was challenged to style! One of the things I regret the most about my prom dress was the fact that I chose one that was so prommy (yes, I've decided that's a word) that I would never be able to wear it again. This makes me like the classic style of this dress even more; it is simple and timeless, so you can definitely wear this again and again once prom has been and gone. I love the volume in the skirt too; I can imagine it being flattering on more or less all body shapes.
2. Cool, Clear Night Clutch | $42.99
The dress is very pretty, so teaming it with this clutch bag just gives it that little hint of a sultry edge. I absolutely adore the on-trend transparency and sexy lace pattern of this bag!
3. Cinquain Necklace | $15.99
I chose this just to break up the block beige of the dress, whilst sticking to the colour theme with the gold coloured trim of the necklace.
4. Nine to Jive Jacket | $77.99
Okay, now to give the outfit a bit more of an edge. Leather jackets are the perfect accompaniment for more or less any outfit, they are ridiculously versatile! This one is no different, and I absolutely adore the detail along the hem.
5. Shoe of Hearts Heel | $74.99
Now for a bit of colour! These heels are absolutely adorable, and add that perfect little eye-catching piece to an otherwise relatively understated look.
Remember that it's your prom, not your wedding day, so don't forget to add a little fun to your outfit!
6. Lime Crime Lipstick in Glamour | $17.99
The whole outfit has a very vintage vibe so sticking with that, I'm definitely thinking a nice bold red lip will bring the look together perfectly...
7. TheBalm Precisely! Liquid Eyeliner | $16.99
...add some winged liquid eyeliner and you're laughing!
8. Duck, Duck, Umbrella in Red | $17.99
If you live in the UK, you'll understand that this is final outfit addition isn't as ridiculous as it might initially look. What good is it getting all glammed up to step one foot outside and end up looking like you swam to prom? Exactly. Take one for goodness sake!
If you're be hunting for a prom dress this year, I wish you the best of luck and like I say, please start looking now! Why not check out the rest of Modcloth's dresses here. They have a nice selection to give you a few ideas!