It’s a new year, which means it’s award season, which also means that the fabulous red carpet starlets are setting the precedent for the must have styles for current and upcoming prom seasons. All eyes are on the movers and shakers of the movie and music worlds, to see what their stylists decide to don them in so they can strut their stuff down the red carpet. A starlet’s dress can make or break their style status, just like your prom dress can make or break your night, so we all want to choose what’s right! Just from the Golden Globes alone, we can already spot some hot trends. Jennifer Lopez and Amy Adams both wore nude dresses, giving off a barely there illusion; whilst Salma Hayek and Sofia Vergara graced the scarlet carpet in black floor length gowns that sparkled. But one of the most refreshing trends was that of the printed gown!
The resurrection of prints and patterns was most prominent this past fall, a host of designs appeared on everything from t-shirts to pant suits. So, it is no surprise that the trend has finally trickled down and is slowly making an appearance on the red carpet. Kerry Washington donned an ethereal Giles gown that featured a horse printed skirt at the Django Unchained London premier, while Lucy Liu, Halle Berry, Ariel Winter and Sienna Miller all sported brightly printed frocks on the Golden Globes’ red carpet. From the pattern of pretty ladies adorned in printed and patterned creations thus far, we’re sure that the list will extend with the Oscars, Grammys and SAG Awards still set to air in the upcoming weeks.
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Clarisse Blue Ball Gown
Your first tip for wearing a ball gown is paying attention to the fit and the elaborateness of the gown, and ball gowns can be quite elaborate!
The gown’s bodice should hug your upper body without being too tight. You’ll know it’s too tight if you cannot zip it, it presses your skin or chest above the edges, or it digs into your rib cage. The waist area should lie flat and comfortably against your middle.
Because a ball gown flares into a very full skirt, it may overwhelm petite frames. Smaller frames may be especially overwhelmed by a gown that has an excessively layered skirt or embellishments that appear to swallow you whole.
Some body types are especially enhanced by the shape of ball gowns. This dress type generally works very well for wowing the crowd if you are tall and stately. Those with heavier thighs and lower bodies can also dazzle since the full skirt provides plenty of camouflage for the bottom half.
Finally, you’ll want to make sure that you select a ball gown that you are able to walk and move around in comfortably. The full skirt can be your best friend for camouflage, but it can be your worst nightmare for walking and sitting if you forget how full the skirt is. Walking works if you remember how long and wide your skirt is and step gently and accordingly. Flatten the skirt behind your butt before you sit, then let the skirt’s material cascade along the sides of the chair.
Ball gowns have long been a traditional hit for formal affairs, and these tips can help you rock the gown and successfully carry on the tradition!
May is just around the corner and for most of the U.S. the warm weather is already here, and judging by how hot it has gotten in the past couple weeks things probably won’t be cooling off again until it’s time to shop for the new fall looks. But warm weather means more than just fun in the sun; it means it’s time to think about changing your skin care and makeup regimen for the warmer months to come.
The best place to start looking for inspiration for your new style is the spring runways, which have featured very feminine and demure designs this year and paired those designs skillfully with soft, natural looks. Spring and summer makeup this year is going to be very subdued, with plenty of earthy blushes and natural flesh tones of shell, taupe and caramel. These colors paired with nude and cream colored lips and a modern matte finish create a very natural look that is flattering on almost every skin type. Remember to complement your style with a colorful and feminine short dress.
If you are feeling particularly bold one warm sunny day there are plenty of more daring statements to be made as well. For example neons are back with bright orange and tangerine colors leading the way. This color is perfect on the lips if you have a darker complexion or can be used for truly dramatic effect around the eyes. But remember that you have to make a choice, go heavy on the neons in both places and you’re only a bad perm away from looking like you fell out of an 80’s movie!
As always good skincare is a must in summer, and don’t forget to protect yourself with a good SPF if you plan on being out in the sun for long periods of time. Whichever look you decide to go with remember to stay away from the heavier products when makeup shopping this spring, thicker products tend to have much more grease which will crease and melt in the heat, not to mention wreak havoc on your pores.
And always remember spring and summer are about youth and natural beauty, so let be sure to accent your best features and remember that sometimes in fashion less is more.
The Jovani 2010 Prom Dress collection is absolutely stunning! With a collection of short, long, and ball gown dresses, there is something for everyone!
The Jovani 2010 prom dresses have amazing prints in every color! If you’re looking for a romantic, girly print, check out Jovani Prom Dress 15498! The purple multi-print has an elegant floral design that is perfect for a romantic prom look! If you’re looking to walk on the wild side with some animal print for your prom, then Jovani has several prints for you! Jovani Prom Dress 8629 features a unique and fun blue animal print, while Jovani Prom Dress 152103 combines classic leopard print with neon colors to give you a fun and flirty look for your prom night! Jovani prom dresses also features tropic and exotic prints for the girl looking to stand out on her prom night! Jovani prom dress 152183 has a tropical green multi floral print, while Jovani Prom Dress 152652 has an orange multi print that makes you look like a goddess! Jovani 2010 prom dresses have unique and colorful prints that will have you shining on your prom night!
Jovani prom dresses have a range of silhouettes that are perfect for every girl. If you’re going for the classic, princess look for your prom, Jovani has amazing ball gown prom dresses that will make you the belle of your prom! Jovani Prom Dress 8629 features a chiffon ball gown skirt that is perfect for dancing the night away. In a multi blue animal print, this dress adds some flair to the classic ball gown. Jovani prom dress 152652 also features a ball gown skirt in a beautiful orange multi print. Jovani prom dress 153053 is a take on the classic ball gown: this taffeta dress has a ball gown skirt with flower appliqué to give it a flirty and fun touch. In a deep purple, this dress is a stunning addition to the Jovani 2010 prom dress collection! If you’re looking for a sassy, short prom dress, then Jovani has the dress for you! Jovani prom dress 152064 is a knee length dress, with a chiffon skirt that is perfect for dancing the night away! This Jovani prom dresses is both flirty and sophisticated and is perfect for your prom night!
Prom is all about the details and Jovani 2010 prom dresses spares none! Floral accents are the perfect way to add elegance and sophistication to your prom. Jovani Prom Dress 15498 features a one-shoulder flower appliqué while Jovani prom dress 153053 adds a fun twist on the classic ball gown, with flower appliqué cascading down a full skirt. Belts are a huge trend for Prom 2010 and Jovani prom dresses has the perfect belt accents. Jovani Prom Dress 14370 features a gold beagle belt against a beautiful animal multi print. Jovani prom dress 152060 features a low waist belt complete with a center crystal accent, which is perfect against the dresses black ink print. Sequins, beads, and stones are classic prom details that add the sparkle and flair that is essential to prom! Jovani Prom dress 153158 has a unique halter strap completely made out of colorful stones! With this bohemian touch, the entire look is colorful and fun! Beaded bodices give a prom dress the extra sparkle needed to shine on your prom night! Jovani prom dresses 152064, 8629, and 152652 all feature sweetheart sequined bodice that add a touch of glamour to prom!
The Jovani 2010 prom collection has something for everyone: with a range of long dresses to short dresses, colorful to solids, and beaded to simple, girls will find their perfect prom dresses!