Although it may seem as if the endless Canadian winter has just come to a grand finale, prom season is already on the horizon. For young fashionistas who are planning to attend senior prom this year, the runways certainly offer the perfect dose of sartorial inspiration. Whether you’re planning to don an elegant floor-length gown or step out in a short frock which you can dance in, there are endless options for the big night. For Spring 2017, look no further than Real Style’s guide to affordable yet stylish prom looks, inspired by the season’s catwalks.
For the glamour girl who is hoping to sparkle and light up the dance floor, try drawing your cues from Marchesa’s latest collection. We are admiring this glittering icy blue number from the runways, which features a ruched bodice, flowing tulle hem and lashings of beadwork. Meanwhile, this Mac Duggal Beaded Ballgown just may be a more suitable alternative to a costly designer gown. With its silvery pleated skirt and metallic embellished bodice, the dress is a detailed, intricate piece.
If you’re a classic lady with a passion for pink, the Reem Acra runway just may help you find your ideal prom style for the season. With its voluminous pastel pink hem and silver embroidery, this strapless gown has a certain fairytale vibe. Meanwhile, this Madison James Dress in Shell Pink, $470, also captures the femininity and grace of spring. The blush hue, sweetheart neckline and tiny pearls complete the overall design.
Naturally, the romance of lace will always be en vogue for formals and balls. With prom season looming, this Monique Lhuillier creation catches the eye with its pastel blue colour. Meanwhile, the mid-length hem, sheer lace and off-the-shoulder neckline convey a delicate, refined air. Try stealing the look in this Chi Chi London Off Shoulder Midi Dress In Paneled Lace, $121. The dainty crochet lace and sweet hue offer a girlish effect, while the versatile length means that this prom dress can be re-worn for other occasions.
If you’re a bit of a vixen who wants to stun in scarlet on the most important evening of the school year, then look to this screen siren frock by Oscar de la Renta. The brilliant red colour, classic strapless style, flared skirt and subtle slit help to create an eye-catching evening gown. To bring the look from the catwalk to the dance floor, slip into this Adrianna Papell Strapless Jersey Cascade Prom Gown, $299. The dress features ruching and an above-the-knee slit for a dramatic finish.