Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Dresses for Prom

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After a browse through the shops in town yesterday, I noticed a lot of pretty dresses embellished with beads and layered with chiffon, which can only mean one thing...It's prom season! It actually came as a surprise to me as I always feel unaware of what month it is. You see, generally, I use the Seasons to indicate roughly where abouts we are in the calendar. I don't usually keep track of the date and I rarely have to write it at work or on a daily basis, so I just let time pass me by. Spring is my favourite time of year, but I've pretty much given up on it. What with the long winter we've had, hailstones in March and the continuous miserable grey skies up north, my mind is trapped in a frame of time where I still think it's the back end of the year.

Prom wasn't really a big deal back when I was at school and sadly, I never went to my Year 11 leavers do, but I heard it was good and that everyone had a jolly good time! I also missed out on A-Level Year 13 dinner dance too, lets just blame this on a horrible boy who had absolutely no sense of fun. If I could go back in time, I definitely wouldn't let some insecure douche bag ruin my fun! Hell, no! I never went through the process of searching for the perfect dress. Traditionally, girls would opt for glamorous maxi dresses, some would go for extravagant puffy-outy princess dresses. I think I probably would have gone with the crowd and chosen a maxi dress too, perhaps in a shade of pink or purple, but I'm not sure...I like to think that I was brave enough to go for something that I was more comfortable in, a dress that was equally as glam and elegant like the 8 dresses I've picked out here. Is it weird to wear these kind of dresses to prom? These sort of silhouettes flatters my body shape and anything above the knee suits me my height more. Although, that wasn't something I was self-conscious about back then, me and my friends were all the same height! It's just that I seemed to have stunt my grown by spending the majority of my teenage years sitting in front of the computers. I don't actually remember there being so much choice on the high street back then but like I said, it wasn't such a big thing back then and bearing in mind, I left school 12 years ago now! Twelve years!! That's painful to admit! I can't believe it has been so long. A lot of high street retailers now have special or limited edition dresses especially for formal occasions, their price ranges from £60 - £195.

So, there you have it! I'm re-living my teen years with you right here, and picking out my would-be prom dress, telling my 16 year old self that it's ok to be different and that if you wear something you are more comfortable in, then you'll feel more like yourself and therefore, confident. I have my eye on a couple of these dresses for a couple of weddings that I'm invited to this year. What did you wear to your prom? And for those who have got it all to look forward to, have fun and enjoy every minute of it!

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28 comments

  1. I've got a few weddings coming up and these would be perfect for the occasion! I especially adore no.1, shame about the price tag though.I always like the expensive one best sigh xo

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    1. where can i find number 1? i cant seem to get the link to work on my laptop!!

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    2. where can i find number 1? i cant seem to find a link on my laptop!!

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    3. where can i find number 1? i cant seem to get a link to work and i want it so much!

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    4. Hi Emma. The link doesn't appear because the dress is sold out. It is from Topshop, so hopefully it might be restocked soon!

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    5. aww no! sorry i didnt mean to post this 3 times haha

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    6. I'll keep an eye out for the dress, will let you know if it's back in stock. Do you have Twitter?

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  2. I love these dresses :) perfect as I have a wedding to go to next month and nothing, as of yet, to wear! My favourite has to be number two though!! <3 xo

    iamlaurenpotts.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I love number 2, 4 and 7! I just brought a dress for my Summer ball, wish I'd seem some of these before!xx

    gottoloveee.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I have a summer ball when I graduate next year and I hope to wear something like this!
    I want something a bit different as everyone gets the classic pretty topshop dress, so this a great post to get me thinking!
    Never to eaarly to plan an outfit ;)

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

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  5. Beautiful choices love all the colours!

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  6. All these dresses are super cute!
    Number 8 is my fav.

    darlingsophie.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. These ones are really perfect! :)

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  8. Wow these dresses are so pretty! I love dress 1 and 3, I've got my Leavers Ball coming up and if those two were maxi dresses they would have been perfect! My prom was only two years ago and I already dislike what I wore - short ruffled blue dress and I had short red hair, so i looked like some sort of freaky mermaid haha!

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  9. Number 3 is gorgeous! I wore an awful all black ensemble to my prom, I looked like Morticia. WAH.

    Tara
    www.thestylerawr.com
    xoxo

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  10. Gahh those dresses are so beautiful! The colours are so so pretty! x

    http://www.heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Wow oh wow, these are beautiful! I am truly obsessed with ice cream colours <3

    xo
    Jo
    Lost in the Haze

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  12. Oh wow, so many candy colours! My favourite ones are the last two, I'd love to pair them with a fair of sandals and a big woolly jumper :)

    Sarah x
    sarahloves.co.uk

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  13. Oh my gosh! These are all to die for! The colours, the textures, oh my!

    Sophs x


    www.laviesophie.com

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  14. oh my goodness, all these dresses are BEAUTIFUL. unfortunately I can't go to my prom this year but if I was I think I would definitely choose one of these.

    Francesca xo
    www.yummylikecake.com

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  15. Love the pastel colours. Very sweet and feminine.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  16. I love 8 and 3, these dresses are perfection! Lovely selections :)

    Mycrushcouture.blogspot.com

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  17. these are all insanely beautiful! I've always struggled with formal summery outfits and these are such lovely choices! xx

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  18. awww i want a denim pinafore,not sure it would suit me! I can see you in that peter pan collar dress hun x

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  19. these Formal dresses are really cute for all that kind of occasion
    Really good ...

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  20. THANKS FOR THE LOVELY COMMENTS! I AM GLAD YOU LIKE THE POST ASWELL! MORE TO COME!
    Prom

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  21. Many people find it a daunting challenge to pick the right summer dress for formal occasions. The pictures and information will surely make it easier for the readers to pick the right dress for the upcoming proms and similar formal events.

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  22. All designs of summer formal dresses are really very gorgeous.I love all.

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