Prom 2017

It’s almost time for Prom in Portland, and we’re here to tell you what the trends are thing. Thankfully, Prom has changed since we were kids. Today’s teens can go bold with beautiful floral patterns, lace And sparkle everywhere, and two piece ball gowns that will make any teen feel like they aren’t trying to grow up too fast – even if college is right around the corner.

This Spring, Prom dresses will be in soft Tiffany green, sparkled with bling and see-through barely-there  nudes, golden metallic, covered in romantic lace, and if it’s a ball gown it will be in two pieces.

Light Tiffany green is almost as prevelant as bold florals in Prom 2017 trends. We love Tiffany as much as your next Audrey Hepburn fan, but if you don’t want your prom group photos to look like 2005 wedding party pics with everyone exactly the same, maybe look away from the beautiful perfection that is this color.

We didn’t really enjoy last year’s trend of completely open backs with bare skin cut-outs on the sides, not because we are prudes, but it just didn’t look comfortable or flawless. This year designers have kept the appearance of open flow and sparkle, without all the stress. Using lace and barely-there nudes, all while keeping the open backs, designers have nailed the perfect open look. It’s brilliant, and we think dancing will be a lot more fun if nobody is afraid things will not remain where they belong.

As teens in the 90s, every dress trend was big and puffy. Puffy giant bows, puffy giant sleeves, or best ever, the Juliet look where you could have been nine months pregnant or a size two and worn the exact same dress. It wasn’t cute. Today’s teens mostly trend toward form-fitting or soft ball gowns, but when they go big and princessy, they do it in two pieces. The tops can be covered in jewels and lace, or simple and sleek. The bottoms are either bold and colorful, or princess cupcake style with layers of tulle. It’s a sweet young look, we appreciate. Your Seniors may want to look more grown up, and we guess that’s to be expected as most of them are adults now.

Finally, let’s talk Hollywood romance and glam inspired. As we all saw as we watched this year’s award season of red carpet fashions, gold metallic or lace overlays everywhere is the biggest trend of 2017. We love Hollywood for this! We can’t think of anyone who shouldn’t wear gold, it is beautiful on every skin tone, hair color and body-type. And lace in any color, well we are in the wedding business, so always lace is our favorite thing.

Where to shop for Prom in Portland:

  1. Our favorite is Christella’s. They’ve recently moved to Vernonia, but the snow is gone and it’s a beautiful drive we think is totally worth it. Make sure you set an appointment. 
  2. Charlotte’s Bridal Fashion -conveniently located right near Jesuit High School, it’s an easy drive for most of the Metro Market Area. Set an appointment.
  3. The Vault – vintage dress shop in Beaverton.
  4. Xtabay Vintage, specializing in vintage masterpieces. They have limited hours and you may want to call ahead.

Published by Sadie

Mom, Event Planner, WHS PTO President...

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