Prom Fashion Answers

QUESTION:
Which dress do you think I should wear to the prom? 
     

ANSWER:
They all look gorgeous! But definitely the brown, orange and white graphic dress. Orange is totally hot for Spring and I think the mixture of colours really compliments your skin tone nicely. I would place a wide white patent belt around your waist and for footwear, try a brown peep toe heel. You could throw on some big chunky orange earrings or necklace, white shawl and you are ready to dance the night away! 

QUESTION:
My question that I would like to ask is, what colour is the most “in style” for this year’s prom? Thanks.

ANSWER:

Jewel tones were a huge hit along runways for Spring 2008, so expect to see a lot of this for prom. Canary yellow is a stand-out colour this season and a less traditional prom tone. Dusty rose dresses have been popping up in retailers across the country. However, the most “in style” colour for Spring or prom may not be the best colour for you, or maybe it is! At the end of the day, select a dress that works best for you, one that works with your skin tone, mood and style you’re looking to achieve for the big night!

QUESTION:
I have NOOO clue what I should do for prom its coming up on may 2nd and I still have NOTHING.Please help.

ANSWER:

It’s a very exciting time, so don’t stress! From your photo you look like you’ve got great style and a beautifully curvaceous bod. Try a vibrant colour such as green or fuchsia halter neckline, perhaps with a little pattern or sparkle to match the occasion. Be careful not to over-accessorize if you select a busy patterned dress. Balance is key!

QUESTION:

Dear Prom Council,
I was wondering what kind of eye shadow I should wear if I’m planning on wearing a green long silky dress? Also, updo, or down do?
Thanks,
Susan

ANSWER:
Hi Susan,

It depends on the hue of your green dress, however I would most likely recommend a metallic shadow. Metals are totally hot for Spring and would look killer with your skin tone and hair colour. If your dress is a deep forest green, try an opaque gold shadow with a peach lip. If your dress is on the lighter side of the palette (perhaps lime?) then go for a platinum shimmer on the lid with a pink glossy pout. 

You look like you may tend to wear your hair down often, so take this opportunity to go up all the way! A slight bouffant could compliment your face shape well. Throw on a pair of oversize studs or sparkly drop earrings and you’re ready to dance the night away!

QUESTION:
My parents told me that if i want to go to prom then i must pay for my ticket and dress. I don’t have that kind of money for both the prom ticket and the prom dress so i’m not going to prom but instead i want a nice outfit for commencement. How should i dress?? Should i wear formal, semi-formal…etc.

ANSWER:
Hi Julie, 

I’m so sorry to hear that you cannot go to prom due to the ticket and dress costs. In the latest issue of Vervegirl Magazine, our Prom Issue, we featured a dress from The Corsage Project, an organization that provides dresses to girls who cannot afford them. They are all free of charge! Link to: http://www.corsageproject.ca
In regards to your commencement, chat with friends and see what the general consensus is for the event. Try and persuade them to go a little glam! I wouldn’t recommend anything too formal, such as a floor-length gown, nor should you wear denim. Try a knee-length dress from Stitches or H&M, as both these retailers have quite affordable options. Stay away from beachy patterns like hibiscus’ or florals as these tend to be more casual. If you’d like to go even dressier, try some accessories from Claire’s or Ardene. Better yet, perhaps your mom or aunt has a vintage piece you could borrow for the special occasion!

QUESTION:
Hi my name is Maricruz, and I will apreciate any advice that you will like me do take in consideration in my gown purchase.
Thank you.

ANSWER:
Hi there,

You look quite familiar… Now I remember! Maricruz you were one of our make-over chiquitas last fall. It’s great to hear from you! 

You’re a gorgeous gal and shouldn’t have any problems finding a suitable dress. Your look is usually quite casual, so perhaps you could try and longer gown, something you wouldn’t wear everyday. Oversize florals are very in for Spring 2008 which would be very suitable for your look. Dress it up with a metallic clutch and heels with maybe some vintage jewelry. 


QUESTION:
What would be the best hair products for doing your hair for prom???

ANSWER:

Great question! It all depends on the look that you’re going for, up-do or down-do? With so many different products on the shelf, it’s difficult to make sense of it all!

You may want to minimize frizz if you’re wearing it down or maybe you need some serious hold for your up-do. Your hair looks lovely and not too heavy and so perhaps you’d like to give it a little sun-touched shine for prom?John Frieda’s Spotlight Perfecting Glosser instantly sleeks and provides amazing shine. Check out the Hair Council room for more info!

QUESTION:
I was looking in your magazine  volume 8 issue 5, and I saw a prom dress that im interested in. Although,  I cannot find any details about it on the internet. I was wondering if you  can give me some information as to where it’s from and such. Its the dress  that Jessi is wearing on pg.28. Its the peach dress from TNT. Thank you so  much!

ANSWER: 
This dress that Jessi is wearing is designed by Jay Godfrey, who is in fact a Toronto native! He apprenticed with Oscar de la Renta and studied at Parsons before launching his own signature collection and is now based in New York. Pieces from his collection can be found at select Holt Renfrew’s, TNT The New Trend, as well as Abe and Mary’s in Montreal. More info can be found at www.jaygodfrey.com
 
Oh and, if you’re looking for a similar dress that is easier on the wallet, try Aritzia or French Connection UK!

QUESTION:
I am wearing a strapless dress to prom and wondered if I should wear a necklace and earrings or just one or the other. please help!

ANSWER:
Great question! Is the dress patterned or a solid colour? If it is solid, you have more leeway in the jewelry and accessory department. If it’s a patterned number, be careful not to take it too far. You want to highlight your best features, not take away from them!
 
If you decide just to go with the earrings, you could do oversize and even bring in a pop of colour! If you find a really fabulous statement necklace, then just go with that. But if you are dying to wear both a necklace and earrings, try a stud earring matched with a clean necklace. 


QUESTION:

I was wondering if I can mix silver and gold jewellery with my prom dress?

ANSWER:

One of the BIG fashion trends this Spring 2008 is definitely mixing metals and Spring definitely includes your prom! Layering necklaces or stacking bracelets could work well. The only thing I would not recommend is doing two completely separate pieces in different metals, ie. a silver pair of earrings and a gold necklace. It also really depends on the dress, but try out a few combos and see what works best! 

QUESTION:

Dear Julia, I’m scared that the corsage my date gives me will not match my dress, but I don’t want to tell my date what to buy. How do I ensure that I don’t clash with my corsage?
 
Sincerely, Prom Anxious
 

ANSWER:

Dear P.A.,
 
Sometimes guys are absolutely clueless when it comes to corsages, others, totally in tune. It’s always difficult to gauge. About a week before the big day, subtlety drop some hints about wardrobe selections and ask your date what he’ll be wearing.
 
You may be buying him a corsage as well and so take this opportunity to ask him what color his bow tie, suit or cummerbund will be. Hopefully he’ll take the hint and ask you what colour your dress is and then you can recommend a good matching corsage colour. If your dress is pink, try a yellow or white flower. If it’s a neutral toned dress, go for a splash of colour! Make it fun. Don’t put too much pressure on the situation. It is a bad idea to start pulling out swatches unless the guy is an ultra fashion freak.