When your style is sophisticated glamor or timeless chic, be sure to look at the beautiful styles in vintage prom dresses and gowns. One-shoulder 'goddess' style sheaths in gorgeous satins or silk or princess ball gowns with layers of taffeta are classics through the years. Create an aura of sophistication and elegance when you borrow your style from the past.
The release of the latest big movie 'The Aviator' about the life and loves of Howard Hughes has generated a huge interest in the styles of glamorous women of the 40s through 60s. Dresses worn by Hollywood idols such as Katherine Hepburn and Ava Gardner have contributed to the popularity in vintage styles, especially evening and party dresses and gowns.
Where to find vintage prom dresses
You will find vintage prom dresses and gowns in the current collections of dress designers ~ be sure look at their evening dresses for re-creation of the styles worn by glamorous women of the past. Dress shops , including online shops
Tailor your dress for a perfect fit
If you purchase a 'pre-owned' dress, you want to make sure your vintage prom dress is a perfect fit. Don't hesitate to have alterations done on your gown or dress so it fits you perfectly. Vintage doesn't mean you wear a dress that fit someone else ~ make it your own.
VIntage prom dresses are also included in many current designer collections who have re-created the styles of the past in new interpretations. Classic styles in new fabrics carry on the traditions of both long formal gowns and flirty short cocktail dresses.
Add a crystal brooch for vintage look
You can create vintage look simply by adding a bold glass or gemstone brooch to the shoulder, cleavage or hip of a drapey satin dress or simple ball gown. With a sleek hairstyle and strappy shoes, you will be gorgeous and sophisticated on your special prom day.