There's something magical about a long white prom gownthe color that a princess would wear. White has a long tradition as the preferred color for the prom, but over the years the variety of styles has gone from purely princess to sleek and sophisticated.
White prom dresses can be the perfect choice when you have a special piece of jewelry you want to show-off. Wear a pair beaded or crystal chandelier earrings in any color with a white dress and you have a stunning look. Add metallic accessories in gold, silver or rich bronze and you have a classic look that never goes out of style.
The Many Shades of White for Prom Dresses
You may think white is white, but don't forget white has many subtle shade differences including champagne, ivory,oyster, eggshell and pearl that can be enhanced by a shimmering fabric that reflects light. If you compare two or three white dresses you'll find some with a slight pink tone and others that may have an iridescence or hint of blue. White fabrics such as silk or satin with highlights in beading, lace or netting will take a dress from simplicity to feminine charm. Add a healthy glow to your skin with some bronze shimmer and you'll have the look of a modern goddess.
Be sure to follow the guidelines for choosing the right style dress for your body shape if you decide to wear a white prom dress or gown. Keep in mind white can be a little less forgiving when it comes to marks or stainsbut if white is your dream dress go for it!
A big trend this year is formal ball-gown styles in off-white or taupe shades in satin fabrics with lots of embellishments including beading, ruching and ruffles.