Dennis Basso may have been inspired by the South of France, but there was a definite go-big-or-go-home red carpet attitude to the designer’s Resort collection. A red sequin gown with diving décolletage will be irresistible to starlets looking to make a statement. And there was a pair of blush pink georgette trousers with slits that went straight up to the top of the thigh, taking the evening pant to sexy new heights. Paging Angelina Jolie.
In addition to the glitz, there was also a calm, covered-up section. A powdered blue pleated chiffon capelet gown with an embroidered belt would be a great fit for a woman looking to delve into the more modest trend. Much of the tamer parts of the collection were themed around florals. Here, contrast worked best: A white crepe dress meticulously embroidered with florals in pops of purple, yellow, blue, and green had a head-turning, shimmering effect; it made a bigger impact than many of the gauzy dresses boasting petal prints.
Of course, no matter the season, there is the fur factor with Dennis Basso. The designer has long built his business on the material. Fur is an old-school luxury, something that could be difficult to translate for a younger generation. But Basso understands the shift in the market and has been tweaking his pieces to appeal to today’s customers. One standout included a mink cream coat with floral embroidery, a cool update to a retro Afghan coat. Another hit was a gray floral embroidered broadtail jacket with a sable collar and flared sleeves with slits. Basso referred to it as the “Basso denim jacket.” Jokes aside, the topper was indeed a sumptuous, dreamy version of a denim jacket: Come colder temperatures, any young woman on the town could pair the piece with distressed jeans and heels.
A-Line/Princess Scoop Neck Knee-Length Tulle Cocktail Dress With Sequins
Black Spaghetti Strap Cross Back Dress
Black Faux leather skirt dress
Fashion Women Summer Backless Casual
I love this dress for a cocktail party or a wedding very sexy, elegant and classy
2015 navy blue cocktail dresses sexy high neck bodycon sheath short see through mini lace party vestidos
Deep V Neck Short Sleeve Floral Printed Split Maxi Dress
Love dresses that show the shoulders but cover the upper arms – also love the glamour element.
Mori Lee Sticks & Stones Holiday Dress
STICKS AND STONES ♥FCL
Oscar De La Renta
Robes Patineuses Soiree de Cocktail Bourgogne Epaules Denudees Manches Courtes
Va Va Voom Black Backless Midi Dress
Emily Ratajkowski brings out sex appeal in blue dress at Glamour bash
About as dark as a Light Summer should go. Brightness makes it springy.
Vestidos elegantes cortos de encaje
Finding the most beautiful Prom Dresses can be hard work, especially when you don’t really know where to start. You know what the other girls are wearing, but you want to stand out from the crowd. You want to wear something that definitely suits you, stands out, but is still beautiful and appropriate. It’s hard to know how to get it all just right … right?
If you want only the most beautiful Prom Dresses for your big night, you’ve come to the right place. We have 31 designs that we think you’re going to love. There is something here for everyone, regardless of what size, shape, or style you’re looking for.
1. LONG DEEP RED DRESS
One of the most important pieces of advice you’ll hear whilst on the hunt for the most beautiful Prom Dresses is to get yourself booked in with the store you’re going to be buying it from as early as possible. They’ll need to get your measurements, and you can try on a few dresses that are already there to get a good idea for the kind of thing you want. You’ll also come across a few dress designs that you already have spotted online – styles you wouldn’t have thought of. Just like this beautiful deep red long dress, for example.
2. LONG BLACK GOWN
It’s really easy to see a dress online, or on the rack, and fall instantly in love with it, but you must remember that what looks good on the hanger (or on someone else) might not necessarily work as well for you. Flip the coin around – there are dresses that look horrendous on the rack that will look beautiful on you. Listen to what the sales girls (or boys) are saying to you. If they’re urging you to try on the dress, just try it on. They know what they’re talking about more than you do, and once again they might point you in the direction of something absolutely stunning that you might not have already thought of.
3. ELEGANT NAVY BLUE DRESS
When you’re wearing a dress as stunning as this elegant navy blue dress, you need to have the right ‘supporting cast’. By that, we mean you need the right underwear. Trust us when we tell you that the wrong underwear is the quickest way to completely ruin the silhouette of this dress, of all of these most beautiful Prom Dresses, in fact.
4. TWO PIECE LIGHT BLUE DRESS
What about a two-piece design? You might not have considered it when you first started out on your adventure to find the most beautiful Prom Dresses for your big night, but there’s something very cute, girlie, and super elegant about the look. If you really like your stomach, why wouldn’t you want to show it off?
5. SHORT LIGHT PINK DRESS
Most girls go long with their Prom Dress, so why not opt for something short instead? This tutu-inspired dress is so pretty and elegant, it doesn’t need long length on its side. You’ll also find that these dresses work really well if you’re lacking in length. By that, we mean you’re a little on the short side. Don’t worry, we are too!
6. LONG BLACK TULLE DRESS
If you’re going strapless, remember that you’ll need to go shopping for a backless bra. If you’re quite busty this can be hard work, and those see-through straps are never as see-through as they pretend to be. The good news is that you can get lots of structured underwear now that DO offer support when you need it the most. The best thing you can do is try different underwear on under the dress – take it with you when you go for your fittings. If it doesn’t work, you’ll still have time to shop around for something else.
7. WHITE HIGH LOW DRESS
Uneven hemlines are a really big deal right now. Although they seem quite casual in comparison, this photo shows that you can wear them as Prom Dresses too. It’s just a case of finding the right ones for you. This dress is beautifully nipped-in at the waist, which helps to create curves if you don’t already have them. Practical as well as pretty … Who’d have thought it?
8. SEXY Prom Dress
Check the rules before you turn up to your prom in a revealing most beautiful Prom Dresses like this. The last thing you’ll want is to get kicked out before you’ve even had a chance to enjoy the night. If you do want to go for something quite daring like this beauty, there are ways that you can alter it to have it slightly less revealing. You could have your seamstress put a panel of lace in a contrasting (or the same ) colour, adding a bit more dignity to the occasion.
9. LONG BURGUNDY DRESS
Before you head out on your hunt for the most beautiful Prom Dresses money can buy, make sure you actually get the money part figured out nice and early. What’s your budget? We know you want to look a million dollars, but there’s no need if your mom and dad need to remortgage their house … is there? You don’t need to spend a small fortune on Prom Dresses these days, and there are some really great stores out there, especially online, that offer amazing deals combined with stunning designs.
10. BLACK MERMAID DRESS
If you have more of a fuller figure, a bustier or corset style dress is a really good idea to keep everything in check. Not only will they help to bring you in at the waist, creating that enviable hourglass figure, they’ll also allow for some cracking cleavage. If that’s the sort of look you’re going for. Just remember not to put too much on display. You want classy after all.
Whether you’re planning a wedding, or it’s your bestie who’s walking down the aisle, we’ve got the perfect wedding hair inspiration. We’ve looked back at the red carpet for some style inspiration so you’re sure to find something you like here! So whether you’re the bride-to-be, Bridesmaid, have a wedding to attend in the near future, or are just looking for a hairstyle with a little extra somethin’ somethin’, you’ve come to the right place.
Procrastinating is never something we’d recommend, but let’s face it — the majority of teenagers wait until the last minute to do virtually everything. So, if you’re like most of your peers and appreciate a little pressure before getting something accomplished, you’ve been thinking about your Prom Dress, buuuuut have yet to make a purchase. We don’t mean to put pressure on you here, but NGL — the big night is coming up soon and while going naked is technically an option, we don’t think anyone would be too thrilled with that choice. Basically, you need a dress and you need it stat. Try not to freak out too much, though — these hacks will help you through the process!
1. If you want to wear a dress that’s flattering for your shape, but have no idea where to begin, this guide will be your best friend:
2. This little black dress guide can cross over into helping you find the perfect prom gown, too:
3. There are SO many different necklines on dresses that it can definitely get confusing. Here are all the options laid out:
4. Once you find the perfect dress with the perfect neckline, you need to make sure your hair doesn’t hide it! Here are some handy tricks on how to do your ‘do on prom night:
5. What happens if you find the PERFECT dress, but feel that it’s a bit too revealing? Simple — change it up a little bit!
6. EVERYONE dies to wear a red-carpet dress worn by a celebrity, but the chances of that actually happening are pretty slim… so, make your own! Here you can see an exact replica of Anna Kendrick’s dress made with a lacey tank top and a convertible black gown:
7. Jewelry can make or break any outfit, but especially a formal dress. Follow this guide and you’ll never screw up your look with the wrong necklace again!
8. But what about bracelets and earrings? No worries — we’ve got you covered:
9. Finding the right bra to wear with a uniquely cut dress can be a MAJOR pain, but if you try this simple hack, you’ll never have to stress about visible lingerie straps again!
10. NGL, sometimes a bra just won’t cut it. Kim Kardashian is a huge fan of taping her boobs before a red carpet, and you will be, too!
The big day is fast approaching! What is the countdown to? Two weeks? Two days? Two hours? It’s go time, baby!
You want everything to run as smoothly as possible. Feel like you might be forgetting something? No worries. We’ve got you covered.
34 Last-Minute Wedding Planning Tips:
Gorgeous Photos by Whim Photography
One to Two Weeks Out:
In no particular order…
1. Confirm your arrangements with vendors. You have those contracts taken care of, but it doesn’t hurt to double check the details. Verify date, places, times, setup, take-down, etc. Make sure your venue’s closing time corresponds with your vendors’.
2. Finalize the payments. The last thing you want to worry about on your big day is the bills that you have to pay. Take care of this ahead of time so you don’t have to carry the checkbook around. Odds are it doesn’t accessorize well with your dress anyway.
3. On the topic of money… Create tip envelopes. Having these organized beforehand will make it easy to pay out the DJ, catering staff, etc. without having to dig through your purse for cash. This is a great job for a personal attendant.
4. The marriage license! In some states you can walk in and get your license, in others you have to make an appointment. Do you know what yours is? And do you know how many days in advance you can get it/how long it’s valid without signatures? Find out what documents you need and when you can get them before your nuptials.
5. Having a signature drink? A cucumber-lemonade chiller, you say? Yum! Get that recipe written down (probably multiple times.) Have note cards ready for your bartenders so you don’t need to rack your brain for the concoction or go on a treasure hunt for the ingredients.
6. You and your soon-to-be-mister definitely have those songs you love and those songs you hate. Sit down together, pull up YouTube, and craft a “Do/Do Not Play” list for your DJ. Send this over early so that they can get a playlist queued up and ready to go for your night of dancing.
7. Time to chat with your photographer now, too! By giving them a list of must-have pics, you can enjoy the night knowing they got shots of relatives, friends, and snapped plenty of reception candids.
8. Craft a morning of itinerary. Having a schedule for you and your attendants will make you feel less like a chicken with its head cut off. Know what you want done and by what time, and it should be smooth sailing. (Always pencil in a few extra minutes for safe measure.)
9. Review your printed materials. Wouldn’t it be awful if it came time to walk down the aisle and you saw that your name was spelled wrong on the program? I’d cry (dramatic, but probably true). Save yourself the fear and check your table numbers, place cards, menus, and programs as soon as you get them, just in case you need to rush-order a new batch.
10. Line up gifts for loved ones. This might be something that slips off your radar, but it is such a thoughtful touch. I attended a destination wedding earlier this summer and the bride hand-delivered little goodie bags to each room with all sorts of treats and beach necessities. It was so sweet! It doesn’t have to be something huge, but the intention behind it goes a long way. Let your guests know you’re thankful for them!
11. Arrange transportation home for your bridal party. You want your guys and gals to enjoy themselves throughout the night. Give them the leisure of knowing that they can have a few drinks, relax, boogie down, and still get back to the hotel or their homes safe and sound.
12. Plan meals! You need to eat breakfast and get at least one snack in before the ceremony. Depending on how many mouths you plan to feed, call ahead and order some grub for the gang. Depending on what you order, you may be able to complete this task the day before as well.
13. Do a little outfit run-through with your entire wedding party. Make sure everything is the color and size it should be. This may be challenging if your party is spread out, but a quick phone call, picture, or FaceTime session will give you some peace of mind. Don’t forget to ask about accessories if you gave them free reign!
14. Your ‘maids and men aren’t the only ones who should do an outfit check. It doesn’t hurt to slip on your gown(maybe with a little help from one of the girls) just to make sure things look right. Also, try on your accessories with the dress to verify that everything is as perfect as you pictured. Suggest this little pre-check to your man as well.
15. Make sure a Bridesmaid knows how to bustle your dress, then practice! They can be really tricky, so I recommend bringing her along to the final fitting for a lesson.
16. Make sure your hair, makeup, nails, etc. are scheduled with plenty of time. Hopefully these appointments have been made, but call and confirm times and dates a week out just to be sure.
17. Schedule some alone time or girl time—no wedding agenda allowed. Give yourself a day to read a book, lay at the beach, lie in your bed, grab happy hour with the girls, whatever relaxing activities you have in mind. This will be good for your sanity.
18. Grooms: If you plan on getting your haircut, do not wait until 24-hours before. We all know that haircuts don’t always turn out like the pictures in magazines. Get this done with a week or so to spare, so you don’t look fresh out of the barber chair.
19. Sometimes shoes hurt. Practice walking in yours.
20. Are you saying your own vows? Start writing AND practicing. Weddings are emotional events (for me at least.) With practice and preparation, you will have an easier time saying exactly what’s on your mind.
The same goes for any speeches. It is customary that the couple says a quick thank you to the guests at some point in the reception. Have an idea of what you want to say ahead of time, so you don’t accidentally choke on your words.
It’s also important to check in with your fiancé about these things. You don’t have to read each other your vows ahead of time (although this may help with nerves), but make sure they carry a similar tone. Are you going for sweet and sentimental or light-hearted and a little humorous? Get a vibe and be on the same page.
21. Practice your kiss! Seems odd doesn’t it? But you’re about to kiss in front of a lot of people, including parents, grandparents, and now in-laws. Enough said.
22. Following tradition? Don’t forget to have your “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” ready for your big day.
23. Delegate tasks to your VIP’s. This might be challenging for you if you are a DIY kind of girl, but it is in your best interest to pass some tasks along. Ask people to help ahead of time, and you’ll save everyone involved from a headache.
24. Leaving for your honeymoon shortly after the reception? Pack now! Even if you have a day or two in between your flight and the ceremony, this tip will allow you to get a jump on thank-you cards, spend more time with family while they’re in-town, or even just rest your feet a bit after all that reception dancing.
The Day Before:
25. Don’t tote your overnight bags around on matrimony morning. Drop your bags off the night before or ask a friend/family member to bring them the morning of. Same goes for any supplies you want at the reception. Drop them off early and save yourself the hassle.
26. Do you have pets? Make sure they’ll be taken care of while you’re tying the knot!
27. Gown transportation: How is your gown getting to the site? Who is going to bring it? See if you can bring it a day early so you can get it out of the bag and breathing for tomorrow.
28. Get the limo/party bus driver’s number and share it with the bridal party. Likewise, give your driver the maid of honor and best man’s numbers (or possibly a list of the entire party.) Supply printed directions as well. Taking these extra precautions should get you to the right places on time—assuming you keep to the schedule as well.
29. Designate gift caretakers. Whether it be a Bridesmaid, groomsman, personal attendant, or just another good friend, ask nicely to have someone pick up your presents. Lots of guests are sending gifts straight to the couple’s home now, but for the few that do make their way to the reception, have someone ready to load them up for you at the end of the night.
30. Find a responsible friend and put them in charge of legal documents. You’ll be all over the place throughout the day, and things tend to have a way of going missing in chaos.
31. Prep your “Big Day Emergency Kit.” By putting one of these together you’re saving yourself from the scary “what if’s” of wedding prep. Odds are you won’t need everything in it, but extra preparation can’t hurt.
32. Are you and your fiancé writing each other sweet notes to read as you get ready? You totally should. It’s precious. Opinion aside—this is not something you want to leave until the last minute. Sure, you don’t need days to write a note, but give yourself a reasonable amount of time to write something from the heart that your soon-to-be Mr. or Mrs. can cherish forever.
33. Plan a moment for just the two of you amidst the chaos and excitement of the big day. You will be constantly surrounded—seriously, I mean it—even when you go to the bathroom… So setting aside time, even just a few minutes, to be with your husband away from family, friends, and photographers, may be good for you both.
34. I don’t know if you’re like me, but I do not function well on just a few Z’s. You will absolutely have adrenaline kicking in, but it is important feel well-rested. And who wants bags under their eyes in pictures they have to look at forever, am I right? Start winding down early the night before, so you can calm your body and mind enough to get some good sleep on your last unmarried night.
You’re finally ready for the big day!
There you have it. You are ready to tie the knot! Breathe easy and enjoy the time leading up to the event. Soak in every second of the day itself. Happy happily ever after, my friends!
|Lurelly designs seem to get more and more fabulous with every new collection. This is the current Lurelly Belle Lookbook. The designs in this collection are classy and feminine, and I love the intricate detailing of these dresses. The florals and gold lined rose detailing of this stunning gown above is enchanting. The whole collection is simply beautiful. Enjoy more fashion from the Lurelly Belle Lookbook. Just click on the image and it will take you to the Lurelly website. Click on read more at the bottom of the post for cropped images for Pinterest! Enjoy!|
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