The Perfect Prom Ensemble

Beauty, Beauty Tutorials, Fashion v April 25, 2016

With the changing of the seasons, comes one of the most anticipated events in every high school girls lives. Prom. The night where you get to dress up like a princess and dance the night away. Looking back at my own prom photos, I cringe at the ensemble I chose. So learning from my mistakes, I am here to guide you on your road to the perfect prom look. I have rounded up some ideal prom items found on Ecohabitude so that you too can look back on your own prom nights without cringing. 

Say Yes to the Dress

It is truly overwhelming the amount of different colors and styles to choose from when dress shopping. Cocktail to ball gown, it’s almost impossible to decide. So, sorting through the many options on Ecohabitude, I have picked some dresses that will have your peers asking you where did you find that?? Keep in mind that these dresses could be worn again for formals, weddings, and other classy events that you may attend. Practical and socially consciencious, these dresses are keepers.

Nocturnal Dress by Animal Behavior

Nocturnal Dress by Animal Behavior

Stella Dress by Annaborgia

Stella Dress by Annaborgia

Silk Ombre High Low Dress by Leafy Natural Couture

Silk Ombre High Low Dress by Leafy Natural Couture

Sultry Gold Silk Gown by Leafy Natural Couture

Sultry Gold Silk Gown by Leafy Natural Couture

But along with finding the ‘perfect’ prom dress, comes the not so perfect prom dress price. The dollar sign to some dresses in other stores could set you back on any other accessory or hair/makeup expenses you would like to drop some moola on. Not only does the price suck, but let’s be honest, you may only end up wearing the dress once. For those on a tight budget this prom season, fear not, here are some ideas on how to find the dress (and it won’t cost you an arm, a leg, or your updo). 

  1. Thrift Stores: Around this time many second hand stores look specifically for prom dresses to resell. 
  2. Specific online sites have programs where people donate their gently used gowns for high school girls. (ex: http://princessproject.org)
  3. Rent the Runway: Renting from Rent the Runway allows your to wear that high end designer dress for the night and not having to pay full price. Score!

Alternative Wardrobe

Who says you have to wear a dress for prom? If there is a prom rule guide book stating that… get rid of it. It’s 2016! Time to shake things up in the fashion world and on the dance floor. Instead slip into something with pant legs; like a tailored tux or chic jumpsuit. You’ll definitely be making a edgy, yet, classy fashion statement this school year. 

Panthera Jumpsuit by Animal Behavior

Panthera Jumpsuit by Animal Behavior

Casino - Jumpsuit by Les Lunes

Casino – Jumpsuit by Les Lunes

Strappy jumpsuit by Cossac

Strappy jumpsuit by Cossac

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

So you’ve got the dress. Congrats, you are only a quarter of the way done. DETAILS PEOPLE! Details, details, details. Meaning: Shoes, clutch, jewelry, etc. A style tip is to wear one statement piece at a time. You don’t want to walk into prom looking like Times Square, too much going on so no one can really focus on what to look at. Whether it’s some killer diamond earrings or a to-die-for clutch, wear that over the top statement piece and keep everything else somewhat subdue.

Courtney Tan by BOURGEOIS BOHEME

Courtney Tan by BOURGEOIS BOHEME

Ankle Strap Pumps by FAIR - FOR ALL ITS RIGHTS

Ankle Strap Pumps by FAIR – FOR ALL ITS RIGHTS

Golden bangles minimalist hammered aluminum bracelets by SteamyLab

Golden bangles minimalist hammered aluminum bracelets by SteamyLab

Lily of the valley flowers ring in sterling silver by THE MANEROVS

Lily of the valley flowers ring in sterling silver by THE MANEROVS

Narcissus Earrings by JUDI POWERS JEWELRY

Narcissus Earrings by JUDI POWERS JEWELRY

Dainty Quartz Point Dangle Earrings by TAILFEATHER DESIGNS

Dainty Quartz Point Dangle Earrings by TAILFEATHER DESIGNS

Mika Beaded Abaca Clutch | Handbag by ZUK BY MA-REE

Mika Beaded Abaca Clutch | Handbag by ZUK BY MA-REE

English Ivy Headband by UNTAMED BRIDAL

English Ivy Headband by UNTAMED BRIDAL

HMU Done By YOU

Click the images below for some prom HMU inspo. These past Ecohabitude how-to’s can help you achieve some glamorous looks for a night full of dancing and shenanigans.  

ECO-FRIENDLY MAKE-UP LOOK

ECO-FRIENDLY MAKE-UP LOOK

ECO MAKEUP TUTORIAL: HOW TO PERFECT THE CAT EYE

ECO MAKEUP TUTORIAL: HOW TO PERFECT THE CAT EYE

GORGEOUS HAIR TRENDS: BRAIDS & GEMS

GORGEOUS HAIR TRENDS: BRAIDS & GEMS

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