Prom and Homecoming Dresses
MADISON, Conn. (WTNH) — Prom is just around the corner, which means teenage girls across the state will be gearing up for their big night out. So what’s “in” and what’s “out” for this year’s dress styles? We turned to Asiye’s Boutique in Madison – one of Connecticut’s most popular prom dress shopping destinations — to help those on a quest find the perfect dress.
“Our first goal is to sell the right dress or to sell the right outfit, ” said store owner Asiye Kay Underhill. “We are more worried about if you got the best look for you.
“Usually people have an idea first about the color, ” Underhill explained.
The styles at Asiye’s can’t be found anywhere else in the state.
“As a store policy, we will not sell the same dress to the same prom girl and we will not buy what other retailers buy, so we have exclusive rights of our dresses, ” Underhill said.
TREND #1: THE CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD LOOK
So what are the top five prom trends that will set the scene this year? Number one: The classic Hollywood look. Underhill showed us a black, strapless dress with a beaded design.
“This is a typical Audrey Hepburn dress, ” Underhill explained.
The dress has all the makings of vintage Hollywood — black velvet adorned of course with pearls, diamonds and gold. An up do and earrings complete the look.
“With the earrings we tried to stay simple because we don’t want to take away from her beautiful face or beautiful dress, ” Underhill explained.
TREND #2: THE PRINCESS DRESS
At prom, what girl doesn’t want to feel like a princess? That’s our trend number two.
“She’s entering into adulthood and this is the last chance she can have this princess look, ” Underhill said.
A princess dress wouldn’t be complete without sparkly earrings and a purse.
“You will turn heads and that’s the whole idea, ” she explained.
TREND #3: BOLD COLORS
Prom dress trend number three: Bold colors.
“This year we are seeing a lot of dark turquoise, a lot of blues, royal blues, emerald greens — all jewel tones, ” Underhill said.
TREND #4: THE MODERN LOOK
Trend number four: The modern look.
“It is definitely defined by the neckline, ” Asiye said.
The white color on the dress Asiye’s model wore adds to the simplicity of the dress.
“White is not just a wedding dress color anymore, ” Underhill said.
TREND #5: LONG SLEEVES & LOW BACKS
The last big trend you’ll see at this year’s proms? Long sleeves and low backs.
“It’s confident; it’s modern, so it’s a combination of everything we’ve seen so far, ” Underhill said.
The open back is dressed up even more with a back necklace.
Underhill says there are a few other things to keep in mind when you’re prom dress shopping:
- 1) Know your school’s dress code.
- 2) Try on at least 3-5 dresses
- 4) Consider when your prom is being held … if it’s earlier in the season and you need something warm, or if it’s later in the season and you need something lighter.
- 5) And don’t overdo it with too much bling.
“Sometimes less is more, ” Underhill explained. “It’s very important to get that sophisticated look without doing too much.”
So now that you know what’s “in” this year, head on over to Asiye’s Boutique in Madison to get ready for your big day. For more information, visit AsiyeBoutique.com.
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