Prom & Special Occasion Dress Trends

If you or someone you know will be heading out the malls this weekend for a prom dress, or even a formal dress for an upcoming special event, now is the time of year when you’ll find the best selection!  There are several dress trends that are very popular, many of them which were started following the recent awards season in Hollywood.  The key to finding the perfect dress is to try them on, and pick the one that makes you feel good; if you’re uncomfortable, it will show in your expressions, and you won’t have a good time!  It’s also a good idea to try on your top selections in front of your most trusted friends and family to get their impression…take the democratic approach and take a vote!

Here are the top trends at Macy’s, as well as Camille La Vie, located exclusively in St. Louis at Chesterfield Mall:

  • For color, black is always a good choice, but blush tones, as well as citrus colors like yellow, orange and green are also very popular for spring events.
  • Two-piece dress styles, a la Taylor Swift, is a BIG trend!
  • For Prom specifically, long dresses are most popular, especially those that are form-fitting or mermaid style.
  • For design, cut outs, low backs and long slits are in style…but only if you’re comfortable with showing a little skin.

SwarovkiAnd don’t forget about the perfect jewelry for your special occasion.  Swarovski has the greatest selection of formal accessories, everything from statement or simple necklaces, to bracelets, rings and clutches all shimmering with crystals.  Check out Gifts ‘N Things at Chesterfield Mall for a wide array of Swarovski jewelry.

Macy’s at Chesterfield Mall is having a prom event on Saturday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  They will have Macy’s fashion experts can help you create the perfect prom look, plus they’ll have giveaways, a photo booth, music, refreshments, and other experts on hand for make-up, hairstyles, floral selections for boutonnieres and corsages, bowtie tying and more!  Plus, you’ll enjoy a 20% prom discount.  Beyond help for prom, Chesterfield Macy’s fashion experts are available anytime by appointment by calling 636.532.3800 ext. 2550.