Have you already had your prom and wondering what to do with your 2012 prom dress? Or are you searching for your perfect 2012 prom dress but concerned about spending so much money on a dress and wondering if you can wear again? Well, we have some ideas on how to get more use out of your prom dress no matter what prom dress style you chose. Just like a wedding dress, a prom dress can be kept as a memento of a special day in your life that only happens once. Unlike a wedding dress (in most cases), prom dresses can easily fit into many other occasions depending on the style of dress.
Mermaid Prom Dresses
These sexy prom dresses are tight and have a flared skirt that starts at the calf. Most mermaid dresses are strapless and many feature details such as beading or ruching. Since mermaid prom dresses are usually a little dramatic, they are best worn as formal dresses for special occasions such as black-tie events.
Short Prom Dresses
These are probably the easiest type of prom dress to get wear from again. Short prom dresses range from sexy dresses that are tight to sweet, flirty short dresses with flared skirts. Sexy prom dresses are best worn again as cocktail dresses or even saved to wear as a New Years 2012 dress. Short prom dresses that are less sexy and more flirty and feminine do well as party dresses or worn as a wedding guest dress.
Print Prom Dresses
Print dresses can be a little tougher to find other occasions to wear at since they are so bold and require an event where you don’t mind standing out. One idea is to save to wear as a dress to wear on a cruise where bright colors would look perfect at a formal dinner while heading to a tropical destination. Print prom dresses can also be worn as cocktail dresses or party dresses if the occasion and setting is appropriate.
Colored Prom Dresses
If you are concerned that the color of prom dress that you chose will not fit with other occasions, don’t worry! Even many trendy prom dress colors like coral prom dresses and turquoise prom dresses can easily be worn at various special occasions depending on the season.
Got a black prom dress? Consider yourself lucky as the little black dress is perfect for all occasions and never goes out of style!
If you don’t think you will wear your prom dress again, consider donating it. Some girl out there would love to wear your prom dress as her sweet sixteen dress or 2013 prom dress!
You may have already have found your perfect prom 2012 dress but it’s not too late to think about your prom makeup look. Below are some 2012 prom makeup tips and prom makeup trends that go perfectly with various prom dress styles. No matter what your prom dress looks like, matching your prom makeup to your prom dress will ensure you look your best on your prom night!
Play Up One Feature
This is a prom makeup rule that applies no matter what style of prom dress you chose. Don’t go overboard on your prom makeup just because it is a special event. Try accentuating one feature like wear a brightly colored lipstick or do a sexy, smoky eye. Then, make the rest of your prom makeup more natural. Trust us, you will look amazing by just playing up one feature!
One idea: play up your lips with one of this season’s bright coral lipsticks. This look is perfect if your dress is bright and fun like the coral prom dress from Scala shown here.
Take a break from the typical smoky eye and go bold by applying a metallic hue to the eyes. Popular shades are always gold and bronze but silver and white metallic colors were seen all over the runway for spring. Be sure to use an eyeshadow primer for this look to keep your eye makeup fresh all night. Use a shimmery powder eye shadow or a cream eye shadow in a lighter metallic shade all over the eye and then a darker metallic color in the inner creases and blend. Finish with liner and mascara and use a shimmery rose, nude or peach brush depending on the metallic shade you choose.
A metallic eye look would go perfect with a shiny dress like this silver prom dress from Flirt.
Do a Cat Eye
Want to go a little more dramatic for your prom makeup? Do a sexy cat eye! Brush your eyes with a white shimmery eyeshadow and get out the eyeliner of your choice (we prefer a gel liner). Use those art skills you learned in school and draw a line from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner and make a small flick to make the liner look like a wing. Tip: rest your arm on a table so it is steady and start light. You want to get the line right first. You can always go back and add more liner on top of this to darker it up later! Keep the rest of your makeup minimal. Wear a light nude or pink color lipstick or lip gloss and a soft pink blush and let your eyes do the talking!
Bronze and peach
Be a bronzed goddess on your prom night with a pretty bronzed face and flushed cheeks. The bronzed look is a perfect complement with white dresses though just be sure to not overdo and don’t wear your dress while applying makeup!
Don’t think that you have to go outside and sun before prom. Stay safe and ensure an even glow (no sunburn) by going faux! Get a spray tan a few days before the prom and complete the look on prom day with a bronze powder on your cheekbones and décolletage. Remember, don’t choose a bronzer that is too strong. A bronzer should be no darker than two shades from your skin stone. Finish your bronzed face with a peach or apricot blush. For the eye, wear a gold shadow, dark eyeliner and lots of mascara! You are sure to look like you just had a tropical vacation!
A bronzed look pairs well with white dresses like this short dress by La Femme.
Make your gorgeous skin the focus on your prom night. This is another 2012 prom makeup trend that works no matter what type of prom dress you wear. To achieve this look, play up your skin by using a highlighter on the highest points on your face to create dimension or all over to brighten up your complexion. Put on a rose colored blush or pale pink blush over the highlighter. On the eyes, put a little highlighter on the browbones and inner corner of the eyes. Use a light, shimmery eyeshadow, a little eyeliner on the tops of your eyes only and mascara. A bright pink gloss would complete the look and make you fabulous!
Peaches Boutique is your one stop prom shop. We have everything you need from the jewels you will wear in your hair to gems that you will wear on your feet! Prom 2012 is extremely exciting but equally as stressful. You want to make sure you have everything covered from your 2012 Prom dress to your stunning hair style. We want to make sure you have everything you need for Prom, so we compiled a simple list of important things to make sure you have before your big night; Prom 2012!
YOUR PROM DRESS
The first step of preparing for the big event is of course the Prom dress. We believe the perfect Prom dress for 2012 should be a reflection of your personality and compliment your style and physique. There are an overwhelming amount of Prom dress styles available, so searching for your new dress might seem like a daunting task. The Peaches Boutique website has a helpful advanced search option that helps narrow down your search by style, designer, color and price–making it easy for you to find what fits!
PROM 2012 SHOES AND ACCESSORIES
Prom 2012 accessories can really change the look of a dress, either by “dressing it up” or “dressing it down”. Some Prom dresses don’t need much accessorizing as they tend to sparkle and shine on their own. You want to choose the right accessories for Prom 2012… don’t over-do it! This fabulous 2012 Prom outfit is an example of a combination where no necklace is needed, as it has a fully beaded top. The perfect accessories would be a rhinestone bracelet and matching chandelier earrings.
Shoes are very important, as they are the finishing touch to your 2012 Prom ensemble! It is even more important to find the right shoes that look great with your Prom dress and shoes that fit right. Prom is a long and eventful night full of dancing and partying, and a long night with shoes that hurt is no fun! So first things first– make sure your 2012 Prom shoes are comfortable! When picking the right Prom 2012 shoes, you should make sure that they always match your accessories. So which ever you choose first, the shoes or jewelry, make sure everything else corresponds. If you can pull off something fun, strappy, and sexy… DO IT!
PROM HAIR & MAKEUP
The hottest trends for Prom 2012 makeup is the smokey eye, bold lips or a natural and simple look. Whatever look you decide to go with make sure not to over-do it. So if you go with a bold lip, do subtle eye makeup or if you do a smokey eye go with a natural look on the lips. The hottest hairstyles for Prom 2012 include long curls and braids. If your 2012 Prom dress has a nice open back or back detailing make sure to put your hair in a Prom up-do so you can show off that stunning back. Prom 2012 is YOUR big night and everything should be perfect– Peaches Boutique is here to help you make your 2012 Prom night go smoothly and ensure you look and feel your best!