We are so fortunate that "formal wear" has completely modernized and diversified over the years, opening up the possibilities when it comes to dressing to the nines. Here are some clever wardrobe ideas for your prom (or any fancy fete) that will inspire your peers to vote you "best dressed.”
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For a more contemporary look, consider a clean black or white no-frills ensemble. You can reference Calvin Klein in your styling—sheath or tank dress with minimal accessories (one bold big cuff, perhaps?) and slicked-back hair. This will prove to be striking and timeless.
Pair a maxi skirt (preferably a high-waisted version) with a tucked-in little t-shirt and pile on the gems with abandon. The gals in uncomfortable gowns will be so jealous of your effortless, easy look that charms.
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You probably are already familiar with Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. These Los Angeles-based stylists are known for their work with red-carpet favorites like Emma Roberts and Mandy Moore, to name a few. In addition to their noteworthy stylist careers, the ladies are also the geniuses behind the beloved denim brand Current/Elliott. They will be answering your style questions, so be sure to submit your most pressing queries today!