Prom Glam: THE ESSENTIALS
When choosing your gown, think pink this prom season. Trendspotters say the soft hue is versatile ranging from baby pink (read: innocence) to salmon (read: glamour) to hot pink or fuchsia, which is definitely diva territory. Stylists are also raving about pumpkin and tangerine hues.
Prom Glam: THE EXTRAS
Old-school glamour reigns supreme; tiaras, scepters, long satin gloves and spectacular beaded purses are in this year.
Prom Glam: THE ELIMINATORS
Detroit's Principal Spight says that no matter what school you attend, universally, certain dress designs will get you kicked out of your own prom.
"No navels showing. No excessive skin in terms of too much cleavage," she warns. "The split must not be too high; and the dress must not be so sheer that your undergarments are visible." Chicago educator Ramona Fannings says she's not too worried about raciness at prom this year.
"I've seen a great deal of change in that the girls are starting to realize that less isn't necessarily more," Fannings says. "They are not showing as much skin, and this year they want to be very elegant."