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Picture-Perfect Prom

Friends, festivities, and the final days of senior year…make your prom one that you will always remember.

by Amy Levenson Krumholtz | Fashion Editor

This season’s most enticing looks are all about glamour and grace.  The style is feminine and romantic, creating old-school charm with a thoroughly contemporary twist. By following these classy trends, looking back at yearbook pictures will be something to be proud of for years to come.

Top Trends

Jewel tones 

Modest Cutouts 

Long dresses

Bare shoulders

Beaded bags


Strappy shoes

Loose, long curls and feminine braids


Pretty in (hot) Pink

Fuchsia isn’t just a color; it’s an attitude.  Ellie, a junior at Highland Park High School (pictured left), is captivating in this beautifully simple gown with sleek lines and strategically placed cutouts, flattering in all the right places. Her loose curls add a feminine touch to complete her timeless look.

Here & Wow!

Metallic is the perfect choice when you want to shine without the sequins. Daria, a junior at Plano West Senior High School (pictured middle), is ready to trip the light fantastic in this shimmery gown with a sleek, cropped bodice that tastefully reveals just a hint of skin. A soft, feminine braid is a perfect touch.

Bold Beauty

Amanda, a senior at Episcopal School of Dallas (pictured right), looks sleek in this one-shoulder emerald blue beauty. She shows off this season’s must have lace-up heels that compliment the lines of the dress. The Brown University lacrosse team can’t wait to get her out of those heels and into her cleats!

Attention-getters! Three top trends in accessories


Beaded Handbags, Statement Earrings and Lace-Up Heels!


Fisk_CutoutTop Notch

Sophisticated and sleek is the way to make a senior prom statement. Fisk, a senior at Episcopal School of Dallas, keeps it old school in this updated ‘shawl and notch’ collar black tux with a jewel-toned bow tie (Yes, you should match your date’s dress!) Tux rental options are better than ever.  This one is courtesy of Minsky Formal Wear.

Tuxedo Trends

Say ‘No’ to the vest 

Say ‘Yes’ to the cummerbund

Shawl and notch collar 

Jewel-tone bow ties 



Classic black 

Black cuff links 


Wingtip shoes


The Style Team

Photography: James Bland, JamesBlandPhotography.com

Hair: Lure Salon/West Village

Make-up: Teri Tomlinson, makeup101.com

tuxedo: Minsky Formal Wear/Richardson, minskytux.com



Editor’s Note: Would your teen relish style advise for prom, upcoming sorority events, or everyday life?  You’d be in excellent hands with Amy.  Reach her at Amy@StyleByAmy.com

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