How to Prep for Prom 2015: Start Collecting Inspiration

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With Homecoming right around the corner, prom season might seem pretty far off, but now is the perfect time to start getting inspiration for your dress. Every month we’ll be featuring a new how to prepare for prom post, so that come May, you’ll be 100% ready for the big day. To start things off, this month is all about collecting inspiration, and we’ll be sharing our 5 favorite sources for all things prom.

1. Pinterest

Pinterest is definitely our go-to for fashion must-haves, makeup trends, and of course prom dress inspiration. Whether you’re putting together boards for your favorite silhouettes, colors, and styles or you’re pinning your favorite brands, starting a Pinterest account is definitely step one in prom prep.

2. Magazines

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Magazines like Seventeen and Teen Vogue both have major prom inspiration. Whether they’re showing off readers past prom looks or interviewing celebs to find out what they wore to prom, these magazines are a go-to for inspiration. Most magazines have past issues online too, so if you haven’t been collecting prom mags, make sure to check out last year’s editions to see what was treading last prom season.

3. Instagram

Instagram is everyone’s favorite photo diary and one of the best sources for inspiration. Whether you’re searching hashtags like #promdresses or #prom, you’ll be sure to get some great dress ideas. Also make sure to check out accounts like @promdressesrus for a collection of tons of beautiful gowns.

4. Runway Shows

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We’ve already broken down some of the top trends from NY Fashion Week, but there are tons of other designers and runways shows that can give you some great dress ideas. Whether it’s shows from top names like Monique Lhuillier or new emerging designers from FIT, checking out runway shows will give you some great ideas. If you want to switch it up from a classic gown style, check out the runways shows from Paris to Milan and see how designers are interpreting this seasons silhouettes.

5. Red Carpet Spotting

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Red Carpet premieres and award shows are great places to get prom inpsiration. Celebs like Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Lawrence have top stylists dressing them for these events, so you know their dresses are going to be amazing and perfectly on trend. Check out looks from the Oscars and Emmys to see what dress styles you could see yourself rocking at prom.

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