Prom looks from the Academy Award

Prom Looks Inspired by the Academy Awards

Now that the Oscar’s are over, the fun part is dishing about what your favorite Red Carpet looks were! So whether you were dazzled by JLo’s princess gown or can’t wait to get your hands on a dress similar to Sienna Miller’s Oscar De La Renta masterpiece, we’ve helped your favorites list along by picking out 11 of our favorite looks that you can emulate come Prom time! So grab your friends and get ready to be wowed by our favorite looks:

1. Anna Kendrick
A.K. stuns in this salmon colored Thakoon gown. We love the high neck and peekaboo detail—it gives the classic look a flirty feel.

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2. Anna Faris
This Zuhair Murad dress is what prom gown dreams are made of. It’s just the right amount of sparkle without being too overwhelming.

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3. Chrissy Teigen
This prom inspired gown is not for the faint of heart, the exaggerated v-neck and sky high slit make for a daring prom look.

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4. Dakota Johnson
Choosing a red dress is one of our favorite ways to stand out on prom night, and Dakota Johnson perfects this trend in her Oscar gown.

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5. Emma Stone 
For all of you red heads out there, fear not because this shade of green is one of your best color choices for a prom gown.

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6. Jamie Chung
Jamie’s Yanina Couture gown is just as unique as it is ethereal. The sunburst sequin effect is a favorite trend of ours if you want to spice up your look.

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7. Jenna Dewan Tatum
Jenna stuns in this show stopping Zuhair Murad Couture gown. This look is a perfect example of how to wear a white gown to a formal event like Prom.

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8. Jennifer Aniston
Versace is one of Jennifer Aniston’s go-to designers, and this mermaid silhouette creates the perfect body-hugging shape.

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9. Jennifer Lopez
Leave it to designer Elie Saab to give JLO that princess moment we all need at some point in our lives!

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10. Rosamund Pike
With the side cut-outs and high slit, this daring red look is one we can’t wait to see someone embody at prom.

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11. Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller’s Oscar De La Renta gown has a lot going on, but the dark color pulls it all together giving us a glimpse of the kind of gown we’d love to wear to prom.

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11 Prom Hair Ideas from The Oscars

When it comes to finding inspiration for your prom beauty look, there are few better places to turn than the red carpet …. especially the red carpet at the Oscars. Because who doesn’t want to look like a celebrity on prom night, right? Since prom season is fast approaching, we’ve pinned down 11 of our favorite hairstyles from the Oscars. Take a look, and be sure to save your favorites to take to your hair appointment on prom night.

1. Emma Stone. We loved the ladylike effect of this soft, romantic updo. It’s a perfect choice for a glamorous, retro-inspired dress.

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2. Rosamund Pike. Unconventional girls, this one’s for you: Rosamund Pike’s slicked-back look had an unexpected twist: The hair under the back of her bun was shaved short.

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3. Gwyneth Paltrow.  The sleek sides of Gwyneth’s hair dresses up this lose-locks look.

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4. Felicity-Jones. If you have bangs, consider a simple, pulled-back bun. Bangs are a style on their own, so pairing them with a lot of curls or too much height can look overdone.

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5. Dakota Johnson. Another perfect example of an updo that compliments bangs. Dakota’s pretty, simple ponytail lends a “not-trying-too-hard” coolness to her overall look.

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6. Sienna Miller. Her fun, braided look is on trend for prom 2015. It would be the perfect pairing for a bright, colorful crop-top style dress.

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7. Cate Blanchett. A teased, slightly messy look feels modern and sophisticated. Wear it with sleek, sultry dress styles.

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8. Kerry Washington. If you’re going to wear your hair down, we’re all in favor of this sleek, voluminous style with a deep side part.

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9. Julianne Moore. Her look is a true, timeless classic, that looks good on anyone from 17 to 75. If you’re going for a classy, elegant prom night style, this is your perfect hair inspiration.

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10. Anna Kendrick. Her loose, pulled back hairstyle is pretty and feminine without screaming “pageant queen.” This versatile updo would go with almost any dress.

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11. Naomi Watts. Her imperfect waves are a modern, sophisticated take on curls. This on-trend look would be the perfect finishing touch to a sleek, sequined dress.

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Prom Prep: Get Shopping!

Hooray, it’s here…the day to shop for your prom dress has finally arrived! You’ve been gathering inspiration, taking note of flattering dress styles, and have been scouring the Red Carpet for ideas, and now it’s time to find a gown of your own. To make sure you’re prepared, we’ve got some last minute tips for you to make your shopping trip as easy as possible:

Make an appointment
While you don’t always need an appointment to shop for your prom gown, calling ahead to make sure the stylist that you love is working, or calling ahead for a one on one appointment is sure to make your shopping experience that much easier. Plus, if you make an appointment, the store stylists know their selection best, so they’ll be able to pick out styles you may love based on what your style is before you get there, so you’ll be able to head right into the fitting room.

Choose your undergarments carefully
Just like when you’re going shoe shopping and have to make sure to wear a good pair of socks, you want to make sure that you’re dressing the part when shopping for your gown. Thinking of going strapless? Make sure to wear a strapless bra, so that you can get the full effect. Make sure to stay away from bright undergarments too, just in case you decide to go for a lighter color gown, you don’t want a neon bra to distract you from the overall look!

Try on everything…and we mean everything
Don’t just stop at one style or one color! Trying on a variety of silhouettes, colors, and styles will ensure that you don’t miss out on something that could potentially be the one. You know what they say: you never know until you try, so fill that fitting room!

Bring Heels
Unless you’re planning on wearing a flat shoe the night of prom, make sure to bring a pair of heels with you so that you can get a better idea of the look. Don’t worry if you haven’t picked out your specific shoes yet, just bring along a trusty pair of nude heels to help you envision how you’ll look on prom night.

Don’t shop alone
Have your mom, sister, or BFF tag along with you. It’s always helpful to get a second opinion, and a second eye will help make your decision that much easier.

Don’t forget about your budget
While it’s easy to get wrapped up in all of the amazing gowns, be sure to stick to your budget. If you have a price range in mind before you go shopping, you won’t be tempted to blow your whole prom budget on a couture dress when you can find an equally amazing one within your price range.

Don’t forget about alterations
While you’re always hopeful that your favorite dress will fit to a tee, don’t forget that you can always have a seamstress adjust anything that doesn’t fit quite right!

 

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How to Find a Flattering Prom Dress

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So you’ve been researching…ahem, drooling, over all of the gorgeous prom dress styles, but how do you know which dress is flattering on your body? Just how every dress is different, every girl has a different color, shape, and material that fits their body just right and we’re here to help you pick out the best one. So whether you’re pear shaped or are more of an apple shape, here are some tips to picking out the most flattering style.

1. Choose a Length
Are you a petite gal or are you on the taller side? Do you prefer short dresses or long gowns? Asking yourself these questions will help you to realize what length gown you should be on the hunt for. Remember if you’re a petite girl, make sure to err away from a gown that will overwhelm your small frame. Empire waist dresses and dresses with vertical detailing will create a longer frame, aka legs for days!

2. Silhouette
A good silhouette is key in choosing the perfect dress for you. Make sure you know which body shape fits you and play up to your most positive assets. If you’re more of an apple shape, balance things out with a mermaid skirted bottom or an empire waist gown. If you’re pear shaped, try an A-line dress or a classic ball gown. If you’re an hourglass shape, you have a few different options that will flatter your curves: try a corseted bodice or a strapless gown. Remember you know your body the best, so think of your favorite thing about your body and play it up!

3. Simple or Detailed?
Have you been pinning beaded and embellished dresses on Pinterest or are you sticking to simple gowns? While both options are perfect for prom, make sure you’re staying true to what works for your body. Added embellishments along your hips will accent your curves, while detailing around your neckline will bring the focus upwards. If you’re thinking of staying simple, a classic silk silhouette will be slimming and will show off your shape.

4. The Neckline
Whether you’re thinking of off the shoulder, strapless, or v-neck, know that the neckline can make or break a flattering dress. Plunging v-necks can be a great way to accent a small chest and a strapless gown is a great option for girls with a bigger bust. If you want to show off your slim shoulders, try an off the shoulder look!

 

Keeping all these things in mind while dress shopping will ensure that you have the most flattering gown on your big day!

 

 

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Prom Inspiration from the 2015 Grammy Awards

If your favorite part of awards season is the fashion, you’re not alone. There’s nothing we love more than watching celebrities parade down the red carpet in couture, and Sunday night’s Grammy Awards were no exception. From ball gowns to pantsuits and everything in between, this year’s looks were downright dazzling, and full of inspiration for the upcoming prom 2015 season.

We’ve chosen five of our favorite red carpet dresses from the Grammy’s, and matched them with Glitterati gowns so you can attend prom in star style.

1. Ariana Grande’s dress–all white with a hit of sequins–was fun, youthful, and flattering. The recipe for a perfect prom dress.

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Get the look: With Mc Duggal Prom style 91007, a one-shoulder sheath style dress with a slit, similar to Ariana’s.

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2. Iggy Azalea rocked two of our favorite trends for prom 2015: a cutout dress and a royal blue hue.

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Get the look: With this Jovani dress (style #8872), that featured a similar shade, curve-hugging style, and cutout details.

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3. Jennifer Hudson stunned in an all white sheath dress. Copy the silhouette and color for a chic and simple prom look. (We also love her choice of lip color!)

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 Get the Look: This Jovani dress (style #2713) adds a bit of prom-appropriate bling to Jennifer Hudson’s look with a bedazzled cape.

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4. Rhianna’s dress may have been likened to a cupcake, but we loves the pink shade and voluminous layers.

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Get the look: With a frilly ball gown in a similar shade of watermelon, by Fabulouss by Mac Duggal (style # 2042F).

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5. Last but certainly not least, Taylor Swift wowed in a turquoise blue cropped dress with a beautiful ballooning train.

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Get the Look: In a dress with as much sparkle as Taylor’s (La Femme style #18446) and in an almost identical shade.

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What’s your favorite look?

 

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10 Prom Hairstyles We Love

Now that you’ve found a salon, the next step: picking out your hairstyle! While there’s a ton of ways to gather some major hair inspiration, we’ve got 10 of our favorite styles that will be sure to induce some serious hair envy. Check them out below and let us know which styles you can’t wait to rock.

1. Perfect Pony
This simple hairstyle is perfect to show off statement earrings or a plunging back detail.

2. Messy Fishtail
I know, I know, we can’t stop obsessing over Blake Lively’s hair, but this hair style is perfect to add a bohemian twist to your look.

3. Messy French Twist
Elegant and romantic, we love how this style is just the right balance between being playful while still staying sophisticated.

4. Curls with a Twist
Doesn’t this look just scream prom perfection?

5. Braided Bun
If you’re thinking of an up-do, this intricate look is a beautiful way to style your tresses.

6. Side Swept Chignon
Leave it to Jennifer Lawrence to turn a simple chignon into a look any girl would envy. This hairstyle is perfect for anyone looking to up the ante on a simple chignon.

7. The Poof
No we’re not talking about Snooki’s poof, we’re talking about an elegant up-do that highlights your face and your beautiful locks.

8. Boho Braid
Think Lauren Conrad’s infamous braids with this look. We love this style with simple makeup and a nude lip!

9. Beachy Waves
Prom isn’t all about the up-do (although we can’t deny our love of a good bun), but if you’re feeling a little relaxed with your look, keep it simple with some loose waves.

10. Side Curls
This retro look will have all of your friends dying to copy you next year.

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The Best Short Prom Dresses for 2015

Long dresses may be the standard for prom, but more and more, designers (and prom-goers) are turning to cropped styles instead. These short prom dresses are fun, flirty, and super easy to dance in.  Plus, they’re every bit as formal and prom-appropriate as their long counterparts.

If you’re considering a short prom dress this year, these 10 stunning picks may just make up your mind.

1. Alyce Prom 4256

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2. Sherri Hil 21227

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3. JVN by Jovani JVN99913

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4. Faviana 7622

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5. Sherri Hill 11117

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6. JVN by Jovani JVN99919

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7. Alyce 4411

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8. Sherri Hill 21319

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9. JVN20388

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10. Alyce 4373

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11. Faviana 76121

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12. Alyce 4338

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For more short prom dresses, visit our shop website at GlitteratiStyle.com.