The Best Clutches for Prom 2015

When it comes to achieving your perfect prom look, the devil is in the details. Which means as you should put just as much thought into the accessories you wear, the undergarments you choose, and your shoes, as you did into your dress. As for your handbag, not just any old purse will do. The last thing you want is to carry an oversize, bulky bag to prom. Your evening bag should be formal, delicate, and small.

Need help choosing a style? We’ve compiled six of the best prom-perfect clutches we’ve seen this year, and paired them with the dress style they’ll work best with.

1. The Glam Gown
This bedazzled bag from Charming Charlie is just the right finishing touch for a glamorous prom look. If your dress is slim-fitting or a two-piece, and covered in sequins or metallic, this is the bag for you.
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2. The Bright Spot
If you’re wearing a bright, bold color–think aqua blue, coral, or lime green–try this beaded white box clutch from Asos.

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3.  The LBD (Long Black Dress)
Going for a chic, sophisticated look on prom night? If you’re rocking a black dress, we love this art deco-inspired clutch from Charming Charlie.

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4. The Simple Stunner.
If you’re dress is simple: think, a slim silhouette without lots of beading or lace, you can rock a more intricate clutch, like this minaudière from Aldo.

 

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5. The Princess Prom Dress
Wearing a classic ball gown or a dress covered in beads? Balance a dress with a full skirt, lots of tulle, or an abundance of detail with a toned-down bag, like this one from Charming Charlie, to ensure all eyes are focused on your dress.

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6. The Pop of Color
If you’re wearing a white, black, or neutral dress, go bold and add a pop of color with your bag! This blue sequined versions from BCBG is a beautiful example.

 

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Where to Get Your Prom Dress Altered Around Boston

Want your dress to fit like a glove? There's a good chance you may need alterations.

Want your dress to fit like a glove? There’s a good chance you may need alterations.

When it comes to landing the prom dress of your dreams, the shopping is only half of the process. Once you find a dress you love, nine times out of ten, it needs to be tailored to specifically fit your figure. Alterations, whether it’s trimming a few inches off of the bottom of a gown, taking in the top, or even letting out a seam that feels too tight, will ensure your dress is as flattering (and comfortable!) as possible.

But, if you’re like us, you wouldn’t entrust your gorgeous gown to just anyone. Finding a seamstress with a reputation for quality work, timeliness, and talent will ensure you look your best on prom night without any headaches or stress. Since we’ve been in the dress business for a long time, we’ve come to know which tailors have the talent to make a beautiful dress fit absolutely perfectly.

Here are our recommendations for five top seamstresses in the Boston area.

1.Fashion Tailoring
313 Rantoul St, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 922-2468
Fashion Tailoring’s owner, Anna Veres, and her staff have become known as the go-to team for fitting formal wear, including wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, and yes, prom dresses.

2. Sonia’s Alteration Shop
1628 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 863-1199
Sonia’s has been in business for more than 25 years, and has many happy customers (including plenty of our own!) to show for it. 

3. Mr. Joseph’s Tailor Shop
10 Elm St, Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 777-8995
Our hometown favorite! Mr. Joseph’s is known for attention to detail, fast turnaround, and affordable prices.

4. Mauro’s South Boston, MA
653 E Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 269-0516
There are tons of fancy, pricey seamstresses and tailors in Boston, but those in the know head into Southie to Mauro’s on East Broadway, where the talented staff can work magic on anything.

5. Alterations by Rosa
2 Colonial Rd # 2, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-0474
If perfection is what you’re after, head to Alterations by Rosa. Though her services are on the more expensive side, her work is meticulous.

Making Prom Available for Everyone: New JVN Collection

Everybody deserves to dress like a princess on Prom Night

Jovani: Always Best Dressed

Prom night is the embodiment of a girl’s high school career. She dreams of the night she can have all eyes on her and feel like the belle of the ball. However, over the last several years, the price of prom has skyrocketed, making this dream a difficult one to fulfill. From tickets, to flowers, to transportation, the costs add up. Jovani’s new JVN collection is well aware of this startling fact and has come to the rescue with an affordable prom line that girls will love.

The JVN collection is a perfect addition to the Jovani brand that consistently produces prom dresses that are on trend and fit every girl’s unique personality at a fraction of the costs!

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Jersey dresses are one of the hottest styles this upcoming prom season that some of the biggest A-listers like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian have been rocking. This chic one shoulder form…

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Prom Dress Trend 2015: The Crop Top

Crop tops have been a huge trend in ready-to-wear over the last few seasons, popping up on everyone from celebrities (like Taylor Swift at the I Heart Radio Music festival this summer, below), to festival-goers, to girls at the mall.

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So, it’s no surprise that the trend is making its way over into evening wear. We’ve seen a big increase in the number of crop-top styles offered by dress designers, and we’re calling it early: The crop top is going to be a huge trend for prom 2015.

While baring your abs at prom may seem a little scary, the styles we’ve seen so far do it in a way that’s still subtle, elegant, and perfect for almost any body type (no need to start doing crunches!), since they show just a sliver of skin.

This dress was part of the Sherri Hill Spring/Summer 2015 runway show has to be one of our favorites. The full skirt and the high neckline balance out the crop top, making this dress the perfect mix of conservative and daring.

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We also have a number of crop-top styles already in stock at the store. Aren’t they gorgeous?

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If you like the look but still aren’t sure about pulling it off, one of the other big styles for prom 2015 is the perfect mix between a traditional silhouette and a crop top: The cutout dress. We can’t get enough of this one, by La Femme.

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Would you wear a crop top style dress to prom? Let us know in the comments section!

Finding Your Bat Mitzvah Dress! La Femme 16813 Cocktail, and La Femme 16802 long is our picks!

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Celebrating your Bat Mitzvah with your family and friends? Seeing that Bat Mitzvahs are typically lavish affairs held at country clubs or hotels with several guests, you’re going to need a fancy dress to match the affair! Some girls choose a long dress, some choose short, and some even do both! These two dresses are some of my picks that are appropriate yet easy to move around in when you’re ready to get out on the dancefloor. They come in a variety of colors, and features a layered chiffon skirt with a fully embellished a-b beading top. 

See our website http://www.glitteratistyle.com to view more dresses that would be perfect for Bat Mitzvahs!

 

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Sweet 16! Celebrate in this Red Sweetheart Jovani 90690!

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Turning sixteen is a big deal! This past Friday, first daughter  received a car for her sixteenth birthday and celebrated it with a concert performed by Pitbull on the White House lawn. You might not be able to celebrate your sixteenth with a personal concert from Pitbull, but if you are throwing a sweet sixteen party, you’re going to need a fun dress — maybe even more than one! If I could turn sixteen again, these would be some of the looks I would wear for my big birthday bash! In fact, Samantha, got her red Jovani 90690 from Glitterati for her Sweet 16, and she looked AMAZING!

Visit our website www.glitteratistyle.com to see more styles perfect for sweet 16!

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