Your prom or formal is one of the most special nights of the year, and one that you’re going to treasure the memory of for a long time! With that in mind, you want to make sure you’re feeling your very best, comfortable and most confident. Finding the perfect dress is your first step for getting that magical night right. And an emerald green number? It’s the thing that perfect nights are made of. Here’s a few ideas for finding and styling a stunning emerald green prom dress for the big night ahead…
Finding your fit
First things first, you need to find the right fit! There are so many different cut options out there, the real key to hunting down the right type for you is focusing on your own silhouette. Take your measurements and take a look in your wardrobe to see the kind of cuts you already reach for often to help streamline your search. If you’re seeing a lot of full skirts and waist accents in how you like to dress, you’ll probably feel your best in a wrap or a-line style. Or maybe you’re always opting for straight up and down styles? Then a slip structure will suit you perfectly.
Nailing the tone
Next, colour. Emerald green is incredibly ethereal, unique and suitably strong for a special occasion like a prom. It comes in many different shades, though, so have a think about how intensely you’d like your green hue to shine through. The material you choose can make all the difference. A silk, lace or satin will deepen your emerald glow, whilst cotton poplin, crepe or tulle will diffuse the tone for a softer feel.
While your prom is just one night, remember that your dress is an investment. So you should stick to more classic cuts and styles that you’re going to be able to wear again and again over the years – no trend following needed!
Once you’ve got your hands on your perfect pairing, it’s time to put a few styling ideas to the test…
Monochromatic styling is such a fun and refined way of getting slightly experimental with your ensemble, while still keeping it sophisticated and suitably formal for a dressed up affair like a prom. Choose beaded or resin jewellery in a similar green shade, forest green shoes and a mint toned clutch bag to nail the magical monochromatic colour mood.
If you want to be a little more playful with your colourful dressing, you can always opt for a creative contrast for your prom night look. Choose a baby pink, pastel blue or soft cream colour for the perfect balance between colourful and thoughtful. These are complimentary still, so you won’t be stealing attention away from your key piece with your jewellery, bag, shoes and even shawl if your night is scheduled in the cooler months. An extra tip – make sure your add-ons are all similar in tone intensity to keep the focus on your dress.
Make it minimal
Maybe you’re more into the minimal side of things? No problem. Choose either gold, silver or rose gold metal jewellery and opt for a few dainty styles to delicately adorn your emerald green prom dress. A few glimmering accents on your neck, wrist and fingers will add just the right amount of glamour to your glowing green statement dress, in a matter of seconds.
If you are working with a capsule wardrobe, then make sure what you pick can be used with accessories you already have and if you need to get rid on an item to make room for your new dress then here are some ideas for things to do with your old clothes to prevent you simply throwing them away.