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Calling all would-be prom queens! Celebrate the end of secondary school, sixth form or college in style with our guide to creating an unforgettable prom-night look


Pastel-hued prom dresses

For a fail-safe prom look, opt for a vintage-inspired silhouette that nods to the heyday of the graduation ball: the nineties. Thanks to classic teen rom-com movies from the era, gorgeous gowns in sugary shades have become synonymous with prom night. Whether you opt for Monsoon’s pistachio green gown or one of Nobody’s Child’s subtly impactful slip dresses, pastel frocks are a fashion mainstay, meaning you’ll get plenty of wear out of it after the big event. As for the accessories? Light-coloured footwear and faux pearl jewellery complement a candy-inspired colour palette.

Pastel shades plus SLINKY satin equals prom dress perfection.

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Jewel-toned ball gowns

Your prom may only be taking place in your school hall but that’s no reason not to add some Hollywood glamour to proceedings. Channel your inner starlet with a sweeping floor-length evening dress by Ghost. Nothing signals elegance like jewel tones – gorgeous ruby reds, emerald greens and sapphire blues work particularly well on cool skin tones. Opt for satin or chiffon fabrics for a luxurious feel and accessorise with silver jewellery and diamanté embellishments.

ROLL out the red carpet for these sophisticated ball gowns

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Statement-making prom outfits

Not one to follow convention? Stand out from the crowd with a prom outfit that feels totally ‘you’, whether that means a sharp trouser suit in a bold colour or a fashion-forward dress with killer sleeves, like this dreamy lavender maxi with bow-back detail by Nobody’s Child. Whatever you chose, don’t scrimp on the wow -factor – prom is an opportunity to dress up to the nines and indulge in a little glitz, after all. Dancing queens will enjoy the comfort afforded by a seventies-inspired jumpsuit. Choose a head-turning shade, such as hot pink, and add strappy sandals with Insolia technology to stay on your toes all night.

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Words: Dulcie Emerson

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