Prom dresses: Popular 2012 styles
Prom 2012 is all about standing out in a show stopping dress. From beading and sequins to sheer backs and cut-outs, here are some of the most popular styles of the moment.
Head to toe sequins is one of the most popular looks for prom 2012. This Adrianna Papell strapless gown incorporates metallic embellishments, $278; at select Nordstrom stores and nordstrom.com.
For those who want just a little bit of sparkle, this gown by popular prom brand La Femme has a beaded waistline set against a perfectly bright spring hue. $378; at select nordstrom stores and nordstrom.com.
Sheer detail is a delicate, modest way to show a little skin. This BCBGMAXAZRIA dress also incorporates color blocking. $548; at select Bloomingdale's and BCBG stores, bloomingdales.com and bcbg.com.
For girls who don't want a floor length gown, ladylike silhouettes like the one created by this Jill Stuart dress are a hit, add a pop of color or a spring print to really turn heads. $198; at select Bloomingdale's stores and bloomingdales.com.
Tangerine is huge this spring, and it adds a fresh twist to this classic silhouette by BCBGMAXAZRIA. $298; at select Bloomingdale's and BCBG stores, bloomingdales.com and bcbg.com.
A high-low hemline, sheer detail around the waist and a royal blue hue make this dress right on trend for prom 2012. $238; at select Cache stores and cache.com.
A metallic lace hem and sheer neckline make this little white dress by Jill Stuart unique. $348; at select Bloomingdale's stores and bloomingdales.com.
With cut-outs and an open back offset by a high neckline and floor length skirt, this yellow BCBGMAXAZRIA gown steals the spotlight without going overboard. $298; select Bloomingdale's and BCBG stores, bloomingdales.com and bcbg.com.
Blue is the color to wear this prom season, and this ombre BCBGMAXAZRIA dress pulls in multiple shades for an ethereal look. $548; at select Bloomingdale's and BCBG stores, bloomingdales.com and bcbg.com.
This girly dress by Aqua adds sequins to the popular high-low silhouette. Pair with a statement necklace, hot heels and an up-do and you're camera ready. $268; at select Bloomingdale's stores and bloomingdales.com.
Sophisticated prints are a top seller this prom season. Here, a colorful option by Aidan Mattox. $295; at select Neiman Marcus stores and neimanmarcus.com.
Floral appliques add a formal touch to this black cocktail dress by ABS. $380; at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saksfifthavenue.com.