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Prom dresses: Popular 2012 styles

This girly dress by Aqua adds sequins to

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. Photo Credit: bloomingdales.com

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.

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Head to toe sequins is one of the
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Bold girls are standing out in feathered dresses
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Bold girls are standing out in feathered dresses for a 1920s inspired look. This Sue Wong dress also adds sequins and embroidery. $518 at select Nordstrom stores and nordstrom.com.

Be the belle of the ball in this
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Be the belle of the ball in this red carpet ready gown by Vera Wang Lavender, $550 at select Neiman Marcus stores and neimanmarcus.com.

A high-low hemline, sheer detail around the waist
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Floral appliques add a formal touch to this black cocktail dress by ABS. $380; at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saksfifthavenue.com.

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