Prom season is just around the corner, so odds are your kid is already on the hunt for the perfect dress. Short Hills personal stylist Priya Virmani shares her favorite red carpet-inspired looks and tips for those still on the lookout. “Focus less on dress trends for prom and more on the outfit that makes you feel like a confident rock star,” Virmani says. All dresses are available at Bloomingdale’s (prices subject to change).
SHORT AND SWEET
A new take on the little black dress, this off-the-shoulder piece sports sequins and frills.
PAIR WITH: simple jewelry to accentuate the sequins and strappy silver sandals
Carmen Marc Valvo Infusion Black Dress, $348
The plunging neckline, seamless blue and gray color combo and subtle sparkle are dreamy. The high waist looks great on curvy hips, too.
PAIR WITH: silver accessories and clear, vinyl or PVC sandals
Aqua Striped Lurex Gown, $278
A dress with warm metallic undertones has just the right amount of shimmer for her big night out.
PAIR WITH: gold accessories and gold accented shoes
Monique Lhuillier Metallic Dress, $445
Go for a fresh take on formal with a glittery, white, floor-length dress with a low back and tie halter.
PAIR WITH: brightly-colored statement earrings and simple white pumps
Aidan by Aidan Mattox Metallic Knit Halter Gown, $220
This dress is all about its color. If she wants a standout look, this is it.
PAIR WITH: gold accessories and clear shoes or minimalist, strappy gold sandals
Lauren Ralph Lauren Crossover Satin Gown, $210
OFF THE HOOK
The cold shoulder and waistline slit add allure to this iridescent look.
PAIR WITH: long, dangly earrings and snake print pumps to add dimension
Aidan by Aidan Mattox Metallic Knit One-Shoulder Gown, $245