Fashion Week in New York, Milan and Paris brought us so many fresh dress designs and styles, during the award season we can hardly take it all in. We can’t help but be mesmerized by the scrumptious textures, sheen, sparkles and sequins, not to mention the breathtaking colors.

This year Gorjez Relationship and Fashion magazine noticed a whole palette of tertiary color mixtures we had never seen before; it was as if the designers were working with tubes of oil paints rather than the trusty Crayola 64 box. Some with names like Posuolli Earth and Pthalo Blue. Huh? But we loved them anyway, even if we can’ t pronounce them!

 

Now that all the runway reports are in, we can’t wait to see what is in store for us when we head off to shop for our prom dress for the 2017 season. From the looks of it, my guess is we’re going to be heading back to a more sophisticated look, dresses that take us back to the glamorous days of early Hollywood, where the men wore suits and the women wore gowns even during the day! That was glamour!

Sexy Ivory Lace Appliques Ruffles Mermaid
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Nowadays, prom girls are lucky. No longer do they have to wait out for entire seasons to lapse before they start to see the up-to-the-minute trends for formal wear ranging from cocktail dresses to wedding gowns and everything in between, especially prom dresses!

Eniko Parrish 2016 Oscar Black One-Shoulder Evening Prom Gown Red Carpet High Slit Dress
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Here are some of the trends we look forward to trying out come prom season 2017.

Chiffon Panels

Rihanna was spot-on with her sartorial choices for the night. The custom Met Gala , red evening gown with sheer chiffon panels was simply stunning. Rihanna’s red prom gown was a true show-stopper. The red formal dress was a highlight at the awards show, from the structured bodice to the dramatic train. And her performance looks were perfection.

Rihanna Red Prom Dress Grammys
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The Corset Dress

Kendall Jenner Mermaid Evening Dress 2014 Met Ball Red Carpet
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The corset dress is a strapless tight-fitting masterpiece that is inspired from the old renaissance tradition of corseting. If you are a woman who wants all the right curves in all the right places on their prom day, then the Corset dress is the ideal prom dress for you

Kendall Jenner looks radiant in a corset gown at Met Gala 2014 ! Kendall strut her stuff on the catwalk for Marc Jacobs at New York Fashion Week, for Giles Deacon during London Fashion Week, and for Chanel and Givenchy during Paris Fashion Week. The annual Met Gala is widely considered fashion’s most glamorous …

The High Low Trend

Fuchsia Beaded Strapless High Low
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We have reason to believe that the high-low trend will persist into the coming prom dress season, if for no other reason than to showcase the incoming ballgowns, as mentioned above. In the best of times a ballgown can be a tricky prom dress to wear, especially if you are wearing high heels for the first time!

A prom dress with a high hem in the front and a low hemline in the back gives today’s prom girl the best of both worlds: its stylish and functional! I mean, who want to attend prom in a prom dress that you can’t dance in?

This prom dress trend will work great if you want to go super formal and show off your gorgeous legs at the same time!

Embroidery 

Camila Alves High Neck Black Embroidery Prom Dress 2011 Oscar Party
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Not your mom’s kitchen curtains, by far. Betsey Johnson has already brought us the cutesy bouquets from all your favorite crazy quilts, but this year she and many other designers upping the ante with watercolor splashes of neon tones that say bold and confident, just like us!

We can also expect to see the flower motif, in the embellishments, like in the draping, lace embroidery, or digi-prints,

Sequins

Selena Gomez Grammy 2016 Backless Evening Dress Red Carpet
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Sparkles and glitter will rule the dance floor this year!

Fairy lights, oh how we love em. And this year we will have more choices than ever, don’t be surprised when you find them on collars, belts, shoulders trim, at hemlines, in the form of sequins.

For anyone who wants to shimmer all night long, a fully sequined dress is the way to go. Keep in mind, though that any dress that is shiny will show your every curve, so this is a perfect choice for slender girls who want to add a little va-voom to the party.

Prints

Floor Length Red Print One Shoulder
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I have an inkling that deciding on which prom dress to buy will be even more of a challenge this prom season, due to the abundance of wonderfully chic textures create by printing patterns onto the fabric. I’ve already seen prom dresses that are as artistic as any modern painting or as complicated as any lithograph.

Patterns that evoke imagery like “crystalline snow” and “mercurial atmosphere”, will surely be popular with creative and insightful prom girls who want a look that say’s “I’m one of a kind”!

Sequined Mermaid Formal Evening Dress Prom Gown

Prom Dresses for 2017 

Come spring, no doubt ready to wear designers will try to convince you to buy their next hot item, trust me on this, but we want to give you the heads up before prom dress season comes crushing down on you, so you have time to sort out beforehand which styles you think you should be wearing, given that you actually want to look fabulous on prom night. Something the designers don’t really have the time (or the inclination) to deal with.

Well, we think that is wrong. That’s why we want to present a few of the most prominent trends that you’ll most likely see and unravel the whole concept of what’s hot and what’s not! In the end, all we want is for you to know what looks hot on you! I mean, wouldn’t you rather look hot than not?

These days, with the universal use of newsfeeds, blogs and streaming videos, the savvy shopper learns of trends in an instant and doesn’t want to wait until it reaches her price range. And retailers are quick to respond to the demand, by the time the runway collections are rolling out, the inspired-by ready to wear versions are also available, sometimes the same day!

So the fortunate promgirl can now purchase a runway style prom dress while it is still at the top of its game, not some months later as it was just a few short years ago when I was buying my first prom dress!

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