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How to Dress Up for Prom with Style Tips from Mr. Kate! #MacysProm13

Monday, March 25, 2013

I was a fairy godmother in my life before kids. Yes, really! I founded a charity in Atlanta that provided prom dresses to girls with financial hardships. That experience is one of the happiest chapters of my life, so I excitedly agreed to attend Macy's Prom Fashion Show in Concord, California on Saturday so that I could re-live some of the magic.
Mr. Kate and Me
Fashion guru, Mr. Kate hosted the fashion show and offered advice on how to take your formal look to the next level. Mr. Kate is a firecracker and we are now BFFs (even if the friendship is a one-way street).

The most popular style trends for prom dresses this year are: ombre, metallics, color-blocking, embellished bodices, high-low skirts, mini dresses, sequins, and sparkles!
Changing this model's hairstyle to an up-do draws attention to the bodice of this gown.
Mr. Kate showed the audience some great ways to dress up your prom attire and help you stand out from the crowd:
  • Show off an embellished bodice with an up-do
  • If you are wearing a short dress, make it all about the shoes
  • Don't be afraid to mix metallics. You CAN rock chrome shoes with a cooper dress and layers of metallic necklaces or bracelets.
  • Individualize your look with some daring styling: mismatch shoes, one long and one short earring, unique makeup like a painted heart on your cheek
  • Spice up your ensemble with DIY embellishments such as a nail-polish splattered clutch to achieve a one-of-a-kind look
Accessorizing to personalize your prom look can have wonderfully unique results: bejeweled boots, layered metallic necklaces, clutch splattered with polish
Here I am at my senior prom (gotta love the gold lame' ruffled sleeves!) and pictured next to it is the dress I would wear if I was going to prom this year. As you can see I still love metallic formal wear! But what made this dress my pick of the day is the skirt. I would be posing like Angelina all night in this gown!
Disclosure: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with compensation for this post. However, all Thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.

11 comments:

Christa aka The BabbyMama said...

The metallics are my favorite thing about this years formal dresses!

Crunchy Frugalista said...

That is such an awesome thing! It is amazing that you started a charity for girls that wouldn't normally have the money for a dress for prom. When I was in high school, my dad had lost his job, and I had to buy my own dress. If I hadn't had a job, I would've not been able to go. Love this post!

Lena B said...

I love seeing styles on others - me: not as much

Jenna Wood said...

Some great tips here, this would be a wonderful guide for my niece.

MommaWannabe said...

Wow I love the charity you have set up for the less fortunate! Kudos to you!

Jadey

Cinny Bbs said...

Fun, I'm glad they have something set up like that.

Grace said...

It is amazing the difference a hair style makes for an outfit. All of those gowns are beautiful.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

You speak with such joy when you talk about your organization. You look so cute.just thought about it.I have to donate my daughter's dress from last year.

Quiana said...

What a great organization you were a part of and so awesome you got to meet Mr. Kate IRL. You are so brave for sharing your prom pic . . . I'm still working up the nerve ;-)

Kristyn said...

I adore her style!

Kim said...

OMG, my prom dress was the exact same colours. It was a deep burgundy with hints of gold only it was a Scarlet Ohara style. And I had clearly never heard of eyebrow waxing or even tweezers. And also it looks like my eyeshadow was put on by a blind woman. Ahhh the memories. You look gorgeous in that top picture. I love that dress you're wearing.

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