Photos from style.com and google
I'm looking to make my prom dress again, and despite making a cream lace and blue chiffon backless long sleeved maxi last year which originally was going to take me to prom- I decided I wanted something a bit less dreary little prom girl this year. I loved the other one I made two years ago now for my year eleven prom (check it here) but this time I'm older, (legally allowed to consume alcohol people) hopefully wiser and a bit edgier (I hope again). Plus I'm organising the entire event, so I have to have a killer dress right.
They all say that LBD's are classic but boring on Project Runway (why can't designers not use colour? Haha) but at a prom you are literally drowning in a sea of pastels and 'colour of confidence red'. And then this year as we are older, apparently we care less, and most of us wanna go clubbing later so everyone's like 'short dresses y'all'. I wore a short(er) dress last time, I wanna go different!
I'm a huge Taylor Swift fan and have loved her lil girly transformation into as a radio presenter put it 'into a sex kitten' recently. That playsuit at the Brit's and more recently the Naeem Khan dress she wore when performing with Tim Mccgraw at the country music awards. LOVE. I want it! Further black dress research has made me chosen fabric- black chiffon (skirt), black and nude mesh, gold and silver beads and chains, lace strips and black ribbon strips for applique. I hope to make some gorgeous art deco beaded mesh top with a high neckline and mesh back, and then have a full length maxi skirt. I'll let you know how it goes.