Prom dresses, tips, sales, pretty pictures, glitter, etc...
This one goes out to our high school divas. And parents of high school divas. And divas who just like to look at pretty dresses (all of you).
I got to help the fierce young journos at tb-two put together ensembles for their prom spread, modern fashion recreations of classic prom scenes. You'll see takes on Napoleon Dynamite, Carrie, Twilight, Grease and Mean Girls. The supermodels, all from local high schools, sport prom wear from CC's Boutique, Dillards, Sacinos and even a thrift store (OK, that was the dress they doused in pig blood, but this Deal Diva still approves of the discount tenacity).
Check out the gallery here. And here's a sneak peak and one of the many incredible photos by Cherie Diez. I love this kid's pink socks. Dedication!
And you didn't think you'd get away without a couple prom pointers, did you?
Amazon.com's Prom Shop sale runs from April 6 through May 6. You get $10 off when you spend $50 on dresses from a bunch of select designers, including ABS, Jessica Simpson, Rampage, Necessary Objects, XOXO, As U Wish, Trixxi, Kensie Girl, Jump, My Michelle and Teeze Me. Many of these brands are available at department stores, so here's an idea -- go to the mall, try one on to make sure it looks good, then order it online and save some money!
Also, check out Kohl's for affordable prom dresses. They have some good style tips on the special prom section of their website. Kohl's is touting one shoulder styles and bubble hems as the big trends this year. I'm on board with one shoulder, but bubble hems are hardly new. Keep your eyes out for sales on that style in particular since it's been around a while.
The Belle of the Ball Project and Dream a Dress will distribute free prom dresses and accessories to needy teens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 3, 17 and May 1 at the Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd. N., next to Ross. The non-profit has led this worthy endeavor for seven years, handing out more than 1,500 dresses to girls from low income families. They need donations, too, so if you have a dress in the closet you're never going to wear again anyway, why not bring it by the store? Karma, baby.
Seen any other good prom sales or programs out there? Leave info in the comments!
Deal Diva Stephanie