Photo Courtesy: Manda Renee Photography

Photo Courtesy: Manda Renee Photography

Prom dresses this year continue to trend away from the traditional big multi-layered full ball gown and toward the form fitting, lace and jewel encrusted fantasy numbers seen on fashion runways.

Mermaid silhouettes are joined with fun and flirty two-piece separates that let teens express themselves by mixing and matching. No more having to worry if someone else will wear the same dress.

Cap sleeves, one shoulder and high necklines have made a showing this year. This has provided a bit of variety to the typical sleeveless/strapless evening look.

Rompers, both long and short, and one-piece pantsuits have also brought a new style to the prom scene. Not only do they diversify the look, but also they are a great option for prom attendees that are not fond of dresses. Chiffon, lace appliques and prints provide an alternative to silks and satins.

Yelverton-PromCorsage-BlumzbyJRWith all these dresses to choose from, selecting the perfect floral accent can be a challenge but can also be fun and expressive.

For those dresses without shoulders or minimal straps, think flowers in the hair. Use flowers as a way to accessorize, through the use of jeweled hair combs, barrettes, or even a tiara. Your professional florist can add flowers to these bling-y creations and voila —awesomeness.

Floral bracelets, rings, necklaces and anklets add a fun fashion forward detail to the total ensemble. When selecting them, make sure they are comfortable to wear and not over-sized, as they get damaged more easily than pieces worn in the hair or on the shoulder.

Most of all have fun and make memories for a lifetime this prom season. Visit your local floral professional to have something custom made just for you.