Corsage — Shawn Michael Foley/DesignLab

Today’s young women are savvy, sophisticated and connected, and they’re sharing photos of fabulous prom flowers on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. (These are certainly not “your mother’s” prom corsages!) Here is a compilation of the top trends for prom flowers in 2014 that I’m seeing:Boutonniere — Shawn Michael Foley/DesignLab

The Pantone Color of the Year Radiant Orchid

What a grand hue to accent a variety of gown colors. It looks great with everything from aqua to pink to soft butter yellow as well as the classic black. Shown here, the gorgeous phalaenopsis orchid works equally as well in a corsage or a boutonniere.

 

Floral Belt - David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Ore.

Flowers are not just for the wrist anymore. 

Think of prom flowers as true fashion accessories. Consider a necklace, bracelet, hairpiece or maybe a belt to show the waistline.

Matching Boutonniere & Wrist Corsage— Shawn Michael Foley/DesignLab

 

The Peacock Dazzles

Strut your stuff with blues, to greens to purples all blending together. The addition of natural peacock feathers sets the color harmony and adds fabulous texture.

Prom Bling — Bryan Buckridge/Floral Design Institute

 

Bling is in

Rhinestones, jewels and pearls of every variety. Here bling is added to dissected ginger blooms to create a coordinating wristlet and boutonniere.

 

Industrial and Edgy Boutonniere— Sandy Schroeck, AIFD, CFD, PFCI/Oasis Design Team

 

Industrial and edgy is hot! 

Fabulous wires, chains and beads can be fashioned into a trendy boutonniere.

 

Unique, Individual and Personalized Boutonnières — Sandy Schroeck, AIFD, CFD, PFCI/Oasis Design Team

 

Unique, Individual and Personalized

Both corsages and boutonnières are detailed with fabulous artistic touches. Buttons, grandma’s brooch or beads can be just the perfect addition to your favorite fresh blossoms.

 

 

Classic Prom Corsage  — Oasis Design TeamUpdated classics

Think Grace Kelly and Princess Diana. The traditional wristlet is elegantly updated with unique materials. Hot at the moment, succulents are perfect! They last almost forever, blend with fresh blooms easily and reflect a sophisticated approach to tradition.

Talk to your local florist for recommendations on the perfect prom flowers for you.

As prom season unfolds, join me in “prom-stalking” flowers by following the hashtag #promcorsage on social media.

What are your favorite prom floral trends of the year?