Category: ‘Prom’

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Being the Envy of Prom

by Joyce Mason-Monheim on March 28, 2016 at 5:13 am

PromBack2-FlowersAnd-JoyceMasonMonheimWith prom season in full force, the first thought of any girl is, of course, the dress. Do you choose a two-piece or a high-low cut? A classic elegant style or the trendy color blocking design? Or is there sparkle and shine? So many choices and will you make the right one?

When choosing the right look, you ask yourself: What color best fits my complexion? Which perfect shoe accents the dress style? And next come the jewelry, flowers, hairstyle and makeup. Hold it. How about simplifying this by combining your accessories, such as jewelry with flowers or your hairstyle with flowers?

This can be a simple process by visiting your local professional florist and requesting floral accessories that best complement your dress. Think about the style and cut of your dress to determine how flowers, just like jewelry, can accentuate the perfect point on your neckline, shoulder, waist or even back. Flower accessories can be placed anywhere you choose, and with the incredible products your local florist has, the options are endless. From clips to magnets, nothing is out of reach or out of place.

One of the trendy styles is beautiful illusion or deep detailed backs of the dress. Accentuate the back of your dress by using floral clips that have flowers attached. Bling adds attention and creativity to the dress back. Complete the look with coordinating wristlets for a front detail.

PromHair-FlowersAnd-JoyceMasonMonheimUsing flowers to create a one-of-a-kind statement piece for your necklace can enhance any neckline and back of the dress also.  Your florist can use zippers, garlands or even decorative wire to create these incredible art pieces that know one else will have. Don’t stop there —add a floral ring or earrings to coordinate with your statement piece.

Last but not least, don’t forget to enhance your hair. Any updo style can be accented with flowers, halos or even hairpieces that bring your look totally together. It’s all up to you and your creative floral designer to accessorize your style and your look.

Your florist can also help you coordinate your date’s boutonniere with the same style and look you have just created. You will be the “star of the show” and the envy of all your friends. Want to see more prom flowers? Check out this Flickr Gallery for unique corsages and boutonnieres. The possibilities are endless.

Want to know which prom flower best fits your personality? Check out this fun quiz: www.aboutflowers.com/promquiz. Have fun on this very special night of your high school experience!

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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. Read More

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Top 5 Colorful Prom Looks for 2015

by Shelby Shy on April 10, 2015 at 9:52 am

Color is the word for prom 2015. Flowers and floral accents are the perfect prom accessories and come in so many beautiful bright colors. Here are my top five favorite looks for 2015 prom flowers.

Rainbow orange roses are a hit embellished with ribbon tails and purple feathers. Perfect for that spark plug teen.

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Floral Jewelry for a Disco Queen

by Jenny Scala on March 9, 2015 at 11:14 am

Studio54-2When you think of flowers to wear, you’re most likely to think of corsages and boutonnières. Well, professional florists can create all kinds of wearable flowers, including headpieces, bracelets, necklaces, rings and anklets.

Floral designers in the Society of American Florists’ last Sylvia Cup Floral Design Competition were tasked to create wearable flowers dubbed, “Shake It, Shake It … Show ‘em How We Do It Now,” in the style of the contest’s surprise theme, Studio 54 Revisited. Specifically, contestants designed an original floral jewelry piece to be worn on the upper arm of the fictitious disco queen — with the stipulation that it better be shake proof because she will be shaking her groove thing all night. While evaluating the designs, the judges tried on the floral jewelry pieces and gave them a whirl. Read More

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Prom Trends 2014

by Leanne Kesler on April 23, 2014 at 3:21 pm

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.

 

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