Friday, January 7, 2011

Spring 2011 Fashion And Your Choice Of Prom Dress

Have you got around to considering your prom dress for 2011?

It may still seem a little way off, but this year's spring and summer fashions have already been announced, and here we will take a quick look at some of the trends you can expect to see.

Most of you will want a dress which really looks like a "traditional" prom dress, but no matter how subtle the influences may be, you can expect this year's fashion trends to show their face either in this style or cut of the dresses or perhaps more so in the way that you accessorize.

Here are three of spring and summer 2011 is top fashion trends, and perhaps things you may want to bear in mind when shopping for your prom dress.

1970's fashion given a 2011 makeover.

They say that everything that goes around comes around, and it's that time of 70s fashion again. Whether it be the chic "Carnaby Street" style and look or the more sophisticated maxi look, both the style and the colouring of dresses may well affect a more 70s feel this year.
The reinterpretation of 1970s chic will polarise colours either as earthenware and the Bohemian, or at the other extreme as bright and loud. It may not be the year for subtle tones of your favourite primary colours.
Bear in mind though, if a traditional style of dress appeals to you, then that's probably what you should go for. Don't feel that you have to be at the cutting edge of fashion.

Asymmetrical Hems?

Whatever name you want to give it, whether it's a shirt tail hem, tapered hen or even a cutaway hem, the dresses and skirts that are cut longer at the back are making a fashion comeback in Spring of 2011.
If you are wearing a knee length dress to the prom this year, then there are some very chic varients of this hemline available. There are also a few styles that are floor length at the back and a few inches higher at the front for those who are really adventurous.
Perhaps this will may not affect your choice of prom dress itself, but if you plan to accessorize with a jacket to arrive in, then this hemline may be one you want to consider.

Bags and Purses

Where would we be without accessories. The finishing touches to an outfit that can add such a personal stamp?
Well, purses and bags have undergone quite a change in style this year. Strapped bags are back, and are being worn higher up the arm. You may or may not want to carry a bag around with you at your school prom, but if you do, there is a range of short strapped bags and clutches which are designed to hang either from the wrist or off the shoulder at waist level.
Of course, the main purpose of your prom dress is to make you feel as good and confident as possible. So, regardless of what this season's fashions are dictating, remember to choose a dress which suits you and that you feel comfortable in.
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Some Tips for a School Fashion Show

School fashion shows can be quite fun if done properly. If done the wrong way, however, it could end up being one boring affair which is only occasionally enlivened by the people laughing at a humiliated model. What you need are some tips to help you.

1) Think of a theme - When putting up a school fashion show, it is always helpful if you use a theme. A theme gives a fashion show a sense of organization and people would be able to relate the fashion to the theme. There are various types of themes to choose from:

a) Season - Basing your school fashion show on the season is always popular. You could design and model various outfits that correspond with the time of year. This would also give you an idea of how to decorate the venue. Basing your school fashion show on a season can help you unleash your creativity and make your brain cells work. How can you balance the freedom of creativity with the confinement of the theme? This will definitely help you improve your skills.

b) Literature - Another great idea for a theme is literature. You should think about basing your school fashion show on a great piece of literature. How about basing it on the book The Great Gatsby? Ever tried creating fashion pieces for Frodo? This can be fun as you will be bringing the visions of authors to life. Basing your school fashion show on a piece of literature can also be a bit easier than other themes since most authors actually have pretty detailed descriptions of the clothes their character wear. This is especially true for fantasy novels. Cloaks, anyone?

2) Music - The music sets the mood for the whole fashion show. It strikes the subconscious of the watchers and thus, determines how much attention they will be paying your school fashion show. This means, of course, that you need to choose the correct sounds to accompany your school fashion show.

You need to choose music that grabs the attention of the spectators enough to mesmerize them. However, you do not want the music to distract the spectators from the school fashion show. The best type of music to use would be instrumental. This is because instrumental music can set the mood for the show without distracting the viewers with familiar lyrics.

3) Lighting - Proper lighting effects are always essential if you want to have a great school fashion show. Together with the background music, the lighting effects give the audience a general emotion to feel. How do you want them to react when they see a certain ensemble? You can make them react as you want them by simply combining light and sound.

4) Spontaneity - Students hate predictability. Because of this, the best thing that your school fashion show could have is a surprise. You need to show your students something unexpected and completely new. In doing so, you will be able to grab their attentions and keep it. By being spontaneous, you will keep spectators guessing as to what will come next. This will keep their eyes on the school fashion show and off their watches and mobile phones. If you can make the audience forget about the gadgets on their pockets, then you would know that your school fashion show rocks!
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