What’s the “it” color for prom dresses this year? Here’s a hint: The Wizard of Oz’s jealousy turned his entire city this vibrant hue.
Yup, Emerald green is cropping up in all of this season’s prom gown collections. The rich, lively shade straight from nature beat out the rest of the rainbow as Pantone’s topcolor of 2013 (Pantone, also known as The Color Institute, is the company that defines and influences color trends worldwide). According to Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of Pantone’s research department, emerald is a balanced color, and something to pick up and listen to: ”It’s a color of growth, renewal, healing, unity and regeneration…words we’re all so in need of at this point in history.”
Whether you feel like dazzling your prom date in this rich jewel tone from head-to toe-or prefer adding a pop of green in the form of asassy shoe or clutch, check out these ideas from Unique Vintage…they’re sure to make you totally green with envy…until you send them through checkout, that is!
Prom is just around the corner and with so many decisions to make about what to wear, it’s time to get to work, girl! But don’t worry if you’re completely clueless about what color or style dress will look best on you. This Dress Guide is tailored to point you in the perfect direction. Let’s get started!
Match Your Dress Color with Your Complexion
There is a rainbow of dress options available, but it’s important to know which shades best flatter your complexion. And it’s really not that hard to figure out either. Basically, you have a “cool”, “warm”, or “neutral” skin tone. So, what category do you fall under? If you have a cool tone then your skin will have pink or blue undertones and any visible veins will look blue. That being said, colder colors like purples, blues, greens and pinks look great with your skin.
The perfect Prom makeup can take your Prom look from simply “beautiful” to “complete knock-out.” Watch as our makeup artist Shanna shows you how to achieve stunning natural shimmery eye shadow to play perfectly off of your gorgeous gown, not to mention highlight your eyes. This makeup tutorial video takes you step-by-step through the process so you can learn the tips and tricks to make your look shimmer and glow this Prom.
Well, Hollywood’s elite may have played dress up this past Sunday night at the 85th Academy Awards, but the sensational model brigade of Unique Vintage got to strut their own stuff for the camera today on FOX’s morning show, Good Day LA! Devon, Kylie, Ashley, Taylor and Amanda smiled, waved and stunned their viewers in a dazzling array of gowns, all of which are remarkably similar to the styles worn on the red carpet. The reason for this incredible honor? Our dresses are just a small fraction of the cost. So there. Amanda Seyfried, Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Garner and Catherine Zeta-Jones…the next time you need a fancy frock, check these out: