So-right-now prom looks inspired by 6 style icons
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There are certain style moments that are seared in your memory forever. Prom is one of those salient times. I remember spending every lunch hour in twelfth grade huddled in the cafeteria with my BFFs hashing out the details. The limo, the dress, the dates… it was months in the making. As the Oscars of high school, it's just as high stakes as that red carpet walk into the Kodak Theatre, only it's your time to shine. Which of course makes your outfit choice all the more important. We've edited it down to six celeb-inspired styles that are sure to stand the test of time, or at the very least, leave you with a killer Instagram feed.
You may not have hired a private yacht to ferry you to the party, but Bella Hadid's waist-cinched white number is all the inspo you need if you're after a sultry style. Accessorize your look with tousled finger waves, a sweep of bronzer and a crystal choker to channel her lost-in-Venice vibe.
Ever New Charlotte Drape Maxi Dress, $179.99, evernew.ca
Fallon Monarch Leather Wrap Choker, $375, fallonjewelry.com
Zara Leather High Heel Sandals, $99.90, zara.com
Want to be able to dance all night long in complete comfort? Take a pastel suit for a spin like Evan Rachel Wood. Keep it from looking too sweet with swept back laissez-faire hair and grounded punky sneakers.
TUK Footwear White Leather Creeper, $100, tukshoes.com
Jenny Bird The Socials Earrings, $90, jenny-bird.ca
Millie Bobby Brown stepped out in a poofy princess dress that is giving us all the Cinderella feels. The colourful floral applique adds life to layers of airy tulle, as does her shimmering eye shadow. Keep your extras minimal to let the dress details do all the talking.
Needle & Thread Lazy Daisy Bodice Maxi Dress, $359, needleandthread.com
Zara Shiny Multi-Strap Sandals, $49.90, zara.com
Serpui Marie Blair Birds Clutch, $290, shopbop.com
Yara Shahidi makes the jumpsuit red carpet-worthy with a sleek tuxedo stripe and a dramatic bow-trimmed train. When shopping for your own version, look for a one-piece with plenty of feminine flair, like ruffles, cut outs or an eye-popping colour.
Massimo Dutti Limited Edition Off-The-Shoulder Linen Jumpsuit, $295, massimodutti.com
Aldo Dwadonna Earrings, $30, aldoshoes.com
Mango Satin Bag, $49.99, mango.com
Sure, you could wear black or grey, but why not make your look unforgettable in vibrant blue? Now is the time to make a style statement. Pair your suit with a printed shirt for extra personality points.
RW&CO. Tailored Fit Blue Floral Dress Shirt, $79.90, rw-co.com
Zespa ZSP4 Sneaker, $429, clubmonaco.ca
There are suits and then there are printed red satin suits. Think outside the box with rock star-inspired stripes, bold checks and floral prints. Go for broke like Harry Styles and you're sure to be crowned Best Dressed.
Topman Black Jacquard Skinny Suit, $313, topman.com
H&M 3-Pack Rings, $12.99, hm.com
Tiger of Sweden Bonne PR Bow Tie, $119, tigerofsweden.com
Caitlan Moneta (@caitlanmoneta) is a Toronto-based fashion editor, writer and stylist. She's a firm believer that there's nothing a little retail therapy can't fix.