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2012 Cannes Film Festival

The starlets at Cannes have turned to the catwalk collections for gowns of all shapes and sizes. The question is: who wore it better?Image

Diane Kruger made this pretty Chanel Cruise 2013 prom dress even prettier by pairing it with diamond drop earrings and sparkly shoes, leaving the edgy gloves and helmet hair firmly back at the Versailles catwalk.


Not Your Mothers Prom Dress – Prom Dress by Xcite

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ImageThe Xcite prom dress delivers as promised. This is definitely not the prom dress that your mother wore back in the 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s. Whether it is Silk Chiffon, Charmeuse, or Satin, the Xcite prom dress brings plunging necklines and bare backs to the prom. Needless to say, there has been quite a stirring controversy over parents allowing their young daughters to wear these flesh baring prom dresses, but that hasn’t curtailed their popularity any. Face it; this is a new generation that loves belly rings, midriff exposing styles, and open work blouses strung together with sequins and lace. The Xcite prom dress is no exception. It is the prom dress of choice for girls who are as daring as the dress they wear.

While the racier styles found in the Xcite prom dress are not for everyone, Xcite does offer a line of more formal dresses that are more reminiscent of prom days of the past. The trick to shopping Xcite is to understand the terminology used for the prom dress you are looking for. If your goal is a new twist on a formal classic and you still want to feel “covered” at your prom, then choose one of the Xcite prom dresses ball gowns. These tend to be more formal and less revealing.

Xcite Prom Dress: Fashion and Flair

One thing is certain; Xcite prom dresses will get you the attention that you deserve. If you love fashion then you will find that the Xcite gowns are the newest, hottest, and sexiest trends when it comes to the prom. You’ve heard the saying, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it” and nothing could be truer to the word when it comes to these gowns. It’s your prom- the only one in your lifetime. Choose the prom dress that best represents who you are: your tastes and your personality. In the past, there was all but one prom dress to wear in an array of pastel colors. But now, with the Xcite prom dresses, you have more options today of revealing who you truly are.

Re-Invent Your Prom Dress!

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ImageProm has passed and you’ve had a whirlwind of fun. Prom is like the Grammy’s of high school. Everyone dresses in their red-carpet best surrounded in the company of their peers enjoying the last cherished moments of their high school career. All the stress that you may have experienced while organizing the whole ordeal has hopefully been justified by an awesome time that night that you will forever remember and hold dear to your heart. But now that prom is over, and the last moments of high school are winding down, what to do with your prom dress? Prom dresses can be costly investment and you want the best bang for your buck. Sure you can try to sell your dress but you will never get all your money back and you may want to keep your dress as a keepsake. But you also don’t want it to collect dust in the closet or attic with your grandma’s antiques tucked away forever. Here are some options to explore how you can get creative and re-use your special occasion gown at a future date.

Prom is all about drama and fashion. But at the age of seventeen and eighteen, you may not foresee the many other special occasions in the future where a dress as grand as your prom gown is acceptable, unless maybe your dad just happens to be a governor or grand count. But what girl couldn’t use a new party dress? If your dress is already short it will probably already fit right in into any other party scene if you tone down your makeup and accessories when you choose to wear it out again. But if your gown is a slinky, floor length gown or a grand ball gown dress you don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb. A great idea for that instance is to grab a pair of scissors and chop off the bottom train, and viola’, you have a new party or date dress to add to your wardrobe. Staying with the idea of creating new outfit options, maybe you loved certain aspects of your dress that you would love to keep, and others you could do without. How about transforming that flirty strapless neckline sweetheart baby-doll prom dress into a sweetheart bustier? Or a high/low hem slinky gown into a fabulous skirt? Let your inner fashion designer diva out! If your hands are a little too shaky, or you just want a more professional result, enlist the help of your local seamstress.

Another way to re-invent your prom dress is to change the color! Think of your dress like you would a new hair-do, you like the length and look of it, but a new color is the perfect way to spice it up! If your dress is already dark color, like an emerald, it may take a couple tries to get that yellow hue you’ve been wanting. Of course, lighter fabrics, like white and soft pink are guaranteed to pick up another darker hue. Dying fabrics are a simple, but harmful process if done improperly so make sure you check the material of the fabric to make sure the garment is safe to dye, and read the directions carefully. Some special cleaners and alterations places in your local area may do the service for you for a small fee depending on your dress.

Looking back now on your prom dress is it seeming a little less than stellar than you first envisioned? Sure you had a great time wearing it and you looked lovely in it but maybe it was just missing that extra “oomph” that you saw in some other fashions that night. Here’s your chance to re-invent your look! If your dress had the right length and color but was missing that certain “wow” factor, nothing says “look at me” like shimmering sequin and beaded decals. Sequins are generally cheap, easy to apply, and can be found at any craft store. You can also add feathers which are a huge trend now. You can even organize a “prom dress designing party”, invite all your friends over with their old prom dresses, and make it an event! Go all out!

If you’re not too keen on deconstructing your dress, just think of another occasion where your dress could work for your look. Sequin bodices would be great for a New Year’s event and red hues are perfect for Christmas and Valentine’s Day parties. Wedding receptions that aren’t too strict on the dress code could be a perfect way for your gown to shine again. There’s always ways to tone down any outfit to make it versatile for any special occasion. Throw on a chic blazer or leather jacket over a party dress in colder months and a denim vest or jacket in the summer. Switch up the color of your accessories. Choose flats or boots over tall, strappy heels. Tights are not only a practical way to keep you warm but with so many different colors and patterns to choose from they still add a funky element to your look. Think outside of the box. With these fun ideas, you can create a look that is all your own, and have everyone asking, “where did you get that?!”

Prom Dress and what their color says

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ImageSimilarly there are wide varieties of colors mixed to add beauty to the prom dress. They are design oriented and standout in the ball. What do colors represent?

Blue & Its significance:

Blue is always pleasing to eyes and it is the color of the sea and the sky. It may be because of its natural presence, the color has the most amazing characteristics. This color strikes the party peoples and it fills the heart and mind of those who are looking at this color. It attracts at the first sight. Blue is famous for the long prom dresses and it adds compliment to your personality.

Green- What it say?

Olive green suits girls of dark skin tone. It makes them look bright and very attractive. Dark green is one of the bold colors and a woman who wear dark green looks very strong and bold to speak with. Though green is a general color, it symbolizes the sturdy character at the ball.

Pink – Looks Girly:

Pink is the favorite color of almost all girls who is pleasant and down to earth. It gives her a charming impression since the color soothes the eyes. Fair girls look brighter and pinkish since the color reflects on the face.

Black & White:

Black is very much preferred for parties and it is easy to create a royal appearance n Black. Black suits both light and dark colored skin tone. White is famous for wedding ceremonials. Girls look pure and elegant in white.


Dressing in yellow is rare and Yellow is a trend in all years. This color is bright more than any other color and a girl in yellow is the center of attraction in a dance floor. Yellow is bright yet colorful. This color has the specialty to lighten up the face and make you appear vivid in the ball.

Gold & Silver:

Gold & Silver are the colors of accessories of women. These colors in accessories are highly special and similarly when these colors are used for prom dresses they beautify the dress by eliminating the need for extra accessories. Combination of silver and gold make you look bright like sun. Silver and gold are used along with the other color to make the color look brighter.

Prom Dresses: The Hottest Styles of Prom Dresses in 2012

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ImageBeads Indeed
Beads add pizazz to any prom dress, and whether they’re used sparingly or liberally, they’re showing up everywhere for prom 2012.

Serious Shine
You can’t go wrong with a lame prom dress. Whether you opt for pink, red, gold, silver or black, lame is hot, hot, hot!

Bright is the New Black
Want to stand out in a sea of black? Wear a boldly colored prom dress. From brilliant blue to deep red, a brightly-colored prom dress(like baby blue prom dress) will make it your night to shine.

Sleek Chic
Curve-hugging styles (as seen on the red carpet) are just as hot for prom 2012 as they are for celebrities.

Fashion Flair
Let your glamorous side out to play in a prom dress that that’s all about making you the star. Sequin, beads, metallic fabric – it’s all good for prom 2012!

Golden Girl
Nothing matches the elegance and simplicity of gold. Luckily, you’ll see lots of gold prom dresses for 2012.

Bold Print
One of the freshest trends for prom 2012 is the influx of prints for prom dresses. Whether you choose floral or graphic or somewhere in between, a prom dress that bears a print is sure to get you lots of attention.

Short Story
Do you have a fondness for short dresses? You’re in luck! Short prom dresses are gaining more and more attention and make unique alternatives for your special night
White On
Tired of black prom dresses? Go to the other extreme by wearing a white prom dress! White is a timeless and elegant choice that will never steer you wrong.

Think Pink
What’s a prom without pink prom dresses! If you truly want to feel like a princess, a pink prom dress just might be the way to go. From frilly to sleek, a pink prom dress will make you look and feel like royalty.

Almost anything goes for prom dresses in 2012. Choose one based on what you like and what looks good on you, but above all, choose the one that makes you feel special.

Prom Dresses: The Hottest Styles of Prom Dresses in 2012

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ImageWith the coming of the 2012 prom season, more and more girls are hunting the latest prom trends and fashions. They don’t want to miss the golden opportunity to become focus of the prom just because their prom dresses are no longer trendy and fashionable. However, facing such a stunning selection of prom dresses to choose from, it can be difficult to figure out what prom dresses are in style and what dresses are last year’s trends. Here is a guide to some of the hottest prom dress styles.

1. Open Backs.
It is a better choice to wear open back prom dresses or backless prom dresses if you want to be daring on the last night of your high school years. You can find designer looks with a swooping back or straps across your back. But you need to make sure that it follows all of your school’s prom dress rules as well as approval from your parents. Anyway, it is an important evening in your life that is attended by your parents and teachers.

2. Short-Length Prom Dress s.
Over the last few years, short prom dresses (also short wedding dresses) have grown in popularity and that is no exception for 2011 styles. Instead of a long dress, consider a short prom dress which will show off your fabulous legs and shoes.

3. Bold, Colorful Prints
Prom dress s do not have to be a single color with beading or bows like the often were years ago. Prints are extremely popular this year, especially prints that are colorful and bold. Go to the prom dress markets, you can find tons of styles in stunning fabrics combing lines, floral designs, or even animal prints. This is not the year to be subtle with color. Choose any color without worrying about whether it is traditional or not, go for it just because you like.

4. White and Black Options.
Even though bold bright colors are popular this year, all black or all white prom dress s are always the classic styles to wear. Usually, the all black or white prom dresses should be accessorized with jewelry in any bright colors such as sunset orange and neon green.

5. Beading Prom Dresses.
While in 2007 and 2008 prom dress s with sequins were extremely popular, this year the beading gets above the sequins. Beading on the prom dresses add a little sparkle to the dress s and even create a print using the different color of beads. Of your budget is tight, you can buy a prom dress with little beads on the top parts instead buying an all–over beading prom dress ..

I just introduce some of the prom dress s that are popular this year. Though it is important to follow the new trends when choosing prom dresses, as a rule of thumb, if you like the dress and it fits your body well, wear it and enjoy it. That will make you more confident on the prom if you are satisfied with your own style.