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One of the most important questions for prom night: "What am I going to wear?" Girls spend years dreaming and planning the perfect ensemble for what is probably going to be the most magical and memorable evening of their teenage years.
These days, what the stars are wearing on the red carpet provide so much inspiration. What's more important than finding the perfect dress is finding a dress that fits your body type, and more importantly, your personality. From the classic to the quirky to the simply fab, here is a guide, inspired by the most raved-about dresses on the red carpet, on what to wear on prom night:
Style statistics: Be red-carpet fabulous in a floor-sweeping bustier gown with an embellished bodice.
The inspiration: Demi Lovato's peach, chiffon dress at the Golden Globes.
Best for: Pear-shaped figures; the rounded bustier top emphasizes the chest area and the waist, while the gathered folds at the hips help camouflage and trim the hips.
Style statistics: A twisted halter dress with contrasting color paneling.
The inspiration: Diane Kruger's own choice for the Critic's Choice awards
Best for: Top-heavy bods; the halter style and the wide bands will help tone down the chest area without sacrificing the stylish, sexy factor.
Style statistics:Bag prom queen honors in this sexy, stunning yet simple gown with a bustier top and fishtail bottom.
The inspiration: Kate Beckinsale's white red-carpet wear for the Golden Globes.
Best for: Straight-column type figures; this corset dress will give you a waist and the fishtail or mermaid style will give more curves to the hips.
Style statistics:A filmy Grecian-style dress cut low down the front
The inspiration: Emma Stone's belted tulle dress by Lanvin at the recent Globes ceremony.
Best for: Lean girls who want to draw attention to their waists; apple-shaped figures should stay clear!
Style statistics:A black and white wrap dress with a rosette sash that is both grown-up and girly.
The inspiration: Michelle Williams' sateen Chanel dress for the Critics Choice Awards.
Best for: The gown's contrasting shades and column-like silhouette will help lengthen the body and help a petite girl stand out.
Style statistics:Look elegantly glamorous in a simple asymmetric sheath dress.
The inspiration: Katherine Heigl's tangerine gown at the premiere of her new movie, One for the Money
Best for: Athletic, big-boned figures; the asymmetric neckline will help cut down and de-emphasize broad shoulders.
Style statistics:Channel an ultra-feminine vibe in a long, lacy, scoop-neck sheath.
The inspiration: Mila Kunis' lavender dress at last year's Academy awards.
Best for: Skinny types who want to look more full-figured will surely benefit from this lacy creation.
Style statistics:Dazzle the whole ballroom in this figure-hugging column, intricately-beaded column dress.
The inspiration: Nicole Kidman's red-carpet choice for the Golden Globe Awards.
Best for: Hippy types; the beads, strategically placed at the a downward diagonal angle help slim down the hips while the inverted halter pulls up the chest area.
Style statistics:This flirty full-skirted halter dress is a sure favorite in proms.
The inspiration: Taylor Swift's short stunner at the Teen Choice Awards.
Best for: Apple-shaped bodies; the full skirt helps balance out a top-heavy figure.
Style statistics:A strapless mini dress with a chiffon train detail.
The inspiration: Selena Gomez's dress at the Teen Choice Awards.
Best for: Petite figures; both the short cut and the train detail make you look extra-tall.
No prom dress is complete without the perfect shoes. Whether you're wearing a floor-sweeping gown or a shorter, flirtier version, what you wear on your feet should merit the same amount of attention and careful planning. Here is a guide on which shoe styles go best with your dream prom dress:
Style statistics:Shoes that rely on a detailed ankle cuff or band, embellished with beadwork or other funky details, to make a statement.
Wear it with: A dress that falls just above the knee (don't wear with a dress that's cut mid-calf, else you'll look shorter) or a long dress with a slit up the leg.
Bejeweled T-strap sandals
Style statistics: Glamorous heeled sandals with an beaded or bejeweled line running up the vamp (that part of the shoe that covers the top of the foot).
Wear it with: A solid-colored dress that needs an extra kick.
Style statistics:Shoes with straps that cover the entire foot, making it look like it's, well, caged!
Wear it with: This style adds more edge to a simple sheath dress or a classic LBD.
Style statistics:Your basic slip-on style either in gold, silver or black.
Wear it with:Any formal dress.
Style statistics:The more playful, cheekier cousin of pumps with a circular opening at the toe.
Wear it with:A short and girly full-skirted dress.
Platform pumps/ Platforms
Style statistics:This shoe is the most visible style in the market now, comes in different variations and can go from day to night.
Wear it with:A simple, structured sheath or more unconventional dresses veering to avant-garde.
Style statistics:A closed toe dress wrapped in the shiny, luxe fabric
Wear it with:This style nicely will nicely complement a lace dress.
Style statistics:Open at the back save for a strap that holds the shoe together, this style is a little bit more comfortable than a pump.
Wear it with:A short dress or one with a slit at the back.
Style statistics:Gold or silver studs give a rock 'n' roll edge to a classic formal shoe.
Wear it with:A simple unembellished dress or gown.
Bejeweled and Baubled
Prom night is your time to shine — literally. Your formal get-up wouldn't be complete without the dazzle and glitter afforded by gemstone-embellished jewelry and beaded evening bags. The secret is not to over-accessorize. Pair bigger, brighter pieces with simpler cuts, but go easy on the stones when your gown is already fully beaded.
Accessories complete your get-up and sneak in a confidence boost. So lift up your head, walk tall, and set off your gown — and your soft, radiant skin (courtesy of the moisturizing combo of SkinWhite Classic Whitening Soap and SkinWhite Classic Whitening Lotion SPF 10 Hydrating with Lycopene) — with these ensemble-enhancing pieces.
Style statistics:Big, dangling statement earrings that intricately follow the shape of a chandelier.
Wear it with: Wavy hair falling to your shoulders or down the back; let the earrings sway along with your hair.
Style statistics:A cascading, multi-layered necklace made of connecting chunky gemstones, or stones stitched onto a fabric cut out to resemble a bib.
Wear it with: A plain, solid-colored strapless or high-necked dress; the attention-grabbing bib necklace can stand alone as your only jewelry for the night.
Style statistics:Round wrist candy embellished with colorful gems or beads
Wear it with: Dresses with long sheer sleeves or simple unembellished pieces that need glamming up
Style statistics:A structured bracelet fashioned following a minimalist design.
Wear it with:A column dress or sheath also in a minimalist style.
Style statistics:Chunky rings adorned with huge gemstones.
Wear it with:One or two other cocktail rings spread out across the other fingers of both hands.
Style statistics:Stiff round metal choker-necklace shaped like a T-shirt collar
Wear it with:An unadorned strapless gown.
Style statistics:Round wrist candy embellished with colorful gems or beads
Wear it with:Dresses with long sheer sleeves or simple unembellished pieces that need glamming up
Style statistics:Round sizeable earrings, often in gold, that are sometimes etched with design or adorned with vintage-looking details
Wear it with:An elegant slicked-back hairstyle.
Style statistics:Long, dangling pairs that are a sleeker version of chandelier earrings.
Wear it with:A messy updo or with a dress that bares your shoulders.
Style statistics:A sleek clutch bag with a flap on one side resembling a letter envelope.
Wear it with:Nearly anything!
Style statistics:A small, compact, structured evening bag clasped at the top.
Wear it with:Classic, grown-up styles or elegant floor-sweepers
Funky shoulder bag
Style statistics:A small evening bag adorned with fun, trendy décor such as feathers, beadwork, flower brooches or metal studs
Wear it with:A flouncy, flirty cocktail dress.
Style statistics:A long necklace ending in a tassel.
Wear it with:Simple low-cut dresses.
All Pretty for Prom
Your dress fits perfectly, you've mastered walking in your new shoes, you've convinced Mom to lend you her best earrings. All that's left is too icing your glam prom ensemble with dazzling hair and makeup. If you have the budget for it, we recommend having your hair and makeup done professionally. Salon stylists would have the tools to recreate the hairstyle you want while makeup artists would have a variety of shades that would best suit your skin tone, plus, to your parents' relief, salon professionals would also know what look is appropriate for your age.
Prettifying for prom, however, doesn't start at the salon. Start the process at home by making sure your skin is the best canvas for the makeup look you want. Prep your face by clearing it off deep-seated dirt with Skinwhite Advanced Whitening Facial Cleanser. Follow it up with a moisturizer like SkinWhite Powerwhitening Face Cream Powder. Light and non-sticky, this cream magically transforms into face powder and, as it's available in White, Rosewhite, Light Beige, Natural Beige shades, also doubles as a primer or makeup base.
When at the salon, show the artist and hairstylist pegs of the hair and makeup you want. Get some ideas from your favorite Hollywood actresses and their best red-carpet moments:
Silvery white eyeliner, combined with a messy ponytail.
The inspiration: Jayma Mays' fairy sprite-pretty look at the recent SAG awards
Best with: Short, girly frocks; the messy 'do and the silver liner are playful touches to complement a knee-length prom dress.
A sleek and sophisticated updo with mega-maximized lashes
The inspiration: Katy Perry's surprisingly subdued look at the launch of her fragrance "Purr" in Germany last year.
Best for: Chinita girls; length and volume on the lashes help open up the eyes and add some youthful sparkle
Glossy pink lips are a playful match for long straight hair and bluntly-cut full bangs
The inspiration: Kim Kardashian when she hosted the New Year's Eve party at the Tao club in Las Vegas
Best for: Girls with broad foreheads or high hairlines
A half-ponytail worn high up on the head given a sexy look with bronze eye shadow and barely-there lip color
The inspiration: Freida Pinto's red-carpet look at the Globes
Best for: Dresses with a metallic sheen to them such as gold, copper, pewter or bronze; dark-colored dresses.
Sideswept hair, glowing cheeks and nude lips for a look that's both sweet and sexy.
The inspiration: Miley Cyrus all grown up at the People's Choice Awards
Best for: Girls with a bit of a golden glow to their skin
Red lips give a glamorous edge to an easy updo with side-parted bangs
The inspiration: Olivia Wilde's simple yet elegant mien at the 2011 Fresh Air Gala Fund in New York.
Best for: Fair-complexioned girls who are not afraid to stand out with bold lip color.
Side-parted hair with bubblegum pink lips
The inspiration: Lea Michele at the recent People's Choice Awards
Best for: Prom-goers who have a slight wave or curl to their thick, dark hair.
Channel your inner goddess with a braided updo and berry lips
The inspiration: Glee girl Diana Agron's hair and makeup at the Screen Actor's Guild awards
Best with: Elegant, Grecian-style dresses
A sweet updo secured by a rhinestone-studded headband and a girly pink blush
The inspiration: Charlize Theron at the Golden Globes
Best with: Ultra-feminine pastel-colored dresses that bare your shoulders