With the Grand National, the biggest social and style day out in the North West, just around the corner, we’re all wondering what to wear. No race day, especially one as stylish as the Grand National, would ever be complete without that all-important fancy frock.
And so, what would the frock of the moment be? Here are three clues:
1. It’s a vintage classic
2. It works well for all body types
3. It creates the perfect hourglass figure
Yes, it’s the ’50s prom dress!
All the major designers from Louis Vuitton to JasperConran had floral prom dresses in their Spring/Summer catwalk shows.
So here are my high street picks for you, ready in time for the Grand National 2011…
Prom dresses are a great look for many reasons and are especially right for the time of year we are in now. The below-the-knee length is flattering for all ages and modest, especially if any unexpected gushes of wind come your way. The high neckline is also flattering and will keep you warm in these still-nippy early spring days, and all you need is a good support bra underneath to keep your assets where they should be.
The prom dress is also perfect to take from day right through to evening and if you don’t want to show your arms, then fret not, prom dresses look great with boleros or short tailored jackets, or if you want to keep it less formal then a pashmina will do the trick.
Main picture above: Miami Print Dress, £110 from Phase Eight.
|Look stylish and save money in this floral vintage prom dress by Red Herring at Debenhams: it’s a steal at £35! http://www.debenhams.com/|
|An alternative to multi-coloured floral prints this poppy coloured burn-out prom dress from Kaliko – comes in at £120.|
|Navy has been hailed as the new black for SS11, so this navy floral print looks fresh, £120 Kaliko.|
|Go with an alternative to floral prints for an instantly stylish and quirky look. This white lace prom dress is just £45 from Debenhams’ Red Herring range.|
|This prom dress is so vibrant it’s like looking through a kaleidoscope! It’s from Monsoon, £65.|