Exotic Elie Saab SS 2016 Prom Dresses

Unique jeweled, boho inspired evening gowns. A ton of lace, long sleeves and easy flowing designs. The perfect prom collection for the bohemian princess in you!

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Inspired by Wingfield’s “explorer spirit”, the first few looks referenced her holiday wardrobe: Edwardian-inspired crochet and lace in patisserie shades of lilac and mauve clutched at throats and abounded at wrists; thick Victorian belts gathered the looser, trellis-patterned dresses.

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Then came more surprising silhouettes: lilac crepe trousers with a trailing bib, topped with a crystal-choked collarless jacket and a studded baseball cap, and tailed with crystal-fringed rubber-looking boots. If Wingfield might have felt them a trifle brash, the Middle Eastern princesses in the front row were thrilled.

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The full collection at Vogue


Giambattista Valli SS 2016 Prom Worthy Dresses

Giambattista Valli’s characteristically frothy, full-skirted collection was seen by many as a throwing of his couturier’s scissors into the ring.

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Valli has a thriving, and perhaps more importantly, young, customer base who turn to him for the essence of couture: exceptional workmanship and knock-out dresses that will render them perfection.

Giambattista Valli SS 2016 black pink flower print high low prom

Backstage Valli resorted to the language of flowers to describe his collection, inspired as it was by the gardens of Paris.

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Hemlines were cheekily abbreviated but never short on exquisite detail. Strapless shapes were delicately embroidered with grids or bands of jewelled flowers; others came with ballooning tulle sleeves, hand-embroidered with the sweetest of patterns that somehow never felt saccharine.

Giambattista Valli SS 2016 light grey layered tulle prom dress

Then came the now-signature hulking tulle dresses that frothed and flounced their way down the runway in sweeping shades of tomato red, dove grey and icy pink. These last looks are confirmation of Valli’s popularist ambitions – who can forget Rihanna floating down to the Grammy’s last year in a fondant pink sea anemone of a dress?

Giambattista Valli SS 2016 pink balck tulle prom dress

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Giambattista Valli SS 2016 strapless black and white prom dress

See full collection in Vogue