Cocostyling – Prom night with Victoria’s dress

Cocostyling – Prom night with Victoria’s dress

Hello cupcakes,

before reading you might want to get a popcorn bowl and sit back, because today I’m going to talk extensively about Prom.

I’ve gathered some information on the web about this tradition born in the USA in the early 1900s and now spread pretty much all over the world, with different names and habits (have your say!).

hairStarting as a simple tea dance where high school seniors wore their Sunday best, in the Fifties Prom evolved into an annual class banquet where students wore party clothes and danced afterwards, becoming more and more extravagant and elaborate over the years. The locations of the balls gradually moved from high school gyms to hotel ballrooms and country clubs. Competition blossomed, as teens strove to have the best dress, the best mode of transportation, and the best looking date. Competition for the prom court also intensified, as the designation of “prom queen” became an important distinction of popularity.
My American readers feel free to correct any imprecision.

As far as Italy is concerned, I read on Wikipedia that a similar event called “100 giorni” takes place 100 days before the end of Senior year, but honestly it’s the first time I hear about it 🙂
I know about events called “Debutante Balls” where 18 years old girls celebrate their debute in society taking part to a formal ball where they are chaperoned by cadets of the Military Academy. But this is another story altogether.

The truth is I would have loved to dress up and go to prom in my eighteens, like the pretty girls I saw in American movies.

I can’t put the clock back, but what I can do is help you choose the perfect outfit to look at your best! I’ve been invited by Victoria’s Dress (http://www.victoriasdress.co.uk/) to browse through their wide array of Unique and Cheap Prom dresses and this is what I have selected for 2014 Prom Season: feel free to get in touch for personalised tips 🙂

If you want to look pretty without drawing all eyes on you, go for a simple cocktail dress, complemented by a beautiful necklace and a soft updo.Prom dress - simple and chic
Short Prom Dresses : White dress /Pink dress / Pale blue dress

You are a rebel but won’t miss the chance to have fun with all your friends? An asymmetrical dress is what you are looking for. Statement jewelry and a messy bun will be the cherry on the cake.Prom dress - Outside the box
Sexy Prom Dresses: Indigo dressBlue DressBlack Dress 

To dress up romantic souls, a long princess-like gown is called for. You might want to leave your hair down in soft curls, and adjust them with jewel pins.Prom Dress: Like a princess
Long dresses: Mint, Pink, White
Here’s my proposal for a fierce girl going to surprise her date, or not bringing a date at all: an enticing sheath dress, complemented by a high polished bun. You’ve got the power!Prom dress - Ypu've got the power
Sheath dresses: Purple, Black, Blue

Hope you enjoyed my styling proposals!
Now will YOU take the time to share your personal experience?
If you are in your teens, or have daughters who are close to graduation, how are you getting ready for prom?
What dress did you wear at your prom?
If no proms are held in your country, is there a similar event taking place at the end of High School?
I’m eager to know  🙂
Much love
Coco

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  1. Jackie Harrison - March 3, 2014

    They are beautiful perfect for prom.<br />http://tifi11.blogspot.com

  2. Sam - March 3, 2014

    We have something very similar to the Prom here, its the biggest event in a girls schooling life and they all go to and buy beautiful evening dresses. love that mint maxi. Thanks for sharing your fashion views with me…Have a great start to March!

  3. Martina, Elegant 40 - March 3, 2014

    We have a similar event in Czech rep. I remember I had a gold velvet dress…well it is more than 20 years.

  4. Mrs. D - March 3, 2014

    I love party dresses, I wish I had more parties to attend and actually wear them!<br />Glad to hear your going well with your shopping 😀

  5. Eva M. - March 3, 2014

    I think I loved them all!<br /><br />xx<br />FashionEvELand | FEEL

  6. Barbara Bozzoli - March 3, 2014

    Amo questo abiti tesoro, sono veramente belli!!!<br /><br /><a href="http://www.larmadiodivenere.com&quot; rel="nofollow">L&#39;ARMADIO DI VENERE</a><br><br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/LArmadio-di-Venere/194517023983064&quot; rel="nofollow">L&#39;ARMADIO DI VENERE FACEBOOK PAGE</a>

  7. The Dainty Dolls House - March 3, 2014

    These are so stunning doll, I like them all :)) Perfect for a night out!! Happy Monday doll, I hope it&#39;s a sunny one for you Xxx

  8. Beauty Unearthly - March 3, 2014

    Great post dear…lovely pics..:-)<br />

  9. Veronica Vannini - March 3, 2014

    Che belli questi abiti!!!<br />Un bacio cara!!!<br />Passa a trovarmi <a href="http://veryfp.blogspot.com&quot; rel="nofollow">VeryFP</a><br />

  10. Emmylou - March 3, 2014

    Those sheathe dresses are quite lovely:) For my prom, my mom had my dress custom-made by my great aunt in the Philippines. I loved that dress, and in fact, I still have it:)

  11. www.selodicecoco.it - March 3, 2014

    Bellissimi soprattutto gli ultimi tre! baci Elisabetta

  12. Lizzy - March 3, 2014

    sono splendidi questi abitini: io ultimamente ho una predilezione per quelli con la coda!

  13. María del Mar Puebla - March 3, 2014

    I love it!<br /><br /><a href="http://msprada-blog.blogspot.com&quot; rel="nofollow"> Ms Prada Blog</a><br /><a href="http://instagram.com/msprada_blog&quot; rel="nofollow"> Ms Prada Instagram</a>

  14. Manuela Muratore - March 3, 2014

    uno più bello dell&#39;altro…da sogno<br />unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it<br />new post

  15. Lia Crystal - March 3, 2014

    So beautiful. I love them all. :)<br /><a href="fashionhappenss.blogspot.sk" title="fashionhappenss.blogspot.sk" rel="nofollow">Fashion Happenss</a>

  16. Lenya - March 3, 2014

    Great post Coco!!! Beautiful dresses, perfect for prom nite! Sorry I am not good at describing things darling, but I didn&#39;t wore anything like in the above. Happy week darling<br />kisses<br />Lenya<br /><a href="http://fashiondreamsandlifestyle.blogspot.com/&quot; rel="nofollow">FashionDreams&amp;Lifestyle</a>

  17. Fabiola Tinelli - March 3, 2014

    Molto belli questi abiti in effetti!

  18. Ngozi M - March 3, 2014

    Lovely post hun! following now on GFC and G+<br /><br />dressed2dnines.blogspot.com

  19. Anna - March 3, 2014

    I really like the outside the box dresses <br /><br />xxx Anna<br />Ps. I just renewed my blog! <br />Come take a look<br /><a href="http://ataleoftwoshoes.blogspot.nl&quot; rel="nofollow">A Tale of Two Shoes</a>

  20. Mari - March 3, 2014

    bellissimi questi abiti!!<br /><br />http://emiliasalentoeffettomoda.altervista.org/cashmere-made-love/<br />grazie<br />Mari

  21. Lucy - March 3, 2014

    Sono davvero bellissimi! Lucy http://www.tpinkcarpet.com

  22. Yonosoyunaitgirl Sandra Cuiña - March 3, 2014

    Nice post! XX

  23. cristina R. - March 3, 2014

    ma che meraviglia questi abiti. <br />ciao cara buona serata<br />xx<br />xx<br />http://sofiscloset.blogspot.it

  24. Janneke - March 3, 2014

    Lovely ballgowns!<br /><br /><a rel="nofollow" href="http://hmlovur.blogspot.nl"&gt; HMLovur </a>

  25. the chilicool - March 3, 2014

    Che belli questi vestiti li adoro!<br />Alessia<br /><a href="http://www.thechilicool.com/pelle-nera-rosa-cipria-e-bagliori-dorati/&quot; rel="nofollow">THECHILICOOL</a><br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-ChiliCool-by-Alessia-Milanese/150714738314832?v=wall&quot; rel="nofollow">FACEBOOK</a><br />Kiss

  26. Alessandra Heidelberg - March 3, 2014

    Sono tutti bellissimi, non saprei quale scegliere!<br />Alessandra<br />www.alessandrastyle.com

  27. Valentina Coco - March 3, 2014

    Amazing dresses.<br /><br />Valentina<br /><br /><b><a href="http://www.zagufashion.com/&quot; rel="nofollow">WWW.ZAGUFASHION.COM</a></b><br /><b><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/ZAGU/153172254720800&quot; rel="nofollow">ZAGU FACEBOOK PAGE</a></b><br /><b><a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/2022794/zagu/follow&quot; rel="nofollow">bloglovin follower</a></b><br /><br /><br />

  28. Share a Secret - March 3, 2014

    Nice dresses!!!<br /><br />http://shareasecretmag.com/<br /><br />xoxo

  29. Amanda Chic - March 3, 2014

    cool dresses<br /><br />http://www.facebook.com/AmandaChicFashionRoomLounge?ref=hl<br />http://fashionroomlounge.blogspot.com.es/<br />Twitter / tumblr/ instagram: @fashionrlounge<br /><br />A chic kiss ;)<br />

  30. Ewelinachiclifestyle Ewelina - March 3, 2014

    perfect for prom. The hair style on your first picture is stunning<br /><br />Lots of Love <br />Ewelina<br />chiclifestyleofewelina.blogspot.com

  31. Sandra Leiva - March 3, 2014

    Nice dresses!!<br /><br />xx<br /><br />http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

  32. Sandra - March 3, 2014

    Pretty dresses! the prom is rather new in the UK, my Eldest daughter attended 2, at ages 16 &amp; 18, I loved her dresses! she had a knee length royal blue duchess satin sheath with a frill from the asymmetrical sleeve and a floor length backless shimmering gold gown, both worn once and never worn again x x x

  33. Claudia - March 3, 2014

    Bellissimi questi abiti!!Non conoscevo questo sito!!<br />Un bacione tesoro

  34. MilanoTime - March 3, 2014

    ma che belli che sono qst abiti! Mi piacciono da morire!<br />baci<br />http://www.milanotime.net

  35. Dressed with soul - March 3, 2014

    Although we didn´t have a prom in my generation in Bavaria I made a dancing course in the early 80s and there was a prom ball 🙂 I wore a midi lace skirt in white and a white bustier. The cover material of my pumps was also white lace. My mother sewed that dress and I remember that I was so proud on it! Our daughter had her prom of the dancing course I think in 2009 and she wore a black maxi

  36. Francy -Stef - March 3, 2014

    Che belli questi abiti!!<br />Kisses<br />Francy&amp;Stef<br /><a href="http://chicwiththeleast.blogspot.it&quot; rel="nofollow">Chic With The Least</a><br />Also on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chic-with-the-least/602126196481549?ref=tn_tnmn&quot; rel="nofollow">Facebook</a> , <a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4133911/chic-with-the-least&quot; rel="nofollow">Bloglovin’</a> and <a href="http://

  37. Helen G - March 3, 2014

    so many pretty dresses!<br /><br />from helen at thelovecatsinc.com<br /><br />ps. you can win nearly £150 worth of high-end skincare on my blog right now 🙂 click <a href="http://www.thelovecatsinc.com/2014/02/giveaway-for-4000-bloglovin-followers.html&quot; rel="nofollow">here</a>.

  38. Dania Carbonini - March 3, 2014

    Beh, alla fine siamo tutte un po principesse no, quindi scelgo il set &quot;Like. Princess&quot;.<br />Un bacio<br /><br />NEW POST<br /><br />www.angelswearheels.com

  39. Dario Venuti - March 3, 2014

    nice dress<br /><a href="http://www.fashionseducer.com/&quot; rel="nofollow"><br />FASHIONSEDUCER.COM</a>

  40. Lilli - March 3, 2014

    Ciao Vale! Anche a me sarebbe piaciuto da morire prendere parte ad un Prom ed indossare uno di questi abiti stupendi quando avevo 18 anni 🙂 Il sito sembra molto bello, io opterei per un abito lungo,stile principessa, come quello rosa al centro, favoloso!:) Buonanotte, un bacio grande :*

  41. Francesca Romana Capizzi - March 3, 2014

    In america i ragazzi se ne fanno una vera e propria malattia, il prom è L&#39;evento con la E maiuscola, in itaila i 100 giorni sono una semplice gita tutti assieme. Bellissimi questi vestiti!<br /><a href="http://www.dontcallmefashionblogger.com/&quot; rel="nofollow">Don&#39;t Call Me Fashion Blogger</a><br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dont-Call-Me-Fashion-Blogger/209835832384201&quot; rel="

  42. Rebecca Ragionieri - March 3, 2014

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  43. valentina aversa - March 3, 2014

    wow….fantastic dress…amazing post 🙂 <a href="http://www.valentinaclothedanew.com&quot; rel="nofollow">VALENTINACLOTHEDANEW </a>

  44. Tr3nDyGiRL Fashion Blog - March 4, 2014

    che meraviglia di abiti,in particolare quelli pastello,eleganti e delicati<br />se ti va passa per un salutino —-&gt; <a href="http://tr3ndygirl.com/&quot; rel="nofollow">tr3ndygirl.com</a><br />buon martedi

  45. Margaret Dallospedale - March 4, 2014

    Sono bellissimi sai!!! E tu mia bella farina, mi fai sempre sognare!!!<br />Un bacione<br /><a href="http://www.indiansavage.com&quot; rel="nofollow">The Indian Savage diary</a>

  46. Margaret Dallospedale - March 4, 2014

    *fatina volevo dire tesoro mio! Odio l&#39; iPad :(<br />Bacioni<br />

  47. AEKK Charms - March 4, 2014

    Nice outfits! Love these styles! They all look genius!<br />Thanks for your sharing and posting!<br />Have a nice day!<br /><br /><br />http://www.aekk.com

  48. Pilar Bernal Maya - March 4, 2014

    beautiful dresses<br />It&#39;s difficult to choose only one<br />kss<br />new post: http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/2014/03/electric-blue-blazer.html

  49. cristina R. - March 4, 2014

    oh mamma ogni volta che ripasso resto estasiata da questi vestiti!!! un bacio cara e buona giornata<br />xx<br />cri<br />http://sofiscloset.blogspot.it/

  50. Selina Kyle - March 4, 2014

    We don&#39;t have prom in my country but I LOVE these dresses! I wan them ALL!<br /><br /><a href="http://longdistancecollegelove.blogspot.com/&quot; rel="nofollow">Relationships.College.Love</a><br />

  51. Lucy Connelly - March 4, 2014

    Love it, My prom dress was so bright and pink and yes beautiful but id never wear it now haha! I wish i had went for classic white – oh well! Just my wedding to look forward to then 😛 … Whenever that happens lol. <br /><br />Have a lovely week,<br />Lucy xxx<br /><a href="http://foralsandcorals.blogspot.co.uk&quot; rel="nofollow">Florals &amp; Corals</a><br />

  52. Alexandra Bellavista - March 4, 2014

    Like a princess!!!:D<br />http://duecuoriinpadella.blogspot.it/

  53. Giulia - March 4, 2014

    wow they are so beautiful!giulia<br />www.thefashionmamas.com

  54. Mingaile Tarpy - March 4, 2014

    I wish I had so much choice of dresses for my prom party! I bought my dress in a market. I thought it was ok, but I would certainly want something more amazing if I was to repeat that day.<br />www.minsbeautyequipment.com

  55. Carmen Vecchio - March 4, 2014

    gli abiti lunghi sono stupendi!<br /><br />Partecipa al mio Giveaway!<br /><br />http://www.mrsnoone.it/2014/03/giveaway-sanctum/<br /><br />kissssss

  56. Marcela Gmd - March 4, 2014

    Beautiful dresses!!!<br />Have a good week!!!:)))<br /><br />Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  57. The spiral D - March 4, 2014

    Che belli questi abiti, magari ci fosse il prom anche da noi!<br />Un abbraccio<br />Diana<br />http://www.thespirald.com/

  58. Alice Cerea - March 4, 2014

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  59. Hoda Katebi - March 4, 2014

    Great picks! I think I like the last set the best–they are so elegant! xx Thanks for sharing! <br /><br />&lt;(&quot;) Hoda<br /><a href="http://joojoo-blog.blogspot.com&quot; rel="nofollow">JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird</a>

  60. LyS Hdez - March 4, 2014

    amazing dresses!<br />your blog is great! I followed you on gfc, g+ and bloglovin :)<br />hope that you could visit our blog<br />xx<br /><br />http://losaway.blogspot.com

  61. Lenya - March 4, 2014

    Just popping in for a Tuesday hug 😉 The romance is coming along quite well ;-)<br />kisses darling<br />Lenya<br /><a href="http://fashiondreamsandlifestyle.blogspot.com/&quot; rel="nofollow">FashionDreams&amp;Lifestyle</a>

  62. Debra - March 4, 2014

    Great post darling! My prom was pretty awful. No fault of my own. My date was a jerk! 🙁 However…I wore a gorgeous straplesd black dress. Mid length. 🙂 This was a LONG time ago mind you. But it was a classic style which could be worn today. Thanks for your tips. Too bad my beige is only 9. Lol! Soon enough. Have a fantastic day dearest! Xoxo<br /><br />Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

  63. Sofia Donatelli - March 4, 2014

    Beautiful selections. Have you heard of Rent The Runway? Another good option. I love the ones you picked out for this post. <br /><br /><br />Love,<br />Sofia<br /><br />stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

  64. Sam - March 4, 2014

    Its always great hearing from you hun 🙂

  65. The Adventures of a Shopaholic - March 4, 2014

    Io opterei per un abito lungo :)<br /><br />Marianna,<br /><a href="http://stylestarmjonas.blogspot.it&quot; rel="nofollow">THE ADVENTURES OF A SHOPAHOLIC</a><br />

  66. Donatella Gaeta - March 4, 2014

    Questa tradizione americana non tanto mi entusiasma…i vestiti sono belli ma li trovo un po&#39; troppo esagerati per delle ragazzine di 16-17 anni :)<br /><br /><a href="http://lostilediartemide.blogspot.it&quot; rel="nofollow">Lo stile di Artemide</a>

  67. Lamey X - March 4, 2014

    I love the hairstyle, and all the dresses are so pretty!&lt;3<br /><br /><a href="http://lameyy.blogspot.co.uk&quot; rel="nofollow">lameyy.blogspot.co.uk</a>

  68. Ivana Split - March 4, 2014

    For my prom ( which was almost a decade ago) my parents bought me a designer gown that I really loved. I gave it to my cousin the following year.

  69. Kim Alston - March 5, 2014

    Very pretty prom dresses. I went to my junior and senior prom. I wore peach to my junior prom and senior year I wore a fabulous strapless white dress. One day I will share it. HaHaHa<br />http://www.averysweetblog.com/

  70. Helena Oops - March 5, 2014

    So beautiful selections!<br />Lovely dresses!<br />Have a fab day!

  71. Missy May - March 5, 2014

    Beautiful dresses….<br /><br />missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

  72. Rach - March 9, 2014

    Love the dresses;) tnks for follow me! I&#39;m follow you too kiss<br /><br />Www.glamoroushoes.blogspot.pt

  73. sanam arzoo - March 22, 2014

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