Definitely Designer: Why You Need One as a Prom Dress

Let’s begin by making it clear we’re not suggesting you comb the red carpet and take copious notes of “who” your favorite celebrities, starlets, actresses, and personalities are wearing. Designer doesn’t necessarily mean matching Jennifer Anniston’s Christian Dior or Halle Berry’s Badgely-Mishka or Sarah Jessica Parker’s Halston. It also doesn’t mean Angelina Jolie’s Monique Lhuillier or Sophie Turner’s Valentino or Michelle Dockery’s Oscar del La Renta. It may surprise you that there are top designers who specifically design for the teen/prom/formal market. 

Luckily, there are stores that not only feature 20,000 designer dress formals in a huge range of sizes, but also offer comprehensive online website. To get the best, visit their site at

Designer Dresses Highlight Your Prom

It may surprise you that there are top designers, favored by the famous, worn on the red carpet, whose designs are actually accessible, even for a young woman looking for a very special prom dress. Sherri Hill is a great example. Sherri Hill dresses and gowns have been worn by (often more-than-once) by such notable celebrities as:

  • Bella Thorne (a huge fan, the gorgeous young actress often chooses Sherri Hill designs)
  • Victoria Justice
  • Selena Gomez
  • Ariana Grande
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Hailey Baldwin
  • Olivia Holt
  • Ryan Newman
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Olivia Culpo
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Carly Steel
  • Zendaya Coleman
  • Madison Wells
  • Rachel Smith
  • Paris Hilton
  • Paige Hyland
  • Brooke Hyland
  • Laura Marano
  • Gabby Douglas
  • Fifth Harmony
  • Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi

Both Kendall and Kylie Jenner, as well as 2008’s gorgeous Miss Universe, Dayana Mendoza, supermodel Carmen Dell’Orefice, Miss China 2011 Luo Zilin and Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella have walked the runway at Sherri Hill’s New York Fashion Week runway show. Olympian Ryan Lochte appeared backstage at one of the Sherri Hills shows. Sherri Hill’s designs gained recognition and popularity when winners for Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss America chose Sherri Hill gowns. The small-town success story starts when she (Hill hails from Oklahoma) worked for more than a year at the watershed house Jovani Fashion and then, in 2008, she launched her brand and debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2011.

Another top designer whose wares can be found at the Prom Dress Shop includes Mori Lee, a favorite of popular TV personality Kelly Ripa. Mori Lee was established more than 60 years ago. Today, award-winning designer Madeline Gardner, graduate of the prestigious Fashion Institute of New York City, expands the icon line into pageant and prom wear.

Top Trends

There are many gorgeous designer prom gowns to choose from – check out the prom dress trends for 2016 for more ideas.  Prom dresses are trending big and beautifully this year. Look for gorgeous, sweeping skirts in bold colorful floral designs with cropped tops in corseted, long sleeved, capped sleeved, sleeveless and other distinctive necklines. You can only get the quality and name of a designer prom gown from an actual designer and from a shop with a stellar reputation.

Well-coordinated two-piece dresses dominate the prom season designs. Most are paired with fitted crop tops – all available in so many different necklines and sleeve lengths so you will definitely find something to flatter your figure.

Full-skirts with an almost antebellum flare are featured this year, and the one that stands out among these trends is the embellishment – gorgeous, beautiful and detailed embellishments, including intricate embroidery.

Floral prints with both black and white backgrounds are featured in skirts, mini and maxi. Look for bold, rich, traditional red roses set off with light and dark green rose leaves. Look for combinations of pink and green floral.

Playful prints speak all kinds of charming whimsy --  a black background dotted with sweet red cherries is cute and disarming.

Those are some of the reasons why you should wear designer dresses. We’ve added some of the popular prom dress trends as well in case you’re still looking for a dress to wear for prom night. Have fun shopping!

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