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Aidan Mattox | Keep Calm & Think Prom…….Dress

My gorgeous niece once again allowed me to highlight her beauty and elegant style. This time it’s all about prom fashion, specifically her prom dress. Adrianna Papell and Aidan Mattox are known for their gorgeous gowns that are must-haves for any and all formal and special occasions, especially Prom. For her high school senior prom, my niece chose a sophisticated and graceful gown from Aidan Mattox.

Her choice was the Aidan Mattox Crepe Beaded Illusion Neckline Gown. The long, fully lined, polished black crepe gown featured a wide yet delicate, black mesh, crew neckline which highlighted it’s asymmetrical detail on both the front and back. It boasted elegant details such as neckline draping, an embellished, jewel-encrusted decolletage for a refined, illusion appearance, an asymmetrical ruched waist, concealed side zipper, and shapely draping that is both grown up and understated, yet sensual.

The Aidan Mattox Aidan Mattox Crepe Beaded Illusion Neckline Gown retails for $495.00 and can be found at Saks, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Dillards, edressme.com, etc.

Sponsored Post: 2014 Prom Fashion from JenJenHouse

Helping my niece find a dress for her prom once again has me thinking about what the hot prom dress trends are for 2014. There are so many great prom trends to look out for such as colors (bright colors and crisp whites are favorites), special design elements like cut-outs, era-inspired silhouettes (vintage) and show-stopping fabrics. I remember having to physically go from store to store searching for “my perfect dress” for my prom but these days, girls have it easy with online retailers like www.jenjenhouse.com. Whether you’re looking for long or short (I was always partial to long dresses), embellished, or classic styles, your perfect prom dress can be found with ease online at JenJenHouse. Check out some of our favorite fashion trends for 2014 prom (click on photos for larger view).

CUT-OUTS

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Cut-outs add an alluring, flirty touch to a gown with a clean silhouette while highlighting your curves. You can show a little or a lot. The popular cut-out dress styles are those that show off the waist or sides like these sophisticated JenJenHouse looks. From left to right – Trumpet/Mermaid One-Shoulder Sweep Train Chiffon Evening Dress w/ Ruffle Beading, Sheath/Column One-Shoulder Sweep Train Chiffon Prom Dress w/ Ruffle Beading, Sheath/Column Watteau Train Charmeuse Prom Dress w/ Beading Split Front, and the A-Line-Princess V-neck Sweep Train Charmeuse Prom Dress w/ Beading Sequins.

SEQUINS

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Nothing says show-stopper like a stunning sequined dress. If you’re looking for Hollywood glitz at prom time, a beautifully hued, all-over sparkler is just what you need. Whether you go for a shimmering pastel or deep tinsel tone, you are sure to be the jewel of the night. We love the following extravagant looks JenJenHouse offers – A-Line-Princess V-neck Court Train Tulle Sequined Prom Dress w/ Beading, Trumpet/Mermaid One-Shoulder Court Train Chiffon Sequined Prom Dress w/ Sash Beading, Trumpet/Mermaid Sweetheart Court Train Sequined Prom Dress w/ Beading Split Front, and the Trumpet/Mermaid Sweetheart Sweep Train Sequined Prom Dress w/ Beading.

CRISP WHITE

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From daring looks to classic styles, JenJenHouse offers super cool crisp white dresses that are trendy, flirty, chic, and romantic. Whether you show off lots of skin or almost none at all, this color compliments all tones, so you can never go wrong for prom. Go bold with styles like the Trumpet/Mermaid One-Shoulder Floor-Length Chiffon Prom Dress w/ Ruffle Beading and Sheath/Column Sweetheart Asymmetrical Chiffon Prom Dress w/ Ruffle Beading or more demure with the A-Line/Princess Halter Watteau Train Chiffon Prom Dress w/ Ruffle Split Front and A-Line/Princess Sweetheart Floor-Length Chiffon Prom Dress With Ruffle.

VINTAGE GLAM

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Do you love old Hollywood glamour? Do you love dark, bold lace, a low-draped cowl back or the sexy silhouette of a figure-skimming mermaid dress? Channel the starlets of yesteryear with a totally ravishing, vintage-inspired, red carpet-worthy prom dress. Prominent lace lovers will love the Trumpet/Mermaid Scoop Neck Sweep Train Tulle Jersey Prom Dress w/ Lace, fans of the 1930’s will adore the Trumpet/Mermaid V-neck Watteau Train Tulle Charmeuse Prom Dress w/ Lace Beading, those who love the look of a 1940’s chanteuse will surely want the Sheath/Column Sweetheart Asymmetrical Chiffon Prom Dress w/ Ruffle Beading, and if you want to transport yourself into the Golden Era of Hollywood can channel the style of Jayne Mansfield with the Trumpet/Mermaid Sweetheart Floor-Length Chiffon Prom Dress w/ Beading.

BRIGHTS

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Spring and summer is the time of standout, eye-catching color, so wearing a brightly hued prom dress is right on trend. Color will have you stand out in a sea of black dresses and brighten up any room – even one with a giant sparkling ball. Any vivid tone from hot fuschia to bright yellow or bold orange will have all eyes on you. Command attention in the yellow A-Line/Princess Halter Floor-Length Chiffon Prom Dress w/ Ruffle Beading, fuchsia A-Line/Princess Halter Sweep Train Chiffon Prom Dress w/ Ruffle Beading, orange A-Line/Princess Sweetheart Asymmetrical Detachable Organza Charmeuse Prom Dress w/ Beading, or the pool (aqua) A-Line-Princess Sweetheart Court Train Taffeta Tulle Prom Dress w/ Lace Beading Sequins Split Front, all of which are available now.

This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sponsored Post: Get the Hottest 2014 Prom Dress Trends on DressFirst.com

The 2014 prom season is not too far away and for teens, the search is on for the perfect dress. There are several hot trends to look out for in prom fashion this year but luckily you can find most of them from one convenient place – DressFirst.com. Thanks to this great online dress site, there is no need to run around to different stores looking for that perfect “IT” dress. Shopping for discounted prom dresses, especially the latest must-have trends, should be simple and stress-free and this season it is. Here are some of 2014’s hottest prom trends and our favorite picks from DressFirst.

High-Low Dresses

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The high-low style dresses continue to be a big hit with trend-lovers and make a great choice for teens who want to highlight their fun personalities at prom. The above are three of our favorite styles from DressFirst’s vast offerings of high-low prom dresses. We love the chic, strapless silhouette and ruffles on the Princess V-neck Asymmetrical Chiffon Sequined Prom Dress With Ruffle, the beading and bountiful tulle train on the Sheath One-Shoulder Asymmetrical Detachable Satin Tulle Prom Dress With Embroidered Lace Beading, and the playful, scalloped and asymmetrical hem on the Princess One-Shoulder Asymmetrical Chiffon Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading.

Sheer Illusion Dresses

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For those who want to show off the illusion of skin, DressFirst offers these sheer illusion styles. This not-so-subtle trend gives the alluring illusion of exposed necklines or sheer bodices although the sheer bodices seem to be the most popular trend out of the two. Whether the style is more subtle like the Sheath Sweetheart Floor-Length Tulle Charmeuse Prom Dress With Lace Sequins, daring like the Mermaid V-neck Sweep Train Tulle Prom Dress With Beading, or somewhere in between like the Princess Sweetheart Floor-Length Tulle Sequined Prom Dress With Beading, this trend is getting lots of well-deserved attention.

High Slit Dresses

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From the time Angelina Jolie’s leg made it’s appearance on the red carpet, High Slit Dresses have been on the rise….literally. The sexy and sophisticated style is has been making showing up on more runways and red carpets with no sign of stopping in 2014. Whether you go with a high side or front slit, designers are daring you to go higher. Our favorite DressFirst prom dresses with high slits include the Princess One-Shoulder Floor-Length Chiffon Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading Sequins with its off-center slit, the draping wonder with a perfect side slit that is the Sheath Sweetheart Sweep Train Chiffon Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading, and the Mermaid Halter Sweep Train Charmeuse Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading, which boasts a frontal slit.

Mini/Short Dresses with Sheer Overlay

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What do you get when you combine the sensuality of the high-low trend with the and elegance of the sheer illusion trend? The result is the fun, modern and chic Short Dress with Sheer Overlay trend. The attention-getting style not only highlights long legs, it allow teens to be sexy without trying too hard. We are salivating over the red hot and sultry Mermaid One-Shoulder Court Train Satin Tulle Prom Dress With Lace Beading Sequins, the super sweet Mermaid Sweetheart Floor-Length Satin Tulle Prom Dress With Lace Beading, and the elegantly edgy Sheath One-Shoulder Floor-Length Satin Tulle Prom Dress With Beading.

Dramatic Lace

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Another hot trend is lace, which is making a huge comeback in a dramatic way. No longer is lace being used as merely a trim or as a small detail. The super feminine trend is now being featured over more than half of dress styles. We’re now seeing lace predominantly showcased as large lace inserts covering the bodice or entirety of dress styles. If you love this trend, one of these DressFirst styles should be your prom dress. For a more subtle lace look, check out the Princess Sweetheart Asymmetrical Satin Prom Dress With Ruffle Lace Beading – as you walk, the lace on the skirt reveals itself, matching the bodice, the Princess Sweetheart Asymmetrical Tulle Charmeuse Prom Dress With Lace Sequins, shows that pretty-in-pink doesn’t have to mean reserved, while the bold and stunning standout that is the Sheath Sweetheart Asymmetrical Taffeta Prom Dress With Lace is as daring as it is beautiful.

As you can see, several of the above featured DressFirst prom dresses boasts more than one of the hot trends for the 2014 prom season and they are all under $200.00. This means no matter which style you choose, you are right on trend with these DressFirst prom dress picks without going over budget.

This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”