1950s Style Couture Prom Dresses

How about choosing a different style of dress for your prom this year, a stylish couture dress that's a deviation from the ordinary same-old fashion?

Finding a dress that's unique and outstanding is not that hard as long as you've given it some planning well before prom night. If you search online at sites like Pinterest, you will find so many amazing styles of prom dresses that will make you swoon. The problem though is it's sometimes hard to find them to buy.

If you are having your dress custom-made, that's a different story because that way, you get a special made-to-measure couture outfit that can be made to be one-of-a-kind - exclusive. However, most girls want to buy something off the rack, as stylish as it can possibly be, but nonetheless, not exclusive.

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To have something exclusive, it's best to go vintage-inspired. Couture fashion, styles that were 're-incarnated' from the past. What comes to mind here are trends of the 1920s and the 1950s. This article is about stylish 1950s dresses that will make great impressions on your prom night.


Dresses of the 50s were either below the knee, mid-calf, or floor-sweeping and they not only looked sophisticated, they were chic, elegant, and absolutely feminine.

If you want to dress 50s style for your prom, here are a few guiding tips:
  1. Do you want a dress that is below the knee, mid-calf or a ball gown?
  2. Sleeveless, short, mid-sleeved, or full sleeves?
  3. Do you want something demure, flouncy, or floor-sweeping?
  4. What colour works best for your skin tone?
  5. Do you have the right lingerie for your dress choice - plunge bra, body-shaper, stick-on bra, or strapless body suit? Do you think you may need a bra converter or an outer-wear basque?
  6. Jewellery -  For couture dresses of the 50s, old Hollywood style costume jewellery is what you should look for. Cocktail rings, faux pearls, brooches, dangle tassels, chokers, and bracelets.
  7. Shoes and evening bags - Go for small beaded bags with rope style handle, tapestry or satin purses. And for shoes, go for footwear you can dance in like dance shoes, peep-toe shoes, kitten heels, or dramatic stilettos.

Remember this, it is best to shop for a couture dress and accessories that you’ll be able to wear after your prom night, something you can wear to other future events like a wedding, formal occasions, or red carpet events.

So, how do you find the perfect dress out of the hundreds of styles in the shops, malls, or boutiques?

Finding vintage inspired couture dresses used to be a challenge, but not anymore. As more and more women seek their fashion obsession online, you’ll find that searching for that special look is best done online.

Not only are there hundreds to choose from, you can move from store to store without leaving your home. That's much more than you'll ever find in an entire mall.

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