Fashion2017 Prom Trends

With prom only a few weeks away, we’ve pulled together a collection of prom trends that are totally #promgoals! Scroll through to see the dresses we love and how we’d style each of them for the big night!

Cold Shoulder

2017 Prom Trends - Cold Shoulder

There’s no escaping the cold shoulder trend, but when it’s this fab, why would you want to? We’re totally loving an all white moment, but it’s the details in this dress that have us head over heels. Delicate pleating on the waist and bust is super flattering and the draped cold shoulder style is sweetly chic. Add that to a sweeping skirt and this is the dress fairy tale prom nights are made of!

Sleek Chic

2017 Prom Trends - Sleek Chic

If there is one night you can go head-to-toe fabulous, it’s prom! Sequins are always a great choice for making a statement, and the sleek silhouette of this dress keeps it from being OTT (not that being over the top is ever a bad thing when it comes to your wardrobe). A deep neutral metallic such as this one looks amazing with cool-toned smoky eye makeup, sparkly silver jewelry and swept back hair.

Relaxed Glamour

2017 Prom Trends - Relaxed Glamour

Prom is meant for dancing and enjoying the night with your besties, so a relaxed dress in a lighter-than-air fabric is the perfect choice for wherever the night leads! This dress looks super glam because of the luxe gold fabric, but the comfortable silhouette will keep you ready to party all night. Pile on the accessories for picture taking, as seen here, but a dress like this stands out all on its own.

Lace and Legs

2017 Prom Trends - Lace and Legs

Who says you have to go full-length to be formal? Sheer lace detailing and a sophisticated plunge neckline keep this dress from being too casual for the most dressed up dance of the year. Higher hemlines mean you get to play more with your footwear and show off a little leg. Plus, they have the added bonus of being totally rewearable more often than full-length formal wear – for those of you graduating, a dress like this would be awesome for college formals and mixers.

Technicolor Dream

2017 Prom Trends - Technicolor Dream

Chacha all night in this swingy stunner, perfect for kicking up your heels (maybe in a contrasting color or fun metallic?) and twirling across the dance floor! Dresses in bold hues are a surefire way to stand out on prom night. Black, neutrals and metallics are gorg, but if you only have one night to go all out, why not do it in a bright, bold way? Beyond the bright color, this dress has major back appeal, perfect for an over-the-shoulder Insta shot.

Sky-High Necklines

2017 Prom Trends - Sky High Necklines

This dress goes all the way up and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Hitting on a few fun prom trends, this velvet version brings the attention to your beautiful face and sexy shoulders with a high halter neckline. Velvet is luxe all year long, but the open back and double side slits will keep you cool in the springier weather.

Flower Power

2017 Prom Trends - Flower Power

Wallflowers, step aside: this floral printed two-piece dress is not for blending in! One of the prom trends we totally love is a two-piece dress, and it gets even better in a bold print that reminds us of spring and sunshine. A dress like this is sure to be unique on prom night, and any girl who loves a little non-traditional fashion will live for this full-on floral moment.

We can’t wait to see what you are wearing on the big night! Which of these prom trends is your fave? Tell us in the comments and post any pics with #lovelulus so we can see!

xo

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BeautyProm Perfect Hair – The Tousled Ponytail

We’re absolutely loving ponytails for a simple yet chic hairstyle for special occasions! With prom just around the corner, we wanted to share our latest favorite take on the classic ponytail. This version features soft texture and tousled volume for a romantic look with a little bit of an edge. Read on to get the full steps for this prom perfect hairstyle!

Prom Perfect Hair - Hero

Step 1: If your natural hair texture is straight or wavy, start with clean, air-dried hair. If you have naturally curly hair, blow out clean hair with a round brush for a sleeker starting point.

Step 2: Add texture to hair by wrapping 1-inch sections around a 1½-2 inch barrel curling iron. The result should be loose waves. If your waves are slightly springier, don’t worry! As you continue working with the hairstyle the waves will loosen to a more natural finish.

Prom Perfect Hair - Steps 1 & 2

Step 3:  After curling all of you hair, gather the top section, starting at the arches of your eyebrows and ending at the back of the crown, creating a V shape. Twist and clip out of the way.

Step 4: Gather the remaining loose hair into a high ponytail at the back of your crown. Secure firmly with a hair tie, but be careful to keep some texture on the sides.

Prom Perfect Hair - Steps 3 & 4

Step 5: Once the ponytail is secure, unclip the top portion of your hair and with a fine-tooth comb or teasing comb, lightly backcomb the underside of the top section. This will add volume and texture to the top of the hairstyle. Split the top section into two halves on the left and right side of your head.

Step 6: Take the right section of hair and loosely twist back toward the ponytail. Secure in place with bobby pins.

Prom Perfect Hair - Steps 5 & 6

Step 7: Repeat Step 6 on the left side of the head.

Step 8: You should now have two loose ends of hair pinned at the top of the ponytail. Take these loose ends and lightly wrap around the base of the ponytail, covering the hair tie. Pin ends in place with bobby pins, being sure to secure them through the base of the ponytail for a firm hold.

Prom Perfect Hair - Steps 7 & 8

Step 9: Review your hair in a mirror (it helps to have a handheld mirror or phone camera to check out the back!) and lightly adjust pieces until you have your desired texture. Spray with texturizing spray to help strands maintain their tousled appearance. You may also want to secure the hairstyle with firm hold hairspray.

Step 10: That’s it! Check out your chic ponytail! This hairstyle would look great with a variety of prom dress necklines and styles!

Prom Perfect Hair - Steps 9 & 10

Are you going to try this tousled pony for your next special occasion? Let us know what you will wear it with (we’ve included some suggestions below!) and share your pics with #lovelulus!

xo

DIYHappy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer

Happy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer with Lulus

Happy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer

Whether you’re on vacation or just dreaming of one, we’ve got just the thing to put you in total relaxation mode: our Spring Citrus Spritzer. Light, refreshing, and bubbly with a splash of sweetness, this citrus spirit will put a spring in your step. So kick back your feet and read on for the how-to on this easy and delicious beverage!

 

Ingredients (makes one)

1 oz. Vodka

1 oz. Champagne

2 oz. Grapefruit Soda

1 teaspoon Lemon Simple Syrup*

 

Mix all ingredients into shaker filled with ice. Shake well and pour, adding a slice of ruby red grapefruit or other citrus fruit for garnish. For a non alcoholic version, omit vodka and champagne and replace with tonic or sparkling water.

Happy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer - The Finished Cocktail

Happy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer - What You'll Need

Happy Hour - Spring Citrus Spritzer - Cheers!

Happy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer

For your next cocktail night, shop our selection of spring-inspired cocktail dresses below. If you decide to make your own Spring Citrus Spritzer, let us know your happy hour plans in the comments below and share your pics with #lovelulus.

We hope you enjoy this refreshing happy hour concoction!

xo


 

*You may be able to purchase the Lemon Simple Syrup online (we used Sonoma Syrup’s Meyer Lemon version – so good!) or at specialty food stores and bottle shops, but making your own is as simple as combining sugar, water, lemon zest and lemon juice. See below for a simple syrup recipe you can use in anything from happy hour cocktails to summer afternoon sweet tea!

Lemon Simple Syrup (makes about 1 1/2 cups):

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup water

Juice and zest from one lemon

Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sugar has dissolved and the mixture is clear. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and zest, stirring until just combined. Cover the mixture and allow to steep until cool. Once cooled, remove the lemon zest and store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four weeks. (This recipe was adapted from The Pioneer Woman website.)

FashionFind Your Spring Boho Dress

It is officially spring! Time to break out your fave boho dress and enjoy the (hopefully) sunny skies and warmer weather. With more favorable temps in our future, we wanted to highlight some of our best spring boho dresses. The ideal mix of feminine and relaxed, these beautifully bohemian dresses will take you from backyard barbecues to festival grounds in no time!

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What feels like spring more than a beautiful bouquet of flowers? Perfect floral patterns capture the beauty of the season! We love Stephsa wearing our Feeling of Love Black Floral Print Shift Dress. This bell-sleeved beauty has a choker style neckline, swingy style, and an unforgettable sleeve. Floral dresses are perfect to wear to a springtime brunch or a weekend event! Top off this boho dress with sleek sunnies or a stacked heel!

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When the weather warms up, the perfect LBD (little boho dress?) will be your go-to for an evening on the town! The Al Fresco Evenings Black Off-the-Shoulder Dress is great for a spring date night! The off-the-shoulder look is flirty, fun, and can easily be dressed up or down! Add a statement bag and a hat for a pulled together look.

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Sometimes you need to stand out! Like beauty Emilyrosehannon in our Lost in Paradise Olive Green Maxi Dress. This dress has major back appeal and can be worn for so many occasions. We love the draping maxi style to keep you cool on a warm day! Pair with a flat sandal for an easy boho look!

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Celebrate spring at one of your fave festivals. The Maxin’ Relaxin’ Multi Print Maxi Dress is the perfect boho dress for the festival grounds. With the adorable pattern and tie details, this dress is made for wearing all season long! Add a gladiator sandal to complete the look.

We would love to know what boho dress you are eyeing this season. Comment below!

xo

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