Spring is in the air, the birds have begun chirping and flowers have begun sprouting. But let’s be honest, if you’re in high school, the ONLY thing on your mind right now is prom! Dates are being asked, limo rides are being orchestrated and teens everywhere are asking the same question: what am I going to wear to prom?
This prom season, there’s no need to look any further than Mapleview Centre. With hundreds of shops offering dresses to tuxes and pumps to oxfords, there is something for everyone. Unsure as to what trend best suits you? Not to worry, I’ll recap some of the trends from award season and what’s hot this spring so you can pick an outfit that best suits your style.
Metallic Gold – This year is all about drama. And I’m not talking high school drama, I’m talking floor length gowns with metallic gold accents. Be sure to balance the hue with black or neutral accents.
Bright White – Flowing, ethereal white gowns were a top pick and are the perfect nod to summer. To avoid a bridal look, add black or bold metallic accents.
Colour Pop – Consider yourself a risk taker? Why not opt for this season’s biggest trend: neon hues. Whether it’s fuchsia or chartreuse, there’s a bold gown out there with your name on it.
As for styles, peplum reins strong while risky slits and embellished prints are new to the scene. Consider a baroque inspired pattern for a true statement.
As for the gents, don’t be scared to shy away from a classic – a slim-fitting black suit. Personal details to customize a suit are really popular such as patterned bowties, lapel pins or bold puffs. Other popular styles include dark grey combos, three piece ensembles and a window-pane printed suits.
Perhaps you’ve already done the prom thing and spring to you means something else – cleaning out your closet. If that’s the case, Mapleview Centre invites you to share your style this prom season and donate any new or gently worn dresses, shoes and accessories (stuff for guys is also welcome!) to Guest Services. Mapleview has partnered with Brash Avenues for Project Prom, an initiative that offers students an opportunity to experience prom the way it was meant to be celebrated – in style.
Drop off your goods between April 10 to May 10 and you could win one 1 of 5 $200 Mapleview Gift Cards to spruce up that empty space in your closet. But you didn’t think we’d stop there right?! There will be a grand prize draw for a $500 Gift Card to Mapleview Centre along with a 2 hour styling session with yours truly!
So what are you waiting for? Get those closets cleaned out!