Prom is a huge night for high schoolers and there’s a lot of pressure to stand out from the rest of the students! Vintage prom dresses are your solution.
While the majority of people will go for high heels paired with a sparkly, floor-length gown or a tight bodycon, you’re going to wow everyone with these vintage prom dresses UK style.
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Best Vintage Prom Dresses Picks of 2018 – Buying Guide and Advice
If you think a vintage prom dress will make you look like you’re attending a costume or dress-up party, we’re here to show you how to pick the right dress that’s a perfect balance between a classic and a modern look.
50s Style Vintage Prom Dresses
These dresses are such timeless classics and perfect for dancing! Tight at the waist with a huge flowing skirt, they’re perfect for dancing and twirling and are super flattering on practically all body types!
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Swing dresses are the most figure-flattering vintage dresses you can choose. They’re so fun to twirl around in and are easy to dress up with some chunky necklaces or big earrings. They look best with a gorgeous updo hairstyle or even very short hair paired with a swing dress with a Bardot neckline.
For a more modern look, pair it with high heels or classy stiletto sandals and a sparkly clutch bag to brighten up the whole look. You also can’t go wrong with classic red lips especially in matte.
1920s Flapper Style Dresses for Prom
The 1920s is an era known for lavish and extravagant partying. Just think of The Great Gatsby’s costumes and you’ll know what we mean. 1920s style dresses is perfect for proms with their shiny beaded sequins, shimmering material, and beaded fringes which move fantastically as you dance.
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A floor-length 1920s style dress is probably the most prom-appropriate, but it depends on your taste! The V-neck combined with the slit are a definite show stopper whilst being classy and modest. However, you can’t go wrong with a prom dress that’s got plenty of sequins and shimmer. Pair it with a delicate headpiece across your hair to complete the look.
How to Get a Vintage Look for Prom
Makeup – A subtle way of adding a vintage touch to your whole look is by going for a classic winged eyeliner with red lips. Classic and classy.
Hair – If you’ve already got a dress and want to add a lovely vintage touch to your outfit, go for a milkmaid braid style, tousle your braids for a fuller look. For a really classy look which looks especially great with Bardot and bodycon dresses, go for big, heavy curls with a 1950s style pin-up look. Pin up your fringe in a tight curl and curl the rest of your hair into big curls. This also looks great with a floor-length dress or a classic black dress with straps and a slit.