With the end of the school year comes prom season. Shopping for prom is a rite of passage for every parent and teen girl; and to make the task stress-free, we’ve done a bit of shopping for you.

By Jordana Handler

Every year, we are struck by the beautiful colours available for prom season, and while it’s true that this is a great night to really sparkle and shine, black is still a go-to every time. Try playing with the traditional LBD with glitter or a two-piece skirt and crop top. Bonus: a great black dress will last beyond prom, just in case she has more formal events coming up! On the accessory front, play up the drama with a red shoe or up the sparkle with a glitter clutch.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: David’s Illusion Neoprene Crop Top and Tulle Skirt, $160, davidsbridal.com; H&M Sequined Dress, $70, hm.com; HBC Topshop Sequin Pleated Midi Dress, $250, thebay.com; Le Chateau black dress $170, lechateau.com.


If dark shades aren’t her thing, look to the opposite end of the spectrum. Blush and nude pinks are fresh and perfect for spring—plus, they are very trendy right now. The trick with blushes is to make sure that the dress doesn’t match her skin tone too much. If she is pale, try a richer blush hue and if she has darker skin, play with the nudes and light colours. When it comes to accessories for this dress, less is more. Stay away from dark colours (black is a big no-no) and opt for simple silver or gold instead.
FROM LEFT: David’s Embellished Tulle Ball Gown, $280, davidsbridal.com; Express Pink and Tan Lace Corset Sheath Dress, $98, express.com; Le Chateau Blush dress, $140, lechateau.com.



Bored with black? Try a subtle change to navy. Navy dresses are all over the racks this season and with good reason; navy is a true power colour and a great way to show off her strong self. If she goes with navy, add some shine to her getup with metallics. Look for some fun shoes, bags and accessories in either silver or gold to finish off her look.
FROM LEFT: David’s Off-the-Shoulder 2-Piece Dress, $130, davidsbridal.com; Le Chateau Strapless Dress, $250, lechateau.com; HBC Adrianna Papell Two-Piece Sequin and Tulle Gown, $300, thebay.com