Prom-style frocks: our summer staple POSTED BY LTS Mary 07.04.12
For this time of year, an everyday summer dress is a real wardrobe must-have, and we’re loving the prom frock style this season. Not only does the knee-length hem show off a tall girl’s best assets, but the floaty, feminine style is fantastic for creating a curvy shape.
Floral patterns are an all-time favourite, but graphic or Aztec prints can work perfectly too. Having a frock suitable whatever the weather is also a bonus, especially when you bear in mind the, er, ‘temperamental’ nature of the British summer. Just add a pair of wellies and a chunky knit cardi for those surprise downpours, and there’s no reason why you can’t rock your favourite summer dress in style.
Tall girls Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Lawrence recently caught our attention as they donned two delightful summer dresses. Working the red carpet at the Paris Couture Week, these ladies made floral frocks look effortless, pairing them with nude accessories and heels for a chic finish. Simplistic hair and light make-up is also key, allowing the bold, bright patterns to do the talking. And if you don’t want an overly girly look, stay away from the pinks and go for dark, sophisticated shades like Marion.
For your own prom frock look, why not try this “>Stencil Flower Print Dress from our summer range. The elegant black floral print makes this dress perfect for weddings, parties and any formal summer do. A contrasting black ribbon belt provides a feminine shape across the waistline, and the pleated neckline is very flattering.
There’s a splash of yellow mixed into the monochrome print, so why not bring this out with a matching bright yellow clutch bag to inject some fun into the look – or alternatively, throw this loose fitting sherbet lemon Cotton V-Neck Cardi on over the top, to bring out the summery shades of the dress.
If you’re dressing it up, pair with this Cotton Sateen Cover-Up with cute cap sleeves, creating a stylish line across the neck. Finish off the ensemble with these sexy, strappy Layla Sandals – these kitten heels are comfy and not too high, making them ideal day-to-night footwear for tall girls.