Prom is right around the corner, and while it’s a celebrated high school tradition, if you’re not careful you can end up spending a lot of money on your prom experience. Instead of breaking the bank with the cookie cutter styles and accessories you’ll find at the mall, check out these “prom fashion hacks” from Seventeen Magazine, and personalize your prom experience without spending too much.
Everyone knows that your shoes are very important part of the prom outfit, but spending a bunch of money on a pair you’ll probably only wear once is so last season. Instead, grab a pair out of your closet and give them new life by adding a fabric heel harness. You can use a sequined fabric, or something more formal like a solid colored silk. All you have to do is choose the type and look of fabric you want to use, measure out how much to cut, and secure carefully with a hot glue gun. Ta-da – brand new shoes!
You can also use strips of fabric and a glue gun to decorate flip flops for you and your friends to wear around the dance floor when the heels start to hurt your feet. It’ll be so much better dancing in your custom flips than running around barefoot!
Instead of buying a whole new clutch to match your dress and shoes perfectly, why not use some fabric to modify a purse you already have? Using the ribbon and fabric of your choice – and some feathers or other accents if you dare – create a new pattern, and then carefully hot glue it to your old clutch. You’ll save money and end up with a completely original clutch to tote your phone and lipstick at the prom.
Whether you’re attending the prom with a date or rolling in with a bunch of your friends, consider making DIY fabric flowers instead of buying fresh boutonnieres or bouquets. Fabric flowers will not only save you a bit of money, but they’ll also last forever, leaving you with a special keepsake to always remember your prom.
If you love any of these ideas and can’t wait to get started, visit our store in Houston to pick out the fabrics you’ll use. For even more DIY ideas – for prom or for any other occasion – check out our blog!
As the season changes from winter to spring, it means that prom is just around the corner! This major milestone is an exciting one in your high school career. The night’s events will be documented with tons of pictures, tweets and Snapchats, of course, but the most important part for any prom-bound girl is finding the perfect dress! While many will choose to buy a dress online or at the mall, you may feel like the right dress for you just isn’t out there. Don’t pick something that’s good enough for this major event – why not have a custom dress tailored just for you? At Fabrictopia, we can help you find the perfect fabric to inspire your creativity and make your dream dress come to life. When envisioning your dress, here are some 2016 style trends to help inspire your own design ideas.
Short & Sweet
Although prom is typically known for long dresses, it is OK to strut your own style in a short dress. Make your prom dress eye-catching by featuring a solid-colored, silk fabric, perhaps in a pure white, baby pink or midnight blue shade. You can even doll it up with rhinestones and a jewel trim. Want to really shine? Deck the dress top to bottom in sequins!
Cropped Tank & Skirt
Instead of a dress, why not go to prom in a cropped tank with a long, asymmetrical skirt? Show your personality by choosing a fabric with a texture or pattern like florals or watercolors. If you are a girl who is always looking to sparkle, create a white and silver sequin bodice with a solid royal blue skirt. Adding your own style to a popular trend is sure to make you stand out in a crowd.
Right now, ombré is hot! Start with a classic black or deep shade of your favorite color at the top of your dress and shimmer down to a brighter color, like bright purple or pink or a stunning green or blue. Create a one-shoulder strap for a modern twist, or go strapless with a sweetheart neckline for a beautiful classic. Feeling curvy and proud? Add an empire waist!
Use sheer, mesh fabric in nude shades at the top of your dress to create an illusion neckline. Neutral dress colors like nude and cream are timeless and flattering. Dress up the fabric by adding a floral applique or small ruffles that trickle all the way down to the bottom of the gown. Add a satin belt in the same color as your dress as the perfect accessory to emphasize your waist.
Another short dress trend, the trumpet has a close-fitting bodice with a flared skirt. Choose a pattern that represents your personal style, like small polka dots or a lace overlay in baby blue or rose pink to show off to your friends. Feature your favorite pair of heels or make it country themed by wearing a pair of cowboy boots to prom.
Sharpen your long, A-line gown with two-toned fabric. Choose two bold colors – one for the top and one for the bottom of the dress – to make your gorgeous gown pop. Both strapless and halter tops are a favorite for this type of dress, and you can make it all the more unique with supportive boning and a notched straight neckline.
You can’t go wrong with the always-trendy long, silk chiffon gown. This classic dress usually features a sweetheart neckline with off-the-shoulder straps or strapless fits. For the girly girl, add rhinestone jewels at the neckline or a beaded bodice for a bit of sparkle. It is easy to add your own flare for a chic edge.
From light satin to chiffons to laces, Fabrictopia offers a variety of high-class fabrics in rich colors that are perfect to make you and your dress shine on your prom night. Committed to excellent service, we are happy to help you shop! For questions about fabrics, come visit us at our shop or call us at 713-977-0747.