Every Friday we're going to highlight our favorite five dresses in a certain category. This Friday we're kicking things off…
What more could a girl want in a prom gown, right?
Illusion effects in dresses are one of the biggest trends for Prom 2016 and 2017. We love how an illusion gown creates interesting detail in a prom dress. A sheer illusion gown allows for a deeper plunge.
The sheer panel means you won’t be accidentally flashing anyone, and you feel more comfortable. It is also used to create interesting cutout patterns. This is without compromising the integrity of the gown or its fabrics.
The optical illusion portion blends with skin tone. It enables an array of dress designs that would not otherwise have been possible.
JVN by Jovani has endless options when it comes to illusion prom dresses.
Top 5 Illusion Prom Dresses
Here are five of our favorites to check out:
1. Black Fitted Open Back Jersey Dress – JVN3072 (photo at top left)
This stunning dress is a great pick for girls who love the illusion effect. It’s for those who still prefer to look modest at prom. The illusion cutouts in this gown are designed in a way that flatters the body, too.
A curve-hugging silhouette and three colors to choose from are the icing on the cake. We love pairing this dress with an elaborate updo. Then just a smokey eye to add drama to the simple style of this stunner.
2. Royal Blue Sleeveless Prom Dress – JVN32210
Want to make a colorful splash at prom? Look no further than this exquisite illusion dress. The sumptuous royal blue color flatters just about every skin tone – from pale ivory to rich brown.
It’s one of those truly universal colors that looks beautiful on, no matter what hair or skin color you have. In this dress, the illusion effect is played up to the max. Thousands of sparkling crystal appliques catch the light on the illusion bodice and neckline.
It makes for an unforgettable entrance to prom. We also love that the back is just as eye-catching as the front. That’s thanks to a dramatic open back and ruching on the skirt.
Because of the embellishment on this dress, the rest of your prom look can be fairly simple. Just add heels with a single strap across the front and a neutral colored makeup scheme (browns, golds and taupes). These will perfectly complete this look beautifully.
3. Red Rhinestone Embellished Fitted Dress – JVN33626
Vibrant reds are a very popular color trend for prom 2017. That’s just one of the reasons why we picked this gorgeous gown. Another reason is the bodice – it’s designed with row upon row of rhinestones.
The rhinestones are layered over illusion mesh. This tricks the eye into thinking the rhinestones are laid upon your skin. This dress should be worn only by the most daring fashionistas – the timid need not apply.
As with the above dress, the embellishments in this design make a big impact. We suggest toning down your hair and makeup. Try donning simple waves with a boost of volume plus a pair of pumps.
A red lip would pop with a fairly neutral eye, or play up the eyes and keep a neutral lip. Just don’t do both a smokey eye and a red lip. With this magnitude of a dress, it may be overkill.
4. Nude and Gold Shimmer Sequin Illusion Dress – JVN21738
Calling all golden goddesses: this dress is for you. Our nude and gold shimmer sequin dress is a perfect fit for girls who want to to shine bright on prom night. The illusion effect is created with layers upon layers of sequins and crystal appliques attached to the netted gown.
Despite the modern design of this dress, it manages to channel an Old Hollywood vibe. If your spirit animals are mermaids and unicorns, this dress is the magic that happens when the two collide. It’s a perfect fusion of fantastical and glamorous.
Team this with a smokey eye or wingtip eyeliner. Then add false lashes paired with flawless skin and a simple glamorous curl. Keep lips neutral with a blush pink lip.
Since the dress is so lightweight and airy looking, choose strappy heels for the best pairing. Chunky shoes or closed toe heels can have the effect of weighing down this ethereal look. Complete your outfit with a gold metallic clutch.
5. Black Sleeveless High Slit Illusion Evening Dress – JVN50372
If your dream dress for prom is totally classic with a hint of sass, you may have just found the one. This gown is traditional in heritage. However, the asymmetrical slit in the bodice and the slit up the skirt make it anything but boring.
The sheer mesh slashes the bodice to the waist and is supported by the illusion mesh that connects one side to the other. This ensures a secure fit. The rhinestone floral embellishment adds a hint of sparkle for a final fun touch.
Thanks to the inherent elegance of this prom dress, we suggest playing up your makeup. Choose a bold lip and wingtip eyeliner. Add a row of lush false black lashes and a pair of sparkly dangling earrings for a style that is timeless.
Coming Up Next….
On next Friday’s Fab Five, get ready to feast your eyes on our five favorite blush prom dresses. Blush is the ultimate feminine hue. Jovani makes some of the most gorgeous pink gowns around.
If you love a good love story, you are a romantic at heart and these beauties were made for you.
Until next week – stay stylish!
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