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Hot prom dresses and accessories

How can you find the perfect prom dress that will make you stand out in a crowd? When it comes to prom, some things are predictable… gorgeous dresses, flower corsages and up-dos. This year’s prom trends, however, are anything but predictable. Take a look at how the runway, pop culture and even the economy influence a teen’s most important formal occasion.

Looking fabulous for prom is more than just finding the right dress — you also need the right accessories. Follow our tips for a beautiful night to remember.

Animal prints for prom?

You bet! From runways to handbags, animal prints are everywhere and go way beyond tacky spots and stripes. Fabulous leopard-, tiger- and zebra-pattern dresses come alive with a splash of color and plenty of bling.


Prowl into prom wearing Mori Lee’s Turquoise Blue Animal Print Halter Beaded Dress ($238 at PromGirl), featuring a plunging neckline and elegant train. Or show off those fabulous stems in a sheer, black zebra-stripe number with a contrasting red sash, such as the Jovani’s bandeau cocktail dress ($350) or the Sherri Hill short metallic silk animal print cocktail dress (pictured, right) both from

If the idea of wearing a striped or spotted dress seems overwhelming, opt for a pair of animal print shoes. Python-embossed slingback stilettos from Guess by Marciano ($139.99 at Amazon) boast an abstract animal print that will flatter nearly any dress.


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