From Water for Elephants and Bridesmaids to Breaking Dawn and The Hunger Games, the latest blockbuster movies can beautifully inspire your 2012 prom style.
Bella: Want to blow them away at prom? Imitate Bella’s gorgeous wedding style without looking like a bride. This stunning floor-length dress by Nika stands out for two reasons: it has long sleeves… and it’s white! Style: MS-6059, $398.
Alice: Amid a sea of formal, full-length gowns, adorable Alice stood out in a short, feathery party dress. Try this spaghetti strap dress by Nika in lavender to get Alice’s look. Style: MS-6025, $378.
Rosalie and Esme: In their muted purple gowns, Rosalie and Esme were careful to not steal Bella’s thunder, yet they looked amazing in their own right. Copy the look with a sleeveless, belted gown in gorgeous orchid, like this floor-length, pleated, V-neck dress. Style MI-AL1455, $250.
Denali vampire guests Irina, Tanya, Kate: The visiting vegetarian vampires looked ethereal in their assorted gold dresses. Whether you go long or short, get the look by choosing a dress that’s metallic and shiny, like this sexy gold number by La Femme. The halter-style dress features a ruched sweetheart neckline, empire waist and pleated inserts. Style: LF-12340, $189.
The Hunger Games
Katniss: We trust that Cynna (yummy Lenny Kravitz) will make Katniss look like a million bucks for her Capitol debut. The Hunger Games’ heroine just glows on stage in a fiery one-shoulder gown. Copy the style — in any color! — with a designer one-shoulder evening gown by Jovani. Simply stunning. Style: JO-151627, $460.
Effie Trinket: Like all of those folks from the Capitol, the District 12 escort is all about punchy color — and lots of it! Embrace your inner Panem and let the vibrant colors work their magic on you. These spectacular print dresses from PromGirl.com are available in every imaginable style.
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Water for Elephants
Marlena: We love Marlena’s circus performances and affinity for horses, and we adore her breathtaking red dress. Get the look with this full-length open-back gown by Nicole Bakti, featuring chain detail, open back, front slits and a deep V-neck. Style: NB-6477, $358.
In real life, ugly bridesmaids dresses are no laughing matter, but we love the short, pink, shiny ruffles the hilariously funny ladies donned on Bridesmaids, the movie.
You’ll look like you’ve walked right off the movie set in a short, classy V-neck dress with rhinestone detail, empire waistline and a pleated layered skirt. Style: FR-HC1028, $220.
Or opt for the over-the-top drama in a high-low number that is bursting with taffeta and lace details: a detachable skirt, sequin embellishments, sweetheart neckline and flower appliques. Style: PA-14433, $428.
Edgy movie-inspired prom styles
Want to avoid looking too traditional or prom-y? Opt for a shocking style from one of these inspiring movies:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Be Angelica Teach to your Captain Jack Sparrow in a pirates-inspired new age dress. P8565, $100.