Totally Awesome Vintage Prom Dresses from the '80s

Polka dot dress as 80s' prom dress
The prom dresses of the 1980s always had extra fabric added to the design. These dresses were generally colorful and of dark shades. The main thing about prom dresses during the 80s was the use of dazzling gold, steel silver, beautiful pinks and electric blues. The dresses were definitely bold in their structure and often attracted attention at all prom parties.
It was a warm night where the stars twinkled against the dark sky. A gentle wind rustled through the green leaves. The atmosphere was electric and amazing, the bunch of youngsters that had gathered at the venue were eager to know each other. This prom night was no different from any other night in terms of heartaches and relationships which were about to blossom! Beautiful limousines announced the arrival of attractive girls in gorgeous prom dresses as they sashayed down the sidewalk. Well, prom nights were definitely amongst the most awaited nights for eager youngsters! Over the years, the look of these parties has undergone a phenomenal change!

Prom dresses have always been a major talk amongst all excited girls wanting to look their best on prom nights. Vintage prom dresses are quite popular as a theme for many nights in the recent times. These lend a beautiful touch to the occasion and can also make you look stunning with a different touch. The 80s' prom dresses have always caught my fancy. It gives a feel of a complete different era altogether. So, what were the 1980s' prom dresses all about? How do they stand apart from the kind of designs that are available today? Well, there's a whole lot of difference from the designs seen back then and today.
Ruffles are basically an add-on to a dress. This can be on top of the dress that is below the neck, like a falling collar or at the bottom of the dress like a frill. Ruffles can be worn by women of all sizes. To skimpy women, ruffles can give a look of enhanced size, whereas to plump ladies it can help to hide that extra fat. The best thing about ruffles is that it makes the dress look sexier.
The big dots on a polka dot dress gave it a classic look. Be it a skirt, a high-necked top or an off-shoulder dress, it looks good in all styles. This pattern looks the best on cotton, georgette and silk fabrics. A polka dot dress, with an 80s' classic hairstyle will be a definite head turner.
There was an emphasis in terms of embellishment. These figure-hugging dresses had designs made of sequins. The kinds of fabric used were basically gorgeous silks or velvets and soft satins. Lace and pearls were also added into the design. These add-ons enhanced the look of the dresses and made it more elegant. This pattern looked best on long gowns and short dresses.
Bows on dresses were quite popular with the prom styles of 1980s. The bows were seen either on the waistline or back of the dress or on the neck. It looked cute on gowns and short dresses and gave a complete feminine look to the person. This style is always in vogue and can never look 'out of fashion'.
This style was largely seen in the 80s. In this, the gown or a short dress had puffed sleeves. The puff looked great on half-sleeved as well as full-sleeved dresses.

Puffed sleeves looked best on girls with thin arms as the puff made their arms look healthy. This is one particular style that cannot be worn at any point of time unless it is in fashion, as the style might look outdated.
These were some of the basic elements that were a common factor amongst all the 80s' prom dresses. You can attempt this look by browsing through the various sites online that cater towards such a style. You can also take a look at specific clothing stores in your area. So, this prom night, I am sure you are bound to dazzle everybody in true vintage-era style!
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