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The Trends and Colors of Prom 2013-2023

One of the best parts of prom season is watching the trends and colors. It changes year to year!

Let’s go back over the last decade for prom. In 2013-2014 the trend was glitz and glam, the more beaded the better. The hot colors then were black, red, silver and gold, but definitely embellished with glass-like chunky stones. One of our best selling dresses then was this gold beaded dress with a feathered skirt from Jasz:

Gold beaded Jasz prom dress sweetheart neckline feather skirt
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What’s Hot? Three Prom Colors For 2022!

Prom colors and trends change every year. After a major disruption in 2020 and a skittish 2021, we were curious how this year would play out. For Prom 2022 it is exciting to see a little bit of – dare we say it – normalcy back in the prom dress shopping arena! Prom season started right on time last month and has been heating up daily with girls on the hunt for their perfect dress.

We noticed we quickly sold out of dresses in light purples. The prom colors wisteria, orchid, and lilac were sold out immediately and just as quickly we learned they are pretty hard to come by when trying to reorder.

Any of the light purple colors mentioned above plus lavender, violet, and heather are very popular so far this year! It is such a delightful color for the spring proms and really looks beautiful with coordinating bouquets.

Heather is one of the trending prom colors for 2022! This dress with lace flower details and beaded straps is perfect for prom from JVN by Jovani
Heather dress from JVN by Jovani

We are excited to match the tuxedo accessories to these pretty purple shades as well! While some may not want a bow tie, all of these are available in long tie as well with a matching vest and pocket square.

Wisteria, Amethyst, Lilac, so many beautiful purple hues can be easily matched

Interesting to note that we saw the light purple dress shades explode in popularity for bridesmaid dresses in the spring of 2019 and we were expecting it to last for some time, but then Covid canceled so much in 2020 that there really weren’t many color trends to speak of… We are happy to see this color revived in prom 2022!

Amethyst mood board with flowers, shoes, and tux inspiration
Amethyst prom mood board

Another color that is also being asked for frequently and that is the beautiful deep emerald. Emerald, hunter, evergreen, in silky satin or sparkly sequins is a very hot color. This one is also super pretty to accessorize with as every flower will pop against this lovely shade.

Emerald green one-shoulder wrap dress by JVN from Jovani. Green is another one of the hot prom colors for 2022
Emerald green one-shoulder wrap dress by JVN from Jovani

Our Prom Consultants put mood boards together for our social media and the green one is stunning:

Evergreen mood board for inspiration
Evergreen mood board for inspiration

Tuxedo accessories are equally stunning in this color!

The third most popular of the prom colors so far this year is not a surprise because it is popular every year. You may be thinking I am going to say black, which would be close because yes, black is very popular for many events, but not always for prom. The color always popular is red!

Red JVN dresses in our store, sparkly A-line and a sexy red cling with diamond straps
Red JVN dresses in the store

Red is a wonderful color that never goes out of style. It is formal, flattering, and easy to accessorize. It really makes a statement – especially at senior prom.

Matching your date is easy when you are wearing red! A swatch will help match to a true red, a dark apple red, even a candy red floral!

Red tux accessories including patterned and floral bow ties and long tie, each with a matching vest available
Red tux accessories including patterned and floral bow ties and long tie, each with a matching vest available

White flowers with a red ribbon look outstanding with a red dress! Add a few diamond accents with your shoes and nails for an unforgettable ensemble!

White flowers with rhinestone centers wrapped with red satin ribbon and rhinestones
White flowers with rhinestone centers wrapped with red satin ribbon and rhinestones
 Red satin shoes with rhinestone pattern heel
Red satin shoes with rhinestone pattern heel
 Lovely nail detail with rhinestones and roses
Lovely nail detail with rhinestones and roses

Whatever prom colors you choose to wear will be perfect for you. The choices are vast with light-dark hues in any color. Just make sure to allow enough time to choose the perfect accessories and have your hair done to highlight your dress neckline for a magical night!

You will remember prom forever so make it worth every moment!

About the author: Wendy Ianieri-Salerno is co-founder and co-owner of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, now in its eighth year in business. In that time the store has grown from a small bridal boutique to a full-service bridal store serving not only Bucks County, PA but the surrounding counties and even border states. With the customer experience in mind, Wendy steers the company by offering the best designers and wedding attire while creating a caring, family atmosphere. A life-long Bucks County native, she currently resides in Warrington with her husband and co-founder/co-owner Franco Salerno, and their two daughters for whom the store was named, Daria and Deanna.

Everything You Need to Know About Prom Flowers

Courtesy of Blue Violet Flowers and Gifts, Warrington PA

prom flowers from Blue Violet Flowers & GIfts

This week’s guest bloggers are Val and Cindy from the Blue Violet Flowers & Gifts shop in Warrington!

Many pass this adorable store on Route 611 at Bristol Road, but have you stopped in?  Known primarily for their incredible bridal and prom flowers, they also have adorable and unique gifts for every occasion!   Recently I went in for flowers and came out with not only the flowers but the most darling set of baby socks (which saved me a separate gift run) and a delicious bag of gourmet popcorn (cause why not treat myself?).  The store is displayed perfectly and each section sucks you farther in.  Definitely stop by – you will love it and you will not leave empty handed!

If you have prom goers in the Bucks County area, chances are you’ve heard that THE place to order from is Blue Violet.  Known to have the best, most up-to-date, and just downright perfect prom flowers, we tapped their expertise this week!  We had to get it now because with the tsunami of spring bridal and prom orders speeding their way they won’t have much time for blogging…

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Saying Yes… To Your Prom Dress!

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Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo has a separate prom store dedicated to Prom!  Darianna Prom & Tuxedo in Warrington, Bucks County is known for customer service, top-quality gowns from top-name designers, and fantastic suit and tuxedo specials every year for the guys!

With prom dress shopping heading into full swing, let’s do a blog on Prom!  The first step, of course, is:

Saying Yes… To Your Prom Dress!

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