Trend alert: Baroque
Ornate and mysterious, this luxurious trend is one for the prom princess with a dark side. Think intricate embroidery and metallic brocade with plenty of luxe fabrics including lace, leather and velvet. If rhinestones and sequins just aren’t your thing, but you still want attention to detail, then this could be your turn-to trend for Prom 2013. Here are our top picks for adding a twist of Baroque style to your prom ensemble…
Red Herring dress, £55 Debenhams
Check out this cute shift dress by Red Herring. The classic prom cut is flattering for most body shapes (we love the matching belt to synch in that waist) and the dark Baroque pattern is totally ‘now’.
Zardosi clutch, £45 Accessorize
This stunning clutch bag is perfect for adding a Baroque flavour to your prom outfit. The ornate embroidery is inspired by traditional Indian designs sewn in metallic threads. The different textures and bead detail is to die for!
Banana Smoothy shoes, £45 Office
These Baroque-inspired cuties really caught our eye. Due to their platform-pump style, they’re ideal for ladies who want some extra inches but don’t fancy getting sore feet in heels. Plus, they’re totally on-trend with an all-over metallic brocade pattern.
Necklace, £15; earrings, £12.50 Dorothy Perkins
Add some decadence to your prom outfit with these regal accessories from Dorothy Perkins. The matching necklace, earrings and bracelet all feature statement black jewels with ornate gold and pearl surrounds. Show off these head-turning pieces by teaming with a simple black dress or rich shades like amethyst purple, red or cobalt blue.
Barry M Dazzle Dust eyeshadow, £4.59 barrym.com
Show off your Baroque pieces by opting for almost Gothic smoky eyes. Mix a black or charcoal shadow with sparkling gold pigments from Barry M’s Dazzle Dust in shade Buff for added glamour.