This year's prom dress trends span the design spectrum from traditional, voluminous ball gowns with skirts comprised of ruffles, pickups, and lace to sexy, leg-revealing high-low dresses with elegant trains that make a sophisticated, yet sultry statement. The dress cuts are all form fitting, even the ball gowns, with curvaceous bodices that are highlighted with stunning, quality bead and sequin work that slim the waistline and accentuate the bust and neckline.
"It’s all about texture and the glitz! Sparkle everywhere," said Christopher Widdoes, Creative Director for Henri's Cloud Nine and the Cool Book. "Glamorous red carpet looks and runway inspired designs meet. Vibrant colors, coral as the new orange. All shades of purple, and greens from emerald to lime. Red is now the ‘fireball’ in designs.”
Prom accessories for 2013 are over-the-top luxurious and feature brilliant gems and rhinestones. This season’s most popular styles include dazzling necklaces, earrings, bracelets, cuffs, rings, and hair pieces. Even the shoes are shimmering; striking Swarovski crystal studded 7" heels and funky, sequined covered hi-tops grace the pages of the industry revolutionizing Cool Book.
“This year’s collection is elegant, yet feminine, with lots of pizzazz! Fit is very important. To show off the shapes and curves of the body: mermaids, fitted corset tops, and beautifully designed high-lows showcasing the perfect shoe and great legs! No one can touch these dresses,” Widdoes said.
Each of the industry's top designers contributes exclusive gown designs to the Cool Book, the hottest collection of this season’s most popular dresses. This year's designers include Jovani, Sherri Hill, La Femme, Tiffany, Tony Bowls, Panoply, Wow, Blush, Terani, Mori Lee, Night Moves, Partytime, Riva, and Vienna.
The one-of-a-kind Cool Book dresses and the prom accessories shown in the Cool Book are available at Henri’s Cloud Nine with locations in Minerva and Columbus and online at http://www.henris.com.