Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger​

Savvi Prom of Raleigh supplies beautiful prom dresses with an amazing selection from premier designers such as Mori Lee, Jovani, Dave & Johnny, Faviana, Ellie Wilde and Colors. From contemporary glam to timeless sophistication, Savvi has has you covered.  Here are a few style tips from Jovani, a featured designer at Savvi Prom.

The Jovani collection is all about borrowing from catwalk color trends. This includes pretty pastels and muted tones such as blush and champagne. On the other end of the spectrum, look out for hot pink, a deep verdant green and romantic reds.

It’s also all about couture level details. Prom dresses are no longer just simple layers of tulle. For 2018, look for figure-skimming silhouettes embellished with intricate sequins and beads. Spaghetti straps and original cutouts mean dresses are more diverse than ever!

Trend #1: Metallic Magic

Metallic shades have set the red carpet alight with glittering shades of gold, silver and bronze. This striking celebrity trend is elegant, modern and so flattering. After all, it’s a breeze to accessorize and make your own, too.  Metallic tones include icy shades of steel and silver, as well as sunny gold and bronze.

Trend #2: The Open Back

Take the plunge in a whole new way. The open back is the most beautiful and on-trend way to show off some skin for prom 2018. The best part is that it’s also conservative and not too flashy.

Trend #3: Soft Pastel

There’s a rainbow of ice-cream-y shades waiting for you to choose from! Soft pastel hues continue to trend and it’s branching out from the always trendy blush color. Look to lilac, mint and pale blue for even more color options.  Additions of lace, silver embellishments and unique bodices give this soft trend a fashion-forward feel.

Trend #4: Cutouts & Strappy Details

Jaw-dropping cutouts and criss-crossing spaghetti straps enhance simple silhouettes with unique structuring. No longer is a plunging neckline the only way to flash some flesh. Side cutouts and panels make for original additions to any dress style.  Spaghetti straps always have a ’90s vibe, which is very on trend for the prom 2018 season. Instead of simply being used as a shoulder strap, they’re also crossing over bodices, at sides and from the back. This makes for a dramatic re-boot of this vintage inspired touch.

Trend #5: Velvet

Soft to the touch, iridescent under the light, is there anything velvet can’t do? This top fabric migrates from the catwalk to bring you an elegant, timeless look for prom. It bridges the gap between the old and the new – from vintage looks to modern classics.  When choosing a velvet prom dress – color is key. Hot pink, a deep emerald green and regal navy blue are the go-to velvet colors this season.

Don’t forget that Savvi Prom also has tuxedo rentals.  Guys can pick out the perfect tuxedo from well-known designers Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Allure, Ike Behar, Savvi and Ralph Lauren.  Visit Savvi Prom’s pop up shop on the lower level across from H & M.