Sure, the dress is important, but nearly as fun are all the trimmings that go with it.
While you’re shopping with your daughter for Prom this year, keep your eye out for these well-priced goodies.
Now in Bloom
For her hair, your daughter can’t go wrong with a rhinestone headband like Hailey Steinfeld wore to the 2011 Oscars, but for a perfectly romantic spring look, add a flowery clip to loose curls or a braided updo.
Tasha Tulayla Flower Clip, $28, Nordstrom
A black dress calls for a pop of color, a dash of sequins or both! The chain wristlet on this clutch will help her keep track of things all night.
Sequin Sista Wristlet, $78, Betsey Johnson
She may not be old enough to wear real diamonds on her fingers, but this cheeky double ring will still let her sparkle.
Multi-Diamond Double-Band Ring, $30, BCBGeneration
Not all girls want to be pretty pretty princesses on prom night. If your daughter likes something a little edgier, try a shoe with some grommets or studs. This sandal also comes in black.
A. Marinelli Rayne Sandal, $77, Zappos
This sparkly cuff doubles as a watch, so she has no excuse for missing curfew.
Lipsy Black Stone Set Bangle Watch, $80.69, Asos
As an alternative to a wrap or a cardi, a tuxedo jacket is a fun, formal way to stay warm between the limo and the dance.
Cropped Tuxedo Blazer, $27.80, Forever 21
Something to Gossip About
Starting this week, Gossip Girl’s costume designer Eric Daman launches his line of prom dresses at Charlotte Russe. The line features fashion forward frocks, all under $50! Now your daughter can look as glam as her favorite Upper East Siders without blowing her college fund.