Fab Five: 5 Pretty Illusion Dresses for Prom by JVN
Every Friday we’re going to highlight our favorite five dresses in a certain category. This Friday we’re kicking things off with a bang by featuring our JVN prom collection dresses. JVN by Jovani is known for designing dresses that are fun, flirty, fabulous and flattering. What more could a girl want in a prom gown, right?
Illusion effects in dresses are one of the biggest trends for Prom 2016 and 2017. We love how an illusion gown creates interesting detail in a prom dress. An illusion gown allows for a deeper plunge without accidentally flashing anyone. It is also used to create interesting cutout patterns without compromising the integrity of the gown. Since the illusion portion blends with skin tone, it enables an array of dress designs that would not otherwise have been possible.
JVN by Jovani has endless options when it comes to illusion prom dresses. Here are five of our favorites to check out:
1. Black Fitted Open Back Jersey Dress – JVN3072 (photo at top left)
This stunning dress is a great pick for girls who love the illusion effect but still prefer to look modest at prom. The illusion cutouts in this gown are designed in a way that flatters the body, too. A curve-hugging silhouette and three colors to choose from are the icing on the cake. We love pairing this dress with an elaborate updo and a smokey eye to add drama to the simple style of this stunner.
2. Royal Blue Sleeveless Prom Dress – JVN32210
For girls who want to make a colorful splash at prom, look no further than this exquisite illusion dress. The sumptuous royal blue color flatters just about every skin tone, from pale ivory to rich brown. It’s one of those truly universal colors that looks beautiful on, no matter what hair or skin color you have.
In this dress, the illusion effect is played up to the max. Thousands of sparkling crystal appliques catch the light on the illusion bodice for an unforgettable entrance to prom. We also love that the back is just as eye-catching as the front, thanks to a dramatic open back and ruching on the skirt. Thanks to the embellishment on this dress, the rest of your prom look can be fairly simple. Heels with a single strap across the front and a neutral colored makeup scheme (browns, golds and taupes) – will complete this look beautifully.
3. Red Rhinestone Embellished Fitted Dress – JVN33626
Vibrant reds are a very popular color trend for prom 2017, which is one of the reasons why we picked this gorgeous gown. Not only does the bright red color make a style statement, but the bodice is designed with row upon row of rhinestones. The rhinestones are layered over illusion mesh, tricking the eye into thinking the rhinestones are laid upon your skin. This dress should be worn only by the most daring fashionistas – the timid need not apply.
As with the above dress, the embellishments in this design make a big impact. We suggest toning down your hair and makeup and donning simple waves with a boost of volume plus a pair of pumps. A red lip would pop with a fairly neutral eye, or play up the eyes and keep a neutral lip. Just don’t do both a smokey eye and a red lip – with this magnitude of a dress, it may be overkill.
4. Nude and Gold Shimmer Sequin Illusion Dress – JVN21738
Calling all golden goddesses: this dress is for you. Our nude and gold shimmer sequin dress is a perfect fit for girls who want to to shine bright on prom night. The illusion effect is created with layers upon layers of sequins and crystal appliques attached to the netted gown. Despite the modern design of this dress, it manages to channel an Old Hollywood vibe. If your spirit animals are mermaids and unicorns, this dress is the magic that happens when the two collide.
A smokey eye or wingtip eyeliner and false lashes paired with flawless skin and a simple glamorous curl completes your prom night look. Since the dress is so lightweight and airy looking, choose strappy heels for the best pairing. Chunky shoes or closed toe heels can have the effect of weighing down this ethereal look.
5. Black Sleeveless High Slit Illusion Evening Dress – JVN50372
If your dream dress for prom is totally classic with a hint of sass, you may have just found the one. This gown is traditional in heritage, but the asymmetrical slit in the bodice and the slit up the long skirt make it anything but boring. The slash in the bodice is supported by the illusion mesh that connects one side to the other, ensuring a secure fit. The rhinestone floral embellishment adds a hint of sparkle to the classic black look for a final fun touch.
Thanks to the inherent elegance of this prom dress, we suggest playing up your makeup with a bold lip and wingtip eyeliner. Add a row of lush false black lashes and a pair of sparkly dangling earrings for a look that is timeless.
Coming Up Next….
On next Friday’s Fab Five, get ready to feast your eyes on our five favorite blush prom dresses. Blush is the ultimate feminine hue, and Jovani makes some of the most gorgeous pink gowns around. If you love a good love story, you are a romantic at heart and these beauties were made for you.
Until next week – stay stylish!