Prom 2011 Trend Alert: Back Beading & Strappy Designs

Look out world, here you come.  Steal the scene at this year’s grand march, coming and going, in a dazzling gown that’s heavy on back embellishments. Intricate back beading, luscious loops, and strappy back designs are a major trend for prom 2011 and a surefire way to stand out in the crowd.
A strappy back brings a bit of flavor and excitement to a more traditional sheath or column gown. Depending on your style, you may choose to go for a classic look in front, like a subtle v-neckline with beaded trim, and save the jaw-dropping details for your back. Mac Duggal 2578 and Mori Lee 8802 are some of our favorite styles for a simply elegant front and dazzling back.
Get a little loopy! Beaded looping patterns show off a lot of shine with shimmery crystals and rhinestones. The weaved loops look exquisite, sliding down the back body and showing off delicate bare skin on either side of the straps and in the open center of each loop. Both Mac Duggal 4757H and Tiffany 36664 have playful loops that accent the front bodice and come to a full dazzle on the back.
Feel exotic in a crystal drape, with or without applique. Another front-to-back stunner in this strappy back trend uses a crystal or applique draping down the front and back bodice to create a refined and exotic look.  You can see this glamorous look artfully tailored and beautifully designed in Mori Lee 8816 and Mac Duggal 78405.
As you may have guessed, Mac Duggal and Mori Lee are leading with this particular trend this season, and you can find several gowns in their collections with a variety of strappy, sparkling back embellishments. Other designers, like Jovani and Tiffany, are hip to this trend, too. So if you’re thinking this is the magical look for your prom, you can find the perfect dress in just about any color and style of embellishments. Give us a call or start a live chat, we’d love to help you hunt down the style you want and answer any of your questions.