When I was looking through the site’s traffic stats today, I found a lot of people were coming from a Yahoo Answers thread where a girl was looking for a specific celebrity inspired prom dress:
I am looking for a look-alike dress like Carrie Underwood [wore at the Movies Rock 2007 event].
It is red, with gold embellishment. If anyone can find a dress like this I will be forever grateful!!
I did a quick search and came up with a few good alternatives. Hope you like it!
Carrie Underwood in Naeem Khan Resort 2008 – Movies Rock 2007
First off, I can see why you love the dress so much. That red grecian inspired gown is probably the best dress Carrie Underwood has ever been wearing.
But it wasn’t all about the dress. Carrie was overall looking fantastic and accessorized well with a gold clutch, matching chandelier earrings and a gold bangle.
A Dress 4 Less – Carrie Underwood Style
I didn’t know how big or small your budget is, so I tried to find the best of the best in the $200-$400 range which I hope is affordable for you. I couldn’t find a replica of Carrie’s dress, but I stumbled upon some beautiful alternatives which I hope will please you as much as they pleased me.
Dress #1 is my absolute favorite and probably the closest match to Carrie’s dress you’ll find. I adore the gold details on the shoulder and the floaty nature of the dress. The bodice isn’t as loose fitting as on Carrie’s version and the plunge neckline isn’t as deep, but I think this might be working for you since you’re still going to High School.
If you’re all about the embellished waist on Carrie’s dress, you could try to find a wide gold belt to go with the dress, but I feel it could also do without and make you still look equally spectacular.
Dress #2 and #3 come close and are beautiful alternatives if you don’t mind that the embellishments are silver.
Dress #4 and #5 are a bit on the Bollywood side, but if accessorized well they can look fantastic on you.
- Celebrity Inspired Red Gown by Faviana ($238)
- Stretch Jersey Red Prom Dress by Faviana ($278)
- Rhinestone Red Jersey Prom Dress by Faviana ($358)
- Red Pleated Prom Dress from Night Moves by Allure ($378)
- Classic Red Prom Gown by Faviana ($278)
If you aren’t happy about any of the dresses, check out the eDressMe’s red prom dresses. They have a huge selection of amazing dresses. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a completely different dress you like.
After you’ve settled for the dress, choose jewelry that emphasizes your dress. Don’t overdo it and make sure nothing about your getup will upstage the person wearing it.
I went for gold accessories, but if you decide on a dress with silver embellishments (e.g. #2 to #5), of course you’ll have to choose matching silver jewelry.
If you feel bold enough for some edge, add the turquoise cocktail ring (#5) to your prom attire. It’s not an obvious color combination, but I guarantee you, it will make you stand out.
You really want to get your earrings noticed, so I suggest you wear an elegant loose updo like Carrie (if your hair is long enough). An updo is the perfect hairstyle for a floor-length gown as it instantly adds elegance and grace to your whole look.
No necklace! This is super important in order to pull off a plunge neckline. A necklace would be totally out of place here. So remember to keep your neckline bare.
- Mirrored Panels Bangle ($6.80)
- Antique Chic Bracelet Set ($4.80)
- Joli Textured Bracelet ($4.80)
- Jeweled Petal Ring ($6.80)
- Antique Stone Ring ($4.80)
- Dangling Leaf Earrings ($4.80)
- Native Feather Earrings ($4.80)
Going to a prom usually includes a lot of dancing, so you better skip the idea of wearing high heels unless you want to enjoy your evening seated while constantly complaining about how much your feet hurt in those darn shoes.
Instead, go for something mid-heeled, something strappy and embellished like the sandals below. And don’t forget to stock up on foot petals, they’ll be your lifesaver that evening.
- Coloriffics “Capri” Sandals ($74)
- Coloriffics “Monterrey” Sandals ($68)
- Touch Ups “Anneka” Sandals ($60)
A simple gold clutch will perfectly top off this prom look. This one below is pretty similar to the one Carrie was wearing (see here).
Urban Expressions Hayden Clutch
Hooray, you’re done! I bet you’ll be as fabulous as Carrie in your prom dress. Wish you a great prom night!
If you have a style question of your own or need advice on something fashion related, feel free to drop me a line (my email: profashionelle[at]gmail.com). Looking forward hearing from you!