Yes, You Can DIY Your Prom — Even the Dress!
Proms are so elaborate these days. Used to be, we’d just pal up with our science-lab partner and if a little outside-of-the-classroom chemistry combusted, all the better. But now there are “promposals”. Yikes. And they’re filmed. And shared. Dress shopping, hair and makeup, even stretch Hummers and such. Sheesh. All that planning takes so much time and effort. The ladies are pinning and sharing months, even sometimes a year, in advance. So, even though prom isn’t until fall, prom inspo is breaking out all over our Instagram and Pinterest right now. Some of the dresses we’re seeing are super spendy for a one-time event. One way to make that gown pay for itself, is to find a dress that will work for multiple occasions. Here are 23 prom dresses that we would totally wear right now — some as low as $44 — and any one of them would be perfect also for a wedding or other social event.
Another way to save beaucoup bucks is to DIY your prom. Not only does it cut costs, but it will also make your prom special and more personal. You’re going to be remembering this event for a long time, so own it, sister! From makeup to shoes to bag to flowers, here are 10 things for prom that you can totally DIY— and one is even a tea-length tulle skirt that will totally work for prom.
Geneva at Pair and a Spare sewed this elegant tulle skirt using a classic circle-skirt pattern, which you can download from her blog. And you don’t need mad seamstress skills, as the elastic-waist garment is beginner-friendly. You’ll need about 5-1/2 yards of tulle, some lining fabric such as satin and, of course, a sewing machine.
We love the way Geneva has paired her girly tulle skirt and lacy deconstructed tee with a leather bomber jacket. Leather and lace. The bomb for prom!
Are you DIYing your prom? Tag us on Instagram @britandco. We want to see!
(Photo via A Pair and a Spare)
Our undergarments might have taken a backseat in 2020, but with a new year upon us, we're feeling inspired to reprioritize our most intimate clothing layer — especially in time for Valentine's Day. Because hey, what better way to kickstart a season of self-love than by treating yourself to a confidence-boosting set of lingerie?
We turned to trusted intimates brand Adore Me to set us straight on trends for the year ahead, featuring size-inclusive bodysuits, romantic bustiers, lacy babydoll styles, and everything in between. Luxe sets start at $24.95 with free shipping and exchanges, and if you're not sure what style would work best for you, Adore Me has an at-home styling service called the Elite Box. You can try everything on from the comfort and safety of your home, keep what you love, and send back the rest totally hassle-free. Need more to pique your interest? Scroll ahead to see the silky lingerie and loungewear pieces we're adding to our cart.
Adore Me Svana Contour Set ($24.95): You can't go wrong with this playful satin cherry print and lace design.
Adore Me Luana Camisole & Short Set ($24.95): It was about time for a PJ upgrade, and this silky set is perfect for sweet dreamin' and lounging around the house.
Adore Me Gynger Unlined Set ($24.95): Va-va-voom! Hands-down the sexiest piece in the collection, this bra boasts a fiery red bow and skin-showing cups — literally confidence in a bra!
Adore Me Evetta Unlined Set ($24.95): This barely-there flouncy lace set is for when you'd almost rather wear nothing at all.
Adore Me Desirae Robe ($24.95): Take your self-care to the next level with this so-soft robe with subtle lace detailing.
Adore Me Clarisse Unlined Bodysuit ($24.95): This floral lace bodysuit with adjustable attached garters is straight out of our lingerie fantasy.
Adore Me Charlize Unlined Set ($24.95): If plum is more your power color, you'll love this sheer lace set.
Adore Me Helene Cheeky Plus (5 for $20): Our underwear drawer needs a little TLC too, and these comfy undies with coverage are the answer.
Adore Me Kaia Contour Plus Set ($24.95): Cutouts are all the rage, so why not have them in your underwear too?
Adore Me Kaia Contour Set ($24.95): Oh, and it comes in fire engine red — yes, please!
Adore Me Clarisse Bodysuit ($24.95): If you weren't sure about bodysuits, let this classic style change your mind.
Adore Me Corina Push Up Bustier ($24.95): Like more volume in the cleavage area? This sexy corset situation is for you.