Jessica McClintock Bethany Prom Dress
Demure, but not without an edgy side, the sweet Bethany dress is one of Jessica McClintock’s most elegant styles to date. An old world feel dominates the style, lending it the power to transform a modern 21st century night at the prom into a scene straight out a period piece film.
While bubble skirts have enjoyed their time in the spotlight in recent months, its most appropriate place is undoubtedly on a full-skirted dress like this one. Here, the “bubbles” are formed as the smooth, flawless satin gently gathers into small tufts. Broken into graduated intervals, the bubbles are a delicate, elegant way to make a quiet statement on a skirt that’s full, but not billowing.
If the bottom half of the dress is noteworthy, the top is simply sublime. The square neck provides the sort of modest coverage one doesn’t typically expect of a bustier style. An embroidered net bodice accents the area, coming to a conclusion at the flattering empire waist. Though the addition of a band, bow and brooch at the waist may sound like overkill on an already detailed dress, they only serve to make the distinction between the lacy top half and the sleeker bottom.
Tall girls will appreciate this dress. Not only is its length appropriate, it also gives toned, sculpted arms and shoulders a chance to show off. Worn with a loose, piecy chignon and a sparkling pair of rhinestone earrings, it’s destined to make for an unforgettable night! Finish the look with heels that complement the earrings. Be adventurous with your choices, since a beige dress like this offers plenty of accessorizing options.
Jessica McClintock Prom Dress