Have you started looking for your Prom dress yet? Now is the time! I recently sat down with Elizabeth, owner of Soirée Prom and Tux, in Portsmouth, to get the scoop on the latest color and design trends.
Upon walking into the store I immediately felt like I was in a high end NYC boutique. The selection, the atmosphere, the service-all top notch. Elizabeth said that many girls come in as a group to shop for their dresses. The dressing room is huge and luxurious and lends itself to a group making a day of finding that perfect dress.
This years trends? Elizabeth said “two piece, fit and flare or mermaid style dresses” are huge this year.
As for color, “black, navy, and burgundy but we also have a large selection of pastels which are re-emerging in popularity.
As far as accessories go, VERY FIRST thing Elizabeth said to get is a NUBRA. “It is a MUST! It helps deep the dress in place so you don’t have to adjust it all night. It also helps fill out the dress.”
Other accessories Soirée offers a large selection bracelets, earings and necklaces. Shoes too-“platform heals are still popular. We have a shoe for everyone-high and low heal. We can outfit you completely from head to toe.” The best part is “you work with a stylist who will completely outfit you!” I asked Elizabeth what advice she has for girls shopping for their dress. “Don’t shop till you drop. If you find one-get it because it could be gone. It’s a fast and furious season and a lot of the dresses CANNOT be re-ordered.”
Now for the guys. They usually start coming in in March or April to find their tux. Gray is trending right now. Also colored jackets with black lapels. Plaid suspenders and bow ties are a HUGE trend too!”
The guys also have their own place to hang out on the second floor. There they can select their shoes, accessories and get fitted by a stylist as well.
Check out Soirée! You will LOVE IT!! 599 Lafayette Road right here in Portsmouth. 603.427.6888