Photography by Bishoppe Kamusinga
Models: Shani Belshaw and Allex Sammuli
Frew’s Prom takes to the Jewel Box for a Valentine’s Day inspired photo shoot complete with romantic styles by the hottest designers including Sherri Hill, Faviana, and Mac Duggal. Fall head over heels in love with our spring prom faves.
Nestled in Forest Park lies The Jewel Box, a true gem of St. Louis. This striking space is known for its unique Art Deco architecture and gorgeous glass windows making this intriguing structure ideal for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and of course fashion photo-shoots. The vintage inspired Gatsby greenhouse is home to tropical plants in an array of vivid colors. The interior of the building transports its visitors to a lush and balmy rainforest in the heart of St. Louis’ urban landscape. We couldn’t think of a better place to kiss the winter blues goodbye and plan a spring prom shoot, showcasing some of our most colorful gowns with eye-catching hues and playful patterns.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we selected only the most romantic and daring of styles, dabbling in a pretty palette of mixed reds, pinks, and purples. The rich dark green palm leaves and candy-colored bromeliads created a surprisingly dramatic backdrop, contrasting nicely with our warm reds and bold fuchsia dresses. It was a match made in photo shoot heaven. Bishoppe, a skilled risk-taker with a keen eye for aesthetic and detail, was able to bring our vision to life, capturing those picture perfect moments and highlighting the unique beauty of each dress.
Trends to look for this prom season
Two-pieces! The common misconception about two-pieces is that you need a certain body type to rock this more unconventional formal style. The right two-piece dress flatters and accentuates your assets. The two-piece is on-trend but also lets people know you’re different and like to live life on the edge.
On Allex: Faviana, Style: 7962 Call to order 877-274-3321
Cutouts and thigh-high slits This particular style is hot with celebs on the red carpet and even hotter with us chicas who want to show off our new killer stilettos. We love this intricate floral embroidery on the halter top with some peek a boo cut-outs for that extra touch of stylish sass. The beaded black belt adds some glam glitz and the slit completes the overall look.
On Shani: Faviana, Style: 7952 https://www.bestbridalprices.com/faviana-style-7952-p153043
Contrasting patterns We can’t get enough of this striped strapless Mac Duggal prom dress. It’s flirty, fierce, and totally fabulous for that girl who wants to make the most dramatic of entrances. The floral print blends surprisingly well with the striped pattern. We recommend this fashion-forward style for the girl who’s always wanted to rock a ball gown, but doesn’t want to end up looking like a marshmallow. This Mac Duggal has some serious feminine flair to it, but doesn’t have that over-the-top princess vibe many girls try hard to avoid.
On Shani: Mac Duggal, Style: 40597H https://www.bestbridalprices.com/mac-duggal-ball-gowns-style-40597h-p155389
High-lows We don’t know how many times we’ve heard moms say, “now why didn’t we have this style back when I was in prom?” For the shoe-obsessed prom girl, the high-low is the answer to your fashion prayers. This strapless gown is short and sweet in the front and elegant and eye-catching in the back. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better…this dress also has pockets!! No more regrets about missing out on prom photo ops and Instagram stories with this little number. Simply store your cell phone in one of the hidden pockets of this darling dress and you’re good to go. No more social media FOMO.
On Allex: Sherri Hill, Style 51177 Call to order 877-274-3321
Sophisticated Florals We know, we know, “florals for spring…groundbreaking.” We had to insert a quote from Miranda Priestly there from The Devil Wears Prada. A fashion faux-pas? We think not. It seems obvious to include a dress covered in roses for a Valentine’s day spring photo shoot, but we think there’s something especially unique about this particular gown. Let’s make a prom 2017 prediction shall we? Amidst a sea of pastels; baby pinks, powder blues, and buttercup yellows, all heads will turn as you grace the dance floor in a killer Queen of Hearts inspired ball-gown. We think this dress has a charming French flair to it that puts traditional springy floral gowns to shame. “Off with their heads because they can’t seem to stop staring.”
On Shani: Sherri Hill, Style: 50826 https://www.bestbridalprices.com/sherri-hill-style-50826-p156116
Form-fitting 90’s chic Sure the plunging neckline is all the rage right now, but let’s not overlook the stylish high-neckline on this body-con Faviana. This dress hugs you in all the right places and gives us some serious Kate Moss vibes. Pair it with a leopard overcoat and a black choker necklace, and you’re well on your way to channeling your inner 90’s diva. This fit is super popular right now with top celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Rihanna. Dance the night away in this fabulous red-hot style.
On Allex: Mac Duggal Style: 25220I https://www.bestbridalprices.com/mac-duggal-ieena-style-25220i-p155040
Let prom be your fashion runway this year and dare to be different with a dress from Frew’s. Shop our extensive online selection at bestbridalprices.com.*