Happy March 1 -- which means prom season is just around the corner. Get a jump start on the gown search this weekend at a trunk show Saturday and Sunday at One Enchanted Evening (11269 Perry Highway in Pine) featuring Jovani Fashions.
Julie Durocher, design director for Jovani Fashions, will be on hand at times to offer advice for dressing for the occasion. Jovani's gowns have been worn by celebrities, including Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.
In advance of Ms. Durocher's Pittsburgh appearance, we asked her some questions about picking the perfect dress for prom, new trends and more!
Q: What are the hot colors for prom gowns this year?
A: The color nude seams to be most popular, along with blush and a lot of black.
Q: Short or long gowns -- is one more popular?
A: Long gowns are more popular for prom.
Q: There are so many silhouettes (ball gown, column, short, strapless, halter, etc.) to choose from. Are there certain looks that are better for certain body types? Do you have a few examples you can share?
A: Every shape is selling well! It all depends on the wearer's body and confidence level. The soft mermaid does look good on every body.
Q: What can we expect from Jovani Fashions for prom season?
A: This season Jovani has a lot of nude mesh with beading, as well as beautiful chiffon soft dresses. The line offers every kind of dress so most girls can find a dress for themselves.
Q: From where does Jovani draw its inspiration for prom gowns?
A: As the design director, I am constantly searching and perfecting our beautiful dresses. I travel around the world for inspiration!
Q: What advice do you offer to a young woman trying to find a dress for prom that taps into her personal style?
A: I believe when you see a young girl smiling in her dress that this is the one for her! I also think that prom is one of the few occasions to wear such a long dress, so you should find something special that makes your memories last forever!
And now a sneak peek at some of the looks from Jovani ...