What was your favorite movie of 2017? Did you ever stop to think that it might have an impact on what you wear to your prom?
One of the biggest influences on prom fashion each year is popular film. In 2017, the influence of Disney’s live action version of Beauty and the Beast was seen in the rise in popularity of ball gown style dresses. The style evolved from prom dresses very similar to Belle’s over-the-top, romantic and sparkly yellow gown to more contemporary 2-piece versions reminiscent of the character’s dress but far sexier and more modern. The movie even inspired French chateau-feel design and décor choices at some proms.
It stands to reason, then, that 2017 wasn’t an anomaly – popular film has many different impacts on our lives. How will movies influence prom fashion in 2018?
The Greatest Showman
Released at the end of 2017, The Greatest Showman hasn’t had a chance yet to influence prom fashion, but many people believe it will! Hugh Jackman’s signature crimson tails might inspire daring young men to put on formal morning coats instead of standard tuxedos.
Zendaya’s orchid stretch satin aerialist costume is a definite to inspire prom dresses. The color is outstanding and is rising in popularity. Also, costume designer Ellen Mirojnick is obsessed with crystals, so you can expect to see a lot of dresses encrusted with bling.
The film combines classic moments from the 20s with contemporary music, so you may see a vintage twist to proms come up. Zack Efron’s super tailored tuxes could inspire a shift in men’s fashion. The movie’s jewel tones will be huge and we suspect that Mirojnick isn’t the only one with an addiction to using crystals. Look for them not only on prom gowns, but in accessories, jewelry and shoes too.
Eight of the most stunning women in Hollywood are coming together to pull off the ultimate heist in the comedy/adventure, Ocean’s 8. Of course, so far we’ve only seen trailers, but in the limited amount of footage available to us to view so far, it is clear that this is going to be one exciting fashion exploration.
How Major Movies will Influence Prom Fashion in 2018
Sandra Bullock sports an oversized white fur coat on the subway in one released scene (faux, we’re sure, or that’s what we’ll tell ourselves, at least). It would make the perfect dramatic accessory over a sleek prom dress. Cate Blanchett’s amazing skintight green velvet suit could be a real influence on prom fashion as well. Velvet is already enjoying extreme popularity this year. And there hasn’t been a single trailer photo released, yet, where the women pictured weren’t wearing incredible heels.
Other possible fashion-swaying movies in 2018 are the live-action, proper British Mary Poppins Returns which features early 19th century costumes; the Bohemian (Boho) look makes Mama Mia: Here We Go Again, a sure-thing when it comes to rubbing off on the fashion designers. Even the African influences behind Black Panther.
Which 2018 mega-hit movies do you expect could influence your prom style?