Mr. Saab, Will You Take Me to Prom?

Elie Saab is a name you have  most likely heard in the weeks following Awards Season – and with good reason.  He is the KING of romantic, delicate dresses that are making ladies (and a few boys) everywhere swoon.

With the launch of Prom Week here on HelloGiggles, there is no better designer to draw inspiration from. I want to help you recreate some of the drool-worthy dresses he has sent down the runway.

The Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture show has everything a girl needs for this year’s prom: dreamy pastel colors, great nipped waists and silhouettes that won’t make your parents cry (a la Mean Girls).

Task at hand, we searched the web until we found prom-worthy picks that will satisfy your Elie Saab fix. The dresses below are all priced between $80.00-150.00. We know you have a million prom expenses, but these dresses will look like you have been saving for months.

From left to right:

Rare  ‘Ruffle Skate Dress’, $145.43 at ASOS shown in Soft Pink. For the girl who likes the marshmallow blanket jackets in the winter & texture that adds a whimsical finish.

Zara ‘Guipure Lace Dress’, $89.90 at Zara Online. For the girl who wants the lace but will most likely throw her leather moto on after the corsage and the pictures are done.

Darling  ‘Lace Amelia Dress’,  $136.34 at ASOS  shown in both Aqua Blue and Candy Pink. For the girl who wants to dance all night… our top pick!

All of these dresses are super easy to finish and accessorize. We love a simple tiny gold chain bracelet or necklace (sure to be found in your mom or grandma’s jewelry box). For shoes, I recommend you go with a nude peep toe or t-strap heel. If you are feeling like YOPO (You Only Prom Once), go monochromatic and pair your dress with matching pastel pumps.

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