Celeb-inspired Prom Dresses

Shopping for the ideal statement-making prom dress-- one that looks fierce, feels comfortable (enough), photographs well, and won’t reveal everything while you’re getting out of your stretch limo-- can make you feel overwhelmed and probably not unlike a celebrity prepping for a red carpet moment. To help define your prom style, how about picking a celeb whose style you admire, and using them for fashion inspiration? We invited five prom-bound teen viewers to our studio and styled them in looks inspired by Selena Gomez, Dakota Fanning, Amber Riley, Shailene Woodley, and Miranda Cosgrove. Post on our Facebook wall, and let us know which celebrity you’d choose.

If you’re feeling like you’re having "frock shock" in the department store aisles, let your favorite celebrity guide your prom picks. Check out these ten celebrity-inspired looks for a little shopping inspiration.


Selena Gomez

The singer-actress-designer's style is youthful, sophisticated, and showy, with lots of figure-flattering gowns that sparkle.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren, $180

BB Dakota, $53

BB Dakota, $53.

Dakota Fanning

Soft, understated gowns in warm neutrals or short, flirty white and pink frocks define Dakota’s look.

Lord & Taylor, $153

Lord and Taylor, $199.

Shoshanna, $395

Shoshanna, $395.

Amber Riley

The “Glee” star opts for high-impact bright colors or prints in flattering silhouettes.

Xscape, $179

Xscape, $179.

Lord & Taylor, $126

Donna Rico, $153.

Shailene Woodley

Shailene’s awards season looks underscore her love of bold prints and her model-like ability to carry off the edgiest fashions.

Dillard’s, $180

Dillard's, $199.

Rachel Rachel Roy, $139

Rachel Rachel Roy, $139.

Miranda Cosgrove

Bold, bright colors that flatter her fair skin and raven hair, plus a dose of classic black, are Miranda’s signature style choices.

BCBG, $129.
BCBG, $129.

Express, $48.93.

Express, $48.93.

Will this help YOU amplify your style?