Top 5 Twists on Prom-Wear

Yes, you could follow the fancy dress blueprint of everyone else heading to prom this spring, but isn’t that what high school has been about for the last four years? Lead with that Spidey style sense of yours (we know it’s in there) and put an unexpected twist on your formalwear:

Go vintage: Head to Mannequin downtown, Hi–Bred in Walnut Hills or nvision in Northside for vintage dresses, suits, hats, jewelry and handbags.


Photograph Courtesy Hi-Bred


Photograph Courtesy Hi-Bred














Flower power: Instead of the usual fresh flower corsage or boutonniere, check out HaloMiner’s handmade flowers made of leather or recycled fabric and plastic. Bolero also carries a unique selection of “lapel art.”

Less is more: Sloane Boutique isn’t your typical prom dress shop spot, but it carries lots of minimalist, head turning options like a black jumpsuit and top from Flynn Skye or D. Efect’s Colleen Dress.

Fancy Footwork: To paraphrase the late, great John Lennon: happiness is cool shoe. Guys (and Dolls for that matter) can head straight to Corporate in Hyde Park Square for the boldest and brightest sneaker selection.

Tie it all up with a bow…tie: Article and Bolero both feature a well-edited selection of sophisticated pocket squares, ties, cuff links and other accessories, or add some whimsy to your tux with and a laser cut wood bow ties from Lucca Laser Workshop at

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