By TOMIE LUNSFORD
Telegram Staff Writer
Prom can make or break a girl's high school experience.
So to help Bell County girls have the best prom they can, the upcoming Day for Women event will showcase the newest trends in prom wear.
'The most popular thing, by far, this year is the one-shoulder prom dress,' said Patti Halbert, owner of After 5 Formal Wear in Robinson. 'And the trend's not just limited to prom. It's showing up in dresses for other special occasions too, like holidays and birthday parties.' After 5 won't be the only vendor featured at the Day for Women fashion show. Styles from Georgio's Bridal and Formal Wear in Waco and Johnathan Kanye, the star of TLC's 'Gown Crazy,' also will be displayed.
'The most popular colors this year are, for some reason, orange and tangerine,' Ms. Halbert said. 'I don't know what the deal is with that, but it keeps being at the top of sales.'
Lacy Gaines, the manager at Georgio's Bridal, has seen the same trends develop this season.
'The digital, funky prints are very popular this year too,' Ms. Gaines said. 'The burned out silk also seems to be in, along with short cocktails and heavy beaded fabrics.'
The fashion show is set to start at 3:30 p.m., after the 11:30 a.m. luncheon concludes.
Sponsored by the Temple Daily Telegram, the Day for Women is an annual event that features the newest developments in beauty products, home decor and fashion. This year, doors will open at 10 a.m. Feb. 20, and the speaker will be cancer survivor D'Anne Willis of Lampasas.
Tickets are available in Temple at the Telegram, 10 S. Third St.; Precious Memories, 1404 S. 31st St.; Kayla's Hallmark stores in Temple Mall; and the Marketplace Shopping Center, 330 S. 31st St. The cost is $10 for general admission.
For details or to buy tickets, go online to www.tdtnews.com.