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your look ● fashion forecast By Kaye Davis CARSON KRESSLEY New and Next for 2016 Checking in on the top trends from the World of Prom Market for this year’s biggest high school event S tyle expert Carson Kressley might not have at- tended his prom, but he sure does know a thing or two about what we can expect to see on dance ﬂoors and pageant stages this spring. The charm- ing TV personality was the resident tastemaker at the 2015 Wold of Prom Market at AmericasMart Atlanta. Carson scoured the Market in search of the best new looks and hottest trends for prom, pageant, quinceañera, homecoming, and general social occasions in 2016. Bring a bit of Carson’s “je ne sais quoi” to your personal style with these suggestions inspired by the style expert’s fa- vorite items from the 2015 national prom Market: GEOMETRIC PATTERNS The runway looked like the world’s most chic math class with geometric prints appearing throughout the show. Whether as an accent piece or the dominant design of the dress, these bold prints solve the equation for a memorable prom gown. FLORALS While a ﬂoral frock may be a mainstay for spring fash- ion collections this season, the look is a fresh one for social occasions. The ﬂoral representations are as diverse as the blooms they portray, ranging from printed fabrics to ap- pliques and beading. FEATHERS Fashionistas of a feather ﬂock together. Feather details add a delicate whimsy and tons of movement to gowns. Look for them in a variety of colors on the skirts of both long and short styles. 84 PAGEANTRY METALLICS No spotlights are needed with these shiny and shimmery dresses. New shades such as rose gold, pewter, and platinum join classic sparklers gold and silver. Bold ladies go head-