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your look ● fashion forecast By Kaye Davis To Boldly Go... Trends for Prom and Pageant 2017 from the WORLD OF PROM Market A nyone who follows fashion trends knows that 2017 will be a statement year. Bold use of pat- terns, embellishments, structure, and color dom- inated the runways and designer showrooms at the national prom and pageant market at the At- lanta Apparel Market. True to bringing you the hottest fash- ion from the industries, the new spring season will be bold, colorful, and offer a multitude of collections to suit any pag- eant, prom, social occasion, or red carpet event. As you begin the quest for the dress of your dreams, keep in mind a myriad of styles and collections awaits you in the search for the the perfect dress. ENCHANTED GARDEN A whole trend report could be dedicated just to the myriad ﬂoral motifs spotted on the WORLD OF PROM runway. From botanical prints to watercolor interpretations to 3-D ﬂo- rals created from beads or fabric, gowns featured a broad range of varietals in nearly as many colors including popular black and white, black and red, and mint and pink combinations. MIX AND MATCH Designers must only commit to one trend, right? WRONG! One of the biggest trends for Prom 2017 is mixing trends. Whether it is ﬂorals and stripes, or prints and lace, two design elements are better than one. NOT YOUR MOTHER’S CURTAINS Prom goers and pageant queens can have a Miss Scarlett moment without ruining their parents’ home dècor with gowns inspired by interior design elements. In addition to non-traditional fashion fabrics such as chintz, elements in- cluding trimming details and pattern sizing, repeats and placement, echoing furnishing designs abound. Combined with fashion-forward cuts and styling, these gowns ensure the wearer will never be a wallﬂower. FROM THE BOTTOM UP This trend is truly head to toe. Designers are drawing 30 PAGEANTRY Enchanted Garden