If you are attending a Greece-inspired prom--or you want to reflect your heritage or a time period that you admire--then consider putting together a prom ensemble that incorporates Ancient Greek fashion. Today's prom dresses can be Greek-inspired with ornate embellishments and toga-like forms. But you also can stick with traditional Greek dress by renting a costume. Update your look by incorporating your own personal style for accessories and hair.
Greek Goddess Dresses
Evoke Aphrodite in an elegant "Greek goddess dress." Choose colours that are soft, such as white or pastels. The dress can be inspired by the traditional toga and have one shoulder strap. Also consider dresses that have draping fabric and are form fitting. Avoid poofy dresses that look more like Cinderella than Athena.
Visit your local theatre's costume department and rent a Greek-inspired dress. These costumes will likely be ornate and colourful, embroidered with beads and fringe. Do not forget a hair piece. Consult with the theatre staff to mix and match pieces to create an authentic Greek ensemble.
The most authentic outfits likely will be paired with bare feet, but that will not be an option for the prom. Instead, choose a pair of glitzy sandals. "Ancient Greeks mostly went barefoot although some wealthy people did wear sandals," according to Fashion Era's "Courtesans wore gilded sandals."
Consult online resources for ideas for Greek-inspired updos. Many Greek costumes incorporate curls and head wraps. Do not forget accessories for updos. "Women used gold, silver hair pins, cone headdress and tiaras. Young girls used fresh flowers and ribbons," according to Fashion Era. Consider braiding your hair or winding it into a bun at the back of your hair. Use ribbons, flowers or a headscarf to embellish.
You can wear your hair down. Consider curling it with loose curls using a curling iron and then wrapping your head with a sparkly tiara or a headband of fresh flowers. Also, consider wearing your hair half up and half down. You can secure the "half up" section of your hair with a sparkly barrette or hair clips.
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