Diamonds are a girl's best friend! And, when it comes to formal dresses we feel no differently. Prom dresses with crystals and rhinestones are a fabulous (cost effective) way to get the most sparkle and shine possible on your dress. From the AB stone to a clear rhinestone, you can't go wrong. Sherri Hill has raised the bar with these embellishments, designing gowns that sparkle from head to toe. Many short styles feature the bust or upper torso of the dress covered in crystals and a tulle skirt for balance. Another hot trend we have been seeing is large crystals on a nude or light metallic dress. This look has been shown on the runway and in national pageants and is sure to make an appearance again in 2012 formal wear. You will see prom dresses with crystals paired with chiffon, feathers, tulle and taffeta to create the most unique gowns that you won't find anywhere else. And of course it doesn't stop with the dress, crystals are a must have in your accessories. From shoes, to earrings to the perfect bracelet, a prom dress with crystals will complete any look.