When planning for prom, many young ladies want to go for a dress that is elegant and classy. Prom is a rare occasion where everyone you know dresses up in their best attire. While colors are always a bold statement, there's something graceful in choosing a dress that is color-neutral, such as a black or white dress. And, you can really blow everyone away with a sophisticated combo of the two, by wearing a black and white dress.
Black and White Formal Dresses Inspiration
If you're considering wearing a black and white prom dress, the first step is to look at for inspiration. There have been numerous black and white dresses both on the red carpet and on the big screen, and we've hunted down some of the best ones for you!
On the Big Screen
For some inspiration check out Audrey Hepburn's beautiful white gown with black flower detailing in the movie Sabrina.
If you are considering more modern, party dresses, look up Tricia Helfer's black and white dress with cutouts in the television show Lucifer.
And lastly, we had to mention the adorable black and white dress with a small bowtie at the neck worn by Cheryl Blossom in Riverdale.
On the Red Carpet
Probably the most notable black and white dress that immediately comes to mind is the gorgeous strapless ball gown worn by Blake Lively at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Audrey Hepburn makes the list for a second time with a cocktail black and white dress that has a black top, white skirt, a thin black bow in the middle, which she paired with white gloves.
And, it would be a crime if we didn't mention the stunning black and white formal dress worn by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. She wore a white gown with black detailing to the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and it absolutely floored the crowd!
How to Wear a Black and White Dress to Prom
A black and white dress is a beautiful choice for prom. It can be quite versatile, working for both shorter cocktail dresses or long, formal gowns. A dress with a white background with black detailing gives a powerful and innocent look.
For women that are plus size, they may lean towards the choice of having a black dress with white detailing. Black dresses are typically quite slimming and flattering.
As long as you feel comfortable and pretty in your prom dress, that is how you know you've made the right decision.
Contrast your look for prom this year in Genealogy Boutique's grand selection of black and white prom dresses. Black evening dresses display class and elegance, while white evening dresses give you an innocent and sweet appearance. The harsh contrast in black and white formal dresses make an overwhelming statement. We offer you a wide variety of black and white evening dresses for women that you can wear for a broad spectrum of occasions. Wear a short black and white prom dress for this year's homecoming dance or choose a long, cheap black and white dress to wear to your next military ball. Watch out red, black and white prom dresses are here to steal the spotlight this prom season!