If the shoe fits you’re on your way to nailing both your outfit and, if you happen to have Cinderella-like luck, your perfect man too. While we can’t guarantee you’ll find your Prince Charming, we can make sure you look good in the process. Autumn/winter 2012 is bringing prom dresses back to fashion with grungy, kitsch styles reminiscent of Courtney Love, Cher – from Clueless not the voice-alteration-loving singer – and even Cyndi Lauper.
To really pump up the volume and amp up the grunge factor, you need to vamp out in lace, work sweetheart necklines with skull necklaces and keep the hemline short and sweet. Our top pick for the cheap prom dress category comes from New Look. At just £29.99 the Black Strapless Lace Skirt Prom Dress (pictured) is accessible to all. Plus, if you save on the dress you’ll have cash to splash on the shoes, and we know all women love shoes.
Now that the dress is sorted, here are three completely different on-trend winter shoe styles that will help you score fashion kudos and maybe even your own Prince, who knows how charming he’ll be.
Shoe boots are arguably the best winter heels money can buy. You get that little bit of extra coverage, which comes in very handy when the mercury drops and the rain starts to pick up ferocity. This season it’s all about studding, tassels and zips. So we could hardly believe our luck when we found the Black Studded Panel Heeled Boots, £29,99, at New Look.
Yes they have the studding; yes they have the tassel and yes the upper is made from a smooth, suede like textile. All round winner we say.
For sheer rockability you cannot beat the Est 1969 Black Studded Buckled Ankle Boots, £69.99. Again they boast more studding and some chunky straps; they also ooze attitude out of every real leather pore. These will add some badass style to your grungy prom dress.
Kelly Brook has done another collection for New Look and like the starlet herself it is super sexy and a little bit naughty. Crank up your sex appeal with the Kelly Brook Snarl Lace Peep Toe Heels, £27.99.
There’s lace, embellishment and some serious height – what’s not to like? Get some Kelly Brook style inspiration from InStyle.co.uk.