You don't have to be a delicate princess or a shy little flower at prom this year. If the whole damsel-in-distress isn't really your scene, there are hundreds of alternatives to the traditional Cinderella ball gown. Rock out this prom season with a dress that's a little less girly and packs a whole lot more attitude!
We promise, it really is possible to combine the glamor of prom with the kind of dark inspiration that many young ladies are loving these days. Whether you're inspired by the recent obsession with vampires (True Blood and Twilight have featured their fare share of Gothic fashion), or more classic influences like Ozzy Osbourne and the punk rock of yore, there's a way to dress up your unique style for prom.
Look for gowns in dark colors like black, burgundy, navy and purple. Embellishments are big - and nothing evokes dark fantasy like black lace, so keep an eye out for gowns that feature this eye-catching detail.
To really seal the deal, accessories are your best bet. Studded bracelets and chunky necklaces are the perfect way to communicate goth-glam and be true to your style while evoking all the pomp and circumstance of prom.