Throughout the past couple of weeks we've been talkin' about prom. We've shown you dresses for different price points and rompers and jumpsuits to consider instead of a dress. Sure, finding a prom dress for under $150 is cool, but you know what's cooler? A billion dresses for $150. JK, it's finding an entire prom look for $100. Yep, even though it sounds impossible, we've found three dress/shoe/bag combinations that not only work together, but are under 100 bones. TOTAL. While there are plenty of expensive dresses out there, you definitely can cop your entire look for less, if you want to. Check out our three fave combos below!
Photo: Forever 21/ASOS/Urban Outfitters
When it comes to prom, tulle is probably the fabric that first comes to mind. Like, LBR, your mind doesn't immediately go to cotton when the word "prom" is uttered. This dress ($22.80) reverses typical prom dress styles with a layer of tulle on the outside of the skirt. Throw on a leather jacket you already own and pair it with metallic silver shoes ($47.04) and a small clutch ($19.99) and you're good to go.
Beyonce is having a DAY. (Granted, it's probably pretty amazing to wake up every day as Beyonce.) This morning, she was revealed as the cover of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2014 issue. She also ~officially~ released her music video for "Pretty Hurts." And now, she's letting us premiere a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of that video with commentary from Bey herself and "Pretty Hurts" director Melina Matsoukas.
The two drop knowledge about the pro-social aim of the video: a call-to-action for girls and women to think differently about how they view beauty. It's a message that we're behind in full—inner beauty will always shine the brightest—so we're supporting her #WhatIsPretty campaign with some of our favorite inspirational Beyonce quotes about beauty and self-worth. We'll be printing these out poster-size for our offices and homes, and we suggest you do the same.
All Photos: Sony Records/Art: MTV
She woke up like dis.
Photo: @ddlovato Instagram
Not too long ago Demi Lovato was changing her hair as fast as she changed outfits. She was blonde, blue, pink, back to brunette, and then buzzed on the side like Skrillex. Nowadays, she’s all about the natural look and to prove it, Demi posted a no-makeup selfie to Instagram with the caption “I woke up like dis…..at 4 pm.” Yonce would be proud.
Taylor Swift as a mom and Sarah Hyland as a rebellious teen.
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Selena Gomez, Lorde, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge—it seems like Taylor Swift has a different best friend for each week of the year, doesn't it? (Maybe she coordinates them with her shoes.) The latest gal in Taylor's BFF lineup is Sarah Hyland, Modern Family star and full-time cutie. While Taylor and Sarah seem like a natural pairing—they are about the same age and like hanging out with Meredith, Taylor's cat—they definitely are polar opposites when in comes to personal style. Take a look at these outfits from their friend date last night, for example: T-Swift wore a LBD and pink wool coat, while Sarah rocked black skinnies and a leather jacket. Oh no! So different! This relationship is probably doomed, right?
MTV's new series Faking It debuted last night and—guess what?—it's really good! A new show means new characters to meet and, more important, more wardrobes to discuss. As with many MTV shows (see: Teen Wolf), the fashion choices seem totally appropriate for high schoolers, and we are very excited to see what Karma, Amy, Shane, and Liam wear in the rest of the episodes.
I'm getting ahead of myself, though—let's talk about the pilot's most fashionable moments.
Amy and Karma on 'Faking It.'
We knew we'd like this show when it opened with a shot from within a closet. Hi, we like closets and the things that go in them. Karma (Katie Stevens), one of the two lead characters, then asks her best friend/fake girlfriend, Amy (Rita Volk), how blind people get dressed, which is never really resolved.
"I am fashion" - Justin Bieber
Photo: @justinbieber's Instagram
It would seem that Justin Bieber just can't win. There was that time he hoped Anne Frank would have been a Belieber. Or when his bodyguards carried him up the Great Wall of China. And of course, most recently, he paid a visit to a controversial landmark in Japan. But you know where Biebs is winning? In the wardrobe department. Just look at that oversized KTZ T-shirt with a big ol' cobra and "POISON" written in Arabic (which, BTW, you can buy for yourself if you have $365 burning a hole in your pocket). Bieber's fashionable, and he knows it. So much so, that he captioned this snap with a weighty declaration: "I am fashion." Whoa. Not just fashionable or fashion forward. Bieber. Is. Fashion.
One Direction shoes because why not.
Photo: @onedirection Twitter
Have your feet been feeling decidedly un-British recently? Do you long to have signatures on your
sneakers (sorry) trainers? Are you very, VERY much into One Direction? Well, then, you're in luck—One Direction finally have shoes that fit all of your needs and desires. This morning on Twitter, the One Direction account announced that for the next five weeks they'd be sending a pair to five people who subscribe to their newsletter. Um, do you get to choose whose signature you get? Some people might only be interested in one specific pair, so, like, how do you guarantee you win the blue ones? Asking for a friend. Also, if this is a surprise, how do they obtain your shipping information and shoe size? While I wouldn't throw away a pair of Niall kicks that showed up on my doorstep (size 8.5 U.S. women's, please), I'd be weirded out that the people who run 1D's Twitter somehow found my address.
Angel Haze performing at ELLE's 5th Annual Women In Music Concert Celebration
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Elle pretty much killed it with this year’s lineup for their Women in Music issue: Iggy Azalea, Angel Haze, Ariana Grande, the list goes on. So, naturally, their party to celebrate the issue was poised to have just as much pizzazz. Angel Haze might have stolen the show though, with her performance and fresh hairstyle. The rapper, who modeled for the magazine’s May Issue with purple tips, performed with a new ombre ’do. Angel swapped out her previous hair color for a light blonde shade, all the better to match her Medusa necklace.
Rita Ora performing on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.'
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When an artist sees a blank canvas, the only natural reaction is to cover it. Enter Rita Ora. The singer appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night (April 23) to promote her new single, "I Will Never Let You Down," wearing a poofy white dress and white Stan Smith trainers. She looked gorgeous as always, but the simple outfit was a far cry from the wild, kooky, colorful Rita outfits we know and love. Where was all the leather? The quilted denim? Where were the cartoon characters?