While our actual prom days may be long behind us, we're using our fashion powers for good, living vicariously through your spring formal adventures while lending out a (well-manicured) helping hand. Let it be known that a knock-'em-dead prom dress can be found at ANY price point (and that back in the day, THIS editor found hers on the clearance rack of an outlet store [DOUBLE BARGAIN, y'all—I ain't ashamed of it]). We've hooked you up with jaw-dropping dresses for under $150 and a mid-range that won't break the bank, but now... Welp, now we're hitting you with 10 pricier ($350+) prom dresses and why we think they're worth the splurge.

MULTI-COLORED METALLICS

Prom dresses

These shiny, sassy dresses are worth shelling out serious dough for.
Photo: ASOS/Forever Unique

Pastel is now and will forever be a huge prom staple. It's springy. It's girly. It's prom-perfect. But if you're going to shell out hundreds of dollars for a pastel prom dress, you might as well go ALL out. To us, that means a rendering in metallics and, when possible, a metric ton of all-over embellishment. Take this sequined French Connection mini ($415.63), this mirrored Forever Unique number (£275.00), and the excellent ombre print and color combo of this House of Hackney frock ($438.90) as collective inspiration.

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Justin Bieber fan merch

All Justin Bieber everything.
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Guys, Justin Bieber is growing up, and it's time we do, too. Most Beliebers are transitioning from tweens into twenty-somethings, meaning it's officially time to toss all that cheap mall merch from our younger years and trade it in for something way, WAY hipper. And, no, that doesn't mean we have to be more subtle about our obsession for the Biebs, it's just a fashion upgrade to our already undying love for the oh-so-smooth singer. Most people might scoff at the phrase "cool Justin Bieber merch," so get ready to school them with these totally awesome (and Justin-infused) pieces. First up, a "Believe" nameplate necklace ($132). Every girl needs a gold necklace in her life, and this homage to his album is a cool and clever way to show your Bieber fever. Plus, it legit will match everything in your wardrobe. (No, seriously, we wear a gold necklace every single day.)

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The countdown to prom is ON. Yesterday we hooked you up with some amazing dresses that can be yours for under $150, and today we're upping the ante just a little bit more. While it TOTALLY doesn't matter how much you spend on your dress, just the way that you wear it, prom is a big deal and sometimes you want to be a little spendier. There are TONS of low priced options that will have you snatching prom queen crowns all over town, but we also found some breathtaking options between $150 and $350 that will guarantee you're the belle of the ball. From totally trendy to completely classic, the 10 dresses we're going to show you have a little something for everyone.

BEAUTIFUL BEADING

Photo: ASOS/Bloomingdales/Nordstrom

When searching for dress inspiration, we love to think back to some of our favorite historical eras. Now, we're not encouraging dressing up in a costume, but if you don't have the option to hunt for the perfect vintage piece, looking for more modern frocks in old timey cuts or styles can be a great way to get the look you're longing for. One of our favorite eras to pull from is the roaring 20's, when flapper style was all the rage. Sheaths, drop waists and, most essentially, beading were big in the era, and there are some great new options for you to effortlessly channel your inner Daisy Buchanan. In a classic drop waist sheath silhouette, we love ASOS' Frock and Frill Sequined Embellished Dress with Deep V Back ($244.44). For a more red carpet feel, the Adrianna Papel Beaded Gown ($260) sets our hearts aflutter. And finally, somewhere between period and modern is the Pisarro Nights Beaded Mesh Gown ($198)

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Can y'all believe it? Prom is already here, which means it's time to start scoping out your favorite stores for the perfect dress. But, hey, you're not alone! Whether you're looking for a flowy floor-length gown or short flirty frock, we've rounded up the best dresses on the interwebz so you don't have to. The best part, though, is that they're all under $150! Pretty awesome, eh? All right, enough talk—let's get down to business.

PRETTY AND PASTEL

Prom Dresses

Photo: Courtesy of Nordstrom/ASOS

What screams "spring!" more than a gorge pastel dress? Um, nothing, duh. If you're looking to go the girly route in an above-the-knee frock, we've got three stellar options that won't break the bank. First up, a vintage-inspired pale yellow number ($141) that features super glam beading and sequin detailing along the front (including flowers!) and a pleated overlay skirt. The keyhole in the back adds an extra touch of edginess. This. Teal. Polka. Dot. Dress. Is. So. Cute. ($62) If you've ever wanted to try the cut-out trend, this is the time to do it! The classy number features metallic dots on a sheer overlay and shiny trim around the waist with a peek-a-boo back. Perf! If you want to go ALL OUT girly, we highly recommended this layered pink chiffon dress ($140). The top is decked-out in white, silver and pink beads that create a faux bustier. On the bottom, it's layers upon layers of the fluffy pink stuff!

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Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James stunt in suits.
Photo: Courtesy of @russwest44's Instagram/@sniperjones35's Instagram/Getty Images

In the dedicated sports world, the biggest basketball buzz of the moment is without a doubt the NCAA's escalating March Madness tourney, as the Louisville Cardinals, Wichita State Shockers, Michigan Wolverines, and Syracuse Oranges all head into Final Four games this Saturday. On the fashion side of things, however, it's the men of the NBA who are making the most waves. According to PSFK, retail giant Macy's is updating the store's classic suit and is looking to the pre- and post-game togs of professional basketball players for inspiration.

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We don't know about you, but between bouts of spring fever, we're having a little bit of a crisis. We got so used to our boots and our all black ensembles this winter that now we don't know what to wear! While it's tempting to throw all of our chilly weather staples out the window and jump head first into floral dresses, bare legs, and denim shorts (mmm, summer), we have to admit that it's not THAT warm yet, and some serious in-between dressing is called for. These, friends, are the times that separate the women from the girls, as they say. Good transitional dressing is truly an art form, and it is not to be discounted. It's also not nearly as challenging as we all think once you have your anchor pieces locked down, and one of those is without a doubt a solid pair of flats. Ballet flats, loafers, sneaks, all will do, but right now what we're really falling for are playful oxfords. Whether floral, neon, holographic or just plain BRIGHT, the classic lace ups add that springtime je ne sais quoi to all of our outfits, and serve as a bit of a buffer when we're not sure what jacket to wear, whether it's warm enough for that microfloral dress, or...well, you get the idea. Lucky for us oxfords are trending in a major way, so there are tons of options to choose from!

FLORAL OXFORDS

It may not quite be time for those floral dresses, but oxfords are the next best thing.
Photo: Clockwise from Left: Forever 21/Urban Outfitters/Shopbop/ASOS/ALDO/Urban Outfitters

Probably the simplest way to make your wardrobe pop without having to do a whole spring overhaul is with a pair of bright floral oxfords. Luckily, there are a ton of options out there, spanning an enormous variety of price points. Some of our faves are Forever 21's Floral Oxfords ($26.50), Dr. Martens Floral 3-eye oxford ($120.00), Splendid Nickerie Oxfords ($78.00), ASOS Mastermind Flatforms ($46.55), Aldo Foliroli in Natural Print ($40.00), and Kimchi Blue embroidered eyelet oxford ($49.00).

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Um, where did the time go? Easter is only three days away! But if you're like us and have been too busy rejoicing the fact that spring is FINALLY HERE to actually think about what you're going to wear this weekend, that's totally fine. We get that. So we've done the hard part for you and scoured the internet for some of the cutest Easter-worthy outfits the WWW has to offer. Yes, there are the expected pastel sundresses. But we've also included skirts, pants, and even jumpsuits(!) into the mix, so consider all your springtime bases covered. And the best part is, these pieces are totally versatile, which means you can wear them long after your family brunch has ended, the Easter egg hunt is over, and your sugar high has finally passed. So grab your credit card— you might need express shipping on this one— and LET'S SHOP.

PRINTED DRESSES

Wear a printed dress this Easter!
Photo: Pixie Market/Madewell/ASOS

In our brains, breezy printed dresses are THE quintessential springtime uniform. Wear them with sandals when padding around the city during the day, dress 'em up with heels or wedges at night...seriously, there are SO many options. Plus, a bonus: all three of these frocks have a modest knee-skimming silhouette, which means they're family-friendly for Easter, without sacrificing the cute factor. Win win?

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Lady Gaga

This is Mother Monster swag you need to get your paws on.
Photo: Etsy/Society6/reira57's eBay store

You guyyyyyys! It's Lady Gaga's BIRTHDAY today! We imagine Gagaloo is taking it easy this year, resting up and cuddling with Fozzi, noshing on unicorn-shaped sheet cake, but with a day this big (HELLOOOO, this is the anniversary of Gaga being BORN [this way] after all), someone has to celebrate in her honor. Since she already has a custom Ken Borochov 24-Karat gold wheelchair, that sets the gifting bar a little high for our taste, so instead, we're honoring Mother Monster on her special day by swaddling ourselves (don't worry about the logic here, it's circular) in the illest Gaga Stan Swag available.

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Snooki MTV Tank

Snooki in a retro MTV tank!
Photo: Snooki's Instagram/Amazon

When two of our most favorite things (MTV and style, duh) mix in the most beautiful of ways, we can't HELP but be ecstatic. Last night our girl Snooki Instagrammed a pic of herself sporting an MTV tank top with the caption "#RetroMTV shirt <3," and we just about died. A current MTV star wearing a retro MTV logo? It's all too much for our emotionless hearts to handle. The Snooki & JWOWW star decided to stick with an all-American MTV theme on a heather gray tank (even though the old logo was ever-changing), and she finished the look with round, animal print sunnies, denim cut-off short, and high pony. Perf!

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nasty gal

A still from Nasty Gal's 'Valley Girl' lookbook.
Photo: Courtesy of Nasty Gal

Between this week's New York Times profile on founder Sophia Amoruso (they nickname her "Cinderella of Tech"), a rumored deal with Urban Outfitters, and its day-to-day biz of dressing girls in generally badass, super cute clothes, Nasty Gal is clearly on a fast track to world domination. But first, the label has to make a quick pit stop at Coachella. For the newest lookbook, Sophia and co. recruited YouTube star and all-around Cali cool girl Pia Mia Perez to model the brand's latest collection of festival-ready wares. We first suspected something rad was brewing between the two when Sophia posted this picture to Instagram a couple of weeks ago with the caption "@princesspiamia prepares to caravan across the desert with our team to shoot the upcoming Coachella lookbook. Instagram castings do happen!" Hold up, Instagram CASTINGS?! With almost 200K followers on her @PrincessPiaMia account, Sophia isn't exactly plucking Pia Mia from obscurity, Cinderella-style...but the unusual story of how the teen scored her first real modeling gig does sound a bit like a 21st century fairytale.

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