Grecian Inspired Prom ideas


It's prom season again!

I don't know why but I always link prom with a Grecian theme. Perhaps because I've always wanted to sashay, transformed, into prom a la Taylor Swift in her "You Belong with Me" music video. Prom is believed to be the night where all dreams come true after all. But alas, I learned at an early age that it is not the case. Still, it hasn't stopped me from dreaming of that day when I can wear my Grecian goddess outfit.

I saw this Reem Acra gown on
Its jeweled straps and the flowy pleated skirt (plus the white color!) take me to the days of the Greecian goddesses.

Reem Acra V Neck Gown with Jeweled Straps in White (ivory)

Although at $5060, it's just too pricey for students.

Another alternative I found was this chiffon Alice + Olivia dress.
At $275, it's a cheaper alternative to the Reem Acra one above and would be perfect for proms whose dress code does not require wearing a long gown.

Alice + Olivia Side Drape Dress in Pink (blush)

It would look perfect with a vintage gold belt, like this one from Free People and a gold cuff like this one from Alexander McQueen.

Free People Vintage Fishscale Retro Belt in Gold Alexander Mcqueen New Twin Cuff Bracelet/old Gold in Gold

However, the McQueen cuff and the Free People belt are too pricey, so this cuff from Nordstrom  and this belt from Mango would do.

Nordstrom Gold Water Textured Cuff in Gold (worn gold)
Mango Adjustable Belt in Gold (94)

This asymmetrical dress also from Alice + Olivia would adhere to the Grecian theme as well. Nothing screams Grecian like asymmetrical necklines and draping.

Alice + Olivia Draped One Shoulder Dress in White (nude)

For accessories, go for gold plated necklaces like this one from Nordstrom. I don't really like how gold it is, so probably pick one in a brighter color.

Nordstrom Gold Water 5plate Statement Necklace in Gold (worn gold)

For the hair, you can always wear a chained headband like this one from ASOS (a steal at $10!), or for something different, try this gold cone also from ASOS

Asos Collection Asos Disc Crown Head Band in GoldAsos Collection Asos Xl Hair Cone in Gold

And for shoes, oh for the life of me, please wear heels!

I made the mistake of wearing kitten heels during my prom for fear of stumbling. It was soooo unflattering. Prom is a great excuse to wear heels, so don't pass up the opportunity! (or else, you'll never learn to walk in heels... like me!)

Usually, Greek goddesses are in strappy flats that reach to the knees but that's kind of uncomfortable, especially with all the dancing, don't you think? Your normal pumps would kind of take away the Grecian feel of everything, so strappy heels would be a good bet!

These heels from Guess and Pour La Victoire are my picks, although I'm leaning to the Guess one more.

Guess Kio Sandal in GoldPour La Victoire Tifara  Gold Mirrored in Gold

For the bag.. well, do goddesses even carry bags?

(BTW, I never realized til now how much work was for girls come prom season! So guys, if there are any reading this, please appreciate your date's efforts!)

As for me, I'd probably go with this shell clutch from Lanvin. It's so unrelated to the Grecian theme, but it's still gold, which is why I love it!

Lanvin Art Deco Brass Shell Clutch in Gold

Don't worry if all your accessories are gold. It is the essence of that Grecian goddess look.

By the way, you guys should try out It's the site where I found all these items. It's kind of like Polyvore, where you can create collections, but I like this better cause it's easier to use! :)

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1 comment

  1. Perfect! I always wanted to wear something Grecian. :) Loved this post! <3



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