Coordinating Your Prom Flowers With Your Prom Dress
Prom flowers are a tradition that dates back to Victorian times when both men and women would wear corsages and boutonnieres to formal events to smell nice while dancing. Today, prom flowers are given as a gift and are meant to match prom dresses, suits, and tuxedos as a coordinating accessory. Flowers for prom come in multiple styles, with the most popular being lapel boutonnieres and wrist corsages. When given with intent, prom flowers each hold their own special meanings based on their color and type. Prom flowers can be worn anywhere from the wrist to the ankle.The possibilities are endless! From a floral hair comb to a nosegay bouquet, let your flowers for prom represent your uniqueness. Whatever your style, there is a prom flower for you!
WHAT TYPE OF PROM FLOWER SHOULD I WEAR WITH MY PROM DRESS?
Coordinating your prom flowers with your prom dress is a simple, yet fun process! Color is a key factor, but not the only aspect to keep in mind when choosing flowers to match your prom dress. Corsages and boutonnieres can be created with various materials to complement the actual prom flowers. Ribbons, jewels, feathers, seashells, and glitter are just a few options to help accessorize your corsage or boutonniere. If you are going to prom with a date, try to coordinate your corsage with his boutonniere, as matching prom flowers will show that you are there together. Here are some suggestions on how to match your prom flowers with your prom dress.
Wrist Corsage - Also known as the bracelet corsage, it is the most popular style of prom flowers. Wrist corsages should be worn on the same wrist you would wear your watch. Wrist corsages match best with most styles of prom dresses, but should be avoided when wearing long-sleeve prom dresses.
Shoulder Corsage - The shoulder corsage is the most traditional of the prom flowers. Prom dresses made of delicate fabrics or with strapless bodices are not great candidates for shoulder corsages, as the pins could damage your prom dress. Prom dresses with sequins or embroidery are the best option for these prom flowers, as small pin holes are more easily hidden. Dresses with thick straps are also ideal for the shoulder corsage.
Ring Corsage - These modern flowers for prom are the next big thing! Ring corsages are subtle and delicate. These prom flowers are great for any style of prom dress, but are best utilized with long-sleeve dresses or dresses that have a lot going on, like prom dresses with sequins, prints, or extravagant beading.
Boutonniere - Wearing a suit or tux to prom? Flowers for prom are made into boutonnieres, a.k.a. buttonholes, to be worn on the lapel of a suit or tux jacket. Boutonnieres should be worn on the left lapel of your jacket and should color coordinate with your date’s prom dress and prom flowers. If you’re going stag or with a group of friends, your boutonniere only needs to match your own prom attire.
WHAT DO THE DIFFERENT PROM FLOWERS MEAN?
Wondering if your prom date is trying to tell you something with your corsage or boutonniere? Have no fear, as this Prom Guide has laid out the special prom flower meanings so that you can decipher your prom date’s possible intentions. Remember, your prom date may have just chosen your prom flowers to match your prom dress. In that case, try not to put too much stock in the possible motives, but rather appreciate the beauty of your corsage or boutonniere. If you and your date are looking to send special messages with your flowers for prom, however, check out these fun prom flower meanings.
- Red Prom Flowers: Love & Passion
- White Prom Flowers: Innocence & Purity
- Yellow Prom Flowers: Friendship & Joy
- Pink Prom Flowers: Sweetness & Admiration
- Purple Prom Flowers: Beauty & Optimism
- Roses & Carnations: Love
- Daisies: Hope
- Orchids & Lilies: Beauty
- Baby's Breath: Everlasting Love
- Violets: Loyalty