What's hot for prom season? 

CORNELIUS – The Herald Weekly asked around some popular stores to find out what’s hot this season for prom dresses.


Anjolique Bridal & Formal

• The hottest styles are lace dresses – much like the one Beyoncé wore to the Grammys. Sparkly, sequined dresses are all the rage, as well. A common debate among prom-goers is whether to wear a fitted dress versus something flowy and simple.

• The most frequently asked question by prom dress shoppers is “Do you keep track of which dresses are sold and to which school?” Teenage girls do not want to show up wearing the same dress as someone else.

• Angolique Bridal and Formal offers a large selection of dresses. If they are not in stock, they can be ordered quickly.

Classic Bride and Formals

• What’s hot now: Solid colors, like red and coral. Deep blue is also a popular choice, mimicking Sandra Bullock’s most recent Oscar gown.

• Frequently asked questions asked by shoppers: Which is more appropriate: short or long? What can they do to stand out amongst a sea of silky gowns? Are custom beaded appliqués or alterations available to spice up a simple dress?

• Plenty of sample dresses are available. They also offer the option of customization to dresses,


Consignment sale benefits prom program

HUNTERSVILLE – Green Jeans Consignment will donate proceeds from a March 25 sales event to Prom Wishes, a Faithful Steps program based in Statesville that helps teens in need get prom dresses.

The four-day women’s shopping event will hold a pre-sale at 7 p.m. March 25 for 50 women. Tickets cost $12.

“We are so honored to be the beneficiary of the Green Jeans’ charity pre-sale,” said Tori Cearlock, Faithful Steps president. “With the donation, we will be able to enhance the Prom Wishes experience by not only offering beautiful dresses and accessories, but salon gift certificates for hair and nails. We know this will show the love of Christ to these wonderful girls, especially on their special night.”

“Our private pre-sale night is a fun way to kick-off our event and a great way to partner with a local nonprofit,” said Cindy Williams, co-owner of Green Jeans Consignment.  “If you want first dibs, are looking for something special or want to avoid the crowds, shopping the pre-sale is recommended.”

Greens Jeans Consignment features new and gently worn brand name and designer clothing, shoes and accessories from petite to plus sizes, including maternity. 

Consignors earn 65-75 percent back on every sale and receive private pre-sale shopping privileges.   

Green Jeans attracts up to 500 consignors and almost 3,000 shoppers and donates hundreds of items to partner charities.

The sale opens to the general public 9 a.m.-8 p.m. March 25, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. March 27, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. March 28 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 29 inside Merinos Home Furnishings, 500 S. Main St., Mooresville.

Details: www.greenjeanssale.com.


No pressure at Mormon prom

CHARLOTTE – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is organizing its 11th annual Mormon Prom to provide Charlotte-area teens a no-cost, low-pressure prom experience.

More than 400 teens, ages 16-18, who are members of the church, as well as non-Mormon teens who agree to abide by prom standards, are expected to attend.  

Those standards include clean language, modest dress, and respect for other attendees and the adult chaperones.

In March 2013, more than 300 teens participated in last year’s prom.

This year’s prom takes place 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 22 at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St.

RSVP by emailing heatherjenkins@ldspublicaffairs.org.