Individuality and Personality Inspire Teen Party Fashions

David's Bridal and After Hours Formalwear Announce Trends for 2007

Mar 06, 2007, 00:00 ET from David's Bridal

    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- This season, every teen
 knows individuality is key. From MySpace pages to their customized Nike
 shoes, teenagers love to personalize, and for special occasions that trend
 is paramount. Whether teens want to evoke a feeling of red-carpet glam or
 portray a more understated, classic look, David's Bridal and After Hours
 formalwear have a variety of looks to suit all personalities for prom,
 quinceanera, and sweet sixteen.
     * Celebrity Sizzle: Teen girls taking their cue from Hollywood
 "it-girls" like Jessica Simpson and Hilary Duff know that showing a little
 skin is in. Short party dresses and high-low hems on sleek A-line gowns
 show off shapely legs and allow fashion forward shoes like strappy sandals
 and glam peep-toes to shine. Plunging necklines and low backs also allow
 girls to feel glamorous on this special night. Guys exude the confidence of
 Diddy and Justin Timberlake by sporting bright vests and ties in shades of
 blue, green and yellow paired with a fashionable tux from Tommy Hilfiger or
 Claiborne, exclusively for After Hours.
     * Dress It Up With Details: This season dress details are mixed and
 many, allowing teens to personalize their party style with sequins, lace,
 beading and embroidery. For girls whose style tends to be on the sweet
 side, pick-up ballgowns, touches of lace and simple beading create the
 princess look. For girls looking for a more avant-garde party dress,
 sequins, more extensive beading and embroidery can all be combined onto one
 gown -- the more the better! Complete the look with an embellished handbag
 and a rhinestone and crystal comb to truly sparkle. Tuxedo detailing, while
 slightly more subtle, still plays an integral role in any young man's
 style. The stylish silhouette of the Claiborne Luxury Collection Shadow
 Stripe allows boys to add character in a subtle way, while longer length
 coats and accessories like hats and chains provide an opportunity for a
 more adventurous fashion statement.
     * A Rainbow of Romantic Options: Whether looking for a style that is
 classic or modern, sweet or glam this season's color palette is loaded with
 options that allow couples to match, complement, and personalize their
 look. Girls who want a sophisticated style can dress in rich colors pulled
 straight from the runways, such as steel, wildfire and deep blue tones. For
 sweeter styles, dresses in the bright and pastel color palettes remain
 strong, featuring hues of lime, pink, yellow and turquoise. In addition,
 the perennial favorites black and white are mainstays for girls looking to
 achieve a timeless look. Guys can coordinate with their dates via a vast
 selection of vest and tie color options from After Hours, making it easy to
 find the ideal look for a perfect night. For finishing touches, girls can
 dye a classic clutch or pair of flirty shoes in colors to match or
 complement their dress.
     * First-class Fabrics: Regardless of personality, every teen knows the
 quality and fabric of the dress can impact the silhouette significantly.
 This is why David's Bridal and After Hours Formalwear are proud to offer a
 high level of craftsmanship making each piece truly exquisite. Dresses in
 satin, charmeuse, jersey, mesh and novelty fabrics allow each girl's
 individuality to be reflected in her gown. Tuxedos in Loro Piana fabric
 give a soft touch and luxurious feel making it easy to dance the night
     * Quinceanera and Sweet-16 Stay Traditional: Whether it's a sassy
 Quinceanera ballgown or a fun and flirty sweet-16 dress, every girl wants
 the perfect look for her celebration! Quince gown details include beautiful
 beaded lace bodices, and princess tulle skirts with lace appliques. A
 palette of pastels -- whites, pinks and blues -- provide a youthful look,
 allowing the birthday girl to express herself while remaining flirty and
 fun. A variety of necklines such as halter, strapless and spaghetti strap
 help her find a perfect fit. Of course, no Quince look is complete without
 the classic elbow length gloves and shining tiara to make every girl feel
 like a princess on her big day. Boys also understand their role in these
 milestone occasions and want to look their best. Classic tuxedos are
 available in black and white with vests and ties in a variety of pastel
 hues such as pinks, blues and greens, meant to enhance the look at any
     David's Bridal and After Hours Formalwear simplify the party process.
 And with more than 270 stores, David's Bridal ensures that every girl can
 find the dress to suit her tastes, with dresses in sizes 2-26W and prices
 starting at just $99.00. With over 460 locations nationwide and tuxedos
 starting at just $49.99, After Hours assures every young man that he can
 find the perfect outfit for his style.
     About David's Bridal:
     With more than 50 years of bridal experience, David's Bridal
 understands the importance of providing teens and brides-to-be with a vast
 selection of exquisitely crafted dresses, available at affordable prices.
 Today, with more than 270 locations nationwide, David's Bridal continues to
 expand its retail store locations, while maintaining its philosophy of
 beauty, elegance and quality. To locate a store nearby, consumers can call
 1-877-706-PROM or visit

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