Must-Have Accessories to Keep Your Prom Pictures Timeless

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By Kylie Ora Lobell

It was coming down to the wire, but you finally scored your daughter the perfect dress for prom. Now the countdown is on . . . and all those fabulous little must-have items on her prom checklist certainly aren’t going to check themselves off.

Following these four steps (and accessorizing with these chic products) will ensure your daughter’s big night is one to remember—and that the photographs you snap will last her lifetime.

Celebrate the Season

Is she going for more of a hippie look? Maybe she’s wearing a flowy maxi dress with boots? In lieu of a traditional corsage, make her feel like a bohemian princess with this Fresh Flower Floral Crown from 1800Flowers. It includes cherry dianthus, pink calcynia, and gypsophila flowers that are tied together with a white lace ribbon. If your daughter is going for that hip “boho” style, a floral crown is a must-have accessory.

Cut Footloose

A new pair of shoes is probably pretty high up on her prom checklist, and that’s not an easy one to cross off. It’s a formal event, but she’s going to want to dance with her friends all night without feeling the pain the next morning. That’s why she should opt for a platform pump.

Take your search to Gilt and find a pair that really suits your girl’s personality—the website offers a lot of variety. The platform sole will keep her feet comfortably cushioned and, as an added bonus, she’ll get that extra height without having to pay extra.

Consolidate for Convenience

She’s going to need to have a few things on hand, but that huge bag she carries around (which is somehow even bigger than your purse) will not do. A cute just-the-essentials-sized bag that complements her dress is a must-have item. Incorporate some pizzazz into her prom checklist with this Rhinestone Covered All Over Skulls Clutch Purse. It’s sparkly, gold, and covered in skulls—so it will definitely give her outfit that extra pop. Plus, she won’t have to carry around a heavy bag all night.

Add Interesting DetailsDeborah Drattell Stretch Rhinestone-Bow Belt, Black, from Neiman Marcus

Is she into bling? Even if her dress is more conservative, when she puts on this sparkling Deborah Drattell Stretch Rhinestone-Bow Belt, she’s going to stand out from the crowd. It adds a little extra charm and defines her shape.

As you probably remember, prom only happens once—if you could do it all over again, wouldn’t you change a few things (remember those white, fingerless lace gloves?)? Don’t you want your little girl to have an amazing night? These tips can help shape her experience . . . and allow you to rest assured she’ll cherish the memories you capture with your camera.

Buy a fresh floral crown from 1800Flowers for your daughter's upcoming prom night!

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