Way back in the day, when I was in the market for my own prom dress (okay, so maybe it wasn’t that long ago), less was definitely more. I remember that short dresses were the way to go – as short as our fairly lax public school dress code would allow – and the few girls who dared to wear long dresses were either Renaissance Fair enthusiasts or just not well-informed with the trends of the time. In short, most of my fellow classmates seemed to toe the line between flirty and full-on Vegas showgirl. But this season, prom season is taking a decidedly more glamorous approach, with a festive trend forecast that promises lots of long (we’re talkin’ floor-length!) streamlined gowns, bright colors, and even vivid patterns to make sure Prom 2012 isn’t an occasion you’ll soon forget! If you’re set on standing out on your last big ‘hurrah’ of the school year, this colorful beaded Night Moves gown is a favorite among the fabulous! It’s got just the right amount of glitz, movement, and of course, takes full advantage of Spring’s obsession with highly-saturated shades. If you’re a bit more color-shy but still want to look fashionably festive, this Sherri Hill dress is sweet yet sophisticated, and comes in 7 different shades! And if you’re a lover of all things glitzy like I am, this floor-length Sherri Hill dress boasts plenty of sparkle, but still looks sleek with its fitted silhouette! These prom dresses and more available at TJ Formal.