Cinderella's Gowns Lead 2009 Prom Dress Fashion Trends

Share Article

The 2009 prom dress season has been filled with exciting trends that have incorporated lots of color, patterns, and beading among other trends. Leading the 2009 prom dress fashion trends has been Cinderella's Gowns (, the nationally recognized source for prom dresses and formal evening gowns. Located in Atlanta, Cinderella's Gowns has seen a surge in traffic to the company's website.

2009 Prom Dress Collection Catalog

The 2009 prom dress season has been exciting and designers have done a great job pleasing the pickiest of teens

Prom fashions for 2009 has been lead by Cinderella's Gowns (, the nationally recognized source for prom dresses and evening gowns. Throughout the 2009 prom dress season thousands of girls have flocked to the company's website and 2009 Cinderella's Closet Collection Catalog for guidance and ideas for prom season.

In early January the company made several fashion predictions for what to expect teenage girls to be purchasing. At the time Tammy Ussery-Bakhtiari, owner of Cinderella's Gowns was predicting a prom season highlighted with a return to punch colors, stretchy metallic fabrics and dazzling beadwork. In addition she projected several great examples of the empire dress being released by the top prom dress designers as a popular choice for 2009.

Summary of 2009 Prom Trends:

  • Metallic fabric, including fabrics made with a new form of lame that is soft
  • Bright colors
  • Fun patterns
  • Stretch jersey or charmeuse
  • Empire cut

"The 2009 prom dress season has been exciting and designers have done a great job pleasing the pickiest of teens," explains Tammy Ussery-Bakhtiari, owner of Cinderella's Gowns. "The colors, the patterns and the materials have made 2009 a memorable year for prom dress fashions. We've observed high demand this year for prom dresses designed by Jovani, Tony Bowls, and Tiffany. In addition to these designers, we've witnessed the rise of up and coming designer Amy at Cassandra Stone."

Metallics, Beads and The Empire:
The 2009 prom dress fashion season will be remembered for fun prints and vivacious colors. Think of the 1980s. Prints ranging from floral to animal prints and even abstracts have been very popular. One trend that is similar to the 80s, but with a modern twist, is a new form of lame' (pronounced "lah-MAY") -- Unlike the crunchy lame' of the 1980s the new form for 2009 is more comfortable, often applied to a fabric like stretch jersey and charmeuse (a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave).

If 2008 was about sequins, then 2009 has been about beads and detailing. Several designers have created 2009 prom dresses with beaded designs covering the entire dress. Others have beaded details at the empire seam, giving them a sexy look.

The distinct style for 2009 has been the empire. This dress has a cut that fits tight under the bust and then floats away from the body. You may recall celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Cate Blanchett, and Nicole Kidman wore empire dresses on the red carpet at the 2008 Academy Awards.

Ussery-Bakhtiari added, "This season teen girls have a real opportunity to be a trendsetter. The dresses this year have been fun and sexy. There is a wide variety of eye-catching, bright dresses available sure to showcase your unique style."

For additional information about prom dress designers, or to purchase 2009 prom dress fashions, including plus sized prom dresses, visit

About Cinderella's Gowns:
For over 18 years Cinderella's Gowns is renowned as a leader in prom dresses, pageant dresses and 2009 Quinceanera Dresses. The company is the winner of the prestigious "DIVA" award, the "Oscars of Fashion," and is also the official dress sponsor of Miss Georgia USA and Miss Georgia America. Owner Tammy Ussery-Bakhtiari is a recognized contributor to media in the teen fashion industry and has had her works published in "Your Prom," "Cosmo Girl" and "Seventeen" magazines. For more information, visit or call 770-921-8474.

# # #

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Keith Hanks
Visit website