2) PERFECT PAIRINGS
3) HAPPY SOCKS & FUNKY SHOES
4) BLUE, GREY & TAN TUXEDOS
5) HAIR STYLES: MESSY BRAIDS, HIGH BUNS & MAN BUNS
6) DITCHING THE CORSAGES FOR FLORAL CROWNS
7) RED CARPET TUX LOOKS
8) FINDING THE RIGHT DRESS FOR ANY BODY TYPE
9) PLAID SUSPENDS & BOWTIES
10) GO IN A GROUP
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Thank you to the following vendors and sponsors who made our Heartland Hotties & Hunks Prom Division a success!
PHOTOGRAPHY - C7studios
VIDEOGRAPHY - The Vine Productions Assisted By Phillip Alan Productions
DRESSES & ACCESSORIES- Pure Bridal
TUXEDOS - Skeffington's Formal Wear
HAIR STYLISTS - Charity Dillman & Rainee Thomas
MEN'S HAIR CUTS - Misty Kors
Make-Up - Blush
LIMO COMPANY - Chauffeurs Of Distinction
FLORAL - Baqara Floral
SPONSOR - Complete Nutrition
SPONSOR - Community Choice Credit Union
SHOOT LOCATION - West End Architectural Salvage
1) PROMPOSAL IDEAS
Do to all the overwhelming cute promposals that have been flooding social media the past couple of years, it is hard to stand out. Here are some tips to set you apart this prom.
1.Research: Do your research on your soon to be prom date. Find out what they like and love and incorporate that into how your ask them to prom. If you know they love Starbucks, then by all means consider bringing them their favorite hot or iced drink with "PROM?" written on it.
2.Preparation: All great things start with good preparation, if you want your promposal to be successful you need to prepare. For example involve your friends have them help you set up and prepare weeks and days in advance.
3.Keep it quiet: The more surprised they are, the better. Make sure that you keep this hush-hush so that your potential date won't know what hit them. Keep it casual, for instance have a pre-proposal movie night the day before just so they can feel like everything is normal. Also: SNACKS
4. BIG!!!: The bigger the better go all out making it a day that no one will ever forget. whoever said bigger isn't always better was wrong, make this something they will never forget. Include your sports teams, bands, choir or favorite teachers.
Many couples spend hours trying to find the perfect color to match the dress and at the end of the day the colors still look off in the photos. Different fabrics can reflect light in different ways and can make the fabric look lighter or darker than it really is. When you are trying to find the perfect vest and tie combination remember to bring the dress or fabric swatch in to help match it better. Also remember that not all colors look good with different skin tones so consider allowing the date to go slightly darker or lighter in the color pallet than the color of the dress. See some examples below of coordinating similar colors instead of trying so hard to match, only to fail when you get the photos back. You can easily add pops of color with flowers & pocket squares.
As you are trying to customize your prom look, don't forget your feet. Whether it is camo, polka dots, food, stripes, argyle or a wide array of other funky patterns, you can add a ton of interest by tastefully adding fun shoes and funky socks to your outfit. We are in love with this new shoe line of Manahattan shoes, they come in black, charcoal grey and white. Here are a couple options of Happy Socks that you can find at Skeffington's.
As kids are trying to find different ways to be trendsetters they often forget to do it tastefully for prom. Instead of settling for the ill-fitting dumb and dumber tuxes or the hard to match bright red tuxedos, consider a classic red-carpet look. Here are a couple great options to consider to help you stand out while still looking fresh and not like the class clown.
Remember that you will want to pick a hair style & make-up that will showcase your look perfectly. For the ladies, that means thinking if you want to showcase the back of the dress and picking a style that will do just that. Keep in mind that picking the right hair stylist and make-up artist is well worth the extra money. Check out these awesome experts to help you complete the perfect look.
Make-Up Artist: Kati Douglas with BLUSH
Hair Stylists: Charity Dillman & Rainee Thomas
Hair Cuts: Misty Kors
Keeping with tradition is always great but wouldn't you rather shine on your prom night. Consider ditching the corsage for a floral swag or floral crown. Adding some fresh flowers to your hair is always a great way to add a little extra UMMMPPHHH! Check out our friends at BAQARA FLORAL for that little something extra for prom.
Prom kids are always reminding us that they are now young adults and want to look the part. Whether it is looking like their favorite athlete or actor we can help them accomplish their biggest idol's look for less. Remember that you can never go wrong with the classic black and white tuxedos and make sure you ask for our TRIM FIT options.
Here are a couple great red carpet looks that you can get for A LOT LESS when you book with Skeffington's Formal Wear.
Girls will usually shop multiple locations trying on dozens of dresses in hopes to find the perfect dress. Our best advice for trying to find the perfect dress for any body type is... "Listen to the experts." We partnered up with PURE BRIDAL in Ames to help us with our last photo shoot. They could tell by all the girls' measurements what would be the best dress for their body type. Also remember that it is important to keep in mind that you need to fit the largest part of your body first and then make any needed alterations from there. Here are some quick tips for different body types on what you should look for.
The busty body type is when your bust is large, your hips are narrow and often the waist is not well defined. The key to dressing a busty body type is to draw attention up to your face and to balance your broader upper body with your narrower lower body to create more of an hourglass effect. This is achieved by choosing dresses that add curves to your hips while creating a more defined waist.
The apple body type is when you carry your weight through your middle. As an apple body type you typically have slim legs and a shorter undefined waist. A dress with an empire waist or embellished top draws the eye to your upper body. An A-line or full skirt will help camouflage your middle, and if you love your legs, be sure to show them off!
The slender body type is when you have a thin frame throughout. As a slender body type you should accentuate your long and lean physique with a fitted dress. You can also create shape with an empire waist, asymmetric neckline, belt around your waist, or a dress that has a slit - this will add curves and dimension.
The hourglass figure is curvy. Your bust and hips are proportionate to each other and your upper body is balanced with the length of your legs. The best dresses for this body type will accentuate your best asset, which is usually a well-defined waist. Natural waistlines form fitted tops, v-necklines, open necklines, accentuated waistlines and wrap dresses will all look great and enhance this body type.
The pear body type is when your hips are larger than your bust and your waist is well defined. With a pear body type your waist is your best asset, so be sure to flaunt it! When dressing a pear body shape, the goal is to add volume to your upper body, emphasize your small waist and de-emphasize your lower body to create a balanced silhouette. We recommend a dress with a fitted open neck or strapless top and full or A-line skirt to hide a wider hip
If you have a petite body type, you are typically less than 5' 3". Showing a little leg with a short dress can go a long way, or wearing an asymmetrical hemline that can make you appear taller. Floor length gowns and full skirts tend to overwhelm your frame. Opt for slim fitting dresses with a V-neckline, vertical prints or pleating since these will elongate your silhouette. Delicate, feminine dresses are a great compliment to your body type and the perfect pair of high heels is always a great accessory
One thing we all know is that a tux is never complete without suspenders & a bowtie. Set yourself apart this prom season with one of 30 different colors. What a great keepsake gift you can wear again and again after prom for only $29. You should try mixing it up with patterns and colors to give you that trendsetting look you're shooting for. Nothing says trendsetter more then a guy who can rock a tux with plaid suspends & bowtie.
We always hear girls or guys saying they don't know if they are going to prom since they haven't been asked yet. Forget tradition!! Go with a big group of friends. Rent a limo (Chauffeurs Of Distinction) or hire a videographer (The Vine Productions) to record your night of fun. That way you can have the time of your life with the friends that have became family to you over your high school years and capture the night perfectly. Imagine rolling up to prom with 12 of your closest friends in a limo with your own personal driver and videographer for the evening and it's super affordable when splitting with a bigger group.
Enjoy some more photos from the shoot!
A tie between Lydia and Dori for the Hotties Prom Division &
Connor for the Hunk Prom Division.
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