Prom flowers these days are not only something to stick on a lapel or strap around a wrist. New arrangements created by creative florists have flowers popping up on prom attire from head to toe.
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The elaborate invitation has been proffered and accepted, the limo rented and the outfits coordinated, so what's next when planning for prom?
That traditional pop of spring, of course, in the corsage and boutonniere.
Once a sweet surprise and often all white to go with any outfit, prom flowers have made the leap into the new millennium with glitzy embellishments, jewelry attachments, and a world of creativity for the florists who design them.
No more scratchy, throwaway wristbands (unless you want one) and no more fumbling with straight pins as your nervous date squirms. Today's corsages don't even have to be corsages. Flowers can be worn on the head, upper arm or shoe, at the shoulder, on a necklace, as a ring or even stuck right onto a bare back or leg.
These days, flowers have taken their place as a key accessory rather than mere appendage handed over in time for photos before heading out the door.
"Everyone wants to be unique and different from someone else and that's a big deal, trying to do something different," said Jasmine Snow, accessories editor for Seventeen magazine. "It's so cool to be able to try these new modern takes on using fresh flowers as opposed to just doing the normal."
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