We're still in the thick of prom season, and as usual, the internet is flooded with photos of prom dresses that are so stunning, it makes us want our own prom do-overs. Times have changed, and the dresses have only gotten more glamorous. One would think the evening gowns have also gotten more expensive, but not for a few resourceful teens who know how to turn Fashion Nova into luxe eveningwear!
You read that right. Teens are finding genius hacks for turning affordable Fashion Nova party dresses into full-on gowns!
Of course, you remember when Alabama teen Nazmayde Castillo transformed her $50 Fashion Nova dress into high-end gloriousness?
Castillo told Revelist that her boyfriend found the dress and then her aunt added the blue flowers to the bottom. "She turned my idea into my dream dress for prom... I fell in love with it even more the second I tried it on," Castillo said.
The dress went viral with Fashion Nova and numerous outlets sharing the story and photos of her lovely DIY gown.
This 18-year-old student in Atlanta transformed a plain black Fashion Nova evening gown into this iridescent creation.
The original Fashion Nova dress is all about simplicity and mesh and serves up sultry Morticia Addams vibes. The remixed result looks more like a goth mermaid situation. Feathers, iridescent fabric placement, rhinestones, and tulle totally transformed this look! She broke down the entire experience on her YouTube channel.
Per this savvy YouTuber, you don't always have to depend on adding a train.
Tehja Avanni transformed her cobalt blue hi-low Fashion Nova dress into a fancier dress for prom. Instead of adding a train, she snagged matching floral appliqués to jazz up the solid-hued frock. She used a glue gun to secure the appliqués. To add a little extra sparkle, she glued on additional rhinestones.
The YouTuber did a similar trick to this red bodycon dress.
Once again, all you need are appliqués, which you can find at a fabric or crafting store. The Fashion Nova dress was original plain with a sweetheart top and subtle ruffling at the hemline. She added the appliqués and rhinestones to give the dress a more festive vibe. It's a sweet idea for anyone who isn't into long gowns for prom.