The perfect prom corsage goes hand in hand with the perfect prom dress. Once you have found your dream gown, the next step is to start thinking about how you will accessorise your look. Here's where the corsage comes in. Available in lots of different colours and designs, the corsage is the must have accessory for prom. Whether you want to go glamourous, co-ordinate with your prom date or girlfriends, the possibilities are endless. So where do you start? Read on for our top tips on how to choose a corsage for prom and be inspired by our colour-matching guide.
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HOW TO COLOUR MATCH A CORSAGE TO YOUR PROM DRESS
What colour corsage for a blue dress?
If you’ve chosen a blue or navy dress for prom then you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a colour scheme for your corsage.
Yellow flowers stand out particularly well against blue dresses. Choose a lighter shade for a subtle contrast or a brighter shade if you prefer a brilliant splash of colour.
Sunny yellow germini, roses or miniature sunflowers are a great way to get the look – team them with blooms in vibrant, clashing colours for an Insta-worthy corsage.
Yellow corsages also look fabulous when teamed with grey dresses.
What colour corsage for a black dress?
A timeless little black dress calls for a timeless corsage and you really can't put a sartorial step wrong with white flowers.
Neutral blooms will always look sophisticated and classy. Keep it all white for a striking monochrome look or team your blooms with lush green foliage for a softer, more romantic style.
Perfect flower choices for a white corsage include roses, orchids, Calla lilies and germini.
For added glitz and glamour, ask your florist to include accessories such as diamanté pins or feathers.
What colour corsage for a red dress?
Red is a colour that commands attention, so if you're wearing this dramatic hue your corsage should do nothing less. Red is probably also the only colour where you could get away with a head-to-toe look, so don't shy away from a classic red rose corsage. Of course, white or cream flowers also look gorgeous against a red gown too.
What colour corsage for a nude dress?
Complement a neutral prom dress with a beautifully feminine pink wrist corsage.
Large pink Gerbera daisies are a striking choice to match your nude or blush coloured prom dress. Roses - both the spray and large-headed varieties- work equally as well and bring a sense of romance to the occasion.
If you’re going for that vintage look, ask your florist to create your corsage using a pearl bracelet.
What colour corsage for a white dress?
A white prom dress is so versatile it can be transformed by almost any colour of wrist corsage.
If you’re feeling bold, choose a deep purple or red corsage. These dramatic shades have brilliant stand out against a pure-white gown and are sure to get you noticed.
If you’d rather keep it subtle, choose blush pink or pastel tones but never pure white – unless it’s broken up with lots of greenery – as your corsage won’t photograph well.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING YOUR PROM CORSAGE
- Always choose your prom dress before ordering your corsage as you'll want to ensure the flowers really enhance the beauty and colour of your gown.
- If wanting a bespoke design, pop into your local florist for a consultation. Don't forget to take a swatch of fabric from your prom gown and lots of ideas with you!
- Use your corsage to pick out any detail from your dress - for example, if your dress has a lace bodice, ask for co-ordinating lace ribbon to be used within the design.
- Collect your corsage (or have it delivered) as close to the event as possible as flowers deteriorate quickly when out of water, especially during the warm summer months.
- Don't forget to co-ordinate with your prom date by ordering him a matching buttonhole.