Prom Season is NOW!

Whatever your prom needs may be, Castle Couture offers one of the largest selections of dresses online. Our designer prom dresses range from high-end to more moderate prices giving you a full range of options. Check out our newest and hottest styles!

If you’re looking to turn heads and have all eyes on you, look no further, options are endless with our latest PINK styles!

Brand: Jovani Prom
Style #: 3263
Brand: Sherri Hill
Style #: 54227
Brand: Portia and Scarlett Prom
Style #: PS23032

Prom Dress Trends 2023

Are you shopping for a Prom Dress in New Jersey? Come visit Castle Couture in Manalapan, New Jersey. We carry the latest styles, trends and brands. We have the largest collection of prom dresses. We offer many different styles of prom dresses such as aline, ball gown, fit and flair, mermaid, two piece, and plus sizes dresses. Being one of the largest prom stores in the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania), we recommend you book a prom dress appointment.

How early should you buy a prom dress? As early as possible! Designers typically release their new collections in November and they hit stores in January. Your prom consultant will be able to work with you one on one. This will allow you to find the perfect prom dress in your desired color, style, and size. One of the most important considerations is what color you’ll rock. With so many choices at your fingertips, it can be hard to know where to start. Remember that the perfect dress is one that makes you feel comfortable and confident.

Here are three of our favorite Black Prom Dresses!

Brand: Sherri Hill
Style #: 55376
Brand: Jovani Prom
Style #: 22314
Brand: Portia and Scarlett Prom
Style #: PS23647

Prom Inspiration from the Netflix Movie The Prom

Netflix The Prom

This past December, Netflix released a star-studded musical comedy film titled, The Prom. The film, starring big names like Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, and more focused on one student’s prom journey when her school decides to cancel their prom rather than be inclusive to all couples. At one point in the movie, the main character decides to throw her own prom- something that many students have had to face the past year due to the pandemic. 

That’s where Castle Couture comes in! If you are looking for some prom inspiration for throwing your own prom, or just need some prom inspiration in general, you have come to the right place! So without further ado, here are some prom inspiration tips inspired by Netflix’s movie, The Prom

Prom Inspiration Tips 

  • Make an entrance they will remember with a dress they won’t forget.

Finding the perfect dress for your prom can be a make it or break it. You want to feel comfortable, confident, and stylish so that you can make a memorable entrance that you and your friends will remember- just like in the movie, The Prom, when Meryl Streep’s character makes a grand entrance despite the fact that she is only in a school theatre in a small town in Indiana. It doesn’t matter where your prom is held or if you throw your own prom or not, feeling confident and free is a great way to ensure the rest of your prom night is a success! 

  • Find a great date or group.

Once you find the perfect prom dress, you will also want to find the perfect prom date or group. Whether you go with a date, friends, or a big group of people, finding the people that you will share this memorable night with is key. The best accessory to a Castle Couture dress is a great group of people to spend the night with and put a smile on your face!

  • Accessorize and prepare for the big night.

Finding your perfect prom dress from Castle Couture is a huge check off of the prom to-do list, but don’t forget to accessorize! Whether it is getting the right jewelry, shoes, or bag to go with your dress, you are going to want to find these accessories to complete the look for your prom night! Grab some friends to help you put together your full outfit and then get ready together on the big day for even more fun! It is moments like these that you will remember forever, and the dress and accessories that you wear will always hold a special place! 

  • Dance your heart out.

Prom nights don’t come around often, so be sure to take full advantage of it while you can. Dance and sing the night away with your friends and enjoy the decorations and events. And again, even if you had to throw your own prom, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy it even more than the typical prom. With a dazzling dress from Castle Couture, it’s time to let loose and have the time of your life!

  • Express your own individual style. 

At Castle Couture, there are hundreds and thousands of different dress styles, colors, fits, and designs to choose from. Short or long dresses, simple or extravagant designs, subtle or bold colors, there is no limit to what you can find with our selection of prom dresses online and in-stores. The most important thing to remember when picking a dress, however, is to be yourself and express your own individual style. Choose the dress that shows off who you really are and makes you feel like your most authentic self. That way, you will have no problem feeling confident and enjoying the night in your one-of-a-kind prom dress. 

  • Have fun!

Now that you have the perfect dress, the perfect group, and all of the prom inspiration you could need, it’s time to have fun and enjoy the night! Castle Couture is honored to provide prom dresses to so many different people that will bring memories that last a lifetime. 

Shop our entire selection of prom dresses today to find the perfect dress for your perfect prom night! With so many designers, styles, and colors to choose from, it has never been easier to find exactly what you are looking for. So be sure to explore all of Castle Couture’s breathtaking prom dresses and check out all of our blogs for additional prom inspiration today! 

How to Get Ready for Prom

How to get ready for prom
Prom gowns by Madison James

How to Get Ready for Prom

What’s the most wonderful time of the year here at the Castle? That’s easy: it’s prom season! Prom season is in full effect for us and we want to have you join in on the fun. Here we are going to walk you through the steps necessary to help ensure you have the most amazing prom night!

Finding the Perfect Prom Dress

Prom dress shopping can certainly be overwhelming. There are thousands of gowns to choose from at Castle Couture and to be able to pick only one is super stressful (especially when all of them are so beautiful!) So, let’s start with our tips and tricks for finding the perfect gown.

At Castle Couture you do not make an appointment to shop for your prom dress. This is ideal because you can come at any time of the day and work around your schedule. Finding time to do anything as a junior or senior in high school is hard enough; finding a prom dress should be enjoyable and not at all add to your busy schedule. Because it is on a first-come, first-served basis, we always recommend coming first thing in the morning (even more so on weekends!). This way, you probably will not have to wait and can walk right into our prom boutique.

Research your prom gown style
Research your prom style

First, we suggest doing a little research online before you come to our store. This can be done by checking out our website or even our Instagram page to give you some ideas and show you different styles of prom gowns. When you arrive at our store, you will be matched with a prom stylist whom you can show your images to. This is extremely helpful for the stylist because she can begin by pulling prom gowns for you to try on that are similar to what you are showing her and then work from there. Our prom boutique has thousands of gowns in stock that can be purchased the day of your visit. This is fabulous because you get to take the gown you fall in love with home that day!

Second, we know it is a race within the schools to buy your gown first, due to the fact that you do not want someone else to have the same dress. We completely understand this, but, when it comes down to it, you should never settle for something you do not love. If the gown that you fell in love with happens to be someone else’s gown as well, that only means you both have amazing taste! Celebrities in Hollywood often wear the same gown, so totally do not stress over wearing the same gown as someone who is not even in your friend group!

Another major tip we always give our prom girls is to not worry about what others think or what others are wearing. Many times throughout a weekend we will hear our prom shoppers say they’re worried about what a friend group or boyfriend/girlfriend will think and we always remind them to wear whatever makes them feel beautiful! Prom is a time where you can wear something fun and different, so the only opinion that will matter when you look back at your photos in ten years is your own.

Add an Accessory!

Now that you have the most stunning prom dress in your high school, it’s time to top off the look with some accessories! Downstairs at Castle Couture, we offer an array of beautiful prom accessories that will pull your entire look together. Accessories are something that can be purchased anytime before the big day, but we recommend shopping the same day you bought your prom gown as you have the gown right in your hand! Accessories can range from a beautiful evening bag, which is glamorous and the perfect size for the necessities of prom night, to jewelry that will allow the lights from the hall to dance off of your gems all night long.

Perfect hair and makeup for prom

Let’s Get Glammed!

Now that you found the perfect prom dress and accessories, let’s talk about how to get the perfect hair and makeup. You should try and book an appointment with your hair and makeup artist about three months in advance to ensure you get the date and time that you’d like. You must remember that hundreds of girls will be looking to book the same date and approximate time that you want. To ensure you get first pick, the earlier to call is the better!

Some of our favorite looks for prom would include a neutral, smoky eye and a beautiful, glossy lip. A neutral, smoky eye will give you that full glam look that, perhaps, your favorite influencers look to accomplish but without looking too much out of your element! As for hair, it really depends on your gown. A high-neck gown pairs beautifully with a slicked-back ponytail while a strapless dress and huge Hollywood curls are a lovely match.

Fitted to Perfection

Now that you have your gown and your hair and makeup appointment is booked, it’s time to get fitted! We recommend booking an alterations appointment for your prom dress as soon as possible. Because hundreds of girls are getting their gowns fitted to them around the same time, seamstresses and tailors will be booking up fairly quickly. Once you have your alterations appointment, bring your shoes and undergarments to your first fitting! When you arrive prepared, you can be taken care of immediately and have your gorgeous gown fitted to your body perfectly.

Prom corsage

Don’t Forget About the Flowers!

Flowers always seem to be the one thing people tend to overlook. Whether it is for a day as large as their wedding or as exciting as their prom, it seems to be a detail easy to neglect. We suggest finding a corsage and boutonniere that will complement your and your date’s attire. Placing this order a few weeks before the date of your prom is the safest bet so you can make sure the florist has enough time to fulfill your and your date’s order.

Happy Prom Day! 

The key to having the perfect prom day is to relax and prep everything beforehand. When the day comes there is only so much you can alter, so you have to go with the flow and enjoy your day! Make sure to leave yourself with lots of time so you can soak everything in and remember this day for the rest of your life. We sat down with Nicole Brain from our prom department and asked her what tips she would give to someone in order to ensure a smooth prom day. “Leave all your stress and negativity at home. This is supposed to be an effortless and most amazing time of your life. You only have a junior/senior prom once, so make sure to make the most of it! Take lots of photos. This way, you can look back at all the great memories you have made.”

Send all your prom looks over to our Instagram page @castlecouture and tell us how you will be prepping for prom.