Prom night is the most significant event in a young girl’s life as from that day on you graduate to college and progress towards adulthood. It is a night to remember and to celebrate your school-life that you have spent together with your classmates for years. However, these days, Prom Night has a new meaning – and for girls this is the time when you get to splurge your savings on the most noticeable and gorgeous dresses. All the details pertaining to the attire at planned much in advance – from jewelry, hair and makeup to shoes – everything is meticulously chose and bought. However, the dress still remains the prime ‘investment’ for any girl going to the Prom – as this is the once-in-a-lifetime chance to look like a diva. The dress should be bold, perfect and exquisite to the extent that and no other girl should be wearing anything close to it.
However, wouldn’t you look like a showstopper if your prom dress looks like a designer outfit but is made out of recycled material? You would not only score high on attractiveness but would also get credit for wearing something ‘green’ and supporting the environmental cause too! Here are ten such prom dresses made out of recycled material which can easily pass off as designer wear:
1. ‘Juicy’ prom dress from Capri Sun packets
Kelly Sachao managed to be a showstopper at her prom with an amazing prom dress made out of 117 Capri Sun juice packets. She spent three weeks to create this ‘green’ attire with some assistance from her boyfriend – who took charge of drinking these packets! She also made a matching necktie for him in the bargain.
2. ‘Sweet’ prom dress made out of candy wrappers
Tara Fey managed to surprise all the girls at the Prom by wearing a dress that was as ‘sweet as candy’ – quite literally speaking! This young girl from Wisconsin got her mother to sew together Starburst candy wrappers (which ran into thousands) to make a unique dress. The mother-daughter duo went ahead and bought kilos of Starburst candies and gave them to their neighbors to eat on the condition that the wrappers would be returned to them in good shape. After getting back the wrappers, the two spent a lot of time and effort in pressing each wrapper down eight times in order to make a tight wave. It took a lot of attempts and six long years for the mother to realize the dream which was even bettered with a matching handbag and shoes! Tara’s boyfriend was also given a matching waistcoat to wear at the Prom – which made it an amazing recycled apparel collection indeed!
3. Soda pop tab prom dress
Crafted by Maura, this amazing prom dress is made by weaving together hundreds of pop tabs! The dress betrays its recycled origins and looks like a designer collection piece with it’s elegant sheen. The designer weaved as many as 4000 pop tabs on to fabric and also used 400 yards of ribbon. This awesome dress is an amazing prom dress creation that can surely get heads turning!
4. Condom prom dress
Condom prom dress – or shall we call it ‘prophylactic’ attire – seems like a good way to spread social awareness and make a statement for promoting protected sex. Nevertheless, these colorful eco-friendly creations look extremely trendy!
5. Skittles wrapper prom dress
Patch Work Alice made a bright and colorful prom dress for herself with rainbow-colored Skittles wrappers – a great way to reuse plastic!
6. Wrigleys 5 gum wrappers turn into a prom dress
Elizabeth Rasmuson turned Wrigleys 5 gum wrappers into a stylish evening ball gown and even made a matching vest for her boyfriend with the same gum wrappers! The shiny wrappers sewn together give an amazing look to the dress!
7. Duct tape prom dress
Dresses made out of duct tape seem to be the latest rage in eco-fashion and a lot of young girls choose the duct tape dress for their prom night to make an individual style statement. Since duct tapes come in various shiny colors – they can add glamor to your outfit. Apart from that, you can create a variety of patterns by merging the different colored tapes to make a unique duct tape prom outfit.
8. Doritos prom dress
This amazing dress has been made by stitching together 60 odd Doritos bags – an amazing and colorful prom dress creation!
9. Plastic prom dress
This amazing Vivienne Westwood-inspired prom dress (complete with a corset and a ruffled skirt) is made out of old plastic bags, a zipper, velcro and thread. It is amazing to see how plastic dresses can look trendy and stylish!
10. Recycled newspaper prom dress.
Two thirteen year old girls called Emily Walters and Halina Edwards created a prom dress from old newspapers in a span of two weeks! This dress was apparently an entry at the eco-fashion event that was being organized by Aimhigher Dudley.