Prom Dresses Inspired by the Spring Collections

A little while ago, a reader requested we "do an article based on the Spring 2013 or Fall 2013 runways for some prom dress inspiration for all the s
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A little while ago, a reader requested we "do an article based on the Spring 2013 or Fall 2013 runways for some prom dress inspiration for all the struggling high schoolers." And that's just what we've done here.

Using the spring 2013 runways as our guide, we've picked out a whole slew of perfect prom dresses--and best of all they won't break the bank. The frocks will also look amazing during wedding season or at any special event--so it's okay if you're not in high school. You can still shop!

Click through to see our picks.

Runway Trend: Black-and-White

Get the Look

Prabal Gurung for Target, $50; H&M conscious collection, $80; Tibi, $385

The Trend: Ruffles

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Thread, $160; Halston Heritage, $595; Rebecca Taylor, $395

The Trend: Pastels

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Pearl by Georgina Chapman from Marchesa, $70; J.Crew, $250; Dolce Vita, $250

The Trend: Menswear-Inspired

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H&M Conscious Collection, $70; J.Crew tuxedo, $450; Kate Young for Target, $80.

The Trend: Sheer

H&M conscious collection, $70; ModCloth, $255; Elizabeth & James, $365