We know most of you have probably already gotten your prom stuff together by now, but just incase you haven’t, check out this prom outfit idea inspired by Zendaya. You can even purchase the gown from local boutique, Terry Costa! We’re just gushing over young Disney alumna, Zendaya’s red carpet style, which has been persistently chronicled over the years by fashion magazines and social media alike. Pegged by the likes of Teen Vogue and W Magazine as a rising style icon, Zendaya tops our list of sources for prom outfit idea inspiration.
But it’s not just Zendaya’s fierce looks on the red carpet that’s got us keeping tabs on her. It’s also this young star’s impeccable Hollywood resume and tremendous talent that has us on the edge of our seats. She has been gracing — no, trailblazing – through Hollywood ever since her big break as Rocky Blue in the 2009 Disney show, Shake It Up.
Zendaya reached her next milestone in 2013 when she became the second youngest celebrity to compete in Dancing With the Stars. That same year, she released her self-titled electropop album, Zendaya.
That lineup of accomplishments already introduces Zendaya as a triple threat: She can sing, dance, and act. But the girl packs a bigger punch with her modeling experience and, as of late, her very own fashion line, Daya.
As a style icon, Zendaya is known for her daring aesthetic. She steps out in the unexpected, often wearing eccentric prints and textures, bold colors, and surprising-but-tasteful silhouettes. As she likes to say about her personal sense of style, it’s “fearless, unique, and classic.”
So perhaps it doesn’t come as a surprise that we’re browsing through Zendaya’s best fashion moments while planning what to wear for prom. Our top pick? Zendaya’s sleek gown in the 2015 Academy Awards show. She wore an off-the-shoulder satin gown from Vivienne Westwood, elegant diamond jewelry, and rocking dreadlocks. Her hair sparked a controversial commentary from Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic, which Zendaya has since settled with an elegant and empowering response.
We’re always down for a role model who’s fashionable at the same time. So if you’re still trying to figure out what to wear for prom, we’re playing fairy godmother and sprinkling a little Zendaya magic with today’s prom outfit idea set.
Channeling Zendaya means embracing the bold and the beautiful. We recreated her red carpet look with a gown from Sherri Hill, which you can buy at Terry Costa, a Dallas boutique. The dress exudes the same shimmer and sophistication as Zendaya’s gown in the Academy Awards, with flirty details that lend a playful, romantic vibe. It also helps that the style is easy to wear and the material is breathable, two factors everyone should consider when planning what to wear for prom. This style guide even comes with accessories; we carefully curated it to make shopping for prom easier for you, and hope you enjoy!
Gown: Sherry Hill via Terry Costa
Blush Heels: Steve Madden via Nordstrom
Bullet Drop Earrings: Big Bang Jewlery via Domino
Champagne Clutch: Nina Logan via Zappos
Wrist Cuff: Karine Sultan via Nordstrom
Melted Matte: Too Faced