10 Things Tuesday- 10 Retro Prom Ideas

Our annual fundraiser, RETRO PROM, is rapidly approaching.  We hope you join us for this fun-filled evening. One of the things we love most about prom is that it gives us here at MET a chance to  mix and mingle with our wonderful patrons and supporters.  Attending RETRO PROM gives you an opportunity to help us continue to create in this community.  The proceeds from this event are something we count on to help us make our annual budget; keeping the MET doorS open and the shows coming!  It’s a fun night filled with dancing, great food, fabulous auction items, prizes and more.  This year we are thrilled to have the event hosted by L.A. actor, Sam Pancake.  Tickets to PROM  are only $40 and can be purchased at the MET Box Office (301)694-4744, online or at the door.  Although it’s not required to dress up in your favorite retro style, it is encouraged.  We love all the outfits guests come up with.  Here are 10 quick ideas for RETRO PROM outfits that may get you going:

  1.  Add a string of long pearls and a headband with a feather for a quick 20’s flapper look.
  2.  Add a wide white tie and a fedora to a double breasted dark suit for a quick 20’s gangster look.
  3.  Wear a classic 2 piece skirt suit, maybe a fur collar, pin the front of your hair into roll (ala Joan Crawford), finish off with a strong red lip!
  4.  Wanna go casual? Roll up blue jeans and pop on a white button down shirt. Add a cute scarf and pop your hair up into a high ponytail!
  5.  Men see above, but replace that shirt with a white tee and don’t forget the rolled up pack of cigarettes in the sleeve.
  6.  Let out your inner hippie w/ a long flowing skirt and a long tunic.  The more colorful the better. Accessorize with lots of beads and flowers.
  7.  Get disco fever!  You can go full out John Travolta….or simply find a wildly hideous polyester shirt and add some sunglasses.
  8.  For the 70’s ladies….wear a fun wrap dress or skirt and some nice platform heels.  Wavy hair and some big earrings.
  9.  Go totally 80’s w/ big hair, an off the shoulder shirt, leggings and leg warmers.  Don’t forget the glitter.
  10.   For the men….pull out a track suit, add some gold chains and sunglasses and go Beastie Boys!