Florals on a black background are always a good way to make them work for evening wear, and this dress also has little cap sleeves which will please those who don’t like their arms!
This dress has a full skirt, but is more a fit and flare style than a tiny nipped waist. You could add a belt if you like the nipped waist look, but depending on your body shape this could work better for you than a regular prom style dress.
I think it has a late 40s feel with the skirt more flared than gathered and I’d wear it with peep toes and gloves for an elegant evening look.
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