The excitement is mounting. Prom 2011 will soon be here! Girls are pouring over websites and magazines, and flocking to stores to seek out the perfect Prom dress. The Prom dress styles for 2011 are very exciting, and the wide variety of designs allow young women to show off their individuality, fashion flair, and accentuate their best physical prom dresses online

Every girl knows that Prom is the major social event of the year. It's a chance to shine, to revel in a fairy tale like evening of dancing, and, of course, wear a fabulous dress. Prom is such an important event in a high school senior's life, and it has taken on all of the pomp of a Hollywood Awards Ceremony.

Prom dress designs this year vary greatly, and include both short and long dress styles. Bright, bold colors such as hot pink, turquoise, purple, and vibrant blues are popular, as are bold, colorful patterns. Embellishments are popular and include  bead encrusted details, shoulder embellishments such as flowers, and pretty back details (as opposed to a plain backless dress). Mermaid style dresses, fit and flair dresses, and dresses that are short in the front, and have a long train are also popular. Bare shoulders are in, whether the dress is strapless, has spaghetti straps, a halter style, or one shoulder style, shoulders are in the spotlight.

Popular Formal Dress Designers include such names as Tony Bowls, Clarisse, Jovani, Mac Duggal, Sherri Hill, Night Moves, and Jasz Couture.

As for getting the dress, prices do vary, and can be very expensive. Every girl wants to look fabulous at her Prom, but the Prom dress is, in many cases, only worn on that occasion. For parents footing the bill, or for the college bound girl that must pay for her Prom dress from her own earnings, spending a small fortune on a dress for one evening may be difficult to justify, from an economic perspective.

That's why renting a Prom dress is such a great idea. Guys have been renting formal wear and tuxes for years. With such great companies out there, like Rent the Runway, anyone can wear a fabulous designer dress for an evening, for a fraction of the cost.

Accent your Prom dress with some great fashion accessories, which can also be rented. Rent a designer clutch or evening bag, designer jewelry, even shoes, when you search

Once you decide on the perfect dress for you, be sure to follow the new social media trend for prom, and let your classmates know what you've chosen to wear, to avoid the “disaster” of showing up in the same dress as a classmate.

Prom 2011 is sure to be memorable, no matter where you go to school. You can look amazing, and save money too, when you rent formal wear online, found on