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Prom Dress Inspiration: The 2012 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

It is never too early to start planning for your perfect prom – and that means one thing: choosing the best dress that will flatter you and make you stand out. The 2012 Critics’ Choice Awards was awash with beautiful dresses, and with even more award shows ahead, now is the right time to keep your eyes peeled for styles that grab your attention, so you can keep them in mind when searching through all those prom dresses. At the Critics’ Choice Awards, Emma Stone wowed in a floor length green printed gown which she wore with a tidy hairdo. The dress stands out because of its unique keyhole cutouts, and the print is subtle and pretty enough to wear to prom.

Diane Kruger wore a grey and lemon halterneck dress which works in the recent color blocking trend. She decided to make her look stand out further by pairing the dress with a bright pink lipstick and a matching pink clutch bag, which works really well and gives the elegant dress a modern update too – this is another idea that you could easily apply to a prom outfit.

Kirsten Dunst is known for her unique style, and shone in a classic mid-length black dress which features a layer of sheer tulle, black ribbons and frills, she added some color with a bright lipstick and matching bright nails. Don’t rule out mid-length dresses for prom – Kirsten proves they can look just as classy as a full length gown.

These three stars are all wearing prom ready looks, so look no further than the red carpet to get your inspiration for prom dresses 2012.