From Forest Park to the Saint Louis Galleria, past Town & Country Crossing and beyond, Clayton Road can take you all over the area. Peppered with stores, the strip between South McKnight Road and Highway 40 is particularly notable.
Look for even more glitz and glamour at this weekend's Veiled Prophet Ball. On the eve of one of the year's most anticipated high-society events, representatives from local designer dress boutiques say shimmery gowns will be front and center. “Glitz is very big this year,” notes Distinctions in Fashion co-owner Nancy Lehtman.
The name says it all—if you’re in need of a chic ensemble for a special occasion, Special Occasions by Paulette and Teddy has you covered. Selections from designers like Montage, Daymor, Jovani and Sherri Hill traverse all age groups, from demure styles for the mother of the bride/groom to fun, flirty frocks for a cocktail party or homecoming. Long or short, sleek or voluminous, neutrals, pastels or bold bright colors—whatever your vision, you’re sure to find a gown that is perfect for you and your special event!
mon cheri, $520, by Paulette & Teddy, Special Occasions
Sherri Hill, $395, by Paulette & Teddy, Special Occasions
The style of the dress is the important thing—what fits and flatters the body.—NANCY LEHTMAN, DISTINCTIONS IN FASHION
“Rhinestones, sequins, jewel tones, solids and butterfly prints—nude is great—and fishtail skirts.” Paulette Friedman, Special Occasions by Paulette & Teddy
“High/low skirts are in. We sold some last year, and now a lot of girls are coming in wanting that. Bling is back, and one-shoulder and sweetheart necks are definitely flattering.” Paulette Friedman, Special Occasions by Paulette & Teddy
“Feathers are very important this year. So are silver crystals and pearls.” Paulette Friedman, Special Occasions by Paulette & Teddy.
'Anything goes’ seems to be the underlying theme when it comes to prom 2010 dresses. “There’s plenty of color, prints, short dresses—there’s really a little of everything,” says Nancy Lehtman, co-owner of Distinctions.