Prime Prom Reads

From dress and makeup tips to fab fiction

Need inspiration for your fabulous dress? Clueless on prom night basics, like tying a tie? Not sure what to do with your hair and makeup?

We have a treasure trove of resources to get you ready for the big night ... and some good reads to entertain you before and after prom.

DIY Dresses | Finding Your Style | Makeup and Beauty | Beautiful Hair | The Masculine Touch | Fiction: Prom Madness | Fiction: After Prom

DIY Dresses

Ready to Wear Custom Couture Singer Perfect Plus Sweat Shop Paris Does This Make Me Look Fat?
Ready To Wear: An Expert’s Guide To Choosing and Using Your Wardrobe
by Mary Lou Andre
646.34 A555
Custom Couture: 32 Ways To Transform Your Wardrobe With Needle And Thread
by Helene Le Berre
646.3 L443
Singer Perfect Plus: Sewing A Mix-And-Match Wardrobe In Plus and Petite-Plus Sizes
by Kathleen Cheetham
646.2044 C515
Sweat Shop Paris: Lessons From A Sewing Café
by Martena Duss
646.4 D974
Does This Make Me Look Fat? The Definitive Rules For Dressing Thing For Every Height, Size and Shape
by Leah Feldon
646.3 F313
Fantastic Fit for Every Body Chic & Simple Sewing Bodymapping Cool Couture 200 Sewing Tips, Tricks and Trade Secrets
Fantastic Fit For Every Body: How To Alter Patterns To Flatter Any Figure
by Gale Grigg Hazen
646.408 H429
Chic And Simple Sewing: Skirts, Dresses, Tops And Jackets For The Modern Seamstress
by Christine Haynes
Bodymapping: The Step-By-Step Guide To Fitting Real Bodies
by Kathy Ilian
646.408 I29
Cool Couture: Construction Secrets For Runway Style
by Kenneth D. King
646.2 K53
200 Sewing Tips, Tricks And Trade Secrets
by Lorna Knight
646.2 K69
The Dressmaker's Dictionary The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques Rip It Every Sewer's Guide to the Perfect Fit Sewing Basics
The Dressmaker’s Dictionary
by Ann Ladbury
646.4 L153D
The Dressmaker’s Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques: Essential Step-By-Step Techniques For Professional Results
by Lynda Maynard
646.2 M471
Rip It: How to Deconstruct and Reconstruct The Clothes of Your Dreams
by Elissa Meyrich
YA 646.404 M615
Every Sewer’s Guide To The Perfect Fit: Customizing Your Patterns For A Sensational Look
by Marry Morris
646.408 M877
Sewing Basics: Creating A Stylish Wardrobe With Step-By-Step Techniques
by Pat Moyes
646.2044 M938
The Art of Couture Sewing Mend It Better S.E.W.: Sew Everything Workshop Sew Any Fabric The Sewing Bible
The Art of Couture Sewing
by Zoya Nudelman
646.404 N964
Mend It Better: Creative Patching, Darning and Stitching
by Kristin M. Roach
646.2 R628
S.E.W.: Sew Everything Workshop: The Complete Step-By-Step Guide
by Diana Rupp
646.2 R946
Sew Any Fabric
by Claire B. Shaffer
646.2 S524
The Sewing Bible: A Modern Manual Of Practical And Decorative Sewing Techniques
by Ruth Singer
646.2 S617
The Sewing Book Little Green Dresses The New Complete Guide to Sewing Simplicity's Simply the Best Sewing Book  
The Sewing Book
by Alison Smith
646.2 S642
Little Green Dresses: 50 Original Patterns For Repurposed Dresses, Tops, Skirts And Moe
by Tina Sparkles
646.4072 S736
The New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-By-Step Techniques For Making Clothes and Home Accessories
Various Authors
646.2 N532
Simplicity’s Simply The Best Sewing Book
Various Authors
646.2 S612

Finding Your Style

The Science of Sexy That Extra Half an Inch Before You Put That On The Style Checklist Instant Style
The Science Of Sexy: Dress To Fit Your Unique Figure With The Style System That Works For Every Size And Shape
by Bradley Bayou
646.34 B3616
That Extra Half An Inch: Hair, Heels And Everything In Between
by Victoria Beckham
646.34 B396
Before You Put That On: 365 Daily Style Tips For Her
by Lloyd Boston
646.34 B7473
The Style Checklist: The Ultimate Wardrobe Essentials For You
by Lloyd Boston
646.404 B747
Instant Style: 500 Professional Tips On Fashion, Beauty And Attitude
by Emily Cho
646.34 C545IN
Lauren Conrad Style More Alive With Color Style 101 Unforgettable You The Style Strategy
Lauren Conrad Style
by Lauren Conrad
YA 646.34 C754
More Alive With Color: Personal Colors, Personal Style
by Leatrice Eisman
646.34 E361
Style 101: What Every Stylish Woman Should Know
by Kathleen Fifield
646.34 F469
Unforgettable You: Master The Elements of Style, Spirituality And True Beauty
by Daisy Fuentes
646.7 F954

by Nina Garcia
646.34 G216

The Little Black Book of Style Best Dressed Wear This, Toss That! A Guide to Taste, Quality and Style Secrets of a Fashion Therapist
The Little Black Book Of Style
by Nina Garcia
646.34 G216L
Best Dressed: The Born To Shop Lady’s Secret’s For Building A Wardrobe
by Suzy Gershman
646.34 G381
Wear This, Toss That: Hundreds Of Fashion and Beauty Swaps  That Save Your Look, Save Your Budget, & Save You Time
by Amy E. Goodman
646.404 G653
Tim Gunn: A Guide To Quality, Taste And Style
by Tim Gunn
646.34 G976
Secrets Of A Fashion Therapist: What You Can Learn Behind The Dressing Room Door
by Betty Halbriech
646.34 H157
Color Me Slimmer Pretty Plus Frumpy to Fabulous What Should I Wear? Curves Rule and Flat is Fabulous
Color Me Slimmer: Clever Dressing For A Fabulous Figure
by Pat Henshaw
646.34 H526
Pretty Plus: How To Look Sexy And Sensational, No Matter What You Weigh
by Babe Hope
646.34 H791
Frumpy To Fabulous: Flaunting It: Your Ultimate Guide To Effortless Style
by Natalie Jobity
646.34 J62
What Should I Wear?: Dressing for Occasions
by Kim Johnson Gross
646.34 G878W
Curves Rule And Flat Is Fabulous: Sexy, Stylish Looks For Every Figure
by Rita Mauceri
646.34 M447
The Looks Book The Social Climber's Guide to High School Fabulosity Style Yourself Style A to Zoe
The Looks Book: A Whole New Approach To Beauty, Body Image And Style
by Rebecca Odes, Esther Drill and Heather McDonald
646.7 0238
The Social Climber’s Guide To High School
by Robin Schneider
YA 646.7008 S359

Fabulosity: What It Is and How To Get It
by Kimora Lee Simmons
YA 646.7008 S592
Style Yourself: Inspired Advice From The World’s Top Fashion Bloggers
Various Authors
646.34 S938
Style A To Zoe: The Art Of Fashion, Beauty And Everything Glamour
by Rachel Zoe
646.34 Z85

Makeup and Beauty

Face Forward Blended Beauty Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me Fast Beauty Skin: The Bare Facts
Face Forward
by Kevyn Aucoin
646.72 A898F
Blended Beauty: Botanical Secrets For Body And Soul
by Philip B.
646.72 B115
Don’t Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me
by Paula Begoun
646.72 B417A5
Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes
by Rona Berg
646.7042 B493
Skin: The Bare Facts
by Lori Bergamotto
YA 646.726 B493
Beauty Rules Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual Living Beauty The 5-Minute Face
Beauty Rules: Fabulous Looks, Beauty Essentials, and Life Lessons For Loving Your Teens and Twenties
by Bobbi Brown
YA 646.726 B877
Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution: A Guide To A Lifetime of Beauty
by Bobbi Brown
646.7042 B8123B
Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone From Beginning To Pro
by Bobbi Brown
646.72 B877B
Living Beauty
by Bobbi Brown, with Marie Clare Katigback-Sillik
646.72 B877
The 5-Minute Face: The Quick And Easy Makeup Guide For Every Woman
by Carmindy
646.72 C287
Crazy, Busy, Beautiful Vogue Beauty Ask Cosmo Girl! About Beauty The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets Beautiful Skin of Color
Crazy, Busy Beautiful: Beauty Secrets For Getting Gorgeous Fast
by Carmindy
646.72 C287C
Vogue Beauty
by Julie Cohen et. al
646.7042 V888
Ask Cosmo Girl! About Beauty: All The Answers To Your Questions About Hair, Makeup, Skin & More
by Cosmo Girl! Editors
YA 646.72 A834
The Black Book Of Hollywood Beauty Secrets
by Kim Douglas and Cindy Pearlman
646.7042 D733
Beautiful Skin Of Color: A Comprehensive Guide To Asian, Dark and Olive Skin
by Jeanine Downie and Fran Cook-Bolden with Barbara Nevins Taylor
YA 646.726 D7511
Girl in a Fix Born Beautiful The Green Beauty Guide The Beauty of Color Color Me Beautiful
Girl In A Fix: Quick Beauty Solutions (And Why They Work)
by Somer Flaherty and Jen Kollmer
YA 646.7046 F 575
Born Beautiful: The African American Teenager’s Complete Beauty Guide
by Alfred Fornay
646.7042 F727
The Green Beauty Guide: Your Essential Resource To  Organic And Natural Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup And Fragrances
by Julie Gabriel
646.72 G118
The Beauty of Color: The Ultimate Beauty Guide for Skin of Color
by Iman
646.7208 I319
Color Me Beautiful: Discover Your Natural Beauty Through Colors That Make You Look Great And Feel Fabulous!
by Carole Jackson
646.72 J12
Asian Beauty A Survival Guide for Cosmetologists Eye Candy Make Up: The Art of Beauty Eva Scrivo on Beauty
Asian Beauty
by Margaret Kimura
YA 646.7209 K499
A Survival Guide For Cosmetologists: Tips From The Trenches
by Karen Levine and Alan Gelb
646 L665
Eye Candy: 55 Easy Makeup Looks For Glam Lids & Luscious Lashes
by Linda Mason
YA 646.726 M399
Makeup: The Art of Beauty
by Linda Mason
YA 646.73 M399
Eva Scrivo On Beauty: The Tools, Techniques and Insider Knowledge Every Woman Needs To Be Her Most Beautiful, Confident Self
by Eva Scrivo with Gina Way and Arik Efros
646.7042 S434
Beauty Secrets for Dummies Pro Makeup A Complete Guide to Manicure & Pedicure InStyle: Getting Gorgeous Passport to Beauty
Beauty Secrets For Dummies
by Stephanie Seymour
646.7042 S521
Pro Makeup: Salon Secrets Of The Professionals
by Kit Spencer
YA 646.726 S745
A Complete Guide To Manicure & Pedicure
by Leigh Toselli
YA 646. 727 T714
InStyle: Getting Gorgeous: The Step-By-Step Guide To Your Best Hair, Makeup and Skin
by Jennifer Tung
646.7 T926
Passport To Beauty: Secrets And Tips From Around The World For Becoming A Global Goddess
by Shalini Vadhera
646.7042 V123
Essence Total Makeover InStyle Ultimate Beauty Secrets Color Your Style    
Essence Total Makeover: Body, Beauty, Spirit
Various Authors
646.7042 E78
InStyle Ultimate Beauty Secrets: The Best Tips, Tricks And Shortcuts To Create Your Perfect Look
Various Authors
646.72 I59
Color Your Style: How To Wear Your True Colors
by David Zyla
646.72 Z99C

Beautiful Hair

Great Hair: Secrets to Looking Fabulous and Feeling Beautiful Every Day Don't Go Shopping for Hair-Care Products Without Me Great Hair: Elegant Styles Nice Dreads Textured Tresses
Great Hair: Secrets To Looking Fabulous And Feeling Beautiful Every Day
by Nick Arrojo
646.724 A778
Don’t Go Shopping For Hair Care Products Without Me
by Paula Begoun
646.724 B4179
Great Hair: Elegant Styles For Every Occasion
by Davis Biton
646.724 B624
Nice Dreads: Hair Care Basics and Inspiration for Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Locking Their Hair
by Lonnice Brittenum Bonner
YA 646.724 B716N
Textured Tresses: The Ultimate Guide To Maintaining And Styling Natural Hair
by Diane DaCosta
646.724 D118
Hair Rules! Where Beauty Touches Me Style Me Vintage The Black Hair Care Revolution No Lye!
Hair Rules! The Ultimate Hair Care Guide for Women with Kinky, Curly or Wavy Hair
by A. Dickey
YA 646.724 D551
Where Beauty Touches Me
by Pam Ferrell
YA 646.724 F383
Style Me Vintage: Easy Step-By-Step Techniques For Creating Classic Hairstyle
by Belinda Hay
646.724 H412
The Black Hair Care Revolution: A Simple Program To Growing & Maintaining Healthy & Natural Permed Hair
by Yetunde Jude
646.724 J92
No Lye! The African-American Woman’s Guide To Natural Hair Care
by Tulani Kinard
YA 646.724 K51
The Illustrated Guide to Professional Haircare and Hairstyles African Hairstyles Beautiful Black Hair Good to Great Hair Black Hair: Art, Style and Culture
The Illustrated Guide To Professional Haircare And Hairstyles: With 280 Style Ideas And Step-By-Step Techniques
by Nicky Pope
646.724 P826
African Hairstyles: Styles of Yesterday and Today
by Esi Sagay
646.7242 S129
Beautiful Black Hair: Real Solutions To Real Problems
by Shamboosie
646.724 S5282
Good To Great Hair: Celebrity Hairstyling Techniques Made Simple
by Robert Vetica
646.724 V588
Black Hair: Art, Style and Culture
Various Authors
646.724 B627

The Masculine Touch

How to Tie Ties Style and the Man How to Tie a Tie Details Men's Style Manual Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion
How To Tie Ties
by Michael Adam
646.32 A195
Style and The Man
by Alan J. Flusser
646.32 F647S
How To Tie A Tie
by Daniel K. Hall
646.48 H175
Details Men’s Style Manual
by Daniel Peres
646.32 P437
Gentleman: A Timeless Guide To Fashion
by Bernhard Roetzel
646.32 R719A
Anything Other Than Naked    
Anything Other Than Naked: A Guide For Men On How To Dress Properly For Every Occasion
by Glen R. Sondag
646.32 S698

Fiction: Prom Madness

Prom Zombie Queen of Newbury High Perfectly Dateless 24 Girls in 7 Days Forever Princess
by Laurie Halse Anderson
YA Fiction Anderson
Zombie Queen of Newbury High 
by Amanda Ashby
YA Fiction Ashby
Perfectly Dateless 
by Kristin Billerbeck
YA Fiction Billerbeck
24 Girls in 7 Days 
by Alex Bradley
YA Fiction Bradley 
Forever Princess 
by Meg Cabot 
YA Fiction Cabot
Last Dance Some Like it Hot Prom & Prejudice Hex Hall Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
Last Dance 
by Melody Carlson 
YA Fiction Carlson
Some Like It Hot 
by Zoey Dean
YA Fiction Dean
Prom & Prejudice
by Elizabeth Eulberg
YA Fiction Eulberg
Hex Hall 
by Rachel Hawkins 
YA Fiction Hawkins
Sleeping Freshman Never Lie 
by David Lubar
YA Fiction Lubar
Guyaholic Fat Hoochie Prom Queen Ditched l8r, g8r Art Geeks and Prom Queens
by Carolyn Mackler
YA Fiction Mackler
Fat Hoochie Prom Queen 
by Nico Medina
YA Fiction Medina
by Robin Mellom
YA Fiction Mellom
by Lauren Myracle
YA Fiction Myracle
Art Geeks and Prom Queens 
by Alyson Noel
YA Fiction Noel
Prom Cindy Ella It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) Superman. Mon-el Geek Magnet
by Ellie O’Ryan 
YA Fiction O'Ryan
Cindy Ella 
by Robin Palmer
YA Fiction Palmer
It’s Our Prom (So Deal With It)
by Julie Ann Peters
YA Fiction Peters
Superman. Mon-el 
by James Dale Robinson
YA Fiction Robinson
Geek Magnet
by Kiernan Scott
YA Fiction Scott
I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It Anatomy of a Boyfriend Au Revoir Crazy European Chick Made for Each Other A Really Nice Prom Mess
I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It 
by Adam Selzer
YA Fiction Selzer
Anatomy of a Boyfriend 
by Daria Sandowsky
YA Fiction Sandowsky
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick 
by Joe Schreiber
YA Fiction Schreiber
Made for Each Other 
by Paul Storrie
YA Fiction Storrie
A Really Nice Prom Mess 
by Brian Sloan
YA Fiction Sloan
Flirting With Disaster 21 Proms      
Flirting with Disaster
by Rhonda Stapleton
YA Fiction Stapleton
21 Proms 
edited by David Levithan and Daniel Ehrenhaft
YA Fiction Twenty-one

Fiction: Life After Prom

The Rhyming Season Modelland Beauty Queens Things Hoped For Beta
The Rhyming Season
by Edward Averett
YA Fiction Averett
by Tyra Banks
YA Fiction Banks
Beauty Queens
by Libba Bray
YA Fiction Bray
Things Hoped For
by Andrew Clements
YA Fiction Clements
by Rachel Cohn
YA Fiction Cohn
The Beginner's Guide to Living Twelve Long Months Somebody Please Make Me Over The List
The Beginner’s Guide to Living 
by Lia Hills
YA Fiction Hills
Twelve Long Months
by Brian Malloy
YA Fiction Malloy
Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am 
by Harry Mazer
YA Fiction Mazer 
Make Me Over
ed. by Marilyn Singer 
YA Fiction Singer
The List 
by Siobhan Vivian
YA Fiction Vivian