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Posted by gordonboswell on April 19, 2017 | Last Updated: August 16, 2021 Corsages and Boutonnieres Floral Design Flower Etiquette Flower Gifts Homecoming Mother's Day Prom

Boutonnieres & Corsages for Spring Formal & Prom

Spring formals and proms give us the chance to wear flowers in a fun new way – from singular blossoms featured on their own to clusters of coordinating florals. These versatile designs can be worn on shoulder straps, on wrists, carried – or even used to decorate shoes! Corsages, boutonnieres, and other prom flowers add sophisticated beauty to your dress or tuxedo – so let’s have some fun dressing you up and find the best flowers for prom and other formal occasions here in Fort Worth, Texas.

Whether a senior prom or graduation ceremony, any formal or special event can be embellished with wearable flowers. Gordon Boswell Florist has unique floral designs guaranteed to turn heads all over Fort Worth and is said to be the best place to get a corsage or boutonniere for prom.

Why Wear Corsages & Boutonnieres for Prom?









History of Corsages & Boutonnieres

In ancient times, a corsage made of flowers or herbs was worn on the bodice of a dress to ward off evil spirits and disease, and flower boutonnieres served the same purpose for men. Over the years, however, these superstitions waned – and wearing flowers every day went by the wayside. By the late 17th century, giving a young lady flower to pin to her dress was considered an act of courtship and special occasion. This sweet gesture has evolved into our modern-day tradition of giving a flower corsage or boutonniere to your date for prom, homecoming, or another formal event.

Blue white and coral prom corsages and flower rings

Corsage & Boutonniere Trends

Although some corsages are still fastened to the bodice of a gown, new trends and styles have been popping up in the last few years. Wrist corsages are the most popular wearable flowers at dances and proms. In addition, floral crowns, floral bracelets, custom floral hairpieces, floral rings, and even floral decorations to attach to shoes are often requested by women looking to express themselves in a unique way.

Orange Calla Lily and Succulent Boutonniere

Best Flowers for Prom Corsages & Boutonnieres

Some of the more common flowers you will find in a corsage or boutonniere are orchids, roses, and carnations for both men and women. Recently, calla lilies and succulents have also increased in demand. Ribbons, jewelry, feathers, and sequins are elements often used to add interest, texture, and embellishment to unique prom flower designs.

If you are looking for flowers for prom, including corsages and boutonnieres, look no further than Gordon Boswell. Our trusted professionals are sure to design something trendy, unique to you, and overall beautiful. Talk to your local Fort Worth florist to coordinate your dress or tuxedo colors and incorporate your own style and personality into your wearable prom flowers.  You’ll love the results!

Call Gordon Boswell Flowers today for all your formal flower needs. We are ready for prom – are you?

Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is May 14 – and a beautiful flower corsage will let Mom know how amazing she truly is! Surprise her first thing in the morning and present her special corsage with her morning coffee or tea. She will feel like a queen with her favorite flowers pinned to her blouse or nestled around her wrist all day long.

Warm orange and pink roses evoke the splendor of sunset wrist corsage.

Sunset Beauty Wrist Corsage

One ravishing white ranunculus radiates classic style.

Blissful White Boutonniere